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Published March 12, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems was named a “Supplier of the Year” by General Motors (GM) at its Supplier of the Year awards ceremony last week. Winning suppliers from around the world received the award for going above and beyond GM’s requi… Read More »
Published March 12, 2015
As part of an ongoing leadership development strategy to provide service offerings for its customers, Axalta Coating Systems, offers multiday events called Business Councils, in which customers are challenged to examine their business plans and imple… Read More »
Published March 12, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems has won Hyundai’s best supplier award in the Excellence in Purchasing category at the second annual Supplier of The Year event, held recently in Piracicaba, Brazil. “We are very proud to have received this presti… Read More »
Published March 11, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems has signed an agreement with the China Youth Development Foundation (CYDF) to make a signification donation that will support the Mother River Protection program over the next three years. The Mother River Protection program w… Read More »
Published March 11, 2015
Asian Paints Ltd has informed BSE that the Company on March 10, 2015 has entered into and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Andhra Pradesh to set up a manufacturing facility for paints and intermediates at Pudi Village… Read More »
PPG Foundation Supports New Hope Grade School Programs
Published March 11, 2015
Chris Campbell (center), facility manager at PPG Industries’ industrial coatings manufacturing facility in Mount Vernon, Illinois, presents two PPG Industries Foundation checks to benefit students at New Hope Grade School. Teacher Ardis Barbre… Read More »
Published March 10, 2015
The Eastern Coatings Show will open its doors with a reception at 6:00 PM on the evening of June 1st, 2015.  The site is the Mark G. Etess Arena at the Taj Mahal Hotel and Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey.  The Eastern Coatings Federatio… Read More »
Published March 10, 2015
PPG Industries will display three new coating products featuring proprietary PPG coating technology, including one powder, one electrocoat (e-coat) and one liquid coating, at the 2015 Minnesota Paint & Powder Coating Expo, at Century College in W… Read More »
Published March 10, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems has expanded its customer training facilities for refinish technicians in Japan. The recently re-opened facility, located in Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture, is designed to provide additional resources to help body shop refinish… Read More »
Published March 10, 2015
BASF will present the European research and construction project BuildTog at MIPIM (Le marché international des professionnels de l’immobilier) event in Cannes, France at booth C21.B7. The aim of the project is to create solutions f… Read More »
Published March 10, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems has opened a latest generation manufacturing facility in Shanghai to produce waterborne coatings for China’s growing automobile market. The newest and one of Axalta’s most advanced waterborne production facilities,… Read More »
Published March 9, 2015
Due to the speed of automotive advancement and the industry's efforts to meet higher fuel efficiency standards, there is greater importance and growth of automotive-grade adhesives, sealants and surface technologies in future vehicle development.… Read More »
Published March 6, 2015
The surface specialist Tiger Coatings has relaunched its website for industrial clients. "The website 'tiger-coatings.com' has been redesigned and is now compatible with PC, tablet and mobile devices," said Christian Ebenberger, Ma… Read More »
Published March 6, 2015
Sherwin-Williams announces MIL-DTL-64159 Type III Chemical Agent Resistant Coating (CARC) Aerosol is now available for touch ups or other small job applications on military vehicles, ground support equipment and rotocraft. The coating provides vital… Read More »
Published March 5, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems, a global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has opened a latest-generation manufacturing facility in Shanghai to produce waterborne coatings for China’s growing automobile market. The newest and one of Axalta’… Read More »
Published March 5, 2015
Sherwin-Williams has announced that the company holds the sole U.S. spray license for Arkema Inc.’s Kynar 500 FSF PVDF resin, a primary component of Sherwin-Williams SHER-NAR 5000 Superior Performance Architectural Baking Enamel.… Read More »
Published March 4, 2015
Hempel’s Hempadur AvantGuard range of products has won the 2014 European Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation. To be presented on May 14 in London, the award recognizes the products’ ability to provide superior anti-… Read More »
Published March 4, 2015
The Lubrizol Corporation has introduced a new mobile application - the Wood Coatings Product Guide - designed to help formulators of wood coatings identify advanced Lubrizol chemistries that help achieve a wide-range of performance needs. "We a… Read More »
Coatings Summit Draws Top Leaders in the Industry
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published March 4, 2015
This biennial event attracts the top leaders in the coatings industry. Read More »
PPG Foundation Donates $10,000 to Frontiers of Flight Museum
Published March 3, 2015
The PPG Industries Foundation has donated $10,000 to the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas to support a new science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education program for 6th- through 12th-grade students from two public all-girls schools i… Read More »
Published March 3, 2015
Sika will acquire mortar producer BMI Products of Northern California Inc., a U.S.-based company active in production and sales of a full range of mortar products and systems for the construction industry. The acquisition will accelerate Sika's g… Read More »
Published March 3, 2015
BASF and FoundOcean Ltd. have launched an integrated material‑and‑service system for the provision of a new high‑strength grout, MasterFlow 9800, in Edinburgh, UK. The new MasterFlow 9800 high-strength grout is the result of over three years o… Read More »
Published March 2, 2015
PPG Industries’ building products-exterior coatings group announced that Durapaint Industries Limited, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, has been accredited as a member of the PPG CAP Certified Applicator Program (PPG/CAP) group. Durapaint Industr… Read More »
Published March 2, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems sponsored the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) Mid-Atlantic Region conference and career fair that took place last weekend in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the annual event. The career fair provided college students and… Read More »
Published March 2, 2015
PPG Industries' commercial coatings group and the National Association of Trailer Manufacturers (NATM) have named Load Trail, a Sumner, Texas-based manufacturer of custom-built trailers, the recipient of the 2015 Green Manufacturing Award. Corney… Read More »
AkzoNobel Scientists Receive Two Honors at 2015 SSPC GreenCOAT Show
Published February 27, 2015
Dr. Mike O’Donoghue and Vijay Datta, distinguished scientists in AkzoNobel’s Protective Coatings business, were presented with two Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) publication awards at the 2015 SSPC GreenCOAT show, during the annua… 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 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 »



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