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Published May 8, 2015
This spring Axalta Coating Systems has once again produced a special coating for the radio telescope in Effelsberg, Germany, one of the largest, fully-steerable radio telescopes in the world, and the most powerful for short-wave radiation. The Effels… Read More »
Published May 8, 2015
Clariant  has introduced innovative solutions for wood coatings based on renewable sources, that can protect effectively against surface damages and meet the demand for more sustainable coating systems. Ceridust 8090 TP and the latest innovatio… Read More »
Published May 8, 2015
BASF and LANXESS have signed an agreement on BASF’s purchase of the polyisobutene business consisting mainly of intellectual property for a new, innovative technology to produce high molecular weight polyisobutene (HM PIB). On behalf of BASF, L… Read More »
Published May 8, 2015
Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, reported today that the Korean Intellectual Property Office (KIPO) granted a patent protecting the company’s high refractive index (RI) phenyl-based optical sil… Read More »
Flexibility to Manage a Mix of Energy Sources is the Key
By Anders u00d6sterlund, director of energy, AkzoNobel
Published May 7, 2015
The flexibility to manage a mix of energy sources is the key to navigating these exciting clean-energy times. Read More »
Published May 6, 2015
Albemarle Corporation provided an update to the previously announced realignment of its global business units resulting from its acquisition of Rockwood Holdings in January. The company has announced its senior leadership team and business and functi… Read More »
Published May 6, 2015
BASF inaugurated its new Ultramid (polyamide 6 and 6/6.6) polymerization plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Shanghai, China. The new plant, with a capacity of 100,000 metric tons per year, will further strengthen BASF’s local produ… Read More »
Published May 6, 2015
Sika has won two awards in the 2015 Automotive News PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers’ Contribution to Excellence) Award recently taking place in Detroit, Michigan. The renowned award competition for automotive suppliers honor game-changing in… Read More »
Published May 6, 2015
The Oman Oil Company (OOC) together with its subsidiary, the chemical company Oxea, has signed an agreement with the German University of Technology (GUtech) in Maskat, Oman. According to this agreement, GUtech, a private university that is associate… Read More »
Valspar Donates Paint to Military Families
Published May 6, 2015
THE PLAYERS Championship and Valspar form sponsorship to provide paint for military families expecting babies. Read More »
Published May 4, 2015
Wayne T. Smith has been appointed the new chairman and chief executive ffficer of BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey. He succeeds Hans Engel, who as chief financial officer for BASF SE, will relocate to the company’s gl… Read More »
Published May 4, 2015
Masco Corporation one of the world’s leading manufacturers of branded building products, reported net sales and operating profit growth in the first quarter of 2015 with all segments reporting increased sales in local currency. Adjusted operati… Read More »
Published May 4, 2015
Puerto Rico home trend color forecasts for 2015 feature soothing yet bold blues, according to experts at GLIDDEN paint, a brand of PPG Industries'  architectural coatings business. Societal and consumer trends in 2015 point to the idea of h… Read More »
Published May 4, 2015
 PPG Industries'  automotive refinish business congratulates customer Toyota of Orlando on winning the Toyota Certified Collision Center Triple Crown Award. It is the second time the dealership has received the accolade; the previous ho… Read More »
Published April 29, 2015
Krylon has launched Krylon COVERMAXX and Krylon SUPERMAXX paints. These innovative paints provide ultimate durability and maximum results that can transform old décor accents and furniture into new pieces, and protect them for seasons to come.… Read More »
Published April 29, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems has begun construction on a new Asia-Pacific R&D and Technology Center. The new facility, which has been approved by Axalta’s Board of Directors, will be located in Shanghai’s Minhang Industrial Development Dist… Read More »
Published April 29, 2015
Evonik Industries recently awarded Chem-Materials, Inc, its Distributor of the Year award for Highest Sales Growth in 2014. This award was based on sales growth in 2014 relative to a previous three year average. The award was presented on April 14,… Read More »
Published April 29, 2015
AkzoNobel has signed an extension to its agreement with McLaren Automotive which will see the company continue to provide high performance coatings, working as a technical partner. The two parties – who first began the collaboration five years… Read More »
Published April 27, 2015
Spanish ferry operator Baleària has signed up to AkzoNobel's landmark carbon credits program. The company has enrolled its passenger ferry Martin i Soler into the scheme, which financially rewards ship owners by enabling them to generate i… Read More »
Published April 27, 2015
World demand for dyes and organic pigments is expected to grow 6.0 percent per year to $19.5 billion in 2019.  Rising consumer spending will drive increased demand for organic colorants in textiles and plastics, while strong growth in global con… Read More »
Published April 27, 2015
IRL has announced the launch of a new edition of its single country report A Profile of the Indian Paint Industry. In this study, IRL examines India’s paints and coatings market independently and not as part of a regional study on the Asia Paci… Read More »
Published April 27, 2015
Union Process, Inc., known globally as a manufacturer of particle size reduction and dispersion equipment as well as related services for a broad range of research and industrial applications, has designed and built a new lab-size SD1 dry grinding At… Read More »
Published April 24, 2015
Brookfield has announced the release of RheocalcT Software v1.2.19. This new update now includes Test Wizards for rapid test creation, Yield Testing for the DV3T Rheometer, improved layout and navigation, and additional Import/Export functions. … Read More »
Published April 23, 2015
Sun Chemical Performance Pigments has added new transparent red and yellow iron oxide pigments to its range of Sunsperse ECO aqueous pigment dispersions for waterborne emulsion architectural and industrial paints. The new transparent red and yellow… Read More »
Published April 22, 2015
DIC has introduced MEGAFACE RS, a series of fluorosurfactant additives which have excellent compatibility with a variety of resins for UV curing on coating film surfaces. Added to formulate a variety of self-cleaning and fingerprint-resistant coatin… Read More »
Published April 22, 2015
Rich floral colors are expected to be in full bloom this coming season – not only in the garden, but in all elements of home decor. That’s the forecast of SICO paint in unveiling its top colors for spring and summer 2015. Think deep past… Read More »
Published April 20, 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 re… Read More »
Published April 20, 2015
Effective immediately, BASF and Neuss/Germany-based Gustav Grolman GmbH & Co. KG will start an exclusive collaboration in the marketing of amine-based curing agents of the Baxxodur® brand in Europe. Grolman will initially market the BASF spec… Read More »
By Steve McDaniel and Jon Hurt, Technology Litigators
Published April 17, 2015
You want the best most innovative people to work for you.  Sure you do.  You hire them for their specialized expertise in your field of technology.  They are the ones that develop your proprietary technology – your trade secrets.… Read More »
By Arnold Wang , China Correspondent
Published April 17, 2015
Based on the information released by the National Bureau of Statistics of China, we can see that China’s coatings market in 2014 grew by around eight percent last year over 2013. And the fact that China’s architectural coatings market is… Read More »
Rounding Out Growth from Tight Places  (Part 2 of 2)
By John D. Jacquin, Chemark Consulting
Published April 17, 2015
Growth in Energy Extraction Last month’s Business Corner reviewed the substantial growth in U.S. energy resources extracted from tight oil and gas shale formations by hydraulic fracturing (fracking).  Despite a substantial decline in glob… Read More »
By Sean Milmo, European Correspondent
Published April 17, 2015
Despite economic forecasts of relatively slow growth in the EU, there is still a lot of optimism in the coatings sector. Read More »
PPG Consolidation of Comex: Rife with Opportunity
By Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
Published April 17, 2015
Since PPG purchased Comex last fall, the Mexican company has taken on a large role in the Latin American operations of the parent. Michael McGarry, the president and chief operating officer of PPG responds to Coatings World questions about how integr… Read More »
Resins Market Update
By Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor
Published April 17, 2015
Increasing home and automotive sales are helping the resins market make gains. Read More »
Published April 16, 2015
Valspar Corporation has opened a new advanced manufacturing center in Tianjin, China to serve customers with a wide range of innovative paints and coatings products. "Valspar has experienced strong growth in China as customer demand for high-pe… Read More »
Published April 15, 2015
Pierre-Yves Jullien, CEO of Hempel A/S since 2005, has decided to retire after nearly 40 years in the Group in order to spend more time with his family and on other activities. He will step down from his role as CEO on 31 March 2016 at the latest. T… Read More »
Published April 15, 2015
Rust-Oleum launches 11 new game-changing products for exterior wood care category. Rust-Oleum Corporation introduces an enhanced line of deck coatings under the Rust-Oleum Restore brand. The new products simplify the deck refinishing process while re… Read More »
Radiation Curable Coatings
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published April 15, 2015
Coatings World interviewed, Dr. Mike J. Idacavage, an adjunct associate professor at SUNY-ESF in Syracuse, NY. Read More »
Low- and Zero-VOC Technology
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published April 15, 2015
Increasingly stringent environmental regulations have created a greater demand for low- and zero-VOC coatings products.   Read More »
By Johan Widheden, Senior Sustainability Expert, AkzoNobel
Published April 14, 2015
Today’s cities will need to accommodate spiralling numbers of people, servicing their needs and stimulating trade and investment to create jobs, all within the constraints imposed by mega-challenges, such as climate change. Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published April 14, 2015
Behr Pro hosted a luncheon in NYC to introduce its new platform Read More »
Published April 13, 2015
The Coating Resins business of Arkema has expanded acrylic resin manufacturing capacity in Araçariguama, Brazil by 60 percent. The new reactor will enable manufacturing of Arkema’s product chemistries previously unavailable in the region… Read More »
Published April 13, 2015
Following two years of successful co-operation, the global chemical company Oxea has extended its distribution partnership with the Dutch chemical distributor IMCD for its Amines in Europe. Starting in April, the new contract will allow IMCD to distr… Read More »
Published April 10, 2015
 PPG Industries announced that the Center for Sustainable Landscapes at Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh, has become the second building constructed with PPG glass to meet requirements for the LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE (LBC) standard, the world&r… Read More »
Published April 10, 2015
Whitford Corporation, a manufacturer of fluoropolymer coatings for industrial and consumer industries, announced the establishment of a new medical coatings group dedicated to support the use of its coatings on medical devices. The use of fluoropolym… Read More »
Published April 10, 2015
A new report from the Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by AkzoNobel explores how cities can create optimal environments for citizens. The report, called Tomorrow’s cities, features city experts and executives from across the world, wh… Read More »
Published April 10, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems announced its recent addition of 16 vibrant colors to its Alesta® Global Color Collection, an architectural powder coatings line. Now available worldwide, the second series of colors is inspired by iconic locations such as… Read More »
Published April 9, 2015
 The U.S. Green Building Council will now recognize energy and water requirements from the Living Building Challenge (the Challenge) green building system within the LEED green building program. “USGBC and the International Living Future… Read More »
Published April 9, 2015
The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) and the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) formally introduced the WELL Building Standard in China. WELL is a system that focuses on human health and wellbeing in the built environment. WEL… Read More »



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