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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.


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 is new Porch and Floor Paint + Primer for those looking to enhance their indoor and outdoor living spa...


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 Coating Protects Wind Turbines from Lightning

Sustainable energy company Arctura recently signed a technology licensing agreement with coating solutions company Mankiewicz LLC to launch a coating that prevents lightning damage on wind t...


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 ...


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.


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.


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...


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...


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.


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%.


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...


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...


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.


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...


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.


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...


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...


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...


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.


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.


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.


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.


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...


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.


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...


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.


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...


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...


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...


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...


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.


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 ...


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 ...


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.”


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.


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 ...


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...


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...


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...


New Product Announcement: Waterproof Polyether

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


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.


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...


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...


Brenntag Acquiring Solvent Distribution Company

Chemical and ingredients distributor Brenntag recently announced that it has entered an agreement to acquire glycols and solvents distribution company Solventis Group in Antwerp, Belgium and...


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.


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...


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.


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...


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.


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.


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...


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.


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.


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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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...


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...


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.


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.


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...


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...


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 ...


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 “...


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.


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.


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.


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...


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.


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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.


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.


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...


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.


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.


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.


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.


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...


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...


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.


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.


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.


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.


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...


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...


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...


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...


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.


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...


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.


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...


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...


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...


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.


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...


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...


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.


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.


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.


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.


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...


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...


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.


‘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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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...


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.


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...


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.


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...


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...


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...


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.


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.


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...


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.


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)...


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.


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.


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’...


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...


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 ...


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.


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...


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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...


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...


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


New Product Announcement: CUI-Mitigation Coatings

Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine recently announced its new line of Heat-Flex corrosion under insulation-mitigation coatings


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...


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...


‘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...


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.


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.


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.


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...


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.


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.


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.


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.


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...


New Product Announcement: Thermally Conductive Epoxy

Advanced materials and composites developer G6 Materials has reportedly launched a new thermally conductive G6-EPOXY product line.


‘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.


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...


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.


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.


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).


Behr Paint Reveals 2023 Color of the Year

Last week, Behr Paint Company announced its 2024 Color of the Year, Cracked Pepper (PPU18-01).


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...


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...


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.


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.


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...


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...


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...


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.


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.


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 discovered, for the first time, the “true” shape of lithium atoms.


Rice Studying Boron Nitride Tech Applications

Researchers from Rice University are reportedly analyzing a material produced from forms of boron nitride, as well as its response to changing temperatures and pressures.


JPCL Opens Nominations for Prestige Awards

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings has announced that nominations are now open for the 2023 JPCL Prestige Awards program, with this year’s awards featuring an enhanced focus...


Researchers Develop Mussel-Inspired Membrane

Engineers at the University of Bath in England have recently developed a new kind of polymer-coated membrane that can separate chemicals for water filtration.


New Product Announcement: Adhesion Promoter

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


NOAA Launches Air Quality Research Campaign

Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and 21 universities from three countries are reportedly working together t...


Akzo Completes Sherwin Decorative Paint Acquisition

At the beginning of the month, global coatings company AkzoNobel announced that it has completed the acquisition of the Chinese Decorative Paints business of Sherwin-Williams.


Butterfly-Inspired Films Passively Cool Structures

According to reports, researchers have developed new films that don’t absorb light to potentially reduce the energy needed for cooling in buildings or vehicles, while still maintaining vivid...


NASA Partners Unveil New Paint Schemes

GE Aerospace, joined by electrification and aviation company magniX, have reportedly revealed the new paint scheme of the hybrid electric aircraft they will fly as a part of the United State...


New Product Announcement: Eco-Friendly Paint Filler

Natural mineral filler manufacturer Hoffman Mineral recently introduced a new eco-friendly filler, Sillitin N 75.


Euclid Opens New Cement Additives Lab

Concrete and masonry construction products manufacturer Euclid Chemical recently announced the opening of its new cement additive laboratory in Cleveland.


Researchers Study Self-Healing Metal Fusion

A research team from Sandia National Laboratories and Texas A&M University have reportedly observed pieces of metal crack and then fuse back together without any human intervention.


Beckers Raw Materials Incorporating Recycled Plastic

Supplier of coil coatings and industrial paints Beckers Group is reportedly collaborating with suppliers to include raw materials made from recycled plastics into its paint.


New Product Announcement: Desiccant Dehumidifiers

Contractor equipment rental service Drynamic Inc. of Minneapolis has reportedly launched their Titan series desiccant dehumidifier, a self-powered, portable desiccant that uses a built-in ge...


Report: NYCHA Contests Lead Paint Violations

A recent investigation by CBS New York has found the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) was found to have contested more lead paint violations from the city’s health department than all...


OSHA Issues Heat Hazard Alert

On Thursday (July 27), the U.S. Department of Labor announced that its Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued a heat hazard alert, in an effort to remind employers of their...


Residents Concerned After Historic Building Painted White

Some residents in San Luis Obispo, California have reportedly expressed concern after a new coat of white paint was applied to a nearly 120-year-old historic building earlier this month.


Bids Open for Historic CA Building Renovations

The City of Pasadena, California is soliciting bids for restoration and repairs to an existing historic building.


Vegas MSG Sphere Lights Up for First Time

Earlier this month, the new MSG Sphere in Las Vegas lit up for the first time, after a series of construction price hikes due to inflation and supply chain delays doubled the estimated proje...


RPM Releases Q4, 2023 Full-Year Earnings

RPM International Inc. (Medina, Ohio), parent company of specialty coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, released its fourth-quarter and year-end financial report Wedn...


Porsche Teams with Paint Company on New Palette

German automaker Porsche recently teamed up with paint manufacturing company Backdrop to produce a palette of four paints for interior spaces, based on the colors of some of the company’s mo...


Hardide Receives Funding for Coatings Development

Metal matrix composite coatings provider Hardide Coatings has reportedly been awarded funding from the national innovation agency Innovate UK, for the development of Hardide's chemical vapor...


New Product Announcement: Concrete ‘Anti-Stick’ Coating

In what is being touted as a world first, California surface protection company Master’s Touch Global has recently launched a new “permanent concrete anti-stik coating” for the concrete indu...


AkzoNobel Announces 2023 Q2 Finances

Global coatings company AkzoNobel released its 2023 second-quarter financial results on Tuesday (July 25), announcing increases in operating income despite a slight increase in revenue compa...


Autonomous ‘Hullbot’ Can Remove Fouling

A Sydney, Australia-based startup has reportedly developed an autonomous underwater robot that can inspect and clean biofouling on ship hull surfaces.


VW Using Terahertz Tech to Measure Thickness

German automaker The Volkswagen Group has reportedly employed a novel terahertz wave-based technology to measure the film thickness of its car body coatings.


World’s Largest Office Building Opening in India

A newly completed building in Surat, India is being touted as the world’s largest office building, taking over the spot previously held by the U.S. Pentagon, according to reports.


Antifouling Tech Being Tested in FL

Nanoporous material manufacturer Svenska Aerogel recently announced that their technology for antifouling paints, SeaQare, is being tested in Florida to demonstrate its efficacy in a differe...


SurTec Acquires Italian Chemical Supplier

Global manufacturer of specialty chemicals and surface treatment solutions SurTec recently announced the acquisition of chemical supplier TF Chemical srl.


Sherwin-Williams Reports Q2 Net Sales Increases

On Tuesday (July 25), global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company released its second-quarter financial results, reporting a 6.3% increase in consolidated net sales to a record $6.24 b...


Researchers Develop 'Self-Healing' Solar Coating

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bhilai have reportedly developed a new formulation for a “self-healing” polymeric coating for solar cells, demonstrating the ability t...


Researchers Develop Crack-Resistant Latex Films

A team of researchers in Japan, led by Associate Professor Daisuke Suzuki from Shinshu University, has reportedly developed a new way to produce crack-resistant elastic nanoparticle-based la...


New Product Announcement: Rotational Viscometer

Worldwide distributor, producer and designer of quality physical and inspection instruments for the paint, coatings and related industries Paul N. Gardner USA (Columbia, Maryland) has announ...


Jotun Expands Fire Protection Coating Facility

Marine and protective coatings company Jotun recently announced the expansion of its Global Intumescent research and development laboratory, more than doubling the size of the facility in Fl...


Holiferm, Fibenol Developing Sustainable Biosurfactants

This month, biosurfactants manufacturer Holiferm and sustainable biomaterials company Fibenol teamed up to develop biosurfactants from wood residues to provide an environmentally friendly al...


IMO Adopts Revised Emissions Strategy

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) recently announced that Member States at the Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC 80) meeting have adopted a new strategy on reducing g...


Last Chance for Elevation Award Submissions

Today (July 24) is the last day to submit your nomination for the seventh annual Elevation Awards, a commercial honors program carried out by Technology Publishing Co. and the Commercial Pai...


PPG Reports Record Q2 2023 Net Sales

Global coatings company PPG released its second-quarter earnings report late Thursday (July 20), reporting $4.9 billion in net sales—approximately 4% higher than this time last year.


Stuart Semple Releases ‘Barbiest Pink’ Paint

In protest of toy company Mattel trademarking the color “Barbie Pink,” British artist Stuart Semple has unveiled his new fluorescent pink paint for artists everywhere.


Report: Some Turbine Coatings Could Pose Harm

A study conducted by the Dutch National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), reports to have found that some coatings for offshore wind turbines can be potentially harmful...


Sika Acquires Shotcrete Manufacturer

Swiss chemicals company Sika recently announced that they have acquired Thiessen Team USA, a shotcrete and grouting products manufacturer.


New Product Announcement: Wall, Ceiling Spray Texture

Manufacturer and supplier of construction products DAP recently released a new spray texture line to deliver a fast-drying texture match on walls and ceilings.


HMG Offering Paint Product Testing Initiative

Paint manufacturer HMG Paints Ltd. recently launched a new initiative for trade professionals to get exclusive access to products and assist in the development of new ranges.


New Product Announcement: Surface Prep Extension Kit

Global manufacturer and designer of hydrodemolition technology Aquajet recently announced the release of their Extension Kit, Rotolance and Hybrid Kit for their Aqua Cutter 750V.


Researchers Propose ‘Reverse’ Passive Design

A study from Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University and Nanjing University has recently suggested to use a “reverse” passive design approach for building sustainability.


139B Gallons of White Paint Could Help Climate

According to a professor at the University of California, Davis, if the world’s whitest paint covered 1 to 2% of the Earth’s surface, global temperatures would stop rising due to the amount ...


Kraton Appoints Polymer, Pine Segment Presidents

Global specialty polymer and biobased products producer Kraton Corporation has recently announced the appointment of Torsten Schmidt as President of the Polymers Segment and Minco van Breevo...


Nouryon Announces Channel Partnership Expansion

Global specialty chemicals company Nouryon recently announced an expanded channel partnership with specialty chemicals company IMCD, for its lubricant and fuel solutions.


ChemQuest Group Appoints New Director

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


Trusses Raised for Notre Dame Cathedral Rebuild

Earlier this week, the oak trusses for the new Notre Dame Cathedral roof were raised into place, marking a huge milestone in reconstruction efforts.


Last Call for Contractor Directory Submissions

Submissions for the 2023 Annual Directory of Industrial Painting Contractors in the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings closes tonight.


New Product Announcement: Architectural Paint Defoamer

Global specialty chemical company Elementis recently launched its new 96% biobased carbon content defoamer for paints, coatings and industrial aqueous applications.


PPG Launches New Spray Paint, Primer Colors

Global coatings manufacturer PPG recently announced six new colors, as well as a new label, for its Glidden Max Flex spray paint and primer line.


USGBC Announces LEED Homes Award Recipients

On Monday (July 10), the U.S. Green Building Council announced the recipients of the 2023 LEED Homes Awards for projects, developers and home builders who have demonstrated leadership in the...


Submit Your Elevation Award Nomination Now

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


Liquid Metal Coating Could Create Smart Objects

According to recent reports, a new liquid metal coating inspired by origami from Tsinghua University in China can be applied to paper to build 3D structures and potentially create smart obje...


New Glass Features Strength, Carbon Reduction

Researchers at Penn State University have reportedly engineered a new type of glass that could reduce glass production carbon emissions, while being 10 times stronger compared to conventiona...


Brenntag, Evonik Strike Product Distribution Agreement

Chemical and ingredients distributor Brenntag recently announced that it signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Evonik for its silane compound-based building protection products.


Arkema Partners with 3D Printing Company

Specialty chemicals company Arkema announced in an emailed release that they would be partnering with industrial 3D printer manufacturer Raplas for the development of their N3xtDimension cus...


NJ Institute Testing Seismic Building Materials

A team from the New Jersey Institute of Technology is assessing the seismic response of high-performance fiber-reinforced cementitious composites (HPFRCCs) to potentially better protect buil...


JPCL Extends Contractor Directory Submissions

The editors of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings have announced that the submissions period for companies looking to be included in the 2023 Annual Directory of Industrial ...


JPCL Releases 2023 Equipment Buying Guide

The Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings has recently released its 2023 Equipment Buying Guide, an annual directory of equipment and related supplies for protective and marine c...


Project Offers Community ‘Paint-by-Number’ Murals

A local artist in St. Petersburg, Florida, is hoping to “spread joy one sunflower at a time” through a community project featuring “paint-by-number” style murals.


Records Show Sherwin Sold HQ for $48.5M

According to reports, global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company’s current downtown Cleveland headquarters has been sold for $48.5 million as construction continues on its new global ...


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Shipping Company Adopts New Propeller Coating

According to a recent press release from marine coating supplier Graphite Innovation & Technologies, the company will be supplying its graphene-based, biocide-free propeller coating for glob...


New Product Announcement: Roofing Polymer Adhesive

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


TPC Connect: Industrial Coatings Posts Activities

The sixth annual TPC Connect: Industrial Coatings (formerly Contractor Connect) will be held Nov. 6-9 at the Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa in Henderson, Nevada.


AkzoNobel Opens North America R&D Center

Global coatings company AkzoNobel announced last week via emailed release that it has opened a new research and development center in High Point, North Carolina.


Zentek to Test Nano-Pigments in Aerospace Coatings

Zentek Ltd., a graphene technology development and commercialization company, recently announced that they have been awarded a research and development contract to test their ZenARMOR nano-p...


New England’s Tallest Mural Unveiled in CT

On Thursday, local officials in Hartford, Connecticut held an unveiling ceremony for what is being touted as the tallest mural in New England.


ACA Presents Inaugural Darling Prize

On Wednesday, the American Coatings Association (ACA) presented its inaugural David F. Darling Prize to Dr. Dane R. Jones, Professor and Associate Dean, Emeritus at California Polytechnic St...


Hempel Appoints New Decorative Exec

This week, global coatings manufacturer Hempel announced that Ana Henriques will join the company’s Executive Group Management team after being appointed Executive Vice President, Head of De...


Bids Needed for Boston Building Work

The City of Boston is soliciting bids for coating and renovations to an existing Boston Public Health Commission building entryway.


EPA Requires Reporting for Nine Additional PFAS

Last Thursday (June 22), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a final rule to update the Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) chemical list to identify nine additional per- and polyfluo...


New Product Announcement: Paint Sanitizing Agent

Worldwide producer of antimicrobial hygiene function and material protection for textiles and polymers Sanitized recently launched a new triple-action product for sanitation and in-can prese...


Air-Purifying Paint Used for UK Building

Stakeholders working on the renovation of an “out-of-date” office building next to the Tower Bridge in London are reportedly using a sustainable, air-purifying paint from AM Technology on th...


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Monday, Tuesday

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Monday, July 3, or Tuesday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday in the United States.


Leaning Millennium Tower Fixes Complete

Last week, the homeowners' association for San Francisco’s Millennium Tower announced that a $100 million project to fix the building’s leaning issues has been “substantially complete.”


Hurricane-Resistant Material Used for New Homes

A new building material that has the look and feel of Styrofoam and is rated to withstand a Category 5 hurricane is reportedly being used for construction of new homes in Central Florida.


Drone Automation Used for Inventory Management

A spinoff from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology has recently introduced a new automation workflow to monitor stockpile inventory using robotics and artificial intelligence.


New Product Announcement: IGL Marine Lineup

IGL Coatings, a global manufacturer of surface protection materials, recently announced the release of six new cleaning and maintenance products in its Marine Solutions series, including its...


BioPowder Partners with Industrial Minerals Provider

BioPowder, a producer and supplier of fruit stone powders and bio-based abrasives, recently announced a partnership with German industrial mineral and functional filler systems provider Dorf...


Hardwoods Could Be Used for Structural Applications

Researchers from West Virginia University are testing the effectiveness of lower grade hardwood lumber as a more sustainable and affordable alternative to traditional building materials.


Scientists Develop Coating Performance Testing

Scientists at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay have reportedly developed a new method for measuring coating performance, allowing for the quantification of buried interfacial reacti...


NYC Tops New US Construction Cost Index

According to the latest International Construction Cost Index by global design and consultant organization Arcadis, New York City, San Francisco, Boston and Philadelphia are among the top 10...


PPG Announces E-Coat Partnership in France

PPG, a global manufacturer of paints, coatings and specialty materials, recently announced a new partnership with Satys, a French industrial group, to provide electrocoating of original equi...


New Product Announcement: Weather-Proof Exterior Paint

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently launched its next product in its Dulux Weathershield paint series in Malaysia.


‘World’s Largest’ Wooden City Planned in Sweden

Earlier this week, residential property management company Atrium Ljungberg announced what it is calling the world’s largest urban construction project in wood in Stockholm, Sweden.


CPIA Unveils 2023 Conference Keynote Speaker

Last month, the Commercial Painting Industry Association selected this year’s Leadership Conference keynote speaker, Jack Becker.


Analysis Finds Dark Paint Helps Homes Sell for More

According to a new study from real estate company Zillow, home buyers tend to offer more money for homes with interiors painted dark gray.


Kraton Expands Renewable Copolymer Capacity

Global specialty polymer and biobased products producer Kraton Corporation recently announced the expansion of its manufacturing capabilities to produce its 100% ISCC PLUS certified renewabl...


Researchers Develop Turbine Recycling Method

Engineering researchers at the University of Edinburgh have reportedly received a 125,000 euro ($159,123.12) grant for the development of a new wind turbine recycling process that can turn d...


ASTM Announces New Concrete Development

ASTM International’s concrete and concrete aggregates committee (C09) has reported that they are currently developing a standard to evaluate the tensile performance of fiber-reinforced concr...


New Product Announcement: Thermal Spraying System

Castolin Eutectic, a manufacturer in the protective coatings industry, recently announced the release of their XupersoniClad, supersonic spraying technology.


Akzo Launches Powder Coatings Energy Calculator

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel recently announced the release of their energy savings calculator.


‘Barbie’ Movie Exacerbates Pink Paint Shortage

Not all “life in plastic is fantastic,” according to reports, as the production designer for the upcoming “Barbie” movie says that the film has led to a global pink paint shortage.


New Product Announcement: Home Exterior Paint

Dutch Boy Paints, part of the Sherwin-Williams Consumer Brands Group, recently released an upgraded formula for its exterior coating Maxbond Plus.


Behr Releases New Nature-Inspired Color Collection

Earlier this week, Behr Paint Company debuted its BioNature Collection, a nature-based paint color palette inspired by biophilic design concepts.


Vibrantz Investing $20M in Tinting Solution Facility

Global provider of specialty chemicals and materials Vibrantz Technologies recently announced plans to invest almost $20 million to increase the capacity of its sustainable tinting solution ...


Researchers Develop New Concrete for Clean Air

The Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology’s Green Construction by Photocatalyst Research Group has reportedly developed a photocatalytic concrete that can remove fine ...


2023 Greenbuild Conference Keynote Speaker Announced

Earlier this month, the U.S. Green Building Council and Informa Connect announced the keynote speaker for the 2023 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.


New Product Announcement: Low-Temp Cure E-Coats

Global paint and coatings company PPG has announced the launch of their PPG Enviro-PRIME EPIC 200R coatings.


Report Reveals Construction Spending Increase

According to analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the Associated Builders and Contractors recently reported that national nonresidential construction spending expanded 1.9% in April...


PPG Kicks Off New Paint for a New Start Initiative

This summer, more than 25 “colorful and transformative” school makeovers are anticipated to be completed by global coatings manufacturer PPG through its New Paint for a New Start initiative.


Akzo Powder Coatings Launches Digital Platform

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently launched an extended digital e-commerce platform to provide easy access to its powder coatings information and products.


Researchers Identify Moisture Absorbing Hydrogel

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently identified a hydrogel material that could potentially be used for passive cooling and water harvesting in warmer climates.


AI Identifies Concrete Surface Pattern Cracking

A team of researchers at Drexel University and the State University of New York are examining how artificial intelligence, alongside mathematical methods, can determine how damaged a concret...


Beckers Develops New Coil Coating Technology

Beckers, a global market coil coatings provider, recently released Life Cycle Assessment results showing that the use of ultraviolet/electron beam curing technology could significantly reduc...


New Product Announcement: Defoamer Slip Additive

Specialty chemicals company Evonik recently announced the release of a new crosslinkable defoaming slip additive for ultraviolet- and LED-cured formulations.


Research Replaces Concrete Sand with Shredded Diapers

Researchers at the University of Kitakyushu in Japan have reportedly found that up to 8% of sand in concrete and mortar for a single-story house could be replaced with shredded, used disposa...


Scientists Create Potential Concrete Alternative

Researchers at the University of Manchester recently created a new material that they say could potentially replace concrete.


Aramsco Acquires Surface Prep Equipment Distributor

Aramsco Inc. recently announced their acquisition of Pantheon Surface Prep Sales and Rentals in Englewood, Colorado, and Cypress, California.


WJTA Celebrates Anniversary, Preps for Expo

The WaterJet Technology Association is celebrating 40 years of progress in the waterjetting industry as it gears up for the 2023 WJTA Conference and Expo this fall in New Orleans.


Dunn-Edwards Launches 2024 Color, Design Trends

Earlier this week, paint and coatings company Dunn-Edwards unveiled its 2024 Color + Design Trends, a collection of 48 hues across four color palettes.


Wet Abrasive Blasting Preps WA Dry Dock Ships

Equipment manufacturer Graco Inc. recently provided equipment for the Fairhaven Shipyard in the Port of Bellingham, Washington, for surface preparation work.


New Product Announcement: CUI Mitigation Coatings

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine has announced a new line of coatings that will reportedly mitigate the issue of corrosion under insulation (CUI).


Titanium Alloys Made Using 3D Printer

Researchers at the University of Sydney and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, in collaboration with Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, have created a potential “new class” of tit...


JPCL Preps for Resource Season

In the coming months, the Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings readers can look forward to the annual offering of resources that can guide them in selecting and sourcing the equ...


Gemini Coatings Acquires Wood Finishing Brands

Wood coatings manufacturing company Gemini Coatings recently announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Seattle-based wood coatings manufacturer Rudd Company, I...


Nippon Paint Marine Expands to Vietnam

Nippon Paint Marine, a global marine coatings company, has announced plans to expand their coatings production to Vietnam.


Zentek Partners for Turbine Coating Testing

Zentek Ltd., a Canadian development and commercialization company, has announced a new collaboration to test and validate their icephobic coatings for the wind turbine industry.


PPG Launches Industrial Paint Film Joint Venture

Global paint and coatings company PPG recently announced a new joint venture with technology-driven film solutions company entrotech, Inc. for paint and clear film solutions.


Sherwin Leads Most Valuable Paint Brand Report

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


Vodka Brand Launches ‘Paint Your Pride’ Bottle

In celebration of Pride month in June, Crystal Head Vodka has released a new “Paint Your Pride” design for its signature skull bottle.


New Product Announcement: High-White Pigment

Global performance materials company U.S. Silica recently announced the launch of a new high-white pigment for coatings, building products and other applications.


Homebuilders Name PPG Exclusive Paint Provider

Earlier this week, global coatings company PPG announced two new agreements with homebuilders to exclusively offer its paints and coatings to customers for new home builds.


WisDOT Awards Bridge Rehab Contract

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $6,132,176.51 for concrete sealing and rehabilitation to several existing bridge structures along State Hig...


Boeing Begins New Coatings Facility Construction

Multinational aerospace company Boeing has recently begun construction on a new advanced coatings center in St. Louis, which will reportedly help support post-assembly phases of future milit...


BCF Elects First Female President

Last week, the British Coatings Federation announced that Sharon Harte of Dacrylate Paints has been named the first female president in the organization’s 111-year history.


OSHA Cites OH Resin Manufacturer Again

Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced that it has found that resin manufacturing company Sumitomo Bakelite North American...


Proposed NY Law Covers Lead Exposure Damages

Last month, New York State Assembly lawmakers advanced legislation that would reportedly bar the exclusion of coverage for losses or damages by the exposure to lead paint from liability cove...


New Product Announcement: Thermoplastic Polyurethane

Global manufacturer of material solutions Covestro recently launched its new thermoplastic polyurethanes for the automotive and wind sector markets.


West African Dish Inspires New Corrosion Study

A study examining the presence of metals in fufu, a common meal


New Technique Could Preserve Historic Buildings

Researchers from the University of Sheffield have reportedly developed a new method to assess the safety of stone and brick constructions, which could help preserve historic stone buildings ...


New Product Announcement: Water-Based Wood Stain

Earlier this month, paint and coatings company Dunn-Edwards introduced a new water-based wood stain for exterior surfaces such as decks, fencing and siding.


Researchers Test for Hull Coating Replacement

A recent study has reportedly tested a silicone-based


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Monday

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Father, Son Team Develops ‘World’s Coolest Paint’

Inspired by the “chaos of COVID-19,” a father and son duo from the


Report Compares Ceramic and Silicone Coatings

A new study has recently analyzed ceramic coatings' ability to reduce


New Product Announcement: Concrete Floor Coatings

Last week, global paint and coatings company PPG


‘Invisible’ Cellulose Coating Protects Against Bacteria

A new thin film made of cellulose fiber that is “invisible to the naked eye” has been developed to mitigate the transfer of pathogens on high-traffic objects.


Datacolor Acquires Color Software Company

Color management solution company Datacolor AG recently announced the acquisition of technology company Matchmycolor LLC.


ASTM Develops Fiber Reinforced Polymer Standard

ASTM International has recently developed a new standard specification for fiber reinforced polymer (FRP). The development was reportedly completed by ASTM’s Composite Materials Committee (D...


HMG Paints Receives Supply Chain Accreditation

This month, U.K.-based coatings manufacturer HMG Paints


Venice Biennale Opens New Architecture Exhibition

On Saturday (May 20), the 18th annual International Architecture Exhibition from La Biennale di Venezia opened to the public.


CPIA Issues Call for Conference Presentations

The Commercial Painting Industry Association is calling for presentations for its 2023 CPIA Leadership Conference, to be held Sept. 11-14, 2023, at Hotel Zachary and Wrigley Field in Chicago...


New Product Announcement: Roof Repair Compound

Manufacturer of roof coatings, foams and sealants for the commercial roofing industry Everest Systems recently announced via emailed press release the launch of a new self-leveling repair co...


BCF Relaunches Global Coatings Training Institute

Earlier this week, the British Coatings Federation announced a relaunch of its online training offerings, the Coatings Training Institute.


New Sponge Removes Lead from Water

Engineers at Northwestern University have reportedly developed a sponge with the ability to remove metals such as lead from water.


New Product Announcement: Ceramic Coatings

Protective film and coating provider XPEL, Inc. has recently released four new ceramic coating products, including a new aircraft coating.


UK Researchers Develop New Antimicrobial Coating

The University of Nottingham recently created a new antimicrobial coating material using a common disinfectant and antiseptic.


Dunn-Edwards Launches Neutral Color Collection

Paint and coatings company Dunn-Edwards recently introduced 160 new hues as part of its New Neutral Color Collection.


Drones, AI Data Could Aid Disaster Recovery

Research from the University of South Wales is utilizing artificial intelligence and drones to enhance structural health monitoring, with the hopes to help areas impacted by natural disaster...


Survey: Tech in Construction Industry is Behind

According to a recent study from automation solution Yooz, the construction industry ranks the lowest in technology competence among surveyed industries.


Hardide Coating Gardner Aircraft Components

Metal matrix composite coatings provider Hardide Coatings recently signed a partnership with Gardner Aerospace to coat key wing components on its aircraft.


Kymera Acquires Thermal Spray Solutions

Specialty materials company Kymera International has announced that it has acquired Thermal Spray Solutions Inc., a provider of thermal spray coatings for corrosion and wear resistance.


‘Sponge Cities’ Could Help with Water Efficiency

According to reports, the Agriculture and Forest Ministry in Turkey has begun planning a new “sponge city” concept to help produce better water efficiency.


Yasmeen Lari Awarded Royal Gold Medal

The Royal Institute of British Architects recently awarded Yasmeen Lari, Pakistan’s first female architect, the 2023 Royal Gold Medal for architecture.


New Product: Resinous Flooring System

Sherwin-Williams High Performance Flooring has released SofTop Comfort flooring systems, an expansion of the company's seamless resinous flooring options.


UB to Research New Precast Concrete Tech

Researchers from the School of Engineering at the University at Buffalo will receive funding to apply new technologies to precast concrete and explore ways to create more durable and long-la...


Seismic Testing Underway for TallWood Project

The Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) TallWood project recently announced that testing is underway, with its first table training exercises showing successful resul...


University Research Wins UV-Curable Coatings Award

According to a recent release, a faculty-student research team at Eastern Michigan University’s Coatings Research Institute has been awarded for their contributions towards novel and sustain...


New Product Announcement: Scour Protection System

Design, development and delivery of buoyancy, protection and insulation products for the global offshore energy sector company Balmoral Comtec recently launched a new scour protection system...


TX University, DOT Examining Sustainable Concrete

A $10 million, five-year grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation was recently awarded to a University of Texas at Arlington civil engineering researcher who is looking to develop a ...


Viking Acquires Industrial Service Company

Water tower painting, inspection and maintenance company Viking Industrial Painting announced the purchase of York, Pennsylvania-based Minoan Industrial Services at the beginning of the mont...


Polynt Opens Canada Coatings Resin Plant

Last week, coating resins manufacturer Polynt Group announced the opening of its new resin plant in Canada.


First Metaverse Architecture, Design Awards Unveiled

The winners were recently unveiled for the first Metaverse Architecture and Design Awards, launched in partnership between Interior Design and digital consulting firm digby.


New Product Announcement: Titanium Dioxide Pigment

Global chemical solutions company The Chemours Company introduced a new TMP- and TME-free titanium dioxide grade designed for waterborne architectural coatings applications.


Nominations Open for 2023 Elevation Awards

The nomination period for Technology Publishing Co.’s seventh annual Elevation Awards officially kicks off today (May 4).


Beckers Completes Railway Coatings Business Sale

Earlier this week, manufacturer specializing in coil, industrial and consumer coatings Beckers Group completed the sale of its railway coatings business to Kansai Helios.


PPG Appoints Procurement VP and CPO

Global coatings company PPG recently announced that current interim Chief Procurement Officer Christine Camsuzou has been appointed Vice President, Procurement and CPO.


Researchers Create Ship Hull Paintable Protein

A team at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in Laurel, Maryland, have recently developed a nontoxic, environmentally friendly paintable protein that inhibits fouling.


SWR Institute Announces 2022 Project Winners

The Sealant, Waterproofing and Restoration Institute recently announced the winners of its 2022 project awards via emailed press release.


Sto Sponsors Design-Build Ice Box Challenge

At the end of last month, building materials firm Sto Corp. announced it has teamed up with the Pratt Institute and Passive House for Everyone (PHFE) for the first-ever U.S. Collegiate Desig...


Study: Wastewater Disposal Triggered Earthquake

New research from Stanford University suggests that one of the most powerful earthquakes ever recorded in Alberta, Canada, was caused by wastewater injected underground by oil and gas operat...


New Product Announcement: Concrete Expansion Anchor

Global height safety specialist Guardian recently introduced a new concrete substrate anchor for temporary applications or work requiring quick relocation during progress.


FGIA Releases New Industry Review, Forecast

Yesterday (May 1), the Fenestration and Glazing Industry Alliance released its latest industry review and forecast, delivering information on window, door and skylight market trends and prod...


CTDOT Evaluating Bridges Using AI Research

The Connecticut Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration recently awarded a research grant to a University of Hartford professor to evaluate and predict infrastruc...


ACA, ChemQuest Launch Coatings TraQr Upgrades

Earlier this month, the American Coatings Association debuted new enhancements to the Coatings TraQr, an interactive dashboard and forecasting tool developed by The ChemQuest Group.


Scientists Develop Site Safety Monitoring System

Researchers from the University of Houston have reportedly created a new site monitoring system to keep construction workers safe at job sites.


PPG Completes Powder Coatings Plant Expansion

Global coatings company PPG recently announced the completion of a $15 million expansion project at its powder coatings production facility in Brazil, Indiana.


Smartphone Tech Could Find Material Defects

Recent research from the University of New South Wales has reportedly demonstrated that organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) can be harnessed to map magnetic fields.


Sherwin-Williams Reports 2023 Q1 Results

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced its 2023 first quarter financial results on Tuesday (April 25), highlighting an 8.9% net sales increase year-over-year to $5.44 bi...


Timber Building Seismic Testing to Set Record

A full-scale, ten-story mass timber building project will investigate the resilience of these types of structures through a series of earthquake simulation testing this spring.


Orion Installs Cogeneration Tech at LA Plant

Global specialty chemicals company Orion Engineered Carbons recently announced that it has installed renewable energy technology at its Ivanhoe, Louisiana, plant.


AkzoNobel Publishes Q1 2023 Financial Results

Global coatings company AkzoNobel released its 2023 first quarter earnings report Tuesday (April 25), showing a 5% increase year-over-year (8% in constant currencies), along with an 8.2% ROS...


Krylon Spray Paint Line Expands Color Offerings

Spray paint brand Krylon recently unveiled six new colors for its Fusion All-In-One spray paint line.


Holcim Building Utilizes Fully Recycled Concrete

Building materials and solutions provider Holcim will reportedly be constructing the world’s first fully recycled concrete building.


New Product Announcement: PFP Hydrocarbon Coating

Marine and protective coatings company Jotun recently launched a new intumescent hydrocarbon passive fire protection coating for oil, gas and energy industry assets.


Sensor Changes Color When Bridge Cracks Form

An Iowa State University researcher has recently created a multifunctional stretchable strain sensor that changes colors when covering a crack in a steel component.


JPCL Honors Late Contributor, Consultant

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings offers its condolences to the family and friends of coatings consultant and longtime JPCL contributor, Warren Brand. Brand tragically pass...


AMPP Recognizes World Corrosion Awareness Day

Today (April 24), the Association for Materials Protection and Performance is celebrating World Corrosion Awareness Day to recognize the impact corrosion prevention and control professionals...


Akzo Acquiring Sherwin Architectural Paint Business

Last week, global coatings companies The Sherwin-Williams Company and AkzoNobel reached a purchase agreement for a Chinese architectural paints business.


PPG Reports 2023 Q1 Financial Increases

Global coatings supplier PPG (Pittsburgh) reported record first quarter net sales of about $4.4 billion, a 2% increase from the year prior, in a financial results press release issued on Thu...


WSU Researchers Develop Carbon-Negative Concrete

Using biochar and concrete wastewater, researchers from Washington State University have reportedly developed an environmentally friendly concrete that is nearly as strong as regular concret...


Archroma Commences CEO Transition

Global specialty chemicals company Archroma recently announced its transition plan for the role of Chief Executive Officer.


ChatGPT Generates AI Powered Color Collection

Paint manufacturer HMG Paints Ltd. has released a new collection of decorative paint colors for World Earth Day using artificial intelligence language model ChatGPT.


DOE Awards Reactor Corrosion Research Grant

An assistant professor from Penn State University recently received a $400,000 research and development award from the U.S. Department of Energy to study corrosive damage caused by salt in n...


New Product Announcement: Exterior Paint

Earlier this month, paint and coatings manufacturer Benjamin Moore launched its new exterior paint specially formulated to withstand moisture.


Lab Studying Stainless Steel Protective Coatings

Researchers from Sandia National Laboratories have reportedly tested a variety of nickel mixtures as protective coatings on stainless steel to protect it from corrosion caused by sea air.


New Product Announcement: Portable Aircraft Sealant Kit

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


New Water Treatment Removes PFAS ‘for Good’

Engineers at the University of British Columbia have reportedly developed a new water treatment method that removes per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances from drinking water safely.


Architecture Firm Designs $1.8B Entertainment City

International architecture firm Benoy recently unveiled its design plans for the “Box of Treasures” development project in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


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Jon-Don Acquires Concrete Coatings Distributor

Commercial supplies, equipment and consumables supplier Jon-Don has recently announced the acquisition of concrete coatings distributor Coatings Hub.


Dates Set for 2023 Industrial Contractor Connect

The sixth annual Industrial Contractor Connect will be held Nov. 7-10 at the Lake Las Vegas Westin Resort & Spa in Henderson, Nevada.


Shipyard Joins AkzoNobel, Philips Antifouling Partnership

Last week, global coatings company AkzoNobel announced that Damen Shipyards has joined the company and Philips to further develop a fouling control solution that uses UV-C light technology t...


Recycled Human Hair Could Repair Bridges

A research team from the College of Engineering at the University of Kentucky is working on a “hair raising” discovery by studying how hair recycled from salons could help repair bridges and...


University Develops 3D Concrete Printing Method

Researchers at the University of Michigan have reportedly developed a method for creating ultra-lightweight, waste-free concrete through 3D printing.


Hempel Announces Executive Group Management Changes

Global coatings company Hempel recently announced changes to its Executive Group Management team via an emailed press release.


New Product Announcement: Acrylic Roof Coating

Roofing system manufacturer Gaco, part of the Holcim Building Envelope portfolio of brands, introduced its new acrylic elastomeric roof coating at the end of last month.


Behr Debuts First-Ever Exterior Stain COTY

Earlier this month, Behr Paint Company introduced its first-ever Exterior Wood Stain Color of the Year.


Diamond Vogel Acquires Aerosol Manufacturing Facility

Paint and coatings company Diamond Vogel recently announced it has closed on the acquisition of an aerosol manufacturing facility in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.


Plastic Recycling Research Could Produce Coatings

A researcher from Washington State University recently received a fellowship for his work in the chemical recycling of plastics, would could pave an environmentally friendly way to produce p...


New Product Announcement: Graphene Paint Additive

Malaysian oil and gas company Petroliam Nasional Berhad (Petronas) has launched a new paint additive formulated with graphene to protect steel structures against corrosion.


Stolt Tankers, GIT Sign Marine Coating Agreement

Sustainable coatings company Graphite Innovation and Technologies (GIT) recently signed a two-year agreement with Stolt Tankers to apply its graphene-based marine coating to ship propellers...


JPCL Opens Equipment Buying Guide Submissions

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is now accepting submissions for the 2023 Equipment Buying Guide.


Holcim Completes Duro-Last Acquisition

Building materials and solutions provider Holcim recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of commercial roofing systems manufacturer Duro-Last, with pro forma net sales of $5...


ChemQuest Appoints Business Development Director

Global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. has appointed Philip Marsh as Business Development Director for the Europe, Mid...


RPM Releases Record 2023 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 2023 on Thursda...


New Product Announcement: Epoxy Flooring System

Connecticut-based resinous flooring and wall system manufacturer Dur-A-Flex, Inc. recently launched a new breathable epoxy system for floors with elevated moisture and salts.


Gecko Robotics Expands US Navy Work

Advanced robotics and enterprise software company Gecko Robotics (Pittsburgh) recently announced that it has expanded its work with the United States Navy to include robotic assessments of t...


Belzona Cold Bonding Project Restores Pipeline

International manufacturer of industrial protective coatings and composites Belzona recently completed a “mammoth” pipeline project in Thailand using a cold bonding solution.


Report: 2022 Global Methane Emissions Rose

A recent report from the International Energy Agency found that the global energy sector produced nearly 135 million tons of methane emissions in 2022, an increase from the year prior.


AI Aids in Building Hurricane Resistance Research

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have reportedly created a new method of digitally simulating hurricanes with the potential to develop improved guidelines fo...


First ‘Fully Printable’ Perovskite Cells Developed

Researchers from Swansea University have reportedly established a low-cost, callable carbon ink formulation to produce perovskite solar cells at scale for the first time.


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New Product Announcement: Marine Decking Systems

At the end of last month, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine introduced two new interior marine decking solutions for government and commercial applications, SeaGuard One-Step Decking Syst...


FSU Chemists Develop New Antifouling Coating

A $510,000 grant from the U.S. Office of Naval Research was recently awarded to a team of polymer chemists at Florida State University to develop its new antifouling coating for ships.


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Friday

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Friday, April 7, in observance of the Easter holiday weekend.


Dow Launches Digital Formulation Platform

Chemical manufacturing company Dow recently launched a new digital paint formulation platform that offers data-driven capabilities to simplify the formulation process.


Registration Open for CPIA Executive Retreat

This May, members of the Commercial Painting Industry Association will meet for the first Executive Member Retreat to discuss business and industry advancement.


Engineers Discover New Concrete Additives

A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has recently found that introducing new materials into the concrete manufacturing processes could significantly reduce its carbon footpr...


BlastOne Acquires Blasting Robotics Company

Blasting and painting equipment and supplies distributor BlastOne International recently announced the acquisition of abrasive blasting robotics company VertiDrive B.V.


JPCL Announces 2022 Readers’ Choice Winners

The winners of the 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards, which honor the authors of the top articles selected by readership over the past year, were announced in this month’s issue of the Journal ...


New Study Examines Egg Yolks in Oil Paint

A study published earlier this month reportedly found that the inclusion of proteins such as egg yolk were intentional for the “Old Masters” as they prepared their oil paints.


ME Files Lawsuits Against PFAS Manufacturers

Maine Attorney General Aaron Frey announced earlier this week that two lawsuits have been filed against manufacturers DuPont and 3M, alleging that they have promoted per- and polyfluoroakyl ...


New Product Announcement: Sustainable Methacrylic Resin

Global supplier of methacrylate chemicals Röhm recently introduced a new sustainable product range for the coating and adhesives industry.


Colorful Plant-Based Films Cool Buildings

Scientists from Cambridge University have recently unveiled a new plant-based coating that gets cooler when exposed to sunlight.


AI, Drones Inspecting Canadian Navy Vessels

Provider of AI-assisted digital inspection software Qii.AI announced earlier this month that it has entered into an agreement with Canada’s Naval Engineering Test Establishment for use of th...


Engineers Develop Self-Sensing Concrete Material

Engineers at the University of Pittsburgh have reportedly developed a new metamaterial concrete for smart civil infrastructure systems.


Students, Smithsonian Rebuild Geodesic Dome

A graduate student at The Catholic University of America, through a partnership with the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C., is working to reconstruct the first full-scale geodesic do...


New Product Announcement: Potable Water Linings

Global coatings, linings and fireproofing manufacturer Carboline Company (St. Louis) recently launched new linings designed specifically for the water and wastewater markets.


Interpon Coats Dubai Luxury Hotel

Interpon, a powder coatings line from global coatings company AkzoNobel, recently announced that its products were used on the newly opened Atlantis The Royal luxury hotel and resort in Duba...


Nippon Coatings Applied to Norwegian Cruise Ship

Global coatings company Nippon Paint Marine has reportedly applied its biocide-free, self-polishing coating Aquaterras to a luxury cruise ship.


ChemQuest Taps New Director

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


Dutch Water Tower Converted into Apartments

A historic 19th century water tower in Utrecht, The Netherlands, was recently transformed into luxury apartments by architectural studio Zecc Architecten.


AMPP Conference Closes in Colorado

On Thursday, the Association for Materials Protection and Performance’s (AMPP’s) 2023 Annual Conference + Expo in Denver came to a close, after a week packed with technical presentations, co...


New Product Announcement: Cool Roof Coating

Material science startup NanoTech Inc. (Houston) recently released its flagship product, a cooling coating designed for commercial roof application.


Corrosion Innovations Acquires Chlor*Rid Products

Last week, manufacturer Corrosion Innovations announced it has acquired the Chlor*Rid product line from Milliken & Company.


Benjamin Moore Updates Interior Paint Formulation

Paint and coatings manufacturer Benjamin Moore recently announced that it has reinvented its Regal Select Interior paint.


Firm Launches ‘World’s First’ Rebar Robot

Pittsburgh-based Advanced Construction Robotics recently launched a new robot capable of lifting, carrying and placing up to 5,000-pound bundles of rebar without the need for heavy lifting f...


New Product Announcement: Industrial Coating Colorants

United Kingdom-based independent paint manufacturer HMG Paints Ltd. recently launched its own range of colorants for industrial coatings.


AMPP Conference Opens in Denver

This week, the Association for Materials Protection and Performance is hosting the 2023 AMPP Annual Conference + Expo at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, from March 19 to 23.


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Navy Awards $2.8B Pearl Harbor Dry Dock Contract

Last week, the U.S. Navy awarded a firm-fixed-price task order of more than $2.8 billion to Dragados/Hawaiian Dredging/Orion JV (Honolulu) for the construction of a new concrete dry dock at ...


Apollo Funds Acquiring Univar Solutions

Specialty chemical and ingredient distributor Univar Solutions recently announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by asset manager Apollo.


University, Nippon Discover Zeolite Anti-Viral Activity

A research group from the University of Tokyo and Nippon Paint Holdings Co., Ltd., has reportedly found that proton-form zeolites have an excellent inactivation effect against influenza and ...


AkzoNobel Launches Aircraft Maintenance Initiative

AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings recently announced plans to launch a new digital, data-driven service for airlines and other large operators to tailor and optimize the coatings maintenance sche...


UK Residents Voting on ‘Clean Air Mural’ Design

Using carbon dioxide absorption paint, a newly renovated building in Southampton will receive what is anticipated to be the United Kingdom’s largest “clean air mural.”


Antifouling Conference Returning for Second Year

The International Antifouling Conference will return in its second year for antifouling coating experts, academia and end users to discuss challenges, solutions and approaches towards marine...


Solar Control Coating Startup Receives Funding

A nano-thin window coating technology developed by a University of Toronto engineering professor recently received $5 million in federal funding, moving it one step closer to commercializati...


New Product Announcement: Flat Ceiling Paint

Paint and coatings company Dunn-Edwards Corporation has introduced a new interior paint designed for ceilings on residential, commercial and institutional projects.


Hempel Joins Biofouling Prevention Partnership

Global coatings company Hempel recently joined a public-private partnership to help prevent biofouling on ships’ hulls and support shipping emissions reduction.


Largest US Building Earthquake Testing Underway

The University of Buffalo is reportedly preparing for what is being called the largest-ever United States earthquake test of a brick and mortar building, with hopes of making structures more...


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New Building Coating Protects Against Erosion

Researchers from the University of Hertfordshire in the United Kingdom have recently developed a new limewash for building surfaces that uses bacteria to create a barrier against erosion dam...


New Product Announcement: Water Corrosion Inhibitor

At the beginning of the month, corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation announced its new corrosion inhibitor for hydrostatic testing of drinking water system components, certified to...


Sto Corp Announces Personnel Changes

Last week, building materials firm Sto Corp. announced two key personnel changes in its sales and marketing departments.


Butterflies Inspire Paint Pigment Alternative

A researcher from the University of Central Florida reportedly drew inspiration from butterflies to create what he says is the first environmentally friendly, multicolor alternative to pigme...


IBC Releases 2023 Event Technical Program

The Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania recently released the technical program for the 2023 International Bridge Conference, featuring technical sessions, workshops and more.


Scientist Creating Precise Polymer Coating Method

A scientist from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln recently received a grant to develop an advanced manufacturing platform for polymer coatings using artificial intelligence.


Corrosion Innovations, CRW Announce Merger

Manufacturer Corrosion Innovations has recently announced a merger with its long-term distribution partner CRW Consulting & Distribution, LLC.


New Product Announcement: Soluble Polymer Resin Binder

Munich-based chemical manufacturer Wacker Group plans to unveil a new polymer resin binder with enhanced solubility for solvent-borne coatings, printing inks, high-solids, and UV-curing syst...


Master Builders Releases Virtual Concrete Assistant

Earlier this week, global construction chemical solutions brand Master Builders Solutions announced the launch of what is being touted as the construction industry’s first virtual assistant.


Researchers Develop Antifouling Laser Process

German research institute Laser Zentrum Hannover has reportedly recently developed an environmentally friendly and efficient laser solution for biofouling.


New Product Announcement: Fouling Release Coating

Global coatings company PPG has released a new marine coating to help shipowners lower power consumption and carbon emissions.


3D-Printed Materials Could Capture Emissions

Oregon State University and Sandia National Laboratory have reportedly received a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to explore capturing carbon dioxide in 3D-printed building material...


APC to Begin Greek Tanker Coating Work

Protective coatings manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings Inc. (Avon, Ohio) recently reported that it will recoat two oil and chemical tankers for United Overseas Management starting this m...


AMPP Names New CEO

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) recently announced the selection of Alan Thomas as its new chief executive officer.


‘Flying Salmon’ Livery Nearing Last Flight

Alaska Airlines reportedly has plans to paint over its “Salmon Thirty Salmon,” a custom Boeing 737 sporting a 129-foot-long Alaska king salmon livery.


Study Highlights Inefficient Construction Practices

A recent report by AI-based construction technology company Buildots suggests that, on average, only 46% of available areas of a project are worked on during a given week.


College Examining Architecture Using AI Tools

The A. Alfred Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan is utilizing its lab to improve the application of artificial intelligence in architecture and ...


New Product Announcement: Epoxy Silane Additive

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


New Corrosion Protection Material Repairs Itself

Researchers at ETH Zurich have reportedly developed a plastic corrosion protection material that glows in places where it is not damaged, repairs itself and can be reused multiple times.


University Studying Carbon-Negative Concrete Process

A two-year $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy is allowing researchers at Washington University in St. Louis to develop an innovative and economical process for mineralizing ...


Prestige Awards Winner: Specialty Function

The annual JPCL Prestige Awards program recognizes influential individuals, impactful products on the market and noteworthy projects completed during the past year in the protective and mari...


Lorama Launches AR Color Visualizer App

Lorama Group, a manufacturer and distributor of colorants and additives in the paints and coatings industry, recently announced that it has launched its ColourFal Studio Visualizer App in pa...


AIA Announces 2023 Award Recipients

Last month, the American Institute of Architects announced the winners of its 2023 Architecture, Interior Architecture and Regional & Urban Design Awards.


Color-Changing Material Adjusts Building Temperature

Researchers from the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering have reportedly designed a building material that changes its infrared color based on the outside temper...


Final Week to Vote for JPCL Readers’ Choice

Voting closes this Friday at midnight ET for the sixth annual Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings Readers’ Choice Awards.


New Product Announcement: Wetting Agents

Specialty chemicals company Evonik recently launched two new wetting agents for substrates such as wood, plastic and metal surfaces.


New AMPP Board Chair Begins Term

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) has announced that Amir Eliezer, Ph.D., is now Chair of the Association’s Board of Directors.


COVID-Killing Nanocoating Receives Patent

A team of researchers from the University of Central Florida has been awarded a patent for their nanomaterial-based disinfectant that can kill viruses, including COVID-19.


Paint Prevents Scorpions from Entering Homes

A paint developed by two Arizona dads recently secured a deal on the television series Shark Tank, with hopes to keep crawling critters like scorpions out of houses.


Covestro Appoints New US Executive Leadership

Global polymer materials manufacturer Covestro recently announced in an email press release that Samir Hifri will take the position of Chairman and President at Covestro LLC, effective July ...


Deadline Nears for JPCL Readers’ Choice Voting

There’s one week left to vote for your favorite articles in the 2022 Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings Readers’ Choice Awards.


University Researching 3D-Printed Concrete Projects

A research team from the Missouri University of Science and Technology is reportedly working to make the 3D printing of concrete faster, stronger and more resilient for the U.S. Army Corps o...


New Product Announcement: Fire Protection Coating

Earlier this month, global coatings company PPG launched its new epoxy intumescent fire protection coating for architectural steel.


AkzoNobel Aerospace Partners for VR Painter Training

AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings recently announced that it has teamed up with American Airlines to use virtual reality technology to deliver what the company calls a new way of training apprent...


JPCL February Issue Now Online

The February issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is now live on paintsquare.com and shipping to print subscribers. This issue contains feature articles on epoxy pass...


Paint Supply Delays Cricket Grounds Restoration

Work on a $2.3 million upgrade project at the Arnos Vale cricket facility in the Caribbean has been pushed back due to the unavailability of rust protective paint.


2022 Prestige Awards Winner: Steel Coatings

The annual JPCL Prestige Awards program recognizes influential individuals, impactful products on the market and noteworthy projects completed during the past year in the protective and mari...


ChemQuest Announces New Color Consultant

Global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group recently appointed Montaha Hidefi as Color Consultant.


Students Study Architectural Engineering in VR Lab

A new virtual reality laboratory allows students at the Missouri University of Science and Technology to study architecture and construction engineering through virtual models.


Voting Continues for Readers’ Choice Awards

Participants who vote for their favorite Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings articles have a chance to win one of 10 free print subscriptions to JPCL.


New Product Announcement: Catalytic Gel Oven

Gas catalytic IR oven designer and manufacturer WolfRayet recently launched a new range of catalytic gel ovens designed to make the powder coating process more efficient and effective.


Antibacterial Coating Research Awarded Funding

A project to develop sustainable antimicrobial surface coatings from advanced nanoparticles and naturally derived materials conducted by the University of Birmingham has recently been awarde...


2022 Prestige Awards Winner: Concrete Coatings

The annual JPCL Prestige Awards program recognizes influential individuals, impactful products on the market and noteworthy projects completed during the past year in the protective and mari...


Historic Stone Bridge Piers for Sale in PA

Several large, stone piers on the Monongahela River in Pittsburgh have recently gone up for sale, which has sparked some imaginative ideas about what to use them for.


New Product Announcement: Silicone Additive

Munich-based chemical manufacturer Wacker Group recently announced a new silicone additive for formulating silicate paints and brush-on plasters for interiors.


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Monday

PaintSquare Daily News will not be published Monday, Feb. 20, as the offices of PaintSquare parent company Technology Publishing Co. will be closed in observance of the Presidents' Da...


2022 Elevation Awards Winner: Judges’ Choice

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


‘Magic’ Solvent Could Improve Polymer Coatings

An all-dry polymerization technique developed by researchers at Cornell University reportedly uses reactive vapors to create thin films with enhanced mechanical strength, kinetics and morpho...


Remember to Vote for 2022 JPCL Readers’ Choice

Voting continues for the Readers’ Choice Awards, where readers of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings cast their ballot for their favorite articles of 2022.


Lawsuit Alleges Paint Products Falsely Advertised

A recent class action lawsuit filed by one buyer alleges that Rust-Oleum Corporation sells paint-and-primer products that don’t work without also buying a primer.


New Product Announcement: Waterjet Nozzles

Material cutting and wear protection manufacturer Ceratizit recently released a new waterjet nozzle portfolio for efficient waterjet cutting processes.


Zentek Testing New Corrosion Protection Tech

Canadian development and commercialization company Zentek Ltd. has recently announced the development of a novel corrosion protection technology based on functionalized graphene oxide.


Elevation Awards Winner: Ancillary/Misc. Services

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


Holcim Acquiring Roofing Systems Company

Building materials and solutions provider Holcim recently announced via emailed release that it has signed an agreement to acquire commercial roofing systems manufacturer Duro-Last.


Researchers Create Self-Cleaning, Magnetic Paint

A student from Gdansk University of Technology in Poland recently developed a new hybrid paint that is not only magnetic, but can reportedly fight bacteria, remove stains and clean the air o...


2022 Elevation Awards Winner: Floor Coatings

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


Registration Opens for ACI Concrete Convention

Earlier this month, the American Concrete Institute announced that registration is open for the ACI Concrete Convention in San Francisco from April 2-6.


Qatar, Airbus Settle Paint Defect Legal Case

Preventing a lengthy, $2 billion trial later this year, Qatar Airways and Airbus have recently settled a dispute over peeling paint and other concerns on A350 jets.


New Product Announcement: Renewable, Bio-Based Paint

Producer of paints and coatings, and a subsidiary of Asia Coatings Enterprises, Pte. Ltd., PT Mowilex Indonesia has recently released the country’s first renewable, bio-based paint.


‘Liquid Windows’ Could Save Building Energy

Inspired by the skin of certain species of squid, a new multilayered fluidic system developed by researchers at the University of Toronto reportedly has the potential to reduce energy costs ...


AkzoNobel Publishes Q4, 2022 Finance Report

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) released its fourth-quarter and end-of-year financial reports Wednesday (Feb. 8), indicating an 8% increase in revenue for Q4 and a 13% inc...


Arkema Partners for Photopolymerization Research

Specialty chemicals company Arkema recently announced a partnership to open a new lab in France for UV-curable material research.


2022 Elevation Awards Winner: Institutional

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


New Product Announcement: Safety Anchors

Global height safety specialist Guardian recently introduced three new anchors to its lineup, designed to reduce complexity and enhance ease of use.


Vote for Your Favorite JPCL 2022 Articles

Remember to cast your vote for your favorite Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings articles from the past year in the 2022 JPCL Readers’ Choice Awards.


ASTM Proposes Concrete Reinforcement Standard

At the end of last month, ASTM International announced that it is developing a proposed standard that will be used to help measure the tensile strength of fiber-reinforced concrete.


CPCA Announces Annual Conference Dates

In January, the Canadian Paint and Coatings Association: The Voice of Canada's Paint and Coatings Industry announced that its 110th Annual Conference and AGM will be held at Niagara-on-the-L...


Architect Highlights Tight Spaces in NASA Station

As the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration continues to prepare for the launch of its moon-orbiting Gateway Station, one architect has recently noted the facility’s t...


Elevation Awards Winner: Residential High-Rise

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


Akzo North America Running on Renewable Energy

Last month, global coatings company AkzoNobel reported that its North American locations are now operating on 100% renewable electricity in ongoing efforts to transition all sites to this mi...


Company Signs Partnership for Graphene Concrete

With hopes to create stronger, more sustainable concrete, Nationwide Engineering Research and Development has signed a new agreement with partner The University of Manchester to further the ...


Elevation Awards Winner: Mixed-Use Commercial

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


Control Tech Reduces Orion TX Plant Emissions

Global specialty chemicals company Orion Engineered Carbons recently announced that it is using new control technology at its Borger, Texas, plant to reduce air emissions by 90%.


BMW Color-Changing Car Now Offers 32 Options

After premiering a first-of-its kind black and white color-changing car last year, German automobile and motorcycle manufacturer BMW has unveiled that the technology can now change its exter...


New Product Announcement: Biosurfactant

Specialty chemicals company Evonik recently entered a new era of cleaning with the launch of its new biosurfactant.


Voting Opens for JPCL Readers’ Choice Awards

Readers of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings can now cast their vote for their favorite articles in the sixth consecutive year of the JPCL Readers’ Choice Awards.


Penn State Researchers Publish Nanomaterial Study

A team of chemical engineering researchers from Penn State University has recently uncovered mechanisms capable of easily drying and redispersing cellulose nanocrystals.


Magnet Technique Removes PFAS from Water

Researchers at the University of Queensland in Australia have reportedly developed a new method to clean per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) from contaminated water.


2022 Elevation Awards Winner: New Construction

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


New Product Announcement: EV Powder Coatings

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently launched a new range of powder coatings to protect the battery system and electrical components in electric vehicles.


Lab Studies Ultrathin Solar Cell Protective Coating

The U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently examined an ultrathin protective coating designed to protect a perovskite solar cell from the harmful effects of...


CRC Evans Launches Welding, Coating Services

Pipeline construction and inspection company group CRC Evans recently announced the creation of a new welding and coating services provider following a merger between four organizations.


Catalyst Discovered for Renewable Paints, Coatings

A new groundbreaking catalyst for converting materials has recently been invented by researchers at the University of Minnesota.


APC Secures Turkish Tanker Coating Contracts

Protective coatings manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings Inc. (Avon, Ohio) recently announced via emailed press release that it has sealed several new contracts to apply its tank coating s...


Norway Researchers Explore Racial Impact of White Paint

The University of Bergen has recently received funding for a multi-year research project to examine the impact of titanium dioxide (TiO2) in white paint on a variety of factors, including na...


Study: Steel Corrosion Causes Environmental Issues

A recent study from The Ohio State University is reportedly the first to quantify the environmental impact associated with steel corrosion.


Sherwin Reports Q4, 2022 Financial Results

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company released its 2022 fourth-quarter and year-end financial results yesterday (Jan. 26), reporting consolidated net sales at a 9.8% increase for...


New Product Announcement: Wood Finish

Color solutions provider The Heubach Group has recently announced the launch of its latest advanced pigment preparations for luxurious wood finishes.


Gardco Launches New Website

In an emailed press release, quality control and testing solutions business Paul N. Gardner Company (Gardco) announced last week that it launched a new customer-focused website.


Tech Company Releases Humanoid Robot Demo

Engineering and robotics design company Boston Dynamics recently showcased its latest technology, Atlas.


Historic Structures Preserved with MCI Tech

Corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation highlighted several projects preserved using the company’s MCI technology in an emailed press release issued last week.


World of Concrete 2023 Wraps in Las Vegas

World of Concrete, the industry’s largest annual international event dedicated to concrete and masonry professionals, launched its 2023 conference last week at the Las Vegas Convention Cente...


New Product Announcement: Digital Thermo-Hygrometer

Distributor, producer and designer of physical and inspection instruments The Paul N. Gardner Company, Inc. recently released its new multifunctional humidity thermometer that can display te...


Study: Hygienic Coatings Prevent Bacteria Spread

In a recent press release, coatings manufacturer Teknos shared results from its participation in an independent study to investigate the antimicrobial efficacy and safety of silver-treated l...


Daubert Chemical Announces Personnel Changes

Specialty coatings and adhesives manufacturer Daubert Chemical Company recently announced via emailed release a series of key promotions and new hires within the company.


PPG Releases Q4, FY 2022 Earnings Report

Global coatings company PPG released its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings report for 2022 on Thursday, reporting fourth-quarter net sales of about $4.2 billion, the same reported earnin...


TruQC Merges with SPOT Tracker

Data management specialists TruQC and SPOT Tracker recently announced they have merged to launch TRU, a new digital data management platform for critical assets across the infrastructure, en...


New Product Announcement: Roof Coating

Manufacturer of roof coatings and sealants for commercial, municipal and industrial applications Everest Systems LLC recently announced via emailed press release the launch of a new, high-pe...


Nano-Coating ‘Space Skin’ Protects Spacecraft

A study conducted by a research team from the University of Surrey and Airbus Defense and Space found that a “space skin” could help protect spacecraft and satellites from solar radiation, w...


Company Recycles Wind Turbine Blades into Concrete

A new business in Iowa has recently reported that it has created an eco-friendly process to convert decommissioned wind turbine blades into reusable materials for concrete, mortar and other ...


Researchers Look at Roman Concrete Durability

A team of researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Harvard University, and laboratories in Italy and Switzerland, have recently taken to studying ancient Roman concrete to...


New Product Announcement: Thermal Insulating Coating

Protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. recently launched its new fluid-applied acrylic insulation coating, Series 975 Aerolon.


Pantone Releases 2023 Color of the Year

Global color and design company Pantone recently released its 2023 Color of the Year, revealing a shade rooted in nature descending from the red family.


AUV Inspects Underwater Pipeline Coating Defects

Last week, industrial machinery manufacturer Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. announced the successful completion of its joint offshore verification test for close-range inspections using an ...


PPG Names Several New Leadership Appointments

At the beginning of the month, global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) announced several leadership personnel appointments, effective immediately.


3M Planning PFAS Manufacturing Exit

Global manufacturing giant 3M recently announced plans to exit per- and polyfluoroalkyl substance manufacturing.


UK University Patents New Corrosion Sensor

Researchers at Bournemouth University have reportedly developed and patented a new corrosion sensor to improve the safety and reliability of large structures.


Diamond Vogel Announces 2023 Colors, Trend Report

Last week, paint and coatings company Diamond Vogel announced via emailed press release that it had released its 2023 Feature Colors and 2023 Annual Color Trend Report.


RPM International Scaling Back Paint Production

On a recent financial report call, global coatings company RPM International leadership said they would be decreasing production at some of its plants due to reduced demand, the supply chain...


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Obituary: Donald Keehan, APC Founder

Donald J. Keehan Sr., Advanced Polymer Coatings Founder, passed away on Dec. 28, at the age of 87.


New Product Announcement: Self-Adhesive Wallcovering

Designer and manufacturer of applied materials company Designtex recently introduced new self-adhesive wallcoverings in over 800 patterns via emailed press release.


Resin Prices Could be Impacted by Winter Freeze

At the end of last month, the American Chemistry Council released its November 2022 resin production and sales statistics, showing that year-to-date production in November totaled 85.3 billi...


VCC, Coating Manufacturers Release Color Collection

The Vieux Carré Commission, responsible for the preservation and protection of the invaluable historic architectural heritage of New Orleans’ French Quarter, recently partnered with Benjamin...


Scientists Develop New Nickel Alloy Coating Method

The Government of India’s Department of Science and Technology (DST) announced earlier this week that researchers have developed a new technique to deposit nickel alloy coatings on high-perf...


JPCL Publishes Concrete Coating Buying Guide

The 2022 JPCL Coating Systems Buying Guide for Concrete is available in print and online at paintsquare.com. This year’s guide offers manufacturers’ recommendations for specific applications...


New Product Announcement: Powder Coating Additive

Last month, specialty chemicals company Evonik unveiled its new multifunctional polymer additive for powder coating formulations.


Heubach Colorants Takes Sustainability Step

Color solutions manufacturer of pigments and pigment preparations Heubach Colorants India Limited (Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra) announced in an emailed press release that it has recently invest...


MineralTech Acquires Specialty Sand Company, AIM

Manufacturer and supplier of abrasive blast media MineralTech Gulf Coast Abrasives, LLC, recently announced that it has acquired Specialty Sand Company and American Industrial Minerals (AIM)...


ChemQuest Names New Personnel Appointments

Global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. has recently announced several new leadership appointments via emailed release.


French Startup Develops Painting Robot

Over the last several weeks, French startup Les Companions has been demonstrating a collaborative painting robot prototype to customers across the United Kingdom.


RPM Reports Record Net Sales for 2023 Q2

RPM International Inc. (Medina, Ohio), parent company of specialty coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, released its second-quarter earnings report for 2023 on Thursd...


New Product Announcement: Electric Pump

Equipment manufacturer Graco Inc. recently introduced a new electric-operated double diaphragm pump for industrial and hygienic applications.


Crude Oil Waste Converted into Graphene

Researchers from Rice University and the University of Calgary, Canada, recently transformed a crude oil byproduct, asphaltene, into graphene for thermal, anti-corrosion and 3D printing appl...


Drones Inspect Wind Turbine Concrete Towers

Technical service provider TÜV Nord recently announced that it is using drone support for an end-of-warranty inspection for a European wind turbine manufacturer.


MPI Shares Review of 2022 Progress

Shortly before ringing in the new year, The Master Painters Institute (a subsidiary of The Association for Materials Protection and Performance) shared a review of progress made throughout 2...


$125K Grant Awarded for Material Testing Research

The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recently awarded a $125,000 grant for the development of a standardized method to characterize the release of nanoparticle-based coatings from v...


Pigment Maker Files for Bankruptcy

In an effort to better facilitate the sale of its businesses, color pigments company DCL Corporation announced last month that its United States-based subsidiaries filed voluntary petitions ...


Judge Rules Qatar, Airbus Trial Will Be Split

A United Kingdom High Court Judge recently ordered for the $2 billion Qatar Airways and Airbus trial scheduled for June to be split into two parts.


New Product Announcement: Resealable Bubble Bags

Last month, corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation launched its new bubble film packaging with corrosion inhibitors for shipping and storing metal components.


I-Tech Partnership Combines Antifouling Technologies

Developers of antifouling biotechnology I-Tech AB and global specialty chemicals company Lanxess recently announced that they have successfully combined their respective antifouling technolo...


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Coating Supplier Launches Holiday Sock Collection

Earlier this holiday season, architectural and industrial paint manufacturer and distributor Dunn-Edwards partnered with Los Angeles-based sock brand Sock Candy to launch a “happiness-induci...


Epidemic Science Inspires New Conductive Paint

A newly developed conductive coating from the University of Sussex reportedly mimics the network spread of a virus through a process called “explosive percolation.”


New Product Announcement: Copper Coating

Last month, Behr Paint Company issued an email sharing information about one of its latest product offerings: Copper Force Paint.


AeroSHARK Tech Aircraft Application Expanding

Earlier this month, the European Union Aviation Safety Agency granted Lufthansa Technik approval to apply modifications to two other Boeing 777 variants with its sustainable AeroSHARK riblet...


Schedule Alert: Year-End Break, Best Of 2022

As 2022 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.


Weiler Abrasives Expands Safety Program

Abrasive products and brushes manufacturer Weiler Abrasives (Cresco, Pennsylvania) has recently expanded its SPOT Safety Training Program.


NSBA Releases Uncoated Weathering Steel Guide

The National Steel Bridge Alliance recently released a new reference guide to highlight various ways that uncoated weathering steel can help speed up bridge construction, as well as provide ...


Company Offers Sustainable Laser Cleaning Alternative

With sustainability and safety becoming major talking points in the abrasive blasting industry, laser technology from companies such as laser equipment manufacturer Laser Photonics Corporati...


Design Studio Develops Graffiti Removal Robot

Italian creative consulting firm and design studio Valerio Cometti + V12 Design have recently unveiled a new robotic technology capable of analyzing exterior facades and removing graffiti “t...


CRW Acquires CCI Inspection Services

Last week, Houston-based CRW Consulting & Distribution announced the acquisition of CCI Inspection Services, Inc. in Conroe, Texas.


New Product Announcement: Sustainable TiO2 Coatings

Global chemical solutions company Chemours recently unveiled its new titanium dioxide product portfolio, the Ti-Pure Sustainability series.


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Glidden Spray Paint Wins Innovation Award

Global coatings manufacturer PPG (Pittsburgh) recently announced that its Glidden Max Flex spray paint and primer received The Home Depot’s 2022 Innovation Award.


Arkema Doubles India Powder Coatings Capacity

Last week, specialty chemicals company Arkema announced that it has doubled its polyester resins capacity at its Navi Mumbai, India, facility.


Aircraft Paint Removal Robot Launching Next Year

A robotic system from Dutch robotics specialist Xyrec is anticipating an operations launch with a major aircraft manufacturer by mid-2023.


HoldTight Product Receives Carboline Approval

Surface protection solution company HoldTight Solutions, Inc. (Houston) recently announced via emailed press release that one of its products has received approval from global coatings, lini...


New Product Announcement: Deaerator

Specialty chemicals company Evonik has recently added a new deaerator to its portfolio.


Study: Eco-friendly Antifouling Paint Most Effective

According to a recent report, researchers have found that environmentally friendly alternatives to copper-based antifouling paint were best at keeping fouling at bay on ships and vessels.


UN Completes First Global Infrastructure Review

A team of environmental scientists from the United Nations have recently carried out the first standardized global review of potential risks and benefits from planned transportation infrastr...


New Product Announcement: Injectable CUI Inhibitor

Corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation recently released a new vapor phase corrosion inhibitor that can be injected directly into insulating material.


Sludge Waste Could Self-Heal Sewer Pipe Concrete

Described as a “world-first,” a project from the University of South Australia will look at using water treatment sludge to prevent sewer pipes from cracking in the form of self-healing conc...


Briolf Group Acquires Italian Aerosol Manufacturer

Chemical manufacturing company Briolf Group, comprising several industrial companies in the field of specialty chemicals, recently announced that it has acquired Italian aerosol manufacturer...


APC Expands Work with China Ship Coating Deal

Protective coatings manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings Inc. (Avon, Ohio) is reportedly growing its work in China, landing a new deal to coat two new ships built for joint venture Proman ...


New Product Announcement: Paint Shaker

Worldwide distributor, producer and designer of quality physical and inspection instruments for the paint, coatings and related industries Paul N. Gardner USA (Columbia, Maryland) has recent...


Jon-Don Acquires Norkan, CRT

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


Floor Coating Applied to Meat Processing Facility

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


Report: Industrial Floor Coating Market to Grow

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


JPCL Coatings 101 Series Continues

The next installment of the Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings Coatings 101 series focuses on inspection for industrial coatings projects, including roles, responsibilities an...


New Product Announcement: Black Pigment

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


Registration Opens for Surface Roughness Class

Surface roughness measurement, analysis and training provider Michigan Metrology recently announced that registration is now open for its “Roughness, Texture and Tribology” class and worksho...


Sherwin to Acquire German Wood Coatings Companies

Global coatings manufacturer The Sherwin-Williams Company recently announced plans to acquire German-based Specialized Industrial Coatings Holding (SIC Holding), a Peter Möhrle Holding and G...


ChemQuest Appoints New Senior Vice President

Global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. recently announced the appointment of Abe Rezai as Senior Vice President.


Designs Revealed for 2023 Serpentine Pavilion

In a recent press release, London-based Serpentine Galleries has revealed plans for its 2023 Pavilion, designed by Lebanese-born, Paris-based architect Lina Ghotmeh.


New Product Announcement: Sealing Compound

In an emailed press release, full-line manufacturer of polymer-modified bitumen roofing and waterproofing membranes Bitec (Morrilton, Arkansas) recently introduced a sealing compound for roo...


Researchers Explore Nature-Inspired Materials

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


Team Investigates Power Plant Pipe Corrosion

Researchers from Penn State University are looking at how contaminants in power plant water cycles could affect the integrity of steel pipes and tubing in the systems.


ACA Extends 2023 Abstract Deadline

In an emailed press release, the American Coatings Association (ACA) announced it was extending the deadline for abstract submissions for its 2023 CoatingsTech Conference from Dec. 1 to Dec....


New Product Announcement: Biocide-Free Fouling Coating

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


Commission Denies Paint Manufacturer Merger

The Competition Commission has recently denied global coatings company AkzoNobel’s proposal to merge with African coatings company Kansai Paint to acquire its paints and coatings activities ...


Axalta Names New CEO Appointment

Global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. recently announced the appointment of Chris Villavarayan as Chief Executive Officer and President and member of its Boa...


Concrete Water Tanks Built to Withstand Earthquakes

A utility company in Eugene, Oregon, is currently constructing two of six new water tanks to improve resiliency against earthquakes.


EMSL Performs EPA Antimicrobial Coating Tests

Recently, an unnamed manufacturer turned to EMSL Analytical Inc. to determine if its antimicrobial coating has activity over an extended period.


Researchers Develop Self-Cleaning Solar Panel Coating

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


New Product Announcement: Insulation Coating Feedstocks

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


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Thursday, Friday

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Thursday, Nov. 24, or Friday, Nov. 25, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States.


Sansin Coating Passes ASTM Standards

In a recent press release, global leader in environmentally friendly, high-performance wood protection Sansin Corporation (Strathroy, Ontario, Canada) announced that its FireStop97 flame spr...


Architect to Build Vertical Forest Towers in Dubai

During the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, Italian studio Stefano Boeri Architetti announced plans to construct another Vertical Forest.


Sherwin Launches Online Water Tank Designer

Earlier this week, Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine unveiled its new online tool for conceptualizing, visualizing and optimizing water storage tank coating projects.


Judge Approves $33M Bidding Fraud Settlement

A Texas judge recently granted final approval for a $33 million settlement in a fraud class action lawsuit against engineering and construction firm Fluor Corporation.


New Product Announcement: Antibacterial Tech

Established in the antimicrobial, odor control, sanitization and disinfection markets, and part of Barr Brands International, Microban International has recently announced the development of...


Boeing Asks FAA to Approve Peeling Paint Fix

Aircraft industry company The Boeing Company recently outlined paint peeling issues on its 787 Dreamliner jetliners, asking United States regulators to approve its plan for a potential fix.


Company Explores Using Fly-Ash in Paint

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


Covestro Breaks Ground for Aniline Plant

Global manufacturer of material solutions Covestro (Pittsburgh) recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new world-scale aniline production plant in Antwerp, Belgium.


WJA Launching New Pressure Washing Code

The Water Jetting Association recently announced it is planning to release a new code of practice for pressure washing to keep operators safe during use.


CPIA, CCC Announce 2023 Event Location

In a recent news release, the Commercial Painting Industry Association announced that it would be co-hosting the 2023 CPIA Leadership Conference with Technology Publishing Company in Chicago...


New Product Announcement: Roughness Gage Software

Measurement software, consulting and training provider Digital Metrology Solutions recently introduced its new software package for portable roughness gages.


CRW, Corrosion Innovations Expand Operations

Last week, Corr-Ze manufacturer Corrosion Innovations alongside business partner CRW Consulting & Distribution announced that it is expanding its operations by relocating to a larger global ...


Study Examines Coating Failures in Real-Time

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


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World of Concrete Launches New Awards Program

Global concrete and masonry industry connector World of Concrete recently introduced its new Innovative Product Awards, dedicated to recognizing and showcasing innovative and forward-thinkin...


Smartphones Could Help Evaluate Bridge Conditions

A study conducted by a team involving researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has suggested that mobile phones could potentially collect useful integrity data while crossi...


Connect Event Marks Another Successful Year

Last month, Technology Publishing Company’s fifth annual Contractor Connect concluded at the Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Palm Coast, Florida.


New Product Announcement: Foam Depth Gauge

Worldwide distributors, producers and designers of physical and inspection instruments for the paint, coatings, and related industries Paul N. Gardner USA (Gardco) has recently introduced a ...


APC Lands New Tank Recoating Deal

Protective coatings manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings Inc. (Avon, Ohio) recently announced that it has landed its third deal of the year with Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) to re...


Sherwin-Williams Breaks Ground on NC Facility

Late last month, global coatings manufacturer The Sherwin-Williams Company hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking to expand its manufacturing and distribution facilities in Statesville, North Ca...


USGBC Names New CEO, President

The U.S. Green Building Council and Green Business Certification Inc. recently announced the appointment of Peter Templeton as President and CEO.


Biotechnology Enhances Marine Antifouling Coatings

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


New Product Announcement: Salt Test Kits

Surface protection solution company HoldTight Solutions, Inc. (Houston) recently launched its new line of field test kits created to detect soluble salts.


Researchers Create Climate-Friendly Window Coating

A group of researchers has recently published a study on a new transparent window coating that could be utilized to lower the temperature inside buildings.


NE University Wins Bridge Monitoring Challenge

Last month, a team of researchers from the University of Nebraska won the NATO Innovation Challenge for its work using sensors to monitor the health of rural bridges.


Arkema Recycling Program Producing Polyamides

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


Versatile Hosting Epoxy Floor Coating Contest

Manufacturer of epoxy and polyaspartic floor coatings for residential, industrial and commercial concrete floors Versatile Building Products is now accepting submissions for an epoxy photo c...


Hempel PFP Coating Gains Certification, CE Mark

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


ACI, GCCA Sign International Partnership

The American Concrete Institute and the Global Cement and Concrete Association recently signed an International Partnership Agreement, formalizing their cooperative efforts.


USGBC to Update LEED v4 Rating System

Yesterday (Nov. 3), the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced plans to update the primary version of the LEED green building certification program, LEED v4.


New Product Announcement: Roofing Adhesive

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


OH Startup Sealing Air Ducts, Building Envelopes

To help mitigate wasted energy in residential properties, a Dayton, Ohio-based startup has recently made its systems available across the United States and in 29 countries.


Deadline Extended for 2022 Prestige Awards

The deadline for submitting nominations for this year’s Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings Prestige Awards has been extended to Nov. 30.


University Developing Solar Cell Coating Method

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


AIA Revamps Architecture Conference

Late last month, the American Institute of Architects announced that it assumed management of the AIA Conference on Architecture tradeshow from Informa.


Technology Produces New Superabrasive Tools

A research team from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras has developed a new technology that can reportedly produce new-generation superabrasive tools for advanced grinding application...


Antimicrobial Paint Used in Case Study

In an emailed press release, global coatings manufacturer PPG recently shared that its antimicrobial paint containing Corning Guardiant technology was used to protect the largest school syst...


New Product Announcement: Vertical Repair Mortar

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


Scientists Study Antifouling Coatings, Coral Growth

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


EPA Awards $1M for Wastewater Research

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently awarded a $1 million research grant to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign to improve wastewater monitoring for the spread of infect...


Allnex Opens New R&D Center in Austria

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


USGBC Unveils Keynotes for Greenbuild 2022

The U.S. Green Building Council and Informa Connect, a division of Informa plc, recently announced its full keynote lineup for the 2022 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo.


VT Engineers Modernizing Modular Structures

A team at TenFold Engineering is working to revolutionize relocatable modular construction out of its precision manufacturing hub in Springfield, Vermont.


Carboline Launches New Podcast Series

Global coatings, linings and fireproofing manufacturer Carboline Company (St. Louis) recently relaunched its podcast series with a new name and direction


US Aiding Ukraine Infrastructure Repair

The U.S. Departments of Transportation and Commerce recently announced that they have signed a joint statement of intent with Ukraine to create a task force focused on war-time needs and inf...


Drone Creates Fern Hollow Bridge 3D Model

A project from the University of Pittsburgh is utilizing a drone to prepare a digital model and history of the construction of the new Fern Hollow Bridge.


Construction Begins on Linear City

Aerial photography company OT Sky recently shared footage of initial construction efforts underway at Saudi Arabia's to-be massive linear city, The Line.


Researchers Develop New Superhydrophobic Coating

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


Building Insulation Developed from Construction Waste

Pauls Argalis, an industrial doctorate student from Riga Technical University’s (RTU) Faculty of Civil Engineering, has recently developed a new construction material for building insulation...


New Product Announcement: Electrostatic Sprayer

Disinfection application systems manufacturer Cloudstatic recently announced the launch of a next-generation electrostatic sprayer.


PPG Announces New CEO Appointment

Last week, global coatings company PPG announced that Chief Operating Officer Tim Knavish has been named President and Chief Executive Officer as current CEO Michael McGarry plans to retire ...


Plastribution Wins BPF Award for Polymer Design

Last Tuesday, polymer distributor Plastribution announced via emailed press release that it was the recipient of the British Plastics Federation (BPF) award for Polymer Design and Innovation...


Sherwin-Williams Reports Q3 2022 Increases

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company released its financial earnings report for the 2022 third quarter on Oct. 25. The quarter officially ended on Sept. 30.


First AeroSHARK-Coated Flight Takes Off

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


New Product Announcement: Adhesion Test Kit

Consulting engineering firm KTA-Tator, Inc. (Pittsburgh) recently announced via email the release of its new complete tape and knife adhesion test kit.


Registration Opens for World of Concrete 2023

Registration is now open for World of Concrete 2023, which will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in January.


Kelly-Moore Acquired by Flacks Group

In a recent press release, global investment firm Flacks Group announced the acquisition of the manufacturer and retailer of paints and coatings Kelly-Moore Paint Company.


AkzoNobel Reports Revenue Increase in 2022 Q3

Global coatings company AkzoNobel released its 2022 third-quarter financial report Thursday (Oct. 20), reporting increased revenue and lower adjusted operating income year-over-year.


Deadline Extended for IBC Call for Papers

The Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania recently announced that the deadline has been extended for its call for papers for the 2023 International Bridge Conference.


PPG Reports 2022 Q3 Financial Results

Global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) released its third quarter 2022 earnings report on Wednesday (Oct. 19), announcing record net sales of $4.5 billion, or 2% higher than Q3 in 2021.


Sherwin to Acquire Italian Wood Coatings Company

Last week, global coatings manufacturer The Sherwin-Williams Company announced plans to acquire an Italian designer, manufacturer and distributor of industrial wood coatings.


Paint Films Could Reveal Vehicle Scratches

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


JPCL Steel Coating Buying Guide Online Now

The 2022 Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings Coating Systems Buying Guide for Steel is available in print and online at paintsquare.com.


Dunn-Edwards Opens Storefront in CA

Last week, architectural and industrial paint manufacturer and distributor Dunn-Edwards celebrated a strategic brick-and-mortar expansion with the grand opening of a new storefront in Auburn...


Bacteria-Killing Material Developed for Surfaces

Researchers from the University of British Columbia have recently developed a copper-coated technology capable of killing bacteria.


Benjamin Moore Announces 2023 Color, Trends

Paint and coatings manufacturer Benjamin Moore recently revealed its 2023 Color of the Year, highlighting a color that it says “enlivens the senses with an electric optimism.”


Datacolor Partners with Mexican Color Experts

Color management solutions company Datacolor recently announced two new partnerships with Mexico-based agencies, Eurotécnica Textil S.A. de C.V. and Control Técnico y Representaciones S.A. d...


Behr Names 2023 Color of the Year

In September, Behr Paint Company announced its 2023 Color of the Year: Blank Canvas (DC-003).


KTA-Tator Names Senior Project Engineer

Consulting engineering firm KTA-Tator, Inc. (Pittsburgh) recently announced that Johnnie Miller has joined their team as a Senior Project Engineer.


New Product Announcement: Antifouling Paint Tech

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


Carboline Names Vice President of Sales USA

Global coatings, linings and fireproofing manufacturer Carboline Company (St. Louis) announced it has named Rick Brown as Vice President of Sales USA.


New Product Announcement: Polymeric Dispersing Agent

Earlier this year, global provider of specialty chemicals Clariant launched its first universal polymeric dispersing agent for organic and inorganic pigment preparations.


Nippon Paint Specified for Carrier Ship Trio

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


Dunn-Edwards Announces 2023 Color of the Year

Last week, coatings company Dunn-Edwards Paints announced its 2023 Color of the Year.


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Study Looks at Mars Dust for 3D Printing

In a new study, researchers from Washington State University share that there is a potential use for Martian dust in 3D printing on Mars.


Researchers Awarded Patent for Metal Coating

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


AMPP CEO Announces Retirement

At the end of last month, the Association for Materials Protection and Performance announced that CEO Bob Chalker plans to retire in July 2023.


Winoa Division Celebrates Anniversary, Rebrand

As of this month, steel shot manufacturer IKK Shot Co., Ltd., a division of Winoa, has been rebranded in time to celebrate its 25th anniversary.


New Product Announcement: Matting Resin

Earlier this year, global chemistry supplier Stahl polymers announced the launch of a new, water-based and additive-free matting resin.


RPM Releases 2023 Q1 Earnings Report

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. 5)...


Evonik Increases Additive Capacities

In a recent online press release, specialty chemicals company Evonik announced that its Coating Additives business line is increasing the capacities of two additive product groups for archit...


‘World’s Whitest Paint' Gets New Formulation

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


New Product Announcement: High Solids Epoxy Lining

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


Paint Manufacturers Launch Coatings Association

With backing and support from the World Coatings Council (WCC) and Vincentz Network, 10 paint manufacturers with locations in the Middle East have recently launched a new coatings associatio...


PPG Launches New Light Industrial Brand

Last month, global coatings company PPG announced its newly-formed brand design to support light industrial customers, including liquid coatings, powder coatings and allied products.


New Coating Mimics Polymer from Mussels

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


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Semple Launches Blood-Mixed Paint Collection

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


ToughGuard Paint Sealant Launches New Website

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


AkzoNobel Aerospace Unveils VR Training System

At the National Business Aviation Association event next month, AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings plans to launch a new virtual reality training for painting aircraft.


Dubai Considers Proposed Moon Resort

Architectural design and intellectual property licensor Moon World Resorts is looking to license four structures around the globe resembling the Earth's natural satellite.


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New Product Announcement: Floor Paint, Concrete Stain

PPG’s Glidden paint brand recently launched a new floor paint and concrete stain product line featuring Cool Surface Technology.


AkzoNobel Releases 2023 Color Pick, Palettes

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced its 2023 Color of the Year, highlighting a hue that the company says is “inspired by the warm tones of harvested crops.”


Arkema Joins Circular Plastic Recycling Project

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


RPM Releases 2022 Summary Annual Report

RPM International Inc., parent company of specialty coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, has recently released its Summary Annual Report for 2022.


New Product Announcement: Metallic Topcoat

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


Robotic System Remotely Inspects Offshore Structures

A cleaning and inspection tool development led by Australian energy company Woodside reportedly offers safe and cost-effective remote inspection of equipment on offshore platforms.


ACA Opens Call for Papers

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


PPG to Power MI Facility with Clean Energy

Last week, global coatings company PPG announced that it has reached an agreement that will help power its Adrian, Michigan, manufacturing facility with clean energy by 2024.


Cortec Announces New Chief Operations Officer

Last week, corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation announced the promotion of its Director of Manufacturing, Caleb Pheneger, to the position of Chief Operations Officer.


Contractor Connect Releases Conference Agenda

Technology Publishing Company’s popular hosted buyer event for the protective and marine coatings industry, Contractor Connect, is excited to share activities and opportunities slated for it...


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

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


Evonik Opens Innovation Hub in PA

At the beginning of the month, specialty chemicals company Evonik announced in a press release that it had opened an innovation hub at its site in Allentown, Pennsylvania.


Nippon Coating Reduces Ship Routine Maintenance

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


New Product Announcement: Polyether Polyols

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


Sherwin-Williams Announces 2023 COTY

Earlier this week, global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced its 2023 Color of the Year.


New Product Announcement: Edge Protection Coating

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


University Engineer Develops Bio-Bricks

A civil engineering student from the University of Waterloo has recently developed carbon-neutral masonry units with bacteria.


Zentek Presents Icephobic Coating Tech Update

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


ChemQuest Chemicals Acquired by Seatex

Custom chemical manufacturer ChemQuest Chemicals LLC (Pasadena, Texas) has recently been acquired by specialty chemical manufacturer Seatex, LLC.


Valspar Launches Color-verse Web Experience

Paints and coatings brand Valspar, from The Sherwin-Williams Company’s Consumer Brands Group, announced earlier this month that it had launched a new virtual web experience within the Metave...


Artist Mural to Add $14M to Structure Value

Building owners Tarina Tarantino and Alfonso Campos are hoping to sell their building in Los Angeles for a price tag that’s $14 million higher than the structure’s actual worth.


Abrasives Inc. Acquires Surface Prep Distributor

Manufacturer and distributor of abrasive media Abrasives Incorporated recently announced via emailed release that it has acquired surface preparation equipment and supply distributor Haller-...


Study Looks at Alhambra Gold Leaf Corrosion

Centuries after its construction, gold on the Alhambra, a palace and fortress of the Moorish monarchs of Granada, Spain, has spontaneously turned purple.


New Product Announcement: Consumer Paint

On Tuesday (Sept. 13), the Dunn-Edwards Corporation announced the launch of Dunn-Edwards Dura, a national, direct-to-consumer paint brand.


USGBC Celebrates World Green Building Week

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) recently joined more than 70 Green Building Councils from around the world to celebrate World Green Building Week.


CPIA Conference Features Attendees, Sponsors

In just a few weeks, the Commercial Painting Industry Association will host its second annual CPIA Leadership Conference in conjunction with Technology Publishing Company’s hosted-buyer even...


Arkema Finalizes Acquisition of Polimeros Especiales

At the beginning of the month, specialty chemicals company Arkema announced that the acquisition of privately-owned Mexican high-performance waterborne resins producer, Polimeros Especiales,...


University Develops New Ice-Shedding Coating

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


Dutch Boy Releases 2023 Color Trend Forecast

Dutch Boy Paints, part of The Sherwin-Williams Company Diversified Brands Division, has recently unveiled its 2023 Color of the Year: Rustic Greige.


Rembrandt Restoration Provides Impasto Insights

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


Nippon Paint Exhibits ‘Excellent’ Static Antifouling

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


Surface Protection Companies Announce New Brand

Four pioneers in the surface protection industry announced in August that they’ve officially united and will be operating under one parent brand.


New Product Announcement: Sling Psychrometer

Distributor, producer and designer of physical and inspection instruments The Paul N. Gardner Company, Inc. recently announced the release of its new portable sling psychrometer.


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Jotun Releases Offshore Wind Coating Report

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


Hempel Announces New CEO Appointment

Global coatings company Hempel recently announced that Michael Hansen will succeed Lars Petersson as the company's Group President and CEO.


CPIA, CCC Share 2022 Conference Agenda

Next month, the Commercial Painting Industry Association will host its second annual CPIA Leadership Conference in conjunction with Technology Publishing Company’s hosted-buyer event, Commer...


New Product Announcement: Defect Detection Tech

Evonik's Coating Additives business line has recently launched a new tool for the digital analysis of coated test samples.


CQ Technology Institute Supports Graphene Tech

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


New Product Announcement: Zinc Flake Pigments

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


ChemQuest Announces Staff Promotion, Appointment

Global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. recently announced two new personnel changes.


Highlights from Latest Issue of JPCL

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Grass Paint Aids Lawn Aesthetic in MA Drought

While an ongoing drought has lawns in Massachusetts looking more brown than green, some residents have recently taken to new measures to keep their yards looking healthy.


New Product Announcement: BIM Assets

Building materials firm Sto Corp. recently announced the launch of its updated Building Information Modeling (BIM) assets for all of the company’s color collections via emailed press release...


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Monday

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Monday, Sept. 5, in observance of the Labor Day holiday in the United States.


Canadian PPG Brands Announce 2023 Color Picks

Roughly two weeks after global coatings company PPG and Glidden paint brand announced its 2023 Color of the Year, PPG’s Canadian Sico and Dulux brands made similar announcements.


New Protective Coating Heading to ISS for Study

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


New Product Announcement: Waterborne Binder

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


Industrial Connect Event Features Sponsors

Later this year, Technology Publishing Company’s popular hosted buyer event for the protective and marine coatings industry, Contractor Connect, will take place at the Hammock Beach Golf Res...


PPG Doubling Mexico Powder Coatings Production

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


Group Contract Awarded to Garland

Last week, it was announced via an emailed press release that Ohio-based Equalis Members would be able to access Garland Roofing & Building Envelope offerings through a new group contract.


Brenntag Named Nouryon Polymer Distributor

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


AU Bridge Designed for Flood-Proof Museum

Architects in Australia drew inspiration from rural trestle bridges to develop a museum that can blend in with the landscape and protect it from flooding in the area.


IPRA Highlights Recycled Paint Benefits

The International Paint Recycling Association (IPRA) recently released its 2021 Annual Report, highlighting the economic and environmental benefits of recycled paint.


NTU Coating Protects Wood from Burning

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have recently invented a clear fireproof coating designed to protect wood surfaces and materials.


New Product Announcement: Interior Paint

Paint and coatings manufacturer Benjamin Moore has recently reintroduced one of its interior paint brands.


Air Canada Freighter Fleet Unveils New Livery

Canadian flag carrier Air Canada unveiled a fresh look for its freighter fleet this month, with the first newly painted aircraft rolling out of the paint shop.


Valspar, HGTV Home Release 2023 Color Collections

At the beginning of the month, paints and coatings brands Valspar and HGTV Home, both from The Sherwin-Williams Company’s Consumer Brands Group, announced their 2023 Colors of the Year.


European Coatings Show Opens Call for Papers

The European Coatings Show Conference has issued a call for papers for its 2023 show, slated to take place March 27-28, 2023, in Nuremberg, Germany.


Hempcrete Houses Studied for Construction Research

With help from Homeland Hempcrete, Grassroots Development is constructing two residential properties in Fargo, North Dakota.


New Product Announcement: Surface Protection Coating

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


Physics Research Could Improve Paint Industry

A team of researchers from the Los Alamos National Laboratory recently corrected an important error in a 3D color paradigm.


ICP Building Solutions Names CCO

Solutions provider for building envelope, cementitious and sports surface needs ICP Building Solutions Group recently named Sami Rahman as its new Chief Commercial Officer (CCO).


Cortec Expanding European Anticorrosion Plant

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


First Recyclable Wind Blades Installed Offshore

At the beginning of the month, renewable energy company Siemens Gamesa celebrated the first ever commercial installation of fully recyclable wind turbine blades at an offshore wind power pro...


Acid Mine Drainage Repurposed for Paint

After years of research, two professors from Ohio University recently announced the development of a full-scale treatment facility designed to remediate acid mine drainage (AMD) in southeast...


Study: Automotive Coating Uses Sunlight to Self-Heal

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


New Product Announcement: Hydrophobic Wall Finish

Building materials firm Sto Corp., recently announced the launch of Stolit HDP, an acrylic-based textured wall finish with enhanced hydrophobic properties.


PPG, Glidden Announce 2023 Color of the Year

Global coatings company PPG and Glidden paint brand announced on Tuesday (Aug. 16) its 2023 Color of the Year, asking consumers to “call it like they see it.”


Tnemec Names Performance Coatings Senior Manager

Last week, protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. announced in an emailed press release that Jennifer Gleisberg had been promoted to Senior Manager of Performance Coatings.


New Product Announcement: ACE Coating System

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


Nouryon Granted Patent for Polymer Products

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


HMG Paints Joins UK Defense Trade Group

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


Louis Vuitton Runway Features Paint Can Bag

French luxury fashion house and company Louis Vuitton recently unveiled it latest accessory to stir discussion online—a bag shaped like a paint can.


Sherwin-Williams Releases 2023 Colormix Forecast

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company has released its 2023 Colormix Forecast. The collection, dubbed TERRA, features 40 hues in four palettes that aim to embrace “regeneration, ...


New Product Announcement: Mindful Wallpaper

British paint and wallpaper brand Lick has recently launched a first-of-its-kind mindful wallpaper with an accompanying color palette made up of six different shades.


CPIA Announces Event Speakers, New Activity

Yesterday, the Commercial Painting Industry Association released its roster of speakers to present at the CPIA Leadership Conference this October.


APC Strikes New Turkish Tanker Coatings Deals

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


Guardian Unveils 360-Degree Height Safety Website

Independent fall protection and prevention company Guardian recently introduced a comprehensive height safety resource.


Researchers Use Shrimp Shells to Strengthen Cement

A team from Washington State University and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have reportedly used nanoparticles of chitin from shrimp shells to strengthen cement.


New Product Announcement: Epoxy Lining

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


ChemQuest, Agilis Partner for Digital Co-Marketing

Last month, global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. announced that it has launched a partnership with Agilis Commerce t...


Nouryon Achieves Carbon Neutrality at 5 Production Sites

Global specialty chemicals company Nouryon recently announced that five of its manufacturing sites in Brazil officially achieved carbon neutrality.


Nominations Open for Revamped Prestige Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2022 JPCL Prestige Awards program, with this year’s awards featuring an enhanced focus on industrial painting projects, and the people and products that cont...


RPM Introduces New Industrial Coatings Group

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


Machine Learning Used for Antifouling Research

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


Artists Unveil Digital Landmarks in Metaverse

Everyrealm, a metaverse real estate development firm, has recently teamed up with real estate advisory firm Alexander Team to launch a members-only virtual community.


New Product Announcement: Concrete Hardener, Densifier

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


Robotics Firm Raises $22M for Green Building Automation

Housing technology company Intelligent City Inc. was recently reported to have raised CAD 22 million ($17 million) to advance the sustainable urban housing industry using mass timber, automa...


Arkema to Acquire Polimeros Especiales

Late last month, specialty chemicals company Arkema announced plans to acquire privately-owned Mexican emulsion resins producer, Polimeros Especiales.


New Product Announcement: Newbuild Universal Primer

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


Highlights from the JPCL Coatings 101 Issue

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BMW, BASF Partner for ‘Poop-Based’ Paint

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


Study: Biodegradable Silk Offers Microplastic Alternative

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


Sherwin-Williams Shares Positive Earnings in Q2

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced its 2022 second-quarter financial results on Wednesday, reporting a 9.2% net sales increase year-over-year to $5.87 billion.


New Product Announcement: Interior Semi-Gloss

Paint and coatings company Dunn-Edwards recently introduced a new ultra-premium, urethane-modified acrylic interior semi-gloss paint for cabinets, doors and trim via emailed press release.


Elevation Awards Spotlight: Cloud Server

With the extended deadline for the sixth annual Elevation Awards approaching tomorrow, we’re featuring one more selection from this year’s nominees, giving readers a glimpse of the competiti...


‘Strain Paint’ Can Detect Damage in Structures

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


Colorful Communities Project Completed in Czechia

Global coatings company PPG announced at the beginning of the month that nearly 50 of its volunteers had recently completed another Colorful Communities project.


Researchers Analyze NIR-Reflective Pigments

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


New Product Announcement: Fast-Drying CUI Coating

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


Elevation Awards Spotlight: Halstead Apartments

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


RPM Releases Q4, 2022 Year-End Earnings

RPM International Inc., parent company of specialty coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, released its fourth-quarter and year-end financial report Monday reporting re...


AkzoNobel Marine Coatings Releases Carbon Calculator

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel recently unveiled its new service to help support the decarbonization of the marine industry.


PPG Reports Record Q2 2022 Net Sales

Global coatings company PPG released its second-quarter earnings report late Thursday (July 21), reporting $4.7 billion in net sales—approximately 8% higher than this time last year.


Sauereisen Appoints New Sales Manager

Corrosion-resistant materials manufacturer Sauereisen recently announced via emailed press release it has hired a new Sales Manager, Pete Jansen.


Elevation Awards Spotlight: Innovation Space

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


University Launches New Biofilm Research Center

Flinders University in Australia recently unveiled a new training center to research biofilms and develop solutions to prevent biofouling on ship hulls.


New Product Announcement: Dispersing Additive

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


AkzoNobel Reports Revenue Growth in 2022 Q2

Global coatings company AkzoNobel released its 2022 second-quarter financial report Wednesday (July 20), revealing a 14% increase in revenue (10% higher in constant currencies) along with an...


Project Launched to Recycle Incineration Ash

Earlier this month, construction engineering company SK ecoplant signed a joint research and development agreement with CMD Group to produce low-carbon construction materials by recycling in...


Elevation Awards Spotlight: American Dream Mall

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


New Product Announcement: Abrasion Resistant Coating

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


PPG Announces Aircraft Livery Partnership

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


Tnemec Appoints New W/WW Sales Director

Protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. recently announced it has chosen Brian Cheshire as the new Sales Director of Water and Wastewater.


Deadline Extended for Elevation Awards

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


New Product Announcement: Cordless Sprayer

In a recent emailed press release, equipment manufacturer Graco Inc. introduced its first and only cordless high-performance stationary paint sprayer.


Report: NYC Most Expensive in US for Construction

According to the latest International Construction Cost Index by global design and consultant organization Arcadis, New York City and San Francisco are among the report’s Top 10 most costly ...


Sherwin-Williams Completes Acquisition of Dur-A-Flex

At the beginning of the month, it was reported via emailed press release that global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company’s acquisition of Connecticut-based resinous flooring manufactu...


New Product Announcement: Fungal Inhibitor Coating

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


MAPEI Announces New Facility in Houston

Coatings and building products manufacturer MAPEI Corporation recently announced in an emailed press release that it acquired a new 200,000-square-foot facility in Houston.


CPIA Announces 2022 Keynote Speaker

Late last month, the Commercial Painting Industry Association selected this year’s Leadership Conference keynote speaker, Conner Fields.


ChemQuest Appoints Director of Marketing

Global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. recently announced that it has appointed Jenna Blankenship as Director of Marke...


APC Signs New Turkish Tanker Coating Deal

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


July 16 Declared 'Some Day'

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


Tnemec Names New Epoxytec Director

Protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. recently announced that it has promoted Vaughn O’Dea as Director of its subsidiary company, Epoxytec.


New Product Announcement: Anchor, Crack Repair

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


Sherwin-Williams Named Astros Official Paint Partner

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


Deadline Nearing for Elevation Awards

The deadline is nearing to submit nominations for Technology Publishing Company and the Commercial Painting Industry Association’s sixth annual commercial honors program: The Elevation Award...


New Product Announcement: Hydrocarbon PFP Coating

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


Mosquito-Repellent Coating Combats Disease

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


AkzoNobel Names New CEO

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced a new Chief Executive Officer to succeed Thierry Vanlancker, whose term of office is coming to an end later this year.


New Product Announcement: Fire-Resistant Underlayment

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


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Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Monday

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Monday, July 4, in observance of the Independence Day holiday in the United States.


Global Leaders Launch Infrastructure Partnership

At the beginning of the week, leaders officially launched the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment at the G7 Leaders’ Summit in Germany, which is expected to mobilize $600 bi...


PPG to Complete Over 25 School Makeovers in July

Last week, global coatings manufacturer PPG announced that it was planning to complete over 25 school makeovers through its New Paint for a New Start initiative.


New Product Announcement: Universal Primer

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


Qatar, Airbus in Talks to Resolve Paint Dispute

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


New Product Announcement: Retroreflective Powder Coating

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


University Opens Carbon to Metal Coating Institute

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


Submissions Open for 2022 Impact Awards

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


Orion Announces Price Increases

Global supplier of specialty and high-performance carbon black Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. has recently announced that it will be increasing its prices for all rubber carbon black products...


IBIX Increasing Prices Due to Inflation

Industrial equipment supplier IBIX Surface Technologies recently announced that it would be increasing prices for its IBIX system due to recent hikes in material and freight cost.


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Specialty Chemicals Executive Joins ChemQuest

Earlier this month, global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. announced the addition of Julie Vaughn Biege as a Director.


Sherwin to Acquire German Industrial Coatings Company

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced an agreement earlier this month to acquire industrial coatings company Gross & Perthun GmbH.


BlastOne Wraps Up Another Demo Day in Columbus

On Thursday (June 16), blasting, abrasives, coatings, finishing, safety equipment and products distributor BlastOne International hosted a Technology Demo Day at its headquarters in Columbus...


New Product Announcement: Anti-Rust Spray Paint

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


APC Wins Two New Build Turkish Tanker Deals

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


New Product Announcement: Cleaner and Salt Remover

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Sika Acquires Waterproofing Company

Swiss specialty chemicals company Sika recently announced that it acquired United Gilsonite Laboratories (UGL) in the United States.


ChemQuest Launches Coatings TraQr Dashboard

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


AkzoNobel Coatings Used for Offshore Wind Farm

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


New Product Announcement: Concrete Additive

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


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

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


Investors Pushing Microalgae-Derived Binder to Market

Zero-carbon building materials company Prometheus Materials has recently announced in a press release that it successfully raised $8 million to decarbonize the building materials industry.


Garland Receives Vizient Contract

Roofing manufacturer and building envelope solution provider The Garland Company, Inc. (Cleveland) recently announced via emailed press release that it received a contract from the nation’s ...


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New Product Announcement: Wind Turbine Edge Repair

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


Sherwin Names 2021 Impact Award Winners

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


PPG Named Official Paint of Disney

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


Ascott Analytical Acquired by The Schunk Group

Manufacturer of corrosion testing equipment Ascott Analytical Equipment recently announced via press release that it has been acquired by technology company The Schunk Group.


SprayWorks Launches New International Website

Spray foam and coatings equipment company SprayWorks Equipment Group recently announced via emailed press release the launch of its new website, Spraybot.Global, to promote its Spraybot and ...


Mural Artist Rescued from FL Water Tower

Last week, first responders in Dunedin, Florida, rescued a mural artist from the water tower he was working on after the motor on his lift equipment failed.


AkzoNobel to Acquire Activities from Kansai Paint

On Wednesday, global coatings company AkzoNobel announced that it had reached an agreement with African coatings company Kansai Paint to acquire its paints and coatings activities in the reg...


New Product Announcement: Paint Additive

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


Utilizing Laser Ablation for Nuclear Surface Prep

While there are many methods of surface preparation, high power laser ablation systems have proven to be effective at nuclear sites for industrial contamination.


Former Abrasives President Receives Achievement Award

Global manufacturer of surface conditioning systems Weiler Abrasives Group has recently announced that its former president, Karl M. Weiler, was awarded the John J. Buckley Lifetime Achievem...


Benjamin Moore Enhances Aura Interior Paint

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


‘Smart’ Technology Utilized for Powder Coatings

Powder coating system designer and manufacturer Gema recently introduced the second generation of its Dynamic Contour Detection system that uses “smart” scanning technology to improve the po...


Nominations Now Open for 2022 Elevation Awards

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


New Product Announcement: Gloss Measurement Meter

Distributor, producer and designer of physical and inspection instruments The Paul N. Gardner Company, Inc. (Gardco) recently announced the launch of its new portable gloss measurement instr...


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The Sustainable Approach of Reducing VOCs by Painting Less

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White Paint Considered for Cutting Emissions

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


Architect Ponders Molten Lava as a Building Material

Harnessing molten lava to construct buildings might seem like an impossible task, but one Icelandic architecture firm has been pondering the idea since 2018.


New Product Announcement: Short-Handled Brushes

Purdy, a painting application company for paint and decorating projects under the Sherwin-Williams Consumer Brands Group, has recently announced via emailed press release that its Cub brush ...


University Utilizing 3D Printing Industrial Robot

Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, recently announced that it is now home to a 6,000-pound robot with 3D printing capabilities, with a goal of potentially making the construction indust...


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JPCL May Issue is Now Online

The May issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is available in print and online at paintsquare.com. This issue contains feature articles on the new NSF water tank linin...


Scientists Create Coating for Mercury Sorption

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


New Product Announcement: Air-Powered Sprayer, Gun

Equipment manufacturer Graco Inc. recently announced its latest air-powered protective coatings sprayer from its King line of sprayers and a new spray gun.


ACI Expands Partnership for Carbon Neutrality in Concrete

Earlier this month, the American Concrete Institute and the Federacion Interamericana Del Cemento completed an addendum to their International Partner Agreement which calls for a joint effor...


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Monday

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.


PPG Facilities Awarded for Sustainability

Global coatings manufacturer PPG announced in a press release last week that five of its facilities had been recognized by the Ohio Chemistry Technology Council for programs that are advanci...


Robotic Paint Repair System Wins Innovation Award

Global adhesives and auto products manufacturer 3M recently announced that its Finesse-It Robotic Paint Repair System has been named a 2022 RBR50 Robotic Innovation Award Honoree by Robotics...


ChemQuest Appoints Two New Directors

Global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. recently announced that it has appointed Dr. Lan Deng and Jason Woods as Direct...


IKEA Investing Over $3B in International Stores

Ingka Group, the largest IKEA retailer, recently announced that it would be accelerating expansion to make IKEA more accessible to customers.


New Product Announcement: Interior, Exterior Paints

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


ICC, BTF Announce New Collaboration

The International Code Council and the Building Talent Foundation (BTF) recently announced a new collaboration to support and strengthen the residential construction and building safety work...


CPIA Issues Call for Abstracts

The Commercial Painting Industry Association, in partnership with Technology Publishing Company, is calling for abstracts for presentations and discussion topics at the 2022 CPIA Leadership ...


New Initiative Aims to Combat Biofouling

Environmental NGO Bellona Foundation, in partnership with marine and protective coatings company Jotun, has recently launched a new initiative to define and implement a new ISO standard for ...


BCF Launches Trace VOC Globe Scheme

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


New Product Announcement: HVOF Coating System

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