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New Product Announcement: Low Foaming Wetting Agent

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


Hempel Appoints New Chief Technology Officer

Global coatings company Hempel has recently introduced a new position in its Executive Group Management with the hiring of Emilie Barriau as Chief Technology Officer.


PPG Partners for Maritime Sustainability Initiative

Earlier this month, global coatings company PPG revealed a collaboration with digital maritime sustainability platform RightShip.


EPA Releases NC Drinking Water Lead Funding

On Tuesday (June 18), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unveiled a grant totaling more than $1 million to the North Carolina Department Health and Human Services to test for lead in s...


Engineers Develop High-Temp Coating Alloy

A new material for coatings identified by a team at the University of Alberta in Canada reportedly offers promise for high-temperature applications like hydrogen combustion engines.


PPG Beautifying Schools This Summer Through Initiative

Earlier this month, global coatings company PPG revealed plans for its third annual New Paint for a New Start initiative that aims to create engaging spaces for students to learn and grow.


Contractors Needed for Navy WW Tanks Coating

The Department of the Navy, Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command is soliciting bids for coating and repairs to three steel wastewater tanks.


FAA Investigating Counterfeit Titanium Corrosion

After discovering small holes caused by corrosion, the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is looking into falsified documents that were reportedly used to verify the authenticity of titani...


Backlog, Spending Sinks as Contractors Stay Confident

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently published several reports indicating conditions for the nonresidential construction industry, noting that contractors are remaining confident...


New Product Announcement: Rail Car Coating

Protective coatings manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings Inc. (Avon, Ohio) has recently launched a new direct-to-metal exterior coating system for the rail industry.


Akzo Opens First Turbine Blade Test Facility

Global coatings company AkzoNobel has opened the world’s first purpose-built wind turbine blade testing facility. Located at its Felling plant in the United Kingdom, the facility is capable ...


Study Examines Cathodic Protection ‘Mystery’

Researchers at ETH Zurich have recently proposed a new mechanism to resolve the contradictions between early hypotheses and theories in regard to cathodic corrosion protection.


New Product Announcement: Concrete Repair Mortar

Earlier this month, concrete and masonry construction products manufacturer Euclid Chemical launched a new fast-setting, one-component cementitious repair mortar.


Belzona UK Selects New Managing Director

International protective coatings and composites manufacturer Belzona UK has recently appointed Jérémie Maillard as Managing Director.


AMPP Advocacy Day Shapes Industry Future

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) hosted its annual Advocacy Day last month in Washington, D.C., bringing together more than 50 industry leaders to advocate for...


PPG Confirms Marine Coating Overspray Reduction

Global coatings company PPG recently announced that the EDR Antwerp shipyard in Belgium has achieved a 40% reduction in overspray with the electrostatic application of one of the manufacture...


Cooling Paint Created Using Recycled Plastic

A team from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore has developed and tested new methods to create “cool paint” using recycled plastics and barium sulphate.


Bidding Opens for CA City Sanitary HQ

Costa Mesa Sanitary District in California is soliciting bids for painting and renovations to its existing headquarters building.


EPA Proposes N-Methylpyrrolidone Solvent Ban

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a proposed rule under the Toxic Substances Control Act to protect workers and consumers from n-methylpyrrolidone (NMP) exposure.


Century-Old Paint Discovered During Lighthouse Reno

Preserved red paint from 1890 was discovered on a Lake Huron, Michigan, landmark during a renovation project to update the Tawas Point State Park lighthouse.


DuPont Plans Separation into Three Companies

Technology-based materials and solutions manufacturer DuPont has revealed its plan to separate into three independent, publicly traded companies.


New Product Announcement: Industrial Waterblasting Tool

Industrial high-pressure waterblasting equipment, part and accessory manufacturer Jetstream of Houston, LLP, has launched a new waterblasting tool that features high-speed rotation for clean...


CPMA Launches Sustainable, Innovation Committee

In an effort to advocate for sustainable solutions in the pigment industry, the Color Pigments Manufacturers Association has recently launched a Sustainability and Innovation Committee.


New Product Announcement: Biobased Powder Coatings

Last month, global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta Coating Systems launched a new range of powder coating solutions derived from non-food organic waste.


Engineers Analyzing US Bridge Collision Risk

In what is described as an “urgent” assessment, engineers from Johns Hopkins University will study the ship collision risk of major United States bridges, particularly near major ports of en...


Sherwin Tops Most Valuable Paint Brand List

Global independent brand valuation consultancy Brand Finance recently released a new report, listing the top 10 most valuable paint brands for the year.


UK Coating Industry Meets for Annual Conference

This year’s British Coatings Federation Annual Conference reportedly hosted over 160 senior decision-makers from the United Kingdom’s paint, coatings, printing ink and wallcovering sectors.


Belzona Repairs Ship Carrying Olympic Torch

The corroded propeller shaft of the ship that carries the Olympic torch was recently restored using products from international protective coatings and composites manufacturer Belzona.


Study: Cars Less Colorful Than 20 Years Ago

Grayscale colors made up to 80% of cars in 2023 as white, black, gray and silver coatings become more popular, according to a recent study from car research company iSeeCars.com.


Sponge-Jet Featured on HGTV Renovation Show

Global manufacturer of dry, low dust, recyclable abrasive blasting media and related equipment Sponge-Jet (Newington, New Hampshire) made its television debut last month as part of a histori...


Metal Finishing Technologies Acquires Blasting Company

Metal finishing and specialty coating services company for aerospace, defense and industrial customers Metal Finishing Technologies, LLC, acquired shot peening and blasting services provider...


News from the Tracker: ME, IN Bridge Jobs

The Maine Turnpike Authority is soliciting bids for the cleaning and coating of three existing bridge underpass structures along Shaker Road, Weymouth Road and Bennet Road in Portland, South...


TPC Connect: Industrial Coatings Preps for Event

The seventh annual TPC Connect: Industrial Coatings (formerly Contractor Connect) will be held November 4-7, 2024, at the beautiful Lake Las Vegas Hilton Resort & Spa in Henderson, Nevada.


Dulux Launches Pro Painter Digital App

Global coatings company PPG recently unveiled a new digital tool for painters and trade professionals in Canada through its Dulux paint brand.


New Product Announcement: Laser Cleaning System

Laser system manufacturer Laser Photonics Corporation has launched its newly upgraded CleanTech laser cleaning systems for cleaning, finishing, roughening and surface preparation.


OSHA Finalizes Label, Safety Data Sheet Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor recently finalized a rule from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to update the current Hazard Communication Standard to better protect workers.


Canada Coating Company Fined for Worker Death

An industrial painting and coating company in Alberta, Canada, has plead guilty in court and agreed to pay a $350,000 fine after a worker died at a job site in 2021.


Thin Coating Detects, Monitors Toxic Gases

A new material produced by a team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology could be used as a thin coating to analyze air quality in industrial or home settings.


Blue Bridge Paint Oversprays Into FL River

As workers sprayed a bridge over the Orange River in Buckingham, Florida, the wind reportedly carried the blue paint into the water below, raising concerns about the environmental impact.


Elevation Award Nominations Deadline Extended

The deadline to submit nominations for the eighth annual Elevation Awards from Technology Publishing Company and the Commercial Painting Industry Association has been extended to June 28.


US Reaches OH Train Derailment Settlement

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice agreed on a $310 million settlement with Norfolk Southern Railway Company to address and pay for damage...


IN Roadside Santa Undergoing Repaint Project

A large Santa Claus statue along Highway 41 in Evansville, Indiana, will be ho-ho-hosed down this week as crews power wash the giant in preparation for a repaint.


News from the Tracker: CA Garage, ON School

The City of Fresno, California, is soliciting bids for the renovation of an existing garage building into office space.


April Architecture Billing Conditions Remain Soft

As businesses continue to witness a downward trend, the latest Architecture Billings Index from the American Institute of Architects and Deltek reveals that inquiries into new projects conti...


New Product Announcement: Erosion-Resistant Pipe Coating

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine has released a new erosion-resistant coating technology to protect pipe interiors located near fracking wellheads.


Commerce Chamber Sues Over Walkaround Rule

Last week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a coalition of business groups filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s new walkaround inspection rule.


New Product Announcement: Siloxane Coating Defoamer

Specialty chemicals company Evonik recently introduced two new siloxane-based defoamers to improve sustainability and performance of waterborne architectural coatings.


PPG Building New TN Manufacturing Plant

As part of a $300 million investment in advanced manufacturing in North America, global coatings company PPG plans to build a new paint and coatings manufacturing plant in Loudon County, Ten...


Viking Acquires CA Industrial Painting Company

Earlier this week, industrial service provider Viking Companies announced the acquisition of Jeffco Painting and Coating, Inc.


Rust-Oleum Canada Launches DIY Coating Kits

Earlier this week, coatings company Rust-Oleum Canada released new do-it-yourself coating system kits to transform cabinets, countertops and flooring without the cost of a full renovation.


New 3D Printing Method to Utilize Corrosion

Engineers from Binghamton University in New York have received a grant to investigate the potential of building nanotubes into additively manufactured metals.


Millionaire Incorporating Moon Dust into Car Paint

A Florida businessman plans to coat his $2.5 million Pagani Utopia hypercar with crushed Moon rock in a world's-first customization job.


News from the Tracker: VA, AZ Water Tanks

Culpeper County in Virginia is currently seeking contractors for the cleaning, repairing and painting of a 300,000-gallon ground storage reservoir.


Detroit Zoo Unveils New Water Tower Design

A project more than two years in the making is on its way to being completed at the Detroit Zoo as the new designs and branding for its iconic water tower have been revealed.


New Product Announcement: Industrial Paint Robot

Robotics company Fanuc America has unveiled what it is calling the world's first global explosion-proof, collaborative paint robot for industrial painting, coating, powder and fiberglass rei...


San Fran ‘Painted Lady’ Gets Pixel Paint Job

One of San Francisco’s iconic “Painted Ladies” has now been dubbed by neighbors as the “Tetris House,” after its original soft green shade has been painted over with neon pixels.


IL Bridge Painting Kicks Off After Weather Delays

A $1.103 million painting project to refurbish seven bridges in Jacksonville, Illinois, on Interstate 72 is officially underway after wet weather pushed the work back.


Dutch Boy Introduces Pro Contractor Program

Dutch Boy Paints, part of The Sherwin-Williams Consumer Brands Group, is expanding its product offerings for the professional painting contractor with its new Professional Series program at ...


Axalta Acquires Aftermarket Coatings Manufacturer

Global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta Coating Systems entered into a definitive agreement to acquire automotive and aftermarket application coatings manufacturer The CoverFlexx G...


Settlement Reached Over Corroded NOLA Pumps

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the joint venture who originally installed now-corroded pumps in New Orleans have reached a settlement with Louisiana after the state filed a lawsuit ove...


Model Forecasts Coal Ash Concrete Performance

New models from researchers at RMIT University in Australia has reportedly revealed that low-carbon concrete developed at the university can recycle double the amount of coal ash and halve t...


From the Editors

During the past six months, PaintSquare’s parent company, Technology Publishing, has conducted an evaluation of its publishing products, events and data offerings to address the fast-changin...


Painters Supply and Equipment Acquires AeroCoat

Earlier this week, distributor Painters Supply and Equipment announced the acquisition of AeroCoat Source Inc. in an emailed press release.


Submit Your Elevation Award Nomination Now

There are just two weeks left to enter your submissions for the eighth annual Elevation Awards from Technology Publishing Company and the Commercial Painting Industry Association.


DOL Offers $35M in Infrastructure Job Grants

In the second round of funding of the Building Pathways to Infrastructure Jobs program, the U.S. Department of Labor has unveiled almost $35 million to prepare workers for infrastructure job...


Bidding Open for New VA Fire Station Coating

The City of Waynesboro in Virginia is soliciting bids for the construction and coating of a new fire station.


Man Paints Fence Mural After Order to Hide Boat

A Seaside, California, resident has painted a photorealistic mural of his boat on his fence after the city told him the vessel couldn’t be visible from the street.


Tesla Sued for CA Factory Paint Shop Emissions

An environmental nonprofit has filed a lawsuit against Tesla, alleging that the electric car company is violating the Clean Air Act at its Fremont, California, plant.


Coal Plant Wastewater Standards Finalized

At the end of last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a set of final rules to reduce pollution from fossil fuel-fired power plants while still delivering reliable electri...


Nanoclusters Remove Dyes from Wastewater

A study from Flinders University in Australia has reportedly discovered a way to degrade and potentially remove toxic organic chemicals, such as azo dyes, from wastewater.


New Product Announcement: Laboratory Dissolver

Worldwide partner of the automotive, paint and plastics industries BYK-Gardner has released a new all-rounder laboratory dissolver for stirring, dispersing, vacuum dispensing, homogenizing a...


$5.3M NY Bridge Painting Project Underway

Work has officially kicked off on the Frederick Douglass-Susan B. Anthony Memorial Bridge in Rochester, New York, for a $5.3 million maintenance painting project.


First Methylene Chloride Ban Petition Filed

Last week, two Texas-based paint companies filed the first lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ban on methylene chloride.


Sto, Swatchbox Partner for Material Samples

Building materials firm Sto Corp. has partnered with building material sample platform Swatchbox to deliver a new sample experience to architects and designers.


NTSB Releases Preliminary Key Bridge Report

The cargo ship that caused the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse in Baltimore earlier this year reportedly had a pair of “catastrophic” electrical failures minutes before the crash, as well ...


PennDOT Awards Interstate, Bridge Coating Contract

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded a project in the amount of $47,697,936 for preservation of Interstate 80, as well as coating and repairs to other bridge structures ...


TiO2 Producer Expands Distributor Agreement

Producer and marketer of titanium dioxide pigments Kronos is teaming up with specialty chemicals and ingredients distributor DKSH’s Performance Materials business unit to distribute its rang...


Material Prices Surge, Backlog Indicator Up

The Associated Builders and Contractors have released new analyses from April, revealing that despite backlog and construction material price increases, contractors are remaining confident.


ASCE Analyzes Post-Infrastructure Funding Data

A new report from the American Society of Civil Engineers has found that continued federal infrastructure investments will save jobs and grow the economy over the next decade.


American Coatings Event Celebrates 'Major' Success

Earlier this month, the 2024 American Coatings Show saw over 9,000 total participants with a total of 588 exhibitors in over 138,800 square feet of exhibit space to network and establish new...


Imaging Technology Estimates Corrosion Depth

NTT Corporation in Japan has reportedly developed an image recognition technology to detect and estimate the depth of steel corrosion from infrastructure images taken with a digital camera.


New Product Announcement: Epoxy Curing Agent

Specialty chemicals company Evonik recently launched a new fast-curing, ultraviolet-resistant epoxy curing agent for flooring applications.


Global MRO Integrates Akzo VR Paint Training Tech

AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings has partnered with International Aerospace Coatings to incorporate its virtual reality paint technology into the company’s future training programs.


MD Signs PaintCare Program into Law

Last week, Maryland became the twelfth U.S. state to adopt the PaintCare program, as Governor Wes Moore signed the paint recycling initiative into law.


LA Sues Army Corps for Corroding Water Pumps

The state of Louisiana has filed a precautionary lawsuit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to protect it from costs incurred for repairs of corroding pumps in New Orleans’ hurricane l...


Hempel Divests European Decorative Brands

Global coatings company Hempel recently signed an agreement to divest its J.W. Ostendorf and Renaulac business in France and Germany to private equity firm Fidelium Partners, subject to rele...


$41M Grants Assist Stormwater, Sewer Upgrades

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency made nearly $41 million available in funding from the Sewer Overflow and Stormwater Reuse Municipal grant to help address stormwater and s...


Chemical Company Opens Facility in Spain

Last month, chemical supplier Wanhua Chemical Group officially opened its Barcelona research and development center in Cornella de Llobregat, Spain, to strengthen company efforts for collabo...


Shipping Company Utilizes Graphene Hull Coating

Shipping operator Finnlines recently adopted the use of sustainable coatings company GIT Coatings’ graphene-based hard foul release hull coating to accelerate its decarbonization efforts acr...


Antimicrobial Coating Offers Transparent Protection

A new coating has been formulated to remain non-conductive and transparent for glass surfaces while still maintaining antimicrobial properties.


DOL Moves Heat Safety Rule Draft Forward

Last month, the U.S. Department of Labor took an important step towards addressing workplace heat safety, publishing a draft rule’s initial regulatory framework at the Advisory Committee on ...


Contractors Needed for OR Research Lab Painting

Clean Water Services in Oregon is soliciting bids for construction and renovations to an existing two-story building.


Key Bridge Forum Prompts Reconstruction Plans

Earlier this week, consultants, contractors and subcontractors met with Maryland Transportation Authority officials in an online forum to discuss construction plans for the new Francis Scott...


EPA Launches Energy Star NextGen Certification

Earlier this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency initiated a new Energy Star certification program for the residential new construction sector.


UK Schools Targeted by ‘Leftover Paint’ Scam

A school in North Yorkshire, England, was recently targeted by a scammer who was reportedly pretending to be a worker offering to paint parking lines and zebra crossings.


Former AkzoNobel CEO Appointed to Stahl Board

Specialty coatings and treatments provider Stahl has named former AkzoNobel chief executive officer Thierry Vanlancker as a Non-Executive Director to its Board.


OQ Chemicals Resumes German Plant Operations

After a “substantial” operation disruption earlier this year, global chemical company OQ Chemicals reports it has successfully restarted production at its Oberhausen and Marl, Germany, plant...


New Product Announcement: Cabinet Wood Coatings

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


Report: NYC Construction Deaths Lowest in Decade

The annual New York City Construction Report recently highlighted the lowest building construction-related fatalities in almost a decade, with the city’s Department of Buildings noting that ...


Digester Tank Project Causes Lead Contamination

Port of Bellingham officials in Washington have confirmed that, earlier this week, lead paint from a recent refurbishing project on the port’s “rocket ship” digester tanks has contaminated l...


Paint Brand Trust Indicates Customer Satisfaction

Marketing research company J.D. Power recently released its 2024 U.S. Paint Satisfaction Study, finding that manufacturers rely heavily on loyalty for both repeat purchases and positive reco...


New Coating Protects Biopolymer Production Tanks

International protective coatings and composites manufacturer Belzona recently provided anti-corrosive coatings to protect the internal lining of biotechnology company CuanTec's tanks at a p...


Contractors Needed for MO Water Tank Coating

The Jefferson County Public Water Supply District No. 2 in High Ridge, Missouri, is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of a 1-million-gallon welded steel fluted pillar/colu...


Stahl Becomes PHA Polymer Alliance Member

At the beginning of the month, specialty coatings and treatments provider Stahl joined the Global Organization for PHA (GO!PHA) to advocate and advance the use of the naturally occurring pol...


Final Rule Alters Oil, Gas Emissions Reporting

Earlier this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule to expand and update methane emissions reporting requirements for petroleum and natural gas systems under the ...


Natural Coating Protects Wood Floors from Sun

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


Utility Pole Coating Reduces Electrical Sparking

Engineers at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology recently produced a new insulative coating for utility poles that is resistant to fire and electrical sparking to prevent pole-top fi...


Painted FL Building Owners Address Controversy

The owners of a recently repainted historic building in Fort Myers, Florida, say that they “followed the necessary rules” in response to inquiries regarding the unauthorized work.


New Product Announcement: Industrial Dispersing Agent

Global chemical company BASF recently launched a new dispersing agent made from the company’s Controlled Free Radical Polymerization (CFRP) technology.


Air Tank Corrosion Sparks Fire Retardant Concerns

A recent inspection conducted by the United States Forest Service reportedly found signs of corrosion inside air tankers using mineral production company Compass Minerals’ magnesium chloride...


Chile Observatory Completes Mirror Reflective Coating

An astronomical facility under construction in Chile has recently achieved an important milestone after its 8.4-meter primary/tertiary mirror has been successfully coated with protected silv...


Nonresidential Construction Spending Rebounds

According to an analysis of data published by the U.S. Census Bureau, national nonresidential construction spending increased 0.2% in March, totaling $1.19 trillion on a seasonally adjusted ...


MVP Project Approaches Completion Date

After years of controversy and cost increases, officials expect the Mountain Valley Pipeline to begin operations by the end of this month as construction wraps up and operators finish post-c...


Sherwin Publishes Online Flooring Visualizer Tool

Sherwin-Williams High Performance Flooring recently unveiled its new online flooring visualizer for architects, designers and contractors to tailor project needs.


Black Paint Developed for Light Detection Systems

A team of researchers in South Korea recently produced a highly reflective black paint that could help self-driving cars better identify darker objects on the road.


HUD Opportunity Opens for Lead Paint Hazards

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has released $90 million in funding to reduce lead-based paint and other residential health hazards for low-income families.


APC Signs Dubai Tanker Coating Deal

Protective coatings manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings Inc. (Avon, Ohio) has agreed to coat the cargo tanks of two chemical tankers for Dubai-based shipping group Gulf Navigation Holding...


Federal Trade Commission Bans Noncompetes

Last month, the Federal Trade Commission issued a final rule to promote competition by banning nonecompete clauses across the United States.


$3B Unveiled for Lead Service Line Replacement

Yesterday (May 2), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency granted $3 billion to help every state and territory find and replace lead service lines, protecting drinking water from future ex...


DE County Seeking Fire School Painting Bids

Kent County in Delaware is seeking bids for renovation and painting work to the addition on the Delaware State Fire School.


Missouri S&T Wins Sixth ASCE Bridge Competition

Last month, Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Steel Bridge Design Team reportedly took first place at the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Mid-America Student Symposi...


Tech Company Rebrands for Sustainability Goals

Material transformation technologies company Schenk Process has announced a rebrand and new name to further establish its commitment to achieving climate-neutral transformation processes.


Construction Job Open Decline Shows ‘Volatility’

According to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, construction industry job openings dipped drastically in March.


New Product Announcement: Acrylic Coating Polymer

Resin and colorant provider Engineered Polymer Solutions recently launched a new all-acrylic polymer for elastomeric wall and roof coatings.


Coatings Compound Inhibits Organic, Metal Corrosion

A new corrosion-resistant compound is reportedly in the works at James Cook University in Queensland, Australia, as a team of scientists search for better ways to address the global multi-tr...


MDTA Plans Key Bridge Replacement Meeting

Officials from the Maryland Transportation Authority are reportedly planning to host a Virtual Industry Forum on May 7 to discuss the rebuilding of the recently collapsed Francis Scott Key B...


EPA Finalizes Paint Stripper Chemical Ban

At the end of last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized a ban on most uses of methylene chloride to protect workers and communities from fatal exposure.


German Pigment Maker Files for Insolvency

Color solutions provider Heubach GmbH, part of the Heubach Group, filed an application last month for the opening of regular insolvency proceedings over its assets


Vibrantz, Krahn Expand Distribution Partnership

Independent chemical distributor Krahn Chemie has recently expanded a partnership agreement in Germany and Poland with global specialty chemicals and materials provider Vibrantz Technologies...


Coating Work Begins for MI Silo Murals

Several rusted 70-year-old silos in Saginaw, Michigan, are scheduled to receive new designs as a part of a project to paint murals on the structures this month.


BCF Launches New ‘Eco’ Paints Guide

To help consumers better understand the environmental credentials of the paint they buy, as well as avoid being misled by unsubstantiated claims, the British Coatings Federation has launched...


Construction Starts on First US High-Speed Rail

Earlier this month, officials broke ground to mark the start of construction on the new Brightline West High-Speed Intercity Passenger Rail project to connect Las Vegas to Southern Californi...


Finalized Rule Bans Federal Building Fossil Fuels

Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy issued a mandate to cut emissions from new or newly renovated federal buildings to reduce pollution, improve air quality and adopt energy-efficient e...


Contractors Needed for IL Trail Bridge Coating

The St. Clair County Transit District is soliciting bids for the cleaning and painting of an existing bridge structure in Belleville, Illinois.


Coatings Company Allegedly Shorted Worker Pay

A utility operator recently accused global coatings company Rust-Oleum of not paying its hourly workers their complete overtime wages, while also neglecting to include bonuses and other ince...


Methylene Chloride Ban Takes Step Forward

Earlier this month, the White House’s Office of Management and Budget completed its review of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed ban on most uses of methylene chloride under...


JPCL Releases 2023 Readers’ Choice Winners

Winners of the 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards, which honor the authors of the top articles chosen by JPCL readership over the past year, were unveiled in the latest bimonthly issue of the Jo...


New Product Announcement: Graphene Suspensions

Nan Chang Xinsu Nano Materials, an original equipment manufacturer for industrial technology company OCSiAl, recently unveiled a new line of coating suspensions for OCSiAI’s Tuball graphene ...


Architectural Firm Billings Continue to Decline

For the fourteenth consecutive month, the Architecture Billings Index has declined at firms as inflation, supply chain issues and other economic challenges continue to affect business, the A...


Dow, Univar Solutions Expand Silicone Partnership

Specialty chemical and ingredient distributor Univar Solutions and chemical manufacturing company Dow now plan to distribute construction silicone products to regions of Central and Eastern ...


CT Painting Company Cited for Lead Violations

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently reached a settlement with a Bethel, Connecticut, painting company for alleged violations of the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule.


JPCL Begins New Bimonthly Schedule

The Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings and its publisher, Technology Publishing Company, will now be publishing a new issue every two months to focus more resources on online ...


Method Evaluates Thermal Stress in Barrier Coatings

A research team at the Kunming University of Science and Technology in Kunming, China, recently created a new high-throughput multiscale evaluation method for thermal stress in thermal barri...


Nippon Paint Marine Joins Biosafety Alliance

Earlier this year, global marine coatings company Nippon Paint Marine joined the Global Industry Alliance for Marine Biosafety (GIA) to help protect marine biodiversity and decarbonize shipp...


IUPAT Trustees Claim Company Broke Agreement

A Michigan painting company has been accused of violating a collective bargaining agreement through an International Union of Painters and Allied Trades benefit fund by subcontracting work a...


Bidding Open for MA Public Works Facility Painting

The Town of Duxbury in Massachusetts is soliciting bids for construction and coating of a new pre-engineered building.


Graco Releases Q1 Financial Results

On Wednesday (April 24), equipment manufacturer Graco Inc. released its first-quarter financial results for 2024, reporting a 15% decrease in operating earnings for the quarter.


Historic FL Building Painted Despite Stop Order

A 101-year-old building in Fort Myers, Florida, was painted over earlier this month, even after the city issued a stop work order once work began.


Developers Plan Bridge-Hotel Project

Saudi Arabia recently unveiled new plans to develop a hotel contained inside of a 450-meter-long bridge that stretches over a lagoon on the Gulf of Aqaba, as part of the Neom urban developme...


BASF Chairman, New Board Members Assume Roles

On Thursday (April 25), global chemical company BASF officially appointed Dr. Markus Kamieth as the new Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors during the company’s Annual Shareholders’...


Energy-Efficient Bricks Use Glass, Scrap Materials

Engineers from RMIT University have invented bricks created using waste materials that could reportedly reduce household energy bills by up to 5% compared to regular bricks due to improved i...


Sherwin-Williams Reports 2024 Q1 Results

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced its 2024 first-quarter financial results on Wednesday (April 24), highlighting a 1.4% net sales decrease year-over-year to $5.37 b...


Construction Completed on UK ‘Super Sewer’

Work has wrapped up on a new "super sewer" tunnel in London that was designed to drastically reduce sewage pollution in the River Thames.


New Product Announcement: Barn, Aluminum Paint

Dutch Boy Paints, part of The Sherwin-Williams Consumer Brands Group, has recently launched a new line of barn and fence paint, as well as a new aluminum paint, as homeowners and contractors...


Dunn-Edwards Plans to Fill CA Kelly-Moore Gap

Earlier this week, the Dunn-Edwards Corporation unveiled the opening of 17 stores throughout Northern California, aiming to fulfill the needs of customers amongst the recent closure of paint...


WEG Partners for Mining Waste Anticorrosive Coatings

Brazilian technology development company WEG has partnered with zinc production company Nexato to develop liquid anticorrosive paints with the addition of jarosite, a waste derived from zinc...


Contractors Needed for CA Water Tank Coating

The City of Stockton, California, is currently seeking contractors for the coating of one 3.4-million-gallon water storage tank.


Organizations Celebrating Corrosion Awareness Day

This year, universities and coatings companies across the globe are coming together today to celebrate World Corrosion Awareness Day with a series of events, webinars and more.


Brenntag Acquires Specialty Chemicals Distributor

Earlier this month, chemical and ingredients distributor Brenntag acquired United Kingdom independent specialties distributor Lawrence Industries Ltd.


AkzoNobel Shares Q1 2024 Financial Results

Global coatings company AkzoNobel released its 2024 first quarter earnings report Tuesday (April 23), showing a 1% decrease in revenue and a return on investment of 13.8%.


Citrus Waste Creates Sustainable Coatings

The Technological Institute of Plastics, AIMPLAS, in Spain is working on an initiative to produce new, sustainable formulations and construction materials using carbon dioxide and waste from...


OSHA Releases 2023 Injury, Illness Data

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration published its 2023 injury and illness data.


EPA Finalizes New PFAS Superfund Rule

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule for two per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, meant to address current contaminations through investigations and cleanup e...


Plastic Coating Increases 3D Printing Functionality

Scientists and engineers from the University of Nottingham have used supercritical carbon dioxide to create a process to coat polymer particles used in 3D printing.


Corrosion Found in Fukushima Plant Tanks

The operator at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant recently announced that corrosion has been found on the inside of tanks used to store treated radioactive water.


New Product Announcement: Thick-Film Novalac Epoxy

Industrial coatings company Induron Protective Coatings recently launched its new thick-film, ceramic-filled novolac epoxy, meant for conditions found in treatment plants for concrete and ca...


NJ Rust-Oleum Sued Over Age Discrimination

A former flooring specialist in New Jersey has reportedly filed a discrimination lawsuit against Rust-Oleum, claiming he and other workers were terminated due to their age.


Canadian Coatings Conference Lineup Released

The Canadian Paint and Coatings Association has recently published the conference program for the 2024 Canadian Coatings Conference.


Researchers Study Green Wastewater Treatment

A team of scientists at Colorado State University have reportedly been exploring the potential benefits of transitioning to green wastewater treatment approaches across the United States.


Corrosion Company Releases Cathodic Protection eBook

Industrial equipment supplier Farwest Corrosion Control Company recently launched a new eBook that offers tips and insights for corrosion control and cathodic protection issues.


PPG Publishes 2024 Q1 Financial Report

Global coatings supplier PPG (Pittsburgh) reported 2024 first quarter net sales of about $4.3 billion, a 2% decrease from the year prior, in a financial results press release issued on Thurs...


Scientists Create Moon-Inspired Magenta Pigment

Researchers from Oregon State University have reportedly developed durable, reddish magenta pigments inspired by lunar mineralogy and ancient Egyptian chemistry.


Bidding Open for VA Commission Building Painting

The Fort Monroe Authority in Virginia is seeking bids to repair the exterior envelope at the Virginia Marine Resources Commission building located in Hampton, Virginia.


DOL Honoring 2024 Workers Memorial Day

Starting Monday (April 22), the U.S. Department of Labor will commemorate Workers Memorial Day by hosting a week-long series of events to educate employers on the importance of safe and heal...


WA Preparing Wastewater Resilience Projects

Last month, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Acting Assistant Administrator for Water Bruno Pigott announced a $194 million loan to King County, Washington, from the Water Infrastructure...


Patrol Vessel Receives WWI Paint Scheme

After months of maintenance and coating work, the River Class Patrol vessel HMS Mersey is now stationed at the Falmouth drydock in Cornwall, England, with a new “Western Approaches” color sc...


Wacker Unveils New Corporate Appointment

Munich-based chemical manufacturer Wacker Group recently declared that the head of Wacker’s Corporate Research Department Christoph Kowitz will be taking charge of the Group’s U.S. subsidiar...


Security ‘PaintCam’ Launches Paint Balls at Intruders

A Slovenian startup has created what it’s calling the first security system with integrated real-time facial recognition and “game-changing” paintball marking for home safety.


New Product Announcement: Architectural Coatings Enamel

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


Behr Debuts Exterior Stain Color of the Year

Earlier this week, Behr Paint Company revealed its 2024 Exterior Stain Color of the Year: Tugboat.


DOL Finalizes Silica Dust Reduction Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration recently issued a final rule to protect miners from exposure to respirable crystalline silica, also known as silica dust ...


Scientists Develop Radio-Absorbing Coating

Researchers at the Belarusian State University in Misnk, Belarus, have reportedly created a radio-absorbing coating that can protect against electromagnetic radiation.


London Tops Expensive Construction Cities List

Global design and consultant organization Arcadis has released its International Construction Cost report, with London narrowly hitting the top spot as the most expensive city for constructi...


Brenntag Partners for AI Product Data Management

Chemical and ingredients distributor Brenntag has recently entered a strategic partnership with Knowde, a digital customer experience platform for the ingredients, polymers and chemical indu...


ASCC Opens Decorative Concrete Awards Submissions

Earlier this week, the American Society of Concrete Contractors in St. Louis launched its sixteenth annual International Decorative Concrete Council Awards program.


Baltimore Bridge Cleanup Limits Federal Funding

Data obtained by The Washington Post highlights concerns that federal funding needed to rebuild the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore could wipe out emergency federal hi...


March Backlog Rebounds as Confidence Improves

The latest Construction Backlog Indicator from the Associated Builders and Contractors has found that, despite high costs, supply chain issues and labor shortages, optimism among contractors...


Study: Rising Sea Levels Raise Corrosion Concerns

Researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa recently unveiled a new study showing that cities with complex networks of buried and partially buried infrastructure may have an increased r...


PennDOT Awards Bridge Cleaning, Coating Contract

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $1,173,000 for cleaning, coating, and repairs to an existing bridge structure along State Route 8016 ove...


Paint Stored in Home Garages Linked to ALS Risk

A study from the University of Michigan has reportedly found that storing chemicals, including paint, in a home garage may be associated with an increased risk of amyotrophic lateral scleros...


Researchers Testing Collisions for Bridge Maintenance

Researchers at the Missouri University of Science and Technology are reportedly conducting a study analyzing the impacts of tractor-trailers crashing into bridges to find ways to mitigate da...


CPIA Conference Early-Bird Registration Ongoing

Early-bird registration for the Commercial Painting Industry Association's fourth-annual Leadership Conference at the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa in Austin, Texas, from Oct. 20-23, ends M...


New Product Announcement: Textured Epoxy Coating

Global coatings company The Sherwin-Williams Company has recently unveiled its new textured epoxy coatings (TEC) for concrete and construction applications.


New Automated Factory Coats French Timber School

The new Bourdonnières School in Nantes, France, has reportedly become the first project to be completed using cross-laminated timber coated on the world’s largest automated coating productio...


ON Employer Fined for Worker Injury

A coatings manufacturing company and a temporary help agency in Ontario were both recently fined after a worker at the coating company’s facility was injured by an in-floor auger system.


PPG Providing Vocational Skills Competition Products

Global coatings company PPG recently unveiled plans to sponsor the world’s largest vocational skills competition in Lyon, France.


Anodes Arrive for AK Harbor Corrosion Fix

The final shipment of corrosion-inhibiting anodes for the Heritage Harbor in Wrangell, Alaska, reportedly arrived last month for divers to install at three locations.


AkzoNobel Invests in New Research Labs

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced that it is building two new research labs at its Sassenheim site in the Netherlands to expand product development.


Construction Planning Witnesses Ongoing Decline

The Dodge Momentum Index, issued by Dodge Construction Network, reportedly fell 8.6% to 164.0 in March, as commercial planning in particular continued to decline.


First PFAS Drinking Water Standard Finalized

President Joe Biden’s Administration recently issued the first-ever national, legally enforceable drinking water standard to protect communities from exposure to per- and polyfluoroalkyl sub...


Electrochemical Surface Coating Detects Bacteria

A novel sensor developed by researchers at Goethe University Frankfurt and Kiel University in Germany can reportedly detect dangerous bacteria in food production, as well as diagnose disease...


Toyota Patents Color Changing Technology

Last month, automaker Toyota successfully patented a new technology that can allow drivers to freely change the color of their cars.


March Building Material Prices Continue Increase

According to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data, construction input prices increased 0.4% in March compared to ...


ChemQuest Introduces New VP, Director Roles

Global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. has welcomed two new members to its team.


Bidding Open for Houston Airport Terminal Painting

The City of Houston is soliciting bids for coating and renovations to an airport terminal at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.


New Product Announcement: Architectural Coatings Binder

Specialty materials solutions provider Trinseo has revealed the launch of its new vinyl acrylic latex binder designed for architectural coatings.


AMPP Releases Pipeline Corrosion Guidelines

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance recently published a guideline for pipeline safety that aligns with new regulations from by the U.S Department of Transportation’s Pi...


Harbor Bridge on Track for 2025 Completion

Officials in Corpus Christi, Texas, recently informed the public that construction for the new Harbor Bridge is set to wrap up by Spring 2025, remaining on track for its estimated completion...


EPA Finalizes Chemical Plant Clean Air Standards

On Tuesday (April 9), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule that aims to reduce toxic air pollution from chemical plants used to make organic synthetic organic chemica...


World’s Largest 3D Printed Structure Work Begins

Construction has recently started on what is being called the world’s tallest 3D printed tower named “Tor Alva,” or the “White Tower” in Switzerland.


Turbine Blades Painted to Prevent Bird Collisions

Electric power company PacifiCorp is studying bird safety in Glenrock, Wyoming, by painting wind turbines blades black to observe any potential reduction in collisions.


New Window Coating Blocks Heat, Allows Light

A new coating from the University of Notre Dame can reportedly block heat-generating ultraviolet and infrared light while allowing visible light, regardless of the sun’s angle.


CA Tank Replacement, Coating Job Bidding

The City of Santa Cruz, California, is currently seeking contractors for the replacement and coating of a 400,000-gallon steel water storage tank.


Pittsburgh Begins $150M Light Rail Upgrades

Officials in Pittsburgh have announced multiple projects aimed at updating most of the city’s 26.2-mile light rail system, also known as the “T,” that connects the city’s North Shore to its ...


Airports Receiving New Infrastructure Law Grants

The Federal Aviation Administration recently awarded $148.3 million for 73 airport-related infrastructure projects in 28 states and Guam.


Study: Water-Based Paints Can Still Contain VOCs

A new analysis of water-based paints from around the world has reportedly revealed that, despite being labelled as containing zero- or low-volatile organic compounds, some of these paints co...


PHMSA Funds Gas Pipeline Rehab Projects

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, along with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, recently unveiled $392 million in gra...


Companies Partner for Sustainable Marine Coatings

Brazilian technology development company WEG has reportedly signed an agreement with sustainable coatings company GIT Coatings to help strengthen one another’s marine coating product offerin...


First Building Decarbonization Blueprint Released

At the beginning of the month, the Biden-Harris Administration published a national blueprint for the buildings sector to lower energy costs, improve resilience and tackle the climate crisis...


New Product Announcement: Ready Coated Components

Metal matrix composite coatings provider Hardide Coatings recently launched the first product in its new range of ready coated and enhanced components with a copper nozzle for its High-Veloc...


USACE 3D Prints Largest Soo Lock Component

The Detroit District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently announced it has finished installing the largest U.S. civil works infrastructure component produced by a 3D printer on the S...


Rust-Oleum Expands Roof Coating Distribution

Global coatings company Rust-Oleum has expanded its distribution of roof restoration products at its center in Riverside, California.


Sherwin Celebrates Least Popular Paint Color

Last week, global coatings company The Sherwin-Williams Company reframed its focus to celebrate the value of every hue, noting that the beauty of color is not determined by popularity alone.


Sika Acquires US Concrete Polymer Company

Specialty chemicals company Sika recently acquired Kwik Bond Polymers, LLC, a manufacturer of polymer systems for the refurbishment of concrete infrastructure.


USGBC Releases LEED v5 for Public Comment

The U.S. Green Building Council opened the first public comment period last week for its draft rating system, LEED v5.


Dulux Releases ‘Scratch and Sniff’ Paint Collection

Just in time for Easter, Dulux in the United Kingdom has released a “sweet” Scratch and Sniff paint collection that is inspired by food and drinks.


MD Adopting Paint Recycling Program Legislation

Maryland lawmakers recently passed a measure that would bring the American Coatings Association’s PaintCare paint recycling program to the state.


WA Digester Tanks Undergo Restoration Work

Officials in Bellingham, Washington, have recently unveiled plans to have flaking paint removed from six digester tanks, locally known as the “rocket ships,” as a part of a makeover project.


RPM Releases 2024 Record Third-Quarter Sales

RPM International Inc. (Medina, Ohio), parent company of specialty coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, released its third-quarter earnings report for 2024 on Thursda...


Missouri S&T Seeking Bids for Welcome Center Painting

The Missouri University of Science and Technology is seeking bids for the construction of a new 3-story welcome center in Rolla, Missouri.


Dow President Retires, Replacement Announced

Chemical manufacturing company Dow recently announced that Brendy Lange, current Business Vice President of Dow Industrial Solutions, has been named president of Performance Materials & Coat...


New Product Announcement: Entry-Level Interior Paint

Paint manufacturer C2 Paint has recently launched its new line of C2 Loft paint, described as a high-quality, affordable paint solution for both amateur DIY enthusiasts and seasoned painting...


Dunn-Edwards Kicks Off Student Design Competition

On Tuesday (April 2), paint and coatings company Dunn-Edwards officially opened submissions for its fourth annual Emerging Professionals Design Competition.


Trans Mountain Pipeline Approaches Completion

The final expansion of the Canadian Trans Mountain oil pipeline is expected to be completed this month, according to a construction schedule filed by the corporation on Monday.


New Additive Found for Perovskite Coating

Researchers from the National Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory at the University of Science and Technology of China have recently made new discoveries in perovskite solar cell research, mark...


DOL Issues Inspection Worker Rights Final Rule

At the end of March, the U.S. Department of Labor published a final rule clarifying the rights of employees to authorize a representative to accompany an Occupational Safety and Health Admin...


Tenaris Awarded Oil Pipeline Coatings Contract

Global pipe manufacturer Tenaris recently announced that it has received a contract to provide coating services for the Mero 4 oil project in the Campos Basin Pre-Salt in Brazil, one of the ...


Pipeline Decommissioning Needs Improvement

The U.S. Government Accountability Office recently released a new report that suggests proper pipeline decommissioning on federal lands is hindered by insufficient bonding, data limitations ...


ACA President, CEO Reveals Retirement Plans

President and Chief Executive Officer of the American Coatings Association Andy Doyle has announced that he will retire on Jan. 15, 2025.


Benjamin Moore Celebrates Contractor Appreciation Month

Earlier this week, paint and coatings manufacturer Benjamin Moore released plans for its third-annual Contractor Appreciation Month dedicated to residential and commercial painting contracto...


Australia to Test Steel Infrastructure Coating

Renewable energy company Sparc Technologies has reportedly signed an agreement with the South Australian Department for Infrastructure and Transport (DIT) for field trials of its enhanced co...


Caltrans Planning Lead Cleanup Project

The California Department of Transportation has unveiled plans to clean up soil contaminated with lead shavings left from painting work done on the Salmon Creek Bridge in Albion, California,...


Construction Spending Drops in Most Segments

According to a new analysis of data published by the U.S. Census Bureau, national nonresidential construction spending was down in 15 of the 16 subcategories in February.


Contract Awarded for PA Bridge Coating

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $1,297,304.25 for coating and repairs to two existing bridge structures along State Route 3003 over I-80...


Contractors Needed for TX Admin Building Coating

The City of Waco, Texas, is soliciting bids for the construction and coating a new administrative building.


OH Painting Firm Fined for Child Labor Violations

A recent investigation from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Wage and Hour Division found that an Ohio painting company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act’s child labor...


Crews Removing Collapsed Baltimore Bridge

Engineers are reportedly working to remove the first pieces of the collapsed Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore as an investigation continues into what factors caused the fatal incident.


ND Detention Center Faces Paint Peeling Lawsuit

A six-member committee in charge of overseeing the Burleigh Morton Detention Center in Bismarck, North Dakota, has reportedly sued the facility's builder over persistent problems with peelin...


Tungsten Being Tested for Heat Conduction

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory at Stanford University in California have reportedly begun looking into tungsten’s ability to conduct heat...


New Product Announcement: Thermal Insulation Coating

Global coatings company Hempel has introduced its first thermal insulation coating system, meant to reduce the risk of water ingress and retention.


Nominations Open for 2024 Elevation Awards

The nomination period for Technology Publishing Co.’s eighth annual Elevation Awards, carried out in partnership with the Commercial Painting Industry Association, is officially open.


Company Leads Record Graphene Coatings Project

Global shipping company Pacific Basin recently announced that it would be applying a sustainable, graphene-based propeller coating across its entire fleet.


PPG Appoints New EHS Vice President

Global coatings company PPG has announced that Lyndee Brassieur has been chosen as the new Vice President of environment, health and safety (EHS), effective today (April 1).


HI University Using AI to Preserve Historic Buildings

Students at the University of Hawaii’s Manoa School of Architecture are learning to digitally restore buildings in Lahaina using virtual 3D modeling and artificial intelligence.


ASTM International Appoints New President

Global standards organization ASTM International has announced that Andrew G. Kireta Jr. will become the organization’s new president, effective May 1.


New Product Announcement: Fire Protection Coating

Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine has recently released a new thin-film intumescent fire protection coating, ideal for on-site application to protect structural steel substrates.


$6B Granted for Record US Decarbonization Effort

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced $6 billion in funding for 33 projects across the United States to decarbonize energy-intensive industries, reduce industrial greenhouse gas emissi...


Behr, Mars Team Up for Bubblegum Pink Paint

Behr Paint Company and Hubba Bubba made by Mars have partnered to introduce a pink hue that is reminiscent of the well-known bubblegum for the Canadian market.


Bids Open for MO Water Tank Coating Work

The Jefferson County Public Water Supply District No. 1 in Barnhart, Missouri, is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of one 250,000-gallon welded-steel single-pedestal elev...


NASA Satellite Gets Solar Reflection Coating

The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration and Indian Space Research Organization's joint ASA ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR) satellite is nearly complete and will...


New Wall Paint Cleans Itself, Purifies Air

A research team from Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien) and the Università Politecnica delle Marche in Italy have developed special titanium oxide nanoparticles that can be added to c...


Architect Unveils $1B Hollywood Tower Design

Design plans for a proposed $1 billion “vertical creative office” campus in Hollywood have been recently submitted by Los Angeles-based real estate development firm The Star LLC.


Ship Causes Baltimore Key Bridge Collapse

Early yesterday morning (March 26), a container ship crashed into a support of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, causing the structure to collapse into the river below.


WA Looks to Drones to Paint Over Graffiti

A pilot program signed into law this month in Washington state will utilize state-of-the-art spray drone technology to cover up graffiti and combat vandalism on transportation infrastructure...


‘First Real-World’ Cool Paint Study Completed

In what is described as a first of its kind real-world study, researchers at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, have reportedly found that the use of cool paint coatings in cities ...


Cape Cod Bridges to Be Owned by MassDOT

Last week, Massachusetts Governor Maura Healey announced a new Memorandum of Understanding for two replacement bridges in Cape Cod, spanning over the Cape Cod Canal, to be fully owned by the...


New Product Announcement: Paint Supply System

Global supplier of environmental solutions and engineered products Dürr Megtec (De Pere, Wisconsin) recently unveiled its new modular paint supply system, meant to recover unused paint, redu...


Lawsuit Claims 650 Falls in NY Were Fraud

A New York-based insurance company has recently filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming that construction workers statewide are staging construction site falls to commit fraud.


Corrosion Map App to Launch in Australia

The Galvanizers Association of Australia (GAA), along with The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, announced...


PPG Woodcare Brands Select Color of the Year

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


$175K Settlement Reached in NY Lead Paint Case

A Syracuse, New York, landlord has been ordered to pay $175,000 after at least 11 children were poisoned due to lead-based paint hazards at his rental properties.


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Friday

PaintSquare Daily News will not be published Friday, March 29, as the offices of PaintSquare parent company Technology Publishing Co. will be closed in observance of the Easter holida...


New Model Analyzes Textile-Reinforced Concrete

­A new method from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden could reportedly make it easier to build sustainable structures from textile-reinforced concrete.


Next-Gen Analyses Used for Metal Corrosion

Researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, Washington, recently developed two new techniques to get a high-resolution look at how and why corrosion occurs.


Nano ‘Paint’ Being Analyzed for Heart Treatments

University of Virginia Health Medical Center researchers have recently received $2.8 million to further a “paint” technique that could save heart and dialysis patients from needing multiple ...


Agencies Address Water Infrastructure Attacks

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan and National Security Agency Advisor Jake Sullivan recently sent out a letter urging state governments to do more to protect ...


Contractors Needed for CA College Library Reno

The South Orange County Community College District in Mission Viejo, California, is soliciting bids for the remodeling and painting of the Irvine Valley College Library.


ACA Requests Buy America Coatings Clarifications

Earlier this month, the American Coatings Association contacted the U.S. Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit, expressing its need for insight into how the ...


New Product Announcement: All-Weather Exterior Stain

Paint and coatings manufacturer Benjamin Moore recently introduced a new line of all-weather exterior stains and prep products.


World Coatings Council Re-Elects President

At its annual meeting this month in Shanghai, China, the World Coatings Council re-elected Tom Bowtell as President for a second two-year term in office.


India Unveils World’s Longest Bi-Lane Tunnel

Earlier this month, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the world’s longest bi-lane tunnel, meant to help travelers avoid harsh weather conditions.


Machine Learning Used for Steel Coatings

Researchers from the IT4Innovations National Supercomputing Center at the Technical University of Ostrava in the Czech Republic, along with the Fraunhofer Institute for Chemical Technology I...


Architect Billings Suggests Slowdown ‘Receding’

The American Institute of Architects and Deltek report that architecture firm billings continued to decline in February. However, the month’s score reportedly marks the most modest easing in...


NC Bridge Replacement Completed Early

Officials in North Carolina have announced that construction on a 3,200-foot-long bridge connecting Carteret County in North Carolina directly to Harkers Island has been completed a year ahe...


Jon-Don Distributing PPG Resinous Floor Coatings

Commercial supplies, equipment and consumables supplier Jon-Don has recently partnered with global coatings company PPG to distribute resinous floor coatings for concrete flooring.


EPA Finalizes Ban on Ongoing Asbestos Uses

In what is the first rule to be finalized under the Toxic Substances Control Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has prohibited the use of the only known form of asbestos currently...


Scientists Unveil Nontoxic Antibiofouling Coating

Researchers from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) in Washington state have reportedly developed a nontoxic superhydrophobic, lubricant-infused composite (SLIC) coating to pre...


Contract Awarded for IN Bridge Painting

The Indiana Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $44,811,000 for bridge painting and concrete pavement restoration at various sites in Marion County.


Banksy Claims London Tree Mural Work

A spray painted mural behind a pruned tree in London has both attracted crowds and sparked discussion after street artist Banksy confirmed that the work was his.


Flint Held in Contempt Over Pipe Violations

Federal officials in Michigan have reportedly decided to hold the City of Flint in contempt for violating a court order from last year, which required the city to reach specified milestones ...


CPIA Partners for Commercial Painting Podcast

The Commercial Painting Industry Association, in partnership with A David Creation, now offers a podcast series for painting professionals and business owners to sharpen their skills, gain i...


AkzoNobel Brand Preserving Historic Dutch Windmills

In partnership with the Kinderdijk World Heritage Foundation, global coatings company AkzoNobel will now be preserving historic 18th-century windmills in The Netherlands.


Industrial Inspection Companies Announce Merger

Energy service company GIR Solutions, its branch company GIR Mechanical Integrity, and consulting firm CCI Inspection Services recently announced a new merger to form inspection company Allc...


New Product Announcement: Copper-Free Antifoulant

Global coatings company PPG recently announced the launch of its copper-free antifouling coating, meant to help reduce fuel consumption and lower greenhouse gas emissions on ships.


Ceramic Coating Created to Boost Gas Turbines

Researchers at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) have recently reported they have identified promising ceramic materials for metal coatings that allow gas turbines ...


Robot Cleans, Paints Offshore Energy Structures

Scientists at Germany's Fraunhofer Smart Ocean Technologies research group recently developed an experimental new undersea robot to help maintain offshore renewable energy platforms.


US Opens First Large Offshore Wind Farm

Last week, the South Fork Wind project launched its clean energy production, making New York home to America’s first utility-scale offshore wind farm.


Akzo Latin America Utilizing Renewable Electricity

Earlier this week, global coatings company AkzoNobel revealed that all of its manufacturing locations in Latin America are operating on 100% renewable electricity.


ABC Says Latest Price Increase is ‘Bad News’

Construction input prices have reportedly jumped 1.4% in February compared to the previous month, according to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data.


Airlines Address Boeing Paint Peeling Issue

Global airline Uzbekistan Airways recently released a report on the issue of paint peeling on composite parts of Boeing's B787 airplanes.


Protected 300-Year-Old Frescoes Painted Over

A recent paint job at a church in Tenerife, Spain, has caused a public outcry and an investigation as the intended renovation work reportedly covered government-protected, 300-year-old fresc...


UK Port Testing Antifouling Coating

Officials in Jersey, one of the Channel Islands in the United Kingdom, recently announced that it its port will be testing a new coating to protect the hulls of its workboats, while also red...


WEG Invests in Mexico Paint Site

Brazilian technology development company WEG recently announced that it has invested 100 million Brazilian Reals (around $20 million) in a new industrial liquid paints factory in Mexico.


Adhesive Materials Created from Chicken Feathers

A recently developed process from scientists in Germany uses chicken feathers to create a variety of adhesives, with potential uses for coatings and other materials.


Cape Cod Bridges Acquire Replacement Funds

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers were recently awarded a $372 million grant to replace the Sagamore and Bourne Bridges over the Cape Cod Ca...


Bidding Open for NC School Auditorium Painting

Durham Public Schools in North Carolina is soliciting bids for painting and renovations to an existing auditorium space in a school building.


Animated Tech Showcases Future Car Customization

German automobile and motorcycle manufacturer BMW recently revealed a new car design that combines color-changing technology from BMW with a design from South African artist Esther Mahlangu.


Plans for Tallest US Skyscraper Fully Funded

Legends Tower, part of a mixed-used development project in Oklahoma City, has secured full funding, with construction potentially beginning in September.


Belzona Releases Feed Tank Case Study

International manufacturer of industrial protective coatings and composites Belzona recently announced that Rezitech, an authorized Belzona distributor, provided a wrapping to help fight cor...


New Product Announcement: Zero VOC Interior Paint

Last week, global coatings company PPG introduced the new Speedhide Max paint, expanding its Speedhide professional paint line.


Ultrablack Coating Absorbs Light Inside Telescopes

A new thin-film coating can reportedly absorb 99.3% of light on magnesium alloys for aerospace and other optic applications, using atomic layer deposition.


$3.3B Released to Reconnect Communities

Yesterday (March 13), U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg announced $3.33 billion in grants for 132 projects through the Reconnecting Communities Pilot and Neighborhood Access and E...


Researchers Build New PFAS Sensor

Chemists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently developed a sensor to detect tiny quantities of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) found in drinking water an...


Independent Contractor Rule Goes into Effect

On Monday (March 11), the U.S. Department of Labor’s final rule to help better understand when a worker qualifies as an employee or as an independent contractor under the Fair Labor Standard...


PA Coil Coating Company Cited for Worker Death

Investigators with the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration have reportedly determined that a Butler County, Pennsylvania, company could have prevented a ...


DOT Unveils New P3 Funding Opportunity

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Build America Bureau recently released a Notice of Funding Opportunity through the bipartisan infrastructure law for a new program meant to develop pr...


APC Signs Norwegian Tanker Recoating Deal

Protective coatings manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings Inc. recently announced that it has signed a deal with chemical transportation and storage company Odfjell to recoat three of the c...


Contractors Needed for MI Water Tank Coating

The City of Kalamazoo in Michigan is currently seeking contractors for the coating and improvement of one 200,000-gallon spheroid water tower.


BASF Renames Two China Dispersion Plants

Last week, global chemical company BASF announced the name changes of two dispersion plants in China to better reflect its product offerings of water-based polymer dispersions.


February Backlog, Confidence Numbers Decline

Despite the Construction Backlog Indicator falling to 8.1 months in February, the Associated Builders and Contractors report that contractors are remaining confident.


Engineers Exploring Pathogen Prevention Coating

A management contractor for the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science recently awarded $1.2 million to Stony Brook University researchers for testing on surface pathogen prevention.


MI Tank Painting Project Details Released

At the beginning of this month, the city council in Tecumseh, Michigan, held a meeting to discuss plans to paint the interior and exterior of the city’s water tower as part of a rehabilitati...


Highway Buy America Waivers to Be Discontinued

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that would cease its waiver of Buy America requirements for manufa...


New Product Announcement: Industrial Paint Mixer

Industrial mixing, blending and dispersion company Ross has just unveiled its new reconditioned double planetary mixers for high-viscosity and heavy-duty applications.


Workers Raised Alarm Before ID Hangar Collapse

Several workers at the site of the collapsed Idaho steel hangar had conveyed concerns over the structure’s integrity prior to the accident, according to Boise Police Department investigative...


Researchers Build Multi-Component Coating

A team of scientists from the University of Maine recently developed a new multi-component coating with the potential for use in industries like healthcare and environmental conservation.


ACA Publishes Paint, Coatings Market Analysis

Last week, the American Coating Association released its new market study publication, which offers a data analysis with five-year projections for sector and segment performance in the paint...


Asbestos Inspections Lag on Federal Buildings

A U.S. Government Accountability Office report has found that almost two-thirds of federal buildings were out of compliance with the General Services Administration asbestos inspection polic...


Nippon Announces New President, Expansion Plans

Global marine coatings company Nippon Paint Marine recently announced that it has appointed Gladys Goh as its new President, effective immediately.


Perstorp Buys Polyol Manufacturing Plant

Specialty chemicals manufacturer Perstorp recently announced that it has bought out its minority partner in the joint venture Shandong Perstorp Chemical Co., Ltd., former owner and operator ...


AMPP Wraps Up 2024 Conference + Expo

On Thursday (March 7), after a week packed with technical presentations, committee meetings, networking opportunities, exhibits and more, the Association for Materials Protection and Perform...


JPCL Remembers Lou G. Lyras

On Jan. 31, painting contractor, Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings contributor and coatings industry influencer Louis G. Lyras unexpectedly passed away at the age of 73.


MLB Unveils Design for ‘Spherical Armadillo’ Ballpark

Major League Baseball team The Athletics has released new renderings of its proposed ballpark in Las Vegas, describing the tiered design as a “spherical armadillo.”


Bidding Open for GA High School Painting Reno

Jones County Schools in Georgia is soliciting bids for coating renovations at Jones County High School.


Funding Available for Modern Building Codes

At the beginning of the week, the U.S. Department of Energy announced $90 million in funding to support building energy code adoption, training and technical assistance to successfully imple...


New Product Announcement: Printed Metal Coatings

The Coil Coatings division of global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company recently released a collection of printed metal coatings colorways derived from nature to enhance the look of ...


Insecticide Paints Effectively Curb Disease Outbreaks

Researchers in Cabo Verde, Africa, and Spain have tested the efficacy of three insecticide paint formulations to minimize the occurrence of tropical disease outbreaks, such as dengue and zik...


Battleship Texas Moved for Further Repairs

The Battleship USS Texas, which has been dry-docked for the last 18 months at the Galveston Harbor in Texas, is now reportedly headed back into the water as part of a re-floating process to ...


RIBA Issues Artificial Intelligence Survey Report

The Royal Institute of British Architects recently released the findings of a survey of over 500 RIBA members about artificial intelligence and what it means for the profession.


Study Highlights IIJA Spending, Climate Issues

Transportation policy organization Transportation for America recently released a study detailing how most of the funding from the 2021 Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) has gone...


Rust-Oleum Presents Spray Paint Color of the Year

Earlier this week, global coatings company Rust-Oleum revealed its Spray Paint 2024 Color the Year, Satin French Blue. According to the company’s release, the sophisticated hue offers “bound...


Nonresidential Construction Spending Falls

According to an analysis of data published at the beginning of the month by the U.S. Census Bureau, national nonresidential construction spending decreased 0.4% in January, bringing an end t...


Norfolk Southern Trains Derail in PA

Pennsylvania officials recently announced that three trains were reportedly involved in a collision and derailment in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, on Saturday (March 2) morning along the Lehigh ...


WVDOT Reveals Recent Bridge Bid Letting Awards

The West Virginia Department of Transportation’s Division of Highways recently announced that eight bridge repair projects have been awarded funding from a bid letting conducted in February,...


Riken Yamamoto Wins 2024 Pritzker Architecture Prize

Architect and social advocate Riken Yamamoto of Yokohama, Japan, has been named the 2024 Laureate of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the award that is regarded internationally as architectu...


Contract Awarded for PA Bridge Concrete Coating

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $23,350,000 for concrete overlay and bridge preservation along I-99 in several municipalities in Blair C...


Officials Detail Gordie Howe Cost Increases

Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority officials recently announced that even with the recent $700-million increase in cost and delays from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Gordie Howe International Bri...


Evonik Unveils Job Cuts Amid Economic Recovery

In its 2023 earnings performance report, specialty chemical company Evonik announced that it does not expect economic recovery in 2024, with plans to cut up to 2,000 jobs globally by 2026.


MN Bill Would Prohibit Unlicensed Painting

Newly introduced legislation in Minnesota would require all painting work in the state to be completed by or under a licensed painter, as well as prohibit the sales of solvent-based paint to...


New Product Announcement: Electrostatic Spray Gun

Global supplier of environmental solutions and engineered products Dürr Megtec recently announced the addition of the electrostatic air spray gun EcoGun AS MAN DC/EC to its collection of ele...


AMPP Conference Kicks Off in New Orleans

This week, the Association for Materials Protection and Performance is hosting the 2024 AMPP Annual Conference + Expo at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, from March 3 t...


AkzoNobel Inaugurates Pakistan Manufacturing Plant

In what is described as the company’s largest investment in Pakistan, global coatings company AkzoNobel has opened a new 26-million-euro (about $28 million) manufacturing facility with its o...


Insulating Coating Offers ‘Record’ Heat Shielding

A new surface coating from researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay reportedly reduces the temperature under the material by up to 21 degrees Celsius (37.8 degrees Fahrenheit...


EPA Begins Clean Ports Program Funding

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that it would be starting a $3 billion Clean Ports Program, meant to fund zero-emission port equipment and infrastructure to help ...


NASA Applies ‘Worm’ Logo to Spacecrafts

Crews at the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration recently painted a new “worm” logo on the Space Launch System solid rocket boosters and Orion spacecraft’s crew modul...


NY Construction Firm Issued Fraud Safety Cards

A recent investigation found that a New York construction safety firm provided fraudulent safety certificates and cards to about 20,000 students.


Q-Lab Acquires Exposure Testing Company

Global provider of weathering and corrosion lab equipment and outdoor exposure testing Q-Lab recently announced that it has acquired Arizona Desert Testing, LLC.


Oldest Reptile Fossil Found to be Black Paint

What was believed to be a well-preserved, 280-million-year-old fossil has been discovered to be mostly black paint, thanks to research from a team at the University College Cork, Ireland.


EPA Unveils Superfund Project Investments

Earlier this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced its final wave of investments for Superfund cleanup from the bipartisan infrastructure law, with over $1 billion for pro...


Contractors Wanted for FL Apartment Complex Painting

The Clearwater Housing Authority in Florida is soliciting bids for exterior painting to an existing apartment complex.


Aging VA Water Tower Torn Down

Crews in Hampton, Virginia, recently deconstructed a water tower at Fort Monroe, a former military base, due to high maintenance costs for recoating the structure.


Scientists Test Hull Cleaning Robot

Researchers at the Endures laboratory in the Netherlands were recently hired by Norwegian technology developer Shipshave to perform tests on the company’s semi-autonomous hull cleaning syste...


Registration Open for CPIA Conference

Commercial Painting Industry Association members and those considering membership are now invited to sign up for the fourth-annual CPIA Leadership Conference at the Omni Barton Creek Resort ...


Applications Open for $5.1B Infrastructure Funds

The U.S. Department of Transportation is now accepting applications for around $5.1 billion in funding for significant national infrastructure projects through the Multimodal Project Discret...


New Product Announcement: Waterborne Resins

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


Painting Company Faces $60K in Lead Paint Fines

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined a Rhode Island painting company over $60,000 after an investigation found that it failed to protect workers from lead paint e...


ASSP Publishes First Construction Heat Standard

Earlier this week, the American Society of Safety Professionals issued the first national voluntary consensus standard to address heat stress for construction and demolition workers.


Scientists Create Durable Icephobic Coating

Researchers at the Institute of Solid State Physics at Graz University of Technology in Austria have reportedly developed an ice-repellent coating that can stick to a variety of materials an...


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Rust-Oleum Unveils New CA Fulfillment Center

Last week, global coatings company Rust-Oleum announced a new initiative to expand its presence on the West Coast with a new fulfillment center in Sacramento, California.


Army Corps Addresses Ike Dike Concerns

The United States Army Corps of Engineers’ stormwater mitigation project to prevent flooding in cities connected to the Galveston Bay in Texas is reportedly facing inflation and material cos...


NJ City Arts Foundation Plans 19-Story Mural

The Atlantic City Arts Foundation in New Jersey has recently released plans for the largest mural in the city’s history.


Scientists Produce Antiviral Aircraft Coating

Researchers from the University of Queensland’s Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology (AIBN) have reportedly created an antiviral surface coating to protect passengers a...


Contractors Needed to Coat CT Water Tanks

The City of Waterbury in Connecticut is currently seeking contractors for the installation and coating of two 1,000,000-gallon ground-level water storage tanks.


OSHA Issues Repeat Violator Fall Risk Citations

A Framingham, Massachusetts, roofing contractor has been cited once again by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration after exposing employees to potentially fatal flaws.


PPG Reviewing Architectural Coatings Business

Global coatings manufacturer PPG revealed Monday (Feb. 26) that it has started the process to review strategic alternatives for its architectural coatings business in the United States and C...


Italy Approves Record Suspension Bridge Design

The Italian government recently announced that the construction of a suspension bridge between Sicily and mainland Italy could start this year after plans were approved to extend the bridge ...


Scientists Study Microbial Corrosion Mitigation

Researchers at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University have reportedly been working to prevent microbially induced corrosion in marine environments using biomineralization.


New Product Announcement: Polyurethane Primer

United Kingdom-based paint manufacturer HMG Paints Ltd. recently announced the development of its two-pack polyurethane primer system for land-based military equipment.


Coconuts, Lemons Create Thermal Wood Materials

A team from the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden have reportedly developed a new wood composite using lemon and coconut components to potentially heat and cool homes.


WB Coatings Covers World’s Largest Telescope

WB Coatings, a brand from coating systems provider Mipa Group, has reportedly been selected to coat the steel structure of the Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) at the European Southern Observ...


AIA Records ‘Sluggish’ Conditions to Start Year

For the second consecutive month, business conditions remained weak to kick off the year with a reported Architecture Billings Index score of 46.2.


Scientists Develop Lightweight Structural Coating

Researchers at Kobe University have reportedly developed a new nanoparticle paint with the ability to cover a surface with any bright color while using only 10% of the weight of traditional ...


ACA Responds to WA Antifoulant Report

The American Coatings Association recently announced that it submitted comments on the Washington State Department of Ecology’s third draft report to the state legislature on antifouling pai...


Red Paint Spills into SC Drain System

Officials are working to clean up drains in Gaffney, South Carolina, after non-toxic paint from a neighboring business spilled into a drain.


FL County Seeking Detention Center Repaint Bids

Palm Beach County, Florida, is soliciting bids for painting and renovations to a detention facility.


Officials Settle Fern Hollow Collapse Details

On Wednesday (Feb. 21), the National Transportation Safety Board held a meeting to announce its findings in the investigation of the 2022 Fern Hollow Bridge collapse in Pittsburgh.


Report: NYC Construction Worker Deaths Increase

The annual construction fatality report from the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health found that worker death rates increased in New York City for the third year in a row.


New Red Road Paint Upsets Residents

Several new red fluorescent road markings in Herne Bay, England, have reportedly caused a series of complaints from residents who say they are hurting the area.


Henkel Acquires Seal for Life Industries

Chemicals company Henkel has reportedly signed an agreement for the acquisition of global coatings platform Seal for Life Industries, owned by private equity firm Arsenal Capital Partners.


GA College Initiative Installs Murals in Communities

A program from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia has reportedly transformed 16 public spaces with “larger-than-life” murals created by university alumni artists.


January Construction Material Prices ‘Surge’

According to the Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index, construction input prices are increasing in what is being called t...


Trade Groups Urge Construction Rule Changes

Multiple national trade associations reportedly petitioned last week for the White House to make improvements to its “Made in America” requirements for federal construction products and mate...


Institute Develops Alternative to PFAS-Based Coatings

The Leibniz Institute for Plasma Science and Technology (INP) in Greifswald, Germany, has reportedly created a new method for the production of ultra-hydrophobic organosilicon polymer coatin...


New Product Announcement: Floor Paint, Primer

Dutch Boy Paints, part of The Sherwin-Williams Consumer Brands Group, recently unveiled its new Porch and Floor Paint + Primer for those looking to enhance their indoor and outdoor living sp...


Corrosion Innovations Acquires HoldTight Solutions

Manufacturer Corrosion Innovations recently announced its acquisition of specialty chemical company HoldTight Solutions.


PPG Brand Unveils World Snooker Tour Partnership

Global coatings company PPG recently revealed that its Johnstone’s Paint brand has formed a partnership with the World Snooker Tour.


New Fenestration Product Category Rule Published

The Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance, alongside the National Glass Association and the Window and Door Manufacturers Association, recently released a new Product Category Rule for ...


EPA Releases New Water Infrastructure Funding

Earlier this week, Vice President Kamala Harris and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael S. Regan announced over $5.8 billion in funding for states, Tribes and territor...


Painting Contract Awarded for IL Bridges

The Illinois Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $1,109,543.99 for cleaning and coating three existing structures along Interstate 55 near Chenoa and Pontiac...


Obituary: Paul N. Gardner Jr., Former GARDCO President

Paul N. Gardner Jr., former president and chairman of the board of the Paul N. Gardner Company (GARDCO), passed away on Feb. 8 at the age of 81.


EPA Issues Offshore Wind Farm Air Permit

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently approved a Clean Air Act permit for Empire Offshore Wind LLC, helping to advance the company’s offshore wind farm project along the coast of...


Belzona Opens Wales Training Center

International protective coatings and composites manufacturer Belzona recently announced the official opening of its independent distributorship and training center in Hawarden, Flintshire, ...


New Product Announcement: Aerospace Adhesives

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


FAA Unveils $1B to Modernize Airport Terminals

As a part of the Biden Administration’s Investing in America tour, the Federal Aviation Administration recently awarded almost $1 billion to 114 airports nationwide, spanning 44 states and t...


EPA Selects Experts to Review TCEP Evaluation

On Wednesday (Feb. 14), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published the list of scientific experts who were selected to review the 2023 Draft Risk Evaluation for Tris(2-chloroethyl) P...


San Diego Mayor Signs City PLA Law

Earlier this week, San Diego Mayor Todd Gloria signed off on a new law to allow for a project labor agreement with local labor organizations on most city-funded construction projects.


Kansai Helios Acquires German Coatings Company

Japan-based chemical company Kansai Helios recently announced that it signed a share purchase agreement with GREBE Holding in Weilburg, Germany, to acquire its entire industrial coatings bus...


OKC Ordinance Allows Murals Without Permit

Oklahoma City is now telling artists to “paint away” after adopting a new sign code ordinance that drops the permit requirement and reviewal for most murals.


Backlog Dips as Contractors Remain Confident

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently reported that its Construction Backlog Indicator declined 0.2 months to 8.4 months in January.


New Product Announcement: Polyolefin Powder Coating

At the beginning of the month, powder coatings manufacturer IFS Coatings launched a new thermoplastic modified polyolefin powder coating with hardness, flexibility and high adhesion properti...


Broken RI Bridge Investigation Continues

State transportation officials in Providence, Rhode Island, recently highlighted the importance of broken tie-down rods after specks of bright blue paint were detected on the Washington Brid...


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Monday

PaintSquare Daily News will not be published Monday, Feb. 19, as the offices of PaintSquare parent company Technology Publishing Co. will be closed in observance of the Presidents' D...


Holcim Names Coatings Business Senior VP

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


MIT Team Develops Benchtop Impact Testing

Engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently announced that they are looking into a new way to quickly test arrays of metamaterial architectures and their resilience to su...


Akzo Completes Powder Coatings Plant Expansion

Global coatings company AkzoNobel unveiled earlier this week that a major capacity expansion project has been completed at its largest powder coatings plant in Como, Italy.


EPA, DOE Announce Methane Reduction Funding

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy recently announced a Notice of Intent aimed at making funds available for the measurement and reduction of methane ...


Construction Planning Remained Flat in January

The latest Dodge Momentum Index rose a mere 0.1% in January, as commercial planning fell 1.0% and institutional planning increased by 2.1%.


DOT Unveils Concrete Steel Slag Research Funding

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently announced that it would be awarding $5 million in funding for research on the use of steel slag in cement and concrete for construction purpose...


Contractors Needed for MI Water Tank Recoating

The City of Sault Ste. Marie in Michigan is currently seeking contractors for the painting and repair of one 750,000-gallon elevated water storage tank.


USGBC Charts Top Green Building States for 2023

The U.S. Green Building Council recently published its annual list of Top 10 States for LEED certification. For the first time ever, New York ranked number one, based on LEED-certified gross...


NY Landlord Settles Lead Paint Hazards Lawsuit

Last week, New York Attorney General Letitia James announced a settlement-in-principle agreement with a Syracuse landlord who failed to address lead-based paint hazards at his rental propert...


New Method Used for FL Bridge Replacement

Officials in Florida recently announced that construction of the replacement John T. Brooks Bridge between Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island has begun, marking a first in the United Stat...


EPA Finalizes Changes to Improve Chemical Reviews

In order to strengthen the Toxic Substances Control Act implementation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently finalized amendments to law that are intended to improve sustainabil...


NJ Water Tower Undergoes Painting Project

Officials in New Jersey recently announced that the town of Seaside Park has begun a project to repaint and improve a water tank in the northern portion of the town.


New Product Announcement: Phosphate Methacrylate Monomer

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


Metal Processing, Coating Companies Rebrand

Metal Processing International and Oklahoma Custom Coating have recently rebranded their companies to ecoat.us.


Hydrogel-Based Coating Prevents Limescale Adhesion

A research team from ETH Zurich and University of California, Berkeley, are currently developing a new coating to repel limescale in places from household water tanks to thermal power statio...


University 3D Prints Green Architectural Materials

A hydrogel material formed from nanocellulose and algae has been tested for what considered the first time as an alternative, more sustainable building material at Chalmers University of Tec...


DOL Asks Court to Toss Davis-Bacon Challenge

Last week, the U.S. Department of Labor asked a Texas federal judge to throw out a lawsuit from the Associated Builders and Contractors of America seeking to block the Biden Administration’s...


Energy Department Seeks Electric Grid Proposals

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Energy announced a Request for Proposals for its Transmission Facilitation Program, which aims to expand and modernize the nation’s electric grid.


CA School District Seeking Painting Project Bids

The Ontario-Montclair School District in California is soliciting bids for painting work at Montera Elementary School.


NTSB Plans Pittsburgh Bridge Collapse Meeting

The National Transportation Safety Board has announced that later this month it will hold a meeting to determine the probable cause of the Fern Hollow Bridge collapse in Pittsburgh.


Field Painted at Allegiant Stadium for Super Bowl

In preparation for Super Bowl LVIII, crews are painting in and around Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas to welcome players and fans to the championship game.


World’s Largest Cruise Ship Sparks Fuel Concerns

The world's largest cruise ship, Icon of the Seas, recently set sail for a new voyage after undergoing a painting project from coatings company Nor-Maali Oy. The voyage reportedly began amid...


AMPP Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance recently announced the appointment of Jennifer Colunga as its new Chief Financial Officer.


FL Drywall Contractor Cited After Fatal Injury

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration alleges in a recent investigation that a Florida drywall contractor could have prevented the death of a 22-year-old worker if it had followe...


New Product Announcement: Waterborne Wood Coating

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


Scientists Investigate Ice Resistant Coatings

A team of researchers at the University of Michigan recently began researching ways to keep ice off solar panels, airplane wings and more, utilizing biological molecules that other living or...


AkzoNobel Releases Q4, 2023 Earnings Report

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel released its fourth-quarter and end-of-year financial reports Wednesday (Feb. 7), indicating a 3% decrease in revenue for Q4 and a 2% decrease for the ...


JPCL Opens Contractor Directory Submissions

The editors of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings have announced that the submission period for companies looking to be included in the 2024 Annual Directory of Industrial P...


EPA Proposing New PFAS, Hazardous Waste Rules

At the beginning of the month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency revealed new efforts to protect communities and the environment from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.


Evonik Expands Precipitated Silica Production

At the end of last month, specialty chemical company Evonik announced its plans to expand its Charleston, South Carolina, precipitated silica plant.


San Diego Reports Low Infrastructure Funds

Officials in San Diego recently released a report detailing how the city will only have $1.5 billion over the next five years to address $6.29 billion in needed infrastructure projects, leav...


CPSC Seeking Slip Resistant Standard Comments

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission recently published a petition requesting a new rulemaking to mandate testing and labeling regarding slip resistance of flooring, floor coatings an...


Group Researches Anti-Reflection Solar Coating

An international team of scientists recently announced that research was being conducted using combinations of silicon dioxide and zirconium dioxide for anti-reflection coatings for solar pa...


Contract Awarded for PA Interstate Coating Work

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $14,973,872.61 for painting, concrete sealing, and miscellaneous construction on structures along Inters...


Industry Witnessing Red Sea Supply Chain Effects

In what has been dubbed the largest disruption to global trade since the COVID-19 pandemic, the supply chain is showing signs of strain following attacks on commercial shipping vessels in th...


Cracking GA Water Tower Repairs Announced

Officials in Griffin, Georgia, have stated that rehabilitation work will begin on the city’s Griffin Water Tower after workers determine the cause of a recent crack in the tank.


NJDOL Funding Women, Minority Labor Development

Last week, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development unveiled $4 million in funding to increase access to construction trades careers for women and minority groups.


JPCL Readers’ Choice Awards Voting Opens

Readers of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings can now cast their vote for their favorite articles published in 2023 for the seventh consecutive year of the JPCL Readers’ Cho...


Investigation Ongoing for ID Hangar Collapse

The workers killed in last week’s airport hangar collapse in Boise, Idaho, have been identified by officials as the investigation continues into what caused the structure to give way.


New Product Announcement: Sustainable Plasticizer

Specialty chemicals manufacturer Perstorp recently announced the release of its new sustainable PVC plasticizing technology, Pevalen Pro 100, meant to increase the plasticity and flexibility...


AkzoNobel Releases Ship Coatings Data

Global paints and coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel recently released new performance data on its Intersleek1100SR coating, a biocide-free fouling control coating with slime release technology...


Lawsuit: CA Subcontractor Failed to Pay Wages

At the beginning of the month, the California Attorney General announced a lawsuit against a Southern California construction subcontractor, alleging that the company failed to pay wages and...


Scientists Study Biomolecule Infrastructure Protection

Researchers at the University of Miami’s College of Engineering are currently researching ways to improve infrastructure in the United States using bio-inspired strategies.


Organization Files Lawsuit Over CO Dam

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is reportedly facing a lawsuit aimed at preventing the construction of a new reservoir north of Fort Collins, Colorado, to help preserve the Cache la Poudre ...


Bidding Open for TX Air Force Base Renovations

Tom Green County in Texas is soliciting bids for painting work on an addition and renovations to an existing U.S. Air Force base fire station.


Scientists Develop Infrastructure Inspection Robot

Researchers at Drexel University are currently studying ways to use robotic assistants in identifying and inspecting problem areas in infrastructure such as buildings, roads and bridges.


Spray Coating Protects Grapes from Wildfire Smoke

Wine can now reportedly be safeguarded from unwanted wildfire smoke flavors, thanks to a new spray coating for vineyard grapes from Oregon State University.


PPG Announces New Executive Appointments

Global coatings company PPG recently announced two new leadership appointments, effective March 1.


ID Hangar Collapse Kills 3, Injures 9 Workers

A privately owned hangar being constructed at an airport in Boise, Idaho, collapsed Wednesday (Jan. 31) evening, killing three people and injuring nine others.


New Product Announcement: Dry Erase Wall Coating

Specialty chemical manufacturer Innovative Chemical Products Group recently launched a re-engineered formulation of its dry erase wall coating solution, IdeaPaint.


Canadian Bridge Project Receives Funding

Officials in Halifax, Nova Scotia, have announced $75 million in funding for cleaning and recoating work on the Angus L. Macdonald Bridge to extend the structure’s lifespan by an expected 75...


IGM Resins Appoints Chief Executive Officer

Yesterday (Jan. 31), energy curing raw material solutions provider IGM Resins announced the appointment of Boudewijn Morelissen as the company’s new Chief Executive Officer.


Engineers Study Concrete Freeze Protection

Engineers at the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center recently unveiled a new technique to help strengthen concrete against cold environments during construction.


Holcim Plans Market Separation of US Business

Earlier this week, building materials and solutions provider Holcim revealed its intent to list its North America business in the United States with a full capital market separation.


Contractors Needed for TX Water Tank Repainting

The City of Temple, Texas, is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of a 1-million-gallon elevated water storage tank.


Dunn-Edwards Selects Color Leadership Team

Paint and coatings company Dunn-Edwards recently announced its new color leadership and marketing duo to work on trend forecasting, research and development, and strategic marketing initiati...


EPA Settles CT Contractor Lead Paint Violations

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reached a settlement with a Connecticut-based residential contractor for federal lead Renovation, Repair and Painting rule violations.


Graco Releases Q4, 2023 Financial Results

On Monday (Jan. 29), equipment manufacturer Graco Inc. released its fourth-quarter and full-year financial results for 2023, reporting record quarter and annual operating earnings.


Company Sues Over Paint Factory Redevelopment

A plastic manufacturer in Hawthorne, New Jersey, alleges that its property rights were violated in a lawsuit filed over the redevelopment plans for an abandoned paint factory.


TPC Conducting Industrial Coatings Survey

Technology Publishing Company, publisher of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings and PaintSquare Daily News, is conducting a confidential survey to determine industrial...


Final Dam Breached for Klamath Removal Project

Construction crews have reportedly blown a hole in the Copco 1 dam, the last of four dams expected to be removed this year from the hydroelectric reach of the Klamath River along the Oregon-...


University Develops Lead Paint Identification Method

Last week, a team from Mercer University reported that it has created a faster, less expensive method to identify and quantify lead in new paint.


Researchers Develop ‘Armor’ Coatings for Steel

Scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory are reportedly studying how hexagonal boron nitride coatings on metal alloys can improve durability, decrease friction and protect against har...


Hollywood Airport Breaks Ground for Terminal

The Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority recently celebrated the start of construction on what is anticipated to be a new, modern and safer terminal at the Hollywood Burbank Airport i...


New Product Announcement: Benchtop Coating Analyzer

Global materials inspection and analysis company Hitachi High-Tech Analytical Science recently unveiled its FT200 Series benchtop XRF analyzers for coatings, the FT210 and FT230.


AIA: 2023 Ended with Weak Business Conditions

To close out last year, the Architecture Billings Index remained below 50 and showed soft business conditions, according to the American Institute of Architects and Deltek.


White House Funds WI Bridge Replacement

Last week, President Joe Biden announced $1 billion in funding to replace the Blatnik Bridge, which connects Duluth, Minnesota, and Superior, Wisconsin, in an effort to increase its capacity...


OSHA Renews Alliance to Protect Demo Workers

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the National Demolition Association agreed to renew their alliance to improve the health ...


AkzoNobel Receives Global Innovation Award

Business consulting firm Frost & Sullivan recently announced that, based on findings from an assessment on the digital transformation in the paints and coatings industry, global paints and c...


NV, CA Rail Project Receives Funding

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it approved $2.5 billion in private activity bonds authority for the Brightline West High-Speed Intercity Passenger Ra...


Bids Needed for KS Courthouse Chamber Painting

Douglas County, Kansas, is soliciting bids for the renovation of the Douglas County Commission Chamber located in the historic Douglas County Courthouse.


Sherwin Releases Q4, 2023 Financial Earnings

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company released its 2023 fourth-quarter and year-end financial results yesterday (Jan. 25), reporting consolidated net sales at a 0.4% increase for...


APC Expands OH Chemical Coatings Factory

Protective coatings manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings Inc. recently announced the expansion of its factory, along with new plans to increase its market share of the chemical and product...


Orion Completes Air Emissions Upgrades

Global supplier of specialty and high-performance carbon black, Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. recently announced that it has completed upgrading its air emissions control technology at all f...


Studio Designs Spokeless, Highest Ferris Wheel

Architecture practice UNStudio, in collaboration with firms Arup and Heerim Architecture, has unveiled design plans for what is said to be the first ever of its kind Ferris wheel in Seoul, S...


New Product Announcement: Phosphate Methacrylate

Specialty chemical company Evonik has recently introduced a new nonmigratory phosphate methacrylate monomer that provides transparent flame retardancy, promotes adhesion and reduces corrosio...


Largest US Solar Storage Officially Opens

The largest solar-plus storage project in the U.S., the Edwards and Sanborn Solar + Energy Storage project, is now open and operating, according to renewable energy provider Terra-Gen and co...


ASTM Proposes New Zinc-Nickel Standard

ASTM International’s metallic and inorganic coatings committee is reportedly working on a proposed standard to establish performance requirements for electrodeposited nanostructured zinc-nic...


Titans Stadium Unveils Architect, Engineer Team

Earlier this week, the Tennessee Titans revealed the complete architecture and engineering team for the new Nissan Stadium project.


MI Planetarium Interior Gets Paint Upgrade

The Delta College Planetarium in Bay City, Michigan, recently underwent an interior repainting project to reportedly improve optics and increase the dome’s longevity.


TV Show Contractor Settles Lead Paint Violations

Earlier this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reached a settlement agreement with a Bella Vista, Arkansas, contractor following lead-based paint violations on an HGTV renovatio...


Contract Awarded for KY Bridge Maintenance

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded a contract in the amount of $7,768,484.85 for cleaning and coating of 13 existing bridge structures along Gene Snyder Freeway in Jefferson Cou...


FDOT Schedules Bridge Rehab Project

The Florida Department of Transportation recently announced that the Mid-Bay Bridge in Okaloosa County, Florida, has been scheduled for a $3.1 million rehabilitation project, starting this m...


AIA Predicts Weakened 2024 Construction Performance

After increasing more than 20% last year, nonresidential building spending is anticipated to see a modest 4% increase in 2024, according to the American Institute of Architects’ Consensus Co...


Researchers Develop Hybrid Superamphiphobic Coating

Researchers at the Institute of Oceanology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences recently developed an organic-inorganic hybrid superamphiphobic coating with liquid repellency, self-cleaning, a...


Pittsburgh Bridges Receive Repair Funds

State and county officials recently announced that the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded $132 million in funds for maintenance work on three major bridges in Pittsburgh t...


DOL Seeking TX Contractor Input on Wages

The Wage and Hour Division of the U.S. Department of Labor is asking the Texas building construction industry to participate in a survey to help establish prevailing wages.


Researchers Study AI Data Quality Improvements

A recent report from advanced robotics and enterprise software company Gecko Robotics and climate technology company Rho Impact has detailed how robots and artificial intelligence can improv...


New Product Announcement: Byko Viscometer Upgrade

Worldwide partner of the automotive, paint and plastics industries BYK-Gardner recently announced the release of a new self-calibration option for the byko-visc RT viscometer.


ACA Urges Congress Action on Miscellaneous Tariff Bill

The American Coatings Association has recently released a letter it has sent to the U.S. Senate, urging the government to quickly pass the Miscellaneous Tariff Bill.


PPG Releases Q4, 2023 Financial Report

Global coatings manufacturer PPG (Pittsburgh) announced its 2023 fourth-quarter earnings report on Thursday, as well as its year-end report.


Year-End Backlog Inches Higher, Input Prices Fall

Earlier this month, the Associated Builders and Contractors released both their Construction Backlog Indicator and Producer Price Index data for December, revealing a slight increase in back...


Beckers Creating New EB Curing Paint Formulations

Coil coatings supplier Beckers Group has teamed up with steel manufacturer ArcelorMittal to develop what they are calling the first commercial paint formulations for electron-beam curing in ...


Grant Aims to Digitize Bridges Using Tech

An assistant professor at the University of Houston’s Cullen College of Engineering has received a three-year grant from the Texas Department of Transportation to address issues related to h...


NYC Obtains $150K in Lead Paint Civil Penalties

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development said last week that it has obtained civil penalties totaling $150,000, regarding lead-based paint enforcement across ten ...


AkzoNobel Coats China’s First Large Cruise Ship

Global coatings company AkzoNobel has announced that the first large cruise ship built in China has begun its voyage, coated with paint from the company’s Marine, Protective and Yacht Coatin...


Elevation Awards Winner: Judges’ Choice

Technology Publishing Company again partnered with the Commercial Painting Industry Association for the seventh annual commercial honors program, The Elevation Awards.


FAA Investigates Boeing Door Plug Blowout

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration announced last week that an investigation has been launched into the Boeing737 MAX 9 aircraft after a cabin panel fell off an Alaska Airlines flight ...


Bids Open for TX Firefighter Training Facility Work

Brazoria County, Texas, is soliciting bids for construction and painting work of a new firefighter training facility.


Energy Investment Firm Acquires Coatings Company

Private equity firm Voyager Interests recently announced its acquisition of Aegion Coating Services from Aegion Corporation, a global provider of field joint coating services using proprieta...


New Product Announcement: PFAS-Free Floor Coating

Earlier this month, flooring technology company Unilin Technologies introduced what it says is the first PFAS-free formulation for waterproof coatings.


Russian Team Studies Nuclear Reactor Coatings

Researchers at the GI Budker Institute of Nuclear Physics at the Siberian Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences have reportedly begun testing a new coating for the walls of the Internati...


Lowe’s Brand Reveals First Color of the Year

Stainmaster Paint, an exclusive Lowe’s brand, has selected its inaugural Color of the Year, which it describes as a “fresh foray into the realm of color.”


AGC Disputes New Labor Agreement Order

The Associated General Contractors of America and its Louisiana chapter have filed a suit in federal court to block the Biden Administration’s effort to mandate project labor agreements for ...


Kelly-Moore Abruptly Ceases All Operations

After almost 80 years in business, paints and coatings manufacturer and retailer Kelly-Moore Paint Company has immediately shut down and closed its stores nationwide.


Elevation Awards Winner: Ancillary/Misc. Services

Technology Publishing Company again partnered with the Commercial Painting Industry Association for the seventh annual commercial honors program, The Elevation Awards.


Contractors Needed for VA Water Tank Rehab

The Town of Troutville, Virginia, is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of one 125,000-gallon elevated water storage tank.


RPM Opens New Innovation Center of Excellence

RPM International Inc., parent company of specialty coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, recently opened its new Innovation Center of Excellence in Greensboro, North ...


Battleship Texas Receives WWII Paint Job

The Battleship USS Texas has reportedly received a new paint job to match its coloring while serving in World War II, as a part of a $60 billion repair project at a drydock in Galveston, Tex...


Trans Mountain Pipeline Receives Expansion Loan

The Canadian Federal Government has reportedly issued a taxpayer-backed loan guarantee for up to $2 billion for the completion of the currently over-budget Trans Mountain pipeline.


Survey: Contractors Struggling to Find Skilled Workers

An Associated General Contractors of America survey from the beginning of the year found that construction firms have a mixed outlook for 2024.


Gordie Howe Bridge Completion Pushed Back

The Windsor-Detroit Bridge Authority recently announced that the completion of the Gordie Howe International Bridge project between the United States and Canada has been delayed and that the...


Company Receives Mussel Coatings Contract

Specialty materials company Mussel Polymers, Inc., recently received a contract from the U.S Air Force’s AFWERX unit to develop biomimetic, anti-corrosive coating technology to protect deplo...


New Product Announcement: Emergency Mastic

Global coatings, linings and fireproofing manufacturer Carboline Company has announced the launch of Carbothane DTM Mastic, a one-coat solution for emergency maintenance or quick-turn coatin...


Biden Admin Finalizes Inactive PFAS Rule

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced it has finalized a rule to prevent companies from starting or resuming the manufacturing of 329 per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substa...


Kelly-Moore Lays Off 700, Halts Plant Operations

Paints and coatings manufacturer and retailer Kelly-Moore Paint Company recently revealed that it is laying off about 700 workers while also temporarily halting operations at its Hurst, Texa...


Bids Open for CA Airport Building Exterior Painting

Sacramento County in California is soliciting bids for exterior painting of one building at the Sacramento International Airport.


Elevation Award Winner: Floor Coatings

Technology Publishing Company again partnered with the Commercial Painting Industry Association for the seventh annual commercial honors program, The Elevation Awards.


Scientists Deter Biofouling with Fish Scales

A team of researchers at Dublin City University have been studying ways to create a coating with the same texture as a specific type of fish scale, known to stop organisms from attaching the...


FL Homeowner Finds Concrete Driveway ‘Stolen’

A single mother in Orange County, Florida, returned home one day to find her concrete driveway missing from her property—the result, one contractor says, of a scam targeting homes for sale.


EPA Water Assistant Administrator to Step Down

After serving three years at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Water Radhika Fox has announced that she will be leaving the agency at the en...


New Product Announcement: Waterproof Polyether

Chemical supplier Wanhua Chemical Group recently launched a new waterproof polyether product for the waterproof coating industry.


Las Vegas Offering Free Lead Paint Remediation

The City of Las Vegas has recently revealed that it will be offering free lead-hazard assessments and remediation for eligible residents and property owners, in an effort to improve health a...


NTSB Releases Fern Hollow Investigation Findings

New information has been released from the National Transportation Safety Board’s investigation into the Fern Hollow Bridge collapse in Pittsburgh, reportedly revealing failures by the city ...


DOL Publishes Final Independent Contractor Rule

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a final rule to help better understand when a worker qualifies as an employee or as an independent contractor under the Fair Labor S...


Researchers Develop Mars Inspection Tech

Researchers at Wrexham University in the United Kingdom are reportedly working on an infrared spectrometer for a Welsh-led mission in search of life on Mars, due to launch in 2028.


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Monday

PaintSquare Daily News will not be published Monday, Jan. 15, as PaintSquare parent company Technology Publishing Co. will be observing the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday in the ...


Elevation Award Winner: Institutional

Technology Publishing Company again partnered with the Commercial Painting Industry Association for the seventh annual commercial honors program, The Elevation Awards.


Infrastructure Coordinator to Leave White House

Senior Advisor and Infrastructure Implementation Coordinator Mitch Landrieu is reportedly stepping down from his role at the White House to join President Joe Biden’s reelection campaign.


WA Moves Forward with Bridge Maintenance

Officials in Kent, Washington, have announced that the Meeker Street bridge across the Green River is set to receive a new coat of paint and repaved road this summer to help keep the structu...


NZ Authority Orders Firm to Pay $30K to Painter

A recent determination from New Zealand’s Employment Relations Authority has reportedly found that a paint and decorating business ordered a worker to fix a job on his day off and without pa...


Contract Awarded for VT Bridge Repainting

The Vermont Agency of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $32,677,624.45 for cleaning and coating of an existing bridge structure along I-89 in Royalton.


Wind Farm Produces First Energy Delivery

Sustainable energy company Group Avangrid, Inc. recently announced that one wind turbine from the Vineyard Wind project in Massachusetts has delivered power to the New England grid for the f...


KS Business Work Halted Over Pink Paint Choice

A business in Liberal, Kansas, has been ordered to stop painting its exterior as the city decides whether to allow a pink paint scheme to move forward.


WA Blue Bridge Painting Project Delayed

The Washington State Department of Transportation has announced that work on the U.S. 395 Pioneer Memorial Bridge, also known as the Blue Bridge in the Tri-Cities region in eastern Washingto...


New Product Announcement: Offshore Anticorrosion Coating

Brazilian technology development company WEG has reportedly developed a new coating for use in highly corrosive environments, increasing the durability and lifespan of assets on oil platform...


Study Analyzes Rising Heat Effects on Workers

International construction services company Turner Construction is working to better understand the effects of heat on the health of construction workers and the overall effect on the indust...


Elevation Award Winner: Residential High-Rise

Technology Publishing Company again partnered with the Commercial Painting Industry Association for the seventh annual commercial honors program, The Elevation Awards.


Eggshell Waste Used in Anticorrosive Steel Coatings

A team of researchers recently published a study on the use of eggshells in anticorrosive coatings for steel due to their unique chemical composition and wide availability.


JPCL Releases Concrete Coatings Buying Guide

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings has released the latest edition of its annual Coatings Systems Buying Guide for Concrete, a directory of manufacturers’ recommendations of...


Pantone, X-Rite Incorporate Digital Color Match Tools

Color science and technology company X-Rite recently teamed up with global color and design company Pantone to offer the 2024 Color of the Year in a workflow tool that helps brands accuratel...


MO County Seeking Crime Lab Painting Bids

Jefferson County in Missouri is soliciting bids for construction and painting site work of a new building.


RPM Releases Record Fiscal 2024 Q2 Results

RPM International Inc., parent company of specialty coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, released its second-quarter earnings report for 2024 yesterday (Jan. 4).


Elevation Award Winner: Mixed-Use Commercial

Technology Publishing Company again partnered with the Commercial Painting Industry Association for the seventh annual commercial honors program, The Elevation Awards.


Artist Creates Paint Scheme for 'Ferrari' Movie

In preparation for the upcoming “Ferrari” movie, artist Greg Herzog has reportedly developed a Quantum Reaction Theory called Color Coding DNA to give Ferrari a special new paint scheme.


Company Completes Nano-Coatings Funding Round

Nano coatings company Naco Technology recently announced the completion of a €1.2 million pre-Series A funding round to use nano coatings to enhance green energy systems within Europe, while...


Mowilex Receives Fifth Carbon Neutral Certification

Indonesian paint and wood coatings producer PT Mowilex recently obtained its fifth consecutive CarbonNeutral certification from Climate Impact Partners.


Roberto Clemente Bridge Reopens After Rehab

The Roberto Clemente Bridge in Downtown Pittsburgh has officially reopened after a two-year closure as a part of revitalization and repainting efforts on all three “sister bridges” in the ci...


New Product Announcement: Cable Climbing System

Last month, independent fall protection and prevention company Guardian launched its new fall arresting sleeve, alongside its cable climbing system.


Study Reveals ‘Pigging’ Reduces Paint Contamination

A recent case study conducted by Hygienic Pigging Systems Ltd. with Portuguese paint manufacturer Barbot Paints reportedly showed that the technology could reduce product contamination and p...


Painting Robots Receive Industrial, Marine Funding

Robotic painting company PaintJet recently announced it has raised $10 million in Series A funding to take critical automation technology to marine and industrial coatings markets, addressin...


Construction Job Openings Highest Since 2022

According to an analysis of data from the Associated Builders and Contractors, the construction industry had 459,000 job openings on the last day of November, the highest level since 2022.


MAPEI Celebrates 3D-Printed Homes Project

Building products manufacturer MAPEI Corporation recently attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of Habitat for Humanity's first-ever 3D-printed homes in Newport News...


Elevation Awards Winner: New Construction

Technology Publishing Company again partnered with the Commercial Painting Industry Association for the seventh annual commercial honors program, The Elevation Awards.


EPA, Chemours Reach PFAS Sampling Agreement

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that chemical solutions company Chemours has agreed to perform sampling for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances at its Washington...


Graphene Coating Applied to Chemical Tanker

Global chemical tanker operator Stolts-Nielson recently announced that it would be the first shipping company to apply sustainable coatings company Graphite Innovation & Technologies Coating...


‘Oobleck’ Fluid Could Produce Smoother Paint

A recent study from the University of Chicago has utilized non-Newtonian fluids that could potentially lead to applications that could lead to less clumping in paint, concrete and other mate...


Contractors Needed for MI Water Tank Recoating

The City of Harrison in Michigan is currently seeking contractors for the repainting of one 100,000-gallon spheroid water tank.


Team Given Power Grid Project Funding

Researchers at the University of Arkansas are reportedly receiving $2.9 million from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) to build solid-state po...


New Product Announcement: Polymer Concrete Coating

Global coatings platform Seal for Life Industries has unveiled a new addition to its Powercrete pipeline coatings.


NY Releases New Water Infrastructure Grants

In December, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced $479 million in grants for critical water infrastructure projects from the Environmental Bond Act and latest round of the Water Infrastr...


MN Court Orders Rental Lead Paint Remediation

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison has recently won a motion in court, requiring a defendant in an ongoing lawsuit against one of Minnesota’s largest landlords to stop exposing its ten...


Vintage Ornaments Can Contain Lead Paint

Earlier this month, lead prevention advocates warned about the dangers of potential lead paint in vintage glass Christmas ornaments.


EPA Prioritizing 5 Chemicals for Risk Evaluation

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began the process to prioritize five additional toxic chemicals for risk evaluation under the Toxic Substances Control Act.


FHWA Opens Bridge Investment Applications

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration announced on Wednesday that it is taking applications for $9.7 billion in multi-year funding for the competitive Bridge...


Professor Studies Drilled Shaft Foundations

A researcher from the University of Missouri recently received funding from the Transportation Research Board to study how construction methods affect the foundations of certain transportati...


USDA Seeking Bids for Guard Station Rehab

The U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service is soliciting bids for the rehabilitation of two historic guard station buildings.


$87K Recovered for GA Painting Contractor Staff

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division recently found that an Atlanta painting contractor misclassified 32 workers as independent contractor, affecting their rates for hours w...


White House Unveils Labor Agreement Order

Officials from the Biden-Harris Administration announced on Monday a final rule to implement an executive order that requires Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) for most large-scale federal con...


New Product Announcement: Coating Estimation Software

Global coatings company Hempel recently launched a new coating software designed for intumescent coating estimations on steel sections.


BlastOne Partners for Mobile Coating Robots

Blasting and painting equipment and supplies distributor BlastOne International recently announced that it has entered an exclusive United States distribution partnership with Netherlands-ba...


Architects Report Declining Business Conditions

The American Institute of Architects and Deltek Architecture Billings Index reportedly remained below 50 for the fourth consecutive month in November, indicating decreasing business conditio...


Schedule Alert: Year-End Break, Readers' Choice

As 2023 comes to a close, PaintSquare Daily News will be wrapping up its regular daily news coverage for the year and publishing our annual “best of” issues.


WA Bridge to Receive New Paint Job

The Washington State Department of Transportation has unveiled that a bridge in the Tri-Cities region in eastern Washington state will be receiving a $33.5 million paint job at the beginning...


AIA Inaugurates Kimberly Dowdell as 100th President

On Monday (Dec. 18), the American Institute of Architects revealed the inauguration of Kimberly Dowdell as its 100th president.


US Army Opens New Paint Booth

A team from the U.S. Army’s Logistics Readiness Center Benelux in Kaiserslautern, Germany, recently celebrated the grand opening of their new paint booth with a ribbon cutting ceremony.


Contractors Needed for MN Water Tank Repair

The Minnesota Department of Administration in Saint Paul, Minnesota, is currently seeking contractors for the repair of two 200,000-gallon elevated water tanks.


Nippon Steel Acquiring US Steel for $14.1B

Pittsburgh steel producer U.S. Steel announced it is being acquired by Japan’s largest steelmaker, Nippon Steel Corporation, at approximately $14.1 billion.


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DOL Proposes Apprenticeship Regulation Rule

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a notice of proposed rulemaking to modernize regulations for registered apprenticeships under the National Apprenticeship System.


NJ Borough Approves Paint Factory Site Plans

The Borough Council in Hawthorne, New Jersey, adopted a redevelopment plan for an abandoned paint manufacturer site earlier this week.


EPA, DOE Unveil Emissions Reduction Funding

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy recently released a new conditional commitment to help measure and reduce methane emissions from the oil and gas sector.


Team Developing Recycled Turbine Resin

For the past three years, researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory have reportedly been developing an easily recycled resin for the central glue that holds a wind turbine blad...


New Product Announcement: Epoxy Penetrating Sealers

Protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company, Inc. has announced the launch of its newest epoxy penetrating sealers, Series 108 and Series 109 ProBond.


Safety Considerations for Abrasive Blasting Operations

In this Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings article from the archives, the authors review some of the general requirements of regulations on abrasive blasting and explain how t...


Laser Photonics Offering AI Laser Cleaning Tech

Earlier this year, laser system manufacturer Laser Photonics Corporation began taking orders for its new programmable and artificial intelligence-capable robotic cell enclosure.


Sponge-Jet Appoints New President, CEO

Global manufacturer of dry, low dust, recyclable abrasive blasting media and related equipment Sponge-Jet (Newington, New Hampshire) announced earlier this year that Edwin Zaharias has taken...


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EPA Releases Second Annual PFAS Report

On Thursday, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released its second annual report highlighting the objectives that were achieved under its PFAS Strategic Roadmap.


Team Produces Nano Heat-Reflective Paint

Scientists from the Institute of Tropical Technology, under the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, have successfully developed a nano heat-reflective paint product.


NTSB Identifies Corrosion in Ship Crane Failure

The National Transportation Safety Board recently found that undetected corrosion and wear on a cargo ship in Greensport Terminal on the Houston Ship Channel was the cause of an equipment fa...


November Material Prices Continue to Fall

Construction input prices decreased 0.3% in November compared to the previous month, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Prod...


PPG Opens Aerospace Center in France

Global coatings company PPG recently announced the opening of its new $17 million aerospace application support center in Toulouse, France.


Bidding Open for TxDOT Office Reno Project

The Texas Department of Transportation is soliciting bids for roof and restroom renovations to its Corpus Christi District office complex.


RI Bridge Closed After Structural Failure

Officials in Providence, Rhode Island, have announced that one of the city’s busiest bridges will have its westbound lanes closed after workers discovered a critical structural failure.


Researchers Use ‘Living’ Fibers for Concrete Repair

A team of students from Drexel University’s College of Engineering in Philadelphia are reportedly working to improve the durability of concrete, building on previous methods of using fiber r...


Artists Doodles Top to Bottom on $1.5M House

Known professionally as “Mr. Doodle,” artist Sam Cox spent two years covering his $1.5 million home in Kent, England, in doodles.


Risk Eval Draft Released for Paint Chemical

Yesterday (Dec. 14), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published its draft risk evaluation for Tris (2-chloroethyl) phosphate (TCEP) under the Toxic Substances Control Act.


Akzo Partnership Explores Electron Beam Curing

Global coatings company AkzoNobel’s Coil and Extrusion Coatings business recently announced that it has entered a partnership with China’s radiation technology company Wuxi El Pont Radiation...


Contractors Remained Confident in November

Earlier this week, the Associated Builders and Contractors reported its Construction Backlog Indicator and Construction Confidence Index readings for the month of November.


CA Completes Review for Water Tunnel

Last week, California Governor Gavin Newsom’s administration announced that it had completed an environmental review for the Delta Conveyance Project, an underground tunnel meant to capture ...


New Product Announcement: Printed PVF Films, Coating

Technology-based materials manufacturer DuPont, alongside Coryor Surface Treatment Company Ltd. and coatings company Nippon Paint Taiwan, have recently introduced a new series of printed PVF...


German Researchers Utilize Coating Drones

A joint team at the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM has recently succeeded in testing coating drones to protect wind turbine rotor blades agains...


Collapsed NY Building Had Numerous Violations

On Monday (Dec. 11), a seven-story Bronx, New York, apartment building partially collapsed, destroying six apartments and partially burying a convenience store.


OSHA Switches Hard Hats to Safety Helmets

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration revealed that the agency is replacing traditional hard hats with modern safety helmets to bett...


FRA Grants $8.2 Billion for Rail Projects

Last week, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration announced that it awarded $8.2 billion for 10 passenger rail projects—including two high-speed rail corrido...


Diamond Vogel Reveals 2024 Feature Colors, Trends

Paint and coatings company Diamond Vogel recently unveiled its 2024 Color Trend report, with four feature colors that highlight styles for the coming year.


Research Team Studies Corrosion Mitigation

A team of researchers from the Brookhaven National Laboratory and two universities recently published a study on how water vapor can clean aluminum samples after observing surface reactions ...


Contract Awarded for WV Bridge Maintenance

The West Virginia Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $1,250,806 for cleaning and coating of an existing bridge structure along Sullivan Road in Raleigh Coun...


Engineers Analyze Graphene Oxide in Concrete

A team from RMIT University and the University of Melbourne is reportedly the first to investigate the effects of graphene oxide in 3D printed concrete, with the goal of creating potential “...


Solvent Management Case Reaches Settlement

The U.S. Justice Department and Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that they have reached a settlement with environmental service company Heritage-Crystal Clean LLC (HCC) to ...


AkzoNobel Announces First Engineering Class Grads

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced that its first class of engineering students has graduated from the company’s North America Graduate Engineering Trainee (GET) program.


New Product Announcement: Antifouling Marine Coatings

Protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company, Inc. has announced the launch of its HullClad line of coatings, which the company says is designed to protect ships’ and vessels’ hulls in ha...


Pantone Unveils Peachy 2024 Color of the Year

Last week, global color and design company Pantone released its 2024 Color of the Year selection, described as a velvety gentle peach whose spirit enriches the mind, body and soul.


Bitec Merging with Viking Products Group

Bitumen roofing and waterproofing membranes manufacturer Bitec Inc. recently announced a merger with Viking Products Group, formerly of Northeast Ohio.


Report: Georgia Ranks Top State for Construction

The Associated Builders and Contractors’ annual Merit Shop Scorecard has found that Georgia is the top state for construction for the first time in its history.


MassDOT Requests Bridge Replacement Funding

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation announced that it has filed a joint application with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a $1.06 billion grant to replace the Sagamore Bridge ...


Tenaris Acquires Pipe Coatings Business

Global pipe manufacturer Tenaris recently announced the completion of its acquisition of infrastructure technology company Mattr’s pipe coating business unit.


SC County Seeking Contractor for Courthouse Reno

Colleton County in South Carolina is soliciting bids for repairs on an existing county courthouse.


Australian Commuters Puzzled Over New Interchange

Commuters in Sydney, Australia, have reportedly voiced some complaints after travelling through the city’s inner west due to a misleading new road sign and a typo in the markings for a bus l...


Winners Announced for 2023 Elevation Awards

Technology Publishing Company again partnered with the Commercial Painting Industry Association for the seventh annual commercial honors program, The Elevation Awards.


JPCL Recaps 2023 Connect Event

Last month, Technology Publishing Company successfully conducted its sixth annual TPC Connect: Industrial Coatings event, held at the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa in Henderson, Nevad...


Architecture Students Plan 3D-Printed Housing

Drury University students in Springfield, Missouri, alongside nonprofit The Gathering Tree, are working to build 3D-printed concrete duplexes as an option for affordable housing solutions.


PPG Announces New Aerospace Coatings VP

Global coatings company PPG has announced that Sam Millikin has been appointed as the new vice president for the company’s aerospace coatings division.


New Product Announcement: Carbon-Neutral Materials

Construction materials manufacturer MAPEI Corporation recently introduced a new family of carbon-neutral products.


FL City to Repaint Water Tower

Officials in Palm Coast, Florida, have announced that the city’s water tower is receiving a new paint job to address signs of discoloration and external corrosion.


Sherwin Store Employee Steals $47K in Paint

According to recent reports, a Sherwin-Williams store employee in Winter Haven, Florida, was caught on camera stealing up to 300 gallons of paint over the past year.


AkzoNobel Partners with AI Coatings Company

Global coatings company AkzoNobel has announced that its powder coatings business will be partnering with coating automation company coatingAI to use artificial intelligence to help improve ...


Dunn-Edwards Partnership Targets Historic Homes

To inspire historic home renovations, paint and coatings company Dunn-Edwards' DURA brand is launching a new paint capsule collection in collaboration with Instagram account founders Cheap O...


DOL Recovers Painting Company Worker Wages

A U.S. Department of Labor investigation has reportedly recovered $481,357 from a Burbank, California, paint and wall covering company for 117 workers that were failed to be paid overtime wa...


Applications Open for 2024 RAISE Grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently released a Notice of Funding Opportunity for $1.5 billion in grants through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equi...


CPIA Retreat Discount Extended, Speaker Announced

The Commercial Painting Industry Association has released updates to its planned Executive Member Retreat, taking place at The Boca Raton Resort in Boca Raton, Florida, Jan. 28-30, 2024.


Research Team Assesses TX Bridge Performance

The Texas Department of Transportation recently awarded a professor at the University of Texas at Arlington a $997,275 grant to review the performance of deteriorating and aging highway brid...


Bids Open for TX Water Tank Construction

The Acton Municipal Utility District is seeking contractors for the construction of a 500,000-gallon elevated water storage tank in Granbury, Texas.


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Pittsburgh Sees Construction Work Decline

Officials in Pittsburgh have stated that construction projects in the city have begun to slow down as interest rates and construction costs continue to rise.


DOI Approves NY Coast Wind Farm

A project to build an offshore wind farm off the coast of Long Island, New York, backed by energy providers BP and Equinor, has recently received approval from the United States Department o...


New Product Announcement: Waterborne Coating Molecule

Specialty ingredients producer Advancion recently announced the launch of DMMOPA, a formulating ingredient for water-based resins, automotive and industrial coatings, inks and more.


Final OH Paint Plant Explosion Report Issued

At the end of last month, the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board released its final report on the 2021 explosion and fire at the Yenkin-Majestic plant in Columbus, Ohio.


Sika Acquires Concrete Flooring Company Stake

Last month, specialty chemical company Sika acquired a 30% stake in Finnish startup company Concria Oy, which specializes in concrete flooring innovations.


UMass Startup Develops “Smarter” Paint Additive

A specialty materials company based at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has reportedly created a non-toxic programmable powder to make “smarter” plastics and coatings.


Proposal Would Replace Lead Pipes in Decade

The Biden-Harris Administration recently announced a new proposal to its Lead and Copper Rule, with the goal of replacing all lead service lines within the next 10 years.


MIT Team Researching Reusable Rocket Lifespans

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have reportedly been developing new technology and coatings materials to extend the lifespan of reusable rockets while also reducing ...


Nonresidential Spending Up 20% Over Past Year

According to a recent analysis of data published by the U.S. Census Bureau, national nonresidential construction spending increased by a mere 0.1% in October.


I-Tech Partners with Paint Manufacturer

Developer of antifouling biotechnology I-Tech AB recently announced that it has partnered with International Paints Korea Ltd., a subsidiary of AkzoNobel, for commercial use of its barnacle...


Bidding Open for ME Fire Sub-Station Project

The City of Lewiston in Maine is soliciting bids for construction and coating of a new fire sub-station.


Painting Robot Dogs Begin Artist Residency

Three robot dogs from robotics company Boston Dynamics are set to soon begin a four-month art residency at the National Gallery of Victoria Triennial in Melbourne, Australia.


Team Builds Infrastructure Assessment AI

Researchers at the University of Central Florida have reportedly developed four new artificial intelligence and virtual reality systems to maintain and repair aging infrastructure.


Fall Protection Tops OSHA Top 10 Violation List

The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently unveiled its annual top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety standards for fiscal year 2023.


Belzona Provides Insulation for Storage Tank

International industrial protective coatings and composites manufacturer Belzona recently announced that it was chosen to provide thermal insulation coatings to one metal tank at a lubricant...


Akzo, Kansai Agree to Cancel Acquisition Deal

On Wednesday (Nov. 29), global coatings company AkzoNobel and Kansai Paint announced they have mutually agreed not to proceed with the AkzoNobel's intended acquisition of Kansai's paints and...


New Product Announcement: Weather Resistance Additive

Specialty chemical company Evonik recently released a new additive that provides fast weather resistance for buildings and facades.


Workers Rescued from India Tunnel Collapse

On Tuesday (Nov. 28), rescue teams reportedly freed the 41 workers trapped in the Chardham tunnel in Uttarakhand, India, after 17 days of digging through the collapsed structure.


ASTM Proposes New Infrastructure Standards

ASTM International’s composite materials committee has recently developed and proposed two new standards regarding alternative non-metallic materials that are applied to concrete structures ...


Commercial Planning Down 14% Year-Over-Year

Earlier this month, Dodge Construction Network issued its Dodge Momentum Index for October, finding that it increased 1% to 181.7 from the revised September reading of 180.3.


Chemical Distributor Association Rebrands

At its 2023 annual meeting, the National Association of Chemical Distributors announced that the organization would be updating its name to Alliance for Chemical Distribution.


Cincinnati Bridge Project Renderings Released

Transportation engineers in Cincinnati have announced that new project renderings for the Brent Spence Bridge and a companion bridge were recently submitted to the city council's Climate, En...


Project Analyzes Sugar Processing Waste in Concrete

Research from Idaho State University has reportedly found that by swapping some cement with a sugar waste product, it can maintain concrete strength.


Scientists Develop ‘Slickest Surface Ever’

A team of researchers at Aalto University in Finland have reportedly been studying ways to alter surface roughness on a molecular scale to produce what they say could be the most slippery su...


Risk Model Offers Flood Damage Forecasting

A Johns Hopkins University expert has reportedly developed a new natural disaster risk modeling method to more accurately estimate damage expected from riverbank flooding.


Contract Awarded for AR Bridge Maintenance

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has awarded a contract in the amount of $180,787,344.73 for construction and painting of bridge structures on Highway 612 in Washington and...


New Paint Provides Passive Cooling Potential

Researchers from independent nonprofit research institute SRI International have recently developed a new self-cooling, water-based paint to provide an energy-efficient solution to extreme h...


FHWA Plans to Track GHG Emissions

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration recently announced that it has issued a finalized performance measure to track greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) related t...


San Diego Terminal Nears Halfway Completion

The steel structure of San Diego International Airport’s new Terminal 1 was completed this month, bringing the project one step closer to the finish line.


Team Uses AI to Study Perovskite

A team of researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany have reportedly developed a new artificial intelligence system to examine coatings in a solar cell, aiding i...


New Product Announcement: Rust Prevention Solution

Global specialty chemicals company Elementis recently introduced a new protective solution meant to fight off rust and corrosion in aqueous paint systems.


Commission Again Prohibits Akzo Acquisition

After a reviewing a request for consideration, the Competition Tribunal in South Africa has issued an order prohibiting the merger between global coatings company AkzoNobel and shares from A...


FHWA Reports Construction Inflation Costs

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration recently announced that inflation has caused certain highway project costs to increase 53.8% from 2020 to the first qua...


Rodda Paint Acquires Paint Manufacturing Company

Paint manufacturing company Rodda Paint has announced that it recently purchased Valley Paint Manufacturing in Woods Cross, Utah.


Shrimp, Crab Shells Used for Cooling Coating

A team in China has developed an eco-friendly radiative cooling film and coating technique using waste from shrimp and crab shells.


Detroit Bridge Owner Requests HAZMAT Transport

Detroit International Bridge Company, owner of the Ambassador Bridge in Detroit, has reportedly asked state transportation regulators to allow for the transport of paint and other potentiall...


Toxic Chemical Exposure Rule Updates Proposed

On Monday (Nov. 20), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a proposal to strengthen rules that protect people from exposure to two toxic chemicals.


AZ Company Acquires Soy Concrete Protectant

Supplier of packaged pavement preservation solutions Crafco Inc. has reportedly acquired PoreShield, a patented, soy-based protectant meant to extend the life of concrete.


Bidding Open for TX Tank Repair

The City of Rosenberg, Texas, is currently seeking contractors for the recoating and repair of one 1-million-gallon ground storage tank and one 500,000-gallon elevated water storage tank.


Firm Billings Soften, Expect Flat Revenue

The latest American Institute of Architects and Deltek Architectural Billings Index reportedly found that billings are seeing a decline for the third consecutive month.


Shipping Company Adopts AI Coating App

Chemical shipping company Hafnia announced that it will be using an artificial intelligence-assisted application from paint maintenance company SteelCorr on 57 of its ships to help improve p...


New Product Announcement: Coatings Additive Gel

Global industrial minerals supplier Active Minerals International has announced the release of Min-U-Gel 500+, an attapulgite product designed for thixotropic performance in both water- and ...


Antimicrobial Coating Test Launched into Space

Global aerospace company Boeing recently launched a project to the International Space Station to test the effectiveness and durability of an antimicrobial coating in space.


Tunnel Collapse Rescue Team Changes Efforts

Rescue teams are reportedly looking at alternative methods for rescuing workers currently trapped in the Chardham tunnel in Uttarakhand, India, after concerns of more debris falling from the...


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Thursday, Friday

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Thursday, Nov. 23, or Friday, Nov. 24, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States.


October Construction Material Prices Decline

According to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data, the Associated Builders and Contractors found that construction input prices declined 1.2% on a mo...


Protech Acquisition Expands Business to Canada

Coatings, paints and specialty material manufacturer The Protech Group recently acquired an architectural paints and stains manufacturer and distributor based in Quebec, Canada.


Harbor Bridge Completion Planned for 2025

The Texas Department of Transportation recently announced that work on the Harbor Bridge in Corpus Christi, Texas, will move forward with a completion date set for 2025, after design flaws a...


EPA Fines Home Renovators in Several States

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that five home renovation companies are paying penalties to resolve alleged lead-based paint violations.


IA Council Approves Water Tower Repairs

Earlier this month, the Clear Lake City Council in Iowa voted 4-0 at a meeting to proceed with painting and repairing a million-gallon water tower on South 24th Street near Interstate 35.


Louisville Receives Asphalt Initiative Grant

Philanthropic organization Bloomberg Philanthropies has reportedly granted $25,000 to the Louisville Metro Government to paint artwork on curb bump outs and extensions, in addition to a mura...


Bidding Open for GA Fire Station Coating

Burke County in Georgia is soliciting bids for the construction and coating of a new 6,800-square-foot building.


NASA Announces New Aircraft Paint Scheme

The United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration recently announced that its X-59 quiet supersonic aircraft will be getting a new paint scheme to help protect it from moisture...


NE Rainbow House Sends Colorful Message

A “rainbow” house in Omaha, Nebraska, has reportedly gained attention for its bright shades, while also spreading a positive message throughout the neighborhood.


Sherwin-Williams Wins Chemical Award

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine recently announced that it has won the Vaaler Award from chemical manufacturing and publication company Chemical Processing for its Heat-Flex corrosion u...


NY Lead Paint Landlord Sentenced to Probation

A Buffalo, New York, landlord who has pled guilty on charges regarding lead paint has avoided jail time after a sentencing hearing at the beginning of the week.


New Product Announcement: Low-Energy Powder Coating

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently launched what it calls an “industry-first” architectural powder coating that can be cured at temperatures as low as 150 degrees Celsius (302 degree...


CA Interstate Under Repair After Fire

On Tuesday (Nov. 14), California Governor Gavin Newsom announced that a portion of Interstate 10 in Los Angeles is being repaired after it was damaged in what is thought to be an act of arso...


EPA Proposes Safer Choice Standard Update

Earlier this week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency published proposed updates to the Safer Choice Standard, which identifies the requirements that products and ingredients must meet...


PA Water Tanks Undergo Maintenance Work

Water utility company Pennsylvania American Water is undergoing work to rehabilitate its 1.93-million-gallon Kelker Street tandem water storage tanks in Swatara Township, Pennsylvania.


Backlog, Contractor Confidence Falls ‘Sharply’

The Associated Builders and Contractor’s Construction Backlog Indicator for October is reportedly at the lowest level since the first quarter of 2022.


Waterjet Deconstructs Retired Ship Hulls

German-based ship recycling company Leviathan is reportedly utilizing a large robotic arm, armed with a waterjet powerful enough to slice through steel, to chop up the hulls of large ships t...


WJTA Presents 2023 Pioneer Award

Earlier this month, the WaterJet Technology Association presented the 2023 Pioneer Award to Terry Gromes Sr., President of waterjet technology company Terydon, Inc., at the association’s Con...


UHP Waterjetting Removes Sewer Pipe Concrete

A recent project conducted by Lanes Group in the United Kingdom has reportedly saved three houses from demolition by using waterjetting to remove concrete from a sewer pipe.


Scientists Create ‘Cooling Glass’ Coating Tech

A new “cooling glass” technology from the University of Maryland aims to combat rising global temperatures by turning down indoor heat without electricity.


Rescue Workers Digging Through Tunnel Collapse

On Sunday, a rescue team began to dig through parts of a collapsed road tunnel in an effort to save 40 workers who had been trapped by a landslide at a construction project site in northern ...


Sherwin Proposes Second HQ Office Tower

Sources familiar with the new Sherwin-Williams company headquarters in downtown Cleveland have reportedly said that the global coatings company is considering adding a second office tower to...


Contract Awarded for AR Bridge Upgrades

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has awarded a contract in the amount of $116,993,040.13 for construction and coating of one beam bridge structure, as well as widening and ...


OR Bridge Repaired Early, Under Budget

The Oregon Department of Transportation recently announced that a multiple-year-long project to repair and coat an iconic bridge on the Oregon coast has been completed early and under budget...


Biden Admin Details Infrastructure Law Progress

Earlier this month, the White House recapped its progress in rebuilding the country’s infrastructure, through investments made by President Joe Biden’s Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act...


Study Turns Waste into Cementitious Materials

A research team from the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) has recently been awarded a grant to turn waste products into supplementary cementitious materials.


Project Aims to Create Sustainable Plastics

A new project from European funding program Horizon Europe is reportedly looking to develop an efficient way to create bio-based polymers out of captured carbon emissions from wastewater slu...


NY Lead Paint Landlord Pleading Case in Court

A Buffalo, New York, landlord who has pled guilty on charges regarding lead paint was expected to plead his case at his sentencing hearing yesterday (Nov. 13), including a request to hear fr...


New Product Announcement: DFT Gauge

Worldwide partner of the automotive, paint and plastics industries BYK-Gardner has announced the release of its new line of dry-film thickness gauges, the byko-test 9500 series.


Linetec Hires Client Development Manager

Architectural finishing company Linetec recently added Aaron du Pont as a Client Development Manager.


Biden Admin Releases $2B for Clean Construction

The U.S. General Services Administration recently unveiled $2 billion for more than 150 construction projects that use “low-embodied carbon” construction materials.


Lasers Used to Remove Bridge Residue

Cleaning company Adapt Laser recently completed a pilot project testing portable lasers to clean rust and lead-paint from a bridge in Southington, Connecticut, in an attempt to save time and...


Company Tests Antifouling Graphene Coating

Ship repair and conversion yard Gibdock, located in Gibraltar on Spain’s south coast, recently announced that it has undergone a 30-day project with XGIT-Fuel, an antifouling coating from Gr...


JPCL Releases Latest Issue Highlights

The latest issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is available in print and online at paintsquare.com. This issue contains feature articles on avoiding hazards while wo...


GA Tennis Center Reno Project Out to Bid

Peachtree City, Georgia, is soliciting bids for the Tennis Center Pro-Shop renovations.


Groups Sue to Block Final Davis-Bacon Act Rule

On Tuesday (Nov. 7), two construction associations filed a lawsuit in federal court to block the Biden Administration’s new regulations under the Davis-Bacon Act.


Lanes Reopen for Collapsed PA Bridge

Officials in Philadelphia have announced that one section of the permanent replacement bridge for Interstate 95 is now open to traffic less than six months after the collapse of the original...


MI Town Upset Over Curved Road Lines

Residents in Hartford, Michigan, are reportedly upset with the results of a recent road lining effort, which left one of the town’s roads with curved lane markers.


TX Chemical Plant Fire Prompts Shelter-in-Place

An explosion at a Shepherd, Texas, chemical plant earlier this week resulted in one injury and a shelter-in-place order for several hours as a large plume of black smoke could be seen for mi...


Denholm Partially Acquires Coatings Company

Industrial service provider Denholm Industrial Services Ltd. announced on Monday that it has acquired 60% of surface preparation and protective coatings company Universal Coatings and Servic...


New Product Announcement: Biocide-Free Colorants

DIC Group company Sun Chemical recently launched a new portfolio of biocide-free, dry stir-in colorants, Xfast.


Back Wages Recovered for 49 WA Painters

A recent investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division reportedly found that a Washington State painting company failed to pay employees’ overtime rates.


Team Studies Potential Photovoltaic Blade Coatings

Researchers at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in China are reportedly researching new options in photovoltaic coating technology to develop a clean and low-cost blade c...


FL Lift Bridge Maintenance Completed Early

The Florida Department of Transportation announced last month that maintenance work on the Royal Park Bridge in Palm Beach, Florida, has been accomplished five months earlier than initially ...


Paint Damaging Historic FL Factory Brick

According to the new owners of an historic cigar factory in Tampa, Florida, an unfinished white paint job on the building’s exterior doesn’t just risk its landmark status—the paint is also h...


AGC CEO Stephen Sandherr Announces Retirement

At the end of last month, the Associated General Contractors of America announced that Chief Executive Officer Stephen E. Sandherr will be retiring after serving in the role for 27 years.


Researchers Funded for Thermal Coatings Tech

The University of Southern Queensland has reportedly been given a grant from the Australian Research Council, of over $1.5 million for research and development on fire-resistant coatings, le...


Contractors Needed for Houston Tank Rehab

The Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 257 in Houston is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of one 482,000-gal ground storage tank.


New Paint Could Prevent Spread of Bushfires

A new fire-retardant paint has reportedly become the first to pass the Bushfire Attack Level 40 standard testing, which assesses the bushfire resistance of buildings and construction materia...


Contractor, Google End Mixed-Use Agreement

On Friday (Nov. 3), contractor Lendlease and Google announced a mutual agreement to end Development Services Agreements for four master-planned districts in California.


Radiative Paint Engineered to Cool Structures

A new radiative cooling paint has reportedly been developed in India to both reduce electricity consumption and offer relief on hot days in buildings.


Court Ends Flint Water Scandal Prosecution

The Michigan Attorney General's Office stated at the end of last month that the prosecution of former Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and other officials involved in the Flint water scandal ha...


New Infrastructure Tool Assesses Contract Prices

A researcher at the University of Texas at Arlington is reportedly working to develop a price estimation and visualization tool for the Texas Department of Transportation to assess and price...


New Product Announcement: Insulative Coating System

Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine has announced the release of its new Heat-Flex 7000 thermal insulative coating system for protection, insulation and solar heat reflectivity for severa...


Maui Commercial Property Cleanup Begins

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency started work to remove hazardous materials in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii, on commercial properties.


Champion Enters Digital Marketing Partnership

Coatings contractor Champion Painting Specialty Services recently announced a collaboration with digital marketing agency Isovera to shape its brand identity.


Scientists Study Melanin for Organic Pigments

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


ME Companies Settle EPA Lead Paint Fines

At the end of last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency reached a settlement with two Maine-based companies that had reportedly violated lead-based paint disclosure requirements.


CA School District Opens Bids for Reno Project

Kern Union High School District in California is soliciting bids for renovations and modernization of an existing school campus.


Developer Leaves NJ Wind Farm Project

Danish energy developer Ørsted has announced that it is pulling out of its billion-dollar project to build wind turbines off the coast of New Jersey just a few weeks after construction began...


AGC: Industry Job Openings Hit Record High

According to a recent analysis of federal data, while residential and nonresidential construction spending have increased in September, job openings in the industry have climbed to a 23-year...


FL Water Tower Gets New Coating

An almost 100-year-old water tower in Tampa, Florida, is reportedly set to be cleaned and receive a new coat of paint, potentially including a welcome sign for the city.


DIY Painter Adds Coffee Grounds for Texture

A recent TikTok video has reportedly gone viral after one customer asked a hardware store employee to add ground coffee to her white paint.


Axalta Named Exclusive BMW Paint Supplier

Global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. recently announced that it has been chosen as the exclusive supplier for the BMW Group’s private paint label, ColorSyst...


New Product Announcement: Architectural Acrylic Binders

Last month, global chemical company BASF launched a new portfolio of acrylic binders for architectural coatings.


MI Arch Bridge Officially Reopens

Officials in Detroit announced last week that the city’s Second Avenue Bridge, connecting Wayne State University’s campus to Detroit’s New Center area, has officially reopened.


DOE Building Energy Initiative Saves $18.5B

A recent U.S. Department of Energy report found that the Better Buildings Initiative collectively saved $18.5 billion through efficiency improvements and cut carbon dioxide emissions by near...


ACI Presents Annual Concrete Excellence Awards

At the end of last month, the American Concrete Institute showcased innovative projects in the concrete industry as part of the ninth annual ACI Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards.


Scientists Study Solar Cell Thermal Stability

Scientists at the City University of Hong Kong have reportedly begun studying how perovskite solar cells can be adapted for use as an option for renewable energy.


MAPEI Expands GA Production Facility

Earlier this month, coatings and building products manufacturer MAPEI Corporation celebrated the expansion of its Calhoun, Georgia, facility for multi-flooring adhesives.


EPA Presents 2023 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently revealed the winners of the 2023 Green Chemistry Challenge Awards for new and innovative green chemistry technologies.


ASCE Adds New Infrastructure Tagline

Last week, the American Society of Civil Engineers announced at the ASCE 2023 Convention in Chicago that it would be adding a new tagline to its official branding, highlighting the society’s...


Deadline Extended for 2023 Prestige Awards

The deadline for submitting nominations for this year’s Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings Prestige Awards has been extended to Friday, Dec. 1.


Contract Awarded for CT Bridge Repair

The Town of Simsbury, Connecticut, has awarded a contract in the amount of $2,650,000 for cleaning, coating and repairs to Flower Bridge, which carries Old Bridge Road over the Farmington Ri...


Controversial CA Building Paint Job Sandblasted

The white paint on an historic stone building in Santa Rosa, California, has been sandblasted after public outcry earlier this month over the work.


Tnemec Announces 2023 Tank of the Year

Last week, protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. announced the 2023 Tank of the Year and People’s Choice Award winner.


EPA Proposes Trichloroethylene Ban

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced a proposal to ban all uses of trichloroethylene (TCE) to protect against serious health risks for workers.


Metal Coatings Company Fined for Violations

On Friday, the Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks announced that it is fining a metal coating and plating company for violations regarding the province’s Environmental P...


Microalgae Transformed into Bioactive Coatings

Researchers from Flinders University have reportedly transformed a blue-green microalgae into ultrathin bioactive coatings using plasma jet technology.


New Product Announcement: Urethane Protective Coating

Global coatings company PPG recently announced the launch of its Gladiator XC Matte Extreme coating, a low-gloss urethane protective coating.


Painters Targeted After CA Building ‘Whitewashed’

Earlier this month, an historic stone building in Santa Rosa, California, was painted white—and some local residents have reportedly misdirected their anger at the painting contractors who w...


OSHA Announces Maritime Safety Meeting

The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced that it is holding a meeting of the Maritime Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (MACOS...


New USGBC HQ Earns Triple Platinum Status

On Wednesday (Oct. 25), the U.S. Green Building Council announced that its recently completed headquarters building in Washington, D.C., has been awarded a prestigious triple Platinum certif...


HMG Wins Two British Coatings Federation Awards

United Kingdom-based paint manufacturer HMG Paints Ltd. recently took home two awards at the British Coatings Federation’s annual awards ceremony.


ACA Announces Conference Keynote Speaker

Earlier this month, the American Coatings Association announced that Dr. Robert Roop, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Axalta Coating Systems, will give the keynote addr...


Bids Open for CA Fire Station Construction

The City of Long Beach in California is soliciting bids for the construction of a new fire station.


Scientists Turn Moon Dust into Pavement

A team of scientists working with the European Space Agency (ESA) recently began looking into how lunar dust can be used in paved roads and landing pads on the moon.


Team Aims to Cut Concrete Carbon Emissions

A team of researchers at Arizona State University, with support from the National Science Foundation, is reportedly pursuing ways to lower carbon dioxide emissions involved in the cement and...


Graco Announces Q3 Financial Results

On Thursday, equipment manufacturer Graco Inc. released its third-quarter financial results for 2023, reporting record quarterly operating earnings.


Solar Coatings Company Opens New Headquarters

Solar technology company SunDensity has reportedly opened a new headquarters and research and design facility in Rochester, New York, to produce its specialty coatings for solar panels.


AU Company Rolls Out Bricklaying Robot

A next-generation bricklaying robot from Australian startup FBR is reportedly capable of building a tennis-court-sized wall in just four hours.


New Product Announcement: Powder Coating Texturing Agent

Earlier this month, specialty chemicals firm Clariant released a new texturing effects agent for its architectural powder coatings.


Painting Robots Deployed Amid Labor Shortages

As labor shortages persist across the construction and maintenance industries, one startup company in the U.S. is putting its robots to use to get painting jobs completed.


AkzoNobel Reports Rebound in Q3 Finances

On Wednesday, global coatings company AkzoNobel released its 2023 third-quarter financial results, announcing “solid profit growth and robust cash generation” for the quarter.


Researchers Produce Graphene Using Coal

A team of researchers at Virginia Tech have reportedly been looking into how graphene can be produced using coal to improve existing materials and technologies without adding too much extra ...


Study Asks UK for Infrastructure Investments

A study from the National Infrastructure Commission in the United Kingdom has reportedly determined that the country is in need of more funding to renew public transport, home heating, water...


Rehab Project Completed for World's Largest Buffalo

Painting work was recently completed on an iconic landmark in Jamestown, North Dakota—a 26-foot-tall, 60-ton concrete buffalo sculpture.


Sherwin-Williams Reports Q3 Financial Results

On Tuesday, global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company released its 2023 third-quarter financial results, reporting a 1.1% increase in consolidated net sales to $6.12 billion for the ...


AK City Approves Marine Anode Installation

The borough administration and government in Wrangell, Alaska, has reportedly approved an $880,294 contract to install corrosion-inhibiting anodes in the city’s harbor and two other points.


Contractors Needed for WI Tank Rehab

The City of Eau Claire in Wisconsin is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of a 4-million-gallon welded steel ground storage reservoir.


Architecture Billings Lowest Since Pandemic

According to the latest Architecture Billings Index, business conditions declined in September, reaching the lowest score since the pandemic in December 2020.


‘Living’ Building Materials Self-Heal, Collect Carbon

Funding was recently awarded to two universities to research and create sustainable materials that can repair themselves and capture carbon dioxide.


TX Settles with Harbor Bridge Developer

The Texas Department of Transportation has reportedly reached an agreement with developer Flatiron/Dragados LLC (FDLLC) for the New Harbor Bridge Project, settling previous outstanding dispu...


Group Demands UK Reduce PFAS in Water

The Royal Society of Chemistry is reportedly asking the U.K. government to reassess current drinking water standards as it aims reduce the levels of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in Br...


New Product Announcement: Universal Turning Grade

Tool and material manufacturer Kennametal (Pittsburgh) has recently announced the launch of its KCU10B universal turning grade, an update to the KCU10 platform cutting technology.


Dunn-Edwards Expands Paint Brand Offerings

Paint and coatings company Dunn-Edwards recently announced that its direct-to-consumer paint brand DURA is expanding its product offering to include exterior paint.


Desert Bacteria Could Produce Oxygen in Paint

Described as “Green Living Paint,” a team from the University of Surrey in the United Kingdom has developed a biocoating using a species of bacteria found in the desert.


NY Housing Authorities Issued Lead Paint Citation

A recent federal audit of the two New York housing authorities has allegedly found that tenants were not notified about lead paint hazards in their apartments.


Researchers Testing New Coatings Sensors

A team of researchers at the University of British Columbia Okanagan are reportedly developing sensors to monitor and help prevent damage to coatings on planes, bridges, pipelines, turbines ...


Hempel Partners with NA Marine Distributor

Global coatings company Hempel has announced a partnership with marine product distribution company Seawide, to introduce its biocide-free products in the North America and Canada.


FTA Supporting Digital Construction Management

Last Friday (Oct. 13), the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration unveiled a new research initiative to advance digital construction management tools that will im...


Study Reveals Greek Sculpture Paint, Patterns

New imaging and testing have reportedly discovered a “wealth of surviving paint” on the Parthenon sculptures from ancient Greece.


PPG Reports Q3 2023 Financial Results

Global coatings company PPG released its third-quarter earnings report late Wednesday, reporting $4.6 billion in net sales—about 4% higher than this time last year. Net income for the third ...


Researchers Discover Self-Wrinkled Coating

A team of researchers from two universities in China have reportedly developed a self-wrinkled photo-curing coating to improve mechanical properties like impact resistance.


Bids Open for VA Visitor Center Renovation

The City of Fredericksburg in Virginia is soliciting bids for painting and renovations to a new visitor center in an existing city-owned facility.


New Product Announcement: Polyurea Roof Coating

Manufacturer of roof coatings, foams and sealants for the commercial roofing industry Everest Systems recently launched a new flexible polyurea coating for roofing applications.


Octopus Skin Inspires Color-Changing Paint

Using a synthesized version of cephalopod dye, researchers at Northeastern University have reportedly created paint that can change colors when exposed to light.


Italy Budgets $12B for 'Mega Bridge' Construction

The Italian government announced earlier this week that it will be investing €12 billion (about $12.65 billion) on a mega bridge project that will connect the island of Sicily to the country...


Study: Labor Shortage Affecting Productivity

Construction firms reportedly lost as much as $40 million last year due to labor shortages, according to a new survey from consulting firm FMI Corp.


New MA Subway Supercar Color Unveiled

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority recently announced the winning paint colors for its new Green Line Type 10 supercars for Boston's Green Line subway.


Sherwin-Williams Elects New CEO, President

Last week, global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced that its Board of Directors has selected Heidi G. Petz to serve as the next chief executive officer.


Gemini Coatings Launches Floor Finish Division

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


Contract Awarded for KY Bridge Repairs

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded a contract in the amount of $4,588,222.35 for cleaning, coating and repairs on the Daniel Carter Beard Bridge, which carries I-471 over Ohio R...


Shipowner Partners with TX Robotics Company

Ship ownership and management company Lomar has announced a collaboration with Texas robotics company Alicia Bots Inc. to install its robotic autonomous hull-cleaning technology on 15 of its...


GSA Seeking Energy Efficient Building Tech

The U.S. General Services Administration, in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Energy, recently announced a request for information about technologies that can enable energy efficien...


Firm Cited for Fatal NYC Trench Collapse

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has reportedly cited a Bronx, New York, firm in the deaths of two employees after a trench collapse at the John F. Kennedy International Air...


Biden Admin Allocates Bridge Program Grants

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration announced that it will be funding efforts across the country to rebuild roads and bridges and impro...


German Institute Developing PFAS-Free Coating

Scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM have reportedly designed a coatings technology that could replace per- and polyfluorinated c...


AkzoNobel Funds Drone Inspection Startup

Global coatings company AkzoNobel’s Aerospace Coatings segment has announced that it has acquired a stake in aircraft maintenance and inspection company Donecle, for the use of its drone ins...


New Product Announcement: Epoxy Pipeline Coatings

Anticorrosion coatings manufacturer Denso Group Germany recently introduced its epoxy coatings brand, Fortide, for pipeline construction.


Solvay Launches Digital Carbon Footprint Tool

International science company Solvay recently developed a new automated system to calculate a product's carbon footprint produced from raw material extraction to when it leaves the factory.


Study Projects Construction Backlogs to Grow

A recent survey from construction management software company Procore Technologies, Inc. and the Associated General Contractors of America has found that 78% of civil and infrastructure cons...


Energy Material Prices Continue to Climb

While material prices are still slightly increasing, the pressure is reportedly on as energy costs lead these higher prices and are expected to persist.


OR Moves Forward with Bridge Maintenance

The Oregon Department of Transportation announced that another phase of a continual painting and restoration project on the Astoria-Megler Bridge was recently completed earlier than expected...


Neutral Paints Top US Color Trends Analysis

A recently published study analyzed Google Trends to identify the most popular paint color in each American state.


PPG Announces Workforce Development Investment

Global coatings manufacturer PPG has announced a plan to invest $2 million through the PPG Foundation to support workforce development initiatives for future workers in manufacturing and coa...


Bidding Open for TX City Hall Construction

The City of Burnet in Texas is soliciting bids for a new city hall building.


Biden Moves Border Wall Project Forward

Last week, President Joe Biden’s administration reportedly waived 26 federal laws in order to move construction forward for the Rio Grande Valley barrier project, the administration’s first ...


Scientists Develop CO2 to Methanol Conversion

A researcher from the University of Alberta has reportedly created a process to convert carbon dioxide and glycerol into useful materials, including methanol for paints and coatings.


Tech Company Develops Pop-Up Turbines

A team at wind technology company Aikido Technologies is reportedly developing a new type of offshore wind turbine, designed to be easier and faster to deploy.


Bills Stadium Seeking Construction Workers

According to recent reports, officials from the Buffalo Bills and Erie County in New York need more skilled trade and construction workers to work on construction of the NFL team's new stadi...


Safic-Alcan Enters Extended Distribution Agreement

Global specialty chemical distributor Safic-Alcan has announced that it has entered into an extended distribution agreement with Société Nouvelle des Couleurs Zinciques (SNCZ) in Eastern Afr...


DOL Announces Additional Mega Funding

The U.S. Department of Labor has recently announced an additional grant of federally funded construction projects for use in the Mega Construction Project Program.


Wacker Celebrates 30 Years in China

German chemical manufacturer Wacker held a ceremony yesterday in Shanghai, China, celebrating the company’s 30-year anniversary of its subsidiary in the country.


New Product Announcement: Bio-Based Defoamer

Specialty chemicals company Evonik’s Coating Additives business line recently announced the expansion of its TEGO Foamex product range with a new defoamer built on hybrid technology and feat...


Analysis: Construction Has Happiest Workers

A recent analysis on industries with the happiest workers in the U.S. found that construction workers had the highest levels of self-reported happiness of any other major industry category.


Benjamin Moore Reveals 2024 Color, Trends

Paint and coatings manufacturer Benjamin Moore recently announced its 2024 Color of the Year, which the company describes as “an intriguing blend of blue and violet that sparks adventure, el...


Construction Begins for NJ Wind Farm

Danish energy developer Ørsted has announced that onshore construction for New Jersey’s first offshore wind farm has recently begun, as workers install copper and aluminum cables for the far...


CEPE Launches Decorative Paint Benefit Campaign

The European Council of the Paint, Printing Ink, and Artist’s Colors Industry (CEPE) has reportedly began a social media campaign anticipated to highlight the benefits of decorative paints.


Research Team Announces Superhydrophobic Coating

A team of researchers from several universities have reportedly come together to develop a superhydrophobic surface that can last for months underwater, inspired by a type of spider with wat...


Contractors Needed for OH Tank Rehab

The City of Steubenville, Ohio is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of one 500,000-gallon elevated water storage tank.


ABC Releases September Construction Backlog

Yesterday (Oct. 10), the Associated Builders and Contractors released its Construction Backlog Indicator numbers for the month of September, reporting that the CBI declined to 9.0 months.


Historic MI Lighthouse Restoration Completed

Repairs and restoration work on the 136-year-old Tawas Point State Park lighthouse in Michigan have recently been completed, giving the historic structure a fresh coat of paint.


Army Corps Opening Dam Safety Loan Program

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently launched a new $7.5 billion credit assistance program for dam safety projects.


MVP Reaches Agreement with US Regulator

The U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has announced that it has reached a consent agreement with Equitrans Midstream of the Mountain Valley Pipeline for inspections...


Planning Breaks 6-Month Decrease Streak

According to the latest Dodge Momentum Index, construction planning has increased for the first time in half of a year, climbing 3% to 182.5.


Sandcastle Worms Inspire Green Building Materials

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


New Product Announcement: Ultrafiltration Membranes

Global coatings manufacturer PPG recently introduced its ultrafiltration (UF) membrane and filter elements to remove oil and other contaminants from water and wastewater.


Australia Plans 'World’s Tallest' Wooden Tower

Authorities in Perth, Australia, have reportedly approved the plans for what would be the world’s tallest wooden, hybrid building.


ACA Extends Conference Abstract Deadline

Last week, the American Coatings Association announced it would be moving the deadline for conference abstract submissions to Friday, Oct. 13.


ME Latex Paint Spill Under Investigation

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection recently announced that approximately 1,000 gallons of white latex paint spilled onto the floor of the GAC Chemical Corporation building, pro...


HS2 Construction to Manchester Canceled

Prime minister of the U.K. Rishi Sunak has reportedly announced that the leg of the country’s high-speed rail project, High Speed 2 (HS2), that was to connect London to Manchester, is to end...


TX Public Works Building Reno Bidding Open

League City in Texas is soliciting bids for renovations to an existing administrative building.


DOT Begins ME Interstate Bridge Painting

A recent news report has announced that the Maine Department of Transportation has begun an almost $3 million paint job in Portland, Maine, to repaint two bridges that are part of I-295.


Fans Cry Foul at Footprints in Jets’ Field Paint

National Football League fans called out the paint job on the field at MetLife Stadium on Sept. 24, which got progressively messier as the New York Jets took on the New England Patriots in t...


Professor Gets Funding for Corrosion Research

A researcher at Marquette University in Milwaukee is reportedly set to receive almost $740,000 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Transportation for method on protecting critical...


NYC Launching Mass Timber Building Program

At the end of last month, the New York City Economic Development Corporation initiated a technical assistance program to support mass timber development projects, including their planning an...


Arkema to Implement New Purification Technology

Specialty chemicals company Arkema has announced that it will be implementing a patented purification technology at its coating acrylics production site in Carling, France.


New Product Announcement: Waterborne Acrylic Emulsion

Allnex, an international supplier of resins and additives, recently launched a single-component, self-crosslinking waterborne acrylic emulsion for furniture and kitchen cabinetry.


MassDOT Plans Bridge Replacement Process

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has released a Request for Proposals to obtain a transportation planning and engineering consultant team for the replacement of the Tobin Bridg...


MO Contractor Charged for Workplace Fatality

As a result of a worker fatality in 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor has announced that the construction contractor responsible will now enter into a deferred prosecution agreement.


Dunn-Edwards Showcases 2024 Color Pick

Earlier this week, paint and coatings company Dunn-Edwards announced its 2024 Color of the Year, a steely blue with hints of green and grey named Skipping Stones (DET567).


RPM Releases Fiscal 2024 Q1 Results

RPM International Inc. (Medina, Ohio), parent company of specialty coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, released its first-quarter financial report Wednesday (Oct. 4)...


FHWA Announces Bridge Funding Applications

On Friday (Sept. 29), the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration announced the opening of applications for almost $10 billion in funding for the Competitive Bridg...


RPM Acquires Wall System Fabrication Company

RPM International Inc., parent company of specialty coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, announced on Tuesday (Oct. 2) that it has acquired the wall system fabricatio...


Project Explores Tree Bark Adhesives, Coatings

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


Voting Opens for 2023 Tank of the Year

Protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. has announced that online voting is now open for the People’s Choice category for the company’s 2023 Tank of the Year contest.


Contract Awarded for AR Bridge Painting

The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department has awarded a contract in the amount of $33,534,357.66 for the painting and coating of two existing bridge structures on Highways 13 and 31...


LEED v5 Existing Building Draft Released

The U.S. Green Building Council recently launched its draft for the new LEED v5 rating system for Operations and Maintenance of existing buildings.


CA University Mural Using ‘Smog-Eating’ Paint

Today (Oct. 3), a local artist and community at the University of California, Riverside, will come together to create a 40-foot mural using “smog-eating” paint.


LA Works to Stop Saltwater Wedge

Residents in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, are expecting construction to begin this week on a system of drinking water pipelines intended to help mitigate a pressing saltwater intrusion issue...


NH Bridge Removal Delayed for Bidding

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation has announced that plans for the removal of the General Sullivan Bridge spanning Little Bay between Newington and Dover may experience a delay ...


EPA Finalizes PFAS Data Reporting Rule

At the end of last month, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency finalized a rule that is anticipated to create the largest-ever data set of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances in the Unit...


New Product Announcement: Coatings Adhesion Test

Quality inspection and design equipment manufacturer Paul N. Gardner USA has recently announced the release of the new X-Cut Cross Hatch Adhesion Tester.


ACA Announces Deadline for Conference Submissions

The American Coatings Association has announced that today is the deadline to submit abstracts for the 2024 American Coatings Conference presentations.


Green Seal Prohibits PFAS in Paint, Coatings

Last week, global nonprofit organization Green Seal announced its plans to exclude “forever chemicals” from any of its certified paints and coatings, as well as various other materials.


NETL Introduces New Pipeline Corrosion Sensors

The National Energy Technology Laboratory has announced a new development in advanced sensors for the detection and prediction of corrosion in natural gas pipelines.


Researchers Watch Paint Dry to Control Patterns

A new study looks at what factors can cause paint to dry down differently, whether it be uniform coating or having a “fried egg” appearance.


Grant Program Focuses on Clean Construction

A new program from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will provide grants to support efforts in reporting and reducing climate pollution linked to the manufacturing of construction mat...


White House Warns of Shutdown Impacts

White House officials and industry association leaders are reportedly warning the country that U.S. infrastructure projects will be held up if the government is not funded by Sunday, Oct. 1.


Dog Gets Job at Bridge Construction Site

As construction on the Gordie Howe International Bridge continues, workers are looking for all the help they can get, which is why a dog has been brought on for an important role.


Hempel Brings China Production Facility Online

Global coatings company Hempel recently inaugurated a new production facility in Zhangjiagang, China, to serve the marine, energy and infrastructure industries.


Knavish Elected as PPG Board of Directors Chair

Global coatings company PPG announced on Tuesday (Sept. 26) that its Board of Directors has unanimously elected PPG President and Chief Executive Officer Tim Knavish as chair of the company’...


Bidding Open for WI Jail Reno Project

Dane County in Wisconsin is soliciting bids for renovations and a building addition to the county’s jail facility.


JPCL Seeking New Problem Solving Submissions

The Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings and PaintSquare are currently seeking new questions from painting professionals for the coatings community at large to answer for our lo...


Funding to Improve Airport Runway Safety

New funding from the bipartisan infrastructure law is headed to 82 airports across the country to improve runway safety and lighting systems.


New Product Announcement: Insulation, Wall System

Building materials firm Sto Corp. recently introduced a new graphite-enhanced, 100% closed-cell expanded polystyrene insulation board, as well as a new wall system from the company.


Sherwin Releases Industrial Color Trend Report

Earlier this week, the Sherwin-Williams General Industrial Coatings division unveiled its fifth color trend forecast, with shades that will reportedly affect the industrial design industry o...


Crustaceans Could Provide Natural Color Pigments

Scientists from the Fraunhofer IPA and the University of Paderborn in Germany have reportedly produced biogenic pigments from chitin and other bio-based dyes, which they have dubbed “Crusty ...


Concrete Industry Reacts to Buy America Rules

According to a recent report, the required use of American-made concrete and cement materials on federal infrastructure projects has received mixed reviews from the industry.


US Soccer Team Partners with Sherwin-Williams

Major League Soccer club D.C. United recently announced that it has agreed to a multi-year partnership deal with global coatings manufacturer The Sherwin-Williams Company.


Contractors Needed for CA Tank Coating

The City of Corona in California is currently seeking contractors for the coating of one water treatment tank.


FRA Awards Largest Ever Rail Safety Grants

The Federal Railroad Administration announced on Monday (Sept. 25) that it has invested over $1.4 billion from President Joe Biden’s bipartisan infrastructure law into 70 rail improvement pr...


Bangladesh Assesses Infrastructure Coatings Usage

Bangladesh’s government infrastructure megaprojects have reportedly contributed “significantly” to a recent surge in paint demand in the country, emphasizing the importance of paint producti...


NY Adopting First Clean Concrete Mandate

Last week, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced new regulations that will establish emission limits on concrete used in state-funded public building and transportation projects.


Engineers Study Wood Waste for Transparent Coatings

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


OK Crews Install Bridge in One Day

Last week (Sept. 18), construction crews in Bixby, Oklahoma, installed a new bridge to replace the White Church Creek Bridge, which had recently been closed due to failed inspections.


San Diego Begins Pure Water Project

The City of San Diego has reportedly entered phase one of construction in its Pure Water Project, reportedly meant to supply around half of the area’s drinking water by the end of 2025.


NY PaintCare Hits Paint Collection Milestone

National nonprofit organization PaintCare announced last week that its New York program has recovered over one million gallons of architectural paint products.


New Product Announcement: Surface Measurement Software

Measurement software, consulting and training provider Digital Metrology Solutions recently introduced TraceBoss+ software, which combines surface texture and crosshatch measurement.


Pittsburgh Terminal Project Hits Halfway Point

Earlier this month, officials and crews announced that the new airside terminal at Pittsburgh International Airport is still on track to be completed sometime in 2025.


PPG Completes Brazil Plant Expansion

Global coatings company PPG has announced that it has completed an expansion of its powder coatings plant in Sumaré, Brazil.


Guardian Opens Houston Distribution Center

Independent fall protection and prevention company Guardian recently expanded to Houston with a new 71,000-square-foot distribution facility.


Sherwin-Williams Unveils 2024 Color Choice

Last week, global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced its 2024 Color of the Year.


FAA Disapproves Aircraft Part Makers’ Adhesives

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


Report: Architecture Business Conditions Soften

The latest Architecture Billings Index from the American Institute of Architects and Deltek eased “modestly” in August.


New Strip Coating Could Mitigate Snow Piling

A team of researchers from the University of Toledo has reportedly developed a strip coating that causes accumulated snow to slide off solar panels without interfering with their efficiency.


Aquajet Announces New Application Specialist

Global manufacturer and designer of hydrodemolition technology Aquajet has announced that it has hired Brian Gaede as a new application specialist.


Bids Open for New Houston Airport Building

The Houston Airport System is soliciting bids for the construction of a new airport office building at George Bush Intercontinental Airport.


Patriots’ Gillette Stadium Project Completed

Earlier this month, the New England Patriots celebrated the completion of their $250 million North End renovation project, just in time for the 2023 National Football League season.


Pink Paint Job Plagues Artist’s Former Home

The home and studio exterior of renowned artist Jean-Michel Basquiat was covered in paint last month, leaving a mystery in its “Pepto-pink” wake.


Marine Highway Grants Target Supply Chain

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration recently awarded almost $12 million in grants to support efficient supply chains in marine highways.


Dayton Researchers Receive Augmented Reality Grants

The University of Dayton Research Institute has reportedly been awarded a three-year, $12.5 million contract to design, develop and transfer augmented reality tools to the U.S. Air Force.


New Product Announcement: Adhesive Curative

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


‘Chameleon’ Coating Adjusts to Outside Temps

A research team has reportedly developed a new energy-efficient coating that mimics the qualities of a desert chameleon to keep buildings cool in the summer and warm in the winter.


OSHA Awards Safety Training, Education Grants

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced earlier this week that it has awarded almost $12.7 million to 100 non-profit organizations for health a...


PHMSA Investing $15M for Pipeline Safety

On Tuesday (Sept. 19), the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration announced the award of $14.8 million in grants to fund projects that imp...


MassDOT Begins Bridge Lead Mitigation Efforts

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation has reportedly begun mitigation efforts for toxic lead paint chips that have been falling from the Tobin Bridge in Boston.


Study Analyzes Dangers of Painted Bike Lanes

A new analysis from researchers at Emory University in Atlanta found that painted bike lanes demonstrated "estimated harmful effects,” meaning drivers may be crashing into riders more than t...


Contract Awarded for PA Bridge Projects

The Pennsylvania State Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $3,960,160 for cleaning and coating various existing bridge structures in Cumru, Muhlenberg, Robes...


Industry Players Team Up for Sustainable Painting

In a recent emailed press release, the British Coatings Federation and the Painting and Decoration Association announced that together they have produced a video guide for sustainable painti...


Rising Energy Costs Drive Input Price Increases

Construction prices rose in August compared to the previous month, indicating “excess inflation” over the coming months, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors report.


Plant Wastes Converted into Antimicrobial Agents

A recent study has investigated how a natural polymer that is an element of plant cell walls could be used to make new antimicrobial treatments or coatings.


Construction to Restart on Hudson Tunnel

After a years-long break, construction on New Jersey’s rail tunnel to Midtown Manhattan is starting back up, removing the need for a pair of “crumbling tubes” built over 100 years ago.


Study Looks at Atomic Microscopy for Roads

An associate professor at Kansas State University is reportedly working with the Kansas Department of Transportation to propose the application of atomic force microscopy to state roads in a...


New Product Announcement: Benchtop Spectrophotometer

Worldwide partner of the automotive, paint and plastics industries BYK-Gardner has announced the availability of its new color2view benchtop spectrophotometer for color measurement.


Team Analyzes Nature-Based Adhesive Alternative

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


FL Heat Protection Ordinance Moves Forward

Last week, the Miami-Dade County Health Committee in Florida passed a heat standard for outdoor workers, moving the bill one step forward to potentially becoming law.


Updates Proposed for Gas Pipeline Regulations

At the end of last month, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration proposed a new rulemaking to strengthen safety requirements for millions of miles of gas distribution pip...


Epoxy Resin Resists Flames, Reduces Waste

Emergency Management Planning and Assistance researchers have reportedly begun developing an epoxy resin that can be repaired and recycled, in addition to being flame-retardant and mechanica...


WEG Announces Brazil Industrial Paint Investments

Brazilian technology development company WEG has announced an investment of R$70 million ($14,351,617) to expand the production capacity of industrial liquid paints in Brazil by 2024.


Diamond Vogel Opens New Innovation Center

On Wednesday (Sept. 13), paint and coatings manufacturer Diamond Vogel celebrated the opening of its new Innovation Center in Orange City, Iowa.


MO Roofing Contractor Fined for Worker Death

A U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigation reportedly found that a Missouri roofing and coatings contractor offered employees the option to use ...


Study Looks at Tires for Building Construction

A team from Idaho State University has recently tested how recycled tires used as columns could reinforce buildings, protecting them from natural disasters.


JPCL Publishes Annual Contractor Directory

The Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings recently issued its 2023 Annual Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors.


Contractors Note Steady Backlog, Confidence Up

A recent Associated Builders and Contractors report found that its Construction Backlog Indicator declined to 9.2 months in August, down 0.1 month.


Navy, Air Force Jet Speed Could Melt Paint

A recent report has detailed how the U.S. Navy's F-4 Phantom II jet had the ability to travel so fast that it could melt its own paint away.


Sico, Dulux Brands Launch 2024 Color Picks

Two of global coatings company PPG’s brands recently unveiled their selections for the 2024 Color of the Year, both sporting yellow hues.


Barnacle Repelling Tech Protects Ship Hull

An antifouling biotechnology developed by I-Tech AB has reportedly protected the hull and other areas of the world’s largest hospital ship in a recent successful test.


Contractors Needed for TX School Construction

Fort Bend Independent School District in Sugar Land, Texas, is soliciting bids for the construction of a new middle school building.


Researchers Seek to Advance Stormwater Infrastructure

A team of researchers is reportedly working to advance efforts to enhance infrastructure information-sharing by building an inventory of stormwater control measures (SCMs) currently operatin...


Coalition Writes Against Air Quality Regulations

A coalition of industry groups have reportedly written a letter asking President Joe Biden’s administration to rescind its recent proposal to tighten air-quality standards, stating that it c...


New Product Announcement: Substrate Wetting Agent

Last month, global specialty silicones and silicone additives manufacturer BRB International released a new hydrolytically stable substrate wetting additive.


Update Provides New Surfside Collapse Insight

The National Institute of Standards and Technology recently shared new details of the investigation into the partial collapse of the Champlain Towers South building in Surfside, Florida.


White Paint Spill Covers Montreal Highway

Earlier this week, a truck reportedly spilled paint across a highway in Montreal, Canada, staining the road white and prompting a hours-long cleanup.


US Nuclear Infrastructure Over Budget, Delayed

According to the United States Government Accountability Office, as of March 2023, major projects anticipated to improve aging nuclear infrastructure that pose safety and operation risks are...


Researchers Explore Coatings Gas Detection Tech

A University of Pittsburgh research team, based at the National Energy Technology Laboratory, recently established how the use of plasmonic nanomaterials and polymer composite coatings could...


Contractors Wanted for TX Tank Repair

The Harris County Municipal Utility District No. 155 in Houston is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of one 300,000-gallon ground storage tank.


USGBC Appoints New Global Leadership Hires

Last week, the U.S. Green Building Council and Green Business Certification Inc. announced the appointment of three leaders to its global management team.


Akzo Reveals 2024 Color Pick, Color Stories

Described as a color that “could give a home a hug,” global coatings company AkzoNobel recently unveiled its Color of the Year 2024.


Weaker Market Undermines Planning Growth

Dodge Construction Network recently issued its latest Dodge Momentum Index for August, finding a 6.5% decline from the month prior.


Report Details NY Rail Bridge Safety Concerns

The mayor of Binghamton, New York, recently released a city-funded report on the condition of railroad bridges, finding that a majority of the structures were in poor to severe condition.


New Product Announcement: CUI-Mitigation Coatings

Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine recently announced its new line of Heat-Flex corrosion under insulation-mitigation coatings


IA Ranks High on Deficient Bridges List

A report from the American Road and Transportation Builders Association found that Iowa is the number one state in the country for the number of structurally deficient bridges, many of those...


Second Largest Civil Lead Rule Penalty Issued

The United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, alongside the Environmental Protection Agency, recently filed a civil lawsuit against a general contractor for violations of...


Warren Environmental Relocating to GA

Epoxy products and application technology manufacturer Warren Environmental and Coatings LLC has announced that it will relocate its manufacturing facility from Massachusetts to Georgia this...


NETL Supports Nanomaterial Technology

International research and development company Universal Matter has reportedly received support from the National Energy Technology Laboratory to further research the development of Flash Jo...


Silicon-Based Coating Slows Spread of Fire

A team of researchers from North Carolina State University recently found an application for a silene material that can be applied to surfaces like wood, creating a barrier between combustib...


ASCC Creates Concrete Sustainability Hotline

The American Society of Concrete Contractors (St. Louis) recently announced via emailed release that it has established a member hotline for answering questions about concrete construction s...


Survey Highlights Workforce Prep Weaknesses

As 88% of construction firms are reportedly having trouble filling open positions, results from an Associated General Contractors of America and Autodesk survey have found “significant short...


DOE Funds State Grid Resilience Program

On Tuesday (Sept. 5), the U.S. Department of Energy announced that nine states and five tribal nations will receive funding as the seventh cohort of Grid Resilience State and Tribal Formula ...


Bidding Open for PA School Building Renovation

Avon Grove Charter School in Pennsylvania is soliciting bids for interior and exterior renovations to an existing school building.


Hexigone Partnership Supplying Corrosion Inhibitors

Corrosion technology manufacturer Hexigone Inhibitors Limited has reportedly joined forces with specialty chemicals distributor MCassab Group to supply Brazil with sustainable corrosion inhi...


TX Judge Bars Construction Ordinance Ban

At the end of last month, a Texas judge ruled that a state bill that would do away with water break mandates and mandatory paid sick leave for construction workers was unconstitutional.


EPA Releases Water Contamination Data

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced that it is releasing the first set of data collected under the fifth Unregulated Contaminant Monitoring Rule (UCMR 5).


‘Chewing Gum Artist’ Paints London Surfaces

An artist is painting a “hidden world” beneath people’s feet, utilizing pieces of dried chewing gum on the ground as his canvases.


Team Testing Thermo-Active Road Material

Researchers at the University of Surrey are reportedly testing a new thermo-active road solution that could help prevent potholes caused by freezing and thawing in the winter.


Paint Company Reveals Ketchup Color Collab

London-based paint and wallcoverings manufacturer Lick and American food processing company Heinz announced that they have partnered on a new red paint that matches the color of Heinz’s famo...


Gordie Howe Bridge Towers Near Completion

Construction of the towers on the Gordie Howe International Bridge between the U.S. and Canada is reportedly approaching completion, as the last concrete pour for the sloped architectural he...


Study: Segregation Contributes to Lead Risks

A recently published study has concluded that young black children living in racially segregated U.S. neighborhoods face a heightened risk of potentially brain-damaging lead exposure.


MVP-Owned Natural Gas Leak Causes Concern

A recent leak at a Pennsylvania natural gas storage facility, operated by the same company leading construction of the Mountain Valley Pipeline, was reportedly caused by corrosion of a well ...


DOL Proposes Overtime Protection Rule

Last Wednesday (Aug. 30), the U.S. Department of Labor announced a notice of proposed rulemaking that would restore and extend overtime protections to 3.6 million salaried workers.


Team Researching Robotic Pipeline Inspection

Researchers at the University of Houston are reportedly developing an autonomous robot, meant to identify potential pipeline leaks and structural failures during subsea inspections.


Public Notified of VA Paint Spill

On Saturday (Sept. 2), the Alexandria Fire Department in Virginia issued a public warning about a paint spill that had contaminated waterways near Monticello Park off of Old Dominion Bouleva...


City Hosts Annual ‘Paint Louis’ Event

Last weekend, the city of St. Louis hosted the 26th annual “Paint Louis” event, where artists reportedly applied graffiti murals to a flood wall on the banks of the Mississippi River.


Contract Awarded for IN Bridge Painting

The Indiana State Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $2,116,774.30 for painting five existing bridge structures in Greene, Lawrence, Martin and Gibson count...


Coating Spray Technique Offers Medical Possibilities

Scientists from Rutgers University have reportedly devised a method for creating coatings of biologically active materials using the industrial spray-coating process electrospray deposition.


Architecture Billings Show Stable Conditions

At the end of last month, the American Institute of Architects and Deltek released the July Architecture Billings Index, signaling stable business conditions as the billings remained flat fo...


EPA Amends Waters of the US Definition

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of the Army have recently announced a final rule amending the 2023 definition of “waters of the United States” to conform wit...


IL Water Tank Scheduled for Repairs

The City of Rochelle, Illinois, is reportedly planning to repaint and perform maintenance on a large water tower near an overpass next year.


New Product Announcement: Wastewater Lining

Global coatings, linings and fireproofing manufacturer Carboline Company has announced the release of Hydroplate 6500, a 100% solids, ultra-high build epoxy lining for concrete and steel ass...


DOL Awards $1.3 Million for Gender Equity

The U.S. Department of Labor recently announced the award of a $1.3 million grant to accelerate gender equality and inclusion in the infrastructure workforce.


NH Lists Historic Bridge for Sale

The New Hampshire Department of Transportation recently announced that it was looking to sell the historic General Sullivan Bridge, which connects the towns of Dover and Newington.


CPIA Releases Leadership Conference Schedule

The Commercial Painting Industry Association has recently unveiled the finishing touches on the schedule for the Third Annual CPIA Leadership Conference and TPC Connect: Commercial Painting.


Covestro Completes New PUD Facility

Material solutions manufacturer Covestro recently finished construction on a new polyurethane dispersion production facility in Shanghai, China.


Giant MT Statue Receives New White Paint

The fourth largest statue in the United States, which overlooks Butte, Montana, recently got its first fresh coat of paint in a decade.


Buttigieg Discusses Bridge Repair Efforts

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg recently stated in an interview with Scripps News that a massive backlog of broken bridges may mean that aging structures in need of repairs won’...


CA PaintCare Celebrates Decade of Recycling

Paint-recycling group PaintCare is reportedly commemorating 10 years of paint recycling in California, with the collection of more than 34 million gallons since its launch.


New Product Announcement: Brush-Textured Trim, Siding

Building product manufacturer LP Building Solutions recently announced via emailed release the regional launch of its new product texture under its SmartSide ExpertFinish line.


EPA Begins Maui Cleanup as Searches Continue

On Tuesday (Aug. 29), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency began work to remove and dispose of hazardous materials from properties affected by the wildfires in Lahaina, Hawaii.


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Monday

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter on Monday, Sept. 4, in observance of the Labor Day holiday in the United States.


DOE Issues Annual Wind Power Reports

The U.S. Department of Energy has released three annual reports, reporting that wind power continues to be one of the fastest growing and lowest cost sources of electricity in America.


PPG Opens Experience Center, Marks Anniversary

Global coatings company PPG recently opened a new customer and employee experience center at its global headquarters in Pittsburgh.


NY Water Tower Repairs Delayed

The completion of repairs to a water tower in Elmont, New York, have reportedly been pushed back to November, as the surrounding community waits for the town’s name to be painted on the stru...


Report: Industry Increasing Gen Z Job Outreach

According to a recent analysis by student career services platform Handshake, record talent demand in the construction industry is setting up the next generation to unlock progress on the la...


Contractors Needed for TX Tank Rehab

The Wickson Creek Special Utility District in Bryan, Texas is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation of one 250,000-gallon elevated storage tank.


ON Coatings Supervisor Fined After Fatality

The Ontario Court of Justice has reportedly convicted a former coatings contractor supervisor after a worker died in 2020 when the relining of a water chamber led to an explosion.


New Product Announcement: Thermally Conductive Epoxy

Advanced materials and composites developer G6 Materials has reportedly launched a new thermally conductive G6-EPOXY product line.


'Smart Concrete' Tech Used on US Highways

A professor at Purdue University has reportedly invented concrete sensors that are now being used in interstate reconstruction projects across the U.S. in an attempt to prevent premature con...


‘Liquid-Like’ Coatings Offer PFAS Alternative

Researchers from the University of Sydney have reportedly observed nano-thick “liquid-like coatings” with the potential for designing sustainable, self-cleaning materials.


DOL Suing IL Roofing Contractor for Penalties

The U.S. Department of Labor recently filed a suit in federal court to force an Illinois roofing contractor to pay penalties for repeatedly exposing employees to falls from elevations.


American Concrete Institute Opens Resource Center

The American Concrete Institute will soon open a third resource center in Columbia, Maryland, to serve the Mid-Atlantic concrete industry.


Research Team Creates Steam Condenser Coating

Researchers at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have reportedly developed a coating for steam condensers used in fossil fuel steam-cycle generation.


PPG, Glidden Brand Release 2024 Color of the Year

Global coatings company PPG and Glidden paint brand recently named Limitless (PPG1091-3) as its 2024 Color of the Year.


Axalta Developing Digital Paint Technology

Global coatings company Axalta has reportedly entered a partnership with Xaar, a manufacturer of drop-on-demand inkjet technologies, to develop a sustainable digital paint technology for the...


TN Titans Select Stadium Construction Team

Earlier this month, the National Football League’s Tennessee Titans selected a team to manage the construction of its new multibillion-dollar stadium.


Government Cites Increase in Construction Fraud

Last week, the United States Financial Crimes Enforcement Network issued a notice to financial institutions, highlighting a “concerning” increase in payroll tax evasion and workers’ compensa...


Lampshade Coating Acts as Indoor Air Purifier

New catalyst-coated lampshades have reportedly been designed to transform indoor air pollutants, such as volatile organic compounds, into harmless composites.


Bridge Collapses in India During Construction

On Wednesday (Aug. 23), a railway bridge being built in the town of Sairang in the northeastern state of Mizoram, India, collapsed, killing at least 26 workers and injuring two.


AU Jet Facility to Produce Specialized Paint

The Australian Government has announced new plans to create its first dedicated coating facility to produce the F-35A jet’s special radar-absorbing paint.


Henkel Appoints New North America President

Chemicals company Henkel has recently named Pernille Lind Olsen as its new President of the North American region.


Bidding Open for NY Courthouse Renovations

The City of New York is soliciting bids for interior renovations to an existing courthouse building.


DOT Providing Maui Emergency Relief Funds

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) recently announced $3 million in funding through quick release Emergency Relief funds for Lahaina, Hawaii, in re...


New Product Announcement: Water-Based Floor Paint

United Kingdom-based paint manufacturer HMG Paints Ltd. recently released a new water-based floor paint that utilizes cross-linking technology for durability and adhesion.


Window Marker Installation Reduces Bird Collisions

Oklahoma State University recently installed window markers on two of its “most dangerous” buildings for bird-window collisions in an effort to protect the wildlife.


University to Build Autonomous Tech Center

The University of Illinois’ Grainger College of Engineering is reportedly set to be the site of a new research and development center, dedicated to autonomous construction technologies.


OSHA Upholds 2018 NY Trench Collapse Citations

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced it would be upholding citations against a former New York contractor after a fatal ...


Residents Call for NY Subway Lead Testing

A New York councilwoman, state senator and residents are calling for lab testing on lead paint chips that have been falling off the elevated subway station at Brighton Beach Avenue in Brookl...


Valspar Names 2024 Color of the Year

Paint and coating brand Valspar, from the Sherwin-Williams Consumer Brands Group, recently announced its 2024 Color of the Year, Renew Blue (8003-37D).


Coatings Company Offering CA Hurricane Support

Paint and coatings manufacturer and retailer Tucson Rubberized Coatings recently announced that it is providing material discounts and shipping to assist communities in California following ...


Contract Awarded for OK Bridge Painting

The Oklahoma State Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $2,234,676.50 for painting two existing bridge structures carrying US-69 over the Verdigris River near...


ABC: July Backlog, Contractor Confidence Up

Last week, the Associated Builders and Contractors reported its Construction Backlog Indicator numbers, revealing an increase to 9.3 months in July.


Behr Paint Reveals 2023 Color of the Year

Last week, Behr Paint Company announced its 2024 Color of the Year, Cracked Pepper (PPU18-01).


DOE Funds Clean Hydrogen Advancement Projects

The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced that it has awarded almost $34 million to 19 industry- and university-led projects on clean hydrogen.


EPA Issues Next PFAS Chemical Test Order

Last Tuesday (Aug. 15), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued its third Toxic Substances Control Act test order, requiring testing on per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances under the ...


Moving Mural Completed on CA Parking Garage

A large moving mural project was recently finished on an opened, four-level parking garage in Mountain View, California, making it one of the largest in the United States.


New Product Announcement: Water-Based Rust Converter

Manufacturer of paints and coatings HMG Paints has announced the relaunch of Ferrozinc, a water-based rust converter, meant for areas where shot blasting or complete rust removal is impracti...


NETL Develops Cold-Spray Coating

Researchers from the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) have developed a new self-healing cold spray coating for internal pipeline corrosion protection.


Researchers Develop Element Extracting Coating

Researchers at Penn State University have reportedly developed a new mussel-inspired nanocellulose coating (MINC) that can recover rare earth elements from secondary sources such as industri...


Bidding Open for MD Museum Complex Reno

The Maryland Department of General Services is soliciting bids for building expansion and renovations at an existing park and museum complex.


ARTBA Releases Bridge Inventory Analysis

The American Road and Transportation Builders Association has announced that, according to a recent analysis, over 222,000 bridges in the United States are in need of major repair work or ne...


TN Road Crews Paint Over Dead Raccoon

At the beginning of the month, road crews in Memphis reportedly painted a line right over a dead raccoon while working on pavement markings.


Azelis Appoints New Americas CEO

Global provider of specialty chemicals Azelis Group NV has announced that Todd Cottrell will assume the role of CEO of Azelis Americas when current CEO and President Frank Bergonzi retires o...


Report: Bills Stadium Reaching $300M Overrun

Just three months after construction began on the new Buffalo Bills stadium, sources have told reporters that the latest project projections could have as much as $300 million in cost overru...


WH Releases American Materials Guidance

The White House's Office of Management and Budget has released final guidance interpretations for the use of American-made materials on infrastructure projects, in line with President Joe Bi...


Stanford Scientists Invent New Insulative Paint

A new kind of paint from Stanford University can reportedly keep buildings cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter, reducing energy use, costs and greenhouse gas emissions.


CA Theater Repaint Not ‘Historically Accurate’

According to reports, the color scheme of the newly painted Balboa Theatre in downtown San Diego has divided residents and preservationists alike, with concerns that the landmark’s paint job...


Power Line Coatings Receive Funding

Photonic science company AssetCool has reportedly received funding to accelerate the rollout of its new photonic coatings, meant to cool down overhead powerlines.


New Product Announcement: Covalent Stone Sealer

Edge coatings manufacturer Coval Technologies plans to release a new stone sealer, in partnership with a natural stone cleaning and restoration industry expert.


HGTV Home Releases 2024 Color Collection

HGTV Home by Sherwin-Williams recently unveiled its 2024 Color Collection of the Year, in addition to its 2024 Color of the Year.


Investigation Identifies Bridges in Poor Condition

A recent investigation from Scripps News using newly released federal data reportedly shows the unexpected difficulties in repairing bridges in the nation that are corroded, cracked and at a...


Material Prices Remained Unchanged in July

Construction input prices were unchanged in July compared to the previous month, according to an Associated Builders and Contractors analysis of U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Producer Pric...


Sika Acquires Peru Mortar Manufacturer

Swiss chemicals company Sika recently announced plans to acquire Peruvian mortar manufacturer Chema.


Researchers Develop Sustainable PFAS Removal

A team of polymer chemists from Saarland University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have reportedly collaborated to develop a sustainable method for removing per- and poly...


Contractors Needed for VA Tank Rehab

The Fairfax County Water Authority in Herndon, Virginia is currently seeking contractors for the rehabilitation and recoating of a 5-million-gallon water storage tank.


OSHA Issues Citations to Norfolk Southern

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced earlier this month that it has issued railway Norfolk Southern citations for violations during clean-up...


CA Division Recovers $229K of Stolen Paint

At the end of last month, the California Highway Patrol reportedly recovered almost $230,000 worth of stolen Sherwin-Williams paint.


Researchers Developing Tool for Dam Removal Costs

Scientists at Oregon State University have reportedly analyzed over 650 dam removal projects to develop a tool to better estimate the cost of future dam removals.


New Product Announcement: PFAS-Free Surfactants

Global chemicals company DIC Corporation has recently announced the development of its Megaface EFS series of environment-friendly surfactants, without the use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluo...


PA House Explosion Kills 5, Investigation Ongoing

On Saturday (Aug. 12), an explosion in Plum, Pennsylvania, leveled three homes and damaged dozens of others, leaving five dead and several injured.


Researchers Develop Carbon Capture Membranes

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have reportedly begun to devise new ways of capturing carbon dioxide emissions with the use of membrane-based carbon capture devices.


Evonik Supplying Catalysts for New Plant

Specialty chemical company Evonik has reportedly signed an agreement to scale up and produce custom catalysts for German chemical manufacturer Röhm’s new methyl methacrylate (MMA) production...


Dutch Boy Unveils 2024 Color Trend Forecast

Dutch Boy Paints, part of The Sherwin-Williams Consumer Brands Group, has recently announced its 2024 One-Coat Color of the Year: Ironside.


BASF Selects Apprentices for Training Program

Global chemical company BASF recently announced that it has selected two applicants to participate in the North American Apprenticeship Development Program (NAADP), which aims to develop a p...


Water Warning Issued for Sherwin TX Plant Fire

The City of Garland, Texas, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that some foam retardant has entered sewers and surrounding creeks following a fire at a Sherwin-W...


DOT Accepting SMART Program Applications

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced on Tuesday (Aug. 8) that it is now accepting applications for its Strengthening Mobility and Revolutionizing Transportation (SMART) Grants Pro...


IL Association Releases Bridge Bundling Toolkit

The Illinois Soybean Association has recently announced the launch of its bridge bundling toolkit, meant to help address rural infrastructure needs in Illinois.


Forest Service Seeking UT Painting, Reno Bids

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service is soliciting bids for coating and rehabilitation to two existing guard stations, as well as the construction of a garage building.


BYK Announces Dispersion Laboratory Availability

Worldwide partner of the automotive, paint and plastics industries BYK-Gardner has announced the availability of the BYK-Gardner VMA Dispersion Laboratory in Wallingford, Connecticut, at the...


Potato Chip Bags Turned into Cooling Films

Researchers from Bayreuth University have recently developed an upcycling process that transforms aluminum-plastic composite films into energy-saving films using polymer coatings.


DOE Funds Energy Efficient Building Projects

At the beginning of the week, the U.S. Department of Energy announced $46 million in funding to develop building technologies and retrofit practices to cut energy waste emissions in resident...


New Product Announcement: Paint Primers

Dutch Boy Paints, part of the Sherwin-Williams Consumer Brands Group, recently launched eight new primer products designed for DIYers.


CA Governor Signs Order for Levee Repairs

The Office of California Governor Gavin Newsom recently announced that the governor has signed an executive order on levee repairs and debris removal to prepare for the upcoming wet season.


DOL Announces Final Davis-Bacon Act Rule

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Labor issued the final rule to update regulations that implement the Davis-Bacon Act and Davis-Bacon and Related Acts to provide greater clarity and...


Flint Marks Lead Standard Compliance Milestone

On Tuesday (Aug. 8), the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy announced that the City of Flint has met requirements of the Safe Drinking Water Act for seven years stra...


Nippon Developing Air-Purifying Coatings

Nippon Paint Co., Ltd. has recently launched its “Photocatalytic Purification Coating Technology Innovation Platform” in partnership with East China University of Science and Technology and ...


Researchers Discover Lithium’s 'True' Shape

Researchers at the California NanoSystems Institute at the University of California Los Angeles have reportedly discov