• H.B. Fuller Patents Hot Melt Adhesive

    July 7, 2014
    U.S. 8,623,480 B2 H.B. Fuller has been granted a patent for a hot melt adhesive composition comprised of at least 55 percent by weight of a first polymer consisting of a non functionalized amorphous poly alpha olefin polymer comprising greater than a…

  • Polysaccharide-Based Pigments And Fillers

    July 7, 2014
    U.S. 8,623,504 B2 Teknologian Tutkimuskeskus VTT has been granted a patent for particles of a polysaccharide derivative, having at least one substituent with conjugated unsaturated bonds and exhibiting an index of refraction in excess of 1.50, compri…

  • Valspar Patents Crosslinkable Coating with Polyurethane

    June 9, 2014
    U.S. 8,580,901 B2 Valspar Sourcing Inc. has been granted a patent for an aqueous crosslinkable coating composition comprised of water; a water-dispersible polyurethane polymer comprised of a plurality of urethane linkages; a plurality of cycloaliphat…

  • BASF Patents Self-Healing Coating

    June 9, 2014
    U.S. 8,586,697 B2 BASF has obtained a patent for a method of self-healing cured coatings, which is comprised of heating a coating of a cured coating composition for a period of at least 10 minutes to a temperature which lies at least 25° C above…

  • Self-Stick Paint Swatch For Testing Samples on a Wall

    June 9, 2014
    Myra Hersh has been granted a patent for a removable swatch sheet for temporary attachment to a surface for viewing a paint color painted on the swatch sheet, the swatch sheet is comprised of a multilayer construction comprised of a paintable paper l…

  • Merck Patents Pigment Preparations

    June 9, 2014
    U.S. 8,613,800 B2 Merck has been awarded a patent for a pigment preparation, consisting of one or more effect pigments in platelet form that is a pearlescent pigment, an interference pigment, a metal effect pigment, a multilayer pigment with transpar…

  • Moisute-Resistant Coating from Biosphere Industries

    June 9, 2014
    Biosphere Industries has been granted a patent for a coating comprised  of  a cellulose ester; a wax comprised of oleamide or N,N’-ethylene-bis-oleamide; a plasticizer; and a solvent.…

  • Bio-Based Coating

    June 9, 2014
    U.S. 8,617,304 B2 Ben Wen has been granted a patent for a a bio-based coating comprised of polymerized oil made from oil comprised of triglycerides with unsaturated fatty acid chains, wherein the oil is free of petroleum; and, a catalyst mixed with t…

  • High Solid Anticorrosive Coating from Chugoku Marine Paint

    May 6, 2014
    U.S. 8,597,749 B2 Chugoku Marine Paints has been granted a patent for a high solid anticorrosive coating composition comprised of (A) a main component comprised of a semi-solid state bisphenol epoxy resin (a1) having an epoxy equivalent weight of 260…

  • PPG Patents Organic and Inorganic Pigments with Acrylic Resins

    May 6, 2014
    U.S. 8,575,242 B2 PPG has obtained a patent for a method of preparing a water-based paint comprised of melting at least one acrylic resin, wherein the resin has an acidity number higher than 30, an average molecular weight of between 800 and 5000 Da…

  • United Technologies Patents Layered Thermal Barrier Coating

    May 6, 2014
    U.S. 8,574,721 B2 United Technologies Corporation has been granted a patent for multilayer coating comprised of a bond coat layer; a first barrier layer applied on the bond coat layer, wherein the first barrier layer has a compositional gradient comp…

  • Ferro Patents Pigment Additive for Improving Solar Reflectance

    May 6, 2014
    Ferro Corporation has been awarded a patent for a black colored pigment exhibiting improved solar reflectance, the pigment is comprised of a material formed in the presence of an effective amount of a phosphate and in the form of a solid solution hav…

  • Whitford Patents Fluoropolymer Coating

    May 6, 2014
    U.S. 8,586,677 B2 Whitford Corporation has been granted a patent for a fluoropolymer composition  comprised of at least one high molecular weight polytetrafluoroethylene, which has been trace modified with a modifying co-monomer (TMHPTFE) and ha…

  • Reactive Surfaces Extends its Patent Protection in U.S. and Middle East for Antimicrobial Coatings

    April 16, 2014
    Reactive Surfaces has been granted an additional U.S. patent covering its non-toxic peptidic antimicrobial coatings.  The claimed coatings comprise short polymers of naturally-occurring amino acids.  The patented compositions expand the pep…

  • BASF Patents Superhydrophilic Coatings

    April 15, 2014
    U.S. 8,568,834 B2 BASF has been awarded a patent for a method for preparing a superhydrophilic layer comprised of one or more metal oxides on a substrate which method is comprised of (a) first coating the substrate with a cationic polymer, followed b…