Benjamin Moore, a unit of Berkshire Hathaway and one of the North America's most respected paint and coatings manufacturers, unveiled its highly anticipated Color of the Year for 2014 to be "Breath of Fresh Air" (color number 806) as part of its Color Trends 2014 palette. Announced by newly appointed Benjamin Moore Creative Director Ellen O'Neill at the opening of the company's New York City showroom during Fall Market 2013 for architects and designers, Breath of Fresh Air is a gorgeous, ethereal blue serving as a "new neutral" that is livable and functional.
The "Green Coatings Market by Types (Waterborne, Powder, High-Solids, Radiation Cure) & by Applications (Architectural Coatings, Automotive Coatings, Industrial Coatings, High Performance Coatings, Wood Coatings, Packaging Coatings, & Product Finishes)–Global Trends & Forecast to 2018", analyzes the green coatings market with respect to market drivers, opportunities, and trends in the diverse geographical regions.
PPG Industries exhibits its entire collection of architectural and industrial powder coatings at Powder Coating 2013, a trade show sponsored by the Powder Coating Institute (PCI), Oct. 8-10 in St. Louis.
Visitors to booth 217 will find information about DURANAR® and CORAFLON® powder coatings, two high-performance products that together offer architects a full spectrum of choices in color and glosses for high-end building applications.
Archroma announced its official launch as a newly formed global color and specialty chemicals company that comprises the former Textile Specialties, Paper Solutions and Emulsion Products businesses of Clariant. Archroma will continue to deliver specialized performance and color solutions to the textile, paper, adhesives, coatings and construction industries. The three businesses were acquired by SK Capital Partners, a U.S. based private investment firm.
Nordson MARCH, a Nordson Company, one of the global leaders in plasma processing technology, will present the paper "Overcoming the Challenges Presented with Automated Selective Conformal Coating of Advanced Electronic Assemblies by Employing Plasma Treatment Technology," by David Foote, Global Applications Manager, Nordson MARCH, at SMTA International 2013, Fort Worth, TX, Tuesday, October 15, 4:00–5:30 PM in Technical Session MFX3, Room 202D.
Sono–Tek Corporation, one of the worlds' leaders in precision implantable stent coating systems, announced the availability of the MediCoat DES3000, a next generation tabletop stent coating system that uses Sono–Tek's precision 180kHz ultrasonic nozzle to spray anti–restentosis drug/polymer solutions onto arterial implantable stents.
Dymax Oligomers & Coatings R&D Manager Ahmet Nebioglu will give a technical presentation at the upcoming RadTech Europe Conference October 15 to 17 in Basel, Switzerland. Dr. Nebioglu's presentation, "Novel Pigment Stabilizing Dendritic Oligomers", will be held at 2:50 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16, as part of Session 7, Innovations - New Chemistries.
IK4-CIDETEC forms part of the consortium of the COBRA project (Coatings for bipolar plates) recently approved within 7° PM. Throughout the project new bipolar plates for fuel cells will be developed for the automotive industry. Through the development of new functional coatings, high corrosion resistant and low contact resistant bipolar plates will be created.
PPG Industries recently celebrated the grand opening of its new facility in Acharnai, Greece. In addition to administrative offices, the facility will house a spray application center and customer training facilities. During the opening event, Nikos Georgiou, PPG Managing Director, Greece, welcomed more than 200 attendees, including regional customers and PPG executives.
The Lubrizol Corporation will showcase its technology enabling digital printing solutions at the international 2013 SGIA Expo scheduled for October 23-25 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Lubrizol will present innovations for ink receptive coatings and digital inks in booth 669.
LyondellBasell and Oiltanking Stolthaven Antwerp recently announced that Lyondell Chemie Nederland BV and Oiltanking Stolthaven Antwerp NV have signed a 10-year agreement for the storage and handling of Glacial Acetic Acid (GAA) and Vinyl Acetate Monomer (VAM) in Antwerp.
Nano Labs Corp. reports that the Company has been testing its intumescent, fire resistant coating with Atencio and Atencio, a certified maintenance supplier for Pemex, the Mexican state-owned petroleum company. Nano Lab's intumescent paint was tested at Pemex's Francisco I. Madero Refinery.
Novomer Inc. recently announced a major new application of its catalytic innovations. Poised to disrupt a $20 billion, mature global market, the approach encompasses the sequestration and conversion of carbon dioxide and ethane-rich shale gas into mass market chemicals such as acrylic acid, butanediol and others commonly used in paints, coatings, textiles and diapers.
AkzoNobel intends to introduce a streamlined management structure and new operating model for its Decorative Paints business in order to accelerate profitable growth in Europe and the high growth markets. The planned changes represent the critical next phase in simplifying the organization and making it more agile and competitive following the recent divestment of the Decorative Paints North America business.
The specialty chemicals group ALTANA has completed the acquisition of the rheology business of Rockwood Holdings, Inc. The acquisition was announced on July 28, 2013. The relevant antitrust authorities have approved the acquisition. With the acquisition ALTANA's sales are expected to reach about €1.9 billion per annum.
BASF will share its latest automotive refinish solutions to improve collision center productivity and enhance profitability at Booth #1535 at the 2013 International Autobody Collision Exposition (NACE), Oct. 16-18, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas.
The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has recently announced the shortlisted entries for its Award for Automotive Innovation 2013 and Zircotec is nominated for its Coating for Composites technology. The SMMT Award showcases the UK's capabilities in automotive design and engineering by identifying exceptional innovations that have the potential to transform the industry.
AkzoNobel has further extended its Ningbo multisite in China with the completion of a new Bermocoll cellulose derivatives production plant. The new site is now serving the growing demand from customers throughout the region. Based on a natural polymer, AkzoNobel's Bermocoll cellulose derivatives are sourced from wood pulp or cotton linters.
Clariant recently announced the closing of the sale of its Textile Chemicals, Paper Specialties and Emulsions businesses to SK Capital. Starting 1 October 2013, the three former Clariant businesses are now operating under the name Archroma. After some adjustments for working capital and for the lower operational performance of some parts of the businesses, the total purchase price consideration of the transaction will amount to
Chemical Company will increase its polyol and copolymer capacity at its Freeport, Texas facilities as a result of debottlenecking. "Dow is constantly evolving our technologies to help our customers grow," said Mark Bassett, Global Business Director for Dow Polyurethanes. The facilities will use state-of-the art DMC catalysts to create polyol products with unique properties.