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Huntsman Sheds Pigment Jobs, Plans

A year after announcing major expansion of its global pigment business, Huntsman Corp. is making sharp course corrections, with new plans for hundreds of layoffs and cuts in production capac...


New Standard Underway for Pigment Loss

ASTM is proposing a new standard that will provide definitive instructions for conducting a pigment loss on ignition test.


Beetle Outwits the Whitest Whites

Coatings biomimicry has a new poster child: a Southeast Asian beetle that is leading researchers to the development of a whiter white, with less expense and fewer materials than the current ...


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...


Feathers Inspire Fade-Free Paint

When pores on a bird’s feathers flock together, they give Ivy League researchers an idea for paint that never fades.


First Colorant VOC Limits Take Effect

Industrial maintenance and specialty coatings in Southern California are beginning the new year under the nation's first VOC restrictions for colorants.


Coating Advances Top 2013 EPA Awards

New coating technologies that drastically reduce the use of toxic hexavalent chromium and costly titanium dioxide are among the top green chemistry innovations for 2013.


UK Coatings Federation Names President

Sun Chemical managing director Nick Smith has been appointed president of the British Coatings Federation (BCF)—the association's first leader from the printing inks industry since 1998.


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...


Mine Muck Sustains Painter’s Palette

The toxic sludge polluting streams from abandoned coal mines is going green—and yellow and red and orange.


DuPont to Pay $72M in Price-Fixing Case

DuPont, the world’s largest producer of titanium dioxide, has agreed to pay $72 million in cash to settle allegations by several paint companies that it fixed prices for the common paint pig...


Mummies, Mucus and Other Pigments Past

The stuff of cattle urine, snail mucus, and mummies, it’s not hard to see why some paint pigments of the past fell by the wayside.


‘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.


Winners to Pay $10M in Lead Paint Suit

They may have won the battle, but paint makers will still have to pay for the long and costly war over lead paint, a Rhode Island judge has ruled.


Polymer Chemist Wins AkzoNobel Award

The ability to tailor make finely tuned materials for specific applications one molecule at a time has earned a Carnegie Mellon researcher AkzoNobel's first North America Science Award.


Chinese TiO2 Firm Seals Deal with PPG

China's largest exporter of titanium dioxide has signed off on a deal to license PPG Industries' technology to produce chloride-grade titanium dioxide (TiO2) at its refinement facilities in ...


Paint, Pigment Hits Spur DuPont Layoffs

Shedding its auto paint business and stung by declining demand for titanium dioxide, DuPont will lay off 1,500 workers as part of a “targeted restructuring plan” to improve performance, the ...


Combat Face Paint May Shield in Blasts

A new camouflage paint has proved effective at concealing soldiers from the enemy and protecting their faces and hands from the searing heat of bomb blasts, researchers say.


Gilt-y Pleasure: New Tints for Concrete

Seal-Krete has unveiled the look of copper, silver, bronze, nickel and other shimmery tints for commercial and retail concrete floors.


DuPont Refinish to Pump Unleaded

As lead exits the world’s last car engines, it is also finally disappearing from car coatings.


PPG Signs Chinese TiO2 Deal

Still working to secure its global supply of titanium dioxide, PPG Industries has agreed to license some of its chloride-based technologies to Henan Billions Chemicals Co. Ltd. and buy back ...


Report Paints a Fickle Pigment Picture

The rollercoaster fortunes of titanium dioxide have thrust the world’s most popular white pigment from affordable glut to pricey scarcity in a very short time, a new market report shows.


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?


Minerals Inc. Unveils TiO2 Extenders

Minerals Technologies Inc. has launched three new products to extend titanium dioxide (TiO2) in paints and coatings.


PPG, Mining Company to Partner on TiO2

PPG Industries has formed a “technical collaboration” with a Canadian mining company to produce a new titanium dioxide pigment for paints and coatings.


Chinese TiO2 Firm Fights Spy Charges

One of China’s largest titanium dioxide suppliers is fighting a U.S. indictment alleging that it conspired with former DuPont employees to steal TiO2 secrets from DuPont, the world’s leading...


Chinese Patriotism Lured TiO2 Spy

Chinese Communist Party officials appealed to a former DuPont employee to “work for the good of the PRC” in divulging secret titanium dioxide technology he had obtained over decades of servi...


BASF Phasing Out Lead Chromate Pigments

BASF, one of the world’s largest pigment suppliers, will stop making lead chromate pigments by the end of 2014 and concentrate on developing and producing alternative products, the company h...


TiO2 Price Hikes Boost DuPont Earnings

Price increases of nearly 30 percent on its lion’s share of a key coatings pigment brought home record earnings for DuPont in 2011, despite declining sales volume, the company reported this ...


New US Pigment Plant Planned

Rockwood Holdings Inc. has announced plans to build a $115 million production facility for iron oxide pigments in Augusta, GA—the first new U.S. production facility of its type in nearly 35 ...


PPG Seeks New TiO2 Sources, Options

The world’s No. 2 paint and coatings company has officially joined the hunt for the world’s No. 1 pigment.


DuPont Fined $500K for Pigment Plant

DuPont Corp. has agreed to pay a $500,000 fine for numerous state and federal environmental violations involving pollutant discharges at a pigment plant in Delaware, under a new court settle...


Evonik Expands Green Coating R&D

Eco-friendly binders and additives for paints and coatings are a key focus of new research facilities being built by specialty chemical maker Evonik Industries.


Ancient Paint Factory Discovered

Caveman coatings formulators? A newly unveiled cave in South Africa contains the rudiments of a lab for making protective or decorative paint, pushing back the invention of ancient formulat...


New JV Targets Chromate-Free Pigments

Crosslink, a developer of electroactive polymers, has announced a joint venture with Wayne Pigment Corp. to commercialize hexavalent chromium-free corrosion inhibitor pigments for military a...


Innovative Pigments Drive Global Boom

They reflect. They insulate. They self-clean and fight bacteria. And because they perform all these innovative functions and more, pigments will be in above-average demand worldwide in the n...


AkzoNobel, PPG Extend China Ties

The world’s two largest coatings companies are again expanding their presence in China—AkzoNobel, with a new titanium dioxide plant; and PPG Industries, with a new headquarters.


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.


Non-Chromate Coating Gets Patent

Crosslink, maker of advanced organic materials, has received a patent for a non-chromate corrosion-inhibiting coating.


Car Pigment Back on the Road in Japan

Glittering new cars will return to the world’s roads, as Merck has resumed production of the critical pigment additive Xirallic, which is made only at the company’s facility in Japan.


DuPont Expands Global TiO2 Production

DuPont, already the world’s largest producer of titanium dioxide, is about to dramatically expand production of the pigment, which has been subject to spot shortages in recent years.


NIOSH Links TiO2 Dust to Cancer Risk

Airborne ultrafine particles of titanium dioxide—the world’s most popular coatings pigment—are a potential cause of cancer in the workplace, the National Institute for Occupational Safety an...


Pigment Prices Paint Profit for DuPont

Double-digit price increases rang up a spectacular first quarter for the world’s largest producer of titanium dioxide—the most widely used pigment in coatings.


Quake Wipes Out Car Paint Additive

The shutdown of a Japanese paint additive plant—the product’s only global supplier—is creating havoc with auto and truck production worldwide.


EPA: Test Water for Paint Chemicals

Paint residues in tap water? Federal regulators want to know.


EPA Orders Testing of Common Chemicals, Expands Toxics Reporting Rule

The Environmental Protection Agency continues to target chemical safety with a new rule that requires manufacturers of 19 widely used chemicals to test and report on their health and environ...


Europe May Tighten Rein on 4 Coating Chemicals

The European Chemicals Agency has recommended that four coatings chemicals be deemed “substances of very high concern” that should “not be used without authorization”—a proposal that could a...


Widespread CrVI-Tainted Water Found

Tap water from 31 of 35 U.S. cities tested contains Hexavalent Chromium in concentrations that average three times the safety goal being proposed by the state of California, according to a s...


Bankrupt Pigment Maker to Pay $270M+ for Cleanup

Tronox Inc., the world’s third-largest producer of titanium dioxide, will pay $270 million in cash and 88% of its interest in pending litigation in a federal bankruptcy settlement that w...


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...


Strong Growth Seen for India Coatings Market

Fresh off a blockbuster second quarter that included a 48% sales increase, the specialty chemical giant LANXESS is predicting a double-digit boon for India’s paint and coatings industry.


Cristal Global Plant Folds; SCS Facility Opens

Cristal Global will cease base pigment manufacturing at its plant in Maryland, while Specialty Coating Systems is expanding its Parylene capability in Europe.


Report Finds Mixed Global News on TiO2 Pigment

Demand for titanium dioxide pigment is on the rise in China and maturing in the West, but the production process—tightly held by a handful of companies—has not significantly changed in 30+ y...


Evonik Launches Separate Carbon Black Unit

Evonik Industries announced a reorganization of its carbon black activities with the launch of Evonik Carbon Black GmbH, an independent management company operating under the umbrella of Evo...


Pigment Maker Ferrinov Signs India Distribution Deal

India has opened its markets to Ferrinov anticorrosion pigments, with the signing of an exclusive multi-year agreement with Perfo Chem (India) Pvt. Ltd., a member company of chemical solutio...


Ecology Rolls Out UV-Curable Additives

Ecology Coatings Inc. has announced the development of bio-based additives that purportedly enhance curing speed, pigment coverage and other surface effects in commercial applications.


Holliday Pigments Invests in Facility

Holliday Pigments has invested €2 million in an effluent treatment plant (ETP) at its main manufacturing site in Comines, Northern France, in addition to its €7.5 million implementation of a...


Use of Dyes, Pigments Expected to Rise

World demand for dyes and organic pigments is forecast to increase by 3.9 percent per year to $16.2 billion in 2013, in line with real (inflation-adjusted) gains in manufacturing activity bu...


PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY: ‘Whiter White’ Mica Pigment

BASF introduced Glacier™ Frost, described as a “whiter white” pigment consisting of titanium dioxide-coated synthetic mica flakes.


 
 
   

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