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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 »
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 »
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
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 10, 2015
A new report from the Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by AkzoNobel explores how cities can create optimal environments for citizens. The report, called Tomorrow’s cities, features city experts and executives from across the world, wh… Read More »
Published April 10, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems announced its recent addition of 16 vibrant colors to its Alesta® Global Color Collection, an architectural powder coatings line. Now available worldwide, the second series of colors is inspired by iconic locations such as… Read More »
Published April 9, 2015
According to PPG, contractors can now achieve invisible wall repairs in less time than traditional hopper gun repair methods with the HOMAX line of PRO GRADE wall textures products for orange peel and knockdown surfaces. Combining the control of a ho… Read More »
By Per Nimer, Design Manager, AkzoNobel
Published April 9, 2015
“Color possesses me. I don’t have to pursue it. It will possess me always, I know it.” Many will associate and sympathise with the position of the Swiss Expressionist artist Paul Klee. For many years, designers, artists, scientists… Read More »
Published April 8, 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 the… Read More »
Published April 7, 2015
Registration is now open for the longest-running polyurethanes conference in North America. The 2015 Polyurethanes Technical Conference, hosted by the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council, brings together l… Read More »
Published April 7, 2015
BASF will once again be present with its polyurethane experts at the 2015 UTECH International Polyurethane Exhibition and Conference in Maastricht (NL). For the first time, the company will display a new roof module based on the PU system Elasto… Read More »
Published April 7, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. has announced that an affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has entered into a definitive stock purchase agreement with certain affiliates of The Carlyle Group for the purchase of a total of 20 million of Axalta’s com… Read More »
Published April 2, 2015
OLYMPIC Paint and Stain announced a new addition to the RESCUE IT! line with the launch of RESCUE IT! Light Resurfacer + Sealant in One. Designed for use on hairline cracks and unsightly imperfections on lightly-worn wood and concrete surfaces, the R… Read More »
Published April 2, 2015
The Valspar Corporation celebrates 50 years of Fluropon 70 percent PVDF resin-based coatings. Since the flagship architectural coating launched in 1965, Valspar’s Fluropon exterior coatings have become the industry standard for both metal coil… Read More »
Published April 1, 2015
The new PPG Pittsburgh Paints brand has announced its exclusive paint-brand partnership with Independent We Stand, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the revival of independent, locally-owned and -operated businesses. The PPG Pittsburgh Paint… Read More »
Published April 1, 2015
To mark Rio de Janeiro's 450th anniversary, AkzoNobel Decorative Paints has launched two new "Let's Colour" initiatives to bring color to the city's favelas. In Santa Marta, one of the city's largest favelas, the company re… Read More »
Dutch Boy Simplifies Paint Selection Process with Dura Weather Maxbond Exterior Color Samples
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published March 31, 2015
Customers can now test without prep or prime at home before committing to a color. Read More »
Published March 27, 2015
On Thursday, June 4th, 2015, the Eastern Coatings Show will host a Special Breakfast, in Ballroom B of the Taj Mahal, which will highlight Jeff Spillane of the Benjamin Moore Company as the Keynote Presenter.  His presentation will be followed b… Read More »
Published March 27, 2015
Olympic Paint and Stain announced today the launch of Olympic ONE exterior paint, a premium latex paint-and-primer in one, now available nationally exclusively at Lowe’s. The new Olympic ONE exterior paint makes application easy with excellent… Read More »
Published March 27, 2015
DuPont Titanium Technologies, the world’s largest manufacturer of titanium dioxide (TiO2) products, will unveil its new Ti-Pure One Coat system at the European Coatings Show (21-23 April, 2015, Hall 7, stand 7-736) in Nuremberg, Germany. &ld… Read More »
Published March 26, 2015
Benjamin Moore has kicked off the most robust and ambitious advertising campaign in company history. Under the new tagline "Paint like no other.", the campaign is rolling out in two phases: the first series emphasizes product innovations, a… Read More »
Published March 25, 2015
Accoding to CIL paint, the color you paint your kitchen can enhance your eating experience. That’s the message of CIL paint in unveiling its digital Culinary Collection of paint colors, featuring what it calls a mouth-watering palette… Read More »
Brazil Economic Doldrums Inspire Exports
By Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
Published March 25, 2015
Brazil’s flat economy has inspired manufacturers of paint and coatings to turn to export markets to make up for lost domestic sales, reckons Antônio Valdinei da Rocha, the manager of exports and imports for Universo Tintas, based in Diade… Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published March 25, 2015
This annual event jointly organized by Coatings World and Ringier will be held May 14-15 in Shanghai. Read More »
CoatingsTech Conference
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published March 25, 2015
This biennial event’s theme was Focus: Innovation! Infrastructure! Efficiency! Read More »
The 42nd Annual Waterborne Symposium
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published March 25, 2015
This annual event featured presentations on a variety of topics related to surface coatings. Read More »
SICO Paint Unveils Its Top Colors for Spring and Summer 2015
Published March 24, 2015
SICO paints forecasts rich floral colors to be in be the popular color choice for spring and summer 2015. Specifically the company has noted that deep pastel tones, such as blue hydrangeas, dusty pink roses, saturated orange and turquoise peonies,… Read More »
CEO Forum
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published March 23, 2015
This year Coatings World’s CEO Forum features executives from five major coatings companies offering their insights. Read More »
Published March 23, 2015
DuluxGroup has made two significant supply chain investments. The construction of a new factory in Melbourne to make water-based decorative paints, and the establishment of a new, purpose-built distribution center in Sydney, replacing two existing di… Read More »
Published March 20, 2015
Benjamin Moore & Co. has opened a new distribution center in Oakland, California to support demand of its growing West Coast business. The Silver LEED Certified Logistics Center will support distribution of an expanded line of Benjamin Moore &… Read More »
Published March 20, 2015
Angie’s List has announced its first exclusive paint manufacturer relationship with Benjamin Moore. The alliance identifies Benjamin Moore as the paint of choice by Angie’s List and provides members with contractor services through its pr… Read More »
Published March 20, 2015
Sun Chemical and its parent company, DIC, will come together as one company at the European Coatings Show 2015 to explain how its product families of pigments and resins can be used together to create enticing coatings for a full range of coatings ap… Read More »
Published March 19, 2015
A low carbon construction project taking place in eastern China is using AkzoNobel's Decorative Paints products for its exterior walls, highlighting the company's focus on making cities more liveable and sustainable. Now in its second phase,… Read More »
Published March 16, 2015
A brand with more than 200 years of heritage and quality, SIKKENS wood finishes, is changing its name. A premium exterior wood finishes brand for decks, logs and siding, doors, windows and interior finishes, the Sikkens brand is becoming the Sikkens… Read More »
Published March 13, 2015
DuluxGroup announced the proposed acquisition of the Sydney-based Porter’s Paints business. The acquisition is subject to ACCC clearance and some remaining conditions, including final due diligence. “The addition of Porter’s to our… Read More »
Published March 13, 2015
The Asia-Pacific economies are growing fast, boosting growth in the demand for many building and industrial materials, including paints and coatings. The total market for paints and coatings was 21.4 million tonnes in 2013, and is forecast by IRL to… Read More »
Published March 13, 2015
The Asia-Pacific economies are growing fast, boosting growth in the demand for many building and industrial materials, including paints and coatings. The total market for paints and coatings was 21.4 million tonnes in 2013, and is forecast by IRL to… Read More »
Published March 12, 2015
TCI Powder Coatings, a powder coating manufacturer and a proud subsidiary of RPM International company, launches a newly developed powder coating product offering, the TruAnodize line, meeting AAMA 2604 specifications. As part of the TruDurance archi… Read More »
Published March 12, 2015
Rich floral colors are expected to be in full bloom this coming season – not only in the garden, but in all elements of home decor. That’s the forecast of SICO paint in unveiling its top colors for spring and summer 2015. Think deep pa… Read More »
Published March 11, 2015
Asian Paints Ltd has informed BSE that the Company on March 10, 2015 has entered into and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Andhra Pradesh to set up a manufacturing facility for paints and intermediates at Pudi Village… Read More »
Published March 5, 2015
Sherwin-Williams has announced that the company holds the sole U.S. spray license for Arkema Inc.’s Kynar 500 FSF PVDF resin, a primary component of Sherwin-Williams SHER-NAR 5000 Superior Performance Architectural Baking Enamel.… Read More »
IRL Releases Profile of the Chinese Paint Industry
Published February 27, 2015
IRL has announced the launch of a new edition of its single country report A Profile of the Chinese Paint Industry. In this study, IRL examines China’s paints and coatings market independently and not as part of a regional study on th… Read More »
IRL Releases Profile of the Chinese Paint Industry
Published February 27, 2015
IRL has announced the launch of a new edition of its single country report A Profile of the Chinese Paint Industry. In this study, IRL examines China’s paints and coatings market independently and not as part of a regional study on the Asia Pac… Read More »
Published February 23, 2015
Liquid Nails brand has announced the launch of Extreme Landscape Block, Stone and Timber Adhesive (LN-906). The new product bonds all stone, block and timber into one super-strong structure. It is also ideal for repairs to loose stone, brick or block… Read More »
PPG Appoints McGarry President and Chief Operating Officer
Published February 20, 2015
PPG Industries has appointed Michael H. McGarry, currently chief operating officer, to president and chief operating officer, effective March 1. McGarry became chief operating officer in August 2014. McGarry will continue to have executive oversight… Read More »
Published February 20, 2015
Hempel has announced the acquisition of its South African toll manufacturer The Coatings Manufacturing Company (TCMC). Since 2011, Hempel South Africa has partnered with TCMC, which is located close to Johannesburg, to better serve customers in the r… Read More »
Published February 13, 2015
Benjamin Moore has announced that its Natura and INSL-X GarageGuard paints have each been named Product of the Year for 2015. Product of the Year is the world's largest consumer-voted award for product innovation where winners are backed by the v… Read More »
Published February 12, 2015
Crown Paints has announced its entry into Rwanda with the establishment of an ultra-modern paint showroom in Kigali and a five year plan to invest about $2.5 million in the country. Rwanda now becomes the third country to host Crown Paints&rsquo… Read More »
Published February 11, 2015
AkzoNobel Decorative Paints UK has been officially certified as a UK Top Employer for 2015 for the third year in a row. The accolade has been awarded by the Top Employers Institute, the international certification body for employers. It conducts ann… Read More »
Nova Paint Club Enters New Era
Published February 4, 2015
The Nova Paint Club is an international organization founded in 1983 to provide a framework for leading global independent paint companies to benefit from exchanges of technical information, technology and expertise in all areas of their operations.… Read More »



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