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New Product Announcement: Low Foaming Wetting Agent

Global specialty chemical company Elementis has unveiled its new low foaming silicone substrate wetting agent, Supread 3410.


New Product Announcement: Cabinet Wood Coatings

Axalta Building Products, a market segment of coatings supplier Axalta Coating Systems Ltd., has launched a new range of solutions for the cabinet manufacturer market.


Natural Coating Protects Wood Floors from Sun

Scientists in Germany are working to create a new coating to protect wood from ultraviolet radiation while maintaining the look of natural wooden surfaces.


New Product Announcement: Architectural Coatings Enamel

Paint and coatings company Diamond Vogel has recently introduced a new interior and exterior acrylic latex enamel for its architectural coatings line.


PPG Woodcare Brands Select Color of the Year

Last week, global coatings company PPG revealed Black Walnut as the 2024 Stain Color of the Year for its United States woodcare brands.


New Product Announcement: Waterborne Resins

Global polymer materials manufacturer Covestro (Pittsburgh) recently launched a waterborne and waterborne ultraviolet family of resins for coatings on wood furniture, cabinetry and building ...


New Product Announcement: Waterborne Wood Coating

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company recently introduced a new waterborne wood coating that can be applied to a broad range of environmental conditions.


Gemini Coatings Launches Floor Finish Division

Interior and exterior wood coatings manufacturer Gemini Coatings recently launched its new Floor Finish Division.


Project Explores Tree Bark Adhesives, Coatings

The European Union has recently funded a research project to develop sustainable adhesives and coatings from pine and spruce bark.


Engineers Study Wood Waste for Transparent Coatings

Researchers from Aalto University in Finland have reportedly developed a new type of coating from a polymer found in plants that are colorful and transparent.


AkzoNobel Opens North America R&D Center

Global coatings company AkzoNobel announced last week via emailed release that it has opened a new research and development center in High Point, North Carolina.


Gemini Coatings Acquires Wood Finishing Brands

Wood coatings manufacturing company Gemini Coatings recently announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Seattle-based wood coatings manufacturer Rudd Company, I...


New Product Announcement: Water-Based Wood Stain

Earlier this month, paint and coatings company Dunn-Edwards introduced a new water-based wood stain for exterior surfaces such as decks, fencing and siding.


Behr Debuts First-Ever Exterior Stain COTY

Earlier this month, Behr Paint Company introduced its first-ever Exterior Wood Stain Color of the Year.


New Product Announcement: Soluble Polymer Resin Binder

Munich-based chemical manufacturer Wacker Group plans to unveil a new polymer resin binder with enhanced solubility for solvent-borne coatings, printing inks, high-solids, and UV-curing syst...


New Product Announcement: Wetting Agents

Specialty chemicals company Evonik recently launched two new wetting agents for substrates such as wood, plastic and metal surfaces.


New Product Announcement: Wood Finish

Color solutions provider The Heubach Group has recently announced the launch of its latest advanced pigment preparations for luxurious wood finishes.


New Product Announcement: Deaerator

Specialty chemicals company Evonik has recently added a new deaerator to its portfolio.


Sherwin to Acquire German Wood Coatings Companies

Global coatings manufacturer The Sherwin-Williams Company recently announced plans to acquire German-based Specialized Industrial Coatings Holding (SIC Holding), a Peter Möhrle Holding and G...


Sansin Coating Passes ASTM Standards

In a recent press release, global leader in environmentally friendly, high-performance wood protection Sansin Corporation (Strathroy, Ontario, Canada) announced that its FireStop97 flame spr...


Sherwin to Acquire Italian Wood Coatings Company

Last week, global coatings manufacturer The Sherwin-Williams Company announced plans to acquire an Italian designer, manufacturer and distributor of industrial wood coatings.


New Product Announcement: Floor Paint, Concrete Stain

PPG’s Glidden paint brand recently launched a new floor paint and concrete stain product line featuring Cool Surface Technology.


NTU Coating Protects Wood from Burning

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have recently invented a clear fireproof coating designed to protect wood surfaces and materials.


New Product Announcement: Interior Semi-Gloss

Paint and coatings company Dunn-Edwards recently introduced a new ultra-premium, urethane-modified acrylic interior semi-gloss paint for cabinets, doors and trim via emailed press release.


New Product Announcement: Acrylic Dispersion

Earlier this year, European chemical company Synthos announced the launch of its first bio-based Synexil AW90CX acrylic dispersion, specifically developed for transparent and pigmented wood ...


Sansin Corp. Expands Operations in US, Europe

Global leader in environmentally friendly, high-performance wood protection Sansin Corporation (Strathroy, Ontario, Canada) recently announced that it would be expanding its operations in th...


New Product Announcement: Pigment Preparations

Organic pigment and dye provider Clariant has recently announced the launch of its new sustainable product line, Licosperse.


Building Product Companies Combine in Merger

Kenosha, Wisconsin-based Abatron, Inc. and U-C Coatings, LLC (Buffalo, New York) have recently announced a merger through acquisition in an effort to bring their combined solutions to the bu...


Researchers Toughen Wood Coatings

Researchers of Aalto University are saying they have found a way to turn wood waste into a coating that resists abrasion, stains and sunlight better than traditional coatings. The team is re...


Research Targets Fire-Resistant Wood Coating

Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut, are reportedly developing a bio-based, fire-retardant paint to protect wood.


MD University Touts Wood Materials Projects

Researchers at the University of Maryland have been working on several innovations revolving around wood materials and applications.


Product Announcement: Wood Coatings App

Global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta announced late last month its new Wood Coatings Pro mobile app for iOS and Android devices.


Contractors Needed for CO Bridge Painting

Routt County is seeking contractors to paint and repair the Tree Haus Bridge located on Mount Warner Rd. in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, over the Yampa River.


New Product Announcement: Wood Coating Defoamer

Specialty chemicals company Evonik recently introduced its new wood coatings defoamer Tego Foamex 812, adding that the product meets regulatory requirements that make it compliant with Europ...


AkzoNobel Open Facility for Wood Powder Coatings

Global coatings company AkzoNobel has opened a new research and development laboratory dedicated to low-cure powder coatings in Como, Italy.


Sherwin-Williams Releases Industrial Wood Colormix

As part of its Industrial Wood Coatings division, global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company recently announced its 2021 Industrial Wood Colormix Forecast, Rhythm of Color, through it...


NC Groundbreaking Held for AkzoNobel Work

A groundbreaking ceremony took place earlier this month at AkzoNobel’s North American Wood Coatings facility at High Point, North Carolina, to kick off the company’s 50 million euro ($55.4 m...


Axalta Wood Releases 2019 Vibes Collection

Liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta has announced its new edition of industrial wood coatings trends for its Axalta Wood Coatings business (High Point, North Carolina).


AkzoNobel to Invest Millions in NC Wood Facility

Global coatings firm AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced “a multi-million-dollar” investment in updating its wood coatings facility in High Point, North Carolina, with the aim of strengthening t...


AkzoNobel Releases 2019 Wood Coatings Trends

In addition to recently announcing its 2019 Color of the Year, Spiced Honey, global coatings company AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) also presented its predictions for top wood coatings trends at the ...


Axalta Announces New Wood Coatings Center

Last week, liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta announced the openng of its new Learning and Development Center, which is dedicated to industrial wood coatings technology. The Center i...


Axalta Opens New Wood Coatings Center

Liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta announced last week that it has opened its new Learning and Development Center, which is dedicated to industrial wood coatings technology, in Pomon...


AkzoNobel Acquires Spain Paint Firm

International coatings supplier AkzoNobel announced last week the acquisition of a Spain-based decorative paints and wood finishes firm as part of what it calls its transformational strategy...


AkzoNobel Converts Brazil Facility for Training

A Sao Paulo, Brazil, facility owned by global coatings firm AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) will become a training center, specializing in programs related to the company's Sparlack Industrial wood co...


AkzoNobel Updates Trends in Wood Finishes

Global coatings company AkzoNobel has updated its take on wood coating trends for 2018.


PPG Opens Wood Coating R&D Facility

Pittsburgh-based coatings giant PPG recently announced the opening of a new wood coatings research and development lab at its Springdale, Pennsylvania, facility.


Railway Sues Contractor Over Tie Coating

One of the United States’ largest railroads has sued a contractor in federal court, alleging that the firm failed to apply the correct protective coating to wood railroad ties, bringing abou...


New D+D In Depth Issue Released

The latest issue of D+D In Depth, featuring four articles on cool-roof coatings, waterborne UV wood coatings and popularity of EIFS, is now available online.


Waterborne Technology Unveiled in New Wood Coating

Coatings and industrial manufacturing company Michelman has recently introduced a waterborne coating solution for wood applications.


Building Materials Blamed in Apartment Fire

Materials used in the ongoing construction of an apartment building in College Park, Maryland, have been suspected as a possible cause in a five-alarm fire on April 24 that caused $39 millio...


Fire-resistant, Wood-veneered Frame Products Unveiled

A new line of wood frames has combined steel with a wood-veneered metal for an aesthetically pleasing barrier to radiant and conductive heat transfer, according to Technical Glass Products.


Valspar Sells Wood Coatings Unit for $420M

In a transaction that The Sherwin-Williams Company and Valspar hope will pave the way for the close of their pending merger, the firms announced on Wednesday (April 12) they have reached an ...


Lawmakers Revive Timber Bill

A controversial bill meant to bolster research, development and the construction of high-rise wood buildings in the U.S. has been reintroduced.


New Wood Finish Launched for Weathered Look

Rust-Oleum has launched a new wood finish product designed to achieve the “weathered” wood look.


In Depth Explores Microbes, Masonry

From a restored historic mansion in Newport, RI, to the eye-catching designs of the Las Vegas Strip, the new issue of D+D In Depth explores significant projects and the architectural coating...


Valentus Acquires Floor Finishes Firm

Valentus Specialty Chemicals Inc., a holding company owned by Huron Capital, announced Thursday (August 11) that it completed its acquisition of Absolute Coatings Inc., the wood floor finish...


New Sealers Made for Concrete, Wood

Black Diamond Coatings has introduced a new line of sealers formulated for use on a variety of substrates, including concrete, pavers, stone and wood.


Report: Deck Coating at Issue

A deck coating billed to “bring new life to old wood and concrete surfaces” is the subject of a number of consumer complaints in Canada, according to a watchdog report.


Nanotech Coating Deal Signed

A University of Houston spinoff company reports it has signed a distribution deal for its protective coating technology made for wood, masonry and concrete.


Bill Aims to Spur Wood Building Boom

A new bipartisan bill aims to accelerate research, development and the construction of high-rise wood buildings in the U.S.


Valentus Buys Wood Finishes Firm

Valentus Specialty Chemicals Inc. has announced it has acquired a Tennessee-based manufacturer of wood flooring finishes and related products.


Officials Target Berkeley Balcony Firms

Five contractors that worked on a balcony that collapsed in Berkeley, CA, last year could face suspension or revocation of their contractors licenses, according to state licensing officials ...


Timber Skyscraper Would Soar 985 Feet

Researchers have presented London’s mayor with conceptual plans for what would be the city’s first timber skyscraper, according to Cambridge University’s Department of Architecture.


Flood Launches Pro Line for Wood

Flood wood care, a brand of the PPG architectural coatings business, has introduced a new comprehensive line of stains, finishes and preparation products for professional painters.


New Wood Stains Set for Lowe’s

Valspar Corp. has announced that it will offer its expansive line of Cabot stains and woodcare products to more than 1,400 Lowe’s stores across America come March.


AkzoNobel Opens Wood Coatings Center

AkzoNobel has announced the opening of a new technical center for wood coatings in Malmö, Sweden.


Valspar Bows Two New Finishes

Valspar has added two new specialty products for refinishing furniture and cabinets to its line of paints and coatings.


New Coatings, Treatments for Wood

Rust-Oleum Corp., a division of RPM International Inc., has recently added several exterior wood coating products to its portfolio.


Satin Finish Made for Masonry

Benjamin Moore & Co. has added a masonry coating formulated for commercial and residential applications to its line of Ultra Spec paints.


Zero-VOC Intumescent Finish Launches

A new zero-VOC intumescent product for wood structures is now available.


Intumescent Finish for Wood Launched

PyroTech has introduced a two-component, thin-film intumescent coating formulated for existing and new wood structures.


Rooted in Recovery, Wood Coatings Grow

DALLAS--The global wood coatings market is on the rebound, its growth paved by increasing global economic stability and a rise in construction activity, a new forecast reports.


Solid Growth: Wood Coatings to Boom

DALLAS--The wood coatings market is projected to reach $1.9 billion by 2020, a recent market report concludes.


Sherwin-Williams Bows Flooring Finishes

CLEVELAND--Sherwin-Williams’ Product Finishes division has introduced a line of UV-curable coating systems designed for manufacturers of prefinished wood flooring used in residential and com...


Deck Care Finishing System Introduced

CLEVELAND—Products for staining, sealing, stripping, cleaning and restoring decks make up the new SuperDeck line from Sherwin-Williams.


RPM Expands Intumescent, Wood Lines

MEDINA, OH—The UK's largest manufacturers of fire-stopping products and high-performance wood finishes are both joining the family of Rust-Oleum, Zinsser, Stonhard, Tremco and Dryvit.


PPG Adds French, Australian Firms

Two acquisitions on two continents in two days have yet again expanded the geographical and product footprint of the world's largest paint and coatings company.


Coating Resurfaces Wood, Concrete

Olympic Paint has introduced a resurfacer and sealant for lightly worn, structurally sound decks, porches, patios and sidewalks.


PPG Takes Over Auto, Wood Companies

PPG Industries has stretched its wings from Australia to France and from additives to wood stains, closing two acquisitions on two continents in two days.


Gemini Buys Deck Coating Maker

Gemini Coatings Inc. has purchased a global protective coatings company to boost its exterior wood coatings portfolio.


A Wooden Wonder Planned for MN

The T3 project planned for an area near downtown Minneapolis will be the first modern American high-rise to be constructed entirely out of wood, according to various reports.


Recovery Rekindles Wood Coatings Market

The comeback in the U.S. construction industry is carrying strong growth for wood coatings and preservatives, a new report concludes.


Green Seal Weighs New Coating Standard

More coatings, stains, paints, sealers and finishes than ever may be eligible for Green Seal certification as the organization works to revise its standards.


Best Practices:
The Case of the Inside-Out Siding (1)

First of two parts. Typically used for siding, columns, beams, joists and fencing, dimensional lumber is finished, planed and cut to a standardized width and depth specified in...


Sherwin-Williams Adds to Stain Lineup

Sherwin-Williams has rolled out a new wood stain for log home exteriors and has improved its semi-transparent stain for decks.


New Wood Flooring Tape Launched

Shurtape Technologies LLC has introduced a temporary flooring tape engineered to perform with water-based finishes on wood substrates in residential and commercial settings.


New Latex Enamel for Wood Launched

Diamond Vogel Paints has introduced a new, low-VOC acrylic latex enamel for woodwork, doors, frames and trim.


Valspar ‘Off to Good Start’ in 2014

Increased volume growth in the U.S. and abroad delivered a double-digit sales increase for Valspar’s Paints segment in the first quarter of 2014, the company reported Wednesday (Feb. 12).


Valspar Sales Growth Paints Q1 Green

A 10 percent boost in its Coatings segment has the Valspar Corp. off to “a good start” in 2014, the company reported Wednesday (Feb. 12).


Rust-Oleum, Laticrete Ink Acquisitions

Newly announced corporate takeovers will expand the concrete coatings portfolios of two well-known industry players.


Ecofriendly Paint Protects Wood

A California manufacturer of treated wood products has teamed up with North America's largest paint recycler to introduce a new protective coating for exterior lumber.


Bids Invited for 1877 School Project

The Kansas State Historical Society is seeking contractors to restore a 136-year-old one-room school house in Topeka.


Wood Coatings Look like Cement, Steel

Specialty wood coatings made to look like concrete and steel have been introduced by the Italian coatings manufacturer ICA Group.


PureColor Expands Wood Stain Line

PureColor Inc., a manufacturer of sustainable wood finishes, has rolled out its newest collection of wood stains.


Paints Prop Up Valspar’s Tough Q3

Strong growth in new consumer paint, packaging and wood product lines gave the Valspar Corp. a much-needed boost amid a generally disappointing third quarter, the company reported Tuesday (A...


Coatings, Markets Dim Valspar’s Outlook

Sluggishness in industrial coatings and international markets led the Valspar Corp. to reduce its annual earnings guidance Tuesday (Aug. 13) in the wake of a disappointing third quarter.


New Deck Coating for Weathered Surfaces

A new exterior coating reported to revive weathered wood and concrete surfaces has been added to BehrPro's portfolio of products.


U.S. Paint Sales Grow Valspar’s Q2

Valspar Corp. saw a slight uptick in net income in its 2013 second quarter, as results strengthened for the company’s U.S. consumer paints segment.


Industrial No Help to Valspar in Q2

Declining demand for pipeline and other industrial coatings stunted Valspar Corp.'s growth in the second quarter, but the company notched improved performance overall, buoyed by strength on ...


ASTM Drafting Wood Coatings Standard

The demand for high-quality coatings capable of performing on a wide range of wooden surfaces, including composites, is among the factors driving a newly proposed standard.


Coating Repair for Ugly Decks

Rust-Oleum has introduced Deck and Concrete Restore, a pre-mixed, water-based, one-part polymer coating designed to repair and revive decks and concrete surfaces.


Iron Lady’s Brush with Paint Industry

Although she’ll be remembered more for politics than paint, the late Margaret Thatcher had coating industry connections as well.


Sansin Offers Free Stain for Projects

Community renewal projects across North America that need materials may benefit from a year-long offer from a wood stains supplier.


Coating Veteran Named Rudd Sales VP

Paint and coatings maker Rudd Company Inc. has announced the appointment of Jeff Takac as Vice President of Sales & Marketing.


Valspar’s Q1 Finishes Flat

The gloss came off the paint sector, and the coatings business fared only slightly better, producing a weak 2013 first quarter for the Valspar Corp., the company reported Tuesday (Feb. 12).


Gloss is Off in Valspar’s 1st Quarter

International markets flattened coatings and dinged paint sales in Valspar's first quarter, forcing the Minneapolis manufacturer to reduce its full-year guidance for 2013.


LA State Park Invites Bids for Staining

A wood staining project near one of North America's most important archeological sites is up for bid.


 
 
   

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