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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 »
By Tim Wright
Published September 6, 2006
Volvo Construction Equipment has announced plans to build a brand new paint shop at its Hallsberg plant, representing an investment of SEK 150 million. The new paint shop will result in improved quality, greater capacity, lower costs and a range of e… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published September 6, 2006
Tikkurila Oy, which is responsible for Kemira's paints and coatings business, has acquired from the management a 100% share of the company Finncolor s.r.o. in Prague, the Czech Republic. The company name will be changed into Tikkurila s.r.o. The acqu… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published August 31, 2006
Valspar reported that third-quarter sales rose 10% to $797 million, from $727 million in the same period last year. Earnings rose 13% for the period to $52.6 million from $45.7 million. The company, which manufactures paints and coatings under se… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published August 24, 2006
Matrix System Automotive Finishes, Inc. has combined with Quest Specialty Chemicals Inc. and will continue under the name Matrix System Automotive Finishes, LLC and with current operations in Michigan. Matrix's new corporate structure will continu… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
Munzing/ultra additives names new sales manager Munzing/Ultra Additives has hired Nick DiGennaro as northeast regional sales manager. DiGennaro will be responsible for the sales and marketing for all paint, coatings, adhesives, ink and buildi… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
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 its easy handling, with the result that… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
Cognis offers DSX 3800 rheology modifier. Developed for use in aqueous paint, coating and adhesives, this rheology modifier contains no solvents for heavy metals. DSX 3800 is an associative polyurethane thickener that helps formulators to create wate… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
BASF has launched Pluracoat, a portfolio of specialty additives that can help paint, coatings and adhesives manufacturers address specific needs, including environmental compliance and improved cost/performance requirements. Pluracoat additives are b… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
nCoat, Inc., an emerging nanotechnology company in the high performance coatings market, has won the Utah Innovations Award in the Chemicals/Materials Science category of the fourth annual Stoel Utah Innovations Awards competition. The winning nCoat… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
Akzo Nobel has launched its first ever global assessment of the coatings market and its future prospects. “The Global Coatings Report 2006” market overview was compiled by Euromonitor and also highlights the role of coatings in providin… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
The Valspar Corporation has agreed to acquire a significant majority of the share capital of Huarun Paints Holdings Company Limited (Huarun Paints), one of China’s largest independent coatings companies, from Champion Regal, a Hong Kong-based i… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
Ameron International Corporation has agreed to sell its worldwide performance coatings and finishes business to PPG Industries. “We are pleased with the anticipated sale of Coatings,” said James Marlen, Ameron’s chairman, president… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
X-Rite, Incorporated, a manufacturer offering color measurement technology solutions, has completed the acquisition of Amazys Holding AG, otherwise known as the brand name GretagMacbeth. X-Rite will utilize color science and technology knowledge to i… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
In response to the growing interest in nanotechnology, The Chemark Con­sulting Group of Southern Pines, NC, has published its new first edition multi-client study, “Nanotechnology’s Role in the Global Coatings Industry.” Accord… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
In this demanding period where much of the automotive industry is cutting costs and reducing resources, Akzo Nobel Automotive Plastics Coatings has made the decision to break ground on an 11,000 square feet of production expansion project in Pontiac,… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
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 its easy handling, with the result that… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
Cognis offers DSX 3800 rheology modifier. Developed for use in aqueous paint, coating and adhesives, this rheology modifier contains no solvents for heavy metals. DSX 3800 is an associative polyurethane thickener that helps formulators to create wate… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
BASF has launched Pluracoat, a portfolio of specialty additives that can help paint, coatings and adhesives manufacturers address specific needs, including environmental compliance and improved cost/performance requirements. Pluracoat additives are b… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
Munzing/ultra additives names new sales manager Munzing/Ultra Additives has hired Nick DiGennaro as northeast regional sales manager. DiGennaro will be responsible for the sales and marketing for all paint, coatings, adhesives, ink and buildi… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
Patent No. U.S. 7,045,004 B1 Kansai Paint Co. has obtained a patent for a coating composition containing 0.1-50 parts by weight of an organosilicate represented by the general formula: where R is the same or different… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
nCoat, Inc., an emerging nanotechnology company in the high performance coatings market, has won the Utah Innovations Award in the Chemicals/Materials Science category of the fourth annual Stoel Utah Innovations Awards competition. The winning nCoat… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
Akzo Nobel has launched its first ever global assessment of the coatings market and its future prospects. “The Global Coatings Report 2006” market overview was compiled by Euromonitor and also highlights the role of coatings in providin… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
The Valspar Corporation has agreed to acquire a significant majority of the share capital of Huarun Paints Holdings Company Limited (Huarun Paints), one of China’s largest independent coatings companies, from Champion Regal, a Hong Kong-based i… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
Ameron International Corporation has agreed to sell its worldwide performance coatings and finishes business to PPG Industries. “We are pleased with the anticipated sale of Coatings,” said James Marlen, Ameron’s chairman, president… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
X-Rite, Incorporated, a manufacturer offering color measurement technology solutions, has completed the acquisition of Amazys Holding AG, otherwise known as the brand name GretagMacbeth. X-Rite will utilize color science and technology knowledge to i… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
In response to the growing interest in nanotechnology, The Chemark Con­sulting Group of Southern Pines, NC, has published its new first edition multi-client study, “Nanotechnology’s Role in the Global Coatings Industry.” Accord… Read More »
Published August 14, 2006
In this demanding period where much of the automotive industry is cutting costs and reducing resources, Akzo Nobel Automotive Plastics Coatings has made the decision to break ground on an 11,000 square feet of production expansion project in Pontiac,… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published August 11, 2006
The Product Stewardship Institute (PSI) and Green Seal, Inc. have completed a national Green Seal environmental standard for recycled-content latex paint. The standard is aimed at assuring consumers that recycled paint, in addition to being environme… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published August 11, 2006
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 employs approximately 160 people… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published August 10, 2006
These days coatings manufacturers face growing pressure to deliver more creative formulation solutions with greater performance characteristics to their customers. Durability, regulatory compliance and color choice, though seperate entities, are thre… Read More »
By Phil Phillips
Published August 10, 2006
Are follow-on generations much different when it comes to core sustaining elements in the management of closely held companies. Read More »
By Sean Milmo
Published August 10, 2006
The steep rise in oil prices has created a construction boom in the Middle East, resulting in the regions increased demand for coatings. Read More »
By Charles Thurston
Published August 10, 2006
Paint and coatings companies play an important role in restoring Brazil's historical architecture. Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published August 10, 2006
From cool effect coatings for automotives to energy savings coatings for the home, these specialty coatings are not your average can of paint. Read More »
Performance Matters
By Christine Canning Esposito
Published August 10, 2006
Faced with greater performance pressures, coatings manufacturers need to recognize the key attributes high-performance pigments can deliver to their formulations—and ultimately their customers. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published August 7, 2006
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 wholly-owned Rohm and Haas business in North America and Ro… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published August 3, 2006
Janus International has formed a strategic relationship with Becker Industrial Coatings to supply their door paint finishes. The Becker super-durable polyester coating system is more invisible than silicon polyester to damage from UV rays, accordi… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published August 1, 2006
Nippon Paint has made plans to set up two manufacturing units in India. Proposed at Chennai and Gurgaon, the units will start production from 2008 and will cater to the decorative and automotive paint segments. Both units will have a minimum capa… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published August 1, 2006
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 coatings market. Established in Ohio in 1847,… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published July 26, 2006
Tikkurila, which is responsible for Kemira's paints and coatings business, has increased its ownership in the Ukrainian-based company Kolorit Paints. After the Ukrainian party LGU sold its 49% stake, Tikkurila Oy owns 100% of the company shares. Fina… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published July 12, 2006
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has opposed the proposed acquisition of Wattyl by South Africa's Barloworld, ACCC chairman, Graeme Samuel, said. "The ACCC has formed the view, after a comprehensive investigation and inq… Read More »
Published July 12, 2006
Degussa AG has begun production at its new polyesters and colorants plants in Shanghai. The new multi-user site is located in Shanghai Chemical Industry Park. The investments are pooled in Degussa Specialty Chemicals (Shanghai), a subsidiary of Degus… Read More »
Published July 12, 2006
ADM Tronics Unlimited, Inc. offers a new water-based, high performance addition, Staticon 455, developed specifically for applications where anti-static properties are desired. It can be used as a direct stir-in additive to water-based pa… Read More »
Published July 12, 2006
DaimlerChrysler has re-signed a global cooperation agreement with DuPont Performance Coatings (DPC) for the use of DuPont Refinish, Spies Hecker and Standox refinish brands. The agreement was signed at the DaimlerChrysler Global Parts and Services of… Read More »
Published July 12, 2006
The Danish Hempel Group officially inaugurated its new paint production plant in the Vietnam-Singapore Industrial Park in Binh Duong Province, near Ho Chi Minh City. The new factory has a production capacity of three million liters a year. “I… Read More »



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