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By Tim Wright
Published May 24, 2006
Japanese carmaker Nissan has introduce what it has claimed to be the world's first clear paint which repairs scratches on painted car surfaces, including the scuffs caused by car-washing machines and driving off-road. The X-Trail sports utility m… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published May 22, 2006
Dulux paints, part of the paint business ICI Paints, is expanding in the Gulf. A Dulux Decorator Centre (DDC) has just opened in Qatar, and another will open in Oman shortly. "ICI Dulux saw phenomenal growth in 2005 and eight DDC's are now u… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published May 17, 2006
DuPont has announced that it will open a coatings plant in China to meet growing demand as it closes European plants that failed to achieve profit targets. The factory in the Jiading district of Shanghai will begin production in late 2007 with an… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published May 17, 2006
Alcro-Beckers AB, part of the Finnish Tikkurila that is responsible for the Kemira Group’s paint business, has agreed to sell its factory site located near the center of Stockholm to Skanska. The preliminary price has been set at €36.3 mil… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published May 15, 2006
Valspar has reported net income for the second quarter ended April 28, 2006 of $47,935,000 versus net income of $39,241,000 for the comparable period last year. Sales for the quarter increased 8.6% to $766,816,000, compared to $705,942,000 last year.… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
Raabe hires four to join sales team Raabe, a custom match touch-up paint and packager of paint and chemicals, has hired Dean Busler, Tim Dolan and Rocci Mascari to join the sales team. Busler, Dolan and Mascari will join Mitch Maloney as new busin… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
International Paint Hires Coatings Sales executive International Paint LLC, a division of Akzo Nobel, has hired Darrin Erickson to serve as their protective coatings sales executive for the north central U.S. Erickson previously was employed… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
Huntsman Corp. has formed a new strategic business unit dedicated to the enhancement of the company’s green chemistry initiatives. Examples of Huntsman’s existing sustainable chemistry products include carbonates that reduce VOCs in pai… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
Ciba Specialty Chemicals has formed a joint development and licensing agreement with Biosignal, Sydney, Australia to develop novel anti-microbial compounds for consumer and industrial products based upon Biosignal’s anti-biofilm technology. Bio… Read More »
Published May 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 paint, c… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
Sherwin-Williams reported first quarter sales increased 14.9% to $1.8 billion, compared with sales of $1.54 billion during the same period last year. The company also reported a first-quarter net income of $113.7 million, nearly a 37% jump from a n… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
The continuing high activity level in the Marine segment and growth in the Protective segment has had a positive impact on Hempel’s performance in 2005. The company’s turnover was up 12% to €654.5 million, up from €583.7 million… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
ICI Vietnam Ltd, an affiliate of UK-based ICI Paints, has begun construction of its second plant in the southPPG wins environmental achievement award PPG Total Service Solutions was recently awarded the 2005 Environmental Achievement Award by the En… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
ICI has agreed to sell its Cimsec Business, part of ICI Paints Europe, to Henkel. ICI said it is selling the tile adhesives and grouts business in order to focus on its decorative paint brands in Central and Eastern Europe. Cimsec, which is used by p… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
Jotun Yemen Paints, a joint venture between Jotun Paints and Hayel Saeed Anam & Co, have opened their new paint factory in Al Alam, Aden, Yemen. The 17,000 sqm factory, which cost more than $3 million to build, has the capacity to produce an ann… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
Pulte Homes, Inc., one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, has signed a five-year agreement with to be Sherwin-Williams’ exclusive provider of paint products. In its search, Pulte looked for an exclusive paint provider that could provi… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
Trio Industries Group has acquired Ultra Fine Coating Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Utek Corp. Ultra Fine Coating Systems holds a license to an innovative powder coating technology developed at The University of Western Ontario, which a… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
JSR Corporation has acquired the display coatings business that it and DSM Desotech have jointly cooperated in as part of their joint venture, Japan Fine Coatings Co., Ltd. JSR will directly acquire DSM Desotech’s display coatings technology… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
During the next two years, Jotun Coatings will supply paint systems to Kashagan in the Caspian sea, the world’s largest offshore oil field. Jotun’s involvement in the project covers supply vessels, offshore barges, tank ships, pipe trench… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
Sigma Kalon and Bollig & Kemper GmbH & Co. KG have reached an agreement for the acquisition by SigmaKalon of its coil coatings activities. With this acquisition, Sigma Kalon Business Unit Industrial Coatings intends to enforce its coil coatin… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
Akzo Nobel has made an offer to acquire Sico, Inc. Sico’s two largest shareholders, who own approximately 34% of the company’s common shares, have signed a binding commitment to tender their shares under the offer. The Sico board of direc… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
Rust-Oleum has launched its new Virtual Solutions interactive website at www.rustoleum.com/virtualsolutions. The new site is designed to provide coating recommendations and specifications in 30 seconds or less. By clicking on the appropriate indus… Read More »
Published May 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 paint, c… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
Raabe hires four to join sales team Raabe, a custom match touch-up paint and packager of paint and chemicals, has hired Dean Busler, Tim Dolan and Rocci Mascari to join the sales team. Busler, Dolan and Mascari will join Mitch Maloney as new busin… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
International Paint Hires Coatings Sales executive International Paint LLC, a division of Akzo Nobel, has hired Darrin Erickson to serve as their protective coatings sales executive for the north central U.S. Erickson previously was employed… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
Kansai Paint Co. has been granted a patent for an electrodeposition coating composition comprising, based on 100 parts by weight (solid basis) of a core resin and a hardener constituting an electrodeposition coating, approximately one to 100 pa… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
Huntsman Corp. has formed a new strategic business unit dedicated to the enhancement of the company’s green chemistry initiatives. Examples of Huntsman’s existing sustainable chemistry products include carbonates that reduce VOCs in pai… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
Ciba Specialty Chemicals has formed a joint development and licensing agreement with Biosignal, Sydney, Australia to develop novel anti-microbial compounds for consumer and industrial products based upon Biosignal’s anti-biofilm technology. Bio… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
ICI Vietnam Ltd, an affiliate of UK-based ICI Paints, has begun construction of its second plant in the southPPG wins environmental achievement award PPG Total Service Solutions was recently awarded the 2005 Environmental Achievement Award by the En… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
ICI has agreed to sell its Cimsec Business, part of ICI Paints Europe, to Henkel. ICI said it is selling the tile adhesives and grouts business in order to focus on its decorative paint brands in Central and Eastern Europe. Cimsec, which is used by p… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
Jotun Yemen Paints, a joint venture between Jotun Paints and Hayel Saeed Anam & Co, have opened their new paint factory in Al Alam, Aden, Yemen. The 17,000 sqm factory, which cost more than $3 million to build, has the capacity to produce an ann… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
Pulte Homes, Inc., one of the nation’s largest homebuilders, has signed a five-year agreement with to be Sherwin-Williams’ exclusive provider of paint products. In its search, Pulte looked for an exclusive paint provider that could provi… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
Trio Industries Group has acquired Ultra Fine Coating Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Utek Corp. Ultra Fine Coating Systems holds a license to an innovative powder coating technology developed at The University of Western Ontario, which a… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
JSR Corporation has acquired the display coatings business that it and DSM Desotech have jointly cooperated in as part of their joint venture, Japan Fine Coatings Co., Ltd. JSR will directly acquire DSM Desotech’s display coatings technology… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
During the next two years, Jotun Coatings will supply paint systems to Kashagan in the Caspian sea, the world’s largest offshore oil field. Jotun’s involvement in the project covers supply vessels, offshore barges, tank ships, pipe trench… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
Sigma Kalon and Bollig & Kemper GmbH & Co. KG have reached an agreement for the acquisition by SigmaKalon of its coil coatings activities. With this acquisition, Sigma Kalon Business Unit Industrial Coatings intends to enforce its coil coatin… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
Akzo Nobel has made an offer to acquire Sico, Inc. Sico’s two largest shareholders, who own approximately 34% of the company’s common shares, have signed a binding commitment to tender their shares under the offer. The Sico board of direc… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
Rust-Oleum has launched its new Virtual Solutions interactive website at www.rustoleum.com/virtualsolutions. The new site is designed to provide coating recommendations and specifications in 30 seconds or less. By clicking on the appropriate indus… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
Sherwin-Williams reported first quarter sales increased 14.9% to $1.8 billion, compared with sales of $1.54 billion during the same period last year. The company also reported a first-quarter net income of $113.7 million, nearly a 37% jump from a n… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
The continuing high activity level in the Marine segment and growth in the Protective segment has had a positive impact on Hempel’s performance in 2005. The company’s turnover was up 12% to €654.5 million, up from €583.7 million… Read More »
Published May 12, 2006
With the cost of energy rising faster than the coming summer heat, as well as tightening environmental regulations, the entire coatings industry is under pressure. These two issues, more than anything else are pushing the industry forward, or back on… Read More »
By Sean Milmo
Published May 12, 2006
Statistics show DIY sales are dwindling in some key European markets. Read More »
By Charles W. Thurston
Published May 12, 2006
A housing boom is set to accelerate sales of architectural paint in Brazil. Read More »
Low- and Zero-VOC Paint
By Tim Wright
Published May 12, 2006
An evolving regulatory environment, the green building movement and consumer demand are driving research and development of low- and zero-VOC paint and coatings. Read More »
Marine, Yacht and Offshore Coatings
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published May 12, 2006
Ship owners must take a multi-faceted approach to ensure proper hull maintenance. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published May 3, 2006
PPG Industries has acquired certain assets of Eldorado Chemical Co., Inc., a manufacturer of paint strippers and technical cleaners for the aerospace industry. “Eldorado’s products complement PPG’s coatings aftermarket business,… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published May 3, 2006
Expanding its presence in the Chinese architectural coatings market, PPG Industries has agreed to acquire certain assets of Shanghai Sunpool Building Material Co., Ltd., and its associated companies, including Shanghai IDI International Co., Ltd., an… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published April 27, 2006
Sherwin-Williams reported first quarter sales increased 14.9% to $1.8 billion, compared with sales of $1.54 billion during the same period last year. The company also reported a first-quarter net income of $113.7 million, nearly a 37% jump from a… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published April 27, 2006
Ace Hardware has taken another step to strengthen its paint division, naming Jack Wickham as the director who will oversee all operations at the Ace Paint manufacturing plants in Matteson and Chicago Heights, IL, as well as sales of Ace Paint and rel… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published April 27, 2006
Akzo Nobel is continuing to build its position in Central Europe having signed an agreement to acquire Balakom a.s., one of the leading paint companies in the Czech Republic. Based in Opava in the Czech Republic, the purchase of Balakom will incre… Read More »



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