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Published December 2, 2014
PolyOne Corporation, a global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, has announced the acquisition of specialty assets from Accella Performance Materials, a leading North American manufacturer of liquid polymer formulation… Read More »
Published December 2, 2014
Ross is offering a new high-efficiency charging hopper for its line of High Shear Mixers with Solids/Liquid Injection Manifold (SLIM) Technology. The SLIM is a unique rotor/stator device engineered for high-speed powder injection into liquid without… Read More »
Published December 1, 2014
U.S. Zinc is commemorating the company’s opening in 1949, celebrating 65 successful years in the zinc products marketplace. The company’s roots were as a wholesaler of nonferrous metals. Now, U.S. Zinc is a premier global supplier of zinc… Read More »
Published December 1, 2014
According to a new report by Markets & Markets, “Micronized PTFE Market by Application (Inks, Thermoplastics, Coatings, Grease & Lubricants, Elastomers), by Geography - Global Forecast to 2019,” the market has a projected value of… Read More »
Published November 25, 2014
BASF is one of the first European manufacturers to have switched its entire portfolio of polystyrene-based insulation products for the European market to a new flame retardant, nine months ahead of the deadline laid down in the EU REACH Regulation on… Read More »
Published November 25, 2014
AkzoNobel has joined forces with SuikerUnie, Rabobank, Deloitte, Investment and Development Agency for the Northern Netherlands (NOM), Groningen Seaports, and the Province of Groningen, to investigate the possibility of producing chemicals from beet-… Read More »
Published November 24, 2014
BASF and Glunz, a manufacturer of wood-based panels, have jointly developed four new colors for medium-density fiberboards (MDF). The color shades – Royal, Curry, Berry and Terra – are based on BASF pigment preparations from the Dispers r… Read More »
Published November 24, 2014
The Valspar Corporation has announced that it has completed the purchase of Madison Chemical Industries, Inc., a coatings manufacturer headquartered in Ontario, Canada. Madison was founded in 1975 and has developed a global reputation for its technic… Read More »
AkzoNobeI’s International Brand Launches Enviroline 2405 Hybrid Epoxy Technology
Published November 19, 2014
AkzoNobel’s International protective coatings brand has launched Enviroline 2405, an advanced hybrid epoxy lining system into North America. The high temperature, abrasion resistant coating was specially designed to offer exceptional flexibilit… Read More »
Published November 18, 2014
Global demand for decorative laminates is expected to rise 5.6 percent per year to 10.7 billion square meters in 2018, valued at $40.8 billion.  Demand will benefit from expected increases in the manufacture of products such as cabinets, ready-… Read More »
Published November 18, 2014
Olympic Paint and Stain announced today the launch of Olympic Home interior latex paint, a new line of flat and semi-gloss paint available exclusively at Lowe’s stores nationwide. Starting at $11.97 per gallon, the new Home paint provides prof… Read More »
Published November 18, 2014
PPG Industries has released its annual automotive color popularity data, showing that white continues to be the most popular car color globally based on 2014 automotive build data.  According to PPG’s global data, white ranked first (up 3… Read More »
Published November 13, 2014
The Dow Chemical Company has signed a definitive agreement under which ANGUS Chemical Company will be sold to Golden Gate Capital for $1.215 billion. The transaction is expected to close during the first quarter of 2015, subject to completion of cust… Read More »
Published November 13, 2014
The Visualizer app launched by AkzoNobel's Decorative Paints business earlier this year has won a prestigious honor at the 2014 UK IT Industry Awards. A first in augmented reality technology, the free app enables users to see in real time w… Read More »
Published November 12, 2014
BASF's Coatings division has received an award for design. BASF designers, along with the Raum Mannheim agency, have received the “Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2014” for the design of their "Under the Radar" Global Co… Read More »
PPG Aerospace Coatings System Used by Flying Colours Aviation
Published November 12, 2014
Flying Colours Aviation repainted a QantasLink 717 airplane with a basecoat-clearcoat coatings system by PPG Industries’  aerospace business that delivered a quickly-achieved, smooth, high-gloss finish.  “The DESOTHANE HD/CA 90… Read More »
Published November 11, 2014
Chemists Christopher Lopez and Reena Reddy from Axalta Coating Systems will present their work on powder coatings at FABTECH 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia on November 11th and 12th. The metal forming, fabricating, welding, and finishing event is estimated… Read More »
Published November 11, 2014
Superior Materials Inc., a fourth generation independent specialty chemical distributor, located in Garden City NY, has announced the following personnel changes and promotions. Alex Blakeman has been promoted to senior director of technology. Blakem… Read More »
Published November 10, 2014
Clariant, a manufacturer of specialty chemicals, has added a new color to designers' palettes with the launch of orange pigment PV Fast Orange HGR. This mid-shade orange can be used as a shading pigment or to create new full orange shades. PV Fa… Read More »
Published November 10, 2014
Cromax, one of the three global refinish brands of Axalta Coating Systems, has started a new initiative in the Netherlands: the Cromax Bike Team. The team’s aim is to offer Cromax customers in the Netherlands an accessible, easy and fun way to… Read More »
Published November 7, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems has launched Acquire Plus EFX to the Chinese market, a high technology based hand-held spectrophotometer that measures color with precision. The Acquire Plus EFX is already in use by some of the premium body shops across the wo… Read More »
Media and Milling Directory
Published November 7, 2014
Here is a look at the latest offerings from select media and milling manufacturers. For more information on the products listed, please contact the company directly. Read More »
PPG Reports on the OEM Auto Market
Published November 7, 2014
Coatings World recently had the opportunity to interview Jean-Marie Greindl, Vice President, Automotive OEM Coatings, EMEA, and President, PPG EMEA. Read More »
Adhesives and Sealants
By Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor
Published November 7, 2014
This market is on the rise thanks to healthy automotive and construction industries. Read More »
Self Cross-Linking Resin Coatings Offer Siding Manufacturers An Edge
By Bob Cregg, Industry Directory Building Products,Sherwin-Williams Product Finishes
Published November 7, 2014
New coatings that utilize a cross-linking resin meet the finishing challenges siding manufacturers face. Read More »
Map Out Your Business Situation as a First Step in Strategy Development
By Phil Phillips, PhD, Contributing Editor
Published November 7, 2014
Many of us believe we really know our business situation without an MBA consulting group telling us where we are. This mind set is like saying the customer IS always right. They aren’t always right ... “customers are always right... somet… Read More »
By Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
Published November 7, 2014
A new, region-wide paint and coatings association in Latin America, the Federación Latinoamericana de Fabricantes de Pinturas, or Latin American Federation of Paint Manufacturers, has formally launched with a headquarters in Mexico, and office… Read More »
Axalta Announces Its Automotive Color of the Year-Radiant Red
Published November 7, 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 »
PPG Appoints Marcos Achar Levy Vice President, Architectural Coatings, Mexico
Published November 7, 2014
PPG Industries has appointed Marcos Achar Levy, previously chief executive officer of Comex, vice president, architectural coatings, Mexico, and CEO, PPG – Comex. He will report to Michael McGarry, PPG chief operating officer. PPG previously a… Read More »
HMG Paints Ltd Commemorates Remembrance Sunday with Poppy Tribute
Published November 7, 2014
HMG Paints Ltd, based in Manchester, has chosen to commemorate Remembrance Day by painting an eye-catching poppy on a 25ft battleship sculpture positioned on site. The steel structure is the work of Manchester-based artist Jonathan Woolfenden, and h… Read More »
Published November 7, 2014
A new 20-page brochure from Orion Engineered Carbons discusses coloristic properties of carbon black pigments in full tone and tinting applications. In addition to describing the Carbon Black manufacturing process, it covers the basics of colorimetry… Read More »
Published November 7, 2014
Advenira Enterprises, Inc., a developer of Solution Derived Nanocomposite (SDNTM) coating technology, is this month presenting findings from its novel F1A12 protective coating at two major corrosion events: NACE Western Area Conference and CORCON 201… Read More »
Water Shortages in Africa Drive Up Demand For Water Storage Tanks and Coating Technology
By Shem Oirere, Africa Correspondent
Published November 6, 2014
Demand for water storage tanks in Africa has created a growing market for protective coatings. Read More »
By Sean Milmo, European Correspondent
Published November 6, 2014
The dispersions segment is continuing to be one of the most active in the European coatings sector in the development of new technologies as well as investing in mergers and acquisitions  and expansions in production capacity. Demand for disper… Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published November 6, 2014
This year’s feature on exterior architectural coatings, “Self Cross-Linking Resin Coatings Offer Siding Manufacturers an Edge” (page 31) was authored by Bob Cregg, industry director Building Products, Sherwin-Williams Product Finish… Read More »
Published November 6, 2014
Quest Specialty Chemicals CEO Doug Mattscheck has promoted Laura Yerkey to corporate director, marketing communications and strategy. Yerkey previously was director of marketing for Quest Automotive Products (QAP) in Massillon, Ohio, the largest of… Read More »
Published November 6, 2014
Visitors to Michelman’s booth at the 2014 EWTA Info Fair Supplier Exhibition will be introduced to a trio of new Michem® Wood Release solutions for manufacturers of pMDI as well as conventional resin-based engineered wood panels.  Mich… Read More »
Published November 5, 2014
PPG Industries has announced that it has finalized the acquisition of Consorcio Comex, S.A. de C.V. (“Comex”), an architectural coatings company with headquarters in Mexico City, Mexico, in a transaction valued at $2.3 billion. “We… Read More »
Published November 5, 2014
Sika has announced that half of all the cars produced worldwide  - approximately 40 million vehicles per year - contain one of its products. One in four car windshields is adhesively bonded using Sika products. These “invisible” high… Read More »
Published November 5, 2014
Ross has introduced the HSM-703XC, a new and improved model of the 10HP X-Series Ultra-High Shear Mixer. This inline rotor/stator mixer generates very fine dispersions and emulsions with exceptionally narrow particle size distribution. Sample applica… Read More »
Published November 4, 2014
BASF Wolman GmbH, the European market leader in wood protection, has officially launched its new corporate brand design during a two day customer symposium in Baden-Baden, Germany. About 90 global key customers and business partners attended the even… Read More »
Published November 4, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems has released its Global Automotive 2014 Color Popularity Report. The report, which has annually tracked regional automotive color preferences since 1953, is the most comprehensive in the industry. This year’s report offer… Read More »
Published November 4, 2014
AkzoNobel has started operations at its new powder coatings plant in Dubai. The facility will significantly increase capacity for the company's Interpon and Resicoat products. The site is AkzoNobel's sixth manufacturing plant in the Middle E… Read More »
Published November 4, 2014
PaintSolutions, llc, Commerce, California., a division of inksolutions, llc. Elk Grove Village, Illinois, has acquired Synkoloid patch and repair product line from The Muralo Paint Company. Muralo Paints was founded in 1894 and is headquartered in Ba… Read More »
PPG Distributor Donates Pink Tugboat Paint to Increase Breast Cancer Awareness
Published November 3, 2014
For more than 130 years, Moran Towing Corporation’s fleet of tugboats had been recognized for the signature white “M” painted on their stacks. This October, company president Ted Tregurtha and a donation of PITT-TECH Plus marine pai… Read More »
Published November 3, 2014
The commercial coatings group of PPG Industries' automotive refinish business has introduced DELFLEET Evolution F4935, F4936 and F4937 HS Epoxy Primers, a new series of high-solids, 2.1 VOC (volatile organic compound) primers with excellent adhes… Read More »
Published October 31, 2014
Two ship owners are due to be awarded a combined total of almost $500,000 when the first claims resulting from a new carbon credits methodology developed by AkzoNobel and The Gold Standard Foundation are finalized next year. The scheme allows ships t… Read More »
Published October 30, 2014
BASF's Coatings division has received the Materialica Design + Technology Silver Award 2014 in the "Surface & Technology" category for its XSpark automotive coating. The distinction was awarded during the 17th International Trade Fa… Read More »
Published October 29, 2014
PPG Industries’ architectural coatings business in China recently launched a mobile website on the WeChat public platform for the Master's Mark paint brand. The official brand account for the popular social media tool in China is the first… Read More »
Published October 29, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems has renewed its strategic partnership with the Huajia division of the Yongjia Group under a new name, Axalta Huajia Coatings. The reaffirmed joint venture reinforces the company’s leading position as a powder coatings man… Read More »



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