• Biocompatible Protective Coatings Widen Application Scope in Medical Devices, Finds Frost & Sullivan

    August 13, 2014
    Innovations will surge in the protective coatings industry by 2020, giving rise to a range of improved biocompatible and durable coatings that enable implant devices for use in orthopedic, orthodontic and cardiac applications. The International Organ…

  • Freedonia Group Names New Manager

    August 13, 2014
    Market research firm The Freedonia Group has promoted Kent Furst  to manager, Polymers and Materials Group. Furst has worked as an industry analyst since 2005 and is a member of the Society of Plastics Engineers. He recently was the keynote sp…

  • Clariant Expands in Australia with Masterbatches Plant

    August 13, 2014
    Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, has plans to build its newest masterbatches plant in the greater Sydney Area, Australia. The new plant will mainly serve the Australian market with a full range of color and additive masterbatches, tec…

  • Dow Named R&D All Star by CNBC

    August 13, 2014
    Dow has been named to an elite list of the top 50 innovation companies in the United States by CNBC.  The ranking evaluates companies based on their ability to increase revenue from R&D, using a unique formula which takes publicly available…

  • Sika Expands Supply Chain in North America

    August 13, 2014
    Sika’s leading position in the development and production of systems and products for bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing and protecting has been strengthened by two key investments: A new production facility for admixtures has been opened i…

  • PCI Films Consulting’s New Website and Blog Now Live

    August 13, 2014
    A newly revamped website has been launched by flexible packaging and plastic film consultants, PCI Films Consulting. Designed to provide visitors with an improved online experience which is more tailored to individual needs, PCI’s new site ena…

  • Pro-tect Coatings Offers Environment Friendly Powder Coat Paints

    August 13, 2014
     Pro-tect Coatings offers powder coat paints as a more environment friendly option than conventional liquid paints. Recently the company has upgraded to a larger powder coating oven size, the new oven is 6m long X 2.9m wide X 2.6m high and has a…

  • Axalta Presents Research on Improving Automotive Coatings Film Formation

    August 12, 2014
    Dr. Jingguo Shen, senior chemist at Axalta Coating Systems, presented research from an international collaboration on coating film formation at the 248th American Chemical Society (ACS) National Meeting and Exposition in San Francisco, California.&nb…

  • AkzoNobel's Awlgrip Brand Provides High Performance Coatings to Extreme Sailing Series

    August 12, 2014
    AkzoNobel has entered into a two-year partnership to supply the Extreme Sailing Series – an annual global stadium racing circuit featuring some of the latest high performance hull coatings. Bringing the action to a larger public with sailing cl…

  • ACA Seeks Nominations for 2015 Mattiello Memorial Lecture Award

    August 12, 2014
    The American Coatings Association (ACA) is seeking nominations for the Joseph J. Mattiello Lecture Award, to be presented at its CoatingsTech Conference, March 16-18, 2015, in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Joseph J. Mattiello Lecture Award recognizes…

  • Kelly-Moore Paints Forms Retail Alliance with Rodda Paints

    August 12, 2014
    Kelly-Moore Paints, a leading manufacturer and retailer of premium paints in the western United States, and the Rodda Paint Co., the largest family-owned and operated paint and coatings company in the Pacific Northwest, based in Portland Oregon, have…

  • OSHA Schedules Meeting of the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee

    August 12, 2014
    The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold a meeting of the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee (WPAC) September 3-4, 2014, in Washington, DC. Work groups will meet September 3, and the full committee will meet September 3 an…

  • Behr Paints Introduces ColorSmart By Behr Digital Paint Store

    August 12, 2014
    Behr Paints recently launched a new digital tool, ColorSmart by BEHR Digital Paint Store, now available on Behr.com.  For the first time ever, customers can preview designer coordinated paint combinations virtually and then configure their onlin…

  • Valspar Reports Fiscal 2014 Third Quarter Results

    August 12, 2014
    The Valspar Corporation reported fiscal third quarter 2014 net sales of $1.2 billion, an increase of 10 percent over the prior year. Reported net income and earnings per diluted share for the current year include nonrecurring items, which are detaile…

  • Michelman Names New CFO

    August 12, 2014
    Michelman has appointed Jeff Rodgers the company’s new CFO. Rodgers has assumed responsibility for Michelman’s global financial management. According to Mr. Steve Shifman, President and CEO at Michelman, “Our Company is increasingl…