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Rescuers Digging for Trapped Hydroelectric Workers

Last week, a portion of a Himalayan glacier broke off in the northern state of Uttarakhand, India, sending a rush of water and debris down the mountain and trapping 37 nearby power plant wor...


Towers Proposed to Alleviate Air Pollution

Recently, Noida, India-based multi-disciplinary architectural practice Studio Symbiosis has announced its design for Aura air-purifying towers, envisioned to help Delhi, India reduce increas...


India Project Tunnel Borer Damaged

Since the tail-end of August, Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation personnel have been working on the East-West Metro in Bowbazar, India, where a tunnel-boring machine reportedly struck an aquifer...


India Government Approves Hyperloop Project

The government of Maharashtra, located in India, recently announced that the development of a hyperloop is as a public infrastructure project, and has named Virgin Hyperloop One as one of th...


Research: Mango Leaf Extract Prevents Ship Corrosion

Indian researchers based out of the National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, have developed a way to protect ships from corrosion using a compound...


Research Adds New Dimension to Concrete

Alan Richardson, Chairman of the UK Concrete Society and Associate Professor in the Mechanical and Construction Engineering Department at Northumbria University (Newcastle, England), is work...


Axalta Opens Largest Refinish Center in India

Global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta (Philadelphia) announced earlier this week that it has opened its largest and most advanced refinish training center in India.


Delhi's New Bridge Attracts Dangerous Behavior

New Delhi’s newest piece of infrastructure, the 675-meter-long (2,214-foot-long) Signature Bridge, opened earlier this month, is already attracting dangerous behavior from tourists: In just ...


Researchers: Crab-Shell Compound Fights Corrosion

In a recently published paper, scientists from the Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi, say a component of crab and shrimp shells could hold the key to corrosion inhibition withou...


India Bridge Collapse Kills 18

Officials are blaming weather for the collapse of an under-construction overpass bridge that killed at least 18 in Varanasi, India, Tuesday, but local police say they contacted the state-run...


Turbine Corrosion to Blame for 2016 Jet Incident

A 2016 incident that grounded a passenger jet in India has been blamed on the corrosion of an power turbine blade in the plane’s engine, according to a newly released investigation report.


Researchers Develop Seismic-Resistant Concrete

Researchers at the University of British Columbia say that they have engineered a new seismic-resistant, fiber-reinforced concrete that is set to begin use in retrofitting projects.


Building Under Construction Falls, Kills 2

At least two people were killed and several others injured after a multi-story residential building under construction collapsed early Wednesday (Oct. 5) afternoon in Bengaluru, India, raisi...


Floor Collapse in India; 9 Dead

Nine workers were killed after a 13-story residential building under construction partially collapsed Friday (July 29) morning in Pune, India, reports said.


2 Workers Killed in Collapse

Two construction workers perished and others were trapped Sunday (July 24) when a building portico under construction collapsed in Hyderabad, India.


Limiting Lead: A Global Issue

The vast majority of developing countries do not have regulations governing the amount of lead in paints, according to a new study.


The News Takes a Holiday

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish Monday, May 30, as we observe the Memorial Day national holiday.


7 Killed in Wall Collapse

Seven construction workers were killed Saturday (May 14) evening at a five-story mall project under construction in Guntur, India.


Color Tool to Enhance Selection Process

AkzoNobel has unveiled an enhanced version of its color tool designed to aid in the selection of paint colors.


Climate Policy, Concrete Mix in Research

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, hope to close the loop on carbon emissions and concrete.


App Made to Detect Seismic Activity

Scientists in California want to turn our smartphones into a worldwide seismic network.


Polymers Introduced in Indian Market

BASF has launched two new polymer dispersion products in the Indian market.


Growth Projection: Adhesives and Sealants

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


Corrosion Inhibitor Comes as a Spray

Cortec has introduced a spray version of one of its corrosion protection materials that the company says offers a more convenient way to protect metal parts that need a light coating of oil ...


Dow, DuPont to Unite in $130B Deal

Coatings and chemical giants The Dow Chemical Company and DuPont Co. announced Friday (Dec. 11) that they are merging in a deal valued at $130 billion.


Hardener Made for Industrial Coatings

BASF has introduced an aminic hardener for use in epoxy-resin-based systems.


SSPC Names New Executive Director

PITTSBURGH--SSPC: The Society For Protective Coatings, has announced the appointment of Bayer MaterialScience veteran William M. Worms as Executive Director, effective Sept. 1.


Nepal Quake Exacts Human, Cultural Toll

KATHMANDU, NEPAL—The catastrophic earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday (April 25) has left thousands of casualties and widespread destruction to treasured monuments and buildings.


Experts Needed for Taj Mahal Cleanup

AGRA, INDIA—International experts are needed to help remove spotting and yellowing of marble on India's iconic Taj Mahal, according to reports.


Migrant Workers Strike in Dubai

An unlikely scene played out this week in downtown Dubai as hundreds of South Asian migrant construction workers building a luxury apartment high-rise went on strike to demand more money.


Teen Cooks Up a Wood Alternative

A 16-year-old in India has taken waste generated by her family’s rice farm and turned it into a building material with the potential to benefit millions of lives.


N. America to Lead Silica Sand Boom

Uncle Sam may be worried about silica, but North American industry apparently is not, as the region prepares to lead the global growth of silica sand through 2018, according to a new market ...


Delhi's Pink Has Some Seeing Red

Seeking a "new look" in the heart of India's 22-million-person capital city, local officials have thrown off conventional black, white and yellow for traffic markings in favor of pink and gr...


AkzoNobel Deco Grows in India, Mideast

AkzoNobel is expanding its decorative paints footprint in both the Middle East and India, with a new joint venture agreement and a new production facility.


Owners Held in Coating Plant Blast

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


 
 
   

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