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Turbine Blades Made with Polyurethane Resin

German materials manufacturer Covestro announced last month the operation of the first wind turbines with blades made from the company’s polyurethane infusion resin. This announcement marks ...


Covestro to Invest $1.7B in TX Expansion

Polymers giant Covestro recently announced that its board approved an investment of 1.5 billion euros ($1.7 billion) to build a new world-scale MDI (methylene diphenyl diisocyanate, a key ch...


Covestro to Invest $1.7B in TX Expansion

Polymers giant Covestro recently announced that its board approved an investment of 1.5 billion euros ($1.7 billion) to build a new world-scale MDI (methylene diphenyl diisocyanate, a key ch...


New Coating for Structural Steel Released

US Coatings (St. Louis, Missouri), along with Valentus Specialty Chemicals have announced an improved polyurethane maintenance coating that the companies say is “based on groundbreaking tech...


Sika Acquires Polyurethane Foam Company

Swiss specialty chemicals company Sika announced late last month that it has acquired Polypag, a Swiss-based manufacturer and developer of polyurethane foam systems.


Huntsman Expands PU Footprint

Specialty chemicals company Huntsman Corporation announced late last month that it is expanding its Polyurethanes division with the commercial registration of its business in Chile.


Huntsman Expands Footprint in South America

Specialty chemicals company Huntsman Corporation announced late last month that it is expanding its Polyurethanes division with the commercial registration of its business in Chile.


Huntsman Announces New Dubai PU Plant

Global chemical company Huntsman Corporation (The Woodlands, Texas) recently announced plans to build a new polyurethanes systems house in Dubai. The new facility, to be located in the Jebel...


Huntsman to Build New Dubai PU Plant

Global chemical company Huntsman Corporation announced plans at the end of May to build a new polyurethanes systems house in Dubai. The new facility, to be located in the Jebel Ali Free Trad...


European Boards Approve Diisocyanate Rules

Two European regulatory bodies have agreed on new restrictions on diisocyanates, the building blocks of polyurethanes that have been under increased scrutiny in recent years due to their pot...


European Boards Approve Diisocyanate Rules

Two European regulatory bodies have agreed on new restrictions on diisocyanates, the building blocks of polyurethanes that have been under increased scrutiny in recent years due to their pot...


Covestro Expands Operations, Production Capacity

Covestro (Leverkusen, Germany) has announced the beginning of operations at a new production facility for aqueous polyurethane dispersions (PUDs) at its Dormagen, Germany, site.


Covestro Expands Production Capacity

Covestro, a global supplier of polyurethane dispersions, has announced the commencement of operations at a new production facility for aqueous PUDs at its Dormagen, Germany, site.


Center for Polyurethanes Holds 60th Conference

With over 1,000 industry experts in attendance, the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry recently held its 60th Polyurethanes Technical Conference, where the winner of the Innovation Award ...


Polyurethanes Conference Draws 1,000 Attendees

On Oct. 2, the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry held its 60th Polyurethanes Technical Conference, where over 1,000 industry experts met to learn and network, with the winner of the Inno...


Polyurethane Innovation Award Winner Announced

Earlier this month, the American Chemistry Council's Center for the Polyurethane industry revealed the winner of this year's Polyurethane Innovation Award—Chemours' Opteon 1100.


CPI Announces Polyurethane Innovation Award winner

The American Chemistry Council’s Center for the Polyurethane Industry recently announced the winner of this year’s Polyurethane Innovation Award as Chemours’ Opteon 1100.


Carlisle to Acquire Accella Performance Materials

Carlisle Companies, parent company of Carlisle Construction Materials, announced last week that it has “entered a definitive purchase agreement” to acquire Accella Performance Materials, the...


Polyurethanes Conference Celebrates 60th Year

The 2017 Polyurethanes Technical Conference, marking the 60th anniversary of the event, will be hosted Oct. 2-4 at the New Orleans Marriott, in New Orleans, featuring over 60 technical prese...


OSHA, ACC Team Up on Isocyanate Safety

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration teamed up with the American Chemistry Council for a two-year alliance to promote both awareness of worker exposur...


OSHA, ACC Team Up on Isocyanate Safety

To promote awareness of worker exposure to diisocyantes, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the American Chemistry Council announced last week that they have established a...


Cladding Systems Fail New Tests, UK to Review

After more than 80 towers failed revamped fire tests in the United Kingdom, officials say they’re going to review building regulations and fire safety.


Dow Opens Polyurethanes Center in Romania

The Dow Chemical Company recently announced the opening of a new polyurethanes service center in Romania.


Dow Polyurethanes Opens Center in Romania

The Dow Chemical Company recently announced the opening of a new polyurethanes service center in Romania.


Clearcoat Made for Commercial Transportation

A new clearcoat product from Axalta Coating Systems designed for coating work during the manufacture or repair of commercial transportation vehicles, including heavy-duty trucks and buses. ...


Firm Introduces New 2-Coat System

Coatings firm Valentus Specialty Chemicals has introduced its VSC Advanced Protective Coating System, which uses a polyester-resin topcoat and epoxy primer to guard steel, concrete and alumi...


Huntsman Acquires UK Polyurethane Firm

Chemical firm Huntsman Corporation has completed the acquisition of IFS Chemicals Limited, a U.K.-based formulator of polyurethane products, including marine coatings and pipeline protection...


New Primer Made for Heavy Equipment

A new primer from PPG is designed for use on heavy-duty equipment and transportation applications.


EPA Reveals Small Business Innovation Research Grants

A concrete alternative, an isocyanate-free polyurethane and a bio-based replacement for fumed silica are among the developments on the receiving end of a new round of Small Business Innovati...


Coatings Projects Get EPA Research Money

An isocyanate-free polyurethane, a bio-based replacement for fumed silica and an unlikely combination of pig manure and old shingles used to bind pavement are among the developments on the r...


DTM Polyaspartic Made for Shop or Field

US Coatings has released new polyaspartic finish UreGrip 3360 DTM, a product the manufacturer says can serve as a one-coat alternative to epoxy and polyurethane systems.


Awards Honor Wood, Glass Coatings

Dow Coating Materials and SolarWindow Technologies were among 34 companies recently honored for their leadership in innovative technologies.


Dow, SolarWindow Tapped for BIG Awards

The Business Intelligence Group, an organization that rewards businesses based on vision, creativity and persistence, has announced the winners of its annual BIG Innovation Awards, including...


RPM Acquires Infrastructure Chemicals Firm

RPM International Inc., parent company of a number of coatings firms, has acquired Conyers, Georgia-based Prime Resins Inc., according to an announcement made Tuesday (Jan. 17).


Flooring System Touts Antistatic Properties

A new heavy-duty antistatic industrial flooring system is now available on the European market, according to the Construction Chemicals division of BASF (Mannheim, Germany).


SPF Insulation Uses Hybrid-Cell Approach

Hybrid cell technology allows a new spray polyurethane foam insulation from Rhino Linings (San Diego) to bridge the gap between the company's open- and closed-cell products, according to the...


Spray Foam Uses Hybrid-Cell Technology

A new spray polyurethane foam insulation product from Rhino Linings uses hybrid-cell technology to create a strong and semi-rigid layer, without some of the problems presented by closed-cell...


Urethane Made for OEM, Industrial Markets

High-performance coatings and linings provider US Coatings has announced the launch of a new urethane it says is rapidly customizable in order to meet the unique needs of original equipment ...


Anti-Corrosion Polyurethane Gets Update

A new elastomeric polyurethane from AkzoNobel is designed to protect both steel and concrete in service environments, updating a product already offered in the U.S. and expanding its reach i...


EPA Seeks Green Chemistry Nominees

The federal government is looking for potential awardees for its annual program honoring new chemical technologies, such as those used in paints and coatings, that are helping to keep the pl...


Enter EPA’s Green Chemistry Challenge

New chemical technologies, including those that make paints and coatings safer, are the focus of an annual federal awards program, now accepting recommendations.


Roofing Adhesive Designed for Cold Days

A new polyurethane adhesive from Soprema (Wadsworth, OH) is touted by the company as a higher-performing update to its Duotack product, capable of application at especially low temperatures.


New Coating Touts Chemical Resistance

Spray-on protective coatings manufacturer Rhino Linings Corporation has announced a new addition to its growing line of industrial-grade protective linings.


EPA to ‘Fast-Track’ Five Chemicals

Flame retardant chemicals used in polyurethane foam and consumer products are listed among the five chemicals the federal Environmental Protection Agency is looking to take “swift” action on...


Chemical Companies Face $90B Suit

A whistleblower lawsuit, seeking $90 billion, alleges that four of the largest global chemical manufacturers have concealed information about dangerous chemicals from the government.


Chemical Giants Face $90B Suit

Four major chemical manufacturers are facing a $90 billion lawsuit in which a large U.S. law firm claims they concealed information about dangerous substances from the American government.


SPF to Seal, Repair Commercial Roofs

ICP Adhesives & Sealants Inc. (Norton, OH) has announced it will unveil a new low-pressure, two-component spray polyurethane foam for commercial roofs at the Polyurethane Technical Conferenc...


Vehicle Coatings Brand Gets New Look

A longstanding global brand of polyurethane coatings for vehicles is getting a new look, but the product will remain the same.


Bus Painters Embellish Liverpool Liveries

The painting team at one of Europe’s largest bus and train transport services organizations has lent its skills to transforming three double-decker buses into mobile artworks.


Philadelphia LOVE Sculpture Gets Some TLC

A famous Philadelphia landmark is off limits this week, even as the Democratic National Convention brings thousands of visitors to the city, but city officials promise it’ll be back with a f...


Flooring System Takes New Shapes

A new collection from Karndean Designflooring takes some colors and patterns that were already available and puts a geometric spin on them, creating novel formats that the company says can b...


News Team Puts Coatings to the Test

Truck owners are known to take advantage of protective coatings to safeguard the beds of their vehicles against damage from the loads they haul.


Topcoat Made for Demanding Markets

Manchester, U.K., paint and coatings manufacturer HMG Paints Ltd. has introduced its new high-performance two-component acrylic polyurethane finish.


Research Seeks Safer Military Coatings

A professor at Eastern Michigan University (EMU) has secured funding to develop environmentally responsible, but high-performance coatings for the U.S. military aircraft and shipboard surfac...


Learn More about Protective Coatings

The protective properties offered by a range of industrial and marine coatings are the focus of the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


Dow to Settle $1B Urethanes Case

The Dow Chemical Company plans to settle a $1.06 billion urethanes price-fixing lawsuit which dates back to 2005, according to company officials.


Dow to Settle $1B Class Action Suit

American multinational corporation The Dow Chemical Company has announced it is settling the 11-year-old, $1.06 billion urethanes price-fixing lawsuit it has contested since a federal jury a...


Zero-Isocyanate Coating Hits Market

Industrial Finishes & Systems Inc. has announced the availability of the first zero isocyanate hybrid polyurethane coating for commercial and residential buildings.


PPG Launches Metal Coatings Series

A new metal coatings series that aims to protect rooftop HVAC systems on commercial buildings is now available through PPG Industries.


Coatings Series Aims to Protect Metal

PPG Industries has introduced a two-component polyester polyurethane enamel coatings series that the company says provides corrosion resistance when applied directly to metal or over primer-...


Polyurethanes Made to Be Self-Healing

NEI Corporation has expanded its polyurethane-based NANOMYTE MEND line of top coats that the company says provides self-healing properties that close gaps and seals cracks in a variety of su...


Obama, Partners Plan to Emission Cuts

What do Dow Chemical, Fomo Products, Lapolla Industries and NCFI Polyurethanes have in common?


Flame Retardant Found in Nature

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin say they have discovered a nontoxic flame retardant with the help of marine mussels.


Air Products Spins off Materials Niche

Air Products—a global provider of polyurethanes, coatings and adhesives—has announced its decision to spin off its materials technologies division into a separate company.


Roof System Mixes Asphalt, Polyurethane

The Garland Company Inc. has introduced a new commercial roofing system designed to increase its resiliency as it ages.


Air Force Sues Contractor Over Paint

The U.S. Air Force has sued an Oklahoma company for more than $1.7 million for a breach of contract, saying that the company supplied a cheaper paint than what the contract specifications re...


Zinc-Rich Primer Helps Fight Corrosion

Axalta Coating Systems has introduced two new Ganicin organic zinc-rich primers.


Concrete Floor Coatings Set to Soar

Forecasters are expecting a growth spurt for the global concrete floor coatings industry.


Powder Coating Offers Clear Protection

IFS Coatings has launched a new powder coating clear coats line called IFS Purecoat.


Green Polyurethanes Capture Blue Ribbon

WASHINGTON--Polyurethanes tough enough for industrial use without hazardous isocyanates have bested scores of technologies to win a 2015 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award.


Green Polyurethane Takes EPA Honor

WASHINGTON--A new polyurethane technology that does not use isocyanates in the entire production process has been named one of the top green chemistry advances of 2015.


Bayer MaterialScience Gets New Name

LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY--Bayer MaterialScience, the world's largest producer of raw materials for polyurethanes, is changing its name to Covestro ahead of courting investors for its planned spin...


Adios, MaterialScience; Hello, Covestro

LEVERKUSEN, GERMANY--The venerable Bayer MaterialScience business will be sporting a "new, colorful and vibrant" identity when it starts courting investors for its planned spinoff next year.


Polyurethane Sprouts from Plant Oils

PULLMAN, WA—Plants, not petroleum, underpin a new generation of polyurethanes being developed at Washington State University.


Scientists Plant Greener Polyurethane

PULLMAN, WA—Loved for their toughness and corrosion resistance, but not so much for their petroleum base, polyurethanes are getting new green roots at Washington State University.


Polyurethane Protection Reduces VOCs

HOUSTON—A new polyurethane coating has been developed to meet expanding Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) standards in North America.


eBook Brushes Up on Corrosion Coatings

An in-depth look at the rapidly advancing technologies for corrosion-control coatings is the focus of a free new eBook from JPCL.


JPCL Names Papers of the Year

LAS VEGAS—Outstanding technical papers on polyurea technology, pipeline rehabilitation and other coating topics drew top awards Tuesday (Feb. 3) at SSPC 2015 in Las Vegas, NV.


New Polyurethane Millwork Bows

Architectural millwork maker Fypon has introduced some 200 new polyurethane building products for both exterior and interior residential and commercial applications.


2 New Options for Harsh Environments

Dow has unveiled two polyurethane products for protecting infrastructure in the harshest environments.


New Dispersions for Wood Coatings

Allnex has introduced a pair of solvent-free, waterborne dispersions for use in two-part polyurethane coating systems.


Lack of Barrier Cited in Floor Failure

A two-month-old polyurethane gym floor is buckling at the $656 million New York City Police Academy project and may have to be replaced, reports say.


Sherwin-Williams Launches Pipe Line

Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine Coatings has announced a new series of fast-drying, high-build, solvent-free polyurethanes for the water pipe market.


Flame-Retardant Decision Challenged

Chemical makers are urging a leading heath-management organization to reconsider its decision to stop buying furniture made with flame-retardant chemicals.


Low-Cost Polymer Heals without Help

A simple new polymer made from off-the-shelf materials can knit itself back together repeatedly without an external catalyst, University of Illinois researchers report.


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 Authority Fines Foam Cartel $156M

Four major global producers of flexible polyurethane foam rigged sales prices of various foams for nearly five years as part of an international cartel, European authorities report.


New NIST Coating Quells Foam Ignition

Government scientists have developed a nanocoating that dramatically cuts the flammability, melting and pooling of polyurethane foam—the source of hundreds of deaths and thousands of house f...


3 New Concrete Systems Launched

Concrete and masonry coating systems recommended for refineries, refrigerated storage areas, and bridges are part of a new lineup from Seal-Krete.


Foam Coating Advance Cuts Flammability

A new nano-based coating that drastically reduces the deadly ignition, melting and pooling of polyurethane foam is now in the works at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.


Foam Market to Spring Forward

“Particularly robust growth” in U.S. construction will bring “significant opportunities” for foam insulation and other products made from plastic foams in the years ahead, a new market forec...


Seal-Krete to Bow 3 New Coatings

Seal-Krete reports it is adding three new products to its portfolio of concrete and masonry coatings.


SSPC Announces New Polyurea Standard

Performance requirements for polyurea and polyurea/polyurethane hybrid coatings used to protect industrial structures are the focus of a new technical standard by SSPC: The Society for Prote...


Coating Protects Rotor Blade Edges

BASF has announced a new paint designed to protect the edges of wind turbine rotor blades.


Rhino Buys Protective Coating Supplier

Rhino Linings Corp. has acquired Advanced Coating Solutions, a protective and marine coatings maker and longtime Rhino supplier.


Power Polymer Self-Heals Solo

Hollywood’s “Terminator” is hardly known as a healer, but a new polymer namesake has gained a tough reputation for doing just that: healing itself—hard, fast, and without any help.


‘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.”


Bayer: Product Glut May Force Cuts

Global demand for polyurethanes, polycarbonates and coating chemicals has cooled after several heated years, leaving a top world producer with an oversupply that may spur cutbacks.


Bayer MaterialScience Warns of Cuts

One of the world’s oldest and largest producers of raw materials for coatings and construction is facing a product oversupply and rising costs that have it considering cutbacks.


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.


Foam Group Bounces to Record

The Polyurethane Foam Association has reported record membership growth of more than 30 percent in 2013.


Hybrid Expands Application Window

A new high-performance elastomeric coating for commercial applications offers a wide-ranging application window that accommodates both low temperatures and high humidity.


Hybrid Polyurea Made for Climate Swings

Rhino Linings Corp. has introduced a spray-applied elastomeric coating that can be applied in a wide range of weather conditions.


PPG Lands DOD Coating Funds

PPG Industries has received more than $1 million to develop military-grade coatings that do not include health-damaging isocyanates.


SPF to Seal in Extreme Climes

Rhino Linings Corp. has expanded its insulation portfolio with a new closed-cell spray polyurethane foam (SPF) product for buildings in extreme hot and cold climates..


3M Gives Wind Blades New Coating Option

A new protective coating by 3M is designed to help prevent damage to turbine output caused by erosion on the leading edge of wind blades.


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.


New Coatings Protect Tanks and Piping

Induron Protective Coatings has released two new products for the sewage and water industries.


Reinstadtler to Head Polyurea Group

Distinguished industry expert and Durability + Design contributor Steven Reinstadtler has been elected to lead the Polyurea Development Association for the next year.


Bayer Manager Elected PDA President

Industry expert and JPCL Top Thinker Steven Reinstadtler has been named president of the Polyurea Development Association, the trade association announced Wednesday (April 17).


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.


BASF Blast Laid to WWII Bomb

BASF has confirmed that an explosive device, most likely a World War II-era bomb, caused the blast that left one person injured Tuesday at a plant construction site in Germany.


1 Injured in Explosion at BASF Site

An explosion at BASF’s plant construction site in Germany has injured one worker, the giant chemical manufacturer said on Tuesday (Feb. 26).


Jury Charges Dow with $400M in Damages

A federal jury hit Dow Chemical Company with $400 million in damages to buyers affected by a urethane price-fixing conspiracy, an amount that could potentially be tripled under federal antit...


Dow Hit with $400M Jury Verdict

Dow Chemical Company conspired with other companies in a urethane price-fixing conspiracy and owes $400 million in damages to affected buyers, a federal jury in Kansas City, KS, has decided.


NC Hockey Arena Invites Coating Bids

Cumberland County, NC, is seeking bidders for coating work on roof supports at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, a 15,000-seat venue for hockey, indoor football, and entertainment.


Flowcrete Expands Parking Deck System

Deckshield coating systems, long used to protect parking structures throughout Europe, Asia and the Middle East, are coming to the Americas.


Deck Coatings Enter U.S. Market

Global flooring manufacturer Flowcrete Group Ltd. has announced it will introduce its Deckshield parking protection coating systems to the Americas market.


DOD Adds $1.5M to Powder Coating Push

The U.S. Department of Defense has stepped up its campaign against liquid protective coatings with a $1.5 million award to PPG Industries to develop a powder Chemical Agent Resistant Coating...


 
 
   

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