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Study Finds Clear Droplets Produce Iridescent Colors

According to findings from a combined research team from Penn State University (University Park, Pennsylvania) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, Massachusetts), under...


Colorants, Building Envelope Businesses Make Deals

Two companies active in the coatings industry have entered acquisition agreements with U.S. private equity firm American Securities LLC.


Colorants Made for Roof Coatings

New colorants designed for onsite tinting of silicone roof coatings aim to provide owners and contractors with more options.


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...


Birds Inspire Color-Fade Research

U.K. scientists are looking to the sky to better understand why colors fade, and what they have discovered may one day lead to paints and coatings that will keep their color for longer


Scientists Seek to Stop Color-Fade

Why do colorful birds not turn gray as they age? Researchers at the University of Sheffield, South Yorkshire, U.K., say it comes down to the way color is created in the feathers.


Study: White Roofs Keep the Temp Down

Researchers at Queensland University of Technology have discovered that a certain reflective, white coating can decrease a building’s inside temperature when it’s applied to the roof.


Protection Beyond 50 Shades of Gray

Like Henry Ford's black Model Ts, protective coatings users could always have any color they wanted, as long as it was battleship gray. But that may be about to change—and not just for reaso...


Fade-Free Paint Takes Wing

Polly may want a lot of crackers, but her gorgeous colors never seem to need a touch-up. Why is that? The answer has given Ivy League researchers an idea for paint that never fades.


Parex USA Unveils Zero-VOC Colorants

Building materials supplier Parex USA Inc. has introduced new colorant technology that meets Southern California's newly updated VOC limits on tinted exterior coatings and finishes.


Feathers Inspire Fade-Free Paint

When pores on a bird’s feathers flock together, they give Ivy League researchers an idea for paint that never fades.


First Colorant VOC Limits Take Effect

Industrial maintenance and specialty coatings in Southern California are beginning the new year under the nation's first VOC restrictions for colorants.


New Colorant VOC Limits Set for 2014

The United States’ first VOC regulation on colorants for architectural and industrial maintenance coatings is poised to take effect New Year’s Day.


Squid Teaches a Camo Coating Lesson

Want to learn how to hide from your enemies? Ask a squid. Or an octopus. They are the masters at blending into their environment. Researchers of coatings—especially military coatings—want to...


New Pigments Mimic Wood Types

Global paint and coatings tinting producer CPS Color has introduced two transparent iron oxide (TROX) colorants designed to mimic different wood types.


DuPont Settles ‘Cartel’ Suit for $72M

DuPont, the top global producer of titanium dioxide, will pay $72 million in cash to settle a class-action lawsuit accusing the chemical giant of colluding with other makers to fix prices fo...


Ocean Animals Inspire Camo Coatings

Inspired by the color-changing creatures of the sea, researchers are trying to develop camouflage coatings that could shift color properties when triggered by the user’s surroundings.


DuPont to Pay $72M in Price-Fixing Case

DuPont, the world’s largest producer of titanium dioxide, has agreed to pay $72 million in cash to settle allegations by several paint companies that it fixed prices for the common paint pig...


Zero-VOC Colorant System Debuts

Diamond Vogel has announced the debut of its PureColor Zero-VOC Colorant System.


 
 
   

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