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Published May 20, 2015
Shares of the specialty chemicals company Evonik Industries AG will be added to the Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) World and Germany Indexes effective June 1, 2015. MSCI announced the results of the May 2015 Annual Index Review yesterday… Read More »
Published May 20, 2015
 U.S. Zinc has begun implementation of its project to expand production at its Changshu, China zinc oxide plant. The expansion is slated for completion by the first quarter of 2016. The full project, which includes facility additions, new emplo… Read More »
Published May 20, 2015
Jotachar JF750, the mesh-free Passive Fire Protection (PFP) for all jet fire scenarios, an epoxy coating system for structural steel, has generated significant industry interest, securing numerous global contracts and praise from applicators, fabrica… Read More »
Nikola Juhasz, Senior Director, Global R&D at Sartomer Division, Arkema Group
Published May 19, 2015
Nikola Juhasz, Senior Director, Global R&D at Sartomer Division, Arkema Group, discusses the latest developments at Sartomer. Read More »
Published May 19, 2015
Evonik Industries, a supplier of methacrylate chemistry products, has doubled its production capacities for VISIOMER MAAH (methacrylic anhydride) at its site in Worms, Germany, in 2015.    VISIOMER MAAH is an important building block… Read More »
Published May 19, 2015
Technavio has published a new report on the powder coatings market in Romania, which is expected to grow at a CAGR of nearly 7% from 2015-2019. Powder coatings are a solvent-free product that facilitate a dry finishing process. The booming construct… Read More »
Published May 19, 2015
The report, “Waterborne Epoxy Resin Market by Application (Coatings, Composites, Adhesives, Others), by End-User Industry (Automotive, Construction, Textiles, Furniture, Packaging, Others) & Region - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2020&rd… Read More »
Q&A with PPG Powder Coatings
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published May 19, 2015
PPG offers its insight on the state of the powder coatings market. Read More »
Published May 18, 2015
Volatile Free, Inc. has launched a new addition to the SEALGUARD line; VFI-991 SILICONE. SEALGUARD VFI-991 SILICONE is UL rated and contains a 70 percent solids formulation. “One of our goals this year was to offer a more diverse line of silic… Read More »
Published May 18, 2015
Custom Milling & Consulting, Inc. in Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, a certified toll processor and manufacturer of mixing and milling equipment has added Disperse Tech, Inc. and Major Equipment Co. as regional sales representatives. Before starting Di… Read More »
Published May 18, 2015
The British Coatings Federation (BCF) announced plans to tackle the issue of leftover decorative paint, much of which ends up in landfills. The plan includes implementing PaintCare, an industry-led project to help create a circular economy, aiming to… Read More »
Published May 18, 2015
Eastman Chemical Company recently announced that it is expanding its polyolefin portfolio with the addition of Aerafin polymer. Aerafin is an innovative polymer created for use in hygiene construction hot melt adhesives. It enables a broad processing… Read More »
Published May 18, 2015
The Lubrizol Corporation`s Performance Coatings business announces that a new video is available that provides customers a glimpse into the breadth and depth of its performance textile coatings capabilities. www.lubrizol.com/textile-coating-capabili… Read More »
Published May 18, 2015
 Research and Markets  has announced the addition of the "2015 Top Technologies in Materials & Coatings " report to their offering. The research service provides an in depth analysis of the top 10 materials and coatings techn… Read More »
Published May 18, 2015
 Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "2015 Top Technologies in Materials & Coatings " report to their offering. The research service provides an in depth analysis of the top 10 materials and coatings technologie… Read More »
Published May 18, 2015
The second phase of the campaign shifts attention to the expertise of locally owned and operated retailers. Read More »
Published May 15, 2015
Dow Polyurethanes, a business of The Dow Chemical Company announced the successful start-up of a new state-of-the-art polyether polyols plant in Asia Industrial Estate, Rayong, Thailand. The Company invited customers to the site for a celebration and… Read More »
Published May 15, 2015
 NEI Corporation has introduced NANOMYTE MEND-RT, a self-healing, polymer nanocomposite coating for use as an intermediate layer in coating systems on metal substrates. When the coating system is physically damaged, the self-healing intermediate… Read More »
Published May 15, 2015
Praxair Surface Technologies coating service center in Changzhou, China, recently received Nadcap (National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) accreditation for coatings. Nadcap is a global cooperative program that brings toget… Read More »
By Sean Milmo, European Correspondent
Published May 15, 2015
A big topic of discussions at the ECS was the way cheap oil had or had not led to underlying decreaes in raw material costs. Read More »
Arkema Adds Premium Acrylic Capacity in Brazil
By Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
Published May 15, 2015
Arkema is boosting production of premium acrylic resin products by 60 percent for paints and coatings manufacturers in Brazil Read More »
Lab & Testing Equipment Directory
By Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor
Published May 15, 2015
Here is a look at the latest offerings from select lab and testing equipment suppliers. Read More »
Biocides Directory
Published May 15, 2015
Here is a look at the latest offerings from select biocide suppliers. For more information please contact the company. Read More »
Aerospace Coatings Market
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published May 15, 2015
The aerospace coatings market continues to experience growth due to economic recovery and innovative technologies. Read More »
Published May 13, 2015
AkzoNobel is helping customers in China to make more efficient use of limited land resources by expanding its portfolio of locally produced agrochemical products. China has a well-documented shortage of arable land, which means sustainable technol… Read More »
Published May 13, 2015
BASF now offers all five effect pigments of its Lumina Royal product series for plastics applications. This will enable producers of plastics all over the world to create attractive design options in blue and copper color shades. Already in 2010, BAS… Read More »
Published May 13, 2015
In a move to alleviate the impact of the tight C8/C10 fatty acid market situation, the chemical company Oxea has launched n-Pelargonic Acid HP (high purity). It is a special grade of its existing product n-Pelargonic Acid, also known as n-Nonanoic Ac… Read More »
Published May 13, 2015
Sherwin-Williams National Painting Week comes at a perfect time this year, with more than four in five homeowners saying they see opportunity to improve their home’s curb appeal, and more than two in three planning a painting project, according… Read More »
Published May 13, 2015
The Performance Products division of Huntsman Corporation announced plans to expand capacity of specialty amines at its manufacturing facilities in Petfurdo, Hungary and in Conroe, Texas. The new multipurpose unit at Petfurdo extends the Huntsman man… Read More »
Published May 13, 2015
IRL has announced the launch of a new edition of its regional title A Profile of the Central Asian Paint Industry. This fully updated report provides market data for 2013 and forecasts for 2018, and gives an overview of the paint industry trends acro… Read More »
AkzoNobel Launches Reduced-weight Chartek Passive Fire Protection
Published May 13, 2015
New product is aimed at the offshore and oil industry. Read More »
By Jeremy Kerstetter, Contributing Editor
Published May 12, 2015
Coatings companies serve as incubators to find and supply STEM employees. Read More »
Published May 11, 2015
The new Dutch Boy Chalky Finish Paint makes it easy for anyone to convert ordinary finds into one-of-a-kind pieces. Ideal for furniture and decorative pieces, this paint can turn everyday objects—frames, vases, even baskets—into elegant a… Read More »
Published May 11, 2015
An innovative Versatic Acid Derivative from Hexion has been shown in recent studies to deliver superior durability and unique performance characteristics in coatings applications, the company recently announced. The monomer known as VeoVa vinyl es… Read More »
Published May 11, 2015
Patcham, a global suppliers of wide range of coatings additives and paint driers, will showcase its Pat-Add portfolio at the Coatings for Africa Expo (Sandton convention center, Johannesburg, South Africa, Stand No.827). Patcham will promote :… Read More »
Published May 11, 2015
Huntsman Corporation reported first quarter 2015 results with revenues of $2,589 million and adjusted EBITDA of $285 million. Peter R. Huntsman, President and CEO, commented - “I am pleased with the strong first quarter earnings demonstrated… Read More »
Published May 11, 2015
Nuplex unveiled the latest technological breakthrough in coatings, Acure, an innovative technology that will significantly benefit manufacturers around the world, the company reported. Manufacturers traditionally need to balance the dry time of a… Read More »
Published May 11, 2015
The Dow Chemical Company has closed on the acquisition of ExxonMobil Chemical Company’s ownership share of Univation Technologies previously a 50/50 joint venture with Dow. In October 2014, Dow and ExxonMobil announced jointly the signing of… Read More »
Published May 11, 2015
BASF’s Automotive Refinish business awarded its 2014 ColorSource™ Distributor of the Year Award to Colortone Automotive Paints at its annual ColorSource Conference. “The Los Angeles market is one of the largest and most competitive… Read More »
Published May 11, 2015
Zurich North America – one of the nation’s leading construction insurance providers –joined the construction industry in supporting U.S. Industry Safety Week (May 3-9) as well as recognizing the Occupational Safety & Health Admi… Read More »
Published May 8, 2015
Raytheon Professional Services, a long-established company offering training solutions to government agencies and commercial organisations worldwide, has joined forces with Axalta Coating Systems in the UK on its Paint and Refinish Apprenticeship Pro… Read More »
Published May 8, 2015
Oxea has lifted the Force Majeure notice issued in March for the production of Trimethylolpropane and Potassium Formate at its production site at Bishop, Texas. All of the safety recommendations at Oxea’s primary third-party services supplier,… Read More »
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 »



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