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New Coatings Aimed at Protection, Efficiency

PPG's protective and marine coatings unit has introduced PSX 800 and PSX 805 coatings for steel and metal surfaces. The company says the new formulations deliver enhanced application propert...


Finishing Firm Fined Following Worker Death

Federal safety inspectors have recommended fines totaling $171,169 for a Wisconsin aluminum extrusion and coating services business following the June 14 death of a 51-year-old worker.


Coating Made for Better Wear Protection

A new nanoparticle coating for plasticating screws from Nordson Corporation (Westlake, OH) is said to offer improved abrasion and corrosion resistance compared to standard high-velocity oxyg...


Anodizing, Coatings Expert Joins Chemeon

A business-to-business provider of metal surface engineering solutions has announced the hire of a new executive who will bring expertise in anodizing and conversion coatings to the firm.


Chemists Develop Green Corrosion Protection

A partnership between a university chemist and a chemical company has culminated in a green coating system that reportedly protects metals against corrosion.


New Player Enters Protective Coatings Field

Financial investment business Signet Enterprises has announced the launch of a new venture in the field of polymer technology for the protective and structural coatings industries.


Axalta Completes Dura Coat Purchase

Global liquid and powder coatings maker Axalta Coating Systems has expanded its portfolio of offerings with the completed acquisition of Dura Coat Products Inc., the Philadelphia-based firm ...


Axalta Plans Dura Coat Aquisition

Axalta Coating Systems, a global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, announced this week that it plans to acquire Riverside, CA-based Dura Coat Products Inc., a manufacturer of coati...


BASF Grows Coatings Arm in $3.2B Deal

Known as a multi-national chemicals manufacturing corporation, BASF is expanding its coatings portfolio through the acquisition of a global surface treatment business.


SSPC Revises 2 Standards

Two standards—one for the coating of metals and one for qualifying and certifying industrial coating and lining application specialists—have been updated under the direction of SSPC: The Soc...


Binder Developed for Heat Resistance

Michelman has announced the availability of a new product in its ProHere line of water-based polymer dispersions and emulsions developed for use in metal coatings.


Evonik Plans PA12 Production Increase

Specialty chemicals company Evonik Industries will build a new production line for special polyamide 12 powder (PA12) in Marl, Germany, the company announced Wednesday (Feb. 10).


Coatings Series Aims to Protect Metal

PPG Industries has introduced a two-component polyester polyurethane enamel coatings series that the company says provides corrosion resistance when applied directly to metal or over primer-...


Paint Booth Noise, Dust Leads to Fine

A Watseka, IL, metal fabricating plant was investigated on claims that it exposed employees to unsafe levels of metallic dusts, vapors and noise when manually powder coating metal products i...


5 Finishers Settle EPA Claims

LOS ANGELES—A multiyear federal investigation into metal finishing in Southern California has ended with nearly $224,000 in environmental fines against five companies.


Roof Coatings are Looking Up

DALLAS—Jump-started by surging regulations, products, construction and disposable income, the global roof coatings market is primed for growth in the years ahead, a new forecast reports.


Chinese Accused of Dumping Bad Steel

Saudi Arabia's largest producer of coated steel is accusing Chinese competitors of flooding Saudi projects with unsafe products, due to lack of oversight by the Chinese government.


PPG Debuts Industrial/Commercial Trio

New environmentally friendly, high-performance powder, liquid and e-coat coatings for a variety of industrial and commercial applications are rolling out at PPG Industries.


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...


 
 
   

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