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Bayer MaterialScience Unites its Biomaterials Products Under New Trade Name
Published April 6, 2010
Bayer MaterialScience has launched a range of innovative biomaterials for medical devices under the new brand name Baymedix. This includes Bay­medix CL lubricious coatings, the drug-eluting Baymedix CD coatings, and hydrophilic Baymedix CH coatin… Read More »
Sansin Introduces Purity Interior Zero VOC Penetrating Stain
Published April 6, 2010
Sansin Corporation has introduced its new Purity Interior Zero VOC Pen­etrating Stain, a water-based interior wood stain with a base free from any VOCs that penetrates both soft and hard woods with consistent, uniform coverage, according to the c… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Underwriters Laboratories (UL), an independent third-party safety testing and certification provider, has entered into a strategic alliance with Atlas Material Testing. This alliance benefits both companies with increased global testing capacity and… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Arch Chemicals has announced that it will incorporate Sporgard technology into new biocide solutions to actively combat mold and fungi in paint, coatings and other building materials. Sporgard technology is an advanced mold solution developed by Syng… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted registrations of Densil DG 45 antimicrobial and Vanquish 100 antimicrobial, developed by Arch Chemicals, Inc. for use in building product applicators. Both Densil DG 45 and Vanquish 100 are… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
In developing custom-designed color solutions for customers in the global paint and coatings industry, color accuracy is the first priority—but speed is also of the essence. Evonik’s Colorants Product Line is now responding to customer de… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Perstorp has opened a new application laboratory in Ghatkopar, a suburb of Mumbai, India. The laboratory will assist application R&D experts with the exploration of new formulations and developments in paint, coatings and resins. Perstorp has als… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Lanxess has started up a new on-site power plant at its location in Porto Feliz, Brazil. This will increase the efficiency and environmental compatibility of the on-site production of iron oxide pigments, which are marketed globally as Bayferrox and… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
According to Frost & Sullivan’s Chem­icals & Materials Practice, which hosted an analyst briefing via webinar on the Asia Pacific paint and coatings market last month, despite being hit hard by the economic downturn and having to fa… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
At the Geneva Motor Show held last month Hyundai and BASF presented their jointly developed i-flow concept car. The technologies and materials involved have not been combined in automobiles to date and illustrate possibilities for mobility in the fut… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
According to a new technical market research report, “Nanotechnology in Coatings and Adhesive Applications: Global Markets,” from BCC Research, the global market value for nanotechnology in coatings and adhesives is an estimated $3.7 bill… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Weilburger Coatings GmbH, parent company of Grebe Group, has acquired 90 percent of the shares in Naber-Meyer S.A.S., F-78620 Acheres, France. Naber-Meyer S.A.S. is a niche supplier for decorative glass coatings focussing on the cosmetics and beverag… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
To improve the services Helsinki, Finland-based Teknos Group Oy provide to it international customers, the paint firm will open a new sales office and technical service center in Shanghai in the spring of 2010. Ville Tuominen, managing director desig… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
H.B. Fuller Company  has entered into a stock purchase agreement under which it will acquire all of the shares of Revertex Finewaters Shd Bhd in Malaysia, a joint venture of Yule Catto & Company Plc and Jahor Corporation. Revertex Finewaters… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Sika AG’s subsidiary Sika (Japan) Ltd. has acquired the construction sealant business of Henkel Japan Ltd. The acquired business includes the well-known trademarks, Bellace and Duribbon, which are well established in the Japanese construction m… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Sika Corporation, the U.S. subsidiary of Sika AG, has acquired the automotive glass replacement business of ADCO Products, Inc. The business acquired reaches an annual turnover of approximately $7 million and will be integrated into Sika’s afte… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Mercedes-Benz has approved PPG DP4000 2K primer by PPG’s automotive refinish business for worldwide refinish repairs of all Mercedes-Benz cars. The 2K primer is designed to help body shops cut costs and increase productivity. The technology und… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Master Painters Institute (MPI) has launched its “Starting Point” program for paint raw materials suppliers. Under the new program, MPI will invite paint raw materials suppliers to submit wet samples of their starting point (guide) formul… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
The Japan Paint Manufacturers Association has published data for the demand for paint in Japan for the fiscal year 2010. The predicted total volume is 1,434,000 tons, which is 1.1% more than in the fiscal year 2009. Market sectors predicted to grow i… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
PPG’s automotive refinish business has named Auto Color Supply of Mur­freesboro, TN, as its 2009 Platinum Distributor of the Year. The award was presented to Auto Color Supply owner Pat Anderton in February during the annual PPG Platinum Co… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
California Paints is part of the Spring Summer 2011 color trends generated by Global Color Research. Presented by Mix Trends, the color selection consists of twenty forecast colors that create unique color stories. All colors have been selected from… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Malaysia-based Wah Seong Corp. is in negotiations with The Orleans Group of West Africa, as it is interested in acquiring Orleans’ strategic partner, Socotherm, for its pipe-coating business in Nigeria. Wah Seong anticipates an increase of acti… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Specialty chemicals group Altana has signed an agreement to acquire the business of Aquaprint GmbH. The company, which is based in Oyten, Lower Saxony, Germany, primarily produces coatings for in-mold labels and other labels as well as waterborne ove… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. and Canadian paint manufacturer Para Paints have formed a strategic alliance, bringing Para Paints to all Lowe’s retail stores in Canada by mid-April 2010. Lowe’s will carry two major Para sub-brands including… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Bayer MaterialScience recently completed its acquisition of PolyBioMed Ltd. based in Sheffield, UK, expanding its product portfolio for medical technology. PolyBioMed, formerly a subsidiary of Lombard Medical Technologies plc, provides polymer coatin… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Custom-Bilt Metals, Chino, CA, has joined its PPG’s Certified Metal Panel Program (PPG/CMPP). PPG/CMPP is a certification program administered by the PPG coil and extrusion coatings group. It gives architects a direct channel to metal panel man… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
The first Jotun Multicolor showroom was recently opened in Atyrau, Kazakhstan and is operated by Jotun Turkey, which has territorial rights over Kazakhstan for the multinational paint firm headquartered in Norway. Jotun has been active in Kazakhstan… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Amy Wax of Montclair has won the top prize for Residential Exteriors in the 2010 Benjamin Moore HUE Awards. Wax is the first professional color consultant to receive a HUE Award. A student of color theory with a B.F.A. from Syracuse University, she c… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Sherwin-Williams has signed an agreement with Spraylat Corporation of Pelham, NY, to become the exclusive North American distributor of Spraylat EMI/RFI shielding finishes, also known as conductive coatings, which are used to help protect enclosed el… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
BASF has established a technical center for developing eco-friendly coatings technologies for the automotive industry in Korea. BASF and the Gyeonggi Provincial Government of the Republic of Korea (GGPG) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to… Read More »
Published March 30, 2010
Chemark analyzed 120 closely held coatings and adhesives businesses ranging in size from $5 million to $150 million. For arguments sake, we initially defined those heading these privately held companies as "entreprenuers." We understood the… Read More »
Published March 30, 2010
Balance-sheet tactics adopted by companies within the coatings supply chain in Europe to deal with the economic downturn have triggered cutbacks in investment in production plants but not so much in R&D. Throughout the chain extending from raw m… Read More »
P2i Tests Plasma Nano-Coating for Solar Industry
By Charles Thurston, Contributing Editor
Published March 30, 2010
Nanotechnology innovators P2i and Energy Launch have teamed up to develop a nano-coating designed for application on solar panels. Read More »
Lab Equipment Directory
Published March 29, 2010
Here is a look at the latest offerings from select lab equipment manufacturers. For more information on the products listed, please contact the company directly. Read More »
"Green" Coatings Market is Growing
By Kerry Pianoforte, Associate Editor
Published March 29, 2010
Manufacturers of low and zero VOC coatings are taking a holistic view when it comes to developing greener coatings, focusing not only on what goes into the can, but also on sustainable packaging and fuel efficiency. Read More »
Resins Market Panel Discussion
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published March 29, 2010
For this year's annual resins market update, Coatings World asked a panel of experts to address key issues facing the market including the economy, new technology and strategies for moving forward in 2010. The panel is made up of individuals from some of the world's largest and most diverse resins suppliers including BASF, Eliokem, DSM NeoResins+ and Celanese. Read More »
Interior Color Trends
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published March 29, 2010
More than ever paint companies must serve a diverse palette of color options. Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
According to a new report from consulting firm Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney, worldwide consumption of five leading additives for coatings and inks was 1.4 million pounds worth $3.1 billion in 2008. Coatings took some 80% of the value and inks the r… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
According to a new report from consulting firm Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney, worldwide consumption of five leading additives for coatings and inks was 1.4 million pounds worth $3.1 billion in 2008. Coatings took some 80% of the value and inks the r… Read More »
Improving the Odds of Success With Your Acquisition
By Dan Watson
Published March 16, 2010
In recent years, acquisitions have become a way of life for most companies. However, it was not always that way. The first of a three-part series exploring the acquisition process. Read More »
The State of the Global Coatings Industry
By Scott Detiveaux
Published March 16, 2010
The global recession of 2008 and 2009 has had a tremendous impact on the coatings industry with all segments affected. However, the good news is that the market now appears to be in recovery. Read More »
Formulating with Bioengineered Additives
By Steve McDaniel, Melinda Wales
Published March 15, 2010
Enhancing the Performance and Functionality of Paints and Coatings Read More »
Testing Equipment Directory
Published March 15, 2010
Here is a look at the latest offerings from select testing equipment manufacturers. For more information on the products listed, please contact the company directly. Read More »
Automotive Coatings Market
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published March 15, 2010
China's engine heats up, ends U.S.'s reign as largest auto market Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 9, 2010
According to a new report from consulting firm Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney, worldwide consumption of five leading additives for coatings and inks was 1.4 million pounds worth $3.1 billion in 2008. Read More »
Published January 29, 2010
Organizational culture is created by the strategic leadership provided by an organizations founder or top management. As I observed before, and then reverified during my doctorate peer-reviewed literature research, an organization's founder is pa… Read More »
Published January 29, 2010
This could be the year when REACH, the European Union's (EU) controversial legislation on the control of chemicals, starts to have a major impact on Europe's coatings sector. European coatings producers, as well as other big downstream users… Read More »
Mixing Equipment Directory
Published January 29, 2010
Here is a look at the latest offerings from select mixing equipment manufacturers. For more information on the products listed, please contact the company directly. Read More »
Bridges Show Their Age Raising the Need for Proper Upkeep
Published January 29, 2010
Tnemec Company identifies coating systems for bridge structures that help withstand the test of time and can be applied under full-containment in order to minimize downtime. Read More »
Functional Additives: A Platform for Revitalizing the Paint and Coatings Industry
By Steve McDaniel and Steve McDaniel
Published January 29, 2010
Coatings of the future must do more than beautify and protect surfaces. Read More »



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