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Published March 31, 2014
The demand for construction paints and coatings is mainly prompted by growing infrastructure activities globally and the growing demand for water borne paints and coatings. Asia Pacific dominates the global market for construction paints and coatings… Read More »
Published March 31, 2014
The demand for construction paints and coatings is mainly prompted by growing infrastructure activities globally and the growing demand for water borne paints and coatings. Asia Pacific dominates the global market for construction paints and coatings… Read More »
Published March 31, 2014
Duralar Technologies, a global nanotechnology company and developer of the Duralar family of ultra-hard coatings,  has established its U.S. headquarters in the Tucson region of Arizona. The company has leased a 5,000 square-foot building at 7620… Read More »
Published March 28, 2014
Greenkote PLC, provider of ecofriendly anti-corrosion metal coatings, confirmed that it has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 certification. ISO 9000 is a family of standards that define, establish and maintain an effective quality assurance system for the… Read More »
Published March 27, 2014
Nippon Paint has been awarded Best Company for Leadership Award in Paint Technology Asia by IAIR, one of the world's leading prizes for excellences in global economy and sustainability. This award reaffirms Nippon Paint's commitment to ecolog… Read More »
Published March 27, 2014
Thermal-Chem has announced a new addition to its decorative coatings line. DecoEssence is a decorative polymer flooring system which uses a metallic pigment to produce a new, uniquely attractive three-dimensional appearance with incredible depth and… Read More »
Published March 26, 2014
The Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) announced $850,000 in funding for lead-based paint hazard control, through the Michigan Lead Safe Home Program, available to families to assist in testing and remediating lead risks within homes. Sin… Read More »
Published March 26, 2014
P2i,  a manufacturer of  liquid repellent nano-coating technology, recently opened a new technology center in Shenzhen, China, following increased demand for its protective coatings on consumer electronics such as smartphones, tablets and w… Read More »
Published March 26, 2014
PPG Industries today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Canal Supplies, Inc. (CSI), a privately-owned distributor of protective and marine coatings to customers in Central America. The c… Read More »
Published March 25, 2014
U.S. 8,563,639 B2 SRI Sports Limited and Shinto Paint Co. have been granted a patent for a painted golf ball comprised of a golf ball body and a paint film formed on the golf ball body, wherein the paint film is formed from a curing type polyurethane… Read More »
Published March 25, 2014
U.S. 8,575,243 B2 Sun Chemical Company has received a patent for a paint comprised of a latex base, that is comprised of water, organic pigment and not less than about 0.2 w/w percent of a solution resin solid dissolved in the water.… Read More »
Published March 25, 2014
U.S. 8,598,253 B2 SK Innovation has been granted a patent for a paint composition comprised of a polypropylene carbonate resin as a main component, a cross-linking agent and a hardening catalyst, wherein the polypropylene carbonate resin has a weight… Read More »
Published March 25, 2014
U.S. 8,557,349 B2 Apex Materials Corporation has obtained a patent for a process for forming an elastomeric paint and/or elastomeric protective coating upon a thermoplastic elastomeric substrate forming an article and having a surface structure recep… Read More »
Published March 24, 2014
Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “2014 Leading Paint and Coatings Market Players: AkzoNobel, BASF, DuPont, Henkel, Kansai Paint, Nippon Paint, PPG, RPM, Sherwin-Williams, Valspar” report to their offering. The compan… Read More »
Published March 24, 2014
Research and Markets has added the “Booming Paint Industry in India” report to their offering. Over the past few years, the Indian paint market has substantially grown and caught the attention of many international players. The growth in… Read More »
Published March 21, 2014
The majority of household paints analyzed in seven Asian countries contain unsafe levels of lead; would not meet regulatory standards established in most highly industrialized countries; and, in a number of cases, have astonishingly high lead content… Read More »
Published March 21, 2014
PPG Industries  announced that its North American architectural coatings business has taken a minority equity position in The Coatings Alliance, LLC (TCA), a cooperative of 42 paint dealers in the U.S. and Canada. TCA is based in Buffalo, N.Y. F… Read More »
Picodeon’s PLD Technology Enables Microstructural Control
Published March 20, 2014
Finnish thin film coating specialist Picodeon Ltd Oy has developed its ultra-short pulsed laser deposition (USPLD) surface coating technology to be able to create either porous or dense aluminium oxide (Al2O3) coatings on heat-sensitive substrates fo… Read More »
Published March 20, 2014
The increase in infrastructure and maintenance spending by the private and public sector in South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya is lending momentum to the industrial paints and coatings market in these countries. Nigeria presents the most opportunities… Read More »
Published March 19, 2014
The increase in infrastructure and maintenance spending by the private and public sector in South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya is lending momentum to the industrial paints and coatings market in these countries. Nigeria presents the most opportunities… Read More »
Published March 19, 2014
PPG Industries announced plans to invest more than $27 million in its San Juan del Rio, Queretaro, Mexico, coatings manufacturing facility. The expansion project will add four new buildings to the current complex, representing approximately 100,000… Read More »
Published March 17, 2014
OMNOVA Solutions, a global manufacturer of emulsion polymers, exhibited its full range of specialty resins for the coatings industry at PAINTINDIA in Mumbai, India, 6-8 March 2014. OMNOVA showcased its broad portfolio of coating products (PLIOLITE&re… Read More »
Published March 14, 2014
PPG Automotive Refinish has recognized Colors Edge, Inc., as its 2014 Platinum Distributor of the Year. Bob Wenzinger, director of the PPG Platinum Distributor program, announced the honor at the annual PPG Platinum Distributor Conference held Februa… Read More »
Published March 14, 2014
Global demand for paints and varnishes is forecast to expand 4.7% p.a. between 2014 and 2018. Argentina, China, India, Morocco, and the United States are considered the highest potential markets in the coming years. According to recently published r… Read More »
Published March 13, 2014
Kelly-Moore Paints, the leading premium paint manufacturer and retailer in the western United States, announced its agreement with four manufacturers to offer a targeted assortment of specialized coatings through its retail stores.  From DEVOE H… Read More »
Published March 13, 2014
Three winners of the inaugural AkzoNobel Architecture Prize were announced at a ceremony held in Brazil recently. Developed in partnership with the Tomie Ohtake Institute, the award was specifically set up to help develop the careers of young archite… Read More »
Published March 13, 2014
 Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC) will mark a significant step in implementation of its landmark Safer Consumer Products regulations Thursday when it announces its first draft Priority Products. These products are consumer goods sol… Read More »
Published March 13, 2014
PPG Automotive Refinish has unveiled its 2014 distributor training schedule. Consisting of more than 30 classes across 12 critical business areas, the training is designed for owners, managers, sales staff and other key personnel involved in the oper… Read More »
Valspar Commences Valspar Championship with Habitat for Humanity Community Build
Published March 13, 2014
The Valspar Corporation, a global leader in the paint and coatings industry and sponsor of the Valspar Championship through 2017, is committed to bringing the transformative power of color to the tournament, both on and off the course. To kick-off th… Read More »
Published March 12, 2014
The global construction paints and coatings market has also been witnessing the increased competition among major vendors. TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Construction Paints and Coatings market to grow at a CAGR of 7.16 percent over the… Read More »
Published March 12, 2014
“Blue Baller,” a retro-styled motorcycle constructed by celebrated motorcycle builder Bill Steele took 2014 Bike of the Year honors at the Easyriders Grand National Invitational Finals held February 8-9 in Columbus, Ohio. The unique bike… Read More »
Published March 10, 2014
Hardide plc has entered into a strategic supply agreement  with the General Electric Company Inc. The agreement is for the supply of coating to a single component currently used by GE resulting in guaranteed turnover volume to the company of $1.… Read More »
Published March 7, 2014
PPG Industries has formed an agreement between the commercial coatings group of its automotive refinish business and Van Nay, LLC, to expand the line of ECK corrosion-prevention products that PPG distributes. PPG now offers the full line of ECK produ… Read More »
Published March 7, 2014
Hempel Protective has recently provided coating solutions, with a volume of 130,000 liters for the biggest port cranes in the world at the ECT Delta Terminal in the port of Rotterdam. There are five huge quay cranes for unloading the largest containe… Read More »
Published March 7, 2014
A new specification option out of the paint industry is available through a strategic alliance forged among nine regional coatings manufacturers: The National Paint Alliance (NPA). For the first time national accounts, their specifiers and buyers &nd… Read More »
Published March 6, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems recently announced a commitment to invest $60 million in Wuppertal, Germany to build a next-generation facility that will expand capacity to produce waterborne industrial coatings. Production at the new operations center is exp… Read More »
Published March 5, 2014
Research and Markets has added the "Booming Paint Industry in India" report to their offering. Over the past few years, the Indian paint market has substantially grown and caught the attention of many international players. The growth in t… Read More »
Sherwin-Williams Foundation Awards $50,000 Grant to CHRIS Kids
Published March 5, 2014
After a national competition, The Sherwin-Williams Company has awarded its annual signature grant to CHRIS Kids, a local nonprofit in East Atlanta focused on child welfare and behavioral health. The $50,000 grant expands therapy groups, skill traini… Read More »
PPG Aerospace Coatings Add Character to Cathay Pacific
Published March 5, 2014
Coatings by PPG Industries’ aerospace business create the colorful characters and “The Spirit of Hong Kong” livery on Cathay Pacific Airways’ Boeing 777-300ER airplane painted to support the “Hong Kong: Our Home” c… Read More »
Axalta Racing 2014 Paint Scheme
Wows Fans in Charlotte, NC
Published March 5, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems officially unveiled the 2014 Brilliant Flames paint scheme on the No. 24 Axalta Chevrolet SS race car, driven by four-time NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion Jeff Gordon, at the NASCAR Hall of Fame in Charlotte, North Carolina.… Read More »
Published March 4, 2014
AkzoNobel has completed the expansion of its Industrial Coatings site in Songjiang near Shanghai in China, doubling annual production capacity and creating the company’s biggest plant for packaging coatings in the world. Work started in 2012,… Read More »
Published March 4, 2014
Renowned custom car painter and builder Bobby Alloway has begun a series of appearances at some of the nation’s foremost custom car shows to display his work and promote PPG Automotive Refinish products. Alloway is transporting several of his v… Read More »
Published March 4, 2014
A British scientist whose work helped form the basis for flat-screen TVs, computers and mobile phone displays has won AkzoNobel’s UK Science Award for 2014. Professor John Goodby, FRS, Chair of Materials Chemistry at the University of York, wi… Read More »
Published March 3, 2014
ShawCor's Socotherm pipe coating division has received a contract with a value in excess of $40 million from Tenaris to provide pipeline coatings for the Moho Nord Oil Pipeline project. The Moho Nord project is located in water depths of 650 to 1… Read More »
By Charles Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
Published March 2, 2014
Costa Rico’s five million inhabitants enjoy a gross domestic product of approximately $45 billion, with a relatively high associated per capita income of $11,000. As such, the availability of disposable income for home paints is relatively strong. Read More »
Published February 27, 2014
Choosing RPC Superfos FlakeFree for paint containers and lids makes decorating easier for customers in both the professional and DIY markets. The problem occurs when reopening a container and was identified as an issue by 97 per cent of respondents… Read More »
Published February 27, 2014
PPG Industries’ flat glass business has received $312,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop a dynamically responsive infrared (IR) window coating that will block heat in the summer to reduce air-conditioning costs and transmit… Read More »
PPG supports Irvington Grade School
Published February 27, 2014
 Jeffrey Picard (right), batch maker at PPG Industries’ industrial coatings manufacturing facility in Mt. Vernon, Ill., presents a PPG Industries Foundation check to David Schulte, Irvington Grade School superintendent, for $896 to support… Read More »
Published February 26, 2014
General Motors UK  and Axalta Coating Systems UK Limited have signed a three-year agreement which renews Axalta's three global refinish brands - Cromax, Spies Hecker and Standox - as officially approved suppliers for paint repairs on Vauxhal… Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published February 26, 2014
AkzoNobel recently announced its intention to work with the United Nations Environment Program to eliminate the use of lead paint. Coatings World had the opportunity to interview Paul Thomas , Sustainability & Innovation Communications Manager at… Read More »



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