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Huntsman Sheds Pigment Jobs, Plans

A year after announcing major expansion of its global pigment business, Huntsman Corp. is making sharp course corrections, with new plans for hundreds of layoffs and cuts in production capac...


2 New Options for Harsh Environments

Dow has unveiled two polyurethane products for protecting infrastructure in the harshest environments.


Navy Additive Helps ‘Heal Like Skin’

A new powder added to off-the-shelf commercial primers is helping scratched military vehicles heal themselves before corrosion starts, U.S. Navy developers say.


Newest Corrosion Weapon: Poison

For those who find blasting and coating too much work to fight corrosion, Australian materials engineers are reporting a new option: arsenic.


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.


Static-Busting Paint Team Tops Contest

A team of university students has developed an additive that converts paint to a conductive coating for transportation—an invention that has netted them a $10,000 grand prize.


Daubert Unveils Severe Corrosion Line

Daubert Chemical Co. has introduced an extensive line of Severe Atmospheric Corrosion Inhibitors (SACI) for use in coatings, sealants and linings designed for metal structures.


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.


JV to Develop Bio-Based Marine Coatings

The worldwide quest for nontoxic, low-drag, underwater marine coatings has two formidable new entrants.


Minerals Inc. Unveils TiO2 Extenders

Minerals Technologies Inc. has launched three new products to extend titanium dioxide (TiO2) in paints and coatings.


Evonik Expands Green Coating R&D

Eco-friendly binders and additives for paints and coatings are a key focus of new research facilities being built by specialty chemical maker Evonik Industries.


Controversial Lubrizol Deal Closes

Despite insider trading by a senior corporate officer involved in the deal, Berkshire Hathaway has completed its $9.7 billion acquisition of specialty chemical maker Lubrizol, the world’s la...


Concrete Cartel Probe Snags 4th Firm

Yet another Iowa-based ready-mix concrete company has pleaded guilty in a widening federal investigation into a regional price-fixing and bid-rigging conspiracy, the Department of Justice ha...


AkzoNobel to Acquire Surfactant Maker

AkzoNobel plans to strengthen its position in specialty surfactants while enhancing its manufacturing footprint in Asia by acquiring Boxing Oleochemicals, Asia’s leading supplier of nitrile ...


Car Pigment Back on the Road in Japan

Glittering new cars will return to the world’s roads, as Merck has resumed production of the critical pigment additive Xirallic, which is made only at the company’s facility in Japan.


EU to Plow $1.4B into Graphene R&D

Graphene, the new wonder child of materials science, will be the focus of a 10-year, 1 billion euro ($1.45 billion US) research project designed by Cambridge University.


Quake Wipes Out Car Paint Additive

The shutdown of a Japanese paint additive plant—the product’s only global supplier—is creating havoc with auto and truck production worldwide.


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...


Graphene Found to Boost Coating’s UV Protection

Coatings made with graphene—the thinnest, strongest material ever made—can help prevent UV degradation and corrosion on wind turbine blades, new research shows.


Evonik, Coatex Plan New Production Facilities

Global specialty chemicals giant Evonik Industries will build a new production plant for its forthcoming MMA product called AVENEER, while additives maker Coatex will expand its Asian presen...


Taiwanese Additives Company to Enter U.S. Market

Taiwan-based Double Bond Chemical Industries is preparing to launch its line of coatings additives in North American, the company has announced.


Reports: BASF ‘Close’ to Deal for Cognis

Chemicals and coatings giant BASF AG (Ludwigshafen, Germany) is reported to be close to a deal to acquire Cognis (Monheim, Germany), with a purchase price put at approximately 3 billion euro...


ISP Introduces Acrylate-Based Additives

International Specialty Products Inc. (Wayne, N.J.) introduced Jaypol™ performance additives for water-based coatings, a series of dispersants, co-binders, and rheology modifiers based on ac...


Michelman Offers Antigraffiti Coating Additive

Michelman Inc. (Cincinnati, Ohio) says its wax emulsion Michem Emulsion 47950 is a sacrificial, antigraffiti coating additive that also provides water repellency and anti-blocking characteri...


PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY:
Nanotechnology UV-Resistance Additive

The Performance Chemicals business of International Specialty Products Inc. (Wayne, N.J.) introduced SunCare Topcoat, a technology for protecting the integrity of coatings from damage caused...


PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY:
Open-Time Additive for Water-Borne Coatings

Rhodia (Paris, France) introduced Rhodoline® OTE, described as an APE-free and zero-VOC additive that significantly extends the open time of water-borne coatings.


Growing Paint Additives Market to Top $6B

Environmental pressures and the growing shift toward water-based paint systems are fueling demand for paint and coating additives, providing tremendous growth potential for additives supplie...


Ecology Rolls Out UV-Curable Additives

Ecology Coatings Inc. has announced the development of bio-based additives that purportedly enhance curing speed, pigment coverage and other surface effects in commercial applications.


Standard Sets Additive Terminology

The additive manufacturing industry can now speak the same language, with the approval of a new standard by ASTM.


BYK’s New Additive Useful for Flooring

BYK Additives & Instruments (Wesel, Germany) has developed Anti-Terra®-250, a controlled wetting and dispersing additive which the company says is useful in waterborne self-leveling flooring...


Acrylate-Silicone Improves Application

BYK Additives & Instruments (Wesel, Germany) has launched BYK®-3550, a surface-active additive that incorporates both acrylate and silicone characteristics to improve coating application pro...


Additives for Waterbornes Explained

Published in September 2009, Additives for Waterborne Coatings, by Wernfried Heilen et al., describes the most important aspects and applications of additives for waterborne systems i...


Ex-3M Exec to Lead Additive Venture

William Loomis has been named president of Zeeospheres Ceramics LLC, a new manufacturer of a coatings performance additive.


BASF Launches New Additive

BASF Corporation (Florham Park, NJ) launched Pluracoat Performa® CF20, the newest addition to the Pluracoat® high-performance coating additives line for waterborne technologies.


Low VOC Additive Improves Performance

Dow Corning has introduced a silicon-based additive that is low in volatile organic compounds (VOC) and designed to enhance abrasion resistance, slip resistance, and leveling of paints, coat...


 
 
   

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