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Published January 12, 2009
Cognis has launched Dehydran SE 1, a high-performing, “green” alternative to mineral oil-based defoamers, in the European market. This polymer emulsion defoamer for high PVC water-based paint enables manufacturers to replace mineral oil-b… Read More »
Published January 12, 2009
Sartomer americas announces restructuring Sartomer Company is restructuring its Americas division. The restructure reflects the growth and independence of the European and Asian operations, which have functionally been supported by the Americas group… Read More »
Published January 12, 2009
AkzoNobel has submitted its list of substances in compliance with the European Union’s REACH legislation. The company completed the process ahead of the Dec.1 cut-off date and has pre-registered approximately 6,000 substances following the intr… Read More »
Published January 12, 2009
Tikkurila to acquire a sales company in Slovakia Tikkurila will strengthen its position in Eastern Europe by acquiring the sales company Finncolor Slovakia s.r.o. operating in Martin, Slovakia. Tikkurila will purchase 100% of the company’s sha… Read More »
Published January 12, 2009
Sherwin-Williams completes the acquisition of Euronavy The Sherwin-Williams Company has closed a definitive agreement to acquire Euronavy-Tintas Maritimas e Ind­ustriais S.A. of Portugal. Head­quartered in Lisbon, Portugal, Euronavy is involv… Read More »
Published January 12, 2009
International Paint partners with Devoe Coatings International Paint and its subsidiary, Ceilcote USA, Inc., part of the AkzoNobel family of companies, have partnered with Devoe Coatings of Canada, to deliver coating products to customers throughout… Read More »
Published January 12, 2009
Research and Markets has published “Market Assessment on Nanocoatings” Research and Markets’ new report, “Market Assessment on Nanocoatings,” provides an assessment of industrial applications for nanoscale coatings. Nan… Read More »
Published January 12, 2009
Alcro-Beckers acquires Flagship Store for its Alcro brand in Stockholm Following its strategy of maintaining its position in the Swedish market, Alcro-Beckers AB, part of the Finnish Tikkurila that is responsible for Kemira’s paints and coatin… Read More »
Published January 12, 2009
PPG Increases Role with Wind Turbine Industry OEMs PPG Commercial Coatings has dramatically increased its involvement in the global wind turbine industry. With the growing international demand for alternative energy forms, PPG is assisting OEMs with… Read More »
Published January 12, 2009
Industrial Nanotech Receives First Major Order from China Industrial Nanotech, Inc. has received an order for 12,000 gallons of its patented Nansulate nanotechology-based coatings from Golden Horse Real Estate Co., Ltd. in China, marking the company&… Read More »
Published January 12, 2009
Conformal Coatings for Electronics will be Worth $9.1 Billion in 2013 According to a new technical market research report—Conformal Coatings in the Global Electronics Industry—from BCC Research, the global market for conformal coating t… Read More »
Published January 12, 2009
Exousia Receives Initial Supply Order from Bohai Ship Building Exousia Advanced Materials, Inc., through its China subsidiary, Tianjin Advanced Materials Inc., has received an initial order from Bohai Ship Building and Repair to supply its PowerShiel… Read More »
Published January 12, 2009
Henkel closes four adhesives plants in Europe Henkel is streamlining its expanded adhesives production and is to close four adhesives plants in Europe, following a major purchase. The integration of National Starch into the Düsseldorf-based gro… Read More »
Published January 12, 2009
AkzoNobel acquires minority shareholding in coil coatings JV AkzoNobel has acquired Nippon Paint’s 25% minority shareholding in their joint venture company in Europe, Akzo Nobel Nippon Paint Holding B.V. The former 75/25 joint venture, which wa… Read More »
Published January 12, 2009
U.S. metal powder demand to reach $3.5 billion in 2012 According to a new study by the Freedonia Group, a Cleveland, OH-based industry market research firm, demand for metal powders is expected to remain steady in value terms at about $3.5 billion i… Read More »
Published January 12, 2009
Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings Expands Military Market Presence Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings now has a durable, gloss topcoat certified for the military segment, MIL-PRF-85285D, Type I, Class H. The approval was recently received from the… Read More »
Published January 12, 2009
DuPont Refinish Introduces ‘Go Pro’ Virtual Bodyshop DuPont Refinish recently introduced “Go Pro,” a virtual bodyshop aimed at informing bodyshops on how to increase productivity in all business areas. It shows how DuPont Ref… Read More »
Published January 12, 2009
Remmers acquires 3H-Lacke Remmers, which specializes in construction chemicals products and the wood coatings industry, will acquire 3H-Lacke Lackfabrik Hammen GmbH & Co. KG. Specializing in coatings and stain for furniture, doors, flooring, parq… Read More »
Published January 12, 2009
BASF reduces production worldwide BASF is temporarily shutting down approximately 80 plants worldwide. In addition, BASF is reducing production at approximately 100 plants. Worldwide, approximately 20,000 employees will be affected by the production… Read More »
Published January 12, 2009
Germanischer Lloyd awards Relius Germanischer Lloyd, a classification society for the maritime sector, has tested and certified Relius’ coating systems for offshore wind turbines. As a producer of industrial coatings and construction paints, w… Read More »
Published January 12, 2009
According to a new technical market research report, “The Environmental Protection Market in China,” from BCC Research, the global market for environmental protection products and equipment in China is expected to be worth $13.4 billion i… Read More »
Published January 12, 2009
PPG’s automotive refinish business recently awarded the 2008 PPG Hot Wheels Spectraflame Paint Your Ride Contest trophy Nov. 5, at its exhibit booth for the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas. Larry Wood, Mattel, Inc., Hot Wheels chief designer, pre… Read More »
By Phil Phillips
Published January 8, 2009
An up close, personal look at the automotive mess the U.S. is in. Read More »
Additives Market Update
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published January 8, 2009
Suppliers discuss the effects of the bad economy on the additives market. Read More »
Interior Decorative Coatings
By Tim Wright
Published January 8, 2009
During tough economic times green products flood mature interior deco markets to try and keep sales buoyant. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published January 8, 2009
For this year's annual pigments market update, Coatings World asked a panel of experts to address key issues facing the market including the economy, new technology and strategies for moving forward in 2009. The panel is made up of individuals from some of the world's largest and most diverse pigment suppliers including BASF, Ciba, Clariant, Heucotech, Sun Chemical and Toyo Ink. Read More »
By Phil Phillips
Published December 3, 2008
The tactic of mentoring could be a valuable asset for business managers. Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
Lanxess to use raw material for energy generation Lanxess AG is building a cogeneration plant at its Brazilian site in Porto Felize for the combined generation of steam and electricity. The new plant, which will have a capacity of 4.5 MW, will oper… Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
Imerys Acquires Mica Business from Zemex Minerals Group Imerys has acquired Kings Mountain Minerals Inc. and Suzorite Mining Inc. from Zemex Minerals Group Inc. These companies have two plant sites totaling 100 employees, one located in Kings Mountai… Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
Arkema will open a new 2-ethyl hexyl acrylate production unit at its Carling site in France to keep up with the strong growth of the acrylic esters market. Due to come on stream in the fall of 2009, this 50,000 metric ton production unit will use a n… Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
Rohm and Haas Company has opened a new Southeast Asia Technical Laboratory in Singapore. The lab supports Rohm and Haas’ latest efforts to bring new technology to the Southeast Asia market. “Rohm and Haas has been adapting its technology… Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
Brookfield updates dv-11+pro viscometer Brookfield Engineering has recently launched the newly redesigned DV-II+Pro Viscometer. It features bi-directional communication when used with a dedi… Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
Eliokem introduces Pliotec CR30 for low VoC formulations Eliokem has introduced Pliotec CR30 resin to aid in low VOC formulations. This acrylic latex was designed specifically for high performance low VOC (below 50 g/l) garage floor coatings and can… Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
Ciba introduces xymara fireball effect pigment Ciba has launched Xymara Fireball, a versatile “color-travel” effect pigment. Ciba Xymara Fireball combines unique effects and shade depth with excellent technical properties, according to th… Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
Wacker offers Elastosil improved silicone sealants Wacker has developed three novel silicone sealants, Elastosil 7000 N, Elastosil 8000 N and Elastosil 9000 N, to supplement its existing construction sealants range for window construction, door sea… Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
Cognis has launched Sovermol 815 branched polyether/polyester to meet the demands of solvent-free polyurethane systems for industrial floor coatings. Sovermol bio-based polyols are free from solvents and VOCs. Sovermol 815 combines good technological… Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
BASF Coatings forms strategic alliance with Atotech BASF has formed a strategic alliance with Atotech, a manufacturer of chemistry and equipment for general metal finishing and printed circuit board production. Specifically, BASF will leverage Atot… Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
Coatings Company to Expand in Northeast Indiana Nu-Tec Coatings, a provider of custom dip, liquid and powder coatings to companies across the Midwest U.S., plans to expand its production operations in Indiana, creating 35 new jobs by 2011. The three… Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
PPG wins R&D 100 Awards for two green innovations PPG has earned two 2008 R&D 100 Awards for its Green Logic paint detackifier and Zircobond pretreatment technology. The awards, bestowed annually by R&D Magazine, recognize the 100 most t… Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
Jotuns 1,000th Multicolor Center In Middle East Jotun Paints has launched its 1,000th Multicolor Center (MC) in the Middle East. Located in Al Qusais, Dubai, the new center is part of the paint manufacturer’s ambitious plan to establish a total… Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
PPG has acquired a private automotive coatings business in China. Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
Inver S.p.A., the Italian company specializing in industrial liquid and powder coatings, and AB Wilh Becker, one of the leading paint and coatings manufacturers in the world, announced the agreement for Inver S.p.A. to acquire the European powder coa… Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
3M has completed its acquisition of Meguiars Inc., which manufactures the Meguiars brand of car care products for cleaning and protecting automotive surfaces. Meguiars products include waxes, polishes, cleaners, conditioners and protectants. 3M&rsquo… Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
PPG has reached an agreement with BASF Corp. to acquire its North American coil and extrusion coatings (COEX) business. Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
AkzoNobel has signed a global contract with Volvo Car Corporation to supply their dealer network with its Sikkens products. This makes AkzoNobel Sikkens one of the preferred suppliers listed in Volvo’s new VIDA (Volvo Information & Diagnost… Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
Brookfield updates dv-11+pro viscometer Brookfield Engineering has recently launched the newly redesigned DV-II+Pro Viscometer. It features bi-directional communication when used with a dedi… Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
Eliokem introduces Pliotec CR30 for low VoC formulations Eliokem has introduced Pliotec CR30 resin to aid in low VOC formulations. This acrylic latex was designed specifically for high performance low VOC (below 50 g/l) garage floor coatings and can… Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
Ciba introduces xymara fireball effect pigment Ciba has launched Xymara Fireball, a versatile “color-travel” effect pigment. Ciba Xymara Fireball combines unique effects and shade depth with excellent technical properties, according to th… Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
Wacker offers Elastosil improved silicone sealants Wacker has developed three novel silicone sealants, Elastosil 7000 N, Elastosil 8000 N and Elastosil 9000 N, to supplement its existing construction sealants range for window construction, door sea… Read More »
Published November 14, 2008
Cognis has launched Sovermol 815 branched polyether/polyester to meet the demands of solvent-free polyurethane systems for industrial floor coatings. Sovermol bio-based polyols are free from solvents and VOCs. Sovermol 815 combines good technological… Read More »



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