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Published January 5, 2015
Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company Royal DSM has reached an agreement with Cathay Investments for the sale of Euroresins. Subject to customary approvals and notifications, the transaction is expected to close in Q1 2015. Financial details w… Read More »
Published January 2, 2015
Sherwin-Williams has opened its 4,000th retail location in the U.S., Canada and Caribbean. The nation’s largest specialty retailer of paint and painting supplies has opened its newest location in Sewickley, Pennsylvania. “The opening of… Read More »
SEMA 2014 Award-Winning Car Painted With Axalta Brand-ChromaPremier
Published December 31, 2014
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 December 30, 2014
Eastman Chemical Company has announced it will join Together for Sustainability (TfS). Eastman and TfS have confirmed acceptance of Eastman's application to the consortium as the first U.S.-based company to join, with plans to finalize Eastman… Read More »
Published December 29, 2014
Hardide Coatings has invested a six-figure sum in its UK manufacturing facility – increasing its installed capacity by nearly 50 percent to deal with growing demand for its range of nanostructured tungsten carbide coatings. The installation of… Read More »
Published December 29, 2014
BASF and Shell have reached an agreement for BASF to sell its share in the 50-50 joint venture ELLBA Eastern, Jurong Island, Singapore to Shell. The joint venture, which is operated by Shell, produces styrene monomer and propylene oxide. BASF remain… Read More »
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By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published December 24, 2014
Liquid Nails brand has enhanced its Heavy Duty construction adhesive formula. Liquid Nails Extreme Heavy Duty Construction Adhesive performs in extreme conditions, bonding in temperatures from 22°F to 120°F. This enables professional contract… Read More »
Published December 19, 2014
PPG Industries has announced that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with the Axson Group to acquire Revocoat, a global supplier of sealants, adhesives and damper products for the automotive industry. PPG expects the transaction to close in… Read More »
Published December 19, 2014
A new ready-to-use, high-heat stainless steel paint that will not discolor, chip, crack, or peel at temperatures up to 1200°F for a wide range of industrial, automotive, and consumer product applications is being introduced by Dampney Company, In… Read More »
Published December 16, 2014
PPG Industries’ coil and building products group is now offering 10-by-10-inch paper color samples of 10 Duranar coatings through www.requestppg.com, its on-demand sample- and literature-ordering portal. Sharon Bird, PPG marketing communicatio… Read More »
Axalta’s Automotive Color of the Year – Radiant Red
Published December 15, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems launched Axalta Automotive Color of the Year 2015 at the SEMA automotive aftermarket trade show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Axalta’s 2015 color of the year, Radiant Red, debuted on the No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet SS d… Read More »
Novel Polyurethane Coatings Obtained with Polycarbonate Diol
Published December 15, 2014
Novel Polyurethane Coatings Obtained with Polycarbonate Diol for pipelines with improved mechanical properties and hydrolysis resistance. Read More »
Biocides, Fungicides & Algicides Directory
Published December 15, 2014
Here is a look at the latest offerings from select biocide suppliers. For more information on the products listed, please contact the company directly. Read More »
The Powder Coatings Market
By Kerry Pianforte, Editor
Published December 15, 2014
Powder coating manufacturers focus on enhancing durability and efficiency to drive growth in this diverse market. Read More »
By Steve McDaniel and Jon Hurt, Contributing Writers
Published December 15, 2014
Ahh, the glory of a transparent government.  Everyone can find out what is being done in an open manner when the taxpayers’ dollars are being spent.  That’s a good thing, unless it involves your trade secrets. One way this can… Read More »
By Phil Phillips, PhD, Contributing Writer
Published December 15, 2014
There is always a point in organizations of all sizes to come to the realization that a radical change must take place. This decision usually is prompted by circumstances such as: attractive new opportunities in adjacent markets; threat of nibble com… Read More »
By Sean Milmo , European Correspondent
Published December 15, 2014
The likelihood of tighter European Union regulations on air emissions being imposed on the European coatings and other industries has been receding as the EU gives top priority to economic growth at a time when many of the region’s economies ha… Read More »
Photovoltaic Paint Heats Up
By Charles Thurston, Contributing Writer
Published December 15, 2014
A variety of research companies and universities are working to advance spray-on organic photovoltaics (OPV) with the aim of coating glass, curved plastics and other materials at commercial volume in the near future. A key to several of these develop… Read More »
Published December 15, 2014
U.S. 8,632,895 B2 PPG has obtained a patent for a coated article comprised of a decorative metal substrate having a specular gloss greater than 400, with the proviso that the decorative metal substrate does not contain a pigmented coating thereon, a… Read More »
Published December 15, 2014
.S. 8,632,857 B2 Valspar Sourcing Inc. has been awarded a patent for a method of coating a metal substrate with a hardenable packaging coating system comprised of applying an under-coat composition to a metal substrate, the under-coat composition con… Read More »
Published December 15, 2014
U.S. 8,632,856 B2 3M Innovative Properties Company has been granted a patent for a method for making a coated article, which method is comprised of providing a substrate; providing microparticles of a partially or fully fluorinated polymer and provid… Read More »
Published December 15, 2014
Hempel has acquired Schaepman’s Lakfabrieken B.V, a leading Dutch supplier of specialised industrial, protective and decorative coatings. The acquisition is part of Hempel’s five-year growth strategy, One Hempel – One Ambition, and… Read More »
Published December 12, 2014
On a global scale, Southeast Asia represents the fourth largest market for synthetic latex polymers, accounting for 8% of the global consumption, according to the recently published Synthetic Latex Polymers: Southeast Asia Market Analysis and Opportu… Read More »
Published December 12, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems has launched its new generation C6 electrical steel varnish - Voltatex 1262. Part of the Voltatex family of electrical insulation products, Voltatex 1262 is targeted for use in special applications for large hydro and turbo gen… Read More »
Published December 11, 2014
Lowe's Companies, Inc. and The Sherwin-Williams Company have jointly announced that HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams brand paints will be available at Lowe's stores and on Lowes.com beginning March 2015. The HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams produc… Read More »
Published December 10, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems is strengthening its performance testing capability by opening a new product development center at its facility in Lionville, PA. The center is equipped with a  Global Finishing Solutions professional spraybooth and advanc… Read More »
Published December 9, 2014
 SICO paint that has a  launched a nre product in response to the growing trend of vibrant home decor The Sico MUSE paint-and-primer-in-one product features a TOUCH RESIST TECHNOLOGY paint innovation that gives color surfaces  richnes… Read More »
Published December 9, 2014
The commercial coatings group of PPG Industries has launched a redesigned website for the ADJUSTRITE Commercial Estimating System at www.adjustrite.com. The site went live in early November and features a refreshed look, user-friendly navigation and… Read More »
Published December 9, 2014
PPG Industries’  coatings manufacturing facility in Bangplee was recently recognized with a Zero Accident Award by Thailand’s Department of Labor Protection and Welfare, Ministry of Labor. The Zero Accident Award honors companies th… Read More »
By Michael Olosky, Global Head of Innovation Adhesive Technologies, Henkel
Published December 3, 2014
Adhesives are an unsung yet critical component of the manufacturing assembly process, especially in new materials adoption for next generation technology. As world leader in this industry, Henkel plays a key role in helping bring innovative ideas to… Read More »
Published December 3, 2014
Set to replace the discontinued Duofast Trimbonder line of adhesives in Chemical Concepts’ comprehensive line of adhesives products is TrimGrip, an advanced Cellular PVC Adhesive now associated with the Chem-Set brand. The structural adhesive d… Read More »
Published December 2, 2014
Daimler AG has signed an agreement with AkzoNobel Performance Coatings making the company one of the approved suppliers of vehicle refinishes to Daimler dealerships and approved bodyshops worldwide. The contract covers the supply and support of Akzo… Read More »
Published December 2, 2014
Munich-based chemical company Wacker is expanding its product range of functional silanes with a new arylalkoxysilane monomer. Marketed as Geniosil XL 70, this additive is designed as a water scavenger for silane-curing adhesive and sealant formulati… Read More »
Published December 2, 2014
BASF announced the North American launch of Irgazin Orange EH1287 for industrial applications which include agriculture, construction and earth moving equipment coatings. Irgazin Orange EH1287 improves material flow allowing formulators to… Read More »
Published December 2, 2014
The PPG Industries Foundation recently donated more than $55,000 to seven organizations for education-related initiatives in the Greater Pittsburgh area, where the company maintains its global headquarters and several facilities. The grants highlight… Read More »
Published December 2, 2014
Vencorex is significantly expanding its capacity of isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI). The expansion of this monomer capacity will take place at Pont de Claix site, France. The new capacity will be 20 kT to be available by the end of 2016. “This… Read More »
Published December 2, 2014
PolyOne Corporation, a global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, has announced the acquisition of specialty assets from Accella Performance Materials, a leading North American manufacturer of liquid polymer formulation… Read More »
Published December 2, 2014
Ross is offering a new high-efficiency charging hopper for its line of High Shear Mixers with Solids/Liquid Injection Manifold (SLIM) Technology. The SLIM is a unique rotor/stator device engineered for high-speed powder injection into liquid without… Read More »
Published December 1, 2014
U.S. Zinc is commemorating the company’s opening in 1949, celebrating 65 successful years in the zinc products marketplace. The company’s roots were as a wholesaler of nonferrous metals. Now, U.S. Zinc is a premier global supplier of zinc… Read More »
Published December 1, 2014
According to a new report by Markets & Markets, “Micronized PTFE Market by Application (Inks, Thermoplastics, Coatings, Grease & Lubricants, Elastomers), by Geography - Global Forecast to 2019,” the market has a projected value of… Read More »
Published November 25, 2014
BASF is one of the first European manufacturers to have switched its entire portfolio of polystyrene-based insulation products for the European market to a new flame retardant, nine months ahead of the deadline laid down in the EU REACH Regulation on… Read More »
Published November 25, 2014
AkzoNobel has joined forces with SuikerUnie, Rabobank, Deloitte, Investment and Development Agency for the Northern Netherlands (NOM), Groningen Seaports, and the Province of Groningen, to investigate the possibility of producing chemicals from beet-… Read More »
Published November 24, 2014
BASF and Glunz, a manufacturer of wood-based panels, have jointly developed four new colors for medium-density fiberboards (MDF). The color shades – Royal, Curry, Berry and Terra – are based on BASF pigment preparations from the Dispers r… Read More »
Published November 24, 2014
The Valspar Corporation has announced that it has completed the purchase of Madison Chemical Industries, Inc., a coatings manufacturer headquartered in Ontario, Canada. Madison was founded in 1975 and has developed a global reputation for its technic… Read More »
AkzoNobeI’s International Brand Launches Enviroline 2405 Hybrid Epoxy Technology
Published November 19, 2014
AkzoNobel’s International protective coatings brand has launched Enviroline 2405, an advanced hybrid epoxy lining system into North America. The high temperature, abrasion resistant coating was specially designed to offer exceptional flexibilit… Read More »
Published November 18, 2014
Global demand for decorative laminates is expected to rise 5.6 percent per year to 10.7 billion square meters in 2018, valued at $40.8 billion.  Demand will benefit from expected increases in the manufacture of products such as cabinets, ready-… Read More »
Published November 18, 2014
Olympic Paint and Stain announced today the launch of Olympic Home interior latex paint, a new line of flat and semi-gloss paint available exclusively at Lowe’s stores nationwide. Starting at $11.97 per gallon, the new Home paint provides prof… Read More »
Published November 18, 2014
PPG Industries has released its annual automotive color popularity data, showing that white continues to be the most popular car color globally based on 2014 automotive build data.  According to PPG’s global data, white ranked first (up 3… Read More »
Published November 13, 2014
The Dow Chemical Company has signed a definitive agreement under which ANGUS Chemical Company will be sold to Golden Gate Capital for $1.215 billion. The transaction is expected to close during the first quarter of 2015, subject to completion of cust… Read More »
Published November 13, 2014
The Visualizer app launched by AkzoNobel's Decorative Paints business earlier this year has won a prestigious honor at the 2014 UK IT Industry Awards. A first in augmented reality technology, the free app enables users to see in real time w… Read More »



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