• Tor Invests 2m in Aerosol Facility

    Tim Wright January 13, 2010
    County Durham, UK-based specialist paints manufacturer, Tor Coatings has invested 2 million in a state-of-the-art aerosol manufacturing facility.

  • PPG Launches Thin-Film Coating For Wind Turbine Blades

    Tim Wright January 12, 2010
    PPG Commercial Coatings has launched its advanced thin-film HSP-7401 polyurethane primer and AUE-50000 series polyurethane top-coat wind turbine blade-coating system.

  • AkzoNobel Strikes Deal with Third Largest Chevrolet Dealership in U.S.

    Tim Wright January 12, 2010
    Karl Chevrolet of Ankeny, Iowa, the third largest Chevrolet dealership in the U.S. as well as the largest Chevrolet dealership in the state of Iowa, has chosen AkzoNobel as its preferred supplier.

  • ShawCor Forms Joint Venture in Russia

    Tim Wright January 12, 2010
    The pipe coating division of Toronto, Canada's ShawCor Ltd., Bredero Shaw, has entered into a joint venture agreement with ArkhTekhnoProm, an affiliate of Mezhregiontruboprovodstroi, the leading Russian offshore pipeline contractor.

  • Cognis launches Dehydran 2293 defoamer

    January 11, 2010
    Cognis has launched Dehydran 2293, a new highly efficient defoamer that is VOC-free for mid-range to high-end paint formulations. Dehydran 2293 is a universal and easy to handle defoamer that is suitable for both architectural and industrial paint an…

  • Cytec launches Tannin Blocking emulsion for wood coatings

    January 11, 2010
    Cytec Industries Inc. has launched Duroxyn VEF 2406 barrier primer and Duroxyn EF 2107 liquid coating resins. These products represent a new technology for effective tannin blocking coatings without the use of reactive pigments. These resins provide…

  • Celanese Emulsions introduces Mowilith LDM 1865

    January 11, 2010
    Celanese Emulsion Polymers has introduced Mowilith LDM 1865, a new vinyl acetate/ethylene (VAE) emulsion designed for low VOC, exterior masonry facade  paint and plasters. Mowilith LDM 1865 is designed to offer a low VOC alternative for exterior…

  • Dow Corning offers 55N Additive

    January 11, 2010
    Dow Corning has introduced Dow Corning 55N Additive, a performance-enhancing additive that brings excellent abrasion resistance, leveling and slip to clear and pigmented paints, coatings and inks without generating excessive foam or compromising the…

  • Atlas Offers Fluorescent Weathering Device

    January 11, 2010
    Atlas has launched a new fluorescent, UV testing device for accelerated weathering. The Atlas UVTest has been designed for economical weathering testing, offering easy to use features including touch screen operation and control, pre-programmed and c…

  • Advanced polymer introduces API-278 Stain Blocking polish

    January 11, 2010
    Advanced Polymer, Inc. has introduced API-278 stain blocking polish. API-278 is a water-based hybrid resin system that provides deep penetrating, high gloss, stain resistant finish for new densified concrete surfaces, according to the company. API-27…

  • Sun Chemical Introduces Polymer Encapsulated Aluminum Pigments

    January 11, 2010
    Sun Chemical Performance Pigments launched its line of new Polymer Encapsulated Aluminum Pigments into the Chinese market for use in consumer electronics, automotive trim and other single coat applications that require a high level of acid and base r…

  • Silberline introduces SILBERCOTE AQ STAR

    January 11, 2010
    Silberline’s new Silbercoate AQ Star inhibited aluminum pigments are designed for use in automotive OEM and refinish waterborne coatings systems. Silica is deposited onto the surface of the aluminum flake producing a family of pigments with gas…

  • NPCA/FSCT adopts new name

    January 11, 2010
    On Jan. 1, 2010, the National Paint and Coatings Association (NPCA/FSCT) officially changed its name to the American Coatings Association (ACA). The change marks the culmination of the merger between the NPCA and the Federation of Societies for Coati…

  • Sherwin-Williams Sets Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reduction Goals

    January 11, 2010
    Sherwin-Williams has pledged to reduce its total U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by four percent from 2007 to 2012. The world’s third largest paint company has committed to this reduction goal as a partner in the U.S. Environmental Protecti…

  • AkzoNobel Science Award launched in China

    January 11, 2010
    AkzoNobel has reinforced its commitment to encouraging sustainable growth through technical innovation by launching its acclaimed Science Award in China. Established in partnership with the Chinese Chemical Society, the honor—to be known as the…