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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 »
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 »
Would You Even Know A Trade Secret If It Jumped Up and Bit You Somewhere?
By Steve McDaniel, PhD, JD, Contributing Editor
Published February 15, 2012
OK. We all know what trade secrets are, right? The formula for Coca Cola is supposedly in a heavily guarded vault in Atlanta (yeah, right). We can all probably agree that if someone swipes the Coke formula, they are guilty of trade secret theft (amon… Read More »
Marketing Mistakes
By Phil Phillips, PhD, Contributing Editor
Published February 15, 2012
Ever since I took several MBA courses, at Northwestern, I’ve been a fan of Dr. Philip Kotler (Professor of International Marketing at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management). So when he discusses anything about marketing, I listen. K… Read More »
The Complexities of Communicating Safety
By Sean Milmo, Europe Correspondent
Published February 15, 2012
Rules for downstream communication of safety information are a big concern among coatings companies in Europe. Read More »
Sherwin-Williams Markets With QR Codes in Brazil
By Charles Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
Published February 15, 2012
The Brazilian consumer market has yet to catch on with quick response codes, but it’s getting there. Read More »
Published February 15, 2012
According to a new BAC report recently published by MarketPublishers.com, demand for acrylic resins in the European Union (EU) is trending downward. In 2010, the demand amounted to 471,800 tons. Within the 2006-2010 period, alkyd resins consumption d… Read More »
Published February 15, 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 »
Published February 15, 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 February 15, 2012
Global demand for paint and coatings is forecast to rise 5.4 percent per year to 45.6 million metric tons in 2015, valued at $142 billion, according to Freedonia Group's report, "World Paint & Coatings." Advances will be driven by a… Read More »
Published February 15, 2012
The Asia Pacific (APAC) decorative coatings market has seen steady progress since 2010, outperforming the global decorative coatings market in volume and value. This surge in volume can be explained by the heavy investments in infrastructure developm… Read More »
Published February 14, 2012
Pump Solutions Group (PSG), a business unit within the Engineered Systems segment of Dover Corporation, has agreed to acquire the Maag Group headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. The acquisition includes Maag Pump Systems, Automatik Pelletizing Syste… Read More »
Published February 14, 2012
Pump Solutions Group (PSG), a business unit within the Engineered Systems segment of Dover Corporation, has agreed to acquire the Maag Group headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. The acquisition includes Maag Pump Systems, Automatik Pelletizing Syste… Read More »
BYK Additives & Instruments opens laboratory in Dubai
Published February 9, 2012
BYK Additives & Instruments has opened a new lab in Dubai, the commercial metropolis of the Arab Gulf states and one of the fastest growing regions in the world. With the lab opening in Dubai, BYK Additives & Instruments has laid the foundat… Read More »
BYK Additives & Instruments opens laboratory in Dubai
Published February 9, 2012
BYK Additives & Instruments has opened a new lab in Dubai, the commercial metropolis of the Arab Gulf states and one of the fastest growing regions in the world. With the lab opening in Dubai, BYK Additives & Instruments has laid the foundat… Read More »
Published February 2, 2012
Last year Guangdong Yin Fan Chemistry, one of China’s largest international auto paint manufacturers, launched its Silver Sails brand of automotive refinishes in the United States and now has extended its reach across the border into Canada. C… Read More »
Published February 2, 2012
Last year Guangdong Yin Fan Chemistry, one of China’s largest international auto paint manufacturers, launched its Silver Sails brand of automotive refinishes in the United States and now has extended its reach across the border into Canada. C… Read More »
Published January 30, 2012
Tthe U.S.-based hanse chemie business of hanse chemie AG and nanoresins AG, have been merged into Evonik Goldschmidt Corporation. At the same time, hanse chemie Inc., USA has been dissolved as a legal entity. The acquisition of hanse chemie AG and n… Read More »
Published January 30, 2012
Tthe U.S.-based hanse chemie business of hanse chemie AG and nanoresins AG, have been merged into Evonik Goldschmidt Corporation. At the same time, hanse chemie Inc., USA has been dissolved as a legal entity. The acquisition of hanse chemie AG and n… Read More »
Published January 26, 2012
BASF’s Coatings Division has launched a redesigned website that offers a wide range of information on all areas of BASF’s paints and coatings. At www.basf-coatings.com, visitors will find a global website with a new design and user-friend… Read More »
Published January 26, 2012
BASF’s Coatings Division has launched a redesigned website that offers a wide range of information on all areas of BASF’s paints and coatings. At www.basf-coatings.com, visitors will find a global website with a new design and user-friend… Read More »
Published January 25, 2012
ICL Industrial Products (ICL-IP), one of the three strategic operating segments of ICL, has signed a licensing agreement with Dow Global Technologies LLC, a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, for its polymeric flame retardant technology. Dow&rsq… Read More »
Published January 25, 2012
ICL Industrial Products (ICL-IP), one of the three strategic operating segments of ICL, has signed a licensing agreement with Dow Global Technologies LLC, a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, for its polymeric flame retardant technology. Dow&rsq… Read More »
Published January 24, 2012
The performance monomers business of The Dow Chemical Company has completed several capacity expansion projects as a result from debottlenecking initiatives and reliability improvement plans. The business recently announced a 10 percent increase in c… Read More »



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