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Published December 18, 2014
BASF’s Coatings division started up a new Netzsch LMZ25 beadmill at its site in Deeside, UK. The modern mill will be used to manufacture intermediate pigment pastes in the PVC plastisol production process. The beadmill replaces a Cox triple-rol… Read More »
Published December 17, 2014
LORD Corporation, a global provider of adhesives, coatings, motion management devices and sensing technologies, celebrates 90 years in business. Initially employing a staff of only six, LORD continues to grow with more than 3,000 employees in 26 coun… Read More »
Published December 17, 2014
The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced the 2014 “Best of Green Schools” recipients, recognizing 10 individuals, institutions, projects and events representing the best environmental efforts i… Read More »
Published December 16, 2014
PPG Industries recently staged awarding ceremonies for its 2014 China Scholarship Program at 10 Chinese universities. PPG has sponsored scholarships for Chinese students each year since 2003. This year, the total scholarship amount reaches RMB 330,00… Read More »
Published December 16, 2014
Donna Burlison, customer service representative at PPG Industries’ industrial coatings manufacturing facility in Mount Vernon, Illinois, has presented a PPG Industries Foundation check for $1,000 to Rome Grade School teachers Chad Beckham and J… 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 »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published December 15, 2014
This month’s feature article is an in depth look at the Powder Coatings Market (page 27). Powder coating is a diverse market and can be used on everything from OEM appliances and automobiles to coating metal patio furniture.  According to… 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
Ice, snow and cold temperatures – any of these makes construction in the winter time challenging, especially for ready mix concrete producers and users. Often, projects have to be delayed due to the adverse weather conditions. With concrete adm… 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 »
Published December 11, 2014
The American Coatings Association (ACA) has announced that Gregg Smith, managing director for Cabot Corporation’s New Business Development and Scouting group, will deliver the Technical Focus Lecture at its CoatingsTech Conference, March 9-11,… Read More »
Published December 11, 2014
The American Coatings Association (ACA) has announced that Dr. Rigoberto Advincula, a professor in the Department of Macromolecular Science & Engineering at Case Western University, will deliver the keynote address at ACA’s CoatingsTech Con… Read More »
Published December 11, 2014
The American Coatings Association (ACA) has announced that Dr. Danny C. Rich, manager of Sun Chemical Corporation’s Color Research Laboratory, will deliver the Mattiello Memorial Lecture at its CoatingsTech Conference, March 9-11, 2015, at the… Read More »
Published December 11, 2014
RPM International Inc. has announced that the United States Bankruptcy Court in Delaware and the United States District Court in Delaware have confirmed the plan of reorganization for RPM's Specialty Products Holding Corp. (SPHC) subsidiary and r… Read More »
Published December 11, 2014
Lowe's Companies, Inc. and The Sherwin-Williams Company have jointly announced that HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams brand paints will be available at Lowe's stores and on Lowes.com beginning March 2015. The HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams produc… Read More »
Published December 10, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems is strengthening its performance testing capability by opening a new product development center at its facility in Lionville, PA. The center is equipped with a  Global Finishing Solutions professional spraybooth and advanc… Read More »
Published December 10, 2014
As part of the recent launch of the AvantGuard technology, Hempel Protective conducted a web survey among key decision makers from all over the world with the purpose of hearing expert opinions on a wide selection of factors affecting the performance… Read More »
Published December 9, 2014
“The future of the coatings industry rests with scientists and engineers in R&D and their ability to develop sustainable coating solutions that can keep up with global demand,” said Dr. Panos Kordomenos, Chief Technology Officer and h… Read More »
Published December 9, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems recently received an award from Associated Builders and Contractors. Axalta won the award titled, 2014 ABC Delaware Excellence in Construction for the $2.5 million remodel project range. The design of Axalta’s North Am… Read More »
Published December 9, 2014
BASF started operations in a new emulsion polymers plant at its integrated Verbund site in Freeport, Texas. The acrylic emulsion polymers manufactured at this new plant are used for architectural coatings, construction chemicals, adhesives and applic… Read More »
Published December 9, 2014
 SICO paint that has a  launched a nre product in response to the growing trend of vibrant home decor The Sico MUSE paint-and-primer-in-one product features a TOUCH RESIST TECHNOLOGY paint innovation that gives color surfaces  richnes… Read More »
Published December 9, 2014
The commercial coatings group of PPG Industries has launched a redesigned website for the ADJUSTRITE Commercial Estimating System at www.adjustrite.com. The site went live in early November and features a refreshed look, user-friendly navigation and… Read More »
Published December 9, 2014
PPG Industries’  coatings manufacturing facility in Bangplee was recently recognized with a Zero Accident Award by Thailand’s Department of Labor Protection and Welfare, Ministry of Labor. The Zero Accident Award honors companies th… Read More »
Published December 4, 2014
Ferro Corporation has completed the acquisition of tile coating manufacturer Vetriceramici S.p.A. for €83 million (approximately $104 million), subject to customary working capital and other purchase price adjustments. Vetriceramici was owned by… Read More »
Published December 4, 2014
Daimler AG has signed an agreement with AkzoNobel Performance Coatings, making the company one of the approved suppliers of vehicle refinishes to Daimler dealerships and approved bodyshops worldwide. The contract covers the supply and support of A… Read More »
By Michael Olosky, Global Head of Innovation Adhesive Technologies, Henkel
Published December 3, 2014
Adhesives are an unsung yet critical component of the manufacturing assembly process, especially in new materials adoption for next generation technology. As world leader in this industry, Henkel plays a key role in helping bring innovative ideas to… Read More »
Published December 3, 2014
Set to replace the discontinued Duofast Trimbonder line of adhesives in Chemical Concepts’ comprehensive line of adhesives products is TrimGrip, an advanced Cellular PVC Adhesive now associated with the Chem-Set brand. The structural adhesive d… Read More »
Published December 3, 2014
TCI Powder Coatings has announced two recent promotions of senior staff members and one new hire in technical support. Steve Jones has been appointed to the new position of Director, National Markets and Jeff Wilhelms to Director of Field Technical S… Read More »
Published December 2, 2014
Daimler AG has signed an agreement with AkzoNobel Performance Coatings making the company one of the approved suppliers of vehicle refinishes to Daimler dealerships and approved bodyshops worldwide. The contract covers the supply and support of Akzo… Read More »
Published December 2, 2014
BASF announced the North American launch of Irgazin Orange EH1287 for industrial applications which include agriculture, construction and earth moving equipment coatings. Irgazin Orange EH1287 improves material flow allowing formulators to… Read More »
Published December 2, 2014
The PPG Industries Foundation recently donated more than $55,000 to seven organizations for education-related initiatives in the Greater Pittsburgh area, where the company maintains its global headquarters and several facilities. The grants highlight… Read More »
Published December 2, 2014
PPG Industries is launching new branding for automotive refinish brand Nexa Autocolor coatings to give a fresh look to its full range of products. The innovative Aquabase Plus waterborne line will be the first with updated product packaging. Nexa… Read More »
Published December 1, 2014
AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings celebrates AMS 3095A qualification of new, 100 percent chrome-free paint systems for commercial fleet maintenance. The new systems provide customers with increased flexibility and choice, including multiple topcoat option… Read More »
Published December 1, 2014
Coral Reef (SW 6606) has been named Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year 2015. "The uplifting, vivacious hue with floral notes is the perfect mélange of pink, orange and red that can be used to liven up any space," the company said.… Read More »
Published December 1, 2014
Sika is further expanding its research and development activities. In the presence of His Royal Highness, Prince Edward Duke of Kent, Sika has opened a state-of-the-art research facility in Preston in northwest England. Sika employs around 800 staff… Read More »
Published November 24, 2014
The Valspar Corporation has announced that it has completed the purchase of Madison Chemical Industries, Inc., a coatings manufacturer headquartered in Ontario, Canada. Madison was founded in 1975 and has developed a global reputation for its technic… Read More »
Published November 21, 2014
PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business showcased its full assortment of liquid, powder, pretreatment and electrocoat (e-coat) products at FabTech, Nov. 11-13 at Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. William A. Ramos, PPG technical… Read More »
Published November 20, 2014
The Southern Society for Coatings Technology has announced its 2015 Annual Technical Conference. The organization is currently seeking technical speakers for this event. Any interested parties should e-mail Rick Diener at ssctorg@gmail.com. Spea… Read More »
Published November 20, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems, a global supplier of liquid and powder coatings and committed partner to the global refinish industry, was one of the sponsors of the International Bodyshop Industry Symposium (IBIS) Turkey, a regional conference held in Istan… Read More »
Published November 19, 2014
ShawCor Ltd.'s Bredero Shaw pipe coating division has received a second contract with a value of approximately $200 million from BP Exploration (Shah Deniz) Limited for pipeline coating for the Shah Deniz Stage 2 development project. The contract… Read More »
Published November 19, 2014
Tesla Nanocoatings is expanding production of its Teslan brand of nanocoatings, a corrosion-resistant coating for structural steel, produced with SMW Specialty Multi-wall Carbon Nanotubes developed by SouthWest NanoTechnologies (SWeNT). … Read More »



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