Tim Wright October 20, 2009 || According to the consulting firm of Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney, Elmwood Park, NJ/USA, global coating consumption is forecast to be off sharply in 2009 owing to the effects of the financial crisis and resulting worldwide recession.
Tim Wright October 20, 2009 || Advanced Polymer, Inc., Carlstadt, NJ, has introduced API-221F, a one component, water-based polymer/oligomer dispersion designed to protect the appearance and surface aesthetics of composite wood decking.
Tim Wright October 20, 2009 || U.S. demand for paints and coatings is forecast to approach $23 billion in 2012, according to The Freedonia Group's new report titled, "Paints & Coatings forecasts for 2012 & 2017."
Tim Wright October 20, 2009 || ICA Group, the Italy-based manufacturer of special coatings for wood, has decided to transfer three of its Italian facilities to new, expanded sites, located in strategic areas within the Italian furniture and woodworking hubs.
Tim Wright October 20, 2009 || Glasurit has introduced its new 925-2002 HS Clear, which was specially developed and approved for refinishing Toyota's highly scratch-resistant OEM coatings applied on Lexus models.
Tim Wright October 20, 2009 || Raw materials and technologies from Bayer MaterialScience LLC are playing an important role in Penn State University's entry into this year's U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) Solar Decathlon.
Tim Wright October 20, 2009 || BASF will increase all list and off list selling prices for ethylene carbonate and propylene carbonate by $0.04 per pound in North America, effective October 15, 2009, or as contracts permit.