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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.


Who Ya Gonna Call for Spray-On Solar?

Someday, Illan Kramer hopes, men sporting Ghostbusters backpacks will come to your facility and spray solar cells directly onto your roof.


Bike Path Gets Artist's Touch

In the Netherlands, thousands of stones topped with smart coatings are lighting up a new bike path designed to invoke Vincent van Gogh's famous painting, "The Starry Night."


Waste Powder Powers a Tougher Coating

Today's tons of silicone rubbish may be the secret ingredient in tomorrow's superhydrophobic, corrosion-resistant coatings.


Cloaking Coating Shows Visible Progress

The quest for a cloak of invisibility may be one step closer to reality, with a new "illusion" coating taking shape at Pennsylvania State University.


Israeli Air Force Strips Chopper Coatings

Years of heavy-duty coatings have apparently become too heavy for Israel’s attack helicopters, prompting authorities to peel off the paint to lighten the choppers’ load.


Report: Road Paint Revenues to Climb

The need for safer roads will drive the traffic paints and coatings market in North America and Europe, boosting revenue 17 percent by 2020, according to a new report.


Battelle Beads Detect Early Corrosion

A new bead not only senses corrosion but also starts to heal the microscopic cracks it causes, according to Battelle Memorial Institute.


Slick Coating Rids Last Drop of Paint

A “super-slippery coating” for, well, other coatings holds the key to less waste and cost savings, developers say.


Copper Coating Gives Water the Bounce

Coatings research has once again shown the hydrophobic lotus some love, with a new metal coating technology that mimics the plant's water-repellent features.


U.S. Funds a Big Look at Tiny Materials

The federal government has put nearly $10 million into examining the environmental impact of science's fastest-growing field: nanomaterials.


Paint Lights ‘Route 66 of the Future’

Tomorrow’s highway has arrived on a short stretch of a Dutch roadway where glowing green road markings have replaced street lights.


Retailers, PPG Sign Private-Label Deal

An alliance of independent North American paint dealers has agreed to make PPG Industries Inc. the exclusive manufacturer of the group's premium paint brand.


Making Roofs Both Cool and Colorful

Dark, attractive metal roof and façades that are just as "cool" as their traditional white counterparts are the goal of a new research partnership by PPG Industries and the Department of Ene...


Building Show Beefs Up Experts, CEUs

From foundation to roof, an updated slate of technical presentations will address high-performance commercial construction issues at next month's premiere D+D 2014 show.


Crooning Coating Strikes a New Note

Attention, Aloe Blacc, Cee Lo Green and Maroon 5: Coatings stardom could be yours for the asking!


Beyond Glow in the Dark: Light-Up Paint

When it comes to illumination, who would know more than the Dark Side? That’s Darkside Scientific LLC, founded by Andy Zsinko, a longtime aftermarket painter who has gone glow-in-the-dark pa...


EPA Seeks Entries for Green Challenge

Safer, cleaner, more efficient industry technologies are invited to compete in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s annual green chemistry competition.


Valspar Gifts $1M to Research Lab

Materials-science research at the University of Minnesota has taken a million-dollar step forward with help from The Valspar Corp.


Smart Coatings Turn on Tomorrow

Functional coatings that respond to their environment could be a critical piece of tomorrow's energy puzzle—but only if the price is right, a new report says.


Anti-Corrosion Spray Underway

A graphene-based spray coating that would help multiple industries “easily and inexpensively” fight corrosion is the focus of a new program at the University of Central Florida's NanoScience...


JPCL at 30: Evolution and Revolution

Anniversaries and birthdays are funny things, and can be seen in positive and negative lights: They speak to endurance, repetition, the inevitability of time passing, growth, and decline.


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.


Building Industry on Board for D+D 2014

From rooftop to foundation and wall paint to structural steel, technical organizations representing the spectrum of building science technologies will partner withDurability + Design ...


New Building Show Opens Registration

Online registration has opened for D+D 2014, the first Durability + Design Conference and Exhibition, dedicated to building performance and aesthetics.


Coating Claims Germ-Free Finish

German researchers are reporting the development of a coating with the potency to kill and deflect fungal and bacterial growth for years.


Huntsman Makes Major Play for TiO2

Setting its sights on becoming the No. 2 global producer of titanium dioxide pigments, Huntsman Corp. has announced a $1.1 billion cash acquisition of certain business units of Rockwood Hold...


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?


Plane Crash Aided by Flame Retardants

Jetliner improvements, such as flame-retardant materials in seats and carpeting, may have bought many passengers the extra time needed to escape the Asiana Airline crash July 6 at San Franci...


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.


Building Journal Launches Conference

Building performance and aesthetics will take center stage at D+D 2014, the first annual conference and exhibit hosted by Durability + Design Magazine.


‘Self-Cleaning’ Paint Draws New Scrutiny

Some “self-cleaning” paints touted for their ability to break down airborne pollutants may be doing more harm than good, a group of environmental chemists now say.


Coating Made to be Bulletproof

Developed for a “dangerous world” of school, mall and theater shootings, a new protective coating is being billed as a bullet-stopping life saver.


Smart Coating Turns Over a New Leaf

“Bio-inspired” coatings—technology that seeks to emulate the genius of nature—have found promise in insects, algae, plants and even sperm. The lotus leaf, famous for its water repellency, ha...


Researchers Power Up Solar Spray

New spray coating technology could hold the key to creating inexpensive, mass-produced solar cells on everything from car roofs to building facades, UK researchers say.


Hull Coating Shakes Off Marine Scum

A novel coating will allow a ship to shed unwanted bacteria and marine scum with the flick of a switch, according to a group of engineers at Duke University.


Oilseed for Coatings Research Gets $5M

A $5.08 million award will help researchers study how to convert camelina oilseed to produce resins, coatings, sealants and more.


Dutch Design Futuristic Highway

A futuristic highway that uses glow-in-the-dark, solar-powered paint to light up the road at night and warn drivers of treacherous conditions could change the future of travel for Dutch driv...


Valspar Invests $30M in Research Center

Valspar’s past will house its future, as the company’s vintage former headquarters building is transformed into the new global hub of its R&D network.


Tiny Capsules Pack Friction-Free Punch

A new coating filled with tiny lubricant capsules could be the next advancement in self-healing coatings for metal surfaces that fall victim to friction.


Coating Makers Study Green Crackdown

U.S. trade regulators are cracking down on green claims, with potentially significant implications for the paint and coating industry.


Fearless Felix’s Cosmic Coatings

Some called him a hero; others, just crazy. But one thing is certain: Felix Baumgartner’s record-breaking space jump holds the potential to provide valuable scientific data for several aspec...


Future Coatings Keep Car Stench Away

Pine tree-shaped air fresheners may become a thing of the past as researchers work on an interior car coating designed to fend off the stinky build-up of microorganisms.


‘Magic’ Coating Protects 100x Better

Graphene, a microscopically thin layer of carbon atoms invisible to the human eye, has been wowing researchers for the last few years.


Polyurea Tested Against Tsunami Force

Waterproofed tanks left standing after Japan’s catastrophic 2011 earthquake and tsunami have inspired Japanese researchers to develop a new coating that may protect other concrete structures...


Coating Could Tame Explosive Boiling

A new superhydrophobic coating may help suppress explosive boiling reactions like those that can occur in nuclear reactors and other equipment exposed to water at high heat.


Paint Firm Fined $136K in Vapor Release

An Ohio paint producer is facing 26 federal health violations and a $138,600 fine in the March release of a cloud of flammable vapors at its industrial coatings division in Columbus.


Seeing New Security in Invisible Codes

You won’t see it, but South Dakota researchers have created an invisible Quick Response (QR) code that could help reduce counterfeiting and increase security on printed documents.


U. of Akron to Host 1st Corrosion Forum

Leading-edge corrosion coatings, technology, materials and policies will be the focus of the inaugural Corrosion Forum next month at the new National Center for Education and Research on Cor...


Free New eBook Delivers Latest on Corrosion Coatings

The newest leading-edge coatings technology for controlling corrosion is the focus of a new, free eBook just published by JPCL: The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings.


Deal to Amp Up Coated Steel Supply

U.S. and Asian production of coated steel building and construction products has just received a $1.36 billion shot in the arm with a new joint venture by a leading steel producer and coatin...


Slime Fighter: Coating Evicts Biofilms

Biofilms—the slimy scourge of steel ship hulls and copper pipes—may permanently lose their footing on such structures with the aid of a new coating developed by Harvard scientists.


Study: Bulb Coating Defects Leak UV

Widespread chipping and cracking in the coating of today’s compact fluorescent bulbs is giving users a significant—and potentially damaging—dose of UV exposure, researchers at Stony Brook Un...


BP Puts $100M into Coatings, Materials

Smart coatings, protective membranes, new alloys, and other innovative structural materials will be the focus of a new $100 million international R&D effort underwritten by oil giant BP.


VersaFlex Expands Plant, Plans Center

Polyurea coatings supplier VersaFlex has expanded into a new production facility, headquarters and technical center in Kansas City, KS.


Coating May Paint Away Pestilence

Developers of a remarkable paint are amassing significant evidence that the coating can wipe out infestations of insects that carry deadly diseases in Latin America and Africa.


Oil-Repelling Coating Makes Strides

Mother Nature, the fairy godmother of many new coatings technologies, has yet another protective trick up her sleeve.


‘WalkPad’ Coating Gives Roof Traction

Roofing systems supplier Gaco Western has developed a silicone-based coating alternative to conventional rooftop walkway mats.


Self-Healing Coating Defies Scratches

Less repainting of aircraft, algae-resistant ship surfaces, self-cleaning cars and unsmudgeable cell phones are among the wonders promised from a self-repairing coating being developed by Du...


Paintable Battery is a Real Turn-On

Researchers at Rice University are lighting up the coatings world with news of a lithium-ion battery that can be spray-painted on virtually any surface.


Helping Surfaces Repel ‘the Drop on Top’

Imagine a bridge or pipeline where every drop of water simply fell off—never puddling, even in the smallest nooks and crannies.


‘Strain Paint’ Reveals Material Stress

Invisible stresses that threaten the integrity of bridges, aircraft and other structures could be unmasked by a new coating developed at Rice University.


New Harvard Coating Gives Ice the SLIPS

Harvard University researchers say they have invented a treatment that keeps any metal surface free of ice and frost by effortlessly shedding any condensation through gravity.


DOE Awards BTU-Busting Coatings $6.6M

Research into two novel energy-saving coating technologies are among 13 projects that will share more than $54 million in new funding from the U.S. Department of Energy.


Navy Honors Corrosion, Coating Pioneer

Keith Lucas may be a civilian, but that has not stopped him from leading a critical piece of the charge in the Navy’s long war on marine corrosion.


International Forum Tackles Antifouling

Leading-edge antifouling technologies, bio-inspired coatings, international regulation of antifouling products and other issues critical to the marine coatings industry will be among the top...


Diamonds are Porsche Paint’s New Friend

Just in time for gifting grads and Dads, Porsche has out-blinged the automotive world with a new coating made from—wait for it—crushed diamonds.


Hot Dog! Coating Bests Ketchup Mess

Just in time for summer, protective-coating researchers at MIT have defeated a true global scourge: the sticky ketchup bottle.


Free Intumescent Webinar Gets Fired Up

From specifying to application, industry professionals can learn the latest about the fast-changing technology of intumescent coatings in a free upcoming webinar presented by JPCL and SSPC.


IL Coatings Con Game Ends in Prison

An Illinois man will serve two years in federal prison after illegally tapping millions of dollars in loans with a shell game involving bogus coating industry companies named after real busi...


Forecast Sees Pigment Market to Dye For

Demands for higher performance, fewer solvents, brighter finishes and the other musts of a booming 21st-century world will make pigments and dyes a 9.9 million ton, $26.53 billion global mar...


Can Paint Protect from Global Warming?

If reducing carbon emissions can’t stop global warming—and so far, it isn’t—why not throw paint at the problem?


ACA Honors Industry’s Best, Brightest

From yesterday’s pioneers to today’s forward thinkers, 10 coatings industry leaders are being honored for their service and technical contributions dating back nearly 60 years.


AkzoNobel, Academe Partner on Corrosion

AkzoNobel has forged a five-year partnership with a leading UK corrosion research center to advance the study of corrosion prevention methods and technologies, including new coatings.


New Tech Center to Aid Corrosion Study

Corrosion technology, materials science, engineering and chemistry will be among the focuses of a new “market-driven” industrial research center being founded at North Dakota State Universit...


Coating Offers ‘Mirage’ of Invisibility

Recent coatings research has produced more “invisibility cloaks” than Harry Potter ever dreamed of. Now, University of Texas researchers have developed another one, using the so-called mirag...


UT Researcher Wins Tess Coating Award

A University of Texas researcher in membrane materials science and technology will receive the American Chemical Society’s prestigious Roy W. Tess Award in Coatings for 2012.


Report Names Coatings’ ‘Rising Stars’

Tomorrow’s winners in the protective coatings field will be companies that can juggle “extreme cost sensitivities and increasing environmental and regulatory considerations,” according to ne...


Coatings Compliance Chemist Needed

A Cleveland, OH, company has an opening in its liquid paint division for a coating regulatory compliance chemist.


UMass Nanocoating Can ‘Repair and Go’

Spot repair or total recoat? The old debate may be reshaped by a new nanocoating that can effectively nip surface damage in the bud, heading off larger problems and the need for a full-scale...


The Bright Stuff: Paint-on Solar Cells

Imagine generating electricity from light with a single coat of paint. That’s the gist of a new, inexpensive “solar paint” being developed at the University of Notre Dame.


Valspar Opens R&D Center in China

Valspar Corp. has bolstered its rapidly growing presence in China with a new research and development center there.


Team Reports Drag-Reducing Ship Coating

UK researchers have developed a new process to make custom coatings that could reduce the drag resistance and fuel consumption of ships and planes.


Nanocoating Called Impervious to Water

A new super-hydrophobic protective coating by Ross Nanotechnology LLC promises to create a surface that completely repels all water and oils, creating a surface that wards off icing and corr...


‘Super Black’ Coating Flies at NASA

Think of it as the Darth Vader of coatings—absorbing all, reflecting nothing, and blacker than a Dark Side soul.


Powder, New Tech Drive Coatings Growth

Led by powder coating and emerging technologies, the global paint and coatings market should grow at a modest clip over the next several years, totaling $116.4 billion by the end of 2015, a ...


JPCL Coatings eBook Series Coming Soon

Surface preparation, inspection, environmental controls and more will be among the topics of a new series of eBooks to be published by JPCL: Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings planned ...


‘Heatable’ Paint Fights Ice Buildup

Research scientists at Battelle are developing a new anti-icing coating technology that deploys carbon nanotubes, offering lighter-weight aircraft protection that draws less power than tradi...


‘Force Field’ Coating Resists Blasts

Harnessing nanotechnology and polymer science, the Navy has helped develop a spray-on protective coating that, depending on application thickness, makes surfaces blast-, ballistic- and fire-...


Bechtel’s Fultz to Head SSPC in 2013

Industry veteran Benjamin Fultz, of Bechtel Corp., has been elected Vice President of the SSPC Board of Governors, clearing the way for him to become President of the organization in 2013.


Wife’s Fatal Cancer Tied To Paint Worker’s Laundry

A family in the UK is searching for colleagues of a veteran paint company inspector whose wife allegedly died of cancer contracted by washing his asbestos-filled clothes over the years.


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.


Hungry Plant Inspires Slippery Coating

The crafty pitcher plant, which traps its prey by creating a slick surface, has inspired Harvard scientists to create a liquid-repellant coating that works much the same way.


NASA Reaches Gold-Coated Milestone

NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope has reached a major milestone: completion of the coating process for the mirrors that will fly aboard the premier observatory of the next decade.


Judge Upholds ‘Diamond Coating’ Suit

Hitachi, Toshiba and a host of other manufacturing giants are mobilizing their defenses against a coatings patent infringement lawsuit, now that a federal judge has allowed the suit to go fo...


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.


Crops Yield New Bio-Coating Recipes

Sugarbeets, sunflowers, soybeans and other crops could play a major role in bio-based resins and protective, marine and other coatings being developed by researchers at North Dakota State Un...


Java Jolts Coating Thickness Research

Coffee spills are brewing a whole new frontier in coatings research. Credit the so-called “coffee ring effect,” named for the humble stain that is inspiring scientists at the University of P...


Companies Settle Coatings Patent Suit

Seattle-based Modumetal Inc. has reached an agreement with Toronto-based Integran Technologies Inc. to end litigation in a patent dispute.


Center Showcases Instant Curing R&D

RadTech International: The Association for UV & EB Technology will mark its silver anniversary with a new research, development and industrial testing center that is set to strut its stuff a...


$24.5M for Coatings Research Keeps Mach 2.5 Raindrops Fallin’

Supersonic rain experiments and other leading-edge protective coatings testing will continue at the University of Dayton Research Institute, thanks to a new $24.5 million contract from the U...


Coated ‘Super Sand’ Helps Purify Water

Coatings researchers in Texas and Australia are touting a new coating that transforms ordinary sand–a mainstay filter material used to purify drinking water worldwide–into a “super sand” wit...


Coating Firm Tops Europe’s Innovators

A young nanocoatings company that began life as a UK military project has been named the Most Innovative Company in Europe for 2011.


Quest Acquires IPC Coatings Business

Quest Construction Products, a division of Quest Specialty Chemicals, has acquired the coatings business of Integrated Paving Concepts (IPC) of Vancouver, Canada—Quest’s eighth corporate acq...


‘Smart Skin’ Coating Harvests Energy

It resists UV degradation. It fights corrosion. It creates ultra-water-resistant surfaces. And now, researchers say, coatings using the wonder material graphene can harvest energy.


A Coatings Career Cloaked in Color

Chernobyl. Mafia diplomacy. Portugal. Moscow. Deadly fires. Rotterdam. Scotland. Marseille. Notes from James Bond’s calendar?


MOL Chooses Chugoku Hull Coating

Mitsui OSK Lines (MOL) will adopt the low-friction Seaflo Neo hull paint developed by Chugoku Marine Paint for its environmentally-friendly shipbuilding program. It will be used initially on...


Seeds Float Antifouling Coating Idea

Floating seeds may hold the secret to more effective, non-toxic marine antifouling coatings, German researchers report.


Coating Helps Navy Sink the Pink

Sherwin-Williams has unveiled a new marine coating that Navy testing has shown to save materials and labor, while fending off the dreaded “pinking” of ships coated in traditional haze gray s...


Coatings Test Drives a Record Finish

Most coatings tests don’t require a seatbelt. Then again, most coatings tests don’t exceed 200 mph. Unless Johnny Bohmer is doing the testing.


Navy Puts Coating to ‘Real World’ Test

The Naval Surface Warfare Center, in Panama City, plans to award a sole-source contract to Spencer Industries Inc., of Bellevue, NJ, to supply 105 new chain cargo lashings for continued fiel...


Taiwan Navy Develops Stealth Coating

Taiwan’s navy has successfully tested a new radar-absorbent coating, the country’s first “stealth” technology material, local media are reporting.


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.


Answering the Army’s Call For Global Coatings Know-how

“The field basically comes to me when there are problems.” That’s how Al Beitelman describes his position as Director, Paint Technology Center, for the U.S. Army’s Construction Engineering g...


Non-Toxic Coating Developed To Slow Fire, Reduce Smoke

Taiwanese researchers have developed a non-toxic, ignition-resistant, fire-protection technology that can be used as a coating, composite or a variety of other materials.


Pipe Joint Coating Speeds Application

3M’s newest protective coatings technology is Scotchkote PNC 1011, a one-part, heat-curable, thermosetting hybrid coating designed to protect pipeline field joints from corrosion.


AkzoNobel Widens Global RD&I Network

AkzoNobel has expanded its research hub in Deventer, the Netherlands, opening a new laboratory that the company says will play a pivotal role in its ambition to drive future growth through i...


Report Sees Competition for Coatings

Aviation nanocoatings are on the rise, but the industry may want to keep an eye over its shoulder: Emerging surface technologies are gaining.


Valspar Enters Ship Container Market

The Valspar Corp. has announced commercialization of a water-based, zinc-free coating technology and application process that will be used by the world’s largest shipping container manufactu...


‘Paint Drones’ May Aid Next US Hunt

Here’s an application quandary: How do you leave a paint mark on someone without him knowing about it?


Corrosion-Detecting Coating Patented

UK scientists have patented a thermal barrier coating (TBC) that contains an indicator material that can detect and signal corrosion.


Report Sees Gold in Water Works Technology

Nothing against mousetraps, but it is new technologies for inspecting and repairing water infrastructure that will have the world beating a $20 billion path to your door in this century.


$2M Grant Fuels R&D On Greener Infrastructure Coating

With a $2 million R&D jumpstart from a technology nonprofit, the University of Akron and MesoCoat Inc. of Euclid will partner work on an emissions-reducing metal coating for infrastructure.


Army Develops Munitions ‘Mood’ Paint

Army engineers are developing a new color-changing paint formula that will tell soldiers if their ammunition is safe to use just by looking at the color.


Coatings May Tap the Muscle of Mussels

The legendary sticking power of mussels in a marine environment is giving coatings researchers some valuable lessons in adhesion.


1-Component Polyurea Line Boasts Long Pot Life

Citadel Polyurea Coatings has introduced Single Component Polyurea (SCP) Solutions, a series of floor coatings with what the company calls “virtually unlimited pot life” and fast curing.


BAE’s ‘E-Ink’ to Make Tanks Invisible

UK defense contractor BAE Systems says it is developing “electronic ink” technology that can camouflage military vehicles, rendering them essentially invisible.


Coatings Applied Research Center on Fast Track

Plans for a new Center for Coatings Applied Research and Education (C-CARE) are moving swiftly in Virginia, where the project has just gained a variety of approvals and a $1 million shot in ...


CAS-MI Names Technical Affairs Chief

Coatings product testing and analysis firm CAS-MI Laboratories has named Sean Maggert to the position of Director-Technical Affairs.


States Tightening Noose on BPA

Maine has joined a growing list of U.S. states that are restricting the use of the controversial chemical Bisphenol-A (BPA)— fueling the global momentum to rein in, if not ban, the widely us...


MIT Puts Chill on Anti-Icing Coatings

Researchers at MIT and GE have dealt a setback to the development of coatings to fight ice buildup, saying that such coatings do not work and may even lead to more ice.


New NASA Coating is Blacker than Black

Black is black, right? Not so, according to a team of NASA engineers now developing a blacker-than-pitch material that will help scientists gather hard-to-obtain scientific measurements and ...


Valspar Spy Gets 15-Month Federal Prison Term

A former Valspar Corp. technical director has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for stealing up to $20 million in formula secrets to share with Nippon Paint, his future employer.


OSHA Reviewing All Permissible Exposure Limits

The Occupational Safety & Health Administration is conducting a comprehensive review of hundreds of chemical Permissible Exposure Limits that the agency says are dangerously outdated.


Team Finds Way to Reduce Silver Coating Toxicity

Safer coatings materials containing silver may be close at hand, thanks to new research by Finnish researchers.


Swiss R&D Team Focuses on Anti-Freeze Coatings

Specialty chemicals supplier Clariant is working with a Swiss engineering school and other organizations to develop coatings that will prevent ice from sticking to surfaces and water from fr...


Arkema to Invest $110M in US Acrylic Production

Specialty chemicals maker Arkema has announced a three-year, $110 million investment in acrylics production at two Houston-area facilities, targeting applications in water treatment, super a...


Coatings De-Ice, Defoul Subs, Jets in Operation

A Connecticut technology start-up has patented a multilayer composite polymer coating system that can de-ice aircraft in flight and defoul periscope head windows.


Nano Materials Stop Water from Icing

Highways, airplanes, power lines and other critical surfaces may remain ice-free during future winters by integrating new anti-ice technology from Harvard University into coatings and other ...


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.


Pipeline Coatings Makers Face Historic Demands

Increasingly hostile new pipeline environments and decaying multinational systems will lead the critical challenges under discussion when coatings and linings manufacturers, researchers and ...


Environmental Issues Top Marine Coatings Slate

Antifouling technologies and growing global efforts to reduce greenhouse gases from ship emissions will be high on the agenda at the 3rd Global Marine Coatings Forum in November.


Zinc Coating Work Holds Low-Friction Promise

Japanese researchers say they have discovered a way to manipulate zinc oxide coatings to maintain their low-friction characteristics and even reduce friction in any environment—a finding tha...


Delta Introduces ‘Self-Cleaning’ Coating

Singapore-based Delta Intercontinental Pte. Ltd. has launched a clear coating that the company describes as self-cleaning.


Photocatalyst Fights Pollutants in Low Light

KRONOS International Inc. has introduced a Titanium Dioxide-based photocatalyst that purports to facilitate “targeted degradation” of pollutants with minimal visible light.


Protective Pigments Get Mixed Grades in Study

Two zinc-based pigments provided good anti-corrosion protection, while a calcium ferrite performed poorly in an eight-year study of anti-corrosion pigments in an actual urban setting, an Arg...


BIS Salamis Showcases ‘Innovations 2010’

Coatings technologies, pipeline solutions, spray systems, training and more will be on the agenda at BIS Salamis’ two-day Innovations Showcase 2010 event this week.


Coating May Help Handle Dirty Super-Critical CO2

Scientists are working on development of an anti-corrosion protective coating for the interior of pipelines and process equipment involved in post-combustion carbon capture at fossil fuel pl...


Coating Technique Pulls, Traps Water on Fabric

Tomorrow’s high-performance membranes for military and industrial use may draw on a new coatings technique that actually transfers water on a piece of fabric exclusively in one direction, ra...


Army Enamel Cuts Corrosion, Builds Bond

U.S. Army researchers have developed a new coating for reinforcing steel that both reduces steel corrosion and improves the bond between the steel reinforcement and surrounding concrete.


Free JPCL Coatings Buying Guide Entries Due Now

Today (Friday, Aug. 27) is the deadline for coatings manufacturers to list their coating products for free in the JPCL Coatings Systems Buying Guide, to be published in October.


MesoCoat Licenses Ceramic Cladding, Coating Technology from Battelle

MesoCoat has licensed technology from UT-Battelle, LLC for fast application of ceramic coatings and cladding material for corrosion- and wear-resistance.


Hong Kong Designers Propose a Purple, Smog-Eating Skyscraper

Two Hong Kong-based designers have proposed development of a high-rise building with cladding that features a smog-eating nano-coating.


Upcoming Events Focus on Coatings Technology

Several conferences this fall will offer programs focusing on a range of coatings-technology topics. The events including Chinacoat; the American Coatings Association’s Advances in Coatings ...


Saudi R&D Spotlights Coatings, Salt, Pipelines

Nano-structured coatings, salt-removal products, and pipeline sensors top the projects in active development by the new Advanced Materials Group at Saudi Aramco’s Research and Development Ce...


New Test Developed for Protective Waterbornes

A German research team says it has developed a rapid test to better evaluate the protective abilities of water-based coating systems.


Coating Helps Missiles Elude Radar

An Israeli company has successfully run a test on dummy missiles painted with a nano-enabled coating, finding that radar could not detect them as missiles, according to published reports.


Abstracts Due Aug. 14 for Waterborne Symposium

Saturday (Aug. 14, 2010) is the deadline to submit abstracts for papers to be presented at the 38th Waterborne Symposium in 2011.


Free JPCL Coatings Buying Guide Entries Due Friday

Time is running short for coatings manufacturers to list their coating products by brand name and for free in the JPCL October 2010 Coatings Systems Buying Guide.


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.


 
 
   

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CS Unitec’s Floor Planers remove coatings & corrosion from concrete & metal surfaces. Produce keyed profiles for waterproofing applications. info@csunitec.com


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Elcometer 319 Dewpoint Meter
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DRYCO
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Temporary climate control equipment. Dehumidifiers,
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