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Benjamin Moore Enhances Aura Interior Paint

Coatings company Benjamin Moore recently announced that it has enhanced its ultra-premium Aura interior paint with a new acrylic resin and formula.


PPG Opens Architectural Coatings Lab in Milan

On Friday, global coatings manufacturer PPG announced that it opened a new architectural paint and coatings color automation laboratory in Milan, Italy.


Formulation Network Created by Evonik, Others

In a press release issued last week, specialty chemicals company Evonik announced the launch of an industry-wide network that users will be able to utilize when conducting joint product sear...


New Product Announcement: Environmental Solution

Earlier this summer, specialty chemicals company Nouryon introduced n new innovative solution that is reported to enable high-performance coatings and adhesives to withstand harsh environmen...


New Product Announcement: Harsh Environment Solution

Global specialty chemicals company Nouryon has recently introduced a new innovative solution reported to enable high-performance coatings and adhesives to withstand harsh environments in the...


Co-Binder Made for Flexibility

Chemical manufacturer Evonik has introduced a new co-binder for corrosion-resistant paints and coatings that the company says promotes resistances to damage from chemicals and ultraviolet li...


University Team Tackles Paint Settling Issue

A paint issue sparked collaboration between a U.S.-based coatings maker and a group of mathematicians from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.


Chemical Handbook Debuts

A Pennsylvania manufacturer of silicone, silane and metal-organic compounds has announced the publication of a chemical handbook focuses on metal-organic materials for many applications, inc...


Handbook Covers Metal-Organics

A new edition of a chemical handbook focuses on metal-organic materials for many applications, including polymers and coatings.


CUI and Coatings of Choice

Corrosion under insulation (CUI) is a huge problem, and those in the field say there is plenty of trauma associated with tackling it.


Good Specifications Prevent Coating Failures

A number of factors, ranging from coating selection to outside influences, can contribute to a coating failure. The next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC presents a scientific approach...


Focus on: Polyaspartic Coatings

How much do you know about polyaspartic coatings? Learn about everything from formulations to performance in “Polyaspartic Coatings Technology – Improving Productivity without Sacrificing Pe...


Lab Machine Allows Tinting on Small Scale

A new mixing instrument for the production of color samples in the lab is designed to reproduce any tint in samples of 100 cc.


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 ...


New VAE Dispersion Touts Low Emissions

Global polymers manufacturer Wacker Chemie AG has released a new binder for use in formulating low-odor and low-emissions interior coatings.


Resin Made to Up Coating Performance

Silicone chemistry company SiVance LLC, a subsidiary of Milliken & Company, has introduced a new reactive silicone technology designed to create highly durable epoxy-silicone hybrid coating ...


Halox Expands Corrosion Inhibitor Line

A corrosion inhibitor that can be used in architectural and industrial coatings as well as concrete admixtures is now available in liquid form.


Corrosion Inhibitor Goes Liquid

An established corrosion inhibitor for use in coatings and concrete admixtures is now available in liquid form.


New Additive Claims Better Coverage

A new rheology modifier on the market promises performance and affordability for formulators of paints meant for use in commercial and residential settings.


Polymer Billed for Low-Odor Paints

Arkema Coating Resins has introduced an opaque polymer for use in low-odor interior and exterior architectural coatings.


ChemQuest, Coatings Center Team Up

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


Chemical Firm Integrates Coatings Center

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


Dow Corning’s New Silicone Technologies

Midland, MI-based Dow Corning has announced it will showcase four new products for the paint and coatings industry at the upcoming American Coatings Show 2016, set for April 12-14 in Indiana...


Dow Corning Touts New Additives, Resins

Dow Corning has introduced new silicone-based additives and resins made for the paint and coatings industry.


Benjamin Moore Asks ‘Is it Still Paint?’

Benjamin Moore has launched a new ad campaign, focused on product formulation, prompting buyers to question their paint selections.


Dow Reveals Binder for Low-VOC Paints

Dow Coating Materials has introduced a new acrylic binder designed to improve hardness in low-VOC architectural coatings.


City Paints a Wee Prevention Tactic

San Francisco is coating building exteriors oft treated as public urinals with a fresh finish designed to splash urine back on the source.


Paint Pushes Past 49,000 Years

BOULDER, CO--If durability is the gold standard of coating performance, here's a paint that passes the test.


49,000-Year-Old Paint Found on Stone

BOULDER, CO--An international team of researchers has discovered a milk- and ochre-based paint dating back 49,000 years that South African inhabitants may have used to decorate their bodies ...


eBook Tackles Coatings Technology

PITTSBURGH--Cutting-edge architectural coatings technology and applications for improved formulations are covered in a free new resource by Durability + Design.


Kelly-Moore Bows Flat Finish

Kelly-Moore Paints has expanded its interior paint line to include a flat, matte finish for residential and commercial projects.


PPG Sunsets a Veteran Brand

The world’s No. 1 coatings company has announced a shift in its oldest architectural brand identity.


U.S. Advances on Mussel Control

After spending six years testing more than 100 coatings, federal researchers have learned a lot about what works, and what doesn't, in fighting invasive marine species.


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.


Cooling Roofs in the Middle East

Dow Construction Chemicals will turn to the Middle East to manufacture a new cool-roof coating material designed for the environmental rigors of that region.


Coatings Fraud Allegations Dismissed

A Massachusetts maker of coatings and spray equipment has withdrawn its claim that a licensee-turned-competitor built the new business on stolen information.


Fluoropolymer Coatings Stage Comeback

PPG Industries Inc. says it will introduce a revamped version of its Duranar ADS (air-dried system) fluoropolymer coatings this summer—three years after the products were withdrawn from the ...


Study: High-Lead Paint Persists in Asia

Long banned in the U.S. and Europe, architectural paint with lead—a lot of lead—is still widely available in Asia, the world's largest coatings market, a new study concludes.


Study Finds High Lead Levels in Asia

Despite a global push to ban lead in paint, “extreme levels” of the toxin are still present in many paints manufactured and sold for use in developing countries, a new study reports.


Polymer Made for Building Envelope Uses

Raw-material producer Mallard Creek Polymers Inc. has introduced BarrierPro 4551, a performance emulsion polymer designed for use in waterproofing, moisture-vapor and air-barrier-coatings fo...


Paint Makers to Pay $1.1B for Lead

Reversing years of legal victories, the Sherwin-Williams Co., NL Industries and ConAgra Grocery Products have been ordered to pay $1.1 billion to remove lead paint from millions of Californi...


Judge Says Lead Paint Makers Must Pay

A California judge has ordered Sherwin-Williams and other former producers of lead-based paint to pay $1.1 billion to replace or contain lead paint in millions of homes.


Insulating Aerogel Takes Top Honor

A versatile hydrophobic silica aerogel used in a remarkable range of insulating, building and coating products has been named "2013 Best Overall Innovation” by a panel of chemical experts.


KILZ Revamps Interior Latex Line

Masterchem Industries LLC has announced a new formulation of its KILZ PRO-X100 Series interior latex paint line, recommended for large, time-sensitive, multi-family residential and commercia...


Cansto Coatings Names New President

Specialty coatings manufacturer Cansto Coatings has tapped an industry veteran of three decades as its new president.


Paint Makers Unite over Chemical Bill

U.S. coating suppliers are pulling out the stops to help pass what they call a "groundbreaking" overhaul of the nation's 37-year-old chemical safety laws.


ACA Urges Members to Push Chemical Bill

Smelling a long-awaited victory, coating manufacturers are beating the bushes to bring home the first overhaul of chemical safety laws in a generation.


Akzo Cries Foul on New Dow Patents

AkzoNobel is accusing Dow Chemical Co. of sidestepping an R&D partnership by attempting to single-handedly patent coating products that the companies developed together.


Dow Coating Patents Spur Akzo Lawsuit

Coatings giant AkzoNobel has filed suit against Dow Chemical Co., accusing the raw materials maker of misusing confidential information gained from a partnership to apply unilaterally for tw...


Insurer: Ameron Knew of Sable Coating Woes

Ameron executives knew of coating failures and corrosion damage at the Sable Offshore Energy Project well before the company applied for insurance related to those problems, according to the...


 
 
   

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