Coatings

Sales Decline for Ferro in First Quarter

Net sales were $418 million, vs. $460 million in the first quarter of 2012.
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Coatings Innovation: PPG Earns Award of Excellence

The business was recognized for coatings used in the restoration of a historic battleship.

PPG Industries’ Protective and Marine Coatings (PMC) business recently received the 2013 Military Coatings Project Award of Excellence from The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) during the SSPC 2013 event held January 14-17 in San Antonio, Texas.


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Coatings Innovation: New Environmental Road Markings Improve Safety

The road markings incorporate tiny glass beads that reflect the light from headlights in dark or wet conditions.

Road markings ensure traffic safety, but there are differences among them, both in terms of quality and eco-friendliness. Evonik Industries has conducted an independent lifecycle assessment (LCA) and found that DEGAROUTE-based road markings protect not only road users but also the climate.


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Carbon Nanotube-Based Coatings

New coatings containing CNTs offer enhanced strength and corrosion resistance.

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are nanometer-scale tubular structures consisting entirely of carbon atoms. They represent a newly discovered elemental form of carbon and have remarkable properties in terms of mechanical strength, thermal conductance and electrical conductivity.


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Q&A About Polyurethane

Can existing formulations help make the leap from a one-component polyurethane coating to a two-component system?

I would like to achieve the high performance of a two-component polyurethane coating, but my application process is only able to handle a one-component system. Can any existing formulations help me make this performance leap?


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Editor’s Memo: Steady Dedication

Which articles have been most useful to you, and which ones did you skip over?

I’m writing this column one day after the horrific terror attacks in Boston. Authorities are unsure whether the origination was domestic or foreign, and we’ve all got more questions than answers. The thoughts and prayers of all of us at ASI are with those affected by the attacks.


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Weak European Demand Impacts Akzo Nobel’s First Quarter Revenue

Akzo Nobel N.V. recently reported a 7% revenue decrease in the 2013 first quarter compared with the same period last year.
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Thomas Named Ferro President and CEO

Ferro Corp. recently announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Peter T. Thomas president and CEO, effective immediately.
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PPG First Quarter Sales Flat

PPG Industries recently reported first quarter 2013 net sales from continuing operations of $3.3 billion, equal with the prior year.
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CRODA: Dispersant

Zephrym ColorFX is a novel amine functional dispersant technology that reportedly allows for the development of coatings with richer, deeper and truer colors.
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