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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 »
By Tim Wright
Published October 18, 2006
Akzo Nobel's Aerospace Coatings business, ANAC, has announced that it is to supply the first products to contain breakthrough chromate-free technology, following the signing of a commercial licensing agreement with the North Dakota State University (… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published October 16, 2006
As this issue went to press, we at Coatings World, like many of you, are preparing for a busy fall. Beginning with NPCA's annual meeting at the end of the month, we will be heading to Nashville, then on to New Orleans for ICE, and finally to China fo… Read More »
By Sean Milmo
Published October 16, 2006
Photocatalytic paints face obstacles trying to make inroads in the European coatings markets. Read More »
By Charles Thurston
Published October 16, 2006
Shawcor looks to capitalize on Brazil's push in gas pipeline development. Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published October 16, 2006
New grades of titanium dioxide pigment provide added value for coatings manufacturers. Read More »
Outside Influences
By Christine Canning Esposito
Published October 16, 2006
As they keep a close eye on new home construction and housing resale statistics, reducing overall costs and answering performance and regulatory demands remain top priorities for manufacturers of exterior coatings. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published October 10, 2006
Akzo Nobel Coatings Inc. announced at a groundbreaking ceremony that it will name Nashville as its North American Powder Coatings headquarters and technical laboratories in 2007. The designation will add approximately 50 new high value-added jobs… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published October 3, 2006
Nippon Paint Co. (NPC) has finalized its purchase of the majority of Rohm and Haas Company’s Automotive Coatings business, and will introduce NB Coatings, Inc. to serve North American customers. NPC purchased the wholly-owned Rohm and Haas… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published September 27, 2006
Spain is a million-ton paint market and the country with the highest per capita paint consumption in Western Europe. These are two of the key findings in IRL’s latest report, “A Profile of the Spanish Paint Industry,” which presents… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published September 27, 2006
SigmaKalon and Univer have signed an agreement to form a 50:50 joint venture company, which will sell decorative and industrial coatings on the Italian market. The joint venture company will be called SigmaKalonUniver S.p.A. Univer will contribute it… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published September 13, 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 st… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Cary Company Adds Landes to its sales group The Cary Co., a Midwest supplier of products for the paint, coatings, ink and adhesives industries, has added Don Landes to its sales group. Formerly with Elementis Specialties, Landes has been in the co… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Sartomer Appoints lineberry plant manager Sartomer Company has appointed Timothy R. Lineberry as plant manager of its Chatham, VA facility. He will be responsible for all plant operations and will report directly to Larry Athens, vice president of… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
International Paint hires regional sales manager International Paint LLC, a division of Akzo Nobel, has hired Kevin Coleman to serve as their new regional sales manager for protective coatings in the southeast region of the U.S. A coatings indust… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Juan Gonzalo Ximénez-Carrillo Gerber has been named the new head of BASF Coatings’ automotive OEM coatings solutions. He takes over for Gerold Mahr who was appointed vice president, sales, RBU engineering plastics Europe of BASF… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
FSCT Holds Two-Day SHort Course at ICE The Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) is offering a two day short course “Guidelines for Coating Formulations,” before this year’s International Coatings E… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
BYK-Chemie launches rheology modifiers 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… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
ShawCor to Provide Pipeline Coatings in Saudi Arabia 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-corro… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Greenkote Opens First Overseas Plant in Germany 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 expan… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Nippon Sets up In India Nippon Paint has made plans to set up two manufacturing units in India. Proposed at Chennai and Gurgaon, the units will start production in 2008 and will cater to the decorative and automotive paint segments. Both units will… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
At the same time, the company name was changed to TOB Tikkurila. With net sales totalling approximately $3.7 million in 2005, the company manufactures waterborne paints in Kiev for mainly professional users under the brand name Kolorit. TOB Tikkuril… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Janus, Becker Industrial Coatings Form Partnership Janus International has formed a strategic relationship with Becker Industrial Coatings to supply its door paint finishes. The Becker super-durable polyester coating system is more invincible than… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
RPM’s Rust-Oleum Acquires Watco Group 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… Read More »



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