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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 »
Published January 28, 2015
3M has reported fourth-quarter earnings of $1.81 per share, an increase of 11.7 percent versus the fourth quarter of 2013. Sales grew 2.0 percent year-on-year to $7.7 billion. Organic local-currency sales grew 6.3 percent with acquisitions adding 0.1… Read More »
Published January 28, 2015
Michelman has acquired its long-time sales and service partner, Supack International P/L, making it an integral part of Michelman India.  Michelman India is dedicated to the development of the Indian market, with an immediate focus on the growin… Read More »
Published January 28, 2015
The latest figures from the British Coatings Federation show that for the second consecutive year, paint sales have outperformed GDP, with an increase of 5 percent in volume during 2014, against economic growth of 3 percent. “We’ve seen… Read More »
Published January 28, 2015
Fluon ETFE powders from AGC Chemicals Americas Inc. are designed for seamless rotolining and electrostatic coatings of industrial equipment used in chemical processing applications in the in the food, petroleum and potable water/wastewater industries… Read More »
Published January 28, 2015
Michelman is introducing a number of new fiber sizings to support advanced generations of engineered resin composites increasingly being used in automotive design and manufacturing applications. As lightweight composites replace more and more metal c… Read More »
SEMA 2014 Award-Winning Car Painted With Axalta Brand-ChromaPremier
Published January 28, 2015
At the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) tradeshow, Axalta Coating Systems displayed a custom made 1932 Ford Sedan called Y’d Open at its booth. The car took home Ford’s Design of Excellence “Best of Show,” Mothers… Read More »
Published January 27, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems has been named a finalist in the 2015 Automotive News PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers Contribution to Excellence) Award program for its innovative 2-Wet Monocoat paint system. The first of its kind, the 2-Wet Monocoat paint… Read More »
Published January 27, 2015
PPG Industries in Greece recently followed up its first customer training seminar with a second event at its facility in Acharnai, Athens. The follow-up event enabled customers from local shipping companies to learn firsthand about a number of new te… Read More »
Published January 26, 2015
BASF’s new European competence center for flooring and waterproofing systems at Oldenburg, Germany, is now fully operational. Manufacture of the Masters Builders Solutions products has been relocated from Schaffhausen, Switzerland. This relocat… Read More »
Published January 26, 2015
Hardide Coatings, Inc., a UK-based provider of advanced surface coating technology, has today announced investment in a new Virginia manufacturing plant worth approximagely $7 million. The investment will see Hardide Coatings expand provision of its… Read More »
Published January 26, 2015
Wayfair Inc., one of the world’s largest online destinations for home furnishings and décor, has announced a partnership with Sherwin-Williams, the nation’s largest specialty retailer of paint and painting supplies, to integrate co… Read More »
Published January 26, 2015
Valspar, manufacturer of wood coatings for prefinished flooring, siding, moulding, kitchen cabinets, furniture, and other building products, has began supplying coatings to a new American OEM hardwood-flooring line in Only, Tennessee.  The new l… Read More »
Published January 26, 2015
The Dow Chemical Company  and the American Association of Chemistry Teachers (AACT) are partnering to invigorate chemistry education and support STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education in the nation’s schools. Dow and A… Read More »
Published January 26, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems chairman and CEO, Charlie Shaver, presented insights into the strategic implications of private equity in the coatings industry value chain at a meeting of industry leaders attending the global Coatings Summit in Miami, Florida… Read More »
Published January 26, 2015
OMNOVA Solutions has announced the North American and Latin American introduction of PLIOTEC HDT 12 resin specifically designed for the formulation of waterborne, high-gloss, anti-corrosion direct-to-metal (DTM) coatings. Already available in Europe,… Read More »
Oil Price Hits Electric Vehicle Sales?
By Dr. Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx
Published January 26, 2015
The oil price may stay low for many years due to oversupply. This will not affect the sales of electric road vehicles because their sales numbers decoupled from the oil price many years ago thanks to superior performance, subsidies and privileges suc… Read More »
Published January 22, 2015
NanoMarkets has announced the release of a new report titled, “Smart Coatings Markets 2015-2022,” a report that continues the firm’s coverage of the smart coatings market dating back to 2010.  The report shows that the smart co… Read More »
Published January 22, 2015
Sika has entered into exclusive negotiations with Axson management and shareholders to acquire Axson Technologies, a leader in the field of epoxy and polyurethane polymer formulations for design, prototyping and tooling, structural adhesives, composi… Read More »
Published January 22, 2015
Phoseon Technology has announced the appointment of John North as Vice President of Worldwide Sales.  John brings a wealth of experience in worldwide sales and business development to Phoseon. He has developed profitable sales and marketing pro… Read More »
Published January 22, 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 March… Read More »
Published January 21, 2015
Two years after being launched in the European markets, BASF's MasterSeal 6100 FX has become a reality used in several European countries and in the most complex and demanding waterproofing projects. MasterSeal 6100 FX is a highly flexible a… Read More »
Published January 21, 2015
BASF will increase its production capacities for the chemical intermediate 1,4-butanediol (BDO) by 10 percent at its site in Geismar, Louisiana, as of 2016. The company will then have a global capacity of BDO of 670,000 metric tons per year. BASF wi… Read More »
Rust-Oleum Launches NeverWet Water Repellant Products
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published January 21, 2015
Rust-Oleum recently launched three new water repellant products for use on clothing, auto interiors and outdoor fabric. During the winter months water, mud, slush and snow can severely damage a pair of shoes. Rust-Oleum recently launched a product t… Read More »
Pigment Market Update
By Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor
Published January 19, 2015
The pigment market has been given a boost by a recovering economy and an invigorated automotive market. Read More »
Additives Industry Update
By Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor
Published January 19, 2015
Pricing stability and a unique market position have industry suppliers hopeful for the coming year. Read More »
Architectural Interior Coatings
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published January 19, 2015
Growth in new construction and increased existing home sales drive growth for architectural interior coatings. Read More »
By Phil Phillips, PhD, Contributing Editor
Published January 19, 2015
You may have moved product into the marketplace well above plan; you may have scored heavily by identifying unmet needs and bringing new innovative products to commercialization at record rates; and you may have even been awarded exceptional performa… Read More »
Africa LNG Spurs Coatings Growth
By Shem Oirere, Africa Correspondent
Published January 19, 2015
The discovery of new natural gas reserves in Africa has created demand for liquified natural gas infrastructure. Read More »
By Sean Milmo, Euroepan Correspondent
Published January 19, 2015
For coatings producers one of the big benefits of the sharp fall in oil prices in the second half of  last year (2014) should be a drop in raw material costs. Some commentators are also predicting a rise in demand due to the effect of lower oil… Read More »
By Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
Published January 19, 2015
Sika AG, of Baar, Switzerland, has added another Latin American aquisition to its regional expansion campaign, in Aparecida de Goiânia, Goiás State, Brazil. The latest addition will improve logistics for increasing demand in the constru… Read More »
Published January 19, 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 ret… Read More »
Published January 19, 2015
PPG Industries'  David B. Navikas, senior vice president, strategic planning and corporate development, will retire effective March 1. “PPG has benefited greatly from David’s deep knowledge of our company’s strategic prior… Read More »
Published January 14, 2015
Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney has announced the commencement of its fifth U.S. Paint & Coatings Industry study. According to the firm, the industry is continuing its recovery from the global recession of 2008-2009. Consumption is projected to be… Read More »
Published January 14, 2015
Chris Campbell, facility manager at PPG Industries’ industrial coatings manufacturing facility in Mount Vernon, Illinois, has presented PPG Industries Foundation checks totaling nearly $4,000 to North Side Elementary School Teachers Brenda Slov… Read More »
Published January 14, 2015
Alberdingk Boley, Inc. - a global manufacturer of waterborne emulsions, polyurethane dispersions, water based UV dispersions, castor oil and modified polyols and linseed oil - has announced the addition of the Vanora product line to its pro… Read More »
Published January 14, 2015
Methacrylate binders from Evonik, marketed as DEGALAN, are designed to offer multiple possibilities for the formulation of heat-sealing lacquers. They are used in the sealing of yogurt containers and pharmaceutical blister packaging. The requirement… Read More »



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