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Dow Coatings Materials Exposure Station Offers Insight Into Paint Performance
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published August 6, 2014
Each year, Dow Coating Materials tracks exterior paint performance on more than 40,000 test panels to understand what makes high-quality paint. Dow has 20 exposure sites worldwide, but the exposure station in Spring House, Pennsylvania, hosting about… Read More »
Published August 4, 2014
Connell Brothers Company (CBC), one of the largest distributors of specialty chemicals and ingredients in Asia-Pacific, has announced that it will represent BYK-Chemie GmbH and its affiliates in several key segments in India, China, and Taiwan. BYK C… Read More »
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Published July 31, 2014
BYK-Gardner USA (www.byk.com), a member of world-wide organization Altana, develops and sells instrument solutions for the quality control of color, appearance and physical properties. Read More »
Published July 31, 2014
Orange can be an unforgiving color, even with aircraft coatings. But a basecoat-clearcoat system by PPG Industries’ aerospace business selected by Jetstar for its 10th-anniversary livery gave the airline reason to celebrate with an Airbus A320… Read More »
Published July 31, 2014
Thanks to the positively and negatively charged units in their monomers, zwitterionic polymers have a high affinity for water -- a property known as hydrophilicity. This property helps prevent fouling, namely the build-up of contaminants. Current zwi… Read More »
Published July 31, 2014
Manufacturers of solvent-based wood protective paints and stains are witnessing increased demand for protection against both fungi and algae in their formulated products. In anticipation of this trend, Troy Corporation developed Polyphase 963, a new… Read More »
Second Biennial International Roof Coatings Conference Gets High Marks
Published July 30, 2014
The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) hosted a successful International Roof Coatings Conference. The conference took place July 14-17, 2014 in Baltimore, Maryland. Conference attendance was up 15 percent over 2012’s inaugural IRCC… Read More »
Published July 28, 2014
DKSH’s Business Unit Performance Materials, a leading distributor of specialty chemicals and provider of Market Expansion Services for performance materials, has invested in a specialized facility in India to cater to the significantly growing… Read More »
Published July 24, 2014
he global protective coatings market, along with its end products, has witnessed a remarkable growth in the past few years. This growth is estimated to increase in the coming years. The quality, durability, corrosion and fire protection properties, a… Read More »
Published July 24, 2014
The global protective coatings market, along with its end products, has witnessed a remarkable growth in the past few years. This growth is estimated to increase in the coming years. The quality, durability, corrosion and fire protection properties,… Read More »
Published July 24, 2014
BASF Shanghai Coatings Co., Ltd.  inaugurated its new automotive coatings plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Shanghai, China. The expansion of its automotive coatings production capacity with an investment of around €50 million… Read More »
Published July 23, 2014
Boyd Coatings Research Co., Inc. was selected to strategically coat and laminate a suitcase-sized microsatellite that orbits the Earth searching for near-earth asteroids and “space junk” that are difficult to spot using ground-based teles… Read More »
Published July 23, 2014
LINE-X Protective Coatings, the nation’s leading developer and provider of high performance protective coatings,has  announced its continued efforts to support job creation and domestic manufacturing by developing products and expanding lo… Read More »
Published July 23, 2014
BASF Automotive Refinish will exhibit and present its latest products and processes at the 2014 International Autobody Congress and Exposition Expo & Conference (NACE / CARS) – the largest North American conference and exhibition dedicated… Read More »
Published July 22, 2014
Allnex has expanded its offerings for UV curable field applied coatings with blue‐colored applicator friendly resins. Blue colored UCECOAT 7892 and EBECRYL 894 dramatically increase the ease of application and curing of high‐performance UV cured… Read More »
Published July 21, 2014
 Coatings for Industry (CFI), a direct-to-contractor supplier of industrial coating products, announces it has hired flooring industry veteran Jim Peterson as its Industrial Sales Manager.  In this role, Peterson will be in charge of busine… Read More »
Published July 21, 2014
Flowcrete Americas has moved its center of operations to a new facility to meet a rise in demand for its specialist polymer floor systems across the U.S., Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. The 30,000 square foot facility, located in Spring, T… Read More »
Published July 21, 2014
For the eighth time, CertaPro Painters honored Sherwin-Williams with its “Platinum Supplier of the Year” award, the highest distinction presented annually to its suppliers. Sherwin-Williams was voted Supplier of the Year at CertaPro Pain… Read More »
Published July 21, 2014
Eight students aged 14-15 from Manchester Communication Academy have successfully completed the first stage of their pioneering Future Entrepreneurship Partnership at HMG Paints Ltd. HMG Paints, the UK’s largest independent industrial paints m… Read More »
Published July 18, 2014
On June 24, 2014, Hemmelrath Lackfabrik GmbH founded the company’s first Russian branch, Hemmelrath RUS, in Nizhny Novgorod.  With the new location, Hemmelrath opens up the Russian OEM market for itself and lays the foundation for further… Read More »
Published July 18, 2014
 In 1964, 3M revolutionized the way people thought about traditional glue with an innovative formula able to be dispensed from an aerosol can. Fifty years later, this was the idea that started it all and Super 77™ from 3M remains the leade… Read More »
Published July 16, 2014
ShawCor Ltd. has completed the acquisition of all of the outstanding shares of Desert NDT LLC , first announced on May 8, 2014, for a total consideration of approximately $260 million, subject to adjustment for changes in working capital. Desert is a… Read More »
Published July 16, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, is stepping up its efforts to expand its product offerings in China. Manufacturing capacity for new modified polypropylene powder products will be added to the Huangshan… Read More »
Published July 16, 2014
Micro Powders, Inc. is the recognized leader in innovative wax technology and prides itself in developing unique additives to meet the demands of its customers and their varied applications. This bulletin is designed to highlight a broad range of pro… Read More »
Published July 15, 2014
Benjamin Moore's  newest product offering is Benjamin Moore Regal Select Exterior REVIVE, a premium paint specifically formulated with Vinyl-Lock technology to provide superior adhesion and durability to vinyl siding and trim. For the first… Read More »
Published July 15, 2014
Bringing their designer-inspired colors and wallpapers to a larger audience of homeowners, HGTV and Sherwin-Williams have launched HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams in Canada. First introduced to the U.S. market in 2012, the HGTV HOME by Sherwin-William… Read More »
Published July 14, 2014
At Micro Powders, Inc. we pride ourselves in developing unique micronized waxes to help the formulator produce superior technical products. The grades listed below will assist you in selecting the most appropriate Micro Powders® wax additive, whi… Read More »
Published July 14, 2014
At Micro Powders, Inc. we pride ourselves in developing unique micronized waxes to help the formulator produce superior technical products. The grades listed below will assist you in selecting the most appropriate Micro Powders’ wax additive th… Read More »
Published July 13, 2014
At Micro Powders, Inc. we pride ourselves in developing unique micronized waxes to help the formulator produce superior technical products. The grades listed below will assist you in selecting the most appropriate Micro Powders’ wax additive th… Read More »
Published July 12, 2014
At Micro Powders, Inc. we pride ourselves in developing unique micronized waxes to help the formulator produce superior technical products. The grades listed below will assist you in selecting the most appropriate Micro Powders’ wax additive th… Read More »
Published July 11, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems has received the Best Employer in Russia award from the Russian Business Captains Association at the annual Human Resources Ceremony held in Moscow in May 2014. The judging panel, made up of a team of experts from leading consu… Read More »
Published July 11, 2014
PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has published a brochure covering its full line of coating, pretreatment and customer support solutions for designers and manufacturers of consumer electronics. The four-page booklet details PPG&rsq… Read More »
Published July 11, 2014
PPG Industries  provided all coatings products for contestants in the Auto Body Painting Contest portion of the 2014 “Chevrolet Cup” National Automotive Application and Repair Skills Competition. This is the sixth consecutive year PP… Read More »
Published July 11, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, is sponsoring First State Robotics of Delaware and the Miracles of Engineering (MOE) First Tech Challenge team.   Axalta awarded a scholarship to robotics team… Read More »
Published July 11, 2014
PPG Industries recently attended a ceremony at the Diaoyutai State Guest House in Beijing to celebrate release of the first China CSR Evaluation Criteria by the China Enterprise Evaluation Association and the School of Social Sciences, Tsinghua Unive… Read More »
Published July 11, 2014
PPG Industries’ coil and building products coatings group announced that its Architectural Metal Coatings binder is now available online in a digital, downloadable format at www.ppgideascapes.com. The digital binder features fully updated cata… Read More »
Published July 10, 2014
PPG Industries  recently participated in the Responsible Care Beijing Manifesto Ceremony held by the Association of International Chemical Manufacturers (AICM). At the ceremony, themed “Join Us, Road to Responsible Care Excellence,”… Read More »
Published July 10, 2014
PPG Industries' automotive refinish business has expanded its OMNI Plus product offering with the addition of MC2800 EUROPLUS Speed Clear, a 4.2 VOC  high-solids clearcoat that addresses the performance and value priorities of the cost-consc… Read More »
Published July 10, 2014
California Products Corporation, a Delos Management portfolio company, has acquired certain assets of The Muralo Paint Company. Muralo Paints, founded in 1894 and headquartered in Bayonne, New Jersey manufactures paints and coatings that are sold thr… Read More »
Published July 10, 2014
The designers at BASF’s Coatings division have published their automotive color trends for 2014/2015. With their collection entitled “Under the Radar,” new color ranges are appearing on the trend radar. The development of special ef… Read More »
Published July 8, 2014
Jotun, one of the global leaders in marine antifouling coatings, has signed an agreement with Maersk Line to supply Hull Performance Solutions (HPS) with SeaQuantum X200 for the Triple-E new build project. The Triple-Es are one of the world’s l… Read More »
Published July 8, 2014
Ferro Corporation has announced further progress implementing its value creating initiatives with the completion of the previously announced sale of substantially all of the assets in its Specialty Plastics business to A. Schulman, Inc. for $91 milli… Read More »
Published July 8, 2014
With the introduction of EBECRYL LEO 10101 and EBECRYL LEO 10102 from Allnex, manufacturers of inks for indirect food packaging applications now have access to new, high-performance, self-curing resin solutions that eliminate concerns about the migra… Read More »
Infrastructure to Drive South Africa, 
Kenya and Nigeria Coatings Markets
By Shem Oirere, Africa Correspondent
Published July 7, 2014
Increased infrastructure development expenditure by Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria will lend momentum to the countries’ industrial paints and coatings market according to a market study by research firm Frost & Sullivan. Read More »
Published July 7, 2014
U.S. 8,623,461 B2 MT Coatings LLC has obtained a patent for a coating process for protecting a surface of a substantially chromium-free metal component, the coating process is comprised of combining a substantially chromium-free silicon-containing fl… Read More »
Published July 7, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems recently announced  that Mazda Europe has renewed its approval of Axalta’s three global refinish brands – Cromax, Spies Hecker and Standox. The agreement, which is valid for another two years, confirms Axalta… Read More »
Published July 4, 2014
PPG Industries has announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Consorcio Comex, S.A. de C.V. ("Comex"), an architectural and industrial coatings company with headquarters in Mexico City, Mexico. The transaction is valued… Read More »
Published July 4, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems will expand its powder production facility in China. New capacity will be added at the Qingpu manufacturing center of Axalta’s powder coatings partner Huajia Chemical Co. Ltd. and will double production to meet the rapid… Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published July 3, 2014
It is time once again time for Coatings World’s highly anticipated Top Companies Report. This is one of our most popular issues, offering our readers a comprehensive look at the top players in the paint, coatings, adhesives and sealants industr… Read More »



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