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New Product Announcement: Paint Shaker

Worldwide distributor, producer and designer of quality physical and inspection instruments for the paint, coatings and related industries Paul N. Gardner USA (Columbia, Maryland) has recent...


World's Skinniest Skyscraper Completes in NYC

Interiors have recently been completed at New York City’s 91-story Steinway Tower, also known by many as 111 West 57th Street, marking the official completion of the residential high-rise.


‘Cool Pavement’ Coating Peels Off in AZ Rain

A pavement coating applied to a Phoenix neighborhood with the hopes of lowering temperatures recently peeled and flaked off roadways during a rain event over the weekend.


NJ to Establish New Building Standards

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has recently announced plans to issue new environmental permitting rules regarding flood-control efforts.


Jon-Don Acquires Norkan, CRT

Commercial supplies, equipment and consumables supplier Jon-Don has recently announced the acquisition of Norkan Industrial Supplies and CRT Industrial Equipment.


Floor Coating Applied to Meat Processing Facility

Food and beverage industry flooring specialists Allied Finishes recently completed a floor coating project for a chicken meat processing facility.


Report: Industrial Floor Coating Market to Grow

The global floor coating market is anticipated to grow to $5.5 billion by 2030, a recent research report predicts, with the market already valued at $3.1 billion in 2020.


Design Demands Down Considerably

The American Institute of Architects recently reported that demand for design services softened considerably in October. The latest AIA Architecture Billings Index report marks the first dec...


New Jersey State House Undergoes Restoration

Global manufacturer of dry, low dust, recyclable abrasive blasting media and related equipment Sponge-Jet (Newington, New Hampshire) was recently reported to have played a role in a $300 mil...


JPCL Coatings 101 Series Continues

The next installment of the Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings Coatings 101 series focuses on inspection for industrial coatings projects, including roles, responsibilities an...


New Product Announcement: Black Pigment

Pigment company Shepherd Color recently announced the launch of its new black pigment with jet masstone color and high tint strength.


EU Annuls Titanium Dioxide Classification

Late last month, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued a press release announcing the annulment of the Commission Delegated Regulation of 2019 concerning the harmonized cl...


Reports Highlight Decline in Backlog, Spending

The Associated Builders and Contractors recently released its Construction Backlog Indicator numbers for the month of October, reporting that the CBI wavered downward.


Designs Revealed for 2023 Serpentine Pavilion

In a recent press release, London-based Serpentine Galleries has revealed plans for its 2023 Pavilion, designed by Lebanese-born, Paris-based architect Lina Ghotmeh.


New Product Announcement: Sealing Compound

In an emailed press release, full-line manufacturer of polymer-modified bitumen roofing and waterproofing membranes Bitec (Morrilton, Arkansas) recently introduced a sealing compound for roo...


Researchers Explore Nature-Inspired Materials

A new study has looked out taking inspiration from the biological world to create tougher, more sustainable materials, with potential to create new solar panels or coatings for hypersonic je...


ACA Extends 2023 Abstract Deadline

In an emailed press release, the American Coatings Association (ACA) announced it was extending the deadline for abstract submissions for its 2023 CoatingsTech Conference from Dec. 1 to Dec....


Denver Airport Opens New Concourses

In a press release issued earlier this month, the Denver International Airport (DEN) and United Airlines announced the opening of its new gates on Concourses A and B.


New Product Announcement: Biocide-Free Fouling Coating

Earlier this month, global coatings company AkzoNobel launched the first product from its new biocide-free, or B-Free, fouling control range from the company’s Yacht Coatings business.


NASA Contract Signed for Coatings Technology

Nanotechnology research company Advanced Material Development recently announced that it has signed a collaborative work contract with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s Jet...


Proposals Updated in Toronto 'Skyscraper Race'

In observing the many architectural changes in Toronto’s skyline over the past decade and recent proposals for new record-breaking skyscrapers in the city, observers have recently coined the...


EMSL Performs EPA Antimicrobial Coating Tests

Recently, an unnamed manufacturer turned to EMSL Analytical Inc. to determine if its antimicrobial coating has activity over an extended period.


France Approves New Solar Mandate

The French Senate has recently approved new legislation requiring that the roofs of existing and new car parks with at least 80 spaces be covered by solar panels.


Researchers Develop Self-Cleaning Solar Panel Coating

A team from the Indian Institute of Technology Jodhpur has reportedly developed a new coating technology that can self-clean solar panel surfaces.


New Product Announcement: Insulation Coating Feedstocks

Specialty chemicals company Evonik has recently released a new product line of feedstocks to substantially improve the performance of thermal insulation coatings.


Artemis I Features Collection of Coatings Tech

Last week, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s historic uncrewed test flight Artemis 1 lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.


University ‘Castle Building’ Receives $4M Reno Grant

A historic building at Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania, recently received a $4 million state grant for major renovations.


Sansin Coating Passes ASTM Standards

In a recent press release, global leader in environmentally friendly, high-performance wood protection Sansin Corporation (Strathroy, Ontario, Canada) announced that its FireStop97 flame spr...


Architect to Build Vertical Forest Towers in Dubai

During the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, Italian studio Stefano Boeri Architetti announced plans to construct another Vertical Forest.


New Product Announcement: Antibacterial Tech

Established in the antimicrobial, odor control, sanitization and disinfection markets, and part of Barr Brands International, Microban International has recently announced the development of...


University Advances Plans for Athletic Center

Last week, the University of Pittsburgh’s Property and Facilities Committee officially approved plans for a series of state-of-the-art athletics projects.


Company Explores Using Fly-Ash in Paint

Last month, research and commercialization company Vecor Technologies recently presented its work of incorporating fly-ash into materials, including for the paint industry.


Recycled Bricks Used for Museum Facade

Having been under construction for the last several months, reports have recently shared that Design Museum Gent in Ghent, Belgium, will be utilizing recycled bricks on its exterior facade.


First Carbon Concrete Building Completed

After two and a half years of construction, crews have recently completed what is being dubbed the world’s first carbon concrete building.


Survey Examines Architecture Business

Last week, The American Institute of Architects released the results of its recent industry survey, which examined business topics in architecture, such as billings, staffing and internation...


Property Firm Penalized for Lead Paint

In the latest slew of penalizations by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for lead-based paint violations, a property management and development firm in Waterbury, Connecticut, was rec...


Study Examines Coating Failures in Real-Time

A new study has observed the tribological behavior of coatings in real-time, allowing researchers to better understand and design coatings for optimal results.


World of Concrete Launches New Awards Program

Global concrete and masonry industry connector World of Concrete recently introduced its new Innovative Product Awards, dedicated to recognizing and showcasing innovative and forward-thinkin...


Joint Venture Selected for Bills' Stadium

Last Thursday (Nov. 3), Pegula Sports & Entertainment announced the selection of joint venture Gilbane Building Co. and Turner Construction in association with 34 Group as the construction m...


APC Lands New Tank Recoating Deal

Protective coatings manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings Inc. (Avon, Ohio) recently announced that it has landed its third deal of the year with Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement (BSM) to re...


Sherwin-Williams Breaks Ground on NC Facility

Late last month, global coatings manufacturer The Sherwin-Williams Company hosted a ceremonial groundbreaking to expand its manufacturing and distribution facilities in Statesville, North Ca...


Biotechnology Enhances Marine Antifouling Coatings

Antifouling biotechnology developers I-Tech AB and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden recently announced they have developed a new method for introducing its barnacle repelling active agent ...


Contractor Utilizes Drones for Pressure Washing

Commercial coatings contractor Tim Payne Painting (Chattanooga, Tennessee) was recently interviewed for the company’s adoption of drone technology.


Researchers Create Climate-Friendly Window Coating

A group of researchers has recently published a study on a new transparent window coating that could be utilized to lower the temperature inside buildings.


Arkema Recycling Program Producing Polyamides

Specialty chemicals company Arkema recently announced that partially or fully recycled polyamide products are being produced at its custom recycling center in Italy.


Versatile Hosting Epoxy Floor Coating Contest

Manufacturer of epoxy and polyaspartic floor coatings for residential, industrial and commercial concrete floors Versatile Building Products is now accepting submissions for an epoxy photo c...


Hempel PFP Coating Gains Certification, CE Mark

Global coatings company Hempel recently announced via emailed release that its Hempafire Pro 400 coating has been certified in accordance with the EN13381-8 standard and granted the CE mark.


ACI, GCCA Sign International Partnership

The American Concrete Institute and the Global Cement and Concrete Association recently signed an International Partnership Agreement, formalizing their cooperative efforts.


New Product Announcement: Roofing Adhesive

A new roofing product has been recently released by Soprema (Wadsworth, Ohio), a leader in the commercial roofing, waterproofing, wall protection and civil engineering waterproofing industri...


OH Startup Sealing Air Ducts, Building Envelopes

To help mitigate wasted energy in residential properties, a Dayton, Ohio-based startup has recently made its systems available across the United States and in 29 countries.


Deadline Extended for 2022 Prestige Awards

The deadline for submitting nominations for this year’s Journal of Protective Coatings and Linings Prestige Awards has been extended to Nov. 30.


University Developing Solar Cell Coating Method

A research team from the University of Helsinki in Finland is developing thin films needed to handle new types of halide perovskite solar cells.


AIA Revamps Architecture Conference

Late last month, the American Institute of Architects announced that it assumed management of the AIA Conference on Architecture tradeshow from Informa.


Technology Produces New Superabrasive Tools

A research team from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras has developed a new technology that can reportedly produce new-generation superabrasive tools for advanced grinding application...


Buffalo Bills’ Stadium Renderings Released

Officials from the National Football League’s New York-based Buffalo Bills have released the first renderings for its new $1.4 billion open-air stadium.


Antimicrobial Paint Used in Case Study

In an emailed press release, global coatings manufacturer PPG recently shared that its antimicrobial paint containing Corning Guardiant technology was used to protect the largest school syst...


New Product Announcement: Vertical Repair Mortar

Corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation recently announced the release of its new vertical and overhead repair mortar to inhibit corrosion and reduce the risk of the ring-anode effec...


Scientists Study Antifouling Coatings, Coral Growth

A marine biologist from the Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Research (ZMT) in Germany recently studied how antifouling coatings can curb algal growth while still protecting tropical coral...


Allnex Opens New R&D Center in Austria

Allnex, an international supplier of resins for architectural, industrial, OEM and special purpose coatings, recently announced the opening of a new state-of-the-art research and development...


VT Engineers Modernizing Modular Structures

A team at TenFold Engineering is working to revolutionize relocatable modular construction out of its precision manufacturing hub in Springfield, Vermont.


Carboline Launches New Podcast Series

Global coatings, linings and fireproofing manufacturer Carboline Company (St. Louis) recently relaunched its podcast series with a new name and direction


Construction Begins on Linear City

Aerial photography company OT Sky recently shared footage of initial construction efforts underway at Saudi Arabia's to-be massive linear city, The Line.


AIA Reports Moderate, Healthy ABI

Last week, The American Institute of Architects reported that architecture firms shared increasing demand for design services in September. The latest AIA Architecture Billings Index report ...


Researchers Develop New Superhydrophobic Coating

A research team from the Institute of Oceanology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences recently reported a new mechanical robust superhydrophobic coating that can be applied via spray-coating.


Tnemec Announces 2022 Tank of the Year

On Friday (Oct. 21), protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. released a video announcing the winner of its 2022 Tank of the Year competition.


TN Titans Strike Deal for $2.2B Stadium

The National Football League’s Tennessee Titans of Nashville recently announced that they’ve reached an agreement with the city’s mayor for the construction of a new stadium.


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.


Paint Films Could Reveal Vehicle Scratches

A patent application from German automobile and motorcycle manufacturer BMW was recently published for a vehicle scratch detection system that would allow drivers to be alerted when their ca...


JPCL Steel Coating Buying Guide Online Now

The 2022 Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings Coating Systems Buying Guide for Steel is available in print and online at paintsquare.com.


Bacteria-Killing Material Developed for Surfaces

Researchers from the University of British Columbia have recently developed a copper-coated technology capable of killing bacteria.


FTC Wins Deceptive Insulation Claims Case

The Federal Trade Commission recently won a court order against several companies for fraudulently claiming their coatings have insulating properties.


Construction Input Prices Dip in September

According to an analysis of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Producer Price Index data by the Associated Builders and Contractors, construction and nonresidential input prices both dippe...


Construction Begins at $1B Science Campus

Late last month, work began on what is anticipated to be the largest mixed-use research development in North Carolina's Research Triangle.


New Product Announcement: Antifouling Paint Tech

Nanoporous material manufacturer Svenska Aerogel recently presented a new product that can be used in antifouling paints to reduce copper toxicity in the ocean.


Artist Paints with Moss for New Mural

A satellite location of Textile Brewing Company (Dyersville, Iowa) has recently received a unique mural on one of its exterior patio walls.


MA Water Tower Undergoing $3.6M Rehab

The Forest Street Water Tower in Methuen, Massachusetts, will be out of service for the next seven month as it undergoes a $3.6 million renovation project.


New Product Announcement: Polymeric Dispersing Agent

Earlier this year, global provider of specialty chemicals Clariant launched its first universal polymeric dispersing agent for organic and inorganic pigment preparations.


Work Begins at $4B San Diego Riverwalk

Nearly two years since its original approval, a ceremonial groundbreaking was recently held at Mission Valley’s $4 billion Riverwalk in San Diego.


Nippon Paint Specified for Carrier Ship Trio

Global coatings company Nippon Paint Marine reported that its hull and hold coatings were specified for a trio of Very Large Ore Carriers in South Korea.


New Product Announcement: Polyester Resin

Allnex, an international supplier of resins for architectural, industrial, OEM and special purpose coatings, recently announced the launch of its new outdoor industrial polyester resin.


Researchers Awarded Patent for Metal Coating

A research team from Eastern Michigan University was recently awarded a U.S. patent for their invention of Organic-Inorganic Hybrid (OIH) coating methods to potentially replace hazardous hea...


Mule-Hide Expands Roofing System Availability

Roofing systems company Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. recently announced that it has expanded six of its spray polyurethane foam roofing systems to be available nationwide.


MI Proposes VOC Rule Amendments

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy issued a proposed rule package at the end of September regarding volatile organic compound emissions.


Ford Plant Transformed for Bio Research

Renovations to an eight-story, former Ford Motor Company Assembly Plant in Pittsburgh were recently completed, marking the opening of the city’s newest biomedical research hub.


Chicago Passes Decarbonization Bill

Late last month, Chicago City Council voted to pass Mayor Lori Lightfoot's 2022 Chicago Energy Transformation Code, making the city one of the first major U.S. cities and the first city in I...


New Product Announcement: Matting Resin

Earlier this year, global chemistry supplier Stahl polymers announced the launch of a new, water-based and additive-free matting resin.


Reno Underway at Historic MI Community Center

Major renovations are continuing to take place at the 150-year-old Clark Lake Community Center in Michigan, thanks to new owners.


Evonik Increases Additive Capacities

In a recent online press release, specialty chemicals company Evonik announced that its Coating Additives business line is increasing the capacities of two additive product groups for archit...


‘World’s Whitest Paint' Gets New Formulation

Researchers at Purdue University have recently developed a new thinner, lighter formulation for its “whitest white” paint, making it ideal for cooling vehicles or aircraft.


New Product Announcement: High Solids Epoxy Lining

Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine has recently announced the launch of its new NSF/ANSI/CAN 600-compliant high solids epoxy lining for potable water assets.


Report: Total Construction Starts Show Decline

Dodge Data & Analytics recently issued a new report on construction projects in the United States, revealing total construction starts fell 9% in August to a seasonally adjusted annual rate ...


PPG Launches New Light Industrial Brand

Last month, global coatings company PPG announced its newly-formed brand design to support light industrial customers, including liquid coatings, powder coatings and allied products.


New Coating Mimics Polymer from Mussels

A coating from specialty materials company Mussel Polymers, Inc., has recently been used to strengthen carbon and aramid fibers, allowing for stronger, more lightweight materials.


Semple Launches Blood-Mixed Paint Collection

British artist Stuart Semple has recently found himself at the center of controversy with his latest product launch: the Gay Blood Collection.


Bidding Opens for FL Construction Project

The Delray Beach Community Redevelopment Authority is soliciting bids for the construction of a new Commercial Redevelopment Agency (CRA) building in Delray Beach, Florida.


ToughGuard Paint Sealant Launches New Website

ToughGuard High Performance Coatings recently announced that it has teamed up with aviation marketing company ABCI to launch a new website for its paint protection products.


Dubai Considers Proposed Moon Resort

Architectural design and intellectual property licensor Moon World Resorts is looking to license four structures around the globe resembling the Earth's natural satellite.


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New Product Announcement: Floor Paint, Concrete Stain

PPG’s Glidden paint brand recently launched a new floor paint and concrete stain product line featuring Cool Surface Technology.


Facade Installation Launches at Lucas Museum

Construction crews have recently begun installing curved fiberglass-reinforced polymer (FRP) panels on the southern facade of the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art in Los Angeles, marking a cons...


Arkema Joins Circular Plastic Recycling Project

Specialty chemicals company Arkema announced last week that it will be joining a consortium of Spanish companies to enhance the recyclability of post-consumer plastics and tires to reuse for...


Alora Earns US Green Seal Certification

Last week, Alora Paints announced in a press release that it had recently become the first and only Singapore-based paint company to receive to U.S. Green Seal certification, a global enviro...


JFK Airport Breaks Ground on $9.5B Terminal One

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey recently celebrated the groundbreaking of the $9.5 billion, privately financed New Terminal One (NTO) at the John F. Kennedy International Airpo...


New Product Announcement: Metallic Topcoat

Earlier this week, marine and protective coatings company Jotun released its new high-gloss metallic topcoat system for its superyacht segment.


ACA Opens Call for Papers

The American Coatings Association has issued a call for papers for its 2023 CoatingsTech Conference, slated to take place June 26-28, 2023, in Cleveland.


250 Homes Repainted in Blue City

Known by the world as “Blue City,” the iconic area of Rajasthan, India, recently had 250 homes repainted.


PPG to Power MI Facility with Clean Energy

Last week, global coatings company PPG announced that it has reached an agreement that will help power its Adrian, Michigan, manufacturing facility with clean energy by 2024.


Contractor Connect Releases Conference Agenda

Technology Publishing Company’s popular hosted buyer event for the protective and marine coatings industry, Contractor Connect, is excited to share activities and opportunities slated for it...


Contractors Wanted for CA Recreational Reno

The City of South Lake Tahoe is soliciting bids for renovations at a recreational complex in South Lake Tahoe, California.


AU Company Testing ‘Glow-in-the-Dark’ Road Lines

Australian company Tarmac Linemarking completed a trial run of its photoluminescent line markings earlier this year, with the “glow-in-the-dark” highway lines recently going viral online.


Evonik Opens Innovation Hub in PA

At the beginning of the month, specialty chemicals company Evonik announced in a press release that it had opened an innovation hub at its site in Allentown, Pennsylvania.


Shortlist Designs Shared for $130M Bezos Center

Plans for the $130 million Bezos Learning Center at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C have taken another step forward with the release of five design proposal...


Nippon Coating Reduces Ship Routine Maintenance

Global coatings company Nippon Paint Marine recently announced that a bulker ship cargo hold coated with its anticorrosive coating is not anticipated to require any remedial coating work unt...


New Product Announcement: Polyether Polyols

Global manufacturer of material solutions Covestro (Pittsburgh) recently introduced what the company is calling “more sustainable polyether polyols.”


China High-Rise Engulfed in Flames

The outer wall of a skyscraper owned by state-owned telecommunications company China Telecom was destroyed by a fire last Friday (Sept. 16).


New Product Announcement: Edge Protection Coating

Global coatings company Hempel recently released its new leading edge protection (LEP) coating for wind turbine rotor blades.


Zentek Presents Icephobic Coating Tech Update

Zentek Ltd., a Canadian development and commercialization company, has recently provided an update on testing results for its icephobic coating technology.


Artist Mural to Add $14M to Structure Value

Building owners Tarina Tarantino and Alfonso Campos are hoping to sell their building in Los Angeles for a price tag that’s $14 million higher than the structure’s actual worth.


USGBC Celebrates World Green Building Week

The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) recently joined more than 70 Green Building Councils from around the world to celebrate World Green Building Week.


Arkema Finalizes Acquisition of Polimeros Especiales

At the beginning of the month, specialty chemicals company Arkema announced that the acquisition of privately-owned Mexican high-performance waterborne resins producer, Polimeros Especiales,...


University Develops New Ice-Shedding Coating

Researchers from the University of Houston have recently announced that its new sprayable ice-shedding material is 100 times stronger than other coatings.


Dutch Boy Releases 2023 Color Trend Forecast

Dutch Boy Paints, part of The Sherwin-Williams Company Diversified Brands Division, has recently unveiled its 2023 Color of the Year: Rustic Greige.


Rembrandt Restoration Provides Impasto Insights

A team of researchers from global coatings company AkzoNobel has recently discovered several ways of creating the “perfect impasto” as part of a years-long analysis of Rembrandt’s 17th-centu...


Nippon Paint Exhibits ‘Excellent’ Static Antifouling

Global coatings company Nippon Paint Marine recently reported that cruise ships coated with its Aquaterras antifouling system are returning to service with hulls free of biofouling.


Surface Protection Companies Announce New Brand

Four pioneers in the surface protection industry announced in August that they’ve officially united and will be operating under one parent brand.


Experts Concerned by MVP Coating Integrity

With pipes intended for the long-delayed Mountain Valley Pipeline stored above ground for years, concerns have been raised by residents and experts regarding the coatings, corrosion and the ...


University Develops Antibacterial Coating

A team of engineers and immunologists from the University of Michigan have recently announced the development of a new durable coating capable of killing bacteria and viruses quickly and for...


Jotun Releases Offshore Wind Coating Report

Marine and protective coatings company Jotun recently announced that one of its glass flake polyester (GFP) coatings has provided more than 30 years of maintenance-free corrosion protection ...


Coast Guard Hosts Ceremony for Museum Construction

Last month, a group of United States Coast Guard officials, association members and politicians attended a keel-laying ceremony to celebrate the launch of construction for what will be the n...


New Product Announcement: Defect Detection Tech

Evonik's Coating Additives business line has recently launched a new tool for the digital analysis of coated test samples.


Navy Shipyards Standardize Painter Wage Grades

Earlier this week, the U.S. Navy announced that it was standardizing wages for federal painters across all four public shipyards. The wage-grade increase is scheduled to take effect this mon...


EPA Finds PV29 Poses Unreasonable Risks

On Tuesday (Sept. 6), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that it had finalized a revision to the risk determination for C.I. Pigment Violet 29 (PV29).


Chicago Lead Painted Viaducts Water Blasted

Viaducts along Central Park in Chicago have reportedly been water blasted by city crews just months after reports of testing found that the paint contains lead levels hundreds of times highe...


Sun-Reflective Coating Applied on GA Playground

A green private institution that educates students from preschool through eighth grade in Mableton, Georgia, has recently installed a solar-reflective coating on its basketball court and pla...


CQ Technology Institute Supports Graphene Tech

The ChemQuest Technology Institute recently entered a three-year, collaborative innovation agreement to support the growth and validation of Universal Matter’s graphene technology.


New Product Announcement: Zinc Flake Pigments

In a recent press release, pigment manufacturer The Eckart Group announced it has a released a new zinc flake pigment optimized for sustainable corrosion protective paint systems.


Milwaukee Unveils Paint the Pavement Program

The City of Milwaukee Department of Public Works recently introduced its Paint the Pavement program to transform city streets and sidewalks while creating a sense of community.


CA Arena Announces 2-Year Reno Plan

The National Basketball Association announced late last month that the Crypto.com Arena, home of the Los Angeles Lakers, would be undergoing significant changes over the next two years.


Highlights from Latest Issue of JPCL

The August issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is available in print and online at paintsquare.com. This issue contains feature articles on lining systems for biofue...


Grass Paint Aids Lawn Aesthetic in MA Drought

While an ongoing drought has lawns in Massachusetts looking more brown than green, some residents have recently taken to new measures to keep their yards looking healthy.


ND Engineers Survey Climate-Resilient Homes

A team of civil and environmental engineers from the University of Notre Dame (ND) is working to make homes more resilient to climate change and worsening natural disasters.


$2B Intuit Dome Takes Shape in CA

The National Basketball Association’s $2 billion Intuit Dome arena for the Los Angeles Clippers is reportedly making headway in Inglewood, California.


New Protective Coating Heading to ISS for Study

A coating developed by a Florida International University lab to protect equipment on the lunar surface from radiation is scheduled to be studied on the International Space Station this fall...


Demand for Design Services Remains Healthy

Last week, The American Institute of Architects released its Architectural Billings Index score for July, reporting an increase in demand for design services for the eighteenth consecutive m...


New Product Announcement: Waterborne Binder

Specialty chemicals company Arkema recently announced its new performance waterborne binder for use in formulating industrial paints with reduced VOC levels (<150 g/l).


Study Tests Tires for Architectural Use

Researchers from the University of South Australia have recently conducted a series of tests to observe how end-of-life tires might be utilized in widespread architecture.


San Francisco DBI Approves Tower Fix

Months after the San Francisco Planning Department approved a reduced scope for the stabilization of the Millennium Tower, the city’s Department of Building Inspection has formally signed of...


PPG Doubling Mexico Powder Coatings Production

Global coatings company PPG announced last week that it plans to invest $11 million to double the production capacity of its powder coatings plant in San Juan del Rio, Mexico.


Purple People Bridge Repainting Project Underway

After having faded to a dull gray color since its last paint job 20 years ago, the Purple People Bridge has begun a repainting project that will restore the structure to its namesake color.


Engineers Use Virtual Reality for Building Research

A new virtual reality lab for civil engineers at the University of Dayton (UD) is being utilized to “bring buildings to life.”


Brenntag Named Nouryon Polymer Distributor

Global specialty chemicals company Nouryon recently signed an exclusive agreement with chemical and ingredients distributor Brenntag Specialties to serve as the distributor of its LumaTreat ...


Contractors Wanted for MA High School Project

Nauset Public Schools is soliciting bids for the construction of new high school buildings in Eastham, Massachusetts.


NTU Coating Protects Wood from Burning

Scientists from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have recently invented a clear fireproof coating designed to protect wood surfaces and materials.


Nominations Open for 2022 Tank of the Year

In an emailed press release, protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. announced that it was accepting entries for its 2022 Tank of the Year Competition.


$2.5B Eco District Schedules Groundbreaking

A new eco-district development just outside of Richmond, Virginia, is slated to break ground in early 2023. The $2.5 billion project, dubbed “GreenCity,” is expected to be a next-generation ...


New Product Announcement: Surface Protection Coating

Malaysian technology firm IGL Coatings recently announced the launch of its new graphene reinforced protection coating for a variety of surfaces.


Physics Research Could Improve Paint Industry

A team of researchers from the Los Alamos National Laboratory recently corrected an important error in a 3D color paradigm.


Los Angeles Project Deploying Cool Coating Tech

A cool coating initiative in a Los Angeles community recently reached a project milestone, with the completion of 1 million square feet of roads and other pavement painted with the solar-ref...


Cortec Expanding European Anticorrosion Plant

Corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation recently announced plans to expand its EcoCortec plant in Croatia by investing in a new polymer processing plant.


First Recyclable Wind Blades Installed Offshore

At the beginning of the month, renewable energy company Siemens Gamesa celebrated the first ever commercial installation of fully recyclable wind turbine blades at an offshore wind power pro...


Acid Mine Drainage Repurposed for Paint

After years of research, two professors from Ohio University recently announced the development of a full-scale treatment facility designed to remediate acid mine drainage (AMD) in southeast...


Study: Automotive Coating Uses Sunlight to Self-Heal

Researchers from the Korea Research Institute of Chemical Technology have reportedly developed a transparent automotive coating material that can self-heal in 30 minutes when exposed to sunl...


New Product Announcement: Hydrophobic Wall Finish

Building materials firm Sto Corp., recently announced the launch of Stolit HDP, an acrylic-based textured wall finish with enhanced hydrophobic properties.


Paint Failure Further Delays WI Treatment Plant

After facing delays due to a lack of materials and coatings, the completion of a new drinking water treatment plant in Wausau, Wisconsin, has been pushed back again after facing a coating fa...


Carbon-Positive Hotel Breaks Ground in Denver

Crews recently broke ground on what is being touted as the nation’s first carbon-positive hotel.


New Product Announcement: ACE Coating System

United Kingdom-based independent paint manufacturer HMG Paints Ltd. recently announced the release of its new two-component, high solids polyurethane system for the Agricultural and Construc...


Commercial, Multifamily Starts Show Improvement

Dodge Data & Analytics recently issued a new report on commercial and multifamily projects in the United States, revealing that during the first six months of 2022 construction starts within...


Nouryon Granted Patent for Polymer Products

Global specialty chemicals company Nouryon recently announced it has been granted a U.S. Patent for its LumaTreat tagged polymer products and the fluorescent monomers used in their creation....


HMG Paints Joins UK Defense Trade Group

United Kingdom-based independent paint manufacturer HMG Paints Ltd. recently announced it has joined national not-for-profit defense trade association, Make UK Defence.


APC Strikes New Turkish Tanker Coatings Deals

Protective coatings manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings Inc. (Avon, Ohio) has signed yet another series of new chemical tanker deals in Turkey, commanding 80% of the area’s market.


WW Plant Likely Cause of Paint Discoloration

Residents from several neighborhoods surrounding the Bromley Wastewater Treatment Plant in New Zealand recently reported discoloration on their homes and properties.


Researchers Use Shrimp Shells to Strengthen Cement

A team from Washington State University and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory have reportedly used nanoparticles of chitin from shrimp shells to strengthen cement.


New Product Announcement: Epoxy Lining

At the beginning of the month, protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. announced the release of its new phenalkamine epoxy lining.


ChemQuest, Agilis Partner for Digital Co-Marketing

Last month, global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. announced that it has launched a partnership with Agilis Commerce t...


Cars Damaged by IN-KY Bridge Dripping Paint

According to reports, several vehicles were splattered by paint dripping from the top of the Sherman Minton Bridge, due to a paint system failure.


Nominations Open for Revamped Prestige Awards

Nominations are now open for the 2022 JPCL Prestige Awards program, with this year’s awards featuring an enhanced focus on industrial painting projects, and the people and products that cont...


RPM Introduces New Industrial Coatings Group

Global coatings company RPM International Inc. recently announced the launch of its new RPM Industrial Coatings Group, comprised of five coatings and finishing brands.


Machine Learning Used for Antifouling Research

Researchers from the Tokyo Institute of Technology are utilizing machine learning to design polymer brush films for developing antifouling coatings.


New Product Announcement: Concrete Hardener, Densifier

On Monday (Aug. 1), commercial construction chemicals manufacturer Prosoco Inc. announced its latest offering in concrete flooring products via emailed press release.


Cortec-Coated Croatian Bridge Opens to Traffic

Last week, the Peljesac Bridge officially opened in Croatia, marking the largest ever EU infrastructure investment in the country.


Arkema to Acquire Polimeros Especiales

Late last month, specialty chemicals company Arkema announced plans to acquire privately-owned Mexican emulsion resins producer, Polimeros Especiales.


USC Installs Award-Winning Pavilion at National Park

A group of architecture students from the University of Southern California recently installed a new, award-winning structure in Joshua Tree National Park.


New Product Announcement: Newbuild Universal Primer

Global coatings company Nippon Paint Marine recently announced the launch of its new anticorrosive universal primer for its E-Marine range of paints.


FRCE, Coast Guard Partner for Coating Removal

Last month, the Fleet Readiness Center East assisted the U.S. Coast Guard in figuring out how remove organic coatings from aircraft parts without certain chemicals or other common paint remo...


Highlights from the JPCL Coatings 101 Issue

The July issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is available in print and online at paintsquare.com. The first Coatings 101 special issue contains feature articles on c...


IL Bridge Rehab Project Still Unable to Find Bids

Last month, Riverside Township officials reported that its third attempt to receive bids for a bridge rehabilitation project was unsuccessful.


Covestro Constructing Two New Production Facilities

Global manufacturer of material solutions Covestro (Pittsburgh) broke ground last month for two new plants in Shanghai to meet the rising demand for polyurethane dispersions (PUD) and elasto...


Canada Publishes New VOC Agenda

Last month, the Canadian government published a renewed version of its Federal Agenda regarding volatile organic compound controls on industry products, signaling the country’s intent to tak...


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.


Valmont Opens Pittsburgh-Area Galvanizing Plant

Last week, Valmont Coatings hosted a grand opening event to launch its new steel coatings facility, Pittsburgh Galvanizing, located in Midland, Pennsylvania.


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 ...


Crop Spraying Drone Used to Paint Roof

A farmer from Norfolk, England, recently used a crop spraying drone to whitewash the glass roofs of greenhouses, paving the way for a potentially safer method of paint application.


New Product Announcement: Interior Semi-Gloss

Paint and coatings company Dunn-Edwards recently introduced a new ultra-premium, urethane-modified acrylic interior semi-gloss paint for cabinets, doors and trim via emailed press release.


NC Bridge Opening Delayed by Paint Equipment

Resulting from a series of issues, including the discovery of substandard pavement markings, equipment breakdowns and the hiring of a new line painting contractor, the anticipated opening of...


USACE Protects, Modernizes US Infrastructure

At the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Paint Technology Center of Expertise (PTCx), coatings experts reportedly have an extensive array of laboratory equipment and instrumentation to conduct r...


‘Strain Paint’ Can Detect Damage in Structures

Researchers from Rice University recently announced that their strain-sensing smart skin system, capable of monitoring and detecting damage in large structures, is moving towards the impleme...


GA Bridge Painting Project Accepting Bids

Forsyth County is seeking contractors to perform structural steel coating repairs on two bridges in Cumming, Georgia.


Colorful Communities Project Completed in Czechia

Global coatings company PPG announced at the beginning of the month that nearly 50 of its volunteers had recently completed another Colorful Communities project.


Researchers Analyze NIR-Reflective Pigments

To combat urban heat island effects and the absorption of near-infrared (NIR) radiation in sunlight, researchers from Japan have recently analyzed NIR-reflective pigments to mitigate the iss...


New Product Announcement: Fast-Drying CUI Coating

Global coatings company Hempel recently announced the launch of its new corrosion under insulation coating for severe corrosive environments, high temperatures and wet conditions beneath the...


APC Secures China New Build Tanker Deal

Protective coatings manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings Inc. (Avon, Ohio) recently signed a deal with British marine services provider James Fisher and Sons plc for a tanker being built i...


Elevation Awards Spotlight: Halstead Apartments

With the extended deadline recently announced for the sixth annual Elevation Awards, we will be counting down to July 29 with featured selections of this year’s nominees, giving readers a gl...


AkzoNobel Marine Coatings Releases Carbon Calculator

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel recently unveiled its new service to help support the decarbonization of the marine industry.


Researchers Develop COVID Shield Coating

A team of Australian researchers has recently developed a sprayable coating capable of preventing the surface spread of infection from bacteria and viruses, including COVID-19.


Contractors Wanted for World Heritage Center Project

The City of San Antonio is soliciting bids for the construction of a new World Heritage Center.


Elevation Awards Spotlight: Innovation Space

With the extended deadline recently announced for the sixth annual Elevation Awards, we will be counting down to July 29 with featured selections of this year’s nominees, giving readers a gl...


University Launches New Biofilm Research Center

Flinders University in Australia recently unveiled a new training center to research biofilms and develop solutions to prevent biofouling on ship hulls.


New Product Announcement: Dispersing Additive

Specialty chemicals company Evonik has recently announced the launch of its new readily biodegradable, sustainable dispersing additive.


New Paint Job Unveiled for ‘Trump Force One’

A jet belonging to former President Donald Trump was recently renovated, receiving a fresh coat of paint in Lake Charles, Louisiana.


Elevation Awards Spotlight: American Dream Mall

With the extended deadline recently announced for the sixth annual Elevation Awards, we will be counting down to July 29 with featured selections of this year’s nominees, giving readers a gl...


New Product Announcement: Abrasion Resistant Coating

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced that its marine coatings business, International, has launched an enhanced version of its Interzone 945 product to prevent damage protect...


Paint Issues Cause IA Pool to Close

Last week, the Splash Landing Family Aquatic Center in Bettendorf, Iowa, announced that it would no longer be open to the public for the remainder of the season.


Coatings, Materials Delay WI Treatment Plant

The completion of a new drinking water treatment plant in Wausau, Wisconsin, has recently been delayed due to a lack of materials and coatings.


$3M International Bridge Painting Project Begins

Last week, a painting project to coat the Canadian side of the Sault Ste. Marie International Bridge began, using a one-coat paint system.


PPG Announces Aircraft Livery Partnership

Global coatings manufacturer PPG (Pittsburgh) recently announced it plans to partner with United Kingdom airline brand and consultancy Aerobrand to combine paint supply with livery design.


Deadline Extended for Elevation Awards

The nomination deadline for the sixth annual Elevation Awards, a commercial honors program carried out by Technology Publishing Co. and the Commercial Painting Industry Association, has been...


New Product Announcement: Cordless Sprayer

In a recent emailed press release, equipment manufacturer Graco Inc. introduced its first and only cordless high-performance stationary paint sprayer.


Architecture Firm Releases Lunar Outpost Designs

Space architecture and technology firm AI SpaceFactory has recently released design renderings for the first-ever lunar outpost, LINA.


Army Corps Seeking Bids for VA Bridge Repaint

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Wilmington District, requires a contract to clean and repaint girders and support members on the John H. Kerr Spillway Bridge located in Boydton, Virginia.


Fire Injures 2 at Allnex Manufacturing Plant

On Sunday (July 10), a fire broke out at an allnex manufacturing facility in East St. Louis, Illinois, injuring two employees.


Sherwin-Williams Completes Acquisition of Dur-A-Flex

At the beginning of the month, it was reported via emailed press release that global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company’s acquisition of Connecticut-based resinous flooring manufactu...


Anti-Viral Coating Developed by University Researchers

A team of researchers made up of Kuman University’s chemistry department faculty and others from the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior (...


Los Angeles Applies New Cool Pavement Coating

Last week, street crews and city officials applied the first-ever cool pavement coating in Los Angeles as part of a $1 million project to combat heat and address heat related illness and dea...


New Product Announcement: Fungal Inhibitor Coating

Global coatings, linings and fireproofing manufacturer Carboline Company (St. Louis) recently announced the launch of its fungal-resistant coating to provide protection for coated assets.


Aesthetic Damages Seen at Disneyland's Space Mountain

It was recently noticed by guests visiting Disneyland’s Space Mountain in Anaheim, California, that there was major damage to the attraction’s line queue area.


APC Signs New Turkish Tanker Coating Deal

Protective coatings manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings Inc. recently announced that it has signed a multi-ship deal to recoat 10 tankers with Turkish ship management firm Chemfleet.


July 16 Declared 'Some Day'

Retailer-owned hardware cooperative Ace Hardware recently declared that “Some Day” would be celebrated on July 16.


Leaked Report: Eiffel Tower Plagued by Rust

In a leaked confidential report, it’s been suggested that Paris’ Eiffel Tower is in poor condition given the amount of rust plaguing the structure.


Tnemec Names New Epoxytec Director

Protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. recently announced that it has promoted Vaughn O’Dea as Director of its subsidiary company, Epoxytec.


New Product Announcement: Anchor, Crack Repair

Construction chemical company Master Builders Solutions recently announced via emailed press release that it launched four new products for anchoring and crack repair.


WVU Developing Coatings for Turbine Blades

An engineer from West Virginia University has begun research to develop high-entropy coatings to protect gas turbine blades from heat and corrosion from hydrogen combustion.


Sherwin-Williams Named Astros Official Paint Partner

American Major League Baseball team, the Houston Astros, recently announced global coatings manufacturer The Sherwin-Williams Company as its official paint partner.


PaintCare Giving Away Paint in CA

Paint-recycling group PaintCare has recently announced that it will be giving away around 2,000 gallons of paint in Merced, California.


NJ to Propose Coatings Rule Amendments

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has recently informed stakeholders that it’s planning to propose amendments to its architectural coatings and consumer products rules.


Deadline Nearing for Elevation Awards

The deadline is nearing to submit nominations for Technology Publishing Company and the Commercial Painting Industry Association’s sixth annual commercial honors program: The Elevation Award...


New Product Announcement: Hydrocarbon PFP Coating

Global coatings company Hempel recently announced the launch of its first product for the hydrocarbon passive fire protection segment.


Mosquito-Repellent Coating Combats Disease

Decorative paints company Coral, an AkzoNobel-owned brand, has recently developed a mosquito-repellent coating to fight against dengue fever in Brazil.


WA Taking 'No Action' for PCBs in Paint

The Washington State Department of Ecology recently published its final report to the state legislature for regulatory determinations under the Safer Products for Washington Program, conclud...


Canadian Government Awards Coatings Business

The Government of Canada recently announced that it has awarded $400,000 in financial assistance to Prizma Industrial Coatings to boost the adoption of digital technologies.


New Product Announcement: Fire-Resistant Underlayment

Global manufacturer of roofing and waterproofing systems Polyglass USA, Inc., recently announced the release of an advanced dual-purpose fire-resistant and self-adhered waterproofing underla...


HIT Researchers Develop Ultra-Black Coating

A team of researchers from the Harbin Institute of Technology has recently developed an ultra-black coating.


Highlights from the Current Issue of JPCL

The June issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is available in print and online at paintsquare.com. This issue contains feature articles on surface preparation methods...


NPS Awards $3.4M to Preserve WWII Sites

The United States National Park Service announced last week that it had awarded $3,405,000 in grants to preserve and interpret World War II Japanese American confinement sites.


New Product Announcement: Universal Primer

Global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta recently announced the launch of what it calls the first premium universal thermosetting powder primer available in the world.


Qatar, Airbus in Talks to Resolve Paint Dispute

According to recent reports, Airbus is engaged in talks with Qatar Airways to resolve a dispute of paint degradation, just days after the European Union Aviation Safety Agency defended its s...


PPG Appoints Senior Marketing and Pricing Manager

Global coatings manufacturer PPG recently announced that it has appointed Joe Swingle of as Senior Marketing and Pricing Manager of its Protective and Marine Coatings business in the United ...


Building Trades Union Protests NYC Studio Construction

Members of New York Laborers’ Local 79, Steamfitter Local 638 and Sheet Metal Local 28 recently protested at the construction site of Robert De Niro’s $600 million Wildflower Studios film pr...


White House Scraps Air Force One Paint Plan

A White House administration official told reporters that a proposed paint job for Air Force One from former President Donald Trump has been nixed after a new study showed it could drive up ...


New Product Announcement: Retroreflective Powder Coating

Global coatings manufacturer PPG recently introduced the industry’s first commercial retroreflective powder coating.


University Opens Carbon to Metal Coating Institute

Queen’s University in Canada launched its new Carbon to Metal Coating Institute last month, with a goal of coming up with a solution to protect critical metals from corrosion.


Submissions Open for 2022 Impact Awards

Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine is now accepting entry submissions for its annual Impact Award, which recognizes “outstanding water and wastewater projects completed in North America....


Orion Announces Price Increases

Global supplier of specialty and high-performance carbon black Orion Engineered Carbons S.A. has recently announced that it will be increasing its prices for all rubber carbon black products...


A'22 to Kick Off in Chicago

Tomorrow (June 22), the American Institute of Architects will kick off its A’22 Conference on Architecture in person after a two-year hiatus.


United Airlines Facing Paint Shop Delays

According to reports, travelers have noticed that several aircraft from United Airlines are experiencing paint defects while waiting to receive fresh coats.


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Groundbreaking Held for $1.5B Pittsburgh Hospital

Last week, officials broke ground for the new UPMC Presbyterian Hospital in Pittsburgh, which is expected to become the largest hospital in the city’s history.


New Product Announcement: Anti-Rust Spray Paint

Spray paint brand Krylon recently announced the release of its new spray paint with an anti-rust technology to protect metal surfaces


Tradesman Recalls Scott Base Painting Project

As Antarctica New Zealand prepares for the $344 million rebuild of the Scott Base research facility, a former NZ Navy tradesman recently recalled what painting the original facilities was li...


WI Jail Soliciting Bids for Painting, Reno Project

Rock County is soliciting bids for painting, renovations and site work at its jail in Janesville, Wisconsin.


University Receives 900 Gallons of Paint

Grambling State University (Grambling, Louisiana) announced at the beginning of the month that it had received 900 gallons of high-quality paint—valued at $81,000—donated by coatings manufac...


Sherwin Coating ‘One Week Wonder’ Aircraft

The Sherwin-Williams Company will be painting the airplane design scheme chosen by aviation enthusiasts at the Experimental Aircraft Association's AirVenture convention in July for its "One ...


Paint Issue Could Cost IA Pool Summer Revenue

The Splash Landing Family Aquatic Center in Bettendorf, Iowa, is reportedly operating under a limited capacity because of chalking paint in its swimming pool.


MTA Soliciting Design Bids for $7B Penn Station

Last week, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority would be soliciting designs for the $7 billion redevelopment of Penn Station in New York Ci...


Australia Office Building to Feature Solar Cladding

In what will be a landmark moment for Australia when constructed, architecture firm Kennon has recently designed a first-of-its-kind eight-story office tower on behalf of Dr. Bella Freeman.


APC Wins Two New Build Turkish Tanker Deals

Last month, protective coatings manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings Inc. (Avon, Ohio) announced that it had won a new deal to supply two new chemical tankers being built in Turkey.


New Product Announcement: Cleaner and Salt Remover

Distributor, producer and designer of physical and inspection instruments The Paul N. Gardner Company, Inc. recently announced the release of its new multipurpose cleaner and salt remover to...


Pittsburgh Robotics Company Brings Painting to Life

At the beginning of June, Pittsburgh-based Finish Robotics announced the release of its Finishbot Autonomous Coating System.


ChemQuest Launches Coatings TraQr Dashboard

Global business strategy and external specialty chemicals technology development firm The ChemQuest Group Inc. recently announced the launch of its interactive dashboard and forecast tool fo...


Air Force One Paint Plan Could Overheat Plane

A proposed paint job for Air Force One from former President Donald Trump could contribute to excessive temperatures on the plane, leading to other issues, the Air Force says.


AkzoNobel Coatings Used for Offshore Wind Farm

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced that its coatings were used to cover and protect the world’s largest offshore wind farm.


Bidding Opens for CA City Hall

The City of Redding is soliciting bids for exterior painting at its City Hall building in Redding, California.


New Product Announcement: Concrete Additive

Swiss specialty chemicals company Sika recently released a new concrete finishing aid and evaporation retardant.


Students Develop 'Glow-in-the-Dark' Concrete

The American University in Cairo recently announced that four students have developed self-luminous concrete, aiming to light up roadways and pavement without using traditional energy source...


Garland Receives Vizient Contract

Roofing manufacturer and building envelope solution provider The Garland Company, Inc. (Cleveland) recently announced via emailed press release that it received a contract from the nation’s ...


New Terminal C Opens at LaGuardia Airport

At the beginning of the month, New York Governor Kathy Hochul, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Executive Director Rick Cotton and Delta Air Lines CEO Ed Bastian announced the openi...


EPA Issues First PFAS Test Order

On Monday (June 6), the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued its first Toxic Substances Control Act test order under the National Testing Strategy for per- and polyfluoroalkyl substan...


New Product Announcement: Wind Turbine Edge Repair

International manufacturer of industrial protective coatings and composites Belzona recently announced via emailed press release the launch of its new edge repair and protection solution for...


Sherwin Names 2021 Impact Award Winners

Last week, The Sherwin-Williams Company announced via emailed press release the winners of the 2021 Water and Wastewater Impact Awards.


World's Largest Mixed-Use Living Building Opens

Engineering firm PAE, alongside ZGF Architects and other members of a partnership collective, recently announced the opening of the PAE Living Building in Portland, Oregon.


MegaRust 2022 Wraps in San Diego

MegaRust 2022, the American Society of Naval Engineers’ annual Naval corrosion conference, came to a close on Friday after three days of corrosion control-related proceedings at the Marriott...


PPG Named Official Paint of Disney

On Thursday (June 2), global coatings manufacturer PPG announced a multi-year parks alliance agreement with Disney Parks, Experiences and Products.


PennDOT: Inflation Could Limit Infrastructure Funding

According to recent reports, officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation have expressed concern that inflation and material shortages will limit the impact and benefits of f...


Biden, FEMA Push for Stronger Building Codes

In a series of press releases issued at the beginning of the month, officials from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and Biden-Harris Administration announced a national initiative to ...


New Product Announcement: Paint Additive

In a recent press release, pigment manufacturer The Eckart Group announced a new additive reported to make anti-stick coatings scratch resistant.


ESA Testing Antimicrobial Coating on ISS

The European Space Agency recently announced that it is studying materials for self-cleaning antimicrobial coatings to protect both astronauts and materials on the International Space Statio...


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.


University Studio Highlights Architecture, Construction

Earlier this year, students participating in Mississippi State University’s architecture and building construction science departments collaborated in the PCI Foundation Studio.


Nominations Now Open for 2022 Elevation Awards

The nomination period for Technology Publishing Co.’s sixth annual Elevation Awards officially kicked off today. This year, participants will see a few changes in both eligibility and catego...


White Paint Considered for Cutting Emissions

One year after engineers from Purdue University created a new ultra-white paint, reports are now considering how the coating could slash carbon emissions and, in some cases, replace air cond...


Naval Shipyard Overhauls Navy Anchor Chains

According to a release from the Naval Sea Systems Command, the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Portsmouth, Virginia, has been named the Center of Excellence for inspecting and servicing anchor cha...


NY DEC Launches Paint Recycling Program

To help consumers and businesses safely dispose of leftover paint, at the beginning of the month the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation formally announced that a new pai...


April Billings Index Moderates Slightly

Last Wednesday (May 18), The American Institute of Architects released its Architectural Billings Index score for April, revealing a slight decrease in demand for design services.


University Utilizing 3D Printing Industrial Robot

Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, recently announced that it is now home to a 6,000-pound robot with 3D printing capabilities, with a goal of potentially making the construction indust...


Scientists Create Coating for Mercury Sorption

Scientists from Flinders University in Australia recently modelled a polysulfide coating made from waste products that has shown to absorb mercury and other metal contaminants in water.


New Product Announcement: Air-Powered Sprayer, Gun

Equipment manufacturer Graco Inc. recently announced its latest air-powered protective coatings sprayer from its King line of sprayers and a new spray gun.


Robotic Paint Repair System Wins Innovation Award

Global adhesives and auto products manufacturer 3M recently announced that its Finesse-It Robotic Paint Repair System has been named a 2022 RBR50 Robotic Innovation Award Honoree by Robotics...


Cleveland Expands Exterior Paint Program

Last week, members of the Cleveland City Council approved legislation authorizing an expanded exterior paint program for eligible homeowners.


Contractors Needed for TX Maintenance Facility

Missouri City is soliciting bids for the demolition of the current Parks Maintenance Facility and construction of a new 15,000-square-foot building.


City Unable to Auction Off Queen Mary Lifeboats

While the City of Long Beach, California, originally planned to auction off the 20 lifeboats from the RMS Queen Mary, lead paint and a lack of bids is leading to the disposal of the boats.


New Product Announcement: Interior, Exterior Paints

HGTV Home by global coatings manufacturer The Sherwin-Williams Company has recently introduced three new paint products for interiors, exteriors, as well as door and trim coatings.


University Develops Antibacterial Coating

Researchers from the University of British Columbia and the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute have recently developed a nontoxic silver-based coating for medical implants that resi...


Nearly $1B Settlement Reached for Surfside

In a recent hearing before Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge Michael Hanzman, attorney Harley S. Tropin announced a $997 million settlement involving the class-action lawsuit brought by the fam...


CPIA Issues Call for Abstracts

The Commercial Painting Industry Association, in partnership with Technology Publishing Company, is calling for abstracts for presentations and discussion topics at the 2022 CPIA Leadership ...


US Paint Company Amps Up Convenience

Independent paint manufacturing company Kelly-Moore Paints (San Carlos, California) has recently announced that it will be offering same- and next-day deliveries of its paint and paint produ...


New Initiative Aims to Combat Biofouling

Environmental NGO Bellona Foundation, in partnership with marine and protective coatings company Jotun, has recently launched a new initiative to define and implement a new ISO standard for ...


BCF Launches Trace VOC Globe Scheme

Starting this month, the British Coatings Federation’s new “Trace” Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) Globe scheme will allow decorative paint manufacturers to adopt the use of the statement t...


New Product Announcement: HVOF Coating System

Global supplier of wear-resistant coatings Extreme Coatings recently announced the launch of its new internal diameter High Velocity Oxygen Fuel coating system for oil and gas and industrial...


Studying Hydrophobic Graphene for Coatings

A research team from Harvey Mudd College in Claremont, California, recently announced that it has produced a water-repellent graphene using a gas-phase-synthesis method with the potential to...


PPG CEO Paints Inflation Picture

According to a recent interview with global coatings manufacturer PPG CEO and Chairman, Michael McGarry, inflation experienced by the industry is starting to level off.


Reflective Coating Used for Rooftop Billboards

Beer brand Coors Light has recently created 12 new, energy-efficient rooftop billboards, dubbed “Chillboards,” that utilize reflective white acrylic roof coating systems.


Scientists Develop Coating for Corrosion Resistance

Scientists from India have recently developed a low-cost iron aluminide coating that can reportedly increase corrosion resistance in harsh environments.


WA Recycles Over 800,000 Gallons of Paint

At the beginning of the month, PaintCare released its first annual report for its Washington paint recycling program, reporting that it collected approximately 842,000 gallons of unwanted pa...


Contractors Wanted for VA Fire Station

The City of Richmond is soliciting bids for the demolition and rebuild of a fire station building and garage in Richmond, Virginia.


Corrosion Under Coating Shuts Down OH Bridge

A bridge in Brooklyn, Ohio, was shut down earlier this week when inspectors found corrosion under the beams coated with fire protection.


Residents in Uproar After Paint Color Mix-Up

According to residents in Independence, Kansas, a paint job recently completed on decades-old lion statues by SEK Delta Waterfowl is “hideous.”


Wacker Opens New Innovation Center, HQ

Wacker Chemical Corporation, a subsidiary of global chemical manufacturer Wacker Chemie AG, hosted the grand opening of its new Innovation Center and Regional Headquarters in Ann Arbor, Mich...


Registration Opens for CPIA Conference

Since announcing the dates and location of the second annual CPIA Leadership Conference, the Commercial Painting Industry Association has officially opened Early Bird registration for the ev...


New Product Announcement: Paint Thickener

Global specialty chemicals company Nouryon recently introduced a new cellulose ether, a natural alternative to associative synthetic paint thickeners.


Graphene in Coatings Provides Chemical Resistance

Specialty graphene nanoplatelet dispersion producer Applied Graphene Materials recently announced that new tests have shown that its dispersions can enable paints and coatings to protect a s...


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.


Historic Scottish Lighthouse Gets Fresh Coat

For the last several weeks, painters in Scotland have been repainting the historic Covesea Lighthouse.


Research: Coating Makes 3D Printed Lenses Antireflective

A new method for applying antireflective coatings to 3D printed multi-lens systems has recently been developed by a team of researchers from the University of Stuttgart in Germany.


New Product Announcement: One-Coat PFP Coating

Belgian anticorrosion coating company Acotec recently announced the launch of its epoxy passive fire protection system that can reportedly prevent corrosion and provide fire resistance in on...


New Nanocomposite Coating Method Developed

Scientists from Ural Federal University and the Institute of Electrophysics of the Ural Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences report that they have developed a method for creating four-c...


AkzoNobel Announces New Director Appointment

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced that it has appointed Simon Parker as Managing Director for its Marine, Protective and Yacht Coatings business unit.


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Nova Graphene Awarded Two Defense Contracts

Global advanced materials firm Nova Graphene recently announced that it was awarded two defense contracts by Canada's Department of National Defense’s Innovation for Defense Excellence and S...


New Product Announcement: Water-Based Sealers

Concrete protectants leader W.R. Meadows (Hampshire, Illinois) has recently introduced two new water-based sealers to its Pentreat penetrating concrete sealers product portfolio.


Scientists Create Seashell-Inspired Protective Coating

Researchers from Sandia National Laboratories recently announced that they have developed an environmentally friendly coating inspired by seashells to protect materials in hostile environmen...


Startup Tests Cool Roof Coating

Israeli startup SolCold has recently begun testing a new type of coating designed to help keep buildings—among other structures and industries—cool in the presence of sunlight.


China Building Collapses Killing At Least 2

Crews are continuing to sift through debris after the collapse of a commercial building in Changsha, the capital of central China’s Hunan Province, just south of Beijing.


Contractors Needed for WA Bridge Seismic Retrofit

Skagit County is seeking contractors to perform seismic retrofitting of the Upper Finney Creek Bridge in Mount Vernon, Washington.


WA Adopts All-Electric Heating Mandate

Late last month, the Washington State Building Code Council approved a new commercial energy code in a vote of 11-3, mandating that newly constructed buildings be outfitted with all-electric...


Highlights from the Current Issue of JPCL

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Amazon HQ2 Receives County Approval

The Arlington County Board recently announced that it has unanimously approved building plans for American multinational technology company Amazon’s new headquarters (HQ2) in Arlington, Virg...


Circular Bridge Built with Flax Opens in Europe

A bridge constructed with a new bio-composite material composed of flax and a special bio-resin opened in Europe last month, the first of three in the “Smart Circular Bridge” EU project.


New Product Announcement: Blue Pigment

Pigment company Shepherd Color recently announced the launch of its new specialty cobalt aluminate Blue 20G599 pigment.


Ferro Acquisition Creates New Vibrantz Technologies

Prince International Corporation recently announced that it has combined with technology-based functional coatings and color solutions supplier Ferro Corporation and global colorant system, ...


Using Soot for Sustainable Solar Energy Coatings

Researchers from the University of Houston and Mexico’s Universidad Intercultural Indígena de Michoacán have reportedly produced a coating with high solar-to-heat conversion efficiency using...


PA Riverfront Development Gets $10M in Funding

A mixed-use development planned to revitalize an industrial riverfront stretch in Pittsburgh is finally moving forward after receiving a $10 million grant from the Pennsylvania’s Redevelopme...


Paint Recycler Establishes Operations in NY

A latex paint recycling company based out of Colorado recently started setting up operations in Rotterdam, New York, to reprocess old architectural coatings under the state’s new paint stewa...


Researchers Create Pollutant-Absorbing Sponge

A research team from Northwestern University recently announced that they have developed a sponge capable of cleaning up oil, microplastics and phosphate from polluted waterways.


PA Women's Center & Shelter Awarded LEED

In an emailed press release, the Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh (WC&S) recently announced that it was awarded a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Ce...


New Product Announcement: Acrylic Adhesive

The polymers and coatings arm of Japan’s Toyo Ink Group, Toyochem Co., Ltd., recently announced the launch of a new low-odor, low-VOC acrylic pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA).


IA Bills Aims to End Public Design-Build Work

Iowa legislators have recently passed a bill in both houses that aims to provide an alternative delivery method for commercial and most public construction projects in the state. The approva...


Researchers Develop Plastic Catalysts for Coatings

A group of chemists from the University of Konstanz in Germany have reportedly developed a new class of catalysts that enable the manufacturing of polyethylene dispersions directly in water,...


Mule-Hide Products Names National Product Manager

In an emailed press release, roofing systems company Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. announced the promotion of Jeremy Grunewald to National Product Manager.


New Product Announcement: One Coat Powder Coating

Interpon, a powder coatings line from global coatings company AkzoNobel, recently announced the release of a new one coat corrosion protection system for its Redox range of powder coatings.


Painters Wanted for CA College Campus Reno

Merced Community College District is soliciting bids for an exterior painting project on its campus.


Record-Breaking Residential CLT Building Announced

A new residential building in Switzerland is expected to become the tallest cross-laminated timber building in the world upon its completion.


Brenntag, Arkema Expand Resin Distribution

Chemical and ingredients distributor Brenntag recently announced that it will become a waterborne acrylic resin distributor for specialty chemicals company Arkema in Mexico.


Report: Demand for Design Increases Rapidly

On Wednesday (April 20), The American Institute of Architects released its Architectural Billings Index score for March, revealing a rapid increase in demand for design services.


New Product Announcement: Interior Alkyd Primer

Paint and coatings manufacturer Benjamin Moore has recently introduced a new alkyd primer for interior surfaces.


Studying Epoxy Composites from Battery Waste

A team of researchers from Spain recently studied the use of microparticles recovered from worn-out batteries as fillers for epoxy resins in an effort to recycle the material.


University Develops Paint to Fight Infections

Russian researchers from Tomsk State University have recently developed a new paint designed to neutralize common pathogens and reduce nosocomial (hospital-acquired) infections.


Bids Wanted for VA Tunnel Rehabilitation

The Virginia Department of Transportation is seeking contractors to perform rehabilitation of the Rosslyn Tunnel facility on I-66 in Arlington, Virginia.


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New Product Announcement: Epoxy Resin Toughener

Specialty chemicals company Arkema recently introduced its new toughener powder for epoxy thermosetting resins.


Corrosion Protection Advised for Gas Conversion

Nippon Paint Marine is advising shipowners and shipyards to ensure that their fuel, water and cargo tanks are protected from corrosion as they convert oil and gas carriers into storage and p...


Report Indicates Demand for Paint Experts

Marketing research company J.D. Power recently released its 2022 U.S. Paint Satisfaction Study, reporting a high demand for interior and exterior paint experts.


DOE Issues RFI for Building Code Funding

Last week, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Building Technologies Office issued a request for information to gather responses from the public that will inform the program development and exec...


PPG Celebrates 300 Years in the Netherlands

Global coatings company PPG announced last week that it was celebrating 300 years of operations in the Netherlands and the anniversary of its Sigma Coatings brand.


AkzoNobel Launches Sustainability Challenge

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced the launch of its new Paint the Future initiative that aims to develop a shared approach to tackling climate change.


London Development Approves MSG Sphere Venue

Despite thousands of objections, the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) has recently approved plans (in a vote of six to four) for music and esports arena MSG Sphere, a live entert...


Buffalo Bills Stadium Gets $600M in NY Funding

Earlier this month, the New York State Legislature approved its $220 billion state budget, which included $600 million for the National Football League’s Buffalo Bills new $1.4 billion open-...


New Product Announcement: Acrylic Dispersion

Earlier this year, European chemical company Synthos announced the launch of its first bio-based Synexil AW90CX acrylic dispersion, specifically developed for transparent and pigmented wood ...


Sansin Corp. Expands Operations in US, Europe

Global leader in environmentally friendly, high-performance wood protection Sansin Corporation (Strathroy, Ontario, Canada) recently announced that it would be expanding its operations in th...


New Product Announcement: Epoxy Tank Lining

Global coatings manufacturer PPG recently announced the launch of its new phenolic epoxy tank lining that offers chemical and temperature resistance.


Zaha Hadid-Designed HQ Meets LEED Platinum

The new headquarters for environmental management company Beeah Group in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, have recently reached completion.


Sherwin Issues Trend Forecast for Coil, Extrusion Coatings

Last month, global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced the debut of its latest Color Trends Forecast for the coil and extrusion metal coatings market via emailed press relea...


World's First 'Unicorn' Paint Developed by Alora Paints

Singapore-based paint company Alora Paints has recently announced the release of what it’s calling the world’s first “Unicorn” colored paint.


Dow Expanding Global Silicone Capacity

To benefit the growing mobility and transportation industry, The Dow Chemical Company recently announced that it will be investing in increasing its global supply capabilities and reliabilit...


Lake Michigan Ferry Gets Fresh Paint Job

A ferry in Ludington, Michigan, recently received an updated paint job, which required 800 gallons of paint, during its five-year drydock inspection.


New Product Announcement: Sustainable Isophorone

Specialty chemicals company Evonik has recently announced a new breakthrough for the chemical industry: the world’s first sustainable isophorone products made from 100% renewable acetone.


UIC Researchers Develop Frost-Resistant Coatings

Researchers from the University of Illinois Chicago recently announced that they have developed environmentally safe, frost-resistant coatings for the aerospace industry.


Chicago Hospital Planning $645M Expansion

A recent application filed to the Illinois State Health Facilities and Services Review Board revealed plans for a proposed $645 million modernization of the Lakeview facility at the Advocate...


Sherwin-Williams Surcharge Targeted in Lawsuit

Late last month, attorneys filed a lawsuit in federal court against coatings manufacturer The Sherwin-Williams Company over its “supply chain surcharge.”


Sherwin Completes Sika Industrial Coatings Acquisition

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced at the beginning of the month that it has completed its acquisition of Swiss chemical company Sika AG’s European industrial coatin...


$431M Museum Expansion Utilizes Shotcrete

Crews are reportedly making headway at the American Museum of Natural History in New York’s Manhattan Upper West Side, which has been undergoing a $431 million expansion since 2019.


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AC Show Kicks Off in Indianapolis

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Historic Cambridge Building Gets New Paint Job

A little over a year after Hamilton-based investment and management firm Forge & Foster purchased the 112-year-old Ray Electric building and connecting spaces—located at 20 Park Hill Road in...


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...


FL Judge OKs $83M Surfside Property Settlement

Last week, Miami-Dade Circuit Judge Michael Hanzman ruled that people who owned units at the Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida, that collapsed in June 2021, would divide $83 millio...


Preventing Corrosion with Plant-Based Extracts

A team of researchers recently reviewed several plant-based extracts as an environmentally friendly corrosion inhibitor for carbon steel in the oil and gas industry.


Vipul Organics Names New Exclusive Distributor

Mumbai, India-based Vipul Organics announced earlier this week that Vercolos Pigments Inc. would be an exclusive distributor covering North America, under the name of SunTone.


DOE Releases New Federal Building Standards

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Energy released new building energy code requirements for federal buildings and proposed new standards for residential room air conditioners, pool heater...


AkzoNobel Announces Paint the Future Startup Winners

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced three winners of its second global startup challenge in its Paint the Future initiative.


New Product Announcement: Silicone Surfactants

To further support the growing demand for enhanced energy efficiency and sustainable solutions in the polyurethane foam market, The Dow Chemical Company has recently announced a new product ...


Arkema Coatings Meet SSPC Paint 47 Standard

Specialty chemicals company Arkema has announced in a recent press release that its coatings formulated with Kynar Aquatec PVDF Latex officially meet the new SSPC Paint 47 Standard.


Nanocomposite Coating Exhibits Icephobic Properties

Researchers from the Institute for Materials Discovery at the University College London recently developed a nanocomposite-based, superhydrophobic coating to limit ice formation in industria...


Construction Begins on $400M Cruise Ship Terminal

Earlier this month, MSC Cruises broke ground on what is projected to be the largest cruise ship terminal in North America.


OECD Report Probes PFAS in Coatings

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recently released a report on the commercial availability and current uses of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances found in va...


PPG Opens Powder Coatings Research Center

Earlier this month, global coatings manufacturer PPG (Pittsburgh) announced the opening of its new European Central Powder Coatings Research and Development Center.


Designs Revealed for $300M Santiago International Airport

In an emailed press release, international firm luis vidal + architects has recently revealed design concepts for the $300 million expansion of the Santiago International Airport in Dominica...


WorldGBC Launches Post-Disaster Toolkit

The World Green Building Council has recently announced the launch of its Sustainable Reconstruction & Recovery Framework, which will serve communities as a “post-disaster toolkit” when buil...


New Product Announcement: Wind Farm Protective Coating

Belgian anti-corrosion coating company Acotec recently announced the launch of its one-layer protection coating for the wind farm industry.


Bids Being Accepted for TX Warehouse Reno

The Texas Department of Transportation is soliciting bids for the conversion of a warehouse building into a wellness center in Lubbock, Texas.


JPCL March Issue is Now Online

The March issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is now available in print and online at paintsquare.com. This issue contains feature articles on rail tank car linings,...


Team Presents Eco-Friendly, Fire-Retardant Coating

This week, a team of researchers presented a new type of coating that could limit the flammability of wood used in construction at the spring meeting of the American Chemical Society.


February ABI Reveals Demand for Design

Yesterday, The American Institute of Architects released its Architectural Billings Index score for February, revealing that the demand for design services has increased slightly.


Color Catalogue Created to Identify Extraterrestrial Life

With the help of microbes found in the subarctic conditions of Canada’s Hudson Bay, a team of international researchers have recently developed the first color spectra catalog to facilitate ...


PPG Leadership Appointments Effective This Month

Recently, global coatings company PPG announced three leadership appointments for its architectural coatings and traffic solutions businesses.


Architect Hired for Buffalo Bills Stadium

While a final stadium deal has yet to be announced for the National Football League’s New York-based Buffalo Bills, it was recently announced that the team working on the project hired globa...


Natural-Based Paint Exhibits Antifouling Properties

A research team from the Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Xiamen University recently announced the results of its study of a natural-based coating...


US Launches Clean Air in Buildings Challenge

In following the release of the Biden-Harris Administration’s National COVID-19 Preparedness Plan, last week the Administration announced the launch of a new program to improve indoor air qu...


Commercial Connect Announces 'Save the Date'

Technology Publishing Company has recently announced the location and dates for its second annual Commercial Contractor Connect event, which will be hosted in conjunction with the Commercial...


Pipeline Coating Removes Mercury from Water

Researchers from Flinders University in Australia recently developed a smart coating for pipelines that can remove mercury from water while preventing corrosion and solvent damage.


New Product Announcement: Epoxy Protective Coating

Global coatings manufacturer PPG recently announced the launch of its new multipurpose epoxy coating for shop or field applications.


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...


BCF Acts on Greenwash Claims in Decorative Paints

To tackle the rising number of green claims emerging in the decorative coatings industry, the British Coatings Federation has recently launched a new online guide.


Painting Robot to Coat Luxury High-Rise in Dubai

Emirati multinational real estate development company Emaar Properties announced last month that it awarded all painting work for a luxury high-rise residential project to Singapore-based MY...


EPA Issues Civil Penalty for Antimicrobial Coating

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced that a settlement had been reached with Allied BioScience, Inc. over alleged violations of federal pesticide regulations with th...


Firm Develops Antifouling Paint Copper Replacement

Danish biotech company Cysbio recently announced that it has developed new sustainable replacement for copper in antifouling paints.


New Product Announcement: Anti-Slip Coatings

Canadian manufacturer of decorative stone coatings, high performance paints and architectural maintenance products Daich Coatings has recently announced the launch of its TracSafe Anti-Slip ...


Historic Buildings Renovated at PA University

New York-based Deborah Berke Partners has recently transformed two late Victorian townhouses on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus in Philadelphia.


Zentek Reports Icephobic Coating Test Results

Zentek Ltd., a Canadian development and commercialization company, recently reported the “excellent” results of testing conducted on its icephobic coating.


New Product Announcement: Biobased Outdoor Coating

Corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation recently announced the release of its new biobased, temporary outdoor coating designed for marine and high humidity conditions.


Korean Researchers Develop Antibacterial Additive

A team of researchers from the Department of Nano-Bio Convergence of the Korea Institute of Materials Science recently reported that they’ve developed a material that provides antibacterial ...


PPG Coatings Receive Corrosion Certification

Global coatings manufacturer PPG (Pittsburgh) recently announced that its PSX polysiloxane coatings were successfully tested to receive C4H certification for corrosion protection.


Biden Implements Russian Energy Import Ban

Earlier this week, President Joe Biden signed an executive order to ban the import of Russian oil, gas and coal to the United States in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.


New Product Announcement: Exterior Paint, Primer

Paints and coatings brand Valspar, from The Sherwin-Williams Company's Consumer Brands Group, has recently announced a new line of exterior paint and primer.


Designs Revealed for 2022 Serpentine Pavilion

In a recent press release, London-based Serpentine Galleries has revealed plans for its 2022 Pavilion, designed by American artist Theaster Gates.


Dunn-Edwards Announces Student Design Competition

At the start of the month, paint and coatings company Dunn-Edwards announced that submissions were being accepted for its second annual Emerging Professionals Design Competition.


Bids Wanted for NY Bridge Rehabilitation Projects

The City of New York is seeking contractors to perform protective coating rehabilitation of six bridges throughout the Borough of Queens, New York.


Historic Mill Building Restored with Sponge Media

Global manufacturer of dry, low dust, recyclable abrasive blasting media and related equipment, Sponge-Jet (Newington, New Hampshire) was recently reported to have played a role in remediati...


Disneyland Paris Gets Fresh Repaint for Anniversary

In celebrating 30 years in business, Disneyland Paris has revealed a new look and a fresh coat of paint at its iconic Sleeping Beauty Castle.


China Revokes Imported Coatings Requirements

At the beginning of the month, the General Administration of Customs of the People's Republic of China issued an order abolishing the “Measures for the Supervision and Administration of the ...


Paint Accounts for Majority of Ocean Microplastics

A new study published by the Swiss-based Environmental Action has found that paint accounts for 58% of microplastics in the world’s oceans and waterways.


Allnex Acquires Manufacturing Site in India

Last week, international supplier of resins for architectural, industrial, OEM and special purpose coatings, allnex, announced plans to acquire a manufacturing facility in Maharashtra, India...


Invasion Affects Construction Projects, Supplies

As the Russian invasion of Ukraine continues to run its course, several reports have indicated how the ongoings have negatively affected construction projects in both countries, in addition ...


Coatings Giants Battle Over Patent in Court

Attorneys informed a jury on Tuesday (March 1), that a 29-year-old patent will be the key in determining whether global coatings manufacturers PPG Industries or The Sherwin-Williams Company ...


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Study Looks at Mortar for Fungal Prevention

Researchers from the University of Minho’s School of Engineering recently conducted a sustainability analysis related to the prevention of the development of fungus in building structures us...


Antireflective Coating Increases Solar Efficiency

Researchers from Chiang Mai University in Thailand recently reported that they have developed a new antireflective, hydrophilic and photocatalytic coating for solar panels.


$4B LaGuardia Terminal Reno Tops Off

At the end of January, after a nearly six-year renovation of Terminal B at New York City’s LaGuardia Airport, the project’s second skybridge officially opened to the public.


AIA Announces 2022 Award Recipients

Earlier this month, The American Institute of Architects announced the winners of its 2022 Architecture, Interior Architecture and Regional & Urban Design Awards.


Two Firms Agree to Surfside Settlement

Months after the collapse of the Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida, Miami-Dade Circuit Court Judge Michael Hanzman recently announced plans to review tentative settlements agreed u...


New Product Announcement: Containment Coating

International manufacturer of industrial protective coatings and composites Belzona (Harrogate, North Yorkshire) recently announced that it has released a new containment grade coating with ...


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.


Research Underway to Develop Bio-Based Products

In a recent press release, coatings manufacturer Teknos announced that it was participating in a new research project with the goal of developing bio-based binders and coatings as sustainabl...


January ABI Reveals Continued Growth

Last week, The American Institute of Architects released its Architectural Billings Index score for January, revealing a slight improvement in business conditions for architecture firms.


Disney Planning Storyliving Community

American multinational entertainment and media conglomerate The Walt Disney Company has recently announced its plans to build a series of mixed-use residential communities in the United Stat...


AU Retirement Complex Finished with Dulux

A retirement complex in the riverside suburb of Indooroopilly in the City of Brisbane, Queensland, was recently completed after coatings work was executed by project manager Woollam Construc...


Researchers Develop Worm-Inspired Coating

Researchers have reportedly developed a new superhydrophobic coating that provides several beneficial properties, including the ability to self-clean and prevent corrosion.


Berkeley Lab Develops Smart-Roof Coating

Scientists from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory recently announced their development of an all-season smart-roof coating, designed to keep homes warm during the winter months and c...


IL Paint Spill Causes Road Closure

Upon leaving a Valspar paint manufacturing plant in Kankakee, Illinois, a semi-tractor tanker was reported to have spilled part of its paint load earlier this month, resulting in the closure...


AkzoNobel Increasing In-House Resin Production

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel recently announced that it plans to invest in the expansion of in-house resin manufacturing.


EPA Asked to Reconsider Pigment Risk

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has recently been requested to reconsider its final risk evaluation regarding C.I. Pigment Violet 29 (PV29).


Contractor Connect 2022 Names Location, Dates

Technology Publishing Company has recently announced the location and dates for its fifth annual Contractor Connect for industrial coating professionals.


Phoenix Celebrates Graffiti Awareness Month

Throughout the month of February, the Phoenix Neighborhood Services Department has been working to remove graffiti from residential and commercial areas in the city.


Lumber and Paint Lead January Price Hikes

According to the latest Producer Price Index report released by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the prices of construction materials jumped more than 20% year-over-year and have risen n...


New Product Announcement: Natural Matte Colors

Late last week, national supplier of metallic-coated and pre-painted steel Steelscape announced the launch of ultra-matte colors for metal roofing and siding via emailed press release.


$5M in Renovations Outlined for NC Culture Center

In celebrating a 129-year milestone, officials from the Young Men Institute (YMI) Cultural Center in Asheville, North Carolina, have announced that the building is slated to receive $5 milli...


OSHA Releases Marine Coatings Hazards Guide

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently released a new fact sheet regarding the hazards related to the use of preservative coatings in hot work ...


Study: Effects of Alginate Salts in Coatings

In a recently published study, researchers from the University of Genoa evaluated the effect of different alginate salts on the rheological and tensile properties of water-based architectura...


JPCL February Issue is Now Online

The February issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is now available in print and online at paintsquare.com. This issue contains feature articles on testing epoxy fire protect...


NV Venue Project Avoids Supply Chain Issues

According to reports, construction crews at the $1.9 billion MSG Sphere have yet to be plagued by ongoing supply chain issues. However, officials are preparing for potential problems as LED ...


New Product Announcement: Powder Resin

Allnex, an international supplier of resins for architectural, industrial, OEM and special purpose coatings, recently announced the launch of a new powder coating resin for the Agriculture a...


Roof Materials Believed to Fuel Fire in OK

Last week, an unfinished apartment complex valued at more than $65 million in Oklahoma City was destroyed after its roof caught fire.


Westlake Finalizes Acquisition of Hexion Epoxy

At the beginning of the month, manufacturer and global supplier of petrochemicals, plastics and building products Westlake Chemical Corporation announced that it has completed its acquisitio...


New Chrome Provides Safe Coating Alternative

With a goal of replacing harmful hexavalent chrome coatings, Trion Coatings LLC (South Bend, Indiana) has developed a new safe and environmentally friendly chrome coating.


Sherwin to Expand Manufacturing, Distribution

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced in a press release last week that it would be expanding its manufacturing and distribution capabilities in Statesville, North Caro...


WV Water Tank Bids Face Cost Increases

City officials in Wheeling, West Virginia, recently solicited bids for the repainting of two water tanks and were surprised by the increase in costs for the work.


Hidden Mural Discovered Within WA Building

Shortly after launching remodeling efforts on their recently purchased, circa 1907 commercial building, couple Nick and Lisa Timm discovered a hidden mural more than 100 years old.


New Product Announcement: Reflective Coatings

In an emailed press release, manufacturer and distributor of high-quality APP and SBS roof membranes Bitec, Inc. (Morrilton, Arkansas) announced the recent expansion of its line of white, re...


Contractors Awarded for NASA Facility Construction

In a press release issued late last month, the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced that it had awarded 12 construction contracts for various facility projec...


MIT Develops Strong, Lightweight Material

Chemical engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have recently developed a new material using a novel polymerization process.


KAEFER Providing Coatings for Royal Navy Ships

Last month, technical industrial service provider KAEFER UK & Ireland announced that it has secured a contract with in­ter­na­tional aerospace, defense and se­cur­ity company Babcock Interna...


NYC Tower Tech Looks to Overcome Emission Targets

Crews working on an office development in New York City are working to incorporate sustainable technology to achieve LEED Platinum status and cut carbon emissions by avoiding fossil fuel sou...


New Product Announcement: Screed Systems

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company recently announced the launch of its new fast-curing screed system for heavy traffic areas.


COVID Measures Impact Drydocking Capacity

Nippon Paint Marine recently announced that, due to high freight rates and workforce limitations caused by COVID-19 measures, drydocking capacities in Southeast Asia are expected to drop by ...


H.B. Fuller Announces Acquisition of Apollo

Late last month, global adhesives provider H.B. Fuller Company (St. Paul, Minnesota) announced that it had finalized its purchase of Apollo (Tamworth, United Kingdom), the U.K.’s largest ind...


Carboline Celebrates 75-Year Milestone

At the beginning of the month, global coatings, linings and fireproofing manufacturer Carboline Company (St. Louis) announced that it is celebrating its 75th anniversary.


Bangladesh Factory Collapse Trial Resumes

After more than five years of being halted while several defendants attempted to have their charges vacated, recent reports have indicated that the murder trial over the Bangladesh factory c...


Arkema to Open Powder Coating Resins Lab

Specialty chemicals company Arkema recently announced that it will be opening a new powder coating resins lab in Cary, North Carolina.


New Product Announcement: Concrete Waterproofing

United Kingdom-based waterproofing product supplier Triton Systems has recently announced the launch of a new pre-applied waterproofing system for concrete structures.


IGM Resins Appoints CFO, EVP TO

Global market leader in photoinitiators, IGM Resins, announced the appointment of two of its employees at the start of the month.


Painted Building Denied Retroactive Permission

The Covington Board of Architectural Review and Development (BOARD) in Kentucky recently denied retroactive permissions on a downtown building that had recently been painted black without fo...


New Color Opportunities for Architectural Coatings

Global coatings company PPG recently announced that it was expanding its color options for architectural extrusions and sheet aluminum.


University Works to Develop 'Living' Construction Materials

Researchers from the College of Biological Sciences at the University of Minnesota have recently published a new study demonstrating how silica can be transformed into a self-assembling, dyn...


Apple Campus Makes Headway in Austin

More than three years after announcing plans to construct a $1 billion office in northwest Austin, American multinational technology company Apple reports that crews have almost completed ph...


Arkema Product Earns USDA Biobased Certification

Specialty chemicals company Arkema recently announced that one of its products has been approved to carry the United States Department of Agriculture Certified Biobased Product label.


US Plastics Pact Releases Materials Report

Last week, the U.S. Plastics Pact released its Problematic and Unnecessary Materials Report, identifying 11 plastic packaging items that are “not currently reusable, recyclable, or compostab...


ABI Reveals Strong End to 2021

Recently, The American Institute of Architects confirmed in a new report that the Architecture Billing Index ended 2021 on a strong note, having reported a score of 52 for the month of Decem...


Researchers Develop Lava-Like Fire Retardant Coating

A reportedly non-toxic, fire extinguishing coating has recently been developed by researchers from the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba, Australia.


New Product Announcement: Urethane Topcoat

Global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta recently announced the launch of its new enhanced urethane topcoat for the agriculture, construction and earthmoving equipment (ACE) markets...


Canada Awards Funding for Coatings Research

Earlier this month, the Government of Canada awarded $24 million to Queen’s University to research and develop carbon-to-metal coatings to protect metal surfaces from corrosion.


Study: Nanoscale Window Coating Reduces Energy Costs

According to a team of researchers from the Penn State Department of Architectural Engineering, coating windows, particularly single-pane windows, with a translucent metallic film capable of...


BMW Unveils First Color-Changing Car

German automobile and motorcycle manufacturer BMW recently revealed a first-of-its kind car that changes color using technology found in eReaders.


Report: Contractors Concerned About Prices

According to an analysis by the Associated General Contractors of America of government data, construction material prices jumped nearly 20% in 2021, despite moderating in December.


University Studies Copper Coatings Effect on COVID-19

Researchers from the University of Waterloo have recently discovered that by applying a thin-film coating of copper or copper compounds on surfaces, SARS-CoV-2—the virus that causes COVID-19...


New Product Announcement: Sustainable Resins

In a recent press release, global market leader in photoinitiators, IGM Resins, announced the launch of its sustainability brand: PureLine.


Researchers Studying Mussels for Antifouling

Researchers at the University of Toronto are looking at the adhesion of mussels on surfaces to potentially create new antifouling coatings for infrastructure and medical adhesives.


NASA Testing University’s Coatings Research

Polymer coatings research conducted by the University of Idaho was recently launched and installed at the International Space Station, with hopes to minimize bacterial transmission.


New Product Announcement: Graphene Coatings

United Kingdom-based Applied Graphene Materials recently announced the launch of a new range of industrial graphene-enhanced primers and dispersions.


Amsterdam High-Rise Gets Intumescent Coating

Currently being constructed in the Overhoeks district of Amsterdam, the Y-Towers hotel and high-rise residential project was reported to recently receive an intumescent coating for improved ...


Garland Names Commercial Roofing Division President

On Monday (Jan. 10), global roofing solutions provider Garland Industries announced the promotion of Matthew McDermott as President of The Garland Company, its commercial roofing division fo...


New Product Announcement: Clear Anticorrosive Coating

Malaysian technology firm IGL Coatings recently announced the launch of its clear graphene reinforced anticorrosion coating.


University Looks into CAPD Method for Coatings

In a study recently published by the Technical University of Denmark, researchers looked to a computer-aided product design (CAPD) method for the design and solvent selection of organic pain...


New Steel Marine Coating Resists Corrosion

Scientists from the National Korea Maritime and Ocean University have recently developed an anticorrosion protective coating for ships and marine and coastal facilities and structures.


First 'Pandemic-Ready' FL Skyscraper Announced

Miami-based developer Royal Palm Companies has recently announced what it’s calling the world’s first “COVID-19-conscious” residential, hotel and medical center skyscraper.


Redesigning Industry Post-Pandemic Practices

As architecture firms, construction companies and coating contractors alike begin working on rebuilding their revenue bases, they are also faced with the obstacle of restoring pre-pandemic s...


Contractors Wanted for TX School Painting

Conroe Independent School District is soliciting bids for the construction of a new school building in Montgomery County, Texas.


New Product Announcement: Epoxy Adhesive

International manufacturer of industrial protective coatings and composites Belzona (Harrogate, North Yorkshire) recently added a high-performance epoxy structural adhesive to its polymeric ...


Designs Revealed for Nature-Integrated Resort

Miami-based Oppenheim Architecture and Saudi developers The Red Sea Development Company have recently revealed designs for a mountain resort in the wadi vistas of western Saudi Arabia.


Demand for Design Shows Continued Growth

For the tenth consecutive month, The American Institute of Architects reported that the Architecture Billing Index revealed a continued demand for design services.


New CFI Coatings Resist Amine Blush, Heal Cracks

Coatings for Industry, Inc. (Souderton, Pennsylvania) has recently introduced two new coatings: one that provides resistance to amine blush and another that reportedly bridges small cracks i...


Research: Electromagnetic Wave Absorbing Materials

Researchers from the Beijing Institute of Technology and the Heilongjiang Institute of Construction Technology in China recently published a review on the electromagnetic absorption function...


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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%.


Arkema Doubling Resin Production in Asia

Specialty chemicals company Arkema recently announced that it plans to double its UV-curable resins production capacity at its Nansha plant in China.


Nature-Inspired Coatings Could Benefit Medical Testing

Prior to the end of the year, researchers from the University of Toronto reportedly developed a new coating that allows for certain liquids to move across surfaces without experiencing fluid...


New Product Announcement: Plant-Based Resins

Earlier this year, global manufacturer of material solutions Covestro (Pittsburgh) announced plans to grow its Decovery family of resins and added-value services to meet the demands of its c...


First Tornado Safety Building Standard Released

At the beginning of the month, the American Society of Civil Engineers announced the release of its newly updated ASCE/SEI 7-22 with the goal of better protecting infrastructure from tornado...


Marine Coatings Prevalent in Ocean Microplastics

A research team from the Department of Environmental Sciences at the University of Basel and the Alfred-Wegener Institute at the Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research on the island ...


Elevation Winner: Interiors, Judges' Choice

In its fifth year, Technology Publishing Co.’s commercial honors program, The Elevation Awards, expanded its reach by partnering with the Commercial Painting Industry Association.


EPA Awards Funding for Safe Pigment Research

Last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the award of over $3 million in funding, split between 30 American small businesses with the goal of developing novel technologi...


AkzoNobel Expands Polar Pod Partnership

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel, a partner for the Polar Pod expedition, recently announced that it has been named the exclusive paints and coatings supplier for the project’s hybrid ...


New Product Announcement: Conduit Slip Coating

Corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation recently announced that it has released a new high-temperature, anticorrosion slip coating for electrical conduits.


$9.5B JFK Airport Expansion Plans Revealed

Last week, New York Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey had officially reached an agreement with a coalition of financial sponsors to complete ...


Egg Yolks Enhance Tempera Paint Properties

Researchers from Sorbonne University in France recently looked into why tempera paint—also known as egg tempera—was reigned as a supreme medium among Renaissance artists, such as Leonardo Da...


Coating Contractors Needed for FL Park Reserve

The City of Cape Coral is soliciting bids for construction on the Yellow Fever Creek Park Reserve.


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Dur-A-Flex Launches Custom Design Tool

Connecticut-based resinous flooring manufacturer Dur-A-Flex, Inc., recently launched a new and improved custom design tool for its customers.


New Product Announcement: Pipeline Tape

Anticorrosion coatings manufacturer Denso Group Germany recently announced the launch of its new all-in-one corrosion protection tape for pipelines and pipe sections.


Balkrishna Doshi Wins Royal Gold Medal

Acclaimed Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi has been named the 2022 recipient of the Royal Gold Medal, an award given by the Royal Institute of British Architects and approved by Her Majesty...


Study: Algae Provides Antifouling Properties in Paints

A new study conducted by Egypt’s National Institute of Oceanography and Fisheries utilized algae to create environmentally friendly, antifouling marine paints.


$700 Million Bonds Approved for Denver Airport

Last week, the Denver City Council approved $700 million in bonds to the Denver International Airport to fund remaining improvement projects.


Westlake Chemical to Acquire Hexion Epoxy

Manufacturer and global supplier of petrochemicals, plastics and building products Westlake Chemical Corporation recently announced that it will acquire Hexion Holdings Corporation’s global ...


Nouryon Production Supports Polymer Industry

At the beginning of the month, global specialty chemicals company Nouryon announced that it had launched full-scale production at its organic peroxide greenfield site in Tianjin, China.


Asian Government Takes Over Stadium

Just a little over a year since Chinese football club Guanzhou Evergrande Taobao F.C. broke ground on its $1.8 billion soccer stadium, reports indicate that its government has taken over the...


Guide Highlights Product Choice for Duplex Coatings

The Galvanizers Association of Australia recently released a product recommendation guide for coating galvanized steel to prevent paint delamination and corrosion.


Elevation Awards Winner: Floor Coatings

In its fifth year, Technology Publishing Co.’s commercial honors program, The Elevation Awards, expanded its reach by partnering with the Commercial Painting Industry Association.


New Product Announcement: Water-Based Emulsifier

International science company Solvay recently announced the development of its new water-based emulsifier for solid epoxy resins mainly used in industrial coatings, paints or binders.


Resin Shortage, Price Increases Continue

The industry has continued to see an increase in costs for raw materials that are becoming even more difficult to find due to supply shortages.


Highlights from the Current Issue of JPCL

Did you know JPCL is available in multiple formats? In addition to the print edition, you can read the full November issue as a digital flipbook online, in a downloadable PDF or as individua...


World's Second Tallest Building Tops Out

Since launching construction five years ago, the Merdeka 118 skyscraper in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has officially topped out at over 2,227 feet.


Artist Creates 'Brightest White Paint'

In developing the most pigmented versions of colors for paint, self-proclaimed art nerd and color wizard Stuart Semple has recently announced his creation of the “whitest white paint.”


New Product Announcement: Pigment Preparations

Organic pigment and dye provider Clariant has recently announced the launch of its new sustainable product line, Licosperse.


Lawsuit Filed Over FL Condo Collapse

In a recent lawsuit filed on behalf of Champlain Towers South victims and family members, new allegations claim that the construction of a neighboring luxury building is what triggered the d...


Elevation Awards Winner: Exteriors

In its fifth year, Technology Publishing Co.’s commercial honors program, The Elevation Awards, expanded its reach by partnering with the Commercial Painting Industry Association.


Los Angeles Mixed-Use Structure is Utilizing CLT

To avoid ongoing supply chain issues, Boston-based Shawmut Design and Construction has planned to use cross-laminated timber (CLT) for a mixed-use office building in Los Angeles.


Amazon HQ2 on Track for 2023 Completion

American multinational technology company Amazon recently invited reporters and local officials to the construction site of its HQ2 in Arlington, Virginia.


Zentek Develops Icephobic Coating

Zentek Ltd., a Canadian development and commercialization company, recently announced the development of a new carbon-based, nanotechnology-enhanced icephobic coating.


SI Group Announces Price Increases

Performance additives and chemicals company SI Group announced earlier this month that it had increased the prices of its rubber and adhesive additives by 25%.


Phase One at Denver Airport Reaches Completion

Construction on Phase 1 of the Denver International Airport’s Great Hall Project has recently reached completion after years of delays and budget issues.


New Product Announcement: 3D-Printing Resins

Sartomer, a business line of global chemicals manufacturer Arkema, recently announced the launch of its new UV-curable resins for 3D-printing and advanced electronic applications.


Groundbreaking Held for $1.3B CA Hospital

Last week, officials and community leaders hosted a groundbreaking ceremony for what’s to be a new, state-of-the-art medical complex at the University of California, Irvine.


Researchers Produce Self-Healing, Anticorrosive Coating

Researchers at Rice University in Houston have recently developed an anticorrosive and self-healing coating for steel.


Azelis and BASF Partner for Resin Distribution

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


ACA Urges Execution of TSCA Changes

In a recent letter to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the American Coatings Association wrote to express support of the continued implementation of the Lautenberg amendments to the...


Chemours Producing Sustainable Foam Agent

Global chemical solutions company Chemours recently announced the start of production for its new hydrofluoroolefin platform at its new facility in El Dorado, Arkansas.


New Product Announcement: Anti-Viral Interior Paint

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced the launch of its latest product: a wash and wear anti-viral interior coating.


Plans Moving Forward on $2.5B Sydney Towers

According to reports, development officials working on the $2.5 billion Central Place Sydney towers have officially submitted plans for project approval.


How Technology is Creating Sustainable Construction

Whether it's efforts made globally, by nation, association, company or even individual engineers and designers, there’s no doubt that the rise of eco-consumerism is increasing demands for su...


New Product Announcement: Heat-Stable Hardener

Specialty chemicals company Evonik has recently announced a new heat-stable hardener that ensures coatings cure at room temperature.


FL Art Museum Announces Renovation, Expansion

The Tampa Museum of Art Foundation recently announced plans for a nearly $70 million renovation and expansion at its downtown Tampa campus.


'Build Back Better' Will Aid Buildings

Today (Nov. 15), President Joe Biden will sign into law the largest federal investment in infrastructure in more than a decade. Slated to be joined by several members of Congress, the $1.2 t...


Cortec Reveals Salt Corrosion Prevention Plan

As winter approaches, corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation has announced a dual approach plan for slowing down vehicle corrosion from deicing salts.


Soybean Sealant Used on SD Roads

The South Dakota Soybean Research & Promotion Council recently announced it has partnered with the City of Sioux Falls to treat roads with a soy-based concrete sealant.


Pittsburgh Steel Company Receives Green Honor

Historically, Pittsburgh has long been a city cursed by hazardous pollutions caused by big steel mills and other industrial plants.


New Product Announcement: Reactive Emulsifiers

Swiss specialty chemicals company Clariant recently unveiled two reactive emulsifiers for polymeric binders that aim to help paint manufacturers develop architectural coatings with greater w...


$3.4B Overhaul Finally Begins at CA Terminal

Work on a $3.4 billion construction overhaul has finally begun after the Federal Aviation Administration signed off on the San Diego International Airport’s Terminal 1 Final Environmental Im...


Contractor Connect Celebrates a Successful Event

Last week, Technology Publishing Company’s fourth annual Contractor Connect came to a close at the Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Palm Coast, Florida.


New Product Announcement: Wastewater Coatings

Global coatings company PPG recently announced the launch of an expanded portfolio of coating systems for wastewater facilities.


Evonik, Wynca Launch Operations at Silica Plant

Evonik Wynca Silicon Material Co., Ltd., a joint venture of specialty chemicals company Evonik and Chinese company Wynca, has recently begun operations at its new fumed silica plant in the Z...


Allnex Invests in New R&D Facility

Allnex, an international supplier of resins for architectural, industrial, OEM and special purpose coatings, recently announced the construction of a state-of-the-art research and developmen...


Wacker Increases Polymeric Binder, Resin Prices

Munich-based Wacker Group recently announced that it has increased prices up to 20% for its polymer and resin products.


Tampa Airport Breaks Ground on $25M Project

In wake of private jet travel demands, Fort Lauderdale, Florida-based Sheltair Aviation recently broke ground on a $25 million hanger and office project at the Tampa International Airport.


ABI Shows Continued Demand for Design

Recently, The American Institute of Architects confirmed in a new report that the Architecture Billing Index logged its eighth consecutive positive month.


Tnemec Company Acquires Epoxytec International

Protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. recently announced that it has acquired protective and structural-grade coatings and linings manufacturer Epoxytec International, Inc.


Study: Biochar to Improve Anticorrosive Performance

A recent study found that biochar nanoparticles, or graphene oxide, derived from spruce wood and wheat straw can improve corrosion resistance in zinc-rich epoxy coatings.


Developer Sued for Delayed Boston High-Rise

According to a complaint issued early last month, Miami-based developer 399 Congress is suing its general contractor, John Moriarty & Associates (Winchester, Massachusetts) for failing to co...


New Product Announcement: Ceramic Facades

German building material supplier Agrob Buchtal recently announced the launch of two new ceramic facades for its KeraTwin ventilated curtain wall systems.


Researchers Obtain Pigments from Metal Wastes

A Russian research team recently announced that it has developed a method for obtaining white pigments from toxic metallurgical waste.


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...


$1B WA Arena Opens to the Public

At the end of last month, a grand opening was hosted for Seattle’s Climate Pledge Arena. The structure is home to the National Hockey League’s latest expansion team, the Seattle Kraken and t...


New Product Announcement: Repair Mortar

Protective coatings manufacturer Carboline Company recently announced the launch of a new fiber-reinforced repair mortar.


Sherwin Fire Protection Applied at Milan Landmark

In an emailed press release, global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced that its fire protection intumescent coating system had been applied to a new landmark in Milan, Ital...


AkzoNobel Launches ColorSurfaces Edition 17

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced the release of its ColorSurfaces Edition 17, “inspired by the changing role of the space in our lives.”


Explore Industry Topics in Latest JPCL

Did you know JPCL is available in multiple formats? In addition to the print edition, you can read the full October issue as a digital flipbook online, in a downloadable PDF or as individual...


Jotun Signs Agreement for HSS Newbuild

Marine and protective coatings company Jotun recently announced that it has signed a commercial agreement with marine transport company U-Ming to include its Hull Skating Solutions (HSS) in ...


New Product Announcement: Anti-Shrink Sealants

Baltimore-based construction product company DAP recently announced the release of a new advanced anti-shrink sealant.


Contractor Connect Features Attending Sponsors

Next week, Technology Publishing Company’s popular hosted buyer event for the protective and marine coatings industry will take place at the Hammock Beach Golf Resort & Spa in Palm Coast, Fl...


FL Contractors Create Safety Task Force

The Associated Builders and Contractors of Florida recently announced that it has created an industry task force for building structure and safety discussions.


New Product Announcement: Urethane Primer

Global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta Coatings recently announced the launch of a fast-curing, corrosion-resistant primer to support the agricultural, construction and earthmovin...


Tnemec Announces 2021 Tank of the Year

Last week, protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. announced the winner of its 2021 Tank of the Year: a 750,000-gallon composite elevated water tank in Moorhead, Minnesota.


CPIA, CCC Closes at Hammock Beach

Last week, the Commercial Painting Industry Association hosted its inaugural CPIA Leadership Conference in conjunction with Technology Publishing Company’s hosted-buyer event, Commercial Con...


PPG Launches Powder Coatings Site

Global coatings company PPG recently unveiled the launch of a new online powder coatings website to provide powder coating job shops with “quick and easy access to small batches of the compa...


RPM Works to Overcome Resin Shortage

With its recent purchase of a 178,000-square-foot chemical manufacturing facility in Corsicana, Texas, global coatings company RPM International Inc. hopes to strengthen its supply chain and...


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.


PPG Receives EPA Registration for Coating

At the beginning of the month, global coatings manufacturer PPG announced that it had received U.S. Environmental Protection Agency registration for its PPG Copper Armor antimicrobial paint.


Study: Critical Infrastructure Threatened by Floods

Nonprofit flood research and communications group, First Street Foundation, has recently reported that one in four units of critical infrastructure in the United States—such as police statio...


Tnemec Announces People’s Choice 2021 Tank

Protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. announced the People’s Choice winner of its 2021 Tank of the Year program—a water tank in Rochester, Minnesota that resembles an ear of c...


New Product Announcement: PCB Conformal Coating

Materials science company Dow announced last week the release of an abrasion-resistant silicone-based material.


University Develops Virus-Killing Coating

Researchers from The University of Queensland have recently developed an effective, antiviral surface coating technology against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.


Self-Healing Polymers Produce Water-Resistant Coating

Researchers from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign have reportedly developed an ultrathin, water-resistant coating made from self-healing polymers to increase steam power plant eff...


Combat Vehicles Camouflaged by 'Chameleon' Coating

The Russian Army plans to coat its military vehicles in a chameleon coating that can change color depending on the surrounding landscape.


CA Tax Credit Boosts Historic Preservation

Recently, the state of California became one of the latest states to offer tax credits for the rehabilitation of historic buildings. Like federal tax credits for rehabilitation of historic s...


New Product Announcement: Polymer Sealants

Baltimore-based construction product company DAP recently announced the release of a new advanced hybrid sealant that the company says combines attributes from traditional silicone and polyu...


Pavilion Design Connects Nature with Urban Domain

Officials from the Tallinn Architecture Biennale were recently reported to have selected the winning installation for the 2022 competition.


Construction Jobs Up, Spending Down

According to a new report issued by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction employment witnessed an uptick in September, with firms hiring 22,000 new employee...


New Product Announcement: Conformal Coating

Developer of innovative rapid and light-curable materials, dispense equipment and UV/LED light-curing systems, Dymax Corporation, recently announced the release of a novel conformal coating.


Sherwin Publishes Industrial Color Trend Forecast

For its third year, the General Industrial Coatings division of Sherwin-Williams, through its DesignHouse, released its industrial color trend forecast.


Dunn-Edwards Announces 2022 Color of the Year

Last week, coatings company Dunn-Edwards Paints announced its 2022 Color of the Year.


OR Passes Fire-Resistant Material Mandate

Recently, state lawmakers in Oregon passed new legislation outlining fire-safe building codes, in addition to the development and maintenance of a comprehensive statewide map of wildfire ris...


Behr Releases 'Music in Color' Collection

Coatings manufacturer Behr Paint Company announced that it has teamed up with singer-songwriter Katy Perry and audio streaming service Spotify to launch “Music in Color” by Behr.


New Product Announcement: Renovation Solutions

Global construction materials company Cemex has recently announced its collection of renovation solutions for energy efficient building improvements.


Nouryon Opens New China Production Facility

To meet increasing demand in the Asia region for polymers used in the packaging, paints and coatings and construction end-markets, global specialty chemicals company Nouryon has recently lau...


Elevation Awards Spotlight: Showroom Space

With the extended deadline just announced for the fifth annual Elevation Awards, we will be counting down to the deadline (Oct. 8) with featured selections of this year’s nominees, giving re...


CPIA, CCC Conferences Feature Attending Sponsors

Later this month, Commercial Painting Industry Association will host its inaugural CPIA Leadership Conference in conjunction with Technology Publishing Company’s hosted buyer event, Commerci...


New Product Announcement: Ecofriendly Solvent

Global chemicals company UBE Industries, Ltd. has recently launched an environmentally-friendly solvent.


Worker, Material Issues Plague Construction

In a report released late last month, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has found that contractors in the commercial construction industry are witnessing a slowdown in post-pandemic recovery.


MIT Predicts Building Emissions, Outlines Solutions

A team of current and former MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub) researchers have recently published a paper estimating emissions for all buildings slated to be constructed in the U.S. u...


Bids Sought for MA Student Center

Worcester State College is accepting bids for painting and renovations to the third floor of its Student Center in Worcester, Massachusetts.


Elevation Awards Spotlight: USG Chicago

With the extended deadline just announced for the fifth annual Elevation Awards, we will be counting down to the deadline (Oct. 8) with featured selections of this year’s nominees, giving re...


New Product Announcement: Commercial Portfolio

Allnex, an international supplier of resins for architectural, industrial, OEM and special purpose coatings, has recently launched a new product portfolio for buildings and decorative applic...


Notre Dame Cathedral Secured for Restoration

Officials from the French government agency overseeing the reconstruction of France’s Notre Dame Cathedral have recently reported that efforts to secure the structure have reached competitio...


Study: Polymers to Accelerate CO2 Conversion

Researchers from the University of Tsukuba and Osaka University in Japan have recently developed a polymer coating that when applied to a standard metal catalyst accelerates the electrochemi...


Boston Passes Building Emissions Ordinance

In a unanimous decision, the Boston City Council has recently approved a new ordinance, requiring all buildings larger than 20,000 square feet to eliminate carbon emissions by 2050.


TPC Offers Underwriting for CCC Attendees

Next month, Technology Publishing Company will officially expand its realm of Connect hosted-buyer events as it kicks off the inaugural Commercial Contractor Connect, exclusively for the com...


Elevation Awards Extends Nomination Deadline

The nomination deadline for the fifth annual Elevation Awards, Technology Publishing Co.'s commercial honors program, has been extended.


Nanoparticle Paste to Increase Solar Cell Efficiency

A new way to increase the efficiency of perovskite-based solar cells has recently been developed by a team of international researchers from ITMO’s School of Physics and Engineering and Tor ...


Architect Features Cat Faces on Apartments in Catford

London-based Tsuruta Architects reports that its recently completed housing project in the south London neighborhood of Catford features thousands of cat faces.


New Product Announcement: Battery Coatings

Specialty chemicals company Evonik has recently announced a new coating to better protect high-voltage batteries for electric vehicles.


International Celebrates 140 Years in Marine Coatings

Global coatings company AkzoNobel’s International brand recently reported via emailed press release that it’s celebrating its 140th anniversary.


AZ Shares Cool Pavement Research Results

During a virtual presentation and panel discussion last week, the City of Phoenix Street Transportation Department and Office of Sustainability shared the results for the first year of its C...


Elevation Awards Spotlight: FRSA Headquarters

In counting down to the nomination deadline (Oct. 1) for this year’s Elevation Awards, we will be featuring selections of this year’s nominees, giving readers a glimpse of the competition. B...


Evonik Expands Coatings Additives Capacities to China

Specialty chemicals company Evonik has recently reported that for the first time, its Coating Additives business will be producing additives in Shanghai.


Sherwin-Williams Releases New Flooring Color Palettes

On Tuesday (Sept. 14), global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced four new color palettes for high-performance flooring.


CA Adopts Electric-Focused Building Codes

The California Energy Commission recently announced its adoption of the 2022 Building Energy Efficiency Standards (Energy Code) for newly constructed and renovated buildings.


Army Engineers Develop Ice Adhesion Patent

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has recently applied for a patent on an ice adhesion testing device.


Deadline Approaching for Prestige Awards Nominations

The deadline is nearing to submit nominations for the annual PaintSquare Prestige Awards, which recognizes the top people, products and projects in the industrial coatings field.


New Product Announcement: Antifouling Technology

Global coatings company PPG recently announced the launch of a new antifoulant coating: PPG Sigma Sailadvance NX.


PPG Appoints VP Architectural Coatings

Global coatings company PPG recently announced the appointment of Meri Vainikka as Vice President, Architectural Coatings, Europe, Middle East and Africa, North and East.


Plans Proposed for $400B American City

Billionaire and former Walmart executive Marc Lore has recently unveiled plans for a five-million-person, $400 billion sustainable city he hopes to have built somewhere within the American d...


Bidding Open for OR City Office

The Oregon Department of Employment is accepting bids for capital improvements to its Baker City office.


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University Leverages Tech for Coating Research

The University of Illinois at Chicago announced last month that it would be participating in AnalySwift, LLC’s Academic Partner Program to accelerate development and adoption of new material...


New Product Announcement: Acrylic Topcoat

Global supplier of liquid and powder coatings Axalta Coatings Ltd. has recently announced the launch of its latest non-isocyanate cross-linked acrylic enamel topcoat for the agriculture, con...


Norner Receives Approval to Test Marine Coatings

Industrial polymer research and development services company Norner (Norway) has recently announced that it received certificates recognizing approval for marine coating testing.


Nominations Open for 2021 Tank of the Year

In an emailed press release, protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. announced that it was accepting nominations for its 2021 Tank of the Year Competition. The call for nominati...


New Product Announcement: Garage Floor Coating

Garage door, garage floor coating, new gutters and gutter protection company Presto Garage & Gutter (Charlotte, North Carolina) announced earlier this year that it had begun offering a new, ...


PPG Completes Tianjin Colorful Community Project

Global coatings company PPG recently announced the completion of another Colorful Communities project, this time at the TEDA Nursery School in Tianjin, China.


JPCL August Issue is Now Online

The August issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is now online, available through options including an interactive digital edition, a full complement of web content an...


New Product Announcement:Wet-Film Corrosion Inhibitor

Corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation has recently announced its development of a new oil-based temporary coating that is meant to provide extreme corrosion protection in aggressiv...


AIA Releases Architect Compensation Report

Although the U.S. economy took an economic hit because of the coronavirus pandemic, the American Institute of Architects reported in its biennial Compensation Report that architecture staff ...


University to Develop Eco-Friendly Marine Coating

Detroit-based sustainability tech startup Repela Tech LLC from Wayne State University has recently been awarded a grant to research and develop an eco-friendly marine coating for ships and v...


Covestro to Host Digital Expo Next Month

In just a little over two weeks, global manufacturer of material solutions Covestro (Pittsburgh) is planning to host its 2021 Digital Expo.


Study: Cool Pavements Mitigate Heat, Emissions

In a recent study, a team of current and former researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Concrete Sustainability Hub (MIT CSHub) looked at how surfaces that attribute to ur...


New Product Announcement: Antifouling Agent

Recently, Chugoku Marine Paints announced its integration of I-Tech’s barnacle repelling active antifouling agent Selektope to create an antifouling coating specifically for worldwide tradin...


CPIA Announces Inaugural Leadership Conference

This October, the Commercial Painting Industry Association will host its inaugural CPIA Leadership Conference in conjunction with Technology Publishing Company’s hosted buyer event, Commerci...


Agenda Announced for Pigment Forum, TiO2 Summit

Organizers of the 2021 Pigment and Color Science Forum and TiO2 World Summit have recently announced the agenda for the co-located events.


SI Group Sells Resins Business to ASK Chemicals

Late last month, performance additives company SI Group (Schenectady, New York) announced plans to complete an agreement to sell most of its global Industrial Resins business to ASK Chemical...


New Product Announcement: Lead-Free Pigments

DIC Group company Sun Chemical recently announced the launch of a new full-service package to support the replacement of lead components in coatings formulations.


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...


TPC Announces Event for Commercial Contractors

This October, Technology Publishing Company will expand its realm of Connect Events, with plans to host its inaugural Commercial Contractor Connect event, exclusive to the commercial paintin...


Researchers Tap Graphene Coating to Combat Biofilm

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology (Gothenburg, Sweden) are reporting that they have developed a new method to prevent infections—by utilizing graphene coatings. More specifica...


Electrically Charged Coating Eliminates Biofouling

In recent experiments conducted at Australia's sovereign-owned submarine sustainment and maritime services company, ASC, researchers have found that a new type of surface coating can elimina...


New Product Announcement: Architectural Powder Coatings

Global coatings company PPG recently introduced a new powder coating for architectural, home décor and furniture applications.


Orion Enters Collab for Renewable Carbon Black

Global supplier of specialty and high-performance carbon black, Orion Engineered Carbons S.A., has announced that it is has partnered with researchers to develop and produce renewable carbon...


IGM Confirms Photoinitiator PCB Levels

In a recent press release, global market leader in photoinitiators, IGM Resins confirmed that its Omnirad 1173 does not contain any detectable levels of polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).


Contractor Connect Boasts Networking Activities

Technology Publishing Company’s popular hosted buyer event for the protective and marine coatings industry, Contractor Connect, is excited to share its array of fun, high-level networking op...


New Product Announcement: Metallic Powder Coatings

Tiger Drylac, the North American operating division of Tiger Coatings GmbH & Co KG in Wels, Austria, recently announced two new color additions to its metallics product line.


New Product Announcement: Anti-Corrosion Coating

Global provider of advanced anti-corrosion metal coatings, Greenkote, announced earlier this summer via emailed press release of a significant advance in its line of corrosion protection.


Coating Developed to Capture Ions in Water

Researchers from Northwestern University have recently been reported to have developed an protection mechanism using a nano-coated sponge-like membrane that can be used to soak up phosphate ...


Patent Awarded to Tesla NanoCoatings

In an emailed press release, Tesla NanoCoatings was reported to have been awarded a momentous carbon nanocoating patent for its self-stratified single-coat system.


Contractor Connect Scheduled for November

It’s official: Technology’s Publishing Company’s popular hosted buyer event for the protective and marine coatings industry, Contractor Connect, has been added to the calendar!


JPCL July Issue is Now Online

The July issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is now online, available through options including an interactive digital edition, a full complement of web content and ...


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...


Axalta Implements Global Price Increases

Liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta recently announced that it is implementing additional price increases across all of its global lines.


Asbury Carbons Announces Acquisition of Garmor

At the beginning of the month, global processor of carbon and graphite materials Asbury Carbons, Inc., announced its acquisition of Garmor Inc.


New Product Announcement: Fence, Shed Paint

United Kingdom-based independent paint manufacturer HMG Paints Ltd. recently expanded Fence and Shed Paint range of colors for Summer 2021.


Whistleblowers Speak Out About Shell Falcon Pipeline

According to two former pipeline inspectors, “bad seeds” are undermining the safety at Royal Dutch Shell PLC’s Falcon pipeline project, part of the company’s massive new petrochemical plant ...


Amaero, University Collab for Coatings Research

Researchers from the Swinburne University of Technology and additive manufacturing specialists Amaero International Limited have recently partnered with the Australian National Fabrication F...


Researchers Toughen Wood Coatings

Researchers of Aalto University are saying they have found a way to turn wood waste into a coating that resists abrasion, stains and sunlight better than traditional coatings. The team is re...


PTT Global Chemical Public Buys Allnex

Allnex, an international resins supplier of resins for architectural, industrial, OEM and special purpose coatings, announced last week that it will become part of Thailand-based PTT Global ...


Graphene Veil Protects Paintings from Fading

According to a team of researchers, the implementation of a transparent graphene veil can prevent up to 70% of pigment fading in painted artworks.


New Carbon-Based Material to Benefit Coatings

As the result of a research study by scientists and engineers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and ETH Zürich, a new mi...


Research Looks to Coatings for Spacecraft Biofilm

A team of researchers from Montana State University’s Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering have recently been reported to be observing how specialized material coatings and other strategie...


New Product Announcement: Concrete Topping System

Building product manufacturer MAPEI recently announced the introduction of its systems of high-performance, self-leveling concrete toppings.


Sandy Hook Memorial Receives Green Light

Earlier this year, residents from the town of Newtown in Connecticut voted in favor of constructing a memorial for the children and staff killed at the Sandy Hook Elementary School.


New Product Announcement: Water-Based Primer

Specialty chemicals company Evonik recently issued a press release announcing a jointly developed water-based primer with SI Coatings, a company of the Huehoco Group, Wuppertal, Germany.


Polymeric Repair, Protection Saves Fabricator Millions

International manufacturer of industrial protective coatings and composites, Belzona has recently reported via emailed press release that its repair and protection systems had been successfu...


Wacker Group Building Resin Plant

Recently, Munich-based WACKER Group launched construction on what will be its new liquid resins unit in Nünchritz, Germany.


Research Brings Watermelon Seeds Into Cement

Researchers at Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology have reportedly developed a new technique for strengthening and healing concrete: this time, by utilizing watermelon seeds.


India Startup Tackles Cool Roof Materials

A startup company in India has designed a roofing alternative with the goal of keeping homes cooler: modular roofing panels that are made from paper and wood waste.


GRI, Hempel Partner to Protect Wind Turbines

In an emailed press release issued at the end of June, global coating supplier Hempel and wind sector tower and flanges manufacturer GRI Renewable Industries announced a strategic partnershi...


Researchers Develop Coating for Droplet Control

Researchers from Northwestern University say they have developed a new transparent coating that can be used to capture droplets and aerosols—effectively removing them from the air—with a foc...


DIC Finalizes Acquisition of BASF Pigments

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


New Product Announcement: Fireproofing Coating

The Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine has recently announced the launch of a new cellulosic fireproofing coating to provide critical fire protection on construction projects.


Transparent 'Sky Pool' Opens in London

Residents belonging to the Eagle Club at the Embassy Gardens apartments in Battersea, London, have recently gained a new area for recreation that is both touted as an architectural spectacle...


Research Targets Fire-Resistant Wood Coating

Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut, are reportedly developing a bio-based, fire-retardant paint to protect wood.


MDT Applies Paint to Cool Walkway

The Montana Department of Transportation has recently announced plans to paint a walkway on the Beartracks Bridge in downtown Missoula.


New Product Announcement: Green Pigment

Pigment company Shepherd Color recently announced the launch of a new addition to its specialty performance lineup.


JPCL June Issue is Now Online

The June issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is now online, available through options including an interactive digital edition, a full complement of web content and ...


Sherwin-Williams Calls for 2021 Impact Award Entries

Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine is now accepting entry submissions for its annual Impact Award, which recognizes “outstanding water and wastewater projects completed in North America....


CoatingsTech Comes to a Close

Yesterday (June 29), the American Coatings Association’s 2021 CoatingsTech Conference wrapped up after two days of short courses, keynotes and technical sessions.


New Product Announcement: Exterior Latex

Paint and coatings company Diamond Vogel (Orange City, Iowa) recently introduced a new exterior latex to its architectural coatings line, that the company says is for both residential and co...


USS COD Dry Docked for Repairs

After a 14-hour-long trip and a few bumps along the way, the World War II Submarine USS COD finally arrived in Erie, Pennsylvania, for dry docking and repairs.


CoatingsTech to Feature Short Courses, Tech Sessions

Next week, the American Coatings Association will host its 2021 CoatingsTech Conference at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown (Pittsburgh) from June 28-29.


Pilatus Qualifies Sherwin-Williams Aerospace Coatings

Recently, global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced that its Aerospace Coatings exterior systems had been qualified by international airplane manufacturer Pilatus Aircraft ...


Covestro Receives Innovation Award

Global manufacturer of material solutions Covestro (Pittsburgh) recently announced that it was the recipient of the JEC Innovation Award 2021 in the "Sustainability" category.


New Product Announcement: Specialty Additives

Tolsa, a Spain-based supplier of flame retardant synergists and additives has announced that a line of specialized additives is “finding growing use for the paint and coatings industry.”


WA Finds Reason to Restrict Paint iPCBs

The Washington State Department of Ecology hosted its webinar at the beginning of the month that provided an update on its efforts to find alternatives to potential inadvertent Polychlorinat...


Clariant Reaches Deal to Divest Pigments Business

Swiss specialty chemicals company Clariant has announced that it has reached definitive agreements for divesting its Pigments business to a consortium of Heubach Group and SK Capital Partner...


New Product Announcement: Anti-Fouling Line

Earlier this year, global coatings company AkzoNobel launched a new anti-fouling hull coating line called “Intersmooth.”


EPA Announces Multiple Actions on PFAS

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced three actions with the goal of reducing risks to the public from per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances.


Researchers Look at Red Blood Cells for Concrete

Researchers out of the Worcester Polytechnic Institute have published findings that use an enzyme found in red blood cells that could develop a new take on “self-healing” concrete. They say ...


New Product Announcement: High-Performance Flooring Site

At the start of the month, global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company made several announcement regarding its High Performance Flooring sector, including a newly organized product por...


Hempel Acquires New Coatings Technology

Global coating supplier Hempel A/S announced at the beginning of June that it had acquired a ground-breaking coatings technology slated to enhance the insulation coatings market.


Officials Talk Design of $1.3B NY Arena

Construction of New York’s $1.3 billion UBS Arena—slated to be the new home of the National Hockey League’s New York Islanders—is in full swing prompting commentary of what officials call th...


New Product Announcement: Pipe Coating

Earlier this year, Pipeline Coatings Systems LLC announced a new pipe coating suitable for cold weather installation, PCS200-35 Cold Weather Epoxy.


AkzoNobel Partners with Tech for 'Paint the Future'

Global coatings company AkzoNobel has announced that it is joining forces with tech company The Next Web. The goal is for the two companies to share their reach with those partaking in AkzoN...


'Floating Park' Little Island Opens in NYC

Closing in on the month of May, Little Island officially opened to the public. Located on New York City's Hudson River, the $260 million “floating” park was funded by billionaire media mogul...


IGL Receives International Innovation Gold Medal

It was recently reported that IGL Coatings was the recipient of a Gold Medal at the International Innovation Awards 2021. The Malaysian technology firm also received the Croatian Internation...


JPCL May Issue is Now Online

The May issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is now online, available through options including an interactive digital edition, a full complement of web content and d...


New Product Announcement: Epoxy Primer for ELD

Roofing systems company Mule-Hide Products co. Inc. recently introduced a new epoxy primer that it says enables effective electronic leak detection.


DOE Awards $1.1M for Cold Spray Research

Last month, the U.S. Department of Energy awarded computational materials design specialist QuesTek Innovations LLC (Evanston, Illinois) $1.1 million in Small Business Innovation Research Ph...


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New Product: Polyurethane High-Gloss Clearcoat

Global coatings supplier Axalta Coating Systems has recently announced the expansion of its Industrial coatings portfolio with the launch of Imron Industrial 2K polyurethane high-gloss clear...


New Product Announcement: FEVE Powder Coating

Global coatings company PPG recently introduced a new fluoroethylene vinyl ether fluoropolymer powder coating for architectural extrusions and sheet aluminum.


Leaders Meet to Discuss Trade Agreements, Tariffs

Trade ministers from the United States, Canada and Mexico met for two days this week for the first time to review the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which took effect in July 2020.


Webinar Archive: Fluoropolymer Standards

Although Technology Publishing Co. has wrapped up PaintSquare Connect, its signature virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, an archived library of its featured ...


Berkeley Lab Touts Pilot Credit for Cool Walls

The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory recently confirmed that the U.S. Green Building Council is piloting a new credit for the installation of cool exterior walls in new homes, schools a...


Nouryon to Spin Off Base Chemicals Company

Specialty chemicals company Nouryon recently announced its intention to spin out its base chemicals business, Nobian, into a separate company that will still be owned by the equity owners of...


Coating Developed for Oil Recovery Missions

Researchers from Imperial College London and the University of Toronto have recently announced the development of a nanocoating designed for commercially available sponges to recover oil fro...


Vortex Epoxy Coating Passes Greenbook

Global provider of trenchless infrastructure products and services, Vortex Companies, LLC, announced last week that its 100% solids epoxy coating, Structure Guard, had passed critical chemic...


EPA Extends Notification Period for Inventory

The Environmental Protection Agency has announced in an emailed press release that it has extended the notification deadline for a list of chemicals that are expected to lose their confident...


Elevated Tank Painting Project Out for Bid

The City of Hurst is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate and recoat the North Precinct Line Road Elevated Storage Tank in Hurst, Texas.


Navy, Penn State Debut Maintenance Tech

At the beginning of the month, members of the Naval Sea Systems Command Technology Office, NAVSEA warfare centers and researchers from Penn State’s Applied Research Lab announced an ongoing ...


Apple Commits to $430B Expansion

Last month, American multinational technology company Apple announced its accelerated commitment for growth, highlighting $430 billion in U.S. investments to be made over the next five years...


JPCL Previews May Issue

Following the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings’ release of its inaugural independent issue in April, staff behind the publication are excited to continue bringing the coatings...


New Product Announcement: Protective Topcoat

Global coatings company PPG recently announced the launch of a high-performance polyurethane topcoat that’s formulated for corrosive environments that require low sheen to limit glare.


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.


Webinar Archive: Soluble Salts

Although Technology Publishing Co. has wrapped up PaintSquare Connect, its signature virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, an archived library of its featured ...


Nippon Paint Receives Green Tech Award

Recently, Nippon Paint Holdings Co., Ltd. announced that Nippon Paint Marine Coatings Co., Ltd. was the recipient of the 2021 GREEN4SEA Technology Award, hosted by SAFETY4SEA, a European non...


China Issues Ban on 'Ugly' Architecture

At the beginning of April, China’s National Development and Reform Commission issued the “2021 New Urbanization and Key Tasks for Urban-Rural Integration Development” Notice.


New Product Announcement: Powder Coatings Line

Global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company recently announced the release of a metal building product line that aims to provide “exceptional UV and weathering resistance.”


EPA Exempts Copolymer in 3 States, Airports

Specialty polymers company Kraton Corporation recently announced that it has received an emergency exemption from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency under Section 18 of the Federal Ins...


Pigment Forum, TiO2 Summit Issue Call for Papers

Organizers have announced the 2021 Pigment and Color Science Forum and TiO2 World Summit information along with a call for papers.


Researchers Develop New Waterproof Coating

Researchers at Simon Fraser University have reportedly developed a new waterproof coating that they say is cheaper to product, free of fluorinated compounds and effective on a wide variety o...


JPCL Presents 2020 Readers’ Choice Awards

In debuting the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings’ independent, inaugural issue of sorts last month, one aspect that continued to stay consistent over the last four years is th...


Jotun Launches Hull Optimization Program

Marine and protective coatings company Jotun recently introduced a new proactive hull optimization program following an extensive development process.


First Independent JPCL Now Online

The April issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is now online, available through options including an interactive digital edition, a full complement of web content and...


New Product Announcement: Drier Agent

Coatings and pigments manufacturer Sun Chemical, a subsidiary of DIC Corporation, recently announced that it has developed a new drier agent that helps expedite the drying of coatings and in...


Webinar Archive: Polysiloxane Technology

Although Technology Publishing Co. has wrapped up PaintSquare Connect, its signature virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, an archived library of its featured ...


AFRL Perseverance Testing History, Coatings

According to an article published by the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, testing completed on the NASA Perseverance's protective coating at the WPAF Research Lab aided the rover’s touchdown...


Shepherd Announces High-Performance Yellow Pigment

High-performance pigment manufacturer The Shepherd Color Company recently announced the opening of its new Virtual Showroom with the launch of a new pigment: Bismuth Vanadate Yellow (product...


APC Names Business Development Consultant

Earlier this month, protective coatings manufacturer Advanced Polymer Coatings Inc. (Avon, Ohio) announced in a press release the hiring of Kenny Rogers as a Business Development Consultant,...


AkzoNobel Supplies Coatings for Historical Water Pipeline

Earlier this year, global coatings company AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced via emailed press release that it would be supplying powder coatings for a major infrastructure project in China.


Nouryon Introduces New Polymer System

Last month, specialty chemicals company Nouryon introduced its latest polymer system for advance water treatment, LumaTreat. The polymer line is reportedly a global patent-pending smart-tagg...


Engineers Create 'Whitest White' Cooling Paint

Engineers at Purdue University have created what they’re calling “the whitest paint yet”—a cool coating that aims to reduce buildings’ needs for air conditioning.


EU Research Looks at Ice, Vessel Safety

In research results recently published by CORDIS, European Union-funded project SEDNA discusses the severe challenges faced by ship navigators due to increased maritime traffic in the Arctic...


Hempel Provides Coatings to Energy Turbine

Global coating supplier Hempel A/S recently announced that it has provided protective coatings to the world’s most powerful tidal turbine, Orbital O2 tidal energy turbine.


Adhesive, Sealants Council Issues Supplier Update

As the materials shortage continues in all facets of the industry, the Adhesive and Sealant Council released an update late last week about a specific supply disruption that occurred in mid-...


AkzoNobel Has Fun with MoodPaint Release

Recently, scientists employed at global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced that they had developed a first-of-its-kind paint that shifts color with your mood.


New Product Announcement: Multi-Substrate Coating

Paint and coatings company Benjamin Moore recently announced the launch of its newest offering for “facility maintenance and property management professionals.”


PA Elevated Tank Rehab Out for Bid

The Horsham Water and Sewer Authority is currently seeking contractors to rehabilitate and coat the Maple Avenue Elevated Tank in Horsham, Pennsylvania.


RPM Acquires Raised Flooring Systems Manufacturer

RPM International Inc., parent company of specialty coatings, sealants and building materials entities, announced that its Fibergate Composite Structures Inc. business has acquires Bison Inn...


Webinar Archive: Tank Lining Changes

Although Technology Publishing Co. has wrapped up PaintSquare Connect, its signature virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, an archived library of its featured ...


$500M Academy Museum Announces Open Date

Having reached completion after undergoing a series of historical restorations, renovations and new construction totaling nearly $500 million, the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los An...


MD University Touts Wood Materials Projects

Researchers at the University of Maryland have been working on several innovations revolving around wood materials and applications.


Tokyo Store Gets Pearlescent Facade

For a second time, Japanese studio Jun Aoki & Associates has designed and installed a unique facade over a Louis Vuitton storefront in Tokyo. The designer boutique is located within Tokyo’s ...


Canada Introduces Agenda on VOC Emissions

The Canadian government recently released a consultation document that proposes a renewal of the “Federal Agenda on the Reduction of Emissions of Volatile Organic Compounds from Consumer and...


FL Announces 'Record-Breaking' High-Rise

Recently, famed architect Carlos Ott, with the help of Sieger Suarez, announced design plans for what’s to become the tallest tower south of Manhattan.


NJ Committee Pushes PaintCare Legislation

Earlier this month, New Jersey’s state Assembly Environment and Solid Waste Committee unanimously passed legislation for a PaintCare program—a paint stewardship program involving paint manuf...


AGC Analyzes Year-Over-Year Employment Numbers

A recent analysis of a survey from the Associated General Contractors of America has revealed that year-over-year from January, nearly two-thirds of the nation’s metro areas saw construction...


MA Introduces Legislation for Solar Roofs

A recently proposed bill in Massachusetts would make the state the latest in to require solar roofs on new residential and commercial buildings. The Solar Neighborhoods Act was reportedly fi...


Organizations Respond to Pending Tie Shortage

The Concrete Foundations Association recently announced that it is leading the charge of an industry-wide effort to mitigate the pending shortage of steel form ties. According to the associa...


Contractors Needed for CO Bridge Painting

Routt County is seeking contractors to paint and repair the Tree Haus Bridge located on Mount Warner Rd. in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, over the Yampa River.


New Product Announcement: Modified Silica

Earlier this year, specialty chemicals company Evonik announced via emailed press release that it had developed a new structure-modified silica type for antifouling coatings from its aerosol...


Research Looks to Mussels for Concrete Adhesive

Researchers at the University of Delaware have received an NSF Career Award to create new durable adhesive joints for concrete structures. Studies are reportedly mimicking mussel adhesion fo...


New Product Announcement: Polyurethane Roofing Sealant

Roofing systems company Mule-Hide Products Co. recently launched a new polyurethane roofing sealant that the company says seals complex details quickly and permanently.


Study: Corrosion-Resistant Magnesium Alloy

Scientists from the Helmholtz Centre for Materials and Coastal Research in Geesthacht, Germany, have recently developed a magnesium alloy that has an elevated resistance to corrosion.


Webinar Archive: Next Gen Cementitious Epoxy Mortar

Although Technology Publishing Co. has wrapped up PaintSquare Connect, its signature virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, an archived library of its featured ...


Hempel Names Head of Marine

Recently, global coating supplier Hempel A/S announced in a press release that it had selected Alexander Enström to lead its new global marine organization.


China REACH Takes Effect for New Chemicals

China’s new Measures on Environmental Management Registration of New Chemical Substances went into effect earlier this year and have an aim to streamline the registration process for new che...


Space Hotel to Launch Construction in 2026

Large scale space construction company Orbital Assembly (Alta Loma, California) has announced its plans to construct the world’s first-ever space hotel during a recent virtual event on its Y...


Electric-Resistant Paint Saves UK Rail Bridge

In what is believed to be a world first, engineers from Network Rail—owner of Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd in London—recently avoided the demolition of a Victorian-era railway bridge by u...


Aerospace Company Pursues Coatings with Acquisition

At the end of last year, aerospace technology holding company Xeriant, Inc. (Boca Raton, Florida) signed a letter of intent to acquire “significant interest” in Xeriant Europe, (XE) its stra...


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New Product Announcement: Electrocoat Primer

Global liquid and powder coatings supplier Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. recently announced the launch of a new environmentally-responsible, cathodic tin-free electrocoat primer to its Industr...


Studies Turn to Calcium Carbonate as Alternative

Researchers at Montana State University are reportedly working on sustainable alternatives to concrete, focusing on microorganisms.


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ACA Looks at New EU Chemical Strategy

The American Coatings Association published an overview of a recent strategy released by the European Commission that aims to update the European Union’s chemical management requirements.


JPCL February Issue is Now Online

The January issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is now online, available through options including an interactive digital edition, a full complement of web content a...


New Product Announcement: Concrete Varnish

Portuguese paint company CIN recently announced in an emailed press release that it has launched a new product for the protection and decoration of porous concrete surfaces, cement mortars, ...


EPA Requests Comments for Fees, PV29 Rules

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is asking for further comments on both the Toxic Substances Control Act Fees Rule and its potential rulemaking for C.I. Pigment Violet 29.


Researchers Design Semiconductor Coating

Earlier this month, researchers from the Yale School of Engineering and Applied Science announced the development of a new coating strategy for semiconductors that provides corrosion protect...


JPCL Previews Issue, Subscription Changes

In the soon-to-be-released February issue of Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings, Brion Palmer, CEO of Technology Publishing Co., shares plans for the magazine’s redesign and new...


Researchers Add Titanium Dioxide to Cement

Engineers at Purdue University say they have discovered a way to make concrete more sustainable—by adding small amounts of nanoscale titanium dioxide to the cement.


New Product Announcement: Antifouling Solutions

In December, global coating supplier Hempel A/S announced that it had enhanced its Olympic+ and Oceanic+ antifouling range


2D Coating Research Moves to Second Phase

Announced earlier this year, the Center for Atomically Thin Multifunctional Coatings (ATOMIC) has reported that it’s preparing to move to phase two of its program, which is focused on the st...


EPA Registers Copper for Use Against COVID-19

Late last week, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency registered copper surfaces for residual use against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.


New Product Announcement: Wood Coating Defoamer

Specialty chemicals company Evonik recently introduced its new wood coatings defoamer Tego Foamex 812, adding that the product meets regulatory requirements that make it compliant with Europ...


Webinar Archive: Tech in Food, Beverage Industry

Although Technology Publishing Co. has wrapped up PaintSquare Connect, its signature virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, an archived library of its featured ...


Researchers Create Ammonia-Capturing Polymer

Just before the year’s end, researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute and the Department of Chemistry at University of Copenhagen announced their designs of a porous polymer that aimed to ca...


New Product Announcement: Primer/Sealer Tech

Coatings manufacturer Carboline Company recently announced the release of its new primer/sealer technology designed to improve coating adhesion to minimally prepared surfaces, Rustbond PS.


PPG to Acquire VersaFlex, Wörwag

Throughout the month of January, global coatings supplier PPG (Pittsburgh) announced that it had reached two definitive agreements to acquire two coatings manufacturers, VersaFlex and Wörwag...


TX Tax Incentive Promotes Green Infrastructure

Last month, Houston City Council announced the approval of a new green stormwater infrastructure tax abatement program to encourage the implementation of green stormwater infrastructure in p...


New Product Announcement: Decorative Colorant

HMG Paints, touted as the largest independent paint manufacturer in the United Kingdom, recently launched a new line of decorative colorants.


AkzoNobel Acquires New Nautical Coatings

Announced in late December, global coatings company AkzoNobel is set to increase its presence in the North American yacht coatings market with its acquisition of New Nautical Coatings.


Webinar Archive: Long-Term Coatings Solutions

Although Technology Publishing Co. has wrapped up PaintSquare Connect, its signature virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, an archived library of its featured ...


Coating in Development for Rope Safety

Researchers at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) are working on developing a coating that changes color when exposed to high temperatures through fri...


New Product Announcement: Interior/Exterior Primer

The Sherwin-Williams Company recently introduced a new primer formulated for interior and exterior “hard-to-stick” surfaces.


Rare Mineral Strengthens Concrete Materials

Researchers from Nagoya University have recently discovered a rare concrete-strengthening mineral within the walls of a decommissioned power plant in Japan.


Researcher Awarded Grant for Turbine Coating

The Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy has recently awarded a $600,000 grant to a professor at the Rolls-Royce University Technology Center on Advanced Material Systems at the Universi...


Webinar Archive: 100%-Solids Linings in Water/Wastewater

Although Technology Publishing Co. has wrapped up PaintSquare Connect, its signature virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, an archived library of its featured ...


Results in on 50-Year Epoxy Resin Experiment

Researchers at the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) have recently released an update on a 50-year-old experiment involving an epoxy resin and steel rein...


Induron Launches Epoxy Mortar Coating

A high-performance epoxy modified cementitious surface and repair mortar from Induron Protective Coatings (Birmingham, Alabama) has been launched to restore deteriorated masonry substrates p...


University Engineers Flexible Nanomaterial Cement

According to a team of scientists from Penn State University, a newly developed nanomaterial cement mixture could be a cost-effective solution in sealing leaking natural gas wells.


JPCL December Issue is Now Online

The December issue of the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings is now online, available through options including an interactive digital edition, a full complement of web content and dow...


Scientists Look at Heat-Resistant Coatings

Recently, a group of scientists from the Tokyo University of Science investigated how heat efficiency could be improved in aircraft gas turbine engines through oxidative reactions regarding ...


AkzoNobel Unveils Bio-Based Monomer Research

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced what it’s calling a breakthrough innovation in a sustainable way to make resins.


Researchers Develop Greener Desalination Coating

A new polyelectrolyte coating developed by researchers from the King Abdullah University of Science and Technology has been reported to enable clean seawater desalination systems without har...


Antimicrobial Coatings to be Tested on Transit

Diversified natural resources company, Teck Resources Limited (Vancouver, Canada) recently announced that it would be testing its antimicrobial copper coatings on high-touch transit surfaces...


GE, Veolia Announce Wind Turbine Recycling Program

According to a press release issued last week by transnational company Veolia, the company has signed an agreement with GE Renewable Energy to recycle its onshore wind turbine blades in the ...


Company Combats 'Bottleneck' Demand for Black Pigment

Lanxess, a German specialty chemicals company, recently announced that it is increasing its black pigment capacity. The company says that it’s responding to a bottleneck cause by a demand fo...


Nippon Paint Receives NORSOK Approval

At the beginning of the month, Nippon Paint Marine (Europe) was reported to have its special tank coating NOA60HS certified by the Norwegian Technology Standards Institution.


Sherwin-Williams Names 2020 Impact Awards

Yesterday (Dec. 3), The Sherwin-Williams Company announced in an emailed press release the winner of the 2020 Water and Wastewater Impact Award. The award recognizes outstanding water and wa...


MN Gives Pipeline Final Green Light

At the end of November, the United States Army Corps of Engineers and independent Minnesota Public Utilities Commission granted a construction storm water permit for the Enbridge Energy’s Li...


Construction Begins on $2.3B NYC Office Tower

Despite the fact that the coronavirus pandemic has decreased the demand for office space across the country, specifically reducing the occupancy of Manhattan office towers by 85%, developers...


Universities Research Sustainable Shotcrete

Currently, the life of service tunnels are designed to last for at least one hundred years or more, however, according to a team of researchers collaborating across a variety of universities...


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Ultra Thin Coating Aids in Photodetector Research

Researchers at Pennsylvania State University have released a study that seeks to further advance photodetectors’ use by integrating the technology with durable Gorilla glass, the material us...


US Air Force Looks at Rain Erosion

At the beginning of the month, the United States Air Force Research Laboratory announced it would be investing $60 million into the research and development of an improved anti-corrosion coa...


PPG Chosen for VIP Aircraft Repaint Project

Global coatings supplier PPG (Pittsburgh) announced at the beginning of the month that aviation maintenance company, Magnetic MRO had selected a variety of PPG aerospace coatings to complete...


EPA Extends Comment Period on PV29 Risks

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has extended the public comment period on the revised draft risk evaluation for C.I. Pigment Violet 29 (PV29). The EPA said that the extension s to g...


Corning Seeks Nod for COVID-19 Coating Tech

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Shanghai Building Walks to New Location

To make space for a new commercial and office complex, crews in Shanghai’s eastern Huangpu district “walked” an historic school building to avoid demolition.


Work on TX Soccer Stadium Progresses

Although attendance restrictions for the approaching Major League Soccer season remain unclear amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Andy Loughnane, President of Austin FC, reports that con...


Researchers Develop Cool, Smart Coating

Researchers have reportedly developed an eco-friendly smart coating that’s designed for sub-ambient, radiative cooling in buildings as a form to combat active coolants.


National Museum of US Army Opens

In celebrating Veteran’s Day last week, the National Museum of the United States Army officially opened its doors to the public for the first time. According to NMUSA, the museum is the firs...


Navy Announces Rust-A-Thon Competition

To mitigate and control corrosion aboard United States Navy ships and vessels, the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center, Port Heuneme Division (NSWC PHD) in Port Hueneme, California, has announ...


NACE International Opens Call for Abstracts

On behalf of NACE International, The Worldwide Corrosion Authority, last week SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings (slated to officially combine with NACE on Jan. 1, 2021) announced tha...


NASA Award Supports New Coating Materials

Last month, the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration announced the recipients of its Early Career Faculty Award.


Researchers Get Funding for Antiviral Coating

Researchers from the University of Liverpool have been awarded 615,000 pounds in funding to develop a new antiviral coating for PPE in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Researchers Create Graphene from Recycled Plastic

Researchers at Rice University have developed a process to make flash graphene out of recycled plastic.


EPA Updates Risk Evaluation on PV29

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced late last week that it has released a revised draft risk evaluation for C.I. Pigment Violet 29 (PV29) for public comment and peer review un...


Sherwin-Williams Releases Industrial Wood Colormix

As part of its Industrial Wood Coatings division, global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company recently announced its 2021 Industrial Wood Colormix Forecast, Rhythm of Color, through it...


Tnemec Announces 2020 Tank of the Year

On Tuesday (Oct. 27), protective coatings manufacturer Tnemec Company Inc. announced the winner of its 2020 Tank of the Year—a municipal water tank in Destin, Florida—via emailed press relea...


Baltimore Penn Station Plans Redevelopment

Despite dips in ridership revenue due to the coronavirus pandemic, Amtrak has since announced it will be moving forward with the renovation of Baltimore’s historic Penn Station and recently ...


Free Webinar: Evolution of Rail Transportation

PaintSquare will host a free webinar at noon, on Oct. 29, entitled, “The Evolution of Rail Transportation.”


DOE Announces $80M in Energy Funding

Recently, the United States Department of Energy announced an $80 million 2020 funding opportunity for its Building Energy Efficiency Frontiers and Innovation Technologies (BENEFIT) program.


AkzoNobel Launches ColorSurfaces Edition 16

At the beginning of the month, global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel announced the launch of its ColorSurfaces Edition 16, highlighting the latest color trends and finishes for its automoti...


PS Event to Feature Protective, Marine Coatings

Technology Publishing Co. recently began releasing the curriculum for its signature virtual event for the protective and commercial coatings industries, PaintSquare Connect.


PPG Names Products Used in Vegas Stadium

Global coatings company PPG has released the specifics of its involvement and partnership with the Allegiant Stadium, the $1.97 billion sports venue recently completed in Las Vegas.


Free Webinar: Selection of Commercial Coatings

PaintSquare will host a free webinar at noon, on Oct. 14, entitled, “Selection of Tests for Qualifying Coatings for Commercial Use.”


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Heatherwick Proposes Design for 'Floating' Park

Earlier this month, London-based Heatherwick Studio revealed design plans for a proposed flood-resistant ecological park in San Francisco’s South Beach neighborhood.


AkzoNobel Approved for Boeing Color Blending

Earlier this month, global coatings company AkzoNobel announced that it received approval by aircraft manufacturer Boeing to color blend the company’s Aerodur 3001 basecoat.


Researchers Develop New Anti-Reflective Coating

A team from Switzerland’s University of Geneva recently published an article in the journal Nature discussing a new nanocoating with anti-reflective and anti-adhesive properties—inspired by ...


Jotun Signs Contract for Hull-Cleaning Tech

Marine and protective coatings company Jotun recently announced that it has signed a contract with MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company SA—the first commercial contract for its Jotun Hull Skat...


Research: Sunflower Oil is Corrosion Inhibitor

Researchers at Kazan Federal University, in Kazan, Republic of Tatarstan, Russia, have recently published a paper detailing how sunflower oil could be useful in corrosion prevention.


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Elevation Awards Spotlight: Meow Wolf Installation

With the extended deadline just announced for the third annual Elevation Awards, we will be counting down to the deadline (Oct. 9) with featured selections of this year’s nominees, giving re...


Research Taps Janus Particles for Smart Coatings

Iowa State University, along with Binghamton University, have coauthored a study showing that nanoparticles known as Janus particles could be the key to more environmentally friendly paints ...


Research Looks at Aircraft Heat Conduction

Researchers at Virginia Tech have developed what they have called a “game-changer” for heat conduction in aircraft.


Researchers Develop Smart Coating via Color

Scientists at the Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering at the University of Chicago have announced that they have developed a way to stretch and strain liquid crystals to generate differ...


Scientists Use Polymer Coating to 'Power' Bricks

Chemists from Washington University, in St. Louis, have reportedly developed a method to make or modify “smart bricks,” that they say can store energy until required for powering devices. Th...


Canadian Scientists Develop New Mask Coating

Tests carried out by University of Toronto scientists have reportedly shown that an antimicrobial coating developed by Quebec company I3 BioMedical Inc. can deactivate more than 99% of SARS-...


New Clear Coating Developed for Windows

A new coating has been developed at RMIT University, one that researchers say could bring down the cost of energy-saving windows and become a standard in new builds and retrofits.


Research Looks at Coating to Inactivate Virus

Chemical engineering professor at Virginia Tech, William Ducker, says that he has found a solution to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19.


Researchers Develop Spray-On Omniphobic Coating

Researchers at the Okanagan Polymer Engineering Research and Applications Lab (OPERA), at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, have reportedly developed a coating that researchers sa...


Graphene Research Looks at Amphiphilic Properties

New research out of Cranfield University, in Cranfield, England, has found that graphene flakes can act as a surfactant, acting as a 2D stabilizer and water repellent that can be useful in a...


Hudson Yards Tower Finished with Powder Coatings

Earlier this week, PPG revealed that its powder coatings were used on one of the high-rises in New York City’s Hudson Yards project. According to the company, the skyscraper was one of the f...


Air Force Awards Contract for Icephobic Coating

Cambridge, Massachusetts-based industrial technology company Adaptive Surface Technologies, Inc. recently announced that it has been awarded a $499,000 Small Business Innovation Research Pha...


Manufacturers Press EU on Titanium Dioxide

The Titanium Dioxide Manufacturers Association and its member companies, as part of a wider group of TiO2 producers, submitted an action to the General Court of the European Union seeking an...


Researchers Develop Self-Cleaning Solar Coating

India’s Department of Science and Technology has recently touted a development from its International Research Center for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials that it says can keep solar pane...


AkzoNobel to Coat Largest LNG Project

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently released information about supplying coatings to the LNG Canada Project, located in Kitimat, British Columbia, that’s touted as the largest-ever li...


Nouryon Announces New Hydroperoxide Plant

Specialty chemical company Nouryon announced earlier this week that it is starting development of a new hydroperoxide manufacturing facility at its current site in Ningbo, China.


Shepherd Color R&D Looks at New IR Black

High-performance pigment manufacturer The Shepherd Color Company recently announced that it has released a new infrared reflecting black pigment that it says will aid in the recycling of bla...


AkzoNobel Adds to 'Paint the Future' Collabs

Global coatings company AkzoNobel recently announced that is has agreed to partnerships with five companies that were a part of the inaugural Paint the Future collaboration program last year...


Researchers: Metallic Coatings Could Slow Virus

Research out of Montreal’s Concordia University is looking into antiviral metallic and ceramic coatings as a way to slow the transmission of COVID-19.


Researchers Look at Super Hydrophobic Materials

Researchers at Espoo, Finland-based Aalto University recently published findings in the journal Nature about new potential uses for an armor-plated superhydrophobic material.


Venator, Grolman Announce Co-operation

Recently, international specialty chemical ingredient distributor Grolman Group and United Kingdom-based chemical manufacturing company Venator announced that they would be entering a co-ope...


Free Webinar: Hospital Coatings Guidelines

PaintSquare will host a free webinar June 17 entitled, “New Architectural Coatings Technology Targets Stricter Hospital Infection Protocols.”


Researchers Work on Bulletproof Coatings

Three engineers from the University of Houston have recently started looking at using chitin and 3D-printing techniques to produce bulletproof coatings.


YInMn Blue Available for Commercial Use

High-performance pigment manufacturer The Shepherd Color Company announced last week that the pigment known as “YInMn Blue” has been added to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Toxic...


Latest Issue of JPCL Online Now

In considering the circumstances revolving around the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings, The Voice of SSPC, has released its May issue through...


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Scientists Develop Anti-Coronavirus Surface Coating

Researchers from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, in Israel, recently announced that they are developing a novel surface coating that aims to “contain nanoparticles of safe metal ions...


Navy Explores Digital Ship Maintenance

According to reports, the United States Navy has begun exploring the use of a new digital software to help combat shipboard repairs and maintenance services.


Researchers Develop New Antimicrobial Coating

Researchers at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology recently announced that they have developed a multilevel antimicrobial polymer (MAP-1) coating that they say is effective in...


Estimates Sought to Coat Border Wall

The Trump Administration recently hosted a border wall project meeting at the White House regarding a possible design change.


ACA Show Goes Virtual, Awards Best Paper

Last week, the American Coatings Show and Conference —hosted by AC Media, in collaboration with the American Coatings Association and Vincentz Network—opened the virtual show to the public.


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...


Researchers Look at Novel Spraying Method

Researchers at the University of Bayreuth, in Bayreuth, Germany, are reportedly working on a novel spraying method, Powder Aerosol Deposition, which they say enables the production of cerami...


Webinar Archive: Overcoating Aged Metal

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 occasio...


University Offers New Urban Construction Degree

Recently, the University of New Orleans (UNO) announced that it would be offering a new bachelor’s degree program in urban construction management, beginning in the fall of 2020.


‘Living Roof’ Installed at CA Campus

In Redlands, California, a local university has installed what the local community believes to be the first known green roof on a residence in the area.


ABI Shows Commercial Construction Drop

The American Institute of Architects recently released its Architecture Billings Index (ABI), revealing a record drop in demand for design services from architecture firms during the month o...


Webinar Archive: Stucco, EIFS Advacements

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...


Miami COVID-19 Hospital Conversion Completed

Last week, a temporary hospital built inside the Miami Beach Convention Center reportedly reached completion early—commencing work on April 20—just days before its target opening.


Design Plans Revealed for Manchester Arena

For its first project located outside of the United States, sports and live entertainment company Oak View Group (Los Angeles), has recently revealed plans for a new 23,500-seat multi-purpos...


Webinar Archive: Coatings by Environment

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...


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.


World’s Largest Soccer Stadium Breaks Ground

Guanzhou Evergrande Taobao F.C., a Chinese football club, recently broke ground on a $1.7 billion soccer stadium in Guanzhou, China.


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.


Webinar Archive: FEVE Fluoropolymer Technology

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...


Researchers Look at White Pigment Alternative

Researchers out of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Karlsruhe, Germany) have begun producing polymer foils as an alternative to titanium dioxide for the appearance of a white coating.


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.


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Researchers to Work on Virus-Specific Coating

University of Central Florida researchers are working to create a protective coating that would specifically target and kill the COVID-19 virus.


FL Coatings Company Begins Manufacturing Sanitizer

In Tampa, Florida, paint and coatings company Sun Coatings has announced via emailed press release that it has repurposed part of its 90,000-square-foot plant in order to manufacture hand sa...


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.


Research Looks at Self-Sanitizing Coatings

Research at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, has revealed a new self-sanitizing surface coating that aims to help address infection control in hospitals, food processing plants...


Researchers Work to Convert CO2 to Black Powder

Researchers at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Karlsruhe, Germany) are currently involved in a project that’s building a test facility for the active reduction of atmospheric carbon d...


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...


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.


Research: Oil Separation Eased with 2D Membrane

Researchers based out of the Department of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, Henry Royce Institute and the National Graphene Institute at the University of Manchester—in collabora...


Bids Wanted for VA Gym Roof Replacement

Arlington Public Schools in Arlington, Virginia, is seeking bids for the roof replacement of the Thomas Jefferson Middle School gymnasium.


Researchers Develop New Bacteria-Killing Coating

Researchers at University College London have reportedly developed a coating that activates in low-intensity light to kill bacteria.


Coatings Revealed for Boston Luxury High-Rise

Global coatings firm PPG announced last week that its coatings were used on the recently completed One Dalton Place high-rise in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood.


Bids Needed for NY Standpipe Coating

The Suffolk County Water Authority is currently seeking contractors to clean and recoat the Middleville Road Standpipe in Oakdale, New York.


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Researchers Create Fire-Resistant Tunnel Lining

A research team from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) has recently announced the development of a fire-resistant concrete tunnel lining prototype.


Indestructible Paint Announces Focus

United Kingdom-based specialty coatings manufacturer Indestructible Paint Ltd. announced earlier this month that it has launched a dedicated focus on coatings in the rail industry.


Carboline Opens $6M Fire Research Center

Coatings manufacturer Carboline Company recently hosted a grand opening for its Carboline Fire-Science Research Center in St. Louis.


Øresund Bridge Painting Begins

Nearly two decades after its opening, the Oresund Bridge—a roughly 8-kilometer-long (roughly 5 miles) cable-stayed bridge that connects Denmark and Sweden—will finally begin receiving a new ...


Nouryon Announces Acquisition, Divestiture

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


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.


Self-Cleaning Coating Wins Funding

The United States Department of Energy Solar Energy Technologies Office has recently awarded Arizona State University spin-out company, Swift Coat, $1 million to commercialize a dirt-eating ...


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.


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.


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...


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...


Milliken Acquires Coating Additive Company

Manufacturing firm Milliken & Company (Spartanburg, South Carolina) announced earlier this month that it has signed an agreement to acquire Borchers Group Limited—a global specialty chemical...


St. Louis Passes Solar Roof Mandate

Last month, St. Louis became the latest city to pass green roof legislation—in this case, roofs on new construction must be “solar ready.”


Towers Proposed to Alleviate Air Pollution

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


Altana Sets Carbon-Zero Goal for 2025

Specialty chemicals company Altana announced last week that it has committed to reducing its CO2 impact from production and energy procurement worldwide to zero by 2025.


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.


Coolest White Paint on Display in Exhibit

The “extremely reflective” white paint developed by UNStudio (Amsterdam, Netherlands) and Monopol Colors (Fislisbach, Switzerland) is now on display for all to see.


Lanxess Acquires Biocide Manufacturer

In early December, specialty chemicals company Lanxess (Cologne, Germany) announced the acquisition of protective coatings business Itibanyl Produtos Especiais Ltda (Sao Paulo, Brazil). Itib...


New NYC Green Roof Laws in Full Effect

The New York City Department of Buildings formally announced last month that the city’s new green roof laws took effect Nov. 15.


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 ...


AR University Opens US's Largest Mass Timber

For the first time this year, students attending the University of Arkansas were able to settle into the recently completed Adohi Hall.


Engineers Use Hemp to Repair KY Bridges

Recently, students from the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Kentucky were reported to use hemp as an experimental construction material for bridge repair.


NOLA Hard Rock Won’t Get Implosion

After meeting with New Orleans officials, Hard Rock Hotel developer 1031 Canal Development LLC, announced a new conventional demolition plan for the partially collapsed structure.


$233M CO Convention Center Narrows Bids

Although the Colorado Convention Center is still months away from finalizing a new design-build contractor for its $233 million expansion project, leading bidders have been announced for a s...


AkzoNobel Releases Specialty, Powder Palettes

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam) announced that it has launched two color collections for its Powder Coatings and Automotive and Specialty Coatings businesses.


Oscar Niemeyer Structure Almost Complete

Since his passing in 2012, Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer still has some final projects nearing completion. Most recently, it was announced that construction on the “Niemeyer Sphere,” in...


$1B New Orleans Terminal Opens

The City of New Orleans and the New Orleans Aviation Board announced the official opening of a new $1 billion terminal at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport (MSY) last month. ...


Washington Monument Opens New Visitor Center

After concluding a three-year-long renovation, the Washington Monument has opened back up to the public and includes a new 1,000-square-foot Visitor Screening facility.


SSPC Announces Women in Coatings Impact Awardee

On Monday (Nov. 25), SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings named via emailed press release Brooke Divan, a physical scientist with the USACE ERDC-CERL Paint Technology Center, as the rec...


London Development Features 'Living Wall'

Architecture and interior design firm Sheppard Robson (London) released renderings last month of what will become the mixed-use Citicape House.


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Pittsburgh Plans 3D Printing, Additive Hub

Pittsburgh International Airport and its Pittsburgh Airport Innovation Campus recently announced the development of Neighborhood 91, a world-first development that is to both condense and co...


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Cost of Mexico's Scrapped Airport Reaches $9B

After scrapping the construction of a Texcoco, Mexico-based international airport last year, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador’s (AMLO) project cancellation costs are adding up and are l...


Navy Laboratory Develops Healthier Topcoat

Earlier this year, the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory’s Center for Corrosion Science and Engineering developed what is being billed as a more user-friendly topcoat. The material was applied ...


Port Covington Project Underway in Baltimore

The first phase of Port Covington’s riverfront mixed-use development project in South Baltimore is reported to be in full swing, three years after city officials approved public financing.


Free Webinar: FEVE Bridge Coatings

An upcoming webinar, to be hosted on PaintSquare on Nov. 20, will investigate both the strengths and advantages of FEVE fluoropolymer topcoats for new bridges and recoating work of existing ...


Zaha Hadid Firm Reveals Rail Terminal, Bridge

After winning first place in a design competition launched by Rail Baltic Estonia, Zaha Hadid Architects (United Kingdom) has revealed renderings of the new terminal intended for the Rail Ba...


Full Demo for NOLA Hard Rock Planned

Although the bodies of two deceased workers remain in the rubble of the partially collapsed New Orleans Hard Rock Hotel, Mayor LaToya Cantrell reported that the city is preparing for a full ...


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Robots Help in $52M IL Housing Project

Currently, the Great Lakes Naval Base in Illinois is undergoing a $52 million project is slated to add 166,000 square feet of new barracks for military personnel by October 2020.


Nouryon to Research Ultra-Thin Coatings

Specialty chemicals company Nouryon is partnering up with U.S.-based startup Forge Nano to explore ultra-thin coatings called atomic layer deposition.


Historic Japanese Castle Destroyed in Fire

Last Thursday (Oct. 31), a fire broke out around 2:40 a.m. at the Shuri Castle in Naha, Japan, resulting in the loss of several buildings on the World Heritage site.


Renderings for Obama Presidential Center Revealed

New renderings of what will become the Obama Presidential Center were revealed by The Obama Foundation during the third annual Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago.


Research: Coal Ash Strengthens Concrete

Concrete, well known for requiring precise mixing conditions and components, can be susceptible to faults if these conditions are not met. Recently, Drexel University researchers developed a...


Skybridges to Connect Buenos Aires Towers

Earlier this month, Consultatio Real Estate and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP released renderings for a Buenos Aires-based waterfront office building, Catalinas Rio.


Renderings Released for $966M FL Soccer Project

New renderings were released earlier this month for future home of Inter Miami CF, the forthcoming Major League Soccer team owned in part by David Beckham.


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.”


Research Looks at Coating for Heat, Cooling

Researchers at Columbia Engineering, out of Columbia University in the City of New York, have developed porous polymer coatings that they say enable “inexpensive and scalable ways to control...


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.


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.”


Multiple Casualties At NOLA Hard Rock Collapse

On Saturday (Oct. 12) morning, the Hard Rock Hotel in downtown New Orleans partially collapsed while more than 110 construction workers were completing onsite duties.


Japan Auditorium Gets 1,000-Color Makeover

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


Titanium Dioxide Powder to Get Cancer Warning

Late last week, the European Commission officially decided to classify titanium dioxide in its powder form as a substance that is “suspected of causing cancer in humans.”


Beijing’s Daxing International Airport Opens

Just days before celebrating China’s 70th National Day, Chinese President Xi Jinping led the official inauguration of the Zaha Hadid-designed Daxing International Airport.


NYC to Conduct ‘Deep Energy Retrofits’

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced plans to conduct deep energy retrofits in nine city facilities, in addition to plans for identifying another 28 facilities for future re...


PPG Announces Contract Extension with NHL

Global coatings company PPG (Pittsburgh) announced earlier this week a three-year extension of its partnership with the National Hockey League in the United States and Canada.


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 ...


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...


Elevation Awards Spotlight: TX Milk Facility

With the extended deadline just announced for the third annual Elevation Awards, we will be counting down to the deadline (Oct. 18) with featured selections of this year’s nominees, giving r...


Researchers Develop 'Blackest Black' Accidentally

The running for the world’s blackest black was recently upped a notch when researchers based out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology created a new blackest black accidentally, accor...


Free Webinar: PFP Equipment

An upcoming webinar, to be broadcast on PaintSquare next Wednesday (Oct. 2), at 11 a.m. EST, will examine changing from a fixed ratio sprayer to a variable ratio sprayer, as well as the diff...


San Francisco Announces Renewable Energy Plan

Earlier this week, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved legislation that will transition private commercial buildings of 50,000 square feet and larger to 100% renewabl...


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.


Quality Control Issues Plague Silver Line

According to the Washington Metro inspector general, new quality control concerns have been identified with the second phase work on Washington D.C. Metro’s Silver Line project.


PPG Announces Commercial Services Platform

Coatings company PPG announced last week the launch of PPG Services, a “digitally-enabled service platform” that aims to allow businesses to identify and connect with painters and then manag...


Student Turns Plant Waste into Pigments

A graduate student in the Innovation Design Engineering program—which is jointly offered by Imperial College London and the Royal College of Art—has set out to bring pigments back to the bas...


$1.3B NY Arena Gets Construction Approval

Reported last month, members of New York’s Empire State Development Board announced a unanimous vote approving the construction of a $1.3 billion arena and entertainment complex in Belmont P...


Floor Coating Line Receives Food Industry Honor

Sherwin-Williams Protective and Marine Coatings announced via emailed press release earlier this week that it has been awarded a food and beverage industry standard accreditation for a range...


AkzoNobel Provides Coatings for China Icebreaker

Toward the end of last month, global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel announced that the company had provided coatings for China’s first domestically built polar icebreaker, known as Xue Long...


UK Residents Evacuated Over Material Concerns

Residents living in a Hoxton, London-based housing block have recently been instructed to evacuate their homes within 12 months due to an installation issue.


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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...


EPA to Hold Evaluation Meeting on 1-BP Solvent

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently announced that it will hold a Toxic Substances Control Act Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals meeting to review the draft risk evaluati...


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.


EPA Lists 20 Chemicals for High Priority, Comments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced late last week that it is moving forward with a proposed list of 20 chemical substances to designate as “High-Priority Substances” under th...


NOLA Superdome Reno Plans Completion for 2024

The Louisiana State Bond Commission has unanimously approved borrowing plans for the $450 million renovation of the New Orleans Mercedes-Benz Superdome.


Seattle's Rainier Square Tower Tops Out

Just ten months after the project began, the 850-square-foot Rainier Square Tower in Seattle has reportedly topped out, thanks to its radical composite steel framing system, otherwise known ...


Paint Alleviates Heat for Dog Paws

Though many dog owners love to take their pets out to enjoy the summer sun, sidewalks can prove to be too hot for paws. One answer is a heat-reflective paint produced by coatings manufacture...


Research Looks at Cool Roofs, Heat Waves

A recent study by researchers at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory takes a look at the impact cool roofs could have in California, with the goal of shielding p...


EPA Designates 20 Chemicals as Low Priority

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently proposed to add 20 substances as low priority under the Toxic Substances Control Act.


Fired Contractor Claims $1B Needed for CO Airport

Not long after the Denver International Airport decided to end its public-private partnership with Great Hall Partners for terminal renovations, the contractors released documents showing th...


Skyscraper Now Officially Seattle's Second Tallest

After two years of construction, the Rainier Square Tower has officially become Seattle’s second tallest skyscraper in the city. The $370 million tower is slated to top out later this month,...


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$1.4B Chase Center Completed on Schedule

Earlier this month, joint venture Mortenson and Clark Construction Group announced the substantial competition of the $1.4 billion San Francisco Chase Center in a press release.


Lab Develops Pigments to Slow Discoloration

Researchers based out of the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory recently developed a pigment package that addresses discoloring of the exterior coating on ships, slowing down the process. The co...


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.


Purdue Researches Acid for Stronger Adhesives

Researchers at Purdue University have recently turned their attention to tannic acid—an ingredient commonly found in medicine and beverages—to improve the strength of some adhesives.


Nouryon Acquires Major TEAL Producer

Specialty chemicals company Nouryon recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of Zhejiang Friend Chemical Co.—reportedly the largest Chinese producer of triethyl aluminum (TEA...


Virginia Tech Announces $1B ‘Innovation Campus’

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University—more commonly known as Virginia Tech—has recently announced its partnership with data-driven real estate investment firm Lionstone Investm...


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.


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...


Deadline Nears for Structure Award Nominations

The nomination deadline is nearing for SSPC: The Society for Protective Coatings’ 2020 Structure Awards. Awards will be presented at the Awards Luncheon of the SSPC Coatings+ 2020 Conference...


Renderings Reveal NBA Clippers’ $1B Arena

The National Basketball Association has recently revealed renderings of the new Los Angeles Clippers’ Inglewood, California-based arena through an official release.


Research: Mango Leaf Extract Prevents Ship Corrosion

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


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...


Carbon-Neutral Museum Slated for Sweden

As a part of an international competition, Danish architecture firm COBE has been awarded for a new science center, planned to be built in the Swedish university city of Lund.


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.


Houston to Get ‘Skylawn’ Development

Developed by Lovett Commercial and designed by Luxigon and Dutch architecture firm OMA, renderings for POST Houston have recently been revealed for the city’s new mixed-used development.


Graphene to Protect Chinese Military Infrastructure

Researchers in China are working on the development of a new protective coating intended for military weapons and infrastructure that’s been installed on artificial islands in the South Chin...


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.


Another Contract Inked for O'Hare Project

Another contract has been finalized for the massive $8.5 billion expansion of O’Hare International Airport.


Mountain Valley Pipeline Coating Questioned

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has recently issued a request for “toxicological, environmental and health information” from the Mountain Valley Pipeline’s corporate attorney regard...


HI Complex to Receive $679M Overhaul

International architecture firm Snøhetta has recently revealed project renderings of O’ahu Island-based premier arts and cultural complex, Neal S. Blaisdell Center.


NY Assembly Approves PaintCare Bill

The New York State Assembly recently approved legislation establishing a PaintCare program—a paint stewardship program involving paint manufacturers and producers in conjunction with the Ame...


Materials Company Acquires Performance Chemicals Firm

Materials science company Gelest Inc. (Morrisville, Pennsylvania) announced earlier this month the acquisition of Bimax (Glen Rock, Pennsylvania), a company that specializes in the productio...


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...


Hudson Yards Developer Plans Canada Project

Planned for downtown Toronto, Oxford Properties Group—the developer behind New York City’s Hudson Yards—is working on a C$3.5 billion ($2.7 billion) mixed-use complex.


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...


Chicago's Ledge Reopens After Cracked Coating

Last Monday, The Ledge’s—a popular tourist attraction at the Willis Tower in Chicago—protective coating cracked, resulting in an immediate shut down.


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...


Jotun Announces Agreement with Shipbuilder

Norwegian paints and coatings manufacturer Jotun (Sandefjord, Norway) announced earlier this month signing an agreement with Korean Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), the world’s largest shipbu...


Designs Revealed for Uber Skyports

At Uber’s third Elevate Summit—an annual immersive event which convenes leaders from across academia, industry, government, policy and technology—16 designs from eight different architecture...


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.


Phoenix Airport Approves $5.7B Plan

A 20-year plan for Sky Harbor’s International Airport has been unanimously approved by the Phoenix City Council in a 9-0 vote.


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NYC Concert Venue Gets Green Roof

Transformed by architecture firm HLW Architects, concert venue Brooklyn Steel is topped with a green roof innovated prior to the state’s new Climate Mobilization Act, and doubles as an acous...


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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...


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Office Building to Get Hedge-Covered Facade

Work recently topped out at Düsseldorf, Germany’s Kö-Bogen II office block, a structure that’s slated to be covered with five miles’ worth of hedges.


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.


Contractor Sentenced for Defrauding NYSDOT

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of New York recently released information on the sentencing of Nathaniel P. Lorenz, CEO of Acme Powerwashing Inc.


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.


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.


Researchers Coat Smallest Pixels with Polymer

A team of scientists at the University of Cambridge have developed the smallest pixels ever created. With the help of a thin coating, the researchers say the development could be used for ne...


Biocide-Free Antifouling Used on Cruise Ship

Nippon Paint Marine recently announced the successful application of Aquaterras, a biocide free, self-polishing antifoulant, to AIDA Cruises’ 38,531gt cruise vessel, AIDAcara. The decision t...


New Fire-Retardant Coating Developed

Researchers out of the VTT Technical Researcher Center of Finland Ltd. recently announced that they have developed a highly fire-retardant coating from nanocellulose. The goal is for the coa...


DC Silver Line Faces Cracking Issues

Issues continue to plague the Washington, D.C. Silver Line project, with Capital Rail Constructors, the contractor responsible for building the second phase of the endeavor, reporting that c...


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EPA to Hold Committee Meeting on Chemicals

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced last week that it will be holding the first meeting of its Science Advisory Committee on Chemicals under the Toxic Substances Control Act.


OH Firm Cited for Using Inferior Coatings

Shelby, Ohio-based company, Lloyd Rebar Co., was recently discovered using an epoxy paint that wasn’t in compliance with Ohio state transportation standards, according to the state’s watchdo...


Green Bridges to Connect New Headquarters

New York-based Steve Holl Architects have recently released design plans for new headquarters for genome machine intelligence company iCarbonX (Shenzhen, China).


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