• 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…

  • BASF Coatings Expands Commercial Vehicle Coatings

    January 11, 2010
    The commercial transport solutions (CTS) division of BASF Coatings has expanded by forming new partnerships with customers in Turkey and Belgium. In Turkey, BASF Coatings has teamed up with BMC, a bus and truck manufacturer, and Otokar, a bus and tra…

  • Jotun Inaugurates New Paint Factory

    January 11, 2010
    Jotun Saudia inaugurated a new state of the art paint factory in Yanbu. The company invested SAR100 million (roughly US$27 million) in the factory that will exclusively produce waterborne paints. With the inauguration of the new factory Jotun’s…

  • Toyota Approves PPG Clearcoats for Lexus Repairs

    January 11, 2010
    Toyota has endorsed the worldwide use of clearcoats from the Global Refinish System, Deltron GRS and Nexa Autocolor coatings product lines from PPG’s automotive refinish business for repair of Lexus LS vehicles. The approved products are Global…

  • Jotun Secures Major Project in Indonesia

    January 11, 2010
    Jotun recently won a major power plant coatings project in Indonesia. The 10,000 megawatt project will be completed during 2009-2014 for which Jotun will supply more than five billion liters of paint, to protect ten electric power facilities. Jotun I…

  • ShawCor To Provide Pipe Coating Services For The PNG LNG Project

    January 11, 2010
    Bredero Shaw, the pipe coating division of Shawcor, has received contracts worth approximately $170 million from Mitsui & Co. Ltd. to provide pipeline coatings and related products and services for the PNG LNG Project operated by Esso Highlands L…

  • Industrial Nanotech Receives Shipping Container Order from New Distributor in India

    January 11, 2010
    Industrial Nanotech, Inc., has received an initial inventory order from Angstrom Technology Private Limited, the company’s exclusive distributor for India, for one sea container (1,440 gallons) of mixed Nansulate thermal insulation and asset pr…

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