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Published April 22, 2015
Rich floral colors are expected to be in full bloom this coming season – not only in the garden, but in all elements of home decor. That’s the forecast of SICO paint in unveiling its top colors for spring and summer 2015. Think deep past… Read More »
Published April 20, 2015
Each month, North Coast Research surveys a large sample of paint retailers throughout the U.S. to get a sense for current business trends.  Please note that of the three primary architectural coatings channels (paint stores, home centers, and re… Read More »
Published April 20, 2015
Effective immediately, BASF and Neuss/Germany-based Gustav Grolman GmbH & Co. KG will start an exclusive collaboration in the marketing of amine-based curing agents of the Baxxodur® brand in Europe. Grolman will initially market the BASF spec… Read More »
By Steve McDaniel and Jon Hurt, Technology Litigators
Published April 17, 2015
You want the best most innovative people to work for you.  Sure you do.  You hire them for their specialized expertise in your field of technology.  They are the ones that develop your proprietary technology – your trade secrets.… Read More »
By Arnold Wang , China Correspondent
Published April 17, 2015
Based on the information released by the National Bureau of Statistics of China, we can see that China’s coatings market in 2014 grew by around eight percent last year over 2013. And the fact that China’s architectural coatings market is… Read More »
Rounding Out Growth from Tight Places  (Part 2 of 2)
By John D. Jacquin, Chemark Consulting
Published April 17, 2015
Growth in Energy Extraction Last month’s Business Corner reviewed the substantial growth in U.S. energy resources extracted from tight oil and gas shale formations by hydraulic fracturing (fracking).  Despite a substantial decline in glob… Read More »
By Sean Milmo, European Correspondent
Published April 17, 2015
Despite economic forecasts of relatively slow growth in the EU, there is still a lot of optimism in the coatings sector. Read More »
PPG Consolidation of Comex: Rife with Opportunity
By Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
Published April 17, 2015
Since PPG purchased Comex last fall, the Mexican company has taken on a large role in the Latin American operations of the parent. Michael McGarry, the president and chief operating officer of PPG responds to Coatings World questions about how integr… Read More »
Resins Market Update
By Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor
Published April 17, 2015
Increasing home and automotive sales are helping the resins market make gains. Read More »
Published April 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-pe… Read More »
Published April 15, 2015
Pierre-Yves Jullien, CEO of Hempel A/S since 2005, has decided to retire after nearly 40 years in the Group in order to spend more time with his family and on other activities. He will step down from his role as CEO on 31 March 2016 at the latest. T… Read More »
Published April 15, 2015
Rust-Oleum launches 11 new game-changing products for exterior wood care category. Rust-Oleum Corporation introduces an enhanced line of deck coatings under the Rust-Oleum Restore brand. The new products simplify the deck refinishing process while re… Read More »
Radiation Curable Coatings
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published April 15, 2015
Coatings World interviewed, Dr. Mike J. Idacavage, an adjunct associate professor at SUNY-ESF in Syracuse, NY. Read More »
Low- and Zero-VOC Technology
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published April 15, 2015
Increasingly stringent environmental regulations have created a greater demand for low- and zero-VOC coatings products.   Read More »
By Johan Widheden, Senior Sustainability Expert, AkzoNobel
Published April 14, 2015
Today’s cities will need to accommodate spiralling numbers of people, servicing their needs and stimulating trade and investment to create jobs, all within the constraints imposed by mega-challenges, such as climate change. Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published April 14, 2015
Behr Pro hosted a luncheon in NYC to introduce its new platform Read More »
Published April 13, 2015
The Coating Resins business of Arkema has expanded acrylic resin manufacturing capacity in Araçariguama, Brazil by 60 percent. The new reactor will enable manufacturing of Arkema’s product chemistries previously unavailable in the region… Read More »
Published April 13, 2015
Following two years of successful co-operation, the global chemical company Oxea has extended its distribution partnership with the Dutch chemical distributor IMCD for its Amines in Europe. Starting in April, the new contract will allow IMCD to distr… Read More »
Published April 10, 2015
 PPG Industries announced that the Center for Sustainable Landscapes at Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh, has become the second building constructed with PPG glass to meet requirements for the LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE (LBC) standard, the world&r… Read More »
Published April 10, 2015
Whitford Corporation, a manufacturer of fluoropolymer coatings for industrial and consumer industries, announced the establishment of a new medical coatings group dedicated to support the use of its coatings on medical devices. The use of fluoropolym… Read More »
Published April 10, 2015
A new report from the Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by AkzoNobel explores how cities can create optimal environments for citizens. The report, called Tomorrow’s cities, features city experts and executives from across the world, wh… Read More »
Published April 10, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems announced its recent addition of 16 vibrant colors to its Alesta® Global Color Collection, an architectural powder coatings line. Now available worldwide, the second series of colors is inspired by iconic locations such as… Read More »
Published April 9, 2015
 The U.S. Green Building Council will now recognize energy and water requirements from the Living Building Challenge (the Challenge) green building system within the LEED green building program. “USGBC and the International Living Future… Read More »
Published April 9, 2015
The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) and the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) formally introduced the WELL Building Standard in China. WELL is a system that focuses on human health and wellbeing in the built environment. WEL… Read More »
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
BASF received General Motors’ (GM) Supplier of the Year Award for the 10th time in the past 13 years. The award was presented to Joe Schmondiuk, Vice President of Global Accounts BASF Corporation, during GM’s annual awards ceremony at Cob… 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 de… 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 »
Published April 1, 2015
The new PPG Pittsburgh Paints brand has announced its exclusive paint-brand partnership with Independent We Stand, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the revival of independent, locally-owned and -operated businesses. The PPG Pittsburgh Paint… Read More »



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