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Published June 19, 2015
PPG Industries  held a meeting for securities analysts in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. The meeting included presentations by Michael McGarry, PPG president and chief operating officer; and Marcos Achar Levy, PPG vice president, architectural coatings… Read More »
Published June 19, 2015
Amanda Carter, customer service representative at PPG Industries’ industrial coatings manufacturing facility in Mount Vernon, Illinois, presents a PPG Industries Foundation check for nearly $1,000 to Mary Lou Crews, third-grade teacher at Gorev… Read More »
Published June 19, 2015
Sika has expanded its production and service capacity in Paraguay’s capital Asunción to meet the rising demand in the infrastructure and residential construction sectors. The company has opened a mortar plant with additional production… Read More »
Published June 17, 2015
Air Products’ Materials Technologies segment has recently won the 2015 Ringier Technology Innovation Awards for the Coating Industry in China for its Carbowet GA-series grind aids. This is the fifth consecutive year Air Products as one of the g… Read More »
Published June 17, 2015
PPG Industries announced the completion of its first Colorful Communities charitable-giving project in Asia, with the restoration of a mural at a child-care center in Busan, South Korea. The Colorful Communities program, which the company launched in… Read More »
Published June 17, 2015
The paintistanbul & Turkcoat International Congress has issued a Call for Papers. The congress takes place at the Gorrion Hotel in Istanbul March 22-23, 2016. Paintistanbul & Turcoat International Congress is being held in Turkey, and will… Read More »
Published June 17, 2015
PPG Industries’ aerospace transparencies group has delivered windshields and side flight-deck windows for the Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) to Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation (MITAC) for flight testing. Ship sets of parts produced by PPG at it… Read More »
Published June 17, 2015
BioAmber announced that construction of its 30,000 MT succinic acid plant in Sarnia, Ontario is complete. Commissioning is progressing as planned and the plant is on schedule to begin commercial operations in Q3 2015. All piping work has been comple… Read More »
Published June 17, 2015
Nordson Corporation has appointed BGM Makina Teknik as its agent in Turkey for the fluid coating product line of Nordson EDI. BGM Makina Teknik will represent the full range of slot dies for applying water- or solvent-based coatings, including Premi… Read More »
Published June 17, 2015
One of the largest clean energy projects in Europe is benefiting from coatings technology supplied by AkzoNobel. The company's products are helping to protect the Gode Wind offshore wind farm near the German North Sea coast. AkzoNobel is supplyi… Read More »
Q&A with DAP
Published June 17, 2015
Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, DAP is a leading marketer of general patch and repair products. Read More »
Metallic  Pigments  Market
By Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor
Published June 17, 2015
Growth is on the horizon thanks to a revitalized automotive market and increased acceptance of aluminum. Read More »
Latin America Paint Outlook Mixed, But Growing
By Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
Published June 17, 2015
The estimated $10 billion demand in Latin America for paints and coatings is oddly mixed this year, as the economies in some of the largest countries – including Brazil and Colombia – slow down, while others like Mexico, Peru and the Cari… Read More »
The Industrial Coatings Market
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published June 17, 2015
The market grew by an estimated three percent in 2014. Read More »
Published June 16, 2015
The Lubrizol Corporation's Performance Coatings business announces an expansion at one of its European Formulations & Applications Centers of Excellence in Blackley, UK. In addition to a formulations and applications technical team, the Black… Read More »
Published June 16, 2015
AkzoNobel and Evonik Industries have joined forces to build and operate a new membrane electrolysis facility for potassium hydroxide solution and chlorine in Germany. Start-up is expected by the end of 2017. The 50-50 joint venture involves the co… Read More »
Published June 16, 2015
 The Sherwin-Williams Company offers an extensive line of quality, high-performing primers and topcoats that meet rigorous military specifications. Now the U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center (NAWC) in Patuxent River, Md., has certified the Sherwin-Wi… Read More »
Published June 16, 2015
PPG Industries has completed the acquisition of certain assets of Flood Australia, which manufactures and distributes specialty wood stain and paint additive solutions for consumer, commercial and industrial applications. Financial terms were not dis… Read More »
Published June 16, 2015
Valspar Corporation has opened a new advanced manufacturing center in Tianjin, China to serve customers with a wide range of innovative paints and coatings products. “Valspar has experienced strong growth in China as customer demand for high-p… Read More »
By Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor
Published June 16, 2015
Raman Ramachandron, Chairman & Managing Director of BASF India Ltd., discusses the country's role in BASF's growth strategy. Read More »
Published June 15, 2015
Material scientists in research and development, advanced quality control and academic research can now use an enhanced, modular rheometer platform to increase workflow efficiency and minimize operator error while analyzing the rheological properties… Read More »
Published June 15, 2015
Hexion Inc. and North American Composites (NAC), a wholly owned entity of IP Corporation, have announced a distribution agreement for epoxy resins in the U.S. NAC will represent Hexion and its extensive line of epoxy resins, curing agents and modifer… Read More »
Published June 15, 2015
Valspar's Kameleon Colors are pearlescent paints that appear to shift in color based on the lighting or viewing angle. Read More »
Published June 12, 2015
PPG Industries’ aerospace coatings group has expanded training opportunities for airline, airframe manufacturer and maintenance customers to enhance their understanding and facilitate application of aerospace coatings with the PPG Aerospace Coa… Read More »
Published June 12, 2015
Solvay has started production at its two new large-scale and “on-pipe” alkoxylation facilities in Moerdijk, the Netherlands, and in Singapore. Both units are located in integrated petrochemical hubs and receive ethylene oxide via dedicate… Read More »
Published June 12, 2015
Cromax, one of the three premium global refinish brands of Axalta Coating Systems, has been named as an Official Partner to the Honda Racing team Sweden for the FIA World Touring Car Championships (WTCC) 2015 and 2016 seasons. The contract sees the g… Read More »
Published June 12, 2015
AkzoNobel is adding its own artistic flair to Dutch National Opera & Ballet after agreeing a two-year partnership to help modernize the institute’s theater in Amsterdam. The company will provide its Sikkens paint products and color experti… Read More »
Published June 11, 2015
DAP Products Inc. has launched enhanced formulations for its ALEX PLUS and ALEX FAST DRY acrylic latex caulk products. Already the trusted and preferred brand by professional painters, DAP improved their leading brand of acrylic caulk to meet the nee… Read More »
Published June 11, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems has formed a partnership with Young Men and Women in Charge (YMWIC) Foundation Inc., an organization focused on providing opportunities for students who are economically disadvantaged or under-represented within the science, te… Read More »
Published June 11, 2015
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently renewed its alliance with the American Society of Safety Engineers. During the new five year agreement, OSHA and ASSE will address construction safety, temporary workers and hazards within ge… Read More »
Published June 11, 2015
PPG Industries has reached a definitive agreement to acquire IVC Industrial Coatings, Inc., a U.S.-based specialty powder and liquid coatings manufacturer with 2014 sales of more than $100 million. The transaction is expected to close in the third qu… Read More »
Becker’s Group Paints New IT Systems in Microsoft Colors
Published June 11, 2015
The paint company chose Microsoft for both the solution and help with implementation of a new ERP system that enables Beckers strategic growth targets. Read More »
Published June 10, 2015
Highest durability levels, outstanding coloristics and excellent processability in both, water- and solvent-based systems: Suppliers of automotive coatings have high expectations when it comes to pigments. BASF aims to meet the requirements of its cu… Read More »
Published June 10, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems has introduced a new urethane primer and polyurethane clearcoat to expand its Rival™ economy paint brand family that offers just the right mix of value and performance for shops in the commercial vehicle industry. Riva… Read More »
Voltatex 4204 Resin from Axalta Coating Systems Attains Global Certification by Underwriters Lab
Published June 10, 2015
The one-component impregnating resin is formulated for use in electrical motors and transformers. Read More »
Published June 9, 2015
Dymax Corporation’s new SpeedMask 731 masking resin is yellow in color, making it ideal for use on darker colored substrates where other maskants might be difficult to see. It also fluoresces bright yellow under black light, making it easy to c… Read More »
Published June 9, 2015
Grieve Corp. has introduced No. 946, a 1000°F, electrically-heated vertical airflow walk-in oven, currently used for curing coatings on titanium screens. Workspace dimensions measure 72”W x 156”D x 96”H.  360kW installed in… Read More »
Published June 8, 2015
Designed for processing ultra-high viscosity applications up to 6 million centipoise or higher, the Ross Double Planetary Mixer with Discharge System is a low-maintenance, cost-effective alternative to a double-arm kneader. Unlike double-arm or si… Read More »
Published June 8, 2015
Brookfield Engineering has donated a PFT Powder Flow Tester to the new Kansas State University Bulk Solids Innovation Center.  This new facility at KSU will be used to study and develop the understanding of bulk solids materials handling, in tur… Read More »
Published June 8, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems has expanded its powder supply capabilities in the Southern California region. Axalta’s new local delivery service provides daily deliveries expanding as far north as Oxnard, California and as far south as Fontana, Califo… Read More »
Published June 5, 2015
BASF has signed a contract to sell its global paper hydrous kaolin (PHK) business to Imerys, a leader in mineral-based specialty solutions for industry, based in Paris, France. In September 2014, BASF announced its plan to evaluate strategic options… Read More »
Published June 5, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems was the title sponsor for the  NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Pocono Raceway on June 7 called, Axalta “We Paint Winners” 400. Axalta’s sponsorship reflects the company’s commitment to quality, per… Read More »
Published June 5, 2015
Delegates from Axalta Coating Systems, one of the leading global suppliers of liquid and powder coatings, representing the company’s three premium global refinish brands - Cromax, Spies Hecker and Standox - attended the International Bodyshop I… Read More »
Published June 5, 2015
PPG Industries' commercial coatings group has added CFX744 CORROKLEEN 44 Rust Remover to its ONECHOICE Commercial universal ancillary brand. The new addition is an environmentally responsible, low-impact citric acid gel cleaner that serves as an… Read More »
Published June 5, 2015
The Lubrizol Corporation's Performance Coatings business announced the addition of new acrylic emulsion capacity at its manufacturing facility in Antwerp, Belgium. The facility manufactures resin technologies for the paint and coatings, graphic a… Read More »
Licensing Agreement Reached on Brilliant New Blue Pigment Discovered by Happy Accident
By Mark Floyd, mark.floyd@oregonstate.edu
Published June 5, 2015
A brilliant new blue pigment was discovered serendipitously by Oregon State University chemists in 2009. Read More »
Published June 4, 2015
PPG Architectural Coatings, a business of PPG Industries has partnered with Nautica, the global lifestyle brand with products ranging from men’s, women’s and kids apparel to home furnishings, for the launch of its new Nautica At Home pain… Read More »
Published June 3, 2015
 PPG Industries has acquired Consorcio Latinoamericano, which operates a network of 57 paint stores in Central America. Financial terms were not disclosed. “This acquisition expands PPG’s operations in the growing Central American… Read More »
Published June 3, 2015
IDG's CIO Magazine announced PPG Architectural Coatings U.S. and Canada (USCA) as a recipient of the 2015 CIO 100 Award. PPG was honored for development of a digital kiosk that aids consumers in selecting paint colors for home décor projec… Read More »
Published June 3, 2015
Ashland Specialty Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc. recently received a Ringier 2015 Coatings Technology Innovation Award for its Natrostone H30 rheology modifier. It is the fifth consecutive year that Ashland has won a Ringier Innovatio… Read More »



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