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American Coatings Event Celebrates 'Major' Success

Earlier this month, the 2024 American Coatings Show saw over 9,000 total participants with a total of 588 exhibitors in over 138,800 square feet of exhibit space to network and establish new...


New Product Announcement: Industrial Dispersing Agent

Global chemical company BASF recently launched a new dispersing agent made from the company’s Controlled Free Radical Polymerization (CFRP) technology.


BASF Chairman, New Board Members Assume Roles

On Thursday (April 25), global chemical company BASF officially appointed Dr. Markus Kamieth as the new Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors during the company’s Annual Shareholders’...


BASF Renames Two China Dispersion Plants

Last week, global chemical company BASF announced the name changes of two dispersion plants in China to better reflect its product offerings of water-based polymer dispersions.


New Product Announcement: Architectural Acrylic Binders

Last month, global chemical company BASF launched a new portfolio of acrylic binders for architectural coatings.


BASF Selects Apprentices for Training Program

Global chemical company BASF recently announced that it has selected two applicants to participate in the North American Apprenticeship Development Program (NAADP), which aims to develop a p...


Contract Awarded for MI Bridge Rehab Project

The Michigan Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $161,856,518.01 for cleaning, coating and rehabilitation of nine bridge structures along US-23 from south of...


AeroSHARK Tech Aircraft Application Expanding

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


First AeroSHARK-Coated Flight Takes Off

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


PennDOT Awards Bridge Preservation Contract

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $1,842,050.83 for rehabilitation of the 30th Street Bridge in Pittsburgh to Swank Construction Co., of N...


BMW, BASF Partner for ‘Poop-Based’ Paint

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


Study: Biodegradable Silk Offers Microplastic Alternative

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


Bids Wanted for Pittsburgh Bridge Preservation

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform preservation services to the 30th Street Bridge in Pittsburgh.


BASF, Vattenfall Bidding for Offshore Wind Farm

Global chemical company BASF recently announced that it will be partnering with Swedish multinational power company Vattenfall for the offshore wind farm tender of Hollandse Kust West in the...


BASF Expands Reach with Exclusive Distributor

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


TX Rehabilitation Center Soliciting Bids

The Texas Workforce Commission is soliciting bids for various restroom remodeling at the Criss Cole Rehabilitation Center in Austin, Texas.


Airline Equips Fleet with AeroSHARK Tech

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


Contract Awarded for Roberto Clemente Bridge

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has awarded a contract in the amount of $34,477,777 to Mosites Construction Company of Pittsburgh for rehabilitation of the Sixth Street (Robert...


BASF Names New President of Coatings Division

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


BASF Increases Coating Additives Prices

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


Azelis and BASF Partner for Resin Distribution

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


BASF Teams with Sport Group

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


New Product Announcement: Marbled Injection Molding

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


DCL Acquires Sun Chemical Plant in SC

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


BASF Announces North America Apprenticeship Program

Chemicals company BASF recently announced that its 2021 North American Apprenticeship Development Program is in full swing this summer, with more than 30 apprentices joining the company at m...


DIC Finalizes Acquisition of BASF Pigments

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


Lufthansa, BASF Announce New Surface Technology

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


BASF Announces Another Addition to Shanghai Site

Chemical company BASF has announced that it is breaking ground on the third phase of its Innovation Campus Shanghai. The company is now establishing an “academic sounding board” as part of t...


BASF Releases Net-Zero Carbon Emissions Goals

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


BASF Announces Board Appointment, Reshuffling

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


EU Conditionally Approves BASF, DIC Pigment Deal

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


BASF Closes Construction Chemicals Divestiture

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


33 Apprentices Tapped for BASF Pigments Company

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


BASF Donates Masks, Sanitizer

Chemical company BASF has announced that, as part of its “Helping Hands” campaign, it is donating more than 100 million protective masks to help combat the COVID-19 pandemic.


BASF Expands Capacity at Spain Plant

Global chemical company BASF recently announced a single-digit million-euro investment in the capacity expansion of water-based polyurethane dispersions at its Castellbisbal site in Spain.


Equity Firm to Acquire BASF's Construction Chemicals

Late last month, chemical company BASF signed an agreement with an affiliate of private equity firm Lone Star regarding the purchase of BASF’s Construction Chemicals business. The total, on ...


Chemetall Production Site Expansion Completed

Earlier this month, surface treatment firm Chemetall (Frankfurt, Germany), which serves as the surface treatment unit of BASF’s Coatings division, recently completed the expansion of a produ...


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.


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BASF Expands Adhesive Production Facility

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BASF to Invest Millions in Silica Plant

Chemical company BASF recently announced that it is investing a “mid-range double-digit euro million sum” into its silica plant in Düsseldorf, Germany.


BASF Invests $38M in New Shanghai Facility

Chemicals company BASF announced Tuesday (March 12) that it is expanding its scope in the Asia Pacific region with a 34 million-euro ($38.4 million) investment into a new 5,000-square-foot f...


Sika Could Acquire BASF Construction Segment

Swiss chemicals company Sika announced that it is interested in buying a portion of BASF’s construction chemicals business, which will reportedly be up for sale this month.


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...


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A Facility Manager’s Guide to Flooring Issues and Solutions

Managing an industrial facility requires one to wear many hats. Everyone from the company president to the forklift operator regularly highlights areas where repairs or improvements are need...


Bremm Named BASF Coatings President

A company veteran will be taking the helm as president of the Coatings division of chemical company BASF.


BASF Names New President of Coatings Division

Chemical company BASF Corp. has announced a new president for its Coatings division. Dirk Bremm, who has spent nearly two decades with BASF, was appointed to the position on April 1.


Repair Mortar, Grout System Launches

BASF Corp.’s Construction Chemicals division (Shakopee, Minnesota) has introduced a chemical-resistant repair mortar and grout product for concrete substrates and interior applications.


Study: Algae Defense Mechanism Foils Fouling

Marine antifouling coatings are designed specifically to do away with organisms like algae, but new research out of one German university shows how these coatings for ships and other marine ...


New Pigment Line Addition ‘Brilliant’

A new aluminum effects pigment from BASF is designed to expand options for the high-performance industrial coatings industry, as well as automotive coatings.


Wall System to Aid in Seismic Safety

A BASF Construction Chemicals company has unveiled a high performance exterior/interior vertical wall expansion system joint reportedly capable of accommodating large, multi-directional ther...


BASF Bows New Resins for Flooring

BASF has unveiled five new epoxy acrylates that can be used in concrete floor coatings and other coatings formulations.


Epoxy Acrylates Bolster UV Resin Line

Chemical manufacturer BASF has introduced five new epoxy acrylates to its portfolio of UV resins.


AkzoNobel Closes BASF Coatings Deal

Ten months after confirming its intentions, Dutch coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel has completed its acquisition of BASF’s Industrial Coatings business, which supplies products for the constr...


Flooring System Touts Antistatic Properties

A new heavy-duty antistatic industrial flooring system is now available on the European market, according to the Construction Chemicals division of BASF (Mannheim, Germany).


Study: Conservation on the OEM Coatings Line

Elimination of one step in the paint process at BMW Group’s Munich plant has allowed the German vehicle manufacturer to save 12,000 tons of CO2 annually during automotive production, accordi...


Concrete Program Inhabits Alcatraz Island

There was a time when you had to do something pretty bad to end up on Alcatraz Island for a few months. Some students and military veterans working with the Concrete Preservation Institute r...


BASF Says Brand Meets China Standards

The Coatings Division of multinational chemical manufacturing corporation BASF has announced that its portfolio of wind energy-industry products is in compliance with future emissions guidel...


BASF Blast, Fire Impacts Supply Chain

Two weeks after a fire and explosion in a pipeline at BASF’s chemical plant in Ludwigshafen, Germany, the company is still dealing with the aftereffects in its supply line and investigating ...


Probe Launched After Deadly Blast

Three people have died and six more were left severely injured following a powerful explosion that rocked a BASF chemical plant Monday (Oct. 17) in Germany, according to multiple reports.


BASF Blast Kills 2, Injures More

German authorities are investigating the cause of an explosion at a BASF chemical plant that killed two and severely injured at least six. One person remains missing after the incident, acco...


New Admixture Made to Fight Bacteria

A new concrete admixture offered by BASF (Cleveland, OH) is designed to prevent biodeterioration through the use of an electrophysical antibactercial mechanism.


BASF Aims to Extend Bridge’s Service Life

Sited in an active seismic zone and now the longest span in the country, Turkey’s Osman Gazi Bridge brought some unique needs to its construction.


Chemical Companies Face $90B Suit

A whistleblower lawsuit, seeking $90 billion, alleges that four of the largest global chemical manufacturers have concealed information about dangerous chemicals from the government.


Chemical Giants Face $90B Suit

Four major chemical manufacturers are facing a $90 billion lawsuit in which a large U.S. law firm claims they concealed information about dangerous substances from the American government.


BASF, Henkel Agree on Deal

In a move to strengthen its construction chemicals portfolio, the world’s largest chemical company, BASF, plans to acquire Henkel’s professional Western European flooring, tiling and waterpr...


Waterborne Coatings in the Lab

What determines the performance characteristics of waterborne primers and direct-to-metal coatings? Lori Boggs, technical team leader for the Transportation and Industrial Coatings group at ...


BASF Expands in South Asia

Seeking to expand its reach in one of the fastest growing markets in the world, BASF has opened its first production plant in Sri Lanka.


BASF Launches Sealant

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


Sealant Formulated for Damp, Green Concrete

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


BASF Bundles Pigments Brand

The world’s largest chemical producer, BASF, has launched a new global pigments brand to serve customers in the coatings, plastics, printing, cosmetics and agriculture industries.


BASF Reveals New Pigment Brand

Chemical giant BASF has unveiled a new global pigments brand to serve customers across five key industries: coatings, plastics, printing, cosmetics and agriculture.


Rotor Coating Claims Rain Resistance

High resistance to rain erosion is the advantage of a new coating for wind-energy rotor blades, according to manufacturer BASF.


BASF Grows Coatings Arm in $3.2B Deal

Known as a multi-national chemicals manufacturing corporation, BASF is expanding its coatings portfolio through the acquisition of a global surface treatment business.


BASF Launches Liquid Flashing

BASF Wall Systems has introduced Maxflash, a new liquid flashing membrane designed with restoration, air barrier and wall systems’ contractors in mind.


Goodwin to Receive ASTM Honor

ASTM International’s Committee on Concrete and Concrete Aggregates will present its Award of Merit this year to Fred Goodwin, of BASF Construction Chemicals.


Pigments Offer Style, Formulation Options

BASF unveiled three new globally available pigments during the recent 2016 American Coatings Show, held in Indianapolis April 12-14. The pigments are meant to offer enhanced styling and form...


Free Webinar: Why Permeance Matters

A free, two-part webinar series hosted by Durability + Design explores water vapor permeance of coating systems on building exteriors. Part one, held Feb. 24, defined permeance; part two, co...


BASF Embraces Mass Balance Process

German chemical company BASF reports that it is now producing dispersions for interior paints based on “the mass balance” approach.


Defoamer Launches for Flooring Coatings

Multinational chemicals producer BASF has launched a new defoamer product it says offers fast and effective deaeration of 100 percent solids coating systems.


AkzoNobel to Buy BASF Unit for $531M

In a shift of the global performance coatings landscape, global paint and coatings giant AkzoNobel has agreed to buy BASF’s industrial coatings business for €475 million ($531 million), the ...


AkzoNobel, BASF Agree to $531M Deal

In a move it says will strengthen its coil coatings market presence, AkzoNobel will pay €475 million ($531 million) to acquire BASF’s industrial coatings business.


AkzoNobel Weighs Deal with BASF

A recent industry speculation concerning Dutch paint and specialty chemicals firm AkzoNobel and German chemical giant BASF has been put to rest.


AkzoNobel Eyes a BASF Coatings Segment

Dutch paints and specialty chemicals firm AkzoNobel has put to rest recent industry speculation that it is pursuing the purchase of BASF’s Industrial Coatings business.


Polymers Introduced in Indian Market

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


Trends, Technologies Shine at WOC 2016

LAS VEGAS—More than 55,000 concrete and masonry professionals gathered in Las Vegas this week to take part in the World of Concrete 2016.


BASF Unveils Two Effect Pigments

BASF has developed two new pigments—an elegant gold and bold red-brown—billed to offer an antique look to interiors.


Hardener Made for Industrial Coatings

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


Concrete Floor Coatings on the Rise

A growing awareness of concrete floor coatings combined with increased construction activity throughout the world are expected to grow the concrete floor coatings industry over the next five...


Pigments Keep a Black Yacht Cool

The first all-black racing yacht has just hit the water, and it’s the heat-reflecting properties of the pigments in the coatings that make it possible.


BASF Champions Workplace Diversity

Global chemical manufacturing giant BASF has announced that it has formal goals in place to increase the diversity of its management team in the years ahead.


Fiber Mesh for Stucco Walls Debuts

BASF Corp. has created a mesh that the company says is designed to provide crack suppression and isolation in stucco wall systems.


Wall Made to Control Heat, Moisture

BASF Corp. has developed a single integrated wall-enclosure system designed to deliver control of heat, air and moisture as well as increased structural integrity.


New Polyol Protects Industrial Floors

Chemical manufacturing giant BASF has announced the release of a new polyol that is designed to increase the resistance of indoor flooring in demanding environments, such as industrial wareh...


BASF Shutters Business Unit

German chemicals giant BASF has announced plans to exit the dimer and polyamide resin business and consolidate its pigment activities.


BASF Exits One Stream, Expands Another

A decline in the North American market has led German chemicals giant BASF to exit the dimer and polyamide resin business.


Protective Market Set for Steady Growth

DALLAS—Rust will be ringing up profits at a good clip for protective-coatings makers worldwide in the years ahead, a new market forecast asserts.


Clear Protection Made for Concrete

BASF has introduced a water-based, 100 percent acrylic coating to protect vertical concrete exteriors from water and dirt.


BASF Launches Concrete Wall Coating

BASF has rolled out a new hydrophobic protective coating engineered to protect vertical concrete, concrete masonry units (CMU), and masonry.


Coating Flow Grows from China, Mideast

Major coating suppliers have been increasing their global operations outside the U.S., with recent expansions throughout China and the Middle East.


Free Webinar: Proper Concrete Prep

What does it take to make coatings stick to concrete? Proper application, sure, but one of the most important factors in successful coating work sits on the surface.


Free Webinar Takes on 2k Urethanes

Increasing regulations are handing the coating industry new challenges in providing products that are environmentally friendly without sacrificing performance.


Stirring Up New Batch of Paint Chemists

The European coatings industry is making a fresh push to recruit students with an intensive new graduate-level engineering specialty program backed by suppliers.


New Leaders, Conference for EIFS Industry

On the eve of a rare high-profile symposium, the Exterior Insulation and Finish Systems (EIFS) industry has elected a new president and slate of directors.


Curing Compound Boasts Early Start

BASF has introduced an evaporation retardant and finishing aid for concrete that can help prevent shrinkage cracks as industrial flooring concrete dries.


Webinar Offers Tips on DTM Performance

Ensuring that the new generation of waterborne direct-to-metal coatings performs as required will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


BASF Bows Coating to Repel Water

A new modified-acrylic protective coating is billed to repel water and resist dirt on a variety of substrates, including concrete, EIFS and stucco.


New Coating Repels Water Colorfully

BASF Corp.’s Wall Systems business has introduced a high-build exterior protective coating designed to repel water and resist dirt.


Getting the Most from Concrete Coatings

Coatings can solve many of concrete’s problems—from durability concerns to deterioration issues—while enhancing the beauty of the building material.


EPA Seeks Entries for Green Challenge

Safer, cleaner, more efficient industry technologies are invited to compete in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s annual green chemistry competition.


19th ‘Green Chemistry’ Challenge Opens

Federal environmental officials are recruiting greener chemicals, products and reactions for the 2014 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards.


Coating Protects Rotor Blade Edges

BASF has announced a new paint designed to protect the edges of wind turbine rotor blades.


Global Auto Paint Market Accelerates

Firmly on its mark with economic and environmental trends, the automotive coatings industry is set to grow, crossing an $11.7 billion finish line within five years, a new market forecast rep...


BASF to Cut Jobs in Resins, Pigments

German chemicals giant BASF has announced a global restructuring plan that will eliminate 500 positions by the end of 2015.


New Textured Finishes for Walls Systems

A new line of modified acrylic finishes for wall cladding and exterior surfaces has been introduced by the Wall Systems business of BASF Corp.’s Construction Chemicals Division.


BASF Blast Laid to WWII Bomb

BASF has confirmed that an explosive device, most likely a World War II-era bomb, caused the blast that left one person injured Tuesday at a plant construction site in Germany.


1 Injured in Explosion at BASF Site

An explosion at BASF’s plant construction site in Germany has injured one worker, the giant chemical manufacturer said on Tuesday (Feb. 26).


Jury to Decide Dow Price-Fixing Case

Eight years after the suit was filed, Dow Chemical Co. is preparing to defend itself before a federal-court jury over allegations that it participated in a urethane price-fixing conspiracy w...


Antimicrobial Market Set to Clean Up

The global antimicrobial coatings market is on track to reach to $3.3 billion by 2018—doubling its value in six years—with North America leading revenue and demand, a new market forecast con...


Scholarship, Service Take SSPC Awards

SAN ANTONIO—A scholarly yet sassy examination of the "nether world" of Corrosion Under Insulation took the 2013 Outstanding Publication Award on the opening day of SSPC 2013.


 
 
   

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