BASF Closes Divestiture of Construction Chemicals Business

BASF closed the divestiture of its Construction Chemicals business to an affiliate of Lone Star, a global private equity firm.    The purchase price on a cash and debt-free basis is €3.17 billion.   The Construction Chemicals business now forms … Read More

Rafferty Paint Supplies Becomes HMG Paints Distributor in Ireland

Rafferty Paint Supplies, the sister company of Rafferty Coachworks, became a distributor of HMG Paints Agricultural, Industrial and Architectural coatings in Ireland.   “With more than 20 years of experience working with Paul Rafferty and the team, I am not … Read More

PPG, Bradford Science Festival Supporting Next-gen STEM Workforce

PPG has joined together with the 2020 Bradford Science Festival to be the lead partner of the event’s science, technology, engineering and math education (STEM) programs.    The festival is coordinated by The National Science and Media Museum, which is … Read More

X-Rite Announces New Subscription Pricing for Color iMatch, Color iQC Software

X-Rite Incorporated and Pantone LLC announced new subscription-based pricing for its industry-leading color formulation software, Color iMatch, and quality control software, Color iQC.    The new subscription model provides manufacturers and material suppliers greater flexibility and predictability for their operational budgets while ensuring … Read More

Dates Set for ABRAFATI 2021

Coatings World staff09.29.20 ABRAFATI 2021 – comprised of the 17th International Coatings Congress and the 17th International Exhibition of Coatings Industry Suppliers – is set for Sept. 28-30 at the  São Paulo Expo, in São Paulo, Brazil.   ABRAFATI 2021 … Read More

Sherwin-Williams Launches JetPen for Aerospace Coatings Touchups

Protect your aircraft integrity and aesthetic with JetPen, a 2K fully-reactive paint that delivers the same exceptional strength and crosslinked durability found in aircraft paint but with the application ease of using a pen.    This new touch-up pen from … Read More

Valspar Announces 2021 Colors of the Year

Valspar, from the Sherwin-Williams Consumer Brands Group, announced its 2021 Colors of the Year with 12 livable shades that evoke calm, serenity and simplicity.    With this palette, Valspar seeks to empower consumers to take control of their environments and create spaces … Read More

Palmer Holland\’s Distribution Relationship With 3M Expanded into Canada

Builds upon Palmer Holland’s existing responsibilities as a national distributor of 3M Advanced Materials products in the US. Coatings World staff09.29.20 Palmer Holland will be expanding its distribution of 3M Advanced Materials to Canada.   This territory expansion builds upon … Read More

PPG Launches Comprehensive Line of Flooring Coatings

PPG launched its PPG Flooring coatings, which is a comprehensive line of coating systems that include prime coats, base coats and topcoats and are tailored to provide optimum performance based on the specific work environment.    Users can choose from … Read More

American Chemistry Council, OSHA Renew Alliance

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) signed the renewal of the ACC OSHA Alliance, which continues to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces operating with diisocyanate chemicals along the polyurethane value chain.  … Read More