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Researchers Look at Novel Spraying Method

Researchers at the University of Bayreuth, in Bayreuth, Germany, are reportedly working on a novel spraying method, Powder Aerosol Deposition, which they say enables the production of cerami...


EPA Reclassifies Aerosol Can Waste

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently issued a final rule adding hazardous waste aerosol cans to the universal waste program under the Resource Conversation and Recovery Act regu...


Manufacturing Innovation Cuts Production Step

An entire production step has been eliminated for paints and coatings manufacturers, according to specialty chemicals company Evonik.


A Robotic Spray Can That Paints Murals

A “smart” spray can system uses computer-aided painting and robotics to help non-artists quickly and accurately reproduce photographs as large-scale murals.


Byron Lapin, Seal-Krete President, Dies

Like his father, Byron Lapin believed in providing his customers with “convenience in a can.”


Seal-Krete President Byron Lapin Dies

Byron Lapin believed in his father’s idea of “convenience in a can.”


Coating Failure Exposes Car Thief

Like so many bad ideas, it must have seemed like a good one at the time.


RPM Enlarges Stake in S. Africa

Carboline's parent company has expanded yet again with the acquisition of South Africa's leading aerosol coatings brand.


RPM Buys South African Paint Leader

The Rust-Oleum Group has acquired Spraymate Group, the producer of South Africa's top aerosol paint brand, Rust-Oleum parent RPM International Inc. has announced.


Coating Technologies Mix for Solar

A new aerosol deposition technology for anti-reflective (AR) coatings for solar glass applications is in the works, according to a joint announcement by the developers.


Coating Tackles Multimetal Corrosion

Cortec Corp. has rolled out an environmentally friendly, temporary coating designed to protect metals in indoor, outdoor and salt-spray environments.


Spray Fights Multimetal Corrosion

Cortec Corp. has rolled out an environmentally friendly, temporary coating designed to protect metals in indoor, outdoor and salt-spray environments.


Data Demands Rile Coating Makers

A sweeping plan to collect years of sales and formulation data on paints and coatings in California is not sitting well with manufacturers. And the new round of VOC-cutting that may follow i...


CA Product Survey May Bring VOC Cuts

California has announced its largest product survey initiative ever—a multiyear paint- and coating-focused data collection that could presage new reductions in VOC emissions.


Corrosion Control Gets a Greener Shot

Rust removers, vapor corrosion inhibitors, cleaners, degreasers and other corrosion control products are now available in an environmentally friendly spray can from Cortec Corp.


ACA Retrenches in Blight Fight

Coating suppliers are sharpening their focus for the next wave in the multimillion-dollar battle against graffiti with new resources and a new name.


Paint Makers Take Fresh Aim at Graffiti

Tired of seeing their products used for blight rather than beauty, coating makers are putting new muscle and a new name behind the fight against graffiti.


Graffiti Shrine Ruined before Razing

Artists worldwide are mourning the loss of a New York City haven for more than 1,500 graffiti artists whose five-story canvas has been whitewashed, according to reports.


Dust Monitor Measures in Real Time

A new handheld dust monitor to measure dangerous concentrations of inhalable dust and aerosols is the latest offering by Casella CEL, a manufacturer of instruments for the safety, industrial...


Paint Maker Fined $262K in Blasts, Fire

A Chicago-area paint factory rocked by explosions and a fire is now facing more than two dozen safety violations, including allegations of blocked exits and mismanagement of hazardous chemic...


Spray Paint Maker Fined for Waste

A Pennsylvania aerosol coating manufacturer will pay a $25,000 fine to settle allegations of hazardous-waste violations at its plant near Philadelphia, the Environmental Protection Agency ha...


IL EPA Seeks Order at Paint Blast Site

A Chicago-area paint factory that was the scene of two explosions and a fire earlier this month will not reopen until state authorities know what caused the accident and how the cause is bei...


2 Paint Plant Explosions Injure 3

Two explosions and a massive fire at a coatings plant near Chicago this week injured three people and sparked panic in the surrounding area.


Fluorescents Offer High-Visibility Help

Five new eye-popping aerosols from PlastiKote may help reduce hazards around doors, railings, barriers and other safety-sensitive features of industrial and commercial settings.


Coating Group to Lead Graffiti Effort

Frustrated with anti-graffiti policies that focus on spray paint retailers, the American Coatings Association has assumed direct management of the National Council to Prevent Delinquency.


 
 
   

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