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  • Breaking News
    Stopping Corrosion Under Insulation in Global Oil and Gas Facilities

    Stopping Corrosion Under Insulation in Global Oil and Gas Facilities

    Corrosion Under Insulation (CUI) is the root cause of many of the global petrochemical industry’s most serious problems including forced shutdowns, lost production, early repair and replacement, as well as safety and environmental consequences…
    Del Williams 03.16.18

  • Breaking News
    BCF: Welcomed Prime Minister’s Mansion House Speech

    BCF: Welcomed Prime Minister’s Mansion House Speech 'Road to Brexit'

    The BCF welcomed the Prime Minister’s March 2 Mansion House speech, “Road to Brexit,” where she outlined plans to seek associate membership of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), one of three EU agencies explicitly mentioned along…
    03.05.18

  • Breaking News
    Why Painting Contractors Should Include Cabinet Remodeling Services

    Why Painting Contractors Should Include Cabinet Remodeling Services

    Kitchen remodeling jobs often seem like the promised land of the home-building business. They don’t face the weather complications that can affect new construction jobs. Plus, high-ticket items like stone countertops, new cabinets, and energy-e…
    Steve Willson, Construction Expert 02.14.18

  • Breaking News
    Making the Case for the ROI of Plasma Treatment Equipment

    Making the Case for the ROI of Plasma Treatment Equipment

    Plasma treatments are a powerful technique for solving challenging surface issues whether through precision cleaning or by increasing surface wettability to promote adhesion. Plasma can also be used to deposit a wide range of chemistries onto surface…
    Jeff Elliott, Technical Writer 02.12.18

  • Five Sales & Marketing Hacks for Sustainable Coatings Products

    Five Sales & Marketing Hacks for Sustainable Coatings Products

    Sustainability is becoming an increasingly key factor in shoppers’ decision-making processes, as the world’s collective environmental conscience continues to grow - particularly within the influential millennial market. In the coatings…
    Siobhan Scott, Marketing Executive at shop4pop.com 01.30.18

  • Architectural Coatings
    Paint for Protection: Prepping for winter weather

    Paint for Protection: Prepping for winter weather

    Home exteriors withstand a lot throughout the year – rain, shine, dry heat, frost – and this summer’s extreme heat has put the exterior coatings that protect the surfaces of homes to the test. Our research at PPG revealed that homeo…
    Jenny Burroughs, Senior Product Manager and Brian Osterried, Product Manager, PPG Architectural Coatings 10.03.17

  • Additives
    The Microbial Control Executive Council Promotes Benefits & Safe Use of Anti-microbial Technology

    The Microbial Control Executive Council Promotes Benefits & Safe Use of Anti-microbial Technology

    Why microbial control is essential to an array of applications – coatings included
    MCEC 09.13.17

  • Custom Formulators Create a Better Bond with Laminated Coil

    Custom Formulators Create a Better Bond with Laminated Coil

    OEMs turn to custom formulators to solve complex adhesion problems with laminated coil and sheet metals
    Unichem 09.12.17

  • Special Purpose Coatings

    A Monolithic Approach to Primary and Secondary Containment

    Advanced flexible polyurea coatings provide seamless containment for facilities and field applications
    VersaFlex 09.06.17

  • Integrate DG Software into ERP System for Streamlined Shipping Compliance

    Integrate DG Software into ERP System for Streamlined Shipping Compliance

    DG software should be standard for any organization that ships hazardous materials regularly. However, a recent survey shows that just having this software doesn’t automatically inspire confidence in shipping hazmat compliantly. According to…
    Brandon Yost, Senior Solutions Manager, Labelmaster 08.30.17

  • Breaking News

    David Ring Named Chair of ACMA Regulatory Steering Committee

    David Ring, Corporate Manager of Governmental Affairs & Strategic Projects for Strongwell, was recently named Chair of the Regulatory Steering Committee (RSC) for the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA). During his two-year term…
    07.19.17

  • Additives
    Titanium Dioxide in 2017: Safety and Supply Issues

    Titanium Dioxide in 2017: Safety and Supply Issues

    Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is one of the most critical pigments in our daily life.  It is crucial in everyday items such as toothpaste, sunscreen, chewing gums and paints. When it is used as a pigment, it is a critical ingredient in white inks and…
    George Fuchs and David Savastano, NAPIM and Ink World 07.03.17

  • Implementing Carbon Pricing at AkzoNobel

    Implementing Carbon Pricing at AkzoNobel

    At the Paris Climate Conference in 2015 (COP 21), most countries agreed to reach net zero greenhouse emissions by the second half of this century. It is an ambitious, but achievable target. It also represents an opportunity for businesses to prepare…
    Petra Koselka 06.27.17

  • Thinking Long-term About Lead Encapsulation Versus Removal

    Thinking Long-term About Lead Encapsulation Versus Removal

    Asset owners and managers dealing with lead hazards are caught between settling for cheaper temporary abatement via encapsulation or investing in permanent —and more costly— hazard removal. This article makes the case for securing a safer…
    Dane McGraw, Director of Business Development, Thomas Industrial Coatings 06.07.17

  • AkzoNobel Committed to Zero Harm and Positive Impact from Products

    AkzoNobel Committed to Zero Harm and Positive Impact from Products

    What happens if you ask your friends what they think about chemicals? Will they mention the risks, the possibility of accidents and injuries, air and water pollution or will they mention the essential chemicals needed in the products that they use ev…
    André Veneman, Corporate Director Sustainability, AkzoNobel 05.12.17

  • The Women of Miltec UV

    The Women of Miltec UV

    The night before International Women’s Day, I found myself wondering what would happen if all of the women at Miltec UV decided not to come to work. What would “A Day Without Women” be like at Miltec UV? Fortunately, this was just a…
    Beth Mosner and Karen Bruno, Miltec UV 05.08.17

  • Adhesives and Sealants
    Winning in a More Dynamic and Inclusive Market

    Winning in a More Dynamic and Inclusive Market

    If the past year taught us anything, it’s that the world is becoming an unpredictable place where change is the only constant. In Asia-Pacific, the convergence of economic, technological, customer and regulatory forces are remaking the market i…
    Dr. Christian Kirsten, Corporate Senior Vice President Transport & Metal and Head of Adhesive Technologies Asia-Pacific 04.18.17

  • Changing the World One Sustainable Idea at a Time

    Changing the World One Sustainable Idea at a Time

    I’ve headed up sustainability at AkzoNobel for 14 years now. During that time, I have often been utterly amazed – and disappointed – about how some segments of the corporate world (even in our own industry sector) have gone about ad…
    André Veneman 04.10.17

  • Reducing VOCs with Water-Based Coatings

    Solvent-based coatings are widely used, even though there are many water based options/equivalents available. Generally, this is due to their lower cost, ease of application and superior film-forming characteristics. As the industry looks to reduce i…
    Michael Couchie, Vice President, Sales, APV Engineered Coatings 03.27.17

  • Special Purpose Coatings

    5 Tips & Tests for Selecting the Right Upholstery Coating for Your Next Automotive Project

    Automotive OEMs use coating chemistries on a variety of interior upholstery components. They need confidence that the coatings they use have a strong bond to the surface, resist abrasion, inhibit stains, do not degrade under UV exposure, and are flex…
    Michael Couchie, Vice President, Sales, APV Engineered Coatings 02.27.17