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PPG introduces Envirobase High Performance EC800 Ultra Fast Clearcoat
Published January 6, 2012
PPG has launched its new EC800 Ultra Fast Clearcoat, a high-production, 2.1-VOC air-dry clear for use with PPG’s Envirobase High Performance system. The new clear is intended to support high-volume collision repair centers focused on cutting re… Read More »
Published January 6, 2012
H.B. Fuller said it agreed to buy Swiss firm Forbo's industrial adhesives business for $395 million, as the specialty chemicals maker bulks up its presence in Europe. Europe, India, Middle East and Africa together form the second-largest mark… Read More »
Published January 5, 2012
Effective Feb. 1, 2012, DuPont Titanium Technologies will implement a net price increase of 200 Euros per metric ton, or as permitted by contract, for all DuPont Ti Pure titanium dioxide (TiO2) grades for all countries in which invoicing is in Euro,… Read More »
Published January 5, 2012
Effective Feb. 1, 2012, DuPont Titanium Technologies will implement a net price increase of 200 Euros per metric ton, or as permitted by contract, for all DuPont Ti Pure titanium dioxide (TiO2) grades for all countries in which invoicing is in Euro,… Read More »
Published January 4, 2012
The joint venture for the worldwide manufacturing and sales of products for the polyurethane industry between specialty chemicals company Perstorp and PTT Global Chemical has been signed. At a ceremony in Grenoble, France, the future cooperation agr… Read More »
Published January 4, 2012
Cappelle Pigments has entered into an agreement with Ferguson Chemical Innovation to represent its high quality pigment products in the Canadian market. After a thorough search, Cappelle Pigments said it was determined that Ferguson would best fit i… Read More »
Published January 4, 2012
According to a new report released by First Research, the U.S. paint and coatings manufacturing industry includes about 1,100 companies with combined annual sales of $20 billion. Large companies include Benjamin Moore, RPM International, Sherwin-Will… Read More »
Published January 4, 2012
In 2010, the global market scale of coatings hit about USD90 billion and was expected to grow around 10 percent to USD99 billion in 2011. Building decorative coatings accounts for approximately 45 percent of the total market, the most among all coati… Read More »
Published January 4, 2012
Cappelle Pigments has entered into an agreement with Ferguson Chemical Innovation to represent its high quality pigment products in the Canadian market. After a thorough search, Cappelle Pigments said it was determined that Ferguson would best fit i… Read More »
Published January 4, 2012
The joint venture for the worldwide manufacturing and sales of products for the polyurethane industry between specialty chemicals company Perstorp and PTT Global Chemical has been signed. At a ceremony in Grenoble, France, the future cooperation agr… Read More »
Published January 3, 2012
Tikkurila's Polish subsidiary, Tikkurila Polska S.A., has been granted the golden Consumer Laurel 2011 award for the Be Special Decor product range. The award was given in the category of "Paints and Decorative Plasters," in which Tikku… Read More »
Published January 3, 2012
OAO Severstal, one of the world's leading vertically integrated steel and steel related mining companies, announced that its steel production unit, the Cherepovets Steel Mill, has commissioned its second color-coating line (CCL-2). The total inv… Read More »
Published January 3, 2012
The Valspar Corporation opened a new research and development center in Shunde, China. The Valspar Applied Science and Technology Center will employ over 200 scientists to support the continued growth of Valspar in Asia Pacific and Valspar's rese… Read More »
Published January 3, 2012
Tikkurila's Polish subsidiary, Tikkurila Polska S.A., has been granted the golden Consumer Laurel 2011 award for the Be Special Decor product range. The award was given in the category of "Paints and Decorative Plasters," in which Tikku… Read More »
Published January 3, 2012
OAO Severstal, one of the world's leading vertically integrated steel and steel related mining companies, announced that its steel production unit, the Cherepovets Steel Mill, has commissioned its second color-coating line (CCL-2). The total inv… Read More »
Published January 3, 2012
The Valspar Corporation opened a new research and development center in Shunde, China. The Valspar Applied Science and Technology Center will employ over 200 scientists to support the continued growth of Valspar in Asia Pacific and Valspar's rese… Read More »
Light Stabilizers Make the UV Protection of Environmentally Friendly Coatings Easier
By Yung-Chi Yang, Steven Lee and Dr. Yao-Hsing Huang, Everlight Chemical Industrial Corporation
Published December 8, 2011
Today's class of "green" coatings depend on light stabilizers to protect against UV degradation. Read More »
Published December 5, 2011
Honeywell has purchased Evonik Industries’ portfolio of manufacturing technology, including patents, for the production of polyethylene waxes used in a variety of applications, from paints and coatings to adhesives and inks. The technology fea… Read More »
Tnemec names 2011 Tank of the Year
Published December 2, 2011
Winning entry comes from Hollywood, Fla. Read More »
Published December 2, 2011
RPM International Inc. announced that its RPM Building Solutions Group (RPM BSG) has signed an agreement to acquire FEMA Farben + Putze GmbH (FEMA GmbH) of Ettlingen, Germany. FEMA GmbH, with annual sales of more than USD $40 million, is a manufactur… Read More »
Published December 1, 2011
AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings announced the qualification at Airbus of their Aerobase base coat and clear coat system. The Aerobase base coat and Aviox clear coat UVR system has been qualified successfully at Airbus, according to specification AIMS 0… Read More »
Published December 1, 2011
Morgan Technical Ceramics (MTC) has expanded its range of Diamonex diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings for use in the aerospace industry. The coatings can be applied to a variety of metals, plastics and glass, providing an improvement in both product… Read More »
Published November 30, 2011
White/white pearl has emerged as the fastest growing color to tie with silver as the world's leading automotive color choices, according to the 2011 DuPont Automotive Color Popularity Report. A substantial increase in the popularity of white/whit… Read More »
Published November 30, 2011
Novagard Solutions, Inc., a supplier of specialty chemical products providing engineered solutions to the automotive, building construction, electrical, medical, general industrial and product assembly industries announces the Underwriters Laboratori… Read More »
Published November 30, 2011
Aculon, Inc., a nanotechnology enabled performance coatings company, has completed the expansion of the company's research and production laboratory space. Started four months ago, the expansion of Aculons laboratory facility on Sorrento Valley R… Read More »
Published November 30, 2011
UK-based conformal coatings maker HumiSeal opened its brand new state-of-the-art facility in Winnersh. The new facility boasts automated manufacturing equipment as well as increased area for storage and distribution. Office space is also greatly incr… Read More »
Published November 16, 2011
BASF plans to establish the global headquarters of its dispersions and pigments division in Hong Kong. As of January 1, 2012, the division head and about 50 global positions, currently located in Ludwigshafen and Basel, Switzerland will transition to… Read More »
Ace Hardware Surprises Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Colorado Champion
Published November 14, 2011
While in Denver, Colo. for its annual retailer convention, Ace Hardware surprised Ayla Charness, the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Colorado Champion, with a complete bedroom makeover. Led by Ace Hardware’s home expert, Lou Manfredi… Read More »
Published November 11, 2011
Michelman has acquired Clariant’s European-based Licomer business. The purchase includes the Licomer line of floor polish additives, associated intellectual property, equipment and assets.  Michelman will integrate all related customer sup… Read More »
Published November 11, 2011
Celanese Corporation is set to acquire certain assets from Ashland Inc., including two product lines, Vinac and Flexbond, which will support the growth of the Celanese Emulsion Polymers business. The transaction is expected to close within 60 days. R… Read More »
Published November 11, 2011
Michelman has acquired Clariant’s European-based Licomer business. The purchase includes the Licomer line of floor polish additives, associated intellectual property, equipment and assets.  Michelman will integrate all related customer sup… Read More »
Published November 11, 2011
Celanese Corporation is set to acquire certain assets from Ashland Inc., including two product lines, Vinac and Flexbond, which will support the growth of the Celanese Emulsion Polymers business. The transaction is expected to close within 60 days. R… Read More »
Published November 10, 2011
Lanxess is strengthening its portfolio of biocides with the acquisition of U.S.-based Verichem Inc. headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa. As a result, the German specialty chemicals company will  bolster its position in the U.S. material protection m… Read More »
Published November 10, 2011
Cristal Global, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has partnered with Outotec of Espoo, Finland to build a new fully scalable ilmenite-processing plant for Cristal Global in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, estimated to become operational in Q4 2013. The plant will be constr… Read More »
Published November 10, 2011
Hamamatsu's L11798 and L11799 deuterium light source units offer ultrahigh brightness and ease of use for a wide variety of UV applications such as semiconductor inspection, film thickness measurement, UV-visible spectroscopy, and environmental a… Read More »
White is Favorite Color for Automobiles
Published November 10, 2011
PPG introduced 70 new shades at annual Automotive Color Trend Show. Read More »
The Adhesives and Sealants Market
By Kerry Pianoforte, Associate Editor
Published November 10, 2011
The adhesives and sealants market continues to be affected by the recession and raw material issues. Read More »
Differentiation: The Anecdote to a Disruptive Threat
By Phil Phillips, PhD, Contributing Editor
Published November 10, 2011
The core of any successful strategy is differentiation. Read More »
By Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
Published November 10, 2011
The largest car producer in Latin America, Brazil is a key market for auto OEM paint suppliers. Read More »
Nanomaterials Defined?
By Sean Milmo, European Correspondent
Published November 10, 2011
Confusion still remains over what exactly nanomaterials are being defined as. Read More »
Published November 10, 2011
Hamamatsu's L11798 and L11799 deuterium light source units offer ultrahigh brightness and ease of use for a wide variety of UV applications such as semiconductor inspection, film thickness measurement, UV-visible spectroscopy, and environmental a… Read More »
Published November 10, 2011
Lanxess is strengthening its portfolio of biocides with the acquisition of U.S.-based Verichem Inc. headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa. As a result, the German specialty chemicals company will  bolster its position in the U.S. material protection m… Read More »
Published November 10, 2011
Cristal Global, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has partnered with Outotec of Espoo, Finland to build a new fully scalable ilmenite-processing plant for Cristal Global in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, estimated to become operational in Q4 2013. The plant will be constr… Read More »
Published November 8, 2011
Evonik has opened its first research and development center for additives for paints and coatings in Asia. A single-digit million US dollar amount has been invested to set up the “Tego Innovation Center” in two locations, Singapore and Sh… Read More »
Published November 8, 2011
Evonik has opened its first research and development center for additives for paints and coatings in Asia. A single-digit million US dollar amount has been invested to set up the “Tego Innovation Center” in two locations, Singapore and Sh… Read More »
Published November 7, 2011
After its win in the Automotive Brand Contest, BASF Coatings’ XFine has now received the 2011 Materialica Design & Technology Silver Award for its color innovation in the category surface and technology. Designer Mark Gutjahr and Stephan Sc… Read More »
Published November 7, 2011
Eco Building Products, Inc., signed a five year lease to set up a mega coating facility in Salem, Ore., located in the heart of the timber producing corridor and is approximately 30,000 square feet located on a railway spur. The company plans to occu… Read More »
Published November 7, 2011
After its win in the Automotive Brand Contest, BASF Coatings’ XFine has now received the 2011 Materialica Design & Technology Silver Award for its color innovation in the category surface and technology. Designer Mark Gutjahr and Stephan Sc… Read More »
Published November 7, 2011
Eco Building Products, Inc., signed a five year lease to set up a mega coating facility in Salem, Ore., located in the heart of the timber producing corridor and is approximately 30,000 square feet located on a railway spur. The company plans to occu… Read More »
Published November 3, 2011
Valspar Automotive has introduced the latest addition to their waterborne refinish product platform with the De Beer WaterBase 900+ series. This new system features 13 additional mixing colors that have higher coverage and require fewer undercoats th… Read More »



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