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  • AGC FluoroCompounds Group Launched to Meet Global Demand for Custom Compounding Solutions

    AGC Chemicals Americas Inc., a leader in fluorochemicals, has formed the AGC FluoroCompounds Group to focus solely on the development, production and marketing of fluoropolymer compounds. Drawing from an extensive global supply chain of resins and f…
    08.18.14

  • Pigments

    Beetle Shells Could Inspire Brighter, Whiter Coatings and Materials

    The physical properties of the ultra-white scales on certain species of beetle could be used to make whiter paper, plastics and paints, while using far less material than is used in current manufacturing methods. The Cyphochilus beetle, which is nat…
    08.18.14

  • Bluestar Silicones Opens R&D Center in Seoul

    Bluestar Silicones recently held a grand opening of its new Research & Development (R&D) Center and office relocation in Seoul to further strengthen its presence in South Korea. This is the strategic continued expansion of Bluestar Silicones…
    08.18.14

  • Waterborne Coatings Market Worth $77,838.71 Million by 2019

    According to the new report "Waterborne Coatings Market by Resin (Acrylic, Polyester, Alkyd, Epoxy, Polyurethane, PTFE, PVDF, PVDC, & Others), by Application (Architectural, Automotive, General Industrial, Protective, Wood, Marine, Packaging…
    08.15.14

  • Benjamin Moore Launches Bendoku Mobile Game App

    Benjamin Moore Launches Bendoku Mobile Game App

    Benjamin Moore has launched Bendoku, a mobile puzzle game that challenges users ability to distinguish and arrange colors. Bendoku turns color palettes and color theory into an interactive game featuring three Benjamin Moore signature color collect…
    08.15.14

  • Dow Microbial Control Gains EU Market Approval for Marine Antifouling Agent DCOIT

    Dow Microbial Control, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, has received European Union regulatory approval of its antifouling active substance DCOIT (4,5-Dichloro-2-octyl-2H-isothiazol-3-one), an innovative technology used in paints and coat…
    08.15.14

  • Abstract Submission for Waterborne Symposium Due September 15

    The School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at The University of Southern Mississippi has issued a call for papers for presentation at the 42nd Annual International Waterborne Symposium, February 9-13, 2015 in New Orleans. Papers should rel…
    08.15.14

  • Union Process Launches New Website

    Union Process, Inc., known globally as a manufacturer of particle size reduction and dispersing equipment as well as related services for a broad range of research and industrial applications, has launched a redesigned website. The website www.union…
    08.15.14

  • HMG Paints Gets Radio-Active with Ectoplasm Green

    HMG Paints Gets Radio-Active with Ectoplasm Green

    With hundreds of colors created on a daily basis finding a memorable and relevant name for a paint color can be a chore and result in some unique and bizarre names.  HMG Paints Ltd. of Manchester has more than 150,000 colors in their archive so…
    08.15.14

  • RPM Files Annual Report on Form 10-K

    RPM International Inc. has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2014, and amended Quarterly Reports on Forms 10-Q/A for the fiscal 2013 quarters ended August 31, 2012…
    08.15.14

  • Canadian Coatings Industry to Honour Three Individuals at Annual Conference

    The Canadian Paint and Coatings Association (CPCA) will honor three individuals for their contributions to the association and the paint and coatings industry in Canada. The awards will be presented at the upcoming annual conference in Quebec City on…
    08.14.14

  • BASF Venture Capital Invests €1 million in UK-Based Technology Provider SmartKem

    BASF Venture Capital has invested €1 million in the technology company SmartKem, based in St. Asaph, Wales. The total investment of the financing round was €3 million. Further investors with equal terms were Octopus Investments and Entrepre…
    08.14.14

  • Industrial Coatings

    PPG Presents TRENDCAST Styling Directions For Coated Surfaces

    PPG Industries’  industrial coatings business recently presented TRENDCAST Styling Directions 2014, a portable color tool kit developed for designers of consumer products, to more than 125 professional designers and students from the San F…
    08.14.14

  • Miami Landmark Features PPG's Solarban Glass

    The Mutual of Omaha Regional Office in Miami was the first building to incorporate SOLARBAN glass by PPG Industries, one of the first coated glasses engineered expressly to block solar radiation and thereby reduce air-conditioning-related energy cons…
    08.14.14

  • Nippon Paint Brings Its Coatings to Davao City, Manila

    After its launch in Manila to mark its major expansion move in the Philippines, Nippon Paint (Coatings) Philippines has launched its innovative decorative coating solutions and technology in Davao City. “Davao is one of the fastest growing cit…
    08.14.14

  • Powder Coatings

    Reuters Reports Talks of an IPO for Axalta Coatings Systems

    Reuters has reported that buyout firm Carlyle Group LP has hired banks for an initial public offering of Axalta Coating Systems LLC, citing people familiar with the matter. Talks of an IPO come a year and a half after it acquired the company from Dup…
    08.14.14

  • Powder Coatings

    Axalta and BD Barcelona Design Celebrate 40th Anniversary of Iconic Furniture Design

     Axalta Coating Systems was chosen by BD Barcelona Design, an international design group, to develop special powder coatings for the 40th Anniversary of the Banco Catalano, an iconic furniture design. Axalta created powder coatings in four Natur…
    08.14.14

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

    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…
    08.13.14

  • Freedonia Group Names New Manager

    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…
    08.13.14

  • Clariant Expands in Australia with Masterbatches Plant

    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…
    08.13.14