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PPG Opens China Application Innovation Center

PPG Opens China Application Innovation Center

On April 1, PPG opened its China Application Innovation Center (CAIC) in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu Province, China. The facility is the company’s first cross-business research and development (R&D) center in the region, serving as a bridge between innovation and...

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Hempel Opens New Campus

Hempel Opens New Campus

Coatings company Hempel has opened its new “campus”, which features a newly constructed office building and R&D facility. Hempel Campus will form the international headquarters for the Hempel Group. “We are very excited to move into our Hempel Campus, which is a...

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Registration Opens for Powder Coating Week 2021

Registration Opens for Powder Coating Week 2021

Registration is now open for Powder Coating Week 2021, which will take place July 13 – 16 at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld in Orlando, FL. Powder Coating Week 2021 will be comprised of three separate programs offering a combination of training, keynote...

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BASF Becomes Global Paint Accessories Supplier to Fit4Paint

BASF Becomes Global Paint Accessories Supplier to Fit4Paint

BASF has become the exclusive global supplier to Fit4Paint, BMW’s private label paint-related products (PRP) offering. Fit4Paint is a portfolio of protection, cleaning, sanding, masking, mixing and painting, and polishing accessories put together by paint experts that...

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Behr Reveals its Color of the Year

Behr Reveals its Color of the Year

Behr Paint Company revealed its 2021 Color of the Year, Canyon Dusk S210-4, a terracotta shade. The company says Canyon Dusk is a rich, neutral color that creates an atmosphere of warmth. "There is something so reassuring about dusk, the moment just after sunset,...

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USING ANTIVIRAL COATINGS TO REDUCE SPREAD OF COVID-19

USING ANTIVIRAL COATINGS TO REDUCE SPREAD OF COVID-19

Researchers at Northumbria University in the UK, have been tasked by the government’s Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) to develop an antiviral coating suitable for use on everyday surfaces. DASA, part of the Ministry of Defence, has commissioned a research team...

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Clariant Expands Pigments Laboratory for African Market

Clariant Expands Pigments Laboratory for African Market

Clariant Pigments is expanding its pigments laboratory in near Johannesburg, South Africa. To be officially opened and inaugurated in early 2021, the new facility will service the emerging Middle East and Africa paints and coatings market, Clariant says. The company...

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AkzoNobel Becomes Official Supplier to Tour de France

AkzoNobel Becomes Official Supplier to Tour de France

AkzoNobel is becoming Official Supplier to the Tour de France. The strategic three-year partnership will see the company offer support through its portfolio of brands, as well as creating opportunities to engage in projects with local communities. “AkzoNobel and the...

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HEMPEL Sets New Strategy

HEMPEL Sets New Strategy

Hempel says it is embarking on an ambitious new strategy to double revenue as well as double its positive impact. The company says 2020 was a year of transition. While still securing paint and coatings supply globally in a challenging COVID-19 year and developing core...

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PPG to Acquire Coatings Manufacturer WÖRWAG

PPG to Acquire Coatings Manufacturer WÖRWAG

PPG has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Wörwag, a global manufacturer of coatings for industrial and automotive applications. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2021, subject to customary closing conditions. “Wörwag’s industry...

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PPG to Acquire Global Coatings Manufacturer Ennis-Flint

PPG to Acquire Global Coatings Manufacturer Ennis-Flint

PPG has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Ennis-Flint, a global manufacturer of coatings with a portfolio of pavement marking products, including paint, thermoplastics and other traffic technologies. The transaction, valued at approximately $1.15 billion, is...

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Epoxy Toughening Agent for Automobile Adhesives

Epoxy Toughening Agent for Automobile Adhesives

CVC Thermoset Specialties, an Emerald Performance Materials company, introduced HyPox RA875, its newest carboxyl-terminated acrylonitrile-butadiene (CTBN) epoxy adduct toughening agent. HyPox RA875 enables improved peel strength at room temperature and temperatures...

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PPG Reports Record 3rd Quarter 2020 Financial Results

PPG Reports Record 3rd Quarter 2020 Financial Results

PPG reported third quarter 2020 net sales of about $3.7 billion, down approximately four percent versus the prior year. Selling prices increased by 1.3 percent. Sales volumes were down about five percent versus the prior year, which reflect ongoing negative economic...

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