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Not Your Average Camouflage

When it comes to camouflaging military vehicles, standard procedure is to paint the vehicle in the appropriate colors and patterns for the environment in which it will serve.

Polymer Self-Repairs at Body Temperature

Scientists at the University of Reading are at work on a self-healing polymer that may find use in automotive coatings, as well as other industrial and biomedical applications.

Team Lauds ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of Coatings

Scientists at a Swiss university have developed a polymer coating they say is so versatile they compare it to the iconic Swiss army knife, with future applications cutting into the wastewate...

Coating Signals Critical Unseen Damage

Researchers at the University of Illinois are developing a coating meant to deliver a clear indication of structural damage so small that it would otherwise be undetectable to the naked eye ...

Evonik Plans PA12 Production Increase

Specialty chemicals company Evonik Industries will build a new production line for special polyamide 12 powder (PA12) in Marl, Germany, the company announced Wednesday (Feb. 10).

UK Paint Company Joins Polymer Project

A coatings manufacturer in the UK has joined a European Union project to develop stronger and more flexible materials using graphene-reinforced thermosetting polymers.

Coating Remade to Reduce Abrasions

A.W. Chesterton Company has introduced a reformulated ARC MX1 that the company said will help reduce high-impact and extreme sliding abrasions.

Graphene Tops Polymer for MIC

In its ongoing investigations into graphene coatings and corrosion prevention, a global science team has determined that the graphene coatings minimize corrosion better than commercial polym...

Firm Touts Top Tech of 2015

Anti-corrosion coatings are among the top technologies expected to show the most advancement and influence this year, a new research report indicates.

Polymer Material Registers Impacts

A team of researchers has developed a polymer-based material that changes color depending on the strength of impact.

MIT Serves Up Surfaces on Demand

CAMBRIDGE, MA--Given a squeeze, ship hulls could self-clean, camouflage could transform itself, and surface friction could adjust with a new printable material now in development.

Contractors Liable for Failed Decking

Three contractors will pay a total of $4.4 million to Multnomah County, OR, for a bridge redecking project that failed shortly after completion.

Dow Prevails in Akzo Patent Suit

A federal-court judge has cleared Dow Chemical Co. of claims that it infringed upon a 2004 patent by coatings giant AkzoNobel Coatings Inc.

New Army Coating May Be Real Treat

Self-healing coatings have long held promise—as long as the sun was out. Now, researchers have discovered a sweet secret that can bypass the need for UV power.

Drones Pass Pollution through Paint

Robots coated in carbon-sucking paint could collect pollution and turn it back into fuel, a group of researchers says.

Tank Coating Cures without Heat

Advanced Polymer Coatings has introduced a cargo tank coating for less severe cargoes.

Coating a Smarter, Faster Surface

Smart surfaces that can instantaneously change properties in response to their environment could be the wave of the future, with a new coating developed by a multinational team of researcher...

Garland Adds Infrastructure Division

Citing "an increasing need" to address "numerous infrastructure problems" in the U.S. and worldwide, Garland Industries Inc. has launched a division aimed at structural strengthening and res...

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.

Polymer, Heal Thyself—Over and Over

Self-healing material technology is not new, but scientists at the University of Illinois have moved the field a significant step forward.

EU Opens Multinational Biofouling Push

Eco-friendly marine coatings that leave slime behind are the focus of a new multimillion-dollar European Commission initiative spearheaded by AkzoNobel and the Dutch Polymer Institute.

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.

‘Terminator’ Polymer Heals Without Help

Taking a cue from early ’90s movie magic, scientists in Spain have reported the first self-healing polymer that “spontaneously and independently repairs itself without any intervention.”

AkzoNobel to Shutter Dutch Plant

AkzoNobel will phase out a chemical plant in the Netherlands as the paint and coating maker's markets shift from Europe to Asia and North America, the company announced Friday (Aug. 30).

Axalta Invests $5M in Coatings Center

The old DuPont Performance Coatings business is making a new push into scaling up its coatings research and development, with a fresh $5 million infusion into its Coatings Technology Center ...

SSPC Sets Wastewater Coating Standard

Performance requirements for certain concrete coatings used at wastewater facilities are the focus of a new standard by SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.

Global Polymers Acquires Perlastic

Global Polymer Solutions has announced the acquisition of the global rights to Perlastic industrial protective coatings products.

Bayer MS to Sell Off Resins Units

Bayer MaterialScience has announced plans to sell its global powder polyester resins business and its U.S.-based liquid polyester resins merchant business to Stepan Company.

$1M Chemical Blaze Guts Coating Plant

Fire ripped through a polymer coating facility in Canada over the weekend, causing $1 million in damage and requiring 60 firefighters to bring the blaze under control.

ITW Polymers Coatings Opens New Plant

ITW Polymers Coatings North America has announced the grand opening of its newest manufacturing plant, in Houston, TX.

ACA Honors Top Coating Research of 2013

The latest progress on accelerated testing, renewable materials, and organic coatings took top honors this year at the American Coatings Association's 2013 CoatingsTech Conference.

Royal Holdings Buys Adhesives Packaging

Adhesives Packaging has been acquired by Royal Packaging, with intentions of operating the company as a standalone business in packaging, mixing and applying adhesives.

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.

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.

Fire, Explosions Test Bridge Columns

Researchers are using explosives and extreme fire to test a new style of bridge column that could possibly withstand events like earthquakes or a major blast.


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Dampney Co., Inc.
High Temperature White Paint

New Coating with not yellow, remains white and will withstand temperatures up to 1,200ºF

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