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Published January 3, 2012
OAO Severstal, one of the world's leading vertically integrated steel and steel related mining companies, announced that its steel production unit, the Cherepovets Steel Mill, has commissioned its second color-coating line (CCL-2). The total inv… Read More »
Published January 3, 2012
Dow Corning has expanded its long-standing European distribution agreement with Univar to include distribution of Dow Corning coatings in Switzerland. The coatings product range includes silicone additives and binders which are used in a variety of a… Read More »
Published January 3, 2012
Dow Corning has expanded its long-standing European distribution agreement with Univar to include distribution of Dow Corning coatings in Switzerland. The coatings product range includes silicone additives and binders which are used in a variety of a… Read More »
Published January 3, 2012
Novelis, the world's largest producer of rolled aluminum, will invest approximately $50 million to install a coating line for beverage can end stock at its operations in Pindamonhangaba, Brazil. "This expansion is the most recent step in an… Read More »
Published January 3, 2012
The Valspar Corporation opened a new research and development center in Shunde, China. The Valspar Applied Science and Technology Center will employ over 200 scientists to support the continued growth of Valspar in Asia Pacific and Valspar's rese… Read More »
Published December 21, 2011
The International Paint and Printing Ink Council (IPPIC), which provides a forum for exchange and cooperation on international issues and priorities facing the paint and printing inks industry, will celebrate its 20th anniversary in 2012. In its two… Read More »
Published December 19, 2011
Morgan Technical Ceramics (MTC) has expanded its range of Diamonex diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings for use in the aerospace industry. The coatings can be applied to a variety of metals, plastics and glass, providing an improvement in both product… Read More »
Published December 19, 2011
Effective November 15, 2011, CAS-MI announced that it is renamed EAG Coatings Solutions. This rebranding emphasizes the commitment to coatings product development and analytical problem solving, while also reflecting the company’s recent inclus… Read More »
Published December 19, 2011
Wacker, the Munich-based chemical company, has expanded its technical center in India. This center of excellence located in Goregaon, a suburb of Mumbai, now also includes laboratories, applications technology and test equipment for polymer dispersio… Read More »
Published December 19, 2011
DSM Coating Resins has outlined plans to align the organization with its strategic focus on its core coating and graphic arts resins markets. As part of these plans, the business unit will merge two business units (formerly known as DSM Powder Coatin… Read More »
Published December 19, 2011
Wacker has introduced a novel dispersion specifically developed for high performance architectural coatings. The new Vinnapas EF8300 is a vinyl acetate-ethylene-based copolymer (VAE) characterized by excellent performance properties, including good b… Read More »
Published December 19, 2011
Emerald Latin America, a subsidiary of Emerald Performance Materials, has introduced a new defoamer—Antarol FJ601—for low-VOC waterborne architectural coatings. Antarol FJ-601 is tailored to meet the needs of coatings manufacturers in the… Read More »
Tnemec names 2011 Tank of the Year
Published December 19, 2011
This year’s Tnemec Tank of the Year winning entry comes from Hollywood, Fla. The one-million gallon torospherical-bottom, ovaloid-style welded steel tank had 10 legs, making it the first legged design to win Tnemec Tank of the Year since the co… Read More »
Published December 19, 2011
Daimler is the first automaker to introduce BASF's new iGloss clearcoat for OEM coatings. At its plant in Bremen, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe, SLK and SL models are coated with the scratch-resistant paint. The clearcoat is the top layer of t… Read More »
Published December 19, 2011
Quest Specialty Coatings (QSC) has acquired the coatings business of Patriot Paint, Portland, Ind. Patriot Paint was founded in 1980 and is a producer of coatings systems for metal substrates. From zero VOC, anti-corrosive transportation coatings to… Read More »
Published December 19, 2011
Australia’s largest paint maker Dulux has expanded its presence in the growing Chinese market through a merger between its Chinese operations and Hong Kong-based Camelpaint group. Dulux will own 51 percent of the new company called DGL Camel In… Read More »
Published December 19, 2011
Through an exclusive licensing agreement with Fine Paints of Europe, Inc. (FPE) of Woodstock, Vt., Bridget Beari Designs (BBD) is introducing a signature paint collection. Bridget Beari Colors is a set of 76 custom wall colors created by Susan Jamies… Read More »
Published December 19, 2011
After its win in the Automotive Brand Contest, BASF Coatings’ XFine has now received the 2011 Materialica Design & Technology Silver Award for its color innovation in the category surface and technology. Designer Mark Gutjahr and Stephan Sc… Read More »
Published December 19, 2011
After working with NACE for two years to merge the industrial coatings world with the performance coatings world, PCI has decided to present their own event, COATING 2012. The NAI Coating show was moderately successful but PCI said it felt this combi… Read More »
PPG Aerospace coatings capture colors of World War II bomber
Published December 19, 2011
SPPG Industries’ aerospace business has donated coatings used to repaint a B-26G Marauder bomber airplane now on display at the D-Day Museum at Utah Beach in Normandy, France. The aircraft honors a B-26 flown by Maj. David Dewhurst Jr., father… Read More »
Published December 19, 2011
Eco Building Products, Inc., signed a five year lease to set up a mega coating facility in Salem, Ore., located in the heart of the timber producing corridor and is approximately 30,000 square feet located on a railway spur. The company plans to occu… Read More »
Published December 19, 2011
Specialty Coating Systems is expanding its parylene coating service operations into the South United States region. Build-out is underway for a new 13,000 square foot facility located in Austin, Texas. The new coating center will begin full productio… Read More »
Published December 19, 2011
A carbon nanotube coating developed at the University of Michigan acts as a "magic black cloth" that conceals an object's three-dimensional geometry and makes it look like a flat black sheet. The 70-micron coating, or carbon nanotube c… Read More »
Published December 19, 2011
Industrial Nanotech, Inc., an emerging global leader in nanoscience energy saving solutions, announced that the company's Nansulate patented thermal insulation and protective coatings are in use by the United States' Federal Bureau of Prisons… Read More »
Published December 19, 2011
Aculon, Inc., a nanotechnology enabled performance coatings company, has completed the expansion of the company's research and production laboratory space. Started four months ago, the expansion of Aculons laboratory facility on Sorrento Valley R… Read More »
Published December 19, 2011
Novagard Solutions, Inc., a supplier of specialty chemical products providing engineered solutions to the automotive, building construction, electrical, medical, general industrial and product assembly industries announces the Underwriters Laboratori… Read More »
Published December 19, 2011
The ability to dramatically lower underbonnet and cockpit temperatures, as well as prevent damage to the surrounding bodywork has led Le Mans Series participant JMW Motorsport to use ThermoHold, a ceramic thermal barrier coating technology from Zirco… Read More »
Published December 19, 2011
Researchers at the University of Surrey have invented a new process to make bespoke coatings that could one day reduce the 'drag resistance' of ships and aeroplanes and thereby lower fuel consumption. The coatings have textures that could re… Read More »
Published December 19, 2011
ShawCor Ltd. announced that its pipecoating division, Bredero Shaw, has received a second contract from Chevron Australia Pty. Ltd. to provide pipeline coatings and related products and services for the flowlines on the Wheatstone Project. This contr… Read More »
Published December 19, 2011
Apropos' brand new polyester powder coating plant has been officially recognized by the world's leading powder coating authority. AkzoNobel has awarded the plant Service First Applicator status - one of just forty such accreditations in the… Read More »
Published December 19, 2011
UK-based conformal coatings maker HumiSeal opened its brand new state-of-the-art facility in Winnersh. The new facility boasts automated manufacturing equipment as well as increased area for storage and distribution. Office space is also greatly incr… Read More »
Published December 19, 2011
Two of Tikkurila's interior paints, Joker and Remontti-Ässä, were granted the Swan label on the 7th of November  2011. Such recognition is a ringing endorsement of Tikkurila's aim to develop products with a minimum impact on th… Read More »
Benjamin Moore inaugurates sustainable fleet
Published December 19, 2011
Benjamin Moore has inaugurated use of three new Ryder tractor-trailer trucks that run on compressed natural gas (CNG). Exclusively servicing Southern California, these additions to the company’s fleet emit 25 percent less greenhouse gases than… Read More »
Airbus qualifies AkzoNobel base coat and clear coat system
Published December 19, 2011
AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings announced the qualification at Airbus of their Aerobase base coat and clear coat system. The Aerobase base coat and Aviox clear coat UVR system has been qualified successfully at Airbus, according to specification AIMS 0… Read More »
Published December 19, 2011
RPM International Inc. announced that its RPM Building Solutions Group (RPM BSG) has signed an agreement to acquire FEMA Farben + Putze GmbH (FEMA GmbH) of Ettlingen, Germany. FEMA GmbH, with annual sales of more than USD $40 million, is a manufactur… Read More »
Published December 19, 2011
Royal Adhesives & Sealants (Royal) announced it will acquire all of the assets of Vertis Communications' indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Webcraft Chemicals, which operates under the name Craig Adhesives & Coatings (Craig). Royal is a po… Read More »
Published December 19, 2011
Sika has acquired Duochem Inc., which manufactures and sells polymer flooring and waterproofing products for the construction industry. Duochem Inc. is located in Boucherville, Quebec, Canada with annual sales of approximately CHF 9 million (USD 9.7… Read More »
Published December 19, 2011
The general coating industry has declined but specialized coating surface engineering sectors are witnessing strong growth driven by the needs of high-end industries, such as oil and gas and electronics, according to a new report released by Future M… Read More »
Tnemec names 2011 Tank of the Year
Published December 19, 2011
This year’s Tnemec Tank of the Year winning entry comes from Hollywood, Fla. The one-million gallon torospherical-bottom, ovaloid-style welded steel tank had 10 legs, making it the first legged design to win Tnemec Tank of the Year since the co… Read More »
Published December 19, 2011
Wacker has introduced a novel dispersion specifically developed for high performance architectural coatings. The new Vinnapas EF8300 is a vinyl acetate-ethylene-based copolymer (VAE) characterized by excellent performance properties, including good b… Read More »
Published December 19, 2011
Emerald Latin America, a subsidiary of Emerald Performance Materials, has introduced a new defoamer—Antarol FJ601—for low-VOC waterborne architectural coatings. Antarol FJ-601 is tailored to meet the needs of coatings manufacturers in the… Read More »
Published December 19, 2011
Effective November 15, 2011, CAS-MI announced that it is renamed EAG Coatings Solutions. This rebranding emphasizes the commitment to coatings product development and analytical problem solving, while also reflecting the company’s recent inclus… Read More »
Published December 19, 2011
Wacker, the Munich-based chemical company, has expanded its technical center in India. This center of excellence located in Goregaon, a suburb of Mumbai, now also includes laboratories, applications technology and test equipment for polymer dispersio… Read More »
Published December 19, 2011
DSM Coating Resins has outlined plans to align the organization with its strategic focus on its core coating and graphic arts resins markets. As part of these plans, the business unit will merge two business units (formerly known as DSM Powder Coatin… Read More »
30th Biennial Western Coatings Symposium held in Las Vegas
By Kerry Pianoforte, Associate Editor
Published December 19, 2011
Symposium offered attendees a wide variety of technical presentations. Read More »
Floor Sealer On Steroids
By Steven Reinstadtler, Bayer MaterialScience LLC
Published December 19, 2011
Novel green sealer technology for decorative concrete flooring. Read More »
Pigment Suppliers Directory
Published December 19, 2011
The following contains a directory of pigment suppliers and their products. For more information on the products listed in this guide contact the company directory. Read More »
Biocides Market Report
By Kerry Pianoforte, Associate Editor
Published December 19, 2011
The market for biocides, algaecides and fungicides continues to show improvement from the recent economic downturn. Read More »
Powder Coatings
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published December 19, 2011
The powder coatings segment continues to grow as paint makers turn to solvent-free formulations. Read More »
Published December 19, 2011
Morgan Technical Ceramics (MTC) has expanded its range of Diamonex diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings for use in the aerospace industry. The coatings can be applied to a variety of metals, plastics and glass, providing an improvement in both product… Read More »



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