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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 »
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published June 28, 2006
The Valspar Corporation has announced that it 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 H… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published June 22, 2006
Worldwide holographic and specialty coated film manufacturer CFC International, Inc. has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by an affiliate of Illinois Tool Works (ITW). Under the terms of the agreement, which was recommended by a… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published June 22, 2006
Ciba Specialty Chemicals’ Coating Effects Segment has launched a new, interactive paint and coatings industry website. The new site is designed to allow users easy, rapid access to tailor-made solutions via a selection of different, user-orient… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published June 14, 2006
Tikkurila Oy, which is responsible for Kemira’s paints and coatings business, and the Germany-based Sto AG have agreed on establishing a joint venture called Sto-Tikkurila in Moscow, Russia. Operations will start as soon as the company has been… Read More »
Published June 13, 2006
michelman names new global marketing managers Michelman has appointed David Towell global marketing manager, paint and coatings. Towell’s new position will involve developing business and working with customers. Towell has worked at Michelma… Read More »
Published June 13, 2006
International Specialty Products hires porter as consultant Stuart Porter has joined International Specialty Products Inc. (ISP) as a consultant to support new product platform development and provide technical service support for Advantia coating… Read More »
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
Lanxess has introduced its new product, Bayferrox TP LXS 5238 to its customers in Japan. Bayferrox TP LXS 5238 bright red iron oxide pigment is a pure hematite pigment that can be universally used in all paint and coatings applications. I… 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 »
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 »



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