• Axalta Releases Sustainability Report

    June 11, 2014
    Axalta Coating Systems, one of the leading global suppliers of liquid and powder coatings, issued its first sustainability report which was prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative's G4 Guidelines. The 72 page Axalta Coating Sy…

  • Dymax Offers Optically Clear Hard Coating

    June 11, 2014
    Dymax Corporation has introduced OC-4122, a UV-curable, optically clear, hard coating for polycarbonate lenses.  The coating, engineered for superior scratch, abrasion, and chemical resistance, is ideal for use with film substrates such as PC, P…

  • NIST Researchers Develop Environmentally Benign Coatings to Reduce Fire Hazards

    June 10, 2014
    The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed fire retardant coatings that are environmentally friendly. Applied to polyurethane foam, the bio-based coatings greatly reduced the flammability of the common furniture padding…

  • Freeman Technology Unveils a New Guide to Powder Behavior

    June 10, 2014
    Freeman Technology, a global leader in powder characterization, has published a new educational guide entitled "An Introduction to Powders." The new booklet explains how and why powders behave the way they do, and how this impacts powder pr…

  • Assovernici Names New President

    June 10, 2014
    Assovernici, an organization representing the Italian paint industry has named  Carlo Junghanns president. He succeeds  Giorgio Rupni. The new President and all the Members thank the outgoing President for his substantial efforts in progr…

  • Petrangeli to Lead Sartomer Sales Team

    June 10, 2014
    Sartomer has promoted Christian Petrangeli to Americas sales manager. Petrangeli will lead the company’s efforts to deliver technical expertise and a complete range of specialty chemicals to customers in North America and Latin America. In his…

  • AkzoNobel Offers Opportunity to Experience Human Cities Initiative in Venice

    June 10, 2014
    AkzoNobel has launched a global competition encouraging people to embrace what they love about their favorite urban space. Part of the company's newly launched Human Cities initiative, people around the world are being challenged to take a selfi…

  • PPG Donates $10,000 to NACE International Foundation for Annual Scholarships

    June 10, 2014
    The PPG Industries Foundation has donated $10,000 to create two annual scholarships provided through the NACE International Foundation, a 501(c)(3) entity affiliated with NACE International, The Corrosion Society. Two students pursuing postsecondary…

  • PPG to Acquire Pittsburgh-Based Architectural Paint Distributor Masterwork

    June 10, 2014
     PPG Industries  announced that its North American architectural coatings business has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Masterwork, an independent architectural paint distributor headquartered in Pittsburgh. The acquisition of Mast…

  • Ross Offers Vertical Blenders

    June 9, 2014
    Designed for low-impact blending, Ross Vertical Blenders feature a conical vessel and a slow-turning screw that can thoroughly agitate a wide variety of materials including powders, granules, pellets, fibers, slurries and pastes. The screw turns on i…

  • Michelman Invests in ColorCoat Line of WB Coatings

    June 9, 2014
    Michelman has invested resources and capital to strengthen its ColorCoat line of water-based color coatings. The company has dedicated specific lab and manufacturing capacity at its headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA to color matching capabilitie…

  • Vencorex Appoints Kadotoku to Distribute Aliphatic Range of Isocyanates in Japan

    June 9, 2014
    Vencorex has signed a new distribution agreement with Kadotoku in 2014. Kadotoku has focused on selling Vencorex aliphatic range of isocyanates to the coating, adhesives, sealants and ink market in Japan. "We strongly believe that in market li…

  • PPG Makes Executive Appointments

    June 9, 2014
    PPG Industries announced two executive appointments, effective immediately. Dave Cole, former president of Transitions Optical, has been appointed vice president, Packaging Coatings. Cole reports to executive vice president Viktor Sekmakas. PPG has c…

  • AkzoNobel to Fund OMA Research as Part of Human Cities Initiative

    June 9, 2014
    AkzoNobel and leading architecture firm OMA have formed partnership to conduct global research into the link between color and economic development. The new study will focus on the extent to which making an area more visually attractive can influenc…

  • Valspar Introduces Valspar Valde Extreme Flex Cure Coating Technology

    June 9, 2014
    The Valspar Corporation launched Valspar Valde Extreme Flex Cure (EFC) powder coating technology designed with proprietary resin technology to deliver full performance with faster cure rates at a much lower temperature compared to traditional powder…