• AkzoNobel Publishes Q1 2016 Results

    April 20, 2016
    AkzoNobel has reported its first quarter 2016 results with positive volume developments in all three Business Areas despite a challenging market environment. Operating income increased 17 percent to €357 million and EBIT increased 9 percent t…

  • Axalta Coating Systems Launches Centari in Colombia

    April 20, 2016
    Axalta Coating Systems has introduced Centari line of refinish coatings for collision body shops in Colombia. A part of the Cromax brand family of refinish products,Centari is an alternative coating system designed to save time and costs through the…

  • PPG to Highlight Glass, Coatings, Paint and Expertise at AIA Convention 2016

    April 20, 2016
    PPG will exhibit a wide array of sustainable glass, coatings and paints and make a technical presentation about high-performance fluoropolymer coatings at the AIA Convention 2016, the annual gathering of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), in…

  • Pexa Expands in France

    April 20, 2016
    Pexa supplies surface coatings and treatments to aerospace, defense and other high tech industries including oil & gas and electronics. Recently, Pexa has decided to expand its team in France and has recruited Christophe Mondou to represent its b…

  • Marine Coatings Market: Forecasts Through 2020

    April 20, 2016
    According to Research & Markets, salt water is a hostile agent that encourages corrosion of the ship hull. Moreover, without coating, it takes only 60 seconds for the unwanted organisms to settle on the hull of the boats and ships. Hence, marine…

  • Axalta Schedules First Quarter 2016 Results Conference Call

    April 20, 2016
    Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. will host a conference call for its first quarter 2016 financial results at 8:00 a.m. EDT on Thursday, April 28, 2016. Charles W. Shaver, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Robert W. Bryant, Executive Vice President…

  • SSCT Presents Coatings for Non-Formulators

    April 20, 2016
    The Southern Society of Coatings Technology will present Coatings 101: Coatings for Non-Formulators June 6-8. The approximate 11 hour, 3 - ½ day session is intended to provide a basic overview of the paint and coatings industry. Subjects wi…

  • PaintCare Enters the House of Lords in Circular Economy Debate

    April 20, 2016
    The British Coatings Federation’s (BCF) PaintCare initiative received parliamentary attention recently in a key debate in the House of Lords on the Circular Economy. This high-profile mention follows PaintCare’s successful launch in Parli…

  • Solvay Plans to Increase its Production Capacity for Hydroquinone & MEHQ

    April 19, 2016
    Solvay Aroma Performance, one of the worldwide leaders in diphenol and derivatives intermediates, plans to build an additional production capacity of Hydroquinone (HQ) in China starting-up in 2018. This investment will be based on an innovative and e…

  • PPG Adds SageGlass to Marketing Alliance Partnership Program

    April 19, 2016
    PPG it is adding SageGlass, a Minnesota-based manufacturer of the world’s smartest electrochromic glass and product of Saint-Gobain, to its Marketing Alliance Partnership Program. The agreement enables PPG to promote SageGlass in communication…

  • PITTSBURGH PAINTS & STAINS Introduces new PARAMOUNT Super Premium Paint and Stain Line at MENARDS

    April 19, 2016
    The PITTSBURGH PAINTS & STAINS brand launched the new PARAMOUNT super premium line of interior and exterior paints, as well as a Paramount exterior stain line, available exclusively at MENARDS stores. Backed by global coatings company PPG, these…

  • PPG Increases Low-VOC Primer Offerings in DELFLEET ESSENTIAL Paint System

    April 19, 2016
    The commercial coatings group of PPG's  automotive refinish business has added two low-volatile organic compound (low-VOC) epoxy primers to the DELFLEET ESSENTIAL commercial paint system. The new primers, ESU481 2.1 Epoxy Primer – Whit…

  • SSCT Annual Meeting Hotel and Registration Extended

    April 19, 2016
    Organizers are encouraging attendees to soon book hotel and meeting registrations for the upcoming SSCT Annual Meeting. Being held June 5-8, 2016 in St Petersburg, FL, there are three venues to choose from: Technical Talks, Coatings 101 and Formul…

  • Valtris Names New East Coast Regional Sales Manager

    April 19, 2016
    Valtris Specialty Chemicals names Marisol De Jesus as the new east coast Regional Sales Manager effective March 28, 2016. Marisol brings more than 18 years of sales and marketing experience to the company, 14 of which have been in the specialty chemi…

  • Arsenal Acquires Peterson Chemical Technology

    April 19, 2016
    Arsenal Capital Partners (Arsenal), a New York-based private equity firm that invests in middle-market specialty industrial and healthcare companies, announced today a majority investment in Peterson Chemical Technology (Peterson Chemical). Headqu…

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