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By Tim Wright
Published September 6, 2006
Tikkurila Oy, which is responsible for Kemira's paints and coatings business, has acquired from the management a 100% share of the company Finncolor s.r.o. in Prague, the Czech Republic. The company name will be changed into Tikkurila s.r.o. The acqu… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published August 31, 2006
Valspar reported that third-quarter sales rose 10% 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, which manufactures paints and coatings under se… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published August 31, 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 equipp… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published August 24, 2006
Matrix System Automotive Finishes, Inc. has combined with Quest Specialty Chemicals Inc. and will continue under the name Matrix System Automotive Finishes, LLC and with current operations in Michigan. Matrix's new corporate structure will continu… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published August 24, 2006
PPG has opened Alltech Engineered Finishes in Taiwan to serve the existing regional customers. The plant is PPG's first wholly-owned, self-contained coating application facility that utilizes PPG's electrocoat and dip-spin coatings that would be… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
E.T. Horn hires new senior account manager Robert Blackford has joined The E.T. Horn Company as senior account manager within the coatings and building materials and advanced materials groups. In this new position, Blackford will expand the groups&… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
DSM Neoresins makes several appointments DSM NeoResins has announced a number of appointments, which have been made upon the retirement of Henk van de Wiel, commercial director DSM NeoResins. The business mangers will include Ad Erns… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
Munzing/ultra additives names new sales manager Munzing/Ultra Additives has hired Nick DiGennaro as northeast regional sales manager. DiGennaro will be responsible for the sales and marketing for all paint, coatings, adhesives, ink and buildi… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
PPG APPOINTS HARRINGTON MANAGER OF COLOR STYLING FOR AUTOMOTIVE COATINGS PPG Industries has named Jane E. Harrington manager of color styling for its automotive coatings business unit. In her new position, Harrington is responsible for creating… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
Raimar Jahn has assumed responsibility for BASF’s coatings operating division. In addition, Jahn will become CEO of BASF Coatings AG. In both positions, Jahn will succeed Jean-Pierre Monteny who recently retired. Jahn joined BASF in 1985… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
BYK-Chemie has launched BYK-420 and BYK-425, two new rheology modifiers that are used to adjust the flow behavior in aqueous paint and coatings. BYK-420 is a liquid thixotropic additive that is characterized by its easy handling, with the result that… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
Cognis offers DSX 3800 rheology modifier. Developed for use in aqueous paint, coating and adhesives, this rheology modifier contains no solvents for heavy metals. DSX 3800 is an associative polyurethane thickener that helps formulators to create wate… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
Degussa’s Tego Coating and Ink Additives has introduced LA-B 1096, a one-pack silicone modified water-based polyurethane dispersion. Water-based coatings formulated with LA-B 1096 offer soft feel, high flexibility, resistance to abrasion and ar… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
BASF has launched Pluracoat, a portfolio of specialty additives that can help paint, coatings and adhesives manufacturers address specific needs, including environmental compliance and improved cost/performance requirements. Pluracoat additives are b… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
nCoat, Inc., an emerging nanotechnology company in the high performance coatings market, has won the Utah Innovations Award in the Chemicals/Materials Science category of the fourth annual Stoel Utah Innovations Awards competition. The winning nCoat… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
Akzo Nobel has launched its first ever global assessment of the coatings market and its future prospects. “The Global Coatings Report 2006” market overview was compiled by Euromonitor and also highlights the role of coatings in providin… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
The Valspar Corporation has agreed to acquire a significant majority of the share capital of Huarun Paints Holdings Company Limited (Huarun Paints), one of China’s largest independent coatings companies, from Champion Regal, a Hong Kong-based i… Read More »
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 »
Published August 14, 2006
BYK-Chemie has launched BYK-420 and BYK-425, two new rheology modifiers that are used to adjust the flow behavior in aqueous paint and coatings. BYK-420 is a liquid thixotropic additive that is characterized by its easy handling, with the result that… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
Cognis offers DSX 3800 rheology modifier. Developed for use in aqueous paint, coating and adhesives, this rheology modifier contains no solvents for heavy metals. DSX 3800 is an associative polyurethane thickener that helps formulators to create wate… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
Degussa’s Tego Coating and Ink Additives has introduced LA-B 1096, a one-pack silicone modified water-based polyurethane dispersion. Water-based coatings formulated with LA-B 1096 offer soft feel, high flexibility, resistance to abrasion and ar… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
BASF has launched Pluracoat, a portfolio of specialty additives that can help paint, coatings and adhesives manufacturers address specific needs, including environmental compliance and improved cost/performance requirements. Pluracoat additives are b… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
E.T. Horn hires new senior account manager Robert Blackford has joined The E.T. Horn Company as senior account manager within the coatings and building materials and advanced materials groups. In this new position, Blackford will expand the groups&… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
DSM Neoresins makes several appointments DSM NeoResins has announced a number of appointments, which have been made upon the retirement of Henk van de Wiel, commercial director DSM NeoResins. The business mangers will include Ad Erns… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
Munzing/ultra additives names new sales manager Munzing/Ultra Additives has hired Nick DiGennaro as northeast regional sales manager. DiGennaro will be responsible for the sales and marketing for all paint, coatings, adhesives, ink and buildi… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
PPG APPOINTS HARRINGTON MANAGER OF COLOR STYLING FOR AUTOMOTIVE COATINGS PPG Industries has named Jane E. Harrington manager of color styling for its automotive coatings business unit. In her new position, Harrington is responsible for creating… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
Raimar Jahn has assumed responsibility for BASF’s coatings operating division. In addition, Jahn will become CEO of BASF Coatings AG. In both positions, Jahn will succeed Jean-Pierre Monteny who recently retired. Jahn joined BASF in 1985… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
nCoat, Inc., an emerging nanotechnology company in the high performance coatings market, has won the Utah Innovations Award in the Chemicals/Materials Science category of the fourth annual Stoel Utah Innovations Awards competition. The winning nCoat… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
Akzo Nobel has launched its first ever global assessment of the coatings market and its future prospects. “The Global Coatings Report 2006” market overview was compiled by Euromonitor and also highlights the role of coatings in providin… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
The Valspar Corporation has agreed to acquire a significant majority of the share capital of Huarun Paints Holdings Company Limited (Huarun Paints), one of China’s largest independent coatings companies, from Champion Regal, a Hong Kong-based i… Read More »
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 »



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