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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 »
Published November 12, 2014
BASF's Coatings division has received an award for design. BASF designers, along with the Raum Mannheim agency, have received the “Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2014” for the design of their "Under the Radar" Global Co… Read More »
PPG Aerospace Coatings System Used by Flying Colours Aviation
Published November 12, 2014
Flying Colours Aviation repainted a QantasLink 717 airplane with a basecoat-clearcoat coatings system by PPG Industries’  aerospace business that delivered a quickly-achieved, smooth, high-gloss finish.  “The DESOTHANE HD/CA 90… Read More »
Published November 11, 2014
Chemists Christopher Lopez and Reena Reddy from Axalta Coating Systems will present their work on powder coatings at FABTECH 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia on November 11th and 12th. The metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing event is estimated… Read More »
Published November 11, 2014
Superior Materials Inc., a fourth generation independent specialty chemical distributor, located in Garden City NY, has announced the following personnel changes and promotions. Alex Blakeman has been promoted to senior director of technology. Blakem… Read More »
Published November 10, 2014
Clariant, a manufacturer of specialty chemicals, has added a new color to designers' palettes with the launch of orange pigment PV Fast Orange HGR. This mid-shade orange can be used as a shading pigment or to create new full orange shades. PV Fa… Read More »
Published November 10, 2014
Cromax, one of the three global refinish brands of Axalta Coating Systems, has started a new initiative in the Netherlands: the Cromax Bike Team. The team’s aim is to offer Cromax customers in the Netherlands an accessible, easy and fun way to… Read More »
Published November 7, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems has launched Acquire Plus EFX to the Chinese market, a high technology based hand-held spectrophotometer that measures color with precision. The Acquire Plus EFX is already in use by some of the premium body shops across the wo… Read More »
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 »



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