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Published February 20, 2015
Jotun gained a top line growth of nine per ent, partly driven by currency fluctuations. After a somewhat careful start of the year, the sales numbers improved throughout the year, and Jotun experienced a substantial growth of 17 percent during the la… Read More »
Published February 20, 2015
Michelman, a global developer and manufacturer of water-based coatings, surface additives and polymers will be featuring a variety of innovative new solutions at their completely redesigned booth at the European Coatings Show 2015.   Exhibi… Read More »
Published February 19, 2015
PPG Industries' automotive refinish business will go all-out Feb. 21-22 for its first appearance at the Easyriders Bike Show. The show, part of the Easyriders national tour of “The Biggest, Baddest Bike Shows in North America,” takes… Read More »
The European Coatings Show Preview
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published February 18, 2015
ECS 2015 will feature more than 1,000 exhibitors. Read More »
Published February 18, 2015
GCiS China Strategic Research estimates that the domestic market of flame retardant chemical in China is valued at nearly RMB 6.8 Bn, or roughly USD 1.1 Bn, as of the year end of 2014. The study finds that the market will continue to thrive in the ne… Read More »
Published February 18, 2015
PPG Industries’  coil and building products coatings group will exhibit its complete line of DURANAR fluoropolymer coatings, including infrared (IR)-reflective ULTRA-COOL and VARI-COOL products, at the 2015 Frame Building Expo in Louisvill… Read More »
Published February 18, 2015
Valspar has announced that it has developed an ASTM-compliant graffiti-resistant system, which has been tested and approved for all Valspar Coil and Extrusion building products. Valspar has aligned with Graffiti Removal Services (GRS) to create a sus… Read More »
Published February 18, 2015
The global nanocoatings market revenue is expected to reach USD 8.17 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Nanocoatings are being extensively used as a substitute to conventional polymer coatings in applications incl… Read More »
Published February 17, 2015
Stepan Company has sold  its Specialty Polyurethane Systems business to J6 Polymers, LLC. The products associated with this business are produced at the company's Millsdale, Illinois facility and third party toll manufacturers. During a tra… Read More »
Published February 17, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems has been named the winner of the ‘Volvo Bus Excellence Award’ in the field of “Delivery Excellence 2014,” in an award judged by the Volvo Buses purchasing team in India. The award was presented to Axalta… Read More »
Published February 16, 2015
PPG Industries’ aerospace coatings group has installed the first commercial system in the U.S. for application of its aerospace electrocoat (e-coat) primer to aircraft parts at the U.S. Coast Guard Aviation Logistics Center, Elizabeth City, Nor… Read More »
Published February 16, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems Research Fellow, Dr. Michael Koerner and Devan Kestel, Axalta Coating Systems chemical engineer, presented their research at the 2015 Waterborne Symposium at the University of Southern Mississippi, in New Orleans, Louisiana on… Read More »
Published February 16, 2015
PPG Industries’ coil and building products group announced that its digital Architectural Metal Coatings Binder is now available for download in the APPLE APP STORE online store. The free application enables access to fully updated catalogs, pr… Read More »
Published February 16, 2015
The Eastern Coatings Show, sponsored by the Eastern Coatings Federation, Inc., will again be held at the Taj Mahal Hotel and Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, from June 1st to June 4th, 2015. According to Bob Whiteley, the president of the Easter… Read More »
Published February 13, 2015
Benjamin Moore has announced that its Natura and INSL-X GarageGuard paints have each been named Product of the Year for 2015. Product of the Year is the world's largest consumer-voted award for product innovation where winners are backed by the v… Read More »
Published February 12, 2015
Crown Paints has announced its entry into Rwanda with the establishment of an ultra-modern paint showroom in Kigali and a five year plan to invest about $2.5 million in the country. Rwanda now becomes the third country to host Crown Paints&rsquo… Read More »
Published February 12, 2015
Akzo Nobel N.V. has reported positive volume growth and an improvement in return on sales (ROS) for the full-year 2014. Excluding incidentals, ROS was 7.5 percent (2013: 6.1 percent). Operating income excluding incidentals grew 20 percent to €1… Read More »
Published February 12, 2015
Benjamin Moore has announced that its Natura and INSL-X GarageGuard paints have each been named Product of the Year for 2015. Product of the Year is the world's largest consumer-voted award for product innovation where winners are backed by the v… Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published February 11, 2015
AkzoNobel has received the 2015 JEC Innovation Award for its patented cure system for bio fiber reinforced composites in the competition’s Resins category.  The company will receive its award during the JEC Europe Composites Show in Paris… Read More »
Published February 11, 2015
AkzoNobel Decorative Paints UK has been officially certified as a UK Top Employer for 2015 for the third year in a row. The accolade has been awarded by the Top Employers Institute, the international certification body for employers. It conducts ann… Read More »
Published February 10, 2015
Global industrial coatings market is expected to witness growth owing to increased importance of corrosion resistance, high temperature performance and enhanced service life in automotive, marine, construction and oil & gas industries. Technologi… Read More »
Published February 9, 2015
Huntsman Corporation will begin construction on a 25,000-ton capacity expansion program at its world-scale polyetheramine facility in Singapore in the first half of 2015, taking total capacity to 50,000 tons. Huntsman is investing $100 million for t… Read More »
Published February 6, 2015
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced today that Fannie Mae will reward multifamily properties with a green building certification, such as LEED, with a lower interest rate. USGBC’s LEED green building rating system is one of severa… Read More »
Published February 6, 2015
Dr. Robson F. Storey of the University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Polymers and High Performance Materials is the 2014-2015 Bennett Distinguished Professor and Keynote Speaker at the T.W. Bennett Symposium. The Symposium will be held Ap… Read More »
Published February 5, 2015
Now in its fifth year, the per-capita list is based on 2010 U.S. Census data and includes commercial and institutional green building projects that were certified throughout 2014. Illinois retained its top national position for the second year in a r… Read More »
Published February 4, 2015
PPG Industries is increasing precipitated silica production capacity at its Delfzijl, Netherlands, manufacturing location by more than 15,000 tons per year, due in part to growing global demand for AGILON performance silica products. The expansion i… Read More »
Published February 4, 2015
The Eastern Coatings Show announced that the 2015 Show has expanded at a rapid rate. To accommodate this growth, the show will now be held June 1st to the 4th. According to Robert Whiteley, the President of the Eastern Coatings Federation, Inc. an… Read More »
Nova Paint Club Enters New Era
Published February 4, 2015
The Nova Paint Club is an international organization founded in 1983 to provide a framework for leading global independent paint companies to benefit from exchanges of technical information, technology and expertise in all areas of their operations.… Read More »
Published February 3, 2015
Bay-area paint manufacturer and retailer, Kelly-Moore Paints, has announce its newest paint finish for its super premium interior paint line, DuraPoxy: A flat matte finish will be available in DuraPoxy in April. “Our super premi… Read More »
Published February 3, 2015
U.S. demand for construction chemicals used in on-site applications is projected to grow 8.2 percent per year through 2018 to $12.1 billion. Gains will be primarily driven by double-digit increases in building construction expenditures, supported by… Read More »
Published February 3, 2015
BASF Shanghai Coatings Co., Ltd., one of the leading automotive coatings suppliers in China, has recently been awarded the “Excellent Supplier Award 2014” by Dongfeng Nissan Passenger Vehicle Company and Zhengzhou Nissan Automobile Co., L… Read More »
Published February 3, 2015
BASF launched a new wall coating in the U.S. and Canada, engineered for enhanced protection of vertical concrete, concrete masonry units (CMU) and masonry. MasterProtect C 350 hydrophobic coating is the latest addition to the MasterProtect line of p… Read More »
Published February 3, 2015
Hempel has announced the signing of a binding agreement to acquire Jones-Blair Company, a leading North American supplier for the protective and waterproofing markets. With the proposed acquisition, Hempel says it will "look forward to a signifi… Read More »
Published February 3, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems has inaugurated a newly refurbished technology and R&D center for its powder coatings operations in Mexico. The facility also provides expanded capabilities for Axalta sales, technical services and product management staff… Read More »
Published February 2, 2015
Sherwin-Williams recently added Kem Aqua SoPro, Kem Aqua Wood Grain and KEM Aqua Earth Tones exterior siding topcoats to its Kem Aqua family of finishes. Along with Sherwin-Williams KEM Aqua BP Siding Plus, these finishes provide quality and value in… Read More »
Published February 2, 2015
Valspar will feature its recently released WeatherXL Crinkle Finish coating, in addition to WeatherXL, at the 2015 Frame Building Expo. WeatherXL Crinkle Finish delivers the same durability as WeatherXL, but offers a unique textured appearance provid… Read More »
Charles Ross & Son Co. Introduce New Horizontal Storage Tanks, Pressure Vessels
Published February 2, 2015
Charles Ross & Son Co. has introduced new horizontal storage tanks and pressure vessels, designed for long service life and flexible customization. Shown is a recently completed 96” OD x 162” straight wall horizontal tank with saddle… Read More »
Published February 2, 2015
H.B. Fuller Company has announced that it has finalized the previously announced purchase of Tonsan Adhesive, Inc., the largest independent engineering adhesives provider in China. With this acquisition, H.B. Fuller adds strong customer relationships… Read More »
Published February 2, 2015
Royal DSM has announced a substantial investment in its Wilmington, Massachusetts manufacturing facility. The company will upgrade its facilities to produce state-of-the-art waterborne resins for inks and coatings. Patrick Niels, President of DSM Re… Read More »
Published February 2, 2015
The Lubrizol Corporation has acquired EcoQuimica Industria e Comercio Produtos Quimica Ltda., a manufacturer and supplier of coatings technology for products sold into decorative paints, textiles, cement, elastomeric coatings and paper coatings. Head… Read More »
Published January 30, 2015
The opposition of the shareholders of Sika AG to the hostile takeover bid by Saint-Gobain continues to mount. So far, investors who together hold over 40 percent of the share capital have expressly stated their support for the course adopted by the B… Read More »
Published January 30, 2015
Loctite will become the first-ever adhesive brand to advertise during the annual championship game of the National Football League. Henkel Adhesive Technologies, the leading solution provider for adhesives, sealants and functional coatings worldwide,… Read More »
Published January 29, 2015
IRL has launched a new edition of its regional title A Profile of the Eastern European Paint Industry. This fully updated report provides market data for 2013 and forecasts for 2018, and gives an overview of the paint industry trends across… Read More »
Published January 29, 2015
Asian Paints Ltd. has announced its financial results for the quarter and nine months ended December 31, 2014. “We registered single-digit volume growth in the decorative paint segment in India due to sluggish demand conditions," sai… Read More »
Published January 29, 2015
BASF is expanding its production footprint in Asia Pacific with the start-up of its first production plant for polymer dispersions in Pasir Gudang, Malaysia. This production plant is built at the existing BASF production site, located in the Pasir Gu… Read More »
Published January 29, 2015
In an ongoing effort to better serve its customer base of independent retailers, PPG Architectural Coatings, a business of PPG Industries, has announced the launch of the all-new PPG Pittsburgh Paints brand, combining the heritage and product excelle… Read More »
Published January 29, 2015
PPG Industries' automotive refinish business has announced the 2015 appearance schedule of its colorful show truck. The truck, a popular crowd-pleaser at its tour stops, is a 75-foot 2007 Coronado Freightliner tractor-trailer rig. This year it sp… Read More »
Published January 29, 2015
Hempel has announced the launch of two new pure epoxy coatings, Hempadur 15600 and Easy 47700. An addition to the HEMPADUR range, HEMPADUR 15600 is a IMO PSPC cargo oil tank compliant, pure epoxy tank coating resistant to continuous immersion in a r… Read More »
Published January 28, 2015
As the next panel in their series of business and technical information, Coatings World will host a panel at the Waterborne Symposium In New Orleans, LA. This prestigious conference helps fund one of the most respected Polymer Science programs in the… Read More »
Published January 28, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems and Pocono Raceway today jointly announced a multi-year partnership that will include an integrated sponsorship campaign and the renaming of this year’s June NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (NSCS) race held at ‘The Tricky… Read More »



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