• Isocyanate Market Value Estimated to Reach $38,729 Million by 2019

    June 12, 2014
    The isocyanate market is expected to grow with a healthy pace over the next five years to reach $38,729 million, by 2019. Asia-Pacific dominates the market due to high usage of isocyanate-based applications in its various end-user industries. Althoug…

  • Nexeo Solutions Subsidiary, Archway Sales, to Represent Dow Corning

    June 11, 2014
    Global silicone leader, Dow Corning, has authorized Archway Sales, recently acquired by Nexeo Solutions, LLC, to represent their silicone, silane, and additive lines. Archway Sales will represent Dow Corning throughout the contiguous United States be…

  • Archroma to Exhibit at Zellcheming 2014

    June 11, 2014
    Archroma, a global leader in color and specialty chemicals, and the former textile, paper and emulsions businesses of Clariant, will put sustainability and high-performance within reach with its latest benchmark-setting papermaking innovations at ZEL…

  • BASF Unveils Tersus Color Coat Acrylic Coating

    June 11, 2014
    The Wall Systems business of BASF Corporation, one of the leading manufacturer of exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS), stucco and air/water-resistive barriers, has launched Tersus Color Coat. Tersus Color Coat is a high build, exterior pro…

  • Researchers Develop Anti-Microbial Coatings to Protect Surfaces & Textiles from Biofilms

    June 11, 2014
    Researchers at the INM have produced antimicrobial abrasion-resistant coatings with a long-term effect that kill germs reliably and at the same time prevent germs becoming established. Hygienic conditions and sterile procedures are particularly impo…

  • 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…