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.
DEINOVE (Alternext Paris: ALDEI), a cleantech company that designs, develops and markets a new generation of industrial processes based on the Deinococcus bacteria, has announced its participation in two strategic congresses to be held in North America.
AkzoNobel has supplied high performance coatings systems for half of the stadiums being used at this month's FIFA Confederations Cup football tournament in Brazil. Being staged from June 15 to 30, the three stadiums to feature the company's coatings are the famous Maracanã in Rio de Janeiro, the Estádio Nacional in Brasílía (which will host the opening ceremony) and the Arena Pernambuco in Recife.
The third China's Marine Coating and Anticorrosive Technology Forum, hosted by CSNAME, was held from 9-10 May 2013 in Shanghai, to promote the sustainable development of Marine Coatings. International® was proud to sponsor the event, at which Dr. Cathy Wei, Newbuilding Technical Manager for IP Shanghai was invited to present to the professional forum.
Materion Microelectronics & Services, a Materion Corporation business, has opened a customer-focused Materials Applications Laboratory. The Applications Laboratory at the Westford facility will serve three functions: produce coatings for customer evaluations of PVD materials, promote customer education/collaboration and support Materion internal R&D.
Synthesis Energy Systems, Inc. (Nasdaq: SYMX) ("SES"), a global energy and gasification technology company, has developed a novel technology approach for integrating its gasification technology with renewable waste resources and natural gas technology to cleanly and cost effectively produce high-value "green chemicals" on a large scale.
BASF Coatings, BASF Group's company specialized in paints and coatings industry, opened a new training center for automotive refinishing in Cesano Maderno, Italy. The new Refinish Competence Center (RCC) will offer customers an opportunity to learn, practice and fully master the use of BASF's automotive refinish products.
Ferro Corporation recently announced that it will add significantly to its plasticizer product offerings by installing new dibenzoates production capability at its operations in Antwerp, Belgium. The Antwerp project is designed to provide annual production capacity of 28,000 metric tons of dibenzoates, a non-phthalate, fast-fusing plasticizer. Production at the facility is expected to begin in the second half of 2014.
PPG Industries' (NYSE:PPG) coil and extrusion coatings group announced that it has donated DURANAR® ULTRA-COOL® coatings to the Habitat for Humanity home being constructed as a demonstration of affordable sustainability at the American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Conference and Expo in Denver, June 20-22.
Intersleek®1100SR, the industry's first biocide free fouling control coating featuring unique patented slime release technology has been awarded the 2013 Ringier Technology Innovation Award in China. The awards, which took place in a ceremony at the Renaissance Shanghai PuDong Hotel on May 15, 2013, are regarded as the most important in China's coatings industry.
The report "Microsphere Market By Type (Hollow, Solid), Application (Construction Composites, Medical Technology, Paints & Coatings, Cosmetics, Oil & Gas, Automotive, Aerospace) & Raw Material (Glass, Ceramic & Others) - Global Trends & Forecasts to 2018", defines and segments the global microspheres market with analysis and forecasting of the global revenue. Microspheres market will grow to $5.2 billion by 2018, with a very high CAGR from 2013 to 2018.
Scientists in the Naval Research Laboratory's Chemistry Division have been recognized with the 2012 Office of Naval Research Prize for Affordability for their development of Rapid Cure Single Coat Tank Coatings. This technology, which has been implemented Fleet wide, has provided a $7 million annual costs savings to date and is making a significant contribution toward reducing the total ownership costs associated with the corrosion control of U.S. Navy ships and submarines.
AkzoNobel and Solvay have signed a three-year agreement whereby AkzoNobel will increase the use of renewable raw materials in its paints and coatings, building on an existing partnership between the two companies.Under the terms of the deal, AkzoNobel will progressively increase the use of Solvay's bio-based epichlorohydrin, or Epicerol®, which is already contained in many of the company's resins for its coatings products.
Axalta Coating Systems (formerly DuPont Performance Coatings) will invest over $50 million to construct a new facility to manufacture and supply up to 25,000 metric tons of paint to automobile manufacturers that are expanding into south and central China. The plant will be dedicated to production of the company's waterborne coatings that meet both manufacturer and regulatory environmental standards.
Effective June 1, Cytec Coating Resins is operating as Allnex. The divestiture of the Coating Resins business of Cytec Industries to funds affiliated with Advent International was first announced in October 2012 and completed on April 3, 2013. The adoption of the new name - Allnex - is the first step towards establishing the company's new identity.
GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on the Calcium Carbonate markets. Global market for Calcium Carbonate is projected to reach 94 million tons by 2018, driven by the rising consumption in paper and plastic industries and the growing demand for PCC and GCC in Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Axalta Coating Systems, formerly DuPont Performance Coatings, the leading manufacturer and marketer of heavy-duty truck coatings, received the prestigious Daimler Trucks North America Masters of Quality award. This is the fourth consecutive year that Axalta Coating Systems has received the award and the seventh time overall.