AkzoNobel Powder Coatings announced plans to invest £1 million in a new Powder Coatings Pilot Plant at its facility in Felling in the UK. The state-of-the-art pilot line will replicate its powder coatings manufacturing process on a small scale, enhancing the development initiative capabilities and significantly easing and speeding up the scale up process from laboratory to full scale production.
Solvay announces that it has signed a worldwide social and environmental responsibility agreement with IndustriALL Global Union. The official signing ceremony took place in the presence of Jyrki Raina, General Secretary of IndustriALL, and Jean-Pierre Clamadieu, CEO of Solvay. At the ceremony, Albert Kruft as Secretary of Solvay's European Works Council, also pledged full support to this global agreement.
Advenira Enterprises Inc., a developer of Solution Derived Nanocomposite (SDN™) coating technology, announced that it has recently executed a joint development agreement (JDA) with Novomet, a Russian company that supplies oil mining equipment throughout the world. Under the agreement Advenira will provide coatings for submersible pumping systems developed by Novomet.
AkzoNobel Powder Coatings has launched the fifth edition of Collection Futura - a unique range of special effect powder coatings marrying the latest design trends with the ultimate in superdurable protection for the architectural market. The new Interpon D2525 Collection Futura range is based on Interpon D2000 technology, which delivers long term performance, superior gloss retention, maximum film integrity and resistance to color change. Each product has been carefully assembled from multiple ingredients to achieve an unrivalled depth of finish.
IMCD leverages BioAmber partnership at the Plant Based Summit, for the distribution of bio-succinic acid in synthesis, resins & coatings in Europe. The Plant Based Summit that took place in Paris on November 19th-21st is a European conference and exhibition dedicated to bio-based solutions with over 100 international speakers from industry, Finance, the European Commission, and local authorities.
INX International Ink Co. officials recently broke ground on a new 62,000 square-foot facility in Lebanon, Ohio. Local dignitaries were joined by the INX management team - led by President and CEO Rick Clendenning - at the site about 30 miles northeast of Cincinnati. When completed in late 2014, the building will serve as a manufacturing center primarily for solvent ink packaging products and will also produce three-piece metal decorating, UV/EB and some water-based flexographic ink products.
Arkema announces a plan to divest its two South African subsidiaries, Arkema Resins Proprietary Limited and Harveys Composites Proprietary Limited to South African company, Ferro Industrial Products Proprietary Limited, specializes in the production and distribution of coatings and materials for composite markets. Through this divestment, Arkema will dispose of non-strategic activities - such as resins for composite materials - which represent few synergies with the remainder of its coating activities.
The BIOCOPAC Consortium announced that the SMEs CHIESA (an innovative bio-refinery) and MARTINETE (a tomato preserving industry) have jointly filed a patent application regarding an innovative extraction method for cutin separation and extraction from tomato processing waste.
Bordeaux Digital Printink, one of the leading innovators of a wide range of inks and coatings for a variety of demanding inkjet applications, printing technologies and techniques, and its distributor BRS, showcased Bordeaux's broad portfolio of inks and coatings at Viscom Dusseldorf, Germany, 7-9 November. Bordeaux offered quality and reliable inks, with often better results than OEM, for a variety of application possibilities.
M.H. Simonsen was the first company to apply International's latest high performance tank coating Interline®9001 to all tanks of a vessel, the 'Oradana'. Twenty months and many aggressive cargoes later, the coating is still in pristine condition.
Following an announcement in June this year, AkzoNobel has agreed the sale of 67 of its 72 German decorative paints stores to five independent wholesale distributors. Financial details were not disclosed.
The Dow Chemical Company has been named a winner of the 2013 U.S. Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award for its development of EVOQUETM Pre-Composite Polymer Technology. This Dow innovation helps coatings formulators improve paint performance properties while using less titanium dioxide (TiO2), a white pigment that is energy intensive to manufacture but ubiquitous in architectural paint for its ability to provide quality hiding. This win marks the ninth time that Dow and its affiliates have won the Presidential Green Chemistry Award, more than double any other company in Award history.
In its third edition of the latest study, Ceresana forecasts global revenues generated with pigments to increase to US$34.2 billion in 2020. Pigments are mainly used in the production of paints and varnishes as well as the coloring of plastics and construction materials. The most important indicator for the development of the pigment industry is the construction sector, as total demand for construction material, paints, varnishes, and plastics largely depends on the development of this branch.
At ICIS Innovation Awards in London, winners Renmatix and Virent announced a strategic collaboration to convert affordable cellulosic sugars to renewable chemicals and bio-based packaging materials. Under the terms of the multi-phase development project, Renmatix's Plantrose™ platform will be evaluated and potentially optimized to provide an affordable sugar stream for Virent's Bioforming® process for the large-scale production of bio-based paraxylene.
Abakan Inc., an emerging leader in the advanced coatings and metal formulations markets, announced completion of Phase I of its PComP nanocomposite coatings growth and expansion strategy, which involved installing additional powder microencapsulation equipment to double throughput. Phase II, expected to be completed by the end of 2013, will add more nanoparticle production equipment and sintering furnaces to expand production of this highly engineered product to 18 tons per year. Phases III and IV are scheduled to expand production to 60, and then 180 tons per year over the next twelve months.
International® eagerly awaited the opening of this year's Marintec Exhibition, 3rd-6th December, where it delivered performance through innovation, particularly through its revolutionary fouling control coatings. The keynote for this year's event is 'Green Technology, Transformation, Breakthrough;, and International®'s latest innovations - Intersleek®1100SR and Intercept®8000 LPP - are an ideal complement to this theme. Launched in February this year, the products have taken the industry by storm with over 200 vessels already coated or contracted for application.
Nano Labs Corp. announced the development of a next-generation nano-coating specifically designed as an anti-insect paint that repels insects and other arthropods, hinders their feeding and reproduction, and reduces their presence and proliferation.
DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products Company LLC has selected Archway Sales, Inc. as its distribution partner to represent the Susterra® 1,3-propanediol product line in the U.S. market. With the additional states of Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon and Washington added to its existing territory; Archway now covers the entire United States as the authorized distributor for Susterra®.
TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Medical Antimicrobial Coatings market to grow at a CAGR of 11.42 percent over the period 2012-2016. One of the key factors contributing to this market growth is the increasing prevalence of hospital-acquired infection. The Global Medical Antimicrobial Coatings market has also been witnessing increasing partnership activities among vendors. However, the stringent regulation policies could pose a challenge to the growth of this market.
Nano Labs Corp. announced the application of its proprietary nano coating, corrosion protecting paint, currently being installed at the Convention Center Ciudad Madero in Tampico, Mexico. The Convention Center Ciudad Madero, originally constructed in 1982, is primarily used for cultural and sporting events, as well as the meeting place for Pemex's Section One Union.