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Published March 17, 2015
According to a study by the consulting firm Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney, global consumption of formulated adhesives was 10.24 MM tons in 2014 worth $29.4 billion.  Volume has increased modestly since the 2009 recession and a 5% annual rate of… Read More »
Published March 17, 2015
The Board of Directors of Sika AG has published its report required to be prepared pursuant to the decision of the Swiss Takeover Board of March 5, 2015: The Takeover Board has confirmed the basic validity of the opting out clause pursuant to Arti… Read More »
Shamrock Technologies Announces New Director of Sales for EMEA
Published March 16, 2015
Shamrock Technologies Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Erik Colstee as its Director of Sales in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Erik’s background is in the Inks and Coatings industry. He has more than 25 years of experience in che… Read More »
Published March 16, 2015
Ron Herring, operations manager at PPG Industries’ industrial coatings manufacturing facility in Mount Vernon, Illinois, has presented Waltonville Grade School with Donna Burlison, PPG customer service representative, to present a PPG Industrie… Read More »
Published March 16, 2015
Global demand for countertops is forecast to rise 4.2 percent per year to 503 million square meters in 2018, according to The Freedonia Group.  Demand for countertops will benefit from improved building construction activity throughout much o… Read More »
Published March 16, 2015
Chris Campbell, facility manager at PPG Industries’ industrial coatings manufacturing facility in Mount Vernon, Illinois, has presented a PPG Industries Foundation check to benefit students at Fairfield Community High School. Science teacher Br… Read More »
Published March 16, 2015
PPG Industries will showcase its coatings products for the marine and offshore industry at this week’s Australasian Oil and Gas (AOG) Exhibition in Perth, Western Australia. Focus will be on PPG products PITT-CHAR XP coating, a dual-performa… Read More »
Published March 16, 2015
A brand with more than 200 years of heritage and quality, SIKKENS wood finishes, is changing its name. A premium exterior wood finishes brand for decks, logs and siding, doors, windows and interior finishes, the Sikkens brand is becoming the Sikkens… Read More »
Published March 16, 2015
Consumers in the capital city of the world’s fourth most populous nation of Indonesia spent over 125 billion rupiahs on paint during the two months period of November to December last year, going by the retail sales data by GfK. GfK … Read More »
Published March 16, 2015
Consumers in the capital city of the world’s fourth most populous nation of Indonesia spent over 125 billion rupiahs on paint during the two months period of November to December last year, going by the retail sales data by GfK. GfK commence… Read More »
Published March 16, 2015
Union Process, Inc. has manufactured a special edition S1 Laboratory Attritor for a research facility. The application required that the mill be designed with a shaft seal for grinding under inert gas. The specially designed mill includes a temp… Read More »
Published March 13, 2015
DuluxGroup announced the proposed acquisition of the Sydney-based Porter’s Paints business. The acquisition is subject to ACCC clearance and some remaining conditions, including final due diligence. “The addition of Porter’s to our… Read More »
Published March 13, 2015
Hempel has closed its previously announced acquisition of Jones-Blair Company, a leading North American supplier for the protective and waterproofing markets. In line with Hempel’s global growth strategy, the acquisition will provide Hempel wit… Read More »
Published March 13, 2015
Molycorp, Inc. has announced that it will release financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014 after the market closes on Monday, March 16, 2015. Release of Molycorp's financial results will be followed by an inv… Read More »
Published March 13, 2015
Dr. Mei Wen, Research Associate at Axalta Coating Systems presented her research at the 2015 CoatingsTech Conference, organized by the American Coatings Association (ACA) in Louisville, Kentucky on March 10th. This biennial conference features presen… Read More »
Published March 13, 2015
Registration is now open for the only tradeshow in North America solely dedicated to the needs of the powder coating industry. Industry experts will be on hand in Louisville, Kentucky May 6-7, 2015 for the 2015 Powder Coating Show. "The 2015… Read More »
Published March 13, 2015
Michelman has introduced two new additions to its line of Michem Wood Release mold release agents and processing aids for manufacturers of medium density fiberboard, oriented strand board, particle board and laminated strand board. Michem Wood Rel… Read More »
Published March 13, 2015
LiquiGlide Inc. has announced that Roadmap Capital has invested $7 million in equity funding in the company, enabling LiquiGlide to secure commercial deals in multiple market verticals and accelerate its growth strategy. The influx of capital has ena… Read More »
Published March 13, 2015
The Asia-Pacific economies are growing fast, boosting growth in the demand for many building and industrial materials, including paints and coatings. The total market for paints and coatings was 21.4 million tonnes in 2013, and is forecast by IRL to… Read More »
Published March 12, 2015
TCI Powder Coatings, a powder coating manufacturer and a proud subsidiary of RPM International company, launches a newly developed powder coating product offering, the TruAnodize line, meeting AAMA 2604 specifications. As part of the TruDurance archi… Read More »
Published March 12, 2015
PPG Industries' automotive refinish business has announced that several of its popular products have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal, long regarded as a trusted symbol of quality. The product lines receiving the seal include ENVIROBASE High Per… Read More »
Published March 12, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems was named a “Supplier of the Year” by General Motors (GM) at its Supplier of the Year awards ceremony last week. Winning suppliers from around the world received the award for going above and beyond GM’s requi… Read More »
Published March 11, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems has signed an agreement with the China Youth Development Foundation (CYDF) to make a signification donation that will support the Mother River Protection program over the next three years. The Mother River Protection program w… Read More »
Published March 11, 2015
Asian Paints Ltd has informed BSE that the Company on March 10, 2015 has entered into and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Andhra Pradesh to set up a manufacturing facility for paints and intermediates at Pudi Village… Read More »
Published March 11, 2015
Archroma has announced that its halogen-free flame retardant powder coating additive, Pekoflam HFC, is since November 2014 officially recognized as a manufacturer certified product by the Oeko-Tex Association. Being the first powder additive to be li… Read More »
PPG Foundation Supports New Hope Grade School Programs
Published March 11, 2015
Chris Campbell (center), facility manager at PPG Industries’ industrial coatings manufacturing facility in Mount Vernon, Illinois, presents two PPG Industries Foundation checks to benefit students at New Hope Grade School. Teacher Ardis Barbre… Read More »
Published March 10, 2015
Double Bond Chemical, a manufacturer of photoinitiators and oligomers recently increased its annual output in photoinitiator production, from 4,500 tons to 9,000 tons, and its annual output in oligomers production increased to 10,000 tons. DBC’… Read More »
Published March 10, 2015
DIC offers two new aqueous dispersion products with plans to file an approval application for Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for both. EPICLON EXA-8530 is an aqueous dispersion of a high molecular weight solid epoxy resin from DIC Corp. The resi… Read More »
Published March 10, 2015
PPG Industries will display three new coating products featuring proprietary PPG coating technology, including one powder, one electrocoat (e-coat) and one liquid coating, at the 2015 Minnesota Paint & Powder Coating Expo, at Century College in W… Read More »
Published March 10, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems has expanded its customer training facilities for refinish technicians in Japan. The recently re-opened facility, located in Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture, is designed to provide additional resources to help body shop refinish… Read More »
Published March 10, 2015
BASF will present the European research and construction project BuildTog at MIPIM (Le marché international des professionnels de l’immobilier) event in Cannes, France at booth C21.B7. The aim of the project is to create solutions f… Read More »
Published March 10, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems has opened a latest generation manufacturing facility in Shanghai to produce waterborne coatings for China’s growing automobile market. The newest and one of Axalta’s most advanced waterborne production facilities,… Read More »
Published March 10, 2015
Production of key raw materials for Perstorp’s innovative general purpose PVC plasticizers, Valeraldehyde and 2-propylheptanol and associated chemicals at a major extension to Perstorp’s main plant in Stenugsund, Sweden has begun on time.… Read More »
Published March 9, 2015
Wacker Chemie AG is expanding its existing vinyl acetate-ethylene copolymer (VAE) dispersions production facilities in the United States. The Munich-based chemical company will add a new reactor with an annual capacity of 85,000 metric tons at its Ca… Read More »
Published March 9, 2015
The Carbon Company and the chemical company BASF have concluded the joint research of a new composite material system as an important development step of their collaboration. The system aims at enhancing the cost-effectiveness of manufacturing thermo… Read More »
Published March 6, 2015
BASF has made bio-based Polytetrahydrofuran 1000 (PolyTHF 1000) available for the first time. The company is now providing this intermediate to selected partners for testing various applications in a large scale. “The bio-based PolyTHF 1000 is… Read More »
Published March 6, 2015
The surface specialist Tiger Coatings has relaunched its website for industrial clients. "The website 'tiger-coatings.com' has been redesigned and is now compatible with PC, tablet and mobile devices," said Christian Ebenberger, Ma… Read More »
Published March 6, 2015
One of the best-known and most successful brands of Munich-based chemicals group Wacker has turned 60: on March 4, 1955, the company sought trademark protection from the German Patent Office for the name Elastosil. Since then the number of different… Read More »
Published March 6, 2015
Sherwin-Williams announces MIL-DTL-64159 Type III Chemical Agent Resistant Coating (CARC) Aerosol is now available for touch ups or other small job applications on military vehicles, ground support equipment and rotocraft. The coating provides vital… Read More »
Published March 5, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems, a global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has opened a latest-generation manufacturing facility in Shanghai to produce waterborne coatings for China’s growing automobile market. The newest and one of Axalta’… Read More »
Published March 5, 2015
Argex Titanium Inc., an emerging producer of high-grade titanium dioxide (TiO2) used as white pigment in paint, plastic, paper, cosmetics and other applications, announced today that its newly formed, wholly-owned subsidiary, Arge… Read More »
Published March 5, 2015
The Advanced Biochemical Thailand (ABT) Epicerol plant was among the top three finalists for ‘Commercial Scale Plant of the Year.' The prestigious accolade was announced at the WBM Bio Business Awards in Amsterdam. Since its… Read More »
Published March 5, 2015
Sherwin-Williams has announced that the company holds the sole U.S. spray license for Arkema Inc.’s Kynar 500 FSF PVDF resin, a primary component of Sherwin-Williams SHER-NAR 5000 Superior Performance Architectural Baking Enamel.… Read More »
Published March 5, 2015
BASF is significantly expanding its production capacity for about 20 specialty amines at its Verbund site in Ludwigshafen. The company will therefore invest a double-digit million euro amount in expanding current production facilities, which are plan… Read More »
Published March 5, 2015
Wacker Chemie AG is currently building a new plant for specialty monomers with an annual capacity of 3,800 metric tons at its Burghausen site. Wacker has budgeted approximately €8 million for this. The specialty monomers vinyl neodecanoate and v… Read More »
Published March 4, 2015
Hempel’s Hempadur AvantGuard range of products has won the 2014 European Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation. To be presented on May 14 in London, the award recognizes the products’ ability to provide superior anti-… Read More »
Published March 4, 2015
Accella Performance Materials, Inc., a manufacturer of polyurethane systems and recycled rubber products, has announced the acquisition of IPS Polymer Systems, Inc. (“IPS”) in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.  Accella is backed by Arsenal Capit… Read More »
Published March 4, 2015
The Lubrizol Corporation has introduced a new mobile application - the Wood Coatings Product Guide - designed to help formulators of wood coatings identify advanced Lubrizol chemistries that help achieve a wide-range of performance needs. "We a… Read More »
Coatings Summit Draws Top Leaders in the Industry
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published March 4, 2015
This biennial event attracts the top leaders in the coatings industry. Read More »
PPG Foundation Donates $10,000 to Frontiers of Flight Museum
Published March 3, 2015
The PPG Industries Foundation has donated $10,000 to the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas to support a new science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education program for 6th- through 12th-grade students from two public all-girls schools i… Read More »



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