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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.


Venice Biennale Postponed to Next Year

Venice’s Biennale Architettura 2020, curated by Hashim Sarkis, has been officially postponed to 2021. The 17th International Architecture Exhibition entitled “How Will We Live Together?” is ...


Study Looks at Healthcare Construction Training

Researchers out of Washington State University and Clemson University have found that insufficient training for construction workers in hospital settings could be contributing to disease out...


Webinar Archive: Future of Metal Cladding

The PaintSquare webinar archive now features new recordings of webinar broadcasts of educational topics in the coatings industry. As part of this update, PaintSquare Daily News will occasion...


WJTA Launches Hydroblasting Cert Program

Last week, the WaterJet Technology Association (WJTA) announced via press release that it had partnered with the Houston Area Safety Council (HASC) to create a new field verification trainin...


3rd-Annual Prestige Awards Drops Entry Fees

PaintSquare Press is pleased to announce that nominations are open for the third-annual Prestige Awards, dedicated to recognizing and honoring the most influential people, innovative product...


Elcometer Manager Appointed to NACE Standards VC

At the beginning of the month, NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced that it had appointed David Barnes, Elcometer’s Technical Manager, as Vice Chair of its Standards Board.


Green Building Council Reveals Economic Plan

The U.S. Green Building Council recently announced a new strategy to support industry recovery efforts in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.


Benjamin Moore Joins with PCA for Conference

Coating manufacturer Benjamin Moore recently announced that is has teamed up with the Painting Contractors Association for the PCA’s Operation COVID-19 Response conference.


Elevation Awards Cut Fees for 4th-Annual Contest

Coming back for its fourth year is Technology Publishing Company’s commercial honors program: The Elevation Awards. The program recognizes projects ranging from residential exteriors and com...


Webinar Archive: Choosing Abrasive Blasting Equipment

The PaintSquare webinar archive now features new recordings of webinar broadcasts of educational topics in the coatings industry. As part of this update, PaintSquare Daily News will o...


RIBA Opens Nominations for President, Council

The Royal Institute of British Architects opens its call for nominations today (May 12) for various positions, including the RIBA Presidency.


CORROSION 2020 Officially Canceled

Yesterday (May 11), NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced via press release that its CORROSION 2020 Conference and Expo was officially cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus ...


Cortec Reveals Aircraft Preservation Plan

Amidst unplanned shutdowns and the uncertainty of a reopening timeline experienced by airlines and aircraft transportation sectors due to the COVID-19 pandemic, corrosion control technology ...


OSHA Translates Risk Exposure Tips

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has published its “10 Steps All Workplace Can Take to Reduce Risk of Exposure to Coronavirus” poster in 11 additi...


GA Code Ruling Sparks Ownership Questions

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled at the end of last month against the state of Georgia in a copyright lawsuit over annotations to its legal code, determining that annotations cannot be copyright...


Indestructible Paint Keeps Focus on Training

During the global pandemic, performance paints and coatings manufacturer Indestructible Paint (Birmingham, United Kingdom) reports via emailed press release that it has reinforced its commit...


Rutgers Looks at Coating 3D-Printed Objects

Engineers from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, recently announced a new technique for coating complex 3D-printed objects that could lead to new opportunities to develop “smart s...


Chalker Named CEO of Merged SSPC/NACE

Announced in a press release yesterday (May 6), SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society have named Robert H. Chalker as Chief Executive Office...


Research Looks at Water, Pipes in Closed Buildings

Since receiving $200,000 in funding from National Science Foundation’s Rapid Response Research (RAPID) program, researchers from Purdue University have launched a study into the impact of th...


Axalta Reports COVID-19 PPE Donations

Last month, global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta issued a press release regarding its personal protective equipment and hand sanitizer donations during the COVID-19 pandemic.


10X Materials Receives CARB Certification

Last month, abrasives company 10X Engineered Materials was granted the use of permissible dry outdoor blasting involving three of its advanced blast abrasives by the California Air Resource ...


ChemQuest, ACA Publish Updated Market Report

Specialty coatings company, The ChemQuest Group Inc. (Cincinnati) and the American Coatings Association have partnered together for the publication of their latest edition of the U.S. Market...


Strange Odor Sparks Concern in Calgary

Over the weekend, Calgary Fire Department officials were summoned to investigate a pungent smell after receiving nearly 100 complaints—78 calls alone last Friday (April 24)—from the northeas...


Obituary: John Crowe, GPI Executive VP of Coatings

John Crowe, Executive Vice President of Coatings with GPI, passed away in Saint Johns, Florida, on April 14 after a month-long battle with COVID-19. He was 56 years old.


Sherwin-Williams Releases Q1, 2020 Numbers

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) released its first-quarter earnings report for 2020 on Tuesday (April 29), announcing an increase in consolidated net sales, dil...


PPG Reports Sales Decline in Q1, 2020

Global coatings supplier PPG Industries (Pittsburgh) reported in a press release on Monday (April 27), a 5% decrease in constant currencies in first-quarter net sales, compared to the prior ...


AECOM Launches Virtual Meeting Tool

Earlier this month, design firm AECOM launched an interactive web-based tool that allows clients to engage and consult with stakeholders on projects from their computer or mobile device.


Study Predicts Hyperloop Operation to Begin in 2040

International research firm, Lux Research Inc. (Boston), has recently issued its report, “Analyzing the Technical Barriers to Realizing the Hyperloop,” claiming that the first passenger-carr...


Is Urine the Key to Building in Space?

In a study conducted by the Advanced Concepts Team (ACT) of the European Space Agency—which includes Norwegian, Spanish, Italian, and Dutch scientists—urea from urine, could be used as super...


Jotun Reveals Hull Cleaning Technology

Recently, Norwegian paints and coatings manufacturer Jotun (Sandefjord, Norway) announced the launch of Hull Skating Solutions (HSS), a proactive cleaning solution for the maritime industry.


Axalta Announces PPE, Sanitizer Donations

Liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta announced last week that it will be providing protective equipment and hand sanitizer to communities around the world in an effort to help combat t...


AkzoNobel Reports Q1 Profit Jump, Revenue Dip

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) recently published its first-quarter financial report on Wednesday (April 22), highlighting a 31% profitability improvement year over year.


Anue Water Hires Technical Staff

In an emailed press release, innovative wastewater odor and corrosion control supplier Anue Water Technologies (Tucker, Georgia) announced the addition of Phani Peddi as Technical Services M...


SSPC, NACE Members Vote in Favor of Merger

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International each released statements on Tuesday (April 21) announcing that an “overwhelming” majority in each of the associations has vot...


Sherwin-Williams Launches Pro Support Center

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company recently announced in an emailed press release the creation of its Pro Support Center, a website that the firm says is dedicate to tools and...


Collection Open for 2020 Equipment Buying Guide

The 2020 JPCL Equipment Buying Guide is open for collection now through May 12.


SSPC Launches ‘SSPC Cares’

Recently, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings announced the launch of “SSPC Cares,” an initiative and recognition of kindness to inspire others to give back to communities during the C...


Firm Pivots Product from Marine to Oil & Gas

Aquarius Marine Coatings Ltd, the company behind anti-foul coating Coppercoat, recently announced that it is launching its Coppercoat-Commercial in the offshore oil and gas sector.


AkzoNobel Announces COVID-19 Response

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) issued a press release late last month, announcing its response to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.


PPG Announces $1.5M in Donations

Global coatings company PPG, along with the PPG Foundation, announced that they plan to "contribute more than $1.5 million to organizations supporting immediate community relief efforts and ...


University Studies Coastal Storm Protection Designs

Researchers from Princeton University have been looking at new designs for protective infrastructure to combat storm surges along the nation's coastlines.


Covestro Provides COVID-19 Aid

Global high-performance polymers company Covestro (Pittsburgh) recently announced that is has been providing aid during the COVID-19 pandemic through in-kind and money donations.


Newsletter Schedule Alert: Friday, April 10

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Friday, April 19, in observance of the Easter holiday weekend.


RPM Reports Third-Quarter Sales

RPM International Inc. (Medina, Ohio), parent company of specialty coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, released its financial results for its fiscal 2020 third quart...


ASTM International Cancels May Meetings

Late last month, ASTM International announced that all previously scheduled in-person May standards development meetings have been canceled.


Fire Research Looks at High-Rise Materials

Engineers and technicians at the National Institute of Standards and Technology recently spent months of research recreating concrete floors supported by steel beams, only to set the structu...


ACA Cancels 2020 Conference

Earlier this month, organizers of the American Coatings Show and Conference—hosted by AC Media, in collaboration with the American Coatings Association and Vincentz Network—announced via pre...


EPA Approves Products to Fight COVID-19

Recently, the United States Environmental Protection Agency released a list of approved disinfectant products that meet the criteria in fighting against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COV...


Newsletter Schedule Alert: Friday, April 10

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Friday, April 19, in observance of the Easter holiday weekend.


SSPC, NACE Merger Vote Opens

Starting today (April 3), SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society, will be sending its members ballots via email regarding its possible merger...


Annual Airport Student Design Competition Open

Fentress Architects (Denver) recently opened up its annual Fentress Global Challenge, an annual international student design competition that “represents an extraordinary exploration into th...


SSPC, NACE Release FAQ Part 2

On Friday (March 27), SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society, released part two of its frequently asked questions regarding the possible merg...


PaintExpo 2020 Postponed

Earlier this month, FairFair GmbH (Oberboihingen, Germany)—organizer of international industrial coatings technology trade fair PaintExpo—announced that this year’s trade show would be postp...


Axalta Responds to COVID-19 Impacts

Last week, global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta issued a press release regarding the impacts of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on its business and the actions it plans to take in...


Cool Roof Policy Updates Trend in US Cities

Due to the rise in extreme heat waves and increased urbanization, more and more cities across the globe are adopting policies and programs that require or encourage the installation of refle...


Italian Firms Working on ICU Pods

Italian architects Carlo Ratti and Italo Rota have designed an intensive-care pod in a shipping container with the aim to help alleviate stress on the world’s medical infrastructure in the C...


Public Eye on FIGG for Design Issues, CTDOT

Once again, engineering company FIGG Bridge Group (FIGG) has been brought into the limelight regarding its infrastructure design, construction engineering and inspection services.


Axalta Honors Suppliers in Annual Awards

Liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta recently announced the recipients of its 2019 Supplier of the Year award.


Survey Looks at Coatings Industry During Crisis

Recently, research company Gardner Intelligence has collected feedback from coatings and finishing manufacturers in an attempt to navigate how the COVID-19 pandemic is specifically affecting...


SSPC, NACE Review Updates, Member Vote

On Friday (March 20), SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society, announced its 11th update in a scheduled series regarding the possible organiza...


NACE Announces Coating Inspector Program

Last week, NACE International, The Corrosion Society, announced the rollout of its flagship Coating Inspector Program (CIP) where aspiring inspectors can learn through a series of online and...


Survey: Construction Co Trust Linked to Profits

A recent study released by Autodesk and consultant company FMI Corp. has found that construction industry companies that don’t make trust a high priority within their organizations don’t mak...


ASTM Cancels Standards Meetings

Announced just last week, ASTM International has canceled all in-person committee meetings and independent committee meetings scheduled throughout the month of April.


ACI Makes Conference Meetings Virtual

To combat the cancellation of the ACI Concrete Convention due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the American Concrete Institute has announced ACI Virtual Committee Days.


CSHA Postpones Tradeshow, Demo Day

In an emailed press release, the Coating Society of the Houston Area announced Tuesday (March 17), that the annual CSHA Tradeshow and Demo Day have been postponed.


British Coatings CEO Talks Titanium Dioxide

CEO of the British Coatings Federation Tom Bowtell recently released a statement telling those who deal with titanium dioxide to “not be alarmed” by the European Union’s latest delegation cl...


Pigments Forum, TiO2 Summit Call for Papers

The Pigment and Color Science Forum, as well as the TiO2 World Summit, have both issued a call for abstracts.


NACE to Vote on SSPC Merger; Update Released

On Saturday (March 14), NACE International’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to move forward with bringing the combination of NACE and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings to a mem...


CIN Releases 2020 Color, Palettes

Portugal-based paint company CIN has released its Color Revelation 2020 Update, a collection of four chromatic ranges and its color of the year pick.


CSHA Postpones Coatings Competition

In an emailed press release the Coating Society of the Houston Area announced yesterday (March 16), that the CSHA Painters Competition would be postponed until further notice.


Oxifree Metal Protection Joins Seal For Life

Announced in February, coating solutions company Seal For Life has completed yet another acquisition, this time of Surrey, United Kingdom-based anticorrosion solutions company, Oxifree Metal...


AkzoNobel Announces New Sustainability Targets

Global coatings company AkzoNobel released earlier this week what it’s calling “the first in a series of ambitions” that are looking at the company’s fresh focus on achieving zero waste and ...


EPA Proposes New Regulations on PFAS Chemicals

As a part of the U.S. Environment Protection Agency’s Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Action Plan, the agency recently proposed regulations on imported products that contain certai...


CORROSION 2020, ACS Conference Postponed

Late last Friday (March 6), NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced that its annual CORROSION 2020 conference and expo would be postponed until June 14-18.


SSPC, NACE Review Merger FAQs

For its ninth update in a scheduled series regarding the possible merger of SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society, NACE released a review of...


President of Clemco Industries Corp. Retires

After serving 41 years with Clemco Industries Corp. (Washington, Missouri), a manufacturing company for air-powered abrasive blast equipment, Arnie Sallaberry has announced his retirement.


Akzo Releases Update on Spray-Painting Drone

Global coatings firm AkzoNobel recently released an update on its partnership with Apellix, a Jacksonville, Florida, start-up that won the 2019 Paint the Future challenge.


Tnemec Names Sales Director

Last week, protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec (Kansas City, Missouri) announced in an emailed press release that Scott Keilbey had been named Director of Sales – Water Tank Market.


PPG Completes Acquisition of Alpha

Earlier this week, global coatings supplier PPG (Pittsburgh) announced that it had completed its acquisition of powder coatings manufacturer Alpha Coating Technologies, LLC.


Robot Dog Showcases Construction Capabilities

Recently, engineering and robotics design company Boston Dynamics (Waltham, Massachusetts) showcased its latest technology, Spot the robot dog.


Venice Biennale Postponed Due to Coronavirus

Venice’s Biennale Architettura 2020, curated by Hashim Sarkis, has been postponed by several months because of worries surrounding the coronavirus.


NACE to Hold Merger Town Hall Meetings

Regarding the possible merger between NACE International, The Corrosion Society and SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings, NACE has announced that it will be hosting a series of town hal...


Over 400 Exhibitors at CORROSION 2020

The exhibit floor at CORROSION 2020 is expected to feature over 400 companies where industry professionals can connect and observe various demonstrations, products, services and other inform...


Ireland Duo Tapped for 2020 Pritzker Prize

Earlier this week, Dublin, Ireland-based duo Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara were selected as the 2020 Pritzker Prize Laureates.


CORROSION 2020 to Focus on Education, Meetings

CORROSION 2020, NACE International’s annual conference and exhibition, will return March 15-19 to the George R. Brown Convention Center, in Houston.


Marco Group, APE Companies to Combine

Yesterday (March 3), Marco Group International and APE Companies issued a joint announcement proclaiming that the entities would be merging to create a top North American distributor of surf...


SSPC, NACE Release Membership Update

Last Friday (Feb. 28), SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society, announced their eighth update regarding the organizations' possible merger.


New Commercial Industry Event Announced

Technology Publishing Co., home of the Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings, PaintSquare Press, PaintSquare Daily News, Paint BidTracker and Water BidTracker is announcing the launch o...


Free Webinar: ACM/MCM Finishes

PaintSquare will host a free webinar March 4 entitled: “Painted Finish Considerations of ACM/MCM in Today’s Architecture.”


SSPC, NACE Announce Seventh Update

Yesterday (Feb. 24), SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society, announced their seventh update regarding the organization’s possible merger.


UCLA Working Toward Carbon Solution Win

A research team from University of California, Los Angeles, is reportedly still working on a concrete solution as part of a Carbon XPRIZE competition.


EU Officially Publishes Titanium Dioxide Rule

The European Union has published the official delegated regulation to classify titanium dioxide as a suspected carcinogen by inhalation. The decision will be enforced after more than a year ...


Sherwin-Williams Student Competition Now Open

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company has announced that its 10th annual Sherwin-Williams Student Design Competition is now open for entries.


SSPC, NACE Announce Sixth Update

On Friday (Feb. 14), SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced their sixth update regarding next steps in the discussion process regar...


Study Looks at Wages with Associate Degrees

A recent study out of Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce details employment and earnings statistics for those who earn associate degrees.


PPG to Acquire Powder Coatings Manufacturer

Earlier this month, global coatings supplier PPG (Pittsburgh) announced that it had reached an agreement to acquire powder coatings manufacturer Alpha Coating Technologies, LLC.


Sherwin-Williams Announces New HQ Plans

The Sherwin-Williams company announced last week that it has decided to continue its relationship with Northeast Ohio, by finalizing plans to build a new global headquarters and research and...


Firm Tapped for Serpentine Pavilion 2020

Officials have announced that Johannesburg, South Africa-based Counterspace has been selected to design the Serpentine Pavilion 2020, which will sit in London’s Kensington Gardens.


Nouryon Announces Acquisition, Divestiture

Late last month, on the same day, specialty chemicals company Nouryon announced both an acquisition and a divestiture.


AkzoNobel Releases Q4, 2019 Numbers

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) released its fourth quarter and end-of-year financial reports Wednesday (Feb. 12), revealing a 3% decrease in revenue for Q4, and a reporte...


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Monday

PaintSquare Daily News will not be published Monday, Feb. 17, as the offices of PaintSquare parent company Technology Publishing Co. will be closed in observance of the Presidents Day...


Portland Cement Association Announces Campaign

The Portland Cement Association announced last week a new educational campaign that aims to increase the awareness of the sustainability, resiliency and durability of concrete made with ceme...


SSPC’s Coatings+ 2020 in Pictures

In winding down from SSPC’s Coatings+ 2020 conference—which included numerous events, technical sessions and the exhibitor hall—PaintSquare put together this collection of photos from the we...


Curtains Close on Coatings+ 2020

Coatings+ 2020, SSPC’s annual conference and exhibition, wrapped up last Thursday after an action-packed week full of coatings-related activities and events.


SSPC Debuts Professional Development Panel

New to Coatings+ 2020, the SSPC Professional Development Panel put a different spin on the Young Professionals Happy Hour held at past SSPC conferences in an effort to add more opportunities...


UCLA Develops Ice-Preventing Coating

Materials scientist Ximin He, along with a team of researchers from the UCLA Smaueli School of Engineering and colleagues have reportedly developed an ice-prevention coating.


PPG, Dow Work to Reduce Carbon Impacts

Last week, global coatings manufacturer PPG (Pittsburgh) announced that it was collaborating with the Dow Chemical Company in its Sustainable Future Program.


SSPC, NACE Announce Fifth Update

On Friday (Feb. 7), SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced their fifth update regarding an SSPC Board Meeting and Annual Conference...


PPG Announces EPD for Epoxy Coating

Earlier this week, global coatings company PPG announced that its Aquapon WB EP waterborne epoxy coating is now eligible to obtain LEED points in several categories.


IIBEC Releases New Manual of Practice

The International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants recently announced that it has released its “2020 IIBEC Manual of Practice: Roofing, Waterproofing and Exterior Wall Consulting ...


SSPC Coatings+ 2020 Kicks Off in Long Beach

Sunshine and palm trees created the backdrop for the beginning of Coatings+ 2020, SSPC’s annual conference and exhibition, which opened Monday in Long Beach, California.


Awards Highlight Coatings+ 2020 Opening

The protective coatings industry’s finest—people and projects alike—were honored at the annual awards luncheon on Monday to open the first day of SSPC’s Coatings+ 2020 in Long Beach, Califor...


SSPC, NACE Talks Take Spotlight at Coatings+

In addition to the technical sessions, exhibit hall, networking receptions and other events on the agenda this week at Coatings+ 2020 in Long Beach, California, attendees will have multiple ...


Commercial Graphene Coatings Trial Moves Forward

Global high-tech materials company Talga Resources (West Perth, Western Australia) has recently reported the completion of its second commercial scale graphene coatings trial.


Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture to Close

Officials announced last week that the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture at Taliesin, which encompasses Wright properties in Wisconsin and Arizona, will close in June.


Axalta to Coat FL Speedway Center Injector

Global liquid and powder coatings manufacturer Axalta recently announced that it will be giving its branded Center Injector at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida, a...


Sherwin-Williams Releases Market Palettes

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company released earlier this month its 2020 color collections for new residential, commercial, hospitality, healthcare, education, multifamily and ...


SSPC, NACE Announce Standards Update

On Friday, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced their fourth update regarding the organizations' possible merger.


Sto Corp Announces New President, CEO

Air barrier and facade solutions company Sto Corp. released last week the announcement that Jose R. Berlingeri has been named President and Chief Executive Officer of Sto Americas.


Sherwin-Williams Releases Q4, 2019 Numbers

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) released its fourth-quarter and year-end earnings report for 2019 on Thursday (Jan. 30) announcing an increase in net sales for ...


Trump Expands Steel, Aluminum Tariffs

Last week, President Donald J. Trump announced an expansion of his tariffs on foreign steel and aluminum, claiming that the existing tariffs were not as successful as he’d hoped in restoring...


2020 OSHA Oil & Gas Issues Call for Abstracts

A call for abstracts has recently been issued by the 2020 OSHA Oil & Gas Safety and Health Conference Advisory Board to industry professionals for presentation proposals for its 2020 Confere...


Researchers Test Silicon Anodes, Aluminum Coatings

In revisiting a study in the American Chemical Society's ACS Applied Energy Materials, engineers from Rice University's George R. Brown School of Engineering have discovered a phenomenon tha...


Philippine Association: Lead Phase-Out Complete

The EcoWaste Coalition, along with the Philippine Association of Paint Manufacturers announced earlier this month that the phase-out of all lead-containing paints in the Philippines used for...


SSPC, NACE Announce Third Update

On Friday (Jan. 24), SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced their third update regarding the organization’s possible merger.


SSPC to Honor 2020 Award Recipients

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings recently announced in emailed press releases its 2020 award recipients, honoring the top people, papers and projects from the industry over the past...


PPG Announces Multiple Leadership Appointments

At the beginning of the month, Pittsburgh-based global coatings company, PPG Industries, announced the leadership appointments of three individuals, slated to take effect on Mar. 1.


AIA Announces Recipients of 2020 Awards

The American Institute of Architects announced earlier this week the eight projects that it’s recognizing with its 2020 Architecture Awards.


2020 Conference to Feature Over 135 Exhibitors

The exhibit floor at SSPC Coatings+ 2020 is expected to feature over 135 companies showcasing information, demonstrations, products, services and more from all aspects of the protective and ...


SSPC to Offer Technical Program, Workshops

This year’s SSPC Coatings+ conference, to be held Feb. 3-6, at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California, is set to cover a variety of topics in its four-day technical progr...


JLC Infrastructure Invests in Greenskies

Last week, infrastructure fund JLC Infrastructure announced that it successfully completed a transaction with solar-power facility developer Greenskies Renewable Energy that allows prior inv...


SSPC, NACE Announces Second Update

On Friday (Jan. 17), SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced their second update regarding the organization’s possible merger.


Chemours Sells Methylamines Business

Chemical solutions company Chemours has recently announced its methylamines business has been acquired by Belle Chemical, an affiliate of Cornerstone Chemical.


PPG Reports Sales Growth in Q4, 2019

Global coatings supplier PPG Industries (Pittsburgh) reported, in a press release Wednesday (Jan. 16), a 1% increase in constant currencies in fourth-quarter net sales, compared to the prior...


Pratt & Lambert Releases 2020 Color of the Year

Coatings company Pratt & Lambert recently released its 2020 Color of the Year, what it deems a “vibrant mint shade speaks to the increasing desire to imbue natural colors with energy.”


Research Looks at Pigment Design

A researcher out of Oregon State University’s College of Science is looking at new ways to design more pigments that are stable, durable and non-toxic with vivid hues, according to the unive...


Ultrathin Coating Hides Heat from Infrared Cameras

At the University of Wisconsin–Madison, engineers have recently announced the development of a new ultrathin coating, reported to camouflage heat when viewed through infrared technology.


Polychem Announces 2020 Color Trends

Powder coatings company Polychem, a division of IFS Coatings, Inc., announced on Tuesday (Jan. 14) the launch of its Powder Coating Color Trends 2020-21.


Engineering Firm Releases Carbon Data, Tool

International engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti recently released results for a multi-year carbon measurement study that identified the type of structure and components in construction wit...


SSPC, NACE Share Discussion Updates

Earlier this week, NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced an update regarding the possible merger with SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings.


Seal For Life Appoints CEO, Closes Acquisitions

Last Wednesday, private equity firm Arsenal Capital Partners announced that coating solutions company Seal For Life completed four acquisitions, in addition to appointing Jeff Oravitz as its...


RPM Reports Record Sales in Q2

RPM International Inc., parent company of coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, released its financial results for its fiscal 2020 second quarter on Wednesday, reporti...


Schedule Alert: Year-End Break, Best Of 2019

As 2019 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.


JPCL Readers’ Choice Awards Deadline Nears

The deadline to vote for the year’s best offerings from the Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings, is inching closer as polls are set to close Jan. 3, 2020.


Green Building Council Announces LEED Positive

The U.S. Green Building Council recently announced that it is taking its LEED development program one step further: to focus on LEED positive.


Research: Smart Patch Can Help Reduce Rust

Aarhus University (Aarhus, Denmark) announced earlier this month that researchers from its Department of Engineering’s ICELab have begun developing a new, intelligent and self-powered sensor...


Schedule Alert: Year-End Break, Best Of 2019

As 2019 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.


PPG Announces Industrial Coatings Price Hike

Earlier this month, global coatings supplier PPG (Pittsburgh) announced via press release that it plans to implement up to a 10% price increase on its industrial coatings products globally.


Foundation Prepped for Smog-Eating Concrete

A group of engineers at Graphene Flagship recently combined graphene and titanium dioxide nanoparticles to create a new photocatalyst that is reported to successfully remove pollutants from ...


SSPC Announces Honorary Life Member Awardee

Earlier this week, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings named, via emailed press release, Carl Angeloff, President of Con-Serv, Inc., as the recipient of the Honorary Life Member Award,...


Pantone Releases Color of the Year 2020

Color company Pantone announced last week its Color of the Year 2020, a tone that it calls “a timeless and enduring huge elegant in its implicity.


Free Webinar: FEVE Architectural Coatings

PaintSquare will host a free webinar today (Dec. 11) entitled: “FEVE Architectural Coatings: High-Performance Coatings for Expansive, Sustainable Design.”


SSPC Announces John D. Keane Awardee

On Monday (Dec. 2), SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings named, via emailed press release, Don Thomas, the owner of Thomas Industrial Coatings, as the winner of the John D. Keane Award ...


Dunn-Edwards Announces Color Partnership

Coatings manufacturer Dunn-Edwards (Los Angeles) is branching out with a partnership involving its color trends palettes.


Greenbuild 2019 Closes, Announces Updates

Thousands of global green building and sustainability leaders recently gathered in Atlanta for the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, where various educational sessions and keynot...


Researchers Develop Crack-Resistant Concrete

Engineers based out of the Military Studies Center at Russia's Far Eastern Federal University recently developed concrete that is more resistant to cracking than its more traditional counter...


ACMA Releases Update for UEF Standard

Earlier this month, the American Composites Manufacturers Association (ACMA) released the fifth edition of the UEF Emission Factors for Open Molding and Other Composite Processes.


Chromaflo Acquires Rolfes Colour

Earlier this month, global provider of colorant technology solutions Chromaflo Technologies Corp. (Ashtabula, Ohio) announced in a press release the acquisition of South Africa-based organic...


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Thursday, Friday

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Thursday, Nov. 28, or Friday, Nov. 29, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States.


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Thursday, Friday

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Thursday, Nov. 28, or Friday, Nov. 29, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States.


AkzoNobel Completes Acquisition of Mapaero

Global coatings company AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced early last week in a media press release that it has wrapped up the acquisition of French aerospace coatings manufacturer Mapaero.


Research Creates Sustainable Reinforced Concrete

Lausanne, Switzerland-based research institute and university Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) recently announced the development of a next generation ultra-high-performance f...


Study: Steel Corrosion in Reinforced Concrete

Researchers from the International Union of Laboratories and Experts in Construction Materials, Systems and Structures have recently conducted a study focusing on the corrosion of steel bars...


FL Seeking Bids for Work on Historic Jail

Monroe County, in Key West, Florida, is seeking bids for replacing doors, windows and the roof on its historic Key West Jail, which was built in the year 1892.


Indonesian Paint Co. Sets CA-Based Green Code

Indonesian paint company PT Mowilex has recently published a guide that classifies its products in terms of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) emissions, according to a press release.


USGBC Announces New Milestone for LEED

The U.S. Green Building Council announced a new LEED milestone last week: more than 100,000 LEED-certified commercial projects have now been registered.


Bio-Based Coatings Used on Mycelium Pavilion

This year’s Dutch Design Week—which was held Oct. 19-27—featured a new pop-up performance pavilion that was constructed entirely of bio-based materials.


Goldwind Announces World-First Laser Control System

Chinese wind turbine manufacturer Goldwind has recently received Component Certification for its Light Detection And Ranging (LiDAR) Assisted Control technology by global quality assurance a...


Maroon Group Expands Global Sourcing

North American specialty chemicals distributor Maroon Group (Avon, Ohio) recently announced that it has expanded its global sourcing capabilities.


AIA Releases Statement on Paris Climate Accord

The American Institute of Architects has spoken out on President Donald J. Trump’s official decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord.


Obituary: David Beamish, DeFelsko President

David Beamish, President of DeFelsko Corporation, died in his home on Nov. 4 after a 32-month battle with cancer. He was 63 years old.


USGBC Announces Leadership Award Recipients

Last week, the U.S. Green Building Council announced the recipients of its 2019 Leadership Awards, a recognition of individuals and organizations “at the forefront of the green building comm...


Arkema Brings Acrylic Acid Reactor on Stream in TX

Specialty chemicals company Arkema (Colombes, France) announced that this past summer, the company brought on stream a new 90,000-ton acrylic acid reactor at its Clear Lake, Texas site.


Sherwin-Williams Looking for New HQ Location

Last month, The Sherwin-Williams Company announced that it has begun exploring options for a new global headquarters.


Hempel Joins Zero-Emissions Vessels Coalition

Global coating supplier Hempel recently announced that it has joined the Getting to Zero Coalition, a strategy adopted by the International Maritime Organization to reduce greenhouse gas emi...


Free Webinar: Fire Protection Applications

PaintSquare will host a free webinar on Wednesday, Oct. 30, entitled: “The Dangers of Extrapolation—Properly Estimating Fire Protection Applications.”


American Concrete Institute Announces Awards

Earlier this week, the American Concrete Institute announced the winners of the 2019 Excellence in Concrete Construction Awards, with Saudi Arabia-based King Abdulaziz Center for World Cultu...


Report: Slow Payments Cost GCs $64B a Year

In a recent study conducted by construction finance platform Rabbet, in partnership with construction project management software company Procore Technologies, found that slow payments in th...


AkzoNobel Reports Q3 Operating Income Increase

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel released its third-quarter earnings report on Wednesday (Oct. 23) highlighting a 23% increase in adjusted operating income at 300 million euros ($333.6...


Sherwin Reports Sales Increase for Q3

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) released its third-quarter earnings report for 2019 on Tuesday (Oct. 22), announcing an increase in consolidated net sales, dilu...


SSPC, NACE Merger Discussions Continue

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Corrosion Society announced Monday that discussions were continuing the potential collaborative efforts between the poss...


PPG Reports Consistent Sales for 2019 Q3

Global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) released its third-quarter 2019 earnings report on Thursday (Oct. 17), announcing net sales consistent with the prior year at $3.8 billion, noting th...


Commercial Painting Industry Association Launches

In an emailed press release, founders Aaron Moore and Steve Hester recently announced the official launch of the Commercial Painting Association.


Benjamin Moore Releases 2020 Color Pick, Palette

Coatings company Benjamin Moore recently announced its Color of the Year 2020 along with its Color Trends 2020 palette.


Crushing Technology Expected at Expo 2020

A new kind of crushing technology that turns demolished buildings into sand is expected to be showcased at the six-month “Expo 2020 Dubai.”


Deadline Almost Here for Elevation Awards

There are just days left until the submission deadline for the third annual Elevation Awards. Nominations are being accepted through Oct. 18.


Valspar Releases 2020 Colors of the Year

Last week, The Sherwin-Williams Company’s Valspar paint brand announced its 2020 Colors of the Year—12 hues that the company says are nature-inspired and invite serenity.


Natural Stone Council Updates Sustainabiliy Standard

The Natural Stone Council—a collaboration of natural stone trade associations to promote the use of natural stone in commercial, residential, government, institutional, educational, and all ...


Japan Auditorium Gets 1,000-Color Makeover

An auditorium in Imabari City in Ehime Prefecture, Japan, has gotten a pop of color.


Research: 3D Printers Work in Tandem

Hosted at New York University’s Center for Urban Science and Progress, a multidisciplinary robotics team is working at NYU’s Tandon School of Engineering to design autonomous systems for 3D ...


Free Webinar: Partially Galvanized Steel Columns

PaintSquare will host a free webinar on Wednesday, Oct. 16 entitled: “Partially Galvanized Steel Columns—What Could Wash-ably Go Wrong?”


Sico Announces 2020 Color of the Year

Global coatings company PPG’s Sico paint brand has released its 2020 Color of the Year with a shade that it says takes a journey “back to ancient times.”


SSPC Steel City Chapter Hosts First Meeting

Last Thursday (Oct. 3), SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings held its first meeting for the recently reestablished Pittsburgh-based SSPC Steel City Chapter.


Deadline Almost Here for Elevation Awards

There are just a few weeks left until the submission deadline for the third annual Elevation Awards. Nominations are being accepted through Oct. 18.


PPG Appoints New Exec VPs

Late last month global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) announced two new executive vice presidents.


AZZ Inc. Expands Metal Coatings in TX

Global provider of metal coating solutions, AZZ Inc. (Fort Worth, Texas), has recently announced the acquisition of all assets from powder coating company, Preferred Industries, Ltd. located...


Twisting Bridge Serves as Art Gallery

Danish architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group has recently completed a twisting bridge that doubles as a museum within the Kistefos Museum and Sculpture Park in Jevnaker, Norway.


Bridge Collapses in Taiwan Killing 6

On Tuesday (Oct. 1), the Nanfangao Bridge collapsed in northeastern Taiwan, resulting in the death of six people and the injury of 10 other individuals.


Dunn-Edwards Releases 2020 Color of the Year

Los Angeles-based Dunn-Edwards Paints released its 2020 Color of the Year on Tuesday (Oct. 1), saying the hue “reflects the optimistic spirit of entering a new decade of fresh starts.”


RPM Reports Net Sales, Income Increase

RPM International Inc. (Medina, Ohio), a holding company that focuses on specialty coatings, sealants and building materials, achieved both a net sales increase and increase in net income in...


Proposals Shared for Poland-Based Airport

In developing plans for a new Poland-based airport, slated to be known as “Centralny Port Komunikacyjny” or the “Solidarity Transport Hub,” airport planners have solicited nine architecture ...


IIBEC, NRCC to Co-Host Conference, Issue Call

The International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants and the National Research Council of Canada have announced that they will be cohosting the 2020 International Conference on Buil...


MIT Approach Suggests Emissions-Free Cement

In a recent study by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, a possible way to eliminate carbon emissions from cement production is being explored.


PPG Announces Investigation Resolution

Global coatings supplier PPG announced last week that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission-led investigation regarding PPG’s financial reports from December 2016 through April 2018 ha...


Sika Acquires Chinese Sealants Manufacturer

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


Diamond Vogul Announces 2020 Color, Palettes

Coatings company Diamond Vogel released last week its 2020 Color of the Year and Color Trend Report, centered around “Silence is Golden,” billed as a “relaxing gold honoring authentic workma...


Nine Projects Supported by ASTM International

Global standards developer ASTM International recently announced that its second round of funding—an investment worth $300,000 and in-kind contributions—will be put towards nine projects tha...


EU Moves Forward with Titanium Dioxide Steps

After a regulatory consultation earlier this month, the European Commission says it will move forward with classifying titanium dioxide as a carcinogen, despite objections.


Travel Company to Launch North Pole Igloos

A Finnish luxury travel company is taking igloos to the next level with a new experience for travelers at the North Pole.


Foxconn Taps Mortenson for Parts of $10B Project

Foxconn Technology Group recently announced that it has chosen Mortenson Construction (Minneapolis) to serve as construction manager for two facilities that were just approved as part of the...


Sherwin-Williams Releases 2020 Color Pick

The Sherwin-Williams Company announced earlier this week its 2020 Color of the Year: Naval SW 6233, a navy hue that the company says “strikes a balance between calm and confident” and is whe...


Robot Tackles Additive Work for Projects

Originally launched in 2017, the 4D Hybrid Autonomous Robot project, intended for use on metal surfaces in land and offshore projects, is now making its debut.


North America’s Tallest Wood Building Gets Taller

For what is slated to become the tallest wood building in North America, the city of Milwaukee Plan Commission and the Zoning, Neighborhoods and Development Committee have unanimously approv...


Deadline for Elevation Awards Approaching

There is just under a month left until the submission deadline for the third annual Elevation Awards. Nominations are being accepted through Oct. 18.


UMA Proposes Plastic Bottle Facade

Swedish architecture practice Ulf Mejergren Architects recently participated in an abstract project titled “New Wave,” where the company used recycled plastic bottles to create a facade on t...


Huntsman Opens New Dubai Polyurethanes Plant

Last week, global chemical company Huntsman Corporation announced the opening of its new polyurethanes systems house located in the Jebel Ali Free Trade Zone in Dubai.


MIT Studies Moisture and Drying on Cement

Researchers from Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Concrete Sustainability Hub recently conducted a study on the effects of moisture and drying on cement.


Evonik Expands Specialty Alcohol Capacity

Evonik Industries announced that it has expanded its production capacity for the high-purity C13 alcohol isotridecanol (ITDA) at its Marl Chemical Park in Germany.


Deadline for Elevation Awards Approaching

There is just about a month left until the submission deadline for the third annual Elevation Awards. Nominations are being accepted through Oct. 18.


MAD Architects Design Hyperloop

Beijing-based architecture firm MAD Architects has recently announced a collaboration project with Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HyperloopTT) for a new elevated transport system des...


AkzoNobel Releases 2020 Color of the Year Pick

Global coatings company AkzoNobel released its 2020 Color of the Year earlier this week, promoting a shade that mixes light green, blue and gray.


Robots and Drones Inspect Wind Blades

Reported this summer, the Department of Energy’s Blade Reliability Collaborative and Sandia National Laboratory have been researching how to noninvasively inspect wind blades for visible and...


Glidden Goes Rogue, 'Doesn't' Release 2020 Color

Late last week, PPG’s Glidden paint brand did something a little out of the norm: It didn’t announce a 2020 Color of the Year.


World's First Commercial Nuclear Plant Defueled

It's official: The world's full-scale nuclear power station has been emptied of fuel, taking the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority's Magnox Operating Program one step closer to completion.


Research Looks at Aging, Deterioration of Oil Paints

An international team led by researchers at the National Gallery of Art and the National Institute of Standards and Technology recently conducted studies that included 3D X-ray imaging of a ...


Sustainable Paint Uses Recycled Plastic

In collaboration with global coatings firm AkzoNobel, the University of Sheffield has reported that its researchers have successfully mimicked the color of the Cyphochilus beetle’s scales, o...


DIC Buys BASF's Global Pigments Business

Chemicals companies BASF and DIC announced last week that they have reached an agreement on the acquisition of BASF’s global pigments business.


BMW Reveals Vantablack-Coated X6

German automobile and motorcycle manufacturer BMW has recently unveiled a special edition Vantablack-coated BMW X6.


Axalta Promotes New Refinish VP

Axalta Coating Systems recently announced that Troy Weaver has been promoted to Vice President, Global Refinish.


PPG's Dulux Paints Picks 2020 Colors

Global coatings company PPG’s Dulux Paints recently not only released its 2020 Color of the Year pick, but has also released for the first time a Color of the Year for stain.


Nouryon Invests in Metal Alkyls Plant

Specialty chemicals company Nouryon recently announced a series of investments for the capacity increase and efficiency improvements at its metal alkyls plant located in Rotterdam, the Nethe...


CA to Build World’s Largest Wildlife Crossing

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) has recently entered its final design stage for an $8.7 million animal overpass, slated to cross the Los Angeles 101 Freeway.


Notre Dame Construction Resumes After Lead Scare

After experiencing an operational shut down due to lead contamination concerns, construction at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris has reportedly resumed with stricter decontamination measure...


Behr Releases 2020 Color of the Year Pick

Manufacturer Behr Paint Company (Santa Anna, California) announced its 2020 Color of the Year last week via pop-up display in Napa Valley, California.


ACI Releases New Building Code Requirements

The American Concrete Institute announced earlier this month that the ACI 318-19 Building Code Requirements for Structural Concrete is now available.


Study: Poor Sleep Links to Construction Injuries

In a recent study completed by researchers at Colorado State University, employers could improve workplace safety by ensuring their employees get a good night’s sleep.


Floating Nuclear Plant Draws Concern

Set to begin its 4,000-mile ocean trek to the Russian town of Pevek, floating nuclear power plant Akademik Lomonosov was recently placed under further scrutiny in light of the country's safe...


Obama Announced as Keynote Greenbuild Speaker

The U.S. Green Building Council and Informa Connect announced earlier this week that former President Barack Obama will speak at the Wednesday keynote of the 2019 Greenbuild International Co...


Plagued New-Build Hospital Risks Demo

According to a Scottish health trade union official from UNISON, a nearly completed 150-million-euro HLM Architect-designed children’s hospital may need to be torn down.


Salt-Powered Battery to Energize Wastewater Plants

Private research institution Stanford University recently announced the development of a new technology, intended to make coastal wastewater treatment plants both energy-independent and carb...


EPA Proposes Revisions to NSR, CWA

Last week, a few proposals emerged out of the Environmental Protection Agency—including revisions to New Source Review regulations and changes to certifications under the Clean Water Act—tha...


Study: Injuries Cause Rise in Overdoses, Suicides

In a study co-authored by researchers from Boston University’s School of Public Health, suicides and opioid overdoses are showing an increase in relation to workplace injuries.


'72-Hour Bridge' to Debut Next Year

Brewer, Maine-based engineering firm Advanced Infrastructure Technologies recently announced the growing development of a fiber-based composite bridge support.


Construction App Developed to ‘Save Lives’

A multimedia application has been developed by researchers at Glasgow Caledonian University (Glasgow, Scotland) that will reportedly be able to save lives and reduce the number of injuries o...


Notre Dame People's Design Winners Announced

Just this week, GoArchitect announced the winners of The People’s Notre-Dame Design Competition. The competition received 226 entries from 56 countries since its launch in May.


Chernobyl Safe Confinement Completed

In a ceremony held on July 10, VINCI Construction Grands Projets and Bouygues Travaux Publics, partners in the NOVARKA consortium, announced the completion of the Chernobyl New Safe Confinem...


Permeable Concrete Shows Environmental Benefits

In a recent study at Rutgers University, a team of engineers have found that special permeable concrete pavement can help to reduce the “urban heat island effect.”


IPPIC Changes Name to World Coatings Council

Late last week, the International Paint and Printing Ink Council announced that it has changed its name to the World Coatings Council.


Natural Gas Pipeline Explodes in KY

Last Thursday, Line 15 of the Texas Eastern pipeline—owned by Canadian multinational energy transportation company Enbridge—exploded around 1:20 a.m. in Lincoln County, Kentucky, killing one...


Sale Closes for Evonik Methacrylates Business

Specialty chemicals company Evonik recently closed the sale of its Methacrylates business to Boston-based private equity firm Advent International.


Deadline for Elevation Awards Extended

Technology Publishing Co. is excited to announce that the deadline has been extended for the third annual Elevation Awards. Nominations will now be accepted through Oct. 18.


Robots to Help Improve Bridge Inspections

Researchers from the University of Waterloo are working on developing a more reliable robotic technology that can reduce the cost of bridge inspections.


Sherwin-Williams' Coatings Protect Royal Navy Warships

Global protective coatings company Sherwin-Williams has announced the delivery of over a million square meters worth of protective coatings to two Royal Navy warships through an emailed pres...


AAMA, IGMA to Form Single Organization

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association and the Insulating Glass Manufacturers Alliance announced late last week that they are combining into one organization with a new name: t...


Designer Proposes Oceanic Filtration Skyscraper

United States-based designer Honglin Li has recently proposed a “waste-to-energy skyscraper” that would be housed in the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.


Arkema Acquisition to Aid Resin Range

Specialty chemicals company Arkema announced earlier this week a project to acquire Lambson, a company that specializes in photoinitiators for curing (a technology that helps to meet demands...


Serpentine Pavilion Arrives in Los Angeles

Traveling from Europe to the United States, the SelgasCano-designed Second Home Serpentine Pavilion is coming to the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles.


Nomination Deadline Nears for Prestige Awards

The deadline is nearing for Technology Publishing Co.'s second annual Prestige awards, which honors innovative people and products in the protective and marine coatings industry. Those inter...


Sherwin-Williams Releases 2020 Colormix Forecast

The Sherwin-Williams Company recently revealed its annual Colormix Forecast—a collection of 45 colors that are grouped into five collections entitled Alive, Mantra, Play, Haven and Heart.


RFI Issued for $13B JFK Central Hub

Earlier this month, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo announced a Request for Information made by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey for the design and development of JFK Central.


Research: Nanoscale Corrosion Shortens Pipe Life

Researchers from the Department of Energy’s Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Sandia National Laboratories and Aramco Research Center recently discovered that a form of nanoscale corro...


Free Webinar: Future of Metal Cladding

PaintSquare will host a free webinar on Wednesday, July 31, entitled: “Contextual Coatings: The Future of Metal Cladding.”


Sherwin Reports Sales Increases for Q2, Midyear

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) released its second-quarter financial report for 2019 on Tuesday (July 23), announcing an increase in consolidated net sales, di...


RPM Reports Record Sales for Q4, Year-End

Parent company of coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, RPM International Inc. reported a 2.8% increase in its fourth-quarter net sales, which ended May 31.


AkzoNobel Looks to Acquire Aerospace Coatings Co.

Global coatings company AkzoNobel announced last Thursday in a media press release that it intends on acquiring French aerospace coatings manufacturer Mapaero.


Waterborne Symposium Calls for Papers

The call for abstract submissions is now open for the 47th Annual International Waterborne, High-Solids and Powder Coatings Symposium, which is slated to be held Feb. 16-21, 2020, in New Orl...


Russian Floating Nuclear Plant Begins Operation

Floating nuclear power plant, Akademik Lomonosov, has recently been issued a 10-year operating license for its two onboard reactors from Rostechnadzor, Russia’s Federal Environmental, Indust...


Hadid-Designed FL Skyscraper Now Complete

The first and only residential skyscraper in the United States designed by architect Zaha Hadid, Miami's “One Thousand Museum,” has recently reached completion, according to officials.


SSPC Announces 2019 Board Election Results

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings has announced the results of its 2019 Board of Governors election.


Evonik Expands Fumed Silica Capacity

Specialty chemicals company Evonik recently announced that it has expanded its fumed silica capacity at its Antwerp, Germany, site.


Corrosion Protection Selected for Saudi Arabia Refinery

Global coatings company Sherwin-Williams was recently selected to protect oil and gas bulk valves at Saudi Aramco’s Ras Tantura refinery.


Aluminum Corrosion, Corrosion Prevention in Seacoast Atmospheric Environments

Aluminum, after iron, is the second-most widespread metal used on earth. Unpainted aluminum forms a protective aluminum oxide layer over the pure aluminum metal alloy and, in most atmospheri...


World's Tallest Modular Buildings Completed

Last week, Singapore celebrated the completion of a pair of 140-meter-high concrete module towers. According to Bouygues Batiment International—the construction company who built the develop...


Berkeley Study Looks at 'Cool Wall' Performance

A recent study by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory found that in many climates in the United States, the use of “cool” exterior walls can save building o...


MIT Sustainability Hub Models Structures

A researcher from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Concrete Sustainability Hub is examining how to predict building damage by modeling structures into groups of atoms.


RPM Appoints Restructuring Officer

RPM International Inc. recently announced a personnel change to oversee the company’s 2020 MAP Growth operating improvement initiative.


ACI Foundation Opens Scholarship Submissions

The American Concrete Institute’s Foundation recently announced that applications are now being accepted from graduate and undergraduate students for its 2020-21 fellowships and scholarships...


AIHA Notes Four Construction Health Hazards

Just last month the American Industrial Hygiene Association released a guidance booklet, “Focus Four for Health: An Initiative to Address Four Major Construction Health Hazards,” in order to...


Company Aims to Prevent Home Flooding

Global weather system supplier All Weather Industries in, partnership with Philippines-based Scottsdale Corp., have recently launched the Dam Easy Flood Barrier—a innovative tool for prevent...


Glidden Releases 'Procrastipaint' Survey Results

PPG’s Glidden paint recently commissioned a study to better understand why adults in the United States “procrastipaint”—that is, procrastinate home projects such as painting.


NC Bridge Wins Innovative Award

Deep Foundations Institute (Hawthorne, New Jersey) recently announced the winner of its 2019 DFI Outstanding Project Award (OPA): the Marc Basnight Bridge, in North Carolina, which replaces ...


BREEAM Standards Updated for US Projects

United Kingdom-based Building Research Establishment recently announced that it has updated its Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology International New Constru...


Researchers Track Graphene Admixtures’ Emergence

In a new article by IDTechEX Research Director Dr. Khasha Ghaffarzadeh, “Graphene: The evolving application landscape,” projections of both early and semi-commercial prototype phases are exp...


Desert Ant Inspires Coating Material

Led by Columbia University physics professor Nanfang Yu, researchers have developed a new coating material designed to help keep buildings cool.


New York Approves Climate Leadership Bill

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and legislative leaders have reached an agreement to pass Senate Bill S6599, which sets a net-zero emissions economy goal by 2050.


ACA Announces 2020 Call for Papers

Acting in partnership with Vincentz Network, the American Coatings Association is looking for paper submissions to be presented at the American Coatings Conference 2020, which will run March...


Polymer Prevents Leakage from Solar Cells

In a study by scientists from the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University, research shows that a protective layer of epoxy resin applied on perovskite solar cells hel...


2019 Serpentine Pavilion Unveiled

The latest Serpentine Pavilion structure—a project erected each summer in London’s Hyde Park—has been unveiled by Japanese architect Junya Ishigami.


AAMA Updates Liquid-Applied Flashing Guideline

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has recently updated specifications establishing minimum performance requirements for liquid-applied flashing.


Dow, USGBC Launch Carbon Challenge

The Dow Chemical Company and the United States Green Building Council recently announced via press release that the companies would be co-initiating an inaugural Carbon Challenge Award.


PPG Reveals 2020 Color of the Year, Trends

Global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) has announced its 2020 Color of the Year, which it says offers “escapism in today’s technologically driven society.”


Trump Considers Sanctions for European Pipeline

On Wednesday (June 12), President Donald J. Trump announced that using sanctions to block controversial pipeline Nord Stream 2, were still being considered as a form of action against the Ru...


AkzoNobel, Airbus Develop Chromate-Free Primer

Global aerospace coatings supplier AkzoNobel and international aerospace pioneer Airbus recently teamed up to launch a new chromate-free exterior primer.


2019 eVolo Skyscraper Winners Announced

The winners of eVolo Magazine’s 2019 Skyscraper Competition have been announced. The jury—formed by Melike Altinisik, founder and design principal of Melike Altinisik Archtects; Vincent Call...


Covestro Appoints New Chief Commercial Officer

Coatings and adhesives company Covestro (Pittsburgh) recently announced that it has appointed Sucheta Govil as Chief Commercial Officer.


Behr Unveils 2020 Color Trends Palette

Manufacturer Behr Paint Company (Santa Ana, California) earlier this week unveiled in an emailed press release its 2020 Color Trends palette, which is calls “a balanced mix of grounding shad...


Report: UK's Hackitt Responds on Fire Safety

The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has launched a fourth consultation on improving fire and structural safety of high-rise housing since engineer Dame...


Drones to Help with Infrastructure Inspection

Hokkaido, Japan-based ready-mix and precast producer Aizawa Concrete Corporation has recently announced a partnership with aerospace company Top Flight Technologies, Inc. in an effort to uti...


Thornton Tomasetti Invests in 3D Printing Firm

TTWiiN Investment Partners, the innovation investment arm of global design firm Thornton Tomasetti, recently announced its investment in XtreeE, a Paris-based technology company focused on 3...


Drones to Create Concrete Structures

Over the course of Milan, Italy’s 2019 design week, MuDD Architects debuted “Terramia”—a lightweight structure built out of locally sourced bamboo, tailor-made fabric, and local sands and cl...


MIT Researchers Target ASR Gels

According to the staff at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology-hosted Concrete Sustainability Hub, new research shows that alkali-silica-reaction is a substantial cause of premature con...


Chemours Announces COO, CFO Promotions

Chemical solutions company Chemours recently announced the promotion of chief financial officer Mark Newman to the newly created role of chief operation officer.


Covestro, Evonik Partner for Carbon Challenge

The portal is now open to share ideas in the Carbon Footprint Challenge, a global initiative by the UNITECH International Society, an endeavor to bridge the gap between the corporate and the...


JPCL En Español Launches

The Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings has recently launched a Spanish-language version of its publication, JPCL En Español.


Tech Co. to Print Organic Solar Cells

A Swedish cleantech company Epishine, has recently expressed breakthroughs for the innovation of solar technology.


Nouryon Announces Imagine Chemistry Winners

Specialty chemicals company Nouryon has announced the winners of the 2019 Imagine Chemistry collaborative challenge.


Mosquito-Repellent Paint Earns Certificate

European coatings company CIN announced on Tuesday (May 28) that its anti-mosquito paint, Artilin 3A Mate, has been awarded a five-year effectiveness certificate.


SSPC Opens Structure Award Nominations

SSPC: The Society of Protective Coatings recently announced via an emailed press release that it will be accepting nominations for its 2019-20 Structure Awards, to be presented at the Awards...


Hadid-Designed World Cup Stadium Officially Opens

On May 16, Al Wakrah—one of eight stadiums slated for the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar—held an official opening ceremony, followed by an inaugural match.


PPG Launches Paints with Purpose Campaign

Global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) announced last week the launch of its new Paints with Purpose campaign, which aims to showcase “unexpected applications of next-generation paint and ...


Covestro Launches Research Project

A new research project for waterborne raw materials is being conducted by the Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences at the Technical University of Cologne in collaboration with Covestro.


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Monday

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday in the United States, PaintSquare News will not publish a newsletter on Monday, May 27.


Arkema Increases Resin Production

Global chemicals manufacturer Arkema has announced that it has launched a 30% increase in photocure resin production capacity at its Sartomer site in Canton, China.


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 27.


Covestro CEO MacCleary to Retire

Global provider of high-tech materials company Covestro LLC recently announced the retirement of chief executive officer and chairman of the board, Jerry MacCleary, effective December 31.


Nouryon Imagine Chemistry Finalists Announced

Specialty chemicals company Nouryon (formerly AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals) has announced the finalists for this year’s Imagine Chemistry collaborative challenge.


ABC Study Looks at Reducing Safety Risks

The Associated Builders and Contractors organization recently released its ABC 2019 Safety Performance Report, which has found that companies that take proactive measures to prevent jobsite ...


MegaRust Features Corrosion Panels, Technical Sessions

MegaRust 2019, the American Society of Naval Engineers’ annual Naval corrosion conference, kicked off yesterday and will continue through Thursday, May 16. The conference is taking place in ...


CONSTRUCT to Showcase Exhibitors, Tours

While the Construction Specifications Institute has yet to finalize the 2019 CONSTRUCT conference schedule—slated to take place Oct. 9-11 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center...


Free Webinar: Architectural Coatings Specs

PaintSquare will host a free webinar on Wednesday, May 15, entitled: “Architectural Metal Coatings: What is in a Coating Specification?”


Nippon Acquires Betek Boya

Nippon Paint Holdings Co. Ltd. recently announced via press release that it has acquired Turkish paint manufacturer Betek Boya.


KTA-Tator Celebrates 70 Years

Coating consulting, inspection and services company KTA-Tator Inc. (Pittsburgh) has announced the celebration of its 70th anniversary.


Greenhouse Proposed for Notre Dame Roof

In the wake of Notre Dame Cathedral’s devastating fire, Paris-based architects Studio NAB have submitted a design proposing a greenhouse and educational apiary to sit upon the damaged landma...


Trump Looking at Quotas to Replace Tariffs

As President Donald J. Trump works to update the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, one steel executive has gone on record to say he thinks a quota system will replace the current tariff...


Taiwan Introduces New Reinforced Concrete

At the National Center for Research on Earthquake Engineering (Taipei, Taiwan), researchers have successfully developed a new type of reinforced concrete, specialized for high-rise buildings...


SSPC and NACE: By the Numbers

As SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International have opened discussions regarding possible “synergistic opportunities” between the two organizations (announced in a March...


PaintSquare Readers Optimistic About Talks

In response to the March 18 announcement that SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International have opened discussions regarding potential collaboration between to the organi...


DOT Announces $900M in Infrastructure Grants

The U.S. Department of Transportation announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity on Monday (April 22), totaling $900 million in grants through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Dev...


AkzoNobel Reports Flat Revenue in Q1

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel recently published its first-quarter financial report Wednesday, noting that the company numbers are holding steady in the beginning of this fiscal yea...


Teknos Acquires Drywood Norge AS

Industrial coatings firm Teknos announced that it has completed the acquisition of Drywood Norge AS to support its own growth strategy by entering a new business area in the architectural co...


San Fran Named Most Expensive Place to Build

This year’s International Construction Market Survey, conducted by U.K.-based cost consultant company Turner & Townsend, revealed that San Francisco, California, has peaked as the world’s mo...


Project to Harness Solar Absorbed by Buildings

Launched by a consortium of 13 partners—including AkzoNobel (Amsterdam)—is a new research project aiming to collect wasted solar energy absorbed by buildings.


Notre Dame Spire Design Competition Launched

After tragedy struck Paris last week, France is planning to launch an architectural competition for the spire that was lost in the Notre Dame Cathedral fire.


Provide Your Thoughts on SSPC/NACE Talks

Recently, SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings and NACE International, The Worldwide Corrosion Authority announced the beginning of discussions regarding “synergistic opportunities” bet...


Newsletter Schedule Alert: Friday, April 19

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Friday, April 19, in observance of the Easter holiday weekend.


Fire Consumes Notre Dame Cathedral

On Monday evening, flames engulfed the more than 850-year-old Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, destroying the spire and nearly two-thirds of the roof.


Newsletter Schedule Alert: Friday, April 19

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Friday, April 19, in observance of the Easter holiday weekend.


Axalta Wood Releases 2019 Vibes Collection

Liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta has announced its new edition of industrial wood coatings trends for its Axalta Wood Coatings business (High Point, North Carolina).


AkzoNobel Releases Info on Coating that 'Paints Itself'

Global coatings company AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) recently announced that its working on new technology, developing a hi-tech coating that “paints itself.”


Free Webinar: Understanding Wet Abrasive Blasting Equipment

A webinar broadcast by PaintSquare at 11 a.m. Eastern next Wednesday (April 17) will tackle the topic of understanding current wet abrasive blasting equipment.


British Coatings Federation Launches Job Board

The British Coatings Federation recently announced that it has launched a new Coatings Career Hub, a digital resource that promotes career opportunities in the coatings industry.


PPG Appoints New Chief Digital Officer

Global coatings company PPG announced earlier this week that appointment of Devashish Saxena as vice president and chief digital officer, effective April 1.


Elevation Awards Kicks Off Year of Excellence

Calling all facility owners, architects, contractors and suppliers: Technology Publishing Co.’s third annual Elevation Awards is now officially underway.


Nominations Now Open for 2019 Prestige Awards

PaintSquare Press is pleased to announce the second annual Prestige awards, a program dedicated to recognizing and honoring the most innovative people and products in the protective and mari...


US Green Building Council Launches LEED v4.1

The newest version of the LEED building program is now up and running for cities, communities and homes, according to the U.S. Green Building Council.


MPI Announces New Product Standards

The Master Painters Institute, a division of NACE International Institute, recently announced its new product standards for interior carbon-steel fuel pipes, interior welded fuel tanks, exte...


London Gets 3D ‘Zebra Crossing’

A 3D "zebra crossing" has made its appearance on a road in North-West London in efforts to improve road safety.


Storm Water Solutions Call for Abstracts

Recently, Storm Water Solutions put out a call for abstracts for their SWS Conference & Exhibition 2019.


ACI Announces Cement Physical Tester Sessions

Earlier this month, the American Concrete Institute announced its available Cement Physical Tester certification sessions for the 2019 year.


New Bill Allows Visas for Temporary Workers

Last Wednesday (March 13), U.S. Representative Lloyd Smucker, R-Pennsylvania, introduced two bills that will create a new immigration visa system for construction and other non-farm workers,...


Free Webinar: FEVE Fluoropolymers

PaintSquare will host a free webinar on Wednesday, March 27, entitled: “The Ultimate Performance Specification Using FEVE Fluoropolymers.”


NACE 2020 Call for Abstracts Opens Next Week

While the industry is just days away from NACE’s 2019 Corrosion Conference & Expo, which will run March 24-28 at the Nashville Music City Center, in Nashville, the call for abstracts will so...


RCI Announces New Name, Rebranding

Nonprofit organization RCI Inc. (traditionally known for roofing expertise) announced last week that it is rebranding, complete with new name, and will be known as the International Institut...


NACE Launches New Website

According to an emailed press release, NACE International, a nonprofit association and corrosion expertise and education resource leader, launched its newly resigned website www.nace.org, th...


Studio Develops ‘The Coolest White’ Paint

UNStudio (Amsterdam, Netherlands) and Monopol Colors (Fislisbach, Switzerland) recently developed an extremely reflective white paint that reduces the amount of absorbable heat on buildings,...


BIG Updates MLB Stadium Design

Architecture firm Bjarke Ingels Group has released new designs for Major League Baseball’s Oakland Athletics, following an outcry from the public and city officials reacting to the new stadi...


China's Horizontal Skyscraper Set to Open

China’s highly anticipated Raffles City Chongqing project is reportedly nearing completion, as the last topping out has recently taken place. The $3.8 billion structure is on pace to open la...


$1.8B Vegas Stadium Reveals Coatings Partnership

Officials announced earlier this week a partnership between the NFL’s current Oakland Raiders and a major coatings firm, locking in the coatings brands used for the team’s $1.8 billion Las V...


Work Could Begin Soon on $2B MO Airport Project

Plans are moving forward for Missouri’s nearly $2 billion Kansas City International Airport project and construction could start as early as April, according to reports.


Free Webinar: The Truths & Myths of Beryllium

A panel discussion on the status of beryllium rules in the industry is the topic of PaintSquare's upcoming free webinar: “Beryllium: Truths & Myths.”


Newsletter Schedule Alert: Monday, Feb. 18

PaintSquare Daily News will not be published Monday, Feb. 18, as the offices of PaintSquare parent company Technology Publishing Co. will be closed in observance of the Presidents Day holida...


Mixed Reality Tool Helps Masonry Projects

A Melbourne, Australia-based company is bringing yet another augmented reality tool to construction workers, this time into the process of bricklaying and other masonry projects.


RCI Calls for Symposium, Convention Abstracts

Building envelope association RCI Inc. has put out a call for abstracts for its 2019 Building Envelope Technology Symposium and its 2020 International Convention and Trade Show.


Sherwin-Williams Releases Q4, 2018 Numbers

The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) released its 2018 year-end and fourth-quarter financial results on Thursday (Jan. 31) boasting record consolidated net sales at $17.53 billion.


Research Looking at Cement in Microgravity

Researchers at Penn State University are working with NASA to explore how cement solidifies in microgravity environments. This understanding, according to Penn State, will set the stage for ...


ACI Opens New Regional Office in Dubai

The American Concrete Institute announced earlier this month the opening of a new regional office in Dubai.


BASF Launches Virtual Industry Resource Center

Chemical company BASF announced earlier this week that it has launched its Virtual Design and Construction Resource Center, which aims to offer Building Information Modeling content and othe...


SSPC Sets Standard for Concrete Coating Texture

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings announced earlier this week of a new standard for concrete coatings.


DOL Provides Assistance for Fall Prevention

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced that it has developed a new collection of resources to help employers prevent falls on the job...


Consortium Uses Graphene in Leading Edge Development

The Graphene Flagship consortium, in partnership with Aernnova, Grupo Antolin-Ingenieria and Airbus, recently used composites enhanced with graphene in the development of a leading edge for ...


AkzoNobel Innovation Challenge Officially Begins

Global coating company AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) has officially launched its inaugural Paint the Future campaign, a call to startups that aims to discover solutions that will “accelerate innovat...


Polychem Releases 2019 Color Trends

Polychem Coatings, part of powder coatings company IFS Coatings, recently launched its 2019-20 powder coating color trends.


2019 Conference Boasts 140 on Exhibitor Floor

The exhibit floor at SSPC Coatings+ 2019 promises approximately 140 exhibitors featuring information and demonstrations from exhibitors from every corner of the protective and marine coating...


SSPC to Offer Wide Range of Sessions, Workshops

This year’s SSPC Coatings+ conference, to be held Feb. 11-14, at Coronado Springs Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, is set to cover a wide range of educational topics in the industry.


RPM Releases Q2, Mid-Year Numbers

RPM International Inc. (Medina, Ohio), parent company of coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, released its second-quarter earnings report on Friday, and reported reco...


CONSTRUCT 2019 Issues Call for Sessions

CONSTRUCT has opened its call for sessions for its 2019 expo, set to be held Oct. 9-11 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.


RPM Acquires Specialty Mold Solution Brand

RPM International Inc. (parent company of brands such as Carboline, Tremco, Flowcrete and Rust-Oleum) recently announced that its Rust-Oleum group has acquired Siamons International Inc., pr...


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Thursday, Friday

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Thursday, Nov. 22, or Friday, Nov. 23, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States.


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Thursday, Friday

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Thursday, Nov. 22, or Friday, Nov. 23, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States.


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Monday

In observance of the Memorial Day holiday in the United States, PaintSquare News will not publish a newsletter on Monday, May 28.


SSPC Call for Abstracts Deadline Approaching

The abstract submission deadline for SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings’ 2019 Coatings+ conference is quickly approaching.


Sherwin-Williams Reports First-Quarter Profit Increase

Coatings giant The Sherwin-Williams Company released its first quarter financial report for 2018 on Tuesday, marking a consolidated sales increase of $1.20 billion, or 43.6 percent, to $3.97...


Newsletter Schedule Alert: Friday, March 30

PaintSquare Daily News will not publish a daily newsletter Friday, March 30, in observance of the Easter holiday weekend.


Study Points to Biofuels Speeding UST Corrosion

New research out of the Netherlands indicates that the use of biodiesel as a component in diesel fuel blends could be leading to increased corrosion in underground storage tanks that hold th...


Scientists Tout Seaweed to Fight Biofouling

Researchers at a university in India have proffered a novel idea for protecting the hulls of ships from fouling and corrosion: seaweed.


SSPC Accepting Board Nominations

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings announced last week that it is accepting nominations for one position on its Board of Governors, available as part of its upcoming election.


Newsletter Schedule Alert: Monday, Feb. 19

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


Sales Up, Profits Down for Jotun in 2017

Norwegian paints and coatings manufacturer Jotun (Sandefjord) released its year-end financial report for 2017 last week, noting growth in sales volumes but a decrease in profits, owing large...


AkzoNobel Reveals UV-Based Antifouling Tech

Coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced this week that it, along with Royal Philips, has developed a novel antifouling solution that uses ultraviolet LED light.


Huntsman Corp. Founder Dies at Age 80

Jon Huntsman, founder of specialty chemical firm Huntsman Corporation, died Feb. 2 at the age of 80, passing peacefully at his Salt Lake City home surrounded by family, according to the comp...


AkzoNobel Preliminary 2017 Sales Numbers Up

Coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) released preliminary 2017 year-end financial numbers Thursday (Feb. 8), indicating a slight increase in overall revenues as the company's plan to ...


Lab Develops Fossil Fuel-Free Primer

Scientists in Germany say they have developed a way to use a biobased material, lignin, as a binder for paint primers, opening the door to a potential new type of corrosion-resistant coating...


Concrete Pipes Could House Tiny Homes

Hong Kong studio James Law Cybertecture says it has developed an affordable housing alternative for those interested living in expensive cities with OPod Tube Housing, which transforms concr...


Sherwin-Williams Posts Record Sales in 2017

The Sherwin-Williams Company achieved record sales in 2017 on the heels of its blockbuster acquisition of Valspar, according to its fourth-quarter and year-end earnings reports, released Thu...


Sherwin-Williams Releases Q4, Record 2017 Numbers

The Sherwin-Williams Company (Cleveland) released its fourth-quarter and year-end earnings reports, on Thursday (Jan. 25), reporting record sales in 2017 on the heels of its blockbuster acqu...


Concrete Pipes Could House Tiny Homes

In a move to provide an affordable housing alternative for those interested living in expensive cities, Hong Kong studio James Law Cybertecture has developed OPod Tube Housing, which transfo...


Evaluation Process Predicts Leveling Behavior of Paints

Scientists in Germany say they've developed a new method of predicting a coating formulation's leveling outcome, potentially cutting the time needed to test leveling in the lab.


SSPC 2018 in Images

SSPC 2018 featuring Greencoat wrapped up Thursday (Jan. 18), with the final day's presenters and exhibitors persevering through a citywide water-pressure problem that stemmed from the uncomm...


Antifouling Tech Inspired by Carnivorous Plants

A team of chemistry researchers based out of the University of Sydney Nano Institute, led by associate professor Chiara Neto, have devised antifouling surface coatings that do not contain an...


Lessons Learned: SSPC 2018 Program Wraps

The four-day technical program at SSPC 2018 shed light on topics from surface preparation techniques to coating technology and even moviemaking, catering to everyone from industry beginners ...


SSPC Honors Poster Presenters

SSPC honored the student-participants in its annual poster sessions at its conference, with executive director Bill Worms presenting honors to the top three entries at a short ceremony Wedne...


SSPC Issues Revised PA 7

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings recently announced the revision of standard SSPC-PA 7, Applying Thin Film Coatings to Concrete.


SSPC 2018 Addresses Coating Concrete

Several technical sessions at SSPC 2018 featuring Greencoat, held Jan. 15-18 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, helped attendees better understand the finer points of ...


SSPC 2018 Winds Down for Final Day

Technical sessions, committee meetings and poster session awards kept conference attendees moving Wednesday at SSPC 2018 in an unseasonably chilly New Orleans, as the event prepared to wind ...


SSPC Honors Individuals for Achievement, Service

Some of the most notable figures in the protective coatings industry were honored Monday at the SSPC 2018 awards luncheon, recognizing achievements in the past year and over an entire career...


Exhibit Floor Opens, Sessions Continue at SSPC

SSPC 2018 continued in New Orleans Tuesday with the opening of the exhibit floor—more than 140 vendors strong—as well as technical sessions, workshops, trainings and certifications.


Exhibit Hall Opens with a Flourish

A ribbon-cutting, a good deal of heavy machinery on display and even some live painting—artistic, not airless—marked the kickoff of the exhibit hall portion of SSPC 2018 Tuesday evening.


VersaFlex, Raven Linings Announce Merger

Polyurea coatings and linings firm VersaFlex and epoxy linings manufacturer Raven Lining Systems announced Monday that they have merged, in a deal effective Jan. 1.


SSPC Day 1 Brings Awards, Rebranding

SSPC 2018, in New Orleans, launched Monday with awards honoring individuals and notable projects from the past year, as well as educational sessions on tank coating and lining, abrasive blas...


PaintSquare Debuts Free App at SSPC 2018

A new way to experience PaintSquare is making its debut this week at SSPC 2018: the brand-new PaintSquare app, engineered to be a field coating contractor’s best friend and to provide an ide...


SSPC 2018 Kicks Off in New Orleans

SSPC 2018 featuring Greencoat, the annual conference of SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings, kicks off today at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, with technical se...


Potato Starch Stars in New Coating Binder

A newly developed coating formulation that uses potato starch as a key component is being touted by its creators as an eco-friendly, biobased option, and while it's viable mainly for indoor ...


PaintSquare to Debut New Print Publication

Spring 2018 will bring a new addition to the coatings-industry media landscape: PaintSquare Press, a new quarterly print publication from Technology Publishing Co., publisher of JPCL ...


RPM Sales, Income Up in Q2

RPM International Inc., parent company of industrial and consumer paints and coatings companies including Carboline and Tremco, announced record sales and net income in the second quarter of...


AkzoNobel Names CFO for Specialty Chemicals

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) has named Renier Vree, formerly of design and engineering firm Arcadis, chief financial officer of its Specialty Chemicals business.


GA Nuclear Construction to Move Forward

Georgia regulators gave the Vogtle Nuclear Plant expansion new life with a late-December vote to approve the continuation of construction on two new reactors there despite concerns about the...


Schedule Alert: Year-End Break, Readers' Choice

As 2017 comes to a close, PaintSquare Daily News is wrapping up its regular daily news coverage for the year and getting the annual “best of” issues ready.


Schedule Alert: Year-End Break, Readers' Choice

As 2017 comes to a close, PaintSquare Daily News will be wrapping up its regular daily news coverage for the year and getting the annual “best of” issues ready.


3-D Printing Method Increases Steel Strength, Ductility

A team of researchers based out of a U.K. university says it has identified a method of 3-D printing that creates stronger, more ductile stainless-steel parts than other printing methods hav...


SSPC Issues AB 3 Revision

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings recently announced that it has issued a revision of one of its standards related to abrasive media.


Answers Scant in Blasting Allergy Death

When 33-year-old Justin Mathews died suddenly after a visit to a jobsite where workers had been blasting using walnut-shell abrasive media, it raised questions about food allergies and some ...


Readers Invited to Select Best of JPCL

For the first time, readers are getting a say in determining the year’s best offerings from the Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings, as voting is now open for the inaugural JPCL Reade...


SSPC, AASHTO, NSBA Issue Joint Standard

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is now offering a new standard, issued jointly with the American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials and National Steel Bridge All...


FTC Challenges Titanium Dioxide Merger

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission moved last week to challenge a proposed $1.67 billion merger between two major suppliers of titanium dioxide.


Researchers Identify Concrete Protection Method

A new piece of research out of a U.K. university suggests that a mix of additives and specialized curing agents could be the key to concrete that stands up to harsh environmental conditions.


Covestro Names New CFO

Specialty chemicals firm Covestro announced last week its choice of Thomas Toepfer to fill the position of Chief Financial Officer, effective April 1, 2018.


Axalta-Nippon Discussions End

Less than two weeks after a potential deal between Axalta Coating Systems and Nippon Paint Holdings Co. Ltd. was first broached, talks have ended with no agreement.


Covestro Names New CFO

Specialty chemicals firm Covestro announced earlier this week its choice of Thomas Toepfer to fill the position of Chief Financial Officer, effective April 1, 2018.


Sprayer Made for Protective Coatings

In a recent expansion to its protective coatings sprayer line, Titan Tool released the new plural-component system Helix VR2.3, which features the company's exclusive heating system.


Firm Introduces Renewable Polyols

Global specialty chemicals supplier Perstorp recently announced the introduction of two new renewable polyol products, rounding out a new line of three renewable alternatives to the essentia...


Nippon Pursues Axalta After AkzoNobel Talks End

A day after Axalta Coating Systems and AkzoNobel announced they were finished with merger negotiations, the U.S. industrial coatings firm confirmed Wednesday that it is in talks with Osaka, ...


Schedule Alert: No Newsletter Thursday, Friday

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


Olympic Park Design Will Include Blackest Black

A designer working on the Olympic park for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea has said that he will be using Vantablack—the world's blackest black—to emulate the night sky for visitors ...


Ultraviolet Absorbers Made for Coatings

Songwon Industrial Co. Limited has expanded its line of ultraviolet absorbers with the addition of two new products: Songsorb CS400 and Songsorb CS384-2—both of which are geared toward use i...


Olympics to Feature World's Darkest Material

Vantablack, the world’s blackest material, is set to take the stage at the 2018 winter Olympics in South Korea, and will be used in an architectural design meant to emulate the night sky.


SSPC Golf Tournament Honors Calvo

SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings is honoring a longtime member and supporter who recently passed away by holding a memorial golf tournament in his honor this year at its annual conf...


Iron Oxides Made for Coating Formulation

Specialty chemicals company Lanxess has introduced an expanded line of iron oxide red pigments, known as New Red, which is part of the company's goal to expand the color potential of the pig...


Waterblaster Made for Coating Removal

Florida-based Waterblasting Technologies has introduced the Ground Hog—HT1000SR, a self-rotating, walk-behind water blaster that features vacuum recovery and can operate up to 40,000 PSI.


Covestro Expands Operations, Production Capacity

Covestro (Leverkusen, Germany) has announced the beginning of operations at a new production facility for aqueous polyurethane dispersions (PUDs) at its Dormagen, Germany, site.


New Intumescents Made for Commercial, Industrial Use

Two new coating products from manufacturer Carboline Company (St. Louis) are made to provide fire protection for structural steel, inside and out.


Covestro Expands Production Capacity

Covestro, a global supplier of polyurethane dispersions, has announced the commencement of operations at a new production facility for aqueous PUDs at its Dormagen, Germany, site.


Lab Eyes New Weld Method for Offshore Structures

Scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory are working to develop a better way to perform welds on offshore structures, using a hybrid approach that includes both lasers and arc welding in ...


Researchers: New Fire-Resistive Coating Developed

Officials say new research out of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, has produced a fire-resistant coating that also provides corrosion protection and requires a less intensive app...


Researchers 3-D Print Marine-Grade Stainless

Thanks to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers working in collaboration with other institutions, a breakthrough has been achieved in 3-D printing a common form of marine-grade ...


Researchers Develop New Fire-Resistive Coating

Researchers based out of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, working in conjunction with national industrial developer JTC, say they have produced a fire-resistant coating that also...


First 3-D Printed Concrete Bridge Opens

Engineers in the Netherlands say they’ve completed the world’s first 3-D-printed reinforced concrete bridge, a span for cyclists that’s now open in the town of Gemert.


Coating Made for Rail Car Protection

Global coatings manufacturer Axalta Coating Systems has released Tufcote Protective Rail Car coatings, which are designed for protection in the industrial rail car and transportation sectors...


 
 
   

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