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EPA: Clean Energy Is Growing
Published July 28, 2015
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Axalta Coating Systems Provides Alesta Powder Coatings for Brabantia’s Mineral Collection
Published July 28, 2015
Brabantia has enlisted the help of Axalta Coating Systems to color its stylish Mineral Range of retro and Flatback+ bins in dark blue, mint green and a special, custom-designed pink. Brabantia, established in 1919 in the Netherlands, has grown into… Read More »
Published July 27, 2015
Benjamin Moore & Co. opened a new distribution center in Landover, Maryland. The brand new Silver LEED Certified Logistics Center will accommodate expansion and enhance service in the fast growing Mid-Atlantic and Southeast markets as well as sup… Read More »
Published July 27, 2015
 Benjamin Moore announced its most environmentally friendly paint, Natura, has been Certified asthma & allergy friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). This certification comes on the heels of Natura becoming the 2015… Read More »
Published July 24, 2015
Dates were announced today for future Greenbuild International Conference & Expo events through the year 2019 by Informa Exhibitions and the U.S. Green Building Council. “We are committed to rotating Greenbuild to very accessible locatio… Read More »
Published July 24, 2015
RPM International Inc. has promoted Kenneth Armstrong to vice president of environmental, health and safety; Tracy Crandall to vice president, associate general counsel and assistant secretary; and Melissa Schoger to vice president of planning and fi… Read More »
Published July 24, 2015
Significant volume increases and gains in market share were achieved in all regions despite a very strong prior-year period (sales growth of 18.1%). At constant exchange rates, sales rose by 5.6% to CHF 2.625 billion. The strong Swiss franc produced… Read More »
Published July 24, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems has introduced a new generation of waterborne tints for automotive market in China, aimed at offering carmakers and body shops a more sustainable way to meet consumer preference for stronger, brighter, more vivid colors. The… Read More »
Published July 23, 2015
A hands-on automotive custom restoration seminar sponsored by PPG’s automotive refinish coatings business in North America recently attracted custom professional custom builders, hobbyists and vocational technology students from across the coun… Read More »
Published July 23, 2015
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced its international rankings of the Top 10 Countries for LEED, the world’s most widely used and recognized green building rating system. The Top 10 list highlights countries outside of the U.S. th… Read More »
Published July 23, 2015
The GLIDDEN paint brand is rolling out a new colorful world in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot, part of the Walt Disney World Resort. The paint brand known for a rich tradition of innovation and color inspiration has collaborated with Walt Disney Imagineers to… Read More »
46 Teknos Group Oy
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published July 23, 2015
46 Teknos Group Oy Helsinki, Finland www.teknos.com PRIVATE COMPANY YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1948 REVENUE: $322,410 million MARKETS SERVED • Architectural coatings • Industrial coatings KEY EXECUTIVES Paula Salastie, CEO; Pekka Ran… Read More »
Published July 22, 2015
2Q15 vs. 2Q14 Each month, Northcoast Research survey a large sample of paint retailers throughout the United States to get a sense for current business trends.  Please note that of the three primary architectural coatings channels (paint stor… Read More »
Published July 22, 2015
Global specialty chemical company Evonik Industries has inaugurated its Richmond Business and Innovation Center. Dr. Klaus Engel, Chairman of the Executive Board of Evonik Industries AG, along with other company executives and state, county and lo… Read More »
Published July 22, 2015
WACKER, the Munich-based chemical group, presented Dr. Andreas Köllnberger with the 2015 Alexander Wacker Innovation Award. The 41-year-old chemist had developed a process for producing ultrathin silicone films. As thin as 10 micrometers, the pr… Read More »
Published July 22, 2015
"The shift to more environmentally responsible coatings, such as low VOC, waterborne or powder applications, will accelerate over the next several years, driven, especially by China’s recent legislation to require a tax on coatings above a… Read More »
Published July 21, 2015
Brilliant Group, Inc., a specialist in fluorescent colors headquartered in Richmond, CA, announced the addition of three members to its growing technical team.   Shaun Mihalick has joined as technical service representative, reporting to Darre… Read More »
Published July 21, 2015
To commemorate the return of Valspar Corporation's headquarters to the historic Mill District area in Minneapolis, the Valspar Foundation announced $65,000 in grants to five non-profit organizations. P "As Minneapolis is Valspar's glo… Read More »
Paint Help From CIL
Published July 21, 2015
Published July 21, 2015
Next-generation coatings that can respond to their environment will be highly impactful, once technical challenges are overcome, Lux Research says. Read More »
By Michael Beauregard, Senior Partner, Huron Capital Partners
Published July 20, 2015
As a business owner, you’ve probably heard about private equity firms looking to invest in middle market companies like yours.  And just because most have capital to invest doesn’t mean they are all the same.  In fact, one cruci… Read More »
Published July 20, 2015
The European Union Standing Committee on Biocidal Products recently gave notice that Selektope is approved under the EU Biocidal Products Directive as an antifouling substance for use in both professional and non-professional antifouling products.… Read More »
Published July 17, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. will host a conference call for its second quarter 2015 financial results at 8:00 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, August 4, 2015. Charles W. Shaver, chairman and chief executive officer, and Robert W. Bryant, executive vice president… Read More »
Published July 16, 2015
Every year, BASF Coatings' Global Trend Book presents 65 new trend colors for automotive OEM coating. In addition to original color samples from the new paint collection, it also offers the carmakers' designers in-depth background information… Read More »
Published July 16, 2015
 PPG Industries reported record second quarter 2015 net sales from continuing operations of $4.1 billion, up $18 million, or about 1 percent, versus the prior-year figure of $4.08 billion. Net sales in local currencies increased by 8 percent, or… Read More »
Published July 16, 2015
Roberta Magarotto, director of development at BASF Construction Chemicals Europe, has received an award of the Committee for the Organization of International Conferences for her outstanding contributions in the area of concrete technology and chemic… Read More »
Published July 15, 2015
Sartomer Americas, a business unit of Arkema Inc. and a global leader in specialty acrylate and methacrylate monomers and oligomers, has named René Neron plant manager, Chatham operations. Neron will be responsible for overseeing all operation… Read More »
Published July 15, 2015
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is recognizing landmark green chemistry technologies developed by industrial pioneers and leading scientists that turn climate risk and other environmental problems into business opportunities, spurring… Read More »
Published July 15, 2015
Tremco Group announced the acquisition of certain assets of Chemtron Manufacturing Ltd., a Calgary-based manufacturer of construction adhesives, sealants and tapes with annual net sales of approximately $5 million. Terms of the transaction were not d… Read More »
Case Study: Valspar Provides Paint for Montessori School
Published July 15, 2015
A bronze and cypress Montessori School “Wedges” onto a challenging lot. Read More »
Published July 15, 2015
This product provides the variation of color found in some natural stone. Different concrete composition, texture, surface imperfections and application technique will affect the finished appearance. For a uniform solid color, use BEHR PREMIUM SOLI… Read More »
Published July 14, 2015
Supporting the increasing demand for ecologically sound and user friendly products, BASF commissioned a new production plant for form release agents that is among the most advanced and most efficient in Europe. Opened at the company’s in Sta&sz… Read More »
Published July 13, 2015
Sherwin-Williams announces the launch of the ProBuy+ app, a one-stop destination providing professional painting contractors easy access to product savings, store locations, product data sheets and other tools needed to run their business and help cu… Read More »
Published July 13, 2015
AkzoNobel's Decorative Paints business in the UK has been awarded the Carbon Trust Triple Standard, becoming one of the first companies to be recertified for all three Carbon Trust Standards for reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, waste and w… Read More »
Published July 13, 2015
Solvay inaugurated its new large-scale alkoxylation plant in Singapore, the largest plant of its kind in Asia, as part of its global strategy to expand growth of its specialty surfactants in the region. The facility comes on-stream at a time when reg… Read More »
Published July 13, 2015
The Chemours Company, a global chemical company with market positions in titanium technologies, fluoroproducts and chemical solutions, announced the completion of its spin-off from DuPont and its launch as an independent, publicly traded corporation.… Read More »
Published July 13, 2015
Effective estimates, advanced production techniques and leadership are all key topics to help the collision repair industry face future challenges. Axalta Coating Systems is pleased to support the industry and address these topics with several key sp… Read More »
Published July 13, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems has provided the coating for a monument erected by the town of Pau, France, to honor the Tour de France and its history. Pau, the capital of Béarn on the northern edge of the Pyrenees, has been a stage town of the Tour 6… Read More »
Published July 10, 2015
Following the retirement of executive director Dave Lurie, the Powder Coating Institute has hired Goyer Management International (GMI) to provide complete management services of the association. Goyer Management will oversee all day-to-day activities… Read More »
Published July 10, 2015
For manufacturers looking for a high-performing static-dissipative additive for coatings and plastics, Milliken Chemical’s Zelec electroconductive powders (ECPs) offer remarkable flexibility and durability, the company stated. Zelec powders wor… Read More »
Published July 10, 2015
It is no longer possible to imagine the powder coating industry without cost-optimized application processes. On the one hand, lowering the baking temperature plays a key role in a resource-efficient process. On the other, the demands on the performa… Read More »
Lux Research: Coatings Get Smart – Sensing and Dynamic Coatings Hold Great Potential
Published July 9, 2015
Next-generation coatings that can respond to their environment will be highly impactful, once technical challenges are overcome, according to Lux Research.  … Read More »
Published July 8, 2015
DuPont has developed a new water-based, low-VOC coating solution based on Teflon PTFE for fasteners in highly corrosive environments. This easy to handle one-coat system is particularly suitable for applications requiring very high corrosion resistan… Read More »
Published July 8, 2015
Ferro Corporation  has completed the acquisition of Barcelona-based Nubiola for approximately $165 million, subject to customary working capital and other purchase price adjustments. The acquisition was previously announced on April 29, 2015. N… Read More »
Brazilian Company Cetec Completes 22 Years in the Industrial Painting Market
Published July 8, 2015
Founded 22 years ago, Cetec started its activities exclusively focused on the maintenance of electrostatic painting machines. Shortly after, Eduardo Cernic, the company’s founder, decided to change Cetec’s profile and turn it into a manuf… Read More »
Published July 7, 2015
 PPG Industries’  industrial coatings business has introduced ULTRAX metal conditioner 257, a near-neutral descaler solution that removes weld scale, light oxide and other impurities from steel surfaces and preconditions galvanized st… Read More »
Published July 7, 2015
THE VOICE OF COLOR program by PPG Industries  released “The Book of Now,” an oversized fan deck featuring a collection of color palettes for designers and architects based on design and color trends forecasted for the residential, ho… Read More »
Published July 7, 2015
OLYMPIC Paint and Stain launched Olympic ASSURE interior and exterior paint-and-primer in one, available exclusively at LOWE’S stores in the U.S. Olympic Assure paint simplifies the painting process with easy-flow application and a hardworking… Read More »
Published July 7, 2015
Dow Polyurethanes, a business of The Dow Chemical Company announced the expansion of their methylene diphenyl diisocyante (MDI) product family. As highly, versatile chemistry, the expanded MDI offering provides customers the option of these products… Read More »



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