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Evonik, Wynca Launch Operations at Silica Plant

Evonik Wynca Silicon Material Co., Ltd., a joint venture of specialty chemicals company Evonik and Chinese company Wynca, has recently begun operations at its new fumed silica plant in the Z...


Evonik Expands Coatings Additives Capacities to China

Specialty chemicals company Evonik has recently reported that for the first time, its Coating Additives business will be producing additives in Shanghai.


New Product Announcement: Harsh Environment Solution

Global specialty chemicals company Nouryon has recently introduced a new innovative solution reported to enable high-performance coatings and adhesives to withstand harsh environments in the...


Sale Closes for Evonik Methacrylates Business

Specialty chemicals company Evonik recently closed the sale of its Methacrylates business to Boston-based private equity firm Advent International.


Evonik to Sell Methacrylates Business for $3B

Specialty chemicals company Evonik (Essen, Germany) announced earlier this week that it has agreed to sell its Methacrylates business to private equity firm Advent International, which is he...


Awards Voting Continues

As announced last week, voting in the Top Products section of the inaugural PaintSquare Prestige Awards, honoring the people and products that make the protective, marine and industrial coat...


Voting Begins for Industry Awards

The fall issue of PaintSquare Press is on its way to readers this week, and with it comes the opening of voting in the Top Products section of the inaugural PaintSquare Prestige Awards, hono...


Market and Labs Rife with Antifouling News

With some biocides, like tributyltin, long banned in marine coatings and others subject to public scrutiny in recent years, the race to find effective antifouling agents without biocides has...


Sanitized AG Forms New Business

Antimicrobial materials company Sanitized AC recently announced that it is consolidating its paint- and coatings-related products into a new business, Sanitized Preservation AG, to be headed...


Sanitized AG Forms New Coatings Business

Antimicrobial materials company Sanitized AC announced last week it is consolidating its paint- and coatings-related products into a new business, Sanitized Preservation AG, to be headed up ...


Researchers Develop Pipe Lining to Combat Hydrates

Researchers at Southwest Research Institute say they’ve developed a way to protect pipeline internals with a superhydrophobic coating that they believe will prevent the collection of hydrate...


Nickel Plating Made to Ease Wear

A new enhanced electroless nickel plating from Carbodeon has been developed to improve performance in sliding applications, including oil and gas facilities.


Breakthrough Coating Heals, Repels

Engineers at the University of Michigan are touting the durability characteristics of their recently developed self-healing, water-repellent, spray-on coating technology designed for a pleth...


Nanotech Firm Develops Coatings for Metals

A New Jersey-based nanotechnology company is in the process of receiving full patents on two new coating developments that it says could be of use to those who paint bridges and other metal ...


NEI Touts Functional Coatings

Two new coatings and pretreatment technologies developed by NEI Corp. are in the process of receiving full patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.


Cycling Captures Color-Changing Coating

The 2016 Summer Olympics may be coming to a close, but one bicycle manufacturer commemorated this year’s sporting event with a bold, responsive paint scheme for Olympians and the average rid...


NASA Thinks Pink with Pressure-Sensitive Paint

Hot pink is not a color most people would associate with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, but it happens to be the hue of a special paint the agency relies on when it comes...


Testing Coatings in Flight

Aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co. is putting non-stick coatings to the test in an operational testing later this summer.


Ashland Adds to Adhesives Line

Specialty chemical producer Ashland has unveiled two new acrylic emulsion-based pressure sensitive adhesives.


New Products Made for Building Envelope

A Washington-based developer of breathable membrane systems for walls and roofs has announced the addition of two new accessories designed to provide superior building envelope ventilation a...


Barrier System to Reduce Install Time

PROSOCO Inc. has teamed up with Georgia-Pacific Gypsum to offer a new, patent-pending sheathing barrier system developed to reduce the time it takes to weatherize buildings.


Scientists Unveil Ice-Melting Coating

Researchers at Rice University are working on developing a composite coating to help remove ice in cold-weather applications ranging from wind turbines to aircraft wings.


Below-Grade Waterproofing Line Bows

Global coatings and waterproofing product manufacturer MAPEI has introduced a below-grade waterproofing product line to the North American construction market.


Engineers Boast Glass Breakthrough

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have found that coating small pieces of glass with extremely thin layers of metal, like silver, makes it possible to enhance the amount of l...


Floor Coatings Market Set to Soar

The North American concrete floor coatings market is expected to reach $546.8 million by 2023, a new forecast suggests.


Paint Designed to Kill Bacteria

Sherwin-Williams is billing its latest product offering as “one of the most significant technological breakthroughs” in its nearly 150-year history.


Coil Coating Group Offers Tool Kits

The National Coil Coating Association has released a new resource for users and specifiers of prepainted metal products.


Free eBook Examines Pipeline Coatings

PITTSBURGH--From specification to performance, exploring the critical role of protective coatings in transmission pipelines is the subject of a new eBook from JPCL.


Free eBook Focuses on Quality Control

PITTSBURGH--Quality control can mean the difference between project failure and success, and a new resource from JPCL’s experts helps steer contractors toward the latter.


Owls Impart Quiet Coating Wisdom

CAMBRIDGE, UK--Listening carefully to the silent flight of owls, researchers have developed a coating that may help quiet the roar of wind turbines and other fan blades.


Free eBook Helps Keep Surface Prep Safe

PITTSBURGH—The hard work of surface preparation can be as dangerous as it is important—risks addressed by a variety of experts in a new resource from JPCL.


eBook Blasts Abrasive Cleaning How-tos

PITTSBURGH—From set-up to safety, the technical ins and outs of abrasive blast cleaning are laid out by the experts in a handy, free new eBook from JPCL.


eBook Dives into UHP Waterjetting

PITTSBURGH—The ins and outs of ultra-high-pressure waterjetting for surface preparation get a closer look in a new, free technical resource from JPCL.


Protection Beyond 50 Shades of Gray

Like Henry Ford's black Model Ts, protective coatings users could always have any color they wanted, as long as it was battleship gray. But that may be about to change—and not just for reaso...


Squid-spiration Guides New Camo

Cheap, versatile, coated stickers inspired by nature's masters of disguise may protect tomorrow's soldiers from enemy detection, developers say.


Squid Light the Way to Camo Coatings

Tomorrow's U.S. soldiers may be able to avoid detection, even from infrared cameras, thanks to the unlikeliest of bio-inspirations: squid skin.


New Powder Coating Steps into Light

Amsterdam's paint, coatings and chemical giant has launched a new ultra-reflective powder coating for lighting fixtures.


Tower Lets There Be Light Down Below

A global architecture firm has unveiled a design concept to help solve a dark problem in London.


Tackling Specialty, Pipeline Coatings

Fire protection, pipeline integrity and other critical structural issues depend on choosing the right protective coating system—decisions informed by new, free technical resources from JP...


Cloaking Coating Shows Visible Progress

The quest for a cloak of invisibility may be one step closer to reality, with a new "illusion" coating taking shape at Pennsylvania State University.


Ceiling Market Sports High Hopes

Rebounding nonresidential construction will fuel a $2.5 billion annual market for ceiling products both fancy and functional by 2018, according to a new report.


Smart Coatings Market Set to Surge

Forecasters are expecting a “staggering” and sustained across-the-board growth spurt for the global smart coatings industry.


Smart Money is on Smart Coatings

Enlisted by the military, tended by the medical field, and built up by the construction industry, smart coatings have a brilliant future.


5 New eBooks Offer Coatings Guidance

From bridges to chemical plants, free technical guidance on choosing and buying coatings for a variety of structures and environments is the focus of five new eBooks published by
JPCL: J...


JPCL Releases 5 New Coatings eBooks

Free technical guidance on choosing and buying coatings for a variety of structures and environments is the focus of five new eBooks published by JPCL: Journal of Protective Coatings & Linin...


New Continuous Insulation Suite Offered

Firestone Building Products has launched a new line of building envelope products formulated to improve thermal performance and prevent thermal bridging in commercial buildings.


Fighting Disease, Wall by Wall

A new bio-inspired surface that denies a foothold to cockroaches and ants joins other recent materials advances aimed at reducing pest-borne disease worldwide.


Prisons Test the Power of Pink

Pink paint is being used in jails throughout Switzerland as part of a plan designed to curb tempers and soothe prisoners.


New Coating Protects against Wildfire

Approaching wildfires have typically left no options for vulnerable homes in their path. Now, researchers say, they have one.


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).


Ancient Gilders Best Modern Methods

Today, protective coating durability is measured in years—decades, if you're lucky. So how come some thin-film metal coating technology developed 2,000 years ago is still holding up?


Experts Unlock Ancient Gilding Method

Today’s metal coatings simply can’t touch thin-film metal coating technology developed by gilders 2,000 years ago, according to a group of Italian scientists.


New eBook Covers Specialty Coatings

Free technical guidance on choosing and buying specialty function coatings, such as anti-graffiti, fire-resistant and heat-resistant coatings, is the focus of two new eBooks published by ...


Room Paint Made to Reduce Sound

A new Florida-based coating maker has unveiled Serenity, billed as the “highest-performing sound-reduction coating on the market.”


Powering Up Buildings with Paint

UK researchers are developing coatings for steel and glass that can turn new and existing buildings into power stations.


 
 
   

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