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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 »
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 »



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