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Published May 13, 2008
DSM NeoResins has opened its R&D facilities for powder coating resins in Shanghai, China. The facilities will feature chemical synthesis as well as application testing. The company has also completed NeoResins+ expansion in Meppen, German… Read More »
Published May 13, 2008
Rohm and Haas Co. has completed the acquisition of Finndisp, the polymer dispersions division of OY Focit AB for €60 million. Finndisp, based in Hanko, Finland, makes water-based emulsions used in the manufacture of paint, coatings, lacquers a… Read More »
Published May 13, 2008
Kikuchi Color & Chemicals sells Dominion Colour subsidiary Toshio Kikuchi, president of Japan-based Kikuchi Color & Chemicals Corp. (KCC) and Mike Klein, president of Toronto, Ontario, Canada-based Dominion Colour Corp. (DCC), announced the c… Read More »
Published May 13, 2008
China’s paint industry becomes world’s second largest China has become the second largest paint producer and consumer in the world propelled by booming real estate, auto and shipping building sectors, according to AsiaPulse. Global paint… Read More »
Published May 13, 2008
KECO Coatings acquires Teknix Powder Coating Keco Coatings of Indianapolis, IN has completed the acquisition of Teknix Powder Coating in Statesville, NC. This acquisition will enable Keco to transition its Teflon and plasma coating technology into t… Read More »
Published May 13, 2008
American Bureau of Shipping approves SSPC PCI program The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) has announced that effective February 11, 2008, the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), the world’s 2nd largest commercial shipping classification… Read More »
Published May 13, 2008
Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Corporation (SWAFC) has opened a new South Bend, IN store at 1201 South Michigan St. to service the South Bend, Mishawaka and Elkhart markets. The new retail location will incorporate SWAFC’s strategy to enh… Read More »
Published May 13, 2008
Recapping results in 2007 DuPont-Russian Paints Ltd. said the research and production JV of the two companies will continue the localization of DuPont semi-finished materials and car coatings on the production capacities of Russian Paints in Yaroslav… Read More »
Published May 13, 2008
Sun Chemical and its parent company, Dainippon Ink and Chemicals (DIC) have formed a joint venture with Nantong DIC Metallic Pigments Co., Ltd., an aluminum pigment manufacturer. The joint venture expands on a distribution agreement announced in Oc… Read More »
Published May 13, 2008
The Dow Chemical Company has introduced a new global market-facing business unit, Dow Coating Solutions, to customers involved in all aspects of the industry. Dow Coating Solutions focuses exclusively on the needs of coatings formulators and levera… Read More »
Published May 13, 2008
Celanese has recently opened its Houston Technology Center for its emulsion polymers and polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) businesses. The 31,200 square-foot facility, which will house both the R&D and technical services groups, includes both analytical a… Read More »
Published May 13, 2008
DSM NeoResins has opened its R&D facilities for powder coating resins in Shanghai, China. The facilities will feature chemical synthesis as well as application testing. The company has also completed NeoResins+ expansion in Meppen, German… Read More »
Published May 13, 2008
Rohm and Haas Co. has completed the acquisition of Finndisp, the polymer dispersions division of OY Focit AB for €60 million. Finndisp, based in Hanko, Finland, makes water-based emulsions used in the manufacture of paint, coatings, lacquers a… Read More »
Published May 13, 2008
Kikuchi Color & Chemicals sells Dominion Colour subsidiary Toshio Kikuchi, president of Japan-based Kikuchi Color & Chemicals Corp. (KCC) and Mike Klein, president of Toronto, Ontario, Canada-based Dominion Colour Corp. (DCC), announced the c… Read More »
Published May 13, 2008
China’s paint industry becomes world’s second largest China has become the second largest paint producer and consumer in the world propelled by booming real estate, auto and shipping building sectors, according to AsiaPulse. Global paint… Read More »
Published May 13, 2008
KECO Coatings acquires Teknix Powder Coating Keco Coatings of Indianapolis, IN has completed the acquisition of Teknix Powder Coating in Statesville, NC. This acquisition will enable Keco to transition its Teflon and plasma coating technology into t… Read More »
Published May 13, 2008
American Bureau of Shipping approves SSPC PCI program The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) has announced that effective February 11, 2008, the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), the world’s 2nd largest commercial shipping classification… Read More »
Published May 13, 2008
Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes Corporation (SWAFC) has opened a new South Bend, IN store at 1201 South Michigan St. to service the South Bend, Mishawaka and Elkhart markets. The new retail location will incorporate SWAFC’s strategy to enh… Read More »
Published May 13, 2008
Recapping results in 2007 DuPont-Russian Paints Ltd. said the research and production JV of the two companies will continue the localization of DuPont semi-finished materials and car coatings on the production capacities of Russian Paints in Yaroslav… Read More »
By Phil Phillips
Published May 12, 2008
A look at the fourth stage of new technology adoption. 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 »
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 »



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