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Published March 25, 2015
PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2014 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating. PPG was s… Read More »
Published March 19, 2015
A low carbon construction project taking place in eastern China is using AkzoNobel's Decorative Paints products for its exterior walls, highlighting the company's focus on making cities more liveable and sustainable. Now in its second phase,… Read More »
Published March 18, 2015
RPM International Inc. has announced that its Rust-Oleum Group has acquired Spraymate Group, the producer of South Africa's leading aerosol paint brand. Based outside of Johannesburg, South Africa, Spraymate has annual net sales of approximately… Read More »
Published March 13, 2015
LiquiGlide Inc. has announced that Roadmap Capital has invested $7 million in equity funding in the company, enabling LiquiGlide to secure commercial deals in multiple market verticals and accelerate its growth strategy. The influx of capital has ena… Read More »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Published February 18, 2015
PPG Industries’  coil and building products coatings group will exhibit its complete line of DURANAR fluoropolymer coatings, including infrared (IR)-reflective ULTRA-COOL and VARI-COOL products, at the 2015 Frame Building Expo in Louisvill… Read More »
Published February 18, 2015
Valspar has announced that it has developed an ASTM-compliant graffiti-resistant system, which has been tested and approved for all Valspar Coil and Extrusion building products. Valspar has aligned with Graffiti Removal Services (GRS) to create a sus… Read More »
Published February 18, 2015
The global nanocoatings market revenue is expected to reach USD 8.17 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Nanocoatings are being extensively used as a substitute to conventional polymer coatings in applications incl… Read More »
Published February 2, 2015
Sherwin-Williams recently added Kem Aqua SoPro, Kem Aqua Wood Grain and KEM Aqua Earth Tones exterior siding topcoats to its Kem Aqua family of finishes. Along with Sherwin-Williams KEM Aqua BP Siding Plus, these finishes provide quality and value in… Read More »
Published February 2, 2015
Valspar will feature its recently released WeatherXL Crinkle Finish coating, in addition to WeatherXL, at the 2015 Frame Building Expo. WeatherXL Crinkle Finish delivers the same durability as WeatherXL, but offers a unique textured appearance provid… Read More »
Published January 26, 2015
Hardide Coatings, Inc., a UK-based provider of advanced surface coating technology, has today announced investment in a new Virginia manufacturing plant worth approximagely $7 million. The investment will see Hardide Coatings expand provision of its… Read More »
Rust-Oleum Launches NeverWet Water Repellant Products
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published January 21, 2015
Rust-Oleum recently launched three new water repellant products for use on clothing, auto interiors and outdoor fabric. During the winter months water, mud, slush and snow can severely damage a pair of shoes. Rust-Oleum recently launched a product t… Read More »
Africa LNG Spurs Coatings Growth
By Shem Oirere, Africa Correspondent
Published January 19, 2015
The discovery of new natural gas reserves in Africa has created demand for liquified natural gas infrastructure. Read More »
Published December 29, 2014
Hardide Coatings has invested a six-figure sum in its UK manufacturing facility – increasing its installed capacity by nearly 50 percent to deal with growing demand for its range of nanostructured tungsten carbide coatings. The installation of… Read More »
Novel Polyurethane Coatings Obtained with Polycarbonate Diol
Published December 15, 2014
Novel Polyurethane Coatings Obtained with Polycarbonate Diol for pipelines with improved mechanical properties and hydrolysis resistance. Read More »
Photovoltaic Paint Heats Up
By Charles Thurston, Contributing Writer
Published December 15, 2014
A variety of research companies and universities are working to advance spray-on organic photovoltaics (OPV) with the aim of coating glass, curved plastics and other materials at commercial volume in the near future. A key to several of these develop… Read More »
Published December 15, 2014
U.S. 8,632,895 B2 PPG has obtained a patent for a coated article comprised of a decorative metal substrate having a specular gloss greater than 400, with the proviso that the decorative metal substrate does not contain a pigmented coating thereon, a… Read More »
Published December 15, 2014
.S. 8,632,857 B2 Valspar Sourcing Inc. has been awarded a patent for a method of coating a metal substrate with a hardenable packaging coating system comprised of applying an under-coat composition to a metal substrate, the under-coat composition con… Read More »
Published December 15, 2014
U.S. 8,632,856 B2 3M Innovative Properties Company has been granted a patent for a method for making a coated article, which method is comprised of providing a substrate; providing microparticles of a partially or fully fluorinated polymer and provid… Read More »
Published December 12, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems has launched its new generation C6 electrical steel varnish - Voltatex 1262. Part of the Voltatex family of electrical insulation products, Voltatex 1262 is targeted for use in special applications for large hydro and turbo gen… 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 »
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 »
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 »
Published October 27, 2014
PPG Industries has launched a new website for TESLIN substrate, a durable synthetic paper that, because of its microporous structure, offers an exclusive combination of performance benefits that cannot be replicated by other printable plastics, the c… Read More »
Published October 22, 2014
PPG Industries'  packaging coatings business has announced that INNOVEL HPS coatings, the next generation of internal protective spray lacquers for the beverage can industry, has been approved for use on aluminum and steel beverage cans. Ma… Read More »
Published September 18, 2013
NanoSight reports on how the University of Cordoba has applied Nanoparticle Tracking Analysis, NTA, to improve the understanding of the behaviour of silver colloids used in the development of sustainable nanomaterials. Dr Rafael Luque is a research… Read More »
Published August 28, 2013
Hydrophobic, self-healing and air-cleaning coatings will have a big impact, according to new report Read More »
Published February 16, 2012
Precision Coating Co., Inc. has acquired a controlling interest in Medi-Solve Coatings, LLC of Natick, Mass. Medi-Solve Coatings is a hydrophilic coating provider focusing on medical device applications. Medi-Solve Coatings adds formulation and appli… Read More »
Published February 16, 2012
Precision Coating Co., Inc. has acquired a controlling interest in Medi-Solve Coatings, LLC of Natick, Mass. Medi-Solve Coatings is a hydrophilic coating provider focusing on medical device applications. Medi-Solve Coatings adds formulation and appli… Read More »
Industrial Nanotech
Published February 14, 2012
Industrial Nanotech, Inc., has made its first sale to a nuclear power facility in the United States of its patented nanotechnology-based insulation and protective coating line, Nansulate. The coatings provide effective, weathering resistant thermal i… Read More »
Industrial Nanotech
Published February 14, 2012
Industrial Nanotech, Inc., has made its first sale to a nuclear power facility in the United States of its patented nanotechnology-based insulation and protective coating line, Nansulate. The coatings provide effective, weathering resistant thermal i… Read More »
Published February 6, 2012
Bayer MaterialScience LLC scientists have developed a waterborne polyurethane coatings technology for healthcare facilities that offers hospital facility managers a durable coating low in VOCs, is resistant to harsh cleaners and disinfectants. The C… Read More »
Published February 6, 2012
Bayer MaterialScience LLC scientists have developed a waterborne polyurethane coatings technology for healthcare facilities that offers hospital facility managers a durable coating low in VOCs, is resistant to harsh cleaners and disinfectants. The C… Read More »
Published January 25, 2012
ICL Industrial Products (ICL-IP), one of the three strategic operating segments of ICL, has signed a licensing agreement with Dow Global Technologies LLC, a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, for its polymeric flame retardant technology. Dow&rsq… Read More »
Published January 25, 2012
ICL Industrial Products (ICL-IP), one of the three strategic operating segments of ICL, has signed a licensing agreement with Dow Global Technologies LLC, a subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company, for its polymeric flame retardant technology. Dow&rsq… Read More »
Published January 19, 2012
Rust-Oleum Countertop Transformations Do-It-Yourself Coating System has received a 2012 Good Housekeeping VIP (Very Innovative Product) Award. Good Housekeeping’s VIP Awards recognize the year’s breakthrough products. The winners of the f… Read More »
Published January 19, 2012
Rust-Oleum Countertop Transformations Do-It-Yourself Coating System has received a 2012 Good Housekeeping VIP (Very Innovative Product) Award. Good Housekeeping’s VIP Awards recognize the year’s breakthrough products. The winners of the f… Read More »
Published January 18, 2012
Japanese car company Nissan has developed an iPhone case that can automatically repair scratches. The smartphone cover, known as the Nissan Scratch Shield iPhone case, uses a world-first paint technology where scratches mend without any human input.… Read More »
Published January 18, 2012
Japanese car company Nissan has developed an iPhone case that can automatically repair scratches. The smartphone cover, known as the Nissan Scratch Shield iPhone case, uses a world-first paint technology where scratches mend without any human input.… Read More »
Published January 11, 2012
AkzoNobel plans to strengthen its position in packaging coatings by exercising the right to buy the remaining shares of Metlac, an Italian-based packaging coatings producer. AkzoNobel currently is a shareholder in Metlac. This position was inherited… Read More »
Published January 11, 2012
AkzoNobel plans to strengthen its position in packaging coatings by exercising the right to buy the remaining shares of Metlac, an Italian-based packaging coatings producer. AkzoNobel currently is a shareholder in Metlac. This position was inherited… Read More »
Matrix System Salt Eraser
Published January 10, 2012
Matrix System Automotive Finishes launched its award winning Salt Eraser to the specialty automotive market last year at AAPEX and now is offering the same product to solve many of winter’s salt problems. The winter months bring out the rock s… Read More »
Published January 10, 2012
Clearwater Corporate Finance has advised Unilever Ventures (UV) and RahuCat Management on the sale of UV portfolio company Rahu Catalytics Ltd (RahuCat). Nottingham-based RahuCat is a developer of unique iron-ligand-based chemistry for use in enviro… Read More »
Published January 10, 2012
Clearwater Corporate Finance has advised Unilever Ventures (UV) and RahuCat Management on the sale of UV portfolio company Rahu Catalytics Ltd (RahuCat). Nottingham-based RahuCat is a developer of unique iron-ligand-based chemistry for use in enviro… Read More »
Matrix System Salt Eraser
Published January 10, 2012
Matrix System Automotive Finishes launched its award winning Salt Eraser to the specialty automotive market last year at AAPEX and now is offering the same product to solve many of winter’s salt problems. The winter months bring out the rock s… Read More »
Published January 9, 2012
Oxford Advanced Surfaces Group Plc (OAS) has produced a solvent resistant oleophobic and hydrophobic coating system using its proprietary technology—Onto XL Highly Reactive Chemistry. The technology has been used to modify the wetting and surfa… Read More »
Published January 9, 2012
Oxford Advanced Surfaces Group Plc (OAS) has produced a solvent resistant oleophobic and hydrophobic coating system using its proprietary technology—Onto XL Highly Reactive Chemistry. The technology has been used to modify the wetting and surfa… Read More »
Published November 30, 2011
Novagard Solutions, Inc., a supplier of specialty chemical products providing engineered solutions to the automotive, building construction, electrical, medical, general industrial and product assembly industries announces the Underwriters Laboratori… Read More »



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