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Published April 15, 2008
Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes has entered into a global strategic relationship with the newly formed DCR IP Company, LLC. “DCR Intellectual Property has developed a unique business model which defines repeatable processes for creating maximum effic… Read More »
Published April 15, 2008
The Columbia Paint & Coatings manufacturing plant in Helena, MT is closing in March. Columbia Paint Co., founded in Helena in 1947, was purchased last summer by Cleveland-based Sherwin-Williams. Helena’s paint manufacturing capacity will be… Read More »
Published April 15, 2008
DuPont has announced the opening of its first office in Sofia, Bulgaria. The Sofia office represents DuPont’s growing market reach in Central Europe, following openings in Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, the Baltic countries and S… Read More »
Published April 15, 2008
Buhler Inc. and Aveka Inc. have formed a joint operation for a development and demonstration laboratory, which will offer North American customers in the fields of wet grinding and dispersion technology on-site support. Buhler will make the complet… Read More »
Published April 15, 2008
Goldschmidt Industrial Chemical Corp., formerly a subsidiary of Degussa AG, now Evonik, recently announced a company name change to Reaxis Inc. Several senior level managers acquired the industrial chemicals division of Evonik in a management buyou… Read More »
Published April 15, 2008
Clariant International and Zhejiang Baihe Chemical Holding Group have announced plans to expand the Hangzhou Baihe Clariant Pigments Company Ltd. joint venture by investing in a world-scale plant for the production of quinacridone specialty organic p… Read More »
Published April 15, 2008
Eliokem has completed the acquisition of the polymer division of Apra Industries Ltd., India for $28 million. After the acquisition Eliokem’s global revenues will reach €200 million for a combined capacity in excess of 100,000 tons of poly… Read More »
Published April 15, 2008
Sartomer Company has opened a new manufacturing plant in Nansha, in the Guangzhou province of China. The facility will manufacture specialty acrylate monomers and oligomers used as raw materials in products including paint, coatings, inks and adhesiv… Read More »
Published April 15, 2008
ShawCor Ltd. has announced that its subsidiary, Bredero Shaw, has received a contract with a value of approximately $30 million to provide pipeline coatings for StatoilHydro’s Gjøa offshore projects in the North Sea. The contract has bee… Read More »
Published April 15, 2008
Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes has entered into a global strategic relationship with the newly formed DCR IP Company, LLC. “DCR Intellectual Property has developed a unique business model which defines repeatable processes for creating maximum effic… Read More »
Published April 15, 2008
The Columbia Paint & Coatings manufacturing plant in Helena, MT is closing in March. Columbia Paint Co., founded in Helena in 1947, was purchased last summer by Cleveland-based Sherwin-Williams. Helena’s paint manufacturing capacity will be… Read More »
Published April 15, 2008
DuPont has announced the opening of its first office in Sofia, Bulgaria. The Sofia office represents DuPont’s growing market reach in Central Europe, following openings in Poland, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Romania, the Baltic countries and S… Read More »
By Phil Phillips
Published April 4, 2008
A closer look at the role of innovators and early adopters in the product life cycle curve. Read More »
Radcure Coatings Market
By Tim Wright
Published April 4, 2008
The market for UV and EB coatings is strong and continues to grow. Read More »
Published March 14, 2008
The Shepherd Color Co. and The Shepherd Chemical Co. have jointly formed a legal, entity, Shepherd Europe Ltd., to serve as an Only Representative for REACH pre-registration of its non-European manufactured products. Established in the UK, this new s… Read More »
Published March 14, 2008
Reichhold, a leading supplier of unsaturated polyester resins, has announced its intention to invest in a Greenfield facility in India. The company has started construction at a site located at Ranjangoan, in Pune district of Maharashtra state. The n… Read More »
Published March 14, 2008
Aleris International, Inc. will be permanently close its Toronto, Ontario, Canada coil coating facility. Production will be phased-out during the first quarter of 2008 and the site will be permanently closed shortly thereafter. The facility, which wa… Read More »
Published March 14, 2008
A strategic alliance between Rolls-Royce, a market leader in marine applications, and UCT Coatings Inc. is bringing new technology to the marine market and is about to start work on a $7 million U.S. Navy research contract. The contract, placed with… Read More »
Published March 14, 2008
ShawCor Ltd. has announced that its subsidiary, Shaw Pipe Protection Ltd. will invest $11 million to construct a new pipe coating facility in Camrose, Alberta, Canada to provide technologically advanced internal pipe coatings and insulation systems f… Read More »
Published March 14, 2008
Akzo Nobel Powder Coatings has opened a facility in Dubai. The new factory is the company’s first manufacturing site in the United Arab Emirates. The investment, which represents an acceleration of the company’s Middle East growth plans,… Read More »
Published March 14, 2008
The Shepherd Color Co. and The Shepherd Chemical Co. have jointly formed a legal, entity, Shepherd Europe Ltd., to serve as an Only Representative for REACH pre-registration of its non-European manufactured products. Established in the UK, this new s… Read More »
Published March 14, 2008
Reichhold, a leading supplier of unsaturated polyester resins, has announced its intention to invest in a Greenfield facility in India. The company has started construction at a site located at Ranjangoan, in Pune district of Maharashtra state. The n… Read More »
Published March 14, 2008
Aleris International, Inc. will be permanently close its Toronto, Ontario, Canada coil coating facility. Production will be phased-out during the first quarter of 2008 and the site will be permanently closed shortly thereafter. The facility, which wa… Read More »
Published March 14, 2008
A strategic alliance between Rolls-Royce, a market leader in marine applications, and UCT Coatings Inc. is bringing new technology to the marine market and is about to start work on a $7 million U.S. Navy research contract. The contract, placed with… Read More »
Published March 14, 2008
ShawCor Ltd. has announced that its subsidiary, Shaw Pipe Protection Ltd. will invest $11 million to construct a new pipe coating facility in Camrose, Alberta, Canada to provide technologically advanced internal pipe coatings and insulation systems f… Read More »
Published March 14, 2008
Akzo Nobel Powder Coatings has opened a facility in Dubai. The new factory is the company’s first manufacturing site in the United Arab Emirates. The investment, which represents an acceleration of the company’s Middle East growth plans,… Read More »
By Phil Phillips
Published March 7, 2008
In companies of all sizes one hears and sees many different types of vision statements. They decorate the halls in prominent places and are placed noticeably in annual reports and in strategic plans and other important documents. Chemark has witnes… Read More »
2007 M&A Review
By Stephen Einhorn & Jaclyn Christiansen
Published March 7, 2008
Last year was a good year for merger/acquisition activity in the paint industry with approximately two-dozen paint transactions in the U.S. alone. The size of these transactions ranged from million dollar small management buyouts to multi-billion dol… Read More »
Automotive OEM Coatings Market
By Tim Wright
Published March 7, 2008
While the automotive OEM market is level to slightly declining in the mature markets of North America and Western Europe, Eastern Europe and Asia-Pacific are experiencing healthy growth. Read More »
Published February 15, 2008
Europe REACH: Preparing for the pre-registration phase Industry gets ready for the first phase of REACH to begin later this year. By Sean Milmo European Correspondent The European Union’s REACH scheme for the registration, eva… Read More »
By Ira Miller
Published December 19, 2007
The previous article in this series (Nov. '07) introduced the Miller Leadership Model. It represents five areas of responsibility a leader must call his or her own. These five core endeavors cannot be delegated. They include: Understanding the e… Read More »
By Charles W. Thurston
Published August 11, 2005
Could the dark cloud of asbestos litigation be lifted in 2005? Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Was the FSCT�s International Coatings Expo a success? Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Our third annual look at what paint R&D staffers earn and what's really on their minds as they spend countless hours in the lab. Read More »
By Charles W. Thurston
Published August 11, 2005
Comex finalizes its deal to acquire Professional Paint. Read More »
Published August 11, 2005
Find out how your company and your competitors ranked in our annual report profiling the top manufacturers in the world. Read More »
By David Savastano, Kerry Pianoforte and Christine Esposito
Published August 11, 2005
Successful show in Charlotte bodes well for industry. Read More »
By Stephen Einhorn
Published August 11, 2005
2003 was a steady year in terms of mergers and acquisitions in the North American paint market, with buyers aggressively seeking synergies. Read More »
By David Savastano, Kerry Pianoforte and Christine Canning Esposito
Published August 10, 2005
Maybe it was a case of low expectations, but the turnout at ICE 2003 in Philadelphia last month surprised many. Could the show�s performance be a bellwether for next year�s event in Chicago and the coatings industry in general? Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
Our second annual look at how much paint R&D staffers earn and what�s really on their minds as they spend countless hours in the lab. Read More »
By Tom Sullivan
Published August 10, 2005
One of the great joys of the coatings industry is that there is always an opportunity to build a better mousetrap Read More »
By Christine Esposito
Published August 10, 2005
NPCA focuses on strategies at its 115th annual meeting, held Oct. 27-29 in New Orleans, LA. Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
The major windfall from ICE 2002 in New Orleans centered around the decision to switch the show�s format to an every-other-year schedule. This review also includes new product introductions from the show. Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
A snapshot of how much paint R&D staffers earn and what's on their minds as they spend countless hours in the lab. Read More »
By Mike Agosta
Published August 10, 2005
The Internet and business are inextricably linked, and coatings companies must maintain an e-business presence if they want to succeed. Read More »
By Mike Agosta
Published August 9, 2005
Proponents contend it can reduce costs and ease transfer of information�key concerns for any manufacturer. Read More »
By Christine Esposito
Published August 9, 2005
Can lessons be learned from drug discovery? Read More »
By Dave Savastano
Published August 9, 2005
Was this year�s event in Atlanta worth the trip? Read More »
By Christine Esposito
Published August 9, 2005
With attendance down slightly, NPCA addresses security issues, as well as more traditional business concerns, at its 114th annual meeting. Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published August 9, 2005
Color names do have an effect on the popularity of a paint. The right name will give the paint a personality and help consumers connect with it. Read More »



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