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Published February 23, 2015
US 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 13, 2015
Hexion has named Specialty Chemical Sales, Inc. its national distribution partner for its Versatic Acids and Derivatives business in the United States. SCS will represent Hexion’s VeoVa Vinyl Esters, Cardura Glycidyl Esters, and ACE Hydroxyl… Read More »
Published February 12, 2015
JNS Smithchem LLC,  has been appointed the distributor for Invotec LLC and its corrosion inhibiting pigments, flash rust inhibitors, flame retardants, smoke suppressors and phosphating catalysts. Their territory for these products will include f… Read More »
Published February 4, 2015
Architects, engineers and contractors can now find product information on the complete line of Liquid Nails brand adhesives and Top Gun caulks and sealants on the ARCAT database for specification in a variety of construction projects. Serving as a… Read More »
Published February 2, 2015
PPG Industries has announced that it has submitted an offer to acquire a majority interest in the aerospace and automotive sealants businesses of Le Joint Français (LJF). LJF is a supplier of sealants and adhesives products for the aerospace a… Read More »
Published February 2, 2015
H.B. Fuller Company has announced that it has finalized the previously announced purchase of Tonsan Adhesive, Inc., the largest independent engineering adhesives provider in China. With this acquisition, H.B. Fuller adds strong customer relationships… Read More »
Published January 30, 2015
The opposition of the shareholders of Sika AG to the hostile takeover bid by Saint-Gobain continues to mount. So far, investors who together hold over 40 percent of the share capital have expressly stated their support for the course adopted by the B… Read More »
Published January 30, 2015
Loctite will become the first-ever adhesive brand to advertise during the annual championship game of the National Football League. Henkel Adhesive Technologies, the leading solution provider for adhesives, sealants and functional coatings worldwide,… Read More »
Published January 28, 2015
3M has reported fourth-quarter earnings of $1.81 per share, an increase of 11.7 percent versus the fourth quarter of 2013. Sales grew 2.0 percent year-on-year to $7.7 billion. Organic local-currency sales grew 6.3 percent with acquisitions adding 0.1… Read More »
Published January 22, 2015
Sika has entered into exclusive negotiations with Axson management and shareholders to acquire Axson Technologies, a leader in the field of epoxy and polyurethane polymer formulations for design, prototyping and tooling, structural adhesives, composi… Read More »
Published January 20, 2015
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is taking action to protect consumers from new uses and imports of the chemicals Toluene Diisocyanates (TDI). These chemicals are currently widely used in residual amounts in the production of polyurethane… Read More »
By Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
Published January 19, 2015
Sika AG, of Baar, Switzerland, has added another Latin American aquisition to its regional expansion campaign, in Aparecida de Goiânia, Goiás State, Brazil. The latest addition will improve logistics for increasing demand in the constru… Read More »
Axalta Coating Systems Appoints Barry Snyder SVP & Chief Technology Officer
Published January 14, 2015
Barry Snyder has joined Axalta Coating Systems as Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer. Dr. Snyder will report to Axalta Chairman and CEO Charlie Shaver and be responsible for all of the company’s research and development. &ldq… Read More »
Published January 9, 2015
Royal Adhesives & Sealants LLC (Royal) a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital Partners (Arsenal) has announced the completion of its acquisition of the assets of Advanced Polymers International (API) from PCI Paper Conversions, Inc. (PCI). API… Read More »
Published January 8, 2015
Henkel opened its first Asia-Pacific Loctite Impregnation Service Center in Suzhou, China. With this new service center, Henkel brings its leading and innovative impregnation technology from Europe into Asian and other emerging markets. The Suzhou L… Read More »
Published January 6, 2015
The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) launched its second in a series of videos designed to promote and highlight the innovative ways adhesives and sealants are being actively used in the marketplace or being considered for a new application. The v… Read More »
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By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published December 24, 2014
Liquid Nails brand has enhanced its Heavy Duty construction adhesive formula. Liquid Nails Extreme Heavy Duty Construction Adhesive performs in extreme conditions, bonding in temperatures from 22°F to 120°F. This enables professional contract… Read More »
Published December 19, 2014
PPG Industries has announced that it has entered into exclusive negotiations with the Axson Group to acquire Revocoat, a global supplier of sealants, adhesives and damper products for the automotive industry. PPG expects the transaction to close in… Read More »
Published December 8, 2014
Sigma Paints, a provider for the decorative, marine and protective market segment in the Middle East's paints and coatings industry, has announced its participation as the Gold Sponsor of the Gulf Goating Show 2015, which is taking place in Riyad… Read More »
By Michael Olosky, Global Head of Innovation Adhesive Technologies, Henkel
Published December 3, 2014
Adhesives are an unsung yet critical component of the manufacturing assembly process, especially in new materials adoption for next generation technology. As world leader in this industry, Henkel plays a key role in helping bring innovative ideas to… Read More »
Published December 3, 2014
Set to replace the discontinued Duofast Trimbonder line of adhesives in Chemical Concepts’ comprehensive line of adhesives products is TrimGrip, an advanced Cellular PVC Adhesive now associated with the Chem-Set brand. The structural adhesive d… Read More »
Published December 2, 2014
Munich-based chemical company Wacker is expanding its product range of functional silanes with a new arylalkoxysilane monomer. Marketed as Geniosil XL 70, this additive is designed as a water scavenger for silane-curing adhesive and sealant formulati… 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 »
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 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 October 27, 2014
Alabama, California and Georgia operations honored Read More »
Published October 23, 2014
PPG Industries has developed a chromate-free, lightweight sealant for corrosion-inhibitive military aircraft applications. Visitors at the National Business Aviation Association Convention and Exhibition can learn about PRC PR-2870 Class B seala… Read More »
Published October 20, 2014
Chartwell facilities to move to Massachusetts Read More »
Published October 17, 2014
Adding aerospace and military chemical systems capability Read More »
Published October 9, 2014
Will head the BYK and ECKART Effect Pigments divisions Read More »
Published October 8, 2014
Net sales of $1.204 billion were an increase of 3.4% Read More »
Published October 1, 2014
PPG Industries has upgraded aerospace sealants manufacturing operations at its Shildon, England, facility with installation of new equipment to increase capacity and efficiency to meet growing demand. According to Sean Lambourne, PPG market manager… Read More »
Published September 2, 2014
Royal Adhesives & Sealants LLC,  a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital Partners announced that its subsidiary Royal Adhesives & Sealants Canada LTD will acquire substantially all of the assets of Chemque. Chemque, based in Toronto Cana… Read More »
Top Companies Report
Published July 14, 2014
Once again, CoatingsWorld brings the industry our Top Companies Report-the only truly global ranking of the top manufacturers of paints, coatings, adhesives and sealants. Read More »
By Phil Phillips, PhD, Contributing Editor
Published March 24, 2014
As in most industries experiencing consolidation/globalization issues, there are three considerations that must be understood to become even better leaders: dilemma, clash and resolution. Read More »
Published March 24, 2014
The specialty chemicals group ALTANA continued on its growth course in the 2013 business year. Sales increased by 4% to €1,765 million in year-to-year terms. "With the acquisition of Rockwood's rheology business, in particular, we reach… Read More »
Published March 12, 2014
Dowd and Guild Inc. to represent G.H. Chemicals Ltd., a manufacturer of high quality French Process zinc oxide out of Quebec, Canada in the western region of the U.S., covering OR, WA, CA, AZ, NV and UT. G.H. Chemicals manufactures multiple grades of… Read More »
Published March 10, 2014
Myriant Corporation, a global renewable chemicals company, has supplied commercial quantities of bio-succinic acid to Oxea, for use in the production of bio-based, phthalate-free plasticizers. The bio-succinic acid is produced at Myriant's plant… Read More »
Published March 6, 2014
Evonik Industries AG has acquired Silbond Corp., one of the leading suppliers of silicic acid esters. The transaction, with a purchase price in the mid-double-digit million Euro range, closed on February 28, 2014. As a special group of functional sil… Read More »
Published March 5, 2014
Bayer MaterialScience LLC has acquired DuPont's Baytown, Texas, aniline production facility. With the acquisition, Bayer assumes responsibility for the facility's direct operating personnel. Financial terms were not disclosed. Aniline is a pr… 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 »
Published March 2, 2014
Reactive Surfaces has been granted an Israeli patent covering adhesives functionalized with enzymatic additives.  The adhesives are capable of detoxifying organophosphorus nerve weapons and pesticides.  It has also been granted an Israeli p… Read More »
Published February 26, 2014
Dow Corning, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, today introduced new Dow Corning EA-2000 Silicone Adhesive, a high-performance terminal sealant for faster, more cost-effective manufacturing of thin-film transistor… Read More »
Published February 21, 2014
Eastman Chemical Company has long been involved in the building and construction construction industry, supplying products that find their way into high-quality paints, adhesives and sealants, asphalt compounds, coatings, flooring finishes, glazing m… Read More »
Published February 14, 2014
Eastman Chemical Company has long been involved in the building and construction construction industry, supplying products that find their way into high-quality paints, adhesives and sealants, asphalt compounds, coatings, flooring finishes, glazing m… Read More »
Published February 10, 2014
Oxea has expanded its broad product portfolio of phthalate-free plasticizers with its new bio-based products Oxblue DOSX (dioctyl succinate) and Oxblue ATBC (acetyl tributyl citrate). Combining the advantages of conventional petrol- and bio-based pro… Read More »
Published February 10, 2014
McCullough & Associates has added Stepan's  liquid polyester polyols to its industrial line of products.  These products are sold into the coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomer (CASE) industries for the states of Alabama, Flor… Read More »
Published February 10, 2014
Midsun Specialty Products, Inc. (MSP) announced that it has entered into an exclusive distribution agreement with Seal For Life Industries (SFL), a newly restructured division of Berry Plastics Corporation, that brings the corrosion preventative Stop… Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published January 29, 2014
The State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry (SUNY-ESF), along with RadTech International North America and other collaborators, has launched a new program in radiation/energy curing, the Radiation Curing Program (RC… Read More »
VersaFlex Celebrates Twenty Year Anniversary
Published January 22, 2014
VersaFlex Incorporated is celebrating its 20 year anniversary as a leading supplier of polyurea protective coatings, linings and technology. VersaFlex was formally incorporated in 1994. 2014 marks their 20th year in business. The company got its sta… Read More »



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