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Published July 6, 2012
Jotun COSCO Marine Coatings (Qingdao) Co. Ltd. has formed an agreement to supply coatings to drydocked COSCO Container ships. Under terms of the agreement, Jotun will supply its Hull Performance Solution range, including SeaQuantum X200 antifouling p… Read More »
Published July 6, 2012
DuPont has expanded the DuPont Automotive Center (DAC) in Nagoya and renamed it the DuPont Japan Innovation Center. The expansion and renaming reflects the substantially broader capability of the center to include other industries with remaining focu… Read More »
Published July 6, 2012
Jotun COSCO Marine Coatings (Qingdao) Co. Ltd. has formed an agreement to supply coatings to drydocked COSCO Container ships. Under terms of the agreement, Jotun will supply its Hull Performance Solution range, including SeaQuantum X200 antifouling p… Read More »
Published July 6, 2012
DuPont has expanded the DuPont Automotive Center (DAC) in Nagoya and renamed it the DuPont Japan Innovation Center. The expansion and renaming reflects the substantially broader capability of the center to include other industries with remaining focu… Read More »
Published July 6, 2012
Nanoledge, a Telesystem portfolio company, has sold its high performance resin business to Telesystem's Nanoledge sells its high performance resin business to Axson, a formulator of high performance polymers. Nanoledge is a startup focused on th… Read More »
Published July 5, 2012
The study examines the medical device coating and surface modification treatment industry, a global enterprise that BCC Research anticipates will reach nearly $8 billion by 2017. It describes the eight coating and surface treatment technologies that… Read More »
Published July 4, 2012
Huntsman Corporation has acquired the remaining ownership of Russian joint venture Huntsman NMG (HNMG), giving it full ownership of the company. HNMG is a supplier of polyurethane systems to the adhesives, coatings and footwear markets in Russia, Ukr… Read More »
Published July 4, 2012
Chemical distributor Brenntag signed a purchase agreement to acquire the entire business of the ISM/Salkat Group, a distributor of specialty chemicals in Australia and New Zealand. "The acquisition of the ISM/Salkat Group represents a huge step… Read More »
Published July 4, 2012
Huntsman Corporation has acquired the remaining ownership of Russian joint venture Huntsman NMG (HNMG), giving it full ownership of the company. HNMG is a supplier of polyurethane systems to the adhesives, coatings and footwear markets in Russia, Ukr… Read More »
Published July 4, 2012
Quaker Chemical Corporation has purchased NP Coil Dexter Industries S.r.l., a European manufacturer and supplier of metal surface treatment products. NP Coil Dexter's proprietary formulations of metal surface treatment products include pretreatme… Read More »
Published June 28, 2012
The report, “Global Biocide Market - By Types, Applications, Trends & Forecast (2011 - 2016),” published by MarketsandMarkets, defines and segments the global biocide market with analysis and forecasting of the global volume and reven… Read More »
Published June 27, 2012
Elementis plc has agreed, through its wholly owned subsidiary Elementis Holdings Limited, to purchase Watercryl Quimica Ltda, a Brazilian coatings additives company, for $24 million. Watercryl was established in 1993 and is a supplier of additives t… Read More »
A profile of the South American paints industry
Published June 27, 2012
IRL has published a new edition of its “Profile of the South American Paints Industry.” This report covers the markets for paints and coatings in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela… Read More »
Published June 27, 2012
Elementis plc has agreed, through its wholly owned subsidiary Elementis Holdings Limited, to purchase Watercryl Quimica Ltda, a Brazilian coatings additives company, for $24 million. Watercryl was established in 1993 and is a supplier of additives t… Read More »
Published June 13, 2012
Rockwood Holdings, Inc. announced that its titanium dioxide venture Sachtleben has reached an agreement to acquire the titanium dioxide production assets and inventory of Crenox GmbH, based in Krefeld, Germany. The acquisition is expected to close by… Read More »
Published June 13, 2012
Rockwood Holdings, Inc. announced that its titanium dioxide venture Sachtleben has reached an agreement to acquire the titanium dioxide production assets and inventory of Crenox GmbH, based in Krefeld, Germany. The acquisition is expected to close by… Read More »
Published June 6, 2012
Sun Chemical and its parent company, DIC, have reached a definitive agreement to purchase Benda-Lutz Werke GmbH, a manufacturer of metallic effect products based in Austria. The acquisition would allow Sun Chemical and DIC to purchase 100 percent of… Read More »
Published June 6, 2012
Sun Chemical and its parent company, DIC, have reached a definitive agreement to purchase Benda-Lutz Werke GmbH, a manufacturer of metallic effect products based in Austria. The acquisition would allow Sun Chemical and DIC to purchase 100 percent of… Read More »
Published May 28, 2012
The global market for coatings is forecast to reach 8.7 billion gallons in volume and $$107 billion in value by the year 2017 said research firm GIA. Major factors driving growth in the market include the recovery of global economies from the recent… Read More »
Published April 19, 2012
Celanese Corporation has received key government approvals necessary to proceed with its previously announced plans to modify and enhance its existing integrated acetyl facility at the Nanjing Chemical Industrial Park to produce ethanol for industria… Read More »
Published April 19, 2012
Celanese Corporation has received key government approvals necessary to proceed with its previously announced plans to modify and enhance its existing integrated acetyl facility at the Nanjing Chemical Industrial Park to produce ethanol for industria… Read More »
Shifting Opportunities for Suppliers of Conductive Coatings
By Robert Nolan, NanoMarkets LLC
Published April 19, 2012
A look at growth prospects in the conductive coatings segment. Read More »
The Resins Market
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published April 19, 2012
Resins suppliers reported modest recovery in 2011 and are optimistic that these improvements will continue into 2012. Read More »
Patent Pendency: A Great Reason to Cherish Your Trade Secrets
By Steve McDaniel, JD, PhD; and Jon Hurt, PhD, Technology Litigators
Published April 19, 2012
So, rather than protecting your product and your market share using trade secrets, you opt to patent your new and exciting additive, coating formulation, paint container, paint sprayer, etc., in the United States. Let’s say the U.S. is a huge m… Read More »
Cross Over The Bridge
By Phil Phillips, PhD, Contributing Writer
Published April 19, 2012
Making the transition from idea to the marketplace. Read More »
BASF Building New Acrylic Plant in Brazil
By Charles Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
Published April 19, 2012
Production cost of its Suvinil paint line to drop. Read More »
Coatings Industry Continues Strong Push To Recovery
By Sean Milmo, Europe Correspondent
Published April 19, 2012
Q1 results better than expected. Read More »
China: The Evolving Innovator or Continuing Imitator?
By Dan Watson, China Correspondent
Published April 19, 2012
Week after week we read headlines pronouncing that China is about to overtake the U.S. and other advanced economies and become the number one global economic force. Recently there have been a number of high profile announcements that China will also… Read More »
Published March 28, 2012
ShawCor Ltd. announced that its pipecoating division, Bredero Shaw, has received contracts with a value in excess of US$30 million from PEARLOIL (Sebuku) Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pearl Energy, which is the Southeast Asia operating arm of… Read More »
Published March 28, 2012
ShawCor Ltd. announced that its pipecoating division, Bredero Shaw, has received contracts with a value in excess of US$30 million from PEARLOIL (Sebuku) Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pearl Energy, which is the Southeast Asia operating arm of… Read More »
Published March 27, 2012
Dunn-Edwards has received a Real Estate and Development (RED) Award from the Arizona Commercial Real Estate (AZRE) for Best Industrial Project for its new 336,000 square foot manufacturing facility. The 7th Annual RED Awards recognize the most notabl… Read More »
Published March 27, 2012
Dunn-Edwards has received a Real Estate and Development (RED) Award from the Arizona Commercial Real Estate (AZRE) for Best Industrial Project for its new 336,000 square foot manufacturing facility. The 7th Annual RED Awards recognize the most notabl… Read More »
Published March 22, 2012
Lucite International, Inc. said it is progressing with its investment to establish 150kte per year production of methyl methacrylate (MMA) in 2012 at its Beaumont, Texas, facility. The company will continue to produce MMA at its Memphis, Tenn., facil… Read More »
Published March 22, 2012
Lucite International, Inc. said it is progressing with its investment to establish 150kte per year production of methyl methacrylate (MMA) in 2012 at its Beaumont, Texas, facility. The company will continue to produce MMA at its Memphis, Tenn., facil… Read More »
Published March 21, 2012
Sherwin-Williams and Riverstone Residential Group, a national, privately-owned, third-party multifamily management provider, have formed a multi-year supply partnership. Under the agreement, Riverstone's extensive portfolio of properties will dir… Read More »
Published March 21, 2012
Jotun's new paint production facility at Vindal in Sandefjord has officially opened. The new 13,000 square meter factory will serve the Scandinavian market with as much as 80 million liters of paint per year. At a cost of about $86 million (NOK… Read More »
Published March 21, 2012
Sherwin-Williams and Riverstone Residential Group, a national, privately-owned, third-party multifamily management provider, have formed a multi-year supply partnership. Under the agreement, Riverstone's extensive portfolio of properties will dir… Read More »
Published March 21, 2012
Jotun's new paint production facility at Vindal in Sandefjord has officially opened. The new 13,000 square meter factory will serve the Scandinavian market with as much as 80 million liters of paint per year. At a cost of about $86 million (NOK… Read More »
A profile of the Chinese paint industry
Published March 21, 2012
IRL has published the sixth edition of its report, “A Profile of the Chinese Paint Industry.” The report updates IRL’s previous study released in 2009 and includes the latest industry trends and up-to-date statistics. Chinese paint… Read More »
Published March 19, 2012
PPG Industries reported net sales for the fourth quarter 2011 of $3.5 billion, an increase of four percent versus the prior year’s fourth quarter. Net income for the quarter increased to $216 million, or $1.39 per diluted share. Fourth quarter… Read More »
Surfactants Update
By Kerry Pianoforte, Associate Editor
Published March 19, 2012
Surfactants manufacturers focus on environmental issues and developing “greener” technologies. Read More »
Auto OEM Coatings
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published March 19, 2012
Lower costs, reduced air pollution and better performance are key drivers in automotive coatings and suppliers like BASF continue to offer new technologies and new products for the automotive industry. Read More »
Trade Secrets and Employees: Are you covering your Ass(ets)?
By Beth McDaniel, JD & Steve McDaniel, PhD, JD, Contributing Writers
Published March 19, 2012
Secret formulas, manufacturing pro­cesses, financial information, future product plans, customer lists…what are your trade secrets and what are you doing to protect them from inadvertent or intentional misuse or misappropriation by your ow… Read More »
Published March 19, 2012
PPG Industries reported net sales for the fourth quarter 2011 of $3.5 billion, an increase of four percent versus the prior year’s fourth quarter. Net income for the quarter increased to $216 million, or $1.39 per diluted share. Fourth quarter… Read More »
Published March 19, 2012
The general coating industry has declined but specialized coating surface engineering sectors are witnessing strong growth driven by the needs of high-end industries, such as oil and gas and electronics, according to a new report released by Future M… Read More »
Published March 19, 2012
According to a new study by the consulting firm Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney, in 2011 U.S. consumption of coatings is projected to be 1.4 billion gallons, containing 7.8 billion pounds of solids, worth $23 billion. The industry saw its peak consum… Read More »
No Stopping Luxury Brand Growth
By Sean Milmo, Europe Correspondent
Published March 19, 2012
Long-term prospects look more positive than the current pressure car markets are facing. Read More »
Hempel Opens Argentine Plant for Region
By Charles Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
Published March 19, 2012
New facility will deliver more than 10 million liters of paint and coatings per year. Read More »
Published March 15, 2012
The biomaterials sector is rapidly expanding and significant advances have been made in the technology of biomedical coatings and materials, which provide a means to improve the wear of joints, change the biological interaction between implant and ho… Read More »
Published March 14, 2012
The American Coatings Association (ACA) has published the "U.S. Paint & Coatings Industry Market Analysis: 2010-2015," which profiles the coatings industry’s 21 market sectors over the past two years, offering analysis, and provid… Read More »



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