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Published March 23, 2015
DuluxGroup has made two significant supply chain investments. The construction of a new factory in Melbourne to make water-based decorative paints, and the establishment of a new, purpose-built distribution center in Sydney, replacing two existing di… Read More »
Published March 23, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems and the Automotive Workshop Owners Association (APTA), an entity dedicated to educating future automotive repair professionals, opened the doors to the first Center of Coating Technology Training (CENTRE), in the Munro locality… Read More »
Published March 23, 2015
The Western Coatings Symposium (WCS) is seeking technical presentations to be considered for the 32nd WCS. Sponsored by the Arizona, Golden Gate, Pacific Northwest and Los Angeles Societies for Coatings Technology, the WCS will be held at the Paris H… Read More »
Published March 20, 2015
PPG Industries held a ceremony to mark the completion of a $40 million, 65,000-square-foot plant for on-site resin production at its Sumaré, São Paulo, Brazil, coatings manufacturing facility. Resin produced at the facility will be use… Read More »
Published March 20, 2015
Benjamin Moore & Co. has opened a new distribution center in Oakland, California to support demand of its growing West Coast business. The Silver LEED Certified Logistics Center will support distribution of an expanded line of Benjamin Moore &… Read More »
Published March 20, 2015
Angie’s List has announced its first exclusive paint manufacturer relationship with Benjamin Moore. The alliance identifies Benjamin Moore as the paint of choice by Angie’s List and provides members with contractor services through its pr… Read More »
Published March 20, 2015
Sun Chemical and its parent company, DIC, will come together as one company at the European Coatings Show 2015 to explain how its product families of pigments and resins can be used together to create enticing coatings for a full range of coatings ap… Read More »
Published March 19, 2015
A low carbon construction project taking place in eastern China is using AkzoNobel's Decorative Paints products for its exterior walls, highlighting the company's focus on making cities more liveable and sustainable. Now in its second phase,… Read More »
Published March 19, 2015
Scott Bader has recently become an approved composites materials supplier of molding and structural adhesive products to all of the production facilities around the world which make up the Daimler AG Group of manufacturing companies: Mercedes-Benz Ca… Read More »
Published March 19, 2015
AkzoNobel has introduced Enviroline 405HTR, a single-coat glass fiber reinforced lining system into its International coatings range. Enviroline 405HTR is designed to reduce product range complexity while meeting the ever-changing environmental, perf… Read More »
Published March 18, 2015
RPM International Inc. has announced that its Rust-Oleum Group has acquired Spraymate Group, the producer of South Africa's leading aerosol paint brand. Based outside of Johannesburg, South Africa, Spraymate has annual net sales of approximately… Read More »
Published March 18, 2015
Sika has agreed to acquire Axson Technologies. The intended transaction was initially announced in January 2015. With annual sales of CHF 75 million and 365 employees, Axson Technologies is a leader in the field of epoxy and polyurethane polymer form… Read More »
Published March 18, 2015
Hempel’s HEMPADUR AvantGuard product range was named Materials Performance (MP) Corrosion Innovation of the Year for 2014 at the NACE Corrosion 2015 Conference and Exhibition. Given on 16 March in Dallas, US, the award recognizes the products&r… Read More »
Published March 18, 2015
Maroon Group, a specialty chemical supplier of additives, resins, and pigments to the plastics industry, has been appointed by ZEOchem as the exclusive distributor of the ZEOflair product line in North America. The ZEOflair product line offers highl… Read More »
Published March 18, 2015
Prime Resins Inc. has introduced a new class of inorganic water- and mineral-based coatings that provide corrosion and fire resistance protection on multiple surfaces. Prime Coat 6000 Lining, Prime Coat 6100 Fire and Prime Coat 6200 Corrosion are sp… Read More »
By Jeremy Kestetter, Contributing Editor
Published March 18, 2015
Evaluating the Regulatory Impact on Innovation Read More »
Published March 17, 2015
Polychem powder coatings has re-launched its exciting Crescent Collection. The Crescent Collection now features 16 very dark shades, including two new products - Marsala Black and Textured Marsala Black. Marsala Black is a deep black hue with a hint… Read More »
Published March 17, 2015
Charles Ross & Son Co. has introduced a new Discharge System with Electronic Pressure Control. This Discharge System is used in conjunction with Ross Planetary Mixers and Multi-Shaft Mixers designed for processing high viscosity applications. Aft… Read More »
Published March 17, 2015
According to a study by the consulting firm Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney, global consumption of formulated adhesives was 10.24 MM tons in 2014 worth $29.4 billion.  Volume has increased modestly since the 2009 recession and a 5% annual rate of… Read More »
Published March 17, 2015
The Board of Directors of Sika AG has published its report required to be prepared pursuant to the decision of the Swiss Takeover Board of March 5, 2015: The Takeover Board has confirmed the basic validity of the opting out clause pursuant to Arti… Read More »
Shamrock Technologies Announces New Director of Sales for EMEA
Published March 16, 2015
Shamrock Technologies Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of Erik Colstee as its Director of Sales in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Erik’s background is in the Inks and Coatings industry. He has more than 25 years of experience in che… Read More »
Published March 16, 2015
Ron Herring, operations manager at PPG Industries’ industrial coatings manufacturing facility in Mount Vernon, Illinois, has presented Waltonville Grade School with Donna Burlison, PPG customer service representative, to present a PPG Industrie… Read More »
Published March 16, 2015
Global demand for countertops is forecast to rise 4.2 percent per year to 503 million square meters in 2018, according to The Freedonia Group.  Demand for countertops will benefit from improved building construction activity throughout much o… Read More »
Published March 16, 2015
Chris Campbell, facility manager at PPG Industries’ industrial coatings manufacturing facility in Mount Vernon, Illinois, has presented a PPG Industries Foundation check to benefit students at Fairfield Community High School. Science teacher Br… Read More »
Published March 16, 2015
PPG Industries will showcase its coatings products for the marine and offshore industry at this week’s Australasian Oil and Gas (AOG) Exhibition in Perth, Western Australia. Focus will be on PPG products PITT-CHAR XP coating, a dual-performa… Read More »
Published March 16, 2015
A brand with more than 200 years of heritage and quality, SIKKENS wood finishes, is changing its name. A premium exterior wood finishes brand for decks, logs and siding, doors, windows and interior finishes, the Sikkens brand is becoming the Sikkens… Read More »
Published March 16, 2015
Consumers in the capital city of the world’s fourth most populous nation of Indonesia spent over 125 billion rupiahs on paint during the two months period of November to December last year, going by the retail sales data by GfK. GfK … Read More »
Published March 16, 2015
Consumers in the capital city of the world’s fourth most populous nation of Indonesia spent over 125 billion rupiahs on paint during the two months period of November to December last year, going by the retail sales data by GfK. GfK commence… Read More »
Published March 16, 2015
Union Process, Inc. has manufactured a special edition S1 Laboratory Attritor for a research facility. The application required that the mill be designed with a shaft seal for grinding under inert gas. The specially designed mill includes a temp… Read More »
Published March 13, 2015
DuluxGroup announced the proposed acquisition of the Sydney-based Porter’s Paints business. The acquisition is subject to ACCC clearance and some remaining conditions, including final due diligence. “The addition of Porter’s to our… Read More »
Published March 13, 2015
Hempel has closed its previously announced acquisition of Jones-Blair Company, a leading North American supplier for the protective and waterproofing markets. In line with Hempel’s global growth strategy, the acquisition will provide Hempel wit… Read More »
Published March 13, 2015
Molycorp, Inc. has announced that it will release financial results for the fourth quarter and full year ended December 31, 2014 after the market closes on Monday, March 16, 2015. Release of Molycorp's financial results will be followed by an inv… Read More »
Published March 13, 2015
Dr. Mei Wen, Research Associate at Axalta Coating Systems presented her research at the 2015 CoatingsTech Conference, organized by the American Coatings Association (ACA) in Louisville, Kentucky on March 10th. This biennial conference features presen… Read More »
Published March 13, 2015
Registration is now open for the only tradeshow in North America solely dedicated to the needs of the powder coating industry. Industry experts will be on hand in Louisville, Kentucky May 6-7, 2015 for the 2015 Powder Coating Show. "The 2015… Read More »
Published March 13, 2015
Michelman has introduced two new additions to its line of Michem Wood Release mold release agents and processing aids for manufacturers of medium density fiberboard, oriented strand board, particle board and laminated strand board. Michem Wood Rel… Read More »
Published March 13, 2015
LiquiGlide Inc. has announced that Roadmap Capital has invested $7 million in equity funding in the company, enabling LiquiGlide to secure commercial deals in multiple market verticals and accelerate its growth strategy. The influx of capital has ena… Read More »
Published March 13, 2015
The Asia-Pacific economies are growing fast, boosting growth in the demand for many building and industrial materials, including paints and coatings. The total market for paints and coatings was 21.4 million tonnes in 2013, and is forecast by IRL to… Read More »
Published March 12, 2015
TCI Powder Coatings, a powder coating manufacturer and a proud subsidiary of RPM International company, launches a newly developed powder coating product offering, the TruAnodize line, meeting AAMA 2604 specifications. As part of the TruDurance archi… Read More »
Published March 12, 2015
PPG Industries' automotive refinish business has announced that several of its popular products have earned the Good Housekeeping Seal, long regarded as a trusted symbol of quality. The product lines receiving the seal include ENVIROBASE High Per… Read More »
Published March 12, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems was named a “Supplier of the Year” by General Motors (GM) at its Supplier of the Year awards ceremony last week. Winning suppliers from around the world received the award for going above and beyond GM’s requi… Read More »
Published March 11, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems has signed an agreement with the China Youth Development Foundation (CYDF) to make a signification donation that will support the Mother River Protection program over the next three years. The Mother River Protection program w… Read More »
Published March 11, 2015
Asian Paints Ltd has informed BSE that the Company on March 10, 2015 has entered into and signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Andhra Pradesh to set up a manufacturing facility for paints and intermediates at Pudi Village… Read More »
Published March 11, 2015
Archroma has announced that its halogen-free flame retardant powder coating additive, Pekoflam HFC, is since November 2014 officially recognized as a manufacturer certified product by the Oeko-Tex Association. Being the first powder additive to be li… Read More »
PPG Foundation Supports New Hope Grade School Programs
Published March 11, 2015
Chris Campbell (center), facility manager at PPG Industries’ industrial coatings manufacturing facility in Mount Vernon, Illinois, presents two PPG Industries Foundation checks to benefit students at New Hope Grade School. Teacher Ardis Barbre… Read More »
Published March 10, 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 »
Published March 10, 2015
DIC offers two new aqueous dispersion products with plans to file an approval application for Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) for both. EPICLON EXA-8530 is an aqueous dispersion of a high molecular weight solid epoxy resin from DIC Corp. The resi… Read More »
Published March 10, 2015
PPG Industries will display three new coating products featuring proprietary PPG coating technology, including one powder, one electrocoat (e-coat) and one liquid coating, at the 2015 Minnesota Paint & Powder Coating Expo, at Century College in W… Read More »
Published March 10, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems has expanded its customer training facilities for refinish technicians in Japan. The recently re-opened facility, located in Utsunomiya, Tochigi Prefecture, is designed to provide additional resources to help body shop refinish… Read More »
Published March 10, 2015
BASF will present the European research and construction project BuildTog at MIPIM (Le marché international des professionnels de l’immobilier) event in Cannes, France at booth C21.B7. The aim of the project is to create solutions f… Read More »
Published March 10, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems has opened a latest generation manufacturing facility in Shanghai to produce waterborne coatings for China’s growing automobile market. The newest and one of Axalta’s most advanced waterborne production facilities,… Read More »



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