“From the beginning, we were sure
that revitalizing an area of Hoje Gladsaxe
was right for this project – the residents
are so close to our site, they are actually
our neighbors,” said Peter Soerensen, PPG
general manager, architectural coatings,
Denmark. “We hope this is the beginning
of close cooperation on more community
initiatives. Already we are planning an
educational day at our PPG site for local
Axalta Coating Systems
Completes Acquisition of
Coil and Spray Coatings
Manufacturer Dura Coat
Axalta Coating Systems has completed
its acquisition of a majority stake in Dura
Coat Products, a leading manufacturer
of coatings for metal coil and aluminum
extrusion markets in North America.
Financial terms of the transaction were
not disclosed. Dr. Myung Ki Hong will remain chairman and chief executive officer
of Dura Coat to ensure a smooth transition of the business.
Founded in 1986, Dura Coat has developed a leadership position in the market via its singular focus on overcoming
customer challenges through innovation.
Well-known Dura Coat brands include
Durapon, Ceranamel and the XT series
of specialty coatings. Dura Coat’s innovative product lines have been formulated to suit a variety of building
construction needs, general industrial
applications, and treatment of aluminum extrusions.
White, Grey and Beige
Walls Still No. 1 in Canada,
CIL Paint Survey Shows
From coast to coast, Canadians prefer
neutral colors for home decor, but residents of some provinces are more daring
with color than those of other provinces.
That’s the finding of a country-wide survey of Canadian painting habits conducted by leading brand CIL paint.
According to the survey, which polled
more than 1,500 consumers across the
country, 51 percent of Canadians equate
white, grey and beige with a beautiful
and livable color palette for the home,
while 36 percent think pastel colors such
as yellow, blue or green are the better
choice. Only 13 percent of respondents
put rich colors such as red, black or pur-
ple in this category.
“Interestingly, more residents of
the Atlantic provinces chose pastels
over neutrals ( 47 percent compared to
43 percent) as the most beautiful and
livable choice, while Ontarians
had a closer split than the rest
of the country, with 47 per-
cent in favor of neutrals and 40
percent preferring pastels,” said Alison
Goldman, brand manager for CIL paint,
a brand of PPG.
Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan
and Alberta had the highest number of