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Published January 12, 2012
AkzoNobel has completed its acquisition of China’s leading specialty surfactant producer, Boxing Oleochemicals. Boxing is a supplier of nitrile amines and derivatives, which are used in a variety of industrial and consumer applications includin… Read More »
New 2012 catalog from Brookfield Engineering
Published January 12, 2012
Brookfield Engineering Laboratories has released their new 2012 full-color catalog presenting Brookfield’s complete line of viscometers/rheometers (both laboratory and in-line), texture analyzers and powder flow testers. This year’s cata… Read More »
Published January 12, 2012
California Paint’s flawless Elements Zero VOC interior paint line will be featured on the upcoming A&E Network series, “Flipped." The new series follows a family of “house flippers” as they buy low-priced properties a… Read More »
Valspar Industrial
Published January 11, 2012
Reformulated to provide a more durable and crack-resistant coating, Valspar has introduced its Industrial Cold Galv Primer. “Valspar’s Cold Galv Primer is the ideal solution for priming iron and steel surfaces as well as scratched, hot-d… Read More »
Published January 11, 2012
Q-Lab, a provider of accelerated weathering test equipment and outdoor exposure test services, has launched a new website at www.q-lab.com. The website has ten times the content of the previous site said the company, and is available in Chinese, Eng… Read More »
Published January 11, 2012
Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. (KMSA), has launch its newest benchtop spectrophotometer, the CM-3700A. The CM-3700A is an updated version of the now discontinued CM-3700d. Inheriting the same optical system technology as its predecessor, it o… Read More »
Published January 11, 2012
DuPont Refinish recently announced the planned March 2012 introduction of two new products designed to improve the coverage of traditionally poor hiding solventborne basecoat colors. While many refinish paint suppliers have been scaling back support… Read More »
Published January 11, 2012
AkzoNobel plans to strengthen its position in packaging coatings by exercising the right to buy the remaining shares of Metlac, an Italian-based packaging coatings producer. AkzoNobel currently is a shareholder in Metlac. This position was inherited… Read More »
Published January 11, 2012
Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. (KMSA), has launch its newest benchtop spectrophotometer, the CM-3700A. The CM-3700A is an updated version of the now discontinued CM-3700d. Inheriting the same optical system technology as its predecessor, it o… Read More »
Published January 11, 2012
DuPont Refinish recently announced the planned March 2012 introduction of two new products designed to improve the coverage of traditionally poor hiding solventborne basecoat colors. While many refinish paint suppliers have been scaling back support… Read More »
Published January 11, 2012
Q-Lab, a provider of accelerated weathering test equipment and outdoor exposure test services, has launched a new website at www.q-lab.com. The website has ten times the content of the previous site said the company, and is available in Chinese, Eng… Read More »
Valspar Industrial
Published January 11, 2012
Reformulated to provide a more durable and crack-resistant coating, Valspar has introduced its Industrial Cold Galv Primer. “Valspar’s Cold Galv Primer is the ideal solution for priming iron and steel surfaces as well as scratched, hot-d… Read More »
Published January 11, 2012
AkzoNobel plans to strengthen its position in packaging coatings by exercising the right to buy the remaining shares of Metlac, an Italian-based packaging coatings producer. AkzoNobel currently is a shareholder in Metlac. This position was inherited… Read More »
Matrix System Salt Eraser
Published January 10, 2012
Matrix System Automotive Finishes launched its award winning Salt Eraser to the specialty automotive market last year at AAPEX and now is offering the same product to solve many of winter’s salt problems. The winter months bring out the rock s… Read More »
Published January 10, 2012
Celanese Corporation has completed the acquisition of certain assets from Ashland Inc., including two product lines—Vinac and Flexbond—which will support the growth of the Celanese Emulsion Polymers business. “This acquisition will… Read More »
Published January 10, 2012
Clearwater Corporate Finance has advised Unilever Ventures (UV) and RahuCat Management on the sale of UV portfolio company Rahu Catalytics Ltd (RahuCat). Nottingham-based RahuCat is a developer of unique iron-ligand-based chemistry for use in enviro… Read More »
Published January 10, 2012
Clearwater Corporate Finance has advised Unilever Ventures (UV) and RahuCat Management on the sale of UV portfolio company Rahu Catalytics Ltd (RahuCat). Nottingham-based RahuCat is a developer of unique iron-ligand-based chemistry for use in enviro… Read More »
Matrix System Salt Eraser
Published January 10, 2012
Matrix System Automotive Finishes launched its award winning Salt Eraser to the specialty automotive market last year at AAPEX and now is offering the same product to solve many of winter’s salt problems. The winter months bring out the rock s… Read More »
Published January 10, 2012
Celanese Corporation has completed the acquisition of certain assets from Ashland Inc., including two product lines—Vinac and Flexbond—which will support the growth of the Celanese Emulsion Polymers business. “This acquisition will… Read More »
Published January 9, 2012
Oxford Advanced Surfaces Group Plc (OAS) has produced a solvent resistant oleophobic and hydrophobic coating system using its proprietary technology—Onto XL Highly Reactive Chemistry. The technology has been used to modify the wetting and surfa… Read More »
Cortec launches high-tech microcorrosion inhibiting coating
Published January 9, 2012
Cortec Corporation has introduced VpCI-386, an organic water-based acrylic coating that provides a multimetal corrosion protection in harsh, outdoor, unsheltered applications. Since it can be used as a direct-to-metal coating or as a finish coat, it… Read More »
Published January 9, 2012
Oxford Advanced Surfaces Group Plc (OAS) has produced a solvent resistant oleophobic and hydrophobic coating system using its proprietary technology—Onto XL Highly Reactive Chemistry. The technology has been used to modify the wetting and surfa… Read More »
Cortec launches high-tech microcorrosion inhibiting coating
Published January 9, 2012
Cortec Corporation has introduced VpCI-386, an organic water-based acrylic coating that provides a multimetal corrosion protection in harsh, outdoor, unsheltered applications. Since it can be used as a direct-to-metal coating or as a finish coat, it… Read More »
Published January 6, 2012
BASF Automotive Refinish introduced its COLOR-MAXmobile2 solid color tool. COLOR-MAXmobile2 is compact and portable and provides 531 color chips that are designed to be  comparale to the vehicle with up to five colors on a single swatch. Accord… Read More »
Published January 6, 2012
Ecology Coatings, Inc. has developed a UV-curable coating to meet the rigorous requirements of the healthcare industry. The coating is applied to a multilayered paper, printable patient wristband and is benzophenone-free—a request that is becom… Read More »
Published January 6, 2012
Jotun Powder Coatings launched its new line of eco-friendly products, Guard Gaze, Guard Miles and Guard Miles+. The three new powder coatings have been developed to meet the growing demands and requirements of industrial manufacturers, be it for dome… Read More »
Published January 6, 2012
PPG Commercial Coatings has introduced AUE-300YL and AUE-360YL, two high-hiding, yellow urethane resin bases intended to provide increased hiding power for select industrial colors. These new resins are additions to the AUE-300 Low VOC Urethane Ename… Read More »
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 6, 2012
BASF Automotive Refinish introduced its COLOR-MAXmobile2 solid color tool. COLOR-MAXmobile2 is compact and portable and provides 531 color chips that are designed to be  comparale to the vehicle with up to five colors on a single swatch. Accord… Read More »
Published January 6, 2012
Ecology Coatings, Inc. has developed a UV-curable coating to meet the rigorous requirements of the healthcare industry. The coating is applied to a multilayered paper, printable patient wristband and is benzophenone-free—a request that is becom… Read More »
Published January 6, 2012
Jotun Powder Coatings launched its new line of eco-friendly products, Guard Gaze, Guard Miles and Guard Miles+. The three new powder coatings have been developed to meet the growing demands and requirements of industrial manufacturers, be it for dome… Read More »
Published January 6, 2012
PPG Commercial Coatings has introduced AUE-300YL and AUE-360YL, two high-hiding, yellow urethane resin bases intended to provide increased hiding power for select industrial colors. These new resins are additions to the AUE-300 Low VOC Urethane Ename… Read More »
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 »



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