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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.


Experts to Educate at Building Show

More than 30 expert-led courses for facility owners, specifiers, contractors and architects will be on the agenda at the upcoming D+D 2014 Conference and Exhibition.


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.


Free Webinar Covers Polyurea Standard

Polyureas, polyurethanes and the latest industry standard for field application of those coatings will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


DuPont Ponders Sale of Chemicals Unit

DuPont may shed its Performance Chemicals segment, which produces paint pigments, after a less-than-stellar performance in the second quarter, the major chemical manufacturer announced on Tu...


AkzoNobel Paint Targets Renewable Oils

Coatings made from algae-based renewable oils are the goal of a new partnership by AkzoNobel and bioproducts supplier Solazyme Inc.


UK Axes AkzoNobel's Can Coatings Deal

Britain's Office of Fair Trading has blocked AkzoNobel's proposed acquisition of Metlac Holding, ruling that the deal would substantially reduce competition in metal coatings for beer and be...


Carboline Named in BP Refinery Suit

BP is suing protective coatings giant Carboline and four other companies, alleging that steel they provided and fireproofed for a multibillion-dollar refinery project is defective and causin...


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.


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.


PPG to Buy Industrial Coatings Supplier

PPG Industries is strengthening its international industrial coatings portfolio with the acquisition of global specialty coatings producer Spraylat, the companies have announced.


New AkzoNobel CEO Sidelined by Fatigue

Less than five months into his new position at the helm of the world’s largest paint and coatings company, AkzoNobel’s CEO has taken a medical leave of absence, citing fatigue.


DuPont Coatings Unit Sold for $4.9B

DuPont Performance Coatings, one of the world’s largest automotive coatings suppliers, has reached the finish line.


Cement Maker to Buy AkzoNobel Unit

Pakistan’s largest cement manufacturer will be the next owner of AkzoNobel’s chemicals business in that country.


AkzoNobel Reports Progress in Q2

Protective and industrial coatings brightened AkzoNobel’s otherwise-struggling second quarter, with the Dutch coating giant turning in single-digit revenue growth built largely on price incr...


Coating Makers Name New Board Leaders

The American Coatings Association has elected two of the industry’s best-known CEOs to lead its board of directors through 2014.


Valspar, JLG See Shifts at the Helm

Valspar Corp.’s president and CEO has added the hat of board chairman, while access equipment leader JLG Industries has named a new president, the companies have announced.


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.


Adhesives Maker Sticks to Fast Track

Royal Adhesives & Sealants of South Bend, IN, has completed a blitz of takeovers that is fast reshaping the market for high-performance adhesives, sealants and related coatings.


Valspar Q2 Rings Up a Sunnier Forecast

The Valspar Corp. is treating investors to a brighter earnings forecast for 2012 on the heels of a solid second quarter.


Firm Cited after Coating Worker Crushed

The employer of a man who was crushed to death in a coating machine faces 10 federal health and safety violations—including a repeat violation—and a $51,300 fine in the case.


Solvents Stay Strong, Despite US Drop

Solvents may be falling from favor in the West, but they still appear to have a strong future in paints, coatings and adhesives elsewhere in the world for the rest of the decade, a new marke...


RPM Skips Slow Season with Sizzling Q3

Somebody forgot to tell RPM International that third quarters tend to be weak periods for coatings companies.


ACCESSA Coatings Opens New IN Office

ACCESSA Coatings Solutions has expanded again with the relocation of its northern Indiana facility to Elkhart, IN.


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...


Struggling AkzoNobel Shakes Up Helm

Fighting to maintain its position at the top of the global coatings industry, AkzoNobel has announced major changes to its senior global leadership.


‘Peelable’ Coating Allows New Looks

Military and private aircraft in need of a temporary new look may find help in a “peelable” coating just developed by UK-based Indestructible Paint Ltd.


Coating Declines Drag Down Dow’s Q4

A widespread slump in coatings demand and Europe’s economic uncertainty dealt a sharp blow to Dow Chemical’s fourth quarter, with profit plunging by 47% to 25 cents a share.


Heavy-Duty Sprayer Made for Comfort

Binks has introduced the Airless 75 airless spray gun, a 7500 PSI industrial spray gun designed for both rough working conditions and user comfort.


Railcar Interior Painters Needed

UTLX Manufacturing: The Tankcar People has openings for experienced Interior Coaters available to work any shift in Alexandria, LA.


PPG Ends Strong 2011 with Record Q4

PPG Industries ended a big year with a bang Thursday (Jan. 19), unveiling a record fourth-quarter performance that helped push the company to an overall 11% sales increase for 2011.


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.


Click Error to Cost Paint Maker $18K

An Oregon paint manufacturer will pay $18,000 for accidentally checking the wrong box on an online government form while trying to update its records.


N. American Coatings Show Cancelled

The Powder Coatings Institute will return to a solo show format in 2012, after cancelling The North American Coating Show it had co-hosted for two years with NACE International.


Sika Acquires Coating Maker Duochem

Global structural materials conglomerate Sika AG has acquired Duochem Inc., a Canadian supplier of waterproofing coatings and membranes used to protect parking decks and other concrete struc...


Charges End Valspar’s Year with a Loss

Double-digit sales growth could not save the Valspar Corp. from a net loss of nearly $300 million in the fourth quarter, due to hefty impairment charges from over-valuation of two housing-re...


Florock Launches Concrete Floor Epoxy

Epoxy flooring provider Florock has introduced a new concrete floor sealer/topcoat for industrial, commercial and light institutional applications.


Ex-PPG Director Admits Nuclear Paint Smuggling

The former managing director of PPG Industries’ Chinese subsidiary has pleaded guilty in federal court to conspiring to ship protective coatings to Pakistan for the construction of a nuclear...


Comeback Seen for US Paint & Coatings

Reports of the death of the U.S. paint and coatings industry will have been greatly exaggerated (as Mark Twain might say), if a new market forecast pans out.


Quest, PPG Make Coatings Acquisitions

The global paint and coatings industry continues to consolidate, as Quest Specialty Coatings acquires protective coatings maker Patriot Paint and PPG Industries absorbs European architectura...


BSR Unites Units to Become Axson

The BSR Group, a global provider of high-performance coating, sealing, damping and bonding products for industrial applications, has become Axson, uniting the company’s business units under ...


IRS Audit Dings Sherwin, But Q3 Booms

Sherwin-Williams is reporting good news for its third quarter and bad news for its fourth, with record Q3 net sales trailed by a $75 million tax charge to end the year.


Sherwin-Williams Adds FasTop Topcoat

Sherwin-Williams has introduced a topcoat to its signature coating system for USDA-inspected food and beverage facilities.


PPG Paints a Profitable 3rd Quarter

Strong showings by Performance Coatings and Industrial Coatings helped bring home a powerful third quarter for PPG Industries, the company reported Thursday (Oct. 19).


RPM, AkzoNobel Expand European Industrial Portfolios

Coatings giants RPM International and AkzoNobel are reaching ever deeper into Europe, with RPM acquiring the Spanish fire-protection business Grupo P&V and AkzoNobel swallowing German’s Schr...


Rust Coatings Fuel Strong Q1 for RPM

Booming sales in corrosion-control coatings helped deliver a powerful first quarter of double-digit gains for the parent company of Carboline and other major industrial coatings brands.


Flame Control Names New President

Flame Control Coatings LLC has announced the appointments of Tim Miller as the company’s new president and Ryan Najmulski as marketing manager.


Polycoat Expands Website Offerings

American Polymers Corp. (dba Polycoat Products) has expanded its customer resources and service with the re-launch of an improved website at www.polycoatusa.com.


Controversial Lubrizol Deal Closes

Despite insider trading by a senior corporate officer involved in the deal, Berkshire Hathaway has completed its $9.7 billion acquisition of specialty chemical maker Lubrizol, the world’s la...


PPG to Supply New Caterpillar Plant

Caterpillar Inc. has selected PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business as the sole heavy-duty equipment coatings supplier for a new motor grader assembly plant in North Little Rock, Ark.


SSPC Extends Reach To Commercial/Light Industrial

SSPC: the Society for Protective Coatings is making a new push into the commercial/light industrial coatings sector.


PPG Aerospace Names Coatings Chief

PPG Industries’ aerospace business has named Mark Cancilla global platform director for coatings and Brent Wright as global platform director for transparencies, succeeding Cancilla.


Industrial Coatings Pump Up Valspar

Strong growth in new and industrial coatings helped propel the Valspar Corp. to a 22.5% overall sales increase in the third quarter, although net income dipped slightly from a year ago.


PPG Bows Low-Temp Immersion Cleaners

PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced two low-temperature immersion cleaners, which are designed to remove soils and contaminants from metal surfaces in immersion or di...


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...


RPM Coatings Acquires Italy’s API

RPM International’s Performance Coatings Group has acquired API S.p.A., a $28 million producer and installer of polyurethane and urethane-based flooring and decking solutions for cruise ship...


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...


Presidential ‘Green’ Awards Honor Protective Coating, Safe Solvent

A high-performance coating made with recycled plastic and soybean oil has earned Sherwin-Williams a prestigious 2011 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award.


Floor Coating Touts Half Curing Time

Florock Industrial Flooring has rolled out Floropoxy System 4900, designed for both strength and record-fast installations.


Floor Coating Dissipates Static

Crawford Laboratories Inc. has expanded its line of Florock industrial flooring products with the introduction of Floropoxy ESD, designed to offer solvent-restricted facilities a high-perfor...


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.


PPG Hits 3rd Straight Quarterly Record

Strong sales in performance and industrial coatings helped deliver a third straight quarterly record to PPG Industries, with $3.5 billion in sales and banner earnings in various coatings mar...


Corotech Coatings Blend Old and New

Complementary Coatings’ new Corotech High Performance Coatings line mixes time-tested products with innovative technologies in more than 40 industrial-grade paints, primers and maintenance c...


ND Researcher Wins Tess Coating Award

Dr. Dean C. Webster, a veteran researcher in high-performance polymers and non-toxic antifouling coatings, will receive the American Chemical Society’s Roy W. Tess Award in Coatings for 2011...


Protective, Marine Aid Banner Year for Akzo

Recovery-fueled growth in Performance, Protective and Marine Coatings helped propel AkzoNobel to a banner fourth quarter and 2010, the company reports.


PPG Has Record Q4, ‘Excellent’ 2010

Boons in Industrial and Performance Coatings helped PPG Industries deliver record fourth-quarter sales and earnings, capping “an excellent year” for the Pittsburgh-based company, the CEO sai...


DuPont Shuffles Coatings Leadership

DuPont has made key changes in its Performance Coatings leadership, naming John G. McCool as President to replace Terry Caloghiris, who becomes President of Strategic Initiatives.


Insl-x Rolls Out New Industrial Coatings Line

Complementary Coatings Corp. has introduced Corotech High Performance Coatings, an Insl-x-branded line of industrial paints, primers and maintenance coatings.


Global Game Changer: OMNOVA to Buy Eliokem

OMNOVA Solutions Inc. will acquire specialty chemicals manufacturer Eliokem International, transforming OMNOVA into a highly diversified $1 billion company with a significant global Performa...


Momentive Materials, Hexion Chemicals to Merge

Momentive Performance Materials Inc., a global producer of silicones and advanced materials, will merge with Hexion Specialty Chemicals to form one of the world's largest specialty chemicals...


LINE-X Debuts High-Performance Floor Coatings

LINE-X Protective Coatings has introduced ASPART-X U/V Protective Coatings for industrial commercial flooring, food processing facilities, and residential decks, patios, garage floors and sw...


PPG Announces 4 Executive Reassignments

PPG Industries has announced four new executive assignments, including new appointments to its Executive and Operating Committees.


Tnemec Introduces Low-VOC Polyurethanes

Tnemec Company Inc. introduced two low-VOC hybrid polyurethane finishes, reported to offer a high degree of color and gloss retention and resistance to UV and weathering.


Tnemec Introduces Ultra-Low-VOC Fluoropolymer Coatings

Tnemec Company Inc. introduced ultra-low-VOC versions of its fluoropolymer coating technology with products offering VOC content of less than 100 grams per liter.


NeverFade Paint Certified-Contractor Program Launched

APV Engineered Coatings®, the manufacturer of NeverFade™ paint based on Kynar Aquatec® polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) resins, announced the launch of the Pro-X Certified Contractor™ Program...


SSPC Program at ACC Reports on Fluoropolymer Advances

Developments in high-performance fluoropolymer resins offer promise for new applications and expanded use in architectural, commercial, and protective coatings, a speaker at the American Coa...


PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY:
Powder Coatings for Architectural Applications

DuPont Co. Inc. (Wilmington, Del.) introduced a line of premium architectural powder coatings formulated to meet the specifications of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (A...


PVDF Coatings Enliven Hospital’s Exterior

High-performance fluoropolymer coatings were employed to produce a distinctive, copper-colored exterior with custom, “Maple Green” accents at Maple Grove Hospital, a new health-care facility...


Sherwin Renames Industrial Group

The Sherwin-Williams Company has renamed its Industrial & Marine Coatings group. The new Protective & Marine Coatings group markets will continue to include water and wastewater, petrochemic...


Tnemec Names Wallace VP, Sales

Tnemec Company Inc., a manufacturer of high-performance protective coatings for industrial and specialized architectural markets, named Terry Wallace vice president of sales.


PRODUCTS & TECHNOLOGY: Coatings Website Launch

International Protective Coatings announced the launch of a revamped company website offering information on the company’s passive fire-protection materials and protective anticorrosion coat...


 
 
   

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