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Published August 11, 2005
Western European Coatings for Plastics MARKET To Grow 3.4% According to Information Research (IRL), the Western European market for coatings for plastics was estimated at 119,930 tons in 2003 and is expected to reach approximately 142,000 tons by 2… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Akzo Opens Two More Plants in China Akzo Nobel’s industrial finishes business opened two new multi-purpose coatings sites in China in July. Located in Tianjin and Jiashang, the two facilities together will employ approximately 300 peopl… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Are “McMansions” Giving Way to Smaller, Cozy Homes? America’s love of the “super-size” concept has affected everything from fast food to housing. Take the square footage a new home, which increased 55% between 1970… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Elects New Officers for 2004-2005 At its meeting held in San Francisco, Colorizer Associates, Inc., a marketing group comprised of 33 independent paint manufacturers, reviewed new strategies in marketing, merchandising and technology and elected its… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Robert Kagan, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and director of the Endowment’s U.S. Leadership Project, will keynote the NPCA’s 2004 annual meeting in Chicago in October. Kagan, who will speak on Oct.… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Apollo Management has entered into an agreement to acquire Borden Chemical, Inc., the Columbus, OH-based maker of thermoset and other adhesives, resins and specialty chemicals for $1.2 billion, including assumption of outstanding debt.… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Sharply rising raw material costs have forced marine coatings makers such as Hempel and International Coatings to institute price increases ranging between five and 15%. According to Hempel, prices for raw materials, such as epoxy resins, have incre… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Akzo Nobel has announced a major restructuring plan for its car refinishes business, which tallied sales of E880 million in 2003. Over the next two years, Akzo Nobel will eliminate approximately 600 full-time jobs—or 10%—of the global wor… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
International Paint Inc., Houston, TX, has entered into a contract to supply an estimated 3.9 million liters of products to the Military Sealift Command (MSC). The project could last up to five years, according to International. The MSC fleet prov… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
As initially reported in our July issue (As We Go To Press, page 8), Wattyl has sold its US businesses—Coronado and Lenmar—to Insl-X, a U.S. coatings maker based in Stony Point, NY. At the close of the deal, Wattyl will exit the U.S., a… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Eastman Offers Tech Tip for Waterborne Formulations Eastman Chemical Company has made formulating waterborne coatings with CMCAB (carboxymethyl cellulose acetate butyrate) cellulose esters easier by updating its recommended solutions and dispersio… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Heubach now offers Tico (titanium color), a new class of high performance yellow, orange and red pigments. These titanium-based colorants are made by “bonding” organic colorants to the surface of titanate carrier pigments. Tico exhibits m… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
DuPont Performance Coatings has announced several changes to its marketing and sales management team. Harry Hall, east region sales manager, has been named marketing manager for refinish Americas, reporting to Raymond Anderson, director of ref… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Abrasion resistant coatings from dupont Patent No. U.S. 6,592,977 B2 E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company has received a patent for a primer composition capable of forming an adherent coating to a substrate and exhibiting abrasion resistance. It… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
BAsf Coatings AG patents Water-dilutable coating Patent No. 6,590,029 B1 BASF Coatings AG has been granted a patent for a water-dilutable coating composition comprising polyester, polyurethane and amino resins. The polyurethane is comprised of a… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Acima Launches new biocide In Response to Carbendazim Regulations Acima has launched a new product line in response to the European Commission’s recently published 29th ATP (Adaptation to Technical Progress) of the Dangerous Substances Dire… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Dickie to Receive FSCT 2004 Heckel Award The Federation of Society for Coatings Technology (FSCT) has announced that Ray A. Dickie, editor of JCT Research and JCT Coatings-Tech, has been named the recipient of the George Baugh Heckel Award, the o… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
American Chemical Society Seeks Tess Nominations The American Chemical Society’s Division of Polymeric Material: Science and Engineering (PMSE) is seeking nominations for the 2005 Roy W. Tess Award in Coatings. This award, which will be pre… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
European Technical Conferences Issue CallS for papers The six technical congresses that will run concurrently with the European Coatings Show 2005 in Nuremberg, April 26-28 have issued calls for papers. The following technical congresses are seek… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Johnson Matthey Sells Pigments & Dispersions To Rockwood Specialties Johnson Matthey has agreed to sell its pigments and dispersions business to a subsidiary of Rockwood Specialties Group, Inc., a specialty chemicals and advanced materials co… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Troy to host annual 5K run/walk at ice 2004 Troy Corporation and the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology will host the annual Troy 5K Run/Walk Oct. 28 at ICE 2004 in Chicago, IL. The race will begin at 7:00 a.m. across from Buckingham F… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Bayer materialscience Begins operations Bayer Polymers has begun operations under its new name Bayer MaterialScience. In November 2003, Bayer announced that its business activities would be reorganized into three groups. Bayer MaterialScience en… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Akzo Nobel Coatings has sold its French industrial resins business to Spanish company Derivados Forestales S.A. All 36 employees have transferred to the new business. Trading under the name Casco Industries SnC., Akzo Nobel’s resins operations… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Sayerlack Celebrates 50th Anniversary IN PIANORO, ITALY To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Sayerlack is doing more than blowing out candles. In addition to hosting a special exhibition of wood coatings at its headquarters in Pianoro, Ita… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
In brief: PPG Total Service Solutions has signed a contract with Wuxi Vehicle Body Co. to provide chemical and process management program at its facility in Wuxi, China...SeaLife Corp. has entered into an agreement with… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
China IS Location for DSM Desotech’s Fourth Plant DSM Desotech Inc., a maker of UV coatings and other materials based in Elgin, IL, is expanding its operations by building a new manufacturing facility in Shanghai, China. The facility, DSM D… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Regal Matte Finish Paint WINS EDITOR’s CHOICE AWARD FROM POPULAR MECHANICS Benjamin Moore’s Regal matte finish washable interior flat latex paint has earned the “Editors’ Choice Award” from Popular Mechani… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Western European Coatings for Plastics MARKET To Grow 3.4% According to Information Research (IRL), the Western European market for coatings for plastics was estimated at 119,930 tons in 2003 and is expected to reach approximately 142,000 tons by 2… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Akzo Opens Two More Plants in China Akzo Nobel’s industrial finishes business opened two new multi-purpose coatings sites in China in July. Located in Tianjin and Jiashang, the two facilities together will employ approximately 300 peopl… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Are “McMansions” Giving Way to Smaller, Cozy Homes? America’s love of the “super-size” concept has affected everything from fast food to housing. Take the square footage a new home, which increased 55% between 1970… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Elects New Officers for 2004-2005 At its meeting held in San Francisco, Colorizer Associates, Inc., a marketing group comprised of 33 independent paint manufacturers, reviewed new strategies in marketing, merchandising and technology and elected its… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Robert Kagan, senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and director of the Endowment’s U.S. Leadership Project, will keynote the NPCA’s 2004 annual meeting in Chicago in October. Kagan, who will speak on Oct.… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Apollo Management has entered into an agreement to acquire Borden Chemical, Inc., the Columbus, OH-based maker of thermoset and other adhesives, resins and specialty chemicals for $1.2 billion, including assumption of outstanding debt.… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Sharply rising raw material costs have forced marine coatings makers such as Hempel and International Coatings to institute price increases ranging between five and 15%. According to Hempel, prices for raw materials, such as epoxy resins, have incre… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Akzo Nobel has announced a major restructuring plan for its car refinishes business, which tallied sales of E880 million in 2003. Over the next two years, Akzo Nobel will eliminate approximately 600 full-time jobs—or 10%—of the global wor… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
International Paint Inc., Houston, TX, has entered into a contract to supply an estimated 3.9 million liters of products to the Military Sealift Command (MSC). The project could last up to five years, according to International. The MSC fleet prov… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
As initially reported in our July issue (As We Go To Press, page 8), Wattyl has sold its US businesses—Coronado and Lenmar—to Insl-X, a U.S. coatings maker based in Stony Point, NY. At the close of the deal, Wattyl will exit the U.S., a… Read More »
By Christine Esposito
Published August 11, 2005
Formulators can create paint that performs and pleases when incorporating high performance and special effect pigments. Read More »
By Christine Esposito
Published August 11, 2005
A look at the latest offerings from suppliers. Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published August 11, 2005
Signs of recovery are on the horizon for the aerospace industry as airlines report an increase in passenger travel and expansion of their fleets. But will rising fuel prices stymie the recovery? Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
AKZO NOBEL NAMES REES GENERAL MANAGER NORTH AMERICAN CAR REFINISHES Akzo Nobel has named Jim Rees general manager of its North American car refinishes division. He succeeds Rob Molenaar who was recently promoted to global manager of the Akzo… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Jacques Delmoitiez former head of automotive refinish/commercial transport coatings solutions for BASF Coatings, has been named group vice president and will head up the Brussels-based project to implement the “BASF 2015 Strategy–He… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
University of Missouri-Rolla (UMR) Coatings Institute has created a newsletter which is e-mailed to subscribers. Past issues are available at www.umr.edu/~coatings. In addition to news from the UMR campus, the newsletter contains informa… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Rohm and Haas has added a number of new products to its coating biocides product line. Rocima 550 microbiocide, a zero-VOC preservative that is stable in high pH systems and Rocima 607 microbiocide, a BIT and Bronopol blend, have been added to Kathon… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Eastman Chemical Company and Apollo Management, L.P., a private investment firm, have signed an agreement for Apollo to acquire certain businesses and product lines in Eastman’s coatings, adhesives, specialty polymers and inks (CASPI) segment.… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Shepherd Color offers special effect pigments Shepherd Color Co. has launched StarLight special effect pigments for use in coatings. StarLight was developed using MicroMirror technology to obtain an outstanding brilliance and sparkle in a variety… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Tego Offers Additives to Improve Compatibility Tego Coating and Ink Additives has introduced Tego LA-D 618, Tego LA-D 902 and Tego LA-D 903, additives that improve the compatibility of pigment concentrates in white bases for architectural coatings… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Glasurit GmbH has been named a system and service partner for Fouad Al-Ghanim & Son… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Nova Paint Club, an organization of independent paint companies, recently met in Sydney, marking the first time the group held a meeting in Australia. Barloworld hosted the event, which brought together the full board and technical directors from… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
At its general assembly held June 4 in Barcelona, CEPE (the European Council of the Paint, Printing Ink and Artists’ Colours Industry) amended its statutes and elected a new board. The general assembly of CEPE, composed of national member… Read More »



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