• Lanxess Starts Up Sugar Cane Power Plant

    April 6, 2010
    Lanxess has started up a new on-site power plant at its location in Porto Feliz, Brazil. This will increase the efficiency and environmental compatibility of the on-site production of iron oxide pigments, which are marketed globally as Bayferrox and…

  • Perstorp Opens Application Lab in India

    April 6, 2010
    Perstorp has opened a new application laboratory in Ghatkopar, a suburb of Mumbai, India. The laboratory will assist application R&D experts with the exploration of new formulations and developments in paint, coatings and resins. Perstorp has als…

  • Million Euro Investment in New Technology by Evonik

    April 6, 2010
    In developing custom-designed color solutions for customers in the global paint and coatings industry, color accuracy is the first priority—but speed is also of the essence. Evonik’s Colorants Product Line is now responding to customer de…

  • Arch Chemicals Receives EPA Registration for Densil DG 45 and Vanquish 100

    April 6, 2010
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted registrations of Densil DG 45 antimicrobial and Vanquish 100 antimicrobial, developed by Arch Chemicals, Inc. for use in building product applicators. Both Densil DG 45 and Vanquish 100 are…

  • 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…

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