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AkzoNobel Reports Q1 Profits, Plan to Split

Coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel announced what it called record profitability in the first quarter of 2017, and went on to detail its plan to spin its Specialty Chemicals business into a sep...


Rolls-Royce Shows Car with Diamond Paint

Luxury car company Rolls-Royce Motor Cars shined at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show with the unveiling of the Ghost Elegance, a car with the world’s first diamond paint finish.


Artist Creates Cherry-Scented Vantablack Dig

Artist Stuart Semple has unleashed his answer to Vantablack, the Black V1.0 Beta.


Giant Peach: Fruit of Painter’s Labors

It was a big job, but for one Welsh painter, you might say it was just peachy.


Grain Silo Gets 'Despicable' Paint Job

The long, flat stretches of road in rural Indiana can lead to driver fatigue, but if you’re cruising through Wells County and see a giant minion on the side of the road, don’t worry: You’re ...


Tunnel Painting Tricks Unaware Driver

It’s the oldest trick in the book … at least in Saturday morning cartoons.


Paint Firm's Temp Hazards Fined $84K

"Deliberately disabled" safety devices and other hazards to unsupervised temporary workers have landed a Georgia paint maker in trouble with federal regulators.


AkzoNobel Expands Again in Asia

Seeking a bigger stake in the world’s fastest-growing coatings market, AkzoNobel plans to invest €50 million ($83.2 million USD) in a new decorative coatings plant in China.


Building Show Beefs Up Experts, CEUs

From foundation to roof, an updated slate of technical presentations will address high-performance commercial construction issues at next month's premiere D+D 2014 show.


Feathers Inspire Fade-Free Paint

When pores on a bird’s feathers flock together, they give Ivy League researchers an idea for paint that never fades.


Horse Stripes Shoo Flies

In Germany, a real-life horse of a different color is proving hot to trot against its age-old nemesis.


60K Airline Workers Pick New Paint

It was a close race, but American Airlines employees have spoken, voting to repaint hundreds of aircraft with a new red, white and blue flag design.


Sky-High Paint Job Goes to a Vote

A recent merger has American Airlines saying “out with the old and in with the new.” Wait, maybe they want “in with the old and out with the new.”


And Now, a Dog of a Different Color

Dogs have a million endearing qualities: affectionate, eager, loyal. But color coordinated? Not so much. At least, not until now.


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 ...


AkzoNobel, PPG Growing Outside U.S.

PPG Industries and AkzoNobel will invest more than $125 million in new coating manufacturing facilities in Russia and China to expand production in those regions, the companies have announce...


New Paint Criticized on Canadian Plane

A new paint job on a government airplane is sticking Canada’s taxpayers with a $50,000 bill and leaving them seeing red, white and blue.


Plane’s Paint Called Plain Plagiarism

Finland’s largest airline will strip a new paint scheme from one of its aircraft after the designer admitted copying the work from a Ukrainian folk artist.


Paint Pen Lights Up Projects

Forget pesky electrical upgrades. Who has time, when you can just paint them on? Thanks to an electrically conductive paint, almost any surface can be turned into a functioning light, and th...


Artistic Bus Plan Spawns Bid Request

A local Alaskan transit agency has issued a fishy request for proposals—specifically, the development and application of a salmon-themed graphic design, infused with Northwest Coast Native a...


Now, The Artist Formerly Known as 43

We've had Cher, Madonna, Prince (and his multiple identities and glyphs). So why not an artistic alias that's a number? Especially when that number has a unique place in American history?


Shakeups Continue at AkzoNobel

For the third time in 10 months, AkzoNobel has announced a major change at the top, this time appointing a new overseer for its struggling global Decorative Paints business.


 
 
   

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