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Lasers Get Edge in Keeping Metal Dry

A new laser etching technique could eliminate the need for temporary coatings that make metals water-repellant, scientists at the University of Rochester say.


Team Structures a Tougher Coating

Researchers behind a new composite say the spray-applied metal coating can ward off corrosion in an environmentally friendly way, even under extreme conditions.


At Harvard, Color by Vapor

Coating thickness has typically been measured in mils or, at its thinnest, microns. Now, a team of Harvard researchers is measuring it in nanometers—one 24,500th of a mil.


NEI Corp. Launches Clear Coat

NEI Corp.'s new SR 500-EC is a protective clear coat and surface treatment for plastics, metals, glass, ceramics and other surfaces.


Corrosion Fighter Sports Water Base

A new waterborne formulation offers a safer anti-corrosion option to solvent-based metal primers, manufacturer Dunn-Edwards reports.


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.


Transit Coatings Protect Exposed Metal

A new series of transit coatings has been designed to protect exposed metals that are stored and shipped outdoors, manufacturer Daubert Cromwell announced.


Metal Coating is Non-Flammable

Cortec has launched a new primer/topcoat for metal substrates in aggressive indoor and outdoor environments.


Nanocapsules Aim to Heal Like Skin

A group of German researchers say they made “two enormous strides” towards developing nanocapsules with self-healing anti-corrosive capabilities.


Coating Offers Steel, Aluminum Guarantee

A new coating system is designed to provide maximum protection for aluminum and steel products in harsh climates and environmental conditions.


Metal Finishing Leads to EPA Case

A California company operating a metal finishing facility violated clean water laws by improper disposal of wastewater into the Los Angeles County Sanitation District sewer system, according...


Valspar Launches Improved Coil Coating

Valspar has announced a new weather-resistant coil coating system for metals used in a variety of applications.


Steel-Tech Adds Spray Coating

Rust-Oleum has uncapped an aerosol version of its stainless-steel-infused Steel-Tech High Performance protective line.


Navy Hazards Addressed; Review Unlikely

Navy officials have addressed toxic-metals exposures that threatened to shut down a California painting and maintenance facility last fall, but federal health officials have declined to take...


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?


New Nanomyte Coating Made for Metal

NEI Corp. has launched a hydrophobic coating designed specifically for metal surfaces in several industrial applications.


Firestone Unveils Roof Protection Line

Elastomeric technology, formulated with 100 percent acrylic polymer, is the cornerstone of a new suite of roof coatings from Firestone Building Products Company.


$1M Chemical Blaze Guts Coating Plant

Fire ripped through a polymer coating facility in Canada over the weekend, causing $1 million in damage and requiring 60 firefighters to bring the blaze under control.


Amputation Dangers Draw $589K Fine

An Ohio paint-can manufacturer that allegedly operates with unguarded machinery in order to speed up production is facing egregious federal safety violations and nearly $600,000 in fines.


Conversion Coating Cuts Out Chromates

A chromate-free conversion coating for magnesium alloys has been developed by NEI Corporation.


EPA Withdraws New Cadmium Rule

Under pressure from producers, the U.S. government has reversed a brand-new rule that would have increased safety disclosure requirements for products containing cadmium, used in some protec...


UK Axes AkzoNobel's Can Coatings Deal

Britain's Office of Fair Trading has blocked AkzoNobel's proposed acquisition of Metlac Holding, ruling that the deal would substantially reduce competition in metal coatings for beer and be...


SoCal Drops Metal Coating Rule

After nearly two years in development, California has abruptly halted further work on plans to tighten emission rules on metal coating operations until 2013, the American Coatings Associatio...


SC Painter Awarded Historic Project

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


UK Takes Dim View of AkzoNobel Deal

AkzoNobel’s plan to take over Metlac Holding has hit a snag, with the UK’s antitrust agency deeming the metals coating deal a bad one for customers.


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...


SC Seeks Bids for Historic Lighthouse

Bids are being invited for cleaning and recoating work on South Carolina’s Hunting Island Lighthouse, one of the state’s most distinctive landmarks.


Finishing Companies OK $196K EPA Deal

Three Southern California metal painting and finishing companies will spend a total of nearly $200,000 to resolve federal hazardous-waste and clean-water violations, under a new agreement wi...


Coating Makers Work to Blunt New Rules

Coating manufacturers are making inroads against California’s plan to further tighten emission rules on metal coating operations, the American Coatings Association reports.


PPG, Hi-Temp Make Distribution Deal

PPG Industries’ protective and marine coatings business (PMC) has signed a global distribution agreement with Hi-Temp Coatings Technology Co. for select Hi-Temp® branded products.


Study: Nano Coatings Hold Mega Promise

The nanotech revolution that is sweeping the coatings industry may live up to its sizzling promise after all, with apparently few risks and huge potential for functional coatings of every ki...


HMG Paints Unveils DTM Topcoat

HMG Paints Ltd., the UK-based independent industrial coatings producer, has introduced single-coat Monothane, made for direct application to substrates without the need for a primer.


Plant Cited in Fire Fought by Worker

Federal safety authorities have cited a New York metal finishing plant where an employee was burned while trying to put out a fire in September.


Anti-Corrosion Film Beats the Heat

Cortec Corp. has introduced an anti-corrosive film designed to reduce cooling time for heat-treated metal products.


Green Coatings Offer Interim Protection

Cortec has introduced two bio-based, biodegradable coatings for temporary corrosion prevention without flammable solvents or petroleum-based materials.


China Sees Protective Coatings Boom

China’s protective coatings market is booming, with double-digit growth, more than 650 current producers, and an expanding variety of multifunctional products, a new study reports.


Aremco Introduces High-Temp Refractory Coating

Aremco Products has introduced Pyro-Paint™ 634-AL, a new high temperature, alumina-filled refractory coating used to bond, coat and seal refractory fiber boards and other shapes, providing r...


Coating Touts High-Temp Protection

Aremco Products Inc. has introduced Corr-Paint CP2070, a high-temperature, epoxy-novolac corrosion-protection coating designed for metal components and structures used in aircraft, automotiv...


Industry Fights Looming Emissions Laws

Coatings manufacturers are racing the clock to fend off tighter emissions rules impending in Southern California and at the federal level.


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...


FL Plant Coating Project Let Amid Flap

A Florida contractor has been awarded a $137,000 contract for concrete coating and metal painting work at a municipal wastewater plant after the low bidder erred and a higher bidder lodged a...


BASF Hikes R&D, Sells Coatings Unit

BASF SE spent a record $2 billion on research and development in 2010 and will top that this year, putting the chemical giant on track to generate more than $10 billion from innovation effor...


Vista Paint Corp. Settles Waste Suit for $1+M

Vista Paint Corp. has agreed to pay $1 million to six District Attorney’s Offices in California to settle a lawsuit charging illegal transportation and mismanagement of hazardous waste and m...


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.


Targeted EPA Sweep Fines 9 Metal Finishers

Nine California metal finishers have paid thousands of dollars in fines for federal hazardous-waste violations after a recent rash of targeted inspections by the U.S. Environmental Protectio...


Teknos Seals Paint Merger; IMCD Grows in Asia

Two industrial paint manufacturers are joining forces in the Polish market, while an acquisition by IMCD will give that company a foothold in the Asian specialty chemicals sector, the partie...


 
 
   

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