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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 »
Published March 13, 2012
IRL has published the fourth edition of its report, “A Profile of the Middle Eastern and African Paint Industries.” The political and social uprising initiated at the end of 2010 known as the Arab Spring had and is continuing to have a h… Read More »
Published March 8, 2012
Arsenal Capital Partners, a New York-based private equity firm that invests in middle-market specialty industrial, healthcare and financial services companies, has entered into an agreement to acquire the global colorants business from Evonik Industr… Read More »
Published March 8, 2012
Arsenal Capital Partners, a New York-based private equity firm that invests in middle-market specialty industrial, healthcare and financial services companies, has entered into an agreement to acquire the global colorants business from Evonik Industr… Read More »
Published March 2, 2012
Wacker has completed the expansion and relocation of its technical laboratories and offices in South Korea, and inaugurated the upgraded technical center, with integrated training facility, near the capital Seoul. The regional competence center now h… Read More »
Published March 2, 2012
Wacker has completed the expansion and relocation of its technical laboratories and offices in South Korea, and inaugurated the upgraded technical center, with integrated training facility, near the capital Seoul. The regional competence center now h… Read More »
Published February 28, 2012
RAHN-Group, with headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, has established a subsidiary in China. From April 1, 2012, RAHN Trading (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. will handle all aspects of RAHN’s business relations in China. Mr. Zou Yue is the general manager… Read More »
Published February 28, 2012
RAHN-Group, with headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, has established a subsidiary in China. From April 1, 2012, RAHN Trading (Shanghai) Co. Ltd. will handle all aspects of RAHN’s business relations in China. Mr. Zou Yue is the general manager… Read More »
By Panos Scarlatos, Director General, Helenic Association of Chemical Industries (HACI)
Published February 28, 2012
Our country for the past two years has been in the spotlight of the economic world. Negative publicity for the last couple of months has created a sense of insecurity to the stakeholders of the Greek economy as well as to all those who trade with Gre… Read More »
Published February 23, 2012
Sauereisen, a Pittsburgh, Pa.-based manufacturer of specialty cements and corrosion resistant materials for construction, was awarded a 2011 Pittsburgh Business Ethics Award by the Society of Financial Services Professionals, the David Berg Center fo… Read More »
Published February 23, 2012
NanoMarkets released its latest report titled, “BIPV Glass Markets 2012.”  In the report NanoMarkets estimates that the total market for BIPV glass will reach $6.4 billion in revenues in 2016 compared to $1.5 billion in 2012. The re… Read More »
Published February 23, 2012
Sauereisen, a Pittsburgh, Pa.-based manufacturer of specialty cements and corrosion resistant materials for construction, was awarded a 2011 Pittsburgh Business Ethics Award by the Society of Financial Services Professionals, the David Berg Center fo… Read More »
Published February 22, 2012
BASF is going to stop producing lead chromate pigments by the end of 2014 at the latest and concentrate worldwide on the production and marketing of alternative products the company said. These are offered by the company for the yellow as well as the… Read More »
Published February 22, 2012
Jotun's long-term growth trend continued in 2011 with improved sales in most segments and divisions, due to improved markets in Asia and parts of the Middle East said the company, however the paint maker's profit took a dip. The company repo… Read More »
Published February 22, 2012
A £100 million world-class high-tech manufacturing facility to be built in the north-east of England has been given the go-ahead. The AkzoNobel factory—to be based in Ashington, Northumberland—was granted planning permission yester… Read More »
Published February 22, 2012
BASF is going to stop producing lead chromate pigments by the end of 2014 at the latest and concentrate worldwide on the production and marketing of alternative products the company said. These are offered by the company for the yellow as well as the… Read More »
Published February 22, 2012
Jotun's long-term growth trend continued in 2011 with improved sales in most segments and divisions, due to improved markets in Asia and parts of the Middle East said the company, however the paint maker's profit took a dip. The company repo… Read More »
Published February 22, 2012
A £100 million world-class high-tech manufacturing facility to be built in the north-east of England has been given the go-ahead. The AkzoNobel factory—to be based in Ashington, Northumberland—was granted planning permission yester… Read More »
Hempel opens new factory in Argentina
Published February 21, 2012
With the opening of its 24th factory, the first in South America, Hempel will be better placed to serve the rapidly growing South American market. The new plant will mean shorter lead times for customers and will enable Hempel to develop and customiz… Read More »
Hempel opens new factory in Argentina
Published February 21, 2012
With the opening of its 24th factory, the first in South America, Hempel will be better placed to serve the rapidly growing South American market. The new plant will mean shorter lead times for customers and will enable Hempel to develop and customiz… Read More »
Published February 17, 2012
Surfactants lower the surface tension of a liquid, so that usually non-mixable liquids can be mixed. The market research institute Ceresana Research expects the global surfactant market to generate revenues of more than US$41 billion in 2018—tr… Read More »
Published February 16, 2012
Mauser Group, a worldwide industrial packaging company, has acquired Varicon Solutions in North America. Mauser will take over the plastic packaging part of the business, which includes HDPE tight head and open head drums made out of virgin as well a… Read More »
Published February 16, 2012
Precision Coating Co., Inc. has acquired a controlling interest in Medi-Solve Coatings, LLC of Natick, Mass. Medi-Solve Coatings is a hydrophilic coating provider focusing on medical device applications. Medi-Solve Coatings adds formulation and appli… Read More »
Published February 16, 2012
Dunn-Edwards recently received the 2012 Manufacturing Leadership 100 award for Operational Excellence, by Manufacturing Executive. The company’s new LEED Gold-certified manufacturing facility was honored for its innovation and superiority in op… Read More »
German-Russian Coil Coatings Partnership
Published February 16, 2012
BASF Coatings and NLMK celebrate 20 years of successful cooperation. Read More »
Published February 16, 2012
Precision Coating Co., Inc. has acquired a controlling interest in Medi-Solve Coatings, LLC of Natick, Mass. Medi-Solve Coatings is a hydrophilic coating provider focusing on medical device applications. Medi-Solve Coatings adds formulation and appli… Read More »
Published February 16, 2012
Mauser Group, a worldwide industrial packaging company, has acquired Varicon Solutions in North America. Mauser will take over the plastic packaging part of the business, which includes HDPE tight head and open head drums made out of virgin as well a… Read More »



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