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New Coating Controls Drone De-Icing

Scientists have developed a powered nano-coating that prevents ice build-up on in-flight aircraft and could be especially useful for drone applications.


Dow Prevails in Akzo Patent Suit

A federal-court judge has cleared Dow Chemical Co. of claims that it infringed upon a 2004 patent by coatings giant AkzoNobel Coatings Inc.


EPA Proposes New TDI Limits

Certain chemicals used in coatings and sealants could face restricted levels in consumer products under a newly proposed rule from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


New Coating Touts Icing Prevention

A new nanocomposite coating that imparts anti-icing properties to the substrate is the latest offering from NEI Corp.


Coating Boasts a Power Plant Boost

A new nano-engineered coating for power plants has the potential to save millions of dollars in fuel costs and avert thousands of tons of carbon dioxide emissions, its developers at MIT say.


Antimicrobial Coatings Set to Clean Up

Huge concerns over the tiny world of bacteria, germs and parasites will ignite and sustain strong growth in the paint and coatings market in the coming years, a new report forecasts.


Waste Powder Powers a Tougher Coating

Today's tons of silicone rubbish may be the secret ingredient in tomorrow's superhydrophobic, corrosion-resistant coatings.


Coatings Coup: Compostable Cups

A new bio-based coating by AkzoNobel has allowed the development of what the company calls the world’s first compostable paper cup for cold drinks.


Green Seal Weighs New Coating Standard

More coatings, stains, paints, sealers and finishes than ever may be eligible for Green Seal certification as the organization works to revise its standards.


Cigarettes Butt in on Coatings

Smoking may be a dirty and deadly habit, but the butts it leaves may hold the surprising key to a coating that can store large amounts of electrical energy.


Silver Loses Luster as Rust Buster

Silver may not always be so protective in protective coatings for some steels, researchers in Iran are reporting.


Coating Changes Color under Pressure

New research has produced a coated material that can reveal pressure points by changing color.


Slick Coating Rids Last Drop of Paint

A “super-slippery coating” for, well, other coatings holds the key to less waste and cost savings, developers say.


Jet Coatings Honored for Sustainability

A novel lightweight, longer-lasting aircraft coating system has drawn top honors from the Department of Defense, which plans to use it on a new generation of stealth jets.


Making Roofs Both Cool and Colorful

Dark, attractive metal roof and façades that are just as "cool" as their traditional white counterparts are the goal of a new research partnership by PPG Industries and the Department of Ene...


‘Major’ Changes Loom for Coating Makers

With the ink barely dry on the last round of new regulatory limits, paint and coating manufacturers are in for more.


Beyond Glow in the Dark: Light-Up Paint

When it comes to illumination, who would know more than the Dark Side? That’s Darkside Scientific LLC, founded by Andy Zsinko, a longtime aftermarket painter who has gone glow-in-the-dark pa...


EPA Seeks Entries for Green Challenge

Safer, cleaner, more efficient industry technologies are invited to compete in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s annual green chemistry competition.


Roof Membrane Reflects, Protects

AVM Industries Inc. has introduced Sky Roof Coating 880, a two-part, water-based 100 percent polyurethane membrane designed for horizontal and vertical waterproofing.


New Roof Membrane Reflects, Protects

Waterproofing products supplier AVM Industries has rolled out a two-part liquid-applied roof membrane for horizontal and vertical waterproofing.


New NIST Coating Quells Foam Ignition

Government scientists have developed a nanocoating that dramatically cuts the flammability, melting and pooling of polyurethane foam—the source of hundreds of deaths and thousands of house f...


Insulation Seals Without Added Barrier

FireStop2, new from Gaco Western, is reportedly the first single-application, open-cell, spray-foam insulation that requires no additional ignition barrier, according to the manufacturer.


Coating Maker Cited in Chemical Lapses

Federal authorities are accusing a longtime New England specialty coating maker of mishandling highly hazardous chemicals at its headquarters.


Paint Makers to Pay $1.1B for Lead

Reversing years of legal victories, the Sherwin-Williams Co., NL Industries and ConAgra Grocery Products have been ordered to pay $1.1 billion to remove lead paint from millions of Californi...


Feds Recommend Nanomaterial Controls

As makers of paints, coatings and other products reap the rewards of the nanotech boom, federal health and safety experts are racing to keep up with the risks.


Coating Claims Germ-Free Finish

German researchers are reporting the development of a coating with the potency to kill and deflect fungal and bacterial growth for years.


CA Antifouling Bill Nears Finish Line

After several years, California legislation targeting copper-based antifouling coatings has just one step to go before becoming law.


Bayer MaterialScience Warns of Cuts

One of the world’s oldest and largest producers of raw materials for coatings and construction is facing a product oversupply and rising costs that have it considering cutbacks.


New Coatings Carry a Gourmet Touch

The latest coatings research has taken a tasty turn toward ingredients that non-chemists can not only pronounce, but actually consume: Wine. Tea. Chocolate.


Free Webinar Covers Polyurea Standard

Polyureas, polyurethanes and the latest industry standard for field application of those coatings will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


Axalta Invests $5M in Coatings Center

The old DuPont Performance Coatings business is making a new push into scaling up its coatings research and development, with a fresh $5 million infusion into its Coatings Technology Center ...


Ocean Animals Inspire Camo Coatings

Inspired by the color-changing creatures of the sea, researchers are trying to develop camouflage coatings that could shift color properties when triggered by the user’s surroundings.


Ancient Gilders Best Modern Methods

Today, protective coating durability is measured in years—decades, if you're lucky. So how come some thin-film metal coating technology developed 2,000 years ago is still holding up?


Greener AkzoNobel Coatings Ahead

The world’s largest paint and coatings producer will step up the use of bio-based materials in its products, under a new agreement with a sustainable chemical producer.


OSHA to Target Key Coating Chemical

Federal health and safety authorities have announced a new crackdown on worker exposure to a chemical widely used in protective and marine coatings.


‘Self-Cleaning’ Paint Draws New Scrutiny

Some “self-cleaning” paints touted for their ability to break down airborne pollutants may be doing more harm than good, a group of environmental chemists now say.


Coating Made to be Bulletproof

Developed for a “dangerous world” of school, mall and theater shootings, a new protective coating is being billed as a bullet-stopping life saver.


PPG Broadens Antifouling Line

PPG Industries Inc.’s protective and marine coatings business has introduced an “entry-level” version of its premium antifouling Sigma Syladvance 800.


NIOSH Urges Nano Exposure Limits

Nanotechnology holds great promise for paints and coatings, but those microscopic carbon nanotubes and fibers may also carry large risks for workers exposed to them, federal health officials...


2 Paint Makers Settle FTC Green Suit

Sherwin-Williams and PPG Industries must tread carefully on future zero-VOC labeling claims, under a settlement just finalized with the Federal Trade Commission.


Coating May Power Up Tablet Screens

Electronics users who panic at being stranded without a charger may find reassurance in an energy-harvesting coating being developed by an MIT spinoff company.


Shark Skin Inspires Aircraft Coatings

Shark skin-inspired coatings research is underway on dry land and could soon take flight, as German airline giant Lufthansa Technik AG prepares to test the new paint system on two jets.


TQC Heats Up New Temperature Line

TQC will introduce new options and products focusing on the effect of temperature on paint-related chemistry at the 2013 European Coatings Show.


AkzoNobel Names N. America Director

AkzoNobel has appointed Research, Development, and Innovation chief Graeme Armstrong to oversee its North American operations.


Corrosives on Tap at New Coatings Show

A new U.S. coatings conference will showcase both theory and practice in the latest protective and other coatings technologies, organizers say.


Oilseed for Coatings Research Gets $5M

A $5.08 million award will help researchers study how to convert camelina oilseed to produce resins, coatings, sealants and more.


Nanocoating Gives Liquids the Bounce

A new nanoscale coating that bounces liquids—from coffee to acids to custard—from its surface could eventually protect everything from military uniforms to ship hulls, according to its devel...


Europe Eyes Hazardous Lead Labeling

Lead paint could soon take on a new "hazardous" status throughout the 27 member states of the European Union, under measures now being considered.


U.S. Reviews Paint Stripper Chemicals

Largely banned in Europe and linked to multiple deaths in the U.S., toxic paint-stripper chemicals are finally getting a serious look from the Environmental Protection Agency.


Free Webinar Tackles New HazCom Rules

New U.S. requirements for classifying chemicals and communicating hazardous information on container labels and material safety data sheets will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar by SS...


NASA Paint Sprays Away New Car Smell

Love it or hate it, that “new car smell” is not healthy—or, it turns out, good for sensitive satellite instruments—driving NASA to find a way to spray it away.


Curiosity Coating is Out of This World

A cosmic coating that stood up to four years of exposure on the International Space Station is now being used on the Mars Curiosity Rover to protect the craft's power unit as it collects dat...


Coating Makers Fighting TSCA Overhaul

For the second time in three weeks, coating manufacturers are working to head off expansion of the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority.


GE Unveils Ice-Shedding Nanocoating

GE Global Research has developed new nanocoatings that not only shed ice but actually delay ice formation, even under extreme atmospheric conditions, the company says.


New Coating Seen With ‘Invisible’ Graphene

Graphene, already a wonder material for its strength and thinness, now may hold the key to a new generation of non-invasive coatings, researchers say.


Coatings Compliance Chemist Needed

A Cleveland, OH, company has an opening in its liquid paint division for a coating regulatory compliance chemist.


Army Develops Munitions ‘Mood’ Paint

Army engineers are developing a new color-changing paint formula that will tell soldiers if their ammunition is safe to use just by looking at the color.


EPA to Screen More Coating Chemicals

The Environmental Protection Agency will screen 134 chemicals, including some used in paints and coatings, for their potential to disrupt the endocrine system.


Chemical Makers Challenge EPA on Cr(VI) Review

The Environmental Protection Agency is moving too quickly, and without sufficient information, on a scientific review that could pave the way for stricter standards on Hexavalent Chromium ex...


Conference on Protective Coatings Scheduled for October in Pittsburgh

The American Coatings Association will cover current technology in protective coatings in its conference, "Metal Protection through Coatings Technology," in Pittsburgh on October 19-20.


Firm Touts Spray-On Glass

A German company has developed an invisible, spray-on glass coating that is anti-microbial, flexible and breathable.


CAS-MI Launches Innovation Center

CAS-MI Laboratories (Ypsilanti, MI) has established the CAS-MI Innovation Center, a place for scientists to take new industrial and consumer formulated products, including paints, coatings, ...


 
 
   

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