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Published April 27, 2015
Spanish ferry operator Baleària has signed up to AkzoNobel's landmark carbon credits program. The company has enrolled its passenger ferry Martin i Soler into the scheme, which financially rewards ship owners by enabling them to generate i… Read More »
Published April 27, 2015
American Securities LLC and Arsenal Capital Partners has announced that American Securities has partnered with management and signed a definitive agreement to acquire Royal Adhesives and Sealants, LLC, a producer of proprietary, high-performance adhe… Read More »
Published April 27, 2015
IRL has announced the launch of a new edition of its single country report A Profile of the Indian Paint Industry. In this study, IRL examines India’s paints and coatings market independently and not as part of a regional study on the Asia Paci… Read More »
Published April 27, 2015
IRL has announced the launch of a new edition of its single country report A Profile of the Indian Paint Industry. In this study, IRL examines India’s paints and coatings market independently and not as part of a regional study on the Asia Paci… Read More »
Published April 27, 2015
Wayne Stewart, demand manager at PPG Industries’ aerospace application support center in Kennesaw, Georgia, presented a PPG Industries Foundation check to Kelly Burke and Karen Zayance, teachers at Woodstock High School, to fund a program for n… Read More »
Valspar
Published April 24, 2015
Ann Usinger, Director of Marketing Activation at Valspar Paint, has presented Leslie Forman, Vice President of Chicago Bulls Charities, with a $20,000 check to fund a beautification project with Chicago Bulls Charities. As the Official Paint of th… Read More »
Published April 24, 2015
Behr Paints introduces its new BEHR PRO professional-grade line formulated specifically with the professional in mind for both interior and exterior projects. The series offers advanced application properties such as superior touch-up, excellent hide… Read More »
Published April 24, 2015
PPG Industries has announced its progress toward achieving its 2020 sustainability goals, which are outlined in the company’s 2014 Corporate Sustainability Report that launched today and is now available at www.ppg.com/csr. In 2014, the compan… Read More »
Published April 24, 2015
BEHR Interior Paint has been ranked highest in customer satisfaction, according to the J.D. Power 2015 Paint Satisfaction Study. The study found that BEHR interior paint ranked higher than all other interior paint brands and performs particularly wel… Read More »
Published April 23, 2015
Sun Chemical Performance Pigments is introducing to ormulators a variety of new pigment shades which expand the color gamut for architectural, industrial and automotive coatings applications. Additionally, experts from Sun Chemical and DIC, Sun Chemi… Read More »
Published April 23, 2015
PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced the VERSABOND pretreatment system, a fast kinetic-efficient zinc-phosphate pretreatment formulation that improves the corrosion resistance of mixed-metal substrates while enabling manu… Read More »
Published April 23, 2015
Sun Chemical and its parent company, DIC, have come together as one company at the European Coatings SHOW 2015 to explain how its product families of pigments and resins can be used together to create enticing metallic coatings for a full range appli… Read More »
Published April 23, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has opened its third Cromax Color Center in Chiang Rai together with Northern Car Paint Co., Ltd., its key distributor of Cromax in Chiang Rai province in the far north… Read More »
Published April 22, 2015
In celebration of its 250th store opening in Canada, retail brand Dulux Paints is infusing Canadian communities with color. Dulux Paints is looking for suggestions of non-profit organizations with space that could "use a lift." This year, D… Read More »
Published April 22, 2015
Rich floral colors are expected to be in full bloom this coming season – not only in the garden, but in all elements of home decor. That’s the forecast of SICO paint in unveiling its top colors for spring and summer 2015. Think deep past… Read More »
Paint Coatings Chemical Engineer
Published April 21, 2015
Company: Polaris Job Location:  Minnesota, United States Company Description: Recognized as the leader in the Powersports industry, Polaris Industries prides itself on recognizing and developing top talent to take its people and company… Read More »
Published April 21, 2015
Dow Coating Materials has introduced PARALOID Edge Isocyanate-Free1 Technology, which extends pot life while maintaining quick cure. The ambient crosslinking technology was unveiled this week at the 2015 European Coatings Show in Nuremberg, Germany.… Read More »
Published April 21, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems has planted the first lot of trees to start the “Axalta Forest” in Jiangjiakou City, Hebei Province, setting down the roots for a better environment in China and enabled itself be part of the local environmental pro… Read More »
Published April 20, 2015
Each month, North Coast Research surveys a large sample of paint retailers throughout the U.S. to get a sense for current business trends.  Please note that of the three primary architectural coatings channels (paint stores, home centers, and re… Read More »
Published April 20, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems and the China National Heavy Duty Truck Group Co Ltd. (CNHTC), a leading heavy-duty truck manufacturer, have partnered to demonstrate high performance trucks painted with Axalta’s Imron Elite environmentally responsible c… Read More »
Published April 17, 2015
Praxair, Inc. has announced that its Praxair Surface Technologies coating service center in Changzhou, China, recently received Nadcap (National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) accreditation for coatings. Nadcap is a globa… Read More »
Published April 17, 2015
Momentive Performance Materials Inc. will introduce CoatOSil FLX coating modifier at the European Coatings Show (ECS) April 21-23 in Nuremburg, Germany. This new modifier can improve the flexibility of a final coating system without the anticipated n… Read More »
Published April 17, 2015
Novamelt serves the hot melt pressure sensitive markets such as the label and tape industry, as well as manufacturers of PSA- adhesive coated products for variety of industry segments. Novamelt has gained a worldwide reputation within the adhesive in… Read More »
Published April 17, 2015
PPG Industries held its annual meeting of shareholders in Pittsburgh, where Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Charles E. Bunch spoke about the company’s recent strategic progress and record financial performance. “Thanks to our cust… Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published April 17, 2015
The April issue has two features focused on delivering more environmentally-friendly and sustainable solutions to the coatings industry. “Low- and Zero-VOC Coatings Technologies”  (page 32) takes a look at the latest offerings from… Read More »
By Arnold Wang , China Correspondent
Published April 17, 2015
Based on the information released by the National Bureau of Statistics of China, we can see that China’s coatings market in 2014 grew by around eight percent last year over 2013. And the fact that China’s architectural coatings market is… Read More »
Rounding Out Growth from Tight Places  (Part 2 of 2)
By John D. Jacquin, Chemark Consulting
Published April 17, 2015
Growth in Energy Extraction Last month’s Business Corner reviewed the substantial growth in U.S. energy resources extracted from tight oil and gas shale formations by hydraulic fracturing (fracking).  Despite a substantial decline in glob… Read More »
By Sean Milmo, European Correspondent
Published April 17, 2015
Despite economic forecasts of relatively slow growth in the EU, there is still a lot of optimism in the coatings sector. Read More »
PPG Consolidation of Comex: Rife with Opportunity
By Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
Published April 17, 2015
Since PPG purchased Comex last fall, the Mexican company has taken on a large role in the Latin American operations of the parent. Michael McGarry, the president and chief operating officer of PPG responds to Coatings World questions about how integr… Read More »
Resins Market Update
By Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor
Published April 17, 2015
Increasing home and automotive sales are helping the resins market make gains. Read More »
Published April 16, 2015
Valspar Corporation has opened a new advanced manufacturing center in Tianjin, China to serve customers with a wide range of innovative paints and coatings products. "Valspar has experienced strong growth in China as customer demand for high-pe… Read More »
AkzoNobel Helps Students Build World
Published April 16, 2015
The world's first modular car is being unveiled at a major motor show in Amsterdam, with AkzoNobel having made an important contribution to its development. The Nova high performance electronic vehicle is built by 26 students at the Eindhoven… Read More »
Published April 16, 2015
PPG Industries has reported first quarter 2015 net sales from continuing operations of $3.7 billion, up 1 percent versus the prior year. Net sales in local currencies grew 8 percent year-over-year, including a 7 percent contribution from acquisition-… Read More »
Published April 16, 2015
During the European Coatings SHOW 2015, Sun Chemical will present an original scientific paper at the Coatings Congress and two additional presentations about metallic pigments for automotive and architectural coatings. The original scientific pap… Read More »
Published April 16, 2015
The Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team - winner of the 2014 FIA Formula One World Constructors’ Championship – has renewed its agreement with Spies Hecker, one of the three premium global refinish brands of Axalta Coating Systems, for… Read More »
Published April 15, 2015
With its new line of UV-curable water-based PUDs, Sartomer, a business unit of Arkema Inc., marks what it calls "an innovative approach" to UV PUD chemistry. Developed to be free of solvents, surfactants and tin catalysts, CN9500 and CN9501… Read More »
Published April 15, 2015
AkzoNobel’s Decorative Paints business is helping to recreate one of the Seven Wonders of the Medieval World – the Porcelain Tower of Nanjing in China.  Built during the Ming Dynasty, the original pagoda was mostly destroyed in th… Read More »
Published April 15, 2015
Pierre-Yves Jullien, CEO of Hempel A/S since 2005, has decided to retire after nearly 40 years in the Group in order to spend more time with his family and on other activities. He will step down from his role as CEO on 31 March 2016 at the latest. T… Read More »
Published April 15, 2015
The official Anniversary Event to commemorate the 150th anniversary of BASF will take place on April 23, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. in the BASF Feierabendhaus. The company expects more than 1,000 international guests from government, business, research, and… Read More »
Published April 15, 2015
Rust-Oleum launches 11 new game-changing products for exterior wood care category. Rust-Oleum Corporation introduces an enhanced line of deck coatings under the Rust-Oleum Restore brand. The new products simplify the deck refinishing process while re… Read More »
Radiation Curable Coatings
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published April 15, 2015
Coatings World interviewed, Dr. Mike J. Idacavage, an adjunct associate professor at SUNY-ESF in Syracuse, NY. Read More »
Low- and Zero-VOC Technology
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published April 15, 2015
Increasingly stringent environmental regulations have created a greater demand for low- and zero-VOC coatings products.   Read More »
Published April 14, 2015
RPM International Inc. has announced that its tremco illbruck Group has acquired Firetherm Intumescent & Insulation Supplies Ltd., the United Kingdom market leader in fire-stopping solutions for the construction industry. Based in Kent, near Lond… Read More »
Published April 14, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems, a global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, will demonstrate its commitment to supporting the collision repair industry by launching its new e-learning program called the Axalta Learning Campus at Automechanika Chicag… Read More »
By Johan Widheden, Senior Sustainability Expert, AkzoNobel
Published April 14, 2015
Today’s cities will need to accommodate spiralling numbers of people, servicing their needs and stimulating trade and investment to create jobs, all within the constraints imposed by mega-challenges, such as climate change. Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published April 14, 2015
Behr Pro hosted a luncheon in NYC to introduce its new platform Read More »
Published April 13, 2015
RPM International Inc. has announced that its RPM2 Group has acquired Morrells Woodfinishes Ltd., the United Kingdom's largest manufacturer of high-performance wood finishes. Based outside of Manchester, Morrells has annual net sales of approx… Read More »
Published April 13, 2015
Standox, one of the three premium global refinish brands of Axalta Coating Systems, celebrates its 60-year anniversary in 2015. To mark this occasion, the automotive refinish brand has created an anniversary website www.standox.com/60. Designed predo… Read More »
Published April 13, 2015
The Coating Resins business of Arkema has expanded acrylic resin manufacturing capacity in Araçariguama, Brazil by 60 percent. The new reactor will enable manufacturing of Arkema’s product chemistries previously unavailable in the region… Read More »
Published April 10, 2015
 PPG Industries announced that the Center for Sustainable Landscapes at Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh, has become the second building constructed with PPG glass to meet requirements for the LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE (LBC) standard, the world&r… Read More »



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