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Published March 24, 2014
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “2014 Leading Paint and Coatings Market Players: AkzoNobel, BASF, DuPont, Henkel, Kansai Paint, Nippon Paint, PPG, RPM, Sherwin-Williams, Valspar” report to their offering. The compan… Read More »
Published March 24, 2014
Research and Markets has added the “Booming Paint Industry in India” report to their offering. Over the past few years, the Indian paint market has substantially grown and caught the attention of many international players. The growth in… Read More »
Published March 21, 2014
The majority of household paints analyzed in seven Asian countries contain unsafe levels of lead; would not meet regulatory standards established in most highly industrialized countries; and, in a number of cases, have astonishingly high lead content… Read More »
Published March 21, 2014
PPG Industries  announced that its North American architectural coatings business has taken a minority equity position in The Coatings Alliance, LLC (TCA), a cooperative of 42 paint dealers in the U.S. and Canada. TCA is based in Buffalo, N.Y. F… Read More »
Picodeon’s PLD Technology Enables Microstructural Control
Published March 20, 2014
Finnish thin film coating specialist Picodeon Ltd Oy has developed its ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) surface coating technology to be able to create either porous or dense aluminium oxide (Al2O3) coatings on heat-sensitive substrates fo… Read More »
Published March 20, 2014
The increase in infrastructure and maintenance spending by the private and public sector in South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya is lending momentum to the industrial paints and coatings market in these countries. Nigeria presents the most opportunities… Read More »
Published March 19, 2014
The increase in infrastructure and maintenance spending by the private and public sector in South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya is lending momentum to the industrial paints and coatings market in these countries. Nigeria presents the most opportunities… Read More »
Published March 19, 2014
PPG Industries announced plans to invest more than $27 million in its San Juan del Rio, Queretaro, Mexico, coatings manufacturing facility. The expansion project will add four new buildings to the current complex, representing approximately 100,000… Read More »
Published March 17, 2014
OMNOVA Solutions, a global manufacturer of emulsion polymers, exhibited its full range of specialty resins for the coatings industry at PAINTINDIA in Mumbai, India, 6-8 March 2014. OMNOVA showcased its broad portfolio of coating products (PLIOLITE&re… Read More »
Published March 14, 2014
PPG Automotive Refinish has recognized Colors Edge, Inc., as its 2014 Platinum Distributor of the Year. Bob Wenzinger, director of the PPG Platinum Distributor program, announced the honor at the annual PPG Platinum Distributor Conference held Februa… Read More »
Published March 14, 2014
Global demand for paints and varnishes is forecast to expand 4.7% p.a. between 2014 and 2018. Argentina, China, India, Morocco, and the United States are considered the highest potential markets in the coming years. According to recently published r… Read More »
Published March 13, 2014
Kelly-Moore Paints, the leading premium paint manufacturer and retailer in the western United States, announced its agreement with four manufacturers to offer a targeted assortment of specialized coatings through its retail stores.  From DEVOE H… Read More »
Published March 13, 2014
Three winners of the inaugural AkzoNobel Architecture Prize were announced at a ceremony held in Brazil recently. Developed in partnership with the Tomie Ohtake Institute, the award was specifically set up to help develop the careers of young archite… Read More »
Published March 13, 2014
 Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) will mark a significant step in implementation of its landmark Safer Consumer Products regulations Thursday when it announces its first draft Priority Products. These products are consumer goods sol… Read More »
Published March 13, 2014
PPG Automotive Refinish has unveiled its 2014 distributor training schedule. Consisting of more than 30 classes across 12 critical business areas, the training is designed for owners, managers, sales staff and other key personnel involved in the oper… Read More »
Valspar Commences Valspar Championship with Habitat for Humanity Community Build
Published March 13, 2014
The Valspar Corporation, a global leader in the paint and coatings industry and sponsor of the Valspar Championship through 2017, is committed to bringing the transformative power of color to the tournament, both on and off the course. To kick-off th… Read More »
Published March 12, 2014
The global construction paints and coatings market has also been witnessing the increased competition among major vendors. TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Construction Paints and Coatings market to grow at a CAGR of 7.16 percent over the… Read More »
Published March 12, 2014
“Blue Baller,” a retro-styled motorcycle constructed by celebrated motorcycle builder Bill Steele took 2014 Bike of the Year honors at the Easyriders Grand National Invitational Finals held February 8-9 in Columbus, Ohio. The unique bike… Read More »
Published March 10, 2014
Hardide plc has entered into a strategic supply agreement  with the General Electric Company Inc. The agreement is for the supply of coating to a single component currently used by GE resulting in guaranteed turnover volume to the company of $1.… Read More »
Published March 7, 2014
PPG Industries has formed an agreement between the commercial coatings group of its automotive refinish business and Van Nay, LLC, to expand the line of ECK corrosion-prevention products that PPG distributes. PPG now offers the full line of ECK produ… Read More »
Published March 7, 2014
Hempel Protective has recently provided coating solutions, with a volume of 130,000 liters for the biggest port cranes in the world at the ECT Delta Terminal in the port of Rotterdam. There are five huge quay cranes for unloading the largest containe… Read More »
Published March 7, 2014
A new specification option out of the paint industry is available through a strategic alliance forged among nine regional coatings manufacturers: The National Paint Alliance (NPA). For the first time national accounts, their specifiers and buyers &nd… Read More »
Published March 6, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems recently announced a commitment to invest $60 million in Wuppertal, Germany to build a next-generation facility that will expand capacity to produce waterborne industrial coatings. Production at the new operations center is exp… Read More »
Published March 5, 2014
Research and Markets has added the "Booming Paint Industry in India" report to their offering. Over the past few years, the Indian paint market has substantially grown and caught the attention of many international players. The growth in t… Read More »
Sherwin-Williams Foundation Awards $50,000 Grant to CHRIS Kids
Published March 5, 2014
After a national competition, The Sherwin-Williams Company has awarded its annual signature grant to CHRIS Kids, a local nonprofit in East Atlanta focused on child welfare and behavioral health. The $50,000 grant expands therapy groups, skill traini… Read More »
PPG Aerospace Coatings Add Character to Cathay Pacific
Published March 5, 2014
Coatings by PPG Industries’ aerospace business create the colorful characters and “The Spirit of Hong Kong” livery on Cathay Pacific Airways’ Boeing 777-300ER airplane painted to support the “Hong Kong: Our Home” c… Read More »
Axalta Racing 2014 Paint Scheme
Wows Fans in Charlotte, NC
Published March 5, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems officially unveiled the 2014 Brilliant Flames paint scheme on the No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet SS race car, driven by four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon, at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina.… Read More »
Published March 4, 2014
AkzoNobel has completed the expansion of its Industrial Coatings site in Songjiang near Shanghai in China, doubling annual production capacity and creating the company’s biggest plant for packaging coatings in the world. Work started in 2012,… Read More »
Published March 4, 2014
Renowned custom car painter and builder Bobby Alloway has begun a series of appearances at some of the nation’s foremost custom car shows to display his work and promote PPG Automotive Refinish products. Alloway is transporting several of his v… Read More »
Published March 4, 2014
A British scientist whose work helped form the basis for flat-screen TVs, computers and mobile phone displays has won AkzoNobel’s UK Science Award for 2014. Professor John Goodby, FRS, Chair of Materials Chemistry at the University of York, wi… Read More »
Published March 3, 2014
ShawCor's Socotherm pipe coating division has received a contract with a value in excess of $40 million from Tenaris to provide pipeline coatings for the Moho Nord Oil Pipeline project. The Moho Nord project is located in water depths of 650 to 1… Read More »
By Charles Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
Published March 2, 2014
Costa Rico’s five million inhabitants enjoy a gross domestic product of approximately $45 billion, with a relatively high associated per capita income of $11,000. As such, the availability of disposable income for home paints is relatively strong. Read More »
Published February 27, 2014
Choosing RPC Superfos FlakeFree for paint containers and lids makes decorating easier for customers in both the professional and DIY markets. The problem occurs when reopening a container and was identified as an issue by 97 per cent of respondents… Read More »
Published February 27, 2014
PPG Industries’ flat glass business has received $312,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop a dynamically responsive infrared (IR) window coating that will block heat in the summer to reduce air-conditioning costs and transmit… Read More »
PPG supports Irvington Grade School
Published February 27, 2014
 Jeffrey Picard (right), batch maker at PPG Industries’ industrial coatings manufacturing facility in Mt. Vernon, Ill., presents a PPG Industries Foundation check to David Schulte, Irvington Grade School superintendent, for $896 to support… Read More »
Published February 26, 2014
General Motors UK  and Axalta Coating Systems UK Limited have signed a three-year agreement which renews Axalta's three global refinish brands - Cromax, Spies Hecker and Standox - as officially approved suppliers for paint repairs on Vauxhal… Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published February 26, 2014
AkzoNobel recently announced its intention to work with the United Nations Environment Program to eliminate the use of lead paint. Coatings World had the opportunity to interview Paul Thomas , Sustainability & Innovation Communications Manager at… Read More »
Published February 25, 2014
Valdata Systems has released a new version of its popular Chemical Management System designed specifically for the Paints and Coatings industry. Valdata has been supplying high end chemical management systems to manufacturers for over 15 years, upda… Read More »
Published February 25, 2014
 The PPG Industries Foundation recently donated more than $52,000 to seven organizations for education-related initiatives in the Greater Pittsburgh area, where the company maintains its global headquarters and several facilities. The grants hig… Read More »
Published February 20, 2014
Abakan Inc. announced that its subsidiary, MesoCoat, Inc., was awarded a $1.5 million loan from the Ohio Department of Development's Ohio Third Frontier Commission to scale up PComP™ production and expand PComP™ coating services. &qu… Read More »
Published February 20, 2014
Strategically located in Jeddah, Hempel’s first waterborne factory in the Middle East will help meet the growing demand for Hempel decorative coatings in the region. The new plant, located in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, will manufacture paint for th… Read More »
Published February 20, 2014
BASF is expanding its business in industrial coatings in the growth market of Africa. Since October 2013, the company has supplied coil coatings to Roofings Rolling Mills (RRM), located in Uganda. BASF and its technical service were also on hand when… Read More »
Published February 20, 2014
ACS Chemical Innovations is exhibiting at PAINTINDIA 2014, which runs from 6-8 March at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai.  At the exhibition this year, the ACS Chemical Innovations stand (Hall 1, booth J2) will be promoting water-b… Read More »
Published February 20, 2014
Benjamin Moore & Co. has launched its newest product, Benjamin Moore Natura Renew, the first premium, bio-renewable paint with zero emissions. Natura Renew is highly durable and plant-based, the first of an entirely new class of innovative, eco-f… Read More »
Published February 20, 2014
Uni-Select Inc., a distributor of replacement parts and paint products for motor vehicles in North America, announced that its subsidiary FinishMaster, Inc. completed the acquisition of the assets of Metro Paint Supplies Group, which includes the ass… Read More »
Published February 19, 2014
HMG Paints has recently recruited Paul Walker, an experienced technical sales representative. He will be responsible for supporting the industrial sales team, and providing training for customers onsite or at HMG's application facility.… Read More »
Published February 14, 2014
BASF now offers its Green Sense® Concrete technology for the resource-efficient production and processing of concrete in Europe as well. Green Sense Concrete is a service package from BASF that helps manufacturers improve the performance characte… Read More »
Published February 13, 2014
Building and construction professionals want coatings that protect substrates such as metal and concrete without a time-consuming drying process that delays fabrication schedules. Rapid-curing polyaspartic coatings using Bayer MaterialScience LLC raw… Read More »
Published February 12, 2014
 Today, BASF announced the launch of its new global brand, Master Builders Solutions, for the construction industry in Europe. The global brand strengthens BASF’s industry orientation and reflects its commitment to provide the construction… Read More »
Published February 12, 2014
PPG Industries’ protective and marine coatings (PMC) business received The Society of Protective Coatings (SSPC) 2014 Military Coatings Project Award of Excellence for the performance of AMERCOAT 240 and PSX 700SG coatings on the USS Freedom, t… Read More »



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