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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 »
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 March 30, 2010
Chemark analyzed 120 closely held coatings and adhesives businesses ranging in size from $5 million to $150 million. For arguments sake, we initially defined those heading these privately held companies as "entreprenuers." We understood the… Read More »
Published March 30, 2010
Balance-sheet tactics adopted by companies within the coatings supply chain in Europe to deal with the economic downturn have triggered cutbacks in investment in production plants but not so much in R&D. Throughout the chain extending from raw m… Read More »
Improving the Odds of Success With Your Acquisition
By Dan Watson
Published March 16, 2010
In recent years, acquisitions have become a way of life for most companies. However, it was not always that way. The first of a three-part series exploring the acquisition process. Read More »
The State of the Global Coatings Industry
By Scott Detiveaux
Published March 16, 2010
The global recession of 2008 and 2009 has had a tremendous impact on the coatings industry with all segments affected. However, the good news is that the market now appears to be in recovery. Read More »
Automotive Coatings Market
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published March 15, 2010
China's engine heats up, ends U.S.'s reign as largest auto market Read More »
Published January 29, 2010
Organizational culture is created by the strategic leadership provided by an organizations founder or top management. As I observed before, and then reverified during my doctorate peer-reviewed literature research, an organization's founder is pa… Read More »
Published January 29, 2010
This could be the year when REACH, the European Union's (EU) controversial legislation on the control of chemicals, starts to have a major impact on Europe's coatings sector. European coatings producers, as well as other big downstream users… Read More »
Wood Coatings Market
By Kerry Pianoforte, Associate Editor
Published January 29, 2010
The wood coatings market continues to face some challenging economic conditions. Read More »
Additives Market Review & Forecast
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published December 23, 2009
The coatings additives market was down in 2009 compared to years past but the handful of key suppliers Coatings World interviewed are optimistic that 2010 will bring slow recovery driven by the Asia-Pacific region. Read More »
The U.S. Interior Decorative Coatings Market
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published December 23, 2009
Major U.S. paint manufacturers including Benjamin Moore, Kelly-Moore, Rodda Paint and Dunn-Edwards discuss key issues in the interior decorative coatings market. Read More »
Biocides, Fungicides and Algaecides Update
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published December 2, 2009
The economic downturn continues to impact the biocides market, but biocide manufacturers are cautiously optimistic. Read More »
By Phil Phillips
Published November 2, 2009
To be a good manager, it is important to understand and implement the qualities it takes to be a good leader. Read More »
8th Annual Salary Survey
Published November 2, 2009
Welcome to the Eighth Annual Coatings World Salary Survey! This year’s results are derived from more than 500 respondents from our readership about employment attitudes, responsibilities, education and salaries. Read More »
Adhesives and Sealants Market Update
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published November 2, 2009
As the economic downturn continues, demand for adhesives and sealants remains soft. Read More »
By Phil Phillips
Published October 1, 2009
A look at how understanding the demand environment is imperative to create business opportunities. Read More »
By Bonnie Morrow
Published October 1, 2009
Because most coatings manufacturers have a broad, complex business model that embraces multiple customer targets, the selling and marketing of coatings requires a vigilant and precise understanding of customers and their needs. Read More »
Automotive Refinish Market
By Tim Wright
Published October 1, 2009
Coatings World spoke with a panel of experts regarding the current state of the global auto refinish market. Read More »
By Phil Phillips
Published September 1, 2009
Moving forward the paint and coatings industry must become a more proactive partner in the new product design process. Read More »
By Phil Phillips
Published August 4, 2009
Measuring the importance of customer loyalty. Read More »
Stimulus Spending: Where
By Patrick Jones, Lynda Gordon
Published July 14, 2009
In the first quarters of 2009, major paint and chemical companies reported significant declines in both revenues and profits due to the global economic downturn. U.S. Federal Stimulus spending will offset these general losses in demand in the U.S., h… Read More »
Published July 13, 2009
Once again, Coatings World brings the industry The Top Companies Report-the only truly global ranking of the top manufacturers of paints, coatings, adhesives and sealants. Our editorial staff has spent long hours researching the industry to provide… Read More »
Published June 16, 2009
Lubrizol launches improved website The Performance Coatings business of the Lubrizol Corp. has launched its enhanced web site, www.lubrizol­coatings.com, featuring advanced search capabilities and easier navigation. Designed with the customer in… Read More »
Published June 16, 2009
Hexion Specialty Chemicals epoxy products production Hexion has announced, as a result of reduced demand driven by difficult market conditions, the company intends to shift production of certain epoxy products within its global manufacturing operatio… Read More »
Published June 16, 2009
BASF names archway sales distributor of the year Archway Sales, Inc. was selected as BASF Resins Distributor of the year based on performance measures, territory profitability and new product sales growth. The line includes Basonat aliphatic isocyan… Read More »
Published June 16, 2009
ISP launches web site on wood protection technology International Specialty Products (ISP) has launched a new web site focused on the major sources of wood degradation and the technical solution that will allow coatings formulators to produce highe… Read More »
Published June 16, 2009
BASF has announced that it intends to cut at least 2,000 positions by 2009 as it sees no shift in the current trend and as demand weakened further at the start of the year. Quarterly sales fell 23.3% to €12.22 billion compared to Q1 in 2008. &l… Read More »
Published June 16, 2009
Benjamin Moore helping retailers customize web sites Benjamin Moore is supporting its national retailer network with the North American rollout of a service to create a store’s customized web site. The new Retailer Web Site Program is designed… Read More »
Published June 16, 2009
Kelly-Moore launches dealership program Kelly-Moore Paint Company, Inc., has introduced a new Kelly-Moore Dealership Program that allows dealers to leverage the company’s reputation for high-quality products and personalized service to gain i… Read More »



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