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Published August 14, 2006
Ameron International Corporation has agreed to sell its worldwide performance coatings and finishes business to PPG Industries. “We are pleased with the anticipated sale of Coatings,” said James Marlen, Ameron’s chairman, president… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
X-Rite, Incorporated, a manufacturer offering color measurement technology solutions, has completed the acquisition of Amazys Holding AG, otherwise known as the brand name GretagMacbeth. X-Rite will utilize color science and technology knowledge to i… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
In response to the growing interest in nanotechnology, The Chemark Con­sulting Group of Southern Pines, NC, has published its new first edition multi-client study, “Nanotechnology’s Role in the Global Coatings Industry.” Accord… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
In this demanding period where much of the automotive industry is cutting costs and reducing resources, Akzo Nobel Automotive Plastics Coatings has made the decision to break ground on an 11,000 square feet of production expansion project in Pontiac,… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published August 11, 2006
Pittsburgh-based PPG has acquired Spectra-Tone Paint Corporation, an architectural paint and coatings manufacturer distributing products mainly through 22 company-owned service centers in the western U.S. Spectra-Tone employs approximately 160 people… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published August 10, 2006
These days coatings manufacturers face growing pressure to deliver more creative formulation solutions with greater performance characteristics to their customers. Durability, regulatory compliance and color choice, though seperate entities, are thre… Read More »
By Phil Phillips
Published August 10, 2006
Are follow-on generations much different when it comes to core sustaining elements in the management of closely held companies. Read More »
By Sean Milmo
Published August 10, 2006
The steep rise in oil prices has created a construction boom in the Middle East, resulting in the regions increased demand for coatings. Read More »
By Charles Thurston
Published August 10, 2006
Paint and coatings companies play an important role in restoring Brazil's historical architecture. Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published August 10, 2006
From cool effect coatings for automotives to energy savings coatings for the home, these specialty coatings are not your average can of paint. Read More »
Rad-Cure Raw Materials and Equipment
By Tim Wright
Published August 10, 2006
Suppliers continue to develop new offerings to improve and expand the use of UV and EB formulations. Read More »
Performance Matters
By Christine Canning Esposito
Published August 10, 2006
Faced with greater performance pressures, coatings manufacturers need to recognize the key attributes high-performance pigments can deliver to their formulations—and ultimately their customers. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published August 7, 2006
Nippon Paint Co., Ltd. (NPC) of Osaka, Japan announced plans to purchase the majority of Rohm and Haas Company’s (ROH) Automotive Coatings business. Specifically, NPC will purchase the wholly-owned Rohm and Haas business in North America and Ro… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published August 3, 2006
Janus International has formed a strategic relationship with Becker Industrial Coatings to supply their door paint finishes. The Becker super-durable polyester coating system is more invisible than silicon polyester to damage from UV rays, accordi… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published August 1, 2006
With the acquisition of The Flood Company—the largest independent woodcare business in the U.S.—Akzo Nobel has taken a significant step to strengthen its position in the North American wood coatings market. Established in Ohio in 1847,… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published July 26, 2006
Tikkurila, which is responsible for Kemira's paints and coatings business, has increased its ownership in the Ukrainian-based company Kolorit Paints. After the Ukrainian party LGU sold its 49% stake, Tikkurila Oy owns 100% of the company shares. Fina… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published July 26, 2006
RPM International's subsidiary, Rust-Oleum Corporation, has acquired the Watco Group, based in Godalmin, UK. Watco has an 80-year history as a manufacturer and marketer of industrial coatings, as well as being a supplier of concrete floor coatings… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published July 26, 2006
Greenkote Plc announced the opening of its first European overseas plant in Germany. The 450 square meter Bavarian-based facility can process 200 kg of coated parts an hour, and has ample room to expand to meet the increasing demand both from Europe… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published July 19, 2006
Canada-based ShawCor Ltd.  announced that its joint venture affiliate, Arabian Pipecoating Company (APCO), has received a contract with a total value in excess of $60 million to provide anti-corrosion and internal flow efficiency coatings and do… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published July 19, 2006
Sermatech International has entered into a multiyear agreement to provide Goodrich Corporation’s Landing Gear Facility in Oakville, Ontario, Canada, with a turnkey “Shop in Shop” coating facility for the application of high velocity… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published July 12, 2006
As of July 1, Raimar Jahn assumed responsibility for BASF's Coatings Operating Division. In addition, Jahn has become CEO of BASF Coatings AG. In both positions, Jahn has succeeded Jean-Pierre Monteny who retired on June 30. Jahn was born in Mainz, G… Read More »
Published July 12, 2006
Rohm and Haas powder coatings appoints account manager Rohm and Haas Powder Coatings has appointed Joe Laubenthal as account manager for the Chicago area. Laubenthal joins Rohm and Haas Company from Nordson where he spent 17 years as a powder… Read More »
Published July 12, 2006
Harald Lauke has taken over responsibility for BASF’s performance polymers operating division. He succeeds Raimar Jahn, who has become head of BASF Coatings AG, Münster, Germany. Lauke who joined BASF in 1986 as a research chemist in the p… Read More »
Published July 12, 2006
Dura Chemicals Inc., of Alameda, CA, has acquired the North American metal carboxylate and anti-skinning business of Elementis Pigments, Inc. Dura Chemicals will now offer the Nuodex, Nuxtra, Nuocure, Nuact, Drymax and Exkin product lines. This… Read More »
Published July 12, 2006
Degussa AG has begun production at its new polyesters and colorants plants in Shanghai. The new multi-user site is located in Shanghai Chemical Industry Park. The investments are pooled in Degussa Specialty Chemicals (Shanghai), a subsidiary of Degus… Read More »
Published July 12, 2006
Engelhard Corporation has added four new color pigments to its Synergy color pigment line for use in coatings applications. Synergy pigments offer significant benefits for formulators of water- and solvent-based industrial coatings and powder coatin… Read More »
Published July 12, 2006
ADM Tronics Unlimited, Inc. offers a new water-based, high performance addition, Staticon 455, developed specifically for applications where anti-static properties are desired. It can be used as a direct stir-in additive to water-based pa… Read More »
Published July 12, 2006
Degussa’s Tego Twin 4000, multi-functional surfactant combines defoaming and substrate wetting properties for water-based wood coatings. Tego Twin 4000 is a 100% active matter multi-functional surfactant based on an organo-modified polysi… Read More »
Published July 12, 2006
DaimlerChrysler has re-signed a global cooperation agreement with DuPont Performance Coatings (DPC) for the use of DuPont Refinish, Spies Hecker and Standox refinish brands. The agreement was signed at the DaimlerChrysler Global Parts and Services of… Read More »
Published July 12, 2006
The Danish Hempel Group officially inaugurated its new paint production plant in the Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park in Binh Duong Province, near Ho Chi Minh City. The new factory has a production capacity of three million liters a year. “I… Read More »
Published July 12, 2006
Akzo Nobel has gained full control of its Asian Akzo Nobel Chang Cheng Coatings joint venture. The transaction means that the company now wholly owns its powder coatings operations in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. “As global leaders in this sec… Read More »
Published July 12, 2006
Formed in 1999, Becker Industrial Coatings Malaysia has outgrown its original manufacturing plant and has now commissioned a larger plant of 5,500 square meters in Kota Kemuning, Selangor. The new site was identified in 2004 and a ground breaking ce… Read More »
Published July 12, 2006
Engelhard Corporation has added four new color pigments to its Synergy color pigment line for use in coatings applications. Synergy pigments offer significant benefits for formulators of water- and solvent-based industrial coatings and powder coatin… Read More »
Published July 12, 2006
ADM Tronics Unlimited, Inc. offers a new water-based, high performance addition, Staticon 455, developed specifically for applications where anti-static properties are desired. It can be used as a direct stir-in additive to water-based pa… Read More »
Published July 12, 2006
Degussa’s Tego Twin 4000, multi-functional surfactant combines defoaming and substrate wetting properties for water-based wood coatings. Tego Twin 4000 is a 100% active matter multi-functional surfactant based on an organo-modified polysi… Read More »
Published July 12, 2006
Rohm and Haas powder coatings appoints account manager Rohm and Haas Powder Coatings has appointed Joe Laubenthal as account manager for the Chicago area. Laubenthal joins Rohm and Haas Company from Nordson where he spent 17 years as a powder… Read More »
Published July 12, 2006
Harald Lauke has taken over responsibility for BASF’s performance polymers operating division. He succeeds Raimar Jahn, who has become head of BASF Coatings AG, Münster, Germany. Lauke who joined BASF in 1986 as a research chemist in the p… Read More »
Published July 12, 2006
Dura Chemicals Inc., of Alameda, CA, has acquired the North American metal carboxylate and anti-skinning business of Elementis Pigments, Inc. Dura Chemicals will now offer the Nuodex, Nuxtra, Nuocure, Nuact, Drymax and Exkin product lines. This… Read More »
Published July 12, 2006
Degussa AG has begun production at its new polyesters and colorants plants in Shanghai. The new multi-user site is located in Shanghai Chemical Industry Park. The investments are pooled in Degussa Specialty Chemicals (Shanghai), a subsidiary of Degus… Read More »
Published July 12, 2006
DaimlerChrysler has re-signed a global cooperation agreement with DuPont Performance Coatings (DPC) for the use of DuPont Refinish, Spies Hecker and Standox refinish brands. The agreement was signed at the DaimlerChrysler Global Parts and Services of… Read More »
Published July 12, 2006
The Danish Hempel Group officially inaugurated its new paint production plant in the Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park in Binh Duong Province, near Ho Chi Minh City. The new factory has a production capacity of three million liters a year. “I… Read More »
Published July 12, 2006
Akzo Nobel has gained full control of its Asian Akzo Nobel Chang Cheng Coatings joint venture. The transaction means that the company now wholly owns its powder coatings operations in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. “As global leaders in this sec… Read More »
Published July 12, 2006
Formed in 1999, Becker Industrial Coatings Malaysia has outgrown its original manufacturing plant and has now commissioned a larger plant of 5,500 square meters in Kota Kemuning, Selangor. The new site was identified in 2004 and a ground breaking ce… Read More »
Top Companies Report
Published July 12, 2006
Our ranking is based on annual sales of paint, coatings, adhesives, sealants and related products. For companies based outside the U.S., sales are translated into U.S. dollars using the average currency exchange rate for the company’s fiscal ye… Read More »
Published July 11, 2006
EUROPE Global coatings activity heats up A new report by Euromonitor paints an optimistic picture of the future of the global coatings market. by Sean Milmo European Correspondent milmocw@rodpub.com Global growth in coatings s… Read More »
Published July 11, 2006
As society shifts from the Information Age to the Conceptual Age, having a strong design platform is key to forming a competitive strategy. The second of a two-part series addressing the way out  of mature markets. Of the $22 billion coatings indu… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published July 11, 2006
After crunching countless numbers and sifting through one annual report after another, we're proud to present you with another edition of our Top Companies Report. As one of our most highly anticipated features, I hope you find this report to be a… Read More »
R&D Lab Focus
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published July 11, 2006
China continues to be a hot spot for R&D activity in the coatings market. Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published July 5, 2006
The Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) has announced Toronto as the site for ICE 2007, Wednesday, Oct. 3 to Friday, Oct. 5, 2007 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, adjacent to the CN Tower and Rogers Centre Sports Complex.… Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published June 29, 2006
Ameron International Corporation has announced that the comapny has agreed to sell its worldwide performance coatings and finishes business to PPG Industries. The transaction is expected to be completed within 30 to 45 days, subject to the terms of… Read More »



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