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AkzoNobel Completes Acquisition of Mapaero

Global coatings company AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced early last week in a media press release that it has wrapped up the acquisition of French aerospace coatings manufacturer Mapaero.


3rd Annual Contractor Connect Heads to AZ

Contractor Connect, a hosted-buyer event produced by Technology Publishing Co. for the protective and marine coatings industry, will be held in a venue west of the Mississippi River for the ...


PPG Announces Investigation Resolution

Global coatings supplier PPG announced last week that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission-led investigation regarding PPG’s financial reports from December 2016 through April 2018 ha...


Explosion Reported at AL Coatings Plant

Earlier this month, a fire broke out at paint and coatings manufacturer Professional Coatings, Inc. (Cullman, Alabama), resulting in multiple chemical storage container explosions.


AkzoNobel Looks to Acquire Aerospace Coatings Co.

Global coatings company AkzoNobel announced last Thursday in a media press release that it intends on acquiring French aerospace coatings manufacturer Mapaero.


PPG Reports Decrease in Q2 Net Sales

In its latest earnings report, global coatings supplier PPG Industries (Pittsburgh) reported a 3% decrease in net sales over this time last year, totaling $4 billion. The company reportedly ...


Nippon Acquires Betek Boya

Nippon Paint Holdings Co. Ltd. recently announced via press release that it has acquired Turkish paint manufacturer Betek Boya.


Sherwin-Williams Reports Sales Increase

Coatings giant The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) released its first-quarter financial report for 2019 on Tuesday (April 23), indicating a 1.9 percent--$75.9 million—consolidated sales...


PPG Reports Decrease in Q1 Net Sales

Global coatings supplier PPG Industries (Pittsburgh) reported a 4 percent decrease in net sales for its first quarter, while also reporting the completion of the acquisition of automotive co...


PPG Reports Sales Growth in Q4, 2018

Global coatings supplier PPG Industries (Pittsburgh) reported, in a press release Thursday (Jan. 17), a 2 percent increase in constant currencies in fourth-quarter net sales, compared with t...


PPG Financials Indicate Slight Increase in Sales

Global coatings supplier PPG Industries announced in its third-quarter financial report Thursday an increase in net sales, with sales volumes remaining flat and volume growth offset by lower...


PPG Q3 Numbers Show Slight Sales Uptick

Global coatings supplier PPG released its third-quarter financial report Thursday, (Oct. 18) showing an increase in net sales, with sales volumes remaining flat and volume growth offset by l...


VersaFlex Parent Acquires Milamar Coatings

Milamar Coatings, an Oklahoma City-based supplier of epoxy and urethane systems for industrial, flooring and wall applications, has been acquired by DalFort Capital Group, the parent company...


Milamar Coatings Acquired by VersaFlex Parent

Milamar Coatings, an Oklahoma City-based supplier of epoxy and urethane systems for industrial, flooring and wall applications, has been acquired by DalFort Capital Group, the parent company...


Sherwin-Williams Site Cleanup Suit Dismissed

Almost exactly a year after it was filed, a class-action suit that sought damages and medical testing for neighbors of the so-called “Sherwin-Williams sites,” EPA-designated Superfund cleanu...


Judge Dismisses Sherwin-Williams Site Cleanup Suit

Almost exactly a year after it was filed, a class-action suit that sought damages and medical testing for neighbors of the so-called “Sherwin-Williams sites,” EPA-designated Superfund cleanu...


Axalta to Expand TX Liquid Coatings Facility

Coatings supplier Axalta Coating Systems is undertaking a major expansion to its Jacksonville, Texas, industrial coatings production facility, according to an announcement issued July 31.


PPG Reports Sales, Volume Growth in Q2

Global coatings supplier PPG Industries reported increased net sales and sales volumes in its 2018 second-quarter earnings report, released Thursday, noting that a new restructuring program,...


Sales, Volume Growth Up for PPG in Q2

Global coatings supplier PPG Industries released its second-quarter financial report Thursday, indicating increased net sales and sales volumes, noting that a new restructuring program, whic...


Canadian Government Grants CPCA’s Exemption Request

The Canadian government recently granted the Canadian Paint and Coatings Association's request for an exemption from tariffs on U.S. goods coming into the country, as language could be inter...


PPG Wraps Probe of Accounting Practices

Global coatings manufacturer PPG Industries (Pittsburgh) announced Thursday (June 28) that it has wrapped up an internal investigation of practices within its accounting department after unc...


PPG Ends Probe, Releases Updated Numbers

Global coatings manufacturer PPG Industries announced Thursday that it has concluded an internal investigation within its accounting department after uncovering evidence of improper practice...


PPG Gauges Sustainability in Yearly Report

Global coatings supplier PPG (Pittsburgh) detailed its sustainability efforts from the past year in its recently released 2017 Sustainability Report, an annual publication examining the comp...


Sherwin-Williams Reports First-Quarter Profit Increase

Coatings giant The Sherwin-Williams Company released its first quarter financial report for 2018 on Tuesday, marking a consolidated sales increase of $1.20 billion, or 43.6 percent, to $3.97...


Sherwin-Williams Reports Q1 Profit Increase

Coatings giant The Sherwin-Williams Company released its first-quarter financial report for 2018 on Tuesday, marking consolidated sales at $3.97 billion, a 43.6 percent increase year over ye...


Hempel Reports Stable Sales, Growth Plans

Global coatings company Hempel released its 2017 Annual Report last Friday, and noted that its income and lowered debt position it for acquisitions and a “leading global role” in the industr...


Hempel Reports Stable Sales, Growth Plans

Global coatings company Hempel (Kongens Lyngby, Denmark) released its 2017 Annual Report Friday (April 6), touting stable sales and income numbers and a reduction in debt that it says positi...


Sierra Acquires Burke Industrial Coatings

The Sierra Company LLC (Minnetonka, Minnesota), parent of Sierra Advanced Coating Solutions, TK Products and SureCrete Design, announced this week its acquisition of another coatings firm, B...


Sherwin-Williams Posts Record Sales in 2017

The Sherwin-Williams Company achieved record sales in 2017 on the heels of its blockbuster acquisition of Valspar, according to its fourth-quarter and year-end earnings reports, released Thu...


Sherwin-Williams Releases Q4, Record 2017 Numbers

The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) released its fourth-quarter and year-end earnings reports, on Thursday (Jan. 25), reporting record sales in 2017 on the heels of its blockbuster acqu...


Valentus Specialty Chemicals Acquires US Coatings

Valentus Specialty Chemicals announced last week it has acquired St. Louis-based US Coatings, a manufacturer of protective coatings.


Valentus Acquires US Coatings

Valentus Specialty Chemicals announced last week it has acquired St. Louis-based US Coatings, a manufacturer of protective coatings for oil and gas, defense, marine and other markets.


RPM Sales, Income Up in Q2

RPM International Inc., parent company of industrial and consumer paints and coatings companies including Carboline and Tremco, announced record sales and net income in the second quarter of...


RPM Boasts Record Highs in Q2 Sales, Income

RPM International Inc., parent company of consumer paints and specialty coatings companies including Rust-Oleum and RPM Wood Finishes, announced record sales and net income in the second qua...


140 Firms and Groups to Grace Exhibit Floor

The exhibit floor at SSPC 2018 promises approximately 140 booths featuring information and demonstrations from exhibitors from every corner of the protective and marine coatings industry


Keehan Named President at APC

Protective coatings manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings announced Friday that David J. Keehan has taken the position of president.


AkzoNobel Acquires Powder Coatings Firm

Coatings giant AkzoNobel announced Monday that it has agreed to acquire V.Powdertech Co. Ltd., a manufacturer of powder coatings for consumer products in Thailand.


AkzoNobel Acquires Thai Powder Coatings Firm

Coatings giant AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced Monday (Nov. 27) that it has agreed to acquire V.Powdertech Co. Ltd., a manufacturer of powder coatings for industrial and consumer products in...


Work, Play Color Contractor Connect Event

Technology Publishing Company’s inaugural Contractor Connect event began with a bang Wednesday, with participants enjoying everything from discussing industry information to a little friendl...


Contractor Connect Brings Together Industry Players

The inaugural Contractor Connect event, bringing contractors and suppliers in the protective and industrial coatings industry together to learn and relax, kicks off in earnest today at the G...


PPG VP Announces Retirement

Last week, PPG Industries announced a number of personnel changes, including the retirement of executive vice president Viktor Sekmakas.


PPG VP Sekmakas to Retire

PPG last week announced the retirement of executive vice president Viktor Sekmakas, along with other personnel moves that see Tim Knavish stepping into the role of senior vice president of i...


Contractors Key at New Industry Event

Contractor Connect, a novel event putting some of the country’s largest painting contractors together with coating and abrasive suppliers and equipment manufacturers, is drawing near, and ti...


Steel Coil Firm Honors Paint Suppliers

Luxembourg-based steel manufacturer ArcelorMittal recently announced the three recipients of its annual Paint Supplier Innovation Awards, issued to paint manufacturers that propose innovativ...


Contractor Participation Highlights New Industy Event

Some of the largest painting contractors in the U.S. will participate in Technology Publishing’s inaugural Contractor Connect event November 8-10 in Point Clear, Alabama, at the historic Gra...


JPCL Establishes Industry 'Monopoly'

There's a new "Monopoly" in the coatings industry, but it's not one the Federal Trade Commission will need to investigate.


Sherwin-Williams Q2 Bolstered by Valspar Buy

The Sherwin-Williams Company reported an increase in overall net sales in its second quarter compared with prior-year numbers, and unveiled a new structure in the wake of its blockbuster acq...


Valspar Boosts Up Sherwin-Williams' Q2

The Sherwin-Williams Company released its second-quarter earnings report on Thursday, reporting an increase in overall net sales and unveiling a new structure in the wake of its acquisition ...


AkzoNobel Finishes Houston Expansion

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel recently announced that it has completed an expansion of the research and development facility at its Houston location.


AkzoNobel Finishes Expansion in Houston

Dutch coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel recently announced that it has completed a $3.5 million expansion of its Houston research and development facility.


New PPG Coatings Facility Opens in Russia

Lipetsk, Russia is now home to PPG Industries' newest paint and coatings facility, the company announced last week.


PPG Opens New Russia Coatings Facility

PPG Industries (Pittsburgh) last week announced the opening of its newest paint and coatings facility, in Lipetsk, Russia.


Superstore Showcases Products, Information

Technology Publishing Co., the publisher of PaintSquare News and JPCL, has introduced a new way for coatings-industry businesses to connect with potential customers and supply crucial...


PPG Announces Sale of Plasterboard Unit

PPG Industries (Pittsburgh) has completed its second divestment of a non-coatings unit in as many weeks with the sale of its Plaka plasterboard and cement-board business to Knauf Internation...


PPG to Sell Mexico Plasterboard Unit

PPG Industries has announced the sale of its Plaka plasterboard and cement-board business to Knauf International GmbH, the second divestment of a non-coatings unit by the company in as many ...


Powder-Coating Firm Opens New Facility

TCI Powder Coatings, a subsidiary of RPM International, recently opened a new product development laboratory in Americus, Georgia, focusing on research and other work from color matching to ...


AkzoNobel Opens Coatings Facility in Brazil

In a move designed to make it—as AkzoNobel puts it—“more agile” in responding to local customer needs and regional market demands, the Dutch firm has opened a Performance Coatings facility i...


Sherwin-Williams Finalizes Acquisition of Valspar

The long-gestating acquisition of the Minneapolis-based Valspar Corporation by The Sherwin-Williams Company was finalized Thursday.


Sherwin-Williams Seals $11.3B Valspar Deal

The Sherwin-Williams Company closed on its acquisition of the Minneapolis-based Valspar Corporation Thursday (June 1), creating the world's largest coatings manufacturer by sales.


Valspar Q2 Sales Up on Eve of Merger

With its acquisition by The Sherwin-Williams Company looming, Valspar Corp. issued its second-quarter earnings report Wednesday, indicating that sales were up more than 3.5 percent in compar...


PPG to Sell Last Fiber Glass Unit; Releases Akzo Statement

The world’s largest coatings manufacturer announced Friday (May 26) that it will be selling the last facet of its fiber glass business, turning its focus to paints, coatings, and specialty m...


Sherwin-Valspar Deal Set to Close June 1

U.S. and Canadian regulators have given their approval to the merger between two of the largest paints and coatings manufacturers in the world, paving the way for the close of the deal this ...


Sherwin-Valspar Deal Set to Close This Week

Last week, the United States Federal Trade Commission and the Canadian Competition Bureau both gave their approval to the merger between two of the largest paints and coatings manufacturers ...


PPG to Sell Final Fiber Glass Unit

PPG Industries, the world’s largest coatings manufacturer, announced Friday that it will be selling the last vestige of its fiber glass business, turning its focus to paints, coatings, and s...


AkzoNobel Rejects Third PPG Proposal

After two weeks of deliberation and one meeting with PPG Industries, Amsterdam-based AkzoNobel announced Monday morning that it has rejected the Pittsburgh-based coatings giant’s third propo...


Third PPG Proposal Rejected by AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel announced Monday morning that it has rejected a third merger proposal from PPG Industries following two weeks of deliberation and a meeting with the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based ...


Berger Strikes Deal with Japan's Rock Paint

Berger Paints India Ltd. announced Friday that it has reached an agreement to market automotive refinish paints in India manufactured by Rock Paint Co. Ltd. of Japan.


Akzo to Consider PPG's Third, 'Last' Offer

Coatings manufacturer PPG Industries has made a third attempt to combine with AkzoNobel, and for the first time, the Dutch company has said it will consider the offer.


PPG Makes Third, 'Last' Offer to AkzoNobel

For the first time, Dutch coatings company AkzoNobel will consider a merger offer from PPG Industries, which has made its third attempt at the proposition.


Kansai Acquires European Coatings Firm

Paints and coatings company Kansai recently announced that it completed its acquisition of Helios Group, a coatings company headquartered in Kolicevo, Slovenia.


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...


Berger Paints, Chugoku Partner on Marine

Putting into action its plan to expand its presence in the Indian marine paints market, Chugoku Marine Paints of Japan has announced it has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Be...


Hempel Catalogs 2016 Challenges in Report

After what Hempel Group described as a “landmark” year financially in 2015, the Kongens Lyngby, Denmark-based global coatings company announced a plan to accelerate its “Journey to Excellenc...


Elevation Awards to Honor Coating Success

A new awards series from PaintSquare sister publication Durability + Design will honor the best of commercial and architectural coatings work from the past year.


Kansai Completes Helios Acquisition

Osaka, Japan-based chemical company Kansai acquired 100 percent of shares of coating manufacturer Helios Group, which is headquartered in Kolicevo, Slovenia.


Deadline Approaching: D+D Elevation Awards

Durability + Design is calling for facility owners, architects, contractors, suppliers and others to enter the Elevation Awards, which will be presented during a ceremony at CONSTRUCT...


Jotun Opens $5.6M Intumescent R&D Site

Coatings manufacturer Jotun has announced the opening of a new research and development center focused on passive fire protection and insulation coatings at its facility in Flixborough, U.K.


RPM Q3: Sales Up, Income Dips

RPM International Inc., the parent company of well-known consumer coatings brands like Rust-Oleum and Zinsser, slightly increased sales in its 2017 third quarter, but posted a drop in net in...


Industrial Sales Strong in RPM Q3

Strong industrial segment sales and growth helped to bouy RPM International Inc., parent company of brands including Carboline and Stonhard, in a 2017 third quarter that saw sales slightly u...


Firestone Completes Gaco Deal

Less than two months after first announcing its plan to acquire Gaco Western, Firestone Building Products Company LLC has completed the deal.


Hempel Opens New Kuwait Factory

Global coatings manufacturer Hempel recently opened a new factory in Kuwait, allowing the company to up its production of marine, protective and decorative paints for the Middle East.


AkzoNobel Reveals Carbon Goals

Amsterdam's global coatings giant says it wants to be carbon-neutral in the next three decades, amid plans to split off a business unit.


Magnetic Primer Launches

IdeaPaint (Boston) has created Magnetic Primer, a product described as “a liquid magnetic solution” for multiple surfaces in offices and other locations.


AZ Flooring Firm Opens New Hub

Industrial and commercial flooring and concrete coating firm Arizona Polymer Flooring has opened a new headquarters in Phoenix, to serve as an international hub, and host research, manufactu...


Concrete Coating Maker Opens New Hub

Arizona Polymer Flooring, a growing flooring products and concrete coating manufacturer, has opened a new 50,000-square-foot mixed-use facility, set to serve as the company’s international h...


Contest Challenges Design Students

The Sherwin-Williams Company has launched a contest that aims to show its commitment to the next generation of residential and commercial designers.


AkzoNobel Rejects $22B PPG Proposal

Global paints and coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel said Thursday that it is reviewing its options to separate its Specialty Chemicals business after rejecting outright an offer from PPG Indus...


PPG Makes Bid for AkzoNobel

PPG Industries made an offer to buy its largest competitor in the paint and coatings industry, AkzoNobel, but the Dutch firm rejected the bid, and is now exploring the possibility of spinnin...


Call for Entries: D+D Elevation Awards

Durability + Design is calling for facility owners, architects, contractors, suppliers and others to enter the Elevation Awards, which will be presented during a ceremony at CONSTRUCT, the C...


PPG Signs New Hockey Deal

Paint and hockey make for a winning combination; at least, that’s what PPG and the National Hockey League wager.


AkzoNobel Posts 2016 Results

Global coatings firm AkzoNobel reported a dip in revenue in 2016 across all three of its business segments, due to unfavorable currency and price/mix effects.


AkzoNobel Reveals 2016 Financials

Currency translation and price/mix effects took a toll on 2016 revenues for global coating company AkzoNobel, according to the company's latest financial report.


Architectural Coatings Trends and Technologies

"Necessity is the mother of invention" drives technology development in many markets, and is especially true in architectural coatings. Increasingly strict regulations regarding the environm...


Evonik Unveils Istanbul Lab

Specialty chemicals manufacturer Evonik has opened a new coating additives lab at its site in Istanbul, Turkey, expanding its services for customers in the Middle East.


SSPC Exhibits Open for Business

SSPC, the Society for Protective Coatings, kicked off the exhibition portion of its annual conference Tuesday with a reception bringing together 143 exhibitors showcasing the latest in coati...


Powder Coatings Plant Opens

Increasing its presence in Asia, AkzoNobel recently opened a new €11 million ($11.7 million) powder coatings facility in Chengdu.


AkzoNobel Opens New China Powder Coatings Plant

AkzoNobel has expanded again in Asia—the Amsterdam-based coatings company has recently opened a new €11 million ($11.7 million) powder coatings facility in Chengdu.


Sherwin-Williams Posts Record Sales in 2016

Paints and coatings manufacturer The Sherwin-Williams Company reported record consolidated net sales in 2016, and the company expects its acquisition of Valspar to close within 90 days, but ...


Sherwin-Williams Posts Record Sales, Merger Plans

Sherwin-Williams' Paint Stores Group helped propel the Cleveland-based coatings company to hit record net sales in 2016, the company announced Thursday (Jan. 26).


PPG Announces Leadership Change

PPG has named Vincent J. Morales senior vice president and chief financial officer, effective March 1.


PPG Names Morales CFO

Paints and coatings manufacturer PPG has announced that Vincent J. Morales will become its senior vice president and chief financial officer starting March 1.


Floor Coating Made to Resist Impacts

A new polyaspartic floor coating from The Sherwin-Williams Company is designed for ease of application in manufacturing facilities, airplane hangars and other settings where impacts and abra...


Coatings Manufacturer Aids Haiti Efforts

An American manufacturer of industrial and decorative paints and coatings has sent more than 3,500 gallons of paint to Haiti to help in rebuilding efforts after the destruction of a powerful...


Sherwin-Williams Touts Polyaspartic Technology

The latest polyaspartic floor coating offering from Sherwin-Williams is reportedly designed to give applicators greater flexibility and provide extended open time.


Topcoat Made for Indoor, Outdoor Uses

A high-build, fast-drying polyaspartic topcoat system for garages, decks, or restaurant flooring is the latest product offering from Westcoat Specialty Coating Systems.


Coatings Maker Settles Hazardous Waste Case

A Vermont-based coatings manufacturer has agreed to design and install a new system to capture and control solvent vapors at its manufacturing facility to resolve a case with the U.S. Enviro...


Paint Aid Delivered to Haiti

More than 3,500 gallons of paint will help reconstruct homes in Haitian villages wiped out by Hurricane Matthew, thanks to a donation from Axalta Coating Systems.


Axalta to Buy Los Angeles Paint Maker

Philadelphia-based Axalta Coating Systems has announced plans to acquire Los Angeles-based Ellis Paint Company.


Axalta Acquires CA-Based Ellis Paints

Axalta Coating Systems (Philadelphia) announced Friday (Jan. 6) that it will acquire the Ellis Paint Company, a Los Angeles-based manufacturer of industrial and automotive refinish paints.


RM Lucas Introduces Single-Ply Sealant

Roof coatings and waterproofing maker RM Lucas has launched a new semi-self-leveling sealant made to seal and repair single-ply membrane roofs at any slope.


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.


Dunn-Edwards, Nippon Paint Agree to Merger

Asian paint manufacturing giant Nippon Paint Holdings Co. Ltd. (Osaka, Japan) has received approval from its board of directors to move ahead with plans to acquire Los Angeles-based paint ma...


Nippon Paint to Buy Dunn-Edwards

Osaka, Japan-based Nippon Paint Holdings Co. Ltd., the world’s fourth largest paint company, has entered into a deal to acquire the Los Angeles-based paint maker Dunn-Edwards Corp.


Valspar Sales Decline, Merger ‘On Track’

Ahead of its multi-billion dollar planned merger with The Sherwin-Williams Company, paint and coatings manufacturer Valspar Corp. announced its fourth-quarter and year-end results, posting d...


Valspar Addresses Financials, Merger Chatter

Following release of a statement responding to market rumors concerning its proposed merger with The Sherwin-Williams Company, paint and coatings manufacturer Valspar Corp. announced its fou...


Tank Fall Claims Worker’s Life at IN Plant

A worker at a specialty coatings plant in Indiana was killed Wednesday (Dec. 14) after falling into a paint tank, according to reports.


AkzoNobel Closes BASF Coatings Deal

Ten months after confirming its intentions, Dutch coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel has completed its acquisition of BASF’s Industrial Coatings business, which supplies products for the constr...


Slick Coating Made to Aid Manufacturers

With an eye toward expanding its super-slippery coating platform beyond consumer packaging, LiquiGlide Inc. has announced an added focus on applications for manufacturing that aim to elimina...


PPG Announces Global Cost-Cutting Plan

In an effort to recognize $125 million in savings in the coming year, paints and coatings manufacturer PPG announced Friday (Dec. 9) the planned implementation of a “significant and broad” g...


PPG to Shed Jobs in Restructuring

As many as 1,700 jobs, about 3.6 percent of PPG's 44,700-member workforce, are expected to be affected by a global restructuring program in the coming year.


Vogel Family Honored for State Contributions

The owners of paint and coatings manufacturer Diamond Vogel have been recognized for their efforts in helping to beautify their home state of Iowa.


Simmet Receives Epoxy Service Award

Epoxy coatings veteran John L. Simmet has been posthumously recognized for his contributions to the industry by the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI), a technical association dedic...


Chairman Retiring at Sherwin-Williams

Christopher M. Connor, Executive Chairman for The Sherwin-Williams Company, is set to retire Dec. 31, following a 34-year career with the paint and coatings manufacturer.


Sherwin-Williams’ Connor to Retire

After a 34 year run with The Sherwin-Williams Company, Executive Chairman Christopher M. Connor will retire Dec. 31, the company announced late Monday (Nov. 7).


Dulux Paint to Pay Fine for ‘Cool’ Claims

A federal court in Australia has ordered international coatings manufacturer DuluxGroup Pty Ltd to pay a $400,000 AUD ($306,992 USD) fine for making false or misleading claims about two of i...


PPG to Buy Romanian Firm

Looking to increase its presence outside the U.S., PPG has reached an agreement with the Emerging Europe Accession Fund to acquire DEUTEK, a Romanian paint and architectural coatings maker.


Sherwin-Williams, Valspar Respond to FTC Rumor

Following an article suggesting that the pending merger between The Sherwin-Williams Company and Valspar was facing regulatory complications, both companies announced Friday the deal remains...


Dunn-Edwards Reveals Top Hue

The buzz in the coming year will be all about Honey Glow, a paint color described as a “warm, golden yellow with brown undertones,” according to Dunn-Edwards.


Companies Join Forces on Engine Coatings

Praxair Surface Technologies, a company specializing in high-performance coatings for the aviation, energy and other industries, is teaming up with GE Aviation in a specialized coatings join...


Self-Bonding Electrical Steel Coating Debuts

Liquid and powder coatings manufacturer Axalta Coating Systems (Philadelphia) has introduced a new one-component, self-bonding electrical steel varnish.


Sherwin-Williams’ Revenues Rise

The Sherwin-Williams Company reported consolidated net sales of $3.28 billion for its third quarter and $9.07 billion for the nine-month period, driven in part by high paint sales volumes in...


Sherwin-Williams Reports Earnings, New CFO

The Sherwin-Williams Company has reported an increase in consolidated net sales for both the third quarter and nine-month period of 2016, as well as the appointment of a new chief financial ...


PPG Sees Volumes Grow in Q3

Led by growth in its Industrial Coatings segment, PPG reported an improvement in year-over-year volumes across both its coating segments in the third quarter of 2016, the company announced w...


Merck Bows Out of Coatings

Known as a science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials, Merck KGaA has entered a cooperation agreement with coating specialist durXtreme GmbH.


Cost Cuts Could Follow PPG Q3

PPG Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael H. McGarry says the company is "reviewing various restructuring scenarios" to reduce costs, following the release of its third quarter earnin...


OSHA Cites PPG Silica Plant

Paint and coatings manufacturer PPG is facing more than $92,000 in penalties related to worker-safety issues at its facility in Westlake, LA, after an employee complaint prompted a federal a...


Hempel Fires 4 in Bribery Scandal

Danish coatings manufacturer Hempel A/S is under the scrutiny of German authorities for alleged bribery activities on the part of its employees.


OSHA: PPG Workers Exposed to 11 Hazards

Federal authorities have cited paint and coatings producer PPG, alleging nine serious violations and two other-than-serious, stemming from a worker complaint investigation launched in April.


RPM Board Director Retires

After 55 years of service, Thomas C. Sullivan has officially stepped down as director of the multinational holding company RPM International.


Thomas C. Sullivan Retires from RPM Board

Multinational holding company RPM International recognized a handful of changes to its board of directors at its annual meeting of stockholders, including the retirement of one director who ...


Carboline Announces New President

A new leader will be taking over the helm for a top global supplier of coatings, linings and fireproofing products.


RPM Reports Q1 Growth Amid Challenges

Despite a reportedly soft market in the energy and heavy equipment industries, RPM International Inc., parent company of Carboline, posted a record first quarter for its 2017 fiscal year, wh...


RPM Posts Record First Quarter

North American commercial construction markets bolstered results for RPM International Inc.'s first quarter of 2017, which ended Aug. 31.


Penguins' Home Gets PPG Name

Architectural coatings global powerhouse PPG has scored big in its hometown—the company announced Tuesday (Oct. 4) that the National Hockey League’s Pittsburgh Penguins arena would be rename...


PPG Backs Its Hometown Team

With its global headquarters in town and 2,300 employees in the region, PPG says it's proud to call Pittsburgh home. The coatings giant took that pride one step further by acquiring the nami...


Green Packaging Firm Seeks Paint Partners

A U.K.-based packaging startup is looking for paint companies to partner with it to test a new sustainable flexible packaging concept.


PPG Jettisons More Fiber Glass Business

The world's largest manufacturer of paints and coatings is continuing to eliminate non-coatings ventures, announcing recently that it will shed two more fiber glass operations.


PPG Exits 2 Fiber Glass Ventures

Coatings giant PPG is in the process of shedding two more of its fiber glass operations.


EU’s Copper Approval to Benefit Shipping

The European Union’s decision this summer to approve the use of copper in marine antifoulings is expected to deliver significant benefits for both the shipping industry and environment, says...


Report: Architectural Coatings Sales Up

A recent industry analysis report from The ChemQuest Group Inc. shows that the architectural coatings market grew in both sales and volumes in 2015, and predicts continued growth this year.


Industry Report: OEM Up, Oil and Gas Slow

An industry analysis report issued by The ChemQuest Group Inc. shows lags in the specialty coatings segment of the U.S. market, brought on by decreased oil and gas activity and weak infrastr...


Barriers to Britain’s Paint Recycling Effort

The U.K. generates over 55 million liters of leftover paint, and currently most of that ends up in a landfill or incinerated, according to the British Coatings Federation.


Sears to Ring Up Paint Again

Venerable American department store Sears has announced it will reintroduce paint sales in its stores, four years after phasing the product out.


Coatings Maker Names President

Gaco Western, a Seattle-based manufacturer of elastomeric coatings and polyurethane spray foam, has named Chuck Skalski as president after 25 years with the company.


Coatings Maker Buys Into Middle East

A Japanese paint company has announced its intentions to buy a Saudi Arabian protective coatings firm as a step to gain access to the Persian Gulf area’s energy and infrastructure industries...


AkzoNobel Expands Production in India

Dutch multinational company AkzoNobel has broken ground on a new powder coatings plant in Mumbai, India, according to an announcement released Monday (Aug. 29).


New Player Enters Protective Coatings Field

Financial investment business Signet Enterprises has announced the launch of a new venture in the field of polymer technology for the protective and structural coatings industries.


‘Bridge of Hope’ Alliance Improves Lives

Construction of a simple bridge, with the help of a global coatings manufacturer, has effectively brought together the residents of two otherwise isolated villages in Southeast Asia.


Bus Painters Embellish Liverpool Liveries

The painting team at one of Europe’s largest bus and train transport services organizations has lent its skills to transforming three double-decker buses into mobile artworks.


Benjamin Moore Sports New Colors

Attention baseball fans: Benjamin Moore has pitched a series of paint colors featuring signature hues of three Major League Baseball teams.


RPM Reports Record Quarter, Fiscal 2016

Carboline parent company RPM International Inc. reported sales were up 4 percent and net income grew 20 percent for its fourth quarter, while sales grew 5 percent and net income increased 48...


Consumer Rockets RPM to Record Q4

Rust-Oleum, DAP and Varathane parent company RPM International Inc. reported sales were up 4 percent and net income grew 20 percent for its fourth quarter, while sales grew 5 percent and net...


SSPC Workshop to Tackle Moisture Challenges

Coating suppliers will be able to tout their specific brands as solutions to moisture problems in buildings as part of a workshop with an experimental format at SSPC 2017.


Tnemec Launches Floor Coating

A new floor coating recommended for commercial environments such as kitchens and medical facilities features a rapid cure time and is low odor, according to the manufacturer


New Floor Coating Boasts Quick Cure

Rapid curing is key for a new floor coating available from protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec.


Industrial Coatings Boost PPG's Q2

Pittsburgh-based paint and coatings manufacturer PPG delivered consistent performance and modest growth, comparable to the previous year, in its second quarter financial results, released Th...


PPG Reports Modest Growth in Q2

Despite dips in its Architectural Coatings sales volumes, global paint and coatings manufacturer PPG reported consistent performance and modest growth, comparable to the previous year, in it...


AkzoNobel Sees Modest Gains in Q2

Dutch paints, coatings and chemicals company AkzoNobel reported positive developments in all three of its business lines for the second quarter of 2016, despite the pressures of a challengin...


AkzoNobel Volumes Inch Up

Amsterdam-based AkzoNobel released its second-quarter earnings report Tuesday (July 19), revealing good news in each of its three main business lines, but noting challenges stemming unfavora...


Chemical Law Update Gets President's OK

The U.S. president has signed a bipartisan bill that would update the Toxic Substances Control Act, the federal law governing how chemicals are managed, for the first time in 40 years.


President Signs New Chemical Law

Bipartisan legislation that intends to bring the Toxic Substances Control Act into the 21st century has been signed into law.


Laticrete Expands TX Operation

Laticrete International Inc. says it is building a 70,000-square-foot addition to an existing 100,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Grand Prairie, TX.


Florida Paint Makers Ink Deal

Orlando-based Florida Paints announced it has acquired the Scott Paint Company.


Paint Firm Recovers from Disaster

Ten months after a fire halted production for a Texas industrial coatings manufacturer, the company reports it is back up to full production on site following a recovery process that enabled...


AkzoNobel Launches China R&D Facility

Dutch coatings giant AkzoNobel recently unveiled its new €6.5 million ($7.27 million) technology center in Songjiang, Shanghai.


Carboline Acquires Chinese Venture

A St. Louis-based manufacturer of high performance coatings, linings and fireproofing products has completed an acquisition of a Chinese joint venture.


Coil, Wood Coatings Bolster Valspar’s Q2

Net sales and total volumes dropped slightly in the second quarter for Minneapolis-based Valspar, as the company prepares for a proposed acquisition by Sherwin-Williams.


Quest Buy Buoys Valspar in Q2

Last year’s acquisition of Quest Specialty Coatings gave Valspar’s auto refinish line a boost in the second quarter of 2016, helping to offset lagging sales in other divisions.


Carboline Buys Out Chinese Venture

Medina, OH-based multinational holding company RPM International Inc. has announced that its subsidiary Carboline Company now holds full ownership of its Chinese joint venture.


FTC Reviews Acquisition

As part of The Sherwin-Williams Company’s pending acquisition of The Valspar Corporation, the companies have been asked to provide additional information and documentary material to federal ...


FTC Probes Sherwin-Williams Deal

Federal trade regulators want to know more about The Sherwin-Williams Company’s quest to acquire Valspar in an $11 billion deal that would create the world’s largest paint and coatings produ...


ACA Urges Chemical Bill Resolution

Coating manufacturers say the window to bring home the first overhaul of chemical safety laws in a generation is narrowing.


PPG Aerospace Expands Shildon Facility

Industry giant PPG announced last week that it has made a $2 million expansion to its aerospace coatings facility in Shildon, England.


Paint Maker Celebrates 90 Years

An Iowa-based coatings manufacturer recently marked its 90-year anniversary with a three-day celebration at its service centers.


AkzoNobel Opens New China Plant

International coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel opened its newest decorative paints plant on Friday (April 29), in Qionglai, in China’s Sichuan province.


Family Paint Firm Celebrates 90 Years

A third-generation Orange City, IA, coatings manufacturer commemorated nine decades of service last week.


Valentus Buys Wood Finishes Firm

Valentus Specialty Chemicals Inc. has announced it has acquired a Tennessee-based manufacturer of wood flooring finishes and related products.


PPG Reports Record Q1 Performance

Crediting six acquisitions completed during 2015, Michael H. McGarry, PPG president and chief executive officer, announced improved financial results for the company’s two coatings segments ...


Stores Boost Sherwin-Williams’ Q1

Strong architectural paint sales volume in Sherwin-Williams’ Paint Stores helped deliver a record first quarter to the global paint company.


Sherwin-Williams Sees Q1 Net Sales Grow

While The Sherwin-Williams Company saw a slight dip in net sales for in its Global Finishes Group in the start of 2016, strong performance by the PaintStores Group helped push the company in...


Growth in Europe Drives PPG Q1

PPG reported net sales of $3.7 billion in its first quarter, a 4 percent increase from the prior year, led by broadening European volume growth and acquisitions.


Volume Up, Revenue Dips in AkzoNobel’s Q1

AkzoNobel opened 2016 with volume increases across the board and a warning that the market environment remains uncertain with challenging conditions.


AkzoNobel Confronts Challenging Q1

AkzoNobel reported growth in volumes and profitability in all three business areas in its first quarter 2016 results, despite a challenging market environment.


Worker Suffers Burns in Paint Plant Fire

Authorities are investigating the cause of a recent blaze at a paint and coatings factory in Norfolk, MA.


Coatings Company Settles with EPA

A Massachusetts polyester resin and specialty chemical products manufacturer has settled allegations it violated federal clean water laws.


RPM Reports 'Pleasing' Q3 2016

Multinational holding company RPM International, parent company of Carboline, announced a record third quarter in its 2016 fiscal year, which ended Feb. 29.


RPM Reports Record Third Quarter

Rust-Oleum parent company RPM International Inc. reported record sales and income increases for its fiscal 2016 third quarter.


Sherwin-Williams to Buy Valspar for $11B

The Sherwin-Williams Company has announced it will acquire competitor paint and coatings producer Valspar in an all-cash deal valued at approximately $11.3 billion.


Sherwin-Williams, Valspar Make $11.3B Deal

In a deal valued at $11.3 billion, The Sherwin-Williams Company and The Valspar Corporation jointly announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Sherwin-Williams ...


PPG Launches Rebranding Initiative

The Pittsburgh, PA-based paint and coatings giant PPG has unveiled an update to its corporate brand.


Benjamin Moore Asks ‘Is it Still Paint?’

Benjamin Moore has launched a new ad campaign, focused on product formulation, prompting buyers to question their paint selections.


Below-Grade Waterproofing Line Bows

Global coatings and waterproofing product manufacturer MAPEI has introduced a below-grade waterproofing product line to the North American construction market.


Cabot Expands Wood Finish Line

Valspar’s Cabot Woodcare has developed Cabot Gold, a new satin finish stain that reportedly blurs the lines between indoor and outdoor living.


Designer-Inspired Formula to Roll Out

The HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams brand has announced the upcoming release of a new designer-inspired interior and exterior paint formula for the professional and DIY markets.


Flood Launches Pro Line for Wood

Flood wood care, a brand of the PPG architectural coatings business, has introduced a new comprehensive line of stains, finishes and preparation products for professional painters.


Valspar’s Revenue, Profit Down in Q1

Faced with difficult year-over-year comparisons, Valspar posted double-digit sales declines in both its Paints and Coatings segments for the first quarter of fiscal 2016.


Sales, Volumes Decline in Valspar's Q1

While both sales and volumes took hits in Valspar's first quarter of fiscal 2016, the company says its Coatings segment is "well positioned for growth."


AkzoNobel Reports Record FY2015

Multinational paints, coatings and chemicals company AkzoNobel reported record performance for 2015, having successfully delivered on the year’s financial targets while recognizing significa...


AkzoNobel Hits 2015 Targets

AkzoNobel has reported record performance for 2015, hitting the year's financial targets and posting significant increases in its operating income.


Coating Targets Flooring Manufacturers

Designed with industrial operations in mind, Valspar’s Wood Coatings business has introduced a new family of coatings made for North America flooring manufacturers.


Growth Projection: Adhesives and Sealants

Demand for adhesives and sealants is projected to expand 4.5 percent annually, reaching $64 billion in 2019.


Sherwin-Williams Sets Q4, Full-Year Records

The Sherwin-Williams Company reported earnings and sales records for its 2015 fourth-quarter and full year, driven by architectural paint sales volume increases in its Paint Stores and Consu...


Sherwin-Williams Reports Strong 2015

Sherwin-Williams' new president and CEO delivered a "gratifying" full-year and fourth quarter earnings report released Thursday (Jan. 28).


New Specialty Coatings Company Formed

Two companies have combined to form a new specialty chemical company that will be based in the U.S.


Profit Rises in PPG’s Q4

Acquisition activity and cost cutting measures have helped Pittsburgh-based coatings giant PPG Industries Inc. to deliver an increase in profits for its fourth quarter and full year.


PPG 4Q Results Show Profit

With the help of improved sales volume in its protective and marine coating segment, PPG Industries Inc. saw an increase in profit for its fourth quarter and full year.


New Specialty Coatings Company Formed

California Products Corp. and Nicoat have been combined to form a new specialty chemical company called Innovative Chemical Products Group (ICP Group), according to a private equity firm.


Valspar Unveils Lifeshield Floor Coatings

Valspar’s Wood Coatings business has introduced Lifeshield, a new family of coatings formulated for North America flooring manufacturers.


Axalta Celebrates 150-Year History

Global coatings supplier Axalta Coating Systems is celebrating 150 years in the industry this year.


Valentus Acquires National Paint Industries

National Paint Industries Inc., a New Jersey-based high-performance coatings manufacturer, has been acquired by Valentus Specialty Chemicals.


Novel Polymer Product Technologies Debut

A Louisiana start-up company has commercialized two new product lines for polymeric materials, which includes paint and coatings.


PPG Uses TiO2 from New Plant in China

Pittsburgh-based global coatings giant PPG reports it has begun using chloride-based titanium dioxide (TiO2) produced by Henan Billions Chemicals Co. Ltd in China.


Dunn-Edwards Reveals High-End Line

Dunn-Edwards Paints has introduced ARISTOSHIELD, which the company says is a line of ultra-premium, water-based urethane alkyd paint that offers the look and durability of an oil-based ename...


Pantone Picks 2 Colors for 2016

For 2016, Pantone has veered from tradition and selected not one, but two colors deemed worthy of its coveted “Color of the Year” title.


Insulation Company Closes Ninth Deal

Installed Building Products Inc., a national insulation and building products installation company, has acquired a North Carolina-based residential spray polyurethane foam insulation install...


BASF Unveils Two Effect Pigments

BASF has developed two new pigments—an elegant gold and bold red-brown—billed to offer an antique look to interiors.


Valspar Logs Growth for 2015

Valspar Corp. has posted another record year of earnings despite facing “difficult comparisons to the exceptional performance in 2014, a strengthening U.S. dollar and a product line adjustme...


Growth Strong for Valspar in 2015

Minneapolis-based Valspar Corp. has reported another record year with the release of its fourth-quarter earnings.


Hexion Expands Production Capacity

Hexion Inc., based in Columbus, OH, announced Wednesday (Nov. 18) that it is expanding its waterborne epoxy resin production capacity in Tianjin, China.


U.S. Green Materials Market to Soar

The U.S. green building materials market is set to reach $69 billion by 2019, a new report projects.


Group Approves New LEED v4 Guidance

Ahead of its annual international conference and exposition, the U.S. Green Building Council has announced new guidance related to material ingredient disclosure requirements in the organiza...


PPG Volunteers Help Kids Paint Mural

A children’s hospital under construction in Australia was the latest to receive a color boost as part of PPG Industries Inc.’s charitable-giving program, Colorful Communities.


Income, Sales Up for AkzoNobel Q3

Amsterdam coatings giant AkzoNobel has reported income and sales gains for its third quarter amid “challenging market conditions.”


AkzoNobel Posts Positive Q3 Earnings

Marine and Protective Coatings led in revenue gains among AkzoNobel’s markets in its third quarter, according to the Amsterdam coatings company.


Valspar Bows Two New Finishes

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


RPM Eyes Solid Growth after ‘Tepid’ Q1

Carboline parent company RPM International Inc. acknowledged unfavorable weather conditions and exchange rates contributed to “tepid results” in the first quarter of its 2016 fiscal year, wh...


Poor Weather Drives RPM’s Q1

Rust-Oleum parent company RPM International Inc. posted “tepid results” for the first quarter of its 2016 fiscal year, the company announced Wednesday (Oct. 7).


Axalta Lays a Path for Student Success

Global coatings supplier Axalta Coatings Systems is making an investment in the education of the industry’s future workforce.


Chemical Giant Ashland Splits into Two

Chemical giant Ashland Inc. is splitting into two companies so that each can focus on a different share of its focused markets.


Ashland to Split into Two Companies

Ashland Inc. is moving forward with a plan to separate the company into two independent, publicly traded companies—one focused on specialty chemicals and the other on motor lubricants.


Gold Takes ‘Color of 2016’ Crown

Color experts over at AkzoNobel have crowned a true yellow gold as its “Color of the Year for 2016.”


Silicone Coatings Made for Aging Roofs

Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. has introduced a new silicone-based roof coating system designed to restore and repair aging roofing systems.


Mainers Ready to Recycle Paint

Painting contractors and residents in the Pine Tree State will be able to recycle leftover and unwanted paint beginning Oct. 1.


Acquisitions Swallow Spray Foam Firms

Accella Performance Materials, a St. Louis manufacturer of polyurethanes and recycled rubber products, has announced acquisitions of three spray foam and coatings companies.


AkzoNobel Eyes New Test Facility

Multinational coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel announced plans to invest in construction of a test plant for coating resins production.


New Coatings, Treatments for Wood

Rust-Oleum Corp., a division of RPM International Inc., has recently added several exterior wood coating products to its portfolio.


Sales Dip, Profit Up in Valspar’s Q3

The world’s No. 6 paint and coatings company has adjusted its outlook for the rest of the year, following a “solid performance” in the company’s fiscal third quarter of 2015.


Valspar's Q3 Leads to Adjusted Outlook

International paint and coatings manufacturer Valspar reported flat net sales in its coatings segment, as well as a slight decrease in paint segment net sales in its fiscal year 2015 third q...


Consumer Reports ‘Decodes’ Paint Labels

From “washable” to “one gallon”—paint experts over at Consumer Reports hope to relieve some confusion when it comes to paint can labels.


RPM Announces Record Q4, Staff Changes

Multinational holding company RPM International announced historic results for its fourth quarter in fiscal 2015, which ended May 31.


Sales, Income Rise in RPM Q4

Rust-Oleum parent company RPM International Inc. reported record sales and income increases for its fiscal 2015 fourth quarter.


AkzoNobel Reports Positive Q2

Global coatings colossus AkzoNobel reported a significant jump in second quarter profitability across all three of its business areas, despite a challenging market environment.


AkzoNobel Posts 61% Gain in Q2

The divestment of a Paper Chemicals business unit and favorable currency rates have delivered positive results for coatings giant AkzoNobel for the second quarter.


Sherwin-Williams’ Q2 Sales, Profit Up

CLEVELAND--Sales to the professional market for home repainting and consumer groups in the U.S. continue to drive The Sherwin-Williams Company to gains in sales and earnings.


Sherwin-Williams Reports Mixed Q2

CLEVELAND--The Global Finishes and Latin American Coatings Groups of The Sherwin-Williams Company are feeling the impact of foreign currency values and weak market demand in certain areas, a...


PPG Posts Q2, Names New CEO

PITTSBURGH--Coatings giant PPG has reported “all-time-record earnings” and multiple growth areas in its Q2 2015 financial results, released Thursday (July 16).


PPG Logs Q2, Announces New CEO

PITTSBURGH--Unfavorable currency translation took a toll on PPG’s second quarter and the coatings company has announced a change in leadership.


Obituary: Al Mordy, Cloverdale President

SURREY, B.C.--The North American paint and coatings community would not be the same without the work and dedication of the late Al Mordy.


Diplodocus Enjoys a Dino-Mite Makeover

PITTSBURGH--Being extinct is no excuse for not looking one's best.


Dinosaur Icon Gets a Makeover

PITTSBURGH--A prehistoric paint job is underway in Pittsburgh.


New Chemical Hazard Rules Come to U.S.

WASHINGTON—From picture warnings to revamped safety sheets and explicit job-site signs, a new generation of hazard communications has dawned in the U.S. paint industry with the arrival of a ...


PPG Acquires Central American Stores

Pittsburgh--The world’s largest paint and coating maker has expanded its presence in the booming Latin American coatings market with the acquisition of a network of 57 paint stores.


Roof System Adds Low-Solids Option

BROOKFIELD, WI—Volatile Free Inc. has introduced a new 70 percent solids silicone coating formulated to protect roofs from water damage and UV deterioration.


Cleanup Set for Sherwin-Williams Site

NEW YORK, NY—After years of study, cleanup is about to begin at a Superfund site poisoned by decades of paint-manufacturing operations.


Sherwin-Williams Superfund Cleanup Set

NEW YORK, NY—Neighbors of a Superfund site that long housed Sherwin-Williams paint manufacturing activities are in line for a $14 million cleanup, under a plan just announced by federal auth...


High Court Lets Lead Cases Proceed

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Deflecting an appeal by U.S. paint makers, the U.S. Supreme Court will allow a teenager to press his claim of lead-paint poisoning, even though he cannot identify the manufa...


Supreme Court: Lead Case May Proceed

WASHINGTON, D.C.—A teenager's lawsuit alleging lead-paint poisoning may go forward, even though he cannot say which company's paint caused the problem.


Appeal Upholds Years of Chemical Fines

WASHINGTON, DC—Coating makers, chemical plants, refineries and other employers that use hazardous chemicals may be in for much larger, and longer-running, safety penalties than they realize,...


Coatings Show, Congress Set Records

NUREMBERG—The world's largest coatings event has closed on a high note in Germany, drawing nearly 29,000 people from 42 countries.


European Coatings Show Sets Record

NUREMBERG—Cementing its status as the world's largest coatings event, the European Coatings Show and Congress shattered attendance, exhibitor and delegate records as it closed a three-day ru...


3 Companies Top Paint Ratings

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA—Behr, Clark + Kensington and The Sherwin-Williams Company have topped J.D. Power and Associates’ 2015 Paint Satisfaction Study, ranking highest in customer satisfaction ...


Coating Makers Roll Out Hazard Labels

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American Coatings Association has introduced a variety of materials to help employers comply with new federal hazmat communications requirements.


ACA Develops New Hazard Labels

WASHINGTON, D.C.—New hazardous-materials labels designed to communicate in-plant hazard information and comply with OSHA standards are now available for purchase.


Paint Stores Fuel Sherwin-Williams’ Q1

CLEVELAND, OH—Increased architectural paint sales has propelled Sherwin-Williams to a record first quarter, the company announced Thursday (April 16).


Sherwin Q1 Gets No Love from Global

CLEVELAND, OH—Sales declines in the Global Finishes Group did not stop Sherwin-Williams from posting a record first quarter, the company announced Thursday (April 16).


RPM Sees $57M Loss in Q3

The parent company of Rust-Oleum, Stonhard and other leading paint and coating brands has reported an eight-figure net loss for the third quarter, due to an $83.5 million one-time net charge...


Industrial Boom Helps Ease RPM Bust

Strong sales were swamped by currency challenges and an $83.5 million asbestos charge to hand RPM International Inc. a loss for the third quarter.


Kelly-Moore Bows Flat Finish

Kelly-Moore Paints has expanded its interior paint line to include a flat, matte finish for residential and commercial projects.


Groups Urge Ban on Flame Retardants

From firefighters to pediatricians to scientists, a diverse coalition of organizations is calling for a federal ban on consumer products that contain flame retardants with organohalogens.


Bringing Color to 300M People

A new technology partnership and awareness campaign by Valspar Corp. aims to color the gray worlds of millions of people with colorblindness.


Valspar Rolls Out ‘Color for All’

A global paint company is on a mission to bring color to the colorblind and to remind those who can see color, to appreciate it.


Self-Cleaning Coating Withstands Abuse

Like the famous watches that took a licking and kept on ticking, a tough new paint maintains its self-cleaning properties after assault by oil, knives and sandpaper, its developers say.


‘Robust’ Self-Cleaning Paint Emerges

A new paint keeps its ability to self-clean even after being exposed to oil, scratched with a knife and scuffed with sandpaper, developers say.


$1M Embezzlement to End in Prison

A former Ennis Paint executive has been sentenced to four years and five months in prison for stealing more than $1 million from the pavement coatings manufacturer.


Saint-Gobain, Sika Clash on Takeover

Europe’s biggest supplier of building materials is encountering strong resistance in its $3 billion bid to acquire a controlling interest in a Swiss specialty chemical company.


Rust-Oleum Coating Suits Mount, Merge

Homeowner lawsuits over the performance of a deck coating have been merged into multidistrict litigation in federal court in Chicago.


Tackling Specialty, Pipeline Coatings

Fire protection, pipeline integrity and other critical structural issues depend on choosing the right protective coating system—decisions informed by new, free technical resources from JP...


PPG Industries Names New President

The world's largest paint and coatings company has tapped Chief Operating Officer Michael H. McGarry as its next president.


PPG Veteran to Become Next President

Michael H. McGarry has been named president of PPG Industries Inc., capping a 34-year company tenure that has included senior management roles on three continents.


New Paint Tax to Help Clean China's Air

In a move sure to sting worldwide, China has decided to tackle its smoggy skies with a new tax on Volatile Organic Content in paints and coatings.


New Urethanes Tout Fast Cure

Sherwin-Williams has added two new ultra-high-solids urethane floor coatings, offering short dry times, to its protective and marine coatings' portfolio.


Ex-Coatings VP Guilty in 2 Deaths

Former PPG Industries senior vice president Robert J. Dellinger has admitted killing a pregnant woman, her fiance and their fetus in a deliberate head-on collision that he called a suicide a...


2 New Urethanes Protect Floors

Sherwin-Williams has introduced two ultra-high-solids urethane floor coatings for commercial and industrial projects.


Ex-VP 'Remorseful' in Homicide Plea

Former PPG Industries senior vice president Robert J. Dellinger has pleaded guilty to killing a pregnant woman, her fiance and their fetus in a deliberate head-on collision that he called a ...


China Slaps VOC Tax on Coatings

Coating manufacturers worldwide will help subsidize the cleanup of China's notoriously foul air through a new tax on Volatile Organic Content in paints and coatings.


Billion-Dollar Lead Ruling on Appeal

Sherwin-Williams, NL Industries and ConAgra Grocery Products are trying to reverse a trial judge’s $1.1 billion decision requiring them to remove lead paint from 3.5 million California homes...


‘So, 2 Painters Walk into a Recycler…’

Paint recycling is responsible and environmentally beneficial. But is it funny? The nation's leading paint recycling organization thinks that it can be—and that funny beats preachy when tryi...


Now, Jotun is a Girl's Best Friend

Some companies give away tools, or trailers, or even a truck to thank contractors for their business. In Saudi Arabia, Jotun Paints does it with diamonds.


New eBooks Whet Water Coating Know-how

Water, water everywhere...but how to coat around it? That is the focus of two new free technical eBooks published by JPCL.


Smart Money is on Smart Coatings

Coatings that self-heal, self-clean, beat back moisture, purify the air and otherwise tune into their environment are set for red-hot growth in the years ahead, a new market forecast predict...


Effort Brings Paint to Needy Schools

A Florida coatings maker and a faith-based nonprofit have teamed up to provide whiteboard walls to needy schools worldwide.


Coating Makers Form Latin Federation

Consolidating the strength of one of the world's booming paint markets, Latin American manufacturers have joined forces in a new federation.


PPG Sunsets a Veteran Brand

The world’s No. 1 coatings company has announced a shift in its oldest architectural brand identity.


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.


Sherwin-Williams Paints a Top Year

Fueled by architectural paint sales, Sherwin-Williams set a record $11.13 billion in consolidated net sales for 2014.


Court Rejects AkzoNobel Patent Suit

Dow Chemical Co. did not infringe upon AkzoNobel's patented extrusion process in developing its own coatings, a federal judge has ruled.


Sherwin-Williams Rings Up a Record

Protective and marine coatings helped, but its 4,003 paint stores delivered the biggest goods to give Sherwin-Williams "another year of record performance" in 2014.


Smart Coatings Eye Brilliant Growth

Despite plunging oil prices that have temporarily back-burnered energy concerns, new technologies for smart coatings will drive this year's $610 million market to $5.8 billion in 2020, accor...


Dow Prevails in Akzo Patent Suit

A federal-court judge has cleared Dow Chemical Co. of claims that it infringed upon a 2004 patent by coatings giant AkzoNobel Coatings Inc.


Nippon Paint Mogul Tops Wealthy List

Riding the crest of the booming Asian paint and coatings market, the founder of Nippon Paint South-East Asia Group (NIPSEA) has become the richest man in Singapore, and one of the richest in...


Coating Makers See Cuban Opening

U.S. coating and building materials makers may now ship goods to Cuba for some renovation projects, under newly approved federal regulations.


Hardide to Build U.S. Coatings Plant

A UK-based manufacturer of an advanced surface coating technology plans to invest $7 million in a new plant in Virginia.


U.S. Building Trade Opens with Cuba

U.S. building materials manufacturers, including coatings companies, are now allowed to ship goods to Cuba to renovate private buildings under new regulations.


Paint Recycling Soars in the UK

Paint manufacturers in the UK are breaking industry records when it comes to paint recycling—even amid booming sales.


Paint Mogul Named Singapore's Richest

The coatings industry has been good to Goh Cheng Liang. So good, in fact, that he is now the richest man in Singapore.


Silicone Roof Coating Debuts

Roof coatings and waterproofing maker R.M. Lucas Co. has rolled out a silicone coating designed for flat roofs that retain water.


New System Blamed in Ink Dust Blast

A squeal, sizzle, whoosh and loud thump—not an alarm from a brand-new dust collection system—heralded a blast and flash fire that burned seven employees, three severely, at a New Jersey ink ...


EPA Weighs Coating TDI Restrictions

Coatings, adhesives and other products containing harmful chemicals are the focus of a new federal proposal to limit the use of those chemicals.


EPA Proposes New TDI Limits

Certain chemicals used in coatings and sealants could face restricted levels in consumer products under a newly proposed rule from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


Expansion Approved for NC Paint Maker

Traffic paint manufacturer Ennis-Flint will get $500,000 to expand its Thomasville, NC, operations by reusing vacant buildings, the North Carolina Rural Infrastructure Authority announced.


Paint Maker to Pay $950K in Death

Vista Paint Corp. has been ordered to pay $950,000 in the 2011 asphyxiation of two untrained workers in a paint mixing tank full of methylene chloride paint stripper vapors.


Coatings Groups to Share One Roof

Aiming to strengthen the voice of the roof coatings industry, the Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) and the Reflective Roof Coatings Institute (RRCI) have merged.


Dow Develops Novel Polymer for EIFS

A dry mix with the performance of wet-formulated products is the boast of Dow Construction Chemicals' new redispersible polymer powder for formulations of EIFS (Exterior Insulation Finish Sy...


Design Line to Launch in Lowe’s

“New and improved” HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams brand paints will be available in Lowe’s home improvement stores and online come March 2015, according to a joint announcement.


Paint-Stripper Bribery Draws in Others

A CEO indicted for bribing military base officials to buy his paint remover was the last, but not the least, person implicated in the plot, officials said Tuesday (Dec. 9).


Paint Stripper CEO Accused of Bribery

The founder of a paint remover maker faces up to 60 years in prison after his indictment on bribery charges and lying about whether his product met military standards, officials announced.


Are You Ready for Some Free Paint?

To football fans who are putting off home projects until the post-season: This one's for you.


Recovery Rekindles Wood Coatings Market

The comeback in the U.S. construction industry is carrying strong growth for wood coatings and preservatives, a new report concludes.


PPG Wraps Up Comex Purchase

PPG Industries' speedy acquisition of Mexico's largest paint and coatings maker is a done deal.


MN Becomes 6th to Start Paint Recycling

The U.S. coating industry’s product recycling program has arrived in the Midwest.


PPG Finalizes Comex Acquisition

Less than a week after PPG Industries announced that Mexican regulators had approved its purchase of Consorcio Comex, the deal is done.


Lawsuits Hit Deck Coating

Homeowners in Pennsylvania and New Jersey have become the latest to take Rust-Oleum Corp. to court over a deck coating that they say is prone to premature peeling and requires costly repairs...


PPG’s Play for Comex Gets Green Light

Anti-trust regulators in Mexico have approved PPG’s plan to acquire the country’s largest paint manufacturer for $2.3 billion.


Fines Follow Fires at Coating Maker

Three separate, and apparently unreported, fires at an industrial coatings plant have triggered a strong response from federal health and safety officials.


Conference Taps Building Brain Trust

A three-day slate of the nation's top experts in coatings and building technology, hands-on workshops and courtroom fireworks will greet attendees at the second annual Durability + Design...


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.


Mexico Extends Review of PPG Deal

Mexican antitrust regulators need more time to examine PPG’s $2.3 billion offer to acquire the country’s largest paint company.


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.


Road to Risk Rule Likely to Lengthen

Facing a deadline, the American Coatings Association is asking federal regulators for more time to produce information on the industry’s risk-management plans for chemical releases.


Coating Makers Seek Delay on Risk RFI

Calling the data demands too much and too soon, U.S. paint and coating makers have requested three additional months to produce information on their risk-management plans for chemical releas...


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.


PPG Architectural Opens New HQ

PPG Industries' North American architectural coatings business has a new home. On Thursday (Sept. 25), the company cut the ribbon on a regional headquarters in Cranberry Township, PA, about ...


AkzoNobel Tops Sustainability Index

From its community service and labor practices to its urban focus and product stewardship, paint and coatings multinational AkzoNobel remains the corporate sustainability leader in the world...


AkzoNobel Named Sustainability Leader

Paint, coatings and specialty chemical giant AkzoNobel has notched a threepeat as the world’s leading materials company in the influential Dow Jones Sustainability Index.


AkzoNobel to Revamp Performance Coatings

AkzoNobel will slim down and retool its sprawling Performance Coatings business, one of the company's three major divisions.


Axalta Coatings Plans IPO

The $4.9 billion paint and coatings multinational long known as DuPont Performance Coatings may soon be going public.


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...


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.


Backlash Stalls OSHA Reporting Rule

Widespread employer concern over the public reporting of workplace injuries and illnesses has prompted U.S. regulators to rethink the plan.


OSHA Delays Injury Reporting Rule

Facing criticism from the business community, federal regulators have extended the comment period for a controversial proposal to put injury and illness data online.


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 Launches Highlight Valspar Q3

The marketing effort nibbled on earnings in the short term, but two paint rollouts helped deliver overall success in Valspar Corp.'s third quarter, the company announced Tuesday.


Rust-Oleum Hit on 33 Hazards

A Georgia paint manufacturer is facing $188,500 in federal fines after allegations of an improperly handled 300-gallon solvent spill and failure to correct other hazards.


ACA Retrenches in Blight Fight

Coating suppliers are sharpening their focus for the next wave in the multimillion-dollar battle against graffiti with new resources and a new name.


Paint Makers Take Fresh Aim at Graffiti

Tired of seeing their products used for blight rather than beauty, coating makers are putting new muscle and a new name behind the fight against graffiti.


New Sessions Bring the Experts to You

Tighter buildings, tougher walls and savvier concrete work are the top topics of a new series of expert presentations now available for free viewing from Durability + Design.


Sherwin Sets Record 6-Month Sales

The first half of 2014 left the Sherwin-Williams Company seeing record sales, thanks to double-digit gains of 12.1 percent in the second quarter and 10.8 percent in the first six months, the...


Sales Soar at Sherwin-Williams

Nearly all of the Sherwin-Williams Company’s segments saw sales gains in both the second quarter and first half of 2014, propelling the company to record sales.


Coatings Fraud Allegations Dismissed

A Massachusetts maker of coatings and spray equipment has withdrawn its claim that a licensee-turned-competitor built the new business on stolen information.


Experts Raise the Roof Technology

Cool roofs, green materials and power pigments top a new series of expert presentations now available for free viewing from Durability + Design.


Building Show Presentations Now Live

Expert-led talks on decorative interiors, concrete, walls and coatings, standards and other building topics presented at D+D 2014 are now available for free online viewing.


New Coating to Revive Vinyl Siding

Benjamin Moore & Co. has launched a new coating specially formulated for use on vinyl siding.


RPM Buys Brazilian-Based Waterproofer

Seeking to expand its waterproofing footprint in South America, RPM International Inc. has acquired Brazilian manufacturer Betumat Quimica Ltda.


PPG Acquires Home Repair Line

Reaching deeper into the remodeling and repair market, PPG Industries Inc. has announced the acquisition of The Homax Group Inc., of Bellingham, WA.


CO Passes Paint Recycling Law

Lawmakers in Colorado have approved legislation establishing the PaintCare program for managing unused paint, making it the eighth state to enact the initiative.


In Pakistan, Looking Out for No. 1

Jotun Pakistan has been ordered to stop calling itself the “No. 1 paint in Pakistan” after complaints by competitors bearing superlatives of their own.


In Pakistan, Who’s No. 1?

Authorities have ordered Jotun Pakistan to stop calling itself the “No. 1 paint in Pakistan” after complaints by competitors—who make No. 1-type claims of their own.


Valspar Paints Deliver Q2 Gains

Valspar Corp. saw soaring sales and income in its second quarter, driven by booming volume growth in its consumer paints segment.


Comex Sues over Derailed Sherwin Deal

Shareholders of Mexico’s largest coatings producer are accusing Sherwin-Williams of “dishonor” in failing to complete its $2.34 billion takeover of the Latin American supplier, reports say. ...


Sherwin-Williams Sued over Failed Deal

Mexico’s largest coatings producer has filed suit against Sherwin-Williams, blaming the Cleveland paint maker for the implosion of its plan to buy the Latin American supplier, Reuters report...


Intumescent Offers 15-Minute Barrier

A new thin-film coating for foam insulation provides a 15-minute thermal barrier for occupied spaces, the manufacturer reports.


High R-Value Spray-Foam Debuts

Icynene has launched Classic Plus, a 100 percent water-blown, low-density open-cell spray polyurethane foam insulation for residential and commercial building projects.


Paint Recycling Hits, Clears Hurdles

Paint-recycling legislation continues to spread across the United States, despite a few recent bumps along the way.


Intumescent SPF Coating Launched

Flame Control Coatings has developed a water-based, thin-film intumescent coating for spray polyurethane foam insulation.


Aluminum Coating Boasts High Gloss

The Valspar Corp. has introduced a two-coat acrylic resin coating system for storefronts, entrances, handrails, column covers, panel systems and other extruded aluminum products.


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...


PPG Notches Banner Quarter

One record quarter apparently deserves another at PPG Industries, which reported double-digit sales growth in the first quarter of 2014 and a three-year high in global volume growth.


Paint Sales Soar in Sherwin-Williams’ Q1

Increased architectural paint sales and acquisition activity in its Paint Stores Group propelled the Sherwin-Williams Company to log a 9.2 percent increase in sales in its first quarter, the...


Ups and Downs at Sherwin-Williams

Mother Nature’s wrath and currency issues bedeviled Sherwin-Williams in the first quarter of 2014, dampening profits despite record sales.


Retailers, PPG Sign Private-Label Deal

An alliance of independent North American paint dealers has agreed to make PPG Industries Inc. the exclusive manufacturer of the group's premium paint brand.


PPG to Produce for Independent Dealers

Further expanding its reach in North America, PPG Industries Inc. will become the exclusive paint manufacturer and sales representative for The Coatings Alliance LLC.


Paint Firm Funds Exorcism Ritual

An ancient Cambodian dance believed to ward off evil spirits is getting a budget boost from a paint company, just in time to save the country's fading New Year tradition.


Severe Injuries to Cost Company $185K

A coatings company outside New York City is facing $185,400 in federal fines after one worker suffered a partial amputation and another a crushed hand, the Occupational Safety and Health Adm...


‘Major’ Changes Loom for Coating Makers

With the ink barely dry on the last round of new regulatory limits, paint and coating manufacturers are in for more.


ACA Warns of Rule 1113 Changes

Sounding an early alarm for coating makers, the American Coatings Association says the nation’s toughest VOC rules on field-applied paints and coatings could be changing again soon.


Sherwin-Williams Ends Bid for Comex

After nearly a year and a half, America’s largest paint retailer has ended its pursuit to purchase Mexico’s largest paint maker—a $2.34 billion bid that has been quashed by Mexico’s antitrus...


Sherwin-Williams Drops Comex Quest

Twice denied a regulatory blessing, the largest paint retailers in the U.S. and Mexico have finally broken off their $2.34 billion engagement.


PPG on the Rise in Latin America

With a larger footprint in Mexico and a fresh one in Panama, PPG Industries is amping up its presence in the hot paint and coatings market south of the U.S. border.


Beyond Glow in the Dark: Light-Up Paint

When it comes to illumination, who would know more than the Dark Side? That’s Darkside Scientific LLC, founded by Andy Zsinko, a longtime aftermarket painter who has gone glow-in-the-dark pa...


PPG Growing South of the Border

PPG Industries is beefing up its reach in Central America, announcing both a multimillion-dollar expansion of its Mexico facility and plans to acquire a Panama-based protective and marine co...


‘Intensive’ Silica Hearings Open

The long-smoldering controversy over new silica limits in the workplace found its voice Tuesday (March 18) in Washington, D.C., as public hearings on the federal proposal opened.


Regional Paint Firms Make National Push

Contending that local is better for coatings and services, a network of regional manufacturers has developed a new alliance to give them national clout.


U.S. Coatings Get New ‘National Player’

Working locally to compete nationally, nine regional North American paint and coating manufacturers have banded together to increase their specifying and selling power from coast to coast.


Outside U.S., Industrial Coatings Grow

While the North American industrial coatings market plods along, the market worldwide has taken a leap forward, with sizable new investments by Axalta Coating Systems and AkzoNobel.


Valspar Invests $1M in Student Research

The world's sixth-largest paint and coatings maker has given $1 million to the University of Minnesota to further materials-science research at its Minneapolis campus.


Team Eyes Self-Cleaning AR Coating

Inspired by the eyes of nocturnal insects, University of Cambridge researchers have developed a new self-cleaning, anti-reflective coating for glass and plastics.


Employers Unite against Silica Rule

More than two dozen construction, manufacturing and contractor organizations are calling for the withdrawal of a federal proposal to limit silica exposure in the workplace.


Employers Call to Withdraw Silica Rule

Construction employers across the industry are urging the federal government to withdraw its proposed rule on silica exposure, saying the measure is “significantly flawed” and “will do littl...


New Paint Served Up Farm Fresh

Goat farmers in Pescadero, CA, have introduced a paint they say is safe enough to lick from the brush.


Floor Line Takes Aim at Static

A new coatings line may help facility owners and managers tackle the multibillion-dollar problem of static generation on commercial and industrial flooring, the manufacturer reports.


Coating Makers Seek Silica Exemption

Monitoring paint manufacturing for excess silica exposure would cost $700,000—10 times the federal government's estimate—and is unnecessary, the American Coatings Association says.


Color Cube Matches, Inspires, Explores

Product developers in Australia say they have created a tech tool to inspire designers and artists, match paint colors, and more.


3 New Systems Made to Stop Static

Arizona Polymer Flooring (APF) has launched StatRez Static Control Flooring Systems, three new coating systems designed to protect areas requiring static dissipative or conductive flooring.


Cement Line Offers Paint Alternatives

Cresco Concrete Products has launched Premocoat, a new line of cement-based coatings for masonry, stucco and EIFS surfaces.


Valspar ‘Off to Good Start’ in 2014

Increased volume growth in the U.S. and abroad delivered a double-digit sales increase for Valspar’s Paints segment in the first quarter of 2014, the company reported Wednesday (Feb. 12).


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).


CR Ranks Store Paint Brands No. 1

House brands from Behr Corp. and Ace Hardware have topped the latest rankings of 67 interior paints tested by Consumer Reports—earning “excellent” ratings in hiding and scrubbability.


New Concrete Floor Products Launched

Rust-Oleum Corp. has introduced two new products made to repair and refinish commercial and industrial concrete floors quickly.


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.


2013 Buffets AkzoNobel's Bottom Line

AkzoNobel’s volatile 2013 struggled to a close with declining revenues and a leaner (if not meaner) outlook on 2014.


Coatings Veteran to Lead Research Group

An international group of coating makers has appointed an industry veteran as its new executive director.


Coatings Research Group Taps New Chief

Coatings industry veteran Richard Scott has become the sixth executive director of the Coatings Research Group Inc. (CRGI), the international coating manufacturers association based in Cleve...


2 Killed at Benjamin Moore Facility

A driver for Benjamin Moore & Co. apparently shot and killed his manager and then himself this week at a Vancouver, WA, distribution center, in an episode of workplace violence that stunned ...


2 House Brands Top Paint Rankings

Interior paints from Behr and Clark + Kensington earned top marks in Consumer Reports’ latest performance evaluation—measuring “excellent” in terms of hiding and scrubbability.


MPI Appoints New Standards Exec

Davis Kyle, a coatings industry veteran, has been named executive vice president of the Master Painters Institute.


‘Willful’ Citation in PPG Worker’s Death

Federal authorities are accusing PPG Industries of willful and serious safety lapses in the death of a worker last summer at its facility in Barberton, OH.


Coating Maker Cited in Chemical Lapses

Federal authorities are accusing a longtime New England specialty coating maker of mishandling highly hazardous chemicals at its headquarters.


Exhibitors Can Get Digital at SSPC 2014

Scores of exhibitors now ramping up for SSPC 2014 next month will have a new opportunity at this year’s show: digital exhibits.


OSHA Fine Follows Chemical Spill

A longtime manufacturer of intumescent and specialty coatings is facing a raft of serious federal safety citations alleging mismanagement of highly hazardous chemicals at its Connecticut hea...


Judge Hikes Lead Tab to $1.15B

A California judge has added $50 million to his earlier $1.1 billion judgment against Sherwin-Williams and other former manufacturers of lead paint in finalizing his ruling this week.


Consumer Rockets RPM to Q2 Record

Double-digit sales growth on the Rust-Oleum, DAP and Varathane side of the business propelled RPM International to a record second quarter, a strong first half, and a brighter full-year outl...


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...


First Colorant VOC Limits Take Effect

Industrial maintenance and specialty coatings in Southern California are beginning the new year under the nation's first VOC restrictions for colorants.


New Colorant VOC Limits Set for 2014

The United States’ first VOC regulation on colorants for architectural and industrial maintenance coatings is poised to take effect New Year’s Day.


Study Reveals High Lead Levels in Paint

Decorative household paints being sold in some developing countries have more than 10 times the lead concentrations allowed in North American paints and pose a serious risk to young children...


New Synthetic Shellac Primer Bows

Rust-Oleum Corp. has introduced a primer and sealer made with synthetic shellac that mirrors the properties of traditional shellac for new construction, remodeling and restoration projects.


PPG Tops Corporate Governance Ranking

PPG Industries’ board of directors ranks first among the boards of more than 600 U.S. public companies, according to a new study of governance capacity by executive search firm JamesDruryPar...


Tesla Announces $50M Investment

Protective coatings maker Tesla NanoCoatings says it is poised for significant growth with a new "strategic partnership" and major investment by a Korean chemical firm.


Aerogel Maker Gets $85M Pollution Tab

Honored just recently for its insulaton technology, Cabot Corp. has now agreed to pay a $975,000 fine and spend about $84 million on new equipment to resolve alleged federal air-pollution vi...


UK Backtracking on Chemical Ban

European officials want to lift a ban on professional use of a toxic paint-stripper chemical, less than two years after the European Union largely restricted its use outside of industrial ap...


Owners Held in Coating Plant Blast

Two owners of a powder-coating factory in Mumbai have been arrested after an explosion that killed one worker and injured two over the weekend.


Paint Making Resumes at Sandy-hit Plant

One year after Hurricane Sandy slammed the East Coast, the drum of heavy machinery can be heard once again inside paint maker Benjamin Moore & Co.’s plant in Newark, NJ.


CA PaintCare: 1 Year, 632K Gallons

California’s paint recycling program marked its first birthday Saturday (Oct. 19) with hundreds of thousands of gallons of paint reused; tons of paint cans recycled; and a few operational wr...


Wood Coatings Look like Cement, Steel

Specialty wood coatings made to look like concrete and steel have been introduced by the Italian coatings manufacturer ICA Group.


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.


Benjamin Moore Appoints New CEO

A retail veteran has been appointed to take the helm of Benjamin Moore & Company as its third CEO in two years.


Roofs Get Antibacterial Protection

A new anti-microbial roof coating can protect both the substrate and the occupants below it, the manufacturer says.


Rooftop Coating Targets Bacteria

Garland Roofing has launched Clear-Shield Rx, a water-based, roof coating system designed to provide antimicrobial protection for healthcare facilities, schools and other occupant-sensitive ...


PureColor Expands Wood Stain Line

PureColor Inc., a manufacturer of sustainable wood finishes, has rolled out its newest collection of wood stains.


Coating Makers Assail Shutdown

America’s paint and coating manufacturers have joined the growing public call on Congress to settle its budget differences and reopen the U.S. federal government.


PPG Expanding in Russia, Greece

PPG Industries is taking two major steps to enlarge its European footprint, with separate announcements this week of new coating facilities in Russia and in Greece.


ACA to Congress: End the Shutdown

The U.S. paint and coatings industry has added its voice to the rising tide of public demands that Congress break its budget deadlock and put the government back in business.


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...


Free 2014 D+D Buying Guide Released

From air barriers and access equipment to decorative and protective finishes, the building performance and aesthetics community has a comprehensive, free new guide for specifying and purchas...


Steel-Tech Adds Spray Coating

Rust-Oleum has uncapped an aerosol version of its stainless-steel-infused Steel-Tech High Performance protective line.


Steel-Infused Spray Coating Bows

Rust-Oleum Industrial Brands has expanded its line of high-performance stainless-steel-rich coatings to include a spray coating.


High-Stakes Verdict Looms in Paint Case

Attorneys for five former producers of lead-based paint and 10 California jurisdictions have rested their cases to end a landmark trial 13 years in the making and potentially worth $2 billio...


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...


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 ...


Sherwin-Williams, Comex Seal U.S. Deal

While progress south of the border remains stalled, the Sherwin-Williams Company has completed the acquisition of the U.S. and Canadian paint business of Consorcio Comex, S.A. de C.V., the C...


U.S. Paints, Coatings to Top $30.6B

Industrial maintenance and marine coatings in the United States will see slow but steady growth in the wake of a five-year rebound blazed by the architectural ector, according to a new marke...


Dunn-Edwards Bows New Interior Acrylic

Dunn-Edwards Corp. has introduced Everest, a new line of interior paints recommended for high-end residential and commercial projects.


Building Rebound to Drive Coating Gains

The U.S. paint and coatings market should top $30.6 billion by 2017, led by a strengthening architectural coatings segment, a new market study concludes.


SSPC Sets Wastewater Coating Standard

Performance requirements for certain concrete coatings used at wastewater facilities are the focus of a new standard by SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


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.


Paint Makers Unite over Chemical Bill

U.S. coating suppliers are pulling out the stops to help pass what they call a "groundbreaking" overhaul of the nation's 37-year-old chemical safety laws.


ACA Urges Members to Push Chemical Bill

Smelling a long-awaited victory, coating manufacturers are beating the bushes to bring home the first overhaul of chemical safety laws in a generation.


PPG Appoints New CFO, VPs

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


DuPont Weighs Sale of Chemicals Unit

DuPont says it is considering the sale of its Performance Chemicals segment, which produces paint pigments.


DuPont Ponders Sale of Chemicals Unit

DuPont may shed its Performance Chemicals segment, which produces paint pigments, after a less-than-stellar performance in the second quarter, the major chemical manufacturer announced on Tu...


Revenue Drops in RPM’s Q4

Slight sales increases for RPM International were overshadowed by a 21 percent drop in income for the fourth quarter, the parent company of Carboline and Rust-Oleum reported on Monday (July ...


PPG Announces Key Leadership Moves

PPG Industries Inc. has announced several key executive appointments including the naming of Thomas E. Maziarz as vice president stores and dealers, architectural coatings, North America.


RPM Posts Double-Digit Dip in Income

Rust-Oleum and Tremco roofing parent company RPM International Inc.'s slight sales gains for its fourth quarter of 2013 were overshadowed by a near 21 percent drop in income.


Former Lead Paint Makers on Trial in CA

Ten California cities and counties want paint manufacturers to pay nearly $1 billion to strip lead paint from millions of older California homes in a case that dates back to 2000.


Sherwin-Williams’ Comex Deal Hits Snag; Q2 Profit Up

The Sherwin-Williams Company announced that its planned $2.34 billion acquisition of Comex Group was not approved by regulators in Mexico and also reported a 13 percent increase in profit fo...


PPG Reports Record Q2, Restructuring

After opening 2013 on a flat note, the world’s No. 2 paint and coatings company scored a record second quarter and made a restructuring announcement.


Sherwin-Williams Sees Q2 Profit Gain

The Sherwin-Williams Company reported a 13 percent profit increase for the second quarter, but also announced a snag in its planned $2.34 billion acquisition of Comex Group.


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...


Going Green: Paint Shop Eyes Pot Op

Now, here's a protective coatings factory destined for a higher purpose and extended pot life.


Firestone Unveils Roof Protection Line

Elastomeric technology, formulated with 100 percent acrylic polymer, is the cornerstone of a new suite of roof coatings from Firestone Building Products Company.


New Coatings to Restore Metal Roofs

Firestone Building Products Company has introduced a new suite of coating products reported to help extend the life of commercial and industrial metal roofs.


TSCA Could See Overhaul in New Bill

With the support of the painting industry, a new bill is on track to revamp the nation's chief chemical safety law after nearly 40 years.


Landmark Chemical Bill May Revamp TSCA

After nearly four decades, chemical makers and environmental groups may be ready to agree on new federal legislation overhauling the nation's chief chemical safety law.


Valspar to Buy European Coating Maker

The Valspar Corp. is plunging into Europe’s high-performance coatings market with the acquisition of Italy's Inver Holding S.r.l., an international group and market leader in industrial coat...


Valspar Makes European Industrial Push

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


Paint, Plating Sites Join Superfund List

Abandoned paint and chrome plating operations are among nine hazardous-waste sites newly named to the Superfund National Priorities List.


Self-Cleaning Nano Paint Leans on Light

A new nanotech company has developed a coating product that can reportedly combat pollutants through a proprietary nanoparticle formula and natural light.


Winners to Pay $10M in Lead Paint Suit

They may have won the battle, but paint makers will still have to pay for the long and costly war over lead paint, a Rhode Island judge has ruled.


U.S. Paint Sales Grow Valspar’s Q2

Valspar Corp. saw a slight uptick in net income in its 2013 second quarter, as results strengthened for the company’s U.S. consumer paints segment.


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 ...


Paint Makers Told to Pay $10M Lead Tab

Although they prevailed after the longest civil jury trial in state history, paint manufacturers must cover their own multimillion-dollar legal bills in the case, the Rhode Island Supreme Co...


ASTM Drafting Wood Coatings Standard

The demand for high-quality coatings capable of performing on a wide range of wooden surfaces, including composites, is among the factors driving a newly proposed standard.


Paint Exec Accused of Embezzling $700K

Aided only by a fake business name and letterhead, the former environmental manager of a North Carolina paint maker drained the company of more than $700,000 in just a few years, authorities...


The West Inspires New Paint Colors

Kelly-Moore Paints says its new ColorStudio Collection features more than 1,700 shades inspired by light, lifestyles and hues of the West.


ACA Fights Customer Disclosure Plan

What's more important: the privacy of a customer list or the possible need to reach those customers about product dangers?


Paint Makers Fight Customer Disclosures

Unenforceable, intrusive and unnecessary are just a few of the descriptions that paint manufacturers are giving a newly revived California plan that would expand reporting requ...


Ben Moore Tops Paint Satisfaction Study

Interior paints from Benjamin Moore, Sherwin-Williams and BEHR topped J.D. Power and Associates' 2013 U.S. Interior Paint Satisfaction Study.


Iron Lady’s Brush with Paint Industry

Although she’ll be remembered more for politics than paint, the late Margaret Thatcher had coating industry connections as well.


Smart Window Coatings Get $3M Boost

Researchers are one step closer to developing a smart window coating that can respond to changing weather conditions by regulating the amount of visible light and heat permitted to enter a b...


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...


ITW Polymers Coatings Opens New Plant

ITW Polymers Coatings North America has announced the grand opening of its newest manufacturing plant, in Houston, TX.


Paint Refreshes 9/11 Tribute Center

The 9/11 Tribute Center in New York City is sporting a fresh coat of paint, courtesy of volunteers and donations from Behr Process Corp.’s BEHRCares program.


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.


PPG Seals AkzoNobel N. American Deal

PPG Industries Inc. has completed the purchase of AkzoNobel’s North American decorative paints business for $1.05 billion—more than doubling PPG's architectural coatings footprint on the con...


New Paint Technology Lights, Animates

From walls to motorcycles, a newly developed electroluminescent paint is lighting things up.


Spray Paint Maker Fined for Waste

A Pennsylvania aerosol coating manufacturer will pay a $25,000 fine to settle allegations of hazardous-waste violations at its plant near Philadelphia, the Environmental Protection Agency ha...


ACA Makes PaintCare Pleas in OR, CT

Coating makers don’t want the sun to set on their pilot paint recycling initiative in the West, while the program is just rising in the East.


VT, MN to Hop on Paint Recycling Train

Two more states are preparing to join a growing nationwide effort to collect and recycle leftover and unwanted paint.


New 2K Epoxy for High-Traffic Areas

Omnova Solutions has introduced a colloidal dispersion designed to form a 2K coating system for schools, hospitals and other high-traffic areas.


Paint Store Manager Admits $168K Theft

A former Diamond Vogel paint store manager will serve up to four years in prison for siphoning off $168,000 from the operation he managed for 13 years.


Stores Fuel Sherwin-Williams’ Top Year

Sales growth and price hikes in its Paint Stores Group propelled The Sherwin-Williams Company to record highs for 2012 and its fourth quarter, the company reported Thursday (Jan. 31).


Trimite Coatings Keeps Brands in Family

Fending off “intense international competition” for its veteran paint and coating trademarks and brand names, Trimite Global Coatings has acquired all assets of the bankrupt Trimite Ltd. bus...


Zero-VOC Colorant System Debuts

Diamond Vogel has announced the debut of its PureColor Zero-VOC Colorant System.


Consumer Reports Rank Top Paints

In terms of interior paints that perform, a newcomer on the shelf is hard to top. Clark and Kensington paint, sold exclusively at Ace Hardware Stores, has earned the highest scores of 65 pro...


New Waterproofer Goes Indoor, Outdoor

W.R. Meadows' newest waterproofing compound is a one-component product designed for interior, exterior, horizontal and vertical applications.


Paint Prizes Up for Grabs in Contest

California-based Dunn-Edwards Corp. is once again kicking off the painting season with its Contractor Sweepstakes.


PPG Profits Surge in Q4

Pittsburgh, PA-based architectural coatings giant PPG Industries Inc. reported record profits for its fourth quarter, as total coatings segment earnings grew by nearly 30 percent from the pr...


Sales Up, Income Down for RPM Q2

Rust-Oleum's parent company RPM International Inc. reported a double-digit increase in sales and a double-digit dip in income for its fiscal 2013 second quarter.


Carboline Parent Notches Strong Q2

Protective coatings giant RPM International Inc. reported strong sales and earnings in its second quarter, but remained weighed down by continuing charges that dampened its first quarter.


W.R. Meadows Adds to Waterproofing Line

Global building products supplier W.R. Meadows Inc. has introduced Hydralastic 836, a one-component, cold-applied, solvent-free, 100 percent solids waterproofing compound.


Valspar Inks Supply Deal with Ace Paint

The Valspar Corp. has acquired Ace Hardware Corp.'s paint manufacturing assets, including two plants—and entered into a long-term supply relationship with the global retailer.


EU Banning Most DCM Paint Strippers

While deaths from methylene chloride paint strippers continue in the United States, most sales and use of the products are about to be banned in Europe.


Reports; DuPont Considering Sale of Powder-Coatings Unit; No Comment from Company

DuPont Company is considering the sale of its powder-coatings business and another joint-venture unit, according to business-media reports.


 
 
   

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