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AkzoNobel Finishes Romania Paint Firm Buy

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel announced Monday the completion of its acquisition of Romanian paint and plaster manufacturer Fabryo Corporation.


AkzoNobel Completes Deco Paint Acquisition

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel announced Monday the conclusion of its acquisition of Romanian decorative paint and plaster manufacturer Fabryo Corporation.


AkzoNobel Acquires Decorative Paint Co.

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel announced the acquisition of decorative paint and plaster manufacturer Fabryo on Monday, which includes two production facilities and six distribution ...


AkzoNobel Opens Advanced, Sustainable UK Plant

Global paints and coatings company AkzoNobel announced Tuesday that it has opened a new decorative paints plant in Ashington, in the United Kingdom.


Artist Paints Danish Coastline Pink

German artist Katharina Grosse painted part of Denmark’s coastline into a “mobile garden."


AkzoNobel Details Split Plan, Issues Q1 Report

Global coatings giant AkzoNobel released a series of announcements Wednesday morning to shareholders and members of the press, including a better-than-anticipated first quarter earnings repo...


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...


New Color-Matching Tool Revealed for Professionals

Datacolor has unveiled its new ColorReaderPRO, a device the company says will provide paint companies with a comprehensive color-selection tool.


Rolls-Royce Unveils Diamond Dust Paint

Luxury car company Rolls-Royce Motor Cars brought the world's first diamond paint finish into the light at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show earlier this month with the unveiling of the Ghost Elega...


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.


RPM Adds to Rust-Oleum Europe

RPM International Inc. has announced a deal to acquire SPS Group (SPS), a Dutch decorative and specialty coatings company.


Football, Color Theory Collide in Mural

The new stadium that hosts home games for the National Football League’s Minnesota Vikings is also the site of some massive mural art, thanks to two local artists and a team of student inter...


Murals Show Transformative Effect

Murals in urban spaces often serve to uplift the surrounding community, and add some color to what might otherwise be a drab locale. But some go beyond that, truly changing everything about ...


Hotel Gets Giant Ouija Board on Roof

An old hotel in southwestern Pennsylvania already had a reputation for being haunted, but now its owners have taken it to another level: They claim to have painted the world’s largest Ouija ...


Muralist's Canvas: A Melting Iceberg

When you think of mural painting, you probably don’t picture a Hawaiian man on an Arctic iceberg, but the mural artist known as Hula recently undertook a project to bring awareness to the pl...


Music Inspires this Painting Robot

Those who don’t care for abstract painting often argue that a 4-year-old could produce the same type of art. But what about a music-listening robot?


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 ...


Giant Mosaic Has Brush with Guinness

We’re used to works of art created with paint brushes, but a record-breaking mosaic unveiled this week in Charlotte, NC, is actually constructed of paint brushes—33,000 of them, to be exact.


Tunnel Painting Tricks Unaware Driver

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


Roman-Era Fresco Revealed in London

An ornate Roman wall painting buried for 2,000 years has been unearthed from 20 feet below a street in London.


Houzz Says Remodelers See Green in 2016

U.S. home renovation and design companies forecast more widespread revenue and profit growth in 2016 than they experienced in 2015, a new survey suggests.


Stolen Jesus Statute Gets Paint Job

Jesus has returned…with a fresh coat of paint, according to a Connecticut shop owner.


Valspar Bows Two New Finishes

Valspar has added two new specialty products for refinishing furniture and cabinets to its line of paints and coatings.


Matte Finish Made for Distressing

Rust-Oleum Corp. has debuted Chalked Ultra Matte Paint, a low-odor, water-based formula that can be used on furniture and home decor surfaces.


Color Experts Aid in Van Gogh Project

AMSTERDAM--A new digital color restoration project aims to show what Vincent Van Gogh’s famous Field with Irises near Arles might have looked like when it was first painted in 1888.


New Multicolor Paint to Add Texture

VERNON HILLS, IL--Rust-Oleum Corp. has introduced a multicolor finish made to look like textured wallcoverings.


Restoration Reveals Historic Tiles

PALO ALTO, CA—Entombed by layers of mortar, paint and wax, a pair of 90-year-old decorative tiles has emerged during a building restoration project, according to reports.


Painters’ Waste Transformed into Art

A former decorative painter in California has given her used brushes a new life—as both symbol and storyteller.


Powder-Coated Surfaces Go Digital

Graphics, images and natural finishes can be embedded on powder-coated metals using a new system.


Michelangelo’s Frescos Show Whitening

The six million tourists a year who visit the Sistine Chapel to admire Michelangelo’s centuries-old frescos have taken a toll on the artwork, according to various reports.


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.


AkzoNobel Plans New Chinese Paint Plant

AkzoNobel is spreading its reach even further in China by investing €50 million ($83.2 million USD) in a new decorative coatings facility.


New Exterior Palettes Aim to Inspire

Valspar has introduced a new series of exterior color collections for architectural commercial and residential use.


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.


Building Show Program Updated

More than 35 national building industry experts are gearing up to present topics ranging from reflective roof coatings to the performance of air barriers at D+D 2014, set for May 20-22 in Ci...


Fade-Free Paint Takes Wing

Polly may want a lot of crackers, but her gorgeous colors never seem to need a touch-up. Why is that? The answer has given Ivy League researchers an idea for paint that never fades.


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.


Free eBook Covers Historic Renovation

Renovating buildings that have survived generations is no easy task, especially when it comes to coatings, but a free new compilation of expert advice can help teams tackling these projects.


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.”


Furever Festive: Canines Go Colorful

Don’t you hate when you can’t find a dog to match the design of your latest architectural wonder?


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.


Building Scientist to Keynote D+D 2014

Building-science expert Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng., ASHRAE Fellow, will deliver the keynote address at D+D 2014, the first Durability + Design Conference and Exhibition, next yea...


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 to Restructure Deco Unit

AkzoNobel will whip what is left of its global Decorative Paints portfolio back into shape with a "streamlined management structure" and lean "new operating model" in 2014.


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...


AkzoNobel Plans $67M China Expansion

In a move it says will solidify its position as a leading coating supplier in China, AkzoNobel will invest €50 million (about $67.5 million) to build two new manufacturing facilities in Chen...


New Mission: Saving Ruins from Ruin

Concerned about inappropriate restoration at one of the world’s historic treasures, a group of scientists plans to spend the next 10 years preventing the Pompeii World Heritage Site from “fa...


Restoration, Color Top New D+D Issue

An elaborate restoration of a 1915 cathedral, bold uses of color in commercial architecture, and the coatings technology behind polysiloxanes are among the topics discussed in the latest iss...


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.


Conductive Paint Proves a Turn-on

A new electrically conductive paint that acts as “liquid wiring” is lighting up interest across the coatings industry.


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...


Concrete Antiquing Product Launched

TiqueWash, a new water-based antiquing colorant, has joined NewLook International Inc.’s lineup of concrete coatings and finishes.


Coatings Market Split in Europe

Driven by a growing construction sector in Eastern Europe, the market for decorative paints and coatings in Europe is poised to reach revenues of €11,6 billion ($15.1 billion USD) in 2019, a...


Fish Story: Salmon Bus Baits for Bids

A plan to hook tourists and reel in local artists has spawned a new bid solicitation by a local transit agency in Alaska.


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...


Period Decorative Painting Bids Sought

The U.S. State Department is seeking decorative painters to help maintain and repaint the storied Diplomatic Reception Rooms at the Harry S. Truman Building in Washington, D.C.


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.


AkzoNobel Names New Decorative Leader

AkzoNobel has appointed a new overseer for its beleaguered Decorative Paints business, recently walloped by a river of red ink and the sale of its North American business.


French City Opens 1st Mural Art College

The French city of Lyon, a place well known for its mural masterpieces, now boasts the world’s first school dedicated to higher education in the art form.


 
 
   

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