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Published August 11, 2005
Resene of New Zealand has started PaintWise, a collection service that sorts old and partially used paint for distribution to the not-for-profit community. In addition, the company is recycling steel packaging and disposing of other non-used elements… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Powder Coatings 2004, to be held Sept. 21–23 in Charlotte, NC, will open its conference program with a keynote presentation from retired Harley-Davidson executive Clyde Fessler, who played an integral part in the dramatic changes at motorcycle… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
In early April, the U.S. EPA region five cited eight companies for alleged violations of federal architectural coating rules. The companies cited include: Lymtal International (Lake Orion, MI), Nelson Paint Co. (Kingsford, MI), Pro Coatings, Inc. (S… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Duron, the Beltsville, MD paint manufacturer and retailer, is going after the historic set once again. The company has been granted rights by the Historic Charleston Foundation (HCF) for the Colors of Historic Charleston paint line. The Historic… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Rodda Paint Co., Portland, OR, has been awarded the 2004 Businesses for an Environmentally Sustainable Tomorrow (BEST) Sustainable Product award from the Office of Sustainable Development of Portland. Rodda Paint won the award for its Horizon Green… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Akzo Nobel has opened a new R&D laboratory at its marine and protective coatings facility in Felling, UK, marking another stage in a E10 million investment plan into research and development facilities serving the business unit. The newly built… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Eastman Launches New acrylics in european market Eastman Chemical Company has launched a number of new acrylics, enhancing its European product portfolio. In addition, Eastman will be renaming its current solventborne acrylic resin portfolio to Acr… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Tego introduces hydrophobing resins Tego Coatings and Ink Additives has introduced Tego Phobe, a line of hydrophobing resins for mineral surfaces. Solvent-free, Tego Phobe 1400 and 1500N provide a water beading affecting topcoat formulations. Tego… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Bayer Corp. has developed new diethyl malonate (DEM)-blocked isocyanate crosslinkers that enable a significant reduction in the curing temperature of powder coatings. DEM-blocked isocyanates have additional applications in wood and plastic coatings a… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
PENOFIN NAMES POSTON NATIONAL ACCOUNTS MANAGER Penofin Performance Coatings, a coatings maker based in Ukiah, CA, has named Mark Poston national account manager. He had been director of manufacturing, shipping and purchasing. CW… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
OMNOVA HIRES MANAGER FOR FUNCTIONAL COATINGS Fairlawn, OH-based Omnova Solutions has named David Anderson business manager responsible for its functional coatings product line, which includes mold coating technologies sold to the compression a… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
ECKART AMERICA L.P. NAMES AMEO PRESIDENT Eckart America L.P. has named Anthony J. Ameo Jr. president. He is responsible for overall operations of the company, including efforts graphic arts, coatings and plastics. Prior to joining Eckart,… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
VALSPAR MAKES MANAGEMENT CHANGES Valspar Corp. has made a number of management changes including the appointment of William M. Mansfield to the position of executive vice president of COO, responsible for all business groups. Mansfield joined… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Herbert M. (Chip) Nowak has been named business director for DuPont Herberts Automotive Systems, based in Troy, MI. Nowak, who will oversee worldwide automotive coatings needs of two major OEM accounts, succeeds Anthony A. Coletta, who has tran… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Waterborne sanitary can coating compositions Patent No. U.S. 6,576,688 B1 Shell Oil Co. has been granted a patent for waterborne sanitary can coating composition. The coatings are comprised of an ammonium salt of an epoxy resin, prepared by reacti… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Dow To Shutter Somerset, NJ Latex Site UCAR Emulsions Systems (UES), part of The Dow Chemical Company, said it will end manufacturing operations for UES at its Somerset, NJ facility and will shut down the site during the second quarter. The facilit… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Reichhold Implements Global Trade Names For Coatings Market Products Reichhold has implemented a global trade name standard for all product lines sold into the coatings and graphic arts markets. Effective May 1, the following trade names, designa… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
BAYER EXpands biocide production in U.S., Announces new plans in China Bayer Chemicals AG has made two announcements affecting its production capabilities in the U.S. and China. Last month, Bayer took over production of all the biocidal formula… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Resene of New Zealand has started PaintWise, a collection service that sorts old and partially used paint for distribution to the not-for-profit community. In addition, the company is recycling steel packaging and disposing of other non-used elements… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Powder Coatings 2004, to be held Sept. 21–23 in Charlotte, NC, will open its conference program with a keynote presentation from retired Harley-Davidson executive Clyde Fessler, who played an integral part in the dramatic changes at motorcycle… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
In early April, the U.S. EPA region five cited eight companies for alleged violations of federal architectural coating rules. The companies cited include: Lymtal International (Lake Orion, MI), Nelson Paint Co. (Kingsford, MI), Pro Coatings, Inc. (S… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Duron, the Beltsville, MD paint manufacturer and retailer, is going after the historic set once again. The company has been granted rights by the Historic Charleston Foundation (HCF) for the Colors of Historic Charleston paint line. The Historic… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Rodda Paint Co., Portland, OR, has been awarded the 2004 Businesses for an Environmentally Sustainable Tomorrow (BEST) Sustainable Product award from the Office of Sustainable Development of Portland. Rodda Paint won the award for its Horizon Green… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Akzo Nobel has opened a new R&D laboratory at its marine and protective coatings facility in Felling, UK, marking another stage in a E10 million investment plan into research and development facilities serving the business unit. The newly built… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Sico Inc., Canada’s leading paint and coating manufacturer, has reported that for the quarter ended March 26, sales were $63.6 million, a seven percent increase over the $59.4 million it tallied in the same period one year ago. The company&rsq… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
MASCO REPORTS QUARTERLY RESULTS, Describes PAINT AND COATINGS SALES as Strong Taylor, MI-based Masco Corp., parent company of Behr and MasterChem, has reported results for the quarter ended March 31. Income from continuing… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
The Sherwin-Williams Company’s sales for the first quarter were $171.1 million, a 14.9% gain over the first quarter of 2003. The company attributed the gain to a strong domestic market for architectural paint both in DIY and the contracto… Read More »
By Sean Milmo
Published August 11, 2005
The European Union has adopted new legislation on steps to reduce the emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) from decorative and auto-repair paints approximately 10 years after the measures were first muted. Read More »
By Charles Thurston
Published August 11, 2005
The accelerating pace of infrastructure development in the Mercosul countries of South America is helping to drive up the demand for industrial paints and coatings beyond the more traditional demands of key industrial sectors, said Douglas Leslie, the general manager of marine industrial coatings at Akzo Nobel, in Sao Paulo. Read More »
By David Savastano, Kerry Pianoforte and Christine Esposito
Published August 11, 2005
Successful show in Charlotte bodes well for industry. Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
ANDERSON TO MANAGE OMNOVA’S FUNCTIONAL COATINGS LINE David Anderson has been appointed business manager of Omnova’s functional coatings product line, which provides in-mold coatings to the compression and injection molding markets.… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
AMERON MAKES MANAGEMENT CHANGES Ameron International has named William M. Smith senior vice president- operations, reporting to James S. Marlen, chairman, president and CEO. Smith will have a broad range of management responsibility and overs… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
ROHM AND HAAS NAMES FESTA DIRECTOR OF LATIN AMERICAN REGION Carlos A. Festa has been named director of Rohm and Haas’ Latin American region, succeeding Luis Fernandez who has taken responsibility for the company’s global plastics b… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
PPG has appointed Michael T. Hartings general manager of North American automotive OEM coatings. In his new post, Hartings will be responsible for sales and service, including the integration of technology and manufacturing, for customers… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
ISP Acquires Biochema Schwaben International Specialty Products (ISP) has acquired Biocehme Schwaben, a formulator of preservatives and biocides for industrial and personal care product applications. Biochema’s roster includes a wide range o… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
ASTM Launches New Standards Activity for Single-Point Scratch Method ASTM subcommittee G02 on Wear and Erosion has launched new standards activity for measuring the adhesion of coatings and thin films using a single-point scratch method. This ne… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Degussa Increases Vestoplast Production Degussa’s coatings and colorants business unit will increase production capacity for Vestoplast, an amorphous poly-alpha-olefin (APAO) used in the production of hot melt adhesives. In addition to the t… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Troy Corp. has introduced a new EPA approved wood preservative designed for incorporation into water-based wood protective stains and coatings. Polyphase HS32 is a broad-spectrum fungicide developed to combine long-term protection against a wide scop… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Ameron reports Q1 results Ameron’s performance coatings and finishes group reported a loss in the first quarter on higher sales compared to results posted in the first quarter last year. It attributed the increase in… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
RPM Acquires Adhesives Maker in Germany RPM Europe SA, the European arm of U.S. coatings firm RPM, Inc., has acquired Compakta/Pactan, a division of Heidelberger Bauchemie GmbH, as well as floor manufacturer Ecoloc N.V./Lock-Tile Belgium N.V. T… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Akzo Makes Nobilas its Own Business, de Grauw To Head Unit Akzo Nobel has made Nobilas Claims & Fleet Solutions a separate business unit with Cor de Grauw, former general manager of Akzo’s car refinishes business, taking the helm. Accord… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Study Predicts Four Percent Sales Gain Annually for U.S. Paint and Coatings Market A new study from Business Trend Analysts says the paint and coatings market posted a solid gain of 3.9% in 2003, and solid growth is expected in the near term. The… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
DuPont Performance Coatings Launches Refinish Blending Facility in India DuPont Performance Coatings has commissioned a new refinish blending facility in Savli, India that will manufacture its Duxone line for commercial vehicles and will also hou… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Change in BASF-Treffert Deal There has been a change in the agreement between BASF Coatings and the Treffert Group, which was reported in our April issue (p. 10). Under the new agreement, BASF Coatings will acquire only Treffert’s foil coating… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Powder Coatings FROM Rohm & Haas Rohm and Haas has made more than 250 of its powder coatings products available to customers at a moment’s notice. The new Ready-to-Ship product roster—offered by the company’s North America gen… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Altana Chemie Acquires Share OF Nanophase Technologies Altana Chemie AG, Wesel, Germany, has acquired seven percent of Nanophase Technologies for approximately $10 million, forging a partnership in which the Romeoville, IL-based company will supp… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Desothane HS Helps Rebrand Russia’s Aeroflot Fleet Desothane HS coatings from PPG Aerospace-PRC-DeSoto have been used by Aeroflot as part of the Russian carrier’s recent rebranding program. The new Aeroflot livery was painted with De… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
BASF’s ColorCARE System and DuPont’s “Wet-on-Wet” System Win 2004 PACE Awards BASF has earned a 2004 Automotive News Premier Automotive Suppliers Contribution to Excellence (PACE) award for ColorCARE, its software system… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
According to a poll conducted by House & Garden magazine of the top interior designers, Benjamin Moore is the top choice for paint for clients and their own homes. According to the “Best on the Best” poll, Donald Kaufman was the sec… Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
After initial reports surfaced in 2002 (see Coatings World Aug. 2002, p. 8), a stain-resistant paint bearing 3M’s Scotchgard name has hit the retail marketplace. Last month, Ace debuted Ace Sensations with Scotchgard Protector, a stain-resis… Read More »



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