Top 20 Most Read Articles of November 2019 on PCE-Paints and Coatings Expert

Please find below the top 20 most-read articles of November 2019 on PCE. Please follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter and subscribe to our website and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Covestro to close sale of Polyurethanes Systems business to H.I.G. Capital

Covestro successfully closed the sale of its European Systems Houses business to H.I.G. Capital effective as of November 1, 2019. The sales proceeds amount to a high-double-digit euro million sum. The business comprises facilities in the Netherlands, Denmark, Spain, Germany and further businesses in Italy. Approximately 250 employees are generating annual sales of some EUR 230 million. Read more


High-transfer efficiency, extreme-edge protection coatings by PPG at FABTECH 2019

PPG (NYSE:PPG) announced that it will highlight two advanced PPG ENVIROCRON™ powder coating technologies, launch a new e-commerce site for powder coatings and showcase its full menu of technical and service support programs for metal fabricators at FABTECH 2019 in Chicago, Nov. 11-14. Read more 


Microbe-free paints and coatings: Quick test to help minimize the use of preservatives by SANITIZED and LuminUltra Technologies

SANITIZED Preservation AG, a specialist in antimicrobial paint and coatings protection, ‘in-can’ and during production, storage, and use, has transformed this latest market trend into a new service. In cooperation with LuminUltra Technologies, the leading expert for microbial assessments, the quick test, LUMINULTRA® will now be offered during production. Read more


New, slippery toilet coating provides cleaner flushing, saves water

Every day, more than 141 billion liters of water are used solely to flush toilets. With millions of global citizens experiencing water scarcity, what if that amount could be reduced by 50%? Read more


Cardanol grade, NX-2026 Life Cycle Analysis Results

Specialty cardanol grade, NX-2026, showed favorable results compared to petro-based counterpart in a recent life cycle analysis (LCA) conducted by the nova-Institut in Germany. LCA is a process to evaluate and quantify the environmental burdens associated with a product, process, or activity by identifying and quantifying energy and materials used and wastes released to the environment during their life cycle. Read more


Slentex®: Flexible, non-combustible high-performance insulation material offered by BASF

Slentex® is a flexible, non-combustible high-performance insulation material offered by BASF. It is the material of choice for a variety of construction and modernization applications. We show you step by step on how to install the new insulation material. Read more


Hempel to launch new passive fire protection coating to safeguard civil steel structures: Hempafire Optima 500

World leading coatings manufacturer Hempel’s new generation fire-protection coating – Hempafire Optima 500 – is specifically designed to improve the productivity of passive fire protection (PFP) coating applications. It achieves this by reducing the number of coats required and the process time required to apply them – saving time and costs. Read more


Henkel to recognize outstanding performance of its strategic partners

Henkel Adhesive Technologies has awarded the performance of its strategic partners with its Supplier Awards. With these annual recognitions the business unit honors the close and successful collaboration across the value chains. This year the companies Eastman, BYK and Evonik have been awarded in the categories of Operational Excellence, Innovation and Sustainability. Read more


Steritouch and Thermaset to develop antimicrobial powder coating

SteriTouch have been working alongside Thermaset Ltd for over a year, developing innovative coatings such as a nylon-modified antimicrobial powder coat for improved durability in hospital trollies, where infection prevention is key. This type of powder coat is particularly useful in devices such as medical furniture, radiator casings and anywhere else where a more robust solution is required. Read more


Axalta to Complete Acquisition of UAE-Based Capital Paints: Increasing Company’s footprint in MENA region

Axalta (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Capital Paints LLC, a UAE-based thermosetting powder coatings manufacturer. Capital Paints will operate as one of three Axalta powder manufacturing facilities in the Emerging Markets region, with the others located in Malaysia and Indonesia. Read more


MasterProtect 9000 by BASF: New, highly durable coating system for offshore wind turbine foundations

Master Builders Solutions® has launched MasterProtect 9000, the first coating system which ensures 25 years of maintenance-free protection for offshore and marine structures. Read more


NANOPRINT Advanced Coating to Reduce Fingerprints and Smudging on Glass

MetaShield, an advanced materials company, announced the launch of NANOPRINT, an anti-fingerprint nanotechnology-based coating which reduces the appearance of fingerprints and smudges by as much as 70 percent on a variety of consumer and commercial products. NANOPRINT improves products’ day-to-day appearance and increases their cleanability while decreasing maintenance time and costs. Read more


BRB to launch excellent water repellent silane: BRB Silanil® 164

BRB Silanil® 164, a reactive alkylalkoxysilane containing a long alkyl chain of -C16H33 (hexdecyl) and trimethoxysilyl inorganic group. The hexadecyl group of BRB Silanil® 164 is a hydrophobic hydrocarbon chain delivering excellent water repellency features, thus it is used to modify the surface of construction materials, e.g. concrete and inorganic masonry substrates. Read more


allnex Showcased Game-Changing Waterborne Automotive Coatings at ChinaCoat 2019


At ChinaCoat 2019, which took place from November 18 to 20, 2019, allnex, the leading global producer of coating resins and additives, unveiled Jinkang SERES SF5, a new energy vehicle with waterborne coatings developed in collaboration with Chongqing Huahui Painting Co., Ltd. Read more


EPS to launch EPS 2580, a high-performance acrylic direct-to-metal polymer that can be formulated at <50g/L VOC

Engineered Polymer Solutions (EPS) launched EPS® 2580, a waterborne acrylic that offers high-performance features and can be formulated to meet stringent VOC regulations. This polymer provides the capability to formulate direct-to-metal coatings at <50g/L VOC. Read more


ALTIVIA to Complete Dow’s Acetone Derivatives Business Acquisition

ALTIVIA Ketones & Additives, LLC, an affiliate of ALTIVIA Petrochemicals acquired Dow’s Acetone Derivatives Business and associated chemical manufacturing assets at Institute, West Virginia, as well as the Institute Industrial Park. Read more


‘Self-cleaning’ concrete could keep buildings looking new

Building materials that clean themselves could save immense time and labor in homes and businesses, as well as reduce disease risk in settings such as hospitals. Now, researchers reporting in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces have made a new type of concrete that is strong, heat-insulating and soundproof — and best of all, liquids like milk and coffee bounce right off of it, taking dust particles with them. Read more


SILIKOFTAL®: The first low VOC waterborne silicone polyester resin for cook & bakeware by Evonik

Waterborne silicone polyester resin emulsion for food contact applications. Read more


Evonik to introduce VP Disp. WF 7620: Highly efficient anti-settlement and anti-sagging

Evonik Resource Efficiency introduces VP Disp. WF 7620 – the newest rheology control dispersion in the portfolio of its Coating Additives Business Line. Read more


BASF to commence its smart Verbund project in Zhanjiang, China

BASF officially launched its smart Verbund project in Zhanjiang, Guangdong province, China, and commenced building its first plants. It marks a milestone of the company’s US$10 billion investment project announced in July 2018. The first plants will produce engineering plastics and thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) to serve the increasing needs of various growth industries in the southern China market and throughout Asia. Read more


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