Top Manufacturers of Paints and Coatings

  • Akzo Nobel Coatings
    Akzo Nobel is the largest coatings company in the world and a major producer of specialty chemicals with about 8 percent share of the paint and coating market. It is active in all sectors of the coatings industry, both protective and decorative coatings.
    Major brands include Bermocoll, Chartek, Coral, Dulux, Devoe, Flexa and Zweihorn. Dulux is one of the world's leading brands of premium quality paint.
  • PPG Industries Inc.
    PPG is one of the largest coatings company in the world and the largest producer worldwide of transportation OEM and refinish coatings. It also produces industrial and packaging coatings and is a major player in architectural coatings in the United States. Coatings represents more than 50 percent of PPG's sales. Major brands include Dulux, Glidden, Olympic, Sico, PPG paints. Dulux and Glidden paints are sold through many outlets. Dulux is one of the world's leading brands of premium quality paint.
  • Sherwin-Williams
    Sherwin-Williams is the largest architectural coatings producer in the USA. It is estimated that roughly 80 percent of sales represent coatings sales with the remainder being related products. It is one of the main suppliers of DIY paints, industrial coatings and automotive refinishes. In addition to the main brand, "Sherwin-Williams," sold only in its paint stores, the company sells coatings under many other brand names through other outlets. The company also has a strong position in industrial-maintenance coatings, auto-refinish and aerosol paints.
  • RPM International
    RPM International Inc. is an American multinational company. It manufactures and markets high-performance specialty coatings, sealants, and building materials. Important brands include Stonhard, Tremco, illbruck, Carboline, Universal Sealants. RPM's consumer products are used by professionals and do-it-yourselfers for home maintenance and improvement. Consumer brands include Zinsser, Rust-Oleum, DAP, Varathane and Testors. The company has approximately 13,000 employees worldwide who work in 116 manufacturing facilities in 26 countries.
  • Valspar Corp. (Soon part of Sherwin-Williams)
    Valspar is a major producer of paints and coatings. The paints segment includes interior and exterior decorative paints, primers, varnishes and specialty decorative products such as enamels, aerosols and faux finishes for DIY and professional markets, as well as automotive refinish and high-performance floor coatings. The industrial coatings products include decorative and protective coatings for wood, metal, plastic and glass. The packaging coatings include coatings and inks for rigid packaging containers. The company has about 11,000 employees around the world.
  • Axalta Coating Systems
    Axalta Coating Systems is the sixth largest coating company in the world. It is active in 130 countries and develops, manufactures and sells a wide selection of performance and transportation coatings around the world. The company has approximately 13,000 employees and 35 manufacturing plants around the world.
  • Diamond Vogel
    Diamond Vogel Paint Company is the seventh largest coating company in the world. It manufactures and sells coatings for residential and commercial applications. It offers architectural, heavy-duty, and low VOC coatings. The company has approximately 10,000 employees and 13 production sites around the world with an anual coating sales of more than $ 3 billion.
  • BASF Coatings AG
    BASF is the world's leading chemical company with products including chemicals, plastics, coatings systems, dispersions, agricultural products, fine chemicals, as well as crude oil and natural gas. Coatings sales include automotive OEM coatings, automotive refinish coatings, industrial coatings and in South America decorative coatings.
  • Sacal
    SACAL International Group Inc. is a global paint and coating company having more than 100 productions and marketing subsidiaries in more than 70 countries around the world. It focuses primarily on specialty chemicals, architectural coatings and industrial coatings. The company has approximately 11,300 employees and an anual sales volume of more than $ 3 billion.
  • Nippon Paint Co. Ltd.
    Nippon Paint Co. Ltd. is the leading paint and coatings company in Japan. It produces paints and coatings for a broad range of industries, including automotive, and construction. The Nippon Paint Group consists of 20 manufacturing/sales companies in Japan and 13 elsewhere in Asia, as well as four companies in the United States and three in Europe.
  • Kansai Paint Co. Ltd.
    Kansai Paint Co. Ltd. is one of the leading manufacturer of paints and coatings. Kansai provides coating and paint products to the automotive, building, furniture, beverage, and household electric goods industry. It also produces (decorative) paints for the home and building industry.
  • Coating Companies that no longer exist

  • DuPont (Part of DowDuPont since 2015)
    DuPont Coatings & Color Technologies Group is the world's leading automotive coatings supplier. It offers high-performance liquid and powder coatings for the automotive OEM, refinish and aftermarket, and general OEM industrial applications, as well as high-performance specialty products. DuPont is not active in the architectural coatings market and operates in only selected industrial markets.
    In December 2015, Dow Chemical Company and Du Pont announced that the two companies will combine in an all-stock merger of equals. The combined company will be named DowDuPont.
  • ICI Paints (Part of AkzoNobel since 2008)
    ICI's consumer decorative-paint business had one of the leading market shares in most countries where their paints were sold. Glidden paints are carried at all Home Depot stores. In 2000, PPG Industries acquired ICI's refinish-coatings, industrial coatings and Grow Automotive solvents and thinners businesses.
    ICI paints and speciality products was acquired by AkzoNobel in 2008, who immediately sold off parts of ICI to Henkel, and integrated ICI's remaining business within its existing operation.
  • SigmaKalon Group (Part of PPG since 2008)
    SigmaKalon business included decorative coatings, industrial coatings, marine, and protective coatings. The Group's largest business was decorative coatings. It had a leading position in France, the UK, the Benelux, Poland, Slovakia and Czech Republic.
    In 2008, PPG Industries acquired the SigmaKalon group.

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