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Published September 19, 2005
Today’s homeowners overwhelmingly head to the home center when it comes to home improvement products, according to a new survey from the National Hardware Show and the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI). According to the poll, 67% of ho… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
Akzo Nobel has acquired ICI Group’s Zweihorn Gmbh, a maker of industrial wood finishes for the professional joinery sector with sales of approximately €18 million in 2004. Akzo Nobel will acquire all shares of Zweihorn, which has 55 emplo… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
RPM ACQUIRES GERMAN SEALANT MAKER ILLBRUCK RPM’s Tremco unit has acquired Illbruck Sealant Systems, a high-performance sealant and installation systems maker based in Leverkusen, Germany. The purchase gives Tremco a “global… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
Dunn-Edwards is making it easier for architects, designers and contractors involved in green building projects to navigate the complicated requirements for paint and coatings. The paint maker has published the Green Building Guide, a quick-read refe… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
For the second time since 2002, BASF Coatings de Mexico has received a General Motors “Supplier of the Year” award for outstanding performance as an automotive coatings supplier for the automaker’s Silao and Ramos Arizpe assembly pl… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) has presented a gold Design Excellence Award (IDEA) to Akzo Nobel for its 1-2 Paint System, in which the lid of the rectangular packaging transforms into a paint tray when opened. Originally launc… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
PPG Industries has acquired Crown Coating Industries, a privately held manufacturer of specialty wood coatings based in Singapore. Terms of the accord were not disclosed. Incorporated in 1991, Crown is a leader the Asian flooring industry in UV coat… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
In the first half of 2005, ICI Paints’ sales rose five percent to £1.12 billion, with particularly strong performance in Asia helping to offset generally weak retail markets in Europe. In Asia, decorative sales rose 22% with “… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
Changes in the European decorative paint market are prompting coatings company to revamp their distribution channels in the sector. Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
As one of the paint and coatings industry's younger technologies, the powder coatings market has had its share of growing pains. Hard to resist double-digit growth prospects caused a flood of entries into the marketplace, with each firm hoping to tak… Read More »
By Charles W. Thurston
Published September 19, 2005
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By Phil Phillips
Published September 19, 2005
Three levels of planning exist that must come together for a strategic plan to work correctly and in harmony. Read More »
By Maximiliano G. Meyer
Published September 19, 2005
Exploring the use of pre-dispersed pigments, their composition, application and advantages in powder coatings. Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published September 19, 2005
In response to limitations placed on the biocides market by the BPD, suppliers focus on biocidal “cocktails.” Read More »
By Christine Canning Esposito
Published September 19, 2005
With “easy” conversions and double-digit growth gone from the U.S. and Western Europe, powder coatings manufacturers are eyeing Asia for growth. But will spiraling raw materials prices and the inability to promote the value of their products hamper their efforts to remain profitable? Read More »
By Jason Lawton
Published September 12, 2005
Barloworld has acquired Midas Paints (Pty) Limited for approximately $6.3 million. The privately-owned paint maker sells Earthcote, a premium range of wall coatings through 34 franchised stores in South Africa. It also offers a contractor brand. M… Read More »
By Jason Lawton
Published August 18, 2005
Ulf Koivula, president of Tikkurila Coatings Oy, resigned today, and Ilpo Jousimaa, who had been vice president, has been appointed president. Koivula is leaving in order to concentrate his efforts on projects aimed at starting his own business,… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
POWDER COATINGS INSTITUTE INSTALLS INTERPON’S HEFLIN AS PRESIDENT Dave Heflin, market manager of Akzo Nobel Inc./Interpon Powder Coatings, was installed as Powder Coating Institute (PCI) president for 2005-2006. Phil Bechtold of Rohm an… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
The Valspar Corp. has named Rolf Engh, executive vice president, general counsel and secretary. Engh joined Valspar in 1993 as vice president, general counsel and secretary and was named a senior vice president in 1998. Gary E. Hendrickson has… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
Peter Stelert, previously director of European business management for thermoplastic polyurethanes at Elastogran GmbH (a BASF company), has moved to BASF Coatings AG to become group vice president of the industrial coatings business. Thi… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
NORTH AFRICAN COATINGS CONGRESS IS SEPT. 13-14 The North African Coatings Congress will be held Sept. 13-14 at the Sheraton Tunis, Tunisia. Comprising a commercial conference and exhibition, the event has been designed to meet the demands of t… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
TORONTO SOCIETY FOR COATINGS TECHNOLOGY FALL MEETING IS SEPT. 22-23 The Toronto Society for Coatings Technology (TOSCOT) is holding its fall symposium, “Innovation in Coatings,” Sept. 22-23, in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada. More i… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
FSCT’S COATING WOOD AND WOOD COMPOSITES COURSE IS SEPT. 25-27 IN CHARLOTTE Coating Wood and Wood Composites: The Changing Future, part of FSCT’s 2005 Advancements in Coatings Series, will be held Sept. 25-26 in Charlotte, NC. Atten… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
CHEMCENTRAL ACQUIRES ASSETS OF SOLCHEM Chemcentral, a distributor of specialty and commodity chemicals, has completed the acquisition of Solchem Pty, Ltd., a New South Wales, Australia, distributor to the coatings, industrial cleaners and indu… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
27TH BIENNIAL WESTERN COATINGS SOCIETIES SYMPOSIUM AND SHOW IS NOV. 6-9 The Western Coatings Societies (WCS) and FSCT will hold its 27th Biennial Symposium and Show Nov. 6-9 at the Westin Casuarina Hotel and Spa in Las Vegas, NV. The WSC Sympo… Read More »

Published August 16, 2005
PPG EXPANDS ROSTER OF CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS PPG Industries has introduced an expanded list of 14 continuing education programs through which architects and other building professionals can earn AIA/CES learning units or stay up-to-date… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
CYTEC SURFACE SPECIALTIES COMPLETES LAB RENOVATION Cytec Surface Specialties has completed the renovation of its powder coatings applications lab in Smyrna, GA. The refurbished facility enhances applications support for customers and reduces t… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE OFFERS UV-CURING POLYURETHANE Bayer MaterialScience offers Bayhydrol UV XP 2420, a new UV-curing polyurethane dispersion for wood finishes. Bayhydrol UV XP 2420 is easy to apply and dries on wood within a few minutes and… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
ECKART OFFERS SILVERSHINE THIN ALUMINUM PIGMENTS Eckart has launched Silvershine pigments for use in industrial and automotive coatings, as well as high quality plastics. Silvershine thin aluminum pigments offer formulators excellent opacity.… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
Tego has introduced Silikopon EF, a new flexible epoxy-siloxane hybrid resin that combines the corrosion and chemical resistance of an epoxy resin with the weathering resistance of a polysiloxane, according to the company. This resin can contri… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
Jean-Pierre Monteny, chairman of the European Council of Paint, Printing Ink and Artist Colours’ Industry (CEPE) met with members of the EU Parliament in Brussels on June 21 to suggest means by which the ink industry wants to improve REACH. CEP… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
The French paint market—estimated at 854,000 tons in 2004—could grow to 916,000 tons in 2009, if average annual growth of 1.4% per annum can be achieved, according to a new market study from Informational Research (IRL). This growth beli… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
The U.S. EPA has presented Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards to a UV-curable refinish primer from BASF Coatings and a coalescent from ADM. BASF’s primer cures in just a few minutes when exposed to visible or near UV light from UV-A… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
Whitford Worldwide, Frazer, PA, has acquired Polymeric Systems, Inc. (PSI), a Phoenixville, PA-based maker of epoxy adhesives, sealants and caulks. The deal included PSI’s seven-acre campus and its 60,000-sq.ft. multi-story manufacturing facili… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
Rhode Island has dropped its lead lawsuit against DuPont. The state is still suing Atlantic Richfield, American Cyanamid, ConAgra, Millennium, NL Industries Inc. and Sherwin-Williams. DuPont said that its dismissal was based upon the facts and that… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
In a split decision, a Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that a Milwaukee teenager can sue paint manufacturers for his injuries even though he cannot prove which ones may have made the paint that may have sickened him, and he has already been awarded mor… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE OFFERS UV-CURING POLYURETHANE Bayer MaterialScience offers Bayhydrol UV XP 2420, a new UV-curing polyurethane dispersion for wood finishes. Bayhydrol UV XP 2420 is easy to apply and dries on wood within a few minutes and… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
ECKART OFFERS SILVERSHINE THIN ALUMINUM PIGMENTS Eckart has launched Silvershine pigments for use in industrial and automotive coatings, as well as high quality plastics. Silvershine thin aluminum pigments offer formulators excellent opacity.… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
Tego has introduced Silikopon EF, a new flexible epoxy-siloxane hybrid resin that combines the corrosion and chemical resistance of an epoxy resin with the weathering resistance of a polysiloxane, according to the company. This resin can contri… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
POWDER COATINGS INSTITUTE INSTALLS INTERPON’S HEFLIN AS PRESIDENT Dave Heflin, market manager of Akzo Nobel Inc./Interpon Powder Coatings, was installed as Powder Coating Institute (PCI) president for 2005-2006. Phil Bechtold of Rohm an… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
The Valspar Corp. has named Rolf Engh, executive vice president, general counsel and secretary. Engh joined Valspar in 1993 as vice president, general counsel and secretary and was named a senior vice president in 1998. Gary E. Hendrickson has… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
Peter Stelert, previously director of European business management for thermoplastic polyurethanes at Elastogran GmbH (a BASF company), has moved to BASF Coatings AG to become group vice president of the industrial coatings business. Thi… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
GRANULATED CUPROUS OXIDE FOR ANTIFOULING COATINGS Patent No. U.S. 6,858,658 B2 Nordox Industrier AS, Oslo, Norway, has been granted a patent for a granulated copper oxide which is prepared by the granulation of a copper oxide slurry supplied w… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
Patent No. U.S. 6,872,765 B1 BASF Coatings has received a patent for a sol-gel coating material comprised of an acrylate copolymer solution comprising a reaction product of at least one (meth)acrylic ester that is substantially free of acid gro… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
NORTH AFRICAN COATINGS CONGRESS IS SEPT. 13-14 The North African Coatings Congress will be held Sept. 13-14 at the Sheraton Tunis, Tunisia. Comprising a commercial conference and exhibition, the event has been designed to meet the demands of t… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
TORONTO SOCIETY FOR COATINGS TECHNOLOGY FALL MEETING IS SEPT. 22-23 The Toronto Society for Coatings Technology (TOSCOT) is holding its fall symposium, “Innovation in Coatings,” Sept. 22-23, in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada. More i… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
FSCT’S COATING WOOD AND WOOD COMPOSITES COURSE IS SEPT. 25-27 IN CHARLOTTE Coating Wood and Wood Composites: The Changing Future, part of FSCT’s 2005 Advancements in Coatings Series, will be held Sept. 25-26 in Charlotte, NC. Atten… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
CHEMCENTRAL ACQUIRES ASSETS OF SOLCHEM Chemcentral, a distributor of specialty and commodity chemicals, has completed the acquisition of Solchem Pty, Ltd., a New South Wales, Australia, distributor to the coatings, industrial cleaners and indu… Read More »
Published August 16, 2005
27TH BIENNIAL WESTERN COATINGS SOCIETIES SYMPOSIUM AND SHOW IS NOV. 6-9 The Western Coatings Societies (WCS) and FSCT will hold its 27th Biennial Symposium and Show Nov. 6-9 at the Westin Casuarina Hotel and Spa in Las Vegas, NV. The WSC Sympo… Read More »

Published August 16, 2005
PPG EXPANDS ROSTER OF CONTINUING EDUCATION PROGRAMS PPG Industries has introduced an expanded list of 14 continuing education programs through which architects and other building professionals can earn AIA/CES learning units or stay up-to-date… Read More »



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