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Published October 14, 2005
BAYER MATERIALSCIENCE ACQUIRES POLYTHANE SYSTEMS Bayer MaterialScience LLC has acquired Polythane Systems, Inc. (PSI), a supplier of spray polyurethane foam roofing systems in the U.S. Financial terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Bay… Read More »
Published October 14, 2005
BARLOWORLD ACQUIRES MIDAS PAINTS OF SOUTH AFRICA Barloworld has acquired Midas Paints Limited for approximately $6.3 million. The company sells Earthcote, a premium range of wall coatings through 34 franchised stores in South Africa. Midas wil… Read More »
Published October 14, 2005
BASF ACCREDITED BY COOL ROOF RATING COUNCIL The Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC) has named BASF as an accredited manufacturer testing laboratory (AMTL). This designation means that BASF is accredited to test and certify the radiative properties… Read More »
Published October 14, 2005
AKZO NOBEL EXPANDS CHINESE COATINGS ACTIVITIES Akzo Nobel has reinforced its commitment to becoming China’s top coatings company by signing an agreement to acquire the coatings activities of Guangzhou Toide Manufacturing Co. Currently ra… Read More »
Published October 14, 2005
LOWE’S EXPANDS INTO CANADA Lowe’s Companies, Inc., has unveiled an aggressive plan to expand into Canada. The Mooresville, NC-based retailer expects to open its first Canadian stores in Toronto in 2007. Initially, Lowe’s plans… Read More »
Published October 14, 2005
International Paint has announced the successful completion of the first Intersleek foul release coating newbuilding application in Korea. Pioneered by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in South Korea and International Paint K… Read More »
By Christine Esposito
Published October 14, 2005
Ford Motor Company has unveiled its “paint shop of the future,” which it says will save it between $7-11 per vehicle and reduce VOC emissions by 10% and CO2 by 20. “Painting vehicles is arguably the auto industry’s biggest… Read More »
By Sean Milmo
Published October 13, 2005
Additives producers with R&D operations are enjoying some of the biggest
margins in the coatings value chain. Read More »
By Christine Canning Esposito
Published October 13, 2005
Whether the goal is pure white, better hiding power or longer-lasting exterior coatings, white pigments are critical. Read More »
Exterior Architectural Coatings Market
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published October 13, 2005
A boom in new home construction, as well as a robust repaint business, has resulted in record 2004 sales for the exterior architectural coatings market. Read More »
Automotive Refinish Market
Published October 13, 2005
On a global level, the automotive refinish market has slowed down, and even might be on a small decline. Emerging markets, value-added services and compliant technology offer paint suppliers avenues for growth in this difficult marketplace. Read More »
By Christine Esposito
Published October 11, 2005
Indian paint manufacturer Goodlass Nerolac has reportedly formed a joint venture with Kansai Paint  to acquire the paint operations of a Malaysian coatings firm. According to an online report from Business Standard, Nerolac will hold 55% of t… Read More »
By Christine Esposito
Published October 4, 2005
Ace Hardware has inked an accord with Lawsons, an English lumber and building materials chain, that will bring Ace Paint to the UK market. In the accord, Lawsons, which has been serving the greater London area since 1921, has been granted exclusiv… Read More »
By Jason Lawton
Published October 3, 2005
Sico Inc., Canada's largest paint manufacturer, has acquired Mills Paint Sales Ltd., the maker of Mills Paint and Richcraft architectural paint. The acquisition came through Sico's wholly owned subsidiary, Bétonel Ltée. Mills Paint,… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
MURALO PAINTS HIRES MICALE FOR NORTHEAST SALES Muralo Paints has hired Michael Micale as district sales manager for Long Island, the Bronx and parts of Brooklyn and Queens. Micale has previously worked in managerial positions for Lowe’s… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
BASF COATINGS MAKES ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES WITHIN REFINISH UNIT Colin von Ettingshausen, currently managing director of BASF Coatings Refinish GmbH in Eugendorf, Austria, has moved to BASF Coatings Japan Ltd., based in Tosuka, Japan. von E… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
PRESIDENT OF TIKKURILA RESIGNS, MANAGEMENT REORGANIZES Ulf Koivula, president of Tikkurila Coatings Oy, has resigned from his position. Ilpo Jousimaa has been appointed to take his place. Prior to this appointment, Jousimaa was vice president,… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
ICE 2006 AND NPCA ANNUAL MEETING MOVE TO NEW ORLEANS The U.S.’s paint and coatings executive and formulation trade associations have announced plans to move their annual meetings–and a key trade show–to New Orleans, LA from C… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
Two major announcements have come from the global special effect pigments market. In August, Altana Chemie announced plans to acquire Eckart GmbH & Co., KG, a leading privately held manufacturer of metallic effect pigments for paint, print… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
In the first half of 2005, ICI Paints’ sales rose five percent to £1.12 billion, with particularly strong performance in Asia helping to offset generally weak retail markets in Europe. In Asia, decorative sales rose 22% with “… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
In the first half of 2005, ICI Paints’ sales rose five percent to £1.12 billion, with particularly strong performance in Asia helping to offset generally weak retail markets in Europe. In Asia, decorative sales rose 22% with “notab… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
California Paints’ Fres~Coat premium paint once again ranked at the top of the list in a study of exterior paints conducted by a leading consumer reporting magazine. The independent study tested the overall performance of exterior paints in the… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
At its annual meeting in Tucson, AZ, the Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) recognized user and supplier members for their year-long service and dedication. Among those honored was Fred Wells of Hentzen Coatings, Inc. (Wisconsin Chap… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
While the world watched the first A380 airplane successfully complete its first flight earlier this year, the PPG Aerospace–PRC-DeSoto coatings staff watched closely too as the flight marked a new livery that they helped create. The A380 was co… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
Today’s homeowners overwhelmingly head to the home center when it comes to home improvement products, according to a new survey from the National Hardware Show and the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI). According to the poll, 67% of ho… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
Akzo Nobel has acquired ICI Group’s Zweihorn Gmbh, a maker of industrial wood finishes for the professional joinery sector with sales of approximately €18 million in 2004. Akzo Nobel will acquire all shares of Zweihorn, which has 55 emplo… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
RPM ACQUIRES GERMAN SEALANT MAKER ILLBRUCK RPM’s Tremco unit has acquired Illbruck Sealant Systems, a high-performance sealant and installation systems maker based in Leverkusen, Germany. The purchase gives Tremco a “global… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
Dunn-Edwards is making it easier for architects, designers and contractors involved in green building projects to navigate the complicated requirements for paint and coatings. The paint maker has published the Green Building Guide, a quick-read refe… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
For the second time since 2002, BASF Coatings de Mexico has received a General Motors “Supplier of the Year” award for outstanding performance as an automotive coatings supplier for the automaker’s Silao and Ramos Arizpe assembly pl… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) has presented a gold Design Excellence Award (IDEA) to Akzo Nobel for its 1-2 Paint System, in which the lid of the rectangular packaging transforms into a paint tray when opened. Originally launc… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
PPG Industries has acquired Crown Coating Industries, a privately held manufacturer of specialty wood coatings based in Singapore. Terms of the accord were not disclosed. Incorporated in 1991, Crown is a leader the Asian flooring industry in UV coat… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
MURALO PAINTS HIRES MICALE FOR NORTHEAST SALES Muralo Paints has hired Michael Micale as district sales manager for Long Island, the Bronx and parts of Brooklyn and Queens. Micale has previously worked in managerial positions for Lowe’s… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
BASF COATINGS MAKES ORGANIZATIONAL CHANGES WITHIN REFINISH UNIT Colin von Ettingshausen, currently managing director of BASF Coatings Refinish GmbH in Eugendorf, Austria, has moved to BASF Coatings Japan Ltd., based in Tosuka, Japan. von E… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
PRESIDENT OF TIKKURILA RESIGNS, MANAGEMENT REORGANIZES Ulf Koivula, president of Tikkurila Coatings Oy, has resigned from his position. Ilpo Jousimaa has been appointed to take his place. Prior to this appointment, Jousimaa was vice president,… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
COATING MATERIAL FOR INORGANIC-FILM FORMATION Patent No. U.S. 6,881,254 B2 Kansai Paint Co. has been granted a patent for an inorganic filmforming coating composition prepared by adding a basic compound to a titanium-containing water-based so… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
NIPPON PAINT PATENTS CRATER INHIBITING METHOD Patent No. U.S. 6,881,313 B2 Nippon Paint Co. has been granted a patent for a method for inhibiting a crater from occurring in a coated film at the time when a coated film is formed. The method com… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
ICE 2006 AND NPCA ANNUAL MEETING MOVE TO NEW ORLEANS The U.S.’s paint and coatings executive and formulation trade associations have announced plans to move their annual meetings–and a key trade show–to New Orleans, LA from C… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
Two major announcements have come from the global special effect pigments market. In August, Altana Chemie announced plans to acquire Eckart GmbH & Co., KG, a leading privately held manufacturer of metallic effect pigments for paint, print… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
California Paints’ Fres~Coat premium paint once again ranked at the top of the list in a study of exterior paints conducted by a leading consumer reporting magazine. The independent study tested the overall performance of exterior paints in the… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
At its annual meeting in Tucson, AZ, the Chemical Coaters Association International (CCAI) recognized user and supplier members for their year-long service and dedication. Among those honored was Fred Wells of Hentzen Coatings, Inc. (Wisconsin Chap… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
While the world watched the first A380 airplane successfully complete its first flight earlier this year, the PPG Aerospace–PRC-DeSoto coatings staff watched closely too as the flight marked a new livery that they helped create. The A380 was co… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
Today’s homeowners overwhelmingly head to the home center when it comes to home improvement products, according to a new survey from the National Hardware Show and the Home Improvement Research Institute (HIRI). According to the poll, 67% of ho… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
Akzo Nobel has acquired ICI Group’s Zweihorn Gmbh, a maker of industrial wood finishes for the professional joinery sector with sales of approximately €18 million in 2004. Akzo Nobel will acquire all shares of Zweihorn, which has 55 emplo… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
RPM ACQUIRES GERMAN SEALANT MAKER ILLBRUCK RPM’s Tremco unit has acquired Illbruck Sealant Systems, a high-performance sealant and installation systems maker based in Leverkusen, Germany. The purchase gives Tremco a “global… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
Dunn-Edwards is making it easier for architects, designers and contractors involved in green building projects to navigate the complicated requirements for paint and coatings. The paint maker has published the Green Building Guide, a quick-read refe… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
For the second time since 2002, BASF Coatings de Mexico has received a General Motors “Supplier of the Year” award for outstanding performance as an automotive coatings supplier for the automaker’s Silao and Ramos Arizpe assembly pl… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
The Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) has presented a gold Design Excellence Award (IDEA) to Akzo Nobel for its 1-2 Paint System, in which the lid of the rectangular packaging transforms into a paint tray when opened. Originally launc… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
PPG Industries has acquired Crown Coating Industries, a privately held manufacturer of specialty wood coatings based in Singapore. Terms of the accord were not disclosed. Incorporated in 1991, Crown is a leader the Asian flooring industry in UV coat… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
In the first half of 2005, ICI Paints’ sales rose five percent to £1.12 billion, with particularly strong performance in Asia helping to offset generally weak retail markets in Europe. In Asia, decorative sales rose 22% with “… Read More »
Published September 19, 2005
In the first half of 2005, ICI Paints’ sales rose five percent to £1.12 billion, with particularly strong performance in Asia helping to offset generally weak retail markets in Europe. In Asia, decorative sales rose 22% with “notab… Read More »



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