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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 »
Zircotec Ceramic Coated Exhaust Manifolds Reduce Engine Bay Temperature
Published June 3, 2015
Ceramic coating helps to deliver range of benefits in marine application including lower engine bay temperature improved efficiency, simpler maintenance and protection for Kevlar and carbon fiber hull. Read More »
Published June 2, 2015
Solvay has opened a new research and innovation laboratory Solvay Nicca Tokyo Innovation Laboratory. Located near the Haneda airport and occupying a total area of 250 sqm, the laboratory will be the key innovation centre for Solvay Novecare to suppor… Read More »
Published June 2, 2015
Air Products introduces the latest additions to its innovative portfolio of defoamers—Airase 4750V and 4800 defoamers—at the Eastern Coatings Show in Atlantic City, N.J., from June 1-4. Air Products’ Airase 4750V and 4800 oil-based… Read More »
Published June 2, 2015
Rust-Oleum, a leading international manufacturer of innovative DIY coatings, has formed a  partnership with Children’s Fairyland, a Northern California non-profit organization. Beginning with the Flecto Carousel this spring, Rust-Oleum is… Read More »
Published June 2, 2015
BASF is participating in the 10th CESIO World Surfactant Congress at the Haliç Congress Center in Istanbul, Turkey, from June 1 to 3, 2015. In keeping with the theme “Surfactants in a Globalizing World — Creating New Possibilities,… Read More »
Published June 2, 2015
In addition to its current extensive portfolio of inorganic pigment products, specialty chemicals company LANXESS will promote its line of new red shades at the Eastern Coatings Show in Atlantic City, New Jersey from June 1 – 4.  Marketed… Read More »
Published June 2, 2015
PPG Industries has announced plans to expand its investments in global communities where the company operates with the launch of a $10 million initiative called “Colorful Communities.” The program, which will focus on renewal projects th… Read More »
Published June 2, 2015
Troy Corporation has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the industrial biocides business from Ashland Inc. The transaction is expected to close within 60 days, contingent on standard closing conditions and completion of re… Read More »
Published June 1, 2015
The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) are teaming up to support further expansion of Grupa Azoty, Poland’s leading chemical and fertilizer company. The agreements, signed in London on… Read More »
Published May 29, 2015
World demand for silicones is forecast to rise 5.7 percent per year to $19.3 billion in 2019.  The pace of growth in value terms will be in line with that seen over the 2009-2014 period, largely due to an improved outlook for silicone prices.&nb… Read More »
Published May 29, 2015
Coatings in global aerospace industry are expected to increase with a CAGR of 3.6% by 2020. The major drivers for coatings is increasing air passenger traffic rate, which increases aircraft deliveries and thereby increases the demand for aerospace co… Read More »
Published May 28, 2015
BASF's R-M Automotive Refinish paints has obtained approval for Acura’s in China. R-M products are designed to meet the demand for eco-efficient automotive refinish solutions. R-M waterborne paints are high in quality and efficiency but… Read More »
Published May 28, 2015
Sherwin-Williams Product Finishes will supply the North American OEM flooring market with a new line of prefinish coatings. The first product offerings include UV-curable wood flooring coating systems. The company’s floor coating systems mee… Read More »
Published May 28, 2015
Variable Inc., maker of the NODE+ wireless sensor platform, has released the NODE+chromaPro, powered by the new Inspire™ app for smart devices. Building upon the success of its first-generation color referencing system NODE+chroma, developers f… Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Edtor
Published May 28, 2015
The Sherwin-Williams Company and Lowe's recently held an event at HomeStudios 873 Broadway in New York to announce that HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams brand paints will be available at Lowe's stores and on Lowes.com. The event featured small… Read More »
Published May 27, 2015
Clariant has created the complete toolbox for formulators to design hot melts with superior performance for any need, using sustainable processing. It features Clariant’s acclaimed Licocene metallocene-based systems and formulating guidelines,… Read More »
Published May 26, 2015
Perstorp officially opened a major extension to its capacity to produce PVC plasticizers and key chemical intermediates. The new state-of-the-art Oxo plant in Stenungsund, Sweden, began producing material soon after its start-up in January, and is no… Read More »
Moto2 Testing of Zircotec Ceramic Coated Exhaust Manifold Records 55% Reduction in Exhaust Temp
Published May 26, 2015
Reduced surface temperature improves reliability, driveability, and lessens rider fatigue, even under the most arduous race conditions. Read More »
Published May 26, 2015
Behind the scenes at Zircotec showing how its ceramic coating is applied. Read More »
Published May 25, 2015
The Lubrizol Corporation's Performance Coatings business has completed a significant project to expand capacity and increase manufacturing efficiencies at its solvent acrylics production facility in Sant Cugat (Barcelona), Spain. Solvent acrylic… Read More »
Published May 25, 2015
With its streamlined design featuring BASF’s exclusive “Mid-night Glimmer” coatings, Chevrolet-FNR concept car has made its global debut at Shanghai GM Gala Night before Auto Shanghai 2015. The car’s special design is attribut… Read More »
Published May 25, 2015
Maersk Container Industry's factory in Dongguan has begun full production of dry containers coated with Valspar Aquaguard, a zinc-free waterborne coating solution that provides industry-leading protection against corrosion. Maersk and Valspar beg… Read More »
PPG Show Truck Gets Bold New Look
Published May 25, 2015
PPG Industries’ automotive refinish business has repainted its popular show truck. The truck, a 75-foot 2016 Freightliner Cascadia tractor-trailer rig, now features a fresh red, white and blue paint scheme reminiscent of the stars and stripes o… Read More »
Published May 21, 2015
Residents of Hatay in Turkey have joined together with volunteers and AkzoNobel's Marshall paint brand to transform an area of their historic neighborhood. Part of the company's global "Let's Colour" initiative, the recent ev… Read More »
Published May 21, 2015
Munich-based chemicals group Wacker has expanded its technical center in Moscow, Russia. Auguste Willems of Wacker’s Executive Board and Dr. Christian Hartel, head of Wacker Silicones, dedicated the new service lab in the presence of several cu… Read More »
HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams Features Palettes Inspired by Nature, the City and Fashion
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published May 21, 2015
The HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams product line will feature a new and improved interior and exterior paint program available at both Sherwin-Williams' company stores and Lowe's stores nationwide. Read More »
Published May 20, 2015
PPG Industries recently hosted a series of career lectures at 11 top universities across China, discussing issues related to future careers and offering tips for job hunting to college students. Building on years of cooperation with universities f… Read More »
Published May 20, 2015
PPG Industries  and Walker Glass Co., Ltd., have combined proprietary technologies to create AviProtek with SOLARBAN® glass, an advanced architectural glass that unites bird-friendly, acid-etched patterns by Walker TEXTURES™ glass with… Read More »
Published May 20, 2015
Hempel has launched a new combined primer and mid-coat designed specifically for wind towers. The new coating, HEMPADUR 4774D, will be used in Hempel’s well-known two-coat anti-corrosive system for wind turbine towers to address previous UV sta… Read More »
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
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 constru… 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 »



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