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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 »
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published December 19, 2011
The demand for paint and coatings in the United States is expected to rise nearly eight percent annually through 2015, according to a study by The Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based market research firm. The market is expected to expand strongly in b… Read More »
Published December 16, 2011
Ecology Coatings, Inc., has developed biobased GRAS (generally recognized as safe) UV-curable materials for coatings. Because these components are GRAS, they can be used to make coatings that are safe for human consumption and can be placed in direct… Read More »
Published December 16, 2011
Industrial Nanotech, Inc., entered into an agreement with Beijing Woven Energy Efficiency Technologies Ltd. to serve as exclusive distributor in China for key strategic vertical markets. Woven will focus on the petrochemicals/oil and gas, food and be… Read More »
Published December 16, 2011
Nubiola joined forces with Trikemindo Utama and United Chemicals to bring awareness to the "green" coatings market in Indonesia by organizing a technical seminar at the Pullman Jakarta Central Park Hotel in Jakarta, Indonesia. Fabiana Reque… Read More »
Published December 16, 2011
PPG Industries' industrial coatings business opened its third European color design center, located in the Silvertown area of London. At the new center, PPG will work with designers and manufacturers to accelerate color design and prototype devel… Read More »
Published December 14, 2011
According to a new study by the consulting firm Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney, in 2011 U.S. consumption of coatings is projected to be 1.4 million gallons, containing 7.8 billion pounds of solids, worth $23 billion. The industry saw its peak consum… Read More »
Published December 14, 2011
Paint and Coating Testing Manual: 15th Edition of the Gardner-Sward Handbook, is now available from ASTM International. A total of 79 comprehensive chapters written by experts in their various fields reflect the new and updated technologies within th… Read More »
Published December 13, 2011
New Energy Technologies announced that researchers developing SolarWindow, capable of generating electricity on see-through glass, have successfully fabricated its latest working window prototype using a faster, rapid scale-up process for applying so… Read More »
Published December 13, 2011
ASTM D7767 - 11 test method is a newly published extension of Test Method D5403. While Test Method D5403 specifies that a test specimen be cured by exposure to UV or EB as prescribed by the supplier of the material, most radiation curable monomers an… Read More »
Published December 13, 2011
PPG Commercial Coatings has introduced AUE-300YL and AUE-360YL, two high-hiding, yellow urethane resin bases intended to provide increased hiding power for select industrial colors. These new resins are additions to the AUE-300 Low VOC Urethane Ename… Read More »
Published December 12, 2011
Jotun Powder Coatings launched its new line of eco-friendly products, Guard Gaze, Guard Miles and Guard Miles+. The three new powder coatings have been developed to meet the growing demands and requirements of industrial manufacturers, be it for dome… Read More »
Published December 9, 2011
Vapor Technologies, Inc., an industry pioneer in PVD (physical vapor deposition) thin-film coating systems for wide-ranging industrial and consumer product applications, has introduced what it says is the world's first true black advanced LTAVD (… Read More »
Published December 9, 2011
Ecology Coatings, Inc. has developed a UV-curable coating to meet the rigorous requirements of the healthcare industry. The coating is applied to a multilayered paper, printable patient wristband and is benzophenone-free—a request that is becom… Read More »
Light Stabilizers Make the UV Protection of Environmentally Friendly Coatings Easier
By Yung-Chi Yang, Steven Lee and Dr. Yao-Hsing Huang, Everlight Chemical Industrial Corporation
Published December 8, 2011
Today's class of "green" coatings depend on light stabilizers to protect against UV degradation. Read More »
Light Stabilizers Make the UV Protection of Environmentally Friendly Coatings Easier
By Yung-Chi Yang, Steven Lee and Dr. Yao-Hsing Huang, Everlight Chemical Industrial Corporation
Published December 8, 2011
Today's class of "green" coatings depend on light stabilizers to protect against UV degradation. Read More »
Published December 6, 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 6, 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 6, 2011
AkzoNobel completed its acquisition of the coatings business of Korean SSCP. SSCP has a strong position in the Korean mobile phone market and also supplies coatings to the wider consumer electronics industry. The transaction was first announced on Ju… Read More »
Published December 5, 2011
PPG Industries' architectural coatings business has launched its latest product in the Speedhide paints line: Speedhide zero interior paint. Speedhide paint is designed for contractors, building owners and facility managers looking for durabilit… Read More »
Published December 5, 2011
The pipecoating division of ShawCor Ltd., Bredero Shaw, has received a contract with a value in excess of US$45 million from Hyundai Heavy Industries to provide corrosion protection and concrete weight coating for the Barzan pipeline project in the Q… Read More »
Tnemec names 2011 Tank of the Year
Published December 2, 2011
Winning entry comes from Hollywood, Fla. Read More »
Published December 2, 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 »
Published December 1, 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 1, 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 November 30, 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 November 30, 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 November 30, 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 November 30, 2011
White/white pearl has emerged as the fastest growing color to tie with silver as the world's leading automotive color choices, according to the 2011 DuPont Automotive Color Popularity Report. A substantial increase in the popularity of white/whit… Read More »
Published November 30, 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 November 30, 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 November 30, 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 November 30, 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 »
Ace Hardware Surprises Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Colorado Champion
Published November 14, 2011
While in Denver, Colo. for its annual retailer convention, Ace Hardware surprised Ayla Charness, the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Colorado Champion, with a complete bedroom makeover. Led by Ace Hardware’s home expert, Lou Manfredi… Read More »
Published November 10, 2011
Tennant Company launched its Mat and Glazed Wall Coating Systems designed to provide durable interior wall surfaces that are simple to clean, easy to maintain and reduce maintenance costs. Tennant's epoxy wall coating systems provide seamless, im… Read More »
Published November 10, 2011
Lord Corporation's newly introduced Autoseal 3500F is designed for use on dense EPDM glass run channel applications where abrasion and chemical resistance are required. The Autoseal 3500F coating offers low coefficient of friction, excellent glas… Read More »
Published November 10, 2011
Deposition Sciences, Inc. (DSI), a manufacturer of durable thin film optical coatings, has introduced new sputtered long wavelength infrared optical coatings. The company's proprietary MicroDyn sputtering deposition platform now delivers eight-mi… Read More »
Published November 10, 2011
Momentive Performance Materials Inc. has introduced a technology that offers the use of odor-free UV curable release coatings for sensitive applications where odor may not be acceptable to end-users. The new SilForce products can be considered for ap… Read More »
Published November 10, 2011
Formulators of waterborne and UV coatings can now consistently achieve good spreading and wetting - even at low addition levels - thanks to a new family of Dow Corning brand superwetting additives effective on difficult-to-wet substrates such as wood… Read More »
Published November 10, 2011
Emerald Performance Materials Specialties Group has launched a new zero-VOC foam control agent–Foam Blast 4201–to meet the performance challenges of today's more environmentally conscious waterborne architectural and industrial coatin… Read More »
Published November 10, 2011
BASF has further strengthened its portfolio of high performance defoamers for industrial coating applications with Efka 2010. The new silicone-free defoamer marks the latest addition to this product class and is suited for use in a wide range of solv… Read More »
Seal-Krete high performance flooring system has flooring boutique swimming in new business
Published November 10, 2011
Exquisite Floors, a full-service custom flooring and design company, was recently approached by Leslie’s Swimming Pool Supplies with a floor replacement opportunity. Leslie’s had a vision for their network of more than 600 stores nationwi… Read More »
Published November 10, 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 November 10, 2011
Momentive Performance Materials Inc. has introduced a technology that offers the use of odor-free UV curable release coatings for sensitive applications where odor may not be acceptable to end-users. The new SilForce products can be considered for ap… Read More »
Published November 10, 2011
Formulators of waterborne and UV coatings can now consistently achieve good spreading and wetting - even at low addition levels - thanks to a new family of Dow Corning brand superwetting additives effective on difficult-to-wet substrates such as wood… Read More »



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