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Deadline Nearing for Elevation Awards

Deadline Nearing for Elevation Awards

Tuesday July 5, 2022

The deadline is nearing to submit nominations for Technology Publishing Company and the Commercial Painting Industry Association’s sixth annual commercial honors program: The Elevation Awards.

New Product Announcement: Hydrocarbon PFP Coating

New Product Announcement: Hydrocarbon PFP Coating

Tuesday July 5, 2022

Global coatings company Hempel recently announced the launch of its first product for the hydrocarbon passive fire protection segment.

Mosquito-Repellent Coating Combats Disease

Mosquito-Repellent Coating Combats Disease

Tuesday July 5, 2022

Decorative paints company Coral, an AkzoNobel-owned brand, has recently developed a mosquito-repellent coating to fight against dengue fever in Brazil.

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NV Implementing New Portland Cement Standards

NV Implementing New Portland Cement Standards

Tuesday July 5, 2022

The Nevada Department of Transportation recently announced that it will be allowing the use of Portland limestone cement on new highway construction projects to reduce its carbon footprint.

Supreme Court Limits EPA Emissions Authority

Supreme Court Limits EPA Emissions Authority

Tuesday July 5, 2022

On Thursday (June 30), the Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency does not have the authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from power plants.

TxDOT Seeking Contractors for Wellness Center

TxDOT Seeking Contractors for Wellness Center

Friday July 1, 2022

The Texas Department of Transportation is soliciting bids for painting and renovations to a wellness center and locker room in Lubbock, Texas.

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AkzoNobel Names New CEO

AkzoNobel Names New CEO

Friday July 1, 2022

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced a new Chief Executive Officer to succeed Thierry Vanlancker, whose term of office is coming to an end later this year.

$335M AZ Border Wall Could Be Virtual

$335M AZ Border Wall Could Be Virtual

Friday July 1, 2022

Last month, Arizona lawmakers passed a bill that budgeted $335 million for a border wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, but according to reports the barrier could potentially be a “virtual wall” instead of a physical one.

WA Taking 'No Action' for PCBs in Paint

WA Taking 'No Action' for PCBs in Paint

Friday July 1, 2022

The Washington State Department of Ecology recently published its final report to the state legislature for regulatory determinations under the Safer Products for Washington Program, concluding that it would not take further action related to Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in paint and inks.

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Giant Floating Restaurant 'Capsizes' in China Sea

Giant Floating Restaurant 'Capsizes' in China Sea

Friday July 1, 2022

Recently, a historic three-story floating restaurant in Hong Kong reportedly sank into the South China Sea after meeting “adverse conditions” while it was being towed to an undisclosed location.

Canadian Government Awards Coatings Business

Canadian Government Awards Coatings Business

Thursday June 30, 2022

The Government of Canada recently announced that it has awarded $400,000 in financial assistance to Prizma Industrial Coatings to boost the adoption of digital technologies.

New Product Announcement: Fire-Resistant Underlayment

New Product Announcement: Fire-Resistant Underlayment

Thursday June 30, 2022

Global manufacturer of roofing and waterproofing systems Polyglass USA, Inc., recently announced the release of an advanced dual-purpose fire-resistant and self-adhered waterproofing underlayment.

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HIT Researchers Develop Ultra-Black Coating

HIT Researchers Develop Ultra-Black Coating

Thursday June 30, 2022

A team of researchers from the Harbin Institute of Technology has recently developed an ultra-black coating.

Highlights from the Current Issue of JPCL

Highlights from the Current Issue of JPCL

Thursday June 30, 2022

The June issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is available in print and online at paintsquare.com. This issue contains feature articles on surface preparation methods for maintenance and repair coatings, a penstock lining project in California and the 2022 JPCL Equipment Buying Guide.

DOL to Revise Lead Exposure Standards

DOL to Revise Lead Exposure Standards

Thursday June 30, 2022

On Tuesday (June 28), the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to revise its standards for occupational exposure to lead.

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Product Update: Removing Silica Dust with Dustless Lid

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Product Update: Removing Silica Dust with Dustless Lid

Wednesday June 29, 2022

Bids Wanted for Underground Tunnel Waterproofing

Bids Wanted for Underground Tunnel Waterproofing

Wednesday June 29, 2022

Dane County is seeking contractors to perform underground tunnel waterproofing and concrete repairs on a steam tunnel in Madison, Wisconsin.

Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Monday

Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Monday

Wednesday June 29, 2022

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Monday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday in the United States.

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Global Leaders Launch Infrastructure Partnership

Global Leaders Launch Infrastructure Partnership

Wednesday June 29, 2022

At the beginning of the week, leaders officially launched the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment at the G7 Leaders’ Summit in Germany, which is expected to mobilize $600 billion by 2027 in global infrastructure investments.

PPG to Complete Over 25 School Makeovers in July

PPG to Complete Over 25 School Makeovers in July

Wednesday June 29, 2022

Last week, global coatings manufacturer PPG announced that it was planning to complete over 25 school makeovers through its New Paint for a New Start initiative.

PG&E Fined $1.27M for Corrosion Remediation

PG&E Fined $1.27M for Corrosion Remediation

Wednesday June 29, 2022

The California Public Utilities Commission recently issued a citation against Pacific Gas and Electric Company for failing to correct problems with systems used to prevent corrosion in natural gas infrastructure.