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By Per Nimer, Design Manager, AkzoNobel
Published April 9, 2015
“Color possesses me. I don’t have to pursue it. It will possess me always, I know it.” Many will associate and sympathise with the position of the Swiss Expressionist artist Paul Klee. For many years, designers, artists, scientists… Read More »
Published April 8, 2015
AkzoNobel’s Decorative Paints business is helping to recreate one of the Seven Wonders of the Medieval World – the Porcelain Tower of Nanjing in China.  Built during the Ming Dynasty, the original pagoda was mostly destroyed in the… Read More »
Published April 8, 2015
PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced SPECTRACRON polyester urethane (SPU) coating, a mid-gloss black liquid two-component (2K) topcoat that is engineered specifically to maintain and control color and gloss on metal finis… Read More »
Published April 8, 2015
PPG Industries' automotive refinish business has named Pennsylvania-based BAPS Auto Paint & Supply the 2014 Platinum Distributor of the Year. The announcement was made by Bob Wenzinger, director of the PPG Platinum Distributor program, during… Read More »
Published April 8, 2015
BASF and the Seattle Mariners have teamed up for the fourth season to support Zero Waste promotion at Safeco Field and showcase how baseball loves chemistry. In 2011, BASF became corporate partner of the Seattle Mariners for Sustainable Saturdays, a… Read More »
Published April 8, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems launches Imron Hydro and Imron Elite in China. The two products are part of the Imron family of coatings that are designed to help commercial vehicle manufacturers and operators meet productivity goals and increasingly cha… Read More »
Axalta Paints Winners in AMSOIL Snocross Series
Published April 8, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems is a sponsor of Polaris Racing drivers Ross Martin and James Johnstad, who have together earned a total of two wins and seven podium finishes mid-season of the AMSOIL Snocross series. Ross Martin, driver of the #837 Polaris Ra… Read More »
Published April 7, 2015
A new solar-heat-management coating system by PPG Industries’ aerospace business helps keep aircraft passenger cabins cooler. A novel PPG Aerospace solar-heat-management coating system can reduce external aircraft skin temperatures up to 25… Read More »
Published April 7, 2015
Registration is now open for the longest-running polyurethanes conference in North America. The 2015 Polyurethanes Technical Conference, hosted by the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council, brings together l… Read More »
Published April 7, 2015
The world’s top-performing companies are prioritizing sustainability as part of their corporate social responsibility efforts, and a majority of them are using LEED, the world’s premier green building program, to achieve their goals, acco… Read More »
Published April 7, 2015
Eco Chemical has announced its participation at this years’ American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) 111th Annual Meeting held in Asheville, NC from April 12- 14. The company will be in attendance to participate in a series of cust… Read More »
Published April 7, 2015
BASF will once again be present with its polyurethane experts at the 2015 UTECH International Polyurethane Exhibition and Conference in Maastricht (NL). For the first time, the company will display a new roof module based on the PU system Elasto… Read More »
Published April 7, 2015
The new Master Builders Solutions Training Center at BASF´s site in Oldenburg, Germany, has been officially opened. The opening ceremony took place in the presence of Ralf Spettmann, President of BASF´s Construction Chemicals Division, an… Read More »
Published April 7, 2015
Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. will present new research at UTECH Europe 2015 that demonstrates how thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) based on polyester polyol building blocks from a renewable, plant-based source — Elevance Inherent C18 Dia… Read More »
Published April 7, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. has announced that an affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has entered into a definitive stock purchase agreement with certain affiliates of The Carlyle Group for the purchase of a total of 20 million of Axalta’s com… Read More »
Published April 6, 2015
GCiS China Strategic Research estimates that the domestic market of hot melt adhesives in China is valued at over RMB 10.1 Bn, or USD 1.6 Bn, as of the end of 2014. The study finds that the market will continue to grow at above GDP growth rate in the… Read More »
Published April 6, 2015
Royal DSM, the global Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company, has finalized the sale of DSM Synres to Standard Investment. DSM Synres produces solventborne alkyd and acrylic coating resins at its site in Hoek van Holland, the Netherlands for t… Read More »
By Nikki Burgess, DGSA, CDGP, Staff Regulatory Specialist, Labelmaster
Published April 6, 2015
  One way governments and regulatory agencies help facilitate international trade – and improve employee safety along the way – is through the adoption of international standards for hazard communication. One such initiative –… Read More »
Published April 2, 2015
PPG Industries has announced that it has completed the acquisition of REVOCOAT, a global supplier of sealants, adhesives and damper products for the automotive industry, from the AXSON Group. Financial terms were not disclosed. “The addition o… Read More »
Published April 2, 2015
The Valspar Corporation celebrates 50 years of Fluropon 70 percent PVDF resin-based coatings. Since the flagship architectural coating launched in 1965, Valspar’s Fluropon exterior coatings have become the industry standard for both metal coil… Read More »
Published April 2, 2015
Technavio, an independent tech-focused global research firm, has published a report on the Global Waterborne Coatings Market 2015-2019, which is expected to grow at a CAGR of 3.34 percent during the forecast period of 2014-2019. "Nowadays, gove… Read More »
Published April 2, 2015
Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings launched the Water & Wastewater App designed to provide users with protective coating recommendations for the following water and wastewater operations: conventional water treatment, membrane wate… Read More »
Published April 1, 2015
Toyo Ink (Middle East) FZE. and Toyo Ink Arets Middle East FZE., both wholly-owned subsidiaries of the Toyo Ink Group, have announced that they will jointly exhibit their latest offset inks, UV inks, packaging materials and can coatings at Gulf Print… Read More »
Published April 1, 2015
BYK Additives & Instruments is launching a new additive on the market: BYK-1640 is a polymer-based, VOC- and silicone-free defoamer for aqueous systems which is also suitable for some applications that come into direct contact with food. Mineral… Read More »
Sherwin-Williams Announces 2014 ProVisions Vendor Award Winners
Published April 1, 2015
Global Finishing Solutions and Touch-Up Solutions named Vendors of the Year Read More »
Published April 1, 2015
To mark Rio de Janeiro's 450th anniversary, AkzoNobel Decorative Paints has launched two new "Let's Colour" initiatives to bring color to the city's favelas. In Santa Marta, one of the city's largest favelas, the company re… Read More »
Published March 31, 2015
Eastman Chemical Company's wholly owned subsidiary, Taminco Corporation, has recently launched TamiSolve NxG (NxG), a novel next-generation high-performance solvent with a favorable safety, health and environmental profile compared with NMP and N… Read More »
Published March 31, 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 March 31, 2015
Double Bond Chemical, a manufacturer of photoinitiators and oligomers recently increased its annual output in photoinitiator production, from 4,500 tons to 9,000 tons, and its annual output in oligomers production increased to 10,000 tons. DBC’… Read More »
Dutch Boy Simplifies Paint Selection Process with Dura Weather Maxbond Exterior Color Samples
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published March 31, 2015
Customers can now test without prep or prime at home before committing to a color. Read More »
Published March 30, 2015
Manufacturing centers of Axalta Coating Systems received certification of conformance with the requirements of the ISO 14001:2004 standard. The certification has been accredited by Lloyd’s Register LRQA and is valid for three years. The certifi… Read More »
Published March 30, 2015
Sika has agreed to acquire Construction Technologies Australia Pty Ltd (CTA), one of the leading suppliers of tile adhesives and associated mortar products in Australia. CTA generated sales of CHF 22 million in 2014 and has 51 employees. The CTA plan… Read More »
Published March 27, 2015
Brilliant Group, Inc. has appointed Dan McClelland to its new position of director of operations to oversee its California manufacturing facility.  He will be responsible for expanding the new manufacturing operations and is charged with oversee… Read More »
Published March 27, 2015
On Thursday, June 4th, 2015, the Eastern Coatings Show will host a Special Breakfast, in Ballroom B of the Taj Mahal, which will highlight Jeff Spillane of the Benjamin Moore Company as the Keynote Presenter.  His presentation will be followed b… Read More »
Published March 27, 2015
BASF will expand its capacity for the production of Paliocrom® effect pigments by more than 20 percent by 2017 in Ludwigshafen, Germany. The investment will enable the company to accommodate for the growing demand of its aluminum-based effect pig… Read More »
Published March 27, 2015
Olympic Paint and Stain announced today the launch of Olympic ONE exterior paint, a premium latex paint-and-primer in one, now available nationally exclusively at Lowe’s. The new Olympic ONE exterior paint makes application easy with excellent… Read More »
Published March 27, 2015
BASF and Heidelberg University have signed a new agreement for their joint catalysis laboratory “Catalysis Research Laboratory” (CaRLa). The research cooperation at Heidelberg site ongoing since 2006 has been extended to October 2017. &l… Read More »
Published March 26, 2015
AkzoNobel's Performance Coatings business has launched its color trends guide in South Korea, showcasing how design will influence the next generation of smartphones, tablet computers and automotive interiors. The guide was developed to help… Read More »
Published March 26, 2015
Sika has opened a new mortar manufacturing facility in Dubai and a concrete admixture plant on Réunion. With these openings, Sika reacts to the growing demand in the respective markets and strengthens its relationships with existing custo… Read More »
By Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor
Published March 26, 2015
The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced in October the 2014 recipients of its school district scholarship program. The six selected school districts across the nation are currently receiving year-round suppor… Read More »
Published March 26, 2015
Benjamin Moore has kicked off the most robust and ambitious advertising campaign in company history. Under the new tagline "Paint like no other.", the campaign is rolling out in two phases: the first series emphasizes product innovations, a… Read More »
Published March 25, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems is sponsoring 250 training scholarship packages to Automechanika Chicago on April 24-26. To sign up for a training scholarship, simply visit Automechanika’s website. There are more than 100 seminars from which to choose… Read More »
Published March 25, 2015
For the eighth time since 2004, recently Evonik held the “Evonik Meets Science China” symposium in Beijing, with the theme on “Industrial Biotechnology.” More than 100 experts and professors specialized in industrial biotechno… Read More »
Published March 25, 2015
OSG has introduced its highly anticipated OSG PHOENIX Vol.4 catalog in print and digital versions. The latest catalog edition is over 150 pages and features new products and many expansions to existing quality lines of indexable milling and drilling… Read More »
Published March 25, 2015
Argex Titanium Inc., an emerging producer of high-grade titanium dioxide (TiO2) used as white pigment in paint, plastic, paper, cosmetics and other applications, has signed a letter of intent (“LOI”) with PVS Chemicals a gl… Read More »
Published March 25, 2015
PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2014 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating. PPG was s… Read More »
Published March 25, 2015
Dr. Kurt Bock, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE said at the company’s Annual Press Conference in Ludwigshafen: “We achieved our goal for 2014.  We increased earnings – despite the disappointing economic d… Read More »
Published March 25, 2015
Akzo Nobel N.V. has reported positive volume growth and an improvement in return on sales (ROS) for the full-year 2014. Excluding incidentals, ROS was 7.5 percent (2013: 6.1 percent). Operating income excluding incidentals grew 20 percent to €1… Read More »
Brazil Economic Doldrums Inspire Exports
By Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
Published March 25, 2015
Brazil’s flat economy has inspired manufacturers of paint and coatings to turn to export markets to make up for lost domestic sales, reckons Antônio Valdinei da Rocha, the manager of exports and imports for Universo Tintas, based in Diade… Read More »
By Sean Milmo, European Correspondent
Published March 25, 2015
Consumers in Europe are now almost spoiled for choice in the range of colors available in most coatings  sectors. As a result coatings and colorant producers, as well as  suppliers of materials running in-plant coatings facilities, are hav… Read More »



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