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By Tim Wright
Published March 30, 2010
Every year color experts at paint companies develop color trend forecasts for consumers and industry. There are many variables that affect the direction of design and color. Trends develop over the course of time. Demographics, changing consumer desi… Read More »
Published March 30, 2010
Chemark analyzed 120 closely held coatings and adhesives businesses ranging in size from $5 million to $150 million. For arguments sake, we initially defined those heading these privately held companies as "entreprenuers." We understood the… Read More »
Published March 30, 2010
Balance-sheet tactics adopted by companies within the coatings supply chain in Europe to deal with the economic downturn have triggered cutbacks in investment in production plants but not so much in R&D. Throughout the chain extending from raw m… Read More »
P2i Tests Plasma Nano-Coating for Solar Industry
By Charles Thurston, Contributing Editor
Published March 30, 2010
Nanotechnology innovators P2i and Energy Launch have teamed up to develop a nano-coating designed for application on solar panels. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 30, 2010
Evonik Industries has acquired the business of Methacrylate Specialty Esters from Arkema. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 30, 2010
BASF was named General Motors’ Supplier of the Year for 2009. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 30, 2010
Greenkote Plc, Cleveland, OH, has expanded its licensee network in Europe with sales of licenses and coating systems to Impreglon AG of Luneburg, Germany. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 30, 2010
DuPont has introduced Alesta AR, new line of premium architectural powder coatings Read More »
Lab Equipment Directory
Published March 29, 2010
Here is a look at the latest offerings from select lab equipment manufacturers. For more information on the products listed, please contact the company directly. Read More »
"Green" Coatings Market is Growing
By Kerry Pianoforte, Associate Editor
Published March 29, 2010
Manufacturers of low and zero VOC coatings are taking a holistic view when it comes to developing greener coatings, focusing not only on what goes into the can, but also on sustainable packaging and fuel efficiency. Read More »
Resins Market Panel Discussion
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published March 29, 2010
For this year's annual resins market update, Coatings World asked a panel of experts to address key issues facing the market including the economy, new technology and strategies for moving forward in 2010. The panel is made up of individuals from some of the world's largest and most diverse resins suppliers including BASF, Eliokem, DSM NeoResins+ and Celanese. Read More »
Interior Color Trends
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published March 29, 2010
More than ever paint companies must serve a diverse palette of color options. Read More »
Bio-engineered Additives for Coatings
Published March 24, 2010
Commoditization threatens future growth of the paint and coatings industry, leaving formulators to find other means of differentiation. The need for innovation is imperative. Research and development of functional, biobased additives are leading to t… Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 22, 2010
BASF has established a technical center for developing eco-friendly coatings technologies for the automotive industry in Korea. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 22, 2010
Specialty chemicals group Altana has signed an agreement to acquire the business of Aquaprint GmbH. Read More »
Sherwin-williams Fastop 12s flooring system
Published March 16, 2010
Sherwin-Williams has launched FasTop 12S, an easy handling three-component water-based urethane concrete that meets the needs of flooring contractors wanting a longer working time to coat concrete, wood and steel floors in food processing facilities,… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
Ron Yarnell, OEM sales manager for PPG Industries’ commercial coatings group, has been elected to a 2010-2013 term on the board of directors of the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM). Yarnell has worked for PPG for more than 2… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
Joan A. Schuller has been named general manager for the North American region of Dow Coating Materials, the global architectural and industrial coatings business of The Dow Chemical Company. In her role, Schuller is responsible for setting the busine… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
Dow Coating Materials gave a presentation on “Coatings Industry Sus­tainability – Trends, Challenges and Opportunities” at the 9th Annual Oil & Colour Chemists Association (OCCA) Seminar in Manchester, UK. The presentation b… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
Arch Chemicals, Inc. will incorporate Sporgard technology into new biocide solutions to actively combat mold and fungi in paints, coatings and other building products.  Sporgard technology, an advanced mold solution developed by Syngenta, has ga… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
Royal DSM N.V. and Novomer Inc., based in Waltham, MA have signed an agreement to jointly develop a revolutionary coating resin using carbon dioxide (CO2) as a raw material.      This development agreement follows a cooperation agree… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
North Dakota State University, Fargo and Triton Systems, Inc., a Massachusetts-based materials products company, have announced a research partnership and Triton’s plan to establish a new facility in the NDSU Research and Technology Park. The c… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
Hexion Specialty Chemicals has announced plans to begin construction of a monomer manufacturing plant in Onsan, Korea. The plant, which will produce Cardura monomer, a Versatic acid derivative, will be constructed within an existing manufacturing com… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
Arkema formally completed its acquisition of Dow’s acrylic monomers and acrylic latex polymers (UCAR Emulsion Systems) business in North America. Following this acquisition, the Clear Lake, TX acrylic monomers production site is being int… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
At Interlakokraska 2010, held in Moscow, Russia from March 9-12, the Wacker Group presented new solvent-free silicone resins and silicone resin emulsions for heat-resistant or water-based coatings. One of the products Wacker introduced was Silres IC… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
Paliocrom Brilliant Orange L 2850 is the first of a new generation of effect pigments from BASF. Exceptional brilliance and ultra-high chroma enable the creation of novel designs in the orange to red shade area. This pigment is based on iron-oxide-co… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
AkzoNobel announced its 2009 fourth quarter and full-year results. The company reported 2009 revenue of €13.893 million, ten percent below the previous year. For the full year, volumes were down nine percent while revenue dropped seven. Volumes… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
 Paint manufacturer ICI Paints Akzo­Nobel has launched legal proceedings against PPG Architectural Coatings Limited following Johnstone’s Paints ongoing ‘No. 1’ advertising campaign. The campaign, which draws direct compari… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
Paint additives are substances that are added to paint formulations to enhance the characteristics of the paint. Integration of additives to paint formulation enables the paint to stick better, limits the growth of mildew and improves the smell and a… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
Ecology Coatings has developed bio-based materials for use in a new family of EcoQuik UV-curable coatings. Products incorporating bio-based additives are being used in commercial development applications that exhibit enhanced curing speed, pigment co… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
Glasurit, a BASF Coatings paint brand, recently opened its first Refinish Competence Centre (RCC) for automotive refinish products in France in the city of Montataire. In the future, Glasurit will train nearly 400 customers and trainers at the new ce… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
RPM International Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Rust-Oleum Corporation, has acquired Chemtec Chemicals BV, a manufacturer of industrial cleaners and specialty coatings based in the Netherlands. Terms of the transaction, which is expected to be… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
Sherwin-Williams has agreed to purchase an Italian wood coatings business that sells products under the Sayerlack brand. Sayerlack Industrial Wood Coatings makes industrial wood stains and finishes for use in the furniture and cabinets industry. The… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
Dr. Willie Lau, scientist with Dow Construction Chemicals of The Dow Chemical Company, will deliver the Mattiello Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, April 13 at 9:00 am, on the second day of the American Coatings Conference, in Charlotte, NC. Dr. Lau&rsquo… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
AkzoNobel protective coatings supplied by the company’s International Paint Protective Coatings business will be used to paint the 45,000-ton steel structures being used for the new east span of San Francisco’s Oakland Bay Bridge, to be b… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
AkzoNobel Car Refinishes has launched a new do-it-yourself (DIY) repair and protection solution for minor car scratches. Already launched in ten countries across Europe, StickerFix is an adhesive system which uses patented AkzoNobel paint technology… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
General Motors Europe (GME) and Standox recently signed a cooperation agreement by which the German paint manufacturer officially received Europe-wide approval of its products for all paint repair work performed on Opel and Vauxhall branded vehicles.… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
The Sansin Corporation, Strathroy, Ontario, Canada announced that its Enviro Stain products will now be available throughout Southern Alberta through a new partnership with Overwalls Paint and Decor in Calgary, Alberta. Overwalls will be providing it… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
A line of anti-graffiti coatings from Seicoat Corporation was approved and added to the Qualified Products List by the State of Nevada Department of Transportation (DOT). The products include GPA-200 Graffiti Proofer Anti-Stick and GPA-300 Graffiti P… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
Benjamin Moore stirred tremendous buzz with the introduction of an iPhone application that, since its availability last May, has been downloaded by more than 100,000 people who can snap a picture of any color inspiration and instantly match it to one… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
Hardide Coatings, which develops and applies tungsten carbide-based hard coatings, has secured AS9100 Aerospace Quality Standard Certification for its UK manufacturing facility in Bicester, Oxfordshire and is now recognized as a certified aerospace m… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
BASF Venture Capital GmbH is investing in Quantiam Technologies Inc., Edmonton, Canada. The company develops and markets functional coatings for extreme operating environments such as petrochemicals industry applications. The heat-resistant products… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
Jotun has been chosen to supply 400,000 liters of paint to the Taizhou Yangtze Bridge in China, which has a designed length of 6.2 kilometers, which is equal to nearly four miles. The paint supply contract for Taizhou Yangtze Bridge in Jiangsu Provin… Read More »
Published March 16, 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 »
Published March 16, 2010
The Chemark Consulting Group ann­ounced a collaborative broadening of its consulting services into technical service and business development management. Effective immediately John Jacquin, will collaborate with Chemark to assist its clients with… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
Benjamin Moore is now selling direct to consumers and delivering to their doorsteps via a new e-commerce addition to its web site, www.benjaminmoore.com. The Benjamin Moore “Shop Now” virtual store, accessible from the web site’s na… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
As of February 1, 2010 AkzoNobel Powder Coatings became the global supplier of Ingersoll Rand. Signed in January 2010, the global supply agreement with Ingersoll Rand will last for three years. The agreement will see AkzoNobel Powder Coatings, throug… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
Mythic Paint, manufactured by Southern Diversified Products (SDP) and developed in cooperation with the University of Southern Mississippi, formed a partnership with The Land of Nod children’s furniture and design store. The Land of Nod, which… Read More »
Published March 16, 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. Top Lac Ukraine GmbH, a Glasurit importer in Ukraine, signed an agreeme… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
According to a new report from consulting firm Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney, worldwide consumption of five leading additives for coatings and inks was 1.4 million pounds worth $3.1 billion in 2008. Coatings took some 80% of the value and inks the r… Read More »



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