PPG Industries recently announced its plans to invest $60 million in a new manufacturing facility and commercial operation for its coatings businesses in the Lipetsk region of Russia. The company anticipates project completion in the second half of 2015. The facility is expected to employ more than 150 people and manufacture a wide variety of industrial and performance coatings.
The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) and a group of renewable chemical companies and state advocacy organizations wrote to the chairpersons and ranking members of the House and Senate Committees on Agriculture, urging passage of a five-year Farm Bill that includes the Senate's language on the Energy Title. Title IX of the Senate-passed version of the Farm Bill...
Clariant recently announced that it has acquired the Organic Pigment business of Jiangsu Multicolor Fine Chemical Co., Ltd (JMC) based in Jiangsu Province, PRC. Additionally, as part of this project, Clariant will build a world scale Pigment PV23 plant in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu Province, PRC. The bolt-on acquisition and the subsequent investment in a new plant allows Clariant...
Ionbond has announced the opening of its newest service center for PVD coatings in Wilsonville, Oregon. The modern high-volume plant will specialize in high performance decorative and functional PVD coatings for critical components for sporting goods and other volume applications.
Abakan Inc. recently announced entry into the Mexican and Central American markets by signing an exclusive sales agent agreement with Metallurgic Solutions, S.A. de CV ("MetalSol") to introduce MesoCoat's products into Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. MetalSol will also assist MesoCoat in the establishment of production and service operations in Mexico for its PComP™ long-life metal coatings...
The new applications laboratory enables Azelis Coatings to enhance technical support and offers its customers and principals' access to a key center of excellence, driven by market focused expertise. Azelis represents many world leading Coatings manufacturers and the expert Lab team aims to incorporate their high performance raw materials into guideline formulations that preview the latest trends and processing techniques...
HMG Paints Ltd has announced the opening of a new innovation, development and application training center at their main site in Manchester. As the UK's largest independent industrial coatings manufacturer, HMG Paints Ltd has always been committed to education and development.
MetoKote Corporation has announced the addition of a new powder coat system at their Peru, Illinois facility. This new line was installed to provide additional product offerings to those customers seeking both electrocoat and powder coat. Utilizing a Nordson ColorMax® Quick Change Powder Coating System, the new line is located in a controlled room to insure ideal temperatures for powder application...
At the SAE 2013 AeroTech Congress and Exhibition on Tuesday, September 24, Mark Vedder from NuSil Technology's Aerospace and Defense team spoke on "Improving Aerodynamics with Exterior Silicone Ice-Release Coatings in Icing Conditions with Current Deicing Procedures."
A customized, harmonious interior design is an important factor for an increasing number of car buyers. Surfaces should exude quality, feel good and be robust enough to withstand every day wear and tear. The automotive industry is committed to reducing the cost of manufacturing components and significantly improving productivity. The DirectCoating/DirectSkinning technology developed in collaboration with Bayer MaterialScience meets all of these requirements.
Visitors to the Flint Group stand at Labelexpo Europe experiences an exciting and "enlightening" show program- with booth events designed to educate, inspire and celebrate the innovative side of narrow web printing. A bright future is unveiled in Hall 5 at Stand B45!
The forecast for the year ahead is looking sunny. So much so that yellow will be a dominant color in home décor in 2014, accentuated by a wide range of rich, luxurious hues and vibrant color patterns.That's the prediction of leading Canadian paint brand SICO® paint in unveiling its color palette for 2014.
AkzoNobel has announced plans to invest a total of more than €50 million in China to build new manufacturing facilities for its Powder Coatings and Decorative Paints businesses, adding further momentum to the company's strategic growth ambitions. Both new facilities will be located in Chengdu with the powder facility scheduled to open in 2014 and the deco site starting production in 2015.
Emery Oleochemicals recently announced the establishment of a new business unit -- Eco-Friendly Polyols (EP) in recognition of the opportunities in the global polyol industry. The EP business offers innovative, sustainable polyol solutions for use in the manufacturing of flexible and rigid polyurethane foam commonly found in transportation, construction, packaging, furniture and bedding, and many C.A.S.E. (coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomers) applications.
Novozymes announces that it has entered into a collaboration agreement with Brazil's largest sugarcane crusher, Raízen Energia S/A. As part of the agreement, Novozymes will supply enzyme technology to Raízen's first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in Brazil, scheduled to be operational by end 2014.
Allnex announced the official opening of its new Technical Services & Development (TS&D) laboratory in Shanghai. This facility is planned to bring together Allnex's key technologies under one roof for synergies and resource sharing in technical developments. The laboratory will commence operation in September 2013 following its official opening.
Axalta Coating Systems recently announced Cromax® as the new brand name for DuPont Refinish, a leading global brand of automotive refinish systems. Along with a bold new logo that visually conveys the spirit of the brand; the launch of Cromax is part of Axalta's on-going commitment to its customers to be built for performance.
The Belgian company Galactic specializes in lactic acid and its derivatives, has announced that several of its natural solutions for the cosmetics, detergents and paints just received Ecocert certification. This label recognizes that Galactic solutions are based on raw materials from renewable and natural resources and have been produced by processes that respect the environment.
From 7-9 of November, the printing inks specialist Marabu exhibits at Viscom in Düsseldorf (Hall 8b Stand F61) its broad product range: UV-curable, solvent- and water-based digital printing inks as well as functional and decorative liquid coatings. In addition, visitors are welcome at the Marabu stand to experience interesting live-demonstrations.
ACA's PaintCare® pilot program in Oregon marked its third anniversary in July, and on Sept. 3, PaintCare submitted its annual report for the program to the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). The report details all the operational aspects and successes of the program's third year, including collection infrastructure, volume and disposition of paint collected, program costs, and education and outreach activities.