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PPG to Acquire Powder Coatings Manufacturer

Earlier this month, global coatings supplier PPG (Pittsburgh) announced that it had reached an agreement to acquire powder coatings manufacturer Alpha Coating Technologies, LLC.


Axalta to Coat FL Speedway Center Injector

Global liquid and powder coatings manufacturer Axalta recently announced that it will be giving its branded Center Injector at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, a...


Polychem Announces 2020 Color Trends

Powder coatings company Polychem, a division of IFS Coatings, Inc., announced on Tuesday (Jan. 14) the launch of its Powder Coating Color Trends 2020-21.


Axalta Closes on UAE Powder Coatings Manufacturer

Liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of Capital Paints LLC, a UAE-based thermosetting powder coatings manufacturer.


AkzoNobel Releases Specialty, Powder Palettes

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced that it has launched two color collections for its Powder Coatings and Automotive and Specialty Coatings businesses.


AZZ Inc. Expands Metal Coatings in TX

Global provider of metal coating solutions, AZZ Inc. (Fort Worth, Texas), has recently announced the acquisition of all assets from powder coating company, Preferred Industries, Ltd. located...


Student Turns Plant Waste into Pigments

A graduate student in the Innovation Design Engineering program—which is jointly offered by Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art—has set out to bring pigments back to the bas...


AkzoNobel Announces Production Boost in China

Global coatings company AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) recently announced plans to add three new production lines to its powder coatings plant in Changzhou, China, which is the company’s largest faci...


Free Webinar: Liquid, Powder Fluoropolymer Coatings

PaintSquare will host a free webinar on Wednesday, Feb. 13, entitled: “Architectural Applications for Liquid and Powder Fluoropolymer Coatings - An Objective Review.”


Polychem Releases 2019 Color Trends

Polychem Coatings, part of powder coatings company IFS Coatings, recently launched its 2019-20 powder coating color trends.


Free Webinar: Powder Coatings

Durability + Design will host a free webinar on Wednesday, Dec. 12, entitled: “High-Performance Powder Coating for Architectural Applications.”


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.


TCI Announces Expansion, Initiatives

Powder coatings manufacturer TCI recently announced that it's celebrating its 30th anniversary with a branding change and an expansion of services.


AkzoNobel Opens Powder-Coating Plant

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel recently announced that the company will be continuing its expansion in Asia with the start of production at a new powder coatings plant in Changzhou, ...


AkzoNobel Opens New Powder Coatings Plant

Global coatings giant AkzoNobel is continuing its expansion in Asia with the start of production at its new powder coatings plant in Changzhou, China.


Free Webinar to Address Powder Coatings

Durability + Design will host a free webinar on Wednesday, May 23, entitled: “Everything You Want to Know About Architectural Powder Coatings but Were Afraid to Ask.”


New Metallic Powder Coating System Unveiled

Global coatings company AkzoNobel has launched a metallic powder coating that aims to provide a cost-saving alternative to chrome plating.


Profits Down, Sales Up for Jotun in 2017 Report

Norwegian paints and coatings manufacturer Jotun released its year-end financial report for 2017 earlier this month and noted growth in sales volumes but a decrease in profits, which was cau...


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...


Coating Firm to Open E-Coat Factory in KY

Illinois-based industrial e-coating manufacturer Tru-Tone Finishing Inc. recently announced that it will be opening a plant in Lexington, Kentucky, which will open up 120 jobs in the region.


Polychem Powder Coatings Launch 2018-19 Color Palettes

Powder coatings company Polychem Coatings (Gainesville, Texas) has launched four color palettes for 2018-19.


AkzoNobel, Black Bear Ink Powder Coatings Agreement

Global coatings company AkzoNobel and Dutch carbon black company Black Bear have reached an agreement that take old tires off the road and uses them to produce powder coatings.


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 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...


Non-Slip Coating Made for Aggressive Environments

Axalta Coating Systems (Philadelphia) has designed a new powder coating that provides a non-slip solution for heavy traffic areas.


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.


Axalta Acquires Thermoplastic Firm

On Monday, Axalta Coating Systems announced that it has acquired thermoplastic powder coatings company Plascoat Systems Limited, of Farnham, England.


Axalta Acquires UK Thermoplastic Firm

Axalta Coating Systems announced Monday that it has acquired Plascoat Systems Limited, a Farnham, England-based supplier of thermoplastic powder coatings.


App Made for Powder Coatings Selection

AkzoNobel Powder Coatings has released an Android app to complement its iOS app, which enables customers to purchase powder coatings directly from any device—tablet, phone or computer—that h...


Elevation Awards Spotlight: Transbay Transit Center

Durability + Design is continuing to provide a glimpse into the competition of our inaugural Elevation Awards, an event developed to honor architects, interior designers, painting contractor...


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...


New Additive Made for Powder Coatings

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


Equity Firms Buy Powder Coating Firm

A major player in the United Kingdom’s architectural powder coating industry has been acquired.


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.


Powder Coatings Plant Opens

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


AkzoNobel Opens New China Powder Coatings Plant

AkzoNobel has expanded again in Asia—the Amsterdam-based coatings company has recently opened a new €11 million ($11.7 million) powder coatings facility in Chengdu.


Finishing Firm Fined Following Worker Death

Federal safety inspectors have recommended fines totaling $171,169 for a Wisconsin aluminum extrusion and coating services business following the June 14 death of a 51-year-old worker.


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.


Powder Coating Offers Antique Hues

Polychem Powder Coatings, a division of IFS Coatings, has introduced a new color line with 10 hues, inspired by “antique” items.


Coating Tech Heads to Space

Products developed for use on space vessels are often adapted for use in fields like medicine and consumer products, but that practice reversed itself recently when an Irish company’s coatin...


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...


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).


AkzoNobel Takes Reins of Egypt Firm

The acquisition of the remaining stake in a powder coatings manufacturer in Egypt means Dutch paints and coatings company AkzoNobel is expanding further, and more quickly, in the North Afric...


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...


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.


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...


Axalta to Acquire Dura Coat

Global powder coating maker Axalta Coating Systems has announced plans to acquire Riverside, CA-based Dura Coat Products Inc., a manufacturer of coatings for metal coil and related markets i...


PPG Expands Reach with New Acquisition

Pittsburgh-based coatings giant PPG has announced it will acquire global coatings services provider MetoKote and its affiliates.


Paint Maker Celebrates 90 Years

An Iowa-based coatings manufacturer recently marked its 90-year anniversary with a three-day celebration at its service centers.


Family Paint Firm Celebrates 90 Years

A third-generation Orange City, IA, coatings manufacturer commemorated nine decades of service last week.


Hexion to Offer High-Tech Powder Coatings

Hexion Inc. has introduced its line of durable powder coating resins, including low temperature cure options, to the North American market.


Aluminum Finish Made to Mimic Wood

Powder coating manufacturers Linetec and Decoral System USA have teamed up to offer a variety of wood grain finishes made for architectural aluminum products.


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...


Powder Coating Offers ‘Hint’ of Color

Polychem, a division of IFS Coatings, has introduced a powder coatings line that the company says offers a subtle color option for a variety of substrate needs.


Paint Booth Noise, Dust Leads to Fine

A Watseka, IL, metal fabricating plant was investigated on claims that it exposed employees to unsafe levels of metallic dusts, vapors and noise when manually powder coating metal products i...


Paint Dust Exposure Leads to $76K Fine

After receiving a complaint of unsafe working conditions, the federal agency that oversees worker health and safety has fined an Illinois-based metal fabrication company that performs powder...


Axalta Taps New VP, Division President

Global liquid and powder coating supplier Axalta Coating Systems has appointed a new executive to its leadership team.


PPG Completes IVC Acquisition

Coatings giant PPG Industries has formally acquired IVC Industrial Coatings, Inc., the company announced Tuesday (Sep. 1).


Powder Coating Offers Clear Protection

IFS Coatings has launched a new powder coating clear coats line called IFS Purecoat.


New Powder Coating Steps into Light

Amsterdam's paint, coatings and chemical giant has launched a new ultra-reflective powder coating for lighting fixtures.


Powder-Coated Surfaces Go Digital

Graphics, images and natural finishes can be embedded on powder-coated metals using a new system.


Coating Flow Grows from China, Mideast

Major coating suppliers have been increasing their global operations outside the U.S., with recent expansions throughout China and the Middle East.


Repeat Hazards Hit Company for $62K

An Ohio powder coating facility repeatedly accused of exposing workers to amputation hazards now faces $62,400 in proposed penalties, according to federal safety officials.


Auto Coater Cited for Dust Hazards

An Ohio powder coating company faces $62,300 in penalties for allegedly exposing workers to combustible dust and amputation hazards, federal officials say.


New Metallic Powder Coating Bows

AkzoNobel Performance Coatings has introduced a bright, metallic powder coating for furniture, lighting and other interior fixtures.


AkzoNobel Expands Again in Asia

Seeking a bigger stake in the world’s fastest-growing coatings market, AkzoNobel plans to invest €50 million ($83.2 million USD) in a new decorative coatings plant in China.


AkzoNobel Plans New Chinese Paint Plant

AkzoNobel is spreading its reach even further in China by investing €50 million ($83.2 million USD) in a new decorative coatings facility.


AkzoNobel Profits Plunge in Q2

Profits plummeted at AkzoNobel in the second quarter of 2014, despite improved sales volume across the coating and chemical giant's three businesses, the company reported Wednesday (July 23)...


AkzoNobel Sales Hold, But Profits Drop

With improving sales but declining revenue, Akzo Nobel’s Decorative Paints business provided a good microcosm Wednesday (July 23) of the company’s mixed fortunes in the second quarter of 201...


AkzoNobel Builds Coatings, Folds Paper

AkzoNobel is again honing its future markets with a new Performance Coatings investment in China and the sell-off of a major business unit.


OSHA Cites Silica at Coating Company

A Texas powder coating company allegedly exposed workers to toxic chemicals, including silica, and now faces $55,440 in proposed penalties, federal authorities say.


OSHA Hits Powder Coatings Firm

A Wisconsin powder coatings facility faces $51,800 in federal penalties for allegedly exposing workers to toxic substances.


Powder Coating Cuts Down on Cure

AkzoNobel’s Powder Coatings business has launched a dry-on-dry primer and topcoat application process with only one heating stage.


New Tool Measures Powder Coatings

DeFelsko has launched a new non-contact powder thickness gauge for measuring uncured powder coatings.


OSHA Alleges Repeat Painter Hazards

A Texas trailer manufacturer has repeatedly exposed painters and abrasive blasters to airborne particles over eight times the permissible limit, as well as several other hazards, federal saf...


2 Coating Groups Elect New Directors

RadTech and the Powder Coating Institute have both named their new board members for 2014.


Owners Held in Coating Plant Blast

Two owners of a powder-coating factory in Mumbai have been arrested after an explosion that killed one worker and injured two over the weekend.


AkzoNobel Adds, Nippon Paint Subtracts

Global coating makers AkzoNobel and Nippon Paint are resizing their portfolios, with AkzoNobel expanding its presence in the Middle East and Nippon Paint divesting part of its U.S. business.


AkzoNobel Revenues Slide in Q3

Divestments and exchange rates clobbered third-quarter sales gains in protective, industrial, automotive and aerospace coatings at AkzoNobel, driving down overall revenues 5 percent, the com...


Paint, Currency Scuff Akzo’s Q3 Gloss

Tanking currency rates knocked the wind out of AkzoNobel in the third quarter, flattening architectural revenues and driving down revenues companywide by 5 percent.


British Coatings Group Taps New Leader

UK paint, coating and wallcovering manufacturers have chosen a new president from the pigments and printing inks industry.


UK Coatings Federation Names President

Sun Chemical managing director Nick Smith has been appointed president of the British Coatings Federation (BCF)—the association's first leader from the printing inks industry since 1998.


DuPont Refinish Reborn as Cromax

Automotive coatings formerly from DuPont are getting a fresh new face with a rebranding campaign taking place throughout the rest of the year.


AkzoNobel, PPG Growing Outside U.S.

PPG Industries and AkzoNobel will invest more than $125 million in new coating manufacturing facilities in Russia and China to expand production in those regions, the companies have announce...


Global Auto Paint Market Accelerates

Firmly on its mark with economic and environmental trends, the automotive coatings industry is set to grow, crossing an $11.7 billion finish line within five years, a new market forecast rep...


AkzoNobel Plans $67M China Expansion

In a move it says will solidify its position as a leading coating supplier in China, AkzoNobel will invest €50 million (about $67.5 million) to build two new manufacturing facilities in Chen...


OSHA Hits Chicago Paint Shop for $75K

Blocked exits, lack of ventilation and combustible dust in the paint shop have drawn federal citations and fines to a Chicago company that coats and manufactures industrial shelving and stor...


Gas Leak Exposure Leads to Citations

A Wisconsin metal finishing facility that allegedly failed to evacuate workers during a natural gas leak has been cited with 17 health and safety violations, the Occupational Safety and Heal...


New Name Caps Cytec Resins Transition

So long, Cytec; hello, Allnex.


Cytec Coatings Unit Gains New Identity

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


Coating Shop with OSHA Record Burns

A steel plant coating facility cited last year for combustible residues, excessive exposures and flammable liquid hazards has been destroyed in a fire.


2 Accidents Draw OSHA to Paint Firm

Two accidents in one month at an Alabama paint manufacturer have spurred a wide variety of federal health and safety citations and more than $40,000 in fines for the company.


OSHA Fines Paint Co. $41K in Injuries

Worker injuries at a powder paint manufacturer have drawn multiple federal health and safety violations and more than $40,000 in fines, officials announced.


Jotun to Eliminate Lead Chromates

Global coatings manufacturer Jotun will phase out lead chromates in 2014 and invest more resources to produce safer, more environmentally responsible paints and coatings.


2 Coating Company Owners Get Prison

Two owners of a western Pennsylvania powder coating company have been sentenced to federal prison for bilking investors out of $1.4 million.


Defending Space with Spray Paint

Graffiti often pops up at unexpected heights and locations, but spray painting may also hold the key to deflecting asteroids from Earth, an aerospace researcher contends.


So Long, DPC; Hello, Axalta

A coatings company grounded in the dawn of the Automobile Age is no more, as DuPont Performance Coatings gives way to a new entity called Axalta Coating Systems.


DuPont Coatings Reborn as Axalta

The founding father of the automotive paint business is being laid to rest.


DuPont Coatings Names Rebar Leader

DuPont Powder Coatings has announced the appointment of area manager Robert R. Phillippi as rebar segment leader, managing DuPont's efforts in this market segment.


 
 
   

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