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Published June 2, 2015
Troy Corporation has announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the industrial biocides business from Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH). The transaction is expected to close within 60 days, contingent on standard closing conditions and com… Read More »
Published June 1, 2015
Rhino Linings Corporation, a manufacturer of protective coatings and linings, has acquired Arnthane Incorporated. Arnthane, based in Richmond, Missouri, manufactures spray foam, polyurea, epoxy and urethane coatings. Much like Rhino Linings has done… Read More »
Published June 1, 2015
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced that it will continue their partnership with Health Canada to align United States and Canadian regulatory approaches regarding labelling and classification requirements for workplace che… Read More »
Published May 29, 2015
Coatings in global aerospace industry are expected to increase with a CAGR of 3.6% by 2020. The major drivers for coatings is increasing air passenger traffic rate, which increases aircraft deliveries and thereby increases the demand for aerospace co… Read More »
Published May 29, 2015
Coatings in global aerospace industry are expected to increase with a CAGR of 3.6% by 2020. The major drivers for coatings is increasing air passenger traffic rate, which increases aircraft deliveries and thereby increases the demand for aerospace co… Read More »
Published May 28, 2015
Ross introduces a new VersaMix multi-agitator system featuring a two-wing anchor, a gate agitator and a high speed disperser. Ideal for processing viscous pastes and slurries, the new VersaMix delivers a unique combination of low, intermediate and hi… Read More »
Published May 28, 2015
Variable Inc., maker of the NODE+ wireless sensor platform, has released the NODE+chromaPro, powered by the new Inspire™ app for smart devices. Building upon the success of its first-generation color referencing system NODE+chroma, developers f… Read More »
Published May 27, 2015
Clariant has created the complete toolbox for formulators to design hot melts with superior performance for any need, using sustainable processing. It features Clariant’s acclaimed Licocene metallocene-based systems and formulating guidelines,… Read More »
Published May 27, 2015
The Valspar Corporation has announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire the performance coatings businesses of Quest Specialty Chemicals, Inc., which include automotive refinish and industrial coatings. The transaction, which is e… Read More »
Published May 27, 2015
Oxea has expanded its phthalate-free plasticizer portfolio with the introduction of Oxsoft L9TM (linear trinonyltrimellitate). Oxsoft L9TM is ideally suited for special applications where products must meet the most rigid demands, such as the manufac… Read More »
Published May 25, 2015
The Home Depot reported sales of $20.9 billion for the first quarter of fiscal 2015, a 6.1 percent increase from the first quarter of fiscal 2014. Comparable store sales for the first quarter of fiscal 2015 were positive 6.1 percent, and comp sales f… Read More »
Published May 21, 2015
BASF has announced that Wintershall is ceasing its activities in Qatar and is returning Block 4 North near the North Field off the Qatari coast on May 25, 2015. Wintershall’s office in Doha will be closed. In 2013, Wintershall made the “A… Read More »
Published May 21, 2015
SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association joined the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UMass Lowell) Plastics Engineering Department recently on the show floor of NPE2015: The International Plastics Showcase in Orlando, Fla., to launch the UMass… Read More »
Published May 20, 2015
Kemira donated €2 per each employee in May to the Nepal earthquake appeal organized by Plan International. It encourages everyone to participate and donate money through Plan for children in need. Plan International emergency teams are respondi… Read More »
Published May 19, 2015
With the new short-chain fatty alcohol n-Nonanol, chemical company Oxea is further expanding its large portfolio of higher alcohols. Due to its almost completely linear structure, n-Nonanol is a potent and cost-effective alternative to natural alcoho… Read More »
Published May 19, 2015
For the quarter ended March 31, 2015, on consolidation of accounts of the subsidiaries and joint ventures of Asian Paints, the company has announced that its income from operations increased by 6.9 % to 3,535 crores from 3,307.1 crores Q4 through FY… Read More »
Q&A with PPG Powder Coatings
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published May 19, 2015
PPG offers its insight on the state of the powder coatings market. Read More »
Published May 18, 2015
Volatile Free, Inc. has launched a new addition to the SEALGUARD line; VFI-991 SILICONE. SEALGUARD VFI-991 SILICONE is UL rated and contains a 70 percent solids formulation. “One of our goals this year was to offer a more diverse line of silic… Read More »
Published May 18, 2015
Custom Milling & Consulting, Inc. in Fleetwood, Pennsylvania, a certified toll processor and manufacturer of mixing and milling equipment has added Disperse Tech, Inc. and Major Equipment Co. as regional sales representatives. Before starting Di… Read More »
Published May 18, 2015
Eastman Chemical Company recently announced that it is expanding its polyolefin portfolio with the addition of Aerafin polymer. Aerafin is an innovative polymer created for use in hygiene construction hot melt adhesives. It enables a broad processing… Read More »
Lab & Testing Equipment Directory
By Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor
Published May 15, 2015
Here is a look at the latest offerings from select lab and testing equipment suppliers. Read More »
Published May 14, 2015
Marci Alvord, senior category manager for the HOMAX brand at PPG Industries’ architectural coatings office in Bellingham, Washington, has presented a PPG Industries Foundation check to Squalicum High School Chemistry Teacher Jocelyn Roger to fu… Read More »
By Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor
Published May 13, 2015
Coatings World publishes approximately 2,000 news items each year and covers a wide variety of topics including new products, mergers and acquisitions, distributor agreements, corporate personnel, and more. This year, the staff at Coatings World has… Read More »
Published May 13, 2015
Michelman has introduced Michem Flex HS268, a water-based, VOC free coating based on high molecular weight polyolefin that produces strong bonds in heat seal applications. Its low heat seal initiation temperature makes it ideal for flexible food pack… Read More »
Published May 13, 2015
BASF now offers all five effect pigments of its Lumina Royal product series for plastics applications. This will enable producers of plastics all over the world to create attractive design options in blue and copper color shades. Already in 2010, BAS… Read More »
Published May 13, 2015
In a move to alleviate the impact of the tight C8/C10 fatty acid market situation, the chemical company Oxea has launched n-Pelargonic Acid HP (high purity). It is a special grade of its existing product n-Pelargonic Acid, also known as n-Nonanoic Ac… Read More »
Published May 13, 2015
No. 816 is a 500ºF gas-fired, rotary hearth oven from Grieve, currently used for preheating and curing powder coatings onto electric motor parts.  Workspace dimensions on this oven measure 54” W x 54”D x 72”H.  … Read More »
Published May 12, 2015
The Ross PowerMix Planetary Disperser (US Patent No. 4,697,929) is designed for efficient heavy-duty mixing of viscous pastes and highly-filled dispersions. Equipped with a high speed saw-tooth blade and a planetary stirrer, the PowerMix can quickly… Read More »
Published May 11, 2015
Huntsman Corporation reported first quarter 2015 results with revenues of $2,589 million and adjusted EBITDA of $285 million. Peter R. Huntsman, President and CEO, commented - “I am pleased with the strong first quarter earnings demonstrated… Read More »
Published May 11, 2015
Nuplex unveiled the latest technological breakthrough in coatings, Acure, an innovative technology that will significantly benefit manufacturers around the world, the company reported. Manufacturers traditionally need to balance the dry time of a… Read More »
Published May 11, 2015
The Dow Chemical Company has closed on the acquisition of ExxonMobil Chemical Company’s ownership share of Univation Technologies previously a 50/50 joint venture with Dow. In October 2014, Dow and ExxonMobil announced jointly the signing of… Read More »
Published May 8, 2015
BASF and LANXESS have signed an agreement on BASF’s purchase of the polyisobutene business consisting mainly of intellectual property for a new, innovative technology to produce high molecular weight polyisobutene (HM PIB). On behalf of BASF, L… Read More »
Published May 7, 2015
Variable, Inc., creators of the NODE wireless sensor platform for smart devices, has announced an exclusive distribution agreement with Sweden-based color management firm NCS Colour. Effective immediately, the partnership facilitates the offering of… Read More »
Published May 7, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. has announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. “We have started 2015 with a solid quarter that met our net sales and exceeded our Adjusted EBITDA expectations, in spite of signific… Read More »
Published May 6, 2015
Quin Burke , an eighth-grade student from Scarsdale Middle School in Scarsdale, New York, competed against 14 other fifth to eighth grade students to win the New York state You Be The Chemist Challenge. He will represent New York at the 11th annual N… Read More »
Published May 4, 2015
Masco Corporation one of the world’s leading manufacturers of branded building products, reported net sales and operating profit growth in the first quarter of 2015 with all segments reporting increased sales in local currency. Adjusted operati… Read More »
Published April 30, 2015
The year started off well for BASF. In the first quarter of 2015, higher volumes and positive currency effects led to sales growth. Compared with the first quarter of 2014, sales grew by 3% to €20.1 billion. “Our chemicals and our crop… Read More »
Published April 30, 2015
Mettler Toledo offers a new industrial terminal, the IND570. It is constructed and approved for the harshest industrial environments and offers flexible control options for simple to complex weighing applications. Its versatility in form and funct… Read More »
Published April 30, 2015
BASF has begun trial operations at the mononitrobenzene plant within the integrated 400,000 metric ton methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) complex in Chongqing, China. Mononitrobenzene is a precursor for the production of MDI. This MDI site cove… Read More »
Published April 28, 2015
Ross Multi-Shaft Mixers supplied with interchangeable mixing vessels now come with an optional special cover equipped with propeller blades to ensure product uniformity during storage and discharge. Shown are 15-gallon Multi-Shaft Mixers featuring… Read More »
Published April 27, 2015
American Securities LLC and Arsenal Capital Partners has announced that American Securities has partnered with management and signed a definitive agreement to acquire Royal Adhesives and Sealants, LLC, a producer of proprietary, high-performance adhe… Read More »
Published April 27, 2015
Union Process, Inc., known globally as a manufacturer of particle size reduction and dispersion equipment as well as related services for a broad range of research and industrial applications, has designed and built a new lab-size SD1 dry grinding At… Read More »
Published April 24, 2015
Brookfield has announced the release of RheocalcT Software v1.2.19. This new update now includes Test Wizards for rapid test creation, Yield Testing for the DV3T Rheometer, improved layout and navigation, and additional Import/Export functions. … Read More »
Published April 23, 2015
Sun Chemical Performance Pigments has added new transparent red and yellow iron oxide pigments to its range of Sunsperse ECO aqueous pigment dispersions for waterborne emulsion architectural and industrial paints. The new transparent red and yellow… Read More »
Published April 22, 2015
Coatings formulators can now expand their styling color gamut with the introduction of Sun Chemical’s new red shadeQuindo Violet 55 Quinacridone pigment. The intense color of Sun Chemical’s red shade Quindo Violet 55 is 10 units more c… Read More »
Published April 22, 2015
DIC has introduced MEGAFACE RS, a series of fluorosurfactant additives which have excellent compatibility with a variety of resins for UV curing on coating film surfaces. Added to formulate a variety of self-cleaning and fingerprint-resistant coatin… Read More »
Published April 21, 2015
Akzo Nobel N.V. has reported a solid first quarter with positive developments in all three Business Areas despite a challenging market environment. First quarter operating income increased 42 percent to €306 million, reflecting the effects of… Read More »
Published April 21, 2015
The Sherwin-Williams Company announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2015. Compared to the same period in 2014, consolidated net sales increased $83.7 million, or 3.5%, to $2.45 billion in the quarter due primarily to hi… Read More »
Published April 20, 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 re… Read More »
Published April 20, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. will host a conference call for its first quarter 2015 financial results at 8:00 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, May 6, 2015. Charles W. Shaver, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and Robert W. Bryant, Executive Vice President a… Read More »



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