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Government Subsidy on Photocatalytic Coatings Makes Sense for Indoor Applications, Not Outdoor
By Jerrold Wang, Research Associate, Lux Research
Published August 4, 2015
Marley Eternit, the UK roofing and facades manufacturer, recently suggested the U.K. government should launch grants or incentives to encourage the use of air "pollution-busting" photocatalytic technology. The company released its "pol… Read More »
Published August 4, 2015
Engineering manager Thomas DiGiannurio has been promoted to VP, engineering at Charles Ross & Son Company. DiGiannurio joined Ross in 1977 and has been a major contributor to the company’s worldwide operations. With his expertise in desi… Read More »
Published August 4, 2015
Emerald Specialty Polymers, a business group of Emerald Performance Materials, has introduced Nychem 1561X604, a new nitrile latex emulsion designed to optimize strength, abrasion resistance, chemical resistance and other performance characteristics… Read More »
Published August 4, 2015
Maroon Group LLC has acquired 100 percent of the assets of D.B. Becker Co., Inc., an East Coast, U.S. distributor of specialty chemicals based in Clinton, New Jersey.  D.B. Becker’s management team will continue to actively manage the busi… Read More »
Published August 4, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015. “We are very pleased with our second quarter results, which beat our expectations in most business areas as we continue to execute our st… Read More »
Published August 4, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems has launched ReplaShade, a custom color match program that is designed to deliver fast and effective color matches to the powder coating market in the United States, Canada and Mexico. With an eight-day production time, ReplaSh… Read More »
Published August 3, 2015
BASF's new trend collection features 65 global automotive paint colors for 2019 and beyond. The colors explore the powerful potential of Real Authentic Ways (RAW). This overarching theme emerged from trend findings that society is focused on simp… Read More »
Published August 3, 2015
Masco Corporation reported net sales and operating profit growth in the second quarter of 2015. All segments contributed to a 14.5 percent adjusted operating profit margin, representing a 22 percent increase over prior year. “Continued growt… Read More »
Published August 3, 2015
Rhein Chemie Corporation has merged into its parent LANXESS Corporation as business unit Rhein Chemie Additives.  The merger is part of the previously announced LANXESS Group-wide restructuring program, “Let’s LANXESS Again”, i… Read More »
Published August 3, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems has a new post on its Color Block blog titled, It’s Good to Go Red! by guest author, Mobsteel custom car painter and reality TV star, Ron Coan. Coan is one of the stars of NBCSN’s new automotive show also titled Mob… Read More »
By Mark Miller, Vice President, Huron Capital Partners
Published July 31, 2015
For a business owner, partnering with a private equity firm is a bit like getting married.  While there may not be a clear consensus about how many months or years you should date someone before tying the knot, the experts tell us the answer is… Read More »
Published July 31, 2015
Standox, one of the three premium global refinish brands of Axalta Coating Systems has helped a team of students from the University of Applied Sciences in Vienna, Austria, to paint a racing car they designed for the 2015 Formula Student competition.… Read More »
Published July 31, 2015
DeFelsko has been selected to host several SSPC Training Events beginning this September at their newly expanded headquarters in Ogdensburg,  New York. Just a short drive from major Canadian cities Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto and the Syracus… Read More »
Published July 31, 2015
 Hexion Inc. has successfully restarted production of VeoVa vinyl ester products at its manufacturing facility at Moerdijk, Netherlands, which produces a variety of Versatic acid derivatives. As a result, Hexion has lifted its Force Majeure noti… Read More »
Published July 30, 2015
To accommodate continued growth, Micro Powders has completed an expansion of its Tarrytown, NY product development laboratory that triples the size of the previous space. The new laboratory is flexibly designed to support product development activiti… Read More »
Published July 30, 2015
 PPG Industries announced the grand opening of PPG PAINTS stores in its global headquarters community of Pittsburgh. PPG is renovating the 16 stores, which were acquired from two independent paint retailers in 2014, to dramatically enhance th… Read More »
By Cameron Herold, Business Development Expert
Published July 29, 2015
Corporate Development Expert Says CEOs & Entrepreneurs Shouldn’t Sell Their Vision Short Read More »
Published July 29, 2015
Solvay has entered into a definitive merger agreement with U.S.-based Cytec to acquire 100 percent of its share capital for $75.25 per share in cash. The total cash consideration will amount to $5.5 billion, corresponding to an enterprise value of $… Read More »
Joon Choo - Shamrock Technologies (Part 1)
By David Savastano, Editor
Published July 29, 2015
In part 1, Joon Choo discusses the history of Shamrock Technologies and the role of waxes in inks and coatings. Read More »
Published July 29, 2015
If your walls could talk, what would they say? That’s what leading paint brand CIL paint is asking Canadians with the promotion of an online Ask an Expert service to answer consumers’ paint questions. “We’re encouraging Can… Read More »
EPA: Clean Energy Is Growing
Published July 28, 2015
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Axalta Coating Systems Provides Alesta Powder Coatings for Brabantia’s Mineral Collection
Published July 28, 2015
Brabantia has enlisted the help of Axalta Coating Systems to color its stylish Mineral Range of retro and Flatback+ bins in dark blue, mint green and a special, custom-designed pink. Brabantia, established in 1919 in the Netherlands, has grown into… Read More »
Published July 27, 2015
Benjamin Moore & Co. opened a new distribution center in Landover, Maryland. The brand new Silver LEED Certified Logistics Center will accommodate expansion and enhance service in the fast growing Mid-Atlantic and Southeast markets as well as sup… Read More »
Published July 27, 2015
 Benjamin Moore announced its most environmentally friendly paint, Natura, has been Certified asthma & allergy friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). This certification comes on the heels of Natura becoming the 2015… Read More »
Published July 24, 2015
Dates were announced today for future Greenbuild International Conference & Expo events through the year 2019 by Informa Exhibitions and the U.S. Green Building Council. “We are committed to rotating Greenbuild to very accessible locatio… Read More »
Published July 24, 2015
RPM International Inc. has promoted Kenneth Armstrong to vice president of environmental, health and safety; Tracy Crandall to vice president, associate general counsel and assistant secretary; and Melissa Schoger to vice president of planning and fi… Read More »
Published July 24, 2015
Significant volume increases and gains in market share were achieved in all regions despite a very strong prior-year period (sales growth of 18.1%). At constant exchange rates, sales rose by 5.6% to CHF 2.625 billion. The strong Swiss franc produced… Read More »
Published July 24, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems has introduced a new generation of waterborne tints for automotive market in China, aimed at offering carmakers and body shops a more sustainable way to meet consumer preference for stronger, brighter, more vivid colors. The… Read More »
Published July 24, 2015
PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced SPECTRACRON SEP primer, a fast-drying, two-component (2K), wet-on-wet epoxy primer that is designed to help heavy-duty original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) increase production throu… Read More »
Published July 23, 2015
The Lubrizol Corporation has announced the launch of a new hyperdispersant reactor at its Avon Lake, Ohio facility. The unit will be used for the manufacture of Solsperse(TM) hyperdispersants. Through excellent dispersion stability, Solsperse hyperdi… Read More »
Published July 23, 2015
Emerald Kalama Chemical, a business group of Emerald Performance Materials, announced that the company’s board of directors has approved the plan to add a second benzoic acid purification and finishing process at its facility in Rotterdam, Neth… Read More »
Published July 23, 2015
A hands-on automotive custom restoration seminar sponsored by PPG’s automotive refinish coatings business in North America recently attracted custom professional custom builders, hobbyists and vocational technology students from across the coun… Read More »
Published July 23, 2015
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced its international rankings of the Top 10 Countries for LEED, the world’s most widely used and recognized green building rating system. The Top 10 list highlights countries outside of the U.S. th… Read More »
Published July 23, 2015
The GLIDDEN paint brand is rolling out a new colorful world in INNOVENTIONS at Epcot, part of the Walt Disney World Resort. The paint brand known for a rich tradition of innovation and color inspiration has collaborated with Walt Disney Imagineers to… Read More »
46 Teknos Group Oy
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published July 23, 2015
46 Teknos Group Oy Helsinki, Finland www.teknos.com PRIVATE COMPANY YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1948 REVENUE: $322,410 million MARKETS SERVED • Architectural coatings • Industrial coatings KEY EXECUTIVES Paula Salastie, CEO; Pekka Ran… Read More »
Published July 22, 2015
2Q15 vs. 2Q14 Each month, Northcoast Research survey a large sample of paint retailers throughout the United States to get a sense for current business trends.  Please note that of the three primary architectural coatings channels (paint stor… Read More »
Published July 22, 2015
Union Process, Inc. has built its first combination mill comprised of an S1 batch mill combined with an SDM-05 mill designed to operate as a bead mill. Much like the company's HD-01/HDDM-01 combination mill, this laboratory mill is a larger ve… Read More »
Published July 22, 2015
Global specialty chemical company Evonik Industries has inaugurated its Richmond Business and Innovation Center. Dr. Klaus Engel, Chairman of the Executive Board of Evonik Industries AG, along with other company executives and state, county and lo… Read More »
Published July 22, 2015
BASF will form a global business unit (GBU) combining all of its pigments activities effective January 2016. In the second half of 2016, BASF intends to carve out its pigments business and establish separate legal entities. With sales of about &eu… Read More »
Published July 22, 2015
WACKER, the Munich-based chemical group, presented Dr. Andreas Köllnberger with the 2015 Alexander Wacker Innovation Award. The 41-year-old chemist had developed a process for producing ultrathin silicone films. As thin as 10 micrometers, the pr… Read More »
Published July 22, 2015
"The shift to more environmentally responsible coatings, such as low VOC, waterborne or powder applications, will accelerate over the next several years, driven, especially by China’s recent legislation to require a tax on coatings above a… Read More »
Published July 21, 2015
Chromaflo Technologies, one of the leading independent global suppliers of colorant systems, chemical and pigment dispersions, is very pleased to announce two new positions to support the Thermoset Composites market at its Ashtabula, Ohio facility.… Read More »
Published July 21, 2015
The new TECHKON ColorCatcher Glassware turns Google Glass into a color capturing device. Absolute Lab- and sRGB color values and the matching color of the RAL Classic colorbook are displayed. TECHKON's color- and imaging technology turns smart… Read More »
Published July 21, 2015
Brilliant Group, Inc., a specialist in fluorescent colors headquartered in Richmond, CA, announced the addition of three members to its growing technical team.   Shaun Mihalick has joined as technical service representative, reporting to Darre… Read More »
Published July 21, 2015
To commemorate the return of Valspar Corporation's headquarters to the historic Mill District area in Minneapolis, the Valspar Foundation announced $65,000 in grants to five non-profit organizations. P "As Minneapolis is Valspar's glo… Read More »
Paint Help From CIL
Published July 21, 2015
Published July 21, 2015
Next-generation coatings that can respond to their environment will be highly impactful, once technical challenges are overcome, Lux Research says. Read More »
By Michael Beauregard, Senior Partner, Huron Capital Partners
Published July 20, 2015
As a business owner, you’ve probably heard about private equity firms looking to invest in middle market companies like yours.  And just because most have capital to invest doesn’t mean they are all the same.  In fact, one cruci… Read More »
Published July 20, 2015
Ross Three Roll Mills are offered in a wide selection of capacities and features for handling virtually any laboratory application all the way to pilot- and full-scale production requirements. The first Ross Three Roll Mill was built over 100 year… Read More »



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