1. Nova Paint Club Enters New Era -- February 4, 2015
The Nova Paint Club is an international organization founded in 1983 to provide a framework for leading global independent paint companies to benefit from exchanges of technical information, technology and expertise in all areas of their operations.
“The Nova Paint Club, like the stars after which it’s named, exploded onto the international paint scene in 1983 – bringing together nine independent companies who were inspired to share new ideas and give themselves a bigger footprint in the global market,” said Stephen Falder, secretary general of the Nova Paint Club. “Its original president, the late Michel Brasse of Ripolin-Duco, saw the huge potential benefits of working in collaboration with other companies who weren’t competing in the same countries and so could freely share their technical knowledge and experience."... Read More
2. Q&A With the Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association -- August 4, 2015
The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) is the national trade association representing the manufacturers of asphaltic and solar reflective roof coatings and the suppliers to the roof coatings industry. RCMA has more than 60 members who manufacture in or ship products to almost every state in the country, and is headquartered in Washington, DC.
Established in 1982, RCMA is a leading industry voice, promoting the benefits of roof coatings and providing its membership with up-to-date information on building codes and standards, technical developments, and other industry topics of interest... Read More
3. Case Study: Valspar Provides Paint for Montessori School -- July 15, 2015
“Freedom within limits” is one of the characteristics of a Montessori education, and the design of Fayetteville Montessori Elementary School in northwest Arkansas is a perfect example. Situated near a creek, the triangular structure cuts a modern and exciting figure that few would guess is the result of extreme constraints.
Those constraints are due to the creek itself, which, while it gives students idyllic views and hands-on learning opportunities, was initially a problem for the team at Marlon Blackwell Architects. The creek’s floodplain extends over much of the land parcel, so when Blackwell and his team were first drawing up plans, they quickly saw they had just a small triangle of usable building space. But once the architects embraced this form, they were able to achieve an innovative solution that stayed in boundaries while delivering everything the school needed... Read More
4. Company Profile: National Paints -- October 14, 2015
National Paints, located in the United Arab Emirates, is the mother company of Sayegh Group, established in 1969. With sales in 2014 of $514 million, National Paints ranks number one in the Middle East and Arab world in both sales and production, and is considered one of the pioneer paints companies of high quality standards in paints and respective raw materials.
The company owns fourteen paint factories and three resin plants worldwide and had originally started in Jordan then United Arab Emirates. The factory in Sharjah specializes in paints production of all kinds. Other similar factories were established in Qatar, Sudan, Palestine, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Oman, Romania, and Egypt. In addition to several showrooms in Syria and Lebanon, National Paints also exports to over 60 countries worldwide. Its products include... Read More
5. A California Home Turns Heads with Kameleon Color -- June 15, 2015
Choosing a color for your new home can be a difficult decision. Selecting one single pigment to represent you and your home takes time and consideration and when the Eser’s were faced with this decision in early 2015, they turned to Valspar for help.
Ilhan and Kamer Eser were looking to downsize after the last of their three daughters left the family home – but not in the typical way. After all their years living in different homes and different states, the Esers decided the time was finally right to build their own home in the California countryside... Read More