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Published October 20, 2006
PPG Industries said volume growth in Asia and Europe in the second quarter pushed earnings in its coatings segment up by 23% to $272 million as sales rose by nine percent to $1.579 billion.… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
Pre-tax operating profit at the Color and Technolgies segment for the three months ended June 30 were up 18% to $222 million as sales rose by two percent to $1.6 billion reflecting higher local selling prices. DuPont said earnings improvement was bro… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
Chemical Group Kemira has forecast higher revenues in its paint and coatings segment in the second half of the year due to demand and a boost from recently acquired Russian paint firm Kraski Teks, which added three percent to organic revenue growth i… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
Valspar reported that third-quarter sales rose ten percent to $797 million, from $727 million in the same period last year. Earnings rose 13% for the period to $52.6 million from $45.7 million. The company recently completed the acquisition of an 80… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
First half revenues were up ten percent to €1.8 billion for ICI’s paint business as sales grew strongly in the UK and Asia, but were down in continental Europe where retail markets were weak. Decorative paint sales in the UK and Irelan… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
Tikkurila has established a fully-owned sales company TOO Tikkurila in Almaty, Kazakhstan, for marketing decorative paints under the Finnish Tikkurila brand and the Russian Teks brand. In the future, the company will also market Tikkurila’s ind… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
Sermatech has completed its new Science and Technology Center in Limerick, PA. The center will conduct advanced aerospace and industrial coatings research and development as well as new application rapid prototyping. The new facility is fully equippe… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
Voluntary certification of Empils’ water dispersion paint and varnish was completed by the Center for Environmental Projects and Certification (CEPC), an autonomous, non-profit organization. All the products presented for certification, includi… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
The Chemark Consulting Group, Inc., has been awarded the “U.S. Paints & Coatings Market Analysis (2006-2011)” by the National Paint & Coatings Association (NPCA). NPCA has selected Chemark to develop a comprehensive report on the… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
Expanding its parylene coating capabilities, Specialty Coating Systems (SCS) has opened its newest parylene coating facility in Heredia, Costa Rica. The 8,000-square foot facility, located in the Global Park Free Zone, is the company’s first i… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
Insl-x Products Corp. has entered into an agreement with Trinity Coatings to acquire Trinity’s Wood Coatings Division to further develop and strengthen its wood coatings business. Insl-x will continue to manufacture at Trinity’s existing… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
NeoMedia Technologies, Inc. has signed a non-binding letter of intent to sell its Micro Paint Repair business unit to Jose Sada, a technology partner of NeoMedia Micro Paint Repair, backed by the Global Emerging Markets Group (GEM) of New York, NY. N… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
Volvo Construction Equipment has announced plans to build a new paint shop at its Hallsberg plant, representing an investment of SEK 150 million (Swedish kroners). The new paint shop will result in improved quality, greater capacity, lower costs and… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
Facing mounting criticism from consumers as well as health and environmental groups, three major nail polish manufacturers have begun removing some chemicals linked to cancer and birth defects from their products. The companies are Del Laboratories… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
The Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) and Green Seal, Inc. have completed a national Green Seal environmental standard for recycled-content latex paint. The standard is aimed at assuring consumers that recycled paint, in addition to being environme… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
Thompson’s, Niagara Falls State Park sign agreement Thompson’s Water Seal has entered into a multi-year partnership with the Niagara Falls State Park in New York. Under terms of the agreement, Thompson’s will provide funding and… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
DuPont Opens Offices in Italy DuPont has opened new offices in Milan, Italy. The 2,000 square-meter space accommodates approximately 120 fixed work stations and 12 wireless internet stations for employees who work from home. To create a consistent i… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
Recycled Paint Standard Completed The Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) and Green Seal, Inc. have completed a national Green Seal environmental standard for recycled-content latex paint. The standard is aimed at assuring consumers that recycled… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
Sermatech, Goodrich Sign “Shop in Shop” Agreement 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-sh… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
Sico has introduced new paint colors to meet growing demand for nature-inspired colors. The color trend for 2007, according to the company, is focused on nature-inspired tones from earth browns, foliage greens, and ocean-inspired blues, to deep flora… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
Ciba Specialty Chemicals has introduced a new product to its Irgazin 2000 series. Ciba Irgazin yellow 2088 is an organic yellow pigment that achieves superior opacity and high intrinsic color strength in industrial coatings, according to the company.… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
Reichhold, Inc. has introduced a new waterborne epoxy curing agent. Epotuf 37-685 for industrial maintenance applications provides the corrosion protection of solventborne coatings with waterborne chemistry. Epotuf 37-685 is an amine-functional disp… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
Nuplex resins appoints smith business development manager Nuplex Resins has appointed Kelly Smith business development manager, waterborne technologies and new markets–the Americas. Smith joined Nuplex Resins in 1994 and has held a vari… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
International Paint hires marketing manager, account executive International Paint LLC, a division of Akzo Nobel, has hired Tim Riley to serve as their new marketing manager for the high value infrastructure markets throughout North America. A… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
Rohm and Haas names Williams Technical Director PQI Stewart Williams was recently named technical director of the Rohm and Haas Paint Quality Institute (PQI). In this new role he will develop and manage PQI’s technical initiatives, including… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
Patent No. U.S. 7,060,357 B2 BASF Corp. has been granted a patent for a powder coating composition comprising solid particulates of a mixture of an aminoplast crosslinking agent, a solid polymer having functionality reactive with the aminopla… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
Heubach has started up production for the manufacture of bismuth vanadate pigments. With a total capacity of 300 tpa, the production unit will manufacture bismuth vanadate pigments for use in industrial, automotive and waterborne decorative coatings.… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
FSCT, Dow Corning Join Habitat for Humanity at ICE 2006 In conjunction with ICE 2006, volunteers from Dow Corning and the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) will join Habitat for Humanity for a building project in N… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
BASF Corporation has announced plans to relocate the emulsion and resin production activities of recently acquired Johnson Polymer to Wyandotte, MI, from its current location in Sturtevant, WI. The company will also move the business, pilot plant, an… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
Tikkurila has established a fully-owned sales company TOO Tikkurila in Almaty, Kazakhstan, for marketing decorative paints under the Finnish Tikkurila brand and the Russian Teks brand. In the future, the company will also market Tikkurila’s ind… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
Sermatech has completed its new Science and Technology Center in Limerick, PA. The center will conduct advanced aerospace and industrial coatings research and development as well as new application rapid prototyping. The new facility is fully equippe… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
Voluntary certification of Empils’ water dispersion paint and varnish was completed by the Center for Environmental Projects and Certification (CEPC), an autonomous, non-profit organization. All the products presented for certification, includi… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
The Chemark Consulting Group, Inc., has been awarded the “U.S. Paints & Coatings Market Analysis (2006-2011)” by the National Paint & Coatings Association (NPCA). NPCA has selected Chemark to develop a comprehensive report on the… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
Expanding its parylene coating capabilities, Specialty Coating Systems (SCS) has opened its newest parylene coating facility in Heredia, Costa Rica. The 8,000-square foot facility, located in the Global Park Free Zone, is the company’s first i… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
Insl-x Products Corp. has entered into an agreement with Trinity Coatings to acquire Trinity’s Wood Coatings Division to further develop and strengthen its wood coatings business. Insl-x will continue to manufacture at Trinity’s existing… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
NeoMedia Technologies, Inc. has signed a non-binding letter of intent to sell its Micro Paint Repair business unit to Jose Sada, a technology partner of NeoMedia Micro Paint Repair, backed by the Global Emerging Markets Group (GEM) of New York, NY. N… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
Volvo Construction Equipment has announced plans to build a new paint shop at its Hallsberg plant, representing an investment of SEK 150 million (Swedish kroners). The new paint shop will result in improved quality, greater capacity, lower costs and… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
Facing mounting criticism from consumers as well as health and environmental groups, three major nail polish manufacturers have begun removing some chemicals linked to cancer and birth defects from their products. The companies are Del Laboratories… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
The Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) and Green Seal, Inc. have completed a national Green Seal environmental standard for recycled-content latex paint. The standard is aimed at assuring consumers that recycled paint, in addition to being environme… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
Thompson’s, Niagara Falls State Park sign agreement Thompson’s Water Seal has entered into a multi-year partnership with the Niagara Falls State Park in New York. Under terms of the agreement, Thompson’s will provide funding and… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
DuPont Opens Offices in Italy DuPont has opened new offices in Milan, Italy. The 2,000 square-meter space accommodates approximately 120 fixed work stations and 12 wireless internet stations for employees who work from home. To create a consistent i… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
Recycled Paint Standard Completed The Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) and Green Seal, Inc. have completed a national Green Seal environmental standard for recycled-content latex paint. The standard is aimed at assuring consumers that recycled… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
Sermatech, Goodrich Sign “Shop in Shop” Agreement 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-sh… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
Sico has introduced new paint colors to meet growing demand for nature-inspired colors. The color trend for 2007, according to the company, is focused on nature-inspired tones from earth browns, foliage greens, and ocean-inspired blues, to deep flora… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
PPG Industries said volume growth in Asia and Europe in the second quarter pushed earnings in its coatings segment up by 23% to $272 million as sales rose by nine percent to $1.579 billion.… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
Pre-tax operating profit at the Color and Technolgies segment for the three months ended June 30 were up 18% to $222 million as sales rose by two percent to $1.6 billion reflecting higher local selling prices. DuPont said earnings improvement was bro… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
Chemical Group Kemira has forecast higher revenues in its paint and coatings segment in the second half of the year due to demand and a boost from recently acquired Russian paint firm Kraski Teks, which added three percent to organic revenue growth i… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
Valspar reported that third-quarter sales rose ten percent to $797 million, from $727 million in the same period last year. Earnings rose 13% for the period to $52.6 million from $45.7 million. The company recently completed the acquisition of an 80… Read More »
Published October 20, 2006
First half revenues were up ten percent to €1.8 billion for ICI’s paint business as sales grew strongly in the UK and Asia, but were down in continental Europe where retail markets were weak. Decorative paint sales in the UK and Irelan… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published October 19, 2006
The Valspar Corporation has agreed to acquire the powder coatings business of H.B. Fuller Company. H.B. Fuller's powder coatings business, which had net sales of approximately $75 million in 2005, serves customers in 26 countries from manufacturing f… Read More »



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