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Clear Protection Made for Concrete

BASF has introduced a water-based, 100 percent acrylic coating to protect vertical concrete exteriors from water and dirt.


Coating Flow Grows from China, Mideast

Major coating suppliers have been increasing their global operations outside the U.S., with recent expansions throughout China and the Middle East.


Free Webinar: Proper Concrete Prep

What does it take to make coatings stick to concrete? Proper application, sure, but one of the most important factors in successful coating work sits on the surface.


Free Webinar Takes on 2k Urethanes

Increasing regulations are handing the coating industry new challenges in providing products that are environmentally friendly without sacrificing performance.


Stirring Up New Batch of Paint Chemists

The European coatings industry is making a fresh push to recruit students with an intensive new graduate-level engineering specialty program backed by suppliers.


Curing Compound Boasts Early Start

BASF has introduced an evaporation retardant and finishing aid for concrete that can help prevent shrinkage cracks as industrial flooring concrete dries.


Webinar Offers Tips on DTM Performance

Ensuring that the new generation of waterborne direct-to-metal coatings performs as required will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


BASF Bows Coating to Repel Water

A new modified-acrylic protective coating is billed to repel water and resist dirt on a variety of substrates, including concrete, EIFS and stucco.


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.


Coating Protects Rotor Blade Edges

BASF has announced a new paint designed to protect the edges of wind turbine rotor blades.


Global Auto Paint Market Accelerates

Firmly on its mark with economic and environmental trends, the automotive coatings industry is set to grow, crossing an $11.7 billion finish line within five years, a new market forecast rep...


BASF Blast Laid to WWII Bomb

BASF has confirmed that an explosive device, most likely a World War II-era bomb, caused the blast that left one person injured Tuesday at a plant construction site in Germany.


1 Injured in Explosion at BASF Site

An explosion at BASF’s plant construction site in Germany has injured one worker, the giant chemical manufacturer said on Tuesday (Feb. 26).


Jury to Decide Dow Price-Fixing Case

Eight years after the suit was filed, Dow Chemical Co. is preparing to defend itself before a federal-court jury over allegations that it participated in a urethane price-fixing conspiracy w...


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.


Car Coating Forecast: Color My Ride

For decades, silver, black and white have been the overwhelming color of choice for motorists worldwide, accounting for up to 80 percent of the cars on the road. Enough, says BASF Automotive...


BASF Overhauls Wind Energy Coatings

BASF Coatings has revamped its line of wind energy coatings with a new brand, a new approach and new properties to meet today’s demands.


BASF Pipe Coating Taps Water Industry

BASF has introduced Elastocoat AC, a new protective pipe coating product line for the water transmission industry.


BASF Touts Moisture-Mitigating Epoxy

BASF has introduced MasterTop VB 240 FS, a moisture mitigation coating for use with resinous flooring systems.


Global Coatings to Top $107B by 2017

Rapid industrialization in Asia-Pacific and other developing regions will expand the global coatings market in the next few years, despite flattening demand in the developed world, a new mar...


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...


$4B Sale of DuPont Coatings Unit Seen

After a last-ditch “grace period” to turn around its performance, DuPont’s auto paint business is out of gas and up on the auction block, news reports say.


BASF Shuffles Global Coatings Leaders

BASF, the world’s largest chemical company, has announced a realignment of its international coatings leadership, with new presidents for its coatings and polyurethanes divisions and related...


BASF Plans $720M Plant in Brazil

BASF, the world’s largest chemical company, will make its largest investment in 100 years in South America with a new $720 million world-scale production site in Brazil to manufacture severa...


Huntsman to Pay $33M to Settle Suit

Chemical conglomerate Huntsman International LLC has agreed to pay $33 million to settle competitors’ allegations of price fixing on raw materials used in coatings, adhesives and other mater...


People on the Move: Changes Afoot At BASF, Bayer MS, Michelman, US Zinc

The raw materials industry is on the move again, with a new helmsman at BASF; honors and appointments at Bayer MaterialScience; a new EVP at US Zinc.


BASF Coats Q1 in Sales, Profit

A boom in coatings and higher prices helped offset still-struggling construction activity to deliver a whopping $25% first-quarter sales increase in to BASF, the world’s largest chemical com...


BASF Posts Record Year

2010 was a record year for BASF, fueled by sales gains in every segment, including Catalysts and Coatings.


BASF, Fisher Tank Plants on the Move

BASF will move the manufacturing of its Offshore Subsea Insulation PUR Systems to Houston, TX, while Fisher Tank is opening a new fabrication facility in Leesville, SC, the companies have an...


BASF Hikes R&D, Sells Coatings Unit

BASF SE spent a record $2 billion on research and development in 2010 and will top that this year, putting the chemical giant on track to generate more than $10 billion from innovation effor...


BASF Debuts 4 Rail Polyurethane Products

BASF SE has introduced four new polyurethane solutions for the global rail industry.


BASF Closes Cognis Deal, Sees Greener Products

BASF has completed its $4.1 billion acquisition of German specialty chemicals company Cognis and says the deal will mean more, and greener, high-performance products for customers worldwide.


BASF Clears Final Approvals on Cognis Deal

The European Union and Chinese authorities have both approved BASF SE’s acquisition of Cognis Holding GmbH, clearing the way for the transaction to close within days.


New BASF JV Starts a ‘Styrolution’

Chemical giants BASF SE and INEOS Industries Holdings Ltd. will combine their global business activities in styrene-based copolymers and copolymer blends in a new joint venture called Styrol...


Chemical Makers Challenge EPA on Cr(VI) Review

The Environmental Protection Agency is moving too quickly, and without sufficient information, on a scientific review that could pave the way for stricter standards on Hexavalent Chromium ex...


BASF Polyurethane System Honored for Innovation

A polyurethane-based porous paving system that absorbs stormwater, minimizing polluted runoff into storm drains, has earned BASF the 2010 Innovation Award from the Center for the Polyurethan...


BASF Plans 4th System House in China

BASF, which is already building its third System House in China, has announced plans to build a fourth, giving the world’s largest polyurethane supplier a service network in all geographical...


Reports Probe Global Coatings Players, Markets

Three new market reports shed light on the world’s top 10 paint and coatings companies, the world coatings market, and the industry in Asia Pacific.


Webinar on Moisture Evaluation, Remediation of Concrete Available Online

The SSPC/JPCL Education Series Webinar, “Moisture Evaluation and Remediation of Concrete” is now available online.


BASF Announces Deal to Acquire Cognis

As widely speculated, chemicals and coatings giant BASF SE (Ludwigshafen, Germany) will acquire specialty chemicals company Cognis from Cognis Holding Luxembourg S.à r.l., a company controll...


BASF Announces Leadership Changes

BASF’s regional division Europe will be getting a new president with the retirement of Dr. Walter Seufert, the company has announced.


Reports: BASF ‘Close’ to Deal for Cognis

Chemicals and coatings giant BASF AG (Ludwigshafen, Germany) is reported to be close to a deal to acquire Cognis (Monheim, Germany), with a purchase price put at approximately 3 billion euro...


BASF Launches Crack-Resistant Concrete-Repair Line

The Building Systems business of BASF’s Construction Chemicals Division announced the launch of ZERO-C Concrete Repair Technology, described as a line of cementitious repair mortars that exh...


BASF Reports Strong Sales, Earnings Gains

BASF AG reported first-quarter net income of 1.029 billion euros (approximately $1.363 billion), a sharp increase from 375 million euros for the first quarter of 2009. Sales rose 26.5%, to 1...


BASF Wins Best Paper Award for
Water-borne Anticorrosion Coatings

Three BASF researchers received the outstanding paper award Monday at the American Coatings Show in Charlotte, N.C., for their work on the development of high-performance water-borne anticor...


High-Performance Building Companies Honored

BASF joined the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in honoring five U.S. builders for exceptional achievements in high-performance building at the Second Annual BASF Builders Challenge Awards.


BASF Joins Disaster-Safe Building Effort

BASF is the latest company to partner with the Federal Alliance for Safe Homes Inc. (FLASH), a nationwide disaster-preparedness initiative to promote stronger construction.


PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY: Spray Foam Application Guide

BASF issued a comprehensive guide to the application of residential spray polyurethane foam (SPF).


BASF, Clinton Initiative Collaborate on Cool-Roof Project in Philadelphia

BASF, the diversified global chemical and coatings manufacturer, supplied high-performance spray polyurethane foam (SPF) and reflective roof coatings as part of the restoration of a green-jo...


BASF on Q3: Recovery “Slow and Fragile”

BASF (Ludwigshafen, Germany) announced its preliminary third quarter figures for 2009.


BASF Plans Major Presence in Asia Pacific

In the past week, BASF (Ludwigshafen, Germany) outlined its Strategy 2020 for Asia Pacific, a strategy that the company will use to increase its growth by an average of two percentage points...


BASF Launches New Additive

BASF Corporation (Florham Park, NJ) launched Pluracoat Performa® CF20, the newest addition to the Pluracoat® high-performance coating additives line for waterborne technologies.


BASF Offers Online Insulation Course

BASF is offering a new online course, Sustainable Design: Eco-efficiency of Roofing Insulation Systems.


BASF Raises Prices for Latex Products

BASF Corporation (Florham Park, NJ) has implemented price increases for Styrofan and Styronal styrene-butadiene latex products in the U.S. and Canada.


BASF to Host Education-Building ‘Summit’

BASF on Sept. 16 will host a High Performance Buildings for Education Summit, focusing on the construction and retrofitting of energy-efficient, healthy, safe, and production schools.


BASF Building Earns LEED-EB Designation

BASF Construction Chemicals-Building Systems said its headquarters complex in Minnesota has earned a LEED® EB Silver designation.


BASF Announces Q2 Figures

BASF (Ludwigshafen, Germany) has announced declining sales and earnings for the second quarter of 2009 due to the ongoing global economic crisis.


BASF Introduces SPF Insulation

BASF, global manufacturer of polyurethane foam insulation, has introduced Enertite spray-applied polyurethane foam insulation to its line of SPF products. Enertite is an open-cell foam that ...


BASF’s Goodwin Named ICRI Fellow

The International Concrete Repair Institute (ICRI) has named Fred Goodwin, fellow scientist of BASF’s Building Systems Division, a Fellow of ICRI.


PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY: ‘Whiter White’ Mica Pigment

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


PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY: Zero-VOC Paint Colorants

BASF introduced PureOptions, described as a point-of-sale colorant tinting system for paints with zero VOCs and low odor.


BASF to Slash Global Production

BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, will temporarily shut down 80 plants worldwide and reduce production at about 100 others, to avoid overcapacities as a result of what it calls “a ...


BASF Plans Greenbuild Seminars

BASF announced plans to conduct a series of 15-minute “micro-seminars” on advances in building products during the 2008 Greenbuild Conference.


 
 
   

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PosiTector 200 for concrete

Rugged, simple and affordable coating thickness gage for concrete measures protective coatings including polyurea.


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Sherwin-Williams
Heat-FLex® Hi-Temp 1200

Improved Corrosion
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LUMIFLON® Solvent Grade Resins Illuminate Hollywood Water Tower

LUMIFLON based coatings can last up to 30 years without fading, reducing life-cycle costs, re-application or replacement of underlying surfaces. Contact: 1-610-423-4300


Midsun Specialty Products
Self-Healing Field Repairs

Use Stopaq corrosion prevention coatings on pipelines, field joints, tank chimes, structural steel and more. Learn more at www.midsunsp.com/stopaq

 
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