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Published January 11, 2010
Patent No. U.S. 7,479,520 B2      BASF Coatings AG has received a patent for an aqueous coating material that is substantially or completely free from volatile organic compounds. It is  comprised of a mixture of from 50% to 95%… 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
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
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 »
By Tim Wright
Published January 6, 2010
Liberty Coating Company of Morrisville, Pennsylvania, an applicator of industrial coatings for the oil, gas and water industries said it's planning to put a pipe coatings plant in Bessemer, Alabama's Interstate Industrial Park. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published January 5, 2010
Sherwin-Williams Sher-Release Silicone Fouling Release Coating System is an effective, non-toxic alternative to conventional antifouling coatings. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published January 5, 2010
Chase Corporation, a global manufacturer of protective tapes and coatings, has acquired the full range of ServiWrap pipeline protection products from Grace Construction Products, a unit of W.R. Grace & Co. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published January 4, 2010
The U.S. Department of Energy awarded Archer Daniels Midland Company a $24.8 million grant to develop and construct a facility that will convert biomass into renewable fuel. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published December 29, 2009
Miller Paint, Portland, OR/USA, is buying two ICI Paints Stores in its home state located in Portland and Salem owned by AkzoNobel. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published December 29, 2009
General Motors Europe (GME) and AkzoNobel Car Refinishes formed an agreement under which AkzoNobel will participate in GME’s Body and Paint Program. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published December 29, 2009
Ennis Paint, Dallas, TX/USA, a global provider of pavement marking materials and traffic safety products has purchased a majority share in G.T. Industries, a manufacturer of pavement marking materials in Australia. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published December 23, 2009
The state of the global economy along with rising raw material and energy costs paints an uncertain future for the paint and coatings industry. While many industry insiders from raw material suppliers, paint manufacturers and consultants believe 2010… Read More »
Published December 23, 2009
The global auto market is in a state of flux and everybody knows it. Knowing the market is in a space it has not experienced for more than 70 years and knowing exactly what to do about it is news worthy. We also know that as vehicles are produced, s… Read More »
CHINACOAT 2009 Exceeded Expectations
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published December 23, 2009
CHINACOAT closed with a growing number of visitors despite the global recession. Read More »
Pigments Market Panel Discussion
By Kerry Pianoforte, Associate Editor
Published December 23, 2009
Coatings World interviewed a panel of experts to address key issues facing the pigments market including the economy, new technology and strategies for moving forward in 2010. Read More »
Additives Market Review & Forecast
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published December 23, 2009
The coatings additives market was down in 2009 compared to years past but the handful of key suppliers Coatings World interviewed are optimistic that 2010 will bring slow recovery driven by the Asia-Pacific region. Read More »
The U.S. Interior Decorative Coatings Market
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published December 23, 2009
Major U.S. paint manufacturers including Benjamin Moore, Kelly-Moore, Rodda Paint and Dunn-Edwards discuss key issues in the interior decorative coatings market. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published December 22, 2009
Abakan Inc. has entered into an investment agreement with MesoCoat, Inc., an Ohio-based advanced nanocomposite ceramic-metallic (cermet) coatings company and Powdermet, Inc., its majority shareholder. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published December 22, 2009
Seattle-based Modumetal, Inc., has received a National Science Foundation (NSF) award for a cutting-edge new coating that is expected to improve the operating performance of diesel engines. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published December 22, 2009
The PPG Industries Foundation has donated $8,000 to the Teays Valley Local School District to support a new science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) after-school and summer program for Teays Valley West Middle School students. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published December 22, 2009
Palmali Shipping Group has signed a large contract for 10x7.000 deadweight tonnage newbuilding chemical vessels with Besiktas Shipyard. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published December 22, 2009
Tennant Company, a manufacturer of surface maintenance equipment and coatings, has opened a state-of-the-art Coatings Technical Center. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published December 22, 2009
Victrex Polymer Solutions, a division of Victrex plc, a provider of high performance polymers including Victrex Peek polymer, Vicote Coatings and APTIV films, has appointed Padmini Petroplast Pvt., Ltd. as its distribution partner in India. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published December 15, 2009
The Comex Group, through its Comex Industrial Coatings (CIC) business, is an integral part of the ongoing four phase rehabilitation project at the McDonald Observatory, a research unit of the University of Texas at Austin. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published December 15, 2009
IRL has published a new edition of its title, Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published December 15, 2009
After more than five years of effort promoting a model solution for post-consumer paint management, in July NPCA/FSCT was instrumental in passing the first-ever paint product stewardship law in the United States in the state of Oregon. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published December 15, 2009
Jotun recently won a major power plant coatings project in Indonesia. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published December 11, 2009
Bredero Shaw, the pipe coating division of Bredero Shaw, 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 Limit Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published December 7, 2009
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 protection co Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published December 7, 2009
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. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published December 3, 2009
About a week before press news broke on Nov. 12 that Dow Chemical was set to unload the powder coatings business it absorbed during its troubled acquisition of Rohm & Haas. Dow needs to raise cash so that it can reduce the heavy debt load it incu… Read More »
By Sean Milmo
Published December 3, 2009
The coatings industry has undergone massive restructuring plans to try and help maintain profitability until the economy thaws. Read More »
By Charles W. Thurston
Published December 3, 2009
Madersol looks to expand market share as Argentine economy shows signs of recovery. Read More »
Pigment Suppliers Directory
Published December 2, 2009
Here is a look at offerings from select suppliers of pigments. For more information on the products listed please contact the company directly. Read More »



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