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Published March 6, 2015
Sherwin-Williams announces MIL-DTL-64159 Type III Chemical Agent Resistant Coating (CARC) Aerosol is now available for touch ups or other small job applications on military vehicles, ground support equipment and rotocraft. The coating provides vital… Read More »
Published March 5, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems, a global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, 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’… Read More »
Published March 5, 2015
Argex Titanium Inc., an emerging producer of high-grade titanium dioxide (TiO2) used as white pigment in paint, plastic, paper, cosmetics and other applications, announced today that its newly formed, wholly-owned subsidiary, Arge… Read More »
Published March 5, 2015
The Advanced Biochemical Thailand (ABT) Epicerol plant was among the top three finalists for ‘Commercial Scale Plant of the Year.' The prestigious accolade was announced at the WBM Bio Business Awards in Amsterdam. Since its… Read More »
Published March 5, 2015
Sherwin-Williams has announced that the company holds the sole U.S. spray license for Arkema Inc.’s Kynar 500 FSF PVDF resin, a primary component of Sherwin-Williams SHER-NAR 5000 Superior Performance Architectural Baking Enamel.… Read More »
Published March 5, 2015
BASF is significantly expanding its production capacity for about 20 specialty amines at its Verbund site in Ludwigshafen. The company will therefore invest a double-digit million euro amount in expanding current production facilities, which are plan… Read More »
Published March 5, 2015
Wacker Chemie AG is currently building a new plant for specialty monomers with an annual capacity of 3,800 metric tons at its Burghausen site. Wacker has budgeted approximately €8 million for this. The specialty monomers vinyl neodecanoate and v… Read More »
Published March 4, 2015
Hempel’s Hempadur AvantGuard range of products has won the 2014 European Frost & Sullivan Award for New Product Innovation. To be presented on May 14 in London, the award recognizes the products’ ability to provide superior anti-… Read More »
Published March 4, 2015
Accella Performance Materials, Inc., a manufacturer of polyurethane systems and recycled rubber products, has announced the acquisition of IPS Polymer Systems, Inc. (“IPS”) in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.  Accella is backed by Arsenal Capit… Read More »
Published March 4, 2015
The Lubrizol Corporation has introduced a new mobile application - the Wood Coatings Product Guide - designed to help formulators of wood coatings identify advanced Lubrizol chemistries that help achieve a wide-range of performance needs. "We a… Read More »
Coatings Summit Draws Top Leaders in the Industry
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published March 4, 2015
This biennial event attracts the top leaders in the coatings industry. Read More »
PPG Foundation Donates $10,000 to Frontiers of Flight Museum
Published March 3, 2015
The PPG Industries Foundation has donated $10,000 to the Frontiers of Flight Museum in Dallas to support a new science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education program for 6th- through 12th-grade students from two public all-girls schools i… Read More »
Published March 3, 2015
Sika will acquire mortar producer BMI Products of Northern California Inc., a U.S.-based company active in production and sales of a full range of mortar products and systems for the construction industry. The acquisition will accelerate Sika's g… Read More »
Published March 3, 2015
AkzoNobel’s Specialty Chemicals business recently broke ground on a new alkoxylation facility in Ningbo, China, bringing the company’s total investment in the strategic multi-site to more than €400 million. As well as contributing t… Read More »
Published March 3, 2015
BASF and FoundOcean Ltd. have launched an integrated material‑and‑service system for the provision of a new high‑strength grout, MasterFlow 9800, in Edinburgh, UK. The new MasterFlow 9800 high-strength grout is the result of over three years o… Read More »
Published March 2, 2015
PPG Industries’ building products-exterior coatings group announced that Durapaint Industries Limited, Scarborough, Ontario, Canada, has been accredited as a member of the PPG CAP Certified Applicator Program (PPG/CAP) group. Durapaint Industr… Read More »
Published March 2, 2015
Dr. Kurt Bock, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of BASF SE said at the company's Annual Press Conference in Ludwigshafen: "We achieved our goal for 2014: We increased earnings – despite the disappointing economic developmen… Read More »
Published March 2, 2015
In FY 2014, Sika continued its growth and achieved what it calls "the best result in the company's history." Sales reached record levels in all regions and all relevant growth targets for 2014 were exceeded. High growth momentum and dis… Read More »
IRL Releases Profile of the Chinese Paint Industry
Published February 27, 2015
IRL has announced the launch of a new edition of its single country report A Profile of the Chinese Paint Industry. In this study, IRL examines China’s paints and coatings market independently and not as part of a regional study on th… Read More »
Published February 26, 2015
MKS Instruments, Inc. has introduced the I-250, I-500 and I-1000 Mass Flow Controllers. These products extend MKS’ I-Series full scale flow rate capabilities to 250, 500 and 1000 slm, respectively, and provide mass flow control for large scale… Read More »
Published February 25, 2015
Flowcrete has recently launched Flowcoat ESD, which has been designed to provide environments looking to establish controlled electrostatic protected areas (EPAs) with a high-performance flooring option that will prevent potentially hazardous static… Read More »
Published February 25, 2015
WACKER aims to strengthen its commitment to sustainable business practices in the supply chain. To this end, the company now joined the “Together for Sustainability” (TfS) initiative. Established in 2011, the project is targeted on implem… Read More »
Published February 25, 2015
Aakash Chemicals, a hybrid manufacturer of colorants and specialty additives headquartered in the Chicago area, announced that Frank Bursch has become president of the organization. Bursch was most recently the marketing and sales director for Plast… Read More »
Published February 25, 2015
Sartomer, a business unit of Arkema Inc. and a global leader in specialty acrylate and methacrylate monomers and oligomers, has named Stephen Edwards business manager with responsibility for the adhesives & sealants, electronics, personal care, a… Read More »
Published February 25, 2015
Maroon Group, a specialty chemical supplier located in Avon, Ohio, presented at the Cleveland Section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) on February 19, 2015. The presentation was attended by a group of engineering professionals,… Read More »
Published February 25, 2015
Significant kiln investment and process debottlenecking has enabled Solvay to increase capacity for its Neolor product line by 50 percent. This extra-capacity allows Solvay to serve the fast growing market demand for high stability inorganic pigments… Read More »
Published February 25, 2015
Experts at AkzoNobel said they have found the extra in the ordinary to create their latest color and trend guide, which will help to transform the look and feel of consumer's next smartphone, tablet or car interior. These trends will be revealed… Read More »
PPG’s Protective and Marine Coatings Business Receives Award from SSPC
Published February 24, 2015
PPG Industries’ protective and marine coatings (PMC) business received The Society of Protective Coatings (SSPC) 2015 Military Coatings Project Award of Excellence for the performance of AMERCOAT 235 primer, PSX 700SG polysiloxane topcoat and A… Read More »
Mixing Equipment Directory
By Catherine Diamond , Associate Editor
Published February 24, 2015
Here is a look at the latest offerings from select mixing equipment suppliers. For more information on the products listed, please contact the company directly. Read More »
Corrosion Control
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published February 24, 2015
Corrosion control is especially important when dealing with high value substrates such as offshore oil rigs and other industrial structures meant to withstand harsh environments. Read More »
Wood Coatings Market
By Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor
Published February 24, 2015
Key segments for the wood coatings market include siding and decking, furniture and cabinets. Read More »
Published February 24, 2015
PPG Industries’ coil and building products group has introduced DURAFORM DR coating, a next-generation polyester coil coating engineered specifically for garage and entry door applications. Designed for two-coat application on aluminum or cold… Read More »
Published February 24, 2015
While biocides market growth in the mature markets of Europe and the United States is estimated at 2% and slightly less than 1%, respectively, the 5% growth forecast in biocides consumption in Southeast Asia during 2014-2019 makes this region one of… Read More »
Published February 24, 2015
While biocides market growth in the mature markets of Europe and the United States is estimated at 2% and slightly less than 1%, respectively, the 5% growth forecast in biocides consumption in Southeast Asia during 2014-2019 makes this region one of… Read More »
By Arnold Wang, China Correspondent
Published February 23, 2015
Since 2009 the automobile industry of China has surpassed that of America to become the largest in the world. In 2013, China produced 22.1 million automobiles, 12.1 million out of which are passenger cars. The continuous economy growth leads to fast… Read More »
By Sean Milmo, European Correspondent
Published February 23, 2015
The European coatings industry entered this year in the final stages of  a big exercise in the relabeling  of   its products to comply with a new European Union regulation on hazard warnings for mixtures of chemicals and other for… Read More »
By Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
Published February 23, 2015
A host of negative factors in Brazil’s economy are pointing to a barely positive growth rate during 2015, an outlook that has been scaled back several times over the past year. While many sectors are flat or in decline, there is some positive n… Read More »
By Phil Phillips, PhD, Contributing Editor
Published February 23, 2015
In 2007 & 2008, our industry was negatively affected by a severe general economic recession. We all know the symptoms . . .  major multi-industry wide job losses in concert with significant budget cuts. In these very bad times, basically to… Read More »
By by Steve McDaniel and Jon Hurt , Technology Litigators
Published February 23, 2015
Civil court is a double-edged sword that can cut you pretty badly when trying to keep your trade secrets actually Secret.  You can go to court specifically to stop use or disclosure of your proprietary information, or even for some reason not re… Read More »
Published February 23, 2015
Liquid Nails brand has announced the launch of Extreme Landscape Block, Stone and Timber Adhesive (LN-906). The new product bonds all stone, block and timber into one super-strong structure. It is also ideal for repairs to loose stone, brick or block… Read More »
Published February 23, 2015
U.S. demand for adhesives and sealants is forecast to increase 2.8 percent per year to 6.4 billion pounds in 2019, valued at $12.8 billion.  A turnaround in construction activity, combined with the expanding use of adhesives and sealants in man… Read More »
Published February 23, 2015
The BASF site in Freeport, Texas, hosted a grand opening ceremony today for its first new plant to come online since 2007, adding a new product mix to the Freeport portfolio. The dispersions plant manufactures acrylic emulsion polymers that are for… Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published February 20, 2015
This month’s issue of Coatings World covers two key markets – wood coatings and corrosion control. Associate Editor, Catherine Diamond takes a look at the “Wood Coatings Market” (page 24) in this month’s cover article.&… Read More »
Nissan Debuts Glow-in-the-Dark LEAF in Europe
By Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor
Published February 20, 2015
Nissan in Europe has become the first manufacturer to apply glow-in-the-dark car paint to promote its all-electric LEAF, and to encourage more people to convert to solar energy at home. The manufacturer worked with inventor Hamish Scott, creator of S… Read More »
PPG Appoints McGarry President and Chief Operating Officer
Published February 20, 2015
PPG Industries has appointed Michael H. McGarry, currently chief operating officer, to president and chief operating officer, effective March 1. McGarry became chief operating officer in August 2014. McGarry will continue to have executive oversight… Read More »
Published February 20, 2015
Hempel has announced the acquisition of its South African toll manufacturer The Coatings Manufacturing Company (TCMC). Since 2011, Hempel South Africa has partnered with TCMC, which is located close to Johannesburg, to better serve customers in the r… Read More »
Published February 20, 2015
U.S. office furniture producer Paoli has switched to a formaldehyde-free wood coating system supplied by AkzoNobel that meets the latest indoor air quality standards and exceeds the levels of product performance of the previous system. As well as co… Read More »
Published February 20, 2015
Jotun gained a top line growth of nine per ent, partly driven by currency fluctuations. After a somewhat careful start of the year, the sales numbers improved throughout the year, and Jotun experienced a substantial growth of 17 percent during the la… Read More »
Published February 20, 2015
Michelman, a global developer and manufacturer of water-based coatings, surface additives and polymers will be featuring a variety of innovative new solutions at their completely redesigned booth at the European Coatings Show 2015.   Exhibi… Read More »
Published February 19, 2015
PPG Industries' automotive refinish business will go all-out Feb. 21-22 for its first appearance at the Easyriders Bike Show. The show, part of the Easyriders national tour of “The Biggest, Baddest Bike Shows in North America,” takes… Read More »



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