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U.S. Advances on Mussel Control

After spending six years testing more than 100 coatings, federal researchers have learned a lot about what works, and what doesn't, in fighting invasive marine species.


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.


Coatings Fraud Allegations Dismissed

A Massachusetts maker of coatings and spray equipment has withdrawn its claim that a licensee-turned-competitor built the new business on stolen information.


Study: High-Lead Paint Persists in Asia

Long banned in the U.S. and Europe, architectural paint with lead—a lot of lead—is still widely available in Asia, the world's largest coatings market, a new study concludes.


Paint Makers to Pay $1.1B for Lead

Reversing years of legal victories, the Sherwin-Williams Co., NL Industries and ConAgra Grocery Products have been ordered to pay $1.1 billion to remove lead paint from millions of Californi...


Paint Makers Unite over Chemical Bill

U.S. coating suppliers are pulling out the stops to help pass what they call a "groundbreaking" overhaul of the nation's 37-year-old chemical safety laws.


Dow Coating Patents Spur Akzo Lawsuit

Coatings giant AkzoNobel has filed suit against Dow Chemical Co., accusing the raw materials maker of misusing confidential information gained from a partnership to apply unilaterally for tw...


Insurer: Ameron Knew of Sable Coating Woes

Ameron executives knew of coating failures and corrosion damage at the Sable Offshore Energy Project well before the company applied for insurance related to those problems, according to the...


Flowcrete Unveils Parking Deck Coatings

Floor systems maker Flowcrete Group Ltd. has announced an improved version of its Deckshield ED coating for parking garages, as well as a new quick-curing formulation of the product.


Coating Firm Built on Stolen Secrets?

A leading manufacturer of patented epoxy spray systems for infrastructure repair is suing a young competitor, contending that the rival business was built on information stolen as a licensee...


GE Unveils Ice-Shedding Nanocoating

GE Global Research has developed new nanocoatings that not only shed ice but actually delay ice formation, even under extreme atmospheric conditions, the company says.


Dismissal, Plea in DuPont Secrets Cases

DuPont Chemical Co. has dropped a civil lawsuit against one former employee accused of sharing trade secrets, while another ex-employee has pleaded guilty in a similar criminal case.


Polymer Touts More Hide, Less TiO2

Arkema Coating Resins has introduced an opaque polymer for coating hiding and whiteness that functions as a partial replacement for titanium dioxide (TiO2).


4th Global Marine Coatings Forum Set

New antifouling technology, coatings performance, global maritime standards, environmental regulations and more will be on the agenda when the fourth Global Marine Coatings Forum convenes la...


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...


TiO2 Secrets Stolen, Sent to China, DuPont Says

DuPont Co. has filed suit against two California firms and two individuals, alleging the sale of company information involving a specialty paint line to Chinese competitors.


Valspar Spy Gets 15-Month Federal Prison Term

A former Valspar Corp. technical director has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for stealing up to $20 million in formula secrets to share with Nippon Paint, his future employer.


USGS: Sealcoat Toxins Pervade Lakes

Coal-tar-based pavement sealant is the largest source of toxic polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) found in 40 urban lakes recently studied by the U.S. Geological Survey.


Delta Introduces ‘Self-Cleaning’ Coating

Singapore-based Delta Intercontinental Pte. Ltd. has launched a clear coating that the company describes as self-cleaning.


Conference on Protective Coatings Scheduled for October in Pittsburgh

The American Coatings Association will cover current technology in protective coatings in its conference, "Metal Protection through Coatings Technology," in Pittsburgh on October 19-20.


X-Rite Introduces Spectrophotometers

X-Rite Inc. introduced a line of multi-angle spectrophotometers and quality-control and formulation software for evaluation of processes, quality, and problem troubleshooting in manufacturin...


 
 
   

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Sidewinder/Persyst Enterprises, Inc.
The Sidewinder Model M2 Solvent Recycler

Combat the rising cost of gunwash, thinners, acetone & more while drastically reducing waste disposal coat.


Armorthane
Polyurethane and Polyurea Sprayed-On Protection

Buy POLYURETHANE or POLYUREA coatings and spray equipment for years of proven chemical resistance, water- and weather-proofing, and structural improvements.


CS Unitec
Surface Prep & Material Removal

CS Unitec’s Floor Planers remove coatings & corrosion from concrete & metal surfaces. Produce keyed profiles for waterproofing applications. info@csunitec.com


Wasser High-Tech Coatings Inc.
Wasser Coatings Protect

Wasser Coatings offer a complete range of Moisture Cure Urethane (NEPCOAT approved) systems in addition to Polyurea membranes and linings(NSF).
www.wassercoatings.com


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