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Published August 10, 2005
ICI: The board of Imperial Chemical Industries PLC announced that Brendan O’Neill has resigned as a director and chief executive of ICI. He is succeeded by John McAdam, who currently is executive director of the company and chairman and… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
The Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology’s annual meeting, scheduled for Nov. 13-17 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia, will focus on the most innovative technical advances from the coatings industry. Held in conju… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
The Paint, Ink and Coatings (PIC) Conference, hosted by the Los Angeles Society for Coatings Technology (LASCT), will be held October 1-3 in Buena Park, CA. This industry meeting, which replaces the biennial Western Coatings Show, will focus on educa… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
Buhler Group has acquired the dispersion and micro wet grinding technology unit of Draiswerke GmbH Mannheim. The unit will be operated as a branch of Bühler GmbH in Braunschweig. Dow Starts Up Epoxy Resin Plant in China l The Dow Chemical… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
Elcometer Ltd. has acquired Belgium-based Braive Instruments SA and its French division, Braive France Sarl, manufacturers of physical test equipment to the paint and powder industry. The companies will become part of Elcometer’s worldwide busi… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
For the fiscal year ended Dec. 27, 2002, Sico, Inc. reported sales of $257 million, a 14.5% rise over 2001 sales. In the fourth quarter, Sico adopted the proportional consolidation method recommended by the CICA with regard to Sico-Becker S.A.S., a… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
l PPG Industries has reported that its first quarter coatings sales rose $72 million, or seven percent, due to the strengthening of foreign currencies and stronger volumes in its architectural, aerospace, automotive original equipment and industrial… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
The survey also revealed the continued migration of consumers to “big box” shops. The vast majority (73%) will shop at home improvement stores. Those who said they will shop at hardware stores dropped to just eight percent from the 19% re… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
l American Express is predicting a lot of “plastic”—or even old fashioned cash—will be used this spring, as Americans say they will spend more on home improvement projects. According to the 2003 American Express Home Improveme… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
RPM plans to retain the Koch Waterproofing Solutions management team, including Mark Patterson, who heads Koch Waterproofing Solutions. “We will enter new markets and gain an international distribution outlet,” Mr. Patterson said. “… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
Tremco, a subsidiary of RPM International Inc., has acquired Koch Waterproofing Solutions, Inc., the Reynoldsburg, OH-based maker of Tuff-N-Dri basement waterproofing and Watchdog waterproofing products. Koch Waterproofing Solutions, which had sales… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
l International Coatings Ltd. and the Marine Contracting Association, Ltd. (Marcas) have signed a contract for the exclusive supply of drydock coatings for more than 60 vessels. The contract represents more than one million square meters on vessels… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
l Rohm and Haas Company reported first quarter sales of $1.6 billion, a 17% increase over the same period in 2002, reflecting solid demand in key markets and favorable impact of currencies and acquisitions. Sales in the coatings business increased 1… Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published August 10, 2005
A number of factors are behind the projected growth in this market. Read More »
By Christine Esposito
Published August 10, 2005
When manufacturing slows, so does the need for coatings. But by taking a closer look at their own operations, paint companies are readying themselves for the market�s recovery. Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
Luzenac Group: Roger Jakeman has been appointed vice president of its European coatings business unit. Mr. Jakeman, who has been with Luzenac since 1996 as coatings market manager, has more than 15 years experience working in the European coati… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
XIM Products, Inc.: This manufacturer of paint, primers, sealers, specialty coatings and paint additives for the architectural and automotive refinish markets announced that Juan Jarufe has been named vice president of research and development.… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
l Information Research Limited (IRL) has published an overview of the European market for powder coatings. The study provides up-to-date data on the market for powder coatings in Europe and fully revises the previous edition, which was released in Ju… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
l With a history that dates back 1878, APV Engineered Coatings is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. The Akron, OH-based company—then known as Akron Varnish Works—started manufacturing wood varnishes and black paint for the bicy… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
l PPG Industries has been named paint supplier of the year by Decoma International, a global manufacturer of decorative trim for the automotive industry. PPG supplies Decoma with Spectracron liquid topcoats and primers to 11 Decoma locations in North… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
Want the low-down on paint buying at Lowe’s? The Port Washington, NY-based NPD Group, Inc. and the Farnsworth Group have formed a joint venture to market a comprehensive consumer tracking service for the home improvement industry. The new serv… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
l BASF has been ranked as the number one chemical company in the world by Fortune magazine’s “Global Most Admired Companies” ranking. In addition to its number one overall ranking, BASF was ranked number one in each of nine attrib… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
CEPE, the European Council of Paint, Printing Ink and Artists Colours Industry, has released comments regarding the European Commission’s VOC reduction requirements for automotive refinish paint. Among CEPE’s concerns is its disagreemen… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
Toyota Motor Corp. has endorsed all three of Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes’ new Sikkens Plus paint products. The endorsement for Autocryl Plus, Autobase Plus and Autoclear Plus applies to all of Toyota’s dealers worldwide and represents a rar… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
DuPont Performance Coatings’ SuperSolids ultra-low emissions coatings technology has earned the U.S. EPA’s Clean Air Excellence Award. The automotive clearcoat technology lowers VOC emissions more than 25%, while also improving scratch an… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
Luzenac Group: Roger Jakeman has been appointed vice president of its European coatings business unit. Mr. Jakeman, who has been with Luzenac since 1996 as coatings market manager, has more than 15 years experience working in the European coati… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
XIM Products, Inc.: This manufacturer of paint, primers, sealers, specialty coatings and paint additives for the architectural and automotive refinish markets announced that Juan Jarufe has been named vice president of research and development.… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
l Information Research Limited (IRL) has published an overview of the European market for powder coatings. The study provides up-to-date data on the market for powder coatings in Europe and fully revises the previous edition, which was released in Ju… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
l With a history that dates back 1878, APV Engineered Coatings is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. The Akron, OH-based company—then known as Akron Varnish Works—started manufacturing wood varnishes and black paint for the bicy… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
l PPG Industries has been named paint supplier of the year by Decoma International, a global manufacturer of decorative trim for the automotive industry. PPG supplies Decoma with Spectracron liquid topcoats and primers to 11 Decoma locations in North… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
Want the low-down on paint buying at Lowe’s? The Port Washington, NY-based NPD Group, Inc. and the Farnsworth Group have formed a joint venture to market a comprehensive consumer tracking service for the home improvement industry. The new serv… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
l BASF has been ranked as the number one chemical company in the world by Fortune magazine’s “Global Most Admired Companies” ranking. In addition to its number one overall ranking, BASF was ranked number one in each of nine attrib… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
CEPE, the European Council of Paint, Printing Ink and Artists Colours Industry, has released comments regarding the European Commission’s VOC reduction requirements for automotive refinish paint. Among CEPE’s concerns is its disagreemen… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
Toyota Motor Corp. has endorsed all three of Akzo Nobel Car Refinishes’ new Sikkens Plus paint products. The endorsement for Autocryl Plus, Autobase Plus and Autoclear Plus applies to all of Toyota’s dealers worldwide and represents a rar… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
DuPont Performance Coatings’ SuperSolids ultra-low emissions coatings technology has earned the U.S. EPA’s Clean Air Excellence Award. The automotive clearcoat technology lowers VOC emissions more than 25%, while also improving scratch an… Read More »
By Andy Teng
Published August 10, 2005
Squeezed by rising raw material costs and lackluster demand, resin suppliers put focus on cost reduction systems compatibility Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
SeaLife Corporation: This maker of antifouling paints and coatings announced that Jim Roney has been appointed to the company’s advisory board. Mr. Roney, a marine biologist, has more than 24 years of experience in the field of marine eco… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
Benjamin Moore: Benjamin Moore & Co. announced that Denis Abrams, executive vice president and chief operating officer, has been named president. He will continue to perform the duties of chief operating officer. Former president Yvan Dupuy… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
Cognis Acquires Laporte Performance Chemicals l Cognis has signed a contract to acquire Laporte Performance Chemicals, a subsidiary of the former Laporte plc, which belongs to Degussa AG. The acquisition includes two production and development sites… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
ASTM Seeks Technologists to Develop New Standard l ASTM Subcommittee E12.11 on Visual Methods is looking for users and producers of high-gloss paints and coatings to join its development of a Standard Practice for the Measurement of Distinctivenes… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
UCAR Emulsion Systems (UES), a business unit of Union Carbide Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, has launched a new online resource for the paint, coatings, adhesives and sealants industry. The new web site, www.ucarl… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
Paar Physica’s modular compact rheometer (MCR) series of instruments now features Version 2.4, the latest software that adds a variety of new features to simplify test and analysis. The MCR can be configured for applications ranging from simple… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
The Canadian Paint and Coatings Association (CPCA), representing all major auto refinish coatings manufacturers in Canada, has announced a series of new training programs. These new programs are designed to help autobody shop owners meet enviro… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
A new antimicrobial powder coating formula for finishing surfaces has been developed. The key ingredient, silver, is inorganic, which doesn’t allow bacteria to become immune. In the Los Angeles area, AK Coatings is setting up a concept house… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
The World Paint File is now in its third edition, providing analysis and data on market developments throughout the global paint industry. The third edition contains individual studies on the latest trends and projections in major markets across all… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
The Paint Quality Institute (PQI) has reported that paint costs are going up, and it is likely that more increases will be announced in coming months. Contributing to the cost run-ups are expenses related to many ingredients, particularly titanium di… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
For more information, go to www.informationresearch.co.uk. l Kusumgar, Nerlfi and Growney has completed its multiclient study, The U.S. Paint and Coatings Industry, 2001-2006. The report is the firm’s second analysis of the industry. Accordi… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
Information Research International recently published two new titles, The Top 50 Paint Companies in Europe and The Top 50 Paint Companies in Asia. The first report provides a basic statistical summary of paint production, imports, exports and demand… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
The Sealant, Waterproofing and Restoration Institute (SWRI) has launched a new program to validate manufacturers’ published test results of various wall coating products. The program provides specifiers and end-users of wall coating products an… Read More »
Published August 10, 2005
Demand for construction chemicals used in on-site applications is projected to increase 4.6% a year to $6.5 billion in 2006, according to Construction Chemicals, a new study from The Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based market research firm. The stud… Read More »



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