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PPG Appoints Marcos Achar Levy Vice President, Architectural Coatings, Mexico
Published November 7, 2014
PPG Industries has appointed Marcos Achar Levy, previously chief executive officer of Comex, vice president, architectural coatings, Mexico, and CEO, PPG – Comex. He will report to Michael McGarry, PPG chief operating officer. PPG previously a… Read More »
By Sean Milmo, European Correspondent
Published November 6, 2014
The dispersions segment is continuing to be one of the most active in the European coatings sector in the development of new technologies as well as investing in mergers and acquisitions  and expansions in production capacity. Demand for disper… Read More »
Published November 5, 2014
PPG Industries has announced that it has finalized the acquisition of Consorcio Comex, S.A. de C.V. (“Comex”), an architectural coatings company with headquarters in Mexico City, Mexico, in a transaction valued at $2.3 billion. “We… Read More »
Published October 28, 2014
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced a new report detailing the extensive involvement of the retail industry with LEED and the impact of the globally recognized green building rating system on retail development and the consumer experien… Read More »
Published October 27, 2014
IPPIC acknowledges and supports many of the activities proposed by UNEP/WHO Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint (GAELP), and urges all IPPIC member associations to promote the GAELP's planned "International Week of Action on Prevention o… Read More »
Published October 24, 2014
Masco Corporation’s Board of Directors has approved the strategic initiatives recommended by management under the leadership of Keith Allman, its president and chief executive officer. The strategic initiatives, which are designed to drive… Read More »
Published October 22, 2014
China will be largest, fastest growing market Read More »
Published October 14, 2014
Southeast Asia has become a hotbed of activity in the oleochemicals production space. This is due to a combination of factors: the abundant availability of raw materials, escalating consumer preference for vegetable-based products, and low manufactur… Read More »
Published October 8, 2014
Will be lead by Jennifer Cogar, global application technology leader Read More »
Published September 30, 2014
 If you own a coatings company with a recognizable brand, a leading market position and an entrepeneurial management team with a growth culture, Quest Specialty Chemicals’ CEO Doug Mattscheck wants to talk to you. Quest has acquired 10 co… Read More »
By William G. Sutton, CAE, President and CEO, Equipment Leasing and Finance Association
Published September 11, 2014
As the economy continues to improve, more manufacturers are making capital investments to fuel their growth. When business owners and managers consider acquiring equipment, they often think of their payment option as a “lease versus buy”… Read More »
By Adam Witty, CEO of Advantage Media Group
Published August 19, 2014
What makes a successful business thrive? That’s what eight out of 10 new entrepreneurs would like to know, because their businesses fail within the first 18 months, according to Bloomberg. Adam Witty has managed to turn plenty of heads in the… Read More »
Published July 8, 2014
CI Capital Partners, a New York-based private equity firm, and Maroon Incorporated, which has changed its name to Maroon Group LLC, recently  announce that an affiliate of CI Capital Partners has acquired a majority interest in Maroon, a North A… Read More »
Published June 25, 2014
Ninety-five percent of the world's customers are outside the United States.  Recent statistics by the federal government indicate that the U.S. trade deficit has increased as exports declined and imports surged to a high. The New Jersey Sm… Read More »
Why An Identifiable Brand is a Small Business’s Biggest Asset
By Dan Antonelli
Published February 5, 2014
Branding. It’s a loaded term tossed around in the marketing world, but carries with it some huge potential. For small business owners, branding might seem like a waste of time, another box to check on the business building to-do list. However… Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published January 15, 2014
Elemica, a leading Supply Chain Operating Network provider for the process industries, recently discussed ten top initiatives for 2014 that companies are deploying in their supply chains to help increase business performance. These initiatives have b… Read More »
Published December 18, 2013
Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $827 billion equipment finance sector. Read More »
Published December 11, 2013
Employers across the globe expect a cautious yet positive approach to hiring for the start of 2014, despite ongoing economic uncertainty and disruption. Upticks in payrolls are anticipated by varying degrees, according to the first-quarter Manpower E… Read More »
Published November 11, 2013
According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Solvents Market (Alcohols, Hydrocarbons, Ketones, Esters, Chlorinated and Others) for Paints and Coatings, Printing Inks, Pharmaceuticals, Adhesives and Cosmetics and Ot… Read More »
Published October 22, 2013
New whitepaper reveals secrets of world's most successful CEOs CHICAGO, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's business world feels to many nothing shy of a pressure cooker and there's an under-used resource many CEOs don't realize ca… Read More »
IBISWorld, Inc. Reports Fastest Growing Franchises in Home Improvement
Published October 16, 2013
As the economy improves and residential market recovers, franchises in the home improvemnt sector are expected to flourish. Read More »
U.S. Clean Diesel Auto Sales Increase 41 Percent in August 2013, Hybrid Sales Jump 38 Percent
Published September 18, 2013
August was a robust month for passenger vehicle sales in the U.S. and clean diesel and hybrid cars were no exception, with diesels showing a 41.8 percent increase compared to August 2012 and hybrids experiencing a 38.1 percent increase, according to… Read More »
Published August 28, 2013
Hydrophobic, self-healing and air-cleaning coatings will have a big impact, according to new report Read More »
Published August 15, 2013
Paints and coatings act as shields that protect products from wear and tear during their life span. They also give a new texture and look to the products along with an increased shelf life. They protect the products from rusting which makes them resi… Read More »
Published August 14, 2013
Paints and coatings act as shields that protect products from wear and tear during their life span. They also give a new texture and look to the products along with an increased shelf life. They protect the products from rusting which makes them resi… Read More »
Frost & Sullivan Analyst Offers Insight on the Marine Coatings Market
Published August 5, 2013
Frost & Sullivan’s latest research: “Strategic Analysis of the Protective and Marine Coatings Market and the Resins Market”  finds that the protective and marine coatings market earned revenue of $2.03 billion in North Amer… Read More »
Published September 11, 2012
The report "Global Epoxy Resin Market by Application & Geography - Market Estimates Up To 2017" defines and segments the global epoxy resins market with analysis and forecasting of the global volume and revenue for epoxy resins. It also… Read More »
Published August 30, 2012
Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group and DuPont today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement whereby Carlyle will purchase DuPont Performance Coatings (DPC) for $4.9 billion in cash. The transaction is expected to close… Read More »
Published August 30, 2012
Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group and DuPont today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement whereby Carlyle will purchase DuPont Performance Coatings (DPC) for $4.9 billion in cash. The transaction is expected to close… Read More »
Published August 23, 2012
According to an upcoming study by the consulting firm Kusumgar, Nerlfi, & Growney, global consumption of coatings in 2012 is projected to come in at 67 billion pounds worth $120 billion. Volume has bounced back from the recession year of 2009 wit… Read More »
Published August 16, 2012
BlueScope and Nippon Steel Corporation have agreed to form a new joint venture encompassing BlueScope's ASEAN and North American building products businesses. Nippon Steel Corporation (NSC) of Japan will be the world's second largest steelmak… Read More »
Published August 16, 2012
BlueScope and Nippon Steel Corporation have agreed to form a new joint venture encompassing BlueScope's ASEAN and North American building products businesses. Nippon Steel Corporation (NSC) of Japan will be the world's second largest steelmak… Read More »
Published August 16, 2012
Revenue within the US automotive coatings manufacturing market has been forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.7percent over the next five years, to reach a total market value of $1.5 billion in 2017, according to new research… Read More »
Published August 6, 2012
International Paint of Shanghai has established a long term strategic partnership with CSSC Chengxi Shipyard, designed to improve the efficiency and sustainability of their businesses. The two organizations formalized the agreement at a meeting at Ch… Read More »
Published August 6, 2012
AkzoNobel Powder Coatings strengthened its position in Africa by acquiring 100 percent of a powder coatings joint venture in South Africa. After more than 40 years working together, Akzo Nobel Powder Coatings South Africa (Pty) Ltd and Freeworld Coat… Read More »
Published August 6, 2012
International Paint of Shanghai has established a long term strategic partnership with CSSC Chengxi Shipyard, designed to improve the efficiency and sustainability of their businesses. The two organizations formalized the agreement at a meeting at Ch… Read More »
Published August 6, 2012
AkzoNobel Powder Coatings strengthened its position in Africa by acquiring 100 percent of a powder coatings joint venture in South Africa. After more than 40 years working together, Akzo Nobel Powder Coatings South Africa (Pty) Ltd and Freeworld Coat… Read More »
Published August 2, 2012
Sun Chemical and its parent company, DIC, have closed the acquisition of Benda-Lutz Werke GmbH, a leading manufacturer of metallic effect products based in Austria. The acquisition allows Sun Chemical and DIC to purchase 100 percent of the shares, as… Read More »
Published August 2, 2012
Sun Chemical and its parent company, DIC, have closed the acquisition of Benda-Lutz Werke GmbH, a leading manufacturer of metallic effect products based in Austria. The acquisition allows Sun Chemical and DIC to purchase 100 percent of the shares, as… Read More »
By Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
Published July 24, 2012
Growth has OEM’s ramping up investments in a major way. Read More »
By Sean Milmo, Europe Correspondent
Published July 24, 2012
Sachtleben’s takeover of crenox shakes up TiO2 market. Read More »
Published July 19, 2012
PPG Industries has received the necessary approvals from Indian authorities to expand its coatings joint venture and also to create a second joint venture with Asian Paints Ltd., India's largest coatings company. Financial terms were not disclose… Read More »
Published July 19, 2012
PPG Industries has received the necessary approvals from Indian authorities to expand its coatings joint venture and also to create a second joint venture with Asian Paints Ltd., India's largest coatings company. Financial terms were not disclose… Read More »
Published July 12, 2012
Heubach officially opened a new production plant for pigment preparations in Langelsheim, Germany. The building comprises a total area of 2,300 square meters. On an area of 1,500 square meters, universal and water-based colorants will be produced wit… Read More »
Hempel acquires Blome International
Published July 12, 2012
Danish-based Hempel has acquired protective linings and coatings manufacturer Blome International of O'Fallon, Mo., through its U.S.-based affiliate, Hempel (USA), Inc. The deal is in line with Hempel's plan to significantly grow its protecti… Read More »
Hempel acquires Blome International
Published July 12, 2012
Danish-based Hempel has acquired protective linings and coatings manufacturer Blome International of O'Fallon, Mo., through its U.S.-based affiliate, Hempel (USA), Inc. The deal is in line with Hempel's plan to significantly grow its protecti… Read More »
Published July 12, 2012
Heubach officially opened a new production plant for pigment preparations in Langelsheim, Germany. The building comprises a total area of 2,300 square meters. On an area of 1,500 square meters, universal and water-based colorants will be produced wit… Read More »
Published July 12, 2012
During their development, adhesives have gained a strong position in more and more production processes. There is hardly any product in our surroundings that does not contain at least one adhesive - be it the label on a beverage bottle, the protectiv… Read More »
Jotun opens a state-of-the-art powder coatings factory in China
Published July 11, 2012
Jotun, one of the world’s leading producers and distributors of paints, coatings, and powder coatings, has revealed the opening of its new state-of-the-art powder coatings factory and regional research and development (R&D) facility in Chin… Read More »
Jotun opens a state-of-the-art powder coatings factory in China
Published July 11, 2012
Jotun, one of the world’s leading producers and distributors of paints, coatings, and powder coatings, has revealed the opening of its new state-of-the-art powder coatings factory and regional research and development (R&D) facility in Chin… Read More »



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