Top 20 Most Read Articles of January 2020 on PCE-Paints and Coatings Expert

Please find below the top 20 most-read articles of January 2020 on PCE. Please follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter and subscribe to our website and receive notifications of new posts by email.


Hempel to launch new passive fire protection coating to safeguard civil steel structures

World-leading coatings manufacturer Hempel’s new generation fire-protection coating – Hempafire Optima 500 – is specifically designed to improve the productivity

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A new ‘cool’ blue: Useful as ‘cool pigments’ in energy-saving, heat-reflecting coatings

Throughout history, people have sought vibrant blue pigments. The Egyptians and Babylonians used lapis lazuli 6,000 years ago. In 1802,

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Axalta to Announce New Wood Coatings Distributor for Greater Chicago area

Axalta (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, today announced an exciting partnership with JC Licht,

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Bostik completes the acquisition of LIP, the Danish leader in tile adhesives, waterproofing systems and floor preparation solutions

Bostik completed the acquisition of LIP Bygningsartikler AS (LIP), the Danish leader in tile adhesives, waterproofing systems and floor preparation

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PPG to Report Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2019 Financial Results

Fourth quarter net sales of nearly $3.7 billion, approximately 1% higher than the prior year and up about 2% in

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Milliken to acquire Borchers Group

Milliken & Company (“Milliken”), a global diversified manufacturer with more than a century and a half of materials science expertise,

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Bitrez Ltd to launch bio-based resins at JEC World 2020: Bio-Epoxy systems and PFA

Bitrez Ltd, Europe’s leading manufacture of specialist polymers and chemicals, is launching a new family of regulatory compliant bio-based resins

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A novel way to watch paint dry: The idea of applying microrheology to automotive plants

It’s often the first thing we notice about a vehicle, and it reveals a lot: how new (or not) the

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Hydrogel coating to prevent ice formation in 3 different ways

Materials scientists at the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering and colleagues in China have developed a coating that prevents ice from forming.

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KRAHN Chemie to start selling eco-friendly binders from Ecoat

The cooperation which has been in effect since the beginning of this year includes the promotion of a range of

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PPG to Acquire ICR, Manufacturer of Automotive Refinish and Light Industrial Coatings

PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Industria Chimica Reggiana (ICR) S.p.A., a

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Seal For Life to Complete Four Acquisitions: Flame Control Coatings, Highland International, LifeLast, and US Coatings

Seal For Life, a coating solutions company to the global infrastructure and industrial markets, announced today that it completed the

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Eastman to Expand Manufacturing Facility in Dresden to Support New Coating and Laminating Line for Film

Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE: EMN) today announced a capacity expansion at its Dresden, Germany, manufacturing facility to support a new

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Sumitomo to Introduce 3 New PES Grades for Paint & Coatings

Polyethersulfone (PES), a high-performance engineering thermoplastic, has long been used alone and in combination with other polymers — as the

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Axalta to Release Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2019 Results

Axalta Coating Systems Ltd. (NYSE: AXTA) (“Axalta”), a leading global coatings company, announced its financial results for the fourth quarter

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Evonik and LIKAT achieve breakthrough in carbonylation chemistry: First direct carbonylation of 1,3-butadiene successful

Realization of a “Dream Reaction”: First direct carbonylation of 1,3-butadiene successful This paves the way for the development of more

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Covestro’s INSQIN® waterborne technology  for sustainable textile coating to receive “Solar Impulse Efficient Solutions Label” 

Covestro has recently been granted the Solar Impulse Efficient Solutions Label for two projects, which have been proven as economically profitable as well

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BASF’s analysis of the 2019 automotive color distribution: White still dominates

White defends its leading position although it is slightly declining   Overall color distribution also reflected in the SUV segment

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Showa Denko to Streamline Domestic Production of Unsaturated Polyester Resin and Vinyl Ester Resin

Showa Denko K.K. (SDK) (TOKYO: 4004) has decided to terminate operation of its production lines to synthesize unsaturated polyester resin

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BASF to invest in the expansion of polyurethane dispersion business in Europe: 30% increase in production capacity

30 percent increase in production capacity for water-based polyurethane dispersions BASF meets rising demand for polyurethane dispersions BASF announced a

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