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Published April 6, 2010
Master Painters Institute (MPI) has launched its “Starting Point” program for paint raw materials suppliers. Under the new program, MPI will invite paint raw materials suppliers to submit wet samples of their starting point (guide) formul… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
The Japan Paint Manufacturers Association has published data for the demand for paint in Japan for the fiscal year 2010. The predicted total volume is 1,434,000 tons, which is 1.1% more than in the fiscal year 2009. Market sectors predicted to grow i… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
PPG’s automotive refinish business has named Auto Color Supply of Mur­freesboro, TN, as its 2009 Platinum Distributor of the Year. The award was presented to Auto Color Supply owner Pat Anderton in February during the annual PPG Platinum Co… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
California Paints is part of the Spring Summer 2011 color trends generated by Global Color Research. Presented by Mix Trends, the color selection consists of twenty forecast colors that create unique color stories. All colors have been selected from… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Malaysia-based Wah Seong Corp. is in negotiations with The Orleans Group of West Africa, as it is interested in acquiring Orleans’ strategic partner, Socotherm, for its pipe-coating business in Nigeria. Wah Seong anticipates an increase of acti… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Specialty chemicals group Altana has signed an agreement to acquire the business of Aquaprint GmbH. The company, which is based in Oyten, Lower Saxony, Germany, primarily produces coatings for in-mold labels and other labels as well as waterborne ove… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. and Canadian paint manufacturer Para Paints have formed a strategic alliance, bringing Para Paints to all Lowe’s retail stores in Canada by mid-April 2010. Lowe’s will carry two major Para sub-brands including… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Bayer MaterialScience recently completed its acquisition of PolyBioMed Ltd. based in Sheffield, UK, expanding its product portfolio for medical technology. PolyBioMed, formerly a subsidiary of Lombard Medical Technologies plc, provides polymer coatin… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Custom-Bilt Metals, Chino, CA, has joined its PPG’s Certified Metal Panel Program (PPG/CMPP). PPG/CMPP is a certification program administered by the PPG coil and extrusion coatings group. It gives architects a direct channel to metal panel man… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
The first Jotun Multicolor showroom was recently opened in Atyrau, Kazakhstan and is operated by Jotun Turkey, which has territorial rights over Kazakhstan for the multinational paint firm headquartered in Norway. Jotun has been active in Kazakhstan… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Amy Wax of Montclair has won the top prize for Residential Exteriors in the 2010 Benjamin Moore HUE Awards. Wax is the first professional color consultant to receive a HUE Award. A student of color theory with a B.F.A. from Syracuse University, she c… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Sherwin-Williams has signed an agreement with Spraylat Corporation of Pelham, NY, to become the exclusive North American distributor of Spraylat EMI/RFI shielding finishes, also known as conductive coatings, which are used to help protect enclosed el… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
BASF has established a technical center for developing eco-friendly coatings technologies for the automotive industry in Korea. BASF and the Gyeonggi Provincial Government of the Republic of Korea (GGPG) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 30, 2010
Every year color experts at paint companies develop color trend forecasts for consumers and industry. There are many variables that affect the direction of design and color. Trends develop over the course of time. Demographics, changing consumer desi… Read More »
Published March 30, 2010
Balance-sheet tactics adopted by companies within the coatings supply chain in Europe to deal with the economic downturn have triggered cutbacks in investment in production plants but not so much in R&D. Throughout the chain extending from raw m… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 30, 2010
Evonik Industries has acquired the business of Methacrylate Specialty Esters from Arkema. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 30, 2010
The National Advertising Division (NAD) of the Council of Better Business Bureaus has recommended that The Sherwin-Williams Company modify or discontinue certain odor-elimination claims for the company’s Dutch Boy Refresh Paint. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 30, 2010
BASF was named General Motors’ Supplier of the Year for 2009. Read More »
Lab Equipment Directory
Published March 29, 2010
Here is a look at the latest offerings from select lab equipment manufacturers. For more information on the products listed, please contact the company directly. Read More »
"Green" Coatings Market is Growing
By Kerry Pianoforte, Associate Editor
Published March 29, 2010
Manufacturers of low and zero VOC coatings are taking a holistic view when it comes to developing greener coatings, focusing not only on what goes into the can, but also on sustainable packaging and fuel efficiency. Read More »
Resins Market Panel Discussion
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published March 29, 2010
For this year's annual resins market update, Coatings World asked a panel of experts to address key issues facing the market including the economy, new technology and strategies for moving forward in 2010. The panel is made up of individuals from some of the world's largest and most diverse resins suppliers including BASF, Eliokem, DSM NeoResins+ and Celanese. Read More »
Interior Color Trends
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published March 29, 2010
More than ever paint companies must serve a diverse palette of color options. Read More »
Bio-engineered Additives for Coatings
Published March 24, 2010
Commoditization threatens future growth of the paint and coatings industry, leaving formulators to find other means of differentiation. The need for innovation is imperative. Research and development of functional, biobased additives are leading to t… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 22, 2010
California Paints is part of the Spring Summer 2011 color trends generated by Global Color Research. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 22, 2010
Lowe's Companies, Inc. and Canadian paint manufacturer Para Paints have formed a strategic alliance, bringing Para Paints to all Lowe's retail stores in Canada by mid-April 2010. Read More »
Glasurit Develops new Bus clear system
Published March 16, 2010
Glasurit has developed a special-purpose bus clear system. The new system consists of Glasurit 924-168 HS Bus Clear plus the 352-168 Reducer – together, these two products ensure even greater gloss and purity.      The products… Read More »
Fas-Mark cap & cover paint from gasoila
Published March 16, 2010
Gasoila Chemicals, a specialty chemical division of Federal Process Corporation, recently released a brand-new line of Fas-Mark Cap and Cover Paint, an acrylic, upside down spray paint for the retail petroleum market. Used primarily to mark and ident… Read More »
Benjamin Moore offers Arborcoat wood stains
Published March 16, 2010
Benjamin Moore now offers Arborcoat waterborne wood exterior stains. The line consists of five products: Trans­parent, Semi Transparent, Protective Clear Coat, Semi Solid or Solid. Transparent, Semi Transparent and Protective Clear Coat are optio… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
Brenntag has announced the acquisition of the chemical distribution assets of Metausel, headquartered in Strasbourg, France. Metausel distributes mainly industrial chemicals into various industries such as painting and constructions, food, pharmaceut… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
Arch Chemicals, Inc. will incorporate Sporgard technology into new biocide solutions to actively combat mold and fungi in paints, coatings and other building products.  Sporgard technology, an advanced mold solution developed by Syngenta, has ga… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
Royal DSM N.V. has opened a new plant for the production of wet polyesters and other specialty resins in Meppen, Germany. The new €15 million plant was built at the existing site of DSM NeoResins+ in Meppen. The plant allows for further expansio… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
Hexion Specialty Chemicals has announced plans to begin construction of a monomer manufacturing plant in Onsan, Korea. The plant, which will produce Cardura monomer, a Versatic acid derivative, will be constructed within an existing manufacturing com… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
Arkema formally completed its acquisition of Dow’s acrylic monomers and acrylic latex polymers (UCAR Emulsion Systems) business in North America. Following this acquisition, the Clear Lake, TX acrylic monomers production site is being int… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
Blackmer XLW Series of sliding vane pumps have been designed to handle liquids with suspended particles up to 250 microns and 25% concentration, such as paint, adhesives and inks. XLW Series pumps are designed with hardened ductile iron materials, gi… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
Jotun reported an operating profit of $185 million in 2009 as compared with $152 million for the previous year. Oper­ating income increased from $1.76 billion to $1.89 billion. In liters and kilos, Jotun sold two percent more paint than it did in… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
Sherwin-Williams announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2009. Compared to the same periods last year, consolidated net sales decreased 5.9% to $1.60 billion in the quarter and 11.1% to $7.09 billion in the… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
The Valspar Corporation reported its results for the first-quarter ended January 29, 2010. First-quarter sales totaled $672.4 million, a 5.1% increase from the same period last year. Adjusted net income per share was 36 cents in 2010 and 20 cents in… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
 Paint manufacturer ICI Paints Akzo­Nobel has launched legal proceedings against PPG Architectural Coatings Limited following Johnstone’s Paints ongoing ‘No. 1’ advertising campaign. The campaign, which draws direct compari… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
Paint additives are substances that are added to paint formulations to enhance the characteristics of the paint. Integration of additives to paint formulation enables the paint to stick better, limits the growth of mildew and improves the smell and a… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
Ecology Coatings has developed bio-based materials for use in a new family of EcoQuik UV-curable coatings. Products incorporating bio-based additives are being used in commercial development applications that exhibit enhanced curing speed, pigment co… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
Glasurit, a BASF Coatings paint brand, recently opened its first Refinish Competence Centre (RCC) for automotive refinish products in France in the city of Montataire. In the future, Glasurit will train nearly 400 customers and trainers at the new ce… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
RPM International Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Rust-Oleum Corporation, has acquired Chemtec Chemicals BV, a manufacturer of industrial cleaners and specialty coatings based in the Netherlands. Terms of the transaction, which is expected to be… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
Sherwin-Williams has agreed to purchase an Italian wood coatings business that sells products under the Sayerlack brand. Sayerlack Industrial Wood Coatings makes industrial wood stains and finishes for use in the furniture and cabinets industry. The… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
Dr. Willie Lau, scientist with Dow Construction Chemicals of The Dow Chemical Company, will deliver the Mattiello Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, April 13 at 9:00 am, on the second day of the American Coatings Conference, in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Lau&rsquo… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
AkzoNobel protective coatings supplied by the company’s International Paint Protective Coatings business will be used to paint the 45,000-ton steel structures being used for the new east span of San Francisco’s Oakland Bay Bridge, to be b… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
AkzoNobel Car Refinishes has launched a new do-it-yourself (DIY) repair and protection solution for minor car scratches. Already launched in ten countries across Europe, StickerFix is an adhesive system which uses patented AkzoNobel paint technology… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
General Motors Europe (GME) and Standox recently signed a cooperation agreement by which the German paint manufacturer officially received Europe-wide approval of its products for all paint repair work performed on Opel and Vauxhall branded vehicles.… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
The Sansin Corporation, Strathroy, Ontario, Canada announced that its Enviro Stain products will now be available throughout Southern Alberta through a new partnership with Overwalls Paint and Decor in Calgary, Alberta. Overwalls will be providing it… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
A line of anti-graffiti coatings from Seicoat Corporation was approved and added to the Qualified Products List by the State of Nevada Department of Transportation (DOT). The products include GPA-200 Graffiti Proofer Anti-Stick and GPA-300 Graffiti P… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
Benjamin Moore stirred tremendous buzz with the introduction of an iPhone application that, since its availability last May, has been downloaded by more than 100,000 people who can snap a picture of any color inspiration and instantly match it to one… Read More »



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