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Published June 13, 2006
Shruti Singhal has been appointed director global key account management for Cognis’ Polymers, Coatings and Inks business (PCI). He will be based in the company’s U.S. affiliate in Ambler, PA. Ina Puscasu will take over his fo… Read More »
Published June 13, 2006
Reichhold has been named the top alkyd resin supplier to the paint and coatings industry in Brazil. This designation came as part of the 10th Annual Paint and Pintura Awards, which recognizes excellence among suppliers to the paint and coatings… Read More »
Published June 13, 2006
Silberline, a supplier of special effect and performance pigments, has formed a global strategic alliance with Taizhu, one of China’s top pearlescent pigment producers. Silberline and Taizhu will engage in joint marketing and technical coopera… Read More »
Published June 13, 2006
BASF will acquire resins manufacturer Johnson Polymer, a subsidiary of JohnsonDiversey Inc. of Sturtevant, WI. The agreement provides for a sale price of $470 million on a cash and debt-free basis. Both companies have agreed not to disclose additiona… Read More »
Published June 13, 2006
ASTM Committee D-01, “Paint and Related Coatings, Materials and Applications,” will be held at the Sheraton Center Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 25-28. A highlight will be a presentation… Read More »
Published June 13, 2006
PPG Industries has acquired certain assets of Eldorado Chemical Co., Inc., a manufacturer of paint strippers and technical cleaners for the aerospace industry. “Eldorado’s products complement PPG’s coatings aftermarket business, en… Read More »
Published June 13, 2006
Michelman has acquired the Wagers Corporation as part of a transaction that includes Wagers’ color coating products, inks, intellectual property and sales. The acquisition bolsters Michelman’s portfolio of water-based barrier, functional… Read More »
Published June 13, 2006
Unaxis has announced that its coating services business unit, Balzers, has acquired the PVD coating operations of Gold Star Coatings, a subsidiary of the industrial tooling group Star Cutter Co. Balzers will assume the function of coatings partner f… Read More »
Published June 13, 2006
BASF Coatings has made plans to relocate its automotive refinish business to the organization’s head office and production facility based at Deeside by July 2006. This will bring all the BASF Coatings businesses in the UK under one roof, with… Read More »
Published June 13, 2006
Looking to expand its presence in the Chinese architectural coatings market, PPG Industries has agreed to acquire certain assets of Shanghai Sunpool Building Material Co., Ltd., and its associated companies, including Shanghai IDI International Co.,… Read More »
Published June 13, 2006
ICI Paints has agreed to become an official corporate partner of Major League Soccer (MLS). ICI expects this partnership to make an impression with their professional and DIY customers. “This initiative provides us with tremendous opportunitie… Read More »
Published June 13, 2006
Rohm and Haas’ first quarter earnings for its coatings business was $51 million, up from $49 million in the same period in 2005. Sales in the coatings segment of $673 million represented an eight percent increase over first quarter 2005. Archi… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published June 13, 2006
The industrial coatings market represents a wide and varied array of industries. From OEM to construction applications, industrial coatings provide vital functions such as corrosion control of steel while intumescent coatings provide fire resistance… Read More »
By Phil Phillips
Published June 13, 2006
Coatings and adhesives companies must think outside the box to prevent stagnating in the mature stage of the business life cycle. The first of a two-part series. Read More »
By Sean Milmo
Published June 13, 2006
Smart coatings are receiving a lot of attention for their ability to increase the functionality of paint and boost sales. Read More »
e|5 Showcases Cutting Edge UV and EB Technology
By David Savastano
Published June 13, 2006
A record number of attendees showed up at Chicago's McCormick Place for Radtech's e|5: UV & EB Technology Conference & Expo to learn the latest developments in UV and EB technology. Read More »
Metallic Pigments Update
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published June 13, 2006
As pricing pressures continue, metallic pigment suppliers look to R&D for growth. Read More »
Industrial Coatings
By Tim Wright
Published June 13, 2006
Intense competition combined with raw material price increases and overseas competition is forcing industrial coatings manufacturers to invest in energy-efficient technology to stay alive in this market. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published June 7, 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 y… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published June 7, 2006
Akzo Nobel is set to expand its automotive plastic coatings operations in North America with a production expansion. Akzo Nobel Automotive Plastics Coatings broke ground on the 11,000 square foot production expansion project that will incorporate sta… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published June 1, 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 »
By Tim Wright
Published May 30, 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 se… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published May 24, 2006
Industrial Nanotech, a company that specializes in nanotechnology innovation and product development, has established a new division that will focus on developing "Intelligent Coating" technologies. The products developed by this new divisi… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published May 17, 2006
DuPont has announced that it will open a coatings plant in China to meet growing demand as it closes European plants that failed to achieve profit targets. The factory in the Jiading district of Shanghai will begin production in late 2007 with an… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published May 15, 2006
Valspar has reported net income for the second quarter ended April 28, 2006 of $47,935,000 versus net income of $39,241,000 for the comparable period last year. Sales for the quarter increased 8.6% to $766,816,000, compared to $705,942,000 last year.… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published May 15, 2006
Following consultation with the Didcot-based BASF Coatings Refinish team, agreement has been reached to relocate to the organization’s head office and production facility based at Deeside by July 2006. This will bring all the BASF Coatings d… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published May 15, 2006
Unaxis has announced that its coating services business unit, Balzers, has acquired the PVD coating operations of Gold Star Coatings, a subsidiary of the industrial tooling group Star Cutter Co. Balzers assumes the function of coating partner for… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
Fitz Chem Corp. hires Customer service rep, accountant Fitz Chem Corp., a distributor/sales agent of raw materials to the coatings, adhesives, plastics, ink and construction industries, has hired Penny Kichka as a customer service representative… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
Burks named director Dow Corning Coatings and Additives Jeremy Burks has been named global industry executive director for Dow Corning’s Paper and Process Industries, including coatings and additives. Serving under Burks as global industry d… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
PPG Names Alexander head of Refinish, Kimbro, director, marketing, refinish Rich Alexander, senior vice president coatings has been named head of PPG’s automotive refinish, automotive replacement glass and insurance and services busin… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
International Paint Hires Coatings Sales executive International Paint LLC, a division of Akzo Nobel, has hired Darrin Erickson to serve as their protective coatings sales executive for the north central U.S. Erickson previously was employed… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
Andreas Kreimeyer, member of the board of executive directors of BASF AG has been named chairman of the supervisory board of BASF Coatings AG. He succeeds Klaus Peter Löbbe who will resign from the supervisory board. Kurt Bock, CFO … Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
Andreas Kreimeyer, member of the board of executive directors of BASF AG has been named chairman of the supervisory board of BASF Coatings AG. He succeeds Klaus Peter Löbbe who will resign from the supervisory board. Kurt Bock, CFO … Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
Clariant Pigments and Additives will discuss new stabilizer concepts for optimizing the protection of interior and exterior automotive coatings against light and temperature at the Additives 2006 symposium held in Rosemount, IL June 19-21. Gerd Faor… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
Ciba Specialty Chemicals has formed a joint development and licensing agreement with Biosignal, Sydney, Australia to develop novel anti-microbial compounds for consumer and industrial products based upon Biosignal’s anti-biofilm technology. Bio… Read More »
Published May 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 c… Read More »
Published May 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 c… Read More »
Published May 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 paint, c… Read More »
Published May 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 multifunctional surfactant based on an organo-modified polysil… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
Valmont Industries, Inc., a global manufacturer of engineered support structures for infrastructure, mechanized irrigation equipment… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
The Performance Coatings Finishes Group of Ameron International Corporation reported higher sales and incurred a slight loss of approximately $300,000 in the first quarter of 2006, compared to a loss of $2.5 million in the first quarter of 2005. Sale… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
ICI Vietnam Ltd, an affiliate of UK-based ICI Paints, has begun construction of its second plant in the southPPG wins environmental achievement award PPG Total Service Solutions was recently awarded the 2005 Environmental Achievement Award by the En… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
ICI has agreed to sell its Cimsec Business, part of ICI Paints Europe, to Henkel. ICI said it is selling the tile adhesives and grouts business in order to focus on its decorative paint brands in Central and Eastern Europe. Cimsec, which is used by p… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
Jotun Yemen Paints, a joint venture between Jotun Paints and Hayel Saeed Anam & Co, have opened their new paint factory in Al Alam, Aden, Yemen. The 17,000 sqm factory, which cost more than $3 million to build, has the capacity to produce an ann… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
Pulte Homes, Inc., one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, has signed a five-year agreement with to be Sherwin-Williams’ exclusive provider of paint products. In its search, Pulte looked for an exclusive paint provider that could provi… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
Trio Industries Group has acquired Ultra Fine Coating Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Utek Corp. Ultra Fine Coating Systems holds a license to an innovative powder coating technology developed at The University of Western Ontario, which a… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
JSR Corporation has acquired the display coatings business that it and DSM Desotech have jointly cooperated in as part of their joint venture, Japan Fine Coatings Co., Ltd. JSR will directly acquire DSM Desotech’s display coatings technology… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
During the next two years, Jotun Coatings will supply paint systems to Kashagan in the Caspian sea, the world’s largest offshore oil field. Jotun’s involvement in the project covers supply vessels, offshore barges, tank ships, pipe trench… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
Sigma Kalon and Bollig & Kemper GmbH & Co. KG have reached an agreement for the acquisition by SigmaKalon of its coil coatings activities. With this acquisition, Sigma Kalon Business Unit Industrial Coatings intends to enforce its coil coatin… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
Akzo Nobel has made an offer to acquire Sico, Inc. Sico’s two largest shareholders, who own approximately 34% of the company’s common shares, have signed a binding commitment to tender their shares under the offer. The Sico board of direc… Read More »



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