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Published October 20, 2006
First half revenues were up ten percent to €1.8 billion for ICI’s paint business as sales grew strongly in the UK and Asia, but were down in continental Europe where retail markets were weak. Decorative paint sales in the UK and Irelan… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published October 18, 2006
Akzo Nobel's Aerospace Coatings business, ANAC, has announced that it is to supply the first products to contain breakthrough chromate-free technology, following the signing of a commercial licensing agreement with the North Dakota State University (… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published October 16, 2006
As this issue went to press, we at Coatings World, like many of you, are preparing for a busy fall. Beginning with NPCA's annual meeting at the end of the month, we will be heading to Nashville, then on to New Orleans for ICE, and finally to China fo… Read More »
By Sean Milmo
Published October 16, 2006
Photocatalytic paints face obstacles trying to make inroads in the European coatings markets. Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published October 16, 2006
New grades of titanium dioxide pigment provide added value for coatings manufacturers. Read More »
Outside Influences
By Christine Canning Esposito
Published October 16, 2006
As they keep a close eye on new home construction and housing resale statistics, reducing overall costs and answering performance and regulatory demands remain top priorities for manufacturers of exterior coatings. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published October 3, 2006
Nippon Paint Co. (NPC) has finalized its purchase of the majority of Rohm and Haas Company’s Automotive Coatings business, and will introduce NB Coatings, Inc. to serve North American customers. NPC purchased the wholly-owned Rohm and Haas… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published September 27, 2006
Spain is a million-ton paint market and the country with the highest per capita paint consumption in Western Europe. These are two of the key findings in IRL’s latest report, “A Profile of the Spanish Paint Industry,” which presents… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published September 20, 2006
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc., (MSLO) and Lowe's Companies, Inc., have formed an agreement to offer a new Martha Stewart-branded interior and exterior paint color program called Martha Stewart Colors. The complete palette is expected to be in… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published September 20, 2006
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) has pledged $39 million in funding to clean up areas with older rental housing and lead paint hazards. HUD will promote the grant opportunity to mayors and county officials of every eligib… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published September 13, 2006
The Chemark Consulting Group, Inc., has been awarded the "U.S. Paints & Coatings Market Analysis (2006-2011)" by the National Paint & Coatings Association (NPCA). NPCA has selected Chemark to develop a comprehensive report on the st… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Mancuso Named UGL treasurer Donald Mancuso has been named treasurer at United Gilsonite Laboratories. United Gilsonite Laboratories manufactures more than 80 paint specialty and home maintenance products.… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Cary Company Adds Landes to its sales group The Cary Co., a Midwest supplier of products for the paint, coatings, ink and adhesives industries, has added Don Landes to its sales group. Formerly with Elementis Specialties, Landes has been in the co… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
International Paint hires regional sales manager International Paint LLC, a division of Akzo Nobel, has hired Kevin Coleman to serve as their new regional sales manager for protective coatings in the southeast region of the U.S. A coatings indust… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
BYK-Chemie launches rheology modifiers BYK-Chemie has launched BYK-420 and BYK-425, two new rheology modifiers that are used to adjust the flow behavior in aqueous paint and coatings. BYK-420 is a liquid thixotropic additive that is characterized by… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
ShawCor to Provide Pipeline Coatings in Saudi Arabia Canada-based ShawCor Ltd. announced that its joint venture affiliate, Arabian Pipecoating Company (APCO), has received a contract with a total value in excess of $60 million to provide anti-corro… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Greenkote Opens First Overseas Plant in Germany Greenkote Plc announced the opening of its first European overseas plant in Germany. The 450 square meter Bavarian-based facility can process 200 kg of coated parts an hour, and has ample room to expan… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Nippon Sets up In India Nippon Paint has made plans to set up two manufacturing units in India. Proposed at Chennai and Gurgaon, the units will start production in 2008 and will cater to the decorative and automotive paint segments. Both units will… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
At the same time, the company name was changed to TOB Tikkurila. With net sales totalling approximately $3.7 million in 2005, the company manufactures waterborne paints in Kiev for mainly professional users under the brand name Kolorit. TOB Tikkuril… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Janus, Becker Industrial Coatings Form Partnership Janus International has formed a strategic relationship with Becker Industrial Coatings to supply its door paint finishes. The Becker super-durable polyester coating system is more invincible than… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
RPM’s Rust-Oleum Acquires Watco Group RPM International’s subsidiary, Rust-Oleum Corporation, has acquired the Watco Group, based in Godalmin, UK. Watco has an 80-year history as a manufacturer and marketer of industrial coatings, as… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Nippon Paint to Acquire Rohm and Haas Automotive Coatings Nippon Paint Co., Ltd. (NPC) of Osaka, Japan announced plans to purchase the majority of Rohm and Haas Company’s (ROH) Automotive Coatings business. Specifically, NPC will purchase the… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
PPG completes two acquisitions Pittsburgh-based PPG has acquired Spectra-Tone Paint Corporation, an architectural paint and coatings manufacturer distributing products mainly through 22 company-owned service centers in the western U.S. Spectra-Tone… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Akzo Nobel Acquires The Flood Company With the acquisition of The Flood Company—the largest independent woodcare business in the U.S.—Akzo Nobel has taken a significant step to strengthen its position in the North American wood coating… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Muralo Paints has introduced a new Color Fashions program featuring 304 contemporary colors and sophisticated selection tools that include solid-color chips, large color sheets and tintable samples, enabling designers, contractors and consumers to vi… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
BYK-Chemie launches rheology modifiers BYK-Chemie has launched BYK-420 and BYK-425, two new rheology modifiers that are used to adjust the flow behavior in aqueous paint and coatings. BYK-420 is a liquid thixotropic additive that is characterized by… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Mancuso Named UGL treasurer Donald Mancuso has been named treasurer at United Gilsonite Laboratories. United Gilsonite Laboratories manufactures more than 80 paint specialty and home maintenance products.… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Cary Company Adds Landes to its sales group The Cary Co., a Midwest supplier of products for the paint, coatings, ink and adhesives industries, has added Don Landes to its sales group. Formerly with Elementis Specialties, Landes has been in the co… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
International Paint hires regional sales manager International Paint LLC, a division of Akzo Nobel, has hired Kevin Coleman to serve as their new regional sales manager for protective coatings in the southeast region of the U.S. A coatings indust… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Patent No. U.S. 7,041,727 B2 3M Innovative Properties Company has obtained a patent for a latex paint composition comprising a polymer having interpolymerized units that comprise units derived from styrene, methyl styrene, vinyl, or combinations th… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Patent No. U.S. 7,049,357 B2 The Glidden Company has obtained a patent for an ambient dry paint coating composition substantially free of volatile organic coalescing solvent. The paint has a film forming polymeric binder comprising by weight an aque… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
ShawCor to Provide Pipeline Coatings in Saudi Arabia Canada-based ShawCor Ltd. announced that its joint venture affiliate, Arabian Pipecoating Company (APCO), has received a contract with a total value in excess of $60 million to provide anti-corro… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Greenkote Opens First Overseas Plant in Germany Greenkote Plc announced the opening of its first European overseas plant in Germany. The 450 square meter Bavarian-based facility can process 200 kg of coated parts an hour, and has ample room to expan… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Nippon Sets up In India Nippon Paint has made plans to set up two manufacturing units in India. Proposed at Chennai and Gurgaon, the units will start production in 2008 and will cater to the decorative and automotive paint segments. Both units will… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
At the same time, the company name was changed to TOB Tikkurila. With net sales totalling approximately $3.7 million in 2005, the company manufactures waterborne paints in Kiev for mainly professional users under the brand name Kolorit. TOB Tikkuril… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Janus, Becker Industrial Coatings Form Partnership Janus International has formed a strategic relationship with Becker Industrial Coatings to supply its door paint finishes. The Becker super-durable polyester coating system is more invincible than… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
RPM’s Rust-Oleum Acquires Watco Group RPM International’s subsidiary, Rust-Oleum Corporation, has acquired the Watco Group, based in Godalmin, UK. Watco has an 80-year history as a manufacturer and marketer of industrial coatings, as… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Nippon Paint to Acquire Rohm and Haas Automotive Coatings Nippon Paint Co., Ltd. (NPC) of Osaka, Japan announced plans to purchase the majority of Rohm and Haas Company’s (ROH) Automotive Coatings business. Specifically, NPC will purchase the… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
PPG completes two acquisitions Pittsburgh-based PPG has acquired Spectra-Tone Paint Corporation, an architectural paint and coatings manufacturer distributing products mainly through 22 company-owned service centers in the western U.S. Spectra-Tone… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Akzo Nobel Acquires The Flood Company With the acquisition of The Flood Company—the largest independent woodcare business in the U.S.—Akzo Nobel has taken a significant step to strengthen its position in the North American wood coating… Read More »
Published September 12, 2006
Muralo Paints has introduced a new Color Fashions program featuring 304 contemporary colors and sophisticated selection tools that include solid-color chips, large color sheets and tintable samples, enabling designers, contractors and consumers to vi… Read More »
By Phil Phillips
Published September 11, 2006
Delivering customer satisfaction is a major key to success in today's global economy. Read More »
By Sean Milmo
Published September 11, 2006
In the face of global issues such as climate change and natural disasters, demand for improved weather resistant coatings is increasing. Read More »
By Charles Thurston
Published September 11, 2006
Brazil's automotive coatings market is growing rapidly due to increased sales of autos offering alternative fuel technology. Read More »
Biocides and Fungicides Update
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published September 11, 2006
While they represent a small portion of the overall formulation, biocides are critical to the function of paint and coatings. Read More »
The Construction Chemicals Market
By Tim Wright
Published September 11, 2006
Steady gains are forecase for mature markets while China's market is booming. Read More »
The Powder Coatings Market
By Tim Wright
Published September 11, 2006
A look at key trends and issues impacting and influencing the powder coatings market. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published September 7, 2006
PPG broke ground on a 22-acre site in the Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center, about 15 miles east of Reno, to build a 95,000-square foot architectural coatings manufacturing facility. Expected to begin production near the end of 2007, the facility will… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published September 6, 2006
Tikkurila has established a fully-owned sales company TOO Tikkurila in Almaty, Kazakhstan, for marketing decorative paints under the Finnish Tikkurila brand and the Russian Teks brand. In the future, the company will also market Tikkurila's industria… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published September 6, 2006
NeoMedia Technologies, Inc., has signed a non-binding letter of intent to sell its Micro Paint Repair business unit to Jose Sada, a technology partner of NeoMedia Micro Paint Repair, backed by the Global Emerging Markets Group (GEM) of New York City.… Read More »



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