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Coatings Drive Profitable Valspar Q1

Robust coating sales helped Valspar Corp. double its first-quarter profit over 2014, but the Minneapolis-based manufacturer still reduced its sales projections for the rest of fiscal 2015.


Profits Fall, But Akzo Stays the Course

Gains in protective and marine coatings, operating income and sales volume all helped AkzoNobel battle the 2014 headwinds of decorative paints and adverse currencies, leaving the company blo...


New Deals to Absorb 3 Coating Firms

A fresh round of coatings acquisitions is in the works, including Hempel's purchase of a North American supplier for the protective and waterproofing markets.


Latin American Coating Makers Unite

Aiming to strengthen their internal ties and their external clout, paint and coating makers across Latin America have formed a regional association based in Mexico.


PPG Announces 'Successful' 2014

PPG Industries has continued its financial hot streak, posting record full-year sales and yearly and quarterly gains in each segment.


RPM's Asbestos Woes Near an End

Nearly 40 years after it stopped making asbestos-containing products, Carboline's parent company will close its $800 million book on the issue and reunite the company's pieces.


Seeking the Key to the Emerald Kitty

The explanation may be more confusing than the original mystery. But the answer to "what turned the Bulgarian cat green?" appears to be: paint.


Huntsman Sheds Pigment Jobs, Plans

A year after announcing major expansion of its global pigment business, Huntsman Corp. is making sharp course corrections, with new plans for hundreds of layoffs and cuts in production capac...


Coating Boomerangs Heat into Space

It sounds like a comic book for coating junkies, in which Our Hero zaps accumulated building heat into space without warming the atmosphere, then casts a shiny shield to protect the building...


2014 Coated in Success at Valspar

The Valspar Corp. is giving thanks this week for its coatings segment, where booming sales of general industrial, coil and other coatings helped deliver record results for 2014.


Sales Nail a Q3 Record for Sherwin

Protective, marine, automotive and OEM coatings all did their part, but it was the architectural business that ruled Sherwin-Williams' third quarter, ringing up a record in the process, the ...


Cuts Wring Profits from Akzo's Q3

Sales growth in both protective and marine coatings helped boost AkzoNobel's third-quarter performance, with the company showing an increase in profits despite declining revenues across all ...


Review of PPG-Comex Deal Extended

PPG Industries will wait a bit longer for Mexico's decision on the company's $2.3 billion bid to take over that country's largest paint and coatings maker.


PPG Puts Q3 in the Plus Column

Aerospace, automotive and industrial coatings growth helped fill the gaps in PPG's third quarter, giving the world's largest paint and coatings company an increase in earnings, sales and net...


RPM Remains Positive Despite Q1 Dip

RPM International says decreased profits in the first quarter of 2015 are due to an unusually strong performance in its prior year that took a toll on comparative results.


New Editor Takes the Helm of D + D

Amy Woodall has been named Editor in Chief for Durability + Design magazine, the monthly multi-platform journal that focuses on building performance and aesthetics.


PPG Cuts Ribbon on New HQ

Working to keep pace with its ballooning architectural coatings business, PPG Industries has opened a new North American headquarters facility.


AkzoNobel Joins ‘100 Cities’ Effort

Building on its own Human Cities urban renewal campaign, AkzoNobel has now thrown its support behind 100 Resilient Cities, a new global project of The Rockefeller Foundation.


Axalta Considering Public Offering

Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (formerly DuPont Performance Coatings) has filed a registration statement on Form S-1 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial publ...


Beetle Outwits the Whitest Whites

Coatings biomimicry has a new poster child: a Southeast Asian beetle that is leading researchers to the development of a whiter white, with less expense and fewer materials than the current ...


Green Seal Weighs New Coating Standard

More coatings, stains, paints, sealers and finishes than ever may be eligible for Green Seal certification as the organization works to revise its standards.


Coatings Power Up Valspar’s Q3

Buoyed by a double-digit bounce in coating sales in the third quarter, Valspar Corp. announced an improved 2014 forecast on Tuesday, forecasting nine percent sales growth for the year.


Paint-Saving Package Bags Award

A new paint container design that reduces both paint and packaging could help stanch the waste of millions of liters of unused paint each year in the UK, its designer says.


Tower Coating Problem Probed

A reported coatings application error on a $99 million air traffic control tower may cost millions of dollars to repair and could set back the project a year, according to a Las Vegas newspa...


$800M Settlement Ends RPM’s Year

Carboline parent RPM International Inc. closed out fiscal 2014 with news of record sales, an $800 million asbestos settlement, and yet another federal inquiry.


AkzoNobel Profits Plunge in Q2

Profits plummeted at AkzoNobel in the second quarter of 2014, despite improved sales volume across the coating and chemical giant's three businesses, the company reported Wednesday (July 23)...


PPG’s Earnings Streak Continues in Q2

PPG Industries says a strong European market, coupled with healthy results in all major markets, helped the coatings giant secure a second quarter sales gain and "all-time" record quarterly ...


PPG Swoops in on Comex

PPG Industries has announced a $2.3 billion plan to buy Mexico paint and coatings giant Comex—the same company that Sherwin-Williams unsuccessfully pursued for more than a year.


EU Backs Philippines’ Anti-Lead Push

The European Union is throwing its support behind an effort to eliminate lead and mercury exposures among millions of Filipino schoolchildren.


European Coatings to See Little Growth

The long-struggling Western European paint and coatings market should hold its ground in the short term, but annual growth will average no more than 2.2 percent for the next five years, acco...


Urban Research Banks Against Beige

Could a blue bridge bring more cash to a city’s coffers than a brown bridge? New global research funded by AkzoNobel will put that notion to the test.


Seeing Red, Cabbies Paint Cheats Blue

When it’s time to pay up at the end of a cab ride, it typically comes down to Driver vs. Passenger. If a fare balks, what’s a cabbie to do?


Coatings Boom Seen in China, Brazil

The still-dizzying pace of urbanization in China and mega-venues in Brazil will drive strong coating sales in those regions over the next few years, new reports forecast.


PPG Retools in New Push for the Pros

Most of the U.S. purchasing power for architectural paints and coatings is now in the hands of contractors, specifiers and other professionals—a new reality that has PPG Industries rebrandin...


AkzoNobel Opens Year With Sales Gains

AkzoNobel remains on track toward its 2015 targets despite setbacks, with first-quarter volume growth across all areas a big step in the right direction, the company reported Thursday (April...


PPG Launches 2014 on a High Note

Shedding some businesses and adding others, the world’s largest paint and coatings company started 2014 with a bang, ringing up double-digit sales growth in the first quarter and its highest...


Lead Makes Veneration Risky Business

Tens of millions of Catholics in the Philippines are being warned against kissing, rubbing and other hands-on veneration of statues in the run-up to Easter, due to high amounts of lead paint...


ACA Honors Paint and Coating Leaders

Thought leaders, industry champions, innovators and distinguished professionals across the paint and coatings industry are being recognized this week for their achievements and decades of se...


Industrial Warms Cold Winter for RPM

“Outstanding results” by the industrial segment of Carboline’s parent company helped keep the chill off RPM International's bottom line and heat up record results in the third quarter, the c...


Crooning Coating Strikes a New Note

Attention, Aloe Blacc, Cee Lo Green and Maroon 5: Coatings stardom could be yours for the asking!


Coatings Report Paints Bright Future

Rebounding construction, industrial output and motor vehicle production will all fuel global demand for paint and coatings by more than 5 percent annually in the years ahead, a new forecast ...


Study: High-Lead Paint Persists in Asia

Long banned in the U.S. and Europe, architectural paint with lead—a lot of lead—is still widely available in Asia, the world's largest coatings market, a new study concludes.


Experts to Educate at Building Show

More than 30 expert-led courses for facility owners, specifiers, contractors and architects will be on the agenda at the upcoming D+D 2014 Conference and Exhibition.


Asia to Anchor Global Coatings Surge

Riding a 50 percent increase in coatings consumption in the last five years, the Asia-Pacific region will remain the main engine for that growing global market in the next five, a new report...


Quart of Paint May Cost Amazon $78K

A leaking quart of Hazard Class 3 Flammable Liquid—otherwise known as high-gloss enamel—has left a costly mess for Amazon Fulfillment Services.


The Case for Commercial Coatings

ORLANDO—Commercial coatings protect buildings as surely as industrial coatings protect infrastructure, so why are there so few standards and certifications for the former?


Valspar Sales Growth Paints Q1 Green

A 10 percent boost in its Coatings segment has the Valspar Corp. off to “a good start” in 2014, the company reported Wednesday (Feb. 12).


Coatings Crowd Converges on FL

Exhibit and housing space are long gone, and dozens of expert-led sessions are ready to roll, as more than 2,000 industry professionals pour into Orlando, FL, today (Feb. 10) for SSPC 2014 f...


AkzoNobel Sees Losses in 2013

AkzoNobel CEO Ton Büchner warned that 2013 would be a tough year for the Dutch coatings giant, and he was right.


Sherwin-Williams Finishes Fine in 2013

Paint stores popped and protective and marine sales held to wrap Sherwin-Williams’ 2013 fiscal year with a record $10.19 billion in consolidated net sales.


Record Q4 Seals Banner Year for PPG

PPG Industries crowned 2013 with a blockbuster fourth quarter dominated by double-digit growth in Performance and Industrial Coatings.


Sales Drive Standout Quarter at RPM

Carboline parent RPM International Inc. delivered a record second quarter and blockbuster first half of FY 2014, riding a wave of sales volume growth on both the industrial and consumer side...


Industrial Coatings Hold Back Valspar

Struggling sales of general industrial coatings fueled a 14 percent fourth-quarter decline in profits at the Valspar Corp., the company reported Tuesday (Nov. 19).


Mexico Again Rejects Sherwin Deal

Mexican anti-trust regulators have once again blocked Sherwin-Williams’ push for Latin American domination, nixing the Cleveland company’s $2.34 billion bid for rival Consorcio Comex, S.A. d...


Crumbling Capitol Dome to be Restored

Majestic from afar, but disintegrating from within, the U.S. Capitol Dome is about to undergo a critically needed $60 million restoration effort.


Ups and Downs Mark Sherwin-Williams’ Q3

Sherwin-Williams reported a record third quarter Friday, with a lot of help from its paint stores, a little from protective and marine, and none from Brazil's tax man.


AkzoNobel Revenues Slide in Q3

Divestments and exchange rates clobbered third-quarter sales gains in protective, industrial, automotive and aerospace coatings at AkzoNobel, driving down overall revenues 5 percent, the com...


WHO Pushes Global Ban on Lead Paint

The World Health Organization is calling on countries to step up national efforts to eliminate lead paint as part of the first International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week of Action, which o...


Lead Safety Campaigns Target Paint

The U.S.'s National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week, focusing on the hazards of lead paint, has hit the world stage.


PPG Rockets and Rolls in 3rd Quarter

PPG Industries’ aerospace and automotive OEM coatings businesses took a bow Thursday (Oct. 17) as the company reported a 17 percent spike in net sales and record adjusted earnings in its thi...


UK Coatings Federation Names President

Sun Chemical managing director Nick Smith has been appointed president of the British Coatings Federation (BCF)—the association's first leader from the printing inks industry since 1998.


3rd CEO in 2 Years Joins Ben Moore

Paint maker Benjamin Moore & Company has appointed a career retailing executive as its third CEO in two years.


Industrial Growth Helps RPM Rebound

Withstanding the hit from a recent $65 million legal settlement over roofing problems, Carboline parent RPM International Inc. has racked up a record first quarter for 2014.


AkzoNobel Plans Global Restructuring

Having wrapped the sell-off of major segments of its architectural coatings division, AkzoNobel has announced plans to aggressively reorganize and streamline the rest of the business by the ...


Sherwin-Williams Gets Comex U.S. Unit

While the lion's share of the deal remains on hold, Sherwin-Williams has completed acquisition of the North American paint business of Consorcio Comex, S.A. de C.V., the companies announced ...


Coatings, Markets Dim Valspar’s Outlook

Sluggishness in industrial coatings and international markets led the Valspar Corp. to reduce its annual earnings guidance Tuesday (Aug. 13) in the wake of a disappointing third quarter.


Valspar Says ‘Ciao, Europa’

U.S.-based Valspar Corp. is now a player in the European industrial coatings market, with its newly completed acquisition of an Italian company.


PPG Appoints New CFO, VPs

Several executive changes were announced this week at PPG Industries Inc., including a CFO and several vice president appointments.


PPG’s Q2 Records Sales, Income Gains

In a record second quarter, PPG Industries announced double-digit percentage sales gains for both industrial and performance coatings segments, boosting the paint and coatings company from a...


Mini-Pumps Serve Tight Spray Spaces

Quikspray Inc. has introduced two mini-pumps—one electric and one manual—designed to dispense a wide variety of materials in tight spaces.


AkzoNobel Dims Decorative in Germany

AkzoNobel's Decorative Paints business continues its crash diet, with a newly announced plan to shed its German paint stores immediately after selling off its North American unit.


Building Journal Launches Conference

Building performance and aesthetics will take center stage at D+D 2014, the first annual conference and exhibit hosted by Durability + Design Magazine.


PPG’s Polish Plant Starts Production

PPG Industries recently announced it started manufacturing protective and marine coatings at its facility in Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland.


Valspar Makes European Industrial Push

The $6 billion European industrial coatings market is getting a new player from across the pond.


Industrial No Help to Valspar in Q2

Declining demand for pipeline and other industrial coatings stunted Valspar Corp.'s growth in the second quarter, but the company notched improved performance overall, buoyed by strength on ...


PPG Opens 2013 on a Flat Note

Cooling off after a record earnings year, PPG Industries’ sales remained static for the first quarter of 2013, with weak European markets taking the brunt of the blame.


Sherwin-Williams Rings Up Record Q1

Protective and marine coatings held their own, but Sherwin-Williams' paint stores did the heavy lifting in the first quarter, delivering record sales and earnings for the Cleveland-based pai...


PPG Expands Aerospace in Deft Deal

Looking to broaden its aerospace coatings portfolio, PPG Industries has acquired specialty coatings manufacturer Deft Inc.


U.S. Probe Hands RPM a $42M Loss in Q3

Despite growing sales, Carboline parent RPM International reported a loss for the third quarter, due to adjustments related to a federal investigation and the closing of one of its businesse...


PPG Fills AkzoNobel’s N. American Shoes

PPG Industries Inc. has taken the second-biggest step in its 130-year history with the $1.05 billion acquisition of AkzoNobel’s North American decorative paints business.


Coating Maker: No Takers for Relief Aid

You’d think that a densely populated region crushed by more than $50 billion in hurricane damage could use some paint—especially if it’s free, and comes with free labor. But so far, no one h...


Spencer Coatings Flexes New Dominance

Spencer Coatings Ltd. has become the largest independent and British-owned industrial coatings manufacturer in the UK with its recent acquisition of Stokes Paints, the company says.


Gloss is Off in Valspar’s 1st Quarter

International markets flattened coatings and dinged paint sales in Valspar's first quarter, forcing the Minneapolis manufacturer to reduce its full-year guidance for 2013.


DuPont Coatings Reborn as Axalta

The founding father of the automotive paint business is being laid to rest.


PPG Rounds Out Record Year

Rounding out a year of record financials, PPG Industries Inc. reported Monday that each quarter of 2012 saw new earnings records, with higher full-year earnings in each major region.


Protective, Marine Coatings Star in TX

SAN ANTONIO—Advanced coating technology to protect the world's infrastructure, ships and military assets will dominate a full slate of technical sessions, panel discussions, awards and prese...


Chromaflo Acquires Colorant Line

Chromaflo Technologies Corp. announced that it has acquired the Elementis Tint-Ayd line of colorant products that are sold in Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.


Valspar Invests $30M in Research Center

Valspar’s past will house its future, as the company’s vintage former headquarters building is transformed into the new global hub of its R&D network.


S-W Protective a Dim Spot in Bright Q3

Sherwin-Williams’ paint stores rode to the rescue of its Global Finishes Group in the third quarter, with a strong performance that more than offset weaker sales in the protective, marine, a...


PPG to Buy Industrial Coatings Supplier

PPG Industries is strengthening its international industrial coatings portfolio with the acquisition of global specialty coatings producer Spraylat, the companies have announced.


PPG Belt-Tightening Yields Record Q3

PPG Industries has topped its record second-quarter earnings with another quarterly high, implementing cost savings that produced a modest profit despite generally flat sales, the company an...


Marine Coatings Gain Reprieve in CA

Under pressure from coating makers, Southern California regulators have decided—for now—not to demand something that does not yet exist.


Waterbornes to Drive Coating Comeback

The U.S. paint and coatings market has finally been given a light at the end of the tunnel.


Coatings Pro Chief Joins JPCL Publisher

Jennifer Kramer, the editor of Coatings Pro Magazine and a NACE-certified coating inspector, has been named Editor-in-Chief of Durability + Design Magazine.


PPG Trumpets Record Quarterly Earnings

PPG Industries has slam-dunked the highest quarterly earnings in its 129-year history, with growth in North America offsetting declining demand and currencies elsewhere, the company reported...


MPI Unveils Online Training Program

The Master Painters Institute has introduced online training and certification for a range of professionals who work with paints and coatings in commercial/architectural applications.


ACA Case Heads for CA Supreme Court

Oral arguments begin May 1 before California’s Supreme Court in a high-stakes lawsuit by coating manufacturers to block tougher VOC limits on industrial maintenance and other coatings.


Minerals Inc. Unveils TiO2 Extenders

Minerals Technologies Inc. has launched three new products to extend titanium dioxide (TiO2) in paints and coatings.


PPG: Layoffs, Cleanup Tab Will Pinch Q1

Paving the way to a good first-quarter report with bad news, PPG Industries announced Thursday (April 5) that it would lay off 2,000 employees, settle a $160 million environmental bill, and ...


Coatings Demand Floods China

The global recession has hit hard, but Chinese demand for paints and coatings—especially protective coatings— is proving even stronger.


Global Coatings to Top $107B by 2017

Rapid industrialization in Asia-Pacific and other developing regions will expand the global coatings market in the next few years, despite flattening demand in the developed world, a new mar...


AkzoNobel Swings to $89M Loss in Q4

AkzoNobel, the world’s largest paint and coatings maker, ended a tough fiscal year on a stunning low note Thursday (Feb. 16), reporting a 37 percent plunge in its 2011 net profit and an $89 ...


Valspar Rebounds with Q1 Valentine

Valspar Corp. celebrated Valentine’s Day with sweet success, bouncing back from an end-of-year loss with double-digit gains and a brighter full-year earnings outlook.


Coating Declines Drag Down Dow’s Q4

A widespread slump in coatings demand and Europe’s economic uncertainty dealt a sharp blow to Dow Chemical’s fourth quarter, with profit plunging by 47% to 25 cents a share.


SSPC, PaintSquare to Light up Show

Live webcam, a show app, web updates and complete video and print coverage will follow thousands of attendees, more than 100 exhibitors and all the action at SSPC 2012, set to begin Monday (...


Masco Corp. Seeks Marketing VP

Masco Architectural Coatings, a division of global building products supplier Masco Corp., has an opening for a vice president of international marketing.


Forecast: Coatings’ Fortunes Mixed

Inching its way back from the nosedive it took after 2006, the U.S. coatings market is still struggling in the architectural sector but faring better elsewhere, according to a first look at ...


NYC Drops Protective, IM Coatings Ban

Feeling the heat from coating manufacturers, the New York City Council has withdrawn proposed code changes that would have banned the sale or use of protective and industrial maintenance coa...


Comeback Seen for US Paint & Coatings

Reports of the death of the U.S. paint and coatings industry will have been greatly exaggerated (as Mark Twain might say), if a new market forecast pans out.


ACA Challenges VOC, Ozone Connection

Although tighter ozone regulations have been back-burnered for now, coatings makers aren’t taking any chances, continuing to muster data to build their case against tougher VOC limits.


IRS Audit Dings Sherwin, But Q3 Booms

Sherwin-Williams is reporting good news for its third quarter and bad news for its fourth, with record Q3 net sales trailed by a $75 million tax charge to end the year.


PPG Aerospace Names Coatings Chief

PPG Industries’ aerospace business has named Mark Cancilla global platform director for coatings and Brent Wright as global platform director for transparencies, succeeding Cancilla.


Deal Extends PPG’s Latin America Reach

PPG Industries and subsidiary PPG Colombia have agreed to purchase the coatings businesses of Colpisa Colombiana de Pinturas, a privately owned Colombian coatings company, and its affiliates...


Final Census Shows Coatings Uptick

The coatings industry continues to recover at a modest rate, according to the newest—and final—U.S. Census Bureau Current Industrial Report for Paint and Allied Products.


Raw Material Costs Bite Sherwin’s Q2

Strong sales growth in protective and marine coatings was not enough to spare Sherwin-Williams an unexpected drop in second-quarter profit, and the company has cut its full-year profit forec...


PPG Revamps Global Coatings Leadership

PPG Industries, the world’s No. 2 paint and coatings company, has announced new global leadership for its protective and marine, industrial, aerospace and architectural coatings businesses.


SCAQMD Overhauls Coatings Rules

As expected, coatings manufacturers will have to begin accounting for the VOCs in their colorants and toeing some other new environmental lines under long-awaited rules adopted by the South ...


PPG Shuffles Leadership Positions

PPG Industries has announced a variety of changes in its coatings and silica executive lineup. All were effective May 1.


PPG Hits 3rd Straight Quarterly Record

Strong sales in performance and industrial coatings helped deliver a third straight quarterly record to PPG Industries, with $3.5 billion in sales and banner earnings in various coatings mar...


No Foolin’: PPG Paints Swatch to Watch

Swatch out! Squinters of color swatches will finally get a strip they can see Friday (April 1), when PPG Pittsburgh Paints unveils what it calls the world’s largest paint swatch.


Vista Paint Corp. Settles Waste Suit for $1+M

Vista Paint Corp. has agreed to pay $1 million to six District Attorney’s Offices in California to settle a lawsuit charging illegal transportation and mismanagement of hazardous waste and m...


Strong Coatings Sales Help Drive Dow’s Q2 Gains

Strong sales gains in both industrial and architectural coatings propelled Dow Coatings Materials to a 16% increase in the second quarter, compared to the same period in 2009, and helped fue...


AkzoNobel Consolidates in Quebec

AkzoNobel’s International Paint Protective Coatings business has consolidated sales and distribution operations with the company’s Decorative Paints Canada group in a “store-within-a-warehou...


Valspar Rolls out ‘Signature Colors’ Line

The Valspar Corp. announced the launch of Valspar® Signature Colors® with Hi-DEF Advanced Color System™, reported to offer “the ultimate hiding formula” that “covers most old colors in one c...


Parex Offers Dry-Time Acclerator for Finishes

Parex USA Inc. announced the launch of a finish-accelerator product, Accel-Dry, reported to facilitate rapid dry of finishes, allowing jobs to be completed more quickly in wet and cold weath...


Devonport Joins Arkema as Research Leader

Wayne Devonport, Ph.D., has joined Arkema Emulsion Systems in Cary, N.C., as a global coatings research leader, with responsibility for the global research and product-development strategy f...


Technology Publishing Announces Plans for Launch of ‘Durability & Design

Technology Publishing Company, publisher of the Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings (JPCL), Painting and Wallcovering Contractor (PWC), and the online Journal of Arch...


XIM Introduces New Primer Formulations

XIM Products Inc. announced upgrades to three primer products, including high-build and bonding primers.


Sherwin-Williams Introduces ‘Acrylic-Alkyd’ Paints

The Sherwin-Williams Company introduced water-borne acrylic-alkyd versions of the company’s ProMar 200 and ProClassic coatings, reported to deliver durable, smooth, high-performing finishes ...


Benjamin Moore Debuts ‘Advance’ Alkyd Paint

Benjamin Moore & Company (Montvale, N.J.) announced the introduction of Advance, an alkyd-based interior paint built on the company’s Gennex water-borne colorant system.


Neutrals Permeate PPG’s ‘Atmospheric’ Collection

PPG Industries Inc.’s Pittsburgh® Paints introduced the “Atmospheric” color collection, comprised of 100 “complex” neutrals that are new additions to the company’s The Voice of Color® progra...


NeverFade Paint Certified-Contractor Program Launched

APV Engineered Coatings®, the manufacturer of NeverFade™ paint based on Kynar Aquatec® polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) resins, announced the launch of the Pro-X Certified Contractor™ Program...


Kelly-Moore Offers Water-Borne Primers

Kelly-Moore Paint Company Inc. San Carlos, Calif. introduced Kel-Bond Ultra and Kel-Bond Adhesion Plus, described as low-VOC, high-performance interior/exterior water-borne primers-sealers o...


Kelly-Moore Offers ‘Hybrid’ Water-Based Alkyd

Kelly-Moore Paint Company Inc. introduced KM Professional Water-Oil Hybrid, described as a low-VOC, high-quality interior/exterior alkyd enamel that offers durability and water cleanup.


Jamestown to Market New Antimicrobial Paint Line

Jamestown Coatings Technologies (Bellefonte and Jamestown, Pa.) said its new SurfaGuard™ protective antimicrobial paints are formulated using NanoHorizons Inc.’s SmartSilver™ additives.


Rodda Offers ‘More Affordable’ Premium Exterior Paint

Rodda Paint Company (Portland, Ore.) introduced Ultimate II, described as a “more affordable” lifetime-warranty paint.


Sto Samples Offered on Recycled Material

Sto Corp. (Atlanta, Ga.) announced an upgrade of its sample-product program with the use of a recycled plastic substrate material for its 8-by-8-inch and 2-by-8-inch samples.


Masco Trims Loss as Sales Edge up

Masco Corp., the parent company of paint and coatings manufacturers Behr and Masterchem, reported a first-quarter loss from continuing operations of 2 cents per share, compared to a loss of ...


Glidden Issues ‘Top 10 Growing Up’ Color List

AkzoNobel’s Glidden™ paint issued a “Top 10 Growing Up Colors” list, reflecting the most popular decorative-paint color choices for children.


AkzoNobel Reports Revenue Increase for Q1

Akzo Nobel N.V. (AkzoNobel) reported first-quarter net income of 81 million euros (approximately $108 million), a decline of 7% from the first quarter of 2009. Increased sales for the compan...


 
 
   

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