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Published July 1, 2015
PPG Industries has completed its previously announced acquisition of Cuming Microwave Corporation based in Avon, Massachusetts, and its wholly-owned subsidiary Cuming-Lehman Chambers, Inc., based in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. Financial terms were no… Read More »
Published June 26, 2015
 KRS Technologies LLC has developed Safkote, a line of food-based coatings that are composed exclusively of GRAS (“generally regarded as safe”) components. The water-based coatings can be applied to paper on existing roll coaters at… Read More »
Published June 25, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems introduced its Voltatex family of insulation coatings at the Coil Winding, Insulations & Electrical Manufacturing Exhibition (CWIEME) in Shanghai June 23- 24, 2015. Voltatex products have been tailor-made to enhance the per… Read More »
Published June 25, 2015
PPG Industries' protective and marine coatings business has unveiled NOVAGUARD 810 tank storage coating, which provides outstanding resistance to a wide range of chemical and oil products. The solvent-free coating minimizes application hazards a… Read More »
Published June 17, 2015
One of the largest clean energy projects in Europe is benefiting from coatings technology supplied by AkzoNobel. The company's products are helping to protect the Gode Wind offshore wind farm near the German North Sea coast. AkzoNobel is supplyi… Read More »
Published June 15, 2015
Valspar's Kameleon Colors are pearlescent paints that appear to shift in color based on the lighting or viewing angle. Read More »
Published June 11, 2015
PPG Industries has reached a definitive agreement to acquire IVC Industrial Coatings, Inc., a U.S.-based specialty powder and liquid coatings manufacturer with 2014 sales of more than $100 million. The transaction is expected to close in the third qu… Read More »
Becker’s Group Paints New IT Systems in Microsoft Colors
Published June 11, 2015
The paint company chose Microsoft for both the solution and help with implementation of a new ERP system that enables Beckers strategic growth targets. Read More »
Published June 5, 2015
PPG Industries' commercial coatings group has added CFX744 CORROKLEEN 44 Rust Remover to its ONECHOICE Commercial universal ancillary brand. The new addition is an environmentally responsible, low-impact citric acid gel cleaner that serves as an… Read More »
Zircotec Ceramic Coated Exhaust Manifolds Reduce Engine Bay Temperature
Published June 3, 2015
Ceramic coating helps to deliver range of benefits in marine application including lower engine bay temperature improved efficiency, simpler maintenance and protection for Kevlar and carbon fiber hull. Read More »
Published June 2, 2015
Rust-Oleum, a leading international manufacturer of innovative DIY coatings, has formed a  partnership with Children’s Fairyland, a Northern California non-profit organization. Beginning with the Flecto Carousel this spring, Rust-Oleum is… Read More »
Moto2 Testing of Zircotec Ceramic Coated Exhaust Manifold Records 55% Reduction in Exhaust Temp
Published May 26, 2015
Reduced surface temperature improves reliability, driveability, and lessens rider fatigue, even under the most arduous race conditions. Read More »
Published May 26, 2015
Behind the scenes at Zircotec showing how its ceramic coating is applied. Read More »
Published May 25, 2015
Maersk Container Industry's factory in Dongguan has begun full production of dry containers coated with Valspar Aquaguard, a zinc-free waterborne coating solution that provides industry-leading protection against corrosion. Maersk and Valspar beg… Read More »
Published May 20, 2015
PPG Industries  and Walker Glass Co., Ltd., have combined proprietary technologies to create AviProtek with SOLARBAN® glass, an advanced architectural glass that unites bird-friendly, acid-etched patterns by Walker TEXTURES™ glass with… Read More »
Published May 20, 2015
Hempel has launched a new combined primer and mid-coat designed specifically for wind towers. The new coating, HEMPADUR 4774D, will be used in Hempel’s well-known two-coat anti-corrosive system for wind turbine towers to address previous UV sta… Read More »
Published May 20, 2015
Jotachar JF750, the mesh-free Passive Fire Protection (PFP) for all jet fire scenarios, an epoxy coating system for structural steel, has generated significant industry interest, securing numerous global contracts and praise from applicators, fabrica… Read More »
Published May 18, 2015
The Lubrizol Corporation`s Performance Coatings business announces that a new video is available that provides customers a glimpse into the breadth and depth of its performance textile coatings capabilities. www.lubrizol.com/textile-coating-capabili… Read More »
Published May 18, 2015
 Research and Markets  has announced the addition of the "2015 Top Technologies in Materials & Coatings " report to their offering. The research service provides an in depth analysis of the top 10 materials and coatings techn… Read More »
Published May 18, 2015
 Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "2015 Top Technologies in Materials & Coatings " report to their offering. The research service provides an in depth analysis of the top 10 materials and coatings technologie… Read More »
Published May 15, 2015
 NEI Corporation has introduced NANOMYTE MEND-RT, a self-healing, polymer nanocomposite coating for use as an intermediate layer in coating systems on metal substrates. When the coating system is physically damaged, the self-healing intermediate… Read More »
Published May 15, 2015
Praxair Surface Technologies coating service center in Changzhou, China, recently received Nadcap (National Aerospace and Defense Contractors Accreditation Program) accreditation for coatings. Nadcap is a global cooperative program that brings toget… Read More »
AkzoNobel Launches Reduced-weight Chartek Passive Fire Protection
Published May 13, 2015
New product is aimed at the offshore and oil industry. Read More »
Published May 11, 2015
The new Dutch Boy Chalky Finish Paint makes it easy for anyone to convert ordinary finds into one-of-a-kind pieces. Ideal for furniture and decorative pieces, this paint can turn everyday objects—frames, vases, even baskets—into elegant a… Read More »
Published May 8, 2015
This spring Axalta Coating Systems has once again produced a special coating for the radio telescope in Effelsberg, Germany, one of the largest, fully-steerable radio telescopes in the world, and the most powerful for short-wave radiation. The Effels… Read More »
Published April 29, 2015
Krylon has launched Krylon COVERMAXX and Krylon SUPERMAXX paints. These innovative paints provide ultimate durability and maximum results that can transform old décor accents and furniture into new pieces, and protect them for seasons to come.… Read More »
Published April 10, 2015
 PPG Industries announced that the Center for Sustainable Landscapes at Phipps Conservatory, Pittsburgh, has become the second building constructed with PPG glass to meet requirements for the LIVING BUILDING CHALLENGE (LBC) standard, the world&r… Read More »
Published April 10, 2015
Whitford Corporation, a manufacturer of fluoropolymer coatings for industrial and consumer industries, announced the establishment of a new medical coatings group dedicated to support the use of its coatings on medical devices. The use of fluoropolym… Read More »
Published April 7, 2015
Registration is now open for the longest-running polyurethanes conference in North America. The 2015 Polyurethanes Technical Conference, hosted by the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) of the American Chemistry Council, brings together l… Read More »
Published April 7, 2015
BASF will once again be present with its polyurethane experts at the 2015 UTECH International Polyurethane Exhibition and Conference in Maastricht (NL). For the first time, the company will display a new roof module based on the PU system Elasto… Read More »
Published April 7, 2015
Elevance Renewable Sciences, Inc. will present new research at UTECH Europe 2015 that demonstrates how thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) based on polyester polyol building blocks from a renewable, plant-based source — Elevance Inherent C18 Dia… Read More »
Published April 7, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. has announced that an affiliate of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has entered into a definitive stock purchase agreement with certain affiliates of The Carlyle Group for the purchase of a total of 20 million of Axalta’s com… Read More »
Sherwin-Williams Announces 2014 ProVisions Vendor Award Winners
Published April 1, 2015
Global Finishing Solutions and Touch-Up Solutions named Vendors of the Year Read More »
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 »



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