Significant rise in raw material costs this year, an growing global demand for critical raw materials as well as a lack of replacement capacity is forcing up the costs of ink. The continually challenging raw material market requires Flint Group to raise prices for solvent-based, water-based and UV inks for labels and packaging in Europe effective 1 January 2012.
Michelman will be unveiling four latest products at the show: Michem® Seal 8180, Michem Seal 8330, and Michem Emulsion 91840 are additives that produce water and stain resistance in architectural and concrete coatings, with Michem Emulsion 91840 the choice when a high gloss finish is desired.
The chemical company Oxea has announced that it will build its first chemical plant for the production of oxo derivatives in Nanjing, China, in 2012. Scheduled to go on-stream in 2013, the new state-of-the-art plant will serve the fast-growing demand for oxo derivatives in China and Asia.
Due to continued hikes in the costs of raw materials and volatility in the supply chain, Sun Chemical will raise prices globally on all packaging inks for all printing methods and chemistries on December 1. The hikes will vary as different products that Sun Chemical offers have a different chemical composition, but the average rise will be approximately 6% for most products.
BASF Automotive Refinish Solutions announced that it will exhibit world-class customized cars and the very latest in waterborne and custom color technology in booth 21458 at the 2011 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show, Nov. 1-4, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Cytec Industries Inc. will introduce a range of UV (Ultra violet) and water-borne products at CHINACOAT to be held in Shanghai on 23rd to 25th November 2011. Cytec Coating Resins businesses are pioneers in the development and production of high performance coating solutions.
Third quarter 2011 consolidated net sales of $9.2 billion were 32 percent higher than the prior year reflecting 15 percent higher local prices, 4 percent favorable currency effect, 1 percent higher volume and a 12 percent net increase from portfolio changes. Third quarter 2011 net income attributable to DuPont was $452 million versus $367 million in the third quarter 2010.
BMT ARGOSS and International Paint have announced the formation of a partnership that can deliver demonstrable and transparent improvements in performance, efficiency and environmental emissions for the global shipping fleet. BMT system can be used with International Paint's Intersmooth®SPC, the latest generation fluoropolymer foul release coating that offers fuel and emission savings of up to 9%.
The Sherwin-Williams Company announced its financial results for the third quarter and nine months ended September 30, 2011. Compared to the same periods in 2010, consolidated net sales increased $312.7 M, or 14.4%, to $2.48 B in the quarter and increased $814.5 M, or 13.8%, to $6.70 B in nine months.
Aculon, Inc., a leading nanotechnology enabled performance coatings company, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has allowed a patent covering its method for utilizing metallic nanoparticles in electric conductive inks.
Bayer MaterialScience AG has signed a contract for the sale of its Viverso GmbH subsidiary to Nuplex Industries Ltd., for EUR 75 million. The company is a leading manufacturer of polymer resins based in New Zealand and Australia. Bayer MaterialScience will thus divest a certain part of its conventional coating resins business, which does not fit the company's current growth strategy.
DSM announced that test results indicate its VitroStealth® coating can be used in the design of biosensors, such as those for continuous glucose monitoring. VitroStealth® coating is a durable and non-fouling coating designed to prevent unwanted protein absorption and cellular adhesion on synthetic surfaces.
Black has ranked as the most popular vehicle color in Europe and white has ranked as the most popular vehicle color in the world according to data from PPG Industries, one of the world's leading manufacturers of transportation coatings. At this year's annual Automotive Color Trend Show, PPG presented its ideas for future vehicle colors.
The light emitted by quantum dots is both more intense and longer lasting than that produced by the fluorescent markers commonly used in medical and biological applications. Yet these nano-scale light sources still suffer from one major drawback - they do not dissolve in water.
AkzoNobel is planning to invest around €60 Mn to raise the production of its Automotive and Aerospace Coatings business in China. This investment will provide additional momentum for the company's accelerated growth strategy of achieving revenue of $3 Bn in China by 2015, and strengthen AkzoNobel's leadership position in the country's automotive refinishes market.
Neschen AG will be represented at the International Converting Exhibition (ICE) in Munich. From 8 to 10 November, the Bückeburg coating specialist will be displaying its high-performance films and other technical coating solutions in Hall B6, Stand 221. Products range from modern self-adhesive solutions to high-quality coated digital print media for a variety of applications.
Architects, designers, commercial builders and building owners have the PPG Paint Color Portfolio "fan deck" with 2012-2013 color trends to help them update, renovate or build hotel, retail, office and health care facilities. Within the fan deck, each of the four commercial segments features six color trends along with more than 120 architect & designer-sized color swatches.
Quest Specialty Coatings™, a division of Quest Specialty Chemicals™ announced that it has acquired the coatings business of Patriot Paint - Portland, IN. Patriot Paint was founded in 1980 and exists as one of the industry's unique producers of coatings systems for metal substrates.
Sherwin-Williams' signature coating system for USDA-inspected food and beverage facilities, FasTop, includes a topcoat with uniform chemistry and performance. General Polymers' FasTop 12 TC joins a product line that is available via the coatings industry's broadest distribution system.
BASF presented its newest solutions for architectural, industrial, and automotive coatings applications at the Western Coatings Conference and Show, Oct. 24-26, 2011 at the Mirage Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Western Coatings Show is an important industry event because of its focus on current developments in the industry, including new formulations.