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Sika Acquires Chinese Sealants Manufacturer

Swiss chemicals company Sika recently announced that it has acquired Chinese silicone sealants and adhesives manufacturer Crevo-Hengxin.


Quality Control Issues Plague Silver Line

According to the Washington Metro inspector general, new quality control concerns have been identified with the second phase work on Washington D.C. Metro’s Silver Line project.


Ship Corrosion Inspection Standards Developed

Believed to lower current maintenance costs, a team of engineers at the Corrosion and Coatings Engineering Branch at the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division have developed ...


Contractor Sentenced for Defrauding NYSDOT

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York recently released information on the sentencing of Nathaniel P. Lorenz, CEO of Acme Powerwashing Inc.


DC Silver Line Faces Cracking Issues

Issues continue to plague the Washington, D.C. Silver Line project, with Capital Rail Constructors, the contractor responsible for building the second phase of the endeavor, reporting that c...


Silver Line Phase 2 Still Facing Rail Tie Issues

Washington Metro expects another possible delay of the Silver Line extension project to the Dulles International Airport and Ashburn, according to WTOP.


DC Metro Concrete Panels Will Be Sealed

Officials are now saying that no major fixes or replacements will be necessary on the concrete panels of the D.C. Metro Silver Line Extensions project. The update comes weeks after early tes...


Silver Line Concrete Panels Will Be Sealed

Weeks after early test results were revealed, indicating that potential issues with concrete panels on the D.C. Metro Silver Line Extension project may not have been as bad as originally fea...


DOTs Testing Sealant for Concrete Cracking

Transportation departments in Louisiana, Texas and Minnesota will be testing out a new sealant, created by Louisiana State University mechanical engineering professor Guoqiang Li, that can r...


New Pitch Pan, Sealant Released

Roofing industry company Mule-Hide Products Co. recently announced a new line of products that are meant to aid in low-slope roofing jobs.


Managing Expectations: Clients and Decorative Concrete Sealers 

When most people think of concrete, words like “hard,” “durable” and “strong” come to mind. Not surprisingly, “maintenance,” “life expectancy” and “proper care” do not. The same holds true f...


Commercial-Grade Sealant Line Introduced

Liquid-applied roofing and waterproofing systems company Kemper System America Inc. has released a collection of commercial-grade construction sealants aimed at addressing a variety of appli...


PPG Announces EPD for Sealant Line

Global coatings company PPG recently expanded green rating opportunities for building professionals with the release of an environmental product declaration for its line of Top Gun sealants.


2 Products for Exterior Protection, Repairs Unveiled

Baltimore-based construction product company DAP recently released two products that aim to make weather production and outdoor repairs easier.


Sika Acquires Turkish Manufacturer

Specialty chemicals company Sika has acquired ABC Sealants, a Turkish-based sealants and adhesives manufacturer.


Tool Made for Aerospace Sealants

A new tool introduced by PPG is made specifically for injecting aerospace sealants for channel seals.


Coating Development to Debut at Paris Air Show

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


Coating System Adds Clear Silicone Sealant

New, clear sealant has been added to the stable of products at Mule-Hide Products Co.


New Standard Proposed for Liquid-Applied Polymers

ASTM is proposing a new set of test methods that will help support the growing number of roofing projects that use liquid-applied polymers.


DAP Acquires Touch ‘N Foam

RPM International Inc.’s DAP business has added polyurethane foam brand Touch 'N Foam to its expanding portfolio of offerings.


RM Lucas Introduces Single-Ply Sealant

Roof coatings and waterproofing maker RM Lucas has launched a new semi-self-leveling sealant made to seal and repair single-ply membrane roofs at any slope.


RPM Reports Increased Sales in Q2

RPM International Inc. (Medina, OH), parent company of coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, saw a 3 percent increase in sales in the second quarter of its 2017 fiscal...


Sales Increase in RPM Q2

Despite making decisions that impacted its bottom line, RPM International Inc. reported a boost in specialty, consumer and industrial coatings segment sales in its second quarter of fiscal y...


Spare a Square for CO Road Cracks?

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


Worker Removes Harness, Falls to Death

Authorities are investigating the falling death of a 27-year-old worker who plunged 13 floors Monday (Oct. 10) at a construction site in Perth, Australia, various reports said.


Pitch Pan Line Expands

R.M. Lucas Co. has added a new offering to its line of roofing pitch pan products.


New Issue Previews Greenbuild

The new issue of D+D In Depth features a preview for the upcoming Greenbuild International Conference & Expo geared to the architectural coatings professional, as well as a look at four deco...


SPF to Seal, Repair Commercial Roofs

ICP Adhesives & Sealants Inc. (Norton, OH) has announced it will unveil a new low-pressure, two-component spray polyurethane foam for commercial roofs at the Polyurethane Technical Conferenc...


Bridge Group Delays Work to Test Coatings

Officials responsible for operating the bridge connecting the twin cities of Sault Ste. Marie, MI, and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, plan to test alternative coatings for use on future painting...


Paint Used as Sealer Exposes Scheme

A man posing as a contractor took advantage of a Bowie, MD, resident by using paint to “seal” her driveway and charging her thousands for the job.


BASF Launches Sealant

A new sealant made to help accelerate construction project schedules and keep horizontal joints weathertight has been released by BASF.


Sealant Formulated for Damp, Green Concrete

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


Officials Ban Coal Tar Sealants

San Antonio has become the latest U.S. city to prohibit the use of coal tar-based sealants on projects throughout the area.


City Prohibits Coal Tar Sealants

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


RPM Acquires NC Bridge Repair Firm

Specialty coatings and sealants giant RPM International has added to its portfolio with the acquisition of Applied Polymerics Inc. & Marketing Associates Inc. (API/MAI), an infrastructure ma...


RPM Inks Australian Waterproofing Deal

Seeking to widen their footprint in the Australian market, RPM and its Tremco Group have announced the acquisition of New South Wales-based Duram Industries Pty Ltd., a manufacturer of comme...


Ashland Adds to Adhesives Line

Specialty chemical producer Ashland has unveiled two new acrylic emulsion-based pressure sensitive adhesives.


Free Webinar Covers Controlling Moisture

Using coatings to minimize moisture in concrete is the topic of the next free webinar from Durability + Design.


Chesterton Taps New Leader

A.W. Chesterton Company, a manufacturer of high-performance protective coatings, industrial fluid sealing systems and specialty industrial lubricants, has named one of its own to advance to ...


PPG Aerospace Expands Shildon Facility

Industry giant PPG announced last week that it has made a $2 million expansion to its aerospace coatings facility in Shildon, England.


Soprema Acquires Sealants Maker

Global roofing, waterproofing, wall protection and civil engineering product maker SOPREMA has announced the acquisition of Chem Link.


ChemQuest, Coatings Center Team Up

A new strategic partnership aims to advance technology and production needs of coatings end-users, suppliers, formulators and raw material producers.


Chemical Firm Integrates Coatings Center

An international business strategy firm specializing in specialty chemicals has announced the launch of a new facility to support the technology and production needs of clients in markets su...


Inmates File Suit After Coating Project

Several hundred inmates at the Santa Fe County Jail allege that renovation activities conducted in 2014 led to an “epidemic of severe ailments.”


Below-Grade Waterproofing Line Bows

Global coatings and waterproofing product manufacturer MAPEI has introduced a below-grade waterproofing product line to the North American construction market.


Grace Spins Off Construction Unit

Global building chemicals and materials supplier W. R. Grace & Co. has completed a separation into two independent, publicly traded companies: W. R. Grace & Co. and GCP Applied Technologies ...


Growth Projection: Adhesives and Sealants

Demand for adhesives and sealants is projected to expand 4.5 percent annually, reaching $64 billion in 2019.


Bay Bridge Leaks Get Low-Cost Fix

Water leaking into support structures of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has been a concern for engineers as early as the construction phase. Now, they have hit upon a relatively inexpe...


Caulking Guns for Contractors Debut

RM Lucas has introduced three caulking guns that the company says are of high-quality standard for professional contractors.


Byron Lapin, Seal-Krete President, Dies

Like his father, Byron Lapin believed in providing his customers with “convenience in a can.”


Seal-Krete President Byron Lapin Dies

Byron Lapin believed in his father’s idea of “convenience in a can.”


Elastomer Roofing Sealant Debuts

Roof coatings and waterproofing maker R.M. Lucas Co. has rolled out a new thermoplastic elastomer-based roofing sealant.


Tremco Buys Canadian Sealants Business

BEACHWOOD, OH--Tremco Group has acquired certain assets of Chemtron Manufacturing Ltd., a Canadian manufacturer of construction adhesives, sealants and tapes for residential, commercial and ...


U.S.: Sealant Runoff Kills Aquatic Life

RESTON, VA—Confirming 10 years of earlier research, new studies by the U.S. Geological Survey report toxic effects on aquatic life in the runoff from pavement sealcoated with coal tar.


USGS: Sealcoat Runoff Fatal to Fish

RESTON, VA—Runoff from pavement sealcoated with coal tar is toxic to aquatic life and has detrimental effects on DNA, according to two new studies by the U.S. Geological Survey.


PPG Adds French, Australian Firms

Two acquisitions on two continents in two days have yet again expanded the geographical and product footprint of the world's largest paint and coatings company.


Coating Resurfaces Wood, Concrete

Olympic Paint has introduced a resurfacer and sealant for lightly worn, structurally sound decks, porches, patios and sidewalks.


PPG Takes Over Auto, Wood Companies

PPG Industries has stretched its wings from Australia to France and from additives to wood stains, closing two acquisitions on two continents in two days.


Saint-Gobain, Sika Clash on Takeover

Europe’s biggest supplier of building materials is encountering strong resistance in its $3 billion bid to acquire a controlling interest in a Swiss specialty chemical company.


Liquid Flashing Boasts 'Armor' Finish

Dow Building Solutions has introduced a patented liquid-applied flashing product designed to provide advanced moisture- and air-sealing protection to commercial buildings.


Sealant for Salt-Spray Environments

A new polyurethane joint sealant is designed for multipurpose horizontal service in a one-part formulation.


Many Purposes for 1-Part Sealant

W. R. Meadows has unveiled Pourthane SL, an elastic, one-component, self-leveling, multi-purpose horizontal joint sealant.


Liquid Flashing Joins Air Barrier Line

W.R. Meadows has expanded its line of air-barrier line of products with a new polyether liquid-applied flashing and detailing membrane.


Canusa Slapped in Coating Patent Case

Stopaq's Wrappingband has bested Canusa's Wrapid Bond in the German Court of Appeals, which has deemed the latter a copycat product that violates Stopaq's patent.


Hot Consumer Sales Drive RPM Record

Soaring sales on the Rust-Oleum and Zinsser side of RPM International's business rocketed the coating and building products company to a record first quarter, the company announced Wednesday...


Industrial Growth Helps RPM Rebound

Withstanding the hit from a recent $65 million legal settlement over roofing problems, Carboline parent RPM International Inc. has racked up a record first quarter for 2014.


Bayer: Product Glut May Force Cuts

Global demand for polyurethanes, polycarbonates and coating chemicals has cooled after several heated years, leaving a top world producer with an oversupply that may spur cutbacks.


Bayer MaterialScience Warns of Cuts

One of the world’s oldest and largest producers of raw materials for coatings and construction is facing a product oversupply and rising costs that have it considering cutbacks.


Adhesive Mixer Death Draws $200K Fine

Calling the gruesome death of a temporary worker “completely preventable,” California authorities have slapped a leading industrial adhesives maker with a list of safety citations and a $200...


Henkel Fined $200K in Worker's Death

The death of a 26-year-old temporary worker who became entangled in an industrial adhesives mixer has drawn multiple serious and willful violations from health and safety authorities.


Sika Names New Technology Manager

Chemist Thomas Hasler has been named the Chief Technology Officer and a Member of Group Management at Sika AG.


1-Part Sealant Made for Primerless Use

Architectural weatherproofing supplier Pecora has added AVB Silicone, a one-part silicone sealant, to its commercial construction line.


Sika Acquires Sealant Maker Everbuild

Global structural materials conglomerate Sika AG has acquired Everbuild Building Products Ltd., a UK-based manufacturer of sealants, adhesives and construction chemicals.


Bayer Coatings Unit Taps New Leader

Christine Bryant, a chemical engineer and 20-year veteran of Bayer MaterialScience, has been named to lead the Commercial Operations for the Coatings, Adhesives & Specialties (CAS) business ...


Bayer Names New Coatings Chief

Bayer MaterialScience veteran Christine Bryant has been appointed to head Commercial Operations for the company's Coatings, Adhesives & Specialties (CAS) business in the NAFTA region.


ITW Polymers Sealants Revamps Units

ITW Polymers Sealants North America Inc. has reorganized and streamlined its business units to allow for larger-scale operations, the company says.


 
 
   

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