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2 New Options for Harsh Environments

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


Sherwin-Williams Launches Pipe Line

Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine Coatings has announced a new series of fast-drying, high-build, solvent-free polyurethanes for the water pipe market.


Polymer, Heal Thyself—Over and Over

Self-healing material technology is not new, but scientists at the University of Illinois have moved the field a significant step forward.


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...


3 New Concrete Systems Launched

Concrete and masonry coating systems recommended for refineries, refrigerated storage areas, and bridges are part of a new lineup from Seal-Krete.


SSPC Announces New Polyurea Standard

Performance requirements for polyurea and polyurea/polyurethane hybrid coatings used to protect industrial structures are the focus of a new technical standard by SSPC: The Society for Prote...


Coating Protects Rotor Blade Edges

BASF has announced a new paint designed to protect the edges of wind turbine rotor blades.


Rhino Buys Protective Coating Supplier

Rhino Linings Corp. has acquired Advanced Coating Solutions, a protective and marine coatings maker and longtime Rhino supplier.


‘Terminator’ Polymer Heals Without Help

Taking a cue from early ’90s movie magic, scientists in Spain have reported the first self-healing polymer that “spontaneously and independently repairs itself without any intervention.”


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.


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.


Hybrid Polyurea Made for Climate Swings

Rhino Linings Corp. has introduced a spray-applied elastomeric coating that can be applied in a wide range of weather conditions.


PPG Lands DOD Coating Funds

PPG Industries has received more than $1 million to develop military-grade coatings that do not include health-damaging isocyanates.


3M Gives Wind Blades New Coating Option

A new protective coating by 3M is designed to help prevent damage to turbine output caused by erosion on the leading edge of wind blades.


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.


New Coatings Protect Tanks and Piping

Induron Protective Coatings has released two new products for the sewage and water industries.


Bayer Manager Elected PDA President

Industry expert and JPCL Top Thinker Steven Reinstadtler has been named president of the Polyurea Development Association, the trade association announced Wednesday (April 17).


Royal Holdings Buys Adhesives Packaging

Adhesives Packaging has been acquired by Royal Packaging, with intentions of operating the company as a standalone business in packaging, mixing and applying adhesives.


BASF Blast Laid to WWII Bomb

BASF has confirmed that an explosive device, most likely a World War II-era bomb, caused the blast that left one person injured Tuesday at a plant construction site in Germany.


1 Injured in Explosion at BASF Site

An explosion at BASF’s plant construction site in Germany has injured one worker, the giant chemical manufacturer said on Tuesday (Feb. 26).


Jury Charges Dow with $400M in Damages

A federal jury hit Dow Chemical Company with $400 million in damages to buyers affected by a urethane price-fixing conspiracy, an amount that could potentially be tripled under federal antit...


Flowcrete Expands Parking Deck System

Deckshield coating systems, long used to protect parking structures throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East, are coming to the Americas.


DOD Adds $1.5M to Powder Coating Push

The U.S. Department of Defense has stepped up its campaign against liquid protective coatings with a $1.5 million award to PPG Industries to develop a powder Chemical Agent Resistant Coating...


SC Painter Awarded Historic Project

South Carolina’s Civil War-era Hunting Island Lighthouse will soon be getting an interior facelift.


Nordson Industrial Coating Unit Grows

Nordson Corp., maker of industrial coatings equipment, has announced the acquisition of Sealant Equipment & Engineering.


Topcoat Made to Fight Wear, Hold Color

VersaFlex has introduced Aliphatic ClearCoat-Fast, a 100% solids topcoat designed to provide abrasion-resistant, high-gloss protection for industrial and commercial floors.


Bayer Closing 3 PU Houses in Europe

Bayer MaterialScience says it will shut down its polyurethane systems houses in Italy, Greece and the Czech Republic to refocus its resources on growing demand in Asia-Pacific.


Bids Sought for Cape Cod Bridge Painting

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is inviting bids for cleaning and recoating of Massachusetts’ Sagamore Bridge over Cape Cod Canal—a contract estimated at up to $10 million.


Coated Cargo Cover Patented

Sentina Inc., a New York-based producer of protective cargo coverings, has been awarded a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its reusable, vacuum-sealable, and tamper-evident...


Huntsman Seals Polyurethanes Deal

Huntsman Corporation has announced that it acquired the remaining ownership of Russian joint venture Huntsman NMG (HNMG), giving it full ownership of the company.


BASF Pipe Coating Taps Water Industry

BASF has introduced Elastocoat AC, a new protective pipe coating product line for the water transmission industry.


Watson Rolls Out 2 Graffiti Coatings

Watson Coatings has introduced two new additions to its anti-graffiti line: Aqua-Shield Anti-Graffiti Sacrificial Coating and Armorex Anti-Graffiti Non-Sacrificial Coating.


New Polyurethane ‘Lighter Than Water’

German polymer giant Bayer MaterialScience has unveiled a polyurethane material that is “lighter than water” for use in ships, trains, automobiles and other forms of transportation.


FDA Green-Lights New Reactamine Use

Carboline Company’s Reactamine 760 lining may now be used for direct dry food contact as well as potable water service, under new approval granted by the Food and Drug Administration.


International, Polibrid Ink Sales Deal

Protective and marine coatings giant International Paint has been named the exclusive distributor of Polibrid Coatings’ solventless elastomeric polyurethane coatings products in the United S...


‘Peelable’ Coating Allows New Looks

Military and private aircraft in need of a temporary new look may find help in a “peelable” coating just developed by UK-based Indestructible Paint Ltd.


Rival ‘Vigorously’ Pressing Graco Suit

While Graco Inc. prepares to parry federal antitrust action aimed at stopping its takeover of ITW Finishing, an industry competitor is “vigorously” pushing its own antitrust lawsuit against ...


Bayer to Build Coating Materials Plant

Raw-materials supplier Bayer MaterialScience has begun construction of a multipurpose production plant for polyurethane coating raw materials at the company’s global hub in Leverkusen, Germa...


BASF Shuffles Global Coatings Leaders

BASF, the world’s largest chemical company, has announced a realignment of its international coatings leadership, with new presidents for its coatings and polyurethanes divisions and related...


LA Awards $4.8M Bridge Painting Work

Texas Bridge Inc. has been awarded a $4,809,850 contract to perform coating and related work on the Judge Seeber (Claiborne Avenue) Bridge, which links New Orleans with the Lower and Upper N...


‘Cold’ Grinder Tools Strip Paint in Explosive Areas

Safety Tools Allmet has rounded out its exclusive line of sparkless grinders and cutting tools with a custom anti-static suitcase—a system designed for “cold” coatings and corrosion removal ...


Rhino Linings Launches eCommerce Site

Rhino Linings Corp., the global provider of spray-on protective coatings, has launched a new eCommerce site.


Low-VOC Anti-Graffiti Coating Launched

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings has introduced 2K Water-Based Urethane Anti-Graffiti, a low VOC (less than 100 g/L), super hydrophobic polyurethane coating designed for graffit...


$3.8M DE Bridge Painting Awarded

An Ohio painting contractor has been awarded a $3,886,625 contract for painting and repairs on the Reedy Point Bridge over the Delaware River.


Polycoat Expands Website Offerings

American Polymers Corp. (dba Polycoat Products) has expanded its customer resources and service with the re-launch of an improved website at www.polycoatusa.com.


Navy Uses SPF to Protect Radar Dome

Q: When is spray foam insulation not spray foam insulation? A: When it is being used as a primary protective coating. That was the unusual application recently devised to provide an insu...


Army, Tesla Pioneer Carbon Nanocoating

Super strong, electrically conductive, wear resistant and offering electrostatic discharge protection, carbon nanotubes (CNTs) have long held major potential for structural materials.


Coating Builds Fire ‘Armor’ on Foam

Gram for gram, novel carbon nanofiber-filled coatings devised by researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Texas A&M University have reportedly outperfor...


RPM Coatings Acquires Italy’s API

RPM International’s Performance Coatings Group has acquired API S.p.A., a $28 million producer and installer of polyurethane and urethane-based flooring and decking solutions for cruise ship...


Chesapeake Bay Adds CARC Coatings

Chesapeake Bay Coatings, a wholesaler and distributor of industrial coatings for military and government applications, has added aerospace and chemical agent resistant coatings (CARC) to its...


Huntsman Names Asia Pacific CEO

Huntsman has named Anthony P. Hankins to the new role of Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Asia Pacific, based in new regional headquarters in Hong Kong.


Coating Said to Heal Without Catalyst

Scientists are reporting the development of a coating for steel that heals itself after being scratched, without any catalyst and at relatively low temperatures.


BASF Coats Q1 in Sales, Profit

A boom in coatings and higher prices helped offset still-struggling construction activity to deliver a whopping $25% first-quarter sales increase in to BASF, the world’s largest chemical com...


New Protective Line Avoids Isocyanates

Hybrid Coating Technologies has introduced a new line of Green Polyurethane industrial and specialty coatings made completely without hazardous isocyanates.


$42.7M Bridge Rehab Contract Awarded

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded a $42.7 million contract for rehabilitation of Philadelphia’s George C. Platt Bridge to a joint venture representing two industrial ...


PDA Names New Executive Director

The Polyurea Development Association has selected industrial coatings veteran Lou Frank to serve as its new Executive Director.


Industry Companies Beat Path to Asia

The Pacific region is pulling anew on the coatings industry, with a half-dozen companies recently announcing hundreds of millions of dollars in construction and expansion investment in Asia.


Bayer Coatings Unit Back on Track

The global economic recovery showered unexpected sales volume on Bayer MaterialScience’s coatings, polyurethanes and other segments in 2010, reaping triple earnings and double-digit sales fo...


BASF Posts Record Year

2010 was a record year for BASF, fueled by sales gains in every segment, including Catalysts and Coatings.


BASF, Fisher Tank Plants on the Move

BASF will move the manufacturing of its Offshore Subsea Insulation PUR Systems to Houston, TX, while Fisher Tank is opening a new fabrication facility in Leesville, SC, the companies have an...


Chicago Navy Pier Project Up for Bid

Chicago’s Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority will accept bids Feb. 25 for coating, waterproofing and related work on the city’s historic Navy Pier.


Free Webinar to Focus on PU Advances

From basics to new performance properties, the state of the art in polyurethanes, polyureas and hybrids will be the focus of a free upcoming Webinar presented by JPCL and SSPC.


Coatings Help Dow Post Record Numbers

Modest gains in Coatings and Infrastructure and record sales in emerging regions helped propel The Dow Chemical Co. to double-digit growth for both the fourth quarter and full year of 2010.


BASF Debuts 4 Rail Polyurethane Products

BASF SE has introduced four new polyurethane solutions for the global rail industry.


Jotun Launches New PU Floor Coatings Line

Jotun Paints has announced the regional launch of its new line of floor coatings, Jotafloor PU Universal.


Bayer MS, AkzoNobel Make New Inroads in China

Bayer MaterialScience plans to significantly expand its R&D and production of high-grade materials in China, investing more than $1.3 billion to accelerate production of the polyurethane raw...


Waterborne Polyurethanes Touted for Bridge Use

BayerMaterialScience LLC says it has developed a new generation of waterborne polyurethane coatings for bridge structures that offer the performance of traditional solvent-bornes.


Tool Helps Select Waterborne Polyurethane DTMs

Bayer MaterialScience researchers have announced the development of a selection tool for waterborne polyurethane coatings for Direct-to-Metal applications.


RPM Acquisition Expands Waterproofing Line

The RPM/Belgium Group has acquired Hermeta Chemie GmbH, based in Berlin, to broaden RPM’s waterproofing product offerings for pedestrian traffic decks, industrial floors and balconies.


BASF Plans 4th System House in China

BASF, which is already building its third System House in China, has announced plans to build a fourth, giving the world’s largest polyurethane supplier a service network in all geographical...


Curing Agent May Speed Spray Processing

Specialty chemicals and curatives producer Albemarle Corp. says it has commercialized a new polymer chain extender that boosts the processing capability of polyurea and polyurethane spray el...


Nanotech Industries, Maker of Green Polyurethane, Merges with EPOD Solar

EPOD Solar has entered into a stock purchase agreement with Nanotech Industries International for the reverse merger of the two companies.


ADM Says Corn-Based Isosorbide Offers Potential for Use in Coatings, Other Products

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) announced that it has begun offering isosorbide, an industrial ingredient made from corn and a potential alternative to chemicals used in coatings and ot...


SSPC Releases 2 New Coatings Standards

Performance requirements for a two-component epoxy primer coating and moisture-cured polyurethane coating system are the subject of two new standards from SSPC: The Society for Protective Co...


Tnemec Introduces Low-VOC Polyurethanes

Tnemec Company Inc. introduced two low-VOC hybrid polyurethane finishes, reported to offer a high degree of color and gloss retention and resistance to UV and weathering.


Conference Paper Sheds Light on ‘Sunshine-Cure’ Polyurethanes

Natural sunshine provides sufficient energy to crosslink UV-cure wood-decking coatings based on polyurethane dispersions, a Bayer MaterialScience LLC representative said in a paper presented...


PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY:
Thick-Film, Moisture-Cure Urethane Polymer

Bayer MaterialScience LLC reported at last week’s American Coatings Show and Conference that field trials confirm the application effectiveness of a new, thick-film, moisture-cure urethane t...


PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY:
Bio-Based Polyol for Polyurethanes

Huntsman Corp.’s Performance Products division announced the commercial availability of a new, bio-based polyol for use in polyurethanes.


IAL’s New Title Covers Polyurethane Market

Information on the polyurethane market is now available from IAL Consultants (Ealing, London), which has announced the first edition of A Global Overview of the Polyurethane Dispersions (...


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.


Sprayroq Announces New Coating

Sprayroq (Birmingham, AL) has introduced a new chemical-resistant coating, SprayShield GT.


 
 
   

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