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Media and Milling Directory
Published November 7, 2014
Here is a look at the latest offerings from select media and milling manufacturers. For more information on the products listed, please contact the company directly. Read More »
PPG Reports on the OEM Auto Market
Published November 7, 2014
Coatings World recently had the opportunity to interview Jean-Marie Greindl, Vice President, Automotive OEM Coatings, EMEA, and President, PPG EMEA. Read More »
Adhesives and Sealants
By Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor
Published November 7, 2014
This market is on the rise thanks to healthy automotive and construction industries. Read More »
Self Cross-Linking Resin Coatings Offer Siding Manufacturers An Edge
By Bob Cregg, Industry Directory Building Products,Sherwin-Williams Product Finishes
Published November 7, 2014
New coatings that utilize a cross-linking resin meet the finishing challenges siding manufacturers face. Read More »
Map Out Your Business Situation as a First Step in Strategy Development
By Phil Phillips, PhD, Contributing Editor
Published November 7, 2014
Many of us believe we really know our business situation without an MBA consulting group telling us where we are. This mind set is like saying the customer IS always right. They aren’t always right ... “customers are always right... somet… Read More »
By Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
Published November 7, 2014
A new, region-wide paint and coatings association in Latin America, the Federación Latinoamericana de Fabricantes de Pinturas, or Latin American Federation of Paint Manufacturers, has formally launched with a headquarters in Mexico, and office… Read More »
Axalta Announces Its Automotive Color of the Year-Radiant Red
Published November 7, 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 »
PPG Appoints Marcos Achar Levy Vice President, Architectural Coatings, Mexico
Published November 7, 2014
PPG Industries has appointed Marcos Achar Levy, previously chief executive officer of Comex, vice president, architectural coatings, Mexico, and CEO, PPG – Comex. He will report to Michael McGarry, PPG chief operating officer. PPG previously a… Read More »
HMG Paints Ltd Commemorates Remembrance Sunday with Poppy Tribute
Published November 7, 2014
HMG Paints Ltd, based in Manchester, has chosen to commemorate Remembrance Day by painting an eye-catching poppy on a 25ft battleship sculpture positioned on site. The steel structure is the work of Manchester-based artist Jonathan Woolfenden, and h… Read More »
Published November 7, 2014
A new 20-page brochure from Orion Engineered Carbons discusses coloristic properties of carbon black pigments in full tone and tinting applications. In addition to describing the Carbon Black manufacturing process, it covers the basics of colorimetry… Read More »
Published November 7, 2014
Advenira Enterprises, Inc., a developer of Solution Derived Nanocomposite (SDNTM) coating technology, is this month presenting findings from its novel F1A12 protective coating at two major corrosion events: NACE Western Area Conference and CORCON 201… Read More »
Water Shortages in Africa Drive Up Demand For Water Storage Tanks and Coating Technology
By Shem Oirere, Africa Correspondent
Published November 6, 2014
Demand for water storage tanks in Africa has created a growing market for protective coatings. Read More »
By Sean Milmo, European Correspondent
Published November 6, 2014
The dispersions segment is continuing to be one of the most active in the European coatings sector in the development of new technologies as well as investing in mergers and acquisitions  and expansions in production capacity. Demand for disper… Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published November 6, 2014
This year’s feature on exterior architectural coatings, “Self Cross-Linking Resin Coatings Offer Siding Manufacturers an Edge” (page 31) was authored by Bob Cregg, industry director Building Products, Sherwin-Williams Product Finish… Read More »
Published November 6, 2014
Quest Specialty Chemicals CEO Doug Mattscheck has promoted Laura Yerkey to corporate director, marketing communications and strategy. Yerkey previously was director of marketing for Quest Automotive Products (QAP) in Massillon, Ohio, the largest of… Read More »
Published November 6, 2014
Visitors to Michelman’s booth at the 2014 EWTA Info Fair Supplier Exhibition will be introduced to a trio of new Michem® Wood Release solutions for manufacturers of pMDI as well as conventional resin-based engineered wood panels.  Mich… Read More »
Published November 5, 2014
PPG Industries has announced that it has finalized the acquisition of Consorcio Comex, S.A. de C.V. (“Comex”), an architectural coatings company with headquarters in Mexico City, Mexico, in a transaction valued at $2.3 billion. “We… Read More »
Published November 5, 2014
Sika has announced that half of all the cars produced worldwide  - approximately 40 million vehicles per year - contain one of its products. One in four car windshields is adhesively bonded using Sika products. These “invisible” high… Read More »
Published November 5, 2014
Ross has introduced the HSM-703XC, a new and improved model of the 10HP X-Series Ultra-High Shear Mixer. This inline rotor/stator mixer generates very fine dispersions and emulsions with exceptionally narrow particle size distribution. Sample applica… Read More »
Published November 4, 2014
BASF Wolman GmbH, the European market leader in wood protection, has officially launched its new corporate brand design during a two day customer symposium in Baden-Baden, Germany. About 90 global key customers and business partners attended the even… Read More »
Published November 4, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems has released its Global Automotive 2014 Color Popularity Report. The report, which has annually tracked regional automotive color preferences since 1953, is the most comprehensive in the industry. This year’s report offer… Read More »
Published November 4, 2014
AkzoNobel has started operations at its new powder coatings plant in Dubai. The facility will significantly increase capacity for the company's Interpon and Resicoat products. The site is AkzoNobel's sixth manufacturing plant in the Middle E… Read More »
Published November 4, 2014
PaintSolutions, llc, Commerce, California., a division of inksolutions, llc. Elk Grove Village, Illinois, has acquired Synkoloid patch and repair product line from The Muralo Paint Company. Muralo Paints was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Ba… Read More »
PPG Distributor Donates Pink Tugboat Paint to Increase Breast Cancer Awareness
Published November 3, 2014
For more than 130 years, Moran Towing Corporation’s fleet of tugboats had been recognized for the signature white “M” painted on their stacks. This October, company president Ted Tregurtha and a donation of PITT-TECH Plus marine pai… Read More »
Published November 3, 2014
The commercial coatings group of PPG Industries' automotive refinish business has introduced DELFLEET Evolution F4935, F4936 and F4937 HS Epoxy Primers, a new series of high-solids, 2.1 VOC (volatile organic compound) primers with excellent adhes… Read More »
Published October 31, 2014
Two ship owners are due to be awarded a combined total of almost $500,000 when the first claims resulting from a new carbon credits methodology developed by AkzoNobel and The Gold Standard Foundation are finalized next year. The scheme allows ships t… Read More »
Published October 30, 2014
BASF's Coatings division has received the Materialica Design + Technology Silver Award 2014 in the "Surface & Technology" category for its XSpark automotive coating. The distinction was awarded during the 17th International Trade Fa… Read More »
Published October 29, 2014
PPG Industries’ architectural coatings business in China recently launched a mobile website on the WeChat public platform for the Master's Mark paint brand. The official brand account for the popular social media tool in China is the first… Read More »
Published October 29, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems has renewed its strategic partnership with the Huajia division of the Yongjia Group under a new name, Axalta Huajia Coatings. The reaffirmed joint venture reinforces the company’s leading position as a powder coatings man… Read More »
Published October 29, 2014
BASF Venture Capital has led a $3 million Series A financing with a $1.5 million investment in SLIPS Technologies Inc. based in Cambridge, Massachusetts . The Swiss entrepreneur and private investor Hansjörg Wyss has also participated in the fin… Read More »
Published October 29, 2014
AkzoNobel has launched an additive for road salt which helps to protect against frost damage and makes driving safer. Inspired by the ability of certain animals to withstand cold and prevent ice forming in their bodies, Ecosel AsphaltProtection is a… Read More »
Published October 29, 2014
Union Process, Inc., known globally as a manufacturer of particle size reduction and dispersing equipment as well as related services for a broad range of research and industrial applications, has built a circulation conversion system for the SD1 lab… Read More »
Published October 28, 2014
BASF will expand the production capacity of its existing world-scale production plant for tertiary Butylamine (tBA) at the Nanjing Chemical Industry Park in China. The company plans to increase the existing production capacity by 60 percent, from 10,… Read More »
Published October 28, 2014
Behr Marquee Interior Paint & Primer has won top honors in the 2014 Innovation Award selected by The Home Depot, the world’s largest home improvement retailer. The Home Depot’s annual Innovation Awards recognize revolutionary new prod… Read More »
Published October 28, 2014
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced a new report detailing the extensive involvement of the retail industry with LEED and the impact of the globally recognized green building rating system on retail development and the consumer experien… Read More »
Published October 27, 2014
PPG Industries' automotive refinish business has introduced EC530 EN-V Performance Clearcoat, an easy-to-use clearcoat with premium gloss retention over waterborne basecoat, which meets or exceeds regulatory requirements in all U.S. and Canadian… Read More »
Published October 27, 2014
PPG Industries has launched a new website for TESLIN substrate, a durable synthetic paper that, because of its microporous structure, offers an exclusive combination of performance benefits that cannot be replicated by other printable plastics, the c… Read More »
Published October 27, 2014
IPPIC acknowledges and supports many of the activities proposed by UNEP/WHO Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint (GAELP), and urges all IPPIC member associations to promote the GAELP's planned "International Week of Action on Prevention o… Read More »
Published October 27, 2014
Arkema has finalized the first stage of its acrylics assets acquisition project in Taixing, China, and now has access to a modern and competitive 160,000 t/year acrylic acid production capacity in Asia for the sum of $240 million. This investment wil… Read More »
Published October 27, 2014
U.S. Zinc has completed the planned expansion project of their domestic zinc oxide plant in Millington, Tennessee ahead of schedule. The expansion will increase zinc oxide production by 8,000 metric tons per year and enable the company to better serv… Read More »
Published October 24, 2014
Professor Omar M. Yaghi, the James and Neeltje Tretter Professor of Chemistry at University of California-Berkeley, was the honored speaker at the Axalta Distinguished Lectures Series sponsored by Axalta Coating Systems and hosted by the Department o… Read More »
Published October 24, 2014
AkzoNobel has started operations at its vehicle refinishes plant in Changzhou, China - the company's 30th manufacturing facility in the country. The new factory adds approximately 25 million liters of capacity for Sikkens, Lesonal and Prime vehi… Read More »
Published October 24, 2014
Masco Corporation’s Board of Directors has approved the strategic initiatives recommended by management under the leadership of Keith Allman, its president and chief executive officer. The strategic initiatives, which are designed to drive… Read More »
Published October 23, 2014
Argex Titanium Inc., a producer of high-grade titanium dioxide (TiO2) used as white pigment in paint, plastic, paper, cosmetics and other applications, has won the ICIS 2014 Award for Best Innovation by a Small or Medium-Sized Enterprise (SME) in rec… Read More »
Published October 23, 2014
PPG Industries' automotive refinish business has added to its Shop-Line brand with JC830 Production Clear coating, a 2.1 VOC (volatile organic compound) clearcoat developed for value-minded collision centers for use on spot and panel repairs. Sho… Read More »
Published October 23, 2014
PPG Industries has developed a chromate-free, lightweight sealant for corrosion-inhibitive military aircraft applications. Visitors at the National Business Aviation Association Convention and Exhibition can learn about PRC PR-2870 Class B seala… Read More »
Published October 23, 2014
BASF has launched the first designfabrik outside Europe in Tokyo, Japan. The second designfabrik worldwide will strengthen BASF’s capabilities as a provider for comprehensive solutions supporting customers from various industries not only with… Read More »
Published October 22, 2014
PPG Industries'  packaging coatings business has announced that INNOVEL HPS coatings, the next generation of internal protective spray lacquers for the beverage can industry, has been approved for use on aluminum and steel beverage cans. Ma… Read More »
Published October 22, 2014
PPG Industries' commercial coatings group held its semiannual Commercial Truck Shop Conference Sept. 21-23 in conjunction with the 2014 fall PPG MVP Business Solutions Conference at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Conference Center in Nashville,… Read More »
Published October 22, 2014
PPG Industries’  aerospace transparencies group is designing windshields for the KC-390 military transport aircraft that will be the largest glass windshields PPG has produced and the industry’s first to have a compound bent shape af… Read More »



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