The Fraunhofer IWS has developed a novel Laser-Arc Module (LAM) to deposit hydrogen-free carbon coatings on tools and components. In 2012 two LAM 500 systems were put into practical application and were installed at industrial customers.
Myriant Corporation, a global renewable chemicals company based in the United States, announced recently that it has signed a distribution agreement with Hamburg, Germany-based BCD Chemie, one of the major European chemical distributors. BCD Chemie will market and distribute Myriant's bio-succinic acid and MyrifilmÂ® solvent in Austria, Germany and Switzerland.
Waste2Chemical, a pioneer in developing high added value chemicals from waste streams, raised first round investment from Horizon3 en Dutch Greentech Fund. The company, founded in 2010, aims at developing cost effective chemical building blocks for paint, plastics and lubricants, but also additives in feed, food en pharma products.
HMG Paints, the UK's largest independent paints manufacturer, has become a technical partner of Prodrive Motorsport and will supply all the paints and coatings for the company's Aston Martin Racing and MINI World Rally cars. Prodrive uses hundreds of liters of paint every year on its race and rally cars on a variety of surfaces including carbon fiber composite, aluminum, steel, and plastics.
From April 10 to 14, 2013, the Techno-Classica will be taking place in Essen for the 25th time. BASF, with its premium paint brand Glasurit®, will be appearing on the stage of the world's largest classic car show of German and international carmakers, expected to draw over 180,000 visitors.
Crops aren't just for food, fiber and fuel. Researchers at the University of Florida are making new industrial applications possible for them as well. They've developed a method to turn sugarcane bagasse - the crushed-stalk waste product of sugar production - into succinic acid that can be used to make pharmaceuticals, protective coatings.
The Sansin Corporation recently announced that Silva Timber Products has become a United Kingdom (UK) distributor of its exterior Enviro Stain wood finishes for siding and decks, as well as the Purity interior line and microfine colorant system.
The Valspar Corporation recently announced an expanded retail paint program, now available at Lowe's, specifically tailored to the needs of the professional painter. The program includes a comprehensive lineup of Valspar-branded professional grade products in multiple formulations and finishes that simplifies paint selection.
"Checkered Past," a 1940 Ford coupe featuring a dazzling red PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) paint finish by Charley Hutton, has won the 2013 Ridler Award, one of the custom car world's most coveted honors. The announcement was made during the 61st annual Detroit Autorama at Cobo Hall.
W. R. Grace & Co. announced the acquisition of Chemind Construction Products, a privately-held specialty manufacturer and distributor of waterproofing coatings technologies and materials for the design and construction industry. Chemind (pronounced kem'-eened) is headquartered and conducts R&D and manufacturing operations in Brisbane, Australia. Terms were not disclosed.
LANXESS is strengthening its product portfolio for biocides to serve the megatrend urbanization. The German specialty chemicals group has acquired Singapore-based PCTS Specialty Chemicals Pte. Ltd. for an undisclosed amount. The transaction closes with immediate effect.
The Sansin Corporation recently announced that Caribbean Colours Paint Store will carry its full line of exterior Enviro Stain wood finishes for siding, decks, railings and outdoor furniture, as well as the Purity interior line and microfine colorant system.
Cytec Industries Inc. (NYSE:CYT) announced that it has completed the previously announced sale of its Coating Resins business to Advent International, a global private equity firm for a total value of $1,133 million including assumed liabilities of approximately $118 million. The final price paid is subject to final working capital and other customary adjustments.
Myriant Corporation, a global renewable chemicals company located in the United States, and Bayegan Group, an international chemical production and trading company headquartered in Turkey, recently announced a broad collaboration agreement to commercialize Myriant's bio-succinic acid in markets across the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Africa (Territory).
Ramaswamy Nagarajan, the 41-year-old plastics engineering associate professor is one of the University's leading researchers on sustainability and renewable materials, having devoted more than decade of his career developing products and processes that minimize the use and generation of hazardous substances.
PPG Industries' (NYSE:PPG) automotive refinish business has named Gipe Automotive, Inc., the PPG 2012 Platinum Distributor of the Year. Bob Wenzinger, Director of the PPG Platinum Distributor program, announced the award winner during the annual PPG Platinum Distributor Conference at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, Ariz.
A new type of coating provides higher protection against metal corrosion due to its improved adherence to the metal surface and its anti-corrosion properties. The novelty resides in the elements used in the treatment of paints through three chemically different pathways and the synergistic effect they produce.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced a new federal-private collaboration with DuPont to safeguard natural resources on private lands used to supply bio-based feedstocks for cellulosic ethanol production.
Swiss specialty chemicals group Clariant International AG acquired the nano-silver ink technology platform developed under the trademark Bayink® from Bayer Group (Germany). The transaction comprises all patents, know-how and materials related to Bayer's nano-silver ink technology.
MarketsandMarkets in its latest report "Amino Resin Market - by Types (Urea Formaldehyde, Melamine Formaldehyde, Melamine Urea Formaldehyde), Applications (Particle Board, MDF, Plywood, Laminates, Coatings) and Geography - Global Trends and Forecasts to 2018" defines and segments the global amino resins market with analysis and forecasting of the global volume and revenue.