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‘Cool Pavement’ Coating Peels Off in AZ Rain

A pavement coating applied to a Phoenix neighborhood with the hopes of lowering temperatures recently peeled and flaked off roadways during a rain event over the weekend.


Jon-Don Acquires Norkan, CRT

Commercial supplies, equipment and consumables supplier Jon-Don has recently announced the acquisition of Norkan Industrial Supplies and CRT Industrial Equipment.


Floor Coating Applied to Meat Processing Facility

Food and beverage industry flooring specialists Allied Finishes recently completed a floor coating project for a chicken meat processing facility.


Report: Industrial Floor Coating Market to Grow

The global floor coating market is anticipated to grow to $5.5 billion by 2030, a recent research report predicts, with the market already valued at $3.1 billion in 2020.


New Product Announcement: Black Pigment

Pigment company Shepherd Color recently announced the launch of its new black pigment with jet masstone color and high tint strength.


Researchers Explore Nature-Inspired Materials

A new study has looked out taking inspiration from the biological world to create tougher, more sustainable materials, with potential to create new solar panels or coatings for hypersonic je...


New Product Announcement: Biocide-Free Fouling Coating

Earlier this month, global coatings company AkzoNobel launched the first product from its new biocide-free, or B-Free, fouling control range from the company’s Yacht Coatings business.


NASA Contract Signed for Coatings Technology

Nanotechnology research company Advanced Material Development recently announced that it has signed a collaborative work contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Jet...


Researchers Develop Self-Cleaning Solar Panel Coating

A team from the Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur has reportedly developed a new coating technology that can self-clean solar panel surfaces.


New Product Announcement: Insulation Coating Feedstocks

Specialty chemicals company Evonik has recently released a new product line of feedstocks to substantially improve the performance of thermal insulation coatings.


Artemis I Features Collection of Coatings Tech

Last week, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s historic uncrewed test flight Artemis 1 lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.


Company Explores Using Fly-Ash in Paint

Last month, research and commercialization company Vecor Technologies recently presented its work of incorporating fly-ash into materials, including for the paint industry.


Study Examines Coating Failures in Real-Time

A new study has observed the tribological behavior of coatings in real-time, allowing researchers to better understand and design coatings for optimal results.


Biotechnology Enhances Marine Antifouling Coatings

Antifouling biotechnology developers I-Tech AB and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden recently announced they have developed a new method for introducing its barnacle repelling active agent ...


Arkema Recycling Program Producing Polyamides

Specialty chemicals company Arkema recently announced that partially or fully recycled polyamide products are being produced at its custom recycling center in Italy.


Hempel PFP Coating Gains Certification, CE Mark

Global coatings company Hempel recently announced via emailed release that its Hempafire Pro 400 coating has been certified in accordance with the EN13381-8 standard and granted the CE mark.


University Developing Solar Cell Coating Method

A research team from the University of Helsinki in Finland is developing thin films needed to handle new types of halide perovskite solar cells.


New Product Announcement: Vertical Repair Mortar

Corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation recently announced the release of its new vertical and overhead repair mortar to inhibit corrosion and reduce the risk of the ring-anode effec...


Scientists Study Antifouling Coatings, Coral Growth

A marine biologist from the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) in Germany recently studied how antifouling coatings can curb algal growth while still protecting tropical coral...


Allnex Opens New R&D Center in Austria

Allnex, an international supplier of resins for architectural, industrial, OEM and special purpose coatings, recently announced the opening of a new state-of-the-art research and development...


Researchers Develop New Superhydrophobic Coating

A research team from the Institute of Oceanology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences recently reported a new mechanical robust superhydrophobic coating that can be applied via spray-coating.


Tnemec Announces 2022 Tank of the Year

On Friday (Oct. 21), protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. released a video announcing the winner of its 2022 Tank of the Year competition.


First AeroSHARK-Coated Flight Takes Off

For the first time ever, an aircraft operated by Swiss International Air Lines and equipped with AeroSHARK surface technology took off on a passenger flight.


Paint Films Could Reveal Vehicle Scratches

A patent application from German automobile and motorcycle manufacturer BMW was recently published for a vehicle scratch detection system that would allow drivers to be alerted when their ca...


FTC Wins Deceptive Insulation Claims Case

The Federal Trade Commission recently won a court order against several companies for fraudulently claiming their coatings have insulating properties.


Construction Input Prices Dip in September

According to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data by the Associated Builders and Contractors, construction and nonresidential input prices both dippe...


New Product Announcement: Antifouling Paint Tech

Nanoporous material manufacturer Svenska Aerogel recently presented a new product that can be used in antifouling paints to reduce copper toxicity in the ocean.


Nippon Paint Specified for Carrier Ship Trio

Global coatings company Nippon Paint Marine reported that its hull and hold coatings were specified for a trio of Very Large Ore Carriers in South Korea.


New Product Announcement: Polyester Resin

Allnex, an international supplier of resins for architectural, industrial, OEM and special purpose coatings, recently announced the launch of its new outdoor industrial polyester resin.


Researchers Awarded Patent for Metal Coating

A research team from Eastern Michigan University was recently awarded a U.S. patent for their invention of Organic-Inorganic Hybrid (OIH) coating methods to potentially replace hazardous hea...


‘World’s Whitest Paint' Gets New Formulation

Researchers at Purdue University have recently developed a new thinner, lighter formulation for its “whitest white” paint, making it ideal for cooling vehicles or aircraft.


New Product Announcement: High Solids Epoxy Lining

Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine has recently announced the launch of its new NSF/ANSI/CAN 600-compliant high solids epoxy lining for potable water assets.


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.


Semple Launches Blood-Mixed Paint Collection

British artist Stuart Semple has recently found himself at the center of controversy with his latest product launch: the Gay Blood Collection.


ToughGuard Paint Sealant Launches New Website

ToughGuard High Performance Coatings recently announced that it has teamed up with aviation marketing company ABCI to launch a new website for its paint protection products.


Arkema Joins Circular Plastic Recycling Project

Specialty chemicals company Arkema announced last week that it will be joining a consortium of Spanish companies to enhance the recyclability of post-consumer plastics and tires to reuse for...


New Product Announcement: Metallic Topcoat

Earlier this week, marine and protective coatings company Jotun released its new high-gloss metallic topcoat system for its superyacht segment.


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.


Nippon Coating Reduces Ship Routine Maintenance

Global coatings company Nippon Paint Marine recently announced that a bulker ship cargo hold coated with its anticorrosive coating is not anticipated to require any remedial coating work unt...


New Product Announcement: Edge Protection Coating

Global coatings company Hempel recently released its new leading edge protection (LEP) coating for wind turbine rotor blades.


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.


Nippon Paint Exhibits ‘Excellent’ Static Antifouling

Global coatings company Nippon Paint Marine recently reported that cruise ships coated with its Aquaterras antifouling system are returning to service with hulls free of biofouling.


Experts Concerned by MVP Coating Integrity

With pipes intended for the long-delayed Mountain Valley Pipeline stored above ground for years, concerns have been raised by residents and experts regarding the coatings, corrosion and the ...


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 ...


Chicago Lead Painted Viaducts Water Blasted

Viaducts along Central Park in Chicago have reportedly been water blasted by city crews just months after reports of testing found that the paint contains lead levels hundreds of times highe...


New Product Announcement: Zinc Flake Pigments

In a recent press release, pigment manufacturer The Eckart Group announced it has a released a new zinc flake pigment optimized for sustainable corrosion protective paint systems.


Milwaukee Unveils Paint the Pavement Program

The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works recently introduced its Paint the Pavement program to transform city streets and sidewalks while creating a sense of community.


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...


New Product Announcement: Waterborne Binder

Specialty chemicals company Arkema recently announced its new performance waterborne binder for use in formulating industrial paints with reduced VOC levels (<150 g/l).


PPG Doubling Mexico Powder Coatings Production

Global coatings company PPG announced last week that it plans to invest $11 million to double the production capacity of its powder coatings plant in San Juan del Rio, Mexico.


Purple People Bridge Repainting Project Underway

After having faded to a dull gray color since its last paint job 20 years ago, the Purple People Bridge has begun a repainting project that will restore the structure to its namesake color.


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 ...


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.


Nominations Open for 2022 Tank of the Year

In an emailed press release, protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. announced that it was accepting entries for its 2022 Tank of the Year Competition.


New Product Announcement: Surface Protection Coating

Malaysian technology firm IGL Coatings recently announced the launch of its new graphene reinforced protection coating for a variety of surfaces.


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...


Cortec Expanding European Anticorrosion Plant

Corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation recently announced plans to expand its EcoCortec plant in Croatia by investing in a new polymer processing plant.


Study: Automotive Coating Uses Sunlight to Self-Heal

Researchers from the Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology have reportedly developed a transparent automotive coating material that can self-heal in 30 minutes when exposed to sunl...


Paint Failure Further Delays WI Treatment Plant

After facing delays due to a lack of materials and coatings, the completion of a new drinking water treatment plant in Wausau, Wisconsin, has been pushed back again after facing a coating fa...


New Product Announcement: ACE Coating System

United Kingdom-based independent paint manufacturer HMG Paints Ltd. recently announced the release of its new two-component, high solids polyurethane system for the Agricultural and Construc...


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....


HMG Paints Joins UK Defense Trade Group

United Kingdom-based independent paint manufacturer HMG Paints Ltd. recently announced it has joined national not-for-profit defense trade association, Make UK Defence.


APC Strikes New Turkish Tanker Coatings Deals

Protective coatings manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings Inc. (Avon, Ohio) has signed yet another series of new chemical tanker deals in Turkey, commanding 80% of the area’s market.


New Product Announcement: Epoxy Lining

At the beginning of the month, protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. announced the release of its new phenalkamine epoxy lining.


Cars Damaged by IN-KY Bridge Dripping Paint

According to reports, several vehicles were splattered by paint dripping from the top of the Sherman Minton Bridge, due to a paint system failure.


RPM Introduces New Industrial Coatings Group

Global coatings company RPM International Inc. recently announced the launch of its new RPM Industrial Coatings Group, comprised of five coatings and finishing brands.


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.


New Product Announcement: Concrete Hardener, Densifier

On Monday (Aug. 1), commercial construction chemicals manufacturer Prosoco Inc. announced its latest offering in concrete flooring products via emailed press release.


Cortec-Coated Croatian Bridge Opens to Traffic

Last week, the Peljesac Bridge officially opened in Croatia, marking the largest ever EU infrastructure investment in the country.


New Product Announcement: Newbuild Universal Primer

Global coatings company Nippon Paint Marine recently announced the launch of its new anticorrosive universal primer for its E-Marine range of paints.


FRCE, Coast Guard Partner for Coating Removal

Last month, the Fleet Readiness Center East assisted the U.S. Coast Guard in figuring out how remove organic coatings from aircraft parts without certain chemicals or other common paint remo...


IL Bridge Rehab Project Still Unable to Find Bids

Last month, Riverside Township officials reported that its third attempt to receive bids for a bridge rehabilitation project was unsuccessful.


Covestro Constructing Two New Production Facilities

Global manufacturer of material solutions Covestro (Pittsburgh) broke ground last month for two new plants in Shanghai to meet the rising demand for polyurethane dispersions (PUD) and elasto...


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.


Valmont Opens Pittsburgh-Area Galvanizing Plant

Last week, Valmont Coatings hosted a grand opening event to launch its new steel coatings facility, Pittsburgh Galvanizing, located in Midland, Pennsylvania.


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 ...


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.


NC Bridge Opening Delayed by Paint Equipment

Resulting from a series of issues, including the discovery of substandard pavement markings, equipment breakdowns and the hiring of a new line painting contractor, the anticipated opening of...


‘Strain Paint’ Can Detect Damage in Structures

Researchers from Rice University recently announced that their strain-sensing smart skin system, capable of monitoring and detecting damage in large structures, is moving towards the impleme...


GA Bridge Painting Project Accepting Bids

Forsyth County is seeking contractors to perform structural steel coating repairs on two bridges in Cumming, Georgia.


Researchers Analyze NIR-Reflective Pigments

To combat urban heat island effects and the absorption of near-infrared (NIR) radiation in sunlight, researchers from Japan have recently analyzed NIR-reflective pigments to mitigate the iss...


New Product Announcement: Fast-Drying CUI Coating

Global coatings company Hempel recently announced the launch of its new corrosion under insulation coating for severe corrosive environments, high temperatures and wet conditions beneath the...


APC Secures China New Build Tanker Deal

Protective coatings manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings Inc. (Avon, Ohio) recently signed a deal with British marine services provider James Fisher and Sons plc for a tanker being built i...


Elevation Awards Spotlight: Halstead Apartments

With the extended deadline recently announced for the sixth annual Elevation Awards, we will be counting down to July 29 with featured selections of this year’s nominees, giving readers a gl...


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: Dispersing Additive

Specialty chemicals company Evonik has recently announced the launch of its new readily biodegradable, sustainable dispersing additive.


New Paint Job Unveiled for ‘Trump Force One’

A jet belonging to former President Donald Trump was recently renovated, receiving a fresh coat of paint in Lake Charles, Louisiana.


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...


Paint Issues Cause IA Pool to Close

Last week, the Splash Landing Family Aquatic Center in Bettendorf, Iowa, announced that it would no longer be open to the public for the remainder of the season.


$3M International Bridge Painting Project Begins

Last week, a painting project to coat the Canadian side of the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge began, using a one-coat paint system.


PPG Announces Aircraft Livery Partnership

Global coatings manufacturer PPG (Pittsburgh) recently announced it plans to partner with United Kingdom airline brand and consultancy Aerobrand to combine paint supply with livery design.


Deadline Extended for Elevation Awards

The nomination deadline for the sixth annual Elevation Awards, a commercial honors program carried out by Technology Publishing Co. and the Commercial Painting Industry Association, has been...


Anti-Viral Coating Developed by University Researchers

A team of researchers made up of Kuman University’s chemistry department faculty and others from the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior (...


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...


New Product Announcement: Fungal Inhibitor Coating

Global coatings, linings and fireproofing manufacturer Carboline Company (St. Louis) recently announced the launch of its fungal-resistant coating to provide protection for coated assets.


Aesthetic Damages Seen at Disneyland's Space Mountain

It was recently noticed by guests visiting Disneyland’s Space Mountain in Anaheim, California, that there was major damage to the attraction’s line queue area.


APC Signs New Turkish Tanker Coating Deal

Protective coatings manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings Inc. recently announced that it has signed a multi-ship deal to recoat 10 tankers with Turkish ship management firm Chemfleet.


July 16 Declared 'Some Day'

Retailer-owned hardware cooperative Ace Hardware recently declared that “Some Day” would be celebrated on July 16.


Leaked Report: Eiffel Tower Plagued by Rust

In a leaked confidential report, it’s been suggested that Paris’ Eiffel Tower is in poor condition given the amount of rust plaguing the structure.


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.


WVU Developing Coatings for Turbine Blades

An engineer from West Virginia University has begun research to develop high-entropy coatings to protect gas turbine blades from heat and corrosion from hydrogen combustion.


Sherwin-Williams Named Astros Official Paint Partner

American Major League Baseball team, the Houston Astros, recently announced global coatings manufacturer The Sherwin-Williams Company as its official paint partner.


PaintCare Giving Away Paint in CA

Paint-recycling group PaintCare has recently announced that it will be giving away around 2,000 gallons of paint in Merced, California.


NJ to Propose Coatings Rule Amendments

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has recently informed stakeholders that it’s planning to propose amendments to its architectural coatings and consumer products rules.


New Product Announcement: Hydrocarbon PFP Coating

Global coatings company Hempel recently announced the launch of its first product for the hydrocarbon passive fire protection segment.


Mosquito-Repellent Coating Combats Disease

Decorative paints company Coral, an AkzoNobel-owned brand, has recently developed a mosquito-repellent coating to fight against dengue fever in Brazil.


WA Taking 'No Action' for PCBs in Paint

The Washington State Department of Ecology recently published its final report to the state legislature for regulatory determinations under the Safer Products for Washington Program, conclud...


New Product Announcement: Fire-Resistant Underlayment

Global manufacturer of roofing and waterproofing systems Polyglass USA, Inc., recently announced the release of an advanced dual-purpose fire-resistant and self-adhered waterproofing underla...


HIT Researchers Develop Ultra-Black Coating

A team of researchers from the Harbin Institute of Technology has recently developed an ultra-black coating.


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.


Qatar, Airbus in Talks to Resolve Paint Dispute

According to recent reports, Airbus is engaged in talks with Qatar Airways to resolve a dispute of paint degradation, just days after the European Union Aviation Safety Agency defended its s...


White House Scraps Air Force One Paint Plan

A White House administration official told reporters that a proposed paint job for Air Force One from former President Donald Trump has been nixed after a new study showed it could drive up ...


New Product Announcement: Retroreflective Powder Coating

Global coatings manufacturer PPG recently introduced the industry’s first commercial retroreflective powder coating.


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.


Submissions Open for 2022 Impact Awards

Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine is now accepting entry submissions for its annual Impact Award, which recognizes “outstanding water and wastewater projects completed in North America....


United Airlines Facing Paint Shop Delays

According to reports, travelers have noticed that several aircraft from United Airlines are experiencing paint defects while waiting to receive fresh coats.


New Product Announcement: Anti-Rust Spray Paint

Spray paint brand Krylon recently announced the release of its new spray paint with an anti-rust technology to protect metal surfaces


University Receives 900 Gallons of Paint

Grambling State University (Grambling, Louisiana) announced at the beginning of the month that it had received 900 gallons of high-quality paint—valued at $81,000—donated by coatings manufac...


Sherwin Coating ‘One Week Wonder’ Aircraft

The Sherwin-Williams Company will be painting the airplane design scheme chosen by aviation enthusiasts at the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture convention in July for its "One ...


Paint Issue Could Cost IA Pool Summer Revenue

The Splash Landing Family Aquatic Center in Bettendorf, Iowa, is reportedly operating under a limited capacity because of chalking paint in its swimming pool.


APC Wins Two New Build Turkish Tanker Deals

Last month, protective coatings manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings Inc. (Avon, Ohio) announced that it had won a new deal to supply two new chemical tankers being built in Turkey.


ChemQuest Launches Coatings TraQr Dashboard

Global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. recently announced the launch of its interactive dashboard and forecast tool fo...


Air Force One Paint Plan Could Overheat Plane

A proposed paint job for Air Force One from former President Donald Trump could contribute to excessive temperatures on the plane, leading to other issues, the Air Force says.


AkzoNobel Coatings Used for Offshore Wind Farm

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced that its coatings were used to cover and protect the world’s largest offshore wind farm.


New Product Announcement: Concrete Additive

Swiss specialty chemicals company Sika recently released a new concrete finishing aid and evaporation retardant.


Students Develop 'Glow-in-the-Dark' Concrete

The American University in Cairo recently announced that four students have developed self-luminous concrete, aiming to light up roadways and pavement without using traditional energy source...


New Product Announcement: Wind Turbine Edge Repair

International manufacturer of industrial protective coatings and composites Belzona recently announced via emailed press release the launch of its new edge repair and protection solution for...


Sherwin Names 2021 Impact Award Winners

Last week, The Sherwin-Williams Company announced via emailed press release the winners of the 2021 Water and Wastewater Impact Awards.


PPG Named Official Paint of Disney

On Thursday (June 2), global coatings manufacturer PPG announced a multi-year parks alliance agreement with Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.


New Product Announcement: Paint Additive

In a recent press release, pigment manufacturer The Eckart Group announced a new additive reported to make anti-stick coatings scratch resistant.


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...


Benjamin Moore Enhances Aura Interior Paint

Coatings company Benjamin Moore recently announced that it has enhanced its ultra-premium Aura interior paint with a new acrylic resin and formula.


Nominations Now Open for 2022 Elevation Awards

The nomination period for Technology Publishing Co.’s sixth annual Elevation Awards officially kicked off today. This year, participants will see a few changes in both eligibility and catego...


White Paint Considered for Cutting Emissions

One year after engineers from Purdue University created a new ultra-white paint, reports are now considering how the coating could slash carbon emissions and, in some cases, replace air cond...


Scientists Create Coating for Mercury Sorption

Scientists from Flinders University in Australia recently modelled a polysulfide coating made from waste products that has shown to absorb mercury and other metal contaminants in water.


Cleveland Expands Exterior Paint Program

Last week, members of the Cleveland City Council approved legislation authorizing an expanded exterior paint program for eligible homeowners.


City Unable to Auction Off Queen Mary Lifeboats

While the City of Long Beach, California, originally planned to auction off the 20 lifeboats from the RMS Queen Mary, lead paint and a lack of bids is leading to the disposal of the boats.


New Product Announcement: Interior, Exterior Paints

HGTV Home by global coatings manufacturer The Sherwin-Williams Company has recently introduced three new paint products for interiors, exteriors, as well as door and trim coatings.


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...


US Paint Company Amps Up Convenience

Independent paint manufacturing company Kelly-Moore Paints (San Carlos, California) has recently announced that it will be offering same- and next-day deliveries of its paint and paint produ...


BCF Launches Trace VOC Globe Scheme

Starting this month, the British Coatings Federation’s new “Trace” Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Globe scheme will allow decorative paint manufacturers to adopt the use of the statement t...


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...


Studying Hydrophobic Graphene for Coatings

A research team from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California, recently announced that it has produced a water-repellent graphene using a gas-phase-synthesis method with the potential to...


PPG CEO Paints Inflation Picture

According to a recent interview with global coatings manufacturer PPG CEO and Chairman, Michael McGarry, inflation experienced by the industry is starting to level off.


Reflective Coating Used for Rooftop Billboards

Beer brand Coors Light has recently created 12 new, energy-efficient rooftop billboards, dubbed “Chillboards,” that utilize reflective white acrylic roof coating systems.


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.


WA Recycles Over 800,000 Gallons of Paint

At the beginning of the month, PaintCare released its first annual report for its Washington paint recycling program, reporting that it collected approximately 842,000 gallons of unwanted pa...


Residents in Uproar After Paint Color Mix-Up

According to residents in Independence, Kansas, a paint job recently completed on decades-old lion statues by SEK Delta Waterfowl is “hideous.”


New Product Announcement: Paint Thickener

Global specialty chemicals company Nouryon recently introduced a new cellulose ether, a natural alternative to associative synthetic paint thickeners.


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...


New Product Announcement: Water-Based Sealers

Concrete protectants leader W.R. Meadows (Hampshire, Illinois) has recently introduced two new water-based sealers to its Pentreat penetrating concrete sealers product portfolio.


Scientists Create Seashell-Inspired Protective Coating

Researchers from Sandia National Laboratories recently announced that they have developed an environmentally friendly coating inspired by seashells to protect materials in hostile environmen...


Startup Tests Cool Roof Coating

Israeli startup SolCold has recently begun testing a new type of coating designed to help keep buildings—among other structures and industries—cool in the presence of sunlight.


New Product Announcement: Blue Pigment

Pigment company Shepherd Color recently announced the launch of its new specialty cobalt aluminate Blue 20G599 pigment.


Using Soot for Sustainable Solar Energy Coatings

Researchers from the University of Houston and Mexico’s Universidad Intercultural Indígena de Michoacán have reportedly produced a coating with high solar-to-heat conversion efficiency using...


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,...


New Product Announcement: One Coat Powder Coating

Interpon, a powder coatings line from global coatings company AkzoNobel, recently announced the release of a new one coat corrosion protection system for its Redox range of powder coatings.


New Product Announcement: Interior Alkyd Primer

Paint and coatings manufacturer Benjamin Moore has recently introduced a new alkyd primer for interior surfaces.


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.


New Product Announcement: Epoxy Resin Toughener

Specialty chemicals company Arkema recently introduced its new toughener powder for epoxy thermosetting resins.


PPG Celebrates 300 Years in the Netherlands

Global coatings company PPG announced last week that it was celebrating 300 years of operations in the Netherlands and the anniversary of its Sigma Coatings brand.


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: Epoxy Tank Lining

Global coatings manufacturer PPG recently announced the launch of its new phenolic epoxy tank lining that offers chemical and temperature resistance.


Sherwin Issues Trend Forecast for Coil, Extrusion Coatings

Last month, global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced the debut of its latest Color Trends Forecast for the coil and extrusion metal coatings market via emailed press relea...


World's First 'Unicorn' Paint Developed by Alora Paints

Singapore-based paint company Alora Paints has recently announced the release of what it’s calling the world’s first “Unicorn” colored paint.


Dow Expanding Global Silicone Capacity

To benefit the growing mobility and transportation industry, The Dow Chemical Company recently announced that it will be investing in increasing its global supply capabilities and reliabilit...


New Product Announcement: Sustainable Isophorone

Specialty chemicals company Evonik has recently announced a new breakthrough for the chemical industry: the world’s first sustainable isophorone products made from 100% renewable acetone.


UIC Researchers Develop Frost-Resistant Coatings

Researchers from the University of Illinois Chicago recently announced that they have developed environmentally safe, frost-resistant coatings for the aerospace industry.


Sherwin-Williams Surcharge Targeted in Lawsuit

Late last month, attorneys filed a lawsuit in federal court against coatings manufacturer The Sherwin-Williams Company over its “supply chain surcharge.”


AC Show Kicks Off in Indianapolis

After years of canceled events and virtual show stand-ins, today the American Coatings Show and Conference—hosted by AC Media, in collaboration with the American Coatings Association and Vin...


Historic Cambridge Building Gets New Paint Job

A little over a year after Hamilton-based investment and management firm Forge & Foster purchased the 112-year-old Ray Electric building and connecting spaces—located at 20 Park Hill Road in...


Formulation Network Created by Evonik, Others

In a press release issued last week, specialty chemicals company Evonik announced the launch of an industry-wide network that users will be able to utilize when conducting joint product sear...


Preventing Corrosion with Plant-Based Extracts

A team of researchers recently reviewed several plant-based extracts as an environmentally friendly corrosion inhibitor for carbon steel in the oil and gas industry.


Vipul Organics Names New Exclusive Distributor

Mumbai, India-based Vipul Organics announced earlier this week that Vercolos Pigments Inc. would be an exclusive distributor covering North America, under the name of SunTone.


New Product Announcement: Silicone Surfactants

To further support the growing demand for enhanced energy efficiency and sustainable solutions in the polyurethane foam market, The Dow Chemical Company has recently announced a new product ...


Arkema Coatings Meet SSPC Paint 47 Standard

Specialty chemicals company Arkema has announced in a recent press release that its coatings formulated with Kynar Aquatec PVDF Latex officially meet the new SSPC Paint 47 Standard.


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...


OECD Report Probes PFAS in Coatings

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recently released a report on the commercial availability and current uses of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances found in va...


New Product Announcement: Wind Farm Protective Coating

Belgian anti-corrosion coating company Acotec recently announced the launch of its one-layer protection coating for the wind farm industry.


Team Presents Eco-Friendly, Fire-Retardant Coating

This week, a team of researchers presented a new type of coating that could limit the flammability of wood used in construction at the spring meeting of the American Chemical Society.


Natural-Based Paint Exhibits Antifouling Properties

A research team from the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Xiamen University recently announced the results of its study of a natural-based coating...


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.


New Product Announcement: Epoxy Protective Coating

Global coatings manufacturer PPG recently announced the launch of its new multipurpose epoxy coating for shop or field applications.


BCF Acts on Greenwash Claims in Decorative Paints

To tackle the rising number of green claims emerging in the decorative coatings industry, the British Coatings Federation has recently launched a new online guide.


EPA Issues Civil Penalty for Antimicrobial Coating

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that a settlement had been reached with Allied BioScience, Inc. over alleged violations of federal pesticide regulations with th...


Firm Develops Antifouling Paint Copper Replacement

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


New Product Announcement: Anti-Slip Coatings

Canadian manufacturer of decorative stone coatings, high performance paints and architectural maintenance products Daich Coatings has recently announced the launch of its TracSafe Anti-Slip ...


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.


New Product Announcement: Biobased Outdoor Coating

Corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation recently announced the release of its new biobased, temporary outdoor coating designed for marine and high humidity conditions.


Korean Researchers Develop Antibacterial Additive

A team of researchers from the Department of Nano-Bio Convergence of the Korea Institute of Materials Science recently reported that they’ve developed a material that provides antibacterial ...


PPG Coatings Receive Corrosion Certification

Global coatings manufacturer PPG (Pittsburgh) recently announced that its PSX polysiloxane coatings were successfully tested to receive C4H certification for corrosion protection.


New Product Announcement: Exterior Paint, Primer

Paints and coatings brand Valspar, from The Sherwin-Williams Company's Consumer Brands Group, has recently announced a new line of exterior paint and primer.


Coatings Giants Battle Over Patent in Court

Attorneys informed a jury on Tuesday (March 1), that a 29-year-old patent will be the key in determining whether global coatings manufacturers PPG Industries or The Sherwin-Williams Company ...


Study Looks at Mortar for Fungal Prevention

Researchers from the University of Minho’s School of Engineering recently conducted a sustainability analysis related to the prevention of the development of fungus in building structures us...


Antireflective Coating Increases Solar Efficiency

Researchers from Chiang Mai University in Thailand recently reported that they have developed a new antireflective, hydrophilic and photocatalytic coating for solar panels.


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.


Research Underway to Develop Bio-Based Products

In a recent press release, coatings manufacturer Teknos announced that it was participating in a new research project with the goal of developing bio-based binders and coatings as sustainabl...


Researchers Develop Worm-Inspired Coating

Researchers have reportedly developed a new superhydrophobic coating that provides several beneficial properties, including the ability to self-clean and prevent corrosion.


Berkeley Lab Develops Smart-Roof Coating

Scientists from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory recently announced their development of an all-season smart-roof coating, designed to keep homes warm during the winter months and c...


IL Paint Spill Causes Road Closure

Upon leaving a Valspar paint manufacturing plant in Kankakee, Illinois, a semi-tractor tanker was reported to have spilled part of its paint load earlier this month, resulting in the closure...


AkzoNobel Increasing In-House Resin Production

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel recently announced that it plans to invest in the expansion of in-house resin manufacturing.


New Product Announcement: Natural Matte Colors

Late last week, national supplier of metallic-coated and pre-painted steel Steelscape announced the launch of ultra-matte colors for metal roofing and siding via emailed press release.


OSHA Releases Marine Coatings Hazards Guide

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently released a new fact sheet regarding the hazards related to the use of preservative coatings in hot work ...


New Product Announcement: Powder Resin

Allnex, an international supplier of resins for architectural, industrial, OEM and special purpose coatings, recently announced the launch of a new powder coating resin for the Agriculture a...


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.


New Product Announcement: Reflective Coatings

In an emailed press release, manufacturer and distributor of high-quality APP and SBS roof membranes Bitec, Inc. (Morrilton, Arkansas) announced the recent expansion of its line of white, re...


Arkema to Open Powder Coating Resins Lab

Specialty chemicals company Arkema recently announced that it will be opening a new powder coating resins lab in Cary, North Carolina.


New Product Announcement: Concrete Waterproofing

United Kingdom-based waterproofing product supplier Triton Systems has recently announced the launch of a new pre-applied waterproofing system for concrete structures.


New Color Opportunities for Architectural Coatings

Global coatings company PPG recently announced that it was expanding its color options for architectural extrusions and sheet aluminum.


University Works to Develop 'Living' Construction Materials

Researchers from the College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota have recently published a new study demonstrating how silica can be transformed into a self-assembling, dyn...


Arkema Product Earns USDA Biobased Certification

Specialty chemicals company Arkema recently announced that one of its products has been approved to carry the United States Department of Agriculture Certified Biobased Product label.


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.


New Product Announcement: Urethane Topcoat

Global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta recently announced the launch of its new enhanced urethane topcoat for the agriculture, construction and earthmoving equipment (ACE) markets...


Study: Nanoscale Window Coating Reduces Energy Costs

According to a team of researchers from the Penn State Department of Architectural Engineering, coating windows, particularly single-pane windows, with a translucent metallic film capable of...


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.


Report: Contractors Concerned About Prices

According to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government data, construction material prices jumped nearly 20% in 2021, despite moderating in December.


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.


Amsterdam High-Rise Gets Intumescent Coating

Currently being constructed in the Overhoeks district of Amsterdam, the Y-Towers hotel and high-rise residential project was reported to recently receive an intumescent coating for improved ...


New Product Announcement: Clear Anticorrosive Coating

Malaysian technology firm IGL Coatings recently announced the launch of its clear graphene reinforced anticorrosion coating.


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 ...


New CFI Coatings Resist Amine Blush, Heal Cracks

Coatings for Industry, Inc. (Souderton, Pennsylvania) has recently introduced two new coatings: one that provides resistance to amine blush and another that reportedly bridges small cracks i...


Research: Electromagnetic Wave Absorbing Materials

Researchers from the Beijing Institute of Technology and the Heilongjiang Institute of Construction Technology in China recently published a review on the electromagnetic absorption function...


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...


New Product Announcement: Conduit Slip Coating

Corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation recently announced that it has released a new high-temperature, anticorrosion slip coating for electrical conduits.


New Product Announcement: Pipeline Tape

Anticorrosion coatings manufacturer Denso Group Germany recently announced the launch of its new all-in-one corrosion protection tape for pipelines and pipe sections.


Guide Highlights Product Choice for Duplex Coatings

The Galvanizers Association of Australia recently released a product recommendation guide for coating galvanized steel to prevent paint delamination and corrosion.


New Product Announcement: Water-Based Emulsifier

International science company Solvay recently announced the development of its new water-based emulsifier for solid epoxy resins mainly used in industrial coatings, paints or binders.


Resin Shortage, Price Increases Continue

The industry has continued to see an increase in costs for raw materials that are becoming even more difficult to find due to supply shortages.


New Product Announcement: Pigment Preparations

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


Zentek Develops Icephobic Coating

Zentek Ltd., a Canadian development and commercialization company, recently announced the development of a new carbon-based, nanotechnology-enhanced icephobic coating.


New Product Announcement: 3D-Printing Resins

Sartomer, a business line of global chemicals manufacturer Arkema, recently announced the launch of its new UV-curable resins for 3D-printing and advanced electronic applications.


Researchers Produce Self-Healing, Anticorrosive Coating

Researchers at Rice University in Houston have recently developed an anticorrosive and self-healing coating for steel.


Chemours Producing Sustainable Foam Agent

Global chemical solutions company Chemours recently announced the start of production for its new hydrofluoroolefin platform at its new facility in El Dorado, Arkansas.


New Product Announcement: Heat-Stable Hardener

Specialty chemicals company Evonik has recently announced a new heat-stable hardener that ensures coatings cure at room temperature.


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.


Soybean Sealant Used on SD Roads

The South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council recently announced it has partnered with the City of Sioux Falls to treat roads with a soy-based concrete sealant.


New Product Announcement: Wastewater Coatings

Global coatings company PPG recently announced the launch of an expanded portfolio of coating systems for wastewater facilities.


Study: Biochar to Improve Anticorrosive Performance

A recent study found that biochar nanoparticles, or graphene oxide, derived from spruce wood and wheat straw can improve corrosion resistance in zinc-rich epoxy coatings.


New Product Announcement: Ceramic Facades

German building material supplier Agrob Buchtal recently announced the launch of two new ceramic facades for its KeraTwin ventilated curtain wall systems.


Researchers Obtain Pigments from Metal Wastes

A Russian research team recently announced that it has developed a method for obtaining white pigments from toxic metallurgical waste.


New Product Announcement: Repair Mortar

Protective coatings manufacturer Carboline Company recently announced the launch of a new fiber-reinforced repair mortar.


AkzoNobel Launches ColorSurfaces Edition 17

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced the release of its ColorSurfaces Edition 17, “inspired by the changing role of the space in our lives.”


New Product Announcement: Anti-Shrink Sealants

Baltimore-based construction product company DAP recently announced the release of a new advanced anti-shrink sealant.


New Product Announcement: Urethane Primer

Global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta Coatings recently announced the launch of a fast-curing, corrosion-resistant primer to support the agricultural, construction and earthmovin...


Tnemec Announces 2021 Tank of the Year

Last week, protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. announced the winner of its 2021 Tank of the Year: a 750,000-gallon composite elevated water tank in Moorhead, Minnesota.


PPG Launches Powder Coatings Site

Global coatings company PPG recently unveiled the launch of a new online powder coatings website to provide powder coating job shops with “quick and easy access to small batches of the compa...


RPM Works to Overcome Resin Shortage

With its recent purchase of a 178,000-square-foot chemical manufacturing facility in Corsicana, Texas, global coatings company RPM International Inc. hopes to strengthen its supply chain and...


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.


Tnemec Announces People’s Choice 2021 Tank

Protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. announced the People’s Choice winner of its 2021 Tank of the Year program—a water tank in Rochester, Minnesota that resembles an ear of c...


New Product Announcement: PCB Conformal Coating

Materials science company Dow announced last week the release of an abrasion-resistant silicone-based material.


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.


New Product Announcement: Polymer Sealants

Baltimore-based construction product company DAP recently announced the release of a new advanced hybrid sealant that the company says combines attributes from traditional silicone and polyu...


New Product Announcement: Conformal Coating

Developer of innovative rapid and light-curable materials, dispense equipment and UV/LED light-curing systems, Dymax Corporation, recently announced the release of a novel conformal coating.


Sherwin Publishes Industrial Color Trend Forecast

For its third year, the General Industrial Coatings division of Sherwin-Williams, through its DesignHouse, released its industrial color trend forecast.


New Product Announcement: Ecofriendly Solvent

Global chemicals company UBE Industries, Ltd. has recently launched an environmentally-friendly solvent.


Nanoparticle Paste to Increase Solar Cell Efficiency

A new way to increase the efficiency of perovskite-based solar cells has recently been developed by a team of international researchers from ITMO’s School of Physics and Engineering and Tor ...


International Celebrates 140 Years in Marine Coatings

Global coatings company AkzoNobel’s International brand recently reported via emailed press release that it’s celebrating its 140th anniversary.


AZ Shares Cool Pavement Research Results

During a virtual presentation and panel discussion last week, the City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department and Office of Sustainability shared the results for the first year of its C...


New Product Announcement: Antifouling Technology

Global coatings company PPG recently announced the launch of a new antifoulant coating: PPG Sigma Sailadvance NX.


University Leverages Tech for Coating Research

The University of Illinois at Chicago announced last month that it would be participating in AnalySwift, LLC’s Academic Partner Program to accelerate development and adoption of new material...


New Product Announcement: Acrylic Topcoat

Global supplier of liquid and powder coatings Axalta Coatings Ltd. has recently announced the launch of its latest non-isocyanate cross-linked acrylic enamel topcoat for the agriculture, con...


Norner Receives Approval to Test Marine Coatings

Industrial polymer research and development services company Norner (Norway) has recently announced that it received certificates recognizing approval for marine coating testing.


Nominations Open for 2021 Tank of the Year

In an emailed press release, protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. announced that it was accepting nominations for its 2021 Tank of the Year Competition. The call for nominati...


New Product Announcement:Wet-Film Corrosion Inhibitor

Corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation has recently announced its development of a new oil-based temporary coating that is meant to provide extreme corrosion protection in aggressiv...


University to Develop Eco-Friendly Marine Coating

Detroit-based sustainability tech startup Repela Tech LLC from Wayne State University has recently been awarded a grant to research and develop an eco-friendly marine coating for ships and v...


Covestro to Host Digital Expo Next Month

In just a little over two weeks, global manufacturer of material solutions Covestro (Pittsburgh) is planning to host its 2021 Digital Expo.


Study: Cool Pavements Mitigate Heat, Emissions

In a recent study, a team of current and former researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Concrete Sustainability Hub (MIT CSHub) looked at how surfaces that attribute to ur...


New Product Announcement: Antifouling Agent

Recently, Chugoku Marine Paints announced its integration of I-Tech’s barnacle repelling active antifouling agent Selektope to create an antifouling coating specifically for worldwide tradin...


New Product Announcement: Environmental Solution

Earlier this summer, specialty chemicals company Nouryon introduced n new innovative solution that is reported to enable high-performance coatings and adhesives to withstand harsh environmen...


Electrically Charged Coating Eliminates Biofouling

In recent experiments conducted at Australia's sovereign-owned submarine sustainment and maritime services company, ASC, researchers have found that a new type of surface coating can elimina...


New Product Announcement: Architectural Powder Coatings

Global coatings company PPG recently introduced a new powder coating for architectural, home décor and furniture applications.


Orion Enters Collab for Renewable Carbon Black

Global supplier of specialty and high-performance carbon black, Orion Engineered Carbons S.A., has announced that it is has partnered with researchers to develop and produce renewable carbon...


IGM Confirms Photoinitiator PCB Levels

In a recent press release, global market leader in photoinitiators, IGM Resins confirmed that its Omnirad 1173 does not contain any detectable levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).


New Product Announcement: Anti-Corrosion Coating

Global provider of advanced anti-corrosion metal coatings, Greenkote, announced earlier this summer via emailed press release of a significant advance in its line of corrosion protection.


Coating Developed to Capture Ions in Water

Researchers from Northwestern University have recently been reported to have developed an protection mechanism using a nano-coated sponge-like membrane that can be used to soak up phosphate ...


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.


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...


Axalta Implements Global Price Increases

Liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta recently announced that it is implementing additional price increases across all of its global lines.


Amaero, University Collab for Coatings Research

Researchers from the Swinburne University of Technology and additive manufacturing specialists Amaero International Limited have recently partnered with the Australian National Fabrication F...


New Carbon-Based Material to Benefit Coatings

As the result of a research study by scientists and engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and ETH Zürich, a new mi...


Research Looks to Coatings for Spacecraft Biofilm

A team of researchers from Montana State University’s Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering have recently been reported to be observing how specialized material coatings and other strategie...


New Product Announcement: Water-Based Primer

Specialty chemicals company Evonik recently issued a press release announcing a jointly developed water-based primer with SI Coatings, a company of the Huehoco Group, Wuppertal, Germany.


Polymeric Repair, Protection Saves Fabricator Millions

International manufacturer of industrial protective coatings and composites, Belzona has recently reported via emailed press release that its repair and protection systems had been successfu...


GRI, Hempel Partner to Protect Wind Turbines

In an emailed press release issued at the end of June, global coating supplier Hempel and wind sector tower and flanges manufacturer GRI Renewable Industries announced a strategic partnershi...


New Product Announcement: Fireproofing Coating

The Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine has recently announced the launch of a new cellulosic fireproofing coating to provide critical fire protection on construction projects.


JPCL June Issue is Now Online

The June issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is now online, available through options including an interactive digital edition, a full complement of web content and ...


Sherwin-Williams Calls for 2021 Impact Award Entries

Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine is now accepting entry submissions for its annual Impact Award, which recognizes “outstanding water and wastewater projects completed in North America....


New Product Announcement: Exterior Latex

Paint and coatings company Diamond Vogel (Orange City, Iowa) recently introduced a new exterior latex to its architectural coatings line, that the company says is for both residential and co...


Pilatus Qualifies Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings

Recently, global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced that its Aerospace Coatings exterior systems had been qualified by international airplane manufacturer Pilatus Aircraft ...


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.


WA Finds Reason to Restrict Paint iPCBs

The Washington State Department of Ecology hosted its webinar at the beginning of the month that provided an update on its efforts to find alternatives to potential inadvertent Polychlorinat...


New Product Announcement: Anti-Fouling Line

Earlier this year, global coatings company AkzoNobel launched a new anti-fouling hull coating line called “Intersmooth.”


EPA Announces Multiple Actions on PFAS

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced three actions with the goal of reducing risks to the public from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.


New Product Announcement: High-Performance Flooring Site

At the start of the month, global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company made several announcement regarding its High Performance Flooring sector, including a newly organized product por...


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.


New Product Announcement: Pipe Coating

Earlier this year, Pipeline Coatings Systems LLC announced a new pipe coating suitable for cold weather installation, PCS200-35 Cold Weather Epoxy.


IGL Receives International Innovation Gold Medal

It was recently reported that IGL Coatings was the recipient of a Gold Medal at the International Innovation Awards 2021. The Malaysian technology firm also received the Croatian Internation...


JPCL May Issue is Now Online

The May issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is now online, available through options including an interactive digital edition, a full complement of web content and d...


DOE Awards $1.1M for Cold Spray Research

Last month, the U.S. Department of Energy awarded computational materials design specialist QuesTek Innovations LLC (Evanston, Illinois) $1.1 million in Small Business Innovation Research Ph...


New Product: Polyurethane High-Gloss Clearcoat

Global coatings supplier Axalta Coating Systems has recently announced the expansion of its Industrial coatings portfolio with the launch of Imron Industrial 2K polyurethane high-gloss clear...


New Product Announcement: FEVE Powder Coating

Global coatings company PPG recently introduced a new fluoroethylene vinyl ether fluoropolymer powder coating for architectural extrusions and sheet aluminum.


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...


Vortex Epoxy Coating Passes Greenbook

Global provider of trenchless infrastructure products and services, Vortex Companies, LLC, announced last week that its 100% solids epoxy coating, Structure Guard, had passed critical chemic...


EPA Extends Notification Period for Inventory

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced in an emailed press release that it has extended the notification deadline for a list of chemicals that are expected to lose their confident...


New Product Announcement: Protective Topcoat

Global coatings company PPG recently announced the launch of a high-performance polyurethane topcoat that’s formulated for corrosive environments that require low sheen to limit glare.


Lufthansa, BASF Announce New Surface Technology

In a joint news release, German airline company Lufthansa and global chemical company BASF announced the roll out of its latest surface coatings technology, inspired by sharks.


Nippon Paint Receives Green Tech Award

Recently, Nippon Paint Holdings Co., Ltd. announced that Nippon Paint Marine Coatings Co., Ltd. was the recipient of the 2021 GREEN4SEA Technology Award, hosted by SAFETY4SEA, a European non...


Researchers Develop New Waterproof Coating

Researchers at Simon Fraser University have reportedly developed a new waterproof coating that they say is cheaper to product, free of fluorinated compounds and effective on a wide variety o...


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...


New Product Announcement: Drier Agent

Coatings and pigments manufacturer Sun Chemical, a subsidiary of DIC Corporation, recently announced that it has developed a new drier agent that helps expedite the drying of coatings and in...


Webinar Archive: Polysiloxane Technology

Although Technology Publishing Co. has wrapped up PaintSquare Connect, its signature virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, an archived library of its featured ...


AFRL Perseverance Testing History, Coatings

According to an article published by the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, testing completed on the NASA Perseverance's protective coating at the WPAF Research Lab aided the rover’s touchdown...


AkzoNobel Supplies Coatings for Historical Water Pipeline

Earlier this year, global coatings company AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced via emailed press release that it would be supplying powder coatings for a major infrastructure project in China.


Nouryon Introduces New Polymer System

Last month, specialty chemicals company Nouryon introduced its latest polymer system for advance water treatment, LumaTreat. The polymer line is reportedly a global patent-pending smart-tagg...


EU Research Looks at Ice, Vessel Safety

In research results recently published by CORDIS, European Union-funded project SEDNA discusses the severe challenges faced by ship navigators due to increased maritime traffic in the Arctic...


Hempel Provides Coatings to Energy Turbine

Global coating supplier Hempel A/S recently announced that it has provided protective coatings to the world’s most powerful tidal turbine, Orbital O2 tidal energy turbine.


Adhesive, Sealants Council Issues Supplier Update

As the materials shortage continues in all facets of the industry, the Adhesive and Sealant Council released an update late last week about a specific supply disruption that occurred in mid-...


New Product Announcement: Multi-Substrate Coating

Paint and coatings company Benjamin Moore recently announced the launch of its newest offering for “facility maintenance and property management professionals.”


Webinar Archive: Tank Lining Changes

Although Technology Publishing Co. has wrapped up PaintSquare Connect, its signature virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, an archived library of its featured ...


MD University Touts Wood Materials Projects

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


Canada Introduces Agenda on VOC Emissions

The Canadian government recently released a consultation document that proposes a renewal of the “Federal Agenda on the Reduction of Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds from Consumer and...


NJ Committee Pushes PaintCare Legislation

Earlier this month, New Jersey’s state Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee unanimously passed legislation for a PaintCare program—a paint stewardship program involving paint manuf...


New Product Announcement: Modified Silica

Earlier this year, specialty chemicals company Evonik announced via emailed press release that it had developed a new structure-modified silica type for antifouling coatings from its aerosol...


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...


New Product Announcement: Polyurethane Roofing Sealant

Roofing systems company Mule-Hide Products Co. recently launched a new polyurethane roofing sealant that the company says seals complex details quickly and permanently.


Study: Corrosion-Resistant Magnesium Alloy

Scientists from the Helmholtz Centre for Materials and Coastal Research in Geesthacht, Germany, have recently developed a magnesium alloy that has an elevated resistance to corrosion.


Webinar Archive: Next Gen Cementitious Epoxy Mortar

Although Technology Publishing Co. has wrapped up PaintSquare Connect, its signature virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, an archived library of its featured ...


New Product Announcement: Electrocoat Primer

Global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. recently announced the launch of a new environmentally-responsible, cathodic tin-free electrocoat primer to its Industr...


ACA Looks at New EU Chemical Strategy

The American Coatings Association published an overview of a recent strategy released by the European Commission that aims to update the European Union’s chemical management requirements.


New Product Announcement: Concrete Varnish

Portuguese paint company CIN recently announced in an emailed press release that it has launched a new product for the protection and decoration of porous concrete surfaces, cement mortars, ...


Researchers Design Semiconductor Coating

Earlier this month, researchers from the Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science announced the development of a new coating strategy for semiconductors that provides corrosion protect...


New Product Announcement: Antifouling Solutions

In December, global coating supplier Hempel A/S announced that it had enhanced its Olympic+ and Oceanic+ antifouling range


2D Coating Research Moves to Second Phase

Announced earlier this year, the Center for Atomically Thin Multifunctional Coatings (ATOMIC) has reported that it’s preparing to move to phase two of its program, which is focused on the st...


Webinar Archive: Tech in Food, Beverage Industry

Although Technology Publishing Co. has wrapped up PaintSquare Connect, its signature virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, an archived library of its featured ...


Researchers Create Ammonia-Capturing Polymer

Just before the year’s end, researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute and the Department of Chemistry at University of Copenhagen announced their designs of a porous polymer that aimed to ca...


New Product Announcement: Primer/Sealer Tech

Coatings manufacturer Carboline Company recently announced the release of its new primer/sealer technology designed to improve coating adhesion to minimally prepared surfaces, Rustbond PS.


Rare Mineral Strengthens Concrete Materials

Researchers from Nagoya University have recently discovered a rare concrete-strengthening mineral within the walls of a decommissioned power plant in Japan.


Researcher Awarded Grant for Turbine Coating

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy has recently awarded a $600,000 grant to a professor at the Rolls-Royce University Technology Center on Advanced Material Systems at the Universi...


Webinar Archive: 100%-Solids Linings in Water/Wastewater

Although Technology Publishing Co. has wrapped up PaintSquare Connect, its signature virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, an archived library of its featured ...


Induron Launches Epoxy Mortar Coating

A high-performance epoxy modified cementitious surface and repair mortar from Induron Protective Coatings (Birmingham, Alabama) has been launched to restore deteriorated masonry substrates p...


University Engineers Flexible Nanomaterial Cement

According to a team of scientists from Penn State University, a newly developed nanomaterial cement mixture could be a cost-effective solution in sealing leaking natural gas wells.


Scientists Look at Heat-Resistant Coatings

Recently, a group of scientists from the Tokyo University of Science investigated how heat efficiency could be improved in aircraft gas turbine engines through oxidative reactions regarding ...


Researchers Develop Greener Desalination Coating

A new polyelectrolyte coating developed by researchers from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology has been reported to enable clean seawater desalination systems without har...


Antimicrobial Coatings to be Tested on Transit

Diversified natural resources company, Teck Resources Limited (Vancouver, Canada) recently announced that it would be testing its antimicrobial copper coatings on high-touch transit surfaces...


Nippon Paint Receives NORSOK Approval

At the beginning of the month, Nippon Paint Marine (Europe) was reported to have its special tank coating NOA60HS certified by the Norwegian Technology Standards Institution.


Sherwin-Williams Names 2020 Impact Awards

Yesterday (Dec. 3), The Sherwin-Williams Company announced in an emailed press release the winner of the 2020 Water and Wastewater Impact Award. The award recognizes outstanding water and wa...


Universities Research Sustainable Shotcrete

Currently, the life of service tunnels are designed to last for at least one hundred years or more, however, according to a team of researchers collaborating across a variety of universities...


US Air Force Looks at Rain Erosion

At the beginning of the month, the United States Air Force Research Laboratory announced it would be investing $60 million into the research and development of an improved anti-corrosion coa...


PPG Chosen for VIP Aircraft Repaint Project

Global coatings supplier PPG (Pittsburgh) announced at the beginning of the month that aviation maintenance company, Magnetic MRO had selected a variety of PPG aerospace coatings to complete...


Navy Announces Rust-A-Thon Competition

To mitigate and control corrosion aboard United States Navy ships and vessels, the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Heuneme Division (NSWC PHD) in Port Hueneme, California, has announ...


NASA Award Supports New Coating Materials

Last month, the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced the recipients of its Early Career Faculty Award.


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...


Tnemec Announces 2020 Tank of the Year

On Tuesday (Oct. 27), protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. announced the winner of its 2020 Tank of the Year—a municipal water tank in Destin, Florida—via emailed press relea...


AkzoNobel Launches ColorSurfaces Edition 16

At the beginning of the month, global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel announced the launch of its ColorSurfaces Edition 16, highlighting the latest color trends and finishes for its automoti...


PPG Names Products Used in Vegas Stadium

Global coatings company PPG has released the specifics of its involvement and partnership with the Allegiant Stadium, the $1.97 billion sports venue recently completed in Las Vegas.


Free Webinar: Selection of Commercial Coatings

PaintSquare will host a free webinar at noon, on Oct. 14, entitled, “Selection of Tests for Qualifying Coatings for Commercial Use.”


AkzoNobel Approved for Boeing Color Blending

Earlier this month, global coatings company AkzoNobel announced that it received approval by aircraft manufacturer Boeing to color blend the company’s Aerodur 3001 basecoat.


Hudson Yards Tower Finished with Powder Coatings

Earlier this week, PPG revealed that its powder coatings were used on one of the high-rises in New York City’s Hudson Yards project. According to the company, the skyscraper was one of the f...


Manufacturers Press EU on Titanium Dioxide

The Titanium Dioxide Manufacturers Association and its member companies, as part of a wider group of TiO2 producers, submitted an action to the General Court of the European Union seeking an...


Researchers Work on Bulletproof Coatings

Three engineers from the University of Houston have recently started looking at using chitin and 3D-printing techniques to produce bulletproof coatings.


Webinar Archive: Coatings by Environment

The PaintSquare webinar archive now features new recordings of webinar broadcasts of educational topics in the coatings industry. As part of this update, PaintSquare Daily News will occasion...


Coatings Revealed for Boston Luxury High-Rise

Global coatings firm PPG announced last week that its coatings were used on the recently completed One Dalton Place high-rise in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood.


Researchers Create Fire-Resistant Tunnel Lining

A research team from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) has recently announced the development of a fire-resistant concrete tunnel lining prototype.


Indestructible Paint Announces Focus

United Kingdom-based specialty coatings manufacturer Indestructible Paint Ltd. announced earlier this month that it has launched a dedicated focus on coatings in the rail industry.


UCLA Develops Ice-Preventing Coating

Materials scientist Ximin He, along with a team of researchers from the UCLA Smaueli School of Engineering and colleagues have reportedly developed an ice-prevention coating.


Self-Cleaning Coating Wins Funding

The United States Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office has recently awarded Arizona State University spin-out company, Swift Coat, $1 million to commercialize a dirt-eating ...


PPG Announces EPD for Epoxy Coating

Earlier this week, global coatings company PPG announced that its Aquapon WB EP waterborne epoxy coating is now eligible to obtain LEED points in several categories.


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.


Researchers Test Silicon Anodes, Aluminum Coatings

In revisiting a study in the American Chemical Society's ACS Applied Energy Materials, engineers from Rice University's George R. Brown School of Engineering have discovered a phenomenon tha...


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.


Foundation Prepped for Smog-Eating Concrete

A group of engineers at Graphene Flagship recently combined graphene and titanium dioxide nanoparticles to create a new photocatalyst that is reported to successfully remove pollutants from ...


Engineers Use Hemp to Repair KY Bridges

Recently, students from the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Kentucky were reported to use hemp as an experimental construction material for bridge repair.


Navy Laboratory Develops Healthier Topcoat

Earlier this year, the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s Center for Corrosion Science and Engineering developed what is being billed as a more user-friendly topcoat. The material was applied ...


Free Webinar: FEVE Bridge Coatings

An upcoming webinar, to be hosted on PaintSquare on Nov. 20, will investigate both the strengths and advantages of FEVE fluoropolymer topcoats for new bridges and recoating work of existing ...


Titanium Dioxide Powder to Get Cancer Warning

Late last week, the European Commission officially decided to classify titanium dioxide in its powder form as a substance that is “suspected of causing cancer in humans.”


Researchers Develop 'Blackest Black' Accidentally

The running for the world’s blackest black was recently upped a notch when researchers based out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology created a new blackest black accidentally, accor...


Research Looks at Aging, Deterioration of Oil Paints

An international team led by researchers at the National Gallery of Art and the National Institute of Standards and Technology recently conducted studies that included 3D X-ray imaging of a ...


EPA Lists 20 Chemicals for High Priority, Comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced late last week that it is moving forward with a proposed list of 20 chemical substances to designate as “High-Priority Substances” under th...


Paint Alleviates Heat for Dog Paws

Though many dog owners love to take their pets out to enjoy the summer sun, sidewalks can prove to be too hot for paws. One answer is a heat-reflective paint produced by coatings manufacture...


EPA Designates 20 Chemicals as Low Priority

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently proposed to add 20 substances as low priority under the Toxic Substances Control Act.


Lab Develops Pigments to Slow Discoloration

Researchers based out of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory recently developed a pigment package that addresses discoloring of the exterior coating on ships, slowing down the process. The co...


Research: Mango Leaf Extract Prevents Ship Corrosion

Indian researchers based out of the National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, have developed a way to protect ships from corrosion using a compound...


Graphene to Protect Chinese Military Infrastructure

Researchers in China are working on the development of a new protective coating intended for military weapons and infrastructure that’s been installed on artificial islands in the South Chin...


Berkeley Study Looks at 'Cool Wall' Performance

A recent study by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found that in many climates in the United States, the use of “cool” exterior walls can save building o...


Polymer Prevents Leakage from Solar Cells

In a study by scientists from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, research shows that a protective layer of epoxy resin applied on perovskite solar cells hel...


Jotun Announces Agreement with Shipbuilder

Norwegian paints and coatings manufacturer Jotun (Sandefjord, Norway) announced earlier this month signing an agreement with Korean Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world’s largest shipbu...


AkzoNobel, Airbus Develop Chromate-Free Primer

Global aerospace coatings supplier AkzoNobel and international aerospace pioneer Airbus recently teamed up to launch a new chromate-free exterior primer.


Researchers Work to Extend Ship Coating Life

Researchers based out of the Corrosion and Coatings Engineering Branch at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (West Bethesda, Maryland), are testing and evaluating coatings that...


Research: Green Antifoulant Protects Netting

To provide an environmentally friendly antifoulant option for nets used in fish farming, researchers based out of Kiel University (Kiel, Germany) are researching using polymer coatings as an...


'Paint the Future' Startups Shortlist Announced

Global coatings company AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced last week the 21 companies that had been shortlisted for its Paint the Future challenge, a new initiative to partner with startup comp...


Evaluation Reveals Coating can Extend Blade Life

Testing has recently revealed that Hardide Coatings’ (Oxfordshire, England) nanostructured chemical vapor deposition coating, which provides resistance to water droplet erosion and solid par...


Progress Made on Corrosion Inhibitor

A research group, originally based out of Swansea University, has continued to make progress on a corrosion inhibitor that can replace hexavalent chromium, which was banned by the EU due to ...


Studio Develops ‘The Coolest White’ Paint

UNStudio (Amsterdam, Netherlands) and Monopol Colors (Fislisbach, Switzerland) recently developed an extremely reflective white paint that reduces the amount of absorbable heat on buildings,...


$1.8B Vegas Stadium Reveals Coatings Partnership

Officials announced earlier this week a partnership between the NFL’s current Oakland Raiders and a major coatings firm, locking in the coatings brands used for the team’s $1.8 billion Las V...


Evonik Acquires Polymer Powders Company

Evonik Industries (Essen, Germany) announced that it has acquired Structured Polymers Inc. (Austin, Texas) for access to its new patented technology in specialty polymer powders.


Dow Expands EMEA Distribution Agreement

Safic-Alcan, independent specialty chemicals distributor (La Défense, France) and Dow, a subsidiary of DowDuPont (Midland, Michigan), recently announced the extension of their existing agree...


AkzoNobel Supplies Coatings for Aircraft Restoration

In a move to help inspire science students in the U.S., coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel recently supplied coatings to assist with the restoration of a retired United Airlines Douglas DC-8 ai...


Researchers Develop New Fire-Retardant Coating

Researchers out of Texas A&M University are reportedly developing a new flame-retardant coating using renewable, nontoxic materials that are readily found in nature, according to the univers...


PPG Aeorspace Coating Meets Military Requirements

Global coatings supplier PPG (Pittsburgh) announced early last week that PPG RECC 3007, an aerospace conversion coating, meets the qualifications for the U.S. Military Specification MIL-C-81...


Webinar Eyes Attributes in Coating Purchasing

Core concerns regarding coating system purchasing—including coating system attributes, ease of use, availability and others—is the topic of discussion in PaintSquare’s upcoming webinar “Coat...


Study of Solutions for Internal Pipeline Coatings Begins

Offshore project technical services firm Crondall Energy will be collaborating with educators and innovators on a study to better industry understanding of the potential flow assurance benef...


Researchers Eye Self-Healing in Corrosion Coating

To help prevent corrosion caused by damage to coating systems, researchers based out of Northwestern University have developed a new coating that repairs itself rapidly when scratched, scrap...


Research Looks at Odor in Acrylic Paints

Research out of Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging has characterized the different odors of acrylic paints and identified the harmful odorous substances, a ...


Research: Graphene Properties Change in Humidity

In light of reports of graphite losing its lubricating ability in low humidity conditions, researchers based out of the Queen Mary University of London investigated bi-layer graphene, demons...


Consortium Uses Graphene in Leading Edge Development

The Graphene Flagship consortium, in partnership with Aernnova, Grupo Antolin-Ingenieria and Airbus, recently used composites enhanced with graphene in the development of a leading edge for ...


AkzoNobel Supplies Coatings for French Tanker Aircraft

In a company first, the Aerospace Coatings arm of international coatings supplier AkzoNobel recently provided a water-based topcoat for the newest generation of the French Air Force’s long-d...


PPG Provides NHL with Thermochromic Coating

Pittsburgh-based coatings company PPG announced last week that its partnership with the National Hockey League will begin testing a thermochromic coating on game pucks.


Researchers Create New Method for Nanofiber

A discovery out of the University of Michigan could lead to a new coatings from an array of nanofibers—from sticky, to repellent, to insulating, to light-emitting.


Researchers Develop PV Systems Coating

Officials from an initiative funded by the European Union have announced that they have developed a self-cleaning coating for photovoltaic systems.


Latvia Anniversary Celebrated with Unique Livery

In celebration of Latvia’s 100th anniversary, airBaltic recently changed the livery of one of its new A220-300 aircraft to a color scheme that honored the country’s flag, using aerospace coa...


Researchers Add Graphene to Epoxy Compound

Researchers based out of Rice University (Houston) recently reported that they have built a "better" epoxy with the assistance of graphene foam.


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EPA to be Sued Over Paint-Stripper Ban

Early last week, a group of workers and environment and public health advocates notified the Environmental Protection Agency of its intent to sue the agency over its failure to finalize a ba...


PPG to Expand Aerocoatings Training

In a move to meet customer demand for further education, global coatings supplier PPG announced early last week that it will be offering more aerocoatings training by increasing the number o...


Sherwin-Williams Reports Steady Sales Increases

Consolidated net sales were up in the third quarter of 2018 for The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland), a 5 percent increase over the same quarter in 2017, totaling $4.73 billion. The upti...


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Anti-Corrosion Coating Helps Prevent Biofouling

In the ongoing effort to reduce drag on ships, as well as cut down on biofouling damage, researchers based out of Swinburne University of Technology recently developed a corrosion-resistant ...


SSPC to Meet on High-Temperature Coatings

Miles Buckhurst, Global Concept Director for Norwegian paints and coatings manufacturer Jotun, will discuss selecting coatings for high-temperature environments at an evening meeting put tog...


Polymer Strengthens Itself Using Carbon

Taking a cue from plants, chemical engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently developed a new polymer that reacts with carbon dioxide drawn from the air, allowing the ...


Hempel Completes Ostendorf Acquisition

Global coatings supplier Hempel announced Monday that the 65 percent acquisition of German paint manufacturer J.W. Ostendorf is now complete, marking a move that is part of a larger strategy...


AkzoNobel Finishes Romania Paint Firm Buy

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel announced Monday the completion of its acquisition of Romanian paint and plaster manufacturer Fabryo Corporation.


RPM Reports Sales Up, Income Down in Q1

RPM International Inc., a holding company whose subsidiaries include industrial coatings suppliers Carboline, Stonhard and Tremco, achieved a sales increase but a drop in net income in the f...


Webinar Investigates Technology for CUI Service

The details of how and why multipolymeric matrix paints perform at a level above and beyond earlier coating technologies for the mitigation of corrosion under insulation is the topic of Pain...


Hempel Completes Ostendorf Acquisition

Global coatings supplier Hempel (Kongens Lyngby, Denmark) announced Monday (Oct. 1) that the 65 percent acquisition of German paint manufacturer J.W. Ostendorf is now complete, marking a mov...


Dow to Up Silicone Capacity

The Dow Chemical Company, a subsidiary of DowDuPont, will be increasing its silicone production capacity in the coming years, with new facilities in the U.S. and China aimed at meeting what ...


Milamar Coatings Acquired by VersaFlex Parent

Milamar Coatings, an Oklahoma City-based supplier of epoxy and urethane systems for industrial, flooring and wall applications, has been acquired by DalFort Capital Group, the parent company...


Clariant Announces Plans with SABIC

Global specialty chemicals supplier Clariant (Muttenz, Switzerland) announced last week a plan to combine some of its coatings-related business units with segments of Saudi Basic Industries ...


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...


Q&A: Graphene for Corrosion Protection

After years dominating the conversation as a “supermaterial” with high conductivity, corrosion resistance and high strength, graphene has begun to go commercial in the paints and coatings ma...


Market and Labs Rife with Antifouling News

With some biocides, like tributyltin, long banned in marine coatings and others subject to public scrutiny in recent years, the race to find effective antifouling agents without biocides has...


Engineers See Big Future for Graphene Gilding

Graphene—an atom-thin later of carbon that’s been touted for its strength and conductivity—has found a new use thanks to some engineers at the University of Illinois: The so-called supermate...


Tronox-Cristal TiO2 Deal Advances in EU

The European Commission has approved a divestiture meant to pave the way for the acquisition of titanium dioxide supplier Cristal by Tronox Limited, a deal that still requires approval in th...


Researchers: Crab-Shell Compound Fights Corrosion

In a recently published paper, scientists from the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, say a component of crab and shrimp shells could hold the key to corrosion inhibition withou...


Mushroom Nanostructure Coating Foils Barnacles

Researchers at Kiel University, in Kiel, Germany, say they’ve developed a silicone coating with a topographical microstructure that helps marine craft shed barnacles, providing a potential n...


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Axalta to Expand TX Liquid Coatings Facility

Coatings supplier Axalta Coating Systems is undertaking a major expansion to its Jacksonville, Texas, industrial coatings production facility, according to an announcement issued July 31.


Carboline Acquires Strathmore, American Coatings

Protective coatings manufacturer Carboline Company, part of the RPM Group, announced Wednesday it has acquired coatings firm Strathmore and the American Coatings brand, which Strathmore had ...


AkzoNobel, Startup Collaborate on Biomaterials

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals announced this week that it is working with Renmatix, one of the winners of the company’s Imagine Chemistry challenge in 2017, on biomass-based performance addi...


Sherwin-Williams Reports Record Sales in Q2

Sales were up in the second quarter of 2018 for The Sherwin-Williams Company, which reported consolidated net sales of $4.77 billion in its quarterly report, issued Tuesday, attributing the ...


RPM Fourth-Quarter, Year-End Numbers Mixed

Holding company RPM International Inc., parent of paints and coatings companies including Carboline, Tremco and Rust-Oleum, reported record sales but a dip in net income in the fourth quarte...


Coatings Luminary Clive Hare Dies at Age 76

Clive H. Hare, a longtime JPCL columnist, coating-chemistry expert and author of influential books on protective coatings, passed away July 14 at the age of 76 at his home in Brookfield, New...


TCI Announces Move Beyond Powder Coatings

After 30 years in powder coatings, supplier TCI recently announced a branding change and an expansion into liquid and electrocoat products.


IPPIC to Present to Marine Industry on Fouling

The International Paint and Printing Ink Council announced last week that it will work with the World Ocean Council to co-present a special session on biofouling at the 2018 Sustainable Ocea...


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Navy Backs 'Omniphobic' Marine Coatings

Anish Tuteja, an associate professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Michigan, recently spearheaded research into an omniphobic coating—an “everything repellent” th...


Sanitized AG Forms New Coatings Business

Antimicrobial materials company Sanitized AC announced last week it is consolidating its paint- and coatings-related products into a new business, Sanitized Preservation AG, to be headed up ...


Houston Startup's Coating Protects Wood Pellets

In response to the growing global demand for energy and the increased used of wood pellets as a greener solution, nanotechnology company Integricote, based at the University of Houston’s Tec...


European Coatings Show Accepting Papers

The European Coatings Show, to be held next March in Nuremberg, Germany, is now accepting proposals for papers to be presented during its two-day conference.


Nominations Open for Tank of the Year

Coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. has opened submissions for its annual Tank of the Year competition. The deadline for nominating projects is October 1.


Biobased Coatings Europe Conference Set to Begin

Biobased Coatings Europe 2018 begins Wednesday (June 20) in Antwerp, Belgium, promising two days of presentations and networking for those involved in the production and distribution of biob...


Researchers Develop Pipe Lining to Combat Hydrates

Researchers at Southwest Research Institute say they’ve developed a way to protect pipeline internals with a superhydrophobic coating that they believe will prevent the collection of hydrate...


ACA Opens Nominations for Mattiello Lecture Award

The American Coatings Association is now soliciting nominations for the 2019 Joseph J. Mattiello Lecture Award, to be presented at the ACA CoatingsTech Conference in Cleveland next April.


PPG, DNV GL Ink Hull-Performance Deal

Global coatings firm PPG announced last week that it has entered into a partnership with Oslo-based global quality-assurance company DNV GL to further its study of hull performance and devel...


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Professor Touts Future of 'Bendable' Concrete

A University of Michigan professor who specializes in engineered cementitious composite says the so-called “bendable concrete” could be the key to infrastructure that lasts, including bridge...


Hempel Acquires Majority of German Paint Firm

Global coatings supplier Hempel (Kongens Lyngby, Denmark) announced Tuesday (May 29) that it has agreed to acquire 65 percent of German paint manufacturer J.W. Ostendorf in a move it says is...


BC Applies New Reflective Road Paint

British Columbia’s Ministry of Transportation recently began painting more than 3,000 kilometers (over 1,800 miles) of roads in the Lower Mainland portion of the province. Part of the work i...


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Material Costs, Lowe's Breakup Fuel PPG Job Cuts

Global coatings manufacturer PPG said Friday it will be cutting more than 1,000 jobs in a restructuring effort that comes in the wake of rising raw-material costs and the ouster of the compa...


AkzoNobel Approves New Board Chair

At its Annual General Meeting Thursday (April 26), global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel approved the appointment of Nils Andersen to its Supervisory Board in the role of chair, replacing A...


Researchers Develop Thermal Coatings for Spacecraft

Researchers based out of the University of Southampton recently developed a new type of first-surface coating for spacecraft exteriors with light weight and durability that they say could ch...


Engineers Tout Graphene-Laced Concrete

“Super” nanomaterial graphene has been touted in recent years for properties that can help make coatings and other products that lubricate and resist corrosion, but a new study by U.K. engin...


Perstorp Reports Sales Growth in 2017

Specialty chemicals company Perstorp AB (Malmo, Sweden) reported sales growth in its 2017 annual report, issued Friday (April 20), with its coatings segment representing a third of sales on ...


Anti-Mosquito Paint Approved in US

Japan-based global paints and coatings supplier Kansai Paint Group announced last week that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has approved the company's mosquito-repellent paint.


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Hempel Reports Stable Sales, Growth Plans

Global coatings company Hempel (Kongens Lyngby, Denmark) released its 2017 Annual Report Friday (April 6), touting stable sales and income numbers and a reduction in debt that it says positi...


American Coatings Show Kicks Off

The American Coatings Show and Conference 2018—the biannual conference and exhibition hosted by the American Coatings Society—kicks off today (April 9) in Indianapolis, promising technical s...


RPM Sets Sales Record in Q3, Names New VP

Holding company RPM Inc. (Medina, Ohio), parent company of coatings firms including Carboline, Stonhard and Tremco, as well as consumer paints companies like Rust-Oleum, saw record sales and...


Isocyanate-Free Polyurethane Resin Gets EPA Grant

North Dakota-based resin manufacturer Renuvix LLC was one of the latest recipients of a grant from the Environmental Protection Agency for its development of an isocyanate-free polyurethane ...


Roman Concrete Makes Its Way to 'Shark Tank'

A University of Utah grad whose work involves the kind of concrete used in ancient Rome, known for its thousands of years of endurance, will bring a concrete product to the TV entrepreneursh...


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Scientists Tout Seaweed to Fight Biofouling

Researchers at a university in India have proffered a novel idea for protecting the hulls of ships from fouling and corrosion: seaweed.


OSU Develops 'Smart Paint' to Help the Blind

Researchers based out of Ohio State University have developed “smart paint”—a coating that can help the vision impaired navigate increasingly complex urban spaces safely. The key lies in the...


Researchers Aim to Grow Paint from Bacteria

Researchers, as part of a collaboration between the University of Cambridge and Dutch company Hoekmine BV, recently began modifying the color of some bacteria, which they say could pave the ...


Sales Up, Profits Down for Jotun in 2017

Norwegian paints and coatings manufacturer Jotun (Sandefjord) released its year-end financial report for 2017 last week, noting growth in sales volumes but a decrease in profits, owing large...


AkzoNobel Reveals UV-Based Antifouling Tech

Coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced this week that it, along with Royal Philips, has developed a novel antifouling solution that uses ultraviolet LED light.


CROWN Project Examines TSA Coating for Offshore Wind

The Welding Institute, working in conjunction with companies such as LIC Energy and Ørsted, is developing a lower cost corrosion management system for offshore wind turbines as part of a lar...


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AkzoNobel Preliminary 2017 Sales Numbers Up

Coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) released preliminary 2017 year-end financial numbers Thursday (Feb. 8), indicating a slight increase in overall revenues as the company's plan to ...


Lab Develops Fossil Fuel-Free Primer

Scientists in Germany say they have developed a way to use a biobased material, lignin, as a binder for paint primers, opening the door to a potential new type of corrosion-resistant coating...


Self-Healing Coating Inspired by Skin

A research team based out of the Harbin Institute of Technology, led by researcher Ming Yang, has designed a self-healing coating that is reminiscent of the human epidermis, but with the str...


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Sierra Acquires Burke Industrial Coatings

The Sierra Company LLC (Minnetonka, Minnesota), parent of Sierra Advanced Coating Solutions, TK Products and SureCrete Design, announced this week its acquisition of another coatings firm, B...


Evaluation Process Predicts Leveling Behavior of Paints

Scientists in Germany say they've developed a new method of predicting a coating formulation's leveling outcome, potentially cutting the time needed to test leveling in the lab.


Antifouling Tech Inspired by Carnivorous Plants

A team of chemistry researchers based out of the University of Sydney Nano Institute, led by associate professor Chiara Neto, have devised antifouling surface coatings that do not contain an...


SSPC Issues Revised PA 7

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings recently announced the revision of standard SSPC-PA 7, Applying Thin Film Coatings to Concrete.


UMass Researchers Develop Paint Stripper Alternative

University of Massachusetts researchers, led by Toxics Use Reduction Institute research manager Greg Morose, recently developed a paint-stripping solvent that reportedly provides a safer alt...


VersaFlex, Raven Linings Announce Merger

Polyurea coatings and linings firm VersaFlex and epoxy linings manufacturer Raven Lining Systems announced Monday that they have merged, in a deal effective Jan. 1.


UTA Professor Develops Drainage-Pipe Polymer

Mohammad Najafi, professor in the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Texas at Arlington, has received $400,000 in funding to research methods for the application of a linin...


Potato Starch Stars in New Coating Binder

A newly developed coating formulation that uses potato starch as a key component is being touted by its creators as an eco-friendly, biobased option, and while it's viable mainly for indoor ...


Valentus Acquires US Coatings

Valentus Specialty Chemicals announced last week it has acquired St. Louis-based US Coatings, a manufacturer of protective coatings for oil and gas, defense, marine and other markets.


DOE Oil and Gas Grants Include Coating Research

The U.S. Department of Energy last week announced $30 million in funding to further unconventional oil and gas recovery methods, including nearly $1.5 million for research into coatings for ...


AkzoNobel Names CFO for Specialty Chemicals

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) has named Renier Vree, formerly of design and engineering firm Arcadis, chief financial officer of its Specialty Chemicals business.


Artist Uses Refrigerator Doors as Canvasses

A Pennsylvania painter uses more than just canvases for personal expression—he uses refrigerator doors. David Berkner produces works of art on the unusual surfaces in an attempt to connect t...


Swiss Coatings Firm Enters Reinforcing Fiber Market

Coatings and specialty chemicals firm Sika recently announced its entry into the market for high-performance concrete reinfocing fibers, producing the material at its Troisdorf, Germany, fac...


FTC Challenges Titanium Dioxide Merger

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission moved last week to challenge a proposed $1.67 billion merger between two major suppliers of titanium dioxide.


Researchers Identify Concrete Protection Method

A new piece of research out of a U.K. university suggests that a mix of additives and specialized curing agents could be the key to concrete that stands up to harsh environmental conditions.


Keehan Named President at APC

Protective coatings manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings announced Friday that David J. Keehan has taken the position of president.


AkzoNobel Announces Silica Expansion

The Specialty Chemicals business of global coatings firm AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced Wednesday (Dec. 6) that it will undertake a nearly $5 million expansion to its surface-modified collo...


Grant Helps UK Firm Develop Wear-Resistant Coating

A U.K. firm that conducts research and development work in the coatings field will be working with the University of Nottingham on a project to develop wear-resistant coatings for industrial...


German Researchers Develop Antifouling Tech

Researchers from Germany’s Kiel University, collaborating with university spinoff Phi-Stone AG, have worked to develop a new antifouling coating for ships that allow for the scrubbing off of...


Axalta-Nippon Discussions End

Less than two weeks after a potential deal between Axalta Coating Systems and Nippon Paint Holdings Co. Ltd. was first broached, talks have ended with no agreement.


AkzoNobel Acquires Powder Coatings Firm

Coatings giant AkzoNobel announced Monday that it has agreed to acquire V.Powdertech Co. Ltd., a manufacturer of powder coatings for consumer products in Thailand.


AkzoNobel Acquires Thai Powder Coatings Firm

Coatings giant AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced Monday (Nov. 27) that it has agreed to acquire V.Powdertech Co. Ltd., a manufacturer of powder coatings for industrial and consumer products in...


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...


Firm Introduces Renewable Polyols

Global specialty chemicals supplier Perstorp recently announced the introduction of two new renewable polyol products, rounding out a new line of three renewable alternatives to the essentia...


Nippon Pursues Axalta After AkzoNobel Talks End

A day after Axalta Coating Systems and AkzoNobel announced they were finished with merger negotiations, the U.S. industrial coatings firm confirmed Wednesday that it is in talks with Osaka, ...


CA Passes 'Buy Clean' Act for Contractor Materials

A recently enacted law in California will put new restrictions on the materials state contractors use on infrastructure projects and other jobs, taking concerns about climate change into acc...


Floor Coatings Made for Quick Cure

Two new polyaspartic floor coatings from Coatings for Industry Inc. are made to cure quickly without encouraging roller overlap marks.


Ultraviolet Absorbers Made for Coatings

Songwon Industrial Co. Limited has expanded its line of ultraviolet absorbers with the addition of two new products: Songsorb CS400 and Songsorb CS384-2—both of which are geared toward use i...


Olympics to Feature World's Darkest Material

Vantablack, the world’s blackest material, is set to take the stage at the 2018 winter Olympics in South Korea, and will be used in an architectural design meant to emulate the night sky.


Iron Oxides Made for Coating Formulation

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess has introduced an expanded line of iron oxide red pigments, known as New Red, which is part of the company's goal to expand the color potential of the pig...


Grant Bolsters Paint Firm's Antifouling Research

A marine coatings firm is the recipient of one of two matching grants from a South Carolina public nonprofit that supports innovation in businesses in that state.


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New Intumescents Made for Commercial, Industrial Use

Two new coating products from manufacturer Carboline Company (St. Louis) are made to provide fire protection for structural steel, inside and out.


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Antifouling Agent Honored with Award

I-Tech AB was recently honored by a major market research firm for its development of an organic biorepellent that can supplement or replace copper antifoulants.


Two New Epoxies Made for Potable Water

Protective coating supplier Raven Lining Systems recently announced two new additions to its AquataPoxy line of epoxies for potable water: AquataPoxy 90 and AquataPoxy 190.


Researchers Develop New Fire-Resistive Coating

Researchers based out of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, working in conjunction with national industrial developer JTC, say they have produced a fire-resistant coating that also...


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...


Coating Made for Rail Car Protection

Global coatings manufacturer Axalta Coating Systems has released Tufcote Protective Rail Car coatings, which are designed for protection in the industrial rail car and transportation sectors...


AkzoNobel, Axalta Confirm Merger Talks

Dutch coatings giant AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) confirmed Monday (Oct. 30) that it is in discussions with Axalta Coating Systems (Philadelphia) about a potential merger of equals that reports say...


Zinc Primer Made for Corrosion Protection

Global coatings manufacturer Hempel has launched Hempadur Avantguard 860, an activated zinc primer that the company says protects against corrosion at the level of an inorganic zinc silicate...


Product Line Expanded for Additional Strength

Rust-Oleum recently expanded its RockSolid floor coatings product line, which now includes coatings that are reportedly significantly stronger than traditional epoxies.


New Coating Developed for Extruded Aluminum

The Coil and Extrusion Coatings division of the Sherwin-Williams Company recently introduced Valspar Acrylicoat, a coating and resin system that results in a smooth, glass-like finish on ext...


New Coating Cools When Exposed to Sunlight

An Israel-based firm SolCold says that it has developed a coating that keeps roofs cool with the help of an unexpected source: the sun.


Cement Made for High-Performance Floors

Connecticut-based company Laticrete, a construction materials manufacturer, recently announced a new product that protects high-performance areas in both commercial and industrial areas.


Lexus Took 15 Years to Make Paint

Drawing inspiration from nature and the wings of a butterfly, Lexus spent the last 15 years developing a new paint color that features an iridescent element.


Antifouling Coating Made for Vessels

With the release of the new, reduced-VOC version of 3400 Series of Cukote Self-Polishing Copolymer Antifouling Bottom Paint, nautical coating company Sea Hawk Paints has created a coating th...


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New Blue Pigment Cleared for Industrial Use

A new blue pigment with infrared-reflective properties is EPA-approved for use in industrial coatings, and is ready for commercial sale, according to the pigment supplier marketing the produ...


Deposition Method Developed for Telescope Mirrors

Researchers based out of the University of California Santa Cruz have begun developing a protective coating for telescopes by reworking a method commonly used in microelectronics.


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New System Aims to Protect Garage Doors

Beckers Group, a manufacturer specializing in coil, industrial and consumer coatings, recently released a new system designed specifically for the protection of garage doors.


Alkyd Coatings Made for Industrial Sector

Coating manufacturer Axalta Coating Systems (Philadelphia) recently announced an expansion to its Tufcote line of topcoats and primers, adding three new alkyd products designed for industria...


Concrete Product Makes Its Own Light

A South Africa-based cement and additives manufacturer has released a new product meant to make concrete glow, opening the door to innovations like self-lit bicycle paths.


EPA Awards Funds for Coating Development

To assist with the development of a nontoxic coating for water pipelines, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded $100,000 to Oceanic Laboratories Inc., an engineering company based...


Epoxy Primers Made for Anti-Corrosion

AkzoNobel has expanded its anti-corrosive primer offerings with Intergard 251HS and Intergard 2575, which are both high-build, low-VOC epoxies.


Coatings Innovations Make R&D Finalist List

A number of coating- and adhesive-related developments from manufacturers and labs large and small are finalists in this year’s R&D 100, an annual awards program presented by R&D Magazine...


US Lab Studies Coatings for Solar Energy Storage

A researcher at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory—run by the U.S. Department of Energy—is working on developing nickel-based coatings that could help to protect concentrating solar po...


The Case of the Pilfered Pavement Paint

When you think of a big heist operation, things like jewelry and cash might come to mind, not road paint. But thieves in Johannesburg had other ideas, making off with several hundred gallons...


Researchers Eye New Nanomaterial for Protective Coatings

A team of researchers in the U.K. say that when it comes to protective coatings, graphene—touted as a “supermaterial”—may not be the panacea some hope, but another material, hexagonal boron ...


European Fire Forum Explores Intumescent and More

Intumescent coatings, specifications governing reactive coatings for steel protection, and a new fire-retardant polyurethane binder will be some of the topics discussed at this year’s Europe...


Coating Made for Paint Booth Protection

To protect paint booth components, Global Finishing Systems recently released Booth Shield, a peelable protective coating that is compatible with all types of booths, and can be applied to w...


Steel Coil Firm Honors Paint Suppliers

Luxembourg-based steel manufacturer ArcelorMittal recently announced the three recipients of its annual Paint Supplier Innovation Awards, issued to paint manufacturers that propose innovativ...


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DowDuPont Makes Changes to Spinoff Units

Newly merged chemical giant DowDuPont says it has completed a portfolio review of the three companies it intends to split into, and has decided that adjustments will be made to the Materials...


Linings Made for Use in Railcars

Devchem 253HS and Interline 994, two new railcar linings developed by AkzoNobel, were designed to withstand a variety of conditions, and one has gained FDA approval.


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Canadian City Looks to Paint to Light the Way

It’s well known that reflective road paints can help to magnify the effects of street lights and vehicle headlights for nighttime safety, but the city of Calgary may soon be joining a select...


Nonslip Coating Made for Industrial Environments

A new powder coating from Axalta Coating Systems (Philadelphia) provides a non-slip solution for aggressive areas, designed to hold up against heavy traffic and harsh chemicals.


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Coil Coatings Firm Unveils Universal Primer

Global coil coatings manufacturer Beckers Group recently introduced a new primer that the company says can take the place of multiple other primers under polyesters, urethanes, PVDF and othe...


Covestro Names New Polyurethane, Coating Leaders

Polymer company Covestro announced Thursday that its Polyurethanes segment and its Coatings, Adhesives, Specialties segment will each be getting a new head.


Epoxy Primer Made for Fast Dry Times

WearCOAT 1080, a new epoxy primer from Coatings For Industry Inc., is designed to reduce wait time for priming “green concrete” surfaces by activating a bond to the substrate to reduce vapor...


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Urethane Coating Made for High-Performance Systems

A new urethane coating from Induron Protective Coatings is designed to provide an automotive-grade gloss and appearance in aggressive applications, from railcars to oil and gas equipment.


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Society Calls for Coatings Fest Papers

The Pacific Northwest Society of Coatings Technology has issued an invitation for paper submissions for Coatings Fest, which is slated to be held in October 2018 in Victoria, British Columbi...


Lubricious Coating Made for Surface Protection

A new protective coating offered by WirxGroup LLC (Winlock, Washington) offers consistent lubricity in a nonsacrificial formula, according to the company.


Polyurea Product Designed for Multiple Industries

Coating manufacturer Polyset has introduced a polyurea coating suitable for various applications to its flagship Ply-Guard line of protective coatings.


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.


Water-Based Floor Coating at Home in Hangars

A new water-based urethane from The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) is made to protect floors in airplane hangars, warehouses and other aggressive environments with regular tire traffic...


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Polyaspartic Ester Made for Coatings

Cargill recently announced its latest polyaspartic ester product, Altor 205.


Anti-Slip Epoxy Line Includes Heavy Duty Product

A new line of anti-slip epoxy floor coatings from Wooster Products Inc. includes one product made specifically for harsh environments such as industrial facilities.


Thermal Coatings Firm Wins Prize

A London-based coatings technology startup has won an award for its innovative new thermal paste.


Evonik Announces Fumed Silica Expansion

Specialty chemicals company Evonik announced last week that it plans to make a major investment in expanding its fumed silica production facility in Antwerp, Belgium.


Epoxy Made for Pipeline Applications

Axalta Coating Systems (Philadelphia) recently announced its latest addition to its internal pipe coatings line.


ACA Issues 2018 Call for Papers

The American Coatings Association has issued a call for papers for its 2018 conference.


AkzoNobel Strikes Bio-Based Polymers Deal

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel and specialty polymers company Itaconix Corporation announced this week they have finalized an agreement to work together to incorporate bio-based poly...


Fast-Dry Epoxy Made for Industrial Sector

Hempel, a global coatings manufacturer, recently introduced a new high-build epoxy intermediate coating for industrial applications.


AkzoNobel Reports Q2 Revenue Bump

Paints and coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel saw an increase in revenues in the second quarter of 2017, including in its Performance Coatings segment, despite a lag in demand in the Marine and...


DTM Coatings Made for Faster Turnaround

PPG recently announced two new additions to its direct-to-metal coating lines—Kwikspar 600 and Kwikspar 600SG.


Sherwin-Williams Q2 Bolstered by Valspar Buy

The Sherwin-Williams Company reported an increase in overall net sales in its second quarter compared with prior-year numbers, and unveiled a new structure in the wake of its blockbuster acq...


PPG Steady in the Second Quarter

PPG Industries reported a modest increase in net sales despite a slight dip in volumes in the Performance Coatings segment in its second quarter, according to the coatings manufacturer's Q2 ...


Primer Made for Corrosion Prevention

A new primer can assist with corrosion prevention in the industrial, marine and heavy equipment sectors, and its creator is marketing it to paint companies as a potential addition to their p...


Büchner Resigns, Vanlancker in at AkzoNobel

Global paint and coatings firm AkzoNobel announced early Wednesday that CEO Ton Büchner has resigned effective immediately, citing health reasons, and has been replaced by the firm's former ...


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New Floor Epoxy Features Low Viscosity

A new self-leveling epoxy system from Polyset is designed for use on floors in applications that require high-performance coatings.


Color-Changing Paint Comes with One Caveat

The ongoing war sparked by the world's blackest black paint has seen another volley, as British artist Stuart Semple has released a new color-changing paint available to anyone—except Anish ...


HMG Paints Partners on Graphene Coatings

A U.K. coatings company recently announced a new partnership with a graphene manufacturer for the development of graphene-based coatings.


CT Firm Unveils Chromate-Free Airplane Primer

A Connecticut aerospace firm has developed a new non-chromate primer for commercial airplanes that it says protects steel landing gear surfaces from corrosion as effectively as existing chro...


AkzoNobel Finishes Houston Expansion

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel recently announced that it has completed an expansion of the research and development facility at its Houston location.


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Perstorp Acquires Italian Polyols Firm

Specialty chemicals manufacturer Perstorp has announced the acquisition of a polyol business unit from Italian firm Polioli SpA.


Clearcoat Made for Commercial Transportation

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


Alkyd Primer Made for Onboard Maintenance

Global paints and coatings company AkzoNobel recently expanded its ship maintenance line with the launch of a new multi-purpose one pack primer.


Evonik Reorganizes Crosslinkers Line

Raw materials and specialty chemicals firm Evonik Industries AG recently announced changes to the organization of its crosslinker and epoxy businesses.


Epoxy Made for Aerospace Applications

The latest epoxy from Master Bond—Master Bond EP93FRHT—meets Airbus specifications and passes a number of important tests.


EU Nanomaterials Site Goes Live

The European Union’s chemical regulatory body has launched a new website to help guide industry professionals and the public with matters related to nanomaterials, a growing subset of the ma...


Epoxy Siloxane Made for Gloss, Protection

A new finish coat from Induron Protective Coatings is made to exhibit both corrosion protection and color and gloss retention without concerns about volatile organic compounds or isocyanates...


SLIPS Technologies Expands to Marine Coatings

A Massachusetts-based coatings company recently acquired funding for expansion into marine coatings.


CA Regulators Eye Polyurethane Foam

California's Department of Toxic Substances has moved to classify spray polyurethane foam as a "priority product," a proposal that has drawn criticism from some who manufacture and work with...


Nickel Plating Made to Ease Wear

A new enhanced electroless nickel plating from Carbodeon has been developed to improve performance in sliding applications, including oil and gas facilities.


Asphalt Coating Available in Blue

A manufacturer of traffic paints recently announced one of its more popular products is now available in blue.


Tank of the Year Submissions Open

A high-performance coatings manufacturer has opened submissions to its Tank of the Year competition.


Dow-DuPont Deal Gets US Approval

The $130 billion proposed merger between The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont is one step closer to reality, after U.S. regulators granted their approval to the deal Thursday (June 15).


UK Team Develops ‘Green’ Hydrophobic Coating

Scientists at a U.K. university say they’ve developed a “green” alternative to current hydrophobic and hydrophilic materials used in antifouling and waterproofing applications.


Polymer Emulsion Made for DTM Coatings

Coating manufacturer Michelman (Cincinnati, Ohio) recently introduced ProHere A 03010, a new waterborne, low-VOC polymer emulsion for direct-to-metal (DTM) coatings.


Concrete, Asphalt Sealer Uses Nanotech

A new waterproofer from Arisfor LLC features protective nanotechnology provided by Houston firm Integricote.


Coating Development to Debut at Paris Air Show

Coatings manufacturer PPG Industries announced last week that it will unveil a new sprayable secondary fuel vapor barrier for aircraft at the upcoming International Paris Air Show.


Anti-Corrosion Coating Crafted from Bacteria

Alex Harold, a researcher at Swansea University in Wales, recently won the TATA Group’s "Dare to Try" award for creating an environmentally friendly anti-corrosion steel coating using bacter...


Epoxy Primers Made for Heavy Equipment

Axalta Coating Systems—a global liquid and powder coatings supplier headquartered in Philadelphia—recently introduced two new high-solids epoxy primers for its construction, agriculture and ...


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Lab Unveils Bacteria-Fighting Coating

Researchers out of Princeton University’s Muir chemistry lab have developed new surface coatings that appear to be an incredibly effective tool in inhibiting—or, alternatively, assisting—the...


Powder-Coating Firm Opens New Facility

TCI Powder Coatings, a subsidiary of RPM International, recently opened a new product development laboratory in Americus, Georgia, focusing on research and other work from color matching to ...


Axalta Completes $420M Valspar Unit Buy

Philadelphia-based Axalta Coating Systems on Thursday (June 1) finalized a deal to acquire Valspar Corporation’s North American Wood Coatings unit for $420 million in cash.


Firm Introduces New 2-Coat System

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


Sherwin-Williams Finalizes Acquisition of Valspar

The long-gestating acquisition of the Minneapolis-based Valspar Corporation by The Sherwin-Williams Company was finalized Thursday.


NASA Studies Coatings for High-Tech Mirrors

It may be aluminum that lies behind some of NASA’s most powerful mirrors, eyed for use in its most sensitive telescopes—but it’s a coating that will make the whole project work.


Polymer Powder Made for Waterproofing Mortars

Color and specialty chemicals firm Archroma has launched Mowilith Powder 2702, a redispersible polymer powder for semi-flexible waterproofing mortars.


IMCD Acquires Bossco Specialty Chemicals

Specialty chemicals company IMCD N.V. has announced that it will acquire the specialty chemicals distribution business of Bossco Industries Inc., giving the Dutch firm an increased foothold ...


PPG to Sell Final Fiber Glass Unit

PPG Industries, the world’s largest coatings manufacturer, announced Friday that it will be selling the last vestige of its fiber glass business, turning its focus to paints, coatings, and s...


Coatings-Industry Veteran Brysacz Dies at 77

David P. Brysacz, a coatings-industry veteran who concluded his 54-year career with AkzoNobel in 2016, died on May 4. He was 77.


Axalta Acquires Spencer Coatings Group

Philadelphia-based coatings manufacturer Axalta announced that it has entered an agreement to acquire British-owned industrial coatings manufacturer Spencer Coatings Group.


Nanocoating Firm Gets Startup Honor

An Ohio-based protective coatings company recently made its way onto a list of “promising young” startup companies compiled by a national business network.


Huntsman, Clariant Announce $20B Merger

Global chemical companies Huntsman Corporation and Clariant announced Monday that they plan to merge into one company, with predicted annual sales of more than $13 billion.


Coating Made to Encapsulate Joints

A new spray- or brush-applied protective coating from Belzona Polymerics Limited (Harrogate, England) is designed to guard complex surfaces from corrosion without adversely affecting inspect...


Offshore Coatings Made for Maintenance

Coatings manufacturer Jotun has introduced a new coating line for offshore maintenance, designed specifically for brush and roller application to power-tooled and waterjetted surfaces.


Antifouling Coating Aimed at Heat Exchangers

Scientists in Germany recently revealed a new coating that they say can help keep microbes at bay on heat exchangers, a development that could have implications in water treatment plants and...


Coatings Market Spawns Saudi Committee

Hoping to capitalize on what they feel is a prime financial opportunity, officials from Saudi Arabia announced that the kingdom will establish its first committee to maximize its interests i...


Dow Coatings Team Receives Chemistry Honor

Developments in acrylic resins and pre-composite polymers have earned scientists at Dow Coating Materials the title of “Heroes of Chemistry,” according to a major scientific society.


Powder Protects Metals in Recessed Areas

Cortec Corporation, a corrosion-control materials manufacturer headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, recently introduced MCI-309, a vapor-phase corrosion inhibitor powder used for protection...


Lab Reveals Corrosion Protection Discovery

Researchers in Germany have revealed what they say is a newly developed form of zinc-phosphate particles for anti-corrosion coatings that will better protect steel substrates as a result of ...


New Offshore Coatings Focus on 'Splash Zone'

Global coatings company Hempel Group has launched two advanced coatings, which the firm says were specifically developed to protect the splash zone areas of offshore structures.


UK Firm Delivers Ultra-Long Zinc-Coated Rail

British Steel has announced that 200-meter lengths of its corrosion-resistant Zinoco rail have been put into service as part of a Network Rail project in Scotland in what the company calls t...


Huntsman Acquires UK Polyurethane Firm

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


Paint's Swirls, Scarcity Spur Eye-Catching Jewelry

A bygone method of painting cars in automotive factories has given rise to a market for collectors scrambling to acquire color-swirled chunks that are, for some, akin to gems.


Berger Strikes Deal with Japan's Rock Paint

Berger Paints India Ltd. announced Friday that it has reached an agreement to market automotive refinish paints in India manufactured by Rock Paint Co. Ltd. of Japan.


Coatings Firm Expands R&D Facility in KC

Protective coatings and linings firm Tnemec Company Inc. announced that its new research and development facility has opened in Kansas City, Missouri.


MIT Team at Work on Nuclear Cladding Coating

A new research project at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has the goal of identifying the ideal coating for fuel cladding in nuclear reactors.


New Primer Made for Heavy Equipment

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


New Additive Made for Powder Coatings

Specialty chemicals company Clariant has unveiled a new additive made for the tribological enhancement of electrostatic powder coatings.


AkzoNobel Denies Hedge Fund's Meeting Request

Coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel announced Tuesday (April 25) that it officially rejected a request by sharefholders to hold an Extraordinary General Meeting to discuss an ouster of the firm'...


Protective Coating Could Prevent Pipeline Clogging

Hoping to head off another disaster on the scale of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig catastrophe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers have unveiled a solution that could prevent b...


Akzo to Consider PPG's Third, 'Last' Offer

Coatings manufacturer PPG Industries has made a third attempt to combine with AkzoNobel, and for the first time, the Dutch company has said it will consider the offer.


New Coatings Aimed at Protection, Efficiency

PPG's protective and marine coatings unit has introduced PSX 800 and PSX 805 coatings for steel and metal surfaces. The company says the new formulations deliver enhanced application propert...


Sherwin-Williams Reports Record Q1 Sales

Sales were up in the first quarter of 2017 for The Sherwin-Williams Company, including increased net sales and volumes in its Global Finishes Group, which includes the company's protective a...


PPG Reports Q1 Growth Amid Marine Challenges

Global coatings manufacturer PPG Industries reported growth in net sales and sales volumes in its first quarter, bolstered in part by a 7 percent jump in sales in the Industrial Coatings seg...


Carbon Black Liquid Prep Made for Easy Dispersion

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


Province Makes Long-Awaited Road Paint Revision

British Columbia believes it has found a solution to a problem one government official said was the “No. 1 issue” he has heard about from the province’s citizens: faded traffic markings.


AkzoNobel Reports Q1 Profits, Plan to Split

Coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel announced what it called record profitability in the first quarter of 2017, and went on to detail its plan to spin its Specialty Chemicals business into a sep...


PPG Gains 100 Percent of IVC Asian Group

Pittsburgh-based coatings giant PPG Industries announced April 6 it had acquired the remaining 50 percent ownership interest in its Asian joint venture comprising IVC Malaysia and IVC-OPS Si...


Supplier Pilots Bio-Based Material Tracking

Coatings supplier AkzoNobel is working with a raw materials manufacturer to track bio-based materials through the supply chain in what it calls a first-of-its-kind project.


Berger Paints, Chugoku Partner on Marine

Putting into action its plan to expand its presence in the Indian marine paints market, Chugoku Marine Paints of Japan has announced it has entered into a memorandum of understanding with Be...


AkzoNobel Backs Chair, Questions PPG

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel says it has full confidence in Antony Burgmans, the chair of its supervisory board, after some shareholders requested an Extraordinary General Meeting ...


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 ...


New Polyaspartic Made for Concrete Floors

Coatings and linings provider US Coatings (St. Louis) has announced the launch of a high-solids polyaspartic designed for direct-to-concrete and primed concrete surfaces.


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Coatings Projects Get EPA Research Money

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


Webinar Explores Coatings by Environment

A free webinar detailing which coating system is optimal for a specific project will be held 11 a.m. EDT (8 a.m. PDT) on Wednesday, April 19.


Jotun Opens $5.6M Intumescent R&D Site

Coatings manufacturer Jotun has announced the opening of a new research and development center focused on passive fire protection and insulation coatings at its facility in Flixborough, U.K.


Hempel Opens New Kuwait Factory

Global coatings manufacturer Hempel recently opened a new factory in Kuwait, allowing the company to up its production of marine, protective and decorative paints for the Middle East.


New Product in Anti-Fouling Introduced

Specialty chemicals firm Evonik (Germany) has introduced a new product that aims to improve the anti-fouling properties and product life of anti-fouling coatings.


Pipeline Powders Designed for H2S Corrosion

Coatings manufacturer Axalta Coating Systems has introduced two new products to its Nap-Gard line of pipeline coatings.


Co-Binder Made for Flexibility

Chemical manufacturer Evonik has introduced a new co-binder for corrosion-resistant paints and coatings that the company says promotes resistances to damage from chemicals and ultraviolet li...


Europe OKs Dow-DuPont Merger

After months of review, the European Union has approved the pending merger between Dow Chemical and DuPont, setting the two companies one step closer to combining.


Ashland Opens Corrosion Center

Chemical manufacturer Ashland Inc. has established a new North American center for the study of corrosion vis a vis fiber reinforced polymers.


400+ Exhibitors Include Coatings Firms

NACE International’s Corrosion 2017 Conference and Expo covers all aspects of corrosion and its prevention and management. A total of 438 exhibitors will be on hand to discuss the corrosion-...


Corrosion 2017 Features Coatings Sessions, Awards

NACE International’s Corrosion 2017 Conference and Expo kicks off Sunday at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, in New Orleans, with technical sessions, committee meetings, a full exhibi...


New High-Temp Protection Coating Unveiled

Tnemec Company Inc. has introduced a new line of products designed for protection from surface temperatures up to 1200 degrees Fahrenheit.


Immersion Preps 3-D Printed Material

South West Metal Finishing has introduced a new chemical immersion treatment for components made using the additive manufacturing process, or 3-D printing, to improve the finish of the parts...


UK Firm Unveils Graphene Plans, US Expansion

A new high-performance graphene intermediate product for coatings formulators has been unveiled by UK company Thomas Swan & Co. Ltd., which also recently announced an expansion into the Unit...


Startup Introduces Cement Alternative

Upping the recycled materials is the key to what engineers from the University of Arizona say is a lighter, stronger and less expensive alternative to Portland cement.


NASA to Look at Coating in Slosh Experiment

NASA researchers will soon deploy the Slosh Coating investigation, which will test a liquid-repellant coating inside a container in micogravity.


German Additive Hits US Market

Chemical distributor ChemSpec Ltd. is now offering Deurex low-density polyethylene wax products in the United States.


Atomic Study Creates Anti-Corrosion Material

A research group in China recently made a discovery that may help in the development of new anti-corrosion coatings.


Polyaspartic Made for Steel or Concrete

Coating manufacturer Polyset has introduced a new polyaspartic system for concrete and metal surfaces, recommended for use on tanks, bridges, railcars, pipelines and other steel structures a...


Ceramic Coating Made for High Temperatures

Coating manufacturer Jotun recently introduced a new high-temperature coating designed for use in the hydrocarbon processing industry.


DTM Polyaspartic Made for Shop or Field

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


Tronox to Buy Titanium Dioxide Business

Two major suppliers of titanium dioxide have announced plans for an acquisition that could create the world's largest TiO2 producer.


AkzoNobel To Invest $13M in UK Research Hub

Dutch paint industry giant AkzoNobel has amped up its Northeast England commitment with the announcement of a $13M investment in a new innovation hub in Felling, Gateshead.


Tank Epoxy Designed for Ease of Application

A new epoxy from Wolverine Coatings Corporation is designed to protect potable water tanks without the need for plural-component application equipment and special techniques, the company say...


Nanotech Firm Develops Coatings for Metals

A New Jersey-based nanotechnology company is in the process of receiving full patents on two new coating developments that it says could be of use to those who paint bridges and other metal ...


Artist Creates Cherry-Scented Vantablack Dig

Artist Stuart Semple has unleashed his answer to Vantablack, the Black V1.0 Beta.


Powder Coating Made to Reduce Friction

Coatings manufacturer Evonik has introduced a new line of polyether ether ketone (PEEK) powders designed to reduce wear and tear on the industrial equipment that they protect.


EDA Completes Naval Corrosion Study

A three-year study on corrosion control for Navy ships is complete resulting in the European Defence Agency finding a number of potential solutions to solve to corrosion problem.


Dow, SolarWindow Tapped for BIG Awards

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


Study: Algae Defense Mechanism Foils Fouling

Marine antifouling coatings are designed specifically to do away with organisms like algae, but new research out of one German university shows how these coatings for ships and other marine ...


Composite Tower, Industrial Coating Honored

An Air Force Base communications tower built with composite materials with corrosion-resistant properties and a VOC-free coating development have won Small Business Administration awards for...


Epoxy Designed for Anchoring to Concrete

Concrete products manufacturer Sakrete has introduced a new line of epoxy products for anchoring bolts or other objects into concrete.


German Firm Unveils Biobased Railcar Coating

A Polish rail vehicle manufacturer is reportedly working with a coating manufacturer from Berlin to test the world’s first biobased railcar coating.


New Pigment Line Addition ‘Brilliant’

A new aluminum effects pigment from BASF is designed to expand options for the high-performance industrial coatings industry, as well as automotive coatings.


Evonik Unveils Istanbul Lab

Specialty chemicals manufacturer Evonik has opened a new coating additives lab at its site in Istanbul, Turkey, expanding its services for customers in the Middle East.


Axalta to Buy Century Industrial Coatings

Coatings manufacturer Axalta has announced plans to acquire Century Industrial Coatings, a 50-year-old company that makes coatings for structural steel, oil and gas, rail cars and other OEM ...


Students Share Coatings Studies

The future of the coatings industry was featured front and center during the third annual Poster Sessions presentations at SSPC 2017, which closed Thursday (Feb. 2) in Tampa, FL.


Marine Gelcoat Line Made to Last

A new line of marine coatings from manufacturer Ashland is designed to coat boats that are designed for aesthetics as well as performance.


Coating Removes Pollutants from Water

Can coatings help remove pollutants from water? That’s precisely the conclusion that research out of Singapore is pointing toward.


Florock Marks 65 Years in Flooring Systems

Florock Polymer Flooring, a manufacturer of floor systems for commercial and industrial settings, is celebrating 65 years in business.


Powder Coatings Plant Opens

Increasing its presence in Asia, AkzoNobel recently opened a new €11 million ($11.7 million) powder coatings facility in Chengdu.


Eight Firms Form Euclid Group

A group of RPM International Inc. subsidiaries that produce coatings and related chemicals to construction and engineering sectors have recently united to form The Euclid Group.


Mortar Patches Concrete in Chemical Settings

A new epoxy resin mortar is designed to repair concrete floors and surfaces and protect them from chemical damage, with high resistance to the effects of acid.


Sherwin-Williams Posts Record Sales in 2016

Paints and coatings manufacturer The Sherwin-Williams Company reported record consolidated net sales in 2016, and the company expects its acquisition of Valspar to close within 90 days, but ...


ICP Group Acquires Floor Coating Firm

The parent company of a number of architectural and specialty coating and adhesive brands has added polymer floor coating manufacturer Rock-Tred Corp. to its portfolio.


Floor Coating Made to Resist Impacts

A new polyaspartic floor coating from The Sherwin-Williams Company is designed for ease of application in manufacturing facilities, airplane hangars and other settings where impacts and abra...


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Cement Research Finds Strength in Defects

Researchers at Rice University are zeroing in on a mineral used by the ancient Romans in cement in order to understand how modern cement can be made stronger and more resistant to cracking.


Coatings Manufacturer Aids Haiti Efforts

An American manufacturer of industrial and decorative paints and coatings has sent more than 3,500 gallons of paint to Haiti to help in rebuilding efforts after the destruction of a powerful...


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).


Spilled Paint Leads to Road Repaving

You probably know the saying about crying over spilled milk, but it was spilled white paint—more than 3,000 gallons of it—that caused some headaches, if not tears, on one U.K. road last week...


Scientists Report 3-D Graphene Development

A material developed by Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers is reportedly lighter than steel but much stronger, and could end up being incorporated into everything from bridges...


New Resin for Protective Coatings Launched

A new fluoropolymer resin from manufacturer Honeywell is designed for use in protective coatings for infrastructure and high-value assets.


Sealer Designed for Corrosion Protection

A new sealer being introduced this week by W.R. Meadows is designed to help prevent chloride-induced corrosion of rebar and other problems with concrete in industrial, municipal and other ap...


Handbook Covers Metal-Organics

A new edition of a chemical handbook focuses on metal-organic materials for many applications, including polymers and coatings.


New Epoxies Made for Offshore Assets

A pair of new marine coatings from Hempel are designed to protect offshore assets from corrosion, above and below the waterline.


Dow Plans Michigan Innovation Center

The Dow Chemical Company is expanding its footprint in its hometown of Midland, MI, with plans for a new innovation center, according to a recent announcement.


Axalta Acquires CA-Based Ellis Paints

Axalta Coating Systems (Philadelphia) announced Friday (Jan. 6) that it will acquire the Ellis Paint Company, a Los Angeles-based manufacturer of industrial and automotive refinish paints.


Epoxy Acrylates Bolster UV Resin Line

Chemical manufacturer BASF has introduced five new epoxy acrylates to its portfolio of UV resins.


Swiss Firm Develops New Concrete Additive

A startup firm associated with a Swiss university says its newly developed additive can help to control many properties of concrete, leading to harder material that's slower to deteriorate.


Wood Coating Work Targets Stronger Bridges

Russian scientists claim to have created a coating technique that strengthens wood fibers in such a way that the wood-polymer hybrid becomes stronger and more durable than natural wood.


Dunn-Edwards, Nippon Paint Agree to Merger

Asian paint manufacturing giant Nippon Paint Holdings Co. Ltd. (Osaka, Japan) has received approval from its board of directors to move ahead with plans to acquire Los Angeles-based paint ma...


Injection Grout Made for Masonry Bridges

Masonry restoration mortar systems manufacturer Cathedral Stone Products Inc. (Hanover, MD) recommends its specially formulated injection grout for reinforcing masonry in aging bridges and o...


‘World’s Pinkest Pink’ Comes with a Caveat

A British artist has created what he calls the pinkest paint ever developed, and you can get your hands on it—unless you’re artist Anish Kapoor.


Selecting Coatings by Brand: An SSPC 2017 Workshop

A novel workshop at SSPC 2017, scheduled for Jan. 31 in Tampa, FL, will describe the capabilities and uses of proprietary products for exterior concrete and masonry substrates.


Coatings Safeguard Iconic ‘Embrace’

It was the kiss that came to symbolize the emotion behind the end of World War II. Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt captured the moment a U.S. Navy sailor caught a stranger up in a spontaneou...


Valspar Addresses Financials, Merger Chatter

Following release of a statement responding to market rumors concerning its proposed merger with The Sherwin-Williams Company, paint and coatings manufacturer Valspar Corp. announced its fou...


Evonik to Buy Huber Silica Unit

In a deal valued at $630 million, Evonik Industries AG has agreed to purchase the silica business of U.S. firm J.M. Huber in an effort to expand its specialty chemicals business, the Essen, ...


AkzoNobel Closes BASF Coatings Deal

Ten months after confirming its intentions, Dutch coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel has completed its acquisition of BASF’s Industrial Coatings business, which supplies products for the constr...


Research: Cement Sponges Up Substantial CO2

New research from an international team suggests that, while cement production is a major generator of carbon dioxide gas, concrete and other cement-based materials also absorb a considerabl...


Slick Coating Made to Aid Manufacturers

With an eye toward expanding its super-slippery coating platform beyond consumer packaging, LiquiGlide Inc. has announced an added focus on applications for manufacturing that aim to elimina...


Scientists Say Radiation Improves Their Coating

A team of researchers spanning two continents is at work on a nanoceramic coating that not only stands up to the effects of radiation but actually becomes stronger as well.


Bug Eye Biology Enhances Coating Functions

Safety enhancement is already at the core of many reflective coating applications, such as helping to make items like road signs and lane dividers more visible to drivers at night, for examp...


PPG Announces Global Cost-Cutting Plan

In an effort to recognize $125 million in savings in the coming year, paints and coatings manufacturer PPG announced Friday (Dec. 9) the planned implementation of a “significant and broad” g...


Flooring System Touts Antistatic Properties

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


UK Coatings Success Lauded

Innovation in the coatings industry was celebrated by the British Coatings Federation during its seventh-annual awards dinner last month.


US Infrared Firm Gets Vantablack Rights

A California infrared instrumentation company has laid claim to the so-called “world’s blackest black” coating, making a deal with the ultra-black material’s developers for its exclusive use...


Vogel Family Honored for State Contributions

The owners of paint and coatings manufacturer Diamond Vogel have been recognized for their efforts in helping to beautify their home state of Iowa.


Extreme Drought Damaging MS Roads

Abnormally dry conditions in one southern state appear not only to be putting restrictions on residents’ recreational activities, but also taking a toll on state highways.


Powder Coatings Offer Oil, Gas Pipe Protection

Two new high-temperature, corrosion-resistant internal pipe coatings have been added to Axalta Coating Systems’ Nap-Gard Functional Coatings collection.


Simmet Receives Epoxy Service Award

Epoxy coatings veteran John L. Simmet has been posthumously recognized for his contributions to the industry by the Concrete Reinforcing Steel Institute (CRSI), a technical association dedic...


CA Proposes Antifouling Paints Rule

Antifouling coatings are the focus of regulatory actions being considered for addition to data requirements under the California Code of Regulations.


Scientists Work Toward ‘Flawless’ Graphene

Graphene has been touted as a super-strong nanomaterial that could change the world of coatings, providing a friction-free, wear-resistant coating layer that can prevent corrosion. But its l...


SPF Insulation Uses Hybrid-Cell Approach

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


Paint Converts Solar Heat to Electricity

A new paint technology is being touted for its ability to harness and repurpose the heat collected by large exposed surfaces like ships, buildings and cars.


Testing Firm Opens Dedicated Coatings Center

A materials and product qualification testing provider based in the United Kingdom is expanding its coatings testing services with a facility offering enhanced offerings to the oil, gas and ...


SSPC Takes Expertise to Saudi Arabia

A team from SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings journeyed to Saudi Arabia late last month to discuss coatings and corrosion challenges with employees and management of the Saudi Arabia...


Material Measures the ‘Mood’ of Structures

Mood rings may have been a fleeting fad of the 1970s, but researchers at Vanderbilt University are using the basic concept as a means of detecting damage in failing infrastructure before it ...


Bridge Interlaces Design, Function

China’s Dragon King Harbour River boasts an out-of-the-ordinary new steel bridge that does more than carry pedestrians from one riverbank to the other.


Team Focuses on Coating Color Changes

New coatings could produce a range of colors based on nanostructures rather than pigments, says a group of researchers at work on a thin, scratch-resistant coating they say “could be a real ...


Urethane Made for OEM, Industrial Markets

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


‘Textile Concrete’ Offers Support Alternative

Researchers at the Technical University of Dresden are investigating a form of reinforced concrete they claim is lighter, more durable and more versatile than conventional materials.


Anti-Corrosion Polyurethane Gets Update

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


‘Sensing Skin’ Indicates Chemicals, Moisture

Researchers at North Carolina State University have furthered their work with electrically conductive coatings that can sense problems in concrete, adding the capacity to sense corrosion-cau...


Groups Gauge Coatings Across the Pond

If you think saltwater environments on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean are essentially the same when it comes to their effects on marine coatings, you’re wrong, according a current energy r...


Gel-Based Coating Fights Off Ice

Researchers at Colorado State University believe they have made a breakthrough in the realm of anti-icing coatings with the invention of a new ice-repellent coating they claim outperforms to...


New Epoxies Target Humidity, Low Temps

In an effort to give contractors a wider window for the application of coatings in harsh environments, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings (Cleveland) has expanded its Dura-Plate S...


Specialty, E-coat Products Make R&D List

Industrial and specialty coating products from automotive and aerospace electrocoats to corrosion- and chemical-resistant coatings for food packaging were honored in this year's R&D 100, a l...


BASF Says Brand Meets China Standards

The Coatings Division of multinational chemical manufacturing corporation BASF has announced that its portfolio of wind energy-industry products is in compliance with future emissions guidel...


PPG Takes Over Italy Operations

As part of its efforts to expand its reach in Europe, PPG has bought out the remaining 50 percent ownership interest of a joint venture in Italy, the company announced Friday (Nov. 11).


Army Works Toward ‘Sandphobic’ Coatings

When it comes to military coatings, the Department of Defense has a new target in its sights: sand.


Spare a Square for CO Road Cracks?

Halloween may have been just last week, but Devil’s Night pranksters aren’t the reason toilet paper is being found on the roadways of one Denver town.


Chairman Retiring at Sherwin-Williams

Christopher M. Connor, Executive Chairman for The Sherwin-Williams Company, is set to retire Dec. 31, following a 34-year career with the paint and coatings manufacturer.


Explore Marine Tank Coating Solutions

Corrosion reportedly cost the United States Department of Defense $21.9 billion in 2014. For the U.S. Navy alone, annual corrosion costs are said to be $7.5 billion with vessel corrosion cos...


Dow, DuPont Merger Review Held Up Again

Another roadblock has popped up for The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont as their proposed merger remains under review by European regulators.


Coating Made for Better Wear Protection

A new nanoparticle coating for plasticating screws from Nordson Corporation (Westlake, OH) is said to offer improved abrasion and corrosion resistance compared to standard high-velocity oxyg...


Huntsman Spinoff to Focus on TiO2

American chemical manufacturer Huntsman Corporation has announced it is moving forward with plans to spin off its Pigments & Additives business and create a new publicly traded company.


Polymer Boasts Fast Concrete Repair

A new concrete repair polymer has been introduced by VersaFlex Inc. (Kansas City, KS), a supplier of polyurea coatings, linings, joint fillers, and concrete repair products.


Painters Think ‘Outside the Can’

A paint can is a paint can is a paint can… unless it’s also R2-D2, a pineapple or Iron Man. At least that’s how contestants see it in Axalta Coating System’s annual “Paint Outside the Can” c...


Sherwin-Williams, Valspar Respond to FTC Rumor

Following an article suggesting that the pending merger between The Sherwin-Williams Company and Valspar was facing regulatory complications, both companies announced Friday the deal remains...


Colorants, Building Envelope Businesses Make Deals

Two companies active in the coatings industry have entered acquisition agreements with U.S. private equity firm American Securities LLC.


Firm Debuts Coatings Stabilizers Line

A new range of stabilizer products for the coatings industry has been introduced by polymer stabilizers manufacturer SONGWON Industrial Co. Ltd. (Ulsan, South Korea).


UN Agency Targets Lead Paint in Kenya

While many countries have programs and regulations in place to protect their citizens from the effects of lead poisoning, public health officials are now striving to educate those in develop...


Companies Join Forces on Engine Coatings

Praxair Surface Technologies, a company specializing in high-performance coatings for the aviation, energy and other industries, is teaming up with GE Aviation in a specialized coatings join...


Self-Bonding Electrical Steel Coating Debuts

Liquid and powder coatings manufacturer Axalta Coating Systems (Philadelphia) has introduced a new one-component, self-bonding electrical steel varnish.


New DTM Coating Offers Corrosion Resistance

A new one-layer direct-to-metal coating launched by PPG (Pittsburgh) was reportedly designed to perform in the manner of primer-topcoat systems.


Sherwin-Williams Reports Earnings, New CFO

The Sherwin-Williams Company has reported an increase in consolidated net sales for both the third quarter and nine-month period of 2016, as well as the appointment of a new chief financial ...


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.


CUI and Coatings of Choice

Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is a huge problem, and those in the field say there is plenty of trauma associated with tackling it.


PPG Sees Volumes Grow in Q3

Led by growth in its Industrial Coatings segment, PPG reported an improvement in year-over-year volumes across both its coating segments in the third quarter of 2016, the company announced w...


Merck Bows Out of Coatings

Known as a science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials, Merck KGaA has entered a cooperation agreement with coating specialist durXtreme GmbH.


New Coating Touts Chemical Resistance

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


AkzoNobel Q3: Volumes Flat, Profits Up

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam, Netherlands) announced slight growth in profits despite largely flat volumes in its third quarter earnings report, released Wednesday (Oct....


MIT Research Strives to Upgrade Hull Coatings

An American military agency is sponsoring research on the development of a hydrogel material that could help antifouling coatings stick to metal hulls better and longer.


Hempel Fires 4 in Bribery Scandal

Danish coatings manufacturer Hempel A/S is under the scrutiny of German authorities for alleged bribery activities on the part of its employees.


Dewetting Findings Could Improve Coatings

A breakthrough regarding the dewetting process has led researchers at two universities in England to suggest that improvements in coating formulations and self-cleaning surfaces could be jus...


New Additives Work Across Applications

Two new flow and leveling additives from manufacturer Evonik are specially designed for use in can and coil coatings.


Lead Paint Bloats Mural Costs, Timeline

Transforming a transit bridge into a work of public art turned into more than one metropolitan Atlanta city bargained for after lead paint was revealed to exist on the structure.


Good Specifications Prevent Coating Failures

A number of factors, ranging from coating selection to outside influences, can contribute to a coating failure. The next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC presents a scientific approach...


Scientists Try to Stress Out Coatings

Researchers at one Singapore science and technology agency are looking at coating material microstructures in order to make protective coatings even tougher.


Pipeline Repair Coating Goes Small

Anti-corrosion coatings manufacturer Denso (Houston, TX) has introduced a 50-ml repair cartridge for its Protal 7125 repair coating for pipelines, making its low-temperature repair product a...


Thomas C. Sullivan Retires from RPM Board

Multinational holding company RPM International recognized a handful of changes to its board of directors at its annual meeting of stockholders, including the retirement of one director who ...


Focus on: Polyaspartic Coatings

How much do you know about polyaspartic coatings? Learn about everything from formulations to performance in “Polyaspartic Coatings Technology – Improving Productivity without Sacrificing Pe...


Firm Celebrates 90 Years in Pigments

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS is commemorating a momentous anniversary, representing decades in the iron oxide business.


Coatings, Corrosion Detection Projects Funded

Three higher education institutions are sharing $900,000 in federal funding intended to promote the development of research projects contributing to the prevention or mitigation of pipeline ...


Carboline Announces New President

A new leader will be taking over the helm for a top global supplier of coatings, linings and fireproofing products.


Not Your Average Camouflage

When it comes to camouflaging military vehicles, standard procedure is to paint the vehicle in the appropriate colors and patterns for the environment in which it will serve.


RPM Reports Q1 Growth Amid Challenges

Despite a reportedly soft market in the energy and heavy equipment industries, RPM International Inc., parent company of Carboline, posted a record first quarter for its 2017 fiscal year, wh...


Understanding Inorganic Zinc-Rich Primers

From physical properties and curing mechanism to application and topcoating challenges, the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC aims to help you gain a better understanding of inorga...


Exposed Lead Paint Tainted Drinking Water

A small town in eastern Virginia is the site of a brewing controversy over a water tank that was allegedly exposing residents to lead—even a year after the dangers were first uncovered.


New Admixture Made to Fight Bacteria

A new concrete admixture offered by BASF (Cleveland, OH) is designed to prevent biodeterioration through the use of an electrophysical antibactercial mechanism.


PPG Backs Its Hometown Team

With its global headquarters in town and 2,300 employees in the region, PPG says it's proud to call Pittsburgh home. The coatings giant took that pride one step further by acquiring the nami...


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.


Wacker Polymers Welcomes New President

Wacker Polymers—a producer of the polymeric binders and additives used in construction chemicals, paints, surface coatings, adhesives and more—has announced it will be under new leadership a...


Green Packaging Firm Seeks Paint Partners

A U.K.-based packaging startup is looking for paint companies to partner with it to test a new sustainable flexible packaging concept.


Coating Crafted for Corrosive Environments

A versatile, high-performance polysiloxane coating touted as offering enhanced durability and aesthetics, as well as cost savings, has been introduced by Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine...


Hydrophobic Coatings to Go Mobile

Coatings research performed at the Department of Energy’s science and technology lab has caught the attention of one popular electronics brand seeking to help its line of mobile electronic d...


Axalta Launches Insulation Coatings Series

Global liquid and powder coatings supplier, Axalta Coating Systems (Philadelphia) has announced the introduction of its Voltahyd 2250 series T, M and E electrical insulation coatings, the co...


Impact Award Lauds Water Projects

Restoration of two 60- and 80-year-old domestic anaerobic digesters for the city of Austin, MN, earned three companies top honors in the inaugural Sherwin-Williams Impact Award.


Philadelphia Ponders Anti-Pee Paint

Following in the footsteps of Hamburg, Germany, and San Francisco, Philadelphia is opting to explore use of a paint that should help discourage public urination in its subway system.


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.


Agency Cites Coating Failure in 2015 Leak

A federal pipeline safety agency has identified external corrosion as the cause of a June 2015 gas line rupture in rural eastern Pennsylvania.


PPG Exits 2 Fiber Glass Ventures

Coatings giant PPG is in the process of shedding two more of its fiber glass operations.


Resins Firms' Merger Complete

Allnex, an international resins supplier of resins for architectural, industrial, OEM and special purpose coatings, has completed its acquisition of global resins manufacturer Nuplex Industr...


Chemical Giants Face $90B Suit

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


EU’s Copper Approval to Benefit Shipping

The European Union’s decision this summer to approve the use of copper in marine antifoulings is expected to deliver significant benefits for both the shipping industry and environment, says...


Coatings App Gets Expanded Mobile Access

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings (Cleveland) has announced that its Water & Wastewater App is now available for use on smartphones.


Anodizing, Coatings Expert Joins Chemeon

A business-to-business provider of metal surface engineering solutions has announced the hire of a new executive who will bring expertise in anodizing and conversion coatings to the firm.


Coatings for Water Treatment Plants

When it comes to water and wastewater treatment facilities, a variety of structures and areas require attention.


Industry Report: OEM Up, Oil and Gas Slow

An industry analysis report issued by The ChemQuest Group Inc. shows lags in the specialty coatings segment of the U.S. market, brought on by decreased oil and gas activity and weak infrastr...


Coating Guards Offshore Turbines from Sun

A new protective coating primarily for offshore turbines is designed to protect against UV damage in addition to corrosion and abrasion.


Steamship Restoration Gets Coatings Boost

A historic steamship in Scotland is being restored to what it looked like 80 years ago, with the help of a marine protective coatings manufacturer.


Waterborne Coatings in the Lab

What determines the performance characteristics of waterborne primers and direct-to-metal coatings? Lori Boggs, technical team leader for the Transportation and Industrial Coatings group at ...


RPM: Acquisition, SEC Investigation

Known as a multinational holding company with subsidiaries that manufacture and market high-performance coatings, sealants and specialty chemicals, RPM International is extending its reach i...


Engineers Tout 'Ultra-Robust' Waterproof Coating

Scientists in Australia have announced a new superhydrophobic protective coating that could one day find uses ranging from preventing ice formation on airplanes and protecting boat hulls fro...


Coating Boasts Fuel, Emissions Savings

A new biocide-free fouling control coating has been launched by AkzoNobel’s marine coatings business, International.


Resins Acquisition Gets Green Light

The merger of two major resin manufacturers is one step closer to fruition after receiving antitrust clearance from the European Commission.


Remembering a Coatings Pioneer

Paul I. Meli Jr., who passed away Aug. 29 at age 93, was a pioneer in coatings chemistry.


Free eBook Covers Overcoating

When it comes to maintenance painting strategies, overcoating is a solution that can restore both aesthetic and protective properties to a structure without removing and replacing an existin...


Vehicle Coatings Brand Gets New Look

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


Coatings Maker Buys Into Middle East

A Japanese paint company has announced its intentions to buy a Saudi Arabian protective coatings firm as a step to gain access to the Persian Gulf area’s energy and infrastructure industries...


AkzoNobel Expands Production in India

Dutch multinational company AkzoNobel has broken ground on a new powder coatings plant in Mumbai, India, according to an announcement released Monday (Aug. 29).


Chemists Develop Green Corrosion Protection

A partnership between a university chemist and a chemical company has culminated in a green coating system that reportedly protects metals against corrosion.


Scientists Apply Paint Element to Bone Recovery

Coatings have long had a role in biomedical applications such as implants, but a team of Scottish researchers now believe a common paint ingredient can be used to aid in bone regeneration.


Additives Made for Cement Production

Cement makers in North America now have access to the C-ADD line of additives from global coatings and adhesives manufacturer MAPEI.


Coatings Target Food Facility Safety

In an effort to help curb the spread of food-borne illness, researchers in Ithaca, NY, are looking at how coatings might contribute to keeping surfaces at production facilities free of conta...


Primer Made to Inhibit Moisture Vapor

A new moisture vapor-tolerant, high solids epoxy primer for newly poured and existing concrete slabs is now available from protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc.


CA City Bans Use of Galvanized Pipes

Fresno is the latest California city to ban the use of galvanized water pipes in new construction and major renovation amid fears of corrosion and drinking-water contamination.


New Player Enters Protective Coatings Field

Financial investment business Signet Enterprises has announced the launch of a new venture in the field of polymer technology for the protective and structural coatings industries.


Epoxy Lining Offers Fast Cure, Protection

Announcing the launch of its Hempaline Defend epoxy linings, protective coatings company Hempel (Copenhagen, Denmark) says it now offers a complete range of linings for applications where he...


Company Touts New Name, Product

Anti-corrosion coatings and lubricants provider A-76 Technologies Inc. announced it has changed its name to Aidant Brands. As part of the rebranding initiative, its A-76 line of preservation...


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.


Cycling Captures Color-Changing Coating

The 2016 Summer Olympics may be coming to a close, but one bicycle manufacturer commemorated this year’s sporting event with a bold, responsive paint scheme for Olympians and the average rid...


NASA Thinks Pink with Pressure-Sensitive Paint

Hot pink is not a color most people would associate with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, but it happens to be the hue of a special paint the agency relies on when it comes...


Flaking Paint Raises Public Health Concerns

Paint reported to be coming off the underside of a New York City overpass has caught the attention of a regional chapter of the painters trade union.


Dow, DuPont Deal Under EU Antitrust Review

As the proposed merger between two chemical giants advances, the European Union’s antitrust authority has opened an investigation to determine whether the transaction is in line with the EU ...


Adding Graphene to Protective Coatings

A U.K. specialty and consumer chemicals manufacturer has announced it is about to become the first company to commercialize graphene within high-performance protective paints.


‘Bridge of Hope’ Alliance Improves Lives

Construction of a simple bridge, with the help of a global coatings manufacturer, has effectively brought together the residents of two otherwise isolated villages in Southeast Asia.


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...


Resin Made to Up Coating Performance

Silicone chemistry company SiVance LLC, a subsidiary of Milliken & Company, has introduced a new reactive silicone technology designed to create highly durable epoxy-silicone hybrid coating ...


EPA Seeks Comments on Copper Toxicity Test

The federal agency responsible for protecting human health and the environment is seeking public comment on water quality criteria that includes a copper toxicity testing method relevant to ...


Lab Unveils Self-Healing Anti-Wear Film

A new coating discovered at Argonne National Laboratory could find a role in engines and other mechanisms, as it not only reduces wear, but also regenerates itself with the help of lubricati...


Tennant Grows with Florock Purchase

Minneapolis-based Tennant Company announced the expansion of its floor coatings portfolio through the purchase of the Florock Polymer Flooring brand from Crawford Laboratories Inc.


Sealant Formulated for Damp, Green Concrete

BASF has introduced a new sealant designed to help accelerate construction project schedules and keep horizontal joints weather tight.


Paint Preserves WWII Shipwreck

Researchers and naval history buffs have paint to thank for the preservation of a WWII shipwreck site, and for some insights into the battle that took place between a German merchant raider ...


Research Boosts Anticorrosive Protection

Researchers in Iran are undertaking work to improve the anticorrosive properties of polymeric coatings.


Axalta Completes Dura Coat Purchase

Global liquid and powder coatings maker Axalta Coating Systems has expanded its portfolio of offerings with the completed acquisition of Dura Coat Products Inc., the Philadelphia-based firm ...


New Linings Serve Rail Transport

Two new U.S. Food and Drug Administration-compliant linings have been added to AkzoNobel’s International-brand protective coatings portfolio.


Paint Mineral Linked to Child Labor

A British newspaper has uncovered evidence that an ingredient in paints used by several major automakers may in some cases be sourced from mines in India that employ children as young as 10 ...


Paints, Coatings Are Integral to Saudi Future

As the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) seeks to drive sustained economic growth in the region, the agency created to help manage its investment opportunities has solicited information on its p...


RPM Reports Record Quarter, Fiscal 2016

Carboline parent company RPM International Inc. reported sales were up 4 percent and net income grew 20 percent for its fourth quarter, while sales grew 5 percent and net income increased 48...


AkzoNobel Takes Ownership of Egypt Venture

As part of its accelerated growth strategy for Egypt and the wider North Africa region, Dutch paints and coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel has bought out the remaining stake in Akzo Nobel Powd...


New Floor Coating Boasts Quick Cure

Rapid curing is key for a new floor coating available from protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec.


City Prohibits Coal Tar Sealants

San Antonio, TX, recently became the largest city in the United States to ban the use of coal tar-based sealants on projects in the region, city authorities said.


Corrosion Inhibitor Goes Liquid

An established corrosion inhibitor for use in coatings and concrete admixtures is now available in liquid form.


PPG Sheds Flat Glass; Bunch to Step Down

Pittsburgh-based paints and coatings manufacturer PPG announced a historic change in its business operations lineup, as well as to its executive board, Thursday (July 21).


Industrial Coatings Boost PPG's Q2

Pittsburgh-based paint and coatings manufacturer PPG delivered consistent performance and modest growth, comparable to the previous year, in its second quarter financial results, released Th...


Sherwin-Williams Posts Gains in Q2

Despite lower numbers in its Global Finishes Group and other divisions, The Sherwin-Williams Company announced overall gains in its second-quarter earnings report.


DowDuPont Merger Gets Investors’ Nod

DuPont and The Dow Chemical Company have each received the formal approval of their respective stockholders to move forward with their planned merger.


AkzoNobel Sees Modest Gains in Q2

Dutch paints, coatings and chemicals company AkzoNobel reported positive developments in all three of its business lines for the second quarter of 2016, despite the pressures of a challengin...


Coating Developed for Wear Resistance

An Arkansas startup has won a National Science Foundation grant meant to help it bring its patent-pending coating technology to market.


BASF Bundles Pigments Brand

The world’s largest chemical producer, BASF, has launched a new global pigments brand to serve customers in the coatings, plastics, printing, cosmetics and agriculture industries.


EPA Shares Year-One Plan for TSCA

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released its first-year plan for activities and actions to enact the newly amended U.S. chemicals law, the first such major chemical management l...


Marine Epoxy for North America Unveiled

Global coatings manufacturer Hempel has introduced a new marine coating that the company says provides protection while limiting VOC content.


PPG-MetoKote Leader Named

Fortune 500 paint and coatings maker PPG announced a new appointment to its executive leadership team Monday (July 11).


Testing Coatings in Flight

Aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co. is putting non-stick coatings to the test in an operational testing later this summer.


Corrosion Inhibitor Made to Withstand Salt

A new anticorrosion coating from Cortec Corporation is said to boast considerable salt spray resistance at very low film thickness.


Feds Dive into Offshore Bolt Failures

Corporate officials and federal regulators are scrutinizing the integrity of massive bolts connecting subsea structures in the oil and gas industry.


Tank of Year Contest Opens

High-performance coatings manufacturer Tnemec is inviting nominations for its 11th annual Tank of the Year competition, which honors innovative use of the company’s coatings on water storage...


Dow to Lay Off 2,500

Within weeks of The Dow Chemical Company’s completion of its strategic ownership restructuring of Dow Corning Corporation, the specialty chemical giant announced the elimination of 2,500 job...


$11B Valspar Deal Gets Shareholders’ OK

Paint and coatings maker Valspar, based in Minneapolis, received the support of its shareholders Wednesday (June 29), as they voted to approve the proposed sale of the company to rival The S...


Rotor Coating Claims Rain Resistance

High resistance to rain erosion is the advantage of a new coating for wind-energy rotor blades, according to manufacturer BASF.


Axalta Plans Dura Coat Aquisition

Axalta Coating Systems, a global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, announced this week that it plans to acquire Riverside, CA-based Dura Coat Products Inc., a manufacturer of coati...


Shower Predicament Inspires New Coating

It’s a frustrating situation every time you’re down to the end of a bottle of body wash: You know there’s more in there, but it just won’t come out of the bottle. But it could be a problem o...


Insulated Coatings Advisory

With an eye toward its mission to protect people and the environment through the safe transportation of hazardous materials, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s pipeline safety bureau ha...


Corrosion Hub Expands

The University of Akron celebrated the expansion of facilities and capabilities in its corrosion research center with an open house Tuesday (June 21).


Pigment Production Doubles

Swiss specialty chemicals company Clariant has opened a new plant that will ultimately benefit the coatings, printing, special applications and plastics industries.


Follow the Glowing Road

Could roadways of the future illuminate themselves? If research proceeds the way scientists at a Mexico university plan, glow-in-the-dark cement could light the way without the need for elec...


BASF Grows Coatings Arm in $3.2B Deal

Known as a multi-national chemicals manufacturing corporation, BASF is expanding its coatings portfolio through the acquisition of a global surface treatment business.


DDDA Producer Wins Green Award

A component used in corrosion inhibitors and other kinds of paints, coatings and sealants came up big as winner of this year's Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Small Business Award.


PHMSA Specifies Corrosion Control Steps

The federal agency responsible for pipeline safety has issued a third corrective action order (CAO) to the pipeline operator responsible for a May 2015 breach that spilled 140,000 gallons of...


Abrasion Resistance from Marine System

A new coating system from PPG’s protective and marine business is said to be ideal for the cargo holds of dry bulk carriers.


Coating Use Surprises Scientists

The discovery of a coating that promises to boost wind power services was purely an accident, say the researchers working under a Department of Energy program.


Pipeline Coating in Cartridge Form

Anti-corrosion coatings maker Denso North America (Houston) has released its Protal 7900HT high-temperature two-part epoxy pipeline coating in a new 1000-ml cartridge.


'Smart Release' Coating Holds Off Rust

Researchers at a university in Wales have developed a “smart release” coating that could serve as a potential alternative to the use of hexavalent chromium as a corrosion inhibitor.


Standard Touts Fuel Savings

A long-awaited International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standard for ships and marine technology—expected to save the shipping industry billions in fuel costs—is nearing final pu...


New Coating for Potable Water Immersion

A newly launched epoxy coating is formulated for potable water immersion, and promises easy application and long life, according to its manufacturer.


Firm Unveils Its Rust-Resistant Rail

Working to eliminate the risk of corrosion on train tracks worldwide, a U.K. steel manufacturer has launched what it calls a “revolutionary” rust-resistant rail line.


TiO2: Cause for Concern?

A European institution committed to the protection of human health with respect to the environment, the workplace and food has issued a proposal to require titanium dioxide to be labeled a c...


PPG Expands Reach with New Acquisition

Pittsburgh-based coatings giant PPG has announced it will acquire global coatings services provider MetoKote and its affiliates.


Linings Target Energy Sector

A new series of linings has just been launched for the power generation and oil and gas markets, says protective coatings supplier Hempel (Copenhagen).


Dow Takes Full Control of Silicones Business

With an eye toward enhanced material science capabilities, The Dow Chemical Company has completed its strategic ownership restructuring of Dow Corning Corporation, according to a June 1 anno...


CPCA Lauds Industry Contributions

The organization representing Canada’s major paint and coating manufacturers, and their industry suppliers, has announced the winner of its Industry Achievement Award.


Chesterton Taps New Leader

A.W. Chesterton Company, a manufacturer of high-performance protective coatings, industrial fluid sealing systems and specialty industrial lubricants, has named one of its own to advance to ...


MIT Research Looks to Redesign Concrete

Biomaterials are the inspiration for a new recipe for cement paste that researchers at MIT have developed, and the result could be a more sustainable and durable kind of concrete, and struct...


AkzoNobel Launches China R&D Facility

Dutch coatings giant AkzoNobel recently unveiled its new €6.5 million ($7.27 million) technology center in Songjiang, Shanghai.


Magnesium-Rich Primer Challenges Chromate Systems

A team of materials science researchers at the University of Virginia has identified a magnesium-rich primer—used as part of a normal paint system—as a promising candidate to replace chromat...


'Concrete Cancer' Meets Its Match

Researchers have discovered a new concrete formulation that could take advantage of recycled glass, without being susceptible to the deterioration-causing chemical reaction known as "concret...


Marine Coatings Firms Partner Up

Japan’s Nippon Paint Marine Coatings and Germany’s Wilckens Farben GmbH have announced a joint venture that will supply Nippon’s marine paints throughout Europe and Turkey.


Topcoat Touts Anti-Yellowing Properties

A new high-performance floor topcoat said to resist yellowing over the long term is now available from Coatings for Industry Inc. (Souderton, PA).


Scientist Adds Motion in Coatings Test

One doctoral candidate at a Danish technical university has developed a coating test method that takes a novel approach to analyzing coatings performance.


Coatings Guide for Nuke Sites

Coatings and corrosion expert Jon Cavallo provides the latest insights in corrosion protection for the nuclear power industry in Corrosion Control Guide for Exterior Surfaces of Nuclear Powe...


‘World-Class’ Pigments Plant Launches

A color pigments facility, described as a showcase for world-class pigments manufacturing technology, is starting operations in the southeast United States, according to multinational consum...


Dow Corning Silicones Taps New President

Global silicones supplier Dow Corning has announced another top executive appointment to become effective immediately upon completion of Dow’s ownership restructuring with Corning Inc.


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.


Paint Jobs Celebrate History

A fleet of armed forces helicopters recently got a fresh coat of paint as part of the aviation group’s centennial celebration.


Coating Targets Rusted Steel

A mastic waterborne acrylic built for overcoating rusted steel is the newest product from high-performance protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. (Kansas City, MO).


Carboline Buys Out Chinese Venture

Medina, OH-based multinational holding company RPM International Inc. has announced that its subsidiary Carboline Company now holds full ownership of its Chinese joint venture.


Vantablack Coating Hits Space

The blackest coating on earth has made it into orbit.


Axalta Labs Earn Accreditation

Global liquid and powder coatings manufacturer Axalta Coating Systems has been accredited by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA), the company announced Monday (May 1...


Dow Corning Leader to Retire

The Dow Chemical Company and Dow Corning Corporation jointly announced the impending retirement of Dow Corning’s top executive in a statement released Monday (May 16).


System Boasts Fast Dry, Low VOCs

A new coating system from Hexion Inc. (Columbus, OH) is touted as offering performance that compares to solvent-borne systems while meeting stringent volatile organic compounds regulations, ...


Paint Chip Damages Space Station Window

The European Space Agency released a photo last week of a chip in one of the most famous windows in the universe—and said the blame may lie with a flake of paint.


Sherwin-Williams Receives Royal Honor

A Sherwin-Williams Company division is one of 243 firms selected for a Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2016, celebrating British business contributions to international trade, innov...


Coating Nets Shipper $60K in Credits

A Greek maritime freight company has been named the first ship owner recipient of carbon credits through an eco-friendly program developed by AkzoNobel.


FTC Reviews Acquisition

As part of The Sherwin-Williams Company’s pending acquisition of The Valspar Corporation, the companies have been asked to provide additional information and documentary material to federal ...


Dunn-Edwards Expands Its Catalog

Architectural, industrial and high-performance paint manufacturer Dunn-Edwards is growing its industrial coatings lineup with the addition of US Coatings products, the company announced Tues...


Focus Turns to Coatings in PA Blast

Residents of the Westmoreland County, PA, town that suffered a natural gas pipeline explosion late last month attended a community meeting Wednesday night (May 11) hoping to find reassurance...


News Team Puts Coatings to the Test

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


Exhibit Raises Corrosion Awareness

Visitors to one Pittsburgh museum expect to learn about science, sports and technology while on site, but they are about to get an education on one more important topic: corrosion.


Coating Offers Durability, Aesthetics

A new polyaspartic coating with antimicrobial properties has been developed specifically for tanks in the food and beverage industry.


Province Seeks Durable Roadway Paint

One Canadian province is seeking a solution to its prematurely fading highway striping paints—said to be deteriorating as quickly as within a few months in some cases, the Vancouver Sun


Costs Balloon for Reef Paint Cleanup

Australian Sen. Larissa Waters is continuing her fight to have toxic paint residue removed from the Great Barrier Reef, one of the seven wonders of the natural world, even as the costs of su...


Smart Coating Fights Fouling, Cancer

Scientists at Seton Hall University say they’ve come up with a new and more effective way to fight biofouling through coatings—and the technology they’ve developed may help fight cancer and ...


Thermal Spray Coatings in Marine Sites

The role of arc-sprayed coatings in marine settings is the focus of the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


PPG Aerospace Expands Shildon Facility

Industry giant PPG announced last week that it has made a $2 million expansion to its aerospace coatings facility in Shildon, England.


Evonik Grows Its Additives Portfolio

Specialty chemicals company Evonik Industries AG seeks to strengthen its position in the specialty and coating additives market by purchasing a division of Allentown, PA-based Air Products a...


Binder Helps Metal Coatings Take the Heat

Michelman Inc. has announced the availability of its waterborne binder designed for use in the formulation of intumescent coatings that protect structural and architectural steel.


Award Lauds Water, Wastewater ‘Impact’

With an eye on exceptional projects in the water and wastewater industry, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings has launched a new award program.


Nanomaterials Could Stop Asphalt Cracks

Most of the paved roads we travel are surfaced with asphalt, and it’s not uncommon to see their surface cracking—but some Swiss scientists are hoping their new technology will make asphalt c...


New Train Paint Claims Flame Resistance

A new coating from Finnish firm Finnester Coatings claims it is able to protect train and subway cars from fire and smoke damage, conforming to new EU standards for fire safety.


Polymer Self-Repairs at Body Temperature

Scientists at the University of Reading are at work on a self-healing polymer that may find use in automotive coatings, as well as other industrial and biomedical applications.


Hempel Strives for Sustainable Coatings

Danish coatings supplier Hempel is working to develop sustainable antifouling coatings through a grants program sponsored by the European Economic Area (EEA), the company said in a statement...


Family Paint Firm Celebrates 90 Years

A third-generation Orange City, IA, coatings manufacturer commemorated nine decades of service last week.


PPG Donates to Shuttle Tank Project

The last existing space shuttle external tank in the U.S. is taking an ocean voyage—and a donation from coatings manufacturer PPG is helping it to stay in top condition.


Topcoat Made for Demanding Markets

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


Group Marks 125 Years of Concrete Streets

A group of more than 100, many taking part in the National Concrete Consortium meetings in Columbus, gathered in Bellefontaine, OH, Monday (April 25) to celebrate the 125th anniversary of Am...


New Nanocoating Inhibits Bacteria Growth

A new nanocoating developed by scientists at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev could play an important role in marine anti-fouling coatings.


Longtime PPG Official Advances

PPG has tapped one of its veteran employees to take on an executive role in its Latin America market.


Powder Coating Resins Boast Durability

A Columbus, OH-based company specializing in thermoset resins has announced its line of durable powder coating resins, including low temperature cure options, are now available in North Amer...


Marine Primer Targets Maintenance

AkzoNobel’s Marine Coatings business has announced the release of a new anticorrosive primer developed to support simplified maintenance, waste avoidance and enhanced corrosion protection.


PPG: No Lead in Any Products by 2020

In its newly released sustainability report, PPG announced that it plans to completely phase out the use of lead in its products by 2020.


PPG Reports Record Q1 Performance

Crediting six acquisitions completed during 2015, Michael H. McGarry, PPG president and chief executive officer, announced improved financial results for the company’s two coatings segments ...


Burgling Brit Foiled by Can of Paint

You’ve heard of the thief who was caught red-handed, but a burglar in the U.K. recently was apprehended because of white feet.


Sherwin-Williams Sees Q1 Net Sales Grow

While The Sherwin-Williams Company saw a slight dip in net sales for in its Global Finishes Group in the start of 2016, strong performance by the PaintStores Group helped push the company in...


Environmental Performance Nets Award

An antifouling agent produced by Gothenburg, Sweden-based bio-tech company I-Tech has earned a European Marine Engineering Award in recognition of the marine coating ingredient’s environment...


AkzoNobel Confronts Challenging Q1

AkzoNobel reported growth in volumes and profitability in all three business areas in its first quarter 2016 results, despite a challenging market environment.


Team Uses Nanoparticles to Bolster PTFE

Researchers at the University of Arkansas are studying a method of using nanoparticles to increase the sturdiness in polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) coatings, commonly known as Teflon.


Powder Coatings Made to Combat Graffiti

Liquid and powder coatings manufacturer Axalta Coating Systems has announced the global launch of its Alesta Anti-Graffiti powder coatings product line, following what the company describes ...


Shell Taps Pipe Coating, Insulation Firms

A Chesterfield, MO, company involved in the protection, rehabilitation, engineering and design of infrastructure projects has announced it is slated to begin pipe coating work, and the appli...


New Coatings Inhibit Corrosion, Biofilms

A Saarbrucken, Germany-based research center is working on coatings advancements intended to benefit anticorrosion and antifouling applications.


Lumberjack Legend Losing Lustre

Portland’s 31-foot-tall statue of folk hero Paul Bunyan has been restored and repainted several times over the past 56 years. The accumulated repairs, however, are coming undone.


Pigments Offer Style, Formulation Options

BASF unveiled three new globally available pigments during the recent 2016 American Coatings Show, held in Indianapolis April 12-14. The pigments are meant to offer enhanced styling and form...


Dow Research Earns Industry Accolades

Alkyd chemistry was the focus of the technical lecture deemed most outstanding among the presentations making up this year’s American Coatings Conference.


Understanding Laboratory Weathering Tests

Accelerated weathering and light stability testing can be an important part of new product development and quality control.


Coatings Company Settles with EPA

A Massachusetts polyester resin and specialty chemical products manufacturer has settled allegations it violated federal clean water laws.


New Heat-Resistive Pipe, Tank Lining

Denso USA has announced its new internal pipe and tank lining, Archco 453HT. The lining has been designed to protect steel tanks and internal pipes from corrosion and to disperse heat in hig...


Highway Paint Spill Makes Massive Mess

Drivers in Charlotte, NC, had some white stuff to deal with on the roads Friday morning (April 8), but it wasn’t snow.


AGA Honors Excellence in Galvanizing

From the artistic to the practical, a wide variety of projects have been recognized for their creative and innovative uses of the hot-dip galvanized coating.


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...


Insulative Coating Made for Marine Use

Carboline has launched a new insulative coating developed for marine use. The water-based epoxy insulative coating, Carbotherm 551, was designed to present an alternative to acrylic-based in...


Wacker Silicones Names New President

Wacker Silicones, a global manufacturer whose products are used in construction, paints and coatings, and several other sectors, named Dr. Robert Gnann as its new president, the company anno...


RPM Reports 'Pleasing' Q3 2016

Multinational holding company RPM International, parent company of Carboline, announced a record third quarter in its 2016 fiscal year, which ended Feb. 29.


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...


Dow Corning’s New Silicone Technologies

Midland, MI-based Dow Corning has announced it will showcase four new products for the paint and coatings industry at the upcoming American Coatings Show 2016, set for April 12-14 in Indiana...


Coatings Delivery Service Takes Off

In need of a last-minute delivery? No problem. U.K. marine varnishes and anti-foul coatings manufacturer HMG Paints has announced a solution.


Hempel Highlights Its ‘Landmark’ 2015

2015 was a momentous year for Denmark-based Hempel Group in both corporate strategy and financial terms as it reported strong results for the third year in a row in terms of turnover, earnin...


Additive Said to Improve Properties

Nanomaterials manufacturer Carbodeon of Vantaa, Finland, has announced the release of a new additive for fluoropolymer coatings.


PPG Gives $385K to Area Education

In support of educational outreach programs in the Pittsburgh area, PPG recently donated more than $385,000 in grants to local organizations through its charitable arm, The PPG Foundation.


Drying Paint Reveals ‘Exciting’ Discovery

While most people would describe “watching paint dry” as a boring endeavor, a team of scientists expects to put it to use in improving the performance of a wide variety of everyday goods, fr...


Anti-Fouling Agent up for Award

Gothenburg, Sweden’s I-Tech announced that it is among three companies shortlisted in the European Marine Engineering Awards' Environmental Performance category for its Selektope antifouling...


Video Sessions Bring Conference to You

Were you double-booked for presentations at SSPC 2016? Is there a bit of data or guidelines from a lecture you’ve been trying to remember?


Spray-On Coating May Ease Icing Problems

Research is underway on a durable, inexpensive ice-repellent coating developed with airplanes, oil rigs, power lines and other industrial machinery or structures in mind.


Research Seeks Safer Military Coatings

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


Sherwin-Williams, Valspar Make $11.3B Deal

In a deal valued at $11.3 billion, The Sherwin-Williams Company and The Valspar Corporation jointly announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Sherwin-Williams ...


App Assists in Coating Condition Surveys

Global coatings supplier Hempel (USA) Inc. has announced the launch of an interactive iPhone and iPad tool to facilitate coating condition surveys.


PPG Rebranding Reflects Evolution

Global paints and coatings manufacturer PPG is unveiling an update to its corporate brand, which reflects the transformation that has occurred in the company’s identity and portfolio since i...


Tnemec Names Bean President, COO

One of the leading manufacturers of high-performance protective coatings has named its new president and chief operating officer.


Resins, Polymers Firm Settles with EPA

A West Coast specialty polymers company has reached a settlement regarding alleged violations of a federal law governing water pollution at a manufacturing facility in Fairfield, CA.


Coatings Tool Adds Cruise Ship Data

Global paints and coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel has announced the addition of a new data source to its recently launched data analysis tool, Intertrac Vision.


Learn More about Protective Coatings

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


Defoamer Launches for Flooring Coatings

Multinational chemicals producer BASF has launched a new defoamer product it says offers fast and effective deaeration of 100 percent solids coating systems.


Mesh-Free PFP Launches for Energy Sector

Global paints and coatings manufacturer Jotun has announced the release of its new mesh-free epoxy passive fire protection coating for the hydrocarbon processing and energy industries.


Scientists Unveil Ice-Melting Coating

Researchers at Rice University are working on developing a composite coating to help remove ice in cold-weather applications ranging from wind turbines to aircraft wings.


Binder Developed for Heat Resistance

Michelman has announced the availability of a new product in its ProHere line of water-based polymer dispersions and emulsions developed for use in metal coatings.


PPG Backs Paint Chemist Master’s Degree

Global paints and coatings supplier PPG Industries has announced its partnership with a European educational institution in support of a new program for paint chemists.


Artists See Red over 'Blackest Black'

Can anyone really own a color? If you’re artist Anish Kapoor, the answer is yes. If you’re among his fellow artists, that’s a definite no.


New Primers to Match Range of Surfaces

The PPG commercial coatings group has announced the addition of F4921WH–2.1 White Epoxy Primer and F4921BK–2.1 Black Epoxy Primer to its DELFLEET Evolution premium commercial paint system.


Hempel Begins CEO Transition Period

Global protective coatings supplier Hempel has announced that its incoming chief executive officer has officially come on board.


Dow to Settle $1B Class Action Suit

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


Working with Stripe Coatings on Steel

Finding ways to extend the lifespan of coatings on steel structures that lack uniform surface areas is the focus of the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


Team Lauds ‘Swiss Army Knife’ of Coatings

Scientists at a Swiss university have developed a polymer coating they say is so versatile they compare it to the iconic Swiss army knife, with future applications cutting into the wastewate...


Hull Coating Leads to Carbon Credits

Paint and coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel has issued its first round of carbon credits to ship owners switching to biocide-free hull coating systems to reduce their emissions.


Glass Nanocoating Work Wins $746K Grant

A Fayetteville, AR, startup has been awarded a $746,000 National Science Foundation grant in recognition of its work on a glass coating said to make the material anti-reflective, self-cleani...


Research Brings Antifouling to Oman

A university in Oman has developed the region’s first antifouling marine nanocoating, according to an announcement following a month-long field test of the coating at a local marina.


PPG Launches $7.8M Coatings R&D Hub

Paint and coatings giant PPG Industries has unveiled its newly completed research and development facility just outside of Pittsburgh, home to its global headquarters.


Soucek Receives Coatings Recognition

Dr. Mark Soucek of the University of Akron (UA) Department of Polymer Engineering has been named recipient of the esteemed 2016 Roy W. Tess Award in Coatings.


Zinc Firm Expands Distribution

Houston-based zinc oxide manufacturer U.S. Zinc announced it is expanding its relationship with Unipex Solutions Canada, an Azelis Americas company (formerly KODA Distribution Group).


Firm Offers Low-VOC Solvent Alternative

Environmentally friendly industrial solvents manufacturer TBF Environmental Technology Inc. has announced the commercial availability of its latest volatile organic content (VOC)-compliant a...


Toyota Tests Green as the New White

The Prius is already known as an eco-friendly, fuel-efficient car, but Toyota recently revealed a paint job that promises to make the already frugal car even more environmentally responsible...


AkzoNobel to Buy BASF Unit for $531M

In a shift of the global performance coatings landscape, global paint and coatings giant AkzoNobel has agreed to buy BASF’s industrial coatings business for €475 million ($531 million), the ...


Allnex Welcomes Mantas as CEO

A leading supplier of resins for architectural, industrial, OEM and special purpose coatings has named a new chief executive officer.


Coating Targets Liquid Cargo Tanks

Danish marine coatings supplier Hempel has launched a new tank coating targeted to ship owners carrying chemicals, crude oil or liquid foodstuffs.


Study: Graphene Is Strong, Not Tough

While the various properties inherent to graphene make it ideal for applications from corrosion-resistant coatings to biological devices, all uses rely on the structural reliability it is kn...


D+D Launches Free Coatings Instruction

Opportunities abound for increasing your knowledge of coatings chemistry selection, performance and applications in 2016.


AkzoNobel Eyes a BASF Coatings Segment

Dutch paints and specialty chemicals firm AkzoNobel has put to rest recent industry speculation that it is pursuing the purchase of BASF’s Industrial Coatings business.


Coating Signals Critical Unseen Damage

Researchers at the University of Illinois are developing a coating meant to deliver a clear indication of structural damage so small that it would otherwise be undetectable to the naked eye ...


Evonik Plans PA12 Production Increase

Specialty chemicals company Evonik Industries will build a new production line for special polyamide 12 powder (PA12) in Marl, Germany, the company announced Wednesday (Feb. 10).


Color Trends: 2016 Powder Coating Palette

Powder coatings manufacturer IFS Coatings, based in Gainesville, TX, has announced its 2016-2017 color trends forecast for powder coatings.


Coatings for the Oil & Gas Industry

The unique challenges of coatings for the oil and gas industry is the focus of the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


Dow to Reduce Acrylate Capacity by 20%

Multinational chemical corporation The Dow Chemical Company has announced that its Dow Performance Monomers business unit will be reducing acrylate capacity by 20 percent at its Deer Park Op...


Which Brands Do You Prefer?

Contractors and facility owners, do you have a favorite brand you turn to time and time again on the job? Fill out our survey anonymously and share your thoughts about the coatings and equip...


Measure Viscosity in Lab, Production

Dutch developer and manufacturer of paint test equipment TQC has announced its release of the first series of the ViscoThinner, a benchtop instrument designed to measure material viscosity d...


Coating Targets Flooring Manufacturers

Designed with industrial operations in mind, Valspar’s Wood Coatings business has introduced a new family of coatings made for North America flooring manufacturers.


Watching Paint Dry Unlikely to Offend

Watching paint dry might be an unintended, peripheral part of your job, but rest assured that the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) censors have deemed such a program safe for view...


Beetle Shell Inspires Anti-Frost Coating

Researchers from Virginia Tech are looking to inhabitants of one of the hottest areas on the planet for inspiration in developing a coating that would inhibit ice formation on critical surfa...


New Specialty Coatings Company Formed

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


SSPC Showcases Student Innovation

Each year, SSPC sets its sites on the future of the industry by shining a spotlight on the next generation of coatings professionals at the annual SSPC conference.


Burglar Leaves Footprints in UV Paint

Now, this man painted himself in a corner. Police in the UK were recently able to catch a burglar, with the help of a bright green UV paint, according to Shropshirelive.com and other news ou...


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.


PPG 4Q Results Show Profit

With the help of improved sales volume in its protective and marine coating segment, PPG Industries Inc. saw an increase in profit for its fourth quarter and full year.


Industrial Spray-On Insulation Debuts

A new spray-on insulation for high-temperature industrial applications offers personal protection from extreme heat while preventing corrosion under insulation, according to its manufacturer...


Reusable Marking Paint System Unveiled

Paints and coatings manufacturer Rust-Oleum has introduced a new product for the marking paint industry.


Nature Inspires Anti-Reflective Coating

Using millions of tiny hollow spheres of carbonized sugar, arranged in a tightly packed hexagonal monolayer, a team of researchers has developed a lightweight anti-reflective coating that co...


Learn to Evaluate, Specify for Slip Resistance

Various standards for evaluating slip resistance are among the topics to be discussed in the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


Coatings Series Aims to Protect Metal

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


Profit Up 20% in RPM Q2

Carboline parent company RPM International Inc., a global leader in industrial coatings, posted double-digit gains for its second quarter of fiscal year 2016.


Free Resource Shares CUI Know-How

From understanding the basics to methods for prevention and mitigation, a new eBook from JPCL delves into the phenomenon of corrosion


Scientists Seek to Stop Color-Fade

Why do colorful birds not turn gray as they age? Researchers at the University of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, U.K., say it comes down to the way color is created in the feathers.


Looking Back, Break Ahead

PaintSquare News wraps up its regular daily news coverage of 2015 with today's edition.


Biocide-Free Antifouling Coating Debuts

Hempel has introduced a new high-solids marine antifouling coating that the company says leads to cleaner hulls for a longer period.


Moth Eyes Inspire Coating Innovation

Researchers at two universities are taking inspiration from structures found in the insect world to create an anti-reflection coating that retains conductivity in order to improve electronic...


Coating Made for Wastewater Facilities

The Sherwin-Williams Company Protective & Marine Coatings line has introduced a amine-cured epoxy that the company says is designed for corrosion protection of concrete and steel in municipa...


SSPC Event Spotlights Power Industry

From chemistry and application to inspection and specification, coatings professionals will find a variety of topics to choose from among the power and power generation programs offered at S...


High-Bake Phenolic Tank Lining Debuts

US Coatings has introduced a high-bake phenolic tank lining that the company says offers chemical resistance for a range of applications.


Tank Linings to Resist Chemicals

PPG Protective and Marine Coatings has introduced Phenguard Pro, a tank coating system that the company says offers wide chemical resistance for shipyards and ship owners.


Sub Museum Gets New Exterior Coat

Although officially retired from naval service since 1971, a Cold War-era submarine has remained on duty as an educational tourist attraction moored along the north shore of Pittsburgh.


AkzoNobel Launches New RD&I Center

Amsterdam-based paints and coatings company AkzoNobel celebrated the opening of its new research, development and innovation (RD&I) center Tuesday (Dec. 1) in Strongsville, OH, with opening ...


Slippery Paint? Not Quite, Skaters Say

Non-stick coatings have their places, but a skating park apparently is not one of them.


SSPC Looks at Bridges, Transportation

With just a little more than a month before SSPC 2016 featuring GreenCOAT, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is promoting its lineup for bridge and transportation-related program ses...


Coating Technology to Repel Water, Dirt

Researchers have developed a process for making transparent coatings that they say will help repel water and dirt from various substrates.


SSPC Surveys Shipping, Marine Topics

With SSPC 2016 featuring GreenCOAT just weeks away, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings spotlights the lineup of shipping and marine conference sessions available on site.


Growth Strong for Valspar in 2015

Minneapolis-based Valspar Corp. has reported another record year with the release of its fourth-quarter earnings.


Coating Innovation Wins Recognition

A corrosion- and abrasion-resistant coating secured one fledgling Norwegian coatings company the top spot in a competition recognizing the best entrepreneurs from across a range of technolog...


SSPC 2016 Dives into Water, Wastewater

In anticipation of SSPC 2016 featuring GreenCOAT, which will take place Jan. 18-21, 2016, in San Antonio, TX, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has announced its lineup of programmin...


NASA Sets Sights on Thermal Coating

When it comes to protecting its spacecraft—and the human occupants—from both heat loss and extremely high temperatures during space travel and reentry into Earth’s atmosphere, NASA is turnin...


PPG Announces Leadership Changes

Two managers in PPG Industries’ coatings divisions have taken on new leadership roles within the company.


Byron Lapin, Seal-Krete President, Dies

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


Polyurethanes Made to Be Self-Healing

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


Two RPM Leaders Receive Promotions

The parent company of Carboline and dozens of other industrial coatings brands has promoted two of its leaders.


Vinyl Ester Industrial Coatings Debut

Flowcrete Americas has introduced a new series of anti-corrosive vinyl ester coating and lining materials that the company says protects concrete and steel substrates from chemical and mecha...


Restoring a Coney Island Icon

An 88-year-old national historic landmark known for its twists, dips, shakes, rattles and rolls is getting a facelift.


Coating Remade to Reduce Abrasions

A.W. Chesterton Company has introduced a reformulated ARC MX1 that the company said will help reduce high-impact and extreme sliding abrasions.


Sherwin-Williams Backs IAM Research

Cleveland-based Sherwin-Williams Company is making a $1-million commitment to materials research through the Institute for Advanced Materials (IAM) at Case Western Reserve University (CWRU),...


Steelmaker Opens Coatings Center

The opening of a new research and development center for advanced steel coatings is the first step toward a partnership between a university in the U.K. and a troubled global steel manufactu...


Cashew-Based Coating Made for Industry

Cardolite Corporation has introduced an epoxy curing agent that it says will give customers a cost-effective upgrade from common medium and high viscosity, solvent-free polyamides.


Webinar Eyes UV Coatings Protection

Coatings and substrates are subject to a number of environmental and atmospheric conditions that can negatively affect their aesthetic and performance properties.


Coating to Insulate Hot, Cold Surfaces