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eBook Brushes Up on Corrosion Coatings

An in-depth look at the rapidly advancing technologies for corrosion-control coatings is the focus of a free new eBook from JPCL.


International Rolls Out 1-Coat Lining

AkzoNobel’s International brand has launched Enviroline 2405, an advanced hybrid epoxy lining system, in North America.


Fouling Control System Touts Long Life

AkzoNobel's International brand has introduced a foul-release system for the North American power, water and wastewater segments.


Coating Offers Thin-Film Insulation

AkzoNobel’s International brand has launched a thin-film, spray-applied insulation coating for industrial environments.


New Program Offers Customized Help

International Paint has introduced Interplan, a customized maintenance painting service that offers a flexible coating survey and maintenance service package.


AkzoNobel Names CFO, VPs

Coatings giant AkzoNobel has announced several new leadership positions, including chief financial officer and two vice presidents for North American protective coatings markets.


UK Boosts Sustainable Marine Coatings

Fostering research to develop sustainable antifoulants, the UK has awarded £500,000 ($837,400 USD) to a consortium of businesses and universities.


Coating Covers Temperature Extremes

International Paint has introduced a new coating for the North American offshore and onshore industrial markets.


New Corrosion Conference Aims at Owners

Engineered Corrosion Solutions 2014, a new one-day conference focused on helping U.S. facility owners tackle that $500 billion-a-year problem, will debut March 13 in the Chicago area.


Marine Coatings Get R&D Funding Boost

Several projects aimed at improving shipyard coatings and inspection processes will get a $430,000 boost in funding from the National Shipbuilding Research Program.


2-in-1 Protective Semi-Gloss Unveiled

International Paint LLC has announced a new protective semi-gloss primer finish for its North American market.


Valspar Says ‘Ciao, Europa’

U.S.-based Valspar Corp. is now a player in the European industrial coatings market, with its newly completed acquisition of an Italian company.


Polysiloxane Topcoat Eases Application

A new acrylic polysiloxane topcoat has rolled out to the North American market, International Paint LLC announced.


Valspar Makes European Industrial Push

The $6 billion European industrial coatings market is getting a new player from across the pond.


International Paint Bows 3 Antifoulings

International Paint has launched three new-technology fouling-control coatings that it says offer "a sea change in hull performance" not available since the era of tributyltin coatings.


Scholarship, Service Take SSPC Awards

SAN ANTONIO—A scholarly yet sassy examination of the "nether world" of Corrosion Under Insulation took the 2013 Outstanding Publication Award on the opening day of SSPC 2013.


Protective Coatings Centers Launched

International Paint LLC, an AkzoNobel company, has announced the opening of Protective Coatings Centers across the U.S. and Canada.


AkzoNobel Expands Mideast Operations

AkzoNobel will enlarge its footprint in the sands of the Middle East by expanding its joint venture agreement with one of the Gulf region's largest family-owned companies.


International Paint Names VP-Protective

International Paint LLC, an AkzoNobel company, has appointed Scott Doering to the newly created position of Vice President Protective Coatings Business Development, North America.


Tank Lining Can Be Applied in 1 Coat

International Paint LLC has launched Devoe Bar-Rust 234P, billed as “the first solvent-free epoxy, low-temperature potable water tank lining system.”


International Paint Drops Lead Chromate

International Paint’s Marine and Protective Coatings business has joined the growing global trend to get the lead out, becoming the first major coatings producer to eliminate the use of lead...


Special JPCL Issue To Showcase Top Thinkers

The brightest and most influential minds in the protective and marine coatings industry will star in JPCL’s first-ever special 13th issue, coming in August.


International, Polibrid Ink Sales Deal

Protective and marine coatings giant International Paint has been named the exclusive distributor of Polibrid Coatings’ solventless elastomeric polyurethane coatings products in the United S...


International Paint Names N. American Protective Manager

International Paint LLC, an AkzoNobel company, has promoted Chris McMillan to Protective Coatings Marketing Manager for North America.


International Paint Names Protective Coating Tech Manager

International Paint LLC, an AkzoNobel company, has promoted Brad Berkmeyer to Protective Coatings Technical Manager for North America.


JPCL Names Top Authors; SSPC Confers Honors

Research articles on the “underworld” of VOCs, dehumidification, inspection, testing and other critical facets of protective coatings work garnered top editorial recognition Monday (Jan. 30)...


New Silyl Antifoulings Boast a First

International Paint has introduced Intersmooth7465Si SPC and Interswift 6900Si silyl acrylate antifouling coatings.


Hull Coating Claims Get a New Look

Nearly every hull coating supplier today makes similar performance claims. Sleek finishes. Less friction. And, above all, fuel savings. Some have even begun to back those claims with guarant...


International Paint Marine/Protective Names New GM for Americas

International Paint LLC, an AkzoNobel company, has named Neil Plowman as the company’s new Marine & Protective Coatings General Manager, Americas.


Firms Join Antifouling, Ship Monitoring

International Paint and Dutch marine environmental consultant BMT ARGOSS have teamed up in a new venture that allows International Paint customers to measure their hull coatings performance.


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.


Protective Coatings Veteran Elected to Head IPPIC

The International Paint and Printing Ink Council (IPPIC) has elected Bill McPherson, recently retired president of the International Paint division of AkzoNobel, as the association’s new pre...


AkzoNobel to Supply 2 Iconic Bridge Projects

AkzoNobel’s International Paint business has been tapped to supply coating systems for the world’s highest arch bridge, now under construction in India, and for the iconic Oakland Bay Bridge...


Hempel Names Americas Marketing Manager

Hempel USA has hired Jose Luna, a veteran of AkzoNobel and ICI, as Regional Marketing Manager of the Americas.


International Paint, Ennis On the Road to Mexico

International Paint’s Marine and Protective Coatings and Ennis traffic paint are headed for Mexico, the companies have announced.


Navy OKs New Copper-Free Antifouling

International Paint has unveiled a new copper-free antifouling that has gained U.S. Navy approval for several applications.


Sulzer AG Chief to Lead AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel N.V., the coatings behemoth that promises “tomorrow’s answers today,” announced tomorrow’s new CEO today (June 10).


Lower-Cost Cargo Hold Coating Touted

International Paint has introduced Intergard 7020 cargo hold coating, for operators who don’t need or cannot justify the investment in the highest-performing products.


International Paint, Harsco Expand Market Reach

New distribution agreements will bring International Paint’s Marine and Protective Coatings products to the Caribbean and Central America, while a separate alliance will expand Harsco Corp.’...


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...


Epoxy Said to Ease Tanker Cargo Change

International Paint has introduced Interline9001, a bimodal epoxy coating for the cargo tanks of chemical tankers, designed for enhanced cargo resistance, zero absorption for many cargoes, a...


Antifouling Boasts 9% Fuel Savings

International Paint has introduced an antifouling coating that purports to significantly reduce emissions and fuel costs by reducing hull roughness.


Protective Coating Prices Face Global Spike

Fasten your seatbelts. The price of protective and marine coatings is about to spike again globally—perhaps to record highs—and no relief is in sight, manufacturers report.


International Paint Appoints 3 To Protective Coatings Team

International Paint LLC has made several significant changes in its global Protective Coatings leadership, naming a new senior market manager, distributor coordinator, and Latin America mana...


Dolphins Keep Coatings R&D in the Swim

Taking a lesson from dolphins, pilot whales and other animals with anti-fouling skins, a multinational research consortium is using nanotechnology to create synthetic, chemical-free, anti-ba...


Zinc Silicate Line Boasts 5-Hour Steel Recoat

International Paint has launched a series of fast-cure zinc silicate coatings that purportedly offer dramatic productivity gains to fabrication customers.


International Paint Expands Antifouling Line

International Paint has expanded its range of antifouling coatings and enhanced the line-up with higher-volume-solids products that can reduce overspray, VOC emissions and the number of coat...


Antifouling Coatings Can Skip Full Blast Prep

International Paint has added two coatings to its biocide-free Intersleek antifouling line, promising to reduce hull surface roughness without the need for full underwater blast cleaning.


AkzoNobel Consolidates in Quebec

AkzoNobel’s International Paint Protective Coatings business has consolidated sales and distribution operations with the company’s Decorative Paints Canada group in a “store-within-a-warehou...


International Paint Opens Marine Development Lab

AkzoNobel’s International Paint announced the opening of a new, worldwide marine-coatings product-development laboratory in Singapore, part of the company’s ongoing R&D investment program.


International Paint Introduces ‘Firesthetics’ Technology

AkzoNobel’s International® Paint, a manufacturer of high-performance protective coatings and fire-protection products, formally introduced Firesthetics™, fire-protection solutions, describe...


International Rolls Out Cargo-Hold Coating

International Paint Ltd. introduced Intershield®803Plus, a cargo-hold coating specifically designed to address the issue of impact damage from the loading of dry bulk cargoes.


International Paint Protective Coatings Names Two Fire Protection Managers

International Paint Protective Coatings has named David Hunter and Bill Dempster Fire Protection Business Managers, overseeing all sales and service efforts for the company’s Chartek® and In...


International Paint Invests in New Lab for Fire Protection

International Paint (London, UK), part of AkzoNobel (Amsterdam, the Netherlands), announced that it will invest $10.3 million to build a new testing laboratory for fire protection products a...


International Paint Announces New Primers

International Paint Ltd. (Felling, UK), part of AkzoNobel (Amsterdam, the Netherlands), has announced a new range of universal primers to meet the productivity, regulatory, performance, and ...


Int’l Paint Names PC Manager, Canada

International Paint LLC (Houston, TX), part of AkzoNobel, has promoted Darrin Andrews to the position of protective coatings manager, Canada.


Int’l Paint Takes Ceilcote® Worldwide

International Paint LLC (Houston, TX) has announced that the company’s specialty linings and coatings brand, Ceilcote®, is now available to protective coatings customers throughout Europe, A...


Int’l Paint Completes Devoe Lab Integration

International Paint LLC has announced that the Devoe High Performance Coatings research and development laboratory in Strongsville, OH, has been fully vetted to meet all International Paint ...


Int’l Paint Promotes Costello to Manager

International Paint LLC (Houston, TX) has promoted Laura Costello to the position of manager of Strategic Marketing Protective Coatings North America.


Int’l Paint Names VP for Gulf and Mexico

International Paint LLC (Houston, TX), an AkzoNobel company, has promoted Eifion Jones to vice president of Gulf and Mexico Protective Coatings.


International Paint Names Protective Coatings VP

International Paint LLC, an AkzoNobel company, has named Chris Tiernay vice president of protective coatings, North America. He will be responsible for growing the Protective Coatings busine...


Akzo to Integrate Two Major Brands

Akzo Nobel announced plans for a two-year integration program for its International Paint Protective Coatings and Devoe High Performance Coatings companies.


Companies Provide Products to Canada

International Paint LLC and its subsidiary, Ceilcote USA, Inc., have partnered with Devoe Coatings of Canada to provide fire protection and corrosion control coatings to Western Canada.


 
 
   

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