• Valspar patents dispersion-coated powder coloring system

    January 19, 2012
    U.S. 7,867,555 B2 Valspar Sourcing Inc. has been granted a patent for a method comprised of extruding a base powder mixture to form a base powder with a particle size of 10 to 300 microns, wherein the base powder mixture comprises a carboxyl-functio…

  • Kansai patents multi-layer coating

    January 19, 2012
    U.S. 7,851,026 B2 Kansai Paint Co. has been granted a patent for a coating method comprised of the steps of applying a metallic base coating containing an effect pigment on a surface to be coated and applying a colored clear coating, wherein the met…

  • Toyota patents self-stratifying automotive topcoat

    January 19, 2012
    U.S. 7,863,375 B2 Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America, Inc. has obtained a patent for a process for preparing a coating composition. The process is comprised of contacting a polyol, a silsesquioxane, a polyurethane dendrimer, an…

  • Tronox patents method of controlling the particle size of Tio2 produced by the chloride process

    January 19, 2012
    U.S. 7,854,917 B2 Tronox LLC has been granted a patent for a process for manufacturing titanium dioxide comprised of continuously reacting a titanium halide and an oxygen-containing gas in the vapor phase to produce titanium dioxide particles and ga…

  • BASF patents thermosetting coating

    January 19, 2012
    U.S. 7,858,190 B2 BASF Coatings GmbH has been granted a patent for a curable coating composition comprised of (a) a compound having functionality that reacts in curing the coating consisting of functionality A and functionality B, (b) a second mater…

  • Saint-Gobain patents pigments and polymer composites

    January 19, 2012
    U.S. 7,863,369 B2 Saint-Gobain Ceramics and Plastics, Inc. has been granted a patent for a composite material comprised of a polymer matrix; and a pigment dispersed in the polymer matrix, the pigment is comprised of an alumina hydrate particulate ma…

  • Henkel patents adhesive composition

    January 19, 2012
    U.S. 7,868,094 B2 Henkel AG & Co. KGaA has been granted a patent for a foamed one-part waterborne adhesive or coating composition comprised of a noncrosslinkable polymer, a reactive crosslinkable polymer, at least a second crosslinkable componen…

  • Aculon receives USPTO patent for application of organometallic coatings to substrates

    January 5, 2012
    Aculon, Inc., a nanotechnology enabled performance coatings company, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has allowed a patent covering its method for applying transition metal alkoxide films to substrates. United Sta…

  • Kansai Paint patents water-based paint

    December 19, 2011
    Patent No. U.S. 7,842,751 B2 Kansai Paint Co. has obtained a patent for a water-based paint composition comprised of an emulsion resin, melamine resin and hydrophobic solvent, wherein: the emulsion resin is fine resin particles having core/shell type…

  • Kronos patents high opacity TiO2 pigments

    December 19, 2011
    Patent No. U.S. 7,842,131 B2 Kronos International Inc. has been granted a patent for titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment particles comprised of uncoated rutile TiO2 particles; a coating covering the uncoated rutile TiO2 particles, the coating containing…

  • Otsuka Chemical patents aqueous-medium dispersion

    December 19, 2011
    Patent No. U.S. 7,846,249 B2 Otsuka Chemical Co., Ltd. has been granted a patent for a pigment aqueous-medium dispersion being a dispersion of a pigment in an aqueous medium, wherein the pigment is a flaky titanic acid obtained by treating a layered…

  • Rutgers patents flame-retardant coating

    December 19, 2011
    Patent No. U.S. 7,851,536 B2 Rutgers, The State University, New Brunswick, NJ has received a patent for a flame-retardant coating composition consisting of a cross-linked thermosetting polymer varnish, wherein the polymer is selected from the group c…

  • Chroma patents paint composition

    December 19, 2011
    Patent No. U.S. 7,851,545 B2 Chroma Australia Pty Limited has been granted a patent for a water-based artists’ paint composition consisting essentially of at least one pigment in an effective amount to provide the desired pigmentation; at least…

  • Bostik patents hot melt adhesive

    December 19, 2011
    Patent No. U.S. 7,838,590 B2 Bostik, Inc. has been granted a patent for a hot melt adhesive composition comprised of a blend of the following components:approximately 1-20% by weight of a styrene-ethylene-ethylene-propylene-styrene random block copol…

  • Axion Patents Fire Coating Process

    December 19, 2011
    Axion International Holdings Inc. has announced its third patent this year for a new fire-retardant coating technology. The coating formulation was patented earlier this year. Two new patents cover the process for modifying the formulation and applyi…

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