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Published October 14, 2005
BASF ACCREDITED BY COOL ROOF RATING COUNCIL The Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) has named BASF as an accredited manufacturer testing laboratory (AMTL). This designation means that BASF is accredited to test and certify the radiative properties… Read More »
Published October 14, 2005
AKZO NOBEL EXPANDS CHINESE COATINGS ACTIVITIES Akzo Nobel has reinforced its commitment to becoming China’s top coatings company by signing an agreement to acquire the coatings activities of Guangzhou Toide Manufacturing Co. Currently ra… Read More »
Published October 14, 2005
LOWE’S EXPANDS INTO CANADA Lowe’s Companies, Inc., has unveiled an aggressive plan to expand into Canada. The Mooresville, NC-based retailer expects to open its first Canadian stores in Toronto in 2007. Initially, Lowe’s plans… Read More »
Published October 14, 2005
International Paint has announced the successful completion of the first Intersleek foul release coating newbuilding application in Korea. Pioneered by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in South Korea and International Paint K… Read More »
Published October 14, 2005
Tego Offers Zero-VOC Siloxane-Based Surfactant Tego Coating and Ink Additives has introduced Tego Twin 4000, a zero-VOC siloxane-based surfactant combining excellent substrate wetting and good defoaming properties. Designed specifically for water-b… Read More »
Published October 14, 2005
BUNGE APPOINTS GLOBAL PRODUCT MANAGER Bunge Fertilizantes has appointed Gilmar Pinheiro to help launch Biphor, a white pigment used in paint, coatings and allied products. As global product manager, Pinheiro will provide for the development of… Read More »
Published October 14, 2005
JACOBS NAMED PRESIDENT OF AUSTRALIAN PAINT MANUFACTURERS’ FEDERATION Graeme Jacobs, CEO of Dulux Australia, was elected president of the Australian Paint Manufacturers Federation. Vice presidents are John Nolan of Wattyl and Garth Smart… Read More »
Published October 14, 2005
INTERNATIONAL PAINT HIRES SENIOR ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE, SENIOR ACCOUNT MANAGER International Paint has hired Chuck Bacha to serve as its senior account executive for the southeastern U.S. A coatings industry veteran for more than 20 years, Bach… Read More »
Published October 14, 2005
Ilpo Jousimaa was appointed president of Tikkurila Coatings Oy. Previously, Jousimaa served as vice president of Tikkurila Oy. Effective Nov. 1, Tapio Saarela will serve as president of the Polish subsidiary TBD S.A., located in Debica. His pr… Read More »
Published October 14, 2005
POLYONE INTRODUCES POLYMER COATINGS SYSTEMS BUSINESS UNIT PolyOne Corp. has unveiled Polymer Coating Systems (PCS), the new name of its business unit that custom formulates and manufactures liquid polymer coatings and additives. With manufactur… Read More »
Published October 14, 2005
MICHELMAN UNVEILS NEW BRAND IDENTITY Michelman, a manufacturer of waterbased coatings for paperboard and performance- enhancing additives for industrial applications, has unveiled a new brand identity, corporate tagline and marketing campaign.… Read More »
Published October 14, 2005
BASF RECEIVES PRODUCT LEADERSHIP OF THE YEAR AWARD Frost and Sullivan has given its 2005 Product Leadership of the Year award to BASF for developing a new pellet form of triphenylphosphine (TPP), which is used in a variety o applications, incl… Read More »
Published October 14, 2005
Reichhold has reached an agreement with Dainippon Ink and Chemicals, Inc. (DIC) for a management buyout. Reichhold has been a wholly owned subsidiary of DIC since 1987. DIC had planned a restructuring of the company and concluded that the sale… Read More »
Published October 14, 2005
ACE HARDWARE AND JOHN MADDEN REMAIN TEAMMATES John Madden and Ace Hardware will remain advertising teammates into the next decade. Ace has renewed its contract with the legendary football coach and TV analyst for six additional years. Madden will… Read More »
Published October 14, 2005
ASIAN COATING SALES VALUED AT $20.5 BILLION IN 2004 According to a new study by Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney, Asian coating consumption surged to 7.9 MM metric tons (MT) with a sales value of $20.5 billion in 2004. An eight percent annual gr… Read More »
Published October 14, 2005
REACH $3.4 BILLION IN 2009 Demand in the U.S. for color pigments, including inorganic, organic and specialty types, is forecast to increase 5.2% per year to $3.4 billion in 2009, driven by above average gains in high-performance organic pigment… Read More »
Published October 14, 2005
International Paint Japan (IPJ) has been awarded its first newbuilding contract for the supply of coatings for two Medmax LNG ships. The 75,500 cbm ships, to be built at Universal Shipbuilding Corporation’s Tsu works, are scheduled for deliv… Read More »
Published October 14, 2005
CORUS PACKAGING PLUS, VALSPAR FORM ALLIANCE Corus Packaging Plus and Valspar have formed a joint polymer coatings development program, with the main objective being of expanding Corus’ Protact polymer-coated steel business and providing… Read More »
Published October 14, 2005
BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE ACQUIRES POLYTHANE SYSTEMS Bayer MaterialScience LLC has acquired Polythane Systems, Inc. (PSI), a supplier of spray polyurethane foam roofing systems in the U.S. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Bay… Read More »
Published October 14, 2005
BARLOWORLD ACQUIRES MIDAS PAINTS OF SOUTH AFRICA Barloworld has acquired Midas Paints Limited for approximately $6.3 million. The company sells Earthcote, a premium range of wall coatings through 34 franchised stores in South Africa. Midas wil… Read More »
Published October 14, 2005
BASF ACCREDITED BY COOL ROOF RATING COUNCIL The Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) has named BASF as an accredited manufacturer testing laboratory (AMTL). This designation means that BASF is accredited to test and certify the radiative properties… Read More »
Published October 14, 2005
AKZO NOBEL EXPANDS CHINESE COATINGS ACTIVITIES Akzo Nobel has reinforced its commitment to becoming China’s top coatings company by signing an agreement to acquire the coatings activities of Guangzhou Toide Manufacturing Co. Currently ra… Read More »
Published October 14, 2005
LOWE’S EXPANDS INTO CANADA Lowe’s Companies, Inc., has unveiled an aggressive plan to expand into Canada. The Mooresville, NC-based retailer expects to open its first Canadian stores in Toronto in 2007. Initially, Lowe’s plans… Read More »
Published October 14, 2005
International Paint has announced the successful completion of the first Intersleek foul release coating newbuilding application in Korea. Pioneered by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in South Korea and International Paint K… Read More »
Published October 14, 2005
Last month we discussed the business environmental scanning process, the first of three steps necessary to successfully develop a strategic plan. Environmental scanning encompasses the monitoring, evaluating and disseminating of information from e… Read More »
By Sean Milmo
Published October 13, 2005
Additives producers with R&D operations are enjoying some of the biggest
margins in the coatings value chain. Read More »
By Christine Canning Esposito
Published October 13, 2005
Whether the goal is pure white, better hiding power or longer-lasting exterior coatings, white pigments are critical. Read More »
Exterior Architectural Coatings Market
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published October 13, 2005
A boom in new home construction, as well as a robust repaint business, has resulted in record 2004 sales for the exterior architectural coatings market. Read More »
Automotive Refinish Market
Published October 13, 2005
On a global level, the automotive refinish market has slowed down, and even might be on a small decline. Emerging markets, value-added services and compliant technology offer paint suppliers avenues for growth in this difficult marketplace. Read More »
By Christine Esposito
Published October 11, 2005
Indian paint manufacturer Goodlass Nerolac has reportedly formed a joint venture with Kansai Paint  to acquire the paint operations of a Malaysian coatings firm. According to an online report from Business Standard, Nerolac will hold 55% of t… Read More »
By Christine Esposito
Published October 4, 2005
BASF Coatings has acquired the coil coatings business of Rhenania Coatings GmbH. Pending regulatory authority approval, the transaction is expected to be completed during the fourth quarter. Financial details were not disclosed. The deal includes… Read More »
By Christine Esposito
Published September 29, 2005
Altana AG has acquired Kelstar International, a privately owned Philadelphia-based company that specializes in aqueous and UV curable coatings for the printing Industry. Kelstar's products are used on folding cartons, labels, commercial advertisement… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
CHEMQUEST GROUP NAMES ZHOU GENERAL MANAGER, CHINA ChemQuest Group, Inc. has appointed Zhiming M. Zhou general manager, China. Zhou, who will be located at ChemQuest’s newly opened office in the country, has more than 18 years experience… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
SUN PERFORMANCE PIGMENTS NAMES TECHNICAL SALES REP Melissa Koester has joined Sun Chemical Perfor-mance Pigments’ North American sales team as a technical sales representative. Covering the greater Cincinnati area, Koester will be res… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
BASF COATINGS MAKES ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES WITHIN REFINISH UNIT Colin von Ettingshausen, currently managing director of BASF Coatings Refinish GmbH in Eugendorf, Austria, has moved to BASF Coatings Japan Ltd., based in Tosuka, Japan. von E… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
PRESIDENT OF TIKKURILA RESIGNS, MANAGEMENT REORGANIZES Ulf Koivula, president of Tikkurila Coatings Oy, has resigned from his position. Ilpo Jousimaa has been appointed to take his place. Prior to this appointment, Jousimaa was vice president,… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
DuPont has appointed Terry Caloghiris vice president and general manager, Performance Coatings Transformation. In this role, Caloghiris will lead the strategic transformation of DuPont’s coatings businesses. He is currently vice pres… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
The Detroit Colour Council’s annual panel conference will be held Sept. 20 at Michigan State University’s Manage-ment Education Center. “Automotive Exterior Color Harmony Issues” will address major issues surrounding bod… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
NDSU DEPARTMENT OF COATINGS AND POLYMERIC MATERIALS CELEBRATES 100TH ANNIVERSARY The Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials at North Dakota State University has scheduled a celebration Oct. 20-22 to commemorate its centennial year. Eve… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
ICE 2006 AND NPCA ANNUAL MEETING MOVE TO NEW ORLEANS The U.S.’s paint and coatings executive and formulation trade associations have announced plans to move their annual meetings–and a key trade show–to New Orleans, LA from C… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
Chemark Consulting Group is offering the 10th edition of its study, U.S. Coatings Industry. The study analyzes coatings consumption by the ten major technology systems including solventbased high solids, solvent-based low solids, two-component… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
Heubach now offers Autosperse, new self-dispersing inorganic/organic hybrid pigments which stir in and eliminate the need for further milling in most applications. Autosperse are low dust pigment powders with universal applicability in solvent… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
EFKA 4590 is a new addition to EFKA Additives’ high-molecular weight polymeric dispersant range of additives, which has been specially designed to stabilize organic and inorganic pigments in water-based decorative systems. EFKA 4590 also… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
A new brochure on its Sancure polyurethane and Carboset acrylics is available from Noveon Inc. For use in high-performance clear wood finishes, Sancure waterborne polyurethane dispersions provide outstanding durability and protection. The produ… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
Degussa has launched Acematt 3200, a new matting agent for use mainly in the automotive and plastics industries. Imparting silky or velvety tactile properties, Acematt 3200 has been developed specifically for formulation of water-based soft-fee… 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
California Paints’ Fres~Coat premium paint once again ranked at the top of the list in a study of exterior paints conducted by a leading consumer reporting magazine. The independent study tested the overall performance of exterior paints in the… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
At its annual meeting in Tucson, AZ, the Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) recognized user and supplier members for their year-long service and dedication. Among those honored was Fred Wells of Hentzen Coatings, Inc. (Wisconsin Chap… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
While the world watched the first A380 airplane successfully complete its first flight earlier this year, the PPG Aerospace–PRC-DeSoto coatings staff watched closely too as the flight marked a new livery that they helped create. The A380 was co… Read More »
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 »



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