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Published February 3, 2015
Hempel has announced the signing of a binding agreement to acquire Jones-Blair Company, a leading North American supplier for the protective and waterproofing markets. With the proposed acquisition, Hempel says it will "look forward to a signifi… Read More »
Published February 3, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems has inaugurated a newly refurbished technology and R&D center for its powder coatings operations in Mexico. The facility also provides expanded capabilities for Axalta sales, technical services and product management staff… Read More »
Published February 2, 2015
Sherwin-Williams recently added Kem Aqua SoPro, Kem Aqua Wood Grain and KEM Aqua Earth Tones exterior siding topcoats to its Kem Aqua family of finishes. Along with Sherwin-Williams KEM Aqua BP Siding Plus, these finishes provide quality and value in… Read More »
Published February 2, 2015
Valspar will feature its recently released WeatherXL Crinkle Finish coating, in addition to WeatherXL, at the 2015 Frame Building Expo. WeatherXL Crinkle Finish delivers the same durability as WeatherXL, but offers a unique textured appearance provid… Read More »
Published February 2, 2015
H.B. Fuller Company has announced that it has finalized the previously announced purchase of Tonsan Adhesive, Inc., the largest independent engineering adhesives provider in China. With this acquisition, H.B. Fuller adds strong customer relationships… Read More »
Published January 30, 2015
The opposition of the shareholders of Sika AG to the hostile takeover bid by Saint-Gobain continues to mount. So far, investors who together hold over 40 percent of the share capital have expressly stated their support for the course adopted by the B… Read More »
Published January 30, 2015
Loctite will become the first-ever adhesive brand to advertise during the annual championship game of the National Football League. Henkel Adhesive Technologies, the leading solution provider for adhesives, sealants and functional coatings worldwide,… Read More »
Published January 29, 2015
In an ongoing effort to better serve its customer base of independent retailers, PPG Architectural Coatings, a business of PPG Industries, has announced the launch of the all-new PPG Pittsburgh Paints brand, combining the heritage and product excelle… Read More »
Published January 29, 2015
PPG Industries' automotive refinish business has announced the 2015 appearance schedule of its colorful show truck. The truck, a popular crowd-pleaser at its tour stops, is a 75-foot 2007 Coronado Freightliner tractor-trailer rig. This year it sp… Read More »
Published January 29, 2015
Hempel has announced the launch of two new pure epoxy coatings, Hempadur 15600 and Easy 47700. An addition to the HEMPADUR range, HEMPADUR 15600 is a IMO PSPC cargo oil tank compliant, pure epoxy tank coating resistant to continuous immersion in a r… Read More »
Published January 28, 2015
As the next panel in their series of business and technical information, Coatings World will host a panel at the Waterborne Symposium In New Orleans, LA. This prestigious conference helps fund one of the most respected Polymer Science programs in the… Read More »
Published January 28, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems and Pocono Raceway today jointly announced a multi-year partnership that will include an integrated sponsorship campaign and the renaming of this year’s June NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race held at ‘The Tricky… Read More »
Published January 28, 2015
3M has reported fourth-quarter earnings of $1.81 per share, an increase of 11.7 percent versus the fourth quarter of 2013. Sales grew 2.0 percent year-on-year to $7.7 billion. Organic local-currency sales grew 6.3 percent with acquisitions adding 0.1… Read More »
SEMA 2014 Award-Winning Car Painted With Axalta Brand-ChromaPremier
Published January 28, 2015
At the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) tradeshow, Axalta Coating Systems displayed a custom made 1932 Ford Sedan called Y’d Open at its booth. The car took home Ford’s Design of Excellence “Best of Show,” Mothers… Read More »
Published January 27, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems has been named a finalist in the 2015 Automotive News PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers Contribution to Excellence) Award program for its innovative 2-Wet Monocoat paint system. The first of its kind, the 2-Wet Monocoat paint… Read More »
Published January 27, 2015
PPG Industries in Greece recently followed up its first customer training seminar with a second event at its facility in Acharnai, Athens. The follow-up event enabled customers from local shipping companies to learn firsthand about a number of new te… Read More »
Published January 26, 2015
BASF’s new European competence center for flooring and waterproofing systems at Oldenburg, Germany, is now fully operational. Manufacture of the Masters Builders Solutions products has been relocated from Schaffhausen, Switzerland. This relocat… Read More »
Published January 26, 2015
Hardide Coatings, Inc., a UK-based provider of advanced surface coating technology, has today announced investment in a new Virginia manufacturing plant worth approximagely $7 million. The investment will see Hardide Coatings expand provision of its… Read More »
Published January 26, 2015
Wayfair Inc., one of the world’s largest online destinations for home furnishings and décor, has announced a partnership with Sherwin-Williams, the nation’s largest specialty retailer of paint and painting supplies, to integrate co… Read More »
Published January 26, 2015
Valspar, manufacturer of wood coatings for prefinished flooring, siding, moulding, kitchen cabinets, furniture, and other building products, has began supplying coatings to a new American OEM hardwood-flooring line in Only, Tennessee.  The new l… Read More »
Published January 22, 2015
Sika has entered into exclusive negotiations with Axson management and shareholders to acquire Axson Technologies, a leader in the field of epoxy and polyurethane polymer formulations for design, prototyping and tooling, structural adhesives, composi… Read More »
Rust-Oleum Launches NeverWet Water Repellant Products
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published January 21, 2015
Rust-Oleum recently launched three new water repellant products for use on clothing, auto interiors and outdoor fabric. During the winter months water, mud, slush and snow can severely damage a pair of shoes. Rust-Oleum recently launched a product t… Read More »
Architectural Interior Coatings
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published January 19, 2015
Growth in new construction and increased existing home sales drive growth for architectural interior coatings. Read More »
Africa LNG Spurs Coatings Growth
By Shem Oirere, Africa Correspondent
Published January 19, 2015
The discovery of new natural gas reserves in Africa has created demand for liquified natural gas infrastructure. Read More »
By Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
Published January 19, 2015
Sika AG, of Baar, Switzerland, has added another Latin American aquisition to its regional expansion campaign, in Aparecida de Goiânia, Goiás State, Brazil. The latest addition will improve logistics for increasing demand in the constru… Read More »
Published January 19, 2015
PPG Industries'  David B. Navikas, senior vice president, strategic planning and corporate development, will retire effective March 1. “PPG has benefited greatly from David’s deep knowledge of our company’s strategic prior… Read More »
Published January 14, 2015
Chris Campbell, facility manager at PPG Industries’ industrial coatings manufacturing facility in Mount Vernon, Illinois, has presented PPG Industries Foundation checks totaling nearly $4,000 to North Side Elementary School Teachers Brenda Slov… Read More »
Published January 13, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems has launched its new blog, called Color Block, that focuses on color to highlight its Automotive Color of the Year campaign. Axalta executives and four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon and Ray Evernham, three-time NA… Read More »
Published January 8, 2015
Henkel opened its first Asia-Pacific Loctite Impregnation Service Center in Suzhou, China. With this new service center, Henkel brings its leading and innovative impregnation technology from Europe into Asian and other emerging markets. The Suzhou L… Read More »
Published January 8, 2015
Dunn-Edwards Paints has enhanced its designer-preferred Perfect Palette color system with the Then, Now & Forever collection of 300 new colors to offer designers, architects and consumers the most complete, well-researched palette for any project… Read More »
Published January 7, 2015
RadTech, the non-profit trade association for UV+EB technologies, has announced its board of directors for 2015. Peter Weissman of Quaker Chemical Corp. has assumed the RadTech presidency while Lisa Fine of Joules Angstrom UV Printing Inks has been… Read More »
Published January 7, 2015
PPG Industries  has expanded its line of SEMCO sealant removal tools with ergonomically-designed scrapers that improve efficiency of aerospace sealant removal and reduce operator fatigue. According to Dillon Desai, PPG global market development… Read More »
Published January 6, 2015
The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) launched its second in a series of videos designed to promote and highlight the innovative ways adhesives and sealants are being actively used in the marketplace or being considered for a new application. The v… Read More »
Published January 6, 2015
Nippon Paint China boosted its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program in 2014, with the launch of its "Society Care" programs in nine big cities around China. These charitable programs drew the participation of over 1,000 voluntary s… Read More »
Published January 2, 2015
Sherwin-Williams has opened its 4,000th retail location in the U.S., Canada and Caribbean. The nation’s largest specialty retailer of paint and painting supplies has opened its newest location in Sewickley, Pennsylvania. “The opening of… Read More »
SEMA 2014 Award-Winning Car Painted With Axalta Brand-ChromaPremier
Published December 31, 2014
At the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) tradeshow, Axalta Coating Systems displayed a custom made 1932 Ford Sedan called Y’d Open at its booth. The car took home Ford’s Design of Excellence “Best of Show,” Mothers… Read More »
Published December 29, 2014
Hardide Coatings has invested a six-figure sum in its UK manufacturing facility – increasing its installed capacity by nearly 50 percent to deal with growing demand for its range of nanostructured tungsten carbide coatings. The installation of… Read More »
PPG
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published December 24, 2014
Liquid Nails brand has enhanced its Heavy Duty construction adhesive formula. Liquid Nails Extreme Heavy Duty Construction Adhesive performs in extreme conditions, bonding in temperatures from 22°F to 120°F. This enables professional contract… Read More »
Published December 19, 2014
PPG Industries has announced that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with the Axson Group to acquire Revocoat, a global supplier of sealants, adhesives and damper products for the automotive industry. PPG expects the transaction to close in… Read More »
Published December 19, 2014
A new ready-to-use, high-heat stainless steel paint that will not discolor, chip, crack, or peel at temperatures up to 1200°F for a wide range of industrial, automotive, and consumer product applications is being introduced by Dampney Company, In… Read More »
Published December 16, 2014
PPG Industries’ coil and building products group is now offering 10-by-10-inch paper color samples of 10 Duranar coatings through www.requestppg.com, its on-demand sample- and literature-ordering portal. Sharon Bird, PPG marketing communicatio… Read More »
Axalta’s Automotive Color of the Year – Radiant Red
Published December 15, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems launched Axalta Automotive Color of the Year 2015 at the SEMA automotive aftermarket trade show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Axalta’s 2015 color of the year, Radiant Red, debuted on the No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet SS d… Read More »
Novel Polyurethane Coatings Obtained with Polycarbonate Diol
Published December 15, 2014
Novel Polyurethane Coatings Obtained with Polycarbonate Diol for pipelines with improved mechanical properties and hydrolysis resistance. Read More »
The Powder Coatings Market
By Kerry Pianforte, Editor
Published December 15, 2014
Powder coating manufacturers focus on enhancing durability and efficiency to drive growth in this diverse market. Read More »
Photovoltaic Paint Heats Up
By Charles Thurston, Contributing Writer
Published December 15, 2014
A variety of research companies and universities are working to advance spray-on organic photovoltaics (OPV) with the aim of coating glass, curved plastics and other materials at commercial volume in the near future. A key to several of these develop… Read More »
Published December 15, 2014
U.S. 8,632,895 B2 PPG has obtained a patent for a coated article comprised of a decorative metal substrate having a specular gloss greater than 400, with the proviso that the decorative metal substrate does not contain a pigmented coating thereon, a… Read More »
Published December 15, 2014
.S. 8,632,857 B2 Valspar Sourcing Inc. has been awarded a patent for a method of coating a metal substrate with a hardenable packaging coating system comprised of applying an under-coat composition to a metal substrate, the under-coat composition con… Read More »
Published December 15, 2014
U.S. 8,632,856 B2 3M Innovative Properties Company has been granted a patent for a method for making a coated article, which method is comprised of providing a substrate; providing microparticles of a partially or fully fluorinated polymer and provid… Read More »
Published December 15, 2014
Hempel has acquired Schaepman’s Lakfabrieken B.V, a leading Dutch supplier of specialised industrial, protective and decorative coatings. The acquisition is part of Hempel’s five-year growth strategy, One Hempel – One Ambition, and… Read More »
Published December 12, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems has launched its new generation C6 electrical steel varnish - Voltatex 1262. Part of the Voltatex family of electrical insulation products, Voltatex 1262 is targeted for use in special applications for large hydro and turbo gen… Read More »



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