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Lab Develops Fossil Fuel-Free Primer

Scientists in Germany say they have developed a way to use a biobased material, lignin, as a binder for paint primers, opening the door to a potential new type of corrosion-resistant coating...


AkzoNobel Strikes Bio-Based Polymers Deal

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel and specialty polymers company Itaconix Corporation announced this week they have finalized an agreement to work together to incorporate bio-based poly...


Supplier Pilots Bio-Based Material Tracking

Coatings supplier AkzoNobel is working with a raw materials manufacturer to track bio-based materials through the supply chain in what it calls a first-of-its-kind project.


Coatings Projects Get EPA Research Money

An isocyanate-free polyurethane, a bio-based replacement for fumed silica and an unlikely combination of pig manure and old shingles used to bind pavement are among the developments on the r...


German Firm Unveils Biobased Railcar Coating

A Polish rail vehicle manufacturer is reportedly working with a coating manufacturer from Berlin to test the world’s first biobased railcar coating.


New Mazda Car Material Eliminates Painting

Automaker Mazda has unveiled its first cars to be made partly of a bio-plastic material that doesn’t need to be painted, and is said to provide superior strength and scratch-resistance.


First Full ‘Biobridge’ Opens to Foot Traffic

The campus of a Dutch university reportedly boasts the world’s first “biobridge,” a span built to test and exhibit the potential of building with more environmentally friendly construction m...


DDDA Producer Wins Green Award

A component used in corrosion inhibitors and other kinds of paints, coatings and sealants came up big as winner of this year's Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Small Business Award.


Biocide Deters Barnacles from Ships

A Swedish company has introduced a pharmacological product to help combat barnacle settlement on a ship’s hull.


Scientists Plant Greener Polyurethane

PULLMAN, WA—Loved for their toughness and corrosion resistance, but not so much for their petroleum base, polyurethanes are getting new green roots at Washington State University.


Industrial Cleaner Boasts Bio-Safety

Cortec Corp. has introduced a heavy-duty, bio-based cleaner and degreaser for a variety of industrial and commercial jobs.


‘Rammed Earth’ Yields a Greener Block

A California R&D company has developed a high-strength, greener masonry block using one of construction's oldest processes.


Tree Bark Banishes Barnacles

A new antifouling paint could repel organisms from ship hulls without killing them, researchers 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.


How Sweet It Is: Cement from Sugar

A stronger, more durable new cement from Denmark holds a sweet secret.


Seeding a Stronger Concrete

So what do you with 661,386,840 pounds of sunflower seed husks each year?


ACA Honors Top Coating Research of 2013

The latest progress on accelerated testing, renewable materials, and organic coatings took top honors this year at the American Coatings Association's 2013 CoatingsTech Conference.


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.


 
 
   

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