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Published April 17, 2015
Praxair, Inc. has announced that its Praxair Surface Technologies coating service center in Changzhou, China, recently received Nadcap (National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) accreditation for coatings. Nadcap is a globa… Read More »
Published April 17, 2015
Momentive Performance Materials Inc. will introduce CoatOSil FLX coating modifier at the European Coatings Show (ECS) April 21-23 in Nuremburg, Germany. This new modifier can improve the flexibility of a final coating system without the anticipated n… Read More »
Published April 17, 2015
The board of directors of PPG Industries have declared a regular quarterly dividend of 72 cents per share, payable June 12 to shareholders of record May 11. This marks the company’s 467th consecutive dividend payment. PPG’s previous divid… Read More »
Published April 17, 2015
The GBCI Board of Directors have announced that GBCI, formerly known as the Green Building Certification Institute, has changed its name to Green Business Certification Inc. It will continue to be referred to as GBCI. “GBCI is a dynamic bran… Read More »
Published April 17, 2015
Emerald Kalama Chemical BV, a business of Emerald Performance Materials LLC, has made key new distribution appointments for the K-FLEX platform of fast fusing plasticizers and low-VOC coalescents. BCD Chemie GmbH will service the DACH region (Germany… Read More »
Published April 17, 2015
Novamelt serves the hot melt pressure sensitive markets such as the label and tape industry, as well as manufacturers of PSA- adhesive coated products for variety of industry segments. Novamelt has gained a worldwide reputation within the adhesive in… Read More »
Published April 17, 2015
PPG Industries held its annual meeting of shareholders in Pittsburgh, where Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Charles E. Bunch spoke about the company’s recent strategic progress and record financial performance. “Thanks to our cust… Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published April 17, 2015
The April issue has two features focused on delivering more environmentally-friendly and sustainable solutions to the coatings industry. “Low- and Zero-VOC Coatings Technologies”  (page 32) takes a look at the latest offerings from… Read More »
By Steve McDaniel and Jon Hurt, Technology Litigators
Published April 17, 2015
You want the best most innovative people to work for you.  Sure you do.  You hire them for their specialized expertise in your field of technology.  They are the ones that develop your proprietary technology – your trade secrets.… Read More »
By Arnold Wang , China Correspondent
Published April 17, 2015
Based on the information released by the National Bureau of Statistics of China, we can see that China’s coatings market in 2014 grew by around eight percent last year over 2013. And the fact that China’s architectural coatings market is… Read More »
Rounding Out Growth from Tight Places  (Part 2 of 2)
By John D. Jacquin, Chemark Consulting
Published April 17, 2015
Growth in Energy Extraction Last month’s Business Corner reviewed the substantial growth in U.S. energy resources extracted from tight oil and gas shale formations by hydraulic fracturing (fracking).  Despite a substantial decline in glob… Read More »
By Sean Milmo, European Correspondent
Published April 17, 2015
Despite economic forecasts of relatively slow growth in the EU, there is still a lot of optimism in the coatings sector. Read More »
PPG Consolidation of Comex: Rife with Opportunity
By Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
Published April 17, 2015
Since PPG purchased Comex last fall, the Mexican company has taken on a large role in the Latin American operations of the parent. Michael McGarry, the president and chief operating officer of PPG responds to Coatings World questions about how integr… Read More »
Resins Market Update
By Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor
Published April 17, 2015
Increasing home and automotive sales are helping the resins market make gains. Read More »
Published April 16, 2015
Valspar Corporation has opened a new advanced manufacturing center in Tianjin, China to serve customers with a wide range of innovative paints and coatings products. "Valspar has experienced strong growth in China as customer demand for high-pe… Read More »
Published April 16, 2015
Matthew Lemp has been hired as Chemistry Laboratory Group Leader at Q Laboratories, Inc. Inc. Matthew will be responsible for sample flow through in the Chemistry Lab and will also have a role in analyst training and scheduling, new client developmen… Read More »
Published April 16, 2015
Kuraray Co. Ltd. has announced Stephen L. Cox has been named General Manager of the Polyvinyl Butryal Division (PVB) and Vice President of Kuraray Americas, Inc. In his new role, Cox will be responsible for expanding the business as well as continuin… Read More »
AkzoNobel Helps Students Build World
Published April 16, 2015
The world's first modular car is being unveiled at a major motor show in Amsterdam, with AkzoNobel having made an important contribution to its development. The Nova high performance electronic vehicle is built by 26 students at the Eindhoven… Read More »
Published April 16, 2015
PPG Industries has reported first quarter 2015 net sales from continuing operations of $3.7 billion, up 1 percent versus the prior year. Net sales in local currencies grew 8 percent year-over-year, including a 7 percent contribution from acquisition-… Read More »
Published April 16, 2015
For the second consecutive year, The Crown Group Waterloo Plant has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2014 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier ratin… Read More »
Published April 16, 2015
During the European Coatings SHOW 2015, Sun Chemical will present an original scientific paper at the Coatings Congress and two additional presentations about metallic pigments for automotive and architectural coatings. The original scientific pap… Read More »
Published April 16, 2015
The Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - winner of the 2014 FIA Formula One World Constructors’ Championship – has renewed its agreement with Spies Hecker, one of the three premium global refinish brands of Axalta Coating Systems, for… Read More »
Published April 15, 2015
Global functional additive manufacturer Total Cray Valley will present and exhibit (booths 417 and 419) innovative raw materials for improved formulation adhesion at the Adhesives and Sealant Council (ASC) 2015 Spring Convention. Senior Application C… Read More »
Published April 15, 2015
The Global Coalition for Green Schools, an initiative of the Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, announced the 2015 Greenest School on Earth. The recipient school is Dunbarton High School of Pickering, Ontario, Canada. The… Read More »
Published April 15, 2015
With its new line of UV-curable water-based PUDs, Sartomer, a business unit of Arkema Inc., marks what it calls "an innovative approach" to UV PUD chemistry. Developed to be free of solvents, surfactants and tin catalysts, CN9500 and CN9501… Read More »
By Franco Gonzalez, Senior Research Analyst, IDTechEx
Published April 15, 2015
The days of car companies controlling the future of the automotive industry are numbered. Indeed, waves of creative destruction and globalisation are shaking the industry. All incumbent companies established and new, are either resisting or acting, s… Read More »
Published April 15, 2015
AkzoNobel’s Decorative Paints business is helping to recreate one of the Seven Wonders of the Medieval World – the Porcelain Tower of Nanjing in China.  Built during the Ming Dynasty, the original pagoda was mostly destroyed in th… Read More »
Published April 15, 2015
Following an in-depth analysis, the board of directors of Sika has decided on April 14, 2015 to restrict the voting rights of Schenker-Winkler-Holding AG (SWH) at the annual general meeting to 5% of all registered shares, to the extent that such a re… Read More »
Published April 15, 2015
Aveva has announced that Progen Projetos Gerenciamento e Engenharia S.A. (Progen), a  Brazilian engineering company, has gained "impressive benefits" by using Aveva PDMS software on a major greenfield project in Brazil, for multination… Read More »
Published April 15, 2015
Pierre-Yves Jullien, CEO of Hempel A/S since 2005, has decided to retire after nearly 40 years in the Group in order to spend more time with his family and on other activities. He will step down from his role as CEO on 31 March 2016 at the latest.… Read More »
Published April 15, 2015
The official Anniversary Event to commemorate the 150th anniversary of BASF will take place on April 23, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. in the BASF Feierabendhaus. The company expects more than 1,000 international guests from government, business, research, and… Read More »
Published April 15, 2015
Rust-Oleum launches 11 new game-changing products for exterior wood care category. Rust-Oleum Corporation introduces an enhanced line of deck coatings under the Rust-Oleum Restore brand. The new products simplify the deck refinishing process while re… Read More »
Radiation Curable Coatings
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published April 15, 2015
Coatings World interviewed, Dr. Mike J. Idacavage, an adjunct associate professor at SUNY-ESF in Syracuse, NY. Read More »
Low- and Zero-VOC Technology
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published April 15, 2015
Increasingly stringent environmental regulations have created a greater demand for low- and zero-VOC coatings products.   Read More »
Published April 14, 2015
RPM International Inc. has announced that its tremco illbruck Group has acquired Firetherm Intumescent & Insulation Supplies Ltd., the United Kingdom market leader in fire-stopping solutions for the construction industry. Based in Kent, near Lond… Read More »
Published April 14, 2015
Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc., has announced expanded customer support and service capabilities for Elevance Aria WTP 40 synthetic base stock customers in the United States and Europe through a collaboration with E-360, Inc. Elevance made the ann… Read More »
Published April 14, 2015
The Lubrizol Corporation's Performance Coatings business announces the addition of new hyperdispersant capacity at its Huddersfield, UK facility. The new capacity will be used for the manufacture of Solsperse®hyperdispersants, high quality ad… Read More »
Published April 14, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems, a global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, will demonstrate its commitment to supporting the collision repair industry by launching its new e-learning program called the Axalta Learning Campus at Automechanika Chicag… Read More »
Published April 14, 2015
Sika achieved "highly dynamic growth" in the first quarter of 2015, thereby making a strong start to the year despite the very high sales growth in the reference period (2014: 23.3%). At constant exchange rates, sales rose by 5.1% to CHF 1.… Read More »
Published April 14, 2015
BASF is expanding its range of the melamine resin foam Basotect with a version which has been developed specifically for use in visible applications. The new Basotect B is white and meets the highest demands when it is used as a sound absorber for op… Read More »
Published April 14, 2015
A new range of Capa Lactide copolyols from Perstorp provides polyurethane formulators with increased opportunities to create high performance products with reduced carbon footprints. Perstorp is unveiling three diols and one triol at Utech Europe 201… Read More »
By Johan Widheden, Senior Sustainability Expert, AkzoNobel
Published April 14, 2015
Today’s cities will need to accommodate spiralling numbers of people, servicing their needs and stimulating trade and investment to create jobs, all within the constraints imposed by mega-challenges, such as climate change. Read More »
Published April 14, 2015
The Radiation Curing Program (RCP) has announced that John J. Stancampiano is the first to earn an Advance Certificate in Radiation Curingfrom the State University of New York (SUNY). This certificate is a graduate-level online program offered by RCP… Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published April 14, 2015
Behr Pro hosted a luncheon in NYC to introduce its new platform Read More »
Published April 13, 2015
RPM International Inc. has announced that its RPM2 Group has acquired Morrells Woodfinishes Ltd., the United Kingdom's largest manufacturer of high-performance wood finishes. Based outside of Manchester, Morrells has annual net sales of approx… Read More »
Published April 13, 2015
The Lubrizol Corporation's Performance Coatings business has announced that it has completed a significant project to expand capacity and increase manufacturing efficiencies at its solvent acrylics production facility in Sant Cugat (Barcelona), S… Read More »
Published April 13, 2015
Charles Ross & Son Co. has introduced a new double planetary mixer lined with Teflon, which the company says is ideal for high-purity applications, providing superior chemical and corrosive resistance where stainless steel is not compatible. High… Read More »
Published April 13, 2015
Standox, one of the three premium global refinish brands of Axalta Coating Systems, celebrates its 60-year anniversary in 2015. To mark this occasion, the automotive refinish brand has created an anniversary website www.standox.com/60. Designed predo… Read More »
Published April 13, 2015
The Coating Resins business of Arkema has expanded acrylic resin manufacturing capacity in Araçariguama, Brazil by 60 percent. The new reactor will enable manufacturing of Arkema’s product chemistries previously unavailable in the region… Read More »
Published April 13, 2015
Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc., was named a 2015 New Energy Pioneer award winner by Bloomberg New Energy Finance. The award, which was presented this morning at the eighth annual Bloomberg New Energy Finance Summit in New York City, recognizes 10… Read More »



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