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Powder Coatings Set for Global Surge

Buoyed by their regulatory-friendly green profile, powder coatings are in for several years of robust growth worldwide, a new market forecast reports.


$740K Fine May Close CT Contractor

A four-generation coating and abrasive blasting business says it will shut down most of its operations in the face of a $743,500 state fine for hazardous waste, training and other violations...


OSHA Floats 4 Possible Rule Changes

From spray finishing to chemical safety, the federal government is seeking input on four potential rule changes that could affect the coating and blasting industry.


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.


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.


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...


PCI Updates Powder Coating Handbook

The Powder Coating Institute's fourth edition of The Powder Coating Handbook is now available, PCI has announced.


Powder Coating Group Names Director

The Powder Coating Institute has appointed trade publication veteran Dave Lurie as its new executive director to succeed Rodger Talbert.


Investor Acquires FL Powder Coater

Positioning itself for aggressive growth in the U.S. powder-coating market, Architectural Finish Systems Inc., of Clearwater, FL, is sporting a new owner, new expansion funds, and new manage...


AkzoNobel Buys Out Powder Coatings JV

AkzoNobel Powder Coatings has strengthened its position in Africa with the purchase of 100 percent of its longtime joint venture with Freeworld Coatings.


PPG, Asian Plan Protective Coating JV

Two of the world’s biggest paint and coating companies will partner on a new joint venture that will serve India’s vast, and rapidly growing, protective coatings market.


Containment, Exposures Draw $163K Fine

Paint stripper hazards, inadequate paint-area fire extinguishers, lack of training and MSDS, and widespread lack of respiratory and personal protection have led to 30 citations and a $163,22...


DOD Launches $1.4M Powder CARC Project

The Defense Department’s environmental research arm has tapped Sherwin-Williams to lead the development of a novel Chemical Agent Resistant Coating (CARC) powder topcoat for military vehicle...


DuPont Taps N. America Powder Coatings Manager

DuPont Industrial Coating Solutions has appointed Ronald W. Hull as North American Sales Manager for Powder Coatings, managing the powder and e-coat sales activities in the United States and...


Navy Trims Ship Painting Protocols

The Navy, Coast Guard and industry have approved nine significant changes to painting protocol during shipbuilding, in a pilot project designed to increase efficiency and save money.


Shoddy ‘Big Dig’ Paint to Cost $54M

It will take about two years and $54 million to properly replace more than 25,000 Boston “Big Dig” tunnel light fixtures that are corroding due to paint failure.


Disputed Graco-ITW Deal Moves Forward

Reversing course, the Federal Trade Commission has green-lighted Graco’s controversial takeover of ITW Finishing LLC—with one big regulatory but.


Painter Closes after OSHA Citations

A Florida aluminum coating and blasting operation has closed its door in the face of 37 new federal safety and health citations and a fine of nearly $140,000.


SSPC Offers Online Inspector Training

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has launched an online version of its well-known Protective Coatings Inspector (PCI) program.


Tainted Paint Ends Festival in Tragedy

A popular Hindu spring festival in India ended in tragedy this week, when poisoned paint used in the celebration killed one boy and injured hundreds of other children.


Dismissal, Plea in DuPont Secrets Cases

DuPont Chemical Co. has dropped a civil lawsuit against one former employee accused of sharing trade secrets, while another ex-employee has pleaded guilty in a similar criminal case.


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.


US Moves to Halt Graco, ITW Deal

Federal regulators have moved fast and hard to block an attempt by spray equipment giant Graco to take over its top competitor, contending that the $650 million deal would hand Graco a monop...


New Gardner Paint Test Manual Released

After 16 years, ASTM has published a 15th edition of the venerable Gardner-Sward Handbook, encompassing the latest information on significant paint and coating test methods and techno...


Akzo Powder Coatings Get SMaRT

AkzoNobel has become the first coatings company to achieve so-called SMaRT certification for the life-cycle sustainability of one of its coating lines.


Paint Plant to Pay $40K Waste Fine

An Arizona industrial paint producer has agreed to pay a $40,000 state penalty for hazardous waste violations unresolved since 2008.


Eureka! Zero Waste Coating Emerges

A revolutionary powder coating technology that is said to eliminate solid and liquid waste and VOC emissions during application has won Australia’s top science honor.


IGT Launches Marine Powder Coating

Integrated Green Technologies LLC (IGT) has announced the roll-out of DuraSpeed powder coating for boat propellers, drive shafts and other marine applications, following successful field tri...


Bridge Repair Work Draws $83,160 Fine

A New Jersey contractor has been accused of 12 serious federal safety violations and fined $83,160 for conditions on a bridge repair project in Princeton.


Owner of Burned Paint Plant Faces Fines for Unreported Chemicals

The owner of a Pennsylvania paint plant is facing fines of up to $25,000 a day for not providing authorities with a mandated list of chemicals and substances stored on site before fire struc...


$214K Fine Set for 2 Amputations

An Illinois metal fabricator and painter is facing $214,830 in federal fines and several major citations following amputation injuries suffered by two workers in eight days.


Navy Re-opens VA Powder Coating Shop

After 16 years, the Navy has re-opened the Norfolk Ship Support Activity’s powder coating facility, reviving its ability to provide corrosion-resistant applications to equipment on Norfolk-b...


Ohioans See Red in Dyed Creek

Like a horror-movie backdrop, a Huron River tributary flowed blood red for almost 24 hours last week, when superconcentrated dye from some old coatings equipment was washed into the creek.


AkzoNobel Boasts Banner 1st Quarter

Add AkzoNobel NV, the world’s largest paint and coatings company, to the list of relieved industry suppliers with glowing—even record—first-quarter financial reports.


Advance Speeds Powder Coating Work

Dutch coatings machine maker EMB Technology has finally unveiled a machine that it says can provide high-speed, no-contact application of powder coatings in thin layers on web- and sheet-bas...


DuPont Protective Primer is Zinc Free

DuPont Coating Solutions has introduced Alesta ZeroZinc primer, an anti-corrosion powder coating system designed to combine protection in severe climatic and environmental conditions with gr...


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.


Paint Stripper Has VOC-Free Formula

Solvent Kleene has introduced a zero-VOC stripper designed to remove organic paints, varnish, mil-spec CARC paints, cured powder coatings, multi-layer coatings and E-coatings.


Ex-DuPont Chemist Sued Over Trade Secrets

DuPont Powder Coatings has filed suit to stop a longtime senior research chemist from sharing pipe coating trade secrets with competitors—including a South Korean firm he joined after abrupt...


Jotun Reports Record Year Results

Norway-based coatings giant Jotun reported record operating revenues and profits in 2010, notching volume increases in every segment and strong performances in high-growth markets.


Accumet Launches Thickness Gauge

Accumet Products, maker of measuring, testing and setting instruments, has launched coating thickness gauge series CM8801.


Plant Painting Draws OSHA Fine

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing $121,800 in penalties for 40 safety and health violations related in part to painting operations at two Alabama manufacturing p...


Resodyn Debuts Portable Powder Coating System

Resodyn Engineered Polymeric Systems Inc. has introduced its next-generation Polymer Thermal Spray (PTS) system, a high-output system designed to create zero-VOC protective coatings without ...


AkzoNobel, Spider Expand in Mexico, C. America

The coatings and infrastructure industries are heating up down South, with AkzoNobel and Spider announcing new facilities and investments in Mexico and Central America.


Anti-Microbial Coating OK’d for Food Facilities

Extreme Mobile Coatings’ anti-microbial “surface protector” powder coating has been approved by the National Sanitation Foundation International, clearing the way for its use in food service...


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...


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.


PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY:
Powder Coatings for Architectural Applications

DuPont Co. Inc. (Wilmington, Del.) introduced a line of premium architectural powder coatings formulated to meet the specifications of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (A...


Jotun, Dow Corning Products Protect Dubai Tower

Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower, was painted and protected with materials developed by Jotun Paint UAE and Dow Corning, the companies announced separately.


Cytec to Raise Prices on Powder Coatings

Cytec Industries Inc. (Woodland Park, NJ) announced that it will increase the price for all powder coating products shipped in North America on or after August 1, 2009.


Growth Predicted for Powder Coatings

U.S. demand for powder coatings is projected to expand by 3.5 percent annually through 2013, reaching a market value of $1.2 billion and significantly outpacing the gains of the last five ye...


IRL Expects Increase in India Coatings

Information Research (IRL) in London, UK, has released its latest study, A Profile of the Indian Paint Industry, 4th Edition, in which it states that India is likely to add an additional mil...


Protech to Purchase Govesan

The Protech/Oxyplast Group (Montreal, QC) has reached an agreement to purchase Govesan Manufacturing Inc. (York, PA).


PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY: Powder-Coated Aluminum Extrusions

Crystal Extrusion Systems introduced a powder-coated finish option for the company’s aluminum extrusions that offers the appearance of clear anodized aluminum.


 
 
   

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