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Global Protective Coatings Surge Seen

Riding a wave of "remarkable growth,” the global protective coatings market is in for some boom years, boosted by spiking end-user demand and a push for environmentally friendly products, a ...


PPG Expands Latin American Presence

PPG Industries Inc. is working to cut itself a larger slice of the coatings market in Latin America with expansion plans in Brazil and a completed acquisition of a protective and marine coat...


Partnership Aims to Track Raw Materials

AkzoNobel and Solvay are working together to increase and track the use of renewable raw materials in coatings.


Dow Offers Coating to Cool Hot Apps

Dow Coating Materials has announced a new “safe touch” acrylic resin with low thermal conductivity for industrial infrastructure prone to unintended heat transfer.


2-in-1 Protective Semi-Gloss Unveiled

International Paint LLC has announced a new protective semi-gloss primer finish for its North American market.


Valspar Says ‘Ciao, Europa’

U.S.-based Valspar Corp. is now a player in the European industrial coatings market, with its newly completed acquisition of an Italian company.


Report: Coatings Need Novel Solutions

Developing new technology for harsh environments will be key in the future of the protective and marine markets in North America and Europe, new research says.


Cytec Coatings Unit Gains New Identity

Two months after becoming an independent company, Cytec Industries’ old coating resins business officially has a new name: Allnex.


Bayer MS to Sell Off Resins Units

Bayer MaterialScience has announced plans to sell its global powder polyester resins business and its U.S.-based liquid polyester resins merchant business to Stepan Company.


Cytec Sells Off Coatings Resins Unit

Cytec’s longtime coating resins business is now an independent company, yet to be named, after being sold to a global private equity firm.


ACA Honors Top Coating Research of 2013

The latest progress on accelerated testing, renewable materials, and organic coatings took top honors this year at the American Coatings Association's 2013 CoatingsTech Conference.


Evonik Degussa Corp. Trims Name

Specialty chemicals maker Evonik Degussa Corporation has dropped "Degussa" from its name and is now operating as Evonik Corporation.


OSHA Fines MT Tank Maker $75K

Spray area and confined-space hazards, improper resin storage and a variety of other dangers have led to a dozen federal safety citations and a $75,600 fine against a Montana tank maker.


New Dow Resin Toughens Polysiloxanes

Dow Corning has rolled out a new resin designed to improve the chemical resistance and flexibility of polysiloxane coatings beyond that of traditional epoxy topcoats.


New EPA Paint, Chemical Rules Loom

Three years after they were issued, new federal environmental rules are set to take effect for certain coating, adhesive, and chemical manufacturers.


Dur-A-Flex Expands Deco Floor Options

Dur-A-Flex Inc. has introduced two new decorative floor coating systems that combine the company’s epoxy and methyl methacrylate (MMA) resins with the look of natural mica flakes.


New Lamp Boasts Faster Curing Time

Spectronics Corporation (Westbury, NY) announced the release of its Maxima ML-3500C UV Lamp, which slashes the time it takes to cure adhesives, coatings, inks, epoxies, resins, and other mat...


Cytec Strips Coatings, Forges New Path

As expected, specialty chemicals maker Cytec Industries is closing the door on 52 years of coating resins production.


Cytec: Adhesives Gone, Coatings Going?

Specialty chemicals maker Cytec Industries is getting out of the adhesives business and may close the door on coatings, too.


Research Chief Elected to Lead RadTech

Dr. Don Duncan, research director for Wikoff Color Corp., has been selected as the next President-Elect for RadTech, the Association for UV and EB Technology. His term will begin in January ...


New Industry Emissions Rules Loom

Compliance deadlines are nearing for two new federal emissions rules that will affect the coatings industry, and the American Coatings Association is trying to help its members get ready.


PPG Seeks EHS Specialist

PPG Industries Inc. has an opening for an Environment, Health and Safety specialist at its resin plant in Circleville, OH.


ACA Takes on Growing Solvent Laws

Coatings makers are working hard to reshape a growing number of state industrial solvent restrictions that could impact industry manufacturing.


Polymer Touts More Hide, Less TiO2

Arkema Coating Resins has introduced an opaque polymer for coating hiding and whiteness that functions as a partial replacement for titanium dioxide (TiO2).


2 Leaks in 4 Days at PPG Plant in UK

PPG Industries is investigating two chemical spills in four days at one of its resin plants in Stowmarket, UK.


Epoxy Maker Seeks Tech Service Manager

Emerald Performance Materials LLC, producer of polymers and performance materials, is seeking a highly skilled chemist to plan and direct technical service activity related to the company’s ...


Bayer MS Names Key Coating Sales Chief

Bayer MaterialScience LLC has appointed Marc Daniel Block as director of regional key account sales for its Coatings, Adhesives, Specialties (CAS) business unit.


APS Launches A-PAK with Needle Adaptor

Adhesive Packaging Specialties (APS) Inc., maker of custom packaging for resin materials, has introduced the A-PAK syringe, designed for multi-component materials that demand pinpoint accura...


OSHA Fines PPG Resin Plant $90K

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited PPG Industries Inc. for four safety violations, including one willful violation, at its resin production facility in Barberton, OH...


Corrosion Thermoplastic Needs No Primer

DuPont Powder Coatings has teamed up with The Thermoclad Company, of Erie, PA, to provide a new line of thermoplastic powder coatings for corrosion protection.


WVU Method Wraps Up Bridge Problems

A unique structural wrapping technique, developed over the last 20 years, is providing a new affordable option to replacement of West Virginia’s many structurally deficient bridges.


Momentive Fined $81K in Blast, Fire

Specialty chemicals maker Momentive Performance Materials is facing an $81,000 federal fine for an explosion and fire that severely burned two employees and risked a catastrophic chemical re...


Glass Fiber Rebar Debuts

German building materials developer Schoeck Bauteile GmbH has unveiled a glass fiber reinforcing bar, designed to prevent the structural corrosion that plagues steel reinforcement.


BSR Unites Units to Become Axson

The BSR Group, a global provider of high-performance coating, sealing, damping and bonding products for industrial applications, has become Axson, uniting the company’s business units under ...


UV Lamp Designed for Fast Curing

Spectronics Corp. has introduced the Spectroline Maxima ML- 3500C UV lamp, designed to slash the time needed to cure adhesives, coatings, inks, epoxies, resins, printed circuit boards, plast...


Crops Yield New Bio-Coating Recipes

Sugarbeets, sunflowers, soybeans and other crops could play a major role in bio-based resins and protective, marine and other coatings being developed by researchers at North Dakota State Un...


Center Showcases Instant Curing R&D

RadTech International: The Association for UV & EB Technology will mark its silver anniversary with a new research, development and industrial testing center that is set to strut its stuff a...


PPG, Arkema Step Up Resins Presence

Global resins production is on the front burner at major coatings manufacturers, as Arkema creates a new Coatings Resins unit and PPG Industries launches its first resins plant in China.


DSM Realigns Coatings Businesses

Dutch resins giant DSM has realigned its coatings-related businesses, merging DSM Powder Coating Resins and DSM NeoResins into a single new unit, DSM Coating Resins.


Buffett Buys Lubrizol for $9.7B

The “Oracle of Omaha” is making a big splash into the global lubricants business, with one of his largest acquisitions ever: a $9.7 billion cash deal for specialty chemical maker Lubrizol Co...


Mitsui Promotes Adhesive Resin for Pipe Coating

Mitsui Chemicals Europe is promoting its ADMER adhesive resin as a steel pipe coating solution.


Growth, Green Demand Seen For Global Protective Coatings

From acrylic resins to protective coatings, the global paint and coatings market is rebounding, but manufacturers will have to scramble to satisfy the market’s ever-growing eco-friendly prod...


Momentive Closes Sale of Resins Unit to Harima

Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. has completed the sale of its global Ink & Adhesive Resins (IAR) business to Harima Chemicals Inc., a leading producer of pine-based products, and the Mits...


EPA Orders Testing of Common Chemicals, Expands Toxics Reporting Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency continues to target chemical safety with a new rule that requires manufacturers of 19 widely used chemicals to test and report on their health and environ...


UV Lamp Touts High-Speed Curing of Coatings

Spectronics Corp. has introduced a UV curing lamp that purportedly offers up to 10 times the UV-A energy of conventional 100-watt curing lamps.


Coated Fabric Aims to Lighten Turbines

A forthcoming high-performance fabric by Owens Corning purports to remove nearly a metric ton of fabric and resin from 2.0 megawatt (MW) wind turbines.


UV-A Flashlight Cures Coatings, Adhesives

Spectronics Corp. has unveiled the Spectroline OPTIMAX 365C, a cordless, rechargeable true UV-A (365 nm) LED flashlight designed for curing adhesives, sealants, epoxies, resins, coatings an...


Epoxy Syringes Designed for Small Applications

Adhesive Packaging Specialties has introduced epoxy packaging in dual or pre-mixed/frozen syringes designed for small applications.


Asia Resins Report Details Growth, Trends

While performance and other considerations impact new coatings technology, environmental compliance is the chief factor driving current development, a new analysis finds.


Devonport Joins Arkema as Research Leader

Wayne Devonport, Ph.D., has joined Arkema Emulsion Systems in Cary, N.C., as a global coatings research leader, with responsibility for the global research and product-development strategy f...


Celanese Offers New ‘VAE’ Resins

Celanese Emulsion Polymers recently introduced two vinyl acetate ethylene resins for environmentally friendly paint and coatings products. The EcoVAE® 405 and 408 emulsions have been added t...


Eliokem Says Resin Offers Low VOCs, Water Resistance

Eliokem introduced Pliotec® SA40, an APE-free (alkyl phenol ethoxylate) carboxylated styrene acrylic latex recommended for use in low-VOC waterproofing sealers, concrete sealers, swimming-po...


Bayer MaterialScience Names Sales Director

Bayer MaterialScience LLC named Xiaobin Zhong sales director, regional key accounts, for the company’s Coatings, Adhesives, Specialties (CAS), North America business.


Bayer Introduces Acrylic Dispersions

Bayer MaterialScience LLC introduced the water-borne acrylic dispersion products Bayhydrol® AH XP 2741 and Bayhydrol® AH XP 2754.


PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY:
Resin for High-Performance Masonry Coatings

Eliokem (Akron, Ohio) introduced Hyro Pliolite® 040, a water-based acrylic copolymer emulsion formulated for use in high-performance masonry coatings.


PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY:
Resinous Flooring System

Stonhard has expanded its Stonres NVL floor system product line with the introduction of Stonres NVL, described as a seamless, resilient, urethane-based system with a sparse flake design.


Cray Valley Names Sales Director

Cray Valley USA LLC has named Dallam (Ted) Blandy director of sales, with responsibility for management of sales and customer service for the Americas.


Arkema Launches Bio-Based Acrylics Project

Arkema announced an agreement with a regional government council and two university laboratories to launch a research program to develop bio-based acrylics.


Barthelmes Named Eliokem CEO

Eliokem, a manufacturer of specialty chemicals including resins for paints and coatings, announced the appointment of Patrice Barthelmes as CEO.


Seamless Floors Prescribed for Med Exam Facility

Stonhard, a manufacturer of seamless, high-performance flooring systems, supplied and installed epoxy- and urethane-based flooring at the new District Nine Medical Examiner’s Office in Orlan...


Greensburg Continues Rebuilding with Hospital Project

Greensburg, KS, devastated by a powerful tornado in 2007, continues to make strides in its mission to rebuild “bigger, stronger, and greener.” The recovery process includes the construction ...


Dur-A-Flex Issues 2010 ‘Academy’ Schedule

Dur-A-Flex Inc. announced the dates for the company’s 2010 Contractor Academy sessions.


PPG To Build Resin Plant in China

PPG Industries, headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, held a groundbreaking ceremony on October 22 for its first resin production facility in mainland China.


Cytec Sees Improvement Over Q2

Cytec Industries, Inc., a global specialty chemicals and materials company headquartered in Woodland Park, NJ, announced third quarter net earnings of $12.5 million, including special items.


NOVA Announces New CEO

NOVA Chemicals has announced that Randy Woelfel has joined the company and will become its chief executive officer.


Sherwin-Williams Introduces Mildew-Resistant Coating

Sherwin-Williams (Cleveland, OH) has introduced Hi-Solids Polyurethane Mildew Resistant, a low-VOC, aliphatic acrylic polyurethane resin coating.


Viachem Partners with Two Companies

Viachem, Ltd. (Plano, TX) has been selected to sell the products of two separate companies.


Tego Resin Eliminates Foam in High Solids

Tego Coating Additives & Specialty Resins (Hopewell, VA), a business line of Evonik, recently introduced its TEGO® Airex 944 for eliminating micro- and macro-foam in pigmented industrial and...


 
 
   

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