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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 »
Published May 12, 2006
Rust-Oleum has launched its new Virtual Solutions interactive website at www.rustoleum.com/virtualsolutions. The new site is designed to provide coating recommendations and specifications in 30 seconds or less. By clicking on the appropriate indus… 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
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
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 »
Published May 12, 2006
Rust-Oleum has launched its new Virtual Solutions interactive website at www.rustoleum.com/virtualsolutions. The new site is designed to provide coating recommendations and specifications in 30 seconds or less. By clicking on the appropriate indus… 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
With the cost of energy rising faster than the coming summer heat, as well as tightening environmental regulations, the entire coatings industry is under pressure. These two issues, more than anything else are pushing the industry forward, or back on… Read More »
Low- and Zero-VOC Paint
By Tim Wright
Published May 12, 2006
An evolving regulatory environment, the green building movement and consumer demand are driving research and development of low- and zero-VOC paint and coatings. Read More »
Marine, Yacht and Offshore Coatings
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published May 12, 2006
Ship owners must take a multi-faceted approach to ensure proper hull maintenance. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published May 7, 2006
Michelman, a global manufacturer of performance enhancing coatings, has acquired the Wagers Corporation. The transaction includes Wagers' color coating products, inks, intellectual property and sales. The acquisition bolsters Michelman's portfolio of… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published May 3, 2006
BASF has formed an agreement to acquire resins manufacturer Johnson Polymer, a subsidiary of JohnsonDiversey Inc.,  a U.S.-based cleaning and hygiene products manufacturer. The agreement provides for a sale price of $470 million. The transaction… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published May 3, 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,… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published May 3, 2006
Expanding 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., Ltd., an… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published April 27, 2006
Ace Hardware has taken another step to strengthen its paint division, naming Jack Wickham as the director who will oversee all operations at the Ace Paint manufacturing plants in Matteson and Chicago Heights, IL, as well as sales of Ace Paint and rel… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published April 27, 2006
Akzo Nobel is continuing to build its position in Central Europe having signed an agreement to acquire Balakom a.s., one of the leading paint companies in the Czech Republic. Based in Opava in the Czech Republic, the purchase of Balakom will incre… Read More »
By Jason Lawton
Published April 20, 2006
The Dow Chemical Company is set to build a chemical plant in Zhangjiagang in the Jiangsu Province of China. The plant will produce oxide-based glycol ethers used in paint, coatings, ink and cleaning products. It is scheduled to begin operating in lat… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published April 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 costed more than $3 million to build, has the capacity to produce an… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published April 5, 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 trenches and indus… Read More »
Published April 5, 2006
Ultra Additives has appointed Chris Henkee to the newly created position of technical director of the coatings, adhesives and printing ink markets. In this new position, Henkee will work closely with customers in these markets to identify solutions f… Read More »
Published April 5, 2006
Michael Pcolinski has been named business manager for BASF’s industrial coatings solutions business unit in North America. In his new position, Pcolinski will be responsible for BASF’s industrial coatings business in Canada, Mexico… Read More »
Published April 5, 2006
Hans-Peter Schaufler has been named general manager of Degussa’s coatings and colorants business unit. He succeeds Thomas Hermann, who now heads the advanced fillers and pigments business unit. Schaufler joined Degussa in 1978 as laboratory ma… Read More »
Published April 5, 2006
Reichhold, Prosim and Ege Kimya have jointly announced the creation of a strategic alliance in Turkey in the fields of unsaturated polyester resins for composites applications and saturated polyester resins for powder coatings. Reichhold and Prosim… Read More »
Published April 5, 2006
Cognis has received five awards from the League of American Communica-tions Professionals (LACP) in recognition of the quality of its its marketing communications. The company’s Synlubes Technology and Polymers, Coatings and Inks (PCI) bu… Read More »
Published April 5, 2006
Bayer MaterialScience is participating in the NanoCare research project, which aims to further enhance scientific analysis of nanomaterials. The project, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, is focusing on the pro… Read More »
Published April 5, 2006
Degussa AG’s coatings and colorants business unit will expand its entire isophorone chemicals production line at the Herne, Germany site. The unit is scheduled to begin operating in 2007. Isophorone and its derivatives, isophorone diamine and… Read More »
Published April 5, 2006
BASF is building an alky-lethanolamine (AEOA) plant at its U.S. Verbund site in Geismar, Louisiana. The new plant, scheduled to come on line in 2007, complements existing amine production facilities at Geismar. The site currently manufactures some 20… Read More »
Published April 5, 2006
BASF AG has reached an agreement with Degussa AG to acquire Degussa’s construction chemicals business. The purchase price for equity is just under €2.2 billion. As a result, the transaction value for BASF is €2.7 billion. The transact… Read More »
Published April 5, 2006
Research Inc., a manufacturer of electric infrared heating components and integrated heating systems, has introduced the newly improved ExtrudeIR model 4069E. The ExtrudeIR model 4069E curing system uses high intensity infrared lamps and polish… Read More »
Published April 5, 2006
Valspar reported net income for the first quarter ended January 27 of $22,541,000 versus net income of $11,698,000 for the comparable period last year. Sales for the quarter increased 13.0% to $629,765,000, compared to $557,144,000 last year. &ldqu… Read More »
Published April 5, 2006
For Jotun, 2005 was a record year in terms of sales. Group sales, including Jotun Dekorativ, Jotun Coatings, Jotun Paints and Jotun Powder Coatings, totalled approximately $1 billion, reflecting an increase of approximately $97 million over 2004 tota… Read More »



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