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New Product Announcement: Aerospace Adhesives

Global coatings company PPG recently announced the release of two new adhesives to its aerospace portfolio, PPG PR-2940 epoxy syntactic paste adhesive (ESPA) and PPG PR-2936.


Holcim Names Coatings Business Senior VP

The Building Envelope division of building materials and solutions provider Holcim Group has recently appointed a new senior vice president for its Adhesives, Coatings and Sealants business ...


New Product Announcement: Phosphate Methacrylate Monomer

Specialty chemical company Evonik recently announced the release of Visiomer Hema-P 100, a phosphate methacrylate monomer meant to improve adhesion, reduce corrosion and provide flame-retard...


Scientists Study Melanin for Organic Pigments

A team from the Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology has reportedly developed a new technology that can create multi-functional organic pigments by copying natural melanin for...


Sandcastle Worms Inspire Green Building Materials

A research group from the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry of the Chinese Academy of Sciences has reportedly developed low-carbon building materials, derived from natural sandcas...


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.


FAA Disapproves Aircraft Part Makers’ Adhesives

On Sept. 13, the Federal Aviation Administration issued a “rare” unapproved parts notice, regarding aircraft adhesive products distributed from a California coatings company.


New Product Announcement: Adhesive Curative

Performance additives company SI Group recently launched its new multi-functional curative for polyurethane and epoxy adhesives.


Team Analyzes Nature-Based Adhesive Alternative

Chemists from Purdue University have reportedly developed a sustainable adhesive system that draws inspiration from the natural world.


New Product Announcement: Adhesion Promoter

Global specialty materials company Eastman has announced its newest adhesion promoter, Advantis adhesion promoter, reportedly meant to limit or remove materials of concern.


EPA Publishes Revised 1,4-Dioxane Determination

At the end of last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a revised risk determination for 1,4-dioxane through the Toxic Substances Control Act, evaluating it as a whole ch...


ChemQuest Group Appoints New Director

Global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. has appointed Edwin Hortelano, Ph.D, as a Director.


New Product Announcement: Roofing Polymer Adhesive

In an emailed press release, full-line manufacturer of polymer-modified bitumen roofing and waterproofing membranes Bitec recently introduced a new moisture-cured polymer adhesive for cold p...


EPA Proposes Ban on PCE Consumer Use

Earlier this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced a proposed risk management ban on most uses for perchloroethylene (PCE).


New Product Announcement: Portable Aircraft Sealant Kit

Last week, global coatings company PPG launched a portable, wheeled tool kit for the application and removal of aerospace sealants, adhesives and potting compounds.


Injunction Filed Against Elastomer Manufacturer

On Monday (March 20), the U.S. Department of Justice filed a motion for preliminary injunction requiring LaPlace, Louisiana-based Denka Performance Elastomer, LLC to significantly reduce chl...


New Product Announcement: Epoxy Silane Additive

Global manufacturer of specialty silicones and silicone additives BRB International recently released an epoxy functional silane oligomer for water-based products.


EU Proposing New Chemical Exposure Limits

Earlier this month, the European Commission released two proposed directives to improve the protection of workers from health risks linked to exposure to lead and diisocyanates.


Product Emissions Considered in Singapore

The Singapore Government is considering issuing limits on formaldehyde emissions in building products and household furnishings. Formaldehyde is commonly found in adhesives, composite wood a...


Elastomer Manufacturer Enters EPA Agreement

At the end of December, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it had entered a consent agreement with LaPlace, Louisiana-based Denka Performance Elastomer, LLC for failing ...


EPA Finds PCE Poses Unreasonable Risks

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced in a press release last week that it has finalized a revision to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) risk determination for perchloroet...


New Product Announcement: Roofing Adhesive

A new roofing product has been recently released by Soprema (Wadsworth, Ohio), a leader in the commercial roofing, waterproofing, wall protection and civil engineering waterproofing industri...


New Coating Mimics Polymer from Mussels

A coating from specialty materials company Mussel Polymers, Inc., has recently been used to strengthen carbon and aramid fibers, allowing for stronger, more lightweight materials.


Canada Publishes New VOC Agenda

Last month, the Canadian government published a renewed version of its Federal Agenda regarding volatile organic compound controls on industry products, signaling the country’s intent to tak...


New Product Announcement: Anchor, Crack Repair

Construction chemical company Master Builders Solutions recently announced via emailed press release that it launched four new products for anchoring and crack repair.


New Product Announcement: Acrylic Adhesive

The polymers and coatings arm of Japan’s Toyo Ink Group, Toyochem Co., Ltd., recently announced the launch of a new low-odor, low-VOC acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA).


Brenntag Opens Innovation Center in Germany

Chemical and ingredients distributor Brenntag Specialties announced last week that it has opened a new Innovation Center at its site in Duisburg, Germany.


Arkema Announces Plans to Acquire PMP

In a recent press release, specialty chemicals company Arkema announced plans to acquire Shanghai Zhiguan Polymer Materials (PMP).


H.B. Fuller Announces Acquisition of Apollo

Late last month, global adhesives provider H.B. Fuller Company (St. Paul, Minnesota) announced that it had finalized its purchase of Apollo (Tamworth, United Kingdom), the U.K.’s largest ind...


Researchers Studying Mussels for Antifouling

Researchers at the University of Toronto are looking at the adhesion of mussels on surfaces to potentially create new antifouling coatings for infrastructure and medical adhesives.


New Product Announcement: Epoxy Adhesive

International manufacturer of industrial protective coatings and composites Belzona (Harrogate, North Yorkshire) recently added a high-performance epoxy structural adhesive to its polymeric ...


SI Group Announces Price Increases

Performance additives and chemicals company SI Group announced earlier this month that it had increased the prices of its rubber and adhesive additives by 25%.


Azelis and BASF Partner for Resin Distribution

Specialty chemical supplier Azelis and chemicals company BASF recently announced a distribution agreement for resins in Vietnam.


Sika Aquires Mexico-Based Adhesives Company

Swiss chemical company Sika recently announced that it has acquired Bexel International S.A. de C.V., a manufacturer of tile adhesives and stuccos in Mexico. The move aims to strengthen Sika...


Covestro, HB Fuller Team Up for Adhesives

Global companies Covestro and H.B. Fuller have announced a strategic partnership with the goal to make adhesives more sustainable.


New Product Announcement: Harsh Environment Solution

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


Sika Acquires Japanese Adhesives, Sealants Company

Swiss chemical company Sika has agreed to acquire Hamatite, an adhesives business of Japan’s The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., which offers adhesives and sealants to the automotive and construc...


Research Looks to Mussels for Concrete Adhesive

Researchers at the University of Delaware have received an NSF Career Award to create new durable adhesive joints for concrete structures. Studies are reportedly mimicking mussel adhesion fo...


Revisions Announced for Joint Adhesive, Sealants Manual

The Adhesive and Sealant Council, the Association of the European Adhesive and Sealant Industry (FEICA) and the China Adhesives and Tape Industry Association, have partnered up to streamline...


ASC Postpones Conference, Announces '21 Expo

At the beginning of the month, the Adhesive and Sealant Council announced that it has moved the dates of the 10th World Adhesive and Sealant Conference.


Sika Acquires Chinese Sealants Manufacturer

Swiss chemicals company Sika recently announced that it has acquired Chinese silicone sealants and adhesives manufacturer Crevo-Hengxin.


Purdue Researches Acid for Stronger Adhesives

Researchers at Purdue University have recently turned their attention to tannic acid—an ingredient commonly found in medicine and beverages—to improve the strength of some adhesives.


BASF Expands Adhesive Production Facility

Chemical company BASF recently announced that it has doubled its manufacturing capacity for UV acrylic hotmelts (sold under the name acResin) by building a second production facility in Ludw...


Arkema Increases Resin Production

Global chemicals manufacturer Arkema has announced that it has launched a 30% increase in photocure resin production capacity at its Sartomer site in Canton, China.


New Adhesive Delivery System Released

Coatings and restoration systems company Sto Corp. has introduced a new adhesive delivery system that it says has an advantage over traditional cement-based adhesives.


Groups Release Adhesives Market Report

ChemQuest Group Inc. and Adhesive and Sealant Council Inc. recently partnered to produce and publish ASC’s 2017-2020 North American Market Report for Adhesives and Sealants with a Global Ove...


USDA Certifies Biobased Roofing Adhseive

Roofing and building maintenance company Tremco recently announced that its Powerply Endure Bio Adhesive has earned the Certified Biobased Product label from the U.S. Department of Agricultu...


New Roofing Solutions Products Released

A handful of new products have been released with the goal of offering solutions to roofing system problems.


PA Professor to be Honored at Adhesion Meeting

Lehigh University recently announced that one of its own will be given the Award for Excellence at this year’s Adhesion Society Annual Meeting.


Play-Doh-Like Substance Offers Adhesive Alternative

For those who loved Play-Doh as a kid, a London designer has made a more adult-friendly version—one that doubles as an adhesive that can bond parts of furniture together.


R&D 100 Honors Coatings Innovations

The annual R&D 100 Awards, presented by R&D Magazine to honor innovative developments across a range of industries, recognized among its honorees this year several coating and adhesive produ...


ChemQuest to Offer Adhesive Bonder Training

Chemquest Group Inc., working in conjunction with Fraunhofer IFAM as its North American partner, is offering a EWF-European Adhesive Bonder (EAB) course, which is slated to begin late Januar...


Coatings Innovations Honored in R&D 100

The annual R&D 100 Awards, presented by R&D Magazine to honor innovative developments across a range of industries, recognized among its honorees this year several coating and adhesive produ...


ChemQuest Offers Adhesive Bonder Training

Chemquest Group Inc., working in conjunction with North American partner Fraunhofer IFAM, will be offering the EWF-European Adhesive Bonder (EAB) course, which is set to begin late January 2...


Intestinal Bacteria, Mussels Create Super Adhesive

Intestinal bacteria working in conjunction with the underwater adhesive of mussels is on track to become the next super adhesive, but production remains limited.


Sika Acquires Turkish Manufacturer

Specialty chemicals company Sika has acquired ABC Sealants, a Turkish-based sealants and adhesives manufacturer.


Roofing Fumes Cause FAA Evacuation

The Federal Aviation Administration air traffic control center in Leesburg, Virginia, was evacuated Monday night after fumes caused by roofing work traveled into the building’s air-condition...


Adhesives Firm Bostik Acquires Flooring Company

Specialty chemicals and advanced materials company Arkema (Colombes, France) announced that its subsidiary, adhesives firm Bostik (Milwaukee) has acquired CMP Specialty Products—a floor prep...


Flooring Expert Joins ChemQuest

A floor coverings expert with more than 35 years of experience has been tapped by The ChemQuest Group.


ChemQuest Hires Floor Coverings Expert

Business strategy firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. has announced the addition of Stephen Chase to its team, as senior consultant.


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.


Adhesives Formulated for ‘Tough’ Jobs

Construction product manufacturer DAP (Baltimore) has released a new line of construction adhesives, reportedly formulated for tough jobs including the installation of subfloors, drywall, he...


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).


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.


Adhesive Made for Extreme Conditions

Corrosion resistance is just one performance property 3M touts in its new adhesive, which is also made to bond bare metals and withstand extreme temperatures.


Adhesive Bonds Metal at Many Temperatures

A new adhesive from 3M (Maplewood, MN) is made to bond bare metals, resist corrosion and withstand extreme temperatures, according to the manufacturer.


BASF Aims to Extend Bridge’s Service Life

Sited in an active seismic zone and now the longest span in the country, Turkey’s Osman Gazi Bridge brought some unique needs to its construction.


Energy Department Funds Coatings Research

Three organizations will be able to make use of federal funding to perform research on ways that coatings can contribute to reducing vehicle weight and improving fuel economy.


NZ Flooring Firm Faces Fireball Fine

A flooring company in New Zealand has been fined over worker safety issues after an employee was burned by a fireball while applying adhesive.


EPA Rule Targets Formaldehyde Emissions

Under a new federal rule, certain wood product manufacturers in the U.S. and those abroad who sell products in the U.S. will be required to test, certify and label their products as complian...


Don’t Poo-Poo This Roadway of the Future

Could the future of highways come from the humblest beginnings down on the farm?


Multi-Use Mortar to Launch

Building product manufacturer Laticrete has introduced Tri-Lite, billed as a lightweight, high-performance, tri-purpose mortar formulated for large and heavy tile, thin-bed and wall installa...


Ashland Adds to Adhesives Line

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


Google’s New Coating Catches Pedestrians

Pedestrians could be stuck to the hoods of cars as the result of a new coating technology developed by Google—and in this case, that’s a good thing, the company says.


ChemQuest, Coatings Center Team Up

A new strategic partnership aims to advance technology and production needs of coatings end-users, suppliers, formulators and raw material producers.


Chemical Firm Integrates Coatings Center

An international business strategy firm specializing in specialty chemicals has announced the launch of a new facility to support the technology and production needs of clients in markets su...


Adhesive Made to Bind Most Materials

PPG’s Liquid Nails brand has launched a new all-surface construction adhesive, Fuze*It, billed to ease challenges associated with using different adhesives to bind different materials.


CDC Estimates Cancer Risks in Flooring

Federal health regulators are estimating that excessive formaldehyde levels in select laminate flooring made by Lumber Liquidators could cause six to 30 cancer cases per 100,000 people.


Growth Projection: Adhesives and Sealants

Demand for adhesives and sealants is projected to expand 4.5 percent annually, reaching $64 billion in 2019.


Scientists Bind Metal to Metal Sans Heat

Nanotechnology experts from Northeastern University in Boston say they have a developed an adhesive that binds metal to metal, sets at room temperature and requires little pressure to seal.


New Specialty Coatings Company Formed

Two companies have combined to form a new specialty chemical company that will be based in the U.S.


UK Paint Company Joins Polymer Project

A coatings manufacturer in the UK has joined a European Union project to develop stronger and more flexible materials using graphene-reinforced thermosetting polymers.


New Specialty Coatings Company Formed

California Products Corp. and Nicoat have been combined to form a new specialty chemical company called Innovative Chemical Products Group (ICP Group), according to a private equity firm.


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.”


Curing Agent Made for Epoxy Coatings

Cardolite Corporation has debuted an epoxy curing agent for commercial use, including concrete coatings and grouts, mortars and adhesives.


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.


Elastomer Roofing Sealant Debuts

Roof coatings and waterproofing maker R.M. Lucas Co. has rolled out a new thermoplastic elastomer-based roofing sealant.


Tremco Buys Canadian Sealants Business

BEACHWOOD, OH--Tremco Group has acquired certain assets of Chemtron Manufacturing Ltd., a Canadian manufacturer of construction adhesives, sealants and tapes for residential, commercial and ...


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.


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.


Flooring Giant Challenged on Emissions

Already under federal scrutiny for its importing practices, the nation's largest hardwood flooring retailer is now accused of selling Chinese-made laminate floors with excessive amounts of f...


PPG Adds 'Extreme' Adhesive to Line

PPG Industries has launched a latex-based construction adhesive designed to bond and repair stone, block and timber, even in extreme conditions.


Material Offers Non-Skid Alternative

A new aluminum ceramic non-skid peel-and-stick material can replace traditional epoxy non-skid coatings in indoor and outdoor applications, according to manufacturer Silva Non Skid Solutions...


Bayer to Separate Coatings Unit

The Bayer Group has announced that it will split off MaterialScience, its polymer and coatings unit, as an independent, publicly traded company within two years.


Bayer to Split Off MaterialScience

With its corporate "center of gravity" shifting, the Bayer Group has announced that it will spin off its polymer and coatings MaterialScience unit as an independent, publicly traded company ...


Armstrong Launches Flooring Adhesive

Armstrong Commercial Flooring has introduced Flip Spray Adhesive, a zero-VOC, high-moisture product designed for quick flooring renovation.


Pipeline Coating Bonds in a New Way

A new onshore pipeline coating eliminates the need for an adhesive layer by bonding directly with the anti-corrosion layer, according to producer Bredero Shaw.


Coating Maker Cited in Chemical Lapses

Federal authorities are accusing a longtime New England specialty coating maker of mishandling highly hazardous chemicals at its headquarters.


OSHA Fine Follows Chemical Spill

A longtime manufacturer of intumescent and specialty coatings is facing a raft of serious federal safety citations alleging mismanagement of highly hazardous chemicals at its Connecticut hea...


Hot Consumer Sales Drive RPM Record

Soaring sales on the Rust-Oleum and Zinsser side of RPM International's business rocketed the coating and building products company to a record first quarter, the company announced Wednesday...


Industrial Growth Helps RPM Rebound

Withstanding the hit from a recent $65 million legal settlement over roofing problems, Carboline parent RPM International Inc. has racked up a record first quarter for 2014.


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.


Adhesive Mixer Death Draws $200K Fine

Calling the gruesome death of a temporary worker “completely preventable,” California authorities have slapped a leading industrial adhesives maker with a list of safety citations and a $200...


Henkel Fined $200K in Worker's Death

The death of a 26-year-old temporary worker who became entangled in an industrial adhesives mixer has drawn multiple serious and willful violations from health and safety authorities.


Sika Names New Technology Manager

Chemist Thomas Hasler has been named the Chief Technology Officer and a Member of Group Management at Sika AG.


Altana Buys Henkel Coatings Unit

Global specialty chemicals group ALTANA is pushing deeper into the North American coatings market with the acquisition of Henkel's $15 million specialty coatings business.


AkzoNobel to Sell Off Adhesives Unit

AkzoNobel’s Decorative Paints business will shrink yet again, as the company has announced plans to sell its Building Adhesives business to specialty chemical provider Sika AG for €260 milli...


Akzo to Shed Building Unit for $348M

AkzoNobel’s global corporate diet continues, as the company has announced the sell-off of its Building Adhesives business to Swiss construction products giant Sika AG.


Sika Acquires Sealant Maker Everbuild

Global structural materials conglomerate Sika AG has acquired Everbuild Building Products Ltd., a UK-based manufacturer of sealants, adhesives and construction chemicals.


Bayer Coatings Unit Taps New Leader

Christine Bryant, a chemical engineer and 20-year veteran of Bayer MaterialScience, has been named to lead the Commercial Operations for the Coatings, Adhesives & Specialties (CAS) business ...


New Name Caps Cytec Resins Transition

So long, Cytec; hello, Allnex.


New Rules on Formaldehyde Proposed

Plywood, particle board, adhesives and other building materials made with formaldehyde would face new curbs on emissions under a rule newly proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agen...


Cytec Coatings Unit Gains New Identity

Two months after becoming an independent company, Cytec Industries’ old coating resins business officially has a new name: Allnex.


Bayer Names New Coatings Chief

Bayer MaterialScience veteran Christine Bryant has been appointed to head Commercial Operations for the company's Coatings, Adhesives & Specialties (CAS) business in the NAFTA region.


ITW Polymers Sealants Revamps Units

ITW Polymers Sealants North America Inc. has reorganized and streamlined its business units to allow for larger-scale operations, the company says.


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.


Cytec Sells Off Coatings Resins Unit

Cytec’s longtime coating resins business is now an independent company, yet to be named, after being sold to a global private equity firm.


‘Cooler, Stronger’ EIFS Products Debut

Building material provider Parex USA Inc. has rolled out new basecoats and adhesives for Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems.


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.


Polymer Chemist Wins AkzoNobel Award

The ability to tailor make finely tuned materials for specific applications one molecule at a time has earned a Carnegie Mellon researcher AkzoNobel's first North America Science Award.


 
 
   

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