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ACA Opens Call for Papers

The American Coatings Association has issued a call for papers for its 2023 CoatingsTech Conference, slated to take place June 26-28, 2023, in Cleveland.


AU Company Testing ‘Glow-in-the-Dark’ Road Lines

Australian company Tarmac Linemarking completed a trial run of its photoluminescent line markings earlier this year, with the “glow-in-the-dark” highway lines recently going viral online.


New Product Announcement: Polyether Polyols

Global manufacturer of material solutions Covestro (Pittsburgh) recently introduced what the company is calling “more sustainable polyether polyols.”


Zentek Presents Icephobic Coating Tech Update

Zentek Ltd., a Canadian development and commercialization company, has recently provided an update on testing results for its icephobic coating technology.


University Develops New Ice-Shedding Coating

Researchers from the University of Houston have recently announced that its new sprayable ice-shedding material is 100 times stronger than other coatings.


Rembrandt Restoration Provides Impasto Insights

A team of researchers from global coatings company AkzoNobel has recently discovered several ways of creating the “perfect impasto” as part of a years-long analysis of Rembrandt’s 17th-centu...


University Develops Antibacterial Coating

A team of engineers and immunologists from the University of Michigan have recently announced the development of a new durable coating capable of killing bacteria and viruses quickly and for...


Jotun Releases Offshore Wind Coating Report

Marine and protective coatings company Jotun recently announced that one of its glass flake polyester (GFP) coatings has provided more than 30 years of maintenance-free corrosion protection ...


CQ Technology Institute Supports Graphene Tech

The ChemQuest Technology Institute recently entered a three-year, collaborative innovation agreement to support the growth and validation of Universal Matter’s graphene technology.


New Protective Coating Heading to ISS for Study

A coating developed by a Florida International University lab to protect equipment on the lunar surface from radiation is scheduled to be studied on the International Space Station this fall...


Brenntag Named Nouryon Polymer Distributor

Global specialty chemicals company Nouryon recently signed an exclusive agreement with chemical and ingredients distributor Brenntag Specialties to serve as the distributor of its LumaTreat ...


Los Angeles Project Deploying Cool Coating Tech

A cool coating initiative in a Los Angeles community recently reached a project milestone, with the completion of 1 million square feet of roads and other pavement painted with the solar-ref...


Nouryon Granted Patent for Polymer Products

Global specialty chemicals company Nouryon recently announced it has been granted a U.S. Patent for its LumaTreat tagged polymer products and the fluorescent monomers used in their creation....


Machine Learning Used for Antifouling Research

Researchers from the Tokyo Institute of Technology are utilizing machine learning to design polymer brush films for developing antifouling coatings.


Highlights from the JPCL Coatings 101 Issue

The July issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is available in print and online at paintsquare.com. The first Coatings 101 special issue contains feature articles on c...


BMW, BASF Partner for ‘Poop-Based’ Paint

German automobile and motorcycle manufacturer BMW is teaming up with global chemical company BASF to create a new sustainable paint made from sewage.


Study: Biodegradable Silk Offers Microplastic Alternative

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have reportedly developed a biodegradable system based on silk to replace microplastics found in agricultural products, paints and ...


Researchers Develop COVID Shield Coating

A team of Australian researchers has recently developed a sprayable coating capable of preventing the surface spread of infection from bacteria and viruses, including COVID-19.


New Product Announcement: Abrasion Resistant Coating

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced that its marine coatings business, International, has launched an enhanced version of its Interzone 945 product to prevent damage protect...


Los Angeles Applies New Cool Pavement Coating

Last week, street crews and city officials applied the first-ever cool pavement coating in Los Angeles as part of a $1 million project to combat heat and address heat related illness and dea...


Canadian Government Awards Coatings Business

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: Universal Primer

Global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta recently announced the launch of what it calls the first premium universal thermosetting powder primer available in the world.


University Opens Carbon to Metal Coating Institute

Queen’s University in Canada launched its new Carbon to Metal Coating Institute last month, with a goal of coming up with a solution to protect critical metals from corrosion.


ESA Testing Antimicrobial Coating on ISS

The European Space Agency recently announced that it is studying materials for self-cleaning antimicrobial coatings to protect both astronauts and materials on the International Space Statio...


University Develops Antibacterial Coating

Researchers from the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute have recently developed a nontoxic silver-based coating for medical implants that resi...


New Product Announcement: HVOF Coating System

Global supplier of wear-resistant coatings Extreme Coatings recently announced the launch of its new internal diameter High Velocity Oxygen Fuel coating system for oil and gas and industrial...


Scientists Develop Coating for Corrosion Resistance

Scientists from India have recently developed a low-cost iron aluminide coating that can reportedly increase corrosion resistance in harsh environments.


Graphene in Coatings Provides Chemical Resistance

Specialty graphene nanoplatelet dispersion producer Applied Graphene Materials recently announced that new tests have shown that its dispersions can enable paints and coatings to protect a s...


New Product Announcement: One-Coat PFP Coating

Belgian anticorrosion coating company Acotec recently announced the launch of its epoxy passive fire protection system that can reportedly prevent corrosion and provide fire resistance in on...


New Nanocomposite Coating Method Developed

Scientists from Ural Federal University and the Institute of Electrophysics of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences report that they have developed a method for creating four-c...


Nova Graphene Awarded Two Defense Contracts

Global advanced materials firm Nova Graphene recently announced that it was awarded two defense contracts by Canada's Department of National Defense’s Innovation for Defense Excellence and S...


Ferro Acquisition Creates New Vibrantz Technologies

Prince International Corporation recently announced that it has combined with technology-based functional coatings and color solutions supplier Ferro Corporation and global colorant system, ...


Researchers Create Pollutant-Absorbing Sponge

A research team from Northwestern University recently announced that they have developed a sponge capable of cleaning up oil, microplastics and phosphate from polluted waterways.


Researchers Develop Plastic Catalysts for Coatings

A group of chemists from the University of Konstanz in Germany have reportedly developed a new class of catalysts that enable the manufacturing of polyethylene dispersions directly in water,...


Studying Epoxy Composites from Battery Waste

A team of researchers from Spain recently studied the use of microparticles recovered from worn-out batteries as fillers for epoxy resins in an effort to recycle the material.


University Develops Paint to Fight Infections

Russian researchers from Tomsk State University have recently developed a new paint designed to neutralize common pathogens and reduce nosocomial (hospital-acquired) infections.


AkzoNobel Announces Paint the Future Startup Winners

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced three winners of its second global startup challenge in its Paint the Future initiative.


Nanocomposite Coating Exhibits Icephobic Properties

Researchers from the Institute for Materials Discovery at the University College London recently developed a nanocomposite-based, superhydrophobic coating to limit ice formation in industria...


Pipeline Coating Removes Mercury from Water

Researchers from Flinders University in Australia recently developed a smart coating for pipelines that can remove mercury from water while preventing corrosion and solvent damage.


Firm Develops Antifouling Paint Copper Replacement

Danish biotech company Cysbio recently announced that it has developed new sustainable replacement for copper in antifouling paints.


Zentek Reports Icephobic Coating Test Results

Zentek Ltd., a Canadian development and commercialization company, recently reported the “excellent” results of testing conducted on its icephobic coating.


Airline Equips Fleet with AeroSHARK Tech

Global chemical company BASF recently announced that Swiss International Air Lines plans to equip its entire Boeing long-haul fleet with its AeroSHARK surface technology.


New Chrome Provides Safe Coating Alternative

With a goal of replacing harmful hexavalent chrome coatings, Trion Coatings LLC (South Bend, Indiana) has developed a new safe and environmentally friendly chrome coating.


Researchers Develop Lava-Like Fire Retardant Coating

A reportedly non-toxic, fire extinguishing coating has recently been developed by researchers from the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba, Australia.


BMW Unveils First Color-Changing Car

German automobile and motorcycle manufacturer BMW recently revealed a first-of-its kind car that changes color using technology found in eReaders.


New Product Announcement: Graphene Coatings

United Kingdom-based Applied Graphene Materials recently announced the launch of a new range of industrial graphene-enhanced primers and dispersions.


Nature-Inspired Coatings Could Benefit Medical Testing

Prior to the end of the year, researchers from the University of Toronto reportedly developed a new coating that allows for certain liquids to move across surfaces without experiencing fluid...


Cortec Reveals Salt Corrosion Prevention Plan

As winter approaches, corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation has announced a dual approach plan for slowing down vehicle corrosion from deicing salts.


New Product Announcement: Marbled Injection Molding

Chemical company BASF recently announced the launch of a new technology to produce marbled serial components made of Ultrason using a standard injection molding process.


PPG Receives EPA Registration for Coating

At the beginning of the month, global coatings manufacturer PPG announced that it had received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency registration for its PPG Copper Armor antimicrobial paint.


Self-Healing Polymers Produce Water-Resistant Coating

Researchers from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have reportedly developed an ultrathin, water-resistant coating made from self-healing polymers to increase steam power plant eff...


Combat Vehicles Camouflaged by 'Chameleon' Coating

The Russian Army plans to coat its military vehicles in a chameleon coating that can change color depending on the surrounding landscape.


Study: Polymers to Accelerate CO2 Conversion

Researchers from the University of Tsukuba and Osaka University in Japan have recently developed a polymer coating that when applied to a standard metal catalyst accelerates the electrochemi...


Patent Awarded to Tesla NanoCoatings

In an emailed press release, Tesla NanoCoatings was reported to have been awarded a momentous carbon nanocoating patent for its self-stratified single-coat system.


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.


CoatingsTech Comes to a Close

Yesterday (June 29), the American Coatings Association’s 2021 CoatingsTech Conference wrapped up after two days of short courses, keynotes and technical sessions.


CoatingsTech to Feature Short Courses, Tech Sessions

Next week, the American Coatings Association will host its 2021 CoatingsTech Conference at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown (Pittsburgh) from June 28-29.


Covestro Receives Innovation Award

Global manufacturer of material solutions Covestro (Pittsburgh) recently announced that it was the recipient of the JEC Innovation Award 2021 in the "Sustainability" category.


Hempel Acquires New Coatings Technology

Global coating supplier Hempel A/S announced at the beginning of June that it had acquired a ground-breaking coatings technology slated to enhance the insulation coatings market.


Coating Developed for Oil Recovery Missions

Researchers from Imperial College London and the University of Toronto have recently announced the development of a nanocoating designed for commercially available sponges to recover oil fro...


JPCL Previews May Issue

Following the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings’ release of its inaugural independent issue in April, staff behind the publication are excited to continue bringing the coatings...


JPCL Presents 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards

In debuting the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings’ independent, inaugural issue of sorts last month, one aspect that continued to stay consistent over the last four years is th...


Researchers Develop Cool, Smart Coating

Researchers have reportedly developed an eco-friendly smart coating that’s designed for sub-ambient, radiative cooling in buildings as a form to combat active coolants.


Canadian Scientists Develop New Mask Coating

Tests carried out by University of Toronto scientists have reportedly shown that an antimicrobial coating developed by Quebec company I3 BioMedical Inc. can deactivate more than 99% of SARS-...


Commercial Graphene Coatings Trial Moves Forward

Global high-tech materials company Talga Resources (West Perth, Western Australia) has recently reported the completion of its second commercial scale graphene coatings trial.


Ultrathin Coating Hides Heat from Infrared Cameras

At the University of Wisconsin–Madison, engineers have recently announced the development of a new ultrathin coating, reported to camouflage heat when viewed through infrared technology.


Project to Harness Solar Absorbed by Buildings

Launched by a consortium of 13 partners—including AkzoNobel (Amsterdam)—is a new research project aiming to collect wasted solar energy absorbed by buildings.


Facade, Surface Treatment Pair Aims to Clean Up Air

A natural facades company has teamed up with a water-based photocatalytic surface modifier manufacturer to create a self-cleaning exterior system with the goal of purifying the air.


MA Firm Introduces New Superblack Coating

A Massachusetts nanotechnology company has developed a carbon nanotube paint that absorbs nearly all of the light that hits it—and it's finding uses from outer space to the art studio.


Lab Introduces World's New Blackest Black

Singularity Black is the world’s new blackest black coating, and this time, it will be available for all artists to use.


Air Barrier System Made for Easy Application

DuPont has recently released a new fluid applied coating system for commercial substrates.


Air Barrier Technology Refines Protective Coatings

The architectural division of Polyguard Products Inc. announced that it has introduced a new line of Airlok STPE fluid-applied air barriers.


Carbon Black Liquid Prep Made for Easy Dispersion

Orion Engineered Carbons recently introduced its Derussol B230 water-borne liquid pigment preparation.


Researchers Develop Plant-Based Resin

A new resin made from soybean, corn and other plant oils could be used to formulate a wide range of coatings and adhesives, according to researchers.


New Sub Coating to Distort Sonar

A Russian shipbuilding research and development institute is working on a polymer film coating intended to make the nation’s submarines invisible to sonar.


Chemist Fine-tunes Functional Coatings

Functional coatings are at the heart of research trials at a Spanish university, where a team of scientists is striving to modify the surface properties of materials to obtain specific prope...


Scientists Explore Three Functional Coatings

A group of Spanish researchers are working to modify surface properties of paints in order to obtain desired characteristics at a lower cost than those currently on the market.


Soprema Offers New Liquid Air Barriers

The Sopraseal LM line reportedly offers ease of application and cleanup, and can be applied at cold temperatures.


Whiskey Glasses Stir Coatings Research

Alcohol is often cited as delivering inspiration to writers and artists, but now a team of Princeton University researchers name spirits as providing a clue to the secret to improving unifor...


Whiskey Drops Inspire Coatings Technology

Whiskey may unlock the secret to improving uniformity in films and coatings, according to Princeton University researchers.


Firm Makes Coating to Reduce Belt Slip

A company in Washington has developed a high-velocity thermal spray coating its owner says drops pulley wear on belt-driven systems to near zero.


New Videos Showcase Student Research

LAS VEGAS—Zinc phosphate pretreatments, sodium chloride diffusion, and internal coatings stress are on the research agendas of the coating industry's next generation.


At Harvard, Color by Vapor

Coating thickness has typically been measured in mils or, at its thinnest, microns. Now, a team of Harvard researchers is measuring it in nanometers—one 24,500th of a mil.


Coloring with Barely-There Coating

A new lightweight, ultra-thin color coating technology for smooth and rough surfaces is gaining traction at Harvard University.


Who Ya Gonna Call for Spray-On Solar?

Someday, Illan Kramer hopes, men sporting Ghostbusters backpacks will come to your facility and spray solar cells directly onto your roof.


Scientists Simplify Spray-On Solar

Canadian engineers say they have developed a new method of spray-coating solar cells.


Metal Panels Offer Graffiti Resistance

AEP Span has armed its architectural metal panels with a new graffiti-resistant coating system for use in the commercial and industrial markets.


Bike Path Gets Artist's Touch

In the Netherlands, thousands of stones topped with smart coatings are lighting up a new bike path designed to invoke Vincent van Gogh's famous painting, "The Starry Night."


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.


Waste Powder Powers a Tougher Coating

Today's tons of silicone rubbish may be the secret ingredient in tomorrow's superhydrophobic, corrosion-resistant coatings.


Scientists Recycle Cup Lids for Coatings

Silicone waste may be the future of superhydrophobic, self-cleaning coatings.


Conference Taps Building Brain Trust

A three-day slate of the nation's top experts in coatings and building technology, hands-on workshops and courtroom fireworks will greet attendees at the second annual Durability + Design...


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.


Israeli Air Force Strips Chopper Coatings

Years of heavy-duty coatings have apparently become too heavy for Israel’s attack helicopters, prompting authorities to peel off the paint to lighten the choppers’ load.


Report: Road Paint Revenues to Climb

The need for safer roads will drive the traffic paints and coatings market in North America and Europe, boosting revenue 17 percent by 2020, according to a new report.


Building Smarter? Tell Us How

Durability + Design magazine has issued a call for presentation paper titles and abstracts for its D+D 2015 Conference and Exhibition, scheduled for June 8-10, 2015, at the historic E...


In the Lab: Keeping White Roofs White

A white roof coating that can repel both water and dirt, even in the smoggiest cities, is the latest focus of a U.S.-China building science research partnership underway at several federal f...


New Coatings Demand New Credentials

Commercial coatings technology is advancing faster than the skills of the painters who apply it, stepping up the need for applicator certification and training, says the man who is leading t...


Building Technology Conference Begins

The nation’s building brain trust arrives in Cincinnati today to kick off D+D 2014, the first conference of its kind for the latest advances in building technology.


Color System Stars in New Paint + Primer

Valspar has introduced a new premium latex paint and primer in one formulated to offer a broader range of deeper colors for indoor and outdoor residential applications.


Battelle Beads Detect Early Corrosion

A new bead not only senses corrosion but also starts to heal the microscopic cracks it causes, according to Battelle Memorial Institute.


Slick Coating Rids Last Drop of Paint

A “super-slippery coating” for, well, other coatings holds the key to less waste and cost savings, developers say.


New Technology Makes Paint Glide

MIT scientists have unveiled a technology that can prevent paints and paint colorants from sticking to cans and manufacturing equipment, thus saving money and cutting waste.


Scientists Milk Dairy to Repel Flames

Italian scientists have churned up a recipe for non-toxic flame retardants using a byproduct of milk.


Copper Coating Gives Water the Bounce

Coatings research has once again shown the hydrophobic lotus some love, with a new metal coating technology that mimics the plant's water-repellent features.


U.S. Funds a Big Look at Tiny Materials

The federal government has put nearly $10 million into examining the environmental impact of science's fastest-growing field: nanomaterials.


EPA Looks Closer at Nanomaterial Impact

The federal government is investing nearly $10 million in research aimed at understanding the impact of nanomaterials throughout their life cycle—from design to disposal.


Dow Bows Two Paint Innovations

Dow Coating Materials has introduced two new polymer technologies: one designed to tackle an indoor air pollutant; the other, household stains.


Paint Lights ‘Route 66 of the Future’

Tomorrow’s highway has arrived on a short stretch of a Dutch roadway where glowing green road markings have replaced street lights.


Retailers, PPG Sign Private-Label Deal

An alliance of independent North American paint dealers has agreed to make PPG Industries Inc. the exclusive manufacturer of the group's premium paint brand.


PPG to Produce for Independent Dealers

Further expanding its reach in North America, PPG Industries Inc. will become the exclusive paint manufacturer and sales representative for The Coatings Alliance LLC.


Making Roofs Both Cool and Colorful

Dark, attractive metal roof and façades that are just as "cool" as their traditional white counterparts are the goal of a new research partnership by PPG Industries and the Department of Ene...


Tracing the Artful Roots of Asbestos

California researchers say they have discovered one of the earliest uses of asbestos—12th-century wall-painting finish coatings.


DOE Funds ‘Cool’ Pigment Research

The world’s largest coating manufacturer has been awarded $224,000 to help develop new pigment technology for cool metal roof and façade coatings.


Building Show Beefs Up Experts, CEUs

From foundation to roof, an updated slate of technical presentations will address high-performance commercial construction issues at next month's premiere D+D 2014 show.


Building Show Program Updated

More than 35 national building industry experts are gearing up to present topics ranging from reflective roof coatings to the performance of air barriers at D+D 2014, set for May 20-22 in Ci...


‘Singing Paint’ Tuned to the Times

AkzoNobel has—or has it?—introduced the next new phenom in coatings: an “ultrasonic coating” that it calls singing paint.


Crooning Coating Strikes a New Note

Attention, Aloe Blacc, Cee Lo Green and Maroon 5: Coatings stardom could be yours for the asking!


Fade-Free Paint Takes Wing

Polly may want a lot of crackers, but her gorgeous colors never seem to need a touch-up. Why is that? The answer has given Ivy League researchers an idea for paint that never fades.


Beyond Glow in the Dark: Light-Up Paint

When it comes to illumination, who would know more than the Dark Side? That’s Darkside Scientific LLC, founded by Andy Zsinko, a longtime aftermarket painter who has gone glow-in-the-dark pa...


EPA Seeks Entries for Green Challenge

Safer, cleaner, more efficient industry technologies are invited to compete in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s annual green chemistry competition.


19th ‘Green Chemistry’ Challenge Opens

Federal environmental officials are recruiting greener chemicals, products and reactions for the 2014 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards.


Valspar Invests $1M in Student Research

The world's sixth-largest paint and coatings maker has given $1 million to the University of Minnesota to further materials-science research at its Minneapolis campus.


Valspar Gifts $1M to Research Lab

Materials-science research at the University of Minnesota has taken a million-dollar step forward with help from The Valspar Corp.


Team Eyes Self-Cleaning AR Coating

Inspired by the eyes of nocturnal insects, University of Cambridge researchers have developed a new self-cleaning, anti-reflective coating for glass and plastics.


Coatings to Energize the Future

Talk about a bright future: The global market for smart coatings for solar panels is expected to increase twenty-fold in the next six years.


Smart Coatings Turn on Tomorrow

Functional coatings that respond to their environment could be a critical piece of tomorrow's energy puzzle—but only if the price is right, a new report says.


Anti-Corrosion Spray Underway

A graphene-based spray coating that would help multiple industries “easily and inexpensively” fight corrosion is the focus of a new program at the University of Central Florida's NanoScience...


JPCL at 30: Evolution and Revolution

Anniversaries and birthdays are funny things, and can be seen in positive and negative lights: They speak to endurance, repetition, the inevitability of time passing, growth, and decline.


DOE Seeks Building-Envelope Innovations

Uncle Sam is ready to spend up to $14 million to advance innovative, energy-efficient technologies and design tools for commercial and/or residential buildings.


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...


D+D 2014 Reveals Marquee Speakers

National experts in building envelope technology, historic preservation, and architectural specifications will headline dozens of renowned building specialists leading presentations at Du...


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.


Garland Launches New Barrier Suite

Cleveland-based Garland has developed a new line of products designed to prevent unwanted air, vapor and water from penetrating the building envelope.


Seal-Krete to Bow 3 New Coatings

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


New Cathedral Made of Cardboard Tubing

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban surely thinks outside the box when it comes to building materials. That is, unless the box is made of cardboard.


Building Industry on Board for D+D 2014

From rooftop to foundation and wall paint to structural steel, technical organizations representing the spectrum of building science technologies will partner withDurability + Design ...


Program Partners Team Up for D+D 2014

Leading technical organizations from across the building industry will partner withDurability + Design for its first conference and exhibition next year in Cincinnati.


Study Reveals High Lead Levels in Paint

Decorative household paints being sold in some developing countries have more than 10 times the lead concentrations allowed in North American paints and pose a serious risk to young children...


Award Focuses on Safe Graffiti Removers

Federal environmental authorities are investing nearly $75,000 in the development of less-toxic paints and graffiti removal products.


New Building Show Opens Registration

Online registration has opened for D+D 2014, the first Durability + Design Conference and Exhibition, dedicated to building performance and aesthetics.


Registration Opens for ‘D+D 2014’ Show

Online registration has opened for “D+D 2014,” the first Durability + Design Conference and Exhibition, scheduled for May 20-22, 2014, in Cincinnati, OH.


Coating Claims Germ-Free Finish

German researchers are reporting the development of a coating with the potency to kill and deflect fungal and bacterial growth for years.


Coating Slays Germs for Years

A new antimicrobial coating reportedly has the power to kill and prevent bacteria and fungi growth for several years, its developers say.


Building Scientist to Keynote D+D 2014

Building-science expert Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng., ASHRAE Fellow, will deliver the keynote address at D+D 2014, the first Durability + Design Conference and Exhibition, next yea...


Insects to Slip on New Surface Coatings

A new coating may be able to deter beetles, cockroaches and ants from entering your home.


PPG Plans New Architectural Coatings HQ

PPG Industries will consolidate its newly expanded North American architectural coatings operation into a new headquarters in southwestern Pennsylvania and enlarge its coatings R&D operation...


Cicada Wings Fan Self-Cleaning Secrets

Cicadas, whose wings inspired anti-reflective coatings on solar panels and windows, could now help usher in a new era of self-cleaning construction materials, according to new research.


Huntsman Makes Major Play for TiO2

Setting its sights on becoming the No. 2 global producer of titanium dioxide pigments, Huntsman Corp. has announced a $1.1 billion cash acquisition of certain business units of Rockwood Hold...


Huntsman Makes $1.1B Pigment Deal

Chemical giant Huntsman Corp. plans to become the No. 2 global producer of titanium dioxide pigments with a $1.1 billion cash acquisition of certain business units of Rockwood Holdings Inc.


Dunn-Edwards Bows New Interior Acrylic

Dunn-Edwards Corp. has introduced Everest, a new line of interior paints recommended for high-end residential and commercial projects.


Windows Get ‘Smarter’ with Coatings

A new window coating that allows users to control both visible and near-infrared light has emerged from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.


AAMA Unveils Cool Coatings Standard

A new standard on solar reflective finishes may prove useful to architects, owners and contractors when it comes to determining the best solar reflective coating for a project, according to ...


Nature Inspires Slippery Glass Coating

An ultra-slick new bio-inspired coating could make windows, solar panels and other glass surfaces more durable and self-cleaning, without diminishing clarity, Harvard University researchers ...


Sto Bows New Heat-Reflective Coating

Sto Corp. has introduced a new heat-reflective exterior wall coating that is available in 570 colors and can be applied on most cladding.


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.


Spray Coating Made to Repel Moisture

Rust-Oleum has introduced NeverWet, a multi-surface spray-coating, designed to repel water, mud, ice and other liquids.


Plane Crash Aided by Flame Retardants

Jetliner improvements, such as flame-retardant materials in seats and carpeting, may have bought many passengers the extra time needed to escape the Asiana Airline crash July 6 at San Franci...


Flame Retardants Hailed in Jet Crash

Flame-retardant materials may have helped many passengers survive the Asiana Airline crash July 6 at San Francisco International Airport, according to various news reports.


CT Recycles Paint; More States Sign On

Connecticut will begin recycling unused and unwanted paint Monday (July 1), as legislation establishing the coatings manufacturers’ PaintCare recycling program recently received the green li...


Firestone Unveils Roof Protection Line

Elastomeric technology, formulated with 100 percent acrylic polymer, is the cornerstone of a new suite of roof coatings from Firestone Building Products Company.


Building Journal Launches Conference

Building performance and aesthetics will take center stage at D+D 2014, the first annual conference and exhibit hosted by Durability + Design Magazine.


Sand Coating, 3D Tech Make the Grade

A naturally occurring coating that would enable sand to clean water pollutants and 3D technology that creates printable building components are among seven award-winning solutions developed ...


‘Self-Cleaning’ Paint Draws New Scrutiny

Some “self-cleaning” paints touted for their ability to break down airborne pollutants may be doing more harm than good, a group of environmental chemists now say.


D+D to Present Conference, Exhibition

Durability + Design, a magazine focused on building performance and aesthetics, has announced the forthcoming launch of “D+D 2014,” The Durability + Design Conference and Exhibition, t...


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.


‘Self-Cleaning’ Coatings Raise Concerns

A group of environmental chemists say widespread use of technology used in “self-cleaning” paints on building surfaces may do more harm than good.


New Coatings to Restore Metal Roofs

Firestone Building Products Company has introduced a new suite of coating products reported to help extend the life of commercial and industrial metal roofs.


Restoration, Color Top New D+D Issue

An elaborate restoration of a 1915 cathedral, bold uses of color in commercial architecture, and the coatings technology behind polysiloxanes are among the topics discussed in the latest iss...


Coatings to Reach Dizzying Heights

Designers of tomorrow's tall buildings will demand more efficient and innovative processes from the coatings industry.


Coating Made to be Bulletproof

Developed for a “dangerous world” of school, mall and theater shootings, a new protective coating is being billed as a bullet-stopping life saver.


A Coat of Armor for Homes, Schools

In a clear sign of the times, a Nevada building materials maker has developed a plaster product that can reportedly protect homes and buildings from gunfire.


Self-Cleaning Nano Paint Leans on Light

A new nanotech company has developed a coating product that can reportedly combat pollutants through a proprietary nanoparticle formula and natural light.


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.


BASF to Cut Jobs in Resins, Pigments

German chemicals giant BASF has announced a global restructuring plan that will eliminate 500 positions by the end of 2015.


New Textured Finishes for Walls Systems

A new line of modified acrylic finishes for wall cladding and exterior surfaces has been introduced by the Wall Systems business of BASF Corp.’s Construction Chemicals Division.


Smart Coating Learns Lotus’ Lessons

Mother Nature, the fairy godmother of much new coating technology, has done it again, with a new “super protective” smart coating inspired by the famously water-repellent lotus leaf.


Insect-Killing Paint Rolls Out in Africa

Malaria-ravaged Ghana has a new weapon to combat the deadly disease: an insecticide paint from Coral Dulux Ghana, an AkzoNobel brand.


Frogs Give Researchers Grip on Adhesion

When it comes to clinging to a wet, slippery, vertical surface, no one hangs in there like a tree frog.


Smart Coating Turns Over a New Leaf

“Bio-inspired” coatings—technology that seeks to emulate the genius of nature—have found promise in insects, algae, plants and even sperm. The lotus leaf, famous for its water repellency, ha...


Maya Blue Paint Mystery Solved?

Spanish researchers say they have unraveled clues to the mysterious and durable blue paint used by ancient Maya.


New Paint Technology Lights, Animates

From walls to motorcycles, a newly developed electroluminescent paint is lighting things up.


PPG Revamps Zero-VOC Line

PPG Architectural Coatings has updated its "Speedhide zero" interior latex line with a new sheen option, anti-microbial capability, and a more environmentally friendly formulation.


Powering Up Buildings with Paint

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


Sherwin-Williams Revamps Harmony Line

The Sherwin-Williams Company has reformulated its Harmony Paint to reduce airborne concentrations of formaldehyde and other aldehydes.


Tech Pipeline: Paint to Fight Malaria

The world’s biggest paint and coatings company is targeting one of the world’s biggest killers—malaria.


New Roof Membrane Smooths, Reflects

A global roof coating and membrane producer has added a self-adhering, white, reflective product to its lineup of “Kool Roof Solution” products.


Researchers Power Up Solar Spray

New spray coating technology could hold the key to creating inexpensive, mass-produced solar cells on everything from car roofs to building facades, UK researchers say.


Scientists Spray Paint Solar Power

UK researchers have developed a method of spray coating for solar cells that could reduce the cost significantly, accelerating the technology's spread to developing countries.


Brushes with Greatness, and House Paint

One long-coveted secret of Pablo Picasso's genius may be out. It's house paint.


Convention Center Seeks Repair Bids

Chicago's Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority is seeking contractors to repair the suspended roof structure of the North Building at McCormick Place, the largest convention center in ...


Hull Coating Shakes Off Marine Scum

A novel coating will allow a ship to shed unwanted bacteria and marine scum with the flick of a switch, according to a group of engineers at Duke University.


Nanocoating to Ward Off Flames

Flame-retardant research is heating up in Texas, where researchers report the development of an environmentally friendly nanocoating that can be used on fabrics and foams.


Group Studies Non-Toxic Drier for Paint

Toxic drying agents used in paints and coatings may soon be swapped with an environmentally friendly option, according to a group of Austrian researchers.


ACA Fights Impending Minerals Rule

The American Coatings Association has joined forces with opponents of a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission plan to require greater disclosures involving products that use so-called "Con...


Oilseed for Coatings Research Gets $5M

A $5.08 million award will help researchers study how to convert camelina oilseed to produce resins, coatings, sealants and more.


Oilseed Study Turns to Coatings

A group of researchers hope to uncover new purposes for the camelina oilseed in coatings, sealants and other applications.


Dutch Design Futuristic Highway

A futuristic highway that uses glow-in-the-dark, solar-powered paint to light up the road at night and warn drivers of treacherous conditions could change the future of travel for Dutch driv...


Antimicrobial Market Set to Clean Up

The global antimicrobial coatings market is on track to reach to $3.3 billion by 2018—doubling its value in six years—with North America leading revenue and demand, a new market forecast con...


Scientists to Test Smog-Eating Coatings

German researchers are testing paints that promise to purify and rid the air of nitrogen oxides.


Valspar Inks Supply Deal with Ace Paint

The Valspar Corp. has acquired Ace Hardware Corp.'s paint manufacturing assets, including two plants—and entered into a long-term supply relationship with the global retailer.


 
 
   

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