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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 »
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
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
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 »
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
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. T… 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
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 »
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
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
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 10, 2015
 PPG Industries announced that the Center for Sustainable Landscapes at Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh, has become the second building constructed with PPG glass to meet requirements for the LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE (LBC) standard, the world&r… Read More »
Published April 10, 2015
Whitford Corporation, a manufacturer of fluoropolymer coatings for industrial and consumer industries, announced the establishment of a new medical coatings group dedicated to support the use of its coatings on medical devices. The use of fluoropolym… 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 10, 2015
Step right up and step right into a fully functional, state-of-the art paint booth! On April 24 -26 Automechanika Chicago attendees, will hear that midway-like invitation quite often as Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global manufacturer of liquid… Read More »
Published April 9, 2015
The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) and the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) formally introduced the WELL Building Standard in China. WELL is a system that focuses on human health and wellbeing in the built environment. WEL… Read More »
Published April 9, 2015
From now on the MasterTop and MasterSeal products from the Master Builders Solutions product range will also be tinted locally at BASF sites in Germany, Czech Republic and Italy. So far, local tinting hubs only existed in Finland, England, Belgium, F… Read More »
Published April 9, 2015
Sherwin-Williams’ Protective & Marine Coatings announces Mike Yajko as the recipient of the peer-nominated 2014 Innovation Excellence Neyman Award for global technical achievement. Protective & Marine Coatings has won this prestigious a… 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 »
ANAFAPYT 2015
Published April 9, 2015
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 8, 2015
PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced SPECTRACRON polyester urethane (SPU) coating, a mid-gloss black liquid two-component (2K) topcoat that is engineered specifically to maintain and control color and gloss on metal finis… Read More »
Published April 8, 2015
PPG Industries' automotive refinish business has named Pennsylvania-based BAPS Auto Paint & Supply the 2014 Platinum Distributor of the Year. The announcement was made by Bob Wenzinger, director of the PPG Platinum Distributor program, during… Read More »
Published April 8, 2015
BASF received General Motors’ (GM) Supplier of the Year Award for the 10th time in the past 13 years. The award was presented to Joe Schmondiuk, Vice President of Global Accounts BASF Corporation, during GM’s annual awards ceremony at Cob… Read More »
Published April 8, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems launches Imron Hydro and Imron Elite in China. The two products are part of the Imron family of coatings that are designed to help commercial vehicle manufacturers and operators meet productivity goals and increasingly cha… Read More »
Axalta Paints Winners in AMSOIL Snocross Series
Published April 8, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems is a sponsor of Polaris Racing drivers Ross Martin and James Johnstad, who have together earned a total of two wins and seven podium finishes mid-season of the AMSOIL Snocross series. Ross Martin, driver of the #837 Polaris Ra… Read More »
Published April 7, 2015
A new solar-heat-management coating system by PPG Industries’ aerospace business helps keep aircraft passenger cabins cooler. A novel PPG Aerospace solar-heat-management coating system can reduce external aircraft skin temperatures up to 25 de… Read More »
Published April 7, 2015
Masco Coatings Group announced today that Kilz Hide-All primer sealer is now available in the convenience of both one and five gallons exclusively at Lowe’s stores nationwide. This high-hiding, fast-drying, multi-surface latex primer sealer off… 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
The world’s top-performing companies are prioritizing sustainability as part of their corporate social responsibility efforts, and a majority of them are using LEED, the world’s premier green building program, to achieve their goals, acco… Read More »
Published April 7, 2015
Eco Chemical has announced its participation at this years’ American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) 111th Annual Meeting held in Asheville, NC from April 12- 14. The company will be in attendance to participate in a series of cust… 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
The new Master Builders Solutions Training Center at BASF´s site in Oldenburg, Germany, has been officially opened. The opening ceremony took place in the presence of Ralf Spettmann, President of BASF´s Construction Chemicals Division, an… Read More »
Published April 7, 2015
Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. will present new research at UTECH Europe 2015 that demonstrates how thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) based on polyester polyol building blocks from a renewable, plant-based source — Elevance Inherent C18 Dia… Read More »



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