• BASF releases global automotive color trend report

    October 10, 2012
    Designers from BASF Automotive Coatings have announced the results of its latest automotive color trend report. In the report, BASF color experts from North America, South America, Europe and Asia provide a forecast of the automotive colors of the fu…

  • Coatings industry mourns Steve Guntner

    October 10, 2012
    Steve Guntner, a coatings industry veteran passed away September 28 after a brief illness. Steve, 63, was well known and regarded in the coatings industry, with a career spanning more than 30 years. Steve started his career in the mixing industry wi…

  • Eastern Coatings Show website up and running

    October 10, 2012
    The Eastern Coatings Show website—www.easterncoatingsshow.com—is now up and running.  Companies interested in reserving booth space can select from three types of booths on the floor plan, complete the exhibitor form and return it as…

  • Munzing selects Ferguson Chemical

    October 10, 2012
    Munzing has selected Ferguson Chemical Innovation as its distributor for the coatings, inks, adhesives and building product markets for Canada. Ferguson has been in business since 1947 servicing the coatings, adhesives, inks, building products, rubbe…

  • SSCT issues call for papers

    October 10, 2012
    The Southern Society for Coatings Technology has issued a call for papers for its 2013 Annual Technical Conference, held April 21-24 at the Hyatt Regency in Sarasota, Florida. The SSCT is seeking educational technical presentations to improve the und…

  • Wacker expands production of VAE dispersions for coatings in South Korea

    October 10, 2012
    Wacker Chemie AG is expanding its production capacity in South Korea for vinyl acetateethylene copolymer (VAE) dispersions. The Munich-based chemical group is constructing a new plant with an annual capacity of 40,000 metric tons at its site in Ulsan…

  • Michelman opens technical center in Singapore for developing coatings additives

    October 10, 2012
    Michelman recently opened a new technology center in Singapore for developing paint and coatings additives. The center is strategically designed to allow for fast, efficient development of new water-based coatings and surface modifying additives form…

  • Union Process Introduces S-400 Attritor

    October 10, 2012
    Union Process, Inc. has built an S-400 batch, wet-grinding Attritor for a customer in the roofing industry. The S-400 represents the largest batch Attritor ever built by the 66-year-old company. Batch Attritors have the advantage of grinding material…

  • BASF unveils new solutions for thermoplastic polyurethanes

    October 10, 2012
    BASF showcased its newest thermoplastic polyurethanes at the 10th Annual Thermoplastic Elastomers Topical Conference (TPE TopCon 2012) Sept. 10 to 12, at the Hilton Akron Fairlawn in Akron, Ohio. The company’s Elastollan TPU portfolio – a…

  • Dow Corning offers 3055 resin for low VOC polysiloxane coatings

    October 10, 2012
    With Dow Corning 3055 Resin, manufacturers of high-performance paints and coatings can formulate low-VOC, next-generation polysiloxane coatings with urethane, epoxy, polyester, alkyd, amine and acrylic systems utilizing amine functionality, according…

  • Omnova’s Hydro Pliolite WL acrylic binder for sealers

    October 10, 2012
    Omnova Solutions recently unveiled Hydro Pliolite WL modified acrylate copolymer for wet-look concrete sealers. Based on Omnova’s proprietary EBS (emulsified binding system) technology, this water-based acrylic binder can be formulated into a w…

  • Evonik launches Tego Dispers 757 W dispersant for high performance waterborne coatings

    October 10, 2012
    Evonik has introduced Tego Dispers 757 W, designed for premium pigment concentrates used in all waterborne industrial coatings but particularly where durability and corrosion protection are important. Additionally, Tego Dispers 757 W can be utilized…

  • PPG introduces new waterborne primers

    PPG introduces new waterborne primers

    October 10, 2012
    PPG has launched two new waterborne primer surfacers, Envirobase High Performance EPW115 Waterborne Speed Prime and Aquabase Plus P950-5505 Waterborne Primer Surfacer, for the automotive refinish industry. The low-VOC products are intended for use w…

  • Sherwin-Williams adds Acrolon Ultra to polyurethane portfolio

    October 10, 2012
    Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings launched Acrolon Ultra, a high gloss, solvent-based acrylic polyurethane providing long-term UV protection for high profile structures where high durability is required. “Sherwin-Williams devel…

  • Seven employees injured at US Ink plant in East Rutherford, NJ

    October 10, 2012
    Seven employees at Sun Chemical’s US Ink Plant, located in East Rutherford NJ, were transported to Hackensack University Medical Center following what appears to have been an explosion or flash fire in the pre-mix room of the plant at approxima…