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Published August 11, 2005
TW Devcon Acquires Futura COATINGS ITW Devcon has acquired certain assets of Futura Coatings Inc., a St. Louis-based producer of sprayable high-performance elastomeric coatings and linings. ITW Devcon Futura Coatings will become part of ITW Perfo… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
aimlerChrysler, Ford Motor Co. and General Motors have renewed their approvals of BASF’s refinish systems for repairs covered by warranty.… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Valspar Corp. has purchased De Beer Lakfabrieken, a privately-owned manufacturer and distributor of automotive refinish coatings based in Lelystad, The Netherlands. De Beer sells products in more 65 countries and had sales in fiscal 2003 of approxim… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
In collaboration with DuPont Kabushiki Kaisha, DaimlerChrysler Japan (DCJ) is starting to make the switch to water-based paints at its vehicle preparation centers (VPCs) in Toyohashi and Hitachi. The new process will first be applied to the Mercede… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
PPG Industries wants designers of electronics to think beyond the beige box. To help make that task easier, it has introduced the TrendCast styling kit. Created to predict and communicate the latest trends in color, texture and special effects, the k… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
CALIFORNIA EPA Issues SUD for Crystalline Silica in Interior Flat Latex PAINT On Dec. 26, California’s Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) issued a safe use determination (SUD… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
A venerable name in home improvement will soon be a paint brand. ICI has signed a deal with This Old House Ventures, Inc. to manufacture a line of paint sold under the This Old House name. Financial terms were not disclosed, and distribution and… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Priplast polyester polyols and Maxemul non-migratory surfactants are now available from Uniqema. Priplast polyols allow coatings formulators to prepare polyurethane dispersions with improved hydrolytic stability and performance characteristics in fin… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Air Products has recently launched Hybridur 870 and 878 waterborne resins. Hybridur 870 resin is a urethane-acrylic hybrid dispersion for use in one-component high performance coatings. Features of this new product include fast dry capability, superi… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Jarchem Industries, Inc. has increased its specialty monomer portfolio with a variety of acrylamide, acrylate and methacrylate monomers. These specialty monomers are ideal for high-end applications in paints, coatings, adhesives and inks, according t… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Reichhold has recently unveiled three new Fine-Clad powder coating resins. Fine-Clad M-8762, M-8792 and M-8912 are the newest additions to Reichhold’s line of specialty polyesters for powder coating applications. M-8762 is a pre-catalyzed carbo… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Invista Specialty Intermediates has introduced two 12 carbon diol products, C12 CD (a cyclic 12 carbon diol) and C12 LD (a linear 12 carbon diol). These high quality products have applications in coatings, adhesives, polyurethanes and organic-based p… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
BYK-Chemie has recently intro duced BYK-Wax, a complete line of wax additives to the North American market. This specialty line of waxes from Europe contains more than 60 additives for various applications such as architectural, wood, can, coil… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Michelman Launches New Line of Cationic Emulsions Michelman has announced a new line of cationic emulsions for a broad range of applications. Michelman’s cationic emulsions are designed for formulators that require additional mar, anti-block… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Degussa’s advanced fillers and pigments business unit has added a new product, Acematt HK 440, to its Acematt line of matting agents. The company has also developed two soft touch matting agents, EXP 3200-1 and EXP 3300-1 for coatings that serv… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
CORRECTION: MAHR IS HEAD OF AUTOMOTIVE OEM AT BASF In the Nov. 2003 issue of Coatings World, a photo mistakenly identified Gerold Mahr as an employee of PPG. Mahr has succeeded Raineer Michael Blair as head of automotive OEM coatings at BASF.… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
CHEMARK EXPANDS EXPERTISE WITH NEW STAFF MEMBERS The Chemark Consulting Group has broadened its consulting services to include manufacturing and operations and technology management with additional staff members. Nelson Auge, former vice presi… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
BASF has expanded product capacity for its Paliocrom red effect pigment. BASF is investing 44 million to expand its productions capacity for Paliocrom effect pigments by 30% in Ludwigshafen, Germany. The pigment features high gloss, pure shade… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
North African Coatings Congress to be held in Morocco The North African Coatings Congress will be held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Casablanca, Morocco, on September 14-15. This new event is designed to bring suppliers of chemical raw… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
engelhard forms Alliance with Prizmalite industries Engelhard Corp., has formed an alliance with Prizmalite Industries Inc. to develop and market new effect and functional materials for a range of applications including paint and coatings, pri… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
GEt INSIDE the Italian Paint Industry with IRL’s New Study What is the largest national paint industry in Western Europe, as well as the second largest market after Germany? The answer is Italy, and IRL has a new study that provides fresh insi… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
TW Devcon Acquires Futura COATINGS ITW Devcon has acquired certain assets of Futura Coatings Inc., a St. Louis-based producer of sprayable high-performance elastomeric coatings and linings. ITW Devcon Futura Coatings will become part of ITW Perfo… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
aimlerChrysler, Ford Motor Co. and General Motors have renewed their approvals of BASF’s refinish systems for repairs covered by warranty.… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Valspar Corp. has purchased De Beer Lakfabrieken, a privately-owned manufacturer and distributor of automotive refinish coatings based in Lelystad, The Netherlands. De Beer sells products in more 65 countries and had sales in fiscal 2003 of approxim… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
In collaboration with DuPont Kabushiki Kaisha, DaimlerChrysler Japan (DCJ) is starting to make the switch to water-based paints at its vehicle preparation centers (VPCs) in Toyohashi and Hitachi. The new process will first be applied to the Mercede… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
PPG Industries wants designers of electronics to think beyond the beige box. To help make that task easier, it has introduced the TrendCast styling kit. Created to predict and communicate the latest trends in color, texture and special effects, the k… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
CALIFORNIA EPA Issues SUD for Crystalline Silica in Interior Flat Latex PAINT On Dec. 26, California’s Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) issued a safe use determination (SUD… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
A venerable name in home improvement will soon be a paint brand. ICI has signed a deal with This Old House Ventures, Inc. to manufacture a line of paint sold under the This Old House name. Financial terms were not disclosed, and distribution and… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Ameron International reported record sales of $600.5 million for the fiscal year ended November 30, 2003. While the record sales came mainly from “outstanding performance” by the fiberglass-composite pipe and water transmission busi… Read More »
By Christine Esposito
Published August 11, 2005
In slower economic times, equipment purchases often get put on the back burner. But it�s wise to keep a watchful eye on current machinery. Is there ever a good time for unscheduled maintenance and production slowdowns? Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published August 11, 2005
Wood coatings manufacturers have had a tepid reaction to CCA-treated wood�s replacements. Can these new generation compounds perform as well as its predecessor? Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
EFKA ADDITIVES NAMES FRIJNS MANAGING DIRECTOR Efka Additives has named John Frijns managing director. He takes over for Wolfgang Habel who has retired after leading the company for some 20 years. Frijns will continue his role as segment re… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
DOW EMULSION POLYMERS APPOINTS BABCOCK, ORHON Dow Emulsion Polymers, which specializes in latex-based paper coatings technology, has named Donna Babcock marketing executive and Murat Orhon senior marketing manager for its North American Coated… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
In Brief Grace Davison has donated $5,000 to support the Coatings Industry Education Foundation’s “Project Tomorrow”…3M’s new fluorosurfactant technology will be branded 3M Novec fluorosurfactants…Texas Pacific… Read More »

Published August 11, 2005
Superior Materials Receives Two Sales Awards Superior Materials, Inc., Garden City, NY received two sales awards from Degussa Corporation at the 2003 International Coatings Expo (ICE) in Philadelphia, PA. The aerosil and silanes group awarded Superi… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Huntsman’s Advanced Materials Launches New Unit Huntsman’s Advanced Materials business now has a globally-focused Surface Technologies unit. The launch of the unit follows the move of the Swiss-based Vantico business to the Huntsman stab… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Degussa Coatings & Colorants Builds New Plants in China The Coatings and Colorants business unit of Degussa AG plans to build a colorants plant and manufacturing facility for producing coating polyesters at the Shanghai site of Degussa Chemicals… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
The Sherwin-Williams Company has purchased Accurate Dispersions’ colorants product lines and related assets from Eastman Chemical Company. Accurate Dispersions supplies pigment concentrates and additives for coatings to the automotive, aerospac… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Air Products Launches Molecular Defoamer Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. has launched a new molecular defoaming product for use in a broad range of applications. Surfynol MD-20 molecular defoamer performs beyond knockdown defoamer control, accordin… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Crompton Introduces Witcobond W-281F Crompton Corp.’s urethanes business has introduced Witcobond W-281F, a 40% solid-aliphatic aqueous polyurethane adhesive that exhibits high-cohesive strength while being free of organic solvent. It forms st… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
SoftPoint Industries Launches Colored Rubber Particles SoftPoint Industries has launched SoftSand colored rubber particles for paint and coatings. These soft particles can be added directly to conventional floor paints to create a decorative, non-sk… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Angus Introduces Specialty Additive for Coatings Angus Chemical Company has introduced Flexitane CA 6000 specialty coatings additive to provide improved performance in coatings applications. Flexitane CA 6000 offers improved pigment dispersion an… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
ALTANA CHEMIE’s Sales drop Two Percent in FiRst nine Months Altana Chemie recorded sales of E569 million, a two percent decline over the same period in 2002. The company attributed the decline to currency fluctuations and the difficult econo… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Valspar Corporation has reported that sales for fiscal 2003 rose 5.7% to $2.247 billion compared to $2.1 billion during fiscal year 2002. Fourth quarter sales rose 9.2% to $619 million compared to $566.7 million last year. Net income for the full yea… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
With the continual shift to “greener” products, all industries have been in hot pursuit of raw materials and finished products that have less impact on the environment. GreenSpec Product Directory and Environmental Building News announc… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Red Spot Paint and Varnish, Co., Inc., which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2003, has announced that its Evansville, IN and Westland, MI manufacturing sites have been registered to the ISO 14001 international environmental standard.… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Toyota Europe brought together some of Europe’s most talented body and paint specialists in Brussels last November for the Toyota Pan-European Body and Paint Skills challenge. The event was held in cooperation with Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes, w… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
After hearing about planned layoffs, angry workers at Sigma Coatings’ paint factory in Manage, Belgium held seven board members hostage for three days. The hostages were released after an agreement was made with the unions on a timetable for th… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
BASF Coatings and Shanghai Eastern Star Automobile Trading Co., Ltd., the sales and after-sales service partner of Mercedes-Benz China Ltd. for automotive refinish in eastern China, will expand their partnership. The two organizations have signed an… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
While hardly a dramatic shift, it appears that medium-dark metallic gray is gaining favor in the luxury segment of the automotive market—typically the trendsetting category in the marketplace. According to DuPont Automotive’s 2003 color… Read More »



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