The Universal Selection Source: Coatings Ingredients

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Ecological concerns have increased the need and interest to develop alternative sources for chemical feedstock. Many coatings companies have actively been developing solutions away from the typical petrochemical feedstock and bio-based- technologies are becoming more and more available for the coating industry. Resins and additives can be based on renewable resources and formulated into paints complying with existing and future regulations.

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Jun 23, 2017 | Industry News

BASF Invests in Sustainable Automotive Coatings Production in North America

BASF has announced that it is expanding its automotive coatings production in North America. Increased waterborne basecoat capacity in Tultitlan and electrocoat emulsion capacity in Greenville...

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Jun 22, 2017 | Product News

GreenMantra Introduces Ceranovus™ G, a Series of Polypropylene Waxes for Inks & Coatings

GreenMantra has developed a new line of synthetic polypropylene waxes made with 100 percent recycled materials. The Ceranovus G series can be used in inks and paints. Ceranovus G series...

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Jun 21, 2017 | Industry News

Tikkurila Plans to Invest in Decorative & Industrial Paints Factory in Russia

Tikkurila is planning to invest in a new factory in Russia. The factory will produce decorative and industrial products. It will operate water-borne and one solvent-borne factory. The new site will...

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Jun 19, 2017 | Product News

Axalta Launches Low VOC PU Clearcoat for Transportation Market

Axalta has introduced Imron® Elite 8831S Low VOC Clearcoat for the commercial transportation market. It is a two-component, low HAPs polyurethane clearcoat for customers with force dry capabilities...

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Jun 13, 2017 | Industry News

Covestro & PPG Partner to Test Sustainable Automotive Coatings in Solar Car

A group of highly motivated students developed a solar car. Covestro partners with PPG to test its bio-based hardener. PPG used a three-layer polyurethane coating on the car. The coating is suited...

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Jun 22, 2017 | Industry News

Ashland’s Coating System for Flexible Food Packaging Gets U.S. Patent

Ashland has received US patent 9,539,795 for its PureKote™ 23589 dispersion and PureKote™ 21412A cross-linking agent coating system. PureKote 23589 is a water-based dispersion in liquid form...

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Jun 21, 2017 | Industry News

NatureWorks Forms New Division to Supply Bio-based Chemical Intermediates

NatureWorks has formed a new division to supply chemical intermediates. Vercet™ lactides can be used to create solvent-borne alkyd resins for wood and metal coatings. Vercet™ polyols provide...

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Jun 20, 2017 | Product News

Jayant Agro Organics Unveils Castor Oil-based Coalescing Agent for Paints

Jayant Agro Organics has developed Jagronol-C - a castor oil based Coalescing agent. Jagronol-C has zero VOCs and is compatible with all types of paints. It has high flash point and low freezing...

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Jun 13, 2017 | Industry News

ChemSpec & Labema Corrosion Inhibitors Enter Distribution Agreement

ChemSpec MéXICO and Labema Corrosion Inhibitors have recently entered into a distribution arrangement. Labema’s brands represent corrosion inhibitors for water-based coatings; which includes...

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Jun 12, 2017 | Industry News

Carbodeon Develops Advanced Coatings for Better Tribological Applications

Carbodeon has developed a new NanoDiamond nickel. Target applications include sliding wear, including the automotive, oil & gas industries. The process is eco-friendly and contains no hexavalent...

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