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IRL Releases Profile of the Chinese Paint Industry
Published February 27, 2015
IRL has announced the launch of a new edition of its single country report A Profile of the Chinese Paint Industry. In this study, IRL examines China’s paints and coatings market independently and not as part of a regional study on th… Read More »
IRL Releases Profile of the Chinese Paint Industry
Published February 27, 2015
IRL has announced the launch of a new edition of its single country report A Profile of the Chinese Paint Industry. In this study, IRL examines China’s paints and coatings market independently and not as part of a regional study on the Asia Pac… Read More »
Published February 27, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems has inaugurated a relationship with Pardada Pardadi Education Society (PPES) to the support education of underprivileged girls in India. The funding will help PPES provide basic needs such as education material, uniforms and he… Read More »
Published February 26, 2015
Abakan Inc. has announced several recent developments related to its PComP protective coatings. Abakan has completed field testing of a PComP coating at one of the largest steel companies in Mexico and as a result anticipates a commercial order of th… Read More »
Published February 26, 2015
PPG Industries has redesigned and updated its architectural metal coatings, glass and paint website, PPGIdeaScapes.com, which enables architects, interior designers and other building professionals to research, specify and source PPG’s entire c… Read More »
Published February 25, 2015
Flowcrete has recently launched Flowcoat ESD, which has been designed to provide environments looking to establish controlled electrostatic protected areas (EPAs) with a high-performance flooring option that will prevent potentially hazardous static… Read More »
Published February 25, 2015
Experts at AkzoNobel said they have found the extra in the ordinary to create their latest color and trend guide, which will help to transform the look and feel of consumer's next smartphone, tablet or car interior. These trends will be revealed… Read More »
PPG’s Protective and Marine Coatings Business Receives Award from SSPC
Published February 24, 2015
PPG Industries’ protective and marine coatings (PMC) business received The Society of Protective Coatings (SSPC) 2015 Military Coatings Project Award of Excellence for the performance of AMERCOAT 235 primer, PSX 700SG polysiloxane topcoat and A… Read More »
Corrosion Control
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published February 24, 2015
Corrosion control is especially important when dealing with high value substrates such as offshore oil rigs and other industrial structures meant to withstand harsh environments. Read More »
Wood Coatings Market
By Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor
Published February 24, 2015
Key segments for the wood coatings market include siding and decking, furniture and cabinets. Read More »
Published February 24, 2015
Following its registration on the DGNB (German Sustainable Building Council) Navigator platform, BASF’s MasterTop products have now been granted the DGNB Navigator Label. This label allows the manufacturer to demonstrate its commitment to susta… Read More »
Published February 24, 2015
PPG Industries’ coil and building products group has introduced DURAFORM DR coating, a next-generation polyester coil coating engineered specifically for garage and entry door applications. Designed for two-coat application on aluminum or cold… Read More »
Published February 24, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems, a global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, announced the expansion of its global product portfolio to include manufacturers of agricultural, construction and earthmoving equipment (ACE). The combination of AquaEC electro… Read More »
By Arnold Wang, China Correspondent
Published February 23, 2015
Since 2009 the automobile industry of China has surpassed that of America to become the largest in the world. In 2013, China produced 22.1 million automobiles, 12.1 million out of which are passenger cars. The continuous economy growth leads to fast… Read More »
By Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
Published February 23, 2015
A host of negative factors in Brazil’s economy are pointing to a barely positive growth rate during 2015, an outlook that has been scaled back several times over the past year. While many sectors are flat or in decline, there is some positive n… Read More »
Published February 23, 2015
PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced Envirocron HTE (high-transfer-efficiency) powder coating, featuring a proprietary bisphenol A (BPA)-free polyester formulation that has a faster application build rate than traditional… Read More »
Published February 23, 2015
Liquid Nails brand has announced the launch of Extreme Landscape Block, Stone and Timber Adhesive (LN-906). The new product bonds all stone, block and timber into one super-strong structure. It is also ideal for repairs to loose stone, brick or block… Read More »
Published February 23, 2015
PPG Industries' automotive refinish business has announced its distributor training course schedule for 2015. The courses make up a wide-ranging curriculum designed to provide PPG distributors with the comprehensive training and guidance necessar… Read More »
Published February 23, 2015
Employees of PPG Industries’ industrial coatings manufacturing facility in Mount Vernon, Illinois, recently presented PPG Industries Foundation checks to benefit students at Hamilton County Junior and Senior High Schools. Eight teachers receive… Read More »
Published February 23, 2015
U.S. demand for adhesives and sealants is forecast to increase 2.8 percent per year to 6.4 billion pounds in 2019, valued at $12.8 billion.  A turnaround in construction activity, combined with the expanding use of adhesives and sealants in man… Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published February 20, 2015
This month’s issue of Coatings World covers two key markets – wood coatings and corrosion control. Associate Editor, Catherine Diamond takes a look at the “Wood Coatings Market” (page 24) in this month’s cover article.&… Read More »
Nissan Debuts Glow-in-the-Dark LEAF in Europe
By Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor
Published February 20, 2015
Nissan in Europe has become the first manufacturer to apply glow-in-the-dark car paint to promote its all-electric LEAF, and to encourage more people to convert to solar energy at home. The manufacturer worked with inventor Hamish Scott, creator of S… Read More »
PPG Appoints McGarry President and Chief Operating Officer
Published February 20, 2015
PPG Industries has appointed Michael H. McGarry, currently chief operating officer, to president and chief operating officer, effective March 1. McGarry became chief operating officer in August 2014. McGarry will continue to have executive oversight… Read More »
Published February 20, 2015
Hempel has announced the acquisition of its South African toll manufacturer The Coatings Manufacturing Company (TCMC). Since 2011, Hempel South Africa has partnered with TCMC, which is located close to Johannesburg, to better serve customers in the r… Read More »
Published February 20, 2015
U.S. office furniture producer Paoli has switched to a formaldehyde-free wood coating system supplied by AkzoNobel that meets the latest indoor air quality standards and exceeds the levels of product performance of the previous system. As well as co… Read More »
Published February 20, 2015
Perstorp will unveil new products and enhanced support at European Coatings Show 2015 (Stand 511 Hall 7A). Visitors to ECS 2015 can look forward to the results of recent capacity expansions and acquisitions increasing Perstorp’s capability b… Read More »
Published February 20, 2015
Michelman, a global developer and manufacturer of water-based coatings, surface additives and polymers will be featuring a variety of innovative new solutions at their completely redesigned booth at the European Coatings Show 2015.   Exhibi… Read More »
Published February 19, 2015
The global antimicrobial coatings market is expected to reach USD 4,520.3 million by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research Inc. Growing demand for medical device coatings is expected to remain a key market driver over the next six yea… Read More »
Published February 19, 2015
PPG Industries' automotive refinish business will go all-out Feb. 21-22 for its first appearance at the Easyriders Bike Show. The show, part of the Easyriders national tour of “The Biggest, Baddest Bike Shows in North America,” takes… Read More »
The European Coatings Show Preview
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published February 18, 2015
ECS 2015 will feature more than 1,000 exhibitors. Read More »
Published February 18, 2015
PPG Industries’  coil and building products coatings group will exhibit its complete line of DURANAR fluoropolymer coatings, including infrared (IR)-reflective ULTRA-COOL and VARI-COOL products, at the 2015 Frame Building Expo in Louisvill… Read More »
Published February 18, 2015
Sherwin-Williams has announced the commercial launch of General Polymers 4686 and 4687, premium, ultra-high solids urethane floor coatings for commercial and industrial projects where superior finished appearance, high durability and fast return to s… Read More »
Published February 18, 2015
Valspar has announced that it has developed an ASTM-compliant graffiti-resistant system, which has been tested and approved for all Valspar Coil and Extrusion building products. Valspar has aligned with Graffiti Removal Services (GRS) to create a sus… Read More »
Published February 18, 2015
The global nanocoatings market revenue is expected to reach USD 8.17 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Nanocoatings are being extensively used as a substitute to conventional polymer coatings in applications incl… Read More »
Published February 18, 2015
The global nanocoatings market revenue is expected to reach USD 8.17 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Nanocoatings are being extensively used as a substitute to conventional polymer coatings in applications in… Read More »
By Mike Reed, General Manager, US Coatings
Published February 17, 2015
Independent coatings sales representatives are becoming something of a dying breed in industrial coatings these days. As a few companies rise to global standing, they are becoming increasingly obsessed with preserving margins on the sales side in ord… Read More »
Published February 17, 2015
AkzoNobel Performance Coatings has announced plans to invest €2.5 million to expand its plant in Cikarang, Indonesia. The investment will add capacity to help meet growing demand for the company's International brand products, which are sup… Read More »
Published February 17, 2015
PPG Industries' commercial coatings group has introduced DELFLEET Evolution F3259 HS (high-solids) Basecoat Hardener for use with the brand’s FBCH premium basecoat. F3259 Basecoat Hardener has been specially designed to enhance the overa… Read More »
Stephen Cohen Joins PPG as National Architectural Manager, Northeast Region
Published February 17, 2015
PPG Industries’ flat glass business has named Stephen Cohen as national architectural manager, northeast region, and George Sultage as national architectural manager, mid-Atlantic region. Stephen Cohen Cohen joins PPG from Schott N… Read More »
Published February 17, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems has been named the winner of the ‘Volvo Bus Excellence Award’ in the field of “Delivery Excellence 2014,” in an award judged by the Volvo Buses purchasing team in India. The award was presented to Axalta… Read More »
Published February 16, 2015
PPG Industries’ aerospace coatings group has installed the first commercial system in the U.S. for application of its aerospace electrocoat (e-coat) primer to aircraft parts at the U.S. Coast Guard Aviation Logistics Center, Elizabeth City, Nor… Read More »
Published February 16, 2015
A call for papers has been issued for the 14th International Coatings Congress, which will take place October 13-15, 2015 in São Paulo, Brazil. Professionals interested in presenting papers at the Congress can submit them to the event’s… Read More »
Published February 16, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems Research Fellow, Dr. Michael Koerner and Devan Kestel, Axalta Coating Systems chemical engineer, presented their research at the 2015 Waterborne Symposium at the University of Southern Mississippi, in New Orleans, Louisiana on… Read More »
Published February 16, 2015
PPG Industries’ coil and building products group announced that its digital Architectural Metal Coatings Binder is now available for download in the APPLE APP STORE online store. The free application enables access to fully updated catalogs, pr… Read More »
Published February 16, 2015
The Eastern Coatings Show, sponsored by the Eastern Coatings Federation, Inc., will again be held at the Taj Mahal Hotel and Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, from June 1st to June 4th, 2015. According to Bob Whiteley, the president of the Easter… Read More »
Published February 13, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems, and Jeff Gordon, one of the most celebrated race car drivers in history, have announced a new multi-year partnership. Gordon will become Axalta’s Global Business Advisor, and serve as special advisor to Charlie Shaver, A… Read More »
Published February 13, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems Research Fellow, Dr. Michael Koerner and Devan Kestel, Axalta Coating Systems Chemical Engineer, presented their research at the 2015 Waterborne Symposium at the University of Southern Mississippi, in New Orleans, Louisiana on… Read More »
Published February 13, 2015
Benjamin Moore has announced that its Natura and INSL-X GarageGuard paints have each been named Product of the Year for 2015. Product of the Year is the world's largest consumer-voted award for product innovation where winners are backed by the v… Read More »
Published February 13, 2015
With more than 125,000 color formulations on its database, HMG Paints, a Manchester, UK-based paint manufacturer, say it can offer shades of any color, not just "50 shades of gray." The colors are available direct from HMG Paints&rs… Read More »
Published February 12, 2015
Crown Paints has announced its entry into Rwanda with the establishment of an ultra-modern paint showroom in Kigali and a five year plan to invest about $2.5 million in the country. Rwanda now becomes the third country to host Crown Paints&rsquo… Read More »



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