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Published June 15, 2010
William Wulfsohn, senior vice president of industrial coatings at PPG, is leaving the Pittsburgh-based paint firm to become president and CEO of Carpenter Technology Corp. Read More »
Published June 14, 2010
RPM International's Performance Coatings Group has acquired Hummervoll Industribelegg AS. Read More »
Published June 7, 2010
BASF's proposed acquisition of Cognis is entering its final stages with a deal ‘agreed in principle.' Read More »
Published June 4, 2010
AkzoNobel has officially completed its acquisition of the Dow Chemical's powder coatings business. Read More »
Rebounding (...or Reeling?) from the Recession
Published May 25, 2010
Cynthia Niekamp of PPG Industries offers the latest on the automotive coatings market. Read More »
Published May 18, 2010
Jotun Paints' will provide coatings for the construction of 30 buildings, the World Trade Center, and the GCC Central Bank Tower as part of the King Abdullah Financial District project in Saudi Arabia. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published May 5, 2010
Hempel has opened a new manufacturing facility in Buk, Poland. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published May 5, 2010
World demand for architectural paint is forecast to rise 3.6 percent per year through 2013 to 22.8 million metric tons, valued at $51 billion. Read More »
Published May 1, 2010
Evonik Industries has acquired the business of methacrylate specialty esters from Arkema. The acqusition  includes the products 2-ethylhexyl methacrylate (2-EMHA), dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate (MADAME) and n- and i-butyl methacrylate (n-BUM… Read More »
Published May 1, 2010
BASF is repositioning its global pigments business. Following the Ciba acquisition, the chemical company now has the broadest product portfolio worldwide. After an in-depth analysis of the combined operations, the company will eliminate specific prod… Read More »
Published May 1, 2010
World demand for architectural paint is forecast to rise 3.6 percent per year through 2013 to 22.8 million metric tons, valued at $51 billion, according to “World Architectural Paint,” a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., a Clevela… Read More »
Published May 1, 2010
The Valspar extrusion coatings group announced the release of a new applicator program designed to assist architects and building owners source quality aluminum extrusions and wall panels post-painted with Valspar coatings. The program is open to app… Read More »
Published May 1, 2010
AkzoNobel’s integration activities following the acquisition of ICI have reached a significant landmark with the ICI India business now officially known as AkzoNobel India Limited. ICI India, a separate listed company on the stock market, is on… Read More »
Published May 1, 2010
Arch Chemicals, Inc. reported completion of the previously announced divestiture of its industrial coatings business to The Sherwin-Williams Company for approximately €40 million ($54 million). With operations located in Italy, UK, France, Spain… Read More »
Published May 1, 2010
Miba, a strategic development partner of the international engine and automotive industry based in Laakirchen, Upper Austria, is taking over the British coating specialist Teer Coatings Ltd., Droitwich, UK.      “With the takeove… Read More »
Published May 1, 2010
Worries in Europe about air pollution were intensified in April as a massive cloud of ash from a volcanic eruption in Iceland grounded all passenger aircraft in the region. However these concerns about air quality, stemming from a rising incidence o… Read More »
Published May 1, 2010
Evonik Industries has acquired the business of methacrylate specialty esters from Arkema. The acqusition  includes the products 2-ethylhexyl methacrylate (2-EMHA), dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate (MADAME) and n- and i-butyl methacrylate (n-BUM… Read More »
Published May 1, 2010
BASF is repositioning its global pigments business. Following the Ciba acquisition, the chemical company now has the broadest product portfolio worldwide. After an in-depth analysis of the combined operations, the company will eliminate specific prod… Read More »
Published May 1, 2010
World demand for architectural paint is forecast to rise 3.6 percent per year through 2013 to 22.8 million metric tons, valued at $51 billion, according to “World Architectural Paint,” a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., a Clevela… Read More »
Published May 1, 2010
The Valspar extrusion coatings group announced the release of a new applicator program designed to assist architects and building owners source quality aluminum extrusions and wall panels post-painted with Valspar coatings. The program is open to app… Read More »
Published May 1, 2010
AkzoNobel’s integration activities following the acquisition of ICI have reached a significant landmark with the ICI India business now officially known as AkzoNobel India Limited. ICI India, a separate listed company on the stock market, is on… Read More »
Published May 1, 2010
Arch Chemicals, Inc. reported completion of the previously announced divestiture of its industrial coatings business to The Sherwin-Williams Company for approximately €40 million ($54 million). With operations located in Italy, UK, France, Spain… Read More »
Published May 1, 2010
Miba, a strategic development partner of the international engine and automotive industry based in Laakirchen, Upper Austria, is taking over the British coating specialist Teer Coatings Ltd., Droitwich, UK.      “With the takeove… Read More »
Value Selling. Anything New Here?
By Phil Phillips
Published May 1, 2010
Learn what it takes to join the ranks of elite sellers. Read More »
IFC Considers $10 Million for Guatemala
By Charles W. Thurston
Published May 1, 2010
Guatemala's Lapco set to expand in Latin America. Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Underwriters Laboratories (UL), an independent third-party safety testing and certification provider, has entered into a strategic alliance with Atlas Material Testing. This alliance benefits both companies with increased global testing capacity and… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Arch Chemicals has announced that it will incorporate Sporgard technology into new biocide solutions to actively combat mold and fungi in paint, coatings and other building materials. Sporgard technology is an advanced mold solution developed by Syng… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
In developing custom-designed color solutions for customers in the global paint and coatings industry, color accuracy is the first priority—but speed is also of the essence. Evonik’s Colorants Product Line is now responding to customer de… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Perstorp has opened a new application laboratory in Ghatkopar, a suburb of Mumbai, India. The laboratory will assist application R&D experts with the exploration of new formulations and developments in paint, coatings and resins. Perstorp has als… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Lanxess has started up a new on-site power plant at its location in Porto Feliz, Brazil. This will increase the efficiency and environmental compatibility of the on-site production of iron oxide pigments, which are marketed globally as Bayferrox and… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
According to Frost & Sullivan’s Chem­icals & Materials Practice, which hosted an analyst briefing via webinar on the Asia Pacific paint and coatings market last month, despite being hit hard by the economic downturn and having to fa… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
According to a new technical market research report, “Nanotechnology in Coatings and Adhesive Applications: Global Markets,” from BCC Research, the global market value for nanotechnology in coatings and adhesives is an estimated $3.7 bill… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Weilburger Coatings GmbH, parent company of Grebe Group, has acquired 90 percent of the shares in Naber-Meyer S.A.S., F-78620 Acheres, France. Naber-Meyer S.A.S. is a niche supplier for decorative glass coatings focussing on the cosmetics and beverag… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
To improve the services Helsinki, Finland-based Teknos Group Oy provide to it international customers, the paint firm will open a new sales office and technical service center in Shanghai in the spring of 2010. Ville Tuominen, managing director desig… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
H.B. Fuller Company  has entered into a stock purchase agreement under which it will acquire all of the shares of Revertex Finewaters Shd Bhd in Malaysia, a joint venture of Yule Catto & Company Plc and Jahor Corporation. Revertex Finewaters… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Sika AG’s subsidiary Sika (Japan) Ltd. has acquired the construction sealant business of Henkel Japan Ltd. The acquired business includes the well-known trademarks, Bellace and Duribbon, which are well established in the Japanese construction m… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Master Painters Institute (MPI) has launched its “Starting Point” program for paint raw materials suppliers. Under the new program, MPI will invite paint raw materials suppliers to submit wet samples of their starting point (guide) formul… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
The Japan Paint Manufacturers Association has published data for the demand for paint in Japan for the fiscal year 2010. The predicted total volume is 1,434,000 tons, which is 1.1% more than in the fiscal year 2009. Market sectors predicted to grow i… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Malaysia-based Wah Seong Corp. is in negotiations with The Orleans Group of West Africa, as it is interested in acquiring Orleans’ strategic partner, Socotherm, for its pipe-coating business in Nigeria. Wah Seong anticipates an increase of acti… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Specialty chemicals group Altana has signed an agreement to acquire the business of Aquaprint GmbH. The company, which is based in Oyten, Lower Saxony, Germany, primarily produces coatings for in-mold labels and other labels as well as waterborne ove… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. and Canadian paint manufacturer Para Paints have formed a strategic alliance, bringing Para Paints to all Lowe’s retail stores in Canada by mid-April 2010. Lowe’s will carry two major Para sub-brands including… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Bayer MaterialScience recently completed its acquisition of PolyBioMed Ltd. based in Sheffield, UK, expanding its product portfolio for medical technology. PolyBioMed, formerly a subsidiary of Lombard Medical Technologies plc, provides polymer coatin… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Sherwin-Williams has signed an agreement with Spraylat Corporation of Pelham, NY, to become the exclusive North American distributor of Spraylat EMI/RFI shielding finishes, also known as conductive coatings, which are used to help protect enclosed el… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Underwriters Laboratories (UL), an independent third-party safety testing and certification provider, has entered into a strategic alliance with Atlas Material Testing. This alliance benefits both companies with increased global testing capacity and… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Arch Chemicals has announced that it will incorporate Sporgard technology into new biocide solutions to actively combat mold and fungi in paint, coatings and other building materials. Sporgard technology is an advanced mold solution developed by Syng… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
In developing custom-designed color solutions for customers in the global paint and coatings industry, color accuracy is the first priority—but speed is also of the essence. Evonik’s Colorants Product Line is now responding to customer de… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Perstorp has opened a new application laboratory in Ghatkopar, a suburb of Mumbai, India. The laboratory will assist application R&D experts with the exploration of new formulations and developments in paint, coatings and resins. Perstorp has als… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Lanxess has started up a new on-site power plant at its location in Porto Feliz, Brazil. This will increase the efficiency and environmental compatibility of the on-site production of iron oxide pigments, which are marketed globally as Bayferrox and… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
According to Frost & Sullivan’s Chem­icals & Materials Practice, which hosted an analyst briefing via webinar on the Asia Pacific paint and coatings market last month, despite being hit hard by the economic downturn and having to fa… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
According to a new technical market research report, “Nanotechnology in Coatings and Adhesive Applications: Global Markets,” from BCC Research, the global market value for nanotechnology in coatings and adhesives is an estimated $3.7 bill… Read More »



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