The Asia-Pacific marine coatings market is expected to witness steady growth owing to the robust development of the shipbuilding and offshore engineering industries in the region. Moreover, ships are subject to harsh environments and the constant need for their maintenance and repair will sustain market demand.
To make it easier for customers to enter the thin film market, Beneq now offers a unique collection of coating services at its facilities in Espoo, Finland. This lowers the risk of new product development and provides a safe path for scaling up to industrial production. Beneq's capabilities in thin film coating services cover many upcoming commercial technologies.
The Biobased and Renewable Industries for Development and Growth in Europe (BRIDGE JU) will receive a contribution of €1bn from Horizon 2020, according to the negotiation recently concluded with DG RTD. The remaining €2.8bn have been committed by the industry partners from different sectors related to the bioeconomy such as agro and chemical sectors, the paper industry, waste management, energy, logistics and more.
Myriant Corporation recently announced the successful start-up at its flagship bio-succinic acid plant located in Lake Providence, Louisiana. Myriant has produced on-spec commercial product at the plant and the Company anticipates that customer shipments will commence soon. Myriant's bio-succinic acid plant is the first of its kind and scale in North America and has an annual nameplate production capacity of 30 million pounds of bio-succinic acid.
PPG Industries' aerospace business donated the latest-technology DESOTHANE® HD basecoat/clearcoat for repainting the first Dassault Mystère 20 production aircraft, which was restored for the 50th anniversary celebration of its first flight.
the 9th World Surfactant Congress and Business Convention - was convened in Barcelona from 10 to 12 June and Pádraig Naughton Innovation Manager - Resource and Energy Efficiency at Cefic participated in a panel discussion entitled: 'BioEconomy - Opportunities and Challenges'. SusChem News caught up with Pádraig before he be departed for Barcelona.
Emerald Kalama Chemical has recently entered into an agreement with SpecialChem for Commercial Acceleration support. Emerald Kalama Chemical's K-Flex™ dibenzoate ester coalescent portfolio enables performance and productivity benefits in Interior and Exterior Architectural Coatings.
Myriant Corporation (Myriant), a global renewable chemicals company, and Johnson Matthey - Davy Technologies (JM Davy) a leading chemical technology licensing company, recently announced the successful production of bio-butanediol (BDO) and tetrahydrofuran (THF) made from Myriant's bio-succinic acid.
PPG Industries recently marked the startup of a new electronic materials group (EMG) manufacturing cell at its Springdale, Pa., industrial coatings plant. This addition positions the company in the fast-growing global electronics market for conductive inks and coatings.
Effective June 1, 2013, Rusplast, a Moscow-based supplier of polymers, has been appointed to distribute the high-performance products of Victrex Polymer Solutions - including VICTREX® PEEK polymer - in Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Kazakhstan and other countries of the Confederation of Independent States (CIS).
Sono-Tek is exhibiting at MD&M East in Philadelphia, PA, starting June 18th at Booth 4035. Sono-Tek has full coating solutions for a number of medical coating applications, including: balloon catheters, blood collection tubes and syringe barrels, implantable components such as pacemakers, antimicrobial coatings for textiles and bandages, eyeglass lens coatings and functional precision coatings for medical electronics such as diagnostic sensors.
The American Coatings Association (ACA) is seeking nominations for the Joseph J. Mattiello Lecture Award, to be presented at its American Coatings Conference, April 7-9, 2014, in Atlanta, Ga. Nominations must be received by Aug. 31, 2013. The Joseph J. Mattiello Lecture Award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to science, technology, and/or engineering related to the coatings industry.
Air Products (NYSE: APD) has won the 2013 Ringier Coatings Technology Innovation Awards for its new Airase™ Structured Siloxane Defoamer Line (SSDL™ Defoamers). As a global leader of water-based technology for specialty additives, Air Products has received this prestigious award for the third consecutive year.
BASF has launched R-M, the premium automotive refinish paint brand, in Morocco. In Casablanca, the R-M experts presented a comprehensive offer, meeting the requirements of the automotive refinish paint market with a focus on color expertise, services and training, to customers and journalists. ONYX HD is the first range of waterborne automotive refinish paints from R-M to be launched in the dynamic and fast-growing market Morocco where it will play a key role.
BioAmber Inc. (NYSE: BIOA) and IMCD Group announced that IMCD is now distributing BioAmber's biobased succinic acid (Bio-SATM) in the Benelux, France, Iberia, Germany, Poland, South East Europe, Switzerland and the United Kingdom & Ireland, targeting customers in the resins and coatings market.
The U.S. Department of Defense Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program has awarded $1.071 million to PPG Industries' (NYSE:PPG) Allison Park, Pa., Coatings Innovation Center (CIC) to help develop non-isocyanate liquid coatings that meet military specifications.
Bordeaux Digital Printink recently announced that it has entered into a new reseller agreement with consumables supplier Stehlin Hostag Ink UK, the UK arm of HuberGroup. The German based HuberGroup is one of the leading printing ink manufacturers, supplying services and solutions across the majority of the printing markets. The partnership will cover Bordeaux's entire product range which includes Solvent, Dye Sublimation, UV & UV LED and Latex inks.
Plastic bags coated by plasma at atmospheric pressure serve as a GMP laboratory for the cultivation of cells. The plasma is used to modify the internal surface of the bag specifically, so that different cell types can grow on it.
British Motor Heritage Limited (BMH), a renowned specialist in the production and sales of parts for classic British cars, is the latest firm to become an authorized distributor of Zircotec's thermal barrier coatings and heat shields. As BMH is the UK's leading supplier of classic car bodyshells and components the distribution partnership reinforces Zircotec's position as a trusted supplier of thermal management products to the classic car industry.
The Munich-based BMW Group has issued a recommendation to its dealers and importers to use Standox products for repairs of BMW vehicles. The global approval increases the countries covered by four to 36 and forms the basis for further arrangements at local level. Standox® is one of Europe's leading manufacturers of automotive refinishing paints.