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Axalta
Published April 14, 2014
Last week's ribbon cutting and unveiling of the Jeff Gordon Children's Foundation's (JGCF) treatment room at the Children's Blood and Cancer Center, part of Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, revealed an Axalta Racin… Read More »
Published April 14, 2014
 BASF has invested €2.5 million in its Demarchi coatings site, located in the state of São Paulo, Brazil, to expand its capacity to service Brazil’s automotive industry with waterborne automotive coatings. The goal is to meet… Read More »
Coatings Process Leader
Published April 7, 2014
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. With more than 112,000 employees, six Verbund sites and 376 additional production sites worldwide we serve customers and partners in almost all countries of the world. In 2013, BASF posted sales of €74.0 billion and income before special items of approximately €7.2 billion. Read More »
Published April 4, 2014
When evaluating coatings for industrial maintenance applications, asset protection is a top priority. Yet, methods for re-creating real-world conditions in the lab, such as accelerated weathering, do not necessarily predict performance in the field.… Read More »
Published April 3, 2014
AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings recently announced Boeing qualification of the Aerodur 3001/ 3002 Base Coat/Clear Coat system. The newly approved Aerodur Base Coat/Clear Coat system is qualified by Boeing to both the BMS 10-72, Type 10 and BMS 10-125,… Read More »
Published April 3, 2014
AkzoNobel has introduced the shipping industry's first digital tool that enables operators to accurately assess and predict the risk of hull fouling, depending on which routes are being traded. Developed by the company's Marine Coatings busi… Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published April 2, 2014
Hielaman attended the trade mission through Santander’s Breakthrough program, which aims to help small business unlock their potential. Read More »
Published April 2, 2014
AkzoNobel have developed new technology which is set to pump up the volume for 21st century lifestyles and revolutionize the way people listen to music. The company's scientists have created an ultrasonic coating – or singing paint –… Read More »
Published April 1, 2014
PPG Industries announced plans to invest more than $27 million in its San Juan del Rio, Queretaro, Mexico, coatings manufacturing facility. The expansion project will add four new buildings to the current complex, representing approximately 100,000… Read More »
Published April 1, 2014
Impreglon has fully acquired the coater Povrchové úpravy (PUT) in Třemošnice/CZ. PUT ideally complements the Impreglon plants in Walcz/PL and Tatabanya/HU as well as the existing range of coating processes in Eastern Europe. Sa… Read More »
Published March 31, 2014
The demand for construction paints and coatings is mainly prompted by growing infrastructure activities globally and the growing demand for water borne paints and coatings. Asia Pacific dominates the global market for construction paints and coatings… Read More »
Published March 31, 2014
The demand for construction paints and coatings is mainly prompted by growing infrastructure activities globally and the growing demand for water borne paints and coatings. Asia Pacific dominates the global market for construction paints and coatings… Read More »
Published March 31, 2014
Bayer MaterialScience is increasing its production capacities in the Asia/Pacific region to meet the continued growth in demand there for raw materials for coatings and adhesives. Ground was broken at the site in Shanghai, China, recently for a new p… Read More »
Published March 31, 2014
Finnish thin film coating specialist Picodeon Ltd Oy has developed its ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) surface coating technology to be able to create either porous or dense aluminum oxide (Al2O3) coatings on heat-sensitive substrates for… Read More »
Published March 31, 2014
Duralar Technologies, a global nanotechnology company and developer of the Duralar family of ultra-hard coatings,  has established its U.S. headquarters in the Tucson region of Arizona. The company has leased a 5,000 square-foot building at 7620… Read More »
Published March 28, 2014
Greenkote PLC, provider of ecofriendly anti-corrosion metal coatings, confirmed that it has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification. ISO 9000 is a family of standards that define, establish and maintain an effective quality assurance system for the… Read More »
Published March 27, 2014
Nippon Paint has been awarded Best Company for Leadership Award in Paint Technology Asia by IAIR, one of the world's leading prizes for excellences in global economy and sustainability. This award reaffirms Nippon Paint's commitment to ecolog… Read More »
Published March 27, 2014
OMNOVA Solutions, a global manufacturer of emulsion polymers and additives, has unveiled its latest innovation for the coatings industry: PLIOTEC LEB 18, a new binder for formulation of low exudation and low efflorescence masonry coatings. PLIOTEC LE… Read More »
Published March 27, 2014
Thermal-Chem has announced a new addition to its decorative coatings line. DecoEssence is a decorative polymer flooring system which uses a metallic pigment to produce a new, uniquely attractive three-dimensional appearance with incredible depth and… Read More »
Published March 26, 2014
P2i,  a manufacturer of  liquid repellent nano-coating technology, recently opened a new technology center in Shenzhen, China, following increased demand for its protective coatings on consumer electronics such as smartphones, tablets and w… Read More »
Published March 26, 2014
PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Canal Supplies, Inc. (CSI), a privately-owned distributor of protective and marine coatings to customers in Central America. The c… Read More »
Published March 26, 2014
PPG Industries announced that it has completed its previously announced acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Hi-Temp Coatings Technology Co., Inc., a privately-owned supplier of high-temperature-resistant and insulative coatings, based i… Read More »
PPG PMC Business Shares SSPC  Honor for Coating on USS Freedom
Published March 26, 2014
PPG Industries’ protective and marine coatings (PMC) business received The Society of Protective Coatings (SSPC) 2014 Military Coatings Project Award of Excellence for the performance of AMERCOAT 240 and PSX 700SG coatings on the USS Freedom, t… Read More »
Published March 25, 2014
Bordeaux Digital Printink, one of the industry leaders in developing and manufacturing high quality inks and coatings, and Sayar Group one of the largest distributors of printing packaging, sign and advertising materials in Turkey, have finalized an… Read More »
Published March 25, 2014
The Coatings Research Group, Inc., (CGRI) the international association of 32 paint manufacturers located across 12 countries, has announced that Richard Scott will succeed Jackie Savoca as the organization’s sixth executive director effective.… Read More »
Published March 25, 2014
U.S. 8,575,231 B2 Jotun patents has obtained a patent for a marine antifouling coating composition comprised of at least one hydrolyzable polyoxalate and at least one compound that prevents the settlement of marine organisms on a surface and/or preve… Read More »
Published March 25, 2014
U.S. 8,575,226 B2 Rhino Linings has been granted a patent for a building material composite comprised of a building material substrate at least partially lined with a rigid urethane material wherein the rigid urethane material is comprised of a react… Read More »
Published March 25, 2014
U.S. 8,557,388 B2 Hontek Corporation has been granted a patent for a polyurethane or polyurea rain erosion resistant coating composition for protecting a leading edge substrate on an airfoil against liquid and solid particle erosion comprised of an i… Read More »
Published March 25, 2014
U.S. 8,557,384 B2 DuPont Teijin Films U.S. Limited Partnership, Chester, Va. (US) composite film comprising a polyester film substrate having first and second sides, and on at least one of said first and second sides a coating composition comprising… Read More »
EMPEROR 1600 and 1200 Carbon Blacks for Coatings
Published March 25, 2014
Cabot’s EMPEROR 1600 and EMPEROR 1200 high-color carbon blacks for non-polar formulations achieve exceptional color performance and processability vs. the competition. Read More »
American Coatings Show & Conference VISITOR GUIDE
Published March 24, 2014
This biennial exhibition and technical conference is considered to be the premier event for the North American paint and coatings industry. Read More »
The 41st Annual Waterborne Symposium
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published March 24, 2014
This year’s event featured a panel discussion on automotive coatings. Read More »
CEO FORUM
Published March 24, 2014
Coatings World has introduced a new yearly feature, the CEO Forum. The purpose of this feature is to give CEOs of major coatings and paint companies a platform to address the most important issues impacting our industry. This inaugural forum features insights from Ton Büchner, CEO and chairman of the board of management and the executive committee of AkzoNobel and Charles W. Shaver, chairman and CEO of Axalta Coating Systems. Read More »
The Automotive OEM Coatings Market
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published March 24, 2014
Globally auto builds are increasing, which bodes well for automotive OEM coatings manufacturers. Read More »
Africa’s Oil, Gas and Water Sectors Fuel Demand for Pipeline Coatings
By Shem Oirere, Africa Correspondent
Published March 24, 2014
Africa’s pipeline coatings market is poised for a major take off. Read More »
By Sean Milmo, Europe Correspondent
Published March 24, 2014
The current trend is the development of larger offshore turbines with a higher energy output so that the coatings, particularly those on the blades, have to be even more resilient. Read More »
Published March 24, 2014
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “2014 Leading Paint and Coatings Market Players: AkzoNobel, BASF, DuPont, Henkel, Kansai Paint, Nippon Paint, PPG, RPM, Sherwin-Williams, Valspar” report to their offering. The compan… Read More »
Published March 24, 2014
Butanol and its derivatives are important ingredients of many paints and varnishes. While the use of solvent has, in general, declined due to a shift towards water-borne paints and varnishes, products based on butanol can also be used as coupling age… Read More »
Published March 24, 2014
Polytetrafluoroethylene accounts for the major share of fluoropolymer market. PTFE is the linear homopolymer of TFE with a repeat unit and is made by polymerizing TFE in water using free radical initiators. The PTFE market is experiencing huge growth… Read More »
Published March 24, 2014
According to a study by the consulting firm Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney, the global consumption of coatings was 80 billion pounds in 2013 valued at $120 billion. The industry has recovered from the 2008-2009 global recession and a five percent ave… Read More »
Published March 24, 2014
As the April issue goes to press the Coatings World team is making our final preparations for the trip to the American Coatings Show (ACS), which will be held April 7-10 in Atlanta, Georgia. We are excited to attend this biennial event, as it has gro… Read More »
Published March 24, 2014
TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Marine Coatings market to grow at a CAGR of 11.29 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the expansion of the Oil and Gas market. The Global Marine… Read More »
Published March 24, 2014
TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Marine Coatings market to grow at a CAGR of 11.29 percent over the period 2013-2018. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the expansion of the Oil and Gas market. The Global Marine… Read More »
Published March 24, 2014
BASF recently broke ground on a new resin and electrocoat (e-coat) plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Shanghai. With its operation scheduled to commence in the second half of 2015, the plant will help to address the increasing demand for… Read More »
Published March 24, 2014
Registration is now open for 2014 Powder Coatings Show, which will be held at the Lucas Oil Convention Center, Indianapolis, IN September 16-18, 2014. Along with about 100 exhibitor booths, 44 technical session hours, a hospitality reception and a… Read More »
Published March 21, 2014
A new report released by the Container Owners Association (COA) shows a drop in the use of waterborne coatings in the container industry, with production of containers using waterborne paint amounting to just 20,000TEU in 2013, compared to 30,000TEU… Read More »
Published March 21, 2014
PPG Industries  announced that its North American architectural coatings business has taken a minority equity position in The Coatings Alliance, LLC (TCA), a cooperative of 42 paint dealers in the U.S. and Canada. TCA is based in Buffalo, N.Y. F… Read More »
Picodeon’s PLD Technology Enables Microstructural Control
Published March 20, 2014
Finnish thin film coating specialist Picodeon Ltd Oy has developed its ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) surface coating technology to be able to create either porous or dense aluminium oxide (Al2O3) coatings on heat-sensitive substrates fo… Read More »
Published March 20, 2014
IGM Resins recently commissioned a new development lab at its North American regional center in Charlotte, NC, USA. Adjacent to the pilot plant, the new lab enhances the integrated development capability at IGM's acrylate manufacturing facility,… Read More »
Published March 20, 2014
The increase in infrastructure and maintenance spending by the private and public sector in South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya is lending momentum to the industrial paints and coatings market in these countries. Nigeria presents the most opportunities… Read More »



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