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By Tim Wright
Published February 3, 2010
The Master Painter Institute (MPI), which establishes architectural paint standards and quality assurance programs in North America, will partner with the Korea Institute of Construction Materials (KICM) to test paints and coatings to MPI standards. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published February 3, 2010
PPG has named Timothy Knavish vice president, automotive coatings, Americas, effective March 1. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published February 2, 2010
From February 1, 2010 AkzoNobel Powder Coatings will become the preferred global supplier of Ingersoll Rand. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published February 1, 2010
Paint and coatings play a vital role in sustaining the world around us whether most people realize it or not. Let's take the issue of corrosion for example. From the nuts and bolts used to hold our cars together to the bridges that span entire bodies… Read More »
Published January 29, 2010
Organizational culture is created by the strategic leadership provided by an organizations founder or top management. As I observed before, and then reverified during my doctorate peer-reviewed literature research, an organization's founder is pa… Read More »
Published January 29, 2010
This could be the year when REACH, the European Union's (EU) controversial legislation on the control of chemicals, starts to have a major impact on Europe's coatings sector. European coatings producers, as well as other big downstream users… Read More »
Mixing Equipment Directory
Published January 29, 2010
Here is a look at the latest offerings from select mixing equipment manufacturers. For more information on the products listed, please contact the company directly. Read More »
Bridges Show Their Age Raising the Need for Proper Upkeep
Published January 29, 2010
Tnemec Company identifies coating systems for bridge structures that help withstand the test of time and can be applied under full-containment in order to minimize downtime. Read More »
Functional Additives: A Platform for Revitalizing the Paint and Coatings Industry
By Steve McDaniel and Steve McDaniel
Published January 29, 2010
Coatings of the future must do more than beautify and protect surfaces. Read More »
Wood Coatings Market
By Kerry Pianoforte, Associate Editor
Published January 29, 2010
The wood coatings market continues to face some challenging economic conditions. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published January 28, 2010
AkzoNobel is investing almost 10 million to further boost its UK site where performance coatings are developed. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published January 26, 2010
Greenkote Plc, a global coating technology company, will provide corrosion protection for selected Daimler automotive parts beginning the first half of 2010. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published January 26, 2010
Skoda dealerships in Ukraine formed an agreement to use Glasurit brand paint materials and application processes from BASF Coatings for automotive refinishing in their bodyshops. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published January 26, 2010
On January 1, 2010, Harald Pflanzl became the head of BASF Coatings' Automotive Refinish Europe business unit. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published January 20, 2010
RPM International Inc. has acquired the Universal Sealants (U.K.) Limited group of companies, a UK-based supplier of coatings and construction products and services for bridges and large infrastructure projects. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published January 18, 2010
Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings has been awarded a $24 million, five-year U.S. Navy contract to supply marine coatings per Just-In-Time (JIT) delivery to four U.S. Navy shipyards. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published January 18, 2010
DuPont signed a DuPont Teflon surface protector trademark license agreement with National Paints Factories Co. Ltd. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published January 14, 2010
The 2004 directive on volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in paints and varnishes could be extended to other products such as hairsprays, window cleaning products and wood coatings, according to an EU consultancy study published in December. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published January 13, 2010
Hempel officially opened a new R&D center at a ceremony on January 13 in Barcelona. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published January 13, 2010
County Durham, UK-based specialist paints manufacturer, Tor Coatings has invested 2 million in a state-of-the-art aerosol manufacturing facility. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published January 12, 2010
PPG Commercial Coatings has launched its advanced thin-film HSP-7401 polyurethane primer and AUE-50000 series polyurethane top-coat wind turbine blade-coating system. Read More »
Surfacer, Color System added to Sher-Wood Kem Aqua Plus Line
Published January 11, 2010
Sherwin-Williams has added a Surfacer and Color System to its Sher-wood Kem Aqua Plus offerings, which initially included only a Clear variety. With the introduction of these latest finishes, Sherwin-Williams Chemical Coatings now offers a complete w… Read More »
PPG Launches Aquacron for Light Industrial Coatings
Published January 11, 2010
PPG Commercial Coatings has launched the Aquacron water-based product platform for light industrial applications. This environmentally friendly product line includes a strong mix of primer and topcoat technologies designed to fit the highly varied li… Read More »
Published January 11, 2010
PPG Industries has appointed Patrick J. Kenny vice president, corporate marketing. He will continue to be based at the company’s global headquarters and will report directly to J. Rich Alexander, PPG senior vice president, performance coatings.… Read More »
Published January 11, 2010
Demand for soy chemicals is forecast to increase 7.8% per year to $2.7 billion in 2013 in the U.S., according to “Soy Chemicals,” a new study from The Freedonia Group Inc. The success of the soy chemicals industry is dependent on the cont… Read More »
Published January 11, 2010
Cognis has opened a new SO3 sulfation plant at its site in Ecatepec, Mexico, which produces ingredients for use in products used in emulsion polymers for coatings and adhesives.… Read More »
Published January 11, 2010
Dow Coating Materials has been awarded the Euroclip Award for best presentation at Eurocoat 2009 Trade Fair and Congress. Held this year in Barcelona, September 29 through October 1, the Euroclip competition is an annual Eurocoat forum in which parti… Read More »
Published January 11, 2010
Dow Chemical has completed its multi-year polyols expansion project at the company’s Terneuzen, Netherlands plant. The additional capability will support customers in Europe as well as in other growing regions such as India, the Middle East and… Read More »
Published January 11, 2010
Silberline’s new Silbercoate AQ Star inhibited aluminum pigments are designed for use in automotive OEM and refinish waterborne coatings systems. Silica is deposited onto the surface of the aluminum flake producing a family of pigments with gas… Read More »
Published January 11, 2010
Dow Corning has introduced Dow Corning 55N Additive, a performance-enhancing additive that brings excellent abrasion resistance, leveling and slip to clear and pigmented paints, coatings and inks without generating excessive foam or compromising the… Read More »
Published January 11, 2010
Cytec Industries Inc. has launched Duroxyn VEF 2406 barrier primer and Duroxyn EF 2107 liquid coating resins. These products represent a new technology for effective tannin blocking coatings without the use of reactive pigments. These resins provide… Read More »
Published January 11, 2010
Cognis has launched Dehydran 2293, a new highly efficient defoamer that is VOC-free for mid-range to high-end paint formulations. Dehydran 2293 is a universal and easy to handle defoamer that is suitable for both architectural and industrial paint an… Read More »
Published January 11, 2010
Spanish paint company Barnices Valentine hosted the Fall 2009 Nova Paint Club Conference in Barcelona from Oct. 26-30. The conference brought together Nova board members and technical and purchasing committee members to discuss joint strategies to ta… Read More »
Published January 11, 2010
IRL has published a new edition of its title, “A Profile of the Russian Paint Industry,” which now contains data for 2009. The study points to Russia having a decorative paint market of 800,000 tons and an industrial coatings market of 51… Read More »
Published January 11, 2010
Bayer MaterialScience has entered into an agreement to acquire PolyBioMed Ltd. based in Sheffield, UK, expanding its product portfolio for medical technology. PolyBioMed, a subsidiary of Lombard Medical Tech­nologies, provides polymer coatings, s… Read More »
Published January 11, 2010
PPG has launched the Monobloc Dev­elopment Project, aiming to upgrade its internal and external coating solutions for aerosol cans to the Chinese market. The development of BPA-free powder internal coatings will help to make low-thickness applica… Read More »
Published January 11, 2010
Industrial Nanotech, Inc., has received an initial inventory order from Angstrom Technology Private Limited, the company’s exclusive distributor for India, for one sea container (1,440 gallons) of mixed Nansulate thermal insulation and asset pr… Read More »
Published January 11, 2010
Bredero Shaw, the pipe coating division of Shawcor, has received contracts worth approximately $170 million from Mitsui & Co. Ltd. to provide pipeline coatings and related products and services for the PNG LNG Project operated by Esso Highlands L… Read More »
Published January 11, 2010
Jotun recently won a major power plant coatings project in Indonesia. The 10,000 megawatt project will be completed during 2009-2014 for which Jotun will supply more than five billion liters of paint, to protect ten electric power facilities. Jotun I… Read More »
Published January 11, 2010
Toyota has endorsed the worldwide use of clearcoats from the Global Refinish System, Deltron GRS and Nexa Autocolor coatings product lines from PPG’s automotive refinish business for repair of Lexus LS vehicles. The approved products are Global… Read More »
Published January 11, 2010
Jotun Saudia inaugurated a new state of the art paint factory in Yanbu. The company invested SAR100 million (roughly US$27 million) in the factory that will exclusively produce waterborne paints. With the inauguration of the new factory Jotun’s… Read More »
Published January 11, 2010
The commercial transport solutions (CTS) division of BASF Coatings has expanded by forming new partnerships with customers in Turkey and Belgium. In Turkey, BASF Coatings has teamed up with BMC, a bus and truck manufacturer, and Otokar, a bus and tra… Read More »
Published January 11, 2010
AkzoNobel has reinforced its commitment to encouraging sustainable growth through technical innovation by launching its acclaimed Science Award in China. Established in partnership with the Chinese Chemical Society, the honor—to be known as the… Read More »
Published January 11, 2010
Sherwin-Williams has pledged to reduce its total U.S. greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by four percent from 2007 to 2012. The world’s third largest paint company has committed to this reduction goal as a partner in the U.S. Environmental Protecti… Read More »
Published January 11, 2010
On Jan. 1, 2010, the National Paint and Coatings Association (NPCA/FSCT) officially changed its name to the American Coatings Association (ACA). The change marks the culmination of the merger between the NPCA and the Federation of Societies for Coati… Read More »
Published January 11, 2010
Silberline’s new Silbercoate AQ Star inhibited aluminum pigments are designed for use in automotive OEM and refinish waterborne coatings systems. Silica is deposited onto the surface of the aluminum flake producing a family of pigments with gas… Read More »
Published January 11, 2010
Dow Corning has introduced Dow Corning 55N Additive, a performance-enhancing additive that brings excellent abrasion resistance, leveling and slip to clear and pigmented paints, coatings and inks without generating excessive foam or compromising the… Read More »
Published January 11, 2010
Cytec Industries Inc. has launched Duroxyn VEF 2406 barrier primer and Duroxyn EF 2107 liquid coating resins. These products represent a new technology for effective tannin blocking coatings without the use of reactive pigments. These resins provide… Read More »
Published January 11, 2010
Cognis has launched Dehydran 2293, a new highly efficient defoamer that is VOC-free for mid-range to high-end paint formulations. Dehydran 2293 is a universal and easy to handle defoamer that is suitable for both architectural and industrial paint an… Read More »
Published January 11, 2010
PPG Industries has appointed Patrick J. Kenny vice president, corporate marketing. He will continue to be based at the company’s global headquarters and will report directly to J. Rich Alexander, PPG senior vice president, performance coatings.… Read More »



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