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Product Profile: Ensuring Coating Integrity with Ratio Accuracy and Precise Temperature Control


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Breaking the Ice: Taking Icephobic Systems to Market


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 ...


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.


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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...


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...


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Cementitious Passive Fire Protection: The Next Generation


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...


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.


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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.


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.


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.


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Product Profile: Challenging Traditional Anticorrosive Coatings


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Removing Graffiti: Helping Municipalities and Big Buildings Stay Clean


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.”


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.


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.


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...


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Nippon Paint Marine Eyes Middle East Expansion

Earlier this month, Nippon Paint Marine (Europe) announced in an emailed press release a 35 percent increase in consolidated sales. The company is looking to expand into new locations and ma...


Evonik to Sell Methacrylates Business for $3B

Specialty chemicals company Evonik (Essen, Germany) announced earlier this week that it has agreed to sell its Methacrylates business to private equity firm Advent International, which is he...


Researchers Develop New Fire-Retardant Coating

Researchers out of Texas A&M University are reportedly developing a new flame-retardant coating using renewable, nontoxic materials that are readily found in nature, according to the univers...


Hempel Opens New R&D Facility in Spain

Coatings manufacturer Hempel (Denmark) recently celebrated the ribbon-cutting of its new research and developer Center of Excellence in Barcelona, which will focus on coating products within...


Hempel Opens New R&D Facility in Spain

Coatings manufacturer Hempel (Denmark) recently celebrated the ribbon-cutting of its new research and developer Center of Excellence in Barcelona, which will focus on coating products within...


ABAA to Hold Fluid-Applied Barriers Course

The Air Barrier Association of America recently announced several dates for a training course for those interested in learning about self-adhered and fluid-applied barriers.


Awards Voting Continues

As announced last week, voting in the Top Products section of the inaugural PaintSquare Prestige Awards, honoring the people and products that make the protective, marine and industrial coat...


Voting Begins for Industry Awards

The fall issue of PaintSquare Press is on its way to readers this week, and with it comes the opening of voting in the Top Products section of the inaugural PaintSquare Prestige Awards, hono...


Q&A: Graphene for Corrosion Protection

After years dominating the conversation as a “supermaterial” with high conductivity, corrosion resistance and high strength, graphene has begun to go commercial in the paints and coatings ma...


Market and Labs Rife with Antifouling News

With some biocides, like tributyltin, long banned in marine coatings and others subject to public scrutiny in recent years, the race to find effective antifouling agents without biocides has...


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Meeting the Challenges of FPSO Corrosion Protection


RPM Announces Building-Materials Firm Acquisition

RPM International Inc. (Medina, Ohio), parent company of brands including Rust-Oleum and Carboline, announced last week its acquisition of Nudura Corporation, a manufacturer and distributor ...


RPM Acquires ICF Manufacturer

RPM International Inc. (Medina, Ohio), parent company of brands such as Rust-Oleum, Tremco and Carboline, announced Tuesday (Sept. 11) that it has acquired Nudura Corporation, a manufacturer...


Sika Acquires Polyurethane Foam Company

Swiss specialty chemicals company Sika announced late last month that it has acquired Polypag, a Swiss-based manufacturer and developer of polyurethane foam systems.


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Maintenance and Repair of Water Assets: A Key to Profitability


Sanitized AG Forms New Business

Antimicrobial materials company Sanitized AC recently announced that it is consolidating its paint- and coatings-related products into a new business, Sanitized Preservation AG, to be headed...


Sanitized AG Forms New Coatings Business

Antimicrobial materials company Sanitized AC announced last week it is consolidating its paint- and coatings-related products into a new business, Sanitized Preservation AG, to be headed up ...


AkzoNobel Expands Organic Peroxide Plant in India

AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals recently announced that is has broken ground on a project to expand production capacity and update its organic peroxides facility in Mahad, India.


Researchers Develop Pipe Lining to Combat Hydrates

Researchers at Southwest Research Institute say they’ve developed a way to protect pipeline internals with a superhydrophobic coating that they believe will prevent the collection of hydrate...


Elevation Awards Spotlight: NJ Luxury High-Rise

With just a few weeks left to submit an entry for Durability + Design’s second annual Elevation Awards, we will be counting down to the deadline (June 15) with featured selections of this ye...


Carboline Breaks Ground for Fireproofing Facility

Coatings manufacturer Carboline Company announced Wednesday that the first steps have been taken toward a new passive fire protection testing facility.


Carboline Starts on New Fire Facility

Coatings manufacturer Carboline announced Wednesday that it has broken ground on a new passive fire protection testing facility.


New Multi-Use Air Barrier Unveiled

Building materials company Sto Corp. recently released a new barrier that it says can bridge cracks and seams without tearing or compromising.


China University Develops Fire-Resistant Material

Researchers based out of the University of Science and Technology of China recently developed a new fire-retardant construction material capable of resisting flames, even those produced by s...


7th ABAA Show will Offer 2 Tracks

The Air Barrier Association of America is gearing up for its seventh annual conference and trade show, scheduled for May 8-9 at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City.


Understanding Performance at Air, Water Barrier Penetrations

Air and water barriers require continuity to perform successfully. Therefore, consideration of the specific detailing requirements at penetrations is necessary.


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Raising the Bar on Performance and Productivity with Low-Temperature Coatings


Rain-Resistant Air Barrier System Launched

GCP Applied Technologies Inc. recently announced the launch of a new permeable, liquid-applied air barrier that features a chemical formula that, according to the company, does not wash off ...


New Tool Helps ID Combustible Facades

On Monday, the National Fire Protection Association announced the creation of EFFECT—an Exterior Facade Fire Evaluation Comparison Tool, which can be used by building owners, facility manage...


WI Arena Nears 80% Mark, Exterior Finishes

News outlets out of Wisconsin are reporting that the $524 million Milwaukee Bucks arena is nearing 80 percent completion, with its target of opening in the fall still in sight.


Latest Issue of Durability + Design Online Now

The latest edition of Durability + Design, featuring looks back on 2017, glimpses to the year ahead and discussions on coating technology, is available online.


Clariant Expands Agreement with Distributor

Specialty chemicals company Clariant announced Wednesday that it has expanded its partnership with raw materials distributor Palmer Holland for its Additives segment.


Researchers: New Fire-Resistive Coating Developed

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


Researchers Develop New Fire-Resistive Coating

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


AkzoNobel Announces China Facility Expansion

Earlier this week, AkzoNobel's Specialty Chemicals business announced that it is entering the next part of the expansion at its Ningo, China, organic peroxides facility.


European Fire Forum to Explore Coatings, Specs

Intumescent coatings, specifications governing reactive coatings for steel protection and a new fire-retardant polyurethane binder will be some of the topics discussed at this year’s Europea...


AkzoNobel Gives Update on China Facility Expansion

Coatings company AkzoNobel’s Specialty Chemicals business announced on Tuesday that it is entering the next phase of its major expansion at its organic peroxides facility in Ningbo, China.


New Liquid-Applied Air Barrier Now Offered

Coatings and sealants manufacturer Karnak recently launched its new high-performance vapor-permeable air barrier for above-grade application.


Data, Communication Stressed at Conference

At Durability + Design’s inaugural Material Selection Conference on Tuesday (Sept. 26), common themes throughout the day were data collection and communication.


Last Chance to Register for Material Selection Conference

On Tuesday, Durability + Design is devoting a full day to helping professionals stay on top of issues relating to an understanding of hygrothermics, exterior wall coatings and fluid-applied ...


European Fire Forum Explores Intumescent and More

Intumescent coatings, specifications governing reactive coatings for steel protection, and a new fire-retardant polyurethane binder will be some of the topics discussed at this year’s Europe...


A Contractor Talks Industrial Fireproofing

MJ Painting Contractor’s manager of sales and marketing, Pete Dandrea, spoke with PaintSquare News about some of the challenges and rewards of working with specialized coatings for fi...


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Reducing Steel Surface Prep Time by Eliminating Aggregate Blasting


Evonik Opens New Silicones Plant in China

German specialty chemicals company Evonik opened a new plant in Shanghai, China, earlier this month.


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Coating Selection Spotlight: Dampney Company


Evonik Opens New Silicones Plant in China

Specialty chemicals company Evonik (Essen, Germany) celebrated the opening of its new plant in Shanghai, China, last week.


Canadian City Looks to Paint to Light the Way

It’s well known that reflective road paints can help to magnify the effects of street lights and vehicle headlights for nighttime safety, but the city of Calgary may soon be joining a select...


School Installs Graffiti-Resistant Steel Panels

A middle school in Washington is the first in the U.S. to use a new graffiti-resistant coating on its campus, and school district officials consider it a low-cost investment for preventing f...


Material Selection Conference Profile: David de Sola

Durability + Design is set to launch its inaugural Material Selection Conference, a one-day seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport in Pittsburgh....


UK Regulations Review Guidelines Released

New guidelines for the review of U.K. building regulations have been released, following the Grenfell Tower fire and the subsequent fireproofing testing that revealed over 200 buildings were...


Vapor Barrier Made for Brownfield Sites

Designed for use in brownfield sites, W.R. Meadows' new Perminator Evoh is a seven-layer vapor barrier that resists gas transmissions.


New D+D In Depth Issue Released

The latest issue of D+D In Depth, featuring four articles on air barrier code updates, roof coating project success factors and facade facelifts, is now available online.


Sustainable Glass Coating Gets Federal Boost

A coating company that says it can lower home energy costs is getting a boost from Canada’s federal government. According to a news release earlier this month, Kitchener, Ontario-based compa...


Material Selection Conference Profile: Andre Desjarlais

Durability + Design is set to launch its inaugural Material Selection Conference, a one-day seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport in Pittsburgh....


New Acrylic Air Barrier Now Offered

A new acrylic air barrier system that is reportedly “100 times better” than the ASTM E2357 test requirement is now available, the manufacturer says.


Material Selection Conference: Panel Discussion No. 2

Durability + Design is set to launch its inaugural Material Selection Conference, a one-day seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport in Pittsburgh....


Material Selection Conference: Air Barriers

Durability + Design is set to launch its inaugural Material Selection Conference, a one-day seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport in Pittsburgh....


New D+D In Depth Issue Released

The latest issue of D+D In Depth, featuring five articles on the challenges and growth of different architectural coatings and related materials, is now available online.


Floor System Boasts Moisture, Impact Protection

Schluter Systems recently unveiled its DITRA-HEAT-DUO floor system, which the company says is the first system to not only serve as a protective moisture membrane, but also as impact insulat...


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Reports Indicate Millennium Tower Fire Hazard

A sinking San Francisco tower may also contain yet another hazard, reports indicate.


HMG Paints Partners on Graphene Coatings

A U.K. coatings company recently announced a new partnership with a graphene manufacturer for the development of graphene-based coatings.


Evonik Reorganizes Crosslinkers Line

Raw materials and specialty chemicals firm Evonik Industries AG recently announced changes to the organization of its crosslinker and epoxy businesses.


Evonik Reorganizes Resource Efficiency Segment

Global specialty chemicals manufacturer Evonik Industries AG recently made a change to utilize its expertise in crosslinker technology, the company says.


New D+D In Depth Issue Released

The latest issue of D+D In Depth, featuring four articles on the challenges and growth of different architectural coatings and related materials, is now available online.


Nickel Plating Made to Ease Wear

A new enhanced electroless nickel plating from Carbodeon has been developed to improve performance in sliding applications, including oil and gas facilities.


Elevation Awards Spotlight: Radius at the Banks

Durability + Design is continuing to provide a glimpse into the competition of our inaugural Elevation Awards, an event developed to honor architects, interior designers, painting contractor...


Air Barrier Technology Refines Protective Coatings

The architectural division of Polyguard Products Inc. announced that it has introduced a new line of Airlok STPE fluid-applied air barriers.


Companies Partner for Wall Systems Line

Cladding, air barrier and panelization company Sto Corp. (Atlanta) has announced that it is pairing with two insulation suppliers to give customers some wall system flexibility.


Air Barrier Conference Wraps Up 3-Day Program

The Air Barrier Association of America educated and honored industry professionals this week at its sixth annual conference (April 18-20) in Reston, Virginia.


Fire-resistant, Wood-veneered Frame Products Unveiled

A new line of wood frames has combined steel with a wood-veneered metal for an aesthetically pleasing barrier to radiant and conductive heat transfer, according to Technical Glass Products.


Jotun Opens $5.6M Intumescent R&D Site

Coatings manufacturer Jotun has announced the opening of a new research and development center focused on passive fire protection and insulation coatings at its facility in Flixborough, U.K.


PPG Reiterates Akzo Invitation

For the third time in under a month, PPG Industries is trying to set up talks with Dutch coatings firm AkzoNobel.


PPG Makes Public Appeal to AkzoNobel

The ongoing courtship between the world's largest coatings company and its biggest competitor took another very public turn this week as PPG Industries issued an open invitation to AkzoNobel...


Breakthrough Coating Heals, Repels

Engineers at the University of Michigan are touting the durability characteristics of their recently developed self-healing, water-repellent, spray-on coating technology designed for a pleth...


D+D Launches Materials Conference

Durability + Design is set to launch its inaugural Materials Selection Conference, a one-day seminar on Tuesday, Sept. 26, at the Hyatt Regency Pittsburgh International Airport in Pittsburgh...


Study: Flame Retardants Impact Child Behavior

In a new pilot study, Oregon State University researchers report that they have found a significant link between social behaviors in children and their exposure to flame retardant chemicals.


Nanotech Firm Develops Coatings for Metals

A New Jersey-based nanotechnology company is in the process of receiving full patents on two new coating developments that it says could be of use to those who paint bridges and other metal ...


NEI Touts Functional Coatings

Two new coatings and pretreatment technologies developed by NEI Corp. are in the process of receiving full patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.


Chemical Company Deal Progresses

A $2.69 billion deal between two specialty chemical companies is moving forward after shareholders of the business that's being acquired gave the merger the green light.


GCP Touts New 'Primer-less' Air Barrier

GCP Applied Technologies has launched a new take on the traditional air barrier membrane.


Shareholders Approve Global Chemical Merger

German specialty chemicals group Lanxess AG has announced that its $2.69 billion takeover of U.S.-based Chemtura Corp. has reached an important milestone.


Building Air Tightness in Focus at ABAA

Design professionals, contractors and others interested in air barrier technologies are invited to attend the Air Barrier Association of America’s sixth annual conference to be held April 18...


Liquid Moisture Barrier Debuts

An Illinois manufacturer of products to protect buildings from moisture infiltration has introduced a new single-component, vapor-permeable, thin-film liquid membrane for new construction an...


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RPM Reports Increased Sales in Q2

RPM International Inc. (Medina, OH), parent company of coatings and sealants brands including Carboline and Tremco, saw a 3 percent increase in sales in the second quarter of its 2017 fiscal...


Sales Increase in RPM Q2

Despite making decisions that impacted its bottom line, RPM International Inc. reported a boost in specialty, consumer and industrial coatings segment sales in its second quarter of fiscal y...


Dubai to Address Fire Safety in Lab

Officials in Dubai have announced plans for a new laboratory designed to test and certify the fire-resistance of materials and products used in buildings throughout the United Arab Emirates,...


Kemper System Buys STS Coatings

Seneca, NY-based waterproofing and roofing product manufacturer Kemper System America Inc. has acquired STS Coatings Inc., of Comfort, TX, and its four brands.


Air Barrier Goes on with a Trowel

A new air barrier product from Sto Corp. is a trowelable version of the company’s established StoGuard Gold Coat air barrier membrane.


Surface Prep, Solar Tech Star in New Issue

The latest issue of D+D In Depth is now available online. The November issue includes four expert-written articles covering technology advances in commercial and architectural coating...


Merck Bows Out of Coatings

Known as a science and technology company in healthcare, life science and performance materials, Merck KGaA has entered a cooperation agreement with coating specialist durXtreme GmbH.


AkzoNobel Q3: Volumes Flat, Profits Up

Global coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel (Amsterdam, Netherlands) announced slight growth in profits despite largely flat volumes in its third quarter earnings report, released Wednesday (Oct....


AkzoNobel Volumes Hold, Profits Grow in Q3

Increased volumes in its Decorative Paints division are one highlight of a mixed third quarter earnings report from AkzoNobel (Amsterdam, Netherlands).


Study: Indoor Spaces Rampant with Toxins

Indoor dust is often laden with toxic chemicals from building materials, cleaning products, furniture, electronics and other common items, a new study suggests.


Cycling Captures Color-Changing Coating

The 2016 Summer Olympics may be coming to a close, but one bicycle manufacturer commemorated this year’s sporting event with a bold, responsive paint scheme for Olympians and the average rid...


NASA Thinks Pink with Pressure-Sensitive Paint

Hot pink is not a color most people would associate with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, but it happens to be the hue of a special paint the agency relies on when it comes...


RPM Reports Record Quarter, Fiscal 2016

Carboline parent company RPM International Inc. reported sales were up 4 percent and net income grew 20 percent for its fourth quarter, while sales grew 5 percent and net income increased 48...


Specifying, Green Coatings Top New Issue

Expert advice on fire-resistive coatings and specification writing are a part of the new issue of Durability + Design In Depth, now available free online.


Consumer Rockets RPM to Record Q4

Rust-Oleum, DAP and Varathane parent company RPM International Inc. reported sales were up 4 percent and net income grew 20 percent for its fourth quarter, while sales grew 5 percent and net...


Testing Coatings in Flight

Aircraft manufacturer Boeing Co. is putting non-stick coatings to the test in an operational testing later this summer.


Ashland Adds to Adhesives Line

Specialty chemical producer Ashland has unveiled two new acrylic emulsion-based pressure sensitive adhesives.


BASF Launches Liquid Flashing

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


Air Barriers Get Revamp

New formulations of two air and waterproof barriers mean easier application, according to the products’ manufacturer.


PPG Bows Waterborne Intumescents

PPG has announced new products in the Steelguard range of intumescent fire protection coatings for steel structures.


Webinar Covers ‘Chasing Air’

An infrared thermographer with 13 years of experience will dive into a discussion of air barrier science in the next free webinar hosted by Durability + Design.


Concrete, Coatings Deliver Green Honors

Concrete formulation and coating specifications play a role in many of the projects being honored by the American Institute of Architects for their sustainable and ecological design.


Sherwin-Williams Receives Royal Honor

A Sherwin-Williams Company division is one of 243 firms selected for a Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2016, celebrating British business contributions to international trade, innov...


Dunn-Edwards Expands Its Catalog

Architectural, industrial and high-performance paint manufacturer Dunn-Edwards is growing its industrial coatings lineup with the addition of US Coatings products, the company announced Tues...


Binder Helps Metal Coatings Take the Heat

Michelman Inc. has announced the availability of its waterborne binder designed for use in the formulation of intumescent coatings that protect structural and architectural steel.


New Train Paint Claims Flame Resistance

A new coating from Finnish firm Finnester Coatings claims it is able to protect train and subway cars from fire and smoke damage, conforming to new EU standards for fire safety.


Dow Flashing Honored for Innovation

Dow Building and Construction, a business group of The Dow Chemical Company, has been recognized for its liquid-applied flashing product designed to provide advanced moisture- and air-sealin...


Bill to Require Fire-Resistant Coatings

Fire-resistant coatings would be mandatory in all new commercial buildings in Philadelphia, under a newly introduced bill.


Team Uses Nanoparticles to Bolster PTFE

Researchers at the University of Arkansas are studying a method of using nanoparticles to increase the sturdiness in polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) coatings, commonly known as Teflon.


Powder Coatings Made to Combat Graffiti

Liquid and powder coatings manufacturer Axalta Coating Systems has announced the global launch of its Alesta Anti-Graffiti powder coatings product line, following what the company describes ...


Soprema Offers New Liquid Air Barriers

The Sopraseal LM line reportedly offers ease of application and cleanup, and can be applied at cold temperatures.


Lumberjack Legend Losing Lustre

Portland’s 31-foot-tall statue of folk hero Paul Bunyan has been restored and repainted several times over the past 56 years. The accumulated repairs, however, are coming undone.


Pigments Offer Style, Formulation Options

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


New Heat-Resistive Pipe, Tank Lining

Denso USA has announced its new internal pipe and tank lining, Archco 453HT. The lining has been designed to protect steel tanks and internal pipes from corrosion and to disperse heat in hig...


RCI Names Document Winners, New Board

The professional association for roofing, waterproofing and building envelope consultants has named winners of its annual document competition as well as members of its 2016-17 board of dire...


RPM Reports 'Pleasing' Q3 2016

Multinational holding company RPM International, parent company of Carboline, announced a record third quarter in its 2016 fiscal year, which ended Feb. 29.


RPM Reports Record Third Quarter

Rust-Oleum parent company RPM International Inc. reported record sales and income increases for its fiscal 2016 third quarter.


Roofing Membrane Made to Seal, Protect

Roofing products manufacturer Mule-Hide Products Co. has introduced a new air and vapor barrier made for use with a variety of roofing systems.


Spray-On Coating May Ease Icing Problems

Research is underway on a durable, inexpensive ice-repellent coating developed with airplanes, oil rigs, power lines and other industrial machinery or structures in mind.


New Products Made for Building Envelope

A Washington-based developer of breathable membrane systems for walls and roofs has announced the addition of two new accessories designed to provide superior building envelope ventilation a...


Dow Updates Facer for Rainscreen Systems

Dow Building Solutions has introduced a dark exterior facer to optimize its THERMAX XARMOR (ci) Exterior Insulation for rainscreen applications in North America.


Barrier System to Reduce Install Time

PROSOCO Inc. has teamed up with Georgia-Pacific Gypsum to offer a new, patent-pending sheathing barrier system developed to reduce the time it takes to weatherize buildings.


Mesh-Free PFP Launches for Energy Sector

Global paints and coatings manufacturer Jotun has announced the release of its new mesh-free epoxy passive fire protection coating for the hydrocarbon processing and energy industries.


Scientists Unveil Ice-Melting Coating

Researchers at Rice University are working on developing a composite coating to help remove ice in cold-weather applications ranging from wind turbines to aircraft wings.


Below-Grade Waterproofing Line Bows

Global coatings and waterproofing product manufacturer MAPEI has introduced a below-grade waterproofing product line to the North American construction market.


Flame Retardant Market Remains Hot

The global demand for flame retardant chemicals is expected to surge in the coming years.


Los Angeles Sues Developer after Fire

The City of Los Angeles has filed a $20 million negligence lawsuit against the developer of a seven-story apartment under construction that was destroyed in a massive blaze on Dec. 8, 2014.


Toyota Tests Green as the New White

The Prius is already known as an eco-friendly, fuel-efficient car, but Toyota recently revealed a paint job that promises to make the already frugal car even more environmentally responsible...


Engineers Boast Glass Breakthrough

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have found that coating small pieces of glass with extremely thin layers of metal, like silver, makes it possible to enhance the amount of l...


PROSOCO Bows New Flashing Material

A Kansas-based manufacturer of concrete maintenance and building envelope products has released a new product in its line of flashing materials for residential and commercial applications.


Coatings for the Oil & Gas Industry

The unique challenges of coatings for the oil and gas industry is the focus of the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


Beetle Shell Inspires Anti-Frost Coating

Researchers from Virginia Tech are looking to inhabitants of one of the hottest areas on the planet for inspiration in developing a coating that would inhibit ice formation on critical surfa...


Nature Inspires Anti-Reflective Coating

Using millions of tiny hollow spheres of carbonized sugar, arranged in a tightly packed hexagonal monolayer, a team of researchers has developed a lightweight anti-reflective coating that co...


Learn to Evaluate, Specify for Slip Resistance

Various standards for evaluating slip resistance are among the topics to be discussed in the next free webinar from JPCL and SSPC.


Floor Coatings Market Set to Soar

The North American concrete floor coatings market is expected to reach $546.8 million by 2023, a new forecast suggests.


Flame Retardant Causes Warehouse Fire

A flame retardant stored in a California foam insulation, coatings and roofing company’s warehouse led to a hazardous materials scare for firefighters after it caught fire and then exploded.


Hospital Giant Bans Antimicrobial Use

With insufficient evidence that antimicrobial coatings improve the fight against germs and an increasing concern about spreading toxins, a major health care company has decided to ban the pr...


Flashing Standards Get Code Expansion

Two standards addressing flashing systems, both self-adhered and liquid applied, are now integral to the commercially oriented International Building Code.


High-Bake Phenolic Tank Lining Debuts

US Coatings has introduced a high-bake phenolic tank lining that the company says offers chemical resistance for a range of applications.


Slippery Paint? Not Quite, Skaters Say

Non-stick coatings have their places, but a skating park apparently is not one of them.


NASA Sets Sights on Thermal Coating

When it comes to protecting its spacecraft—and the human occupants—from both heat loss and extremely high temperatures during space travel and reentry into Earth’s atmosphere, NASA is turnin...


Byron Lapin, Seal-Krete President, Dies

Like his father, Byron Lapin believed in providing his customers with “convenience in a can.”


Air Barrier System Made for Easy Install

VaproShield has developed a new two-component air barrier system made with contractors and installers in mind.


Seal-Krete President Byron Lapin Dies

Byron Lapin believed in his father’s idea of “convenience in a can.”


Paint Designed to Kill Bacteria

Sherwin-Williams is billing its latest product offering as “one of the most significant technological breakthroughs” in its nearly 150-year history.


Flame Retardant Found in Nature

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin say they have discovered a nontoxic flame retardant with the help of marine mussels.


RPM Eyes Solid Growth after ‘Tepid’ Q1

Carboline parent company RPM International Inc. acknowledged unfavorable weather conditions and exchange rates contributed to “tepid results” in the first quarter of its 2016 fiscal year, wh...


Poor Weather Drives RPM’s Q1

Rust-Oleum parent company RPM International Inc. posted “tepid results” for the first quarter of its 2016 fiscal year, the company announced Wednesday (Oct. 7).


Coatings Give Marine Life the Slip

A technology company known for their work with super-repellant surfaces is turning its attention to the marine applications market.


Strict Liability Asbestos Case on Appeal

A California appeals court will soon determine whether to uphold a lower court’s decision that a subcontractor cannot be held strictly liable for installing asbestos-containing material on a...


Input Invited on Infiltration Tech

The federal government is seeking information on building envelope infiltration diagnostic technologies.


Coil Coating Group Offers Tool Kits

The National Coil Coating Association has released a new resource for users and specifiers of prepainted metal products.


Free Intumescent eBook Gets Fired Up

Coating the interior of a structure with intumescent finishes and analyzing fire-test methods are among the topics covered in a free new resource by Durability + Design.


New Air Barrier System Debuts

Two building product manufacturers have teamed up to introduce the first integrated gypsum sheathing panel with a factory-applied fluid air-barrier membrane.


Powder Coating Offers Clear Protection

IFS Coatings has launched a new powder coating clear coats line called IFS Purecoat.


College to Get Building Envelope Center

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA—A Canadian college plans to establish a building envelope performance center thanks to a grant of $1.75 million.


Free eBook Examines Pipeline Coatings

PITTSBURGH--From specification to performance, exploring the critical role of protective coatings in transmission pipelines is the subject of a new eBook from JPCL.


Free eBook Focuses on Quality Control

PITTSBURGH--Quality control can mean the difference between project failure and success, and a new resource from JPCL’s experts helps steer contractors toward the latter.


Owls Impart Quiet Coating Wisdom

CAMBRIDGE, UK--Listening carefully to the silent flight of owls, researchers have developed a coating that may help quiet the roar of wind turbines and other fan blades.


Free eBook Helps Keep Surface Prep Safe

PITTSBURGH—The hard work of surface preparation can be as dangerous as it is important—risks addressed by a variety of experts in a new resource from JPCL.


Diplodocus Enjoys a Dino-Mite Makeover

PITTSBURGH--Being extinct is no excuse for not looking one's best.


Insulating Coating Gets an Upgrade

NAPLES, FL--Industrial Nanotech Inc. is promising better thermal insulation in a non-hazardous formulation at a lower cost with the second generation of its Heat Shield EPX4.


Dinosaur Icon Gets a Makeover

PITTSBURGH--A prehistoric paint job is underway in Pittsburgh.


New Coating May Dim Laser Attacks

ROMEOVILLE, IL—The distraction of pilots by thousands of laser attacks each year could be thwarted by a new aircraft coating being developed at Lewis University, researchers say.


PPG Names New Global PFP Director

PITTSBURGH--A veteran mechanical and offshore engineer has been tapped to lead PPG's hydrocarbon passive fire protection business worldwide, the company has announced.


Bugged, NASA Fights Back with Coatings

SHREVEPORT, LA--Not much bugs NASA scientist Mia Siochi as much as clods of insect guts that pile up on wings and cause aircraft to eat more fuel.


Print Job: Glowing 3D Coating

KARLSRUHE, GERMANY—German researchers have added a new dimension to coatings application.


3D Coating Sees Glowing Future

KARLSRUHE, GERMANY—A new printing process is literally adding a new dimension to coatings application.


eBook Blasts Abrasive Cleaning How-tos

PITTSBURGH—From set-up to safety, the technical ins and outs of abrasive blast cleaning are laid out by the experts in a handy, free new eBook from JPCL.


MN Enacts Ban on Flame Retardants

ST. PAUL, MN—Minnesota has turned up the heat on flame-retardant chemicals, enacting the nation’s most restrictive law of its kind.


Barriers Flex Building Protection

CLEVELAND, Ohio—The Garland Co. has rolled out a line of permeable air and water barriers designed to provide a "flexible blanket" that controls air movement through the building envelope.


Lighter Coating Offered for Offshore

AMSTERDAM—AkzoNobel has introduced a reduced-weight passive fire protection product for the offshore oil and gas industry.


SSPC Issues New Commercial Guides

PITTSBURGH—Floor coatings and fluoropolymer finishing are the focus of new specifying and evaluation guidance from SSPC.


Floor, Finish Coats Get New Guides

PITTSBURGH—SSPC has announced two new standards intended as guides for slip-resistant floor coatings and ambient-curing fluoropolymer finish coats.


AkzoNobel Reports 'Solid' Q1

AMSTERDAM—Rising revenues and operating income across all businesses graced the first quarter of 2015, despite continuing economic headwinds, AkzoNobel reported Tuesday (April 21).


Ups and Downs Open Akzo's 2015

AMSTERDAM—Favorable currency effects and cost cutting offset volume declines, yielding increases in revenues and operating income for the first quarter of 2015, AkzoNobel reported Tuesday (A...


eBook Dives into UHP Waterjetting

PITTSBURGH—The ins and outs of ultra-high-pressure waterjetting for surface preparation get a closer look in a new, free technical resource from JPCL.


RPM Expands Intumescent, Wood Lines

MEDINA, OH—The UK's largest manufacturers of fire-stopping products and high-performance wood finishes are both joining the family of Rust-Oleum, Zinsser, Stonhard, Tremco and Dryvit.


Eggplants, Bugs Send Coatings Sky High

HAMPTON, VA—Souped-up coatings that can make aircraft faster, cleaner, cooler and more colorful are taxiing for takeoff under private and public developers.


Protection Beyond 50 Shades of Gray

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


Groups Urge Ban on Flame Retardants

From firefighters to pediatricians to scientists, a diverse coalition of organizations is calling for a federal ban on consumer products that contain flame retardants with organohalogens.


Acrylic Silicone Made to Take the Heat

Cortec Corp. has introduced a high-heat-resistant, water-based, acrylic silicone primer/topcoat designed to provide protection in harsh, outdoor, unsheltered applications.


Squid-spiration Guides New Camo

Cheap, versatile, coated stickers inspired by nature's masters of disguise may protect tomorrow's soldiers from enemy detection, developers say.


Squid Light the Way to Camo Coatings

Tomorrow's U.S. soldiers may be able to avoid detection, even from infrared cameras, thanks to the unlikeliest of bio-inspirations: squid skin.


New Powder Coating Steps into Light

Amsterdam's paint, coatings and chemical giant has launched a new ultra-reflective powder coating for lighting fixtures.


Tower Lets There Be Light Down Below

A global architecture firm has unveiled a design concept to help solve a dark problem in London.


New Caps Shield Steel Bolts from Fire

AkzoNobel has introduced a new product in North America for fire protection on the bolted connections of steel structures.


Tackling Specialty, Pipeline Coatings

Fire protection, pipeline integrity and other critical structural issues depend on choosing the right protective coating system—decisions informed by new, free technical resources from JP...


Spray Foam Carries Greenguard Approval

Gaco Western has introduced GacoProFill System, an open-cell polyurethane spray-foam insulation designed for new construction and retrofits.


Valspar Tackles Graffiti with New System

Valspar has teamed up with Portland, OR-based Graffiti Removal Services Inc. to offer a sustainable, cost-effective, ASTM-compliant graffiti resistance and removal system.


Solar Car Gets its Glow (Paint) On

Nissan in Europe is all aglow over its latest coup: glow-in-the-dark paint for its all-electric Leaf.


Building Brain Trust on Deck for Show

Building scientists, coatings experts and other leaders in building technology will headline the array of technical sessions, roundtables and special events planned for the second annual ...


Experts to Headline Coatings Conference

One of the U.S.'s foremost building scientists will kick off an array of technical sessions, roundtables and special events planned for the second annual Durability + Design Conference and E...


Steel Structures Get New Fire Option

Fast-drying fire protection for steel beams, columns and braces in major building projects is the promise of Sherwin-Williams' new Firetex FX6000.


Shrink Wrap Offers Protection Option

A new heavy-duty shrink film with flame-retardant additives and UV inhibitors may replace conventional rust preventatives while extending equipment life, according to manufacturer Cortec Cor...


Steel Intumescent Made for Fast Cure

A new fire-protective coating for steel structures promises one-hour drying and high durability.


‘Smart Paint’ Debuts in Middle East

A paint maker in the Middle East says it has launched a line of “Smart Paints” designed for a variety of applications—from roads to houses.


Westcoat Brews 3 New Seamless Systems

High-build, fast-drying, urethane cement flooring systems for breweries and wineries comprise the latest product line from Westcoat.


Material Offers Non-Skid Alternative

A new aluminum ceramic non-skid peel-and-stick material can replace traditional epoxy non-skid coatings in indoor and outdoor applications, according to manufacturer Silva Non Skid Solutions...


Dampney Unveils High-Heat Epoxy

A high-performance coating for insulated and uninsulated steel and concrete surfaces is the newest offering from Dampney Company Inc.


EU Hot on Novel High-Temp Coating

A multinational effort is well underway to develop an unconventional coating that would combine a thermal barrier, oxidation and corrosion protection, lotus effect, and fire protection in on...


Texture Makes Surfaces Repel Liquids

A new surface texture that can reportedly repel any type of liquid from any type of substrate is well into development at UCLA.


New Paint Protects High-Heat Steel

A new high-heat stainless steel paint reportedly will not discolor, chip, crack or peel at temperatures reaching 1200°F, manufacturer Dampney Company Inc. announced.


Metal Panels Offer Graffiti Resistance

AEP Span has armed its architectural metal panels with a new graffiti-resistant coating system for use in the commercial and industrial markets.


Green Building Design Standard Unveiled

Building envelope technologies and construction site contaminants are among the topics addressed in a recently updated standard.


New Surface Repels, Well, Everything

Teflon? That's so 20th century. A new surface texture being developed by UCLA engineers reportedly "can repel all liquids, no matter what material the surface is made of."


International Rolls Out 1-Coat Lining

AkzoNobel’s International brand has launched Enviroline 2405, an advanced hybrid epoxy lining system, in North America.


New Line Adds Metallic Character

A New York-based design company has added a new line of “Burnished Metallic” finishes to its product offerings.


A Wooden Wonder Planned for MN

The T3 project planned for an area near downtown Minneapolis will be the first modern American high-rise to be constructed entirely out of wood, according to various reports.


Cloaking Coating Shows Visible Progress

The quest for a cloak of invisibility may be one step closer to reality, with a new "illusion" coating taking shape at Pennsylvania State University.


Webinar Offers TLC for Roof Coatings

Maintenance that protects the integrity and durability of coatings for today’s popular metal roofs is the focus of a free upcoming webinar hosted by Durability + Design.


Bids Sought for Vessel Repairs

The Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District is seeking contractors to repair the M.V. Del Norte Ferry in San Francisco, CA.


From Waste, a Hot New Coating

While the U.S. awaits a federal decision on the safety of coal ash, Mexican researchers have found a new use for the industrial waste: high-temperature coatings.


Ceiling Market Sports High Hopes

Rebounding nonresidential construction will fuel a $2.5 billion annual market for ceiling products both fancy and functional by 2018, according to a new report.


Judge Tosses Flame Retardant Challenge

A California court has upheld the state's new standard on furniture flammability, rejecting a challenge by a major flame-retardant maker and the chemical industry.


Free Webinar Tackles Graffiti Removal

Gaining the upper hand against graffiti blight with the latest coatings and removal technologies will be the topic of a free upcoming webinar hosted by Durability + Design.


New Intumescent for Structural Steel

Complex steel structures in Europe, the Middle East and Africa have a new fire-protection coating option.


Building System Touts Airtight Barrier

Pecora Corp. has introduced a building envelope barrier system designed to create an airtight membrane when applied.


PPG Debuts New Intumescents for Steel

Specifiers on steel structures have several new intumescent coating options for hollow and solid building components.


ACA Retrenches in Blight Fight

Coating suppliers are sharpening their focus for the next wave in the multimillion-dollar battle against graffiti with new resources and a new name.


PPG Adds Steel Intumescent Coatings

PPG Protective & Marine Coatings has announced new products in the Steelguard range of intumescent fire protection coatings for steel structures.


Paint Makers Take Fresh Aim at Graffiti

Tired of seeing their products used for blight rather than beauty, coating makers are putting new muscle and a new name behind the fight against graffiti.


EMEA Gets New Fire Protection Option

Sherwin-Williams has unveiled a new coating option for fire protection of structural steel in civil construction in Europe, Middle East and Africa.


NIST Shells Out Greener Fire Retardant

Clay, crab shells and DNA are the unlikely key ingredients in a promising nontoxic flame retardant being developed by federal researchers.


Sealer Made for Above-Grade Walls

Sto Corp. has announced a one-component material designed to seal sheathing joints, seams, cracks, and transitions in above-grade wall construction.


Sto Adds 1-Component Barrier Sealer

Sto Corp. has expanded its StoGuard air- and moisture-barrier line with RapidFill, a one-component material designed to seal sheathing joints, seams, cracks, and transitions in above-grade w...


Flame-Retardant Decision Challenged

Chemical makers are urging a leading heath-management organization to reconsider its decision to stop buying furniture made with flame-retardant chemicals.


RPM Buys Brazilian-Based Waterproofer

Seeking to expand its waterproofing footprint in South America, RPM International Inc. has acquired Brazilian manufacturer Betumat Quimica Ltda.


EPA Touts Flame-Retardant Options

Federal regulators have identified safer alternatives to flame-retardant chemicals used in building insulation and products containing flexible polyurethane foam.


Hospital Giant to Shed Flame Retardants

Citing health concerns, one of the nation’s largest health-management organizations will phase out furniture containing toxic flame-retardants at its hundreds of facilities.


Cladding Panels Meet Fire Standard

A new, ultra-lightweight cladding panel system combines fire safety with the design versatility of fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP), the manufacturer says.


New Primer Zaps Bacteria, Mold

Rust-Oleum Corp. says its new fungicidal primer can kill mildew, mold and odor-causing bacteria on industrial and other applications.


Primer Made to Fight Mold, Mildew

Rust-Oleum Corp. has introduced Zinsser Mold Killing Primer, a fungicidal coating for residential, commercial and industrial applications.


Standards Don’t Give Paint the Love

CINCINNATI—The durability of paint and coatings has been overlooked in building envelope standards to date, says expert Kevin Knight, who is on a mission to get these critical functional mat...


Webinar Tackles Wall Systems that Work

Overcoming product compatibility challenges to produce a functional masonry wall design is the focus of an upcoming free webinar hosted by Durability + Design.


Sounding a Smart Note in Cincy

CINCINNATI—Attention, architects, engineers, specifiers and contractors who do stupid things: Stay away from Joe Lstiburek. That goes double for the buildings you design and construct. Espec...


Harmful Chemicals Cited in Daycare

Researchers in California say the presence of hazardous flame-retardant chemicals is widespread in child care facilities.


New Air Barrier System Debuts

Duro-Last Inc. has introduced Duro-Guard Sopravap’r, a vapor retarder and air-barrier membrane designed to address the movement of air in roofing assemblies.


Intumescent Offers 15-Minute Barrier

A new thin-film coating for foam insulation provides a 15-minute thermal barrier for occupied spaces, the manufacturer reports.


Intumescent SPF Coating Launched

Flame Control Coatings has developed a water-based, thin-film intumescent coating for spray polyurethane foam insulation.


Scientists Milk Dairy to Repel Flames

Italian scientists have churned up a recipe for non-toxic flame retardants using a byproduct of milk.


Copper Coating Gives Water the Bounce

Coatings research has once again shown the hydrophobic lotus some love, with a new metal coating technology that mimics the plant's water-repellent features.


AkzoNobel Opens Year With Sales Gains

AkzoNobel remains on track toward its 2015 targets despite setbacks, with first-quarter volume growth across all areas a big step in the right direction, the company reported Thursday (April...


AkzoNobel Starts 2014 on Hopeful Note

AkzoNobel remains on track toward its 2015 targets despite setbacks, with first-quarter volume growth across all areas a big step in the right direction, the company reported Thursday (April...


Dow Offers Coating to Cool Hot Apps

Dow Coating Materials has announced a new “safe touch” acrylic resin with low thermal conductivity for industrial infrastructure prone to unintended heat transfer.


Turbine Coating Made to Fight Ice

Global wind energy provider Gamesa has introduced a new protective coating designed to prevent icing and withstand wear on turbine blades.


Spraying on a Longer Engine Life

Scientists in Sweden are working on a new sprayable coating that can protect an aircraft's engine far longer than current methods.


‘Singing Paint’ Tuned to the Times

AkzoNobel has—or has it?—introduced the next new phenom in coatings: an “ultrasonic coating” that it calls singing paint.


Crooning Coating Strikes a New Note

Attention, Aloe Blacc, Cee Lo Green and Maroon 5: Coatings stardom could be yours for the asking!


Beyond Glow in the Dark: Light-Up Paint

When it comes to illumination, who would know more than the Dark Side? That’s Darkside Scientific LLC, founded by Andy Zsinko, a longtime aftermarket painter who has gone glow-in-the-dark pa...


Roof Barrier Offers DTM Application

Carlisle SynTec Systems has introduce VapAir Seal MD, an air and vapor barrier for direct-to-metal-deck applications.


Manufacturer Defends Coatings in Fire

A protective-coatings maker is taking strong exception to a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers report that cites his products as contributors to a devastating 2013 fire at a high-security research...


Coatings Cited in USACE Lab Blaze

Unpermitted welding likely sparked a $10 million blaze that was then fueled by epoxy coatings last summer at a U.S. Army high-security research lab in Maryland, a new report indicates.


Water-Based Epoxy Shields Tanks

Industrial-grade thermal tank insulation from a water-based epoxy is the promise of Carboline Company's new Carbotherm 551.


eBook Tackles Graffiti Solutions

The latest tools and technologies to fight the multibillion-dollar epidemic of graffiti defacing U.S. buildings and infrastructure are the topic of a free new resource by Durability + Des...


PPG Deal to Expand High-Temp Line

PPG Industries foresees “multiple growth opportunities” with its planned acquisition of Hi-Temp Coatings Technology Co. Inc., the companies announced this week.


PPG to Acquire Hi-Temp Coatings

PPG Industries will reach deeper into the petrochemical and other industrial markets with the acquisition of Hi-Temp Coatings Technology Co., Inc., the Pittsburgh-based company announced Mon...


Silicone Air-Barrier System Bows

Dow Corning Corp. says it set out to “build a better barrier” with its latest collection of silicone technologies formulated to protect the building envelope.


Smart Coatings Market Set to Surge

Forecasters are expecting a “staggering” and sustained across-the-board growth spurt for the global smart coatings industry.


Insulation Seals Without Added Barrier

FireStop2, new from Gaco Western, is reportedly the first single-application, open-cell, spray-foam insulation that requires no additional ignition barrier, according to the manufacturer.


Smart Money is on Smart Coatings

Enlisted by the military, tended by the medical field, and built up by the construction industry, smart coatings have a brilliant future.


Coating Maker Cited in Chemical Lapses

Federal authorities are accusing a longtime New England specialty coating maker of mishandling highly hazardous chemicals at its headquarters.


Garland Launches New Barrier Suite

Cleveland-based Garland has developed a new line of products designed to prevent unwanted air, vapor and water from penetrating the building envelope.


OSHA Fine Follows Chemical Spill

A longtime manufacturer of intumescent and specialty coatings is facing a raft of serious federal safety citations alleging mismanagement of highly hazardous chemicals at its Connecticut hea...


New Spray Foam Seals in One Step

Gaco Western has introduced GacoFireStop2, billed as the first one-step, open-cell polyurethane foam insulation of its kind that requires no additional ignition barrier.


Carboline Launches New Intumescent

Fire protection for commercial structural steel elements has a new option in Carboline Company’s Thermo-Lag E100, an advanced epoxy intumescent.


New Fire Protection for Structural Steel

Carboline Co. has introduced Thermo-Lag E100, an advanced epoxy intumescent for the protection of exterior and interior commercial structural steel elements.


5 New eBooks Offer Coatings Guidance

From bridges to chemical plants, free technical guidance on choosing and buying coatings for a variety of structures and environments is the focus of five new eBooks published by
JPCL: J...


Liquid Flashing Joins Air Barrier Line

W.R. Meadows has expanded its line of air-barrier line of products with a new polyether liquid-applied flashing and detailing membrane.


JPCL Releases 5 New Coatings eBooks

Free technical guidance on choosing and buying coatings for a variety of structures and environments is the focus of five new eBooks published by JPCL: Journal of Protective Coatings & Linin...


Bids Invited for $2M Fireproofing Job

Authorities are seeking a new round of bids for a project to fireproof metal surfaces in a new eight-story academic building at the New York City College of Technology.


Free Webinar to Focus on Commissioning

Building commissioning and its application to coatings will be the topic of a free upcoming D+D Education Series Webinar.


New Continuous Insulation Suite Offered

Firestone Building Products has launched a new line of building envelope products formulated to improve thermal performance and prevent thermal bridging in commercial buildings.


Award Focuses on Safe Graffiti Removers

Federal environmental authorities are investing nearly $75,000 in the development of less-toxic paints and graffiti removal products.


Clear Coats Join Anti-Graffiti System

PPG Industries has introduced two new anti-graffiti clear coatings that are designed to be used in a system with the company's proprietary cleaner.


Fighting Disease, Wall by Wall

A new bio-inspired surface that denies a foothold to cockroaches and ants joins other recent materials advances aimed at reducing pest-borne disease worldwide.


PPG Unveils Anti-Graffiti Clear Coats

PPG Industries has rolled out an anti-graffiti system that combines two new clear coatings with its graffiti-removing cleaner.


Wood Coatings Look like Cement, Steel

Specialty wood coatings made to look like concrete and steel have been introduced by the Italian coatings manufacturer ICA Group.


Color-Changing Car Paint is Hot

A viral video of a car coating that changes color in hot water, à la Hot Wheels Color Shifters, has garnered 2.7 million views and sent people worldwide lining up to try it.


CA to Review Flame Retardants

The days of using hazardous flame-retardant chemicals in building foam insulation may be numbered in California, under a new law that will take a closer look at those chemicals.


AkzoNobel Honors 2 Material Scientists

Two prominent researchers in the fields of materials and surface engineering have received AkzoNobel’s 2013 Science Award.


EPA Issues Flame Retardant Risk Report

Safer options are available for a flame-retardant chemical commonly used in polystyrene building insulation, according to a new report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


EPA Drops Chemical Safety Proposals

Environmental regulators have quietly scrapped their plan to tighten oversight of several controversial building and flame-retardant chemicals and require more transparency by manufacturers.


EPA Retreats on 2 Chemical Rules

U.S. regulators have quietly dropped longstanding safety proposals to step up oversight of flame retardants and building chemicals and require companies to disclose more chemical information...


Jotun Offers Mesh-Free Fire Protection

Jotun has announced a new, mesh-free passive fire protection coating system for steel.


Prisons Test the Power of Pink

Pink paint is being used in jails throughout Switzerland as part of a plan designed to curb tempers and soothe prisoners.


A Scramble to Meet New Energy Codes

Sweeping federal changes are coming very soon to a commercial building energy code near you, with implications for building systems in every U.S. state, territory and the District of Columbi...


New U.S. Code to Remake Energy Mandates

From American Samoa to Wyoming, U.S. states, territories and the District of Columbia are scrambling to prepare for looming federal changes in commercial building energy codes that will affe...


PPG Adds Dual-Performance Coating

PPG Industries has launched a new application of an epoxy-based coating to protect against extremely high and low temperatures in marine and industrial environments.


New Coating Protects against Wildfire

Approaching wildfires have typically left no options for vulnerable homes in their path. Now, researchers say, they have one.


AkzoNobel to Shutter Dutch Plant

AkzoNobel will phase out a chemical plant in the Netherlands as the paint and coating maker's markets shift from Europe to Asia and North America, the company announced Friday (Aug. 30).


AK Couple Seals Air-Tight Record

This story isn’t just off the wall. It’s off four 28-inch-thick walls.


Protective Coating Withstands 1400°F

A new heat-resistant coating for a variety of metal applications is the latest offering from Flame Control Coatings.


Altana Buys Henkel Coatings Unit

Global specialty chemicals group ALTANA is pushing deeper into the North American coatings market with the acquisition of Henkel's $15 million specialty coatings business.


Free eBook Tackles High-Rise Coatings

Collected technical expertise on coatings for high-rise structures is now available as a free new eBook from Durability + Design.


In the New D+D:
Illusions, Graffiti, Surface Prep

Murals that fool the eye, the latest graffiti coatings technology, wood restoration basics, and a close look at surface preparation standards highlight the new issue of Durability + Desig...


Ancient Gilders Best Modern Methods

Today, protective coating durability is measured in years—decades, if you're lucky. So how come some thin-film metal coating technology developed 2,000 years ago is still holding up?


Experts Unlock Ancient Gilding Method

Today’s metal coatings simply can’t touch thin-film metal coating technology developed by gilders 2,000 years ago, according to a group of Italian scientists.


New eBook Covers Specialty Coatings

Free technical guidance on choosing and buying specialty function coatings, such as anti-graffiti, fire-resistant and heat-resistant coatings, is the focus of two new eBooks published by ...


Plane Crash Aided by Flame Retardants

Jetliner improvements, such as flame-retardant materials in seats and carpeting, may have bought many passengers the extra time needed to escape the Asiana Airline crash July 6 at San Franci...


Quikspray Unveils Compact Pumps

New mini-pump units from Quikspray enlarge the options for spray application in small spaces.


Mini-Pumps Serve Tight Spray Spaces

Quikspray Inc. has introduced two mini-pumps—one electric and one manual—designed to dispense a wide variety of materials in tight spaces.


Flame Retardants Hailed in Jet Crash

Flame-retardant materials may have helped many passengers survive the Asiana Airline crash July 6 at San Francisco International Airport, according to various news reports.


XIM Line to Fatten Rust-Oleum Portfolio

Rust-Oleum Corp. is expanding its family of specialty primers and coatings with the acquisition of XIM Products Inc., founded generations ago as a manufacturer of bonding primers and sealers...


Rust-Oleum Acquires XIM Products

Rust-Oleum Corp. has announced the acquisition of certain assets of XIM Products Inc., an Ohio-based producer of specialty primers and coatings.


1-Part Sealant Made for Primerless Use

Architectural weatherproofing supplier Pecora has added AVB Silicone, a one-part silicone sealant, to its commercial construction line.


Barrier Membrane Made for Flexibility

StoGuard Transition Membrane, new from Sto Corp., is a flexible air barrier membrane designed for use on vertical above-grade wall construction over a variety of substrates.


Clear Coat Fights Graffiti, Corrosion

Protecting commercial exteriors from graffiti and corrosion just got a new tool with a coating that protects within 24 hours and dries to the touch within two hours, Cortec Corp. has announc...


Offshore Fires Spur New Demands on BP

For the second time in two years, regulators have ordered BP to address offshore maintenance lapses that have led to fires and risked catastrophes aboard oil and gas platforms.


Cortec Coating Eases Graffiti Removal

A new coating helps protect bridges, streets and other industrial and commercial exteriors from graffiti while incorporating corrosion inhibitor technology, Cortec announced.


Smart Coating Learns Lotus’ Lessons

Mother Nature, the fairy godmother of much new coating technology, has done it again, with a new “super protective” smart coating inspired by the famously water-repellent lotus leaf.


PPG Opens 2013 on a Flat Note

Cooling off after a record earnings year, PPG Industries’ sales remained static for the first quarter of 2013, with weak European markets taking the brunt of the blame.


PPG on the Move, But Sales Stall

The world’s No. 2 paint and coatings company racked up major acquisitions in the first quarter of 2013, but weakness in Europe kept PPG Industries’ overall sales flat.


New Concrete Pavers Light the Way

For pool decks and pavement that catch attention and provide more safety, a German company has introduced a new technology: concrete that glows in the dark.


New Concrete Gives Glow a Go

Concrete pavers, roads, safety strips and stairs can all stand out in the dark with a new series of products produced by a German partnership.


PPG Expands Aerospace in Deft Deal

Looking to broaden its aerospace coatings portfolio, PPG Industries has acquired specialty coatings manufacturer Deft Inc.


Smart Coating Turns Over a New Leaf

“Bio-inspired” coatings—technology that seeks to emulate the genius of nature—have found promise in insects, algae, plants and even sperm. The lotus leaf, famous for its water repellency, ha...


Webinar Targets Offshore Fireproofing

Understanding the critical requirements and certification needed to use passive fireproofing materials offshore will be the focus of a free upcoming webinar by SSPC and JPCL.


Webinar Takes Measure of Air Barriers

One of the nation’s foremost experts on the energy performance of air barriers will report on the latest research into this technology in a free educational webinar hosted by Durability +...


EPA Turns up Heat on Flame Retardants

Amid mounting concerns and evidence of their risks, 20 flame-retardant chemicals will undergo new assessments this year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.


Room Paint Made to Reduce Sound

A new Florida-based coating maker has unveiled Serenity, billed as the “highest-performing sound-reduction coating on the market.”


Powering Up Buildings with Paint

UK researchers are developing coatings for steel and glass that can turn new and existing buildings into power stations.


New Coatings Catch: Fire-Retardant Fish

Italian researchers see a new bio-based future for flame-retardant coatings in a novel source: DNA extracted from the sperm of herring.


Fish Sperm Holds Hot Coating Potential

DNA extracted from—believe it or not—the sperm of herring may unlock a new bio-future for flame-retardant coatings, according to novel research being conducted by Italian researchers.


Fireproofing Epoxy for Offshore Market

A new offshore fireproofing coating from Carboline is designed to benefit owners, engineers and contractors in coastal and offshore environments.


Free Coatings Offer Goes Begging

Kevin Klotz's generous offer of free coatings and labor to help victims of Hurricane Sandy has provoked a surprising response: None.


Coating Maker: No Takers for Relief Aid

You’d think that a densely populated region crushed by more than $50 billion in hurricane damage could use some paint—especially if it’s free, and comes with free labor. But so far, no one h...


Nanocoating to Ward Off Flames

Flame-retardant research is heating up in Texas, where researchers report the development of an environmentally friendly nanocoating that can be used on fabrics and foams.


DOE Invests $9M in Building Envelope

An energy-efficient roof sandwich system reported to slash construction costs by 25 percent is among six cutting-edge projects recently awarded $9 million from the U.S. Department of Energy.


New Graco XM Made for Intumescents

Graco Inc. has introduced a plural-component sprayer with data technology that ensures on-ratio application of fire-protective coatings.


Sprayer Hones Fireproofing Accuracy

Data reporting technology that helps contractors ensure accurate, on-ratio application of fire-protective coatings is the key to Graco's new XM PFP Plural-Component Sprayer.


OR Awards Bus Bay Coating Contract

The floors of a Portland, OR, bus maintenance facility will be getting a major upgrade with the recent award of a coating contract to The Rodriguez Corp.


Carboline Named in BP Refinery Suit

BP is suing protective coatings giant Carboline and four other companies, alleging that steel they provided and fireproofed for a multibillion-dollar refinery project is defective and causin...


 
 
   

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