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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

The August issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is available in print and online at paintsquare.com. This issue contains feature articles on lining systems for biofue...


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...


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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

The July issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is available in print and online at paintsquare.com. The first Coatings 101 special issue contains feature articles on c...


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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...


Highlights from the Current Issue of JPCL

The June issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is available in print and online at paintsquare.com. This issue contains feature articles on surface preparation methods...


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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United Airlines Facing Paint Shop Delays

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


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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

Distributor, producer and designer of physical and inspection instruments The Paul N. Gardner Company, Inc. recently announced the release of its new multipurpose cleaner and salt remover to...


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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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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...


Studying Hydrophobic Graphene for Coatings

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


PPG CEO Paints Inflation Picture

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


Reflective Coating Used for Rooftop Billboards

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


SBTi Approves Hempel Emissions Reduction Goals

Global coatings company Hempel recently announced that its emissions reduction targets were approved by the Science Based Targets initiative with levels required to meet the goals of the Par...


Judge Denies Qatar Request in Airbus Dispute

In the ongoing legal saga between Qatar Airways and Airbus over paint defects and contracts, a British judge recently denied Qatar’s request to reinstate a jet contract canceled by the plane...


Wacker Opens New Innovation Center, HQ

Wacker Chemical Corporation, a subsidiary of global chemical manufacturer Wacker Chemie AG, hosted the grand opening of its new Innovation Center and Regional Headquarters in Ann Arbor, Mich...


Registration Opens for CPIA Conference

Since announcing the dates and location of the second annual CPIA Leadership Conference, the Commercial Painting Industry Association has officially opened Early Bird registration for the ev...


New Product Announcement: Paint Thickener

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


Graphene in Coatings Provides Chemical Resistance

Specialty graphene nanoplatelet dispersion producer Applied Graphene Materials recently announced that new tests have shown that its dispersions can enable paints and coatings to protect a s...


PPG Opens Architectural Coatings Lab in Milan

On Friday, global coatings manufacturer PPG announced that it opened a new architectural paint and coatings color automation laboratory in Milan, Italy.


New Product Announcement: One-Coat PFP Coating

Belgian anticorrosion coating company Acotec recently announced the launch of its epoxy passive fire protection system that can reportedly prevent corrosion and provide fire resistance in on...


New Nanocomposite Coating Method Developed

Scientists from Ural Federal University and the Institute of Electrophysics of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences report that they have developed a method for creating four-c...


AkzoNobel Announces New Director Appointment

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced that it has appointed Simon Parker as Managing Director for its Marine, Protective and Yacht Coatings business unit.


Obituary: Fritz Stotmeister, Sto Founder

Fritz Stotmeister, Founder of international technology leader in the design and production of innovative building materials Sto, passed away on April 21, at the age of 94.


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Sherwin-Williams Deploys Private Transport Fleet

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company recently announced the deployment of a private fleet of trucks and railcars to speed up its raw material deliveries.


Airline Unveils Striped Vacation-Inspired Livery

German leisure airline Condor recently released the designs for its new brand identity, including striped plane livery in five colors inspired by parasols, bath towels and beach chairs.


New Product Announcement: Water-Based Sealers

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


Scientists Create Seashell-Inspired Protective Coating

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Highlights from the Current Issue of JPCL

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Circular Bridge Built with Flax Opens in Europe

A bridge constructed with a new bio-composite material composed of flax and a special bio-resin opened in Europe last month, the first of three in the “Smart Circular Bridge” EU project.


New Product Announcement: Blue Pigment

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


AkzoNobel Completes Acquisition of Grupo Orbis

Last month, global coatings company AkzoNobel announced that it had completed the acquisition of Colombia-based paints and coatings company Grupo Orbis.


Ferro Acquisition Creates New Vibrantz Technologies

Prince International Corporation recently announced that it has combined with technology-based functional coatings and color solutions supplier Ferro Corporation and global colorant system, ...


Using Soot for Sustainable Solar Energy Coatings

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


Researchers Create Pollutant-Absorbing Sponge

A research team from Northwestern University recently announced that they have developed a sponge capable of cleaning up oil, microplastics and phosphate from polluted waterways.


Red Dot Awards Color Sensor for Product Design

Color matching technology company, Nix Color Sensor, was recently awarded the 2022 Red Dot Design Award for its Spectro 2 spectrophotometer in the international competition’s product design ...


New Product Announcement: Acrylic Adhesive

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


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Sherwin-Williams Releases 2022 Q1 Numbers

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced its 2022 first quarter financial results on Tuesday (April 26), highlighting a 7.4% net sales increase year-over-year to $5 billio...


Researchers Develop Plastic Catalysts for Coatings

A group of chemists from the University of Konstanz in Germany have reportedly developed a new class of catalysts that enable the manufacturing of polyethylene dispersions directly in water,...


Mule-Hide Products Names National Product Manager

In an emailed press release, roofing systems company Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. announced the promotion of Jeremy Grunewald to National Product Manager.


PPG Reports Sales Increase for 2022 Q1

Global coatings supplier PPG (Pittsburgh) reported a record first quarter net sales of $4.3 billion, an 11% increase from the year prior, in a financial results press release issued on Thurs...


New Product Announcement: One Coat Powder Coating

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


AkzoNobel Reports Revenue Increase in 2022 Q1

Global coatings company AkzoNobel released its 2022 first quarter earnings report Thursday, showing a 12% increase in revenue year-over-year (10% in constant currencies), along with a 9.1% R...


Brenntag, Arkema Expand Resin Distribution

Chemical and ingredients distributor Brenntag recently announced that it will become a waterborne acrylic resin distributor for specialty chemicals company Arkema in Mexico.


New Product Announcement: Interior Alkyd Primer

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


Studying Epoxy Composites from Battery Waste

A team of researchers from Spain recently studied the use of microparticles recovered from worn-out batteries as fillers for epoxy resins in an effort to recycle the material.


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New Product Announcement: Epoxy Resin Toughener

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


Corrosion Protection Advised for Gas Conversion

Nippon Paint Marine is advising shipowners and shipyards to ensure that their fuel, water and cargo tanks are protected from corrosion as they convert oil and gas carriers into storage and p...


PPG Celebrates 300 Years in the Netherlands

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


AkzoNobel Launches Sustainability Challenge

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced the launch of its new Paint the Future initiative that aims to develop a shared approach to tackling climate change.


Researchers Create Bridge Load Rating Framework

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New Product Announcement: Epoxy Tank Lining

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


Researchers Call for New Corrosion Forecasting

A group of researchers are calling for “paradigm change” in the science of forecasting corrosion damaged within reinforced concrete structures.


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Friday

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Friday, April 15, in observance of the Easter holiday weekend.


Sherwin Issues Trend Forecast for Coil, Extrusion Coatings

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


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

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


Dow Expanding Global Silicone Capacity

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


New Product Announcement: Sustainable Isophorone

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


RPM Reports Record Net Sales for 2022 Q3

RPM International Inc., parent company of specialty coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, released its third-quarter earnings report for 2022 on Wednesday.


UIC Researchers Develop Frost-Resistant Coatings

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


Sherwin-Williams Surcharge Targeted in Lawsuit

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


Sherwin Completes Sika Industrial Coatings Acquisition

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced at the beginning of the month that it has completed its acquisition of Swiss chemical company Sika AG’s European industrial coatin...


Qatar Claims Airbus Paint Defects Risk Fuel Tanks

As the court hearing between Qatar Airways and Airbus over A350 paint defects approaches, the airline now claims that the “defective” design of the aircraft poses a potential risk of the fue...


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New Product Announcement: Lift Pipe Rack

All-purpose lift engineer and manufacturer Hy-Brid Lifts by Custom Equipment LLC recently announced a new attachment for its Pro Series scissor lifts.


Formulation Network Created by Evonik, Others

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


Brenntag Opens Innovation Center in Germany

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


Painting by Robot Dog Raises $40K for Ukraine

A painting created by Polish-American artist Agnieszka Pilat and robotics company Boston Dynamics’ Spot the robot dog sold for $40,000 last month at a charity benefit for Ukrainian refugees.


Preventing Corrosion with Plant-Based Extracts

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


Vipul Organics Names New Exclusive Distributor

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


AkzoNobel Announces Paint the Future Startup Winners

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced three winners of its second global startup challenge in its Paint the Future initiative.


New Product Announcement: Silicone Surfactants

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


BCF CEO Elected President of Coatings Council

Earlier this month, it was announced that the Chief Executive Officer of the British Coatings Federation, Tom Bowtell, was elected President of the World Coatings Council for a two-year term...


Cold Jet Blasting Machines Win Design Award

Machine industry company Cold Jet, LLC, with design help from Kaleidoscope Innovation, recently announced that two of its dry ice blasters have won The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architectu...


Arkema Coatings Meet SSPC Paint 47 Standard

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


Nanocomposite Coating Exhibits Icephobic Properties

Researchers from the Institute for Materials Discovery at the University College London recently developed a nanocomposite-based, superhydrophobic coating to limit ice formation in industria...


OECD Report Probes PFAS in Coatings

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


Last Week to Vote for JPCL Readers’ Choice

Time is running out to submit your vote for this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards, an online event where readers of the Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings determine the year’s be...


PPG Opens Powder Coatings Research Center

Earlier this month, global coatings manufacturer PPG (Pittsburgh) announced the opening of its new European Central Powder Coatings Research and Development Center.


WorldGBC Launches Post-Disaster Toolkit

The World Green Building Council has recently announced the launch of its Sustainable Reconstruction & Recovery Framework, which will serve communities as a “post-disaster toolkit” when buil...


New Product Announcement: Wind Farm Protective Coating

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


JPCL March Issue is Now Online

The March issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is now available in print and online at paintsquare.com. This issue contains feature articles on rail tank car linings,...


New Product Announcement: Wallcovering Collections

Designer and manufacturer of applied materials company Designtex has recently introduced a quartet of new wall coverings and upholstery fabrics via emailed press release.


Color Catalogue Created to Identify Extraterrestrial Life

With the help of microbes found in the subarctic conditions of Canada’s Hudson Bay, a team of international researchers have recently developed the first color spectra catalog to facilitate ...


PPG Leadership Appointments Effective This Month

Recently, global coatings company PPG announced three leadership appointments for its architectural coatings and traffic solutions businesses.


Contractors Needed for WA Bridge Rehabilitation

Kittitas County is seeking contractors to perform bridge truss rehabilitation on the Yakima River Bridge located in Thorp, Washington.


Natural-Based Paint Exhibits Antifouling Properties

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


Commercial Connect Announces 'Save the Date'

Technology Publishing Company has recently announced the location and dates for its second annual Commercial Contractor Connect event, which will be hosted in conjunction with the Commercial...


Pipeline Coating Removes Mercury from Water

Researchers from Flinders University in Australia recently developed a smart coating for pipelines that can remove mercury from water while preventing corrosion and solvent damage.


New Product Announcement: Epoxy Protective Coating

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


BASF Expands Reach with Exclusive Distributor

Global chemical company BASF recently issued a press release announcing that Brenntag Specialties would be its exclusive distributor for the company’s Baxxodur portfolio in the United States...


Winoa Rebrands, Unveils New Strategy

Earlier this month, global surface treatment company and manufacturer of W Abrasives, Winoa Group, announced a branding renewal, including two new brands and its new growth plan strategy.


BCF Acts on Greenwash Claims in Decorative Paints

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


Voting Continues for JPCL Readers’ Choice

Don’t forget to cast your vote before Friday, April 1, for this year’s JPCL Reader’s Choice awards, an online event where readers of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings deter...


Aircraft Painted to Match Luxury Car

German paint manufacturer Mankiewicz Coating Solutions and aircraft painting and exterior coatings specialist MAAS Aviation recently teamed up to paint a plane to match the owner’s Bentley.


Sherwin-Williams Announces Leadership Appointments

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced in a recent press release that its Board of Directors has elected Heidi G. Petz to serve as President and Chief Operating Officer.


Firm Develops Antifouling Paint Copper Replacement

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


New Product Announcement: Anti-Slip Coatings

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


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Zentek Reports Icephobic Coating Test Results

Zentek Ltd., a Canadian development and commercialization company, recently reported the “excellent” results of testing conducted on its icephobic coating.


AkzoNobel Expects Russian Plants to Close

According to a recent interview with global paint and coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel’s Chief Executive Officer, Thierry Vanlancker, the company is expected to cease operations at its four p...


New Product Announcement: Biobased Outdoor Coating

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


Sherwin, DuPont Share Win in Paint Suits

Wisconsin U.S. District Judge Lynn Adelman released an order at the beginning of the month announcing that claims associated with several different suits regarding lead paint exposure would ...


Using Technology to Keep Sewers, Pipes Clear

When non-degradable items are flushed into sewer systems and pipes, blockages create back-ups for the wastewater industry.


Arkema Announces Plans to Acquire PMP

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


Cast Your Vote for JPCL Readers’ Choice

Remember to vote for your favorite Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings articles from the past year, as the voting deadline for 2021 JPCL Readers’ Choice Awards has been extended ...


PPG Coatings Receive Corrosion Certification

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


New Product Announcement: Exterior Paint, Primer

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


Researchers Develop Self-Healing Concrete Method

Researchers from the USC Viterbi School of Engineering recently announced that they have created a new method for developing self-healing concrete, using engineered aggregates in place of na...


Paint Accounts for Majority of Ocean Microplastics

A new study published by the Swiss-based Environmental Action has found that paint accounts for 58% of microplastics in the world’s oceans and waterways.


JPCL Readers’ Choice Awards Voting Extended

Readers of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings will have extra time to cast their ballots for their favorite JPCL articles from the past year, as the voting deadline for 2021...


Allnex Acquires Manufacturing Site in India

Last week, international supplier of resins for architectural, industrial, OEM and special purpose coatings, allnex, announced plans to acquire a manufacturing facility in Maharashtra, India...


Invasion Affects Construction Projects, Supplies

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues to run its course, several reports have indicated how the ongoings have negatively affected construction projects in both countries, in addition ...


Guardian Announces New SVP Sales and Services

Independent fall protection and prevention company Guardian recently announced that it has appointed Jeff Wilder as its new SVP Sales and Services for the Americas.


KTA Announces Leadership Changes

Consulting engineering firm KTA-Tator, Inc. (Pittsburgh) recently announced the next phase in its executive leadership transition, with Chief Executive Officer and President Bill Worms stepp...


Coatings Giants Battle Over Patent in Court

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


New Airline Announces Airbus Coating Defects

Earlier this week, the owner of British Airways, International Airlines Group, reported that it has experienced surface degradation on its Airbus A350 jets, similar to paint defects Qatar Ai...


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Study Looks at Mortar for Fungal Prevention

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


Antireflective Coating Increases Solar Efficiency

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


AIA Announces 2022 Award Recipients

Earlier this month, The American Institute of Architects announced the winners of its 2022 Architecture, Interior Architecture and Regional & Urban Design Awards.


New Product Announcement: Containment Coating

International manufacturer of industrial protective coatings and composites Belzona (Harrogate, North Yorkshire) recently announced that it has released a new containment grade coating with ...


Airline Equips Fleet with AeroSHARK Tech

Global chemical company BASF recently announced that Swiss International Air Lines plans to equip its entire Boeing long-haul fleet with its AeroSHARK surface technology.


Research Underway to Develop Bio-Based Products

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


PCA Expo to Launch in Orlando This Week

During the first week of March, the Painting Contractors Association will host its three-day Expo at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress in Orlando, Florida.


Carboline Enhances Interactive W/WW Guide

Global coatings, linings and fireproofing manufacturer Carboline Company (St. Louis) recently announced that it has added new features to its virtual Water/Wastewater Asset Protection Guide.


PPG Announces Plans to Acquire Arsonsisi

At the start of the month, global coatings manufacturer PPG (Pittsburgh) announced that it officially entered into an agreement to acquire the powder coatings business of Arsonsisi.


ChemQuest Appoints New Director

Global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. recently announced the addition of Robert G. Kramer as Director.


Researchers Develop Worm-Inspired Coating

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


New Product Announcement: Clay-Based Cladding

In an emailed press release, Norcross, Georgia-based manufacturer of metal products for the building envelope Innovative Metals Company, Inc. (IMETCO) announced that it recently added a natu...


Berkeley Lab Develops Smart-Roof Coating

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


Remember to Vote for JPCL Readers’ Choice

Don’t forget to submit your vote for this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards, an online event where readers of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings determine the year’s top article...


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MAPEI Celebrates 85-Year Anniversary

Coatings and building products manufacturer MAPEI Corporation is celebrating its 85th anniversary this month, having originally opened on Feb. 12, 1937, in Milan.


AkzoNobel Increasing In-House Resin Production

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


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Hempel Acquires Khimji Paints LLC

Global coatings company Hempel recently announced that after an exclusive dialogue, it has acquired the coatings division of Oman-based Khimji Ramdas.


Obituary: Peter Cortelyou, Former Tnemec CEO

Peter “Pete” Cortelyou, Chairman, former CEO and President of Tnemec Company, Inc., passed away on Feb. 11 at the age of 75.


Committee to Discuss Concrete Prep Standard

Next month, the Association for Materials Protection and Performance standards committee for surface preparation will meet to discuss SSPC-SP 13/NACE No. 6, “Surface Preparation of Concrete....


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Monday

PaintSquare Daily News will not be published Monday, Feb. 21, as the offices of PaintSquare parent company Technology Publishing Co. will be closed in observance of the Presidents' Da...


Study: Effects of Alginate Salts in Coatings

In a recently published study, researchers from the University of Genoa evaluated the effect of different alginate salts on the rheological and tensile properties of water-based architectura...


AMPP Hosting First Annual Conference + Expo

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance will hold its first annual conference under its new name next month in San Antonio at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.


JPCL February Issue is Now Online

The February issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is now available in print and online at paintsquare.com. This issue contains feature articles on testing epoxy fire protect...


New Product Announcement: Powder Resin

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


Westlake Finalizes Acquisition of Hexion Epoxy

At the beginning of the month, manufacturer and global supplier of petrochemicals, plastics and building products Westlake Chemical Corporation announced that it has completed its acquisitio...


New Chrome Provides Safe Coating Alternative

With a goal of replacing harmful hexavalent chrome coatings, Trion Coatings LLC (South Bend, Indiana) has developed a new safe and environmentally friendly chrome coating.


Jarsh Safety Unveils World's First AC Helmet

Late last year, Telangana, India-based technology and safety start-up Jarsh Safety introduced what is being dubbed the world’s first AC safety helmet.


Sherwin to Expand Manufacturing, Distribution

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced in a press release last week that it would be expanding its manufacturing and distribution capabilities in Statesville, North Caro...


Carboline Names Managing Director of Europe

Global coatings, linings and fireproofing manufacturer Carboline Company (St. Louis) recently announced that Anthony Verberght will join the company as Managing Director, Carboline Europe.


AkzoNobel Releases Q4, 2021 Numbers

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) released its fourth quarter and end-of-year financial reports Wednesday (Feb. 9), indicating a 9% increase in revenue for Q4, and a 12% inc...


New Product Announcement: Reflective Coatings

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


MIT Develops Strong, Lightweight Material

Chemical engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have recently developed a new material using a novel polymerization process.


BlastOne Presents New Equipment at Demo Day

Last week, blasting, abrasives, coatings, finishing, safety equipment and products distributor BlastOne International hosted a Technology Demo Day at its headquarters in Columbus, Ohio.


H.B. Fuller Announces Acquisition of Apollo

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


Carboline Celebrates 75-Year Milestone

At the beginning of the month, global coatings, linings and fireproofing manufacturer Carboline Company (St. Louis) announced that it is celebrating its 75th anniversary.


Recognizing Health Effects of Lead Paint

While the use of lead-based paints was banned over 40 years ago, the remnants of lead paint continue to be a major environmental and public health problem.


Market Study Predicts Decorative Coatings Growth

According to a study issued by Research and Markets, projects within the decorative coatings market are predicted to grow from $71.3 billion in 2021 to $91.6 billion by 2026, with an annual ...


Arkema to Open Powder Coating Resins Lab

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


New Product Announcement: Concrete Waterproofing

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


IGM Resins Appoints CFO, EVP TO

Global market leader in photoinitiators, IGM Resins, announced the appointment of two of its employees at the start of the month.


Airbus Cancels $6B Contract with Qatar Airways

Late last month, Airbus confirmed that it has canceled its $6 billion contract with Qatar Airways in the midst of an ongoing legal dispute regarding coating defects on its jets.


New Color Opportunities for Architectural Coatings

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


Highlights from the Current Issue of JPCL

JPCL is pleased to open the new year with its January 2022 issue, currently available in print and online at paintsquare.com. This issue contains feature articles on concrete surface prepara...


New Imaging Method Shows Concrete Cracks

Research groups from Rice University and the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research recently developed a new technique to identify concrete fractures typically invisible to the naked eye.


New Product Announcement: Surface Treatment Gel

Houston-based CRW Consulting & Distribution, LLC, in partnership with Corrosion Innovations, recently announced the release of its new gel surface treatment product for use prior to applying...


Atlas Roofing Celebrates 40 Years, Unveils New Brand

Earlier this week, Atlas Roofing Corporation announced via emailed press release that it was announcing 40 years of being in business. At the time of the announcement, the corporation also u...


Sherwin-Williams Releases Q4, Year-End Numbers

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company released its 2021 fourth-quarter and year-end financial results yesterday (Jan. 27), reporting consolidated net sales at a 8.6% increase for...


New Product Announcement: Splash Coating System

Last month, global coatings company PPG announced the release of its new, two-coat liquid coating system, developed specifically for composite bathtubs and sinks.


Covestro Announces Sole Ownership of JFC

Global manufacturer of material solutions Covestro (Pittsburgh) recently announced that it has become the sole owner of Japan Fine Coatings Co., Ltd. (JFC) in Tsukuba, Japan.


New Product Announcement: Urethane Topcoat

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


Canada Awards Funding for Coatings Research

Earlier this month, the Government of Canada awarded $24 million to Queen’s University to research and develop carbon-to-metal coatings to protect metal surfaces from corrosion.


PPG Releases Q4, FY 2021 Earnings Report

Global coatings company PPG released its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings report for 2021 last Wednesday (Jan. 20), reporting fourth-quarter net sales of about $4.2 billion, about 12% h...


ChemQuest Announces New Vice President

Global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. recently announced the addition of Bradley Boelkins as Vice President.


Dow Enters Partnership for Sustainable Building Design

At the end of December, building solutions company Dow announced a carbon partnership agreement with Singapore Sports Hub, a state-of-the-art, fully integrated sports, entertainment and life...


BMW Unveils First Color-Changing Car

German automobile and motorcycle manufacturer BMW recently revealed a first-of-its kind car that changes color using technology found in eReaders.


New Product Announcement: Sustainable Resins

In a recent press release, global market leader in photoinitiators, IGM Resins, announced the launch of its sustainability brand: PureLine.


Researchers Studying Mussels for Antifouling

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


BASF Names New President of Coatings Division

Global chemical company BASF issued a press release last week naming Uta Holzenkamp as its new President of the company’s Coatings division, effective Jan. 1.


New Product Announcement: Graphene Coatings

United Kingdom-based Applied Graphene Materials recently announced the launch of a new range of industrial graphene-enhanced primers and dispersions.


Study: Creating Concrete Slabs from 3D-Printed Foam

A team of researchers from public research university, ETH Zurich, have recently been reported to successfully create a pre-cast concrete slab using 3D-printed formwork elements made from re...


CRW Announces New CEO Appointment, Reduced Prices

Houston-based CRW Consulting & Distribution recently announced the appointment of Rob Chandler as the company’s Chief Executive Officer.


World of Concrete Features Hands-On Education, Events

World of Concrete, the industry’s largest annual international event dedicated to concrete and masonry professionals, will launch its 2022 conference next week at the Las Vegas Convention Ce...


New Product Announcement: Paint Roller

Paint sprayer and applicator company Wagner SprayTech recently announced via emailed press release that it has introduced a new paint roller to the market.


Qatar, Airbus Paint Defect Dispute Continues

Qatar Airways and Airbus have both taken legal action last month in the ongoing dispute over reports of coating defects on the company’s A350 jets.


New Robot Tunnels Through Hardest Rock

Underground utilities robotics company Petra announced last month that it has successfully completed a demonstration tunnel with a robot that can bore through the hardest rocks in the world....


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Monday

PaintSquare Daily News will not be published Monday, Jan. 17, as PaintSquare parent company Technology Publishing Co. will be observing the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday in the ...


TX University Collaborates for CO2 Capture

The University of Texas at Austin recently announced that its carbon capture technology will be licensed by Honeywell Sustainable Technology Solutions to support lower-cost capture of emissi...


Garland Names Commercial Roofing Division President

On Monday (Jan. 10), global roofing solutions provider Garland Industries announced the promotion of Matthew McDermott as President of The Garland Company, its commercial roofing division fo...


New Product Announcement: Clear Anticorrosive Coating

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


SprayWorks Acquires Coating Equipment Company

Spray foam and coatings equipment company, SprayWorks Equipment Group, recently announced via emailed press release that it has completed its acquisition of Trail Sprayer & Service, LLC.


Seal For Life Acquires Industrial Coatings Companies

Private equity firm Arsenal Capital Partners has recently announced that its global coatings platform, Seal For Life Industries, has acquired privately-owned specialty industrial coatings co...


New Product Announcement: Epoxy Adhesive

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


RPM Reports Net Sales Increase for 2022 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 2022 on Wednes...


HoldTight Announces Leadership Changes

HoldTight Solutions, Inc. (Houston) recently announced three organizational changes on its leadership team, with Peter Petkas holding the title of CEO, Kenny Rossy as President and Alex Petk...


PPG Appoints Knavish to COO

Last month, global coatings company PPG announced the appointment of Tim Knavish, Executive Vice President, as Chief Operating Officer.


New CFI Coatings Resist Amine Blush, Heal Cracks

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


Research: Electromagnetic Wave Absorbing Materials

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


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New Product Announcement: Industrial Air Compressors

Portable air compressor manufacturer Doosan Portable Power recently announced the release of its four new air compressors for the industrial air market.


Highlights from the Current Issue of JPCL

Did you know JPCL is available in multiple formats? In addition to the print edition, you can read the full December issue as a digital flipbook online, in a downloadable PDF or as individua...


BASF Increases Coating Additives Prices

Chemicals company BASF recently announced that it is increasing prices for its paint and coatings additives globally, with increases of up to 35%.


Harsco Showcases Abrasive Line at Coatings Event

Global market leader of environmental solutions for industrial and specialty waste streams Harsco Corporation has launched a new line of abrasive materials under its Black Beauty brand withi...


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New Product Announcement: Plant-Based Resins

Earlier this year, global manufacturer of material solutions Covestro (Pittsburgh) announced plans to grow its Decovery family of resins and added-value services to meet the demands of its c...


Marine Coatings Prevalent in Ocean Microplastics

A research team from the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Basel and the Alfred-Wegener Institute at the Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research on the island ...


Elevation Winner: Interiors, Judges' Choice

In its fifth year, Technology Publishing Co.’s commercial honors program, The Elevation Awards, expanded its reach by partnering with the Commercial Painting Industry Association.


Icephobic Coating Improves Solar Panel Efficiency

A team from the University of Michigan recently announced that they have created a coating for solar panels to reduce snow and ice accumulation and improve productivity in cold climates.


Clariant Unveils 2022 Palette, Color Pick

Paints and coatings company Clariant recently announced its “Golden” Decorative Coatings Trends palette and color pick, which the company says pays an advance tribute to the year to come.


AkzoNobel Expands Polar Pod Partnership

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel, a partner for the Polar Pod expedition, recently announced that it has been named the exclusive paints and coatings supplier for the project’s hybrid ...


New Product Announcement: Conduit Slip Coating

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


Eco-Friendly Blast Media Reduces Harmful Risks

When considering the health and safety of abrasive blasting operators and the environment, one aspect of abrasive media that comes to mind are the eco-friendly properties of media itself.


Utilizing Safety Practices in Abrasive Blasting

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Schedule Alert: Year-End Break, Best Of 2021

As 2021 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.


Sherwin-Williams Wins AMPP Structure Awards

The Association for Materials Protection and Performance recently awarded global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company and its project partners two 2020 Structure Awards.


Egg Yolks Enhance Tempera Paint Properties

Researchers from Sorbonne University in France recently looked into why tempera paint—also known as egg tempera—was reigned as a supreme medium among Renaissance artists, such as Leonardo Da...


PPG Announces New VP and Controller

Earlier this month, global coatings company PPG announced the appointment of Brian Williams as Vice President and Controller.


Final Coatings+ 2021 Comes to a Close

The final SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings Coatings+ conference wrapped up Thursday after a packed schedule filled with training courses, technical sessions and networking events.


New Product Announcement: Wallcovering Collections

Design and manufacturing of applied materials company Designtex has recently introduced several new wallcovering collections for the built environment via emailed press release.


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Dur-A-Flex Launches Custom Design Tool

Connecticut-based resinous flooring manufacturer Dur-A-Flex, Inc., recently launched a new and improved custom design tool for its customers.


Elevation Awards Winner: Renovation/Retrofit

In its fifth year, Technology Publishing Co.’s commercial honors program, The Elevation Awards, expanded its reach by partnering with the Commercial Painting Industry Association.


New Product Announcement: Pipeline Tape

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


Balkrishna Doshi Wins Royal Gold Medal

Acclaimed Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi has been named the 2022 recipient of the Royal Gold Medal, an award given by the Royal Institute of British Architects and approved by Her Majesty...


Study: Algae Provides Antifouling Properties in Paints

A new study conducted by Egypt’s National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries utilized algae to create environmentally friendly, antifouling marine paints.


Pantone Releases 2022 Color of the Year

Global color and design company Pantone released its Color of the Year last week, revealing a hue equally touched by vibrant blues and reds.


ChemQuest Announces New VP Appointment

In an emailed press release, global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. (Cincinnati) announced the appointment of Dr. Robe...


MTU Studies Early-Stage Rust Surface Chemistry

Researchers at the Michigan Technological University recently announced that they have developed a more precise method to observe early-stage iron mineral corrosion like rust with water and ...


Westlake Chemical to Acquire Hexion Epoxy

Manufacturer and global supplier of petrochemicals, plastics and building products Westlake Chemical Corporation recently announced that it will acquire Hexion Holdings Corporation’s global ...


Nouryon Production Supports Polymer Industry

At the beginning of the month, global specialty chemicals company Nouryon announced that it had launched full-scale production at its organic peroxide greenfield site in Tianjin, China.


New Product Announcement: Roofing Underlayment

Building materials company Boral Roofing (Irvine, California) recently announced the launch of a new thermal insulation and reflective roofing underlayment.


Guide Highlights Product Choice for Duplex Coatings

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


Elevation Awards Winner: Floor Coatings

In its fifth year, Technology Publishing Co.’s commercial honors program, The Elevation Awards, expanded its reach by partnering with the Commercial Painting Industry Association.


Pantone Launches New Digital Color Platform Features

Global color and design company Pantone LLC recently announced the release of the latest version of their digital color platform, Pantone Connect.


SSPC to Host Final Year of Coatings+ 2021

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is expected to host more than 150 exhibitors, training courses, technical sessions and networking events at its last Coatings+ 2021 annual conferenc...


New Product Announcement: Water-Based Emulsifier

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


Resin Shortage, Price Increases Continue

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


Saint-Gobain to Invest Over $400M in Expansions

According to a press release issued by French material designer and manufacturer Saint-Gobain last month, the company is planning to invest more than $400 million to expand production capabi...


Highlights from the Current Issue of JPCL

Did you know JPCL is available in multiple formats? In addition to the print edition, you can read the full November issue as a digital flipbook online, in a downloadable PDF or as individua...


PPG Signs Agreement for Clean Energy

Global coatings company PPG recently announced it has signed an agreement with energy and energy solutions provider Constellation to power its Carrolltown, Texas-based paint manufacturing pl...


Harsco Releases Ecoproducts Line to Reduce Waste

Harsco Environmental, a division of global industrial company Harsco Corporation, recently announced the launch of its newly renamed ecoproducts line.


Artist Creates 'Brightest White Paint'

In developing the most pigmented versions of colors for paint, self-proclaimed art nerd and color wizard Stuart Semple has recently announced his creation of the “whitest white paint.”


New Product Announcement: Pigment Preparations

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


Report: Paint Peeling, Cracking on Airbus Jets

Multiple airlines, most recently Qatar Airways, have reported coating problems and “early surface wear” with Airbus 350 jets.


Elevation Awards Winner: Exteriors

In its fifth year, Technology Publishing Co.’s commercial honors program, The Elevation Awards, expanded its reach by partnering with the Commercial Painting Industry Association.


Zentek Develops Icephobic Coating

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


New Product Announcement: Scissor Lift Equipment

Hy-Brid Lifts by Custom Equipment LLC recently announced they unveiled several new scissor lift options at the ARA Show in Las Vegas last month.


SI Group Announces Price Increases

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


New Product Announcement: 3D-Printing Resins

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


Researchers Produce Self-Healing, Anticorrosive Coating

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


Sika to Acquire MBCC Group

Swiss specialty chemicals company Sika recently reported that it had signed a definitive agreement to acquire MBCC Group, the former BASF Construction Chemicals, from global private equity f...


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Thursday, Friday

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Thursday, Nov. 25, or Friday, Nov. 26, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States.


Construction Input Prices Witness Big Increase

According to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data by the Associated Builders and Contractors, construction input prices witnessed an increase of 1.5%...


Black & Veatch Seeks Sustainable Innovators

Engineering and construction company Black & Veatch (Overland Park, Kansas) recently accepted applications for “bold, committed partners” in climate technology for its third annual IgniteX C...


Azelis and BASF Partner for Resin Distribution

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


Chemours Producing Sustainable Foam Agent

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


New Product Announcement: Anti-Viral Interior Paint

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced the launch of its latest product: a wash and wear anti-viral interior coating.


ICC, MBI Release Offsite Construction Standards

At the beginning of the month, the International Code Council and the Modular Building Institute published two new comprehensive standards slated to accelerate the offsite construction indus...


COP26 Develops Climate Change Action Plans

Nearly 200 countries met at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties earlier this month, to develop plans to meet emissions goals and accelerate action on climate by ...


How Technology is Creating Sustainable Construction

Whether it's efforts made globally, by nation, association, company or even individual engineers and designers, there’s no doubt that the rise of eco-consumerism is increasing demands for su...


AkzoNobel Named Leader in Sustainability

Recently, global coatings company AkzoNobel was named one of the first recipients of the Terra Carta Seal by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.


New Product Announcement: Heat-Stable Hardener

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


Diamond Vogel Releases 2022 Color Pick, Trends

Coatings firm Diamond Vogel recently announced its 2022 Color of the Year, a deep blue shade described as being both powerful and beautiful, that “connects spaces, cultures and generations.”


Cortec Reveals Salt Corrosion Prevention Plan

As winter approaches, corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation has announced a dual approach plan for slowing down vehicle corrosion from deicing salts.


Recycled Glass Bridges Win ACI Award

Last month, Canada’s Darwin Bridges won first place in the Infrastructure category of the American Concrete Institute’s Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards.


New Product Announcement: Reactive Emulsifiers

Swiss specialty chemicals company Clariant recently unveiled two reactive emulsifiers for polymeric binders that aim to help paint manufacturers develop architectural coatings with greater w...


Report: 2021 World Green Building Trends

The U.S. Green Building Council has recently announced the results of the 2021 World Green Building Trends report, revealing an increased commitment to green building and other strategies ai...


Dow to Introduce New Silicone Facade Program

At the beginning of the month, The Dow Chemical Company announced plans to introduce the world’s first commercially available program for carbon-neutral silicones in building facades.


Contractor Connect Celebrates a Successful Event

Last week, Technology Publishing Company’s fourth annual Contractor Connect came to a close at the Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Palm Coast, Florida.


Sherwin-Williams Reports Q3 2021 Decreases

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company released its financial earnings report for the 2021 third quarter on Oct. 26.


New Product Announcement: Wastewater Coatings

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


Evonik, Wynca Launch Operations at Silica Plant

Evonik Wynca Silicon Material Co., Ltd., a joint venture of specialty chemicals company Evonik and Chinese company Wynca, has recently begun operations at its new fumed silica plant in the Z...


Allnex Invests in New R&D Facility

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


Wacker Increases Polymeric Binder, Resin Prices

Munich-based Wacker Group recently announced that it has increased prices up to 20% for its polymer and resin products.


Trimble Launches Robotic Scanning Solution

Software firm Trimble recently announced the release of a fully integrated turnkey solution with robotics company Boston Dynamics’ Spot the robot dog.


Tnemec Company Acquires Epoxytec International

Protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. recently announced that it has acquired protective and structural-grade coatings and linings manufacturer Epoxytec International, Inc.


Plans Revealed for MX Metro Rebuild

Carlos Slim, Mexico business magnate and owner of Grupo Carso, recently reached an agreement with Mexico City officials to pay for the costs of rebuilding the subway line that collapsed in M...


Study: Biochar to Improve Anticorrosive Performance

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


New Product Announcement: Ceramic Facades

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


Researchers Obtain Pigments from Metal Wastes

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


BASF Teams with Sport Group

Chemicals company BASF and sport surfaces company Sport Group recently issued a joint press release announcing its global cooperation for the distribution and installation of sports and outd...


Ferro Announces Merger Plans

Technology-based functional coatings and color solutions supplier Ferro Corporation announced earlier this year that it will be acquired by Prince International Corporation, a portfolio comp...


New Product Announcement: Repair Mortar

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


Swiss Bridge Reuses Concrete

Researchers at the Ecole Technique Federale de Lausanne in Switzerland recently unveiled a footbridge prototype using reinforced concrete blocks from walls of a building being renovated.


Sherwin Fire Protection Applied at Milan Landmark

In an emailed press release, global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced that its fire protection intumescent coating system had been applied to a new landmark in Milan, Ital...


Meet the Contractor Connect Speakers

Two weeks ago, Technology Publishing Company celebrated the success of its inaugural Contractor Connect event for commercial painting contractors, and today (Nov. 1) kicks off attendee check...


AkzoNobel Launches ColorSurfaces Edition 17

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


Explore Industry Topics in Latest JPCL

Did you know JPCL is available in multiple formats? In addition to the print edition, you can read the full October issue as a digital flipbook online, in a downloadable PDF or as individual...


Cemex Upgrades Terminals to Improve Distribution

Global construction materials company Cemex recently announced that it has invested over $8 million to upgrade two cement terminals and increase its cement material distribution in Florida.


Jotun Signs Agreement for HSS Newbuild

Marine and protective coatings company Jotun recently announced that it has signed a commercial agreement with marine transport company U-Ming to include its Hull Skating Solutions (HSS) in ...


New Product Announcement: Anti-Shrink Sealants

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


Contractor Connect Features Attending Sponsors

Next week, Technology Publishing Company’s popular hosted buyer event for the protective and marine coatings industry will take place at the Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Palm Coast, Fl...


New Product Announcement: Urethane Primer

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


3D-Printing Tech Offers Material Reduction

A first-of-its kind 3D concrete printed bridge is currently on display in Venice, Italy, and “establishes a new language for concrete that is digital, environmentally advanced and circular b...


CPIA, CCC Closes at Hammock Beach

Last week, the Commercial Painting Industry Association hosted its inaugural CPIA Leadership Conference in conjunction with Technology Publishing Company’s hosted-buyer event, Commercial Con...


RPM Eliminates CRO Position, Names VPO

Global coatings company RPM International Inc. announced this month the elimination the Chief Restructuring Officer position held by Michael H. Sullivan and the appointment of a new Vice Pre...


AkzoNobel Releases Q3 Financial Report

Global coatings company AkzoNobel released its 2021 third-quarter financial report Wednesday (Oct. 20) and reported increased revenue and lower adjusted operating income year-over-year.


PPG Reports Sales Increase in 2021 Q3

Global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) released its third-quarter 2021 earnings report on Wednesday (Oct. 20), announcing record net sales of $4.4 billion for the quarter, or 19% higher th...


PPG Launches Powder Coatings Site

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


RPM Works to Overcome Resin Shortage

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


Researchers Look at Roman Tomb for Concrete Insight

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Utah have recently conducted research on a 2,050-year-old Roman tomb for insight into concrete resilience.


New Product Announcement: Marbled Injection Molding

Chemical company BASF recently announced the launch of a new technology to produce marbled serial components made of Ultrason using a standard injection molding process.


Wildlife Bridge to Break Ground in 2022

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) expects to break ground in January 2022 for California’s wildlife overpass, which will connect various parts of the Santa Monica Mounta...


Sika Acquires Waterproofing Company Landun

Swiss specialty chemicals company Sika recently announced that it has acquired Chinese waterproofing systems manufacturer Shenzhen Landun Holding Co., Ltd.


New Product Announcement: PCB Conformal Coating

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


Chromaflo Announces New Territory Sales Manager

Global colorant system, chemical and pigment dispersion supplier Chromaflo Technologies recently named Tara Weinmann as Territory Sales Manager.


Self-Healing Polymers Produce Water-Resistant Coating

Researchers from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have reportedly developed an ultrathin, water-resistant coating made from self-healing polymers to increase steam power plant eff...


HMG Paints Manager Named OCCA President

United Kingdom-based independent paint manufacturer HMG Paints Ltd. recently announced that Regulation and Compliance Manager, Paul Sheppard, had been named the new President of The Oil & Co...


Benjamin Moore Announces 2022 Color Picks

Paint and coatings manufacturer Benjamin Moore revealed its 2022 Color of the Year earlier this week, with a color that it says “quietly anchors while encouraging creative expression through...


New Product Announcement: Polymer Sealants

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


Pavilion Design Connects Nature with Urban Domain

Officials from the Tallinn Architecture Biennale were recently reported to have selected the winning installation for the 2022 competition.


Study: Microplastic Paint Abundant in Ocean

A study conducted by the University of Plymouth and the Marine Biological Association (MBA) observed that paint flakes could be one of the most abundant types of microplastic particles found...


Valspar Releases 12 Colors of the Year

Paints and coatings brand Valspar, from The Sherwin-Williams Company’s Consumer Brands Group, has announced its 2022 Colors of the Year.


New Product Announcement: Conformal Coating

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


Sherwin Publishes Industrial Color Trend Forecast

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


Dunn-Edwards Announces 2022 Color of the Year

Last week, coatings company Dunn-Edwards Paints announced its 2022 Color of the Year.


Archroma Introduces Online Platform

Global specialty chemical company Archroma announced in September the launch of "The Safe Edge," an online platform for product-related regulatory and compliance certificates and information...


AkzoNobel Hull Management Sets Marine Standard

Last week, global coatings company AkzoNobel announced the launch of its new environmentally sustainable hull management package.


Safic-Alcan Acquires Rit-Chem

Last week, global specialty chemical distributor Safic-Alcan announced that it had acquired boutique chemical distributor Rit-Chem Co., Inc.


Behr Releases 'Music in Color' Collection

Coatings manufacturer Behr Paint Company announced that it has teamed up with singer-songwriter Katy Perry and audio streaming service Spotify to launch “Music in Color” by Behr.


New Product Announcement: Renovation Solutions

Global construction materials company Cemex has recently announced its collection of renovation solutions for energy efficient building improvements.


Nouryon Opens New China Production Facility

To meet increasing demand in the Asia region for polymers used in the packaging, paints and coatings and construction end-markets, global specialty chemicals company Nouryon has recently lau...


Elevation Awards Spotlight: Showroom Space

With the extended deadline just announced for the fifth annual Elevation Awards, we will be counting down to the deadline (Oct. 8) with featured selections of this year’s nominees, giving re...


RPM Releases 2022 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. 6)...


Green Seal Launches LEED Paint Certification

Global nonprofit organization Green Seal recently announced the launch of a new certification standard for paints and coatings that fully aligns with the latest version of the LEED green bui...


New Product Announcement: Ecofriendly Solvent

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


Highlights from the Current Issue of JPCL

Did you know JPCL is available in multiple formats? In addition to the print edition, you can read the full September issue as a digital flipbook online, in a downloadable PDF or as individu...


Carboline Launches Young Professionals Initiative

Last week, protective coatings manufacturer Carboline Company announced the launch of a new program aimed at educating, connecting, supporting and engaging the next generation of corrosion e...


CRW Announces Personnel Changes

Houston-based provider of Corr-Ze products, CRW Consulting & Distribution, recently announced via emailed press release the appointment of two of its employees.


Robotics Developed to Construct Scaffolding

Like many sectors within the protective coatings and construction industry, robotic technologies are making their mark in that they are streamlining operations and, in some cases, improving ...


Elevation Awards Spotlight: USG Chicago

With the extended deadline just announced for the fifth annual Elevation Awards, we will be counting down to the deadline (Oct. 8) with featured selections of this year’s nominees, giving re...


New Product Announcement: Commercial Portfolio

Allnex, an international supplier of resins for architectural, industrial, OEM and special purpose coatings, has recently launched a new product portfolio for buildings and decorative applic...


IBC Issues Call for Papers

The Engineers’ Society of Western Pennsylvania has released its call for papers for its 2022 International Bridge Conference.


Paint Shortage, Prices on the Rise

Due to a variety of factors, aside from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the industry is witnessing a shortage and price surge in, you guessed it: paint.


TPC Offers Underwriting for CCC Attendees

Next month, Technology Publishing Company will officially expand its realm of Connect hosted-buyer events as it kicks off the inaugural Commercial Contractor Connect, exclusively for the com...


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New Product Announcement: Access Line

Access company Flexicon has recently introduced a new line of anti-slip access platforms to reach elevated process equipment safely, eliminating the need for ladders, scissor lifts and forkl...


Elevation Awards Extends Nomination Deadline

The nomination deadline for the fifth annual Elevation Awards, Technology Publishing Co.'s commercial honors program, has been extended.


Study: Rising Sea Level Impact on Saltwater Corrosion

The Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change recently issued a new report warning that unavoidable rising sea levels will threaten saltwater intrusion on coastal infrastructure worldwide.


Sherwin-Williams Releases 2022 Color Pick

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company has released its 2022 Color of the Year.


Axalta Completes Acquisition of U-POL

Last week, global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. announced that it had completed its acquisition of U-POL Holdings Limited (U-POL) from Graphite Capital Mana...


Nanoparticle Paste to Increase Solar Cell Efficiency

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


Hempel Completes Acquisition of UK Paint Company

At the beginning of the month, global coatings company Hempel announced that it had completed the acquisition of Farrow & Ball, a luxury decorative paint and wallpaper company with an annual...


Specialty Chemical Company Completes Acquisition

Completing the second-largest acquisition in its history, German specialty chemicals company Lanxess recently announced its procurement of Emerald Kalama Chemical after receiving all require...


New Product Announcement: Battery Coatings

Specialty chemicals company Evonik has recently announced a new coating to better protect high-voltage batteries for electric vehicles.


International Celebrates 140 Years in Marine Coatings

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


Sherwin Names Minority Firms for HQ, R&D

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company recently announced the selection of five minority construction management firms for its Building Our Future project.


3D-Printed Tunnel Lining Concept Awarded

The five award winners of Elon Musk’s tunneling solution business The Boring Company’s first annual Not-A-Boring Competition were announced last week.


AkzoNobel Releases 2022 Color of the Year

Global coatings company AkzoNobel released its 2022 Color of the Year last week, revealing an airy, light blue that the company says, “feels like the breath of fresh air we all need.”


Elevation Awards Spotlight: FRSA Headquarters

In counting down to the nomination deadline (Oct. 1) for this year’s Elevation Awards, we will be featuring selections of this year’s nominees, giving readers a glimpse of the competition. B...


RPM Purchases TX Manufacturing Plant

Last week, global coatings company RPM International Inc. announced its procurement of a 178,000-square-foot chemical manufacturing facility.


New Product Announcement: Disinfectant Sprayers

Paint sprayer and applicator company Wagner SprayTech recently announced that it has added a new series of four disinfectant sprayers to its product line.


Evonik Expands Coatings Additives Capacities to China

Specialty chemicals company Evonik has recently reported that for the first time, its Coating Additives business will be producing additives in Shanghai.


CRW Appoints BAS as Asian Distributor

Last week, Houston-based CRW Consulting & Distribution and Kuala Lumpur-based Blast Abrasives Supply announced a strategic alliance to promote and develop the sales of Corr-Ze Products in So...


USGBC Announces CEO Transition, Strategic Review

The U.S. Green Building Council Board of Directors has recently announced that its President and CEO of Green Business Certification and Arc Skoru, Mahesh Ramanujam, would be steeping down f...


ISO Standards Published for Green Finance

Last week, the International Organization for Standardization announced the publication of a new series of ISO standards for green finance, including green bonds and loans.


Book Review: Coating Inspector Field Guide

According to an emailed press release from author Lee Wilson, the second edition of the Paint Inspector’s Field Guide is now available.


Sherwin-Williams Releases New Flooring Color Palettes

On Tuesday (Sept. 14), global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced four new color palettes for high-performance flooring.


New Product Spotlight: Powder Coatings

Canadian coatings manufacturer Erie Powder Coatings recently announced, via emailed press release, the development of a new powder coatings formulation with graphene nanotubes for electromag...


Deadline Approaching for Elevation Awards Nominations

The deadline is nearing to submit nominations for Technology Publishing Co.’s commercial honors program: The Elevation Awards. This year, the awards are in partnership with the Commercial Pa...


New Product Announcement: Antifouling Technology

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


PPG Appoints VP Architectural Coatings

Global coatings company PPG recently announced the appointment of Meri Vainikka as Vice President, Architectural Coatings, Europe, Middle East and Africa, North and East.


BrandSafway Appoints New EVP, CTO

On Tuesday, global access and industrial services provider BrandSafway (Kennesaw, Georgia) announced that Mark Choe was recently named as the company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Tec...


Glidden Announces 2022 Color of the Year

PPG’s Glidden paint brand announced on Thursday its 2022 Color of the Year, taking its green- and guac-loving affinity to a whole new level.


Winoa Celebrates its 60th Anniversary

Global surface treatment company and manufacturer of W Abrasives, Winoa Group, recently announced via press release the celebration of the company's 60th anniversary and of its Cheylas facto...


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New Product Announcement: Shotcrete Waterproofing

GCP Applied Technologies has recently announced via emailed press release that it has advanced its below-grade waterproofing system for shotcrete foundation.


University Leverages Tech for Coating Research

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


Institute Develops First Programmable Photocatalyst

At the beginning of the month, the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces announced that it had developed a sustainable and “smart photocatalyst.”


IBS Returns to Orlando for 2022

Online registration is now open for the 2022 International Builders’ Show from the National Association of Home Builders. The in-person conference is running from Feb. 8-10, 2022, at the Ora...


Behr Names 2022 COTY, Product Launch

Late last month, Behr Paint Company announced the launch of its latest product in addition to its 2022 Color of the Year.


New Product Announcement: Acrylic Topcoat

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


Norner Receives Approval to Test Marine Coatings

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


Nominations Open for 2021 Tank of the Year

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


Obituary: Bernie Appleman, Former SSPC Leader

Bernard Roy Appleman, who previously held the title of Executive Director at SSPC for 16 years, passed away on Aug. 16 in Pompano Beach, Florida.


JPCL August Issue is Now Online

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


New Product Announcement:Wet-Film Corrosion Inhibitor

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


Sika to Sell European Industrial Coatings Business

Earlier this month, Swiss chemical company Sika announced its intensions to divest its Germany-based European industrial coatings business to The Sherwin-William Company.


University to Develop Eco-Friendly Marine Coating

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


Covestro to Host Digital Expo Next Month

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


AWWA Conference Issues Call for Abstracts

The American Water Works Association Annual Conference and Exhibition (ACE22) has issued a call for abstracts for its 2022 show, slated to take place June 12-15, 2022, in San Antonio, Texas.


PPG Announces 2022 Color of the Year

Global coatings company PPG has announced its 2022 Color of the Year, a hue it calls “an elegant, grounded, versatile and highly-adaptable grey-green.”


New Product Announcement: RT Flooring System

Construction chemical company Master Builders Solutions recently announced the launch of a new heavy-duty rake and trowel flooring system that it says aims for quick and easy application to ...


Nominations Now Open for 2021 Elevation Awards

Coming back for its fifth year is Technology Publishing Co.’s commercial honors program: The Elevation Awards. This year, the awards are in partnership with the Commercial Painting Industry ...


New Product Announcement: Antifouling Agent

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


Agenda Announced for Pigment Forum, TiO2 Summit

Organizers of the 2021 Pigment and Color Science Forum and TiO2 World Summit have recently announced the agenda for the co-located events.


New Product Announcement: Lead-Free Pigments

DIC Group company Sun Chemical recently announced the launch of a new full-service package to support the replacement of lead components in coatings formulations.


Whitepaper Released on Infrastructure Digital Twins

The Authority in Digital Twin, the Digital Twin Consortium, has recently released a new whitepaper intended for the infrastructure industry, in that it influences the direction of the use of...


Sherwin-Williams Releases 2022 Colormix Forecast

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company has released its 2022 Colormix Forecast. The collection, dubbed MODE, features 40 hues in four palettes that aim to “embrace creativity, int...


New Product Announcement: Environmental Solution

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


Rust-Oleum President to Lead RPM Consumer Group

Global coatings company RPM International Inc. announced Monday that Bill Spaulding, President of Rust-Oleum Corporation, will be promoted to RPM Consumer Group President, effective Sept. 1....


Sika Aquires Mexico-Based Adhesives Company

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


New Product Announcement: Architectural Powder Coatings

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


RPM Appoints New CAO, Controller

Global coatings company RPM International Inc. announced a new appointment for vice president, controller and chief accounting officer.


Orion Enters Collab for Renewable Carbon Black

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


PPG Completes CA Aviation Tech Expansion

Last week, global coatings company PPG announced that it had completed the $15 million expansion at its Sylmar Manufacturing Facility in Sylmar, California.


BrandSafway Acquires Brace Industrial Group

Access company BrandSafway announced at the beginning of the month in a press release that it has acquired Brace Industrial Group, which includes Brace Integrated Services and Platinum Speci...


IGM Confirms Photoinitiator PCB Levels

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


PPG Recognized for Environment, Social Practices

Global coatings company PPG recently announced that it has been named to the FTSE4Good Index Series for the third consecutive year. The index reportedly measures the performance of companies...


Contractor Connect Boasts Networking Activities

Technology Publishing Company’s popular hosted buyer event for the protective and marine coatings industry, Contractor Connect, is excited to share its array of fun, high-level networking op...


DCL Acquires Sun Chemical Plant in SC

Pigments company DCL Corporation recently announced that it has acquired Sun Chemical’s manufacturing facility in Goose Creek, South Carolina. This acquisition includes the production and sa...


New Product Announcement: Anti-Corrosion Coating

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


Patent Awarded to Tesla NanoCoatings

In an emailed press release, Tesla NanoCoatings was reported to have been awarded a momentous carbon nanocoating patent for its self-stratified single-coat system.


Covestro, HB Fuller Team Up for Adhesives

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


New Product Announcement: Color Finder Tool

Color management solutions company Datacolor recently announced that it has teamed up with RAL Colours for the launch of its latest color tool, the Ral Color Reader.


JPCL July Issue is Now Online

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


AkzoNobel Extends Emission Goals to Partners

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced carbon reduction targets for its full value chain—billing itself as “the first paints and coatings company to follow up on its commitment...


Sherwin-Williams Reports Positive Q2 Earnings

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced its 2021 second-quarter financial results on Wednesday (July 27), highlighting a 16.9% net sales increase year over year to $5.38 ...


New Product Announcement: Harsh Environment Solution

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


Axalta Implements Global Price Increases

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


Asbury Carbons Announces Acquisition of Garmor

At the beginning of the month, global processor of carbon and graphite materials Asbury Carbons, Inc., announced its acquisition of Garmor Inc.


AkzoNobel Reports Revenue Growth in Q2

Global coatings company AkzoNobel released its 2021 second-quarter financial report Wednesday (July 21), revealing a 26% increase in revenue (29% in constant currencies) along with a 13.3% R...


PPG Reports Sales, Income Increases in Q2

Global coatings company PPG released its second-quarter earnings report late Monday, reporting net sales at $4.4 billion—approximately 45% higher than this time last year. Net income for the...


PTT Global Chemical Public Buys Allnex

Allnex, an international resins supplier of resins for architectural, industrial, OEM and special purpose coatings, announced last week that it will become part of Thailand-based PTT Global ...


Axalta to Acquire U-POL

Global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. recently announced a definitive agreement to acquire U-POL Holdings Limited (U-POL) from Graphite Capital Management LL...


Graphene Veil Protects Paintings from Fading

According to a team of researchers, the implementation of a transparent graphene veil can prevent up to 70% of pigment fading in painted artworks.


New Carbon-Based Material to Benefit Coatings

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


Datacolor Expands Spectrophotometer Series

Global leader in color management solutions, Datacolor, recently announced that it had expanded its high-efficiency benchtop spectrophotometer series.


Roll-to-Roll Equipment Program Announced

Developer and manufacturer of ultrasonic coating systems Sono-Tech Corporation announced earlier this month that it was launching a new program for the development of roll-to-roll coating eq...


ChemQuest Announces New Leadership, Appointments

In an emailed press release, global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. (Cincinnati) announced a recent series of new lead...


New Product Announcement: Concrete Topping System

Building product manufacturer MAPEI recently announced the introduction of its systems of high-performance, self-leveling concrete toppings.


New Product Announcement: Water-Based Primer

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


AZ Company Develops Drinking Water Tech

Based out of Scottsdale, Arizona, new commercial company Source Global, PBC, has developed a new way to deliver renewable, mineralized clean drinking water made from the power of its specifi...


ACI Accepting 2022-23 Scholarship Applications

The American Concrete Institute’s ACI Foundation has announced that it is now accepting fellowship and scholarship applications for the 2022-23 academic school year.


New Product Announcement: Wall System for Veneer

Wall systems company Sto Corp. recently announced the launch of its new drained and back ventilated, fully engineered rainscreen wall system for masonry veneer facades.


GRI, Hempel Partner to Protect Wind Turbines

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


DIC Finalizes Acquisition of BASF Pigments

DIC Corporation has officially closed on its acquisition of BASF’s pigments business, BASF Color & Effects.


New Product Announcement: Fireproofing Coating

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


JPCL June Issue is Now Online

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


AkzoNobel to Acquire Colombia-Based Company

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced that it has reached an agreement to acquire Colombia-based paints and coatings company Grupo Orbis.


CoatingsTech Comes to a Close

Yesterday (June 29), the American Coatings Association’s 2021 CoatingsTech Conference wrapped up after two days of short courses, keynotes and technical sessions.


New Product Announcement: Performance Tapes

American adhesive tape manufacturer, Shurtape Technologies LLC (Avon, Ohio) has recently announced that its Shurtape and FrogTape brands have released a new line of performance masking tapes...


Clemco Celebrates 80 Years

Manufacturing company for air-powered abrasive blast equipment, Clemco Industries Corp. (Washington, Missouri), recently announced the celebration of its 80th anniversary.


Michelman Announces Leadership Changes

Global developer and manufacturer of specialized sustainable chemistry Michelman (Cincinnati) announced earlier this month that Richard I. Michelman will become the organization’s next Presi...


Abrasive Blasting for Fingerprint Detection

According to fourth-year forensic science student from the University of Toronto, Bethany Krebs, a form of abrasive blasting could be more efficient in revealing fingerprints than convention...


Infrastructure Surveying Looks to AI

To save time on an otherwise lengthy and complicated process, industry professionals are looking to artificial intelligence when surveying land areas for infrastructure projects such as tunn...


New Product Announcement: Exterior Latex

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


Huntsman Announces New VP, CFO

Specialty chemicals manufacturer Huntsman Corporation recently announced that it has appointed Phil Lister as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.


PPG Appoints Interim CEO of Tikkurila

Global coatings company PPG announced last week that it has named Markus Melkko the interim CEO of Finnish decorative coatings company Tikkurila, effective immediately, in addition to his re...


AU Company Transforms CO2 into Products

Australian clean technology company Mineral Carbonation International (MCi) has recently announced its intentions to capture industrial carbon emissions to transform into useful materials.


New Product Announcement: Wet Electrostatic Precipitator

Global supplier of environmental solutions and engineered products, Dürr Megtec (De Pere, Wisconsin), announced in the beginning of the year that it was releasing a “next generation” wet ele...


CoatingsTech to Feature Short Courses, Tech Sessions

Next week, the American Coatings Association will host its 2021 CoatingsTech Conference at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown (Pittsburgh) from June 28-29.


Pilatus Qualifies Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings

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


New Show to Highlight Industry Trades

Coming this July, streaming platform JUL-TV is slated to launch its latest documentary series, “The Money Machine,” which will feature the benefits of working in the trades as potential care...


Covestro Receives Innovation Award

Global manufacturer of material solutions Covestro (Pittsburgh) recently announced that it was the recipient of the JEC Innovation Award 2021 in the "Sustainability" category.


Weiler Abrasives Expands Tiger Offerings

Global surface conditioning company Weiler Abrasives (Cresco, Pennsylvania) has recently expended its Tiger brand of abrasives to include cups, cones, and plugs for metal fabrication, includ...


Clariant Reaches Deal to Divest Pigments Business

Swiss specialty chemicals company Clariant has announced that it has reached definitive agreements for divesting its Pigments business to a consortium of Heubach Group and SK Capital Partner...


New Product Announcement: Anti-Fouling Line

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


Ørsted Commits to Recycling Wind Turbine Blades

At the beginning of the month, Danish wind farm developer Ørsted announced its commitment to recover, reuse and/or recycle of all turbine blades in its worldwide portfolio of wind farms once...


Carboline Announces Acquisition of Dudick

Last week, protective coatings manufacturer Carboline Company (St. Louis) announced its acquisition of global coatings supplier, Dudick Inc.


NYC, San Francisco Most Expensive for Construction

Global design and consultant organization Arcadis recently released its International Construction Cost Index, which covers 100 of the world’s largest cities for cost comparison across 20 bu...


Dunn-Edwards Releases 2022 Palettes, Trends

Coatings company Dunn-Edwards Paints has announced its 2022 Color + Design Trends, a collection of five color palettes that the company says aim to “celebrate simple pleasures, new possibili...


New Product Announcement: High-Performance Flooring Site

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


AkzoNobel Adds 6,000 Solar Panels to Plants

AkoNobel’s sustainability goal of cutting carbon emissions in half by 2030 has achieved a new milestone as plans for two more major projects are being finalized in China that will install 8,...


2021 European Coatings Show Officially Canceled

Vincentz Network, organizer of the European Coatings Show, and NürnbergMesse, jointly announced on Monday that the European Coatings Show has been canceled.


Hempel Acquires New Coatings Technology

Global coating supplier Hempel A/S announced at the beginning of June that it had acquired a ground-breaking coatings technology slated to enhance the insulation coatings market.


New Product Announcement: Pipe Coating

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


NSF Awards University for Drinking Water Research

At the beginning of the month, the National Science Foundation awarded the University of Pittsburgh a $500,000 CAREER award to address the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal.


SI Group Announces $50M North America Investment

Performance additives and chemicals company SI Group has announced several expansion plans over the past few weeks. Most recently, the company revealed plans to invest more than $50 million ...


AkzoNobel Partners with Tech for 'Paint the Future'

Global coatings company AkzoNobel has announced that it is joining forces with tech company The Next Web. The goal is for the two companies to share their reach with those partaking in AkzoN...


IGL Receives International Innovation Gold Medal

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


JPCL May Issue is Now Online

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


Adjaye Receives 2021 Royal Gold Medal

Renowned architect Sir David Adjaye OBE was formally celebrated last week as the recipient of the 2021 Royal Gold Medal for Architecture from the Royal Institute of British Architects. The m...


New Product Announcement: Epoxy Primer for ELD

Roofing systems company Mule-Hide Products co. Inc. recently introduced a new epoxy primer that it says enables effective electronic leak detection.


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New Product: Polyurethane High-Gloss Clearcoat

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


Registration Still Open for USGBC Virtual Event

Registration is open for USGBC Live, a new virtual event for the global green building industry from the U.S. Green Building Council. The event is slated to be held next week, June 8-10.


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Monday

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday in the United States, PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a newsletter on Monday, May 25.


New Product Announcement: FEVE Powder Coating

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


Leaders Meet to Discuss Trade Agreements, Tariffs

Trade ministers from the United States, Canada and Mexico met for two days this week for the first time to review the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which took effect in July 2020.


Webinar Archive: Fluoropolymer Standards

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


CleanerBlast Announces Exclusive Alliance

At the end of April, wet abrasive vapor blast equipment manufacturer CleanerBlast Systems announced a strategic exclusive alliance with USA DeBusk in an emailed press release.


Vortex Epoxy Coating Passes Greenbook

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


Architecture Firm Develops Sustainable Products Database

The London office of architecture firm Perkins&Will announced that it is developing a searchable directory of sustainable products to help minimize the carbon footprint of interior projects.


Sika Merges Acquisitions into Deco Conrete Line

Swiss chemical company Sika recently announced that it is joining its two acquisitions, Sika Butterfield Color and Sika Scofield, into one, harmonized line of decorative concrete products.


JPCL Issues Last Call for Equipment Buying Guide

The 2021 JPCL Equipment Buying Guide is collecting submissions until May 21.


ACI Announces Virtual FRP Conference

The American Concrete Institute announced that it will be hosting the ACI Concrete Conference on Fiber Reinforced Polymers, virtually, June 1-2.


JLG Names Regional VP

Earlier this year, Oshkosh Corporation company and global manufacturer of mobile elevating work platforms and telehandlers, JLG Industries, Inc., announced the naming of Joe Kleiner as Regio...


Bids Wanted for FL Residential Project

The Clearwater Housing Authority in Clearwater, Florida, is seeking bids for the maintenance of the Ralph Richards Tower. The Ralph Richards Tower is a seven-story building that provides hou...


JPCL Previews May Issue

Following the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings’ release of its inaugural independent issue in April, staff behind the publication are excited to continue bringing the coatings...


New Product Announcement: Protective Topcoat

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


Lufthansa, BASF Announce New Surface Technology

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


Hempel Acquires UK Decorative Paint Company

Global coatings company Hempel recently announced that it has signed a purchase agreement for the acquisition of Farrow & Ball, a luxury decorative paint and wallpaper company.


Webinar Archive: Soluble Salts

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


Nippon Paint Receives Green Tech Award

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


New Product Announcement: Powder Coatings Line

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company recently announced the release of a metal building product line that aims to provide “exceptional UV and weathering resistance.”


New Product Announcement: Blasting Machines

In an emailed press release, blasting and cleaning equipment maker Gritco BV introduced its latest smallest and largest blasting machine developments: the MiniPro-Basic and Bulk Series.


JPCL Presents 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards

In debuting the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings’ independent, inaugural issue of sorts last month, one aspect that continued to stay consistent over the last four years is th...


Jotun Launches Hull Optimization Program

Marine and protective coatings company Jotun recently introduced a new proactive hull optimization program following an extensive development process.


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Logiball Receives Innovative Product Award

Specialist civil engineering and construction solutions group, USL America announced in an emailed press release earlier this week that Logiball had been recognized for one its innovative so...


First Independent JPCL Now Online

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


New Product Announcement: Drier Agent

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


Sherwin-Williams Reports Q1 Sales Increases

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced its 2021 first-quarter financial results on Tuesday, highlighting a 12.3% net sales increase year over year to $4.66 billion.


Webinar Archive: Polysiloxane Technology

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


Shepherd Announces High-Performance Yellow Pigment

High-performance pigment manufacturer The Shepherd Color Company recently announced the opening of its new Virtual Showroom with the launch of a new pigment: Bismuth Vanadate Yellow (product...


PPG's Olympic Announces 2021 Stain Color Pick

Olympic Stains, by global coatings company PPG, recently unveiled its first-ever stain color of the year. The pick comes after a year of homeowners prioritizing a wide range of DIY projects,...


AMPP Calls for Abstracts

In an emailed press release, the Association for Materials Protection and Performance recently issued a call for abstracts regarding its new annual conference.


Following Tech Developed for Robot Dog

Smart following technology and subsidiary of the Piaggio Group, Piaggio Fast Forward (PFF) and software firm Trimble have recently announced a proof-of-concept collaboration which enables ro...


AkzoNobel Reports Revenue Increase in Q1

Global coatings company AkzoNobel released its 2021 first-quarter earnings report yesterday (April 21), showing a 10% increase in revenue year over year (16% in constant currencies) along wi...


USGBC Looks Ahead to Program Development

The U.S. Green Building Council, along with Green Business Certification Inc., recently released the results of its 2021 Community Survey. The survey aims to gather feedback that can be used...


Nouryon Introduces New Polymer System

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


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PPG Reports Sales Increase in Q1, 2021

Global coatings supplier PPG Industries (Pittsburgh) reported a 15% increase in its 2021 first-quarter net sales, compared to the prior year’s first quarter in a financial results press rele...


Second Global 'Paint the Future' Competition Announced

Global coatings company AkzoNobel has announced its second global startup challenge in its Paint the Future initiative. This round launches on May 18.


OH Corrosion Institute Research Recognized

Ohio University’s Institute for Corrosion and Multiphase Technology (ICMT), out of the Russ College of Engineering and Technology was recently awarded the National Association of Corrosion E...


AMI Pipeline Coating Conference Goes Virtual

Leading provider of information, market intelligence and events for the global plastics industry, AMI, will be hosting its 13th Pipeline Coating conference virtually from May 4-6.


JPCL Previews First Independent Issue

In the soon-to-be-released April issue of Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings, Charlie Lange, Editor-in-Chief, shares upcoming changes and anticipations for the first, independen...


Details Announced for Venice Biennale

In a live-streamed press conference held earlier this week, La Biennale di Venezia announced that the 17th International Architecture Exhibition (which was Venice’s Biennale Architettura 202...


Webinar Archive: New Blast Abrasives

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


Hempel Opens New Campus

Global coating supplier Hempel A/S announced that it had officially opened its new campus last month via emailed press release. The new Hempel Campus will serve as the company’s internationa...


Covestro Completes DSM Resin Business Acquisition

Global polymer company Covestro announced at the beginning of the month that it has successfully completed the acquisition of Royal DSM’s Resins & Functional Materials business.


BrandSafway Acquires Coating, Lining Company

At the beginning of the month, access company BrandSafway announced that it has acquired National Coating & Lining Company (Murrieta, California), which specializes in the restoration and pr...


AkzoNobel Has Fun with MoodPaint Release

Recently, scientists employed at global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced that they had developed a first-of-its-kind paint that shifts color with your mood.


RPM Reports Increase in Q3 Net 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 2021 on Wednesd...


BASF Releases Net-Zero Carbon Emissions Goals

Chemical company BASF recently announced a slew of intended milestones for what it’s calling a “roadmap to climate neutrality.” The company targets a net-zero carbon emissions goal by 2050.


Webinar Archive: Tank Lining Changes

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


ACI, Aramco Partner for Nonmetallics Center

The American Concrete Institute, along with Aramco, a global integrated energy and chemicals company, recently announced the launch of NEx: A Center of Excellence for Nonmetallic Building Ma...


AkzoNobel Invests in Coatings Application Technology

In a media release last week, global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced that it has acquired a stake in a new industrial coatings application technology.


Webinar Archive: Coating Application Tools

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


Last Chance to Vote for Readers’ Choice

Time is running out to submit your vote for this year’s Readers’ Choice Awards, an online event where readers of the Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings determine the year’s best offe...


JPCL Releases Final SSPC-Affiliated Issue

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


Tokyo Store Gets Pearlescent Facade

For a second time, Japanese studio Jun Aoki & Associates has designed and installed a unique facade over a Louis Vuitton storefront in Tokyo. The designer boutique is located within Tokyo’s ...


New Product Announcement: Rotation Atomizers

Global manufacturer of surface coating equipment and systems, Wagner Group, recently announced that its added special variants to its existing range of high-speed rotation atomizers with ext...


SprayWorks Announces New, Larger Location

Spray foam and coatings equipment company, SprayWorks Equipment Group announced via emailed press release last week that it was officially moving into a new, larger location in Kent, Ohio.


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Friday

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Friday, April 2, in observance of the Easter holiday weekend.


PPG Completes Acquisition of VersaFlex

Last month, global coatings supplier PPG announced that it had completed its acquisition of coatings manufacturer VersaFlex from Dalfort Capital Partners.


CORROSION 2021 Takes the Virtual Stage

For NACE International’s 75th annual conference and exhibition, CORROSION 2021 will take to the virtual stage as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, bringing industry professionals...


Featured Exhibitors, Webinars

The virtual exhibit at CORROSION 2021 is expected to feature a vast number of companies that industry professionals can interact with either one-on-one via video calls, virtual rooms, or gro...


Protective Coatings Workshop Returns

While the ongoings of this year’s virtual conference and expo will be a little different than past events, CORROSION 2021 is excited to announce the return of the Protective Coatings Worksho...


Product Announcement: Wood Coatings App

Global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta announced late last month its new Wood Coatings Pro mobile app for iOS and Android devices.


University to Develop At-Risk Pipe Technology

Researchers from the University of Newcastle School of Engineering have reported that they’ve begun developing a new drone technology to help predict what areas and specific pipes are at ris...


Webinar Archive: Productive Blast Cleaning

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


Hempel Names Global Head of Renewable Energy

At the beginning of the month, global coating supplier Hempel A/S announced that David Heal would be joining the team as the new Global Head of Renewable Energy.


World Of Concrete 2021 Will Be Held in Person

Late last week it was confirmed that Informa Markets’ World of Concrete will be held in person, making it the first large-scale show to return to the Las Vegas Convention Center, June 8-10.


Ingalls Names First Woman President to Lead Yard

Earlier this month, Huntington Ingalls Industries announced that its Board of Directors elected Kari Wilkinson to serve as Executive Vice President of HII and President of HII’s Ingalls Ship...


AkzoNobel Aids Polar Pod Mission

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel announced earlier this week that it would be partnering with French “explorateur” Jean-Louis Etienne in pioneering a scientific expedition around Antar...


Webinar Archive: Engineering Sustainable Coating Systems

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


University Develops 'Self-Healing' Concrete

In a recent news release, scientists from the Polytechnic Institute of the Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) announced their development of a concrete material that can reportedly seal c...


New Product Announcement: Modified Silica

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


Senate Votes to Confirm Regan as EPA Admin

Last week, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Michael S. Regan as the next administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency. He was sworn in on March 11.


ChemQuest Taps New Strategy Director

Last month, global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group announced in an emailed press release that it had hired former client, R...


Voting Period for JPCL Readers’ Choice Extended

Charlie Lange, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings, has announced that the voting period for this year's JPCL Readers’ Choice Awards has been extended.


AkzoNobel Releases Report on '15 by 20' Initiative

Global coatings company AkzoNobel has published its annual integrated report, highlighting the achievement of its “Winning Together: 15 by 20” return on sales goal.


Sherwin-Williams COO, President Resigns

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced at the beginning of the month that David B. Sewell, President and Chief Operating Officer, notified the company of his decision to...


Study: Corrosion-Resistant Magnesium Alloy

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


Greenkote Expands Production Capacity

Global provider of advanced anticorrosion metal coatings, Greenkote (Brook Park, Ohio) has recently announced via emailed press release that the company has majorly expanded its production c...


AkzoNobel Completes Acquisition of Titan

Global coatings company AkzoNobel announced last week that it has completed the acquisition of 100% of the shares of Industrias Titan S.A.U., a decorative paints business based in Spain.


Webinar Archive: Next Gen Cementitious Epoxy Mortar

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


PS Connect Reflects on Interactive Webinar

Technology Publishing Co.’s PaintSquare Connect, the virtual event that brought together experts throughout the coatings industries at the end of 2020, recently hosted an interactive webinar...


Hempel Names Head of Marine

Recently, global coating supplier Hempel A/S announced in a press release that it had selected Alexander Enström to lead its new global marine organization.


Huntsman Announces New Director, Committee

Specialty chemicals company Huntsman announced last month that it has appointed Jeanne McGovern to its Board of Directors. The company also announced the formation of a new committee focused...


Space Hotel to Launch Construction in 2026

Large scale space construction company Orbital Assembly (Alta Loma, California) has announced its plans to construct the world’s first-ever space hotel during a recent virtual event on its Y...


USGBC Announces Expansion of LEED Earth

The U.S. Green Building Council announced earlier this week that it is expanding its LEED Earth campaign to homes, communities and cities around the world. LEED Earth is designed to bring LE...


World's Highest Rail Bridge Reaches Milestone

The Chenab Bridge, located in the Reasi district of Jammy and Kahmir, India, is reportedly on track to reach an important construction milestone by the end of this month.


Webinar Archive: Securing Meetings with Decisionmakers

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


Sika Announces New CEO

Swiss chemicals company Sika recently announced that Thomas Hasler, currently Head of Global Business and Industry, will succeed Paul Schuler as CEO.


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JPCL Readers’ Choice Awards Voting Now Open

For its fourth consecutive year, readers will determine the year’s best offerings from the Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings, as voting is now open for the JPCL Readers’ Choice Awar...


Revisions Announced for Joint Adhesive, Sealants Manual

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


New Product Announcement: Electrocoat Primer

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


PennDOT Announces Next Steps of P3 Initiative

Last month, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation released a list of bridges it was considering for its PennDOT Pathways Major Bridge Public-Private Partnership (P3) Initiative, a ne...


PS Connect to Present Interactive Webinar

Technology Publishing Co.’s PaintSquare Connect, the virtual event that brought together experts throughout the coatings industries at the end of 2020, has announced a new webinar covering 2...


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Nouryon Renames Industrial Chemicals Subsidiary

In an emailed press release, specialty chemicals company Nouryon announced earlier this year that it would be renaming its wholly-owned Industrial Chemicals business to Nobian.


PS Connect Announces Coatings Outlook Webinar

Technology Publishing Co.’s PaintSquare Connect, the virtual event that brought together experts throughout the industrial and commercial coatings industries earlier this year, has announced...


JPCL February Issue is Now Online

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


New Product Announcement: Concrete Varnish

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


Webinar Archive: Abrasive Media for Blasting

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


Researchers Design Semiconductor Coating

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


Hempel Announces New Strategy

Last month, global coating supplier Hempel A/S announced via press release that it was employing a new strategy, slated to double the company’s revenue by 2025.


Company Working with ICC-ES for 3D Criteria

A provider of large-scale 3D printers for construction sites, Black Buffalo 3D, has announced that it is working with the International Code Council Evaluation Service to revise its ICC-ES A...


JPCL Previews Issue, Subscription Changes

In the soon-to-be-released February issue of Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings, Brion Palmer, CEO of Technology Publishing Co., shares plans for the magazine’s redesign and new...


MontiPower Enters Brazilian Joint Venture

At the beginning of the month, in an emailed press release innovator and manufacturer of surface preparation technologies Monti Group announced that its North American subsidiary, MontiPower...


Musk Launches $100M Carbon Competition

Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk has recently announced the upcoming XPrize Carbon Removal competition, which invites design teams to create technologies that can remove carbon dioxide from th...


AkzoNobel Releases Q4, 2020 Numbers

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) released its fourth-quarter and end-of-year financial reports Wednesday (Feb. 17), indicating a 1% decrease in revenue for Q4, and a 8% dec...


Webinar Archive: Getting to Know CPIA

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


Labor Stats Show High Material Price Increases

New data analysis from both the Associated General Contractors of America and the National Association of Home Builders is showing price hikes for materials that are reaching record-setting ...


New Product Announcement: Antifouling Solutions

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


OSHA Proposes Hazard Communication Update

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a proposed rule earlier this month to update the agency’s Hazard Communication Standard to align with the ...


Researchers Recycle Single-Use Masks for Roads

Researchers from RMIT University have recently developed a recycling solution for one item generating a rather large amount of pandemic waste, single-use face masks.


Behr Taps Neutral for 2021 Color Pick

Earlier this week, Behr Paint Company unveiled its 2021 Color of the Year, highlighting a landscape-inspired neutral that delivers on what the company says everyone needs this year: elevated...


New Product Announcement: Wood Coating Defoamer

Specialty chemicals company Evonik recently introduced its new wood coatings defoamer Tego Foamex 812, adding that the product meets regulatory requirements that make it compliant with Europ...


Webinar Archive: Tech in Food, Beverage Industry

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


Researchers Create Ammonia-Capturing Polymer

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


ICC Releases New Online Code Tools

The International Code Council recently launched two online building code tools that aim to give access to free information about building code usage to safety professionals and the public.


PPG Ups Tikkurila Bid, AkzoNobel Drops Out

The brief bidding war between global coatings companies PPG and AkzoNobel for Finnish decorative coatings company Tikkurila has come to an end.


MegaRust 2021 Issues Call for Papers

MegaRust 2021, the American Society of Naval Engineers’ annual Naval corrosion conference, to be held Sept. 21-23, at the Hampton Roads Convention Center in Hampton, Virginia, recently issue...


Webinar Archive: Closing Deals with Communication

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


AkzoNobel Submits Binding Proposal to Tikkurila

Global coatings company AkzoNobel has officially submitted a binding proposal to the Board of Directors of Tikkurila. The proposal still represents a total equity value of about 1.4 billion ...


New Product Announcement: Primer/Sealer Tech

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


Axalta Names New SVP of Global Industrial Coatings

Global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. recently named its new Senior Vice President of Global Industrial Coatings, Shelley Bausch.


PPG to Acquire VersaFlex, Wörwag

Throughout the month of January, global coatings supplier PPG (Pittsburgh) announced that it had reached two definitive agreements to acquire two coatings manufacturers, VersaFlex and Wörwag...


Snake-Like Robot Designed for Underwater Pipelines

Developed by Norwegian technology company Eelume Subsea Intervention, a six-meter-long, snake-like robot is making its debut with intentions to serve the deep-sea oil and gas industry.


Sherwin-Williams Releases Year-End 2020 Numbers

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams company released its 2020 fourth-quarter and year-end financial results yesterday (Jan. 28), reporting consolidated net sales at a 2.6% increase for...


Resolution Reached in Multi-Company PFAS Case

Chemical solutions company Chemours announced in a press release on Friday (Jan. 22) that it, DuPont de Nemours, Inc. (DD) and Corteva, Inc. (CTVA) had entered a binding memorandum of unders...


AkzoNobel Bids Against Tikkurila, PPG Deal

Global coatings company AkzoNobel has reportedly made a counterbid to acquire Finnish decorative coatings company Tikkurila, which has already entered into an agreement with PPG.


AIA Applauds US Climate Recommitment

Last Wednesday, President Joe Biden issued a statement announcing the United States recommitment to the Paris Agreement, done at Paris on December 12, 2015.


Webinar Archive: Corrosion Prevention Methods, Costs

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


JPCL January Issue is Now Online

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


Steel Industry Organizations Plea to Keep Tariffs

Earlier this month, a group of several domestic steel industry associations penned a letter to President Joe Biden, urging him to keep steel tariffs and quotas that were set in place by the ...


Husqvarna Buys Blastrac Global

Recently, Bard Capital Holdings, the owner of Blastrac—a leading global company in surface preparation—has agreed to sell its business to Swedish public company Husqvarna Group.


PPG Releases Q4, FY 2020 Earnings Report

Global coatings company PPG released its fourth-quarter and full-year earnings report for 2020 last Thursday (Jan. 21), reporting fourth-quarter net sales of $3.8 billion, about 2% higher ye...


Research Looks at Chloride in Corrosion

A team of researchers from the Oregon State University’s College of Engineering have recently conducted a study using supercomputer simulations to observe how chloride causes corrosion and d...


AkzoNobel Acquires New Nautical Coatings

Announced in late December, global coatings company AkzoNobel is set to increase its presence in the North American yacht coatings market with its acquisition of New Nautical Coatings.


Webinar Archive: Long-Term Coatings Solutions

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


ACI, ICRI Publish New Code Guide

The American Concrete Institute and the International Concrete Repair Institute have published an updated “Guide to the Code for Assessment, Repair and Rehabilitation of Existing Concrete St...


Huntsman Completes Sale of Venator Shares

Huntsman Corporation announced late last month that it has completed the sale of approximately 42.4 million shares of Venator Materials PLC to funds advised by SK Capital Partners LP.


KTA-Tator Announces New Corporate Headquarters

Coating consulting, inspection, and services company KTA-Tator Inc. recently announced via email that it had officially opened its new corporate headquarters.


Dunn-Edwards Unveils 2021 Color Pick

Paint and coatings company Dunn-Edwards has announced its 2021 Color of the Year, a few months after releasing its 2021 Color + Design Report that included five color palettes in a set entit...


ESCA Blast Opens New Facility

Supplier and renter of various blasting and special cleaning equipment, eco-friendly media and abrasives, ESCA Blast, has recently announced in an emailed press release that it has opened a ...


ACI Announces 2021 Virtual Convention

The American Concrete Institute has announced that its ACI Virtual Concrete Convention will be held March 28 – April 1. The event was originally scheduled as an in-person conference in Balti...


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Monday

PaintSquare Daily News will not be published Monday, Jan. 18, as PaintSquare parent company Technology Publishing Co. will be observing the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day holiday in the ...


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

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


Polychem Releases 2021-22 Color Trends Palettes

IFS Coatings’ Polychem Coatings brand has launched its 2021-22 powder coating color trend palettes.


Arsenal Capital, Seal For Life Announce Acquisition

Private equity firm Arsenal Capital Partners has recently announced that its coatings platform, Seal For Life Industries has acquired the Canusa-CPA and Dhatec businesses from Shawcor.


BASF Announces Board Appointment, Reshuffling

Chemical company BASF announced shifts in responsibilities as well as changes to its Board of Directors at the end of last year, appointing Melanie Maas-Brunner as a member and Chief Technol...


CORROSION Announces 2021 Virtual Conference

Recently, NACE International, The Worldwide Corrosion Authority announced that its CORROSION 2021 Virtual Conference & Expo would take place on April 19-30.


JPCL, SSPC End 37-Year Relationship

On Dec. 22, at a virtual town hall meeting in which NACE, The Corrosion Authority, and SSPC, The Society for Protective Coatings, presented plans for their new, combined organization, leader...


AMPP Makes Industry Debut with Virtual Launch

Ringing in the new year, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Worldwide Corrosion Authority officially launched its newly combined organization.


Webinar Archive: Support for Sustainable Projects

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


RPM Reports Net Sales Increase for Q2

RPM International Inc., parent company of specialty coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, released its second-quarter earnings report for 2021 on Wednesday (Jan. 6).


Winter, Final PSP Issue Now Online

The Winter issue of PaintSquare Press is now online in its interactive digital edition format, complete with this 2020’s Elevation and Prestige Awards winners.


Induron Launches Epoxy Mortar Coating

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


PPG Announces New, Completed Acquisitions

Global coatings company PPG announced that it has agreed to acquire Nordic paint and coatings company Tikkurila in an all-cash transaction.


JPCL December Issue is Now Online

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


Schedule Alert: Year-End Break, Best Of 2020

As 2020 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.


Researchers Develop Greener Desalination Coating

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


AECOM Agrees to Sell Civil Construction Unit

Last Thursday (Dec. 10), infrastructure consulting firm AECOM (Los Angeles) announced in a press release that it would be selling its civil construction business––including Shimmick Construc...


ASC Postpones Conference, Announces '21 Expo

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


PSC Archive: Safety in Abrasive Blasting

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


Antimicrobial Coatings to be Tested on Transit

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


Company Combats 'Bottleneck' Demand for Black Pigment

Lanxess, a German specialty chemicals company, recently announced that it is increasing its black pigment capacity. The company says that it’s responding to a bottleneck cause by a demand fo...


EU Conditionally Approves BASF, DIC Pigment Deal

The European Commission has conditionally approved the proposed acquisition of BASF Colors & Effects by the DIC Corporation, under the European Union Merger Regulation.


Nippon Paint Receives NORSOK Approval

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


Pantone Releases 2021 Color(s) of the Year

Global color and design company Pantone released its Color of the Year last week—except for 2021, the aesthetic giant picked two colors.


Water Recycling Plant Explosion Kills 4

Last Thursday (Dec. 4), a large explosion was reported to have taken place at the Avonmouth, Bristol-based Wessex Water plant, a water supply and sewerage utility company serving an area of ...


BIG Tapped to Design Lunar Infrastructure

Bjarke Ingels Group has recently partnered with ICON, a construction technology developer, and SEArch+, to begin designed a sustainable habitat for the moon.


Clariant Unveils 2021 Palette, Color Pick

Paints and coatings company Clariant recently announced its “New Freedom” Decorative Color Trends 2021 palette and color pick, which the company says is full of creative colors aimed at capt...


Registration Now Open for Virtual Builders' Show

Registration is now open for the IBSx, the new virtual International Builders’ Show from the National Association of Home Builders. The conference is running 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Feb. 9-12, 202...


Observatory Collapses in Puerto Rico

Following weeks of concern over the possibility of cable failure, the Arecibo Observatory collapsed at the beginning of December, ending nearly 60 years of research at what was once the worl...


PPG to Acquire Ennis-Flint

Global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) recently announced its plans to acquire global coatings manufacturer Ennis-Flint (Greensboro, North Carolina).


Axalta Names Senior VP of Global Industrial Coatings

Last week, global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta announced that Shelley Bausch was joining the company as Senior Vice President, Global Industrial Coatings, effective Jan. 1, 202...


Hempel Names New CPCO

Last month, global coating supplier Hempel A/S announced via emailed press release that it had appointed Pernille Fritz Vilhelmsen as Executive Vice President & Chief People & Culture Office...


Sherwin-Williams Names 2020 Impact Awards

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


Sherwin-Williams Unveils Metal Color Trends

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company recently announced its Fluropon Metal Trends Color Collection, which features eight color families that mimic the aesthetic of natural and a...


AkzoNobel Makes Headway at Solar Panel Sites

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently released an update on two of its solar projects, noting that more than 3,000 solar panels have been added, pushing the company toward its goal of c...


Sika Expands Production, Preps for Infrastructure

Swiss chemicals company Sika recently announced that it has launched production of shotcrete admixtures at its main plant at Gournay-en-Bray, north west of Paris.


Free Webinar: Coatings for Architectural Steel

PaintSquare will host a free webinar at noon on Dec. 8 entitled, “Protective Coatings for Steel in Architectural Applications.”


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Engineering Firm Unveils Facade Inspection Tech

International engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti recently announced the launch of a software as a service platform that uses artificial intelligence to identify and assess damage and deteri...


METALCON Announces New Industry Initiatives

Earlier this month, METALCON, the metal construction industry’s largest international event for metal construction products, technologies and solutions, announced that it had launched a new ...


PPG Appoints New VP in Architectural Coatings

Global coatings company PPG recently announced the appointment of Scott Bartlett as Vice President, Operations, Global Architectural Coatings.


PPG Chosen for VIP Aircraft Repaint Project

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


Corning Seeks Nod for COVID-19 Coating Tech

Materials science company Corning Incorporated announced earlier this month that under test methods approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, paints and coatings with the company...


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Hempel Receives Sustainability Award

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Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Thursday, Friday

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Thursday, Nov. 26, or Friday, Nov. 27, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States.


JPCL November Issue is Now Online

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


Arkema Touts Green Bond, Facility Commitment

Specialty chemicals company Arkema has recently placed an inaugural Green Bond fully dedicated to the financing of a new plant in Singapore that’s slated to manufacture 100% bio-based Rilsan...


Researchers Develop Cool, Smart Coating

Researchers have reportedly developed an eco-friendly smart coating that’s designed for sub-ambient, radiative cooling in buildings as a form to combat active coolants.


Dow Listed on 2020 Sustainability Index

Late last week The Dow Chemical Company was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index by S&P Global, the investment specialty focused on Sustainability Investing. This is the 21st ye...


TPC Awards Final Gift Card, Points Prizes

To wrap up its inaugural virtual event, PaintSquare Connect, Technology Publishing Co. announced the third and final winner of a $500 Amazon gift card, just one of the many prizes awarded th...


PS Connect 2020 Looks Forward

Last week, Technology Publishing Co.’s PaintSquare Connect, an inaugural virtual event bringing together experts throughout the industrial and commercial coatings industries, came to a close...


Infrastructure Sensors Aim to Extend Pipeline Life

In an effort to extend the lifespan of water and sewer pipeline systems, researchers from the University of Michigan, in collaboration with the Great Lakes Water Authority and engineering fi...


NACE International Opens Call for Abstracts

On behalf of NACE International, The Worldwide Corrosion Authority, last week SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings (slated to officially combine with NACE on Jan. 1, 2021) announced tha...


Axalta Unveils Realignment, PA Office Closing

Global coatings company Axalta recently announced a realignment plan to “more closely align its global organization with its two global business segments to drive improved performance.” The ...


Clariant Commits to Global Lead Paint Elimination

Specialty chemicals company Clariant has announced that it is helping to accelerating the global phase-out of lead-based paint. The move was prompted by the eighth International Lead Poisoni...


SSPC, NACE Announce New Board of Directors

Recently, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Authority, announced the governance structure of their new combined association and the members who ...


Behr Releases Winter Color Palettes

Earlier this week, Behr Paint Company released a small palette of winter color trends in light of the changing seasons.


University Studies Limb-Inspired Architecture

In a recent study, researchers from Texas A&M University and the University of Colorado, Boulder looked at the construction of bridges using limb-inspired joints and sections.


Keynotes Speaking at PS Connect

Technology Publishing Co.’s PaintSquare Connect, a virtual event bringing together experts throughout the industrial and commercial coatings industries, is hosting several keynote speakers t...


NASA Award Supports New Coating Materials

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


Black & Veatch Pledges Renewable Energy Work

In an effort to aid the global power industry’s transition to lower carbon emissions, and in some cases zero-carbon energy goals, engineering and construction company Black & Veatch (Overlan...


Swiss Company Unveils 3D Printing Contest

Switzerland-based building materials and solutions company LafargeHolcim has recently launched an inaugural 3D-printing “hackathon” in partnership with Dutch engineering and consulting firm ...


Second $500 Gift Card PS Connect Winner Announced

Technology Publishing Co. has announced the second prize winner of its inaugural virtual event, PaintSquare Connect.


KTA Unveils Trimber Retirement, Appoints Worms

On Monday (Nov. 9), coating consulting, inspection and services company KTA-Tator Inc. (Pittsburgh) announced via emailed press release the retirement of its current President, Kenneth A. Tr...


Industry Leaders to Launch AI Construction Institute

A team of researchers from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Architecture, CEE and CS/Machine Learning departments have recently annou...


PPG Appoints New Head of Diversity

Global coatings company PPG announced last week that it has appointed Marvin Mednoza as the company’s global head of diversity, equity and inclusion. This is a newly developed role for the c...


Time Running Out to Register for PS Connect

Time is running out to register for Technology Publishing Co.’s inaugural virtual conference, PaintSquare Connect. The signature event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, ...


PS Connect to Offer Education on Surface Prep

In this installment of our PaintSquare Connect preview, PaintSquare Daily News lays out the curriculum for Track 3: Surface Preparation, sponsored by 10X Engineered Materials. Registrants ca...


Sherwin-Williams Releases Industrial Wood Colormix

As part of its Industrial Wood Coatings division, global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company recently announced its 2021 Industrial Wood Colormix Forecast, Rhythm of Color, through it...


Elcometer Acquires Sagola SA

Inspection and blast equipment manufacturer Elcometer Ltd. (Manchester, United Kingdom) announced last month that it had acquired Spanish company Sagola SA, a paint spray equipment manufactu...


PPG Appoints New VP of S&T, Color

Global coatings company PPG recently announced the appointment of Andrea Giunta as Vice President, Science and Technology, Color. The appointment took effect Oct. 1.


PS Connect Hosts Inaugural C3 Awards

Three winners are slated to be announced for the 2020 Contractor Community Champion (C3) Awards at Technology Publishing Co.’s PaintSquare Connect, a signature virtual event for the protecti...


Barentz to Acquire Maroon Group

Earlier this month, global distributor of life science ingredients, Barentz International (Hoofddorp, Netherlands) announced that it had entered a definitive, written agreement to acquire Av...


Keynotes to Cover Business, Industry Issues

Technology Publishing Co.’s PaintSquare Connect, a virtual event bringing together experts throughout the industrial and commercial coatings industries, will be hosting several keynote speak...


Bjarke Ingels Launches Masterplanet Proposal

Last week, Bjarke Ingels—founder of architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group—told reporters that he had begun drawing up plans for a more sustainable way of living for the world.


Event to Feature Prestige, Elevation Awards Winners

Technology Publishing Co. is inviting all PaintSquare Connect attendees to join PaintSquare editors Charlie Lange and Brandy Hadden on Thursday, Nov. 12, at 4 p.m. for a presentation of the ...


Sherwin-Williams Reports 2020 Q3 Increases

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced its financial earnings report for the 2020 third quarter on Wednesday (Oct. 27).


JPCL October Issue is Now Online

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


Tnemec Announces 2020 Tank of the Year

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


Smart Building Ratings Program Launches

Billed as the world’s first comprehensive and objective assessment and rating program for smart buildings, the SPIRE Smart Buildings Program has recently made its debut.


Nouryon Announces New Company Strategy

Earlier this month specialty chemicals company Nouryon celebrated two years as a stand-alone company by announcing a new company strategy that “aims to exceed customer expectations, outgrow ...


Glidden Announces 2021 Accent Color

PPG’s Glidden paint brand announced earlier this week its 2021 Accent Color of the Year in an effort to once again tweak the standard color of the year trends among paints and coatings compa...


European Coatings Show Postponed

On Thursday (Oct. 15), European Coatings Show Conference organizer Vincentz Network and NürnbergMesse announced that the event would be postponed from March of next year to September 2021, d...


PS Connect Offers Rewards Program

Leading up to Technology Publishing Co.’s PaintSquare Connect, a signature virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, co-sponsored by Carboline, Finishing First (Po...


Carboline Announces Solution Blog

On Wednesday (Oct. 21), coatings manufacturer Carboline Company announced the launch of its Solution Spot Blog, an online resource containing articles brought together by the best technical ...


Dunn-Edwards Releases 2021 Trend Palettes

Paints and coatings company Dunn-Edwards released its 2021 Color + Design Report last week entitled, “An Exhibition of Color.”


3D-Printed Boat Inspires Marine Industry

Italian start-up 3D printing company Moi Composites recently unveiled its latest project, a Motor Additive Manufacturing BOat—known as MAMBO—at the 2020 Genoa International Boat Show.


Free Webinar: Evolution of Rail Transportation

PaintSquare will host a free webinar at noon, on Oct. 29, entitled, “The Evolution of Rail Transportation.”


PS Event to Feature Commercial Solutions

Leading up to Technology Publishing Co.’s PaintSquare Connect, a signature virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, co-sponsored by Carboline, Finishing First (Po...


AkzoNobel Releases Q3 Financial Report

Global coatings company AkzoNobel released its 2020 third-quarter financial report Wednesday (Oct. 21) and reported volume and adjusted operating income increases year over year.


Free Webinar: Translating Performance Testing Data

PaintSquare will host a free webinar at noon, Oct. 28, entitled: “Fluent Translation: Correlating Fluoropolymer Lab Data with Real World Exposure.”


PPG Reports Sales Decrease in 2020 Q3

Global coatings company PPG released its third-quarter 2020 earnings report on Monday, announcing lower net sales at $3.7 billion, or 4% lower than in 2019.


BrandSafway Appoints New Leadership

Recently, the board of directors of access company BrandSafway announced via emailed press release that Karl Fessenden has been named Chief Executive Officer and Christian Garcia will be the...


Projects Using LEED to Respond to Pandemic

The U.S. Green Building Council reported late last week that more than 130 LEED projects have engaged its Safety First pilot credits in support of “healthy reopening plans in response to the...


First Winner Announced from PSConnect Event

As time runs out to register for Technology Publishing Co.’s signature virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, PaintSquare Connect (to be held Nov. 10-12), TPC h...


AkzoNobel Launches ColorSurfaces Edition 16

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


Benjamin Moore Unveils 2021 Color Picks

Paint and coatings manufacturer Benjamin Moore revealed its 2021 Color of the Year last week, with color that it says aims to create “natural harmony and invites us to reflect and reset.”


Virgin Hyperloop Unveils Certification Center Location

American transportation technology company Virgin Hyperloop has recently announced that after years of testing and developing hyperloop technology at their full-scale test site in North Las ...


PA Attorney General Approves SSPC, NACE Combination

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Worldwide Corrosion Authority has recently announced that the Pennsylvania Office of Attorney General has issued a state...


PS Event to Feature Protective, Marine Coatings

Technology Publishing Co. recently began releasing the curriculum for its signature virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, PaintSquare Connect.


Researchers Look at Auto Steel for Buildings

Civil and systems engineers at Johns Hopkins University are investigating whether new steels, which are currently used as car parts, can be used to create more resilient and sustainable buil...


Carboline Updates Mobile App

Coatings manufacturer Carboline Company recently announced the update of its Carboline mobile application, which allows customers to gather Carboline product data while on the go.


BASF Closes Construction Chemicals Divestiture

In a recent press release, chemical company BASF announced the closing of the divestiture of its Construction Chemicals business to an affiliate of Lone Star, a global private equity firm.


ICC Announces Inaugural Online Event

The International Code Council has announced an inaugural online education event called “ICC Learn Live.”


Tnemec Opens Voting for 2020 Tank of the Year

On Monday, Tnemec Company Inc. announced via emailed press release that it had officially launched its online voting platform for the 2020 Tank of the Year Competition.


Covestro Acquires DSM Resin Business

Global manufacturer Covestro announced late last month that it is acquiring Royal DSM’s Resins & Functional Materials business.


RPM Releases 2021 Q1 Earnings Report

RPM International Inc., parent company of specialty coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, released its first-quarter earnings report for 2021 on Wednesday (Oct. 7).


PaintSquare Connect Announces Curriculum Info

Earlier this week, curriculum registration went live for PaintSquare Connect, Technology Publishing Co.’s virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, taking place No...


Free Webinar: Selection of Commercial Coatings

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


Valspar Releases Palette of 2021 Color Picks

Paints and coatings brand Valspar, from The Sherwin-Williams Company’s Consumer Brands Group, has announced its 2021 Colors of the Year with 12 shades that the brand says seek “to empower co...


Fall Issue of PSP Now Available Online

The Fall issue of PaintSquare Press is now online in interactive digital edition format, complete with a Surface Preparation Options supplement.


David Adjaye Wins Royal Gold Medal

Renowned architect Sir David Adjaye OBE has been named the 2021 recipient of the Royal Gold Medal, an award given by the Royal Institute of British Architects and approved by Her Majesty The...


Dow Reaches Midpoint of Target Goal

Last month, The Dow Chemical Company announced that it had achieved $500 million in savings from its “Valuing Nature” goal. The milestone marks the midway point to its 2025 Sustainability Go...


Rapid Prep Relocates to VA Location

Surface preparation equipment provider, Rapid Prep, recently announced in an emailed press release that the company has moved its 14-year-old location to Suffolk, Virginia.


World of Concrete 2021 Pushed to June

Officials with World of Concrete have announced new dates for the 2021 conference, moving the event several months from January to June.


Sico Unveils 2021 Color, Palette Picks

Paint brand Sico by coatings company PPG has released its 2021 Color of the Year that aims to bring a sense of optimism and comfort.


USGBC Expands Resources for Green Building

The U.S. Green Building Council, along with Green Business Certification Inc., has outlined an expanded suite of resources that aim to help building and community leaders face climate risks.


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Hempel, Vestas Enter Turbine Protection Partnership

Global coatings manufacturer Hempel (Lyngby, Denmark) recently announced that it had entered a strategic partnership with Vestas (Aarhus N, Denmark), a sustainable energy solutions company.


Diamond Vogel Releases 2021 Color Pick, Trends

Coatings firm Diamond Vogel recently announced its 2021 Color of the Year, a hue billed as a soft blue-green that offers a “relaxed, meditative feel.”


Tnemec Names Executive VP

Earlier this month, protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec (Kansas City, Missouri) announced in an emailed press release that Cory Brown had been named Executive Vice President.


Session Info Dates Announced for PS Connect

This week, TPC is sharing with attendees more information about its virtual PaintSquare Connect event, including when session information and registration will become available as the move ...


European Coatings Show Opens Call for Abstracts

The European Coatings Show Conference has issued a call for papers for its 2021 show, slated to take place March 22-23, 2021, in Nuremberg, Germany.


ABC: Project Backlog Shows Positive Rebound

Construction backlog, according to the Associated Builders and Contractors, rebounded to 8.0 months in August—an increase of 0.2 months from July’s reading—but remains a half-month lower tha...


Sherwin-Williams Releases 2021 Color Pick

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company has unveiled its 2021 Color of the Year.


NYC, DC Rank in 2020 Smart Cities List

The Institute for Management Development, in collaboration with Singapore University for Technology and Design, has released its 2020 Smart City Index. New York City and Washington, D.C., le...


Sherwin-Williams Lists Partners for New HQ

The Sherwin-Williams Company announced late last week its key partners for the building of its new global headquarters, slated to be located in downtown Cleveland, and its new research and d...


Huntsman to Sell Venator Shares

Specialty chemicals company Huntsman Corporation recently announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell 42.5 million of the shares it holds in Venator Materials PLC.


Free Webinar: What's in Coating Specs?

PaintSquare will host a free webinar at noon, on Sept. 28, entitled, “What's in a Coating Specification?”


Jotun Signs Contract for Hull-Cleaning Tech

Marine and protective coatings company Jotun recently announced that it has signed a contract with MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA—the first commercial contract for its Jotun Hull Skat...


JPCL September Issue is Now Online

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


Airport Work Halted for 200 Mammoth Skeletons

Workers at a Mexico City construction site have discovered some big findings that are causing repeated pauses in construction of the new Santa Lucia airport.


Elevation Awards Adds Product Categories for 2020

As the deadline nears to submit nominations for the fourth annual Elevation Awards, Technology Publishing Co.'s commercial honors program, PaintSquare Daily News is highlighting this year's ...


Deadline Nears for Prestige Awards Nominations

The deadline is nearing to submit nominations for the third-annual PaintSquare Prestige Awards—dedicated to recognizing and honoring the most influential people, innovative products and skil...


Axalta Unveils 2021 Wood Coatings Palettes

Global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta launched earlier this week its 2021 edition of wood coatings and color trends.


Chemours Announces New VP of Communications

Global chemical firm The Chemours Company recently announced that Alvenia Scarborough, currently senior director, corporate communications and brand marketing, will be promoted to the role o...


Extended Deadline Nears for Elevation Awards

The deadline is nearing to submit nominations for the fourth annual Elevation Awards, Technology Publishing Co.'s commercial honors program.


Abstract Submissions Open for Waterborne Symposium

Abstract submissions are now being accepted for the 48th Annual International Waterborne, High-Solids and Powder Coatings Symposium, slated to be held Feb. 7-12, 2021.


PaintSquare Connect to Highlight Companies

Technology Publishing Co., publisher of JPCL, recently announced the launch of its new virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries: PaintSquare Connect.


SSPC Postpones Coatings+ 2021 to December

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has announced the postponement of its Coatings+ 2021 conference, slated to be held at the Phoenix Convention Center in Phoenix, Arizona.


AkzoNobel Releases 2021 Color Pick, Palettes

Global coatings company AkzoNobel released its 2021 Color of the Year Tuesday (Sept. 8), highlighting a hue that the company calls “a warm and grounding neutral shade that gives us the coura...


33 Apprentices Tapped for BASF Pigments Company

Global chemical company BASF’s Colors & Effects brand, which focuses on colorants and pigments for the coatings industry, among others, announced that it has started off a new year of appren...


AkzoNobel Announces New Powder Coatings Acquisition

Global coatings company AkzoNobel has recently acquired Stahl Performance Powder Coatings, along with its range of products for heat-sensitive substrates. The company says that the deal give...


PaintSquare Connect to Highlight Companies

Technology Publishing Co.'s new PaintSquare Connect event aims to “combine technology with elements from an actual in-person event to create an experience unlike anything else currently bein...


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Free Webinar: Abrasive Performance Evaluation

PaintSquare will host a free webinar on Sept. 9, at 11 a.m. EST, entitled: “Evaluation of Abrasive Composition and Performance.”


Elevation Awards Spotlight: MA High-Rise

With the extended deadline just announced for the third annual Elevation Awards, we will be counting down to the deadline (Oct. 9) with featured selections of this year’s nominees, giving re...


Arkema Announces Thermobonding Acquisition

Specialty chemicals company Arkema announced recently its proposed acquisition of Fixatti, a company that specializes in high-performance thermobonding adhesive powders.


Hempel Taps New North America VP

Global coatings company Hempel recently announced that Todd Cottrell will take over as the company’s Group Vice President for North America.


PPG Announces 2021 Color Palette

Coatings company PPG has announced its 2021 Palette of the Year—entitled “Be Well,” the collection of three hues aims to invoke simple, nostalgic comforts.


USGBC Announces Latin America Leadership Awards

The U.S. Green Building Council has unveiled its 2020 Latin America Leadership Awards, honoring eight recipients “whose work across Latin America puts them at the forefront of green building...


Axalta Appoints New Board Member

Global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta Coating Systems recently announced that it has appointed Rakesh Sachdev to its Board of Directors. Sachdev is now serving on the company’s N...


RPM Releases First Social, Environmental Report

RPM International Inc. (Medina, Ohio), parent company of coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, has released its first ever Environmental, Social and Governance Report,...


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Research Taps Janus Particles for Smart Coatings

Iowa State University, along with Binghamton University, have coauthored a study showing that nanoparticles known as Janus particles could be the key to more environmentally friendly paints ...


Largest Canvas Painting is Using AkzoNobel Products

An attempt of creating the largest canvas painting ever by artist Sacha Jafri is using AkzoNobel’s Dulux products, the company confirmed in a press release Wednesday (Aug. 26).


PaintSquare Event Aims to Foster Networks

Technology Publishing Co., publisher of JPCL, recently announced the launch of its new virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries: PaintSquare Connect.


Behr Unveils 2021 Color Trends Palette

Earlier this week, Behr Paint Company unveiled its Behr Color Trends 2021 Palette, a collection of 21 shades that the company says span “from essential neutrals to lavish bolds, together ena...