• Arch Chemicals and Syngenta Join Forces

    April 6, 2010
    || Arch Chemicals has announced that it will incorporate Sporgard technology into new biocide solutions to actively combat mold and fungi in paint, coatings and other building materials. Sporgard technology is an advanced mold solution developed by Syng…

  • Celanese Emulsion Polymers Exhibits Latest Offerings at Interlakokraska 2010

    April 6, 2010
    || Celanese Emulsion Polymers exhibited its broad range of waterborne technologies at Interlakokraska 2010, the leading paints and adhesives exhibition for Russia. Under the business slogan, “Your Future is Our Focus…Worldwide,” the m…

  • Dow Coating Materials Presents Technical Paper at Furniture Coatings Conference

    April 6, 2010
    || Dow Coating Materials presented a technical paper on the use of “Designed Diffusion” technology to reduce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in hybrid acrylic/urethane furniture coating binders without sacrificing performance at the Furnit…

  • Atlas Material Testing and Underwriters Lab Form Alliance

    April 6, 2010
    || Underwriters Laboratories (UL), an independent third-party safety testing and certification provider, has entered into a strategic alliance with Atlas Material Testing. This alliance benefits both companies with increased global testing capacity and…

  • Sansin Introduces Purity Interior Zero VOC Penetrating Stain

    April 6, 2010
    || Sansin Corporation has introduced its new Purity Interior Zero VOC Pen­etrating Stain, a water-based interior wood stain with a base free from any VOCs that penetrates both soft and hard woods with consistent, uniform coverage, according to the c…

  • Bayer MaterialScience Unites its Biomaterials Products Under New Trade Name

    April 6, 2010
    || Bayer MaterialScience has launched a range of innovative biomaterials for medical devices under the new brand name Baymedix. This includes Bay­medix CL lubricious coatings, the drug-eluting Baymedix CD coatings, and hydrophilic Baymedix CH coatin…

  • BASF to Set up Technical Center for Eco-Friendly Car Coatings in Korea

    April 6, 2010
    || BASF has established a technical center for developing eco-friendly coatings technologies for the automotive industry in Korea. BASF and the Gyeonggi Provincial Government of the Republic of Korea (GGPG) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to…

  • New Corr-Paint CP4095 High Temp Orange Coating

    April 6, 2010
    || Corr-Paint CP4095, a new high temperature, orange-pigmented coating developed by Aremco Products, Inc., is now offered for providing corrosion protection and color identification on large aluminum and steel structures found in the power plant, oil re…

  • Sherwin-Williams to Be Distributor of Spraylat Shielding Coatings in NA

    April 6, 2010
    || Sherwin-Williams has signed an agreement with Spraylat Corporation of Pelham, NY, to become the exclusive North American distributor of Spraylat EMI/RFI shielding finishes, also known as conductive coatings, which are used to help protect enclosed el…

  • Benjamin Moore Names HUE Award Winners

    April 6, 2010
    || Amy Wax of Montclair has won the top prize for Residential Exteriors in the 2010 Benjamin Moore HUE Awards. Wax is the first professional color consultant to receive a HUE Award. A student of color theory with a B.F.A. from Syracuse University, she c…

  • Jotun Sets Up First Dealer in Kazakhstan

    April 6, 2010
    || The first Jotun Multicolor showroom was recently opened in Atyrau, Kazakhstan and is operated by Jotun Turkey, which has territorial rights over Kazakhstan for the multinational paint firm headquartered in Norway. Jotun has been active in Kazakhstan…

  • Custom-Bilt Metals Joins PPG Certified Metal Panel Program

    April 6, 2010
    || Custom-Bilt Metals, Chino, CA, has joined its PPG’s Certified Metal Panel Program (PPG/CMPP). PPG/CMPP is a certification program administered by the PPG coil and extrusion coatings group. It gives architects a direct channel to metal panel man…

  • Bayer Invests in Products for Medical Technology

    April 6, 2010
    || Bayer MaterialScience recently completed its acquisition of PolyBioMed Ltd. based in Sheffield, UK, expanding its product portfolio for medical technology. PolyBioMed, formerly a subsidiary of Lombard Medical Technologies plc, provides polymer coatin…

  • Para Paints and Lowe's Form Partnership

    April 6, 2010
    || Lowe’s Companies, Inc. and Canadian paint manufacturer Para Paints have formed a strategic alliance, bringing Para Paints to all Lowe’s retail stores in Canada by mid-April 2010. Lowe’s will carry two major Para sub-brands including…

  • Altana Acquires Aquaprint

    April 6, 2010
    || Specialty chemicals group Altana has signed an agreement to acquire the business of Aquaprint GmbH. The company, which is based in Oyten, Lower Saxony, Germany, primarily produces coatings for in-mold labels and other labels as well as waterborne ove…

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