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By Sean Milmo, Euroepan Correspondent
Published January 19, 2015
For coatings producers one of the big benefits of the sharp fall in oil prices in the second half of  last year (2014) should be a drop in raw material costs. Some commentators are also predicting a rise in demand due to the effect of lower oil… Read More »
By Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
Published January 19, 2015
Sika AG, of Baar, Switzerland, has added another Latin American aquisition to its regional expansion campaign, in Aparecida de Goiânia, Goiás State, Brazil. The latest addition will improve logistics for increasing demand in the constru… Read More »
Published January 19, 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 ret… Read More »
Published January 19, 2015
PPG Industries'  David B. Navikas, senior vice president, strategic planning and corporate development, will retire effective March 1. “PPG has benefited greatly from David’s deep knowledge of our company’s strategic prior… Read More »
Published January 14, 2015
Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney has announced the commencement of its fifth U.S. Paint & Coatings Industry study. According to the firm, the industry is continuing its recovery from the global recession of 2008-2009. Consumption is projected to be… Read More »
Published January 14, 2015
Chris Campbell, facility manager at PPG Industries’ industrial coatings manufacturing facility in Mount Vernon, Illinois, has presented PPG Industries Foundation checks totaling nearly $4,000 to North Side Elementary School Teachers Brenda Slov… Read More »
Published January 14, 2015
Alberdingk Boley, Inc. - a global manufacturer of waterborne emulsions, polyurethane dispersions, water based UV dispersions, castor oil and modified polyols and linseed oil - has announced the addition of the Vanora product line to its pro… Read More »
Published January 14, 2015
Methacrylate binders from Evonik, marketed as DEGALAN, are designed to offer multiple possibilities for the formulation of heat-sealing lacquers. They are used in the sealing of yogurt containers and pharmaceutical blister packaging. The requirement… Read More »
Published January 13, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems has launched its new blog, called Color Block, that focuses on color to highlight its Automotive Color of the Year campaign. Axalta executives and four-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon and Ray Evernham, three-time NA… Read More »
Published January 9, 2015
A new technical brochure (TI 1459) that details the use of regular- and low-color Carbon Black Pigments dedicated to tinting applications in paints and coatings is now available from Orion Engineered Carbons. The 12-page brochure explains product and… Read More »
Published January 8, 2015
Henkel opened its first Asia-Pacific Loctite Impregnation Service Center in Suzhou, China. With this new service center, Henkel brings its leading and innovative impregnation technology from Europe into Asian and other emerging markets. The Suzhou L… Read More »
Published January 8, 2015
Dunn-Edwards Paints has enhanced its designer-preferred Perfect Palette color system with the Then, Now & Forever collection of 300 new colors to offer designers, architects and consumers the most complete, well-researched palette for any project… Read More »
Published January 8, 2015
From the 270 submissions for the Dow STEMtheGAP Summer Teacher Challenge, 25 teachers were selected to each receive a grant from Dow to advance their STEM education platforms in the classroom. Introduced in the spring of 2014, Dow's STEMtheGAP in… Read More »
Published January 7, 2015
RadTech, the non-profit trade association for UV+EB technologies, has announced its board of directors for 2015. Peter Weissman of Quaker Chemical Corp. has assumed the RadTech presidency while Lisa Fine of Joules Angstrom UV Printing Inks has been… Read More »
Published January 7, 2015
Graco Inc. has agreed to acquire the stock of Pennsylvania-based High Pressure Equipment (HiP) company for $160 million. The acquisition of HiP is subject to customary regulatory review and Graco expects to complete the transaction in the first quart… Read More »
Published January 7, 2015
PPG Industries  has expanded its line of SEMCO sealant removal tools with ergonomically-designed scrapers that improve efficiency of aerospace sealant removal and reduce operator fatigue. According to Dillon Desai, PPG global market development… Read More »
Published January 7, 2015
Michelman has introduced what it calls "an improved organizational structure" consisting of three Strategic Business Groups. "The new structure will help Michelman better anticipate and serve its customers’ needs by driving coll… Read More »
Published January 6, 2015
Grieve has introduced No. 915, a gas-fired, 650°F cabinet oven currently used for testing paint coupons. Its dimensions measure 26”W x 26”D x 38”H and 100,000 BTU/hr. are installed in a modulating natural gas burner, while a 100… Read More »
Published January 6, 2015
Cardolite introduced a comprehensive line of cashew nutshell liquid (CNSL) based polyols for adhesives, coatings, foam and elastomer applications. Polyols derived from CNSL have unique qualities compared to widely known polyester and polyether polyol… Read More »
Published January 6, 2015
The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) launched its second in a series of videos designed to promote and highlight the innovative ways adhesives and sealants are being actively used in the marketplace or being considered for a new application. The v… Read More »
Published January 6, 2015
Nippon Paint China boosted its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program in 2014, with the launch of its "Society Care" programs in nine big cities around China. These charitable programs drew the participation of over 1,000 voluntary s… Read More »
Published January 5, 2015
Charles Ross & Son Co. has introduced Ross Bow Tie Dispersers, also called High Viscosity Dispersers, which are designed for mixing heavy pastes and viscous liquids. Compared to other single-shaft agitators, the company says this economical Bow T… Read More »
Published January 5, 2015
Life Sciences and Materials Sciences company Royal DSM has reached an agreement with Cathay Investments for the sale of Euroresins. Subject to customary approvals and notifications, the transaction is expected to close in Q1 2015. Financial details w… Read More »
Published January 2, 2015
Sherwin-Williams has opened its 4,000th retail location in the U.S., Canada and Caribbean. The nation’s largest specialty retailer of paint and painting supplies has opened its newest location in Sewickley, Pennsylvania. “The opening of… Read More »
SEMA 2014 Award-Winning Car Painted With Axalta Brand-ChromaPremier
Published December 31, 2014
At the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) tradeshow, Axalta Coating Systems displayed a custom made 1932 Ford Sedan called Y’d Open at its booth. The car took home Ford’s Design of Excellence “Best of Show,” Mothers… Read More »
Published December 30, 2014
Eastman Chemical Company has announced it will join Together for Sustainability (TfS). Eastman and TfS have confirmed acceptance of Eastman's application to the consortium as the first U.S.-based company to join, with plans to finalize Eastman… Read More »
Published December 29, 2014
Hardide Coatings has invested a six-figure sum in its UK manufacturing facility – increasing its installed capacity by nearly 50 percent to deal with growing demand for its range of nanostructured tungsten carbide coatings. The installation of… Read More »
Published December 29, 2014
BASF and Shell have reached an agreement for BASF to sell its share in the 50-50 joint venture ELLBA Eastern, Jurong Island, Singapore to Shell. The joint venture, which is operated by Shell, produces styrene monomer and propylene oxide. BASF remain… Read More »
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By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published December 24, 2014
Liquid Nails brand has enhanced its Heavy Duty construction adhesive formula. Liquid Nails Extreme Heavy Duty Construction Adhesive performs in extreme conditions, bonding in temperatures from 22°F to 120°F. This enables professional contract… Read More »
Published December 19, 2014
PPG Industries has announced that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with the Axson Group to acquire Revocoat, a global supplier of sealants, adhesives and damper products for the automotive industry. PPG expects the transaction to close in… Read More »
Published December 19, 2014
A new ready-to-use, high-heat stainless steel paint that will not discolor, chip, crack, or peel at temperatures up to 1200°F for a wide range of industrial, automotive, and consumer product applications is being introduced by Dampney Company, In… Read More »
Published December 16, 2014
PPG Industries’ coil and building products group is now offering 10-by-10-inch paper color samples of 10 Duranar coatings through www.requestppg.com, its on-demand sample- and literature-ordering portal. Sharon Bird, PPG marketing communicatio… Read More »
Axalta’s Automotive Color of the Year – Radiant Red
Published December 15, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems launched Axalta Automotive Color of the Year 2015 at the SEMA automotive aftermarket trade show at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Axalta’s 2015 color of the year, Radiant Red, debuted on the No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet SS d… Read More »
Novel Polyurethane Coatings Obtained with Polycarbonate Diol
Published December 15, 2014
Novel Polyurethane Coatings Obtained with Polycarbonate Diol for pipelines with improved mechanical properties and hydrolysis resistance. Read More »
Biocides, Fungicides & Algicides Directory
Published December 15, 2014
Here is a look at the latest offerings from select biocide suppliers. For more information on the products listed, please contact the company directly. Read More »
The Powder Coatings Market
By Kerry Pianforte, Editor
Published December 15, 2014
Powder coating manufacturers focus on enhancing durability and efficiency to drive growth in this diverse market. Read More »
By Steve McDaniel and Jon Hurt, Contributing Writers
Published December 15, 2014
Ahh, the glory of a transparent government.  Everyone can find out what is being done in an open manner when the taxpayers’ dollars are being spent.  That’s a good thing, unless it involves your trade secrets. One way this can… Read More »
By Phil Phillips, PhD, Contributing Writer
Published December 15, 2014
There is always a point in organizations of all sizes to come to the realization that a radical change must take place. This decision usually is prompted by circumstances such as: attractive new opportunities in adjacent markets; threat of nibble com… Read More »
By Sean Milmo , European Correspondent
Published December 15, 2014
The likelihood of tighter European Union regulations on air emissions being imposed on the European coatings and other industries has been receding as the EU gives top priority to economic growth at a time when many of the region’s economies ha… Read More »
Photovoltaic Paint Heats Up
By Charles Thurston, Contributing Writer
Published December 15, 2014
A variety of research companies and universities are working to advance spray-on organic photovoltaics (OPV) with the aim of coating glass, curved plastics and other materials at commercial volume in the near future. A key to several of these develop… Read More »
Published December 15, 2014
U.S. 8,632,895 B2 PPG has obtained a patent for a coated article comprised of a decorative metal substrate having a specular gloss greater than 400, with the proviso that the decorative metal substrate does not contain a pigmented coating thereon, a… Read More »
Published December 15, 2014
.S. 8,632,857 B2 Valspar Sourcing Inc. has been awarded a patent for a method of coating a metal substrate with a hardenable packaging coating system comprised of applying an under-coat composition to a metal substrate, the under-coat composition con… Read More »
Published December 15, 2014
U.S. 8,632,856 B2 3M Innovative Properties Company has been granted a patent for a method for making a coated article, which method is comprised of providing a substrate; providing microparticles of a partially or fully fluorinated polymer and provid… Read More »
Published December 15, 2014
Hempel has acquired Schaepman’s Lakfabrieken B.V, a leading Dutch supplier of specialised industrial, protective and decorative coatings. The acquisition is part of Hempel’s five-year growth strategy, One Hempel – One Ambition, and… Read More »
Published December 12, 2014
On a global scale, Southeast Asia represents the fourth largest market for synthetic latex polymers, accounting for 8% of the global consumption, according to the recently published Synthetic Latex Polymers: Southeast Asia Market Analysis and Opportu… Read More »
Published December 12, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems has launched its new generation C6 electrical steel varnish - Voltatex 1262. Part of the Voltatex family of electrical insulation products, Voltatex 1262 is targeted for use in special applications for large hydro and turbo gen… Read More »
Published December 11, 2014
Lowe's Companies, Inc. and The Sherwin-Williams Company have jointly announced that HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams brand paints will be available at Lowe's stores and on Lowes.com beginning March 2015. The HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams produc… Read More »
Published December 10, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems is strengthening its performance testing capability by opening a new product development center at its facility in Lionville, PA. The center is equipped with a  Global Finishing Solutions professional spraybooth and advanc… Read More »
Published December 9, 2014
 SICO paint that has a  launched a nre product in response to the growing trend of vibrant home decor The Sico MUSE paint-and-primer-in-one product features a TOUCH RESIST TECHNOLOGY paint innovation that gives color surfaces  richnes… Read More »
Published December 9, 2014
The commercial coatings group of PPG Industries has launched a redesigned website for the ADJUSTRITE Commercial Estimating System at www.adjustrite.com. The site went live in early November and features a refreshed look, user-friendly navigation and… Read More »



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