01 October 2020
A physics professor from the University of Houston has developed a nanotech coating designed to allow air filters to capture airborne or aerosolized droplets of the virus that causes COVID-19.
30 September 2020
The appearance of paint and plastic surfaces is affected by structures, often referred to as orange peel. In the production of cars and similar multi-component goods many materials are used under various manufacturing processes. The goal - and challenge - is to create a harmonious overall impression of all parts. Especially the paint application process is influenced by many parameters, being paint viscosity, substrate roughness or film thickness, to name just a few examples. Objective measurement data are required for quality communication and to guarantee process stability.
30 September 2020
L'azienda produttrice di vernici in polvere ST Powder Coatings ha concluso con successo il programma ELITE di Borsa Italiana, che accompagna le imprese lungo un percorso di sviluppo organizzativo e manageriale.
29 September 2020
AkzoNobel is investing €20 million to increase powder coatings capacity at its site in Como, Italy. The investment underlines the company's intent to strengthen its market position and sharpen its focus on greener manufacturing.
28 September 2020
Special on architecture and design.
28 September 2020
With the aim of reducing the amount of plastic consumption, the Czech subsidiary of one of the world's three largest car manufacturers is testing Cortec Corporation's biodegradable corrosion inhibiting film.
25 September 2020
Following the increasing concerns over the Covid-19 pandemic across Europe and continued travel restrictions, WindEurope Hamburg will be held online, on 1-4 December.
24 September 2020
The two trade fairs Petrochymia and LH PétroChimie will be held respectively on 4/5 and 25/26 November, with the aim of bringing together the petrochemical, chemical and energy industries.
23 September 2020
Teknos has launched Teknoblade repair 9000-20, the new version of its leading edge repair solution for wind turbine rotor blades.
22 September 2020
The International Machine-Tool Exhibition has been postponed to May 30 - June 3, 2022 due to the uncertainties related to the particular historical context in which we are living. Consequently, the edition that should have been held this year in November has been cancelled.
21 September 2020
Vestas and Hempel have signed a new strategic partnership to cooperate around innovative solutions for surface protection of wind turbines, with the aim of reducing the CO2 footprint of the production of wind turbines.
18 September 2020
AkzoNobel's aerospace coatings facility in Dongguan, China, has been qualified by Boeing to colour blend the company's Aerodur 3001 basecoat.
17 September 2020
IVS con Confindustria Bergamo, Promoberg e Valve Campus ha presentato il comitato scientifico, costituito da un parterre di 19 esperti a rappresentanza dell'intera filiera produttiva.
16 September 2020
PPG's Colorful Communities program has recently transformed the interiors of the "Andrea Vochieri" middle school in Alessandria (AL).
15 September 2020
Cortec has expanded its portfolio of sustainable VpCI products, which protect metals by conditioning enclosed environments with corrosion inhibiting vapor molecules.
14 September 2020
Easyfairs Iberia announced that MetalMadrid and Composites Spain will be postponed to 17 & 18 November 2021 in a decision that has been taken in consultation with the manufacturing industry and due to the ongoing Force Majeure situation.
11 September 2020
Preparations are underway for the 4th edition of DeburringExpo, the leading trade fair for deburring technologies and precision surface finishing, which will take place on 12-14 October 2021.
10 September 2020
Recent studies show that the volume of microplastics from paint on steel surfaces that enter the ocean every year could be as high as 1.5-2.25 million tonnes, equivalent to 150-225 billion empty plastic bottles.
09 September 2020
Brave Ground has been unveiled as AkzoNobel's Color of the Year for 2021. The colour is a warm and grounding neutral shade which aims at giving us the courage to embrace change.
08 September 2020
Jotun has signed a commercial contract with global container shipping and logistics company MSC, Mediterranean Shipping Company. Jotun will provide MSC with its Hull Skating Solutions (HSS).
07 September 2020
In June 2020, Cortec has been awarded a patent for innovation in the field of VCI (Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor) science. The new patent covers Cortec's EcoShield VpCI-226, a 100% nitrite free film that protects metals from corrosion.
04 September 2020
AkzoNobel has completed the acquisition of Stahl Performance Powder Coatings and its range of products for heat sensitive substrates. The deal gives the company accelerated access to unique low curing technology.
03 September 2020
Featuring softened hues and neutrals that aim at serving as a release for over-stimulated, weary consumers, PPG has unveiled its 2021 Palette of the Year "Be Well".
02 September 2020
Artist Sacha Jafri is attempting to create the largest painting ever created on canvas for its Humanity Inspired project and he is using AkzoNobel's Dulux paints.
01 September 2020
Scientists at TU Dresden and the Fraunhofer IWS have developed a periodic surface structure, which is water and ice repellent and also removes dirt particles.
31 August 2020
Camilla Travis was appointed Group Director for Marketing at Hempel A/S.
28 August 2020
Following the insolvency of LUTRO Luft- und Trockentechnik GmbH in April, the company has restructured its customer service, partnering with b+m surface systems GmbH.
27 August 2020
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27 August 2020
Dürr will be among the partners for the new Industrial Cloud of Volkswagen and Amazon Web Services, providing two applications from the DXQ software.
26 August 2020
Dörken has restructured itself by merging Dörken MKS-Systeme, CD-Color and Protec Systempasten into one company under the name Dörken Coatings GmbH & Co. KG. Dörken GmbH & Co. KG will continue to operate under this name.
25 August 2020
Cortec launched EcoShield 386 FD, a new fast-dry water-based DTM anti-corrosion coating, which expands the EcoShield 386 portfolio.
24 August 2020
Adapta has launched its new ETERNAL Collection within the VIVENDI UDS range for architectural planning and design.
07 August 2020
US industry is looking for more sustainable solutions to replace plastic bags which are highly polluting and non-biodegradable. But, Cortec Corporation is already well ahead in that achievement with a strong recycling program that produces VCI films with up to 20% recycled content.
06 August 2020
Since 1 August 2020, Katarina Lindström has become the new Executive Vice President and COO of Hempel.
05 August 2020
Cabycal has developed and installed in a household appliance company a double treatment tunnel which saves 80% in electricity consumption.
04 August 2020
Dürr has developed EcoPaintJet, a new technique that allows paint application over large areas or in simple patterns with high edge definition and no overspray. The technology is now available for the general industry in an easily integrated set.
03 August 2020
Plastic parts accompany us in everyday life. But plastic is not the same. The variety of material composition and shape is very wide. The demands on the finished surface are different too, so introducing all possible finishing solutions, designed by Venjakob would go too far.
03 August 2020
SANITIZED AG has signed a distribution agreement with CHEMLOGIS to market Sanitized antimicrobial additives for hygiene function and material protection for polymers in Mexico.
31 July 2020
In a paper published in the journal Advanced Materials, two UC Berkeley researchers described how to imbed visual "decoys" into surfaces of objects in a way that can fool people into thinking they detect a specific image in the infrared that actually isn't there. This kind of technology could prove useful for military and intelligence agencies to ensure national security.
30 July 2020
Lukas Gröner of the Fraunhofer IWM, MikroTribologie Centrum µTC, has developed a coating that effectively protects steel from the penetration of hydrogen. The barrier effect of this so-called MAX-phase layer is 3500 times greater than that of untreated steel.
29 July 2020
IVS launches an appeal to the industrial valve production chain to receive scientific and technological contributions by 15th December for the conference sessions of the fourth edition of the fair.
28 July 2020
Cortec Corporation has launched EcoShield Barrier Coating, a recyclable moisture barrier coating for the food packaging industry.
27 July 2020
AFFIX Labs has launched Si-Quat, a versatile anti-viral surface treatment that has been scientifically proven to last for months on any surface or textile while effectively killing the COVID-19 pathogen upon contact.
24 July 2020
Dürr has launched EcoProBooth, a new paint booth concept which combines interior and exterior painting in one box.
23 July 2020
China's JDB Group selected PPG Innovel non-BPA solution to coat beverage cans for its Jia Duo Bao (JDB) herbal tea.
22 July 2020
Asahi Kasei has introduced the new engineered resin series SoForm of the Thermylene Brand, a Class-A surface material with low emissions and scratch resistance.
21 July 2020
Due to the uncertainty caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, the stricter regulations imposed by Baden-Württemberg on hygiene and distance for trade fairs and the limitations on international travel, the world's leading trade fair for industrial coating technologies will not take place this year.
20 July 2020
Cortec launched CorroLogic Fogging Fluid VpCI-339, a ready-to-use vapour phase corrosion inhibitor to protect complex internal cavities and voids.
17 July 2020
After one year of construction, FreiLacke is moving into its new administration building, which features state-of-the-art workspaces for up to 70 employees.
16 July 2020
To provide an environmentally friendly and cost-reducing wastewater treatment for production process, H2O has developed and launched ZLD 300, a new VACUDEST ZLD technology.
15 July 2020
Biobased corrosion solution BioPad by Cotec has become a USDA certified product.
14 July 2020
BASF has been recognised as 2019 Supplier of the Year by General Motors for the 15th time and honoured with the Overdrive Award for Sustainability.
13 July 2020
BYK-Gardner has launched a new version of its data analysis software smart-chart.
10 July 2020
parts2clean and SurfaceTechnlogy, which were scheduled for 27‒29 October, will not be held this year. The two fairs will return respectively in October 2021 and June 2022.
09 July 2020
AkzoNobel is supplying customized protective coating solutions for Canada's largest liquid natural gas facility.
08 July 2020
Cortec Corporation has published a detailed guide to "Layup of Land Based Drilling Rigs" to provide operators with practical solutions for the preservation of their assets.
07 July 2020
AkzoNobel's Interpon brand introduced a new 3D imaging technology, designed to help architects and specifiers choose exactly the right coating for their needs.
06 July 2020
At the 27th edition of the TOP 100 innovation competition, Ewald Dörken has been honoured in the category "Innovative processes and organisation". This is the seventh time the company has been among the top innovators.
03 July 2020
The company was selected for the second time in the TOP 100 innovative companies in Germany, impressing the jury for the "Innovative Processes and Organization" category.
02 July 2020
Biesterfeld and Evonik are strengthening their long-standing partnership in Eastern Europe in the field of coating additives for paint and varnishes.
02 July 2020
PUR-ALL is the new technology developed by R&D team of CIE and MST Chemicals group. Thanks to Chemical Specialties and specific installations, the PUR-ALL process allows the final user to decide whether to use his waste water treatment process to dump the final purified water or to use it for irrigation or to reuse it in the finishing lines.
01 July 2020
Anton Paar offers an extensive range of solutions for material characterization. Measure challenging samples of any type with Anton Paar instruments. Determine essential parameters from the raw material to the finished product - for quality control and also for R&D.
01 July 2020
DXQbusiness.intelligence, Dürr's most recent addition to its DXQ digital family, provides a business intelligence application to efficiently control production processes in the automotive industry.
30 June 2020
The 2020 edition of the world's leading trade fair for industrial coating technologies has been postponed due to the new regulation that came into force in Baden-Württemberg to counter the spread of Coronavirus.
30 June 2020
After about two years of development, Evonik officially launched COATINO®, the first digital laboratory assistant for paint and coatings formulators.
29 June 2020
In this issue you will find specialised articles on protective technologies devoted to the energy sector, with a particular focus on the offshore field.
29 June 2020
On June 19, Dörken held a double event, celebrating both the opening of its new office building and the beginning of the extension works of its construction foil unit in Hagen-Vorhalle.
26 June 2020
Clariant's Licocare RBW Vita Range, Licolub FA 1 and Licowax have been awarded the "OK compost INDUSTRIAL" certificate. In addition, Licocare RBW 102 Vita was granted the "OK biodegradable SOIL" label.
25 June 2020
Walther Trowal designed the "AM post process machines" model range AM for refining the surface of components produced with additive manufacturing.
24 June 2020
AUVOT, which stands for Automotive Vehicles of Trends, is a new tool developed by BASF's Coatings division to support OEMs to visualize the effect of colours on automotive surfaces with different geometries.
23 June 2020
BYK-Gardner expands its range of quality control tools presenting spectro2profiler, a brand-new instrument to measure colour and gloss and analyse the 3D topography of the surface texture.
22 June 2020
Spray S.A., a Spanish manufacturer of Industrial Electrostatic Systems for the application of liquid paints and powder coatings, presents the S600 series powder coating line, created in collaboration with Ramseier Koatings.
19 June 2020
Trade fairs are exempt from the ban on major events in Germany, which was extended on 17 June 2020 until the end of October 2020.
19 June 2020
Fira de Barcelona has drawn up an anti-Covid protocol in collaboration with Aon and the Hospital Clínic de Barcelona for the resuming of its event calendar in September.
18 June 2020
Milliken & Company, through its ColorDirection 2021, has launched the Harmonic Synergy palette for 2021 with the aim of providing design inspiration and building an effective customer colour experience.
17 June 2020
ST Powder Coatings, an Italian manufacturer of powder coatings, has launched a new line of super-durable powder coatings, with Qualicoat Class 2 approval.
16 June 2020
Nano Graphene Inc., has announced its antibacterial product lines have proven to be able to kill 99.9% of bacteria on various surfaces. They can be very helpful in tackling the current pandemic as well as possible future pandemics.
15 June 2020
At the beginning of June, specialty chemicals manufacturer BYK launched its new website. The new website aims at providing BYK's customers a more informative, more modern, and more service-oriented platform.
12 June 2020
PaintExpo's promoter FairFair GmbH has announced that the leading trade fair for industrial coating technologies will be held at the Karlsruhe Exhibition Centre from October 12-15, 2020.
12 June 2020
Italian manufacturer of powder coatings, Europolveri, has commited to helping its territory by donating to health care NPO Fondazione San Bortolo.
11 June 2020
According to a new survey by Asahi Kasei Europe, automotive interior features such as premium, hygienic and sound-absorbing surfaces, will become a differentiating element and influence buying decisions.
10 June 2020
Spies Hecker, a global coatings brand from Axalta, presents the new paint design and new colour of the new single-seaters from the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 team.
09 June 2020
Cortec developed MilCorr® VpCI® Shrink Film for the preservation and corrosion protection of outdoor assets, effective even in the harshest environments.
08 June 2020
Dr. Klaus-Jürgen Schmieder, The Supervisory Board of ALTANA, has reconstituted itself and has appointed Dr. Matthias L. Wolfgruber as its new chairman.
05 June 2020
Eurosurfas, the International Surface Treatment Event of Fira de Barcelona, launched a series of free webinars scheduled from June 2-5 to discuss the role of circular economy, digitization, and new technologies with various experts.
05 June 2020
AkzoNobel decided to add an antimicrobial technology, developed by BioCote®, to its Interpon D range of architectural powder coatings to meet the increased demand for products that can improve hygiene, while maintaining the same outstanding color quality and extreme durability that Interpon D is renowned for.
04 June 2020
Special on Automotive and Covid-19. Includes also the special insert ICT - Industrial Cleaning Technologies.
04 June 2020
The new Kolzer machines allow to apply an antibacterial copper coating using the Sputtering technique. Copper is a chemical element that, according to a research conducted by the University of Southampton, boasts antibacterial and antiviral properties.
03 June 2020
This year's lockdown made us realize how important and necessary it is to protect basic utilities such as boilers, cooling water systems, and closed loops. For this purpose, Cortec® has released a detailed white paper on strategies to help commercial and institutional facilities prevent the corrosion.
02 June 2020
It is not always easy to find owners willing to pilot-test an onboard remotely-operated proactive hull cleaning unit, but this was not the case with Wallenius Wilhelmsen. Jotun found a partner in the Norwegian/Swedish shipping company who shared their vision for a more environmentally friendly maritime sector.
28 May 2020
Axalta, with its Spies Hecker refinish brand, re-signed the Official Team Supplier contract with the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team.
27 May 2020
Corrosion inhibitors manufacturer Hexigone Inhibitors is now manufacturing hand sanitiser to help protect staff on the front line.
26 May 2020
To ensure long-term protection against corrosion and enhance the durability of metallic reinforcement in concrete structures Cortec provided the corrosion inhibiting admixture MCI®-2005 for the construction of the Kinnet Tunnel in Israel.
25 May 2020
Hempel began the construction of a new factory in Yantai Chemical Industrial Park to strengthen its presence in China.
22 May 2020
Jotun is collaborating with Odfjell Drilling to provide an anti-fouling and topside coating solution for drilling platform Deepsea Stavanger, which is located off the coast of South Africa and set to work for oil major Total.
21 May 2020
Ewald Dörken AG launched the WE.YOU.HERE initiative to support the local economy of Herdecke and Hagen during the Coronavirus pandemic.
20 May 2020
Manufacturer and supplier of paint test equipment TQC Sheen, headquartered in The Netherlands, is now part of Industrial Physics Inks & Coatings segment.
19 May 2020
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19 May 2020
To offer concrete help in the protection against Coronavirus, Graco developed SanySpray HP, a sprayer line for the application of disinfectants on any surface.
18 May 2020
Politecnico di Milano is a partner of the HORIZON 2020 MACBETH (Membranes And Catalysts Beyond Economic and Technological Hurdles) project, which aims to demonstrate the functionality of the innovative membrane reactor technology on an industrial scale (TRL 7 level).
15 May 2020
The solutions presented at the 18th edition of parts2clean will support companies from the production and remanufacturing sectors in improving their future viability and thus emerge from the crisis generated by COVID-19 stronger.
14 May 2020
To provide a permanent antimicrobial solution, also effective against viruses such as Covid-19, and reducing infection risks, SINGULUS TECHNOLOGIES is offering vacuum sputtering machines to apply copper layers on all types of surfaces.
13 May 2020
To support Circular Economy and present the market with a viable alternative to traditional moisture barrier packaging, Cortec® Corporation developed EcoShield® Recyclable Barrier Paper and Linerboard, which are coated with a water-based barrier coating that resists moisture, grease and oil, and allows recycling and repulping.
12 May 2020
The Voltatex® award-winning line of resins is used to produce essential medical devices and healthcare equipment during the global pandemic of COVID-19 such as respirators, facemasks and MRI machines.
11 May 2020
HMG is working closely with partners to supply First Thing Sanitise for front-line workers, care providers and charities in Manchester and across the UK.
08 May 2020
Royal DSM is eliminating alkylphenol-ethoxylates (APEOs) from its European coating resin product lines in order to offer a more sustainable portfolio of coating resins. This decision is part of the company's sustainable strategy which aims at eliminating also CoCH from all coating resins products by 2025.
07 May 2020
Evonik, as part of a consortium of 24 partners, has launched the EU-funded project MACBETH. The aim of the project is to develop a new process for catalytics synthesis that combines several previously separate production steps, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by up to 35% and increasing efficiency by up to 70%.
06 May 2020
Powder coatings are widely used for the coating of aluminium and contribute to give it its appearance and to protect it from corrosion. Similarly to other building materials, like glass, plastics, ceramic or stainless steel, aluminium requires cleaning operations and a regular maintenance during its service life. To this end, Adapta launches Façade CR-0000.
05 May 2020
A prototype based on BIO-UV Group's UV technology, which is usually used to eliminate invasive species found in ships' ballast water tanks, is being tested to be used as a surface disinfection system against Covid-19.
04 May 2020
Thanks to a joint collaboration, AkzoNobel and BYK-Gardner launched spectro2profiler, a new instrument to check the quality of a textured powder coating surface, measuring colour and gloss, and analysing the 3D topography of the surface texture.
30 April 2020
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. announced the conclusion of the review of strategic alternatives, initiated by its Board of Directors on June 19, 2019 with the aim of maximising shareholder value.
29 April 2020
Lotus, a British sports car manufacturer, relies on the high quality and efficiency of Durr's technologies to automate its body painting facility at its British headquarters in Hethel.
28 April 2020
To limit the spread of COVID 19 and in accordance to the measures issued by the French Government, Global Industrie will not be held as scheduled in the first half of 2020 and are directly postponed to 2021.
27 April 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pipeline Technology Conference ptc has been held online.
24 April 2020
Inspired by the way plants and animals can change colour in nature, scientists from Northumbria University have developed a new optical sensing technology which can light up areas of an object or material by creating microscopic wrinkles and folds within its surface.
23 April 2020
Dürr Systems AG won the German Innovation Award in the "Large Enterprise" category for its EcoPaintJet robotic painting system. This revolutionary innovation for the razor-sharp painting of cars and other products has several benefits such as 100% of the paint is applied on the surface without waste, easier and faster two-tone paint application process, more energy-efficient and resource-friendly way than before.
22 April 2020
Royal DSM announced the launch of a new, universal primer resin, NeoCryl® HP-1000, that enables long-term adhesion and functional performance for trim and lacquer paints and eliminates the requirement for sanding.
21 April 2020
Top-notch articles about great technological innovations, cutting-edge systems, and success stories of the protective coatings industry.
21 April 2020
To support paint formulators, Evonik introduced a new defoamer and three new dispersing additives as part of its portfolio for interior and exterior paints.
20 April 2020
Perstorp has started a large-scale production of hand sanitizer and surface disinfectant for the Swedish healthcare sector at cost price the help solving the Swedish national disinfection crisis.
17 April 2020
Dürr presents Advanced Analytics, the first market-ready AI application for paint shops. Part of the latest module in the DXQanalyze product series, this solution merges the latest IT technology and Dürr's experience in the mechanical engineering sector, identifies the sources of defects, defines the optimal maintenance programs, tracks previously unknown correlations and uses this knowledge to adapt the algorithm to the system using the self-learning principle.
16 April 2020
Datacolor announced 3 series of webinars on colour measurement and digital colour management starting from April 21st.
16 April 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the consequential significant market disruption, AkzoNobel has decided to pause key parts of the company's transformation and suspend its 2020 financial ambition.
15 April 2020
Nella serata di martedě 14 aprile si č spento Corrado Baroni, esponente di spicco del settore dell'alluminio europeo.
15 April 2020
To aid in the Coronavirus crisis, several Covestro plants around the world are providing raw materials for the production of supplies such as medical devices, safety goggles for medical staff and hospital mattresses.
14 April 2020
South Korean manufacturer SONGWON is expanding its partnership with Biesterfeld to include the distribution of new functional monomers.
10 April 2020
Clariant appointed Martin John as Global Head of Business Line Advanced Surface Solutions.
09 April 2020
From 1 July 2020, Pernille Lind Olsen becomes the new Group Vice President for Hempel Europe & Africa.
08 April 2020
Carboline is now offering a series of free online coating education classes.
08 April 2020
With a score of 55 points, Dürr was in the top 25% of all companies rated by EcoVadis and achieved another Silver medal thanks to improvements in the labor and human rights category.
07 April 2020
Attraverso il marchio WaterSet, l'azienda di San Pietro in Casale, Bologna, specializzata negli impianti di trattamento delle acque di processo, ha trasformato una parte della propria produzione per far fronte all'attuale emergenza sanitaria.
07 April 2020
Following the health emergency related to Coronavirus, the second edition of Fastener Fair France has been postponed. The new dates will be announced shortly.
06 April 2020
CALDAN, the Danish supplier of overhead & floor conveyor system, celebrates the anniversary of CALDAN Germany and CALDAN France in 2020.
03 April 2020
Due to the critical situation caused by the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic and following the Hannover region decree which bans group gatherings, Hannover Messe will not take place this year. The next edition will therefore take place in April 2021.
02 April 2020
Skins® Sandy is the newest addition to Royal DSM Skins® range of haptic coating resins. The new resin will enable print and packaging manufacturers to add sand-like textures to a wide range of materials, including food packaging.
01 April 2020
Due to the global pandemic of COVID-19, the 2020 edition of the Salone del Mobile.Milano, initially postponed to June, has been officially cancelled and rescheduled for the year 2021.
31 March 2020
SensoTech GmbH has designed LiquiSonic® a high precision all-round analyzer for laboratories and technical centres.
30 March 2020
StocExpo wants to thank the industry for the resilience it showed during the event, despite the difficult circumstances due to the spread of Covid-19.
27 March 2020
AkzoNobel has launched Hammerite Ultima, a new water-based paint designed to provide superior protection to all types of metals for a wide range of applications.
26 March 2020
Cortec® Corporation has unveiled its new Boiler Egg™, a VpCI additive for corrosion protection of industrial water systems, which can reduce the risk of extra downtime, clogging, leakage, and shortened service life that comes from corrosion.
25 March 2020
Dow has launched two new products - a silicone resin emulsion and a defoamer additive - that provide simpler formulation and higher temperature resistance for waterbased industrial coatings.
24 March 2020
The 31st edition of BIEMH, the international Machine-Tool exhibition, has been rescheduled from 23 to 27 November 2020, due to the global health emergency declared by WHO resulting from the outbreak of Coronavirus.
23 March 2020
Due to the health emergency generated by COVID-19, the 27th edition of Eurosurfas, the International Meeting of Surface Treatment Solutions, has been postponed to December 1 to 4, 2020.
23 March 2020
To support the development of new special paints, WB Coatings has integrated in its R&D laboratory a new compact painting robot from Dürr. The robot allows to fully reproducing coating layer thicknesses in the µ range, supporting the development of special coatings, such as chrome-effect paint systems.
20 March 2020
Portuguese manufacturer of paints and varnishes CIN has revealed the colour trends for 2020 in the latest edition of the colour card Color Revelation. The 2020 colour of the year is Pink Oyster, which aims at communicating happiness, softness and optimism.
19 March 2020
To face the health emergency of Coronavirus, Kolzer has made available expertise and machines for silver nanoparticles application on any substrate, including masks and other medical devices. Silver nanoparticles are in fact able to inhibit virus infection and prevent viral migration.
19 March 2020
Royal DSM announced the launch of NeoAdd PAX, an innovative crosslinker portfolio which combines low-toxicity and high-performance.
18 March 2020
A highly-modern electroplating drum unit recently entered operation at Reisser Schraubentechnik in Ingelfingen. The concept and realisation were undertaken in an exemplary joint project of all parties involved, showing that this can result in significant added value for customers as well as all partners.
17 March 2020
Kolzer has recently revamped its website with new graphics and contents.
16 March 2020
Cortec® Corporation announced that its popular and convenient Cor-Pak® 1-MUL Pouches are now available in 8-MUL format for eight times the corrosion protection volume previously offered.
13 March 2020
PaintExpo 2020, the leading trade fair for industrial coating technology, scheduled to take place for April 21-24, now will be held from 12 to 15 October 2020 at Karlsruhe, Germany. ipcm will keep following the published editorial calendar and distribution programs.
13 March 2020
The Airbus built Sun explorer spacecraft Solar Orbiter was successfully launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida on 10th February 2020.
12 March 2020
AkzoNobel has launched its digital Report 2019, which highlights the company's continued progress during another successful year of transformation, innovation and investment in the future.
11 March 2020
To stop the spread of disease, the new coating could be used to coat phone screens and keyboards, as well as the inside of catheters and breathing tubes, which are a major source of healthcare-associated infections (HCAIs).
10 March 2020
Airbus and the University of Surrey, England, have developed a robust multilayer nano-barrier for ultra-lightweight and stable carbon fibre reinforced polymers. It could be used to build instruments for future space missions.
09 March 2020
The publishing house has implemented all the measures required by the Italian Government to contain and contrast the spread of the Covid-19 virus.
09 March 2020
Akzo Nobel N.V. has completed the acquisition of the remaining 25% stake in Akzo Nobel Boya Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S., a leading powder coatings joint venture in Turkey. The company has now acquired full ownership, having previously held the majority share.
05 March 2020
PaintExpo, the leading trade fair for industrial coating technology that should have been held in April, has been officially postponed later on this year. ipcm will keep following the published editorial calendar and distribution programs.
04 March 2020
Cortec® VpCI®-126 FR combines the market's top-quality VCI film with the added benefit of flame resistance for dual protection of metals during storage or shipment.
03 March 2020
Katarina Lindström will join Hempel as Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer from 1 August 2020 and will play a central role in delivering on the company's ambition to double in size.
28 February 2020
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28 February 2020
From 2nd-5th June, the Gran Via venue will host the 27th edition of Eurosurfas, the International Surface Treatment Meeting of Fira de Barcelona. In this interview, the trade show's director, Pilar Navarro, reveals the main new features of the most prominent trade fair event in the sector nationally.
27 February 2020
An Oregon State University chemistry researcher who made history a decade ago with the accidental discovery of the first new blue inorganic pigment in more than two centuries is again pushing forward the science of colour. Analysing the crystal structure of pigments based on hibonite, a mineral found in meteorites, Mas Subramanian of the OSU College of Science has paved the way toward designing more pigments that are stable, durable and non-toxic with vivid hues.
26 February 2020
Due to the medical emergency caused by Coronavirus Covid-19, MECSPE and Salone del Mobile.Milano have been officially postponed to June. The distribution programs of ICT, ipcm and all the other magazines will remain the same, following the fairs and their possible rescheduling.
26 February 2020
Advanced battery anode materials and graphene additives provider Talga Resources Ltd announced the commencement of a new large-scale commercial trial of its Talcoat graphene additive for maritime coatings. At the core of the Talcoat product is Talga's new patent pending graphene functionalisation technology in the form of an on-site dispersible powder that can successfully add graphene's exceptional strength into paint and coatings.
25 February 2020
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25 February 2020
Materials scientists at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering and their colleagues in China have developed an ice-prevention coating inspired by the way Antarctic fish species keep their blood from freezing.
24 February 2020
The nearly 8 km rail and road link between Denmark and Sweden will be repainted for the first time since it opened to traffic in 2000. The operation, reported to be the largest maintenance on the structure since 1999, will take an estimated time of 13 years.
20 February 2020
Inventive scientific research into colour, light and paint is at the core of the next phase of AkzoNobel's trailblazing Operation Night Watch partnership with the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam. Rembrandt's masterpiece is undergoing the biggest and most innovative conservation in its history, with the two partners combining their knowledge and expertise to conserve and restore the painting in the best possible way.
19 February 2020
The ChemQuest Group, Inc., a leading international business strategy firm in specialty chemicals, announces the addition of Dr. Victoria Scarborough as Vice President of Collaborative Innovation.
17 February 2020
The BMW Group has chosen AkzoNobel to be a trusted supplier of vehicle refinish products and services to a large part of its distribution network around the world. The deal came into effect on February 1, 2020.
14 February 2020
McLaren Racing's 2020 Formula 1 car raced into view ahead of the new season, with AkzoNobel again supplying hi-tech coatings technology for the stylish MCL35.
13 February 2020
The new automatic airspray gun TOPFINISH GA 1030 for industrial liquid coating convinces with excellent atomizing properties and a high-quality spray pattern. The universal unit for automatic applications is particularly low-wear, which reduces spare part costs and halves maintenance costs. This enables process-safe coating in continuous operation.
12 February 2020
U.S. federal agencies and their contractors have to meet special biobased requirements when purchasing products from 139 categories identified by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). One of these is corrosion preventatives, which must have 53% minimum biobased content to be a qualified product under the mandatory federal purchasing initiative of the USDA BioPreferred® Program. Cortec® Corporation, a leading corrosion inhibitor manufacturer committed to using sustainable materials where possible, meets this need in the form of EcoLine® 3690, a USDA Certified Biobased Product that can be used to replace solvent- and mineral-oil based (RPs).
11 February 2020
The industrial coating market is constantly searching for innovative solutions to meet the needs of high productivity and a reduction in process and management costs, with a special focus on environmental sustainability.
For this purpose, at its R&D laboratories in Berlingo, Arsonsisi has recently developed a new line of coatings for UV LED (Light Emitting Diodes) lamp curing.
10 February 2020
The Top Employers Institute has recognized AkzoNobel's excellence in creating the best conditions for employees in the key markets of Brazil, China, the UK, the Netherlands and the US.
07 February 2020
New polyethylene-based product line improves durability and longevity of matte coatings.
06 February 2020
The Spanish environmental technology company TECAM will be participating at StocExpo 2020 as an exhibitor in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, on 10-12 March 2020 to showcase its environmental technology for vent gas treatment for the tank storage industry in Europe.
05 February 2020
Transparency of the powder coating process anytime and anywhere. With the COATIFY information and management platform, WAGNER fulfils this wish of a leading contract manufacturer in metalworking. The web-based system continuously provides relevant performance data of the coating system and raises awareness among the workforce for system utilization, cost reduction and highest quality in coating.
04 February 2020
The Canadian paint and coatings industry has been a leader in post-consumer paint recycling for more than 25 years with the first program launched by Product Care in British Columbia in 1994. Since the Canada-wide Action Plan on Waste, initiated by the Canadian Council of Ministers on the Environment, all ten Provinces have paint-recycling programs for most of the past ten years under provincial legislation.
03 February 2020
In November, the long-awaited Chemistry and Automotive conference was held at Metropolo by Golden Tulip - a modern conference centre. It was the 7th edition of this international conference, which attracted the attention of representatives of numerous leading automotive and automotive-related companies, scientists, manufacturers of chemical materials, equipment as well as local and international press.
30 January 2020
Innovation as a Competitive Strategy.
30 January 2020
Swift Coat Inc., an Arizona State University spin-out company specializing in nano-coatings, was selected to receive a $1 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy's Solar Energy Technologies Office (SETO) to advance innovations in solar manufacturing. This project aims to reduce efficiency losses in solar panels due to the build-up of dirt on the panel's surface that blocks sunlight.
29 January 2020
Researchers from Shanghai Jiao Tong University have developed a coating for electronics that releases water vapor to dissipate heat from running devices.
28 January 2020
PPG (NYSE:PPG) announced initiatives to support Australian bushfire relief efforts.
23 January 2020
The CM-26d series of portable spectrophotometers by Konica Minolta has been upgraded and completed. It allows simultaneous colour and gloss measurements.
22 January 2020
This year's Dörken Days 2019, held in Frankfurt am Main on 28/29 November 2019, saw over 180 experts receive a comprehensive overview of current trends and challenges in corrosion protection.
21 January 2020
Whether driving the Interstate highways of America, the Autobahn in Europe, or the Asian Highway Network, chances are, one will see more white cars than any other colour on the road.
20 January 2020
Sea Glass sets the trend for 2020 with energy and shimmer and has reflective and transmissive properties measurable by autonomous vehicle detection systems.
17 January 2020
Shown for the first time in a site-specific installation for 'State of Extremes', The Coolest White is an innovative and highly-resilient paint created to protect urban structures from excessive solar radiation and reduce the urban heat island effect.
16 January 2020
By 2025 the specialty chemicals group ALTANA will reduce its CO2 impact from production and energy procurement worldwide to zero.
15 January 2020
"Eisenmann Thermal Solutions" is saved. Insolvency administrator Joachim Exner has sold the business operations of the company to the strategic investor ONEJOON from Korea. Both locations and all jobs will be preserved.
14 January 2020
Digitalisation, individualisation and climate protection are megatrends which represent challenges for coating job-shops and companies with in-house painting operations. With roughly 500 exhibitors already registered at the end of December 2019, the upcoming PaintExpo will offer a globally unparalleled range of solutions from the 21st through the 24th of April, 2020.
13 January 2020
The French aeronautical group relies on Cabycal to provide new surface treatment equipment to its factories in Canada and Mexico.
10 January 2020
PPG (NYSE: PPG) announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Industria Chimica Reggiana (ICR) S.p.A., a manufacturer of paints and coatings for the automotive refinish and light industrial coatings industries. The transaction is expected to close in the first quarter 2020, subject to customary closing conditions. Financial terms were not disclosed.
09 January 2020
A research team with leading participation of Evonik has achieved a breakthrough in the field of carbonylation chemistry. Carbonylation is one of the most important types of reaction in the chemical industry. It involves the catalyzed introduction of a CO group (carbonyl group) into organic compounds. For more than 60 years, science and industry had been looking for a way to implement the now successful reaction step.
08 January 2020
Europolveri, which has been active in the field of anticorrosion primers for many years, especially with the 6L2800003T002 AP zinc phosphate-based primer and with the 6L4800003T002 HP, meeting the market requests, devoted its own research to the study and development of a new product.
07 January 2020
Presserv and MONTI will continue their operations under their well-known brand names with their complementary preservation solutions.
03 January 2020
The conference programme for StocExpo, the world's largest and longest running international bulk liquid storage event, which returns to the Rotterdam Ahoy from 10 - 12 March 2020, has been unveiled.
02 January 2020
After the EcoDose 2K/3K, which are now a landmark in the automotive and industrial coating sectors, Verind has developed a new electronic dosing system dedicated to applications that require simpler functionality than those featured in the EcoDose 2K. EcoDose 2K Easy is born.