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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May 24, 2017 | Industry News

PPG’s Waterborne Coatings Help Paint BYD’s Dynasty Concept Car

PPG created two distinctive colors of waterborne coatings for BYD’s Dynasty concept vehicle. The unique colors – enabled by innovative high-chroma ANDARO® pigments from PPG – provided a rich...

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May 23, 2017 | Industry News

Emerald Kalama Chemical Selects New Distributor for Low-VOC Plasticizers

Emerald Kalama Chemical has appointed Dowd and Guild Inc. as its distributor in the Western U.S. for K-FLEX® low-VOC, non-phthalate plasticizers and coalescents. K-FLEX® products are used in...

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May 18, 2017 | Industry News

Cargill Purchases BioBased Technologies’ Polyol Product Line

Cargill has bolstered its biobased polyol product offerings by purchasing BioBased Technologies® vegetable-based polyol product line, Agrol® and other assets. The acquisition will enable Cargill to...

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May 17, 2017 | Industry News

Covestro’s Waterborne PU Coating Used in One of a Kind Furniture

Furniture designer Thomas Schnur has created a one of a kind piece, Each element incorporates a Covestro material. The wooden surface utilizes a waterborne PU coating made from Bayhydrol® and...

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May 16, 2017 | Product News

Michelman at Eastern Coatings Show: Exhibits WB Solutions for Metal & Wood Coatings

Michelman is featuring a selection of its eco-friendly solutions at the Eastern Coatings Show. Wood coating formulators will be introduced to low VOC binders. Metal coating formulators will be...

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May 23, 2017 | Industry News

Axalta to Purchase Spencer Coatings Group, an Industrial Coatings Manufacturer

Axalta has entered an agreement to acquire the Spencer Coatings Group, a manufacturer of industrial coatings. Spencer products include PU and water-based coatings for both glass and general...

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May 22, 2017 | Industry News

Huntsman & Clariant to Create Combined Company for Specialty Chemicals

Huntsman and Clariant have announced that their Boards of Directors unanimously approved a definitive agreement to combine in a merger of equals. The merged company will be named HuntsmanClariant...

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May 17, 2017 | Industry News

Axalta Partners to Mentor Professionals in Sustainable Refinish Skills Development

Axalta has announced a new two-year alliance with WorldSkills Australia to advance refinish professionals. Axalta is driven by the desire to secure its future through the promotion of both...

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May 16, 2017 | Product News

Clariant at Eastern Coatings Show: Features Colorants for Low VOC Wood Coatings and more

Clariant marks its Eastern Coatings Show 2017 participation. It will feature a range of high-performance, colorants for UV cured wood coatings. It will also feature 100% bio-based renewable wax...

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May 15, 2017 | Industry News

Joint Project to Develop Water-based Flexographic Inks: QUIMOVIL & AIMPLAS

QUIMOVIL and AIMPLAS have begun a project to allow the development of new printing water-based laminable flexographic inks for the flexible packaging industry. It will allow a reduction of VOC...

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