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Published September 4, 2015
Clariant  has granted its EcoTain sustainability and performance excellence label to its GlucoTain range of innovative sugar-based surfactants for Personal Care formulations. The announcement at Clariant’s inaugural Sustainability Dialog i… Read More »
Published September 1, 2015
EBECRYL LEO 10103 is the latest addition to Allnex’s product range of UV curable self-curing acrylate resins which eliminate concerns about the migration of low molecular weight photoinitiators in indirect food packaging applications. This new… Read More »
Published September 1, 2015
 AkzoNobel plans to invest more than €1.3 million to build a pilot plant for coating resins at its Performance Coatings site located in Felling, UK. The state-of-the-art facility - which will create three new jobs and safeguard a further… Read More »
By Darlene Brezinski, Technical Editor
Published September 1, 2015
As a consumer, a big AMEN for this new technology which has been developed by MIT’s Professor Kripa Varanasi and David Smith.  It is called LiquiGlide and it is a liquid-impregnated coating that acts as a slippery barrier between a surface… Read More »
InfoTrends Study: Improving Customer Experience a Top Priority in Customer Communications Management
Published September 1, 2015
In the survey, InfoTrends has questioned 800 North American and Western European enterprises within key verticals for their most important business objectives to invest in customer engagement technology (CET). InfoTrends found that the top priority f… Read More »
Southwestern Plating Named a “Whitford Quality Approved Coater”
Published August 31, 2015
Whitford, makers of the world’s largest, most complete line of fluoropolymer coatings, has launched a “Quality Approved Coater” program in the United States that recognizes a limited number of coating applicators who meet strict cri… Read More »
Published August 28, 2015
AkzoNobel’s Decorative Paints business will be helping to transform the German city of Cologne over the next three weeks as the main sponsor of the eye-catching CityLeaks Urban Art Festival. One of the largest festivals of its kind in Europe… Read More »
Published August 27, 2015
DuPont announced that it has named John L. Chrosniak, president, DuPont Sustainable Solutions effective Sept. 1, succeeding James R. Weigand, who has been appointed chairman and CEO of the DuPont Teijin Films joint venture. Chrosniak will report t… Read More »
Published August 27, 2015
Whitford Corporation, a leading manufacturer of fluoropolymer coatings for industrial and consumer industries, has formed a new Medical Coatings Group dedicated to the supply of fluoropolymer coatings for use on medical devices. The construction… Read More »
Published August 27, 2015
 GreenWizard Inc., a leading product management platform for transparency in building product data and documentation, and Valspar, a leading global coatings manufacturer, announced the beginning of their Emerald Partnership that will help archit… Read More »
Published August 27, 2015
During PACK EXPO 2015, Sun Chemical will show how its wide range of packaging solutions can take brand owners from concept to consumer, including specialty coatings which enhance shelf impact, a laser marking solution that improve productivity, and b… Read More »
Valspar Case Study: Award Blue Greets Campers at The Center for Courageous Kids
Published August 27, 2015
Summer camp is a cherished tradition for many families, giving kids an outlet to connect with new friends, new skills, and the great outdoors. But for children with life-threatening illnesses, this tradition is one among many that can fall by the way… Read More »
Published August 25, 2015
The Lubrizol Corporation's Performance Coatings business announces plans to participate at the Western Coatings Symposium which takes place October 25-28, 2015 in Las Vegas. Lubrizol experts will deliver three technical presentations at the sy… Read More »
Published August 25, 2015
National Paint Industries of North Brunswick, New Jersy has acquired General Coatings Technologies located Brooklyn, New York.  General Coatings is a manufacturer of paints and coatings serving the architectural and commercial maintenance market… Read More »
Published August 25, 2015
Oxea announced the launch of the new product n-Propanol (Biocide Quality). It is designed for manufacturers who require base materials that meet the most recent requirement of the European legislation for biocidal products, the Biocidal Products Regu… Read More »
By Darlene Brezinski, PhD, Technical Editor
Published August 25, 2015
Color has always been a fascinating subject.  Years ago when I worked for a major coatings company I was introduced to the psychology of color and how important a topic it was.  Prior to that I never really thought much about color - … Read More »
Published August 24, 2015
Chromaflo Technologies, one of the leading independent global suppliers of colorant systems, chemical and pigment dispersions, has recently released a video describing its Infrared Reflective Technology and how can benefit end users. The video exp… Read More »
Published August 24, 2015
New legislation is moving the coatings industry towards greater sustainability by reducing the amount of VOCs and dangerous substances in their coatings. “Hempel is moving in this direction also,” said Klaus Moeller, group vice president,… Read More »
Published August 21, 2015
MT Paint Chemical Production and Trading Co., Ltd., BASF’s exclusive importer for R-M products, has opened its second Refinish Competence Center (RCC) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. This new training facility, with a total area of 800 square met… Read More »
Published August 21, 2015
 BASF in conjunction with HORN, its extender distributor in the western region of the United States, received the 2014 Supplier Excellence award from Behr Paint, one of the largest suppliers of architectural paint and exterior wood care products… Read More »
Published August 21, 2015
 Bayer MaterialScience, which will operate under the new name Covestro from September 1, is celebrating a major anniversary: 50 years of hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) production in Leverkusen. Today, the site is home to the world’s larg… Read More »
Jordan Selects Zircotec Ceramic Coating for Austin A40 Historic Touring Car
Published August 21, 2015
A blend of increased performance coupled with a period look has led Mike Jordan to specify Zircotec’s ThermoHold thermal barrier coating for its Austin A40 historic touring car. The ability to squeeze more performance from the 1293cc A Series e… Read More »
Published August 19, 2015
TCI Powder Coatings, a subsidiary of RPM International Inc. has named Thomas G. Whalen director of marketing and segment strategy. Whalen brings more than 25 years of experience in the industrial coatings market to this new position with TCI. For the… Read More »
Published August 19, 2015
Nippon VirusGuard, a new paint formula to safeguard against Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) and the H1N1 virus, will be available in the market in September. Produced by Nippon Paint Malaysia, the paint which was developed with "Silver Io… Read More »
Published August 18, 2015
R.E. Carroll, Inc. distributor of specialty chemicals and petroleum products located in Ewing, New Jersey has acquired JH Calo Company, also a distributor of specialty chemicals located in Westbury, New York.  JH Calo will operate as a divisi… Read More »
By David Savastano, Editor
Published August 18, 2015
In part 2, Joon Choo discusses different types of waxes for inks and coatings, as well as new technologies. Read More »
Published August 18, 2015
TIGER Drylac Powder Coatings is pleased to announce the introduction of 50 standard RAL colors conveniently packaged in a new packaging size of 22lb (10kg). In addition to this new packaging, these RAL colors will continue to be available in 55lb (25… Read More »
Published August 17, 2015
 Dr. Robert Bellair, EH&S associate research scientist for Reactive Chemicals in the Analytical Technology Center (ATC) in Freeport, Texas, was recognized as one of the 2015 “40 under 40” Rising Stars of Safety by the National Sa… Read More »
Published August 17, 2015
The Dow Chemical Company announced that 21 of its latest innovations have been shortlisted for the green technology, disruptive technology, mechanical devices/materials and process/prototyping categories for R&D Magazine’s prestigious 2015… Read More »
Published August 17, 2015
The ongoing transformation of Rio de Janeiro’s famous Santa Marta favela continued when 450 volunteers from the city took part in one of the biggest ever “Let’s Colour” events to be staged by AkzoNobel’s Decorative Paint… Read More »
Published August 17, 2015
Tronox Limited reported second quarter 2015 revenue of $617 million compared to $490 million in the second quarter 2014 and $385 million in the first quarter 2015. Adjusted EBITDA was $116 million, excluding $49 million of net lower of cost or market… Read More »
By Paul Pang, vice president, managing director/China, IHS Chemical
Published August 17, 2015
IHS Chemical reported that the impact of the recent explosions that occurred in Tianjin, China on the chemicals supply chain in the country is expected to be minor. A fire broke out late on Wednesday night at the container warehouse at the Tianjin… Read More »
Published August 17, 2015
"In a persistently challenging market environment, Henkel delivered overall a solid performance in the second quarter. We again achieved double-digit growth for both sales and earnings. The main drivers were solid organic sales growth, last year… Read More »
Published August 17, 2015
 Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany recently announced that approvals have been secured from all relevant jurisdictions for its planned acquisition of U.S.-based life science company Sigma-Aldrich. Unconditional approval from Brazil’s Counc… Read More »
By Sean Milmo, European Correspondent
Published August 17, 2015
The short-term outlook for biomaterials in coatings in Europe has been looking grim in the wake of falling oil prices. Read More »
The Impact Of The Blur Between Product and Project Management
By Phil Phillips, Contributing Editor
Published August 17, 2015
Project management is designed to make better use of existing resources by getting work to flow horizontally as well as vertically. You might ask how this could work since there are line managers responsible for P&L functioning in these same chan… Read More »
High Performance and Special Effects Pigments Market
By Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor
Published August 17, 2015
Continued growth is expected thanks to emerging markets. Read More »
Asia Pacific Report
Published August 17, 2015
Asia is the largest of all continents on the earth. Asia has 30 percent of the world’s land mass with over 60 percent of the world’s population. Its population almost quadrupled during the 20th century. Depending upon how one defines it,… Read More »
The Marine Coatings Market
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published August 17, 2015
Asia-Pacific represents the key market for marine coatings due to new shipbuilding industry and dry-dockings. Read More »
Published August 14, 2015
Brenntag, one of the global market leaders in chemical distribution, announces the expansion of its distribution agreements with Dow Coatings Materials (DCM) focused on the Coatings & Construction business in Europe. The expansion includes the ad… Read More »
Published August 14, 2015
LiquiGlide Inc., a manufacturer of wet, liquid-impregnated surface technology, announced an exclusive licensing agreement with Australia-based sustainable and innovative packaging manufacturer, Pact Group Holdings. Working with LiquiGlide’s pat… Read More »
Company Profile: The Real Milk Paint Company
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published August 14, 2015
The company manufactures calcium caseinate paint, also known as milk paint. Read More »
Published August 12, 2015
BASF inaugurated its new resin and electrocoat plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP) in Shanghai. In line with BASF’s approach to stay close to customers worldwide, this new plant will further strengthen BASF’s local manufac… Read More »
Published August 11, 2015
PPG Industries’ coil and building products group has introduced DURAFORM™ BP coating, a next-generation polyester coil coating engineered specifically for building product manufacturers. Designed for one-coat application over aluminum… Read More »
PPG Takes Styling Directions Surface Trend Presentation to Top Art, Design Schools
Published August 11, 2015
PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business recently held Styling Directions Surface Trend presentations at three top California art and design schools to present the latest TRENDCAST Styling Directions 2015 toolkit, which PPG experts created… Read More »
Published August 6, 2015
 The annual PPG Dream Car awards were presented at the Goodguys 18th PPG Nationals held at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, July 10-12. The two winners, a 1955 Chevy pickup owned by Joe and Josh Bailey of Maryville, Tennessee, and a 1940 Ford p… Read More »
Published August 6, 2015
The Sansin Corporation,  a global leader in environmentally friendly wood protection, announced that Miller Paint Co., Inc., a leading manufacturer-retailer of paint and coatings in the Pacific Northwest, will carry Sansin’s Dec deep penet… Read More »
Published August 5, 2015
Global polymer flooring manufacturer Flowcrete Group Ltd has secured International HACCP Certification for its Flowfresh range of antimicrobial protected cementitious urethane floors. This certification means that food and beverage producers opera… Read More »
Published August 5, 2015
Kelly-Moore Paint Company and the Texas Builders Foundation have established  the Kelly-Moore Paints Endowment to the Texas Builders Foundation. The $125,000.00 endowment will provide scholarships to students who are enrolled in construction rel… Read More »
Published August 5, 2015
Lonza has acquired Zelam, a research-focused chemical company based in New Zealand, which develops and manufactures products for crop protection, specializing in fungicides, insecticides, herbicides, foliar nutrients and additives. Zelam also develop… Read More »



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