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Table of Contents

30 Industrial


Media and Milling Equipment Directory


New Benchmark To Prove

Coatings Performance

Editors Page ................................6

As We Go To Press ......................8


Index to Companies ....................8

International Coatings Scene ....................................24

Fresh Paint ................................10

Europe Industrial Coatings Segment Tackles VOC Issues

Patents ......................................16

Business Corner ..........................................................26

Financial News ..........................19

Keeping the Family Business In the Family

Market Reports ........................20

IPaint ............................................................................28

Price Increases............................21

DIY Audits of Coatings Companies Trade Secrets

New Products ............................22

Industry News ..........................40

Classified Ads ..............................................................48
Advertising Index........................................................49

Suppliers Corner........................44
People ........................................46
Meetings ....................................47
Final Coat ..................................50




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If you were able to make it to Indianapolis last month for the American Coatings Show and Conference Im sure you were just as impressed as I was with
the way the whole event turned out. Hats off the American Coatings Association and Vincentz for organizing a great exhibition that seems to get better
and more cohesive with each installment. The show really does feel like the
younger sibling of the European Coatings Show.
With 427 exhibitors and more than 7,500 overall participants from 69
countries the third edition of the ACS 2012 broke all of its previous records
for visitors, exhibitors and footprint.
Exhibitors from 19 countries displayed a comprehensive range of products
on more than 91,000 net square feet of exhibit space covering all aspects of
paint and coating formulation. Companies from abroad accounted for 35 percent of the exhibitors, and in addition to the U.S., leading countries represented at the show included China, Germany, Canada, India, South Korea,
United Kingdom and Turkey.
Aside from all the great networking opportunities the show offered along
with the high level of show oor trafc and a top notch technical conference,
Indianapolis was the perfect choice of host city. Literally everything is within
walking distance which made was extremely convenient.
While the next regularly scheduled ACS will take place on April 7-10, 2014
at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga. due to scheduling conicts from what I hear, the show will return to Indy in 2016 and beyond. Next
month look for a comprehensive report that will include lots of information
on what we compiled from all the booths in terms of new products and technology innovation in the industry as well as lots of photos.
Next month will also feature our annual Top Companies Report, which is
Coatings Worlds most widely read and highly anticipated editorial event every
year. As the global coatings community continues to expand so too does our
report, which will cover more than 90 paint and coatings manufacturers from
around the world.
To qualify for inclusion in the report, you must be a paint and coatings
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Phil Phillips
Jim Berry (Berry Environmental)
Joseph Cristiano (consultant)
Thomas Frauman (consultant)
Joseph Prane (consultant)
Isadore Rubin (consultant)
Richard M. Tepper (PPG Industries)
Shelby F. Thames (University of So. Mississippi)

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Matthew J. Montgomery
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As We Go To Press

H.B. Fuller sells its Central American

paints business to Pintuco

H.B. Fuller Company has signed an agreement to sell its Central American paints business to Compania Global de Pinturas S.A.,
(Pintuco), a company of Grupo Mundial.
H.B. Fullers Central American paints
business has a leading market position in the
region with strong brands, a broad offering
of quality product lines and a local manufacturing presence. Sales are made through
multiple distribution channels, including retail distributors and the companys network
of retail stores located throughout Central
America. Its brands are well recognized, and
its products are widely used for residential
and commercial applications, including architectural, marine and highway safety.
This business has a strong market position and excellent leadership, said Jim
Owens, president and CEO of H.B. Fuller.
Our strategic vision is to be the best adhesives company in the world, and the
paints business is not, therefore, core to
our strategic plan. Our divestiture enables
this business to be part of a company with
a strategic position in the paint industry.
The Central American paints business
began operations in Costa Rica in 1949
and has been a member of the H.B. Fuller
portfolio since 1967. The business being
sold includes nearly 800 employees who
work across Central America and production plants and laboratories in Costa
Rica, Honduras and Panama.
Based in Medellin, Colombia, Pintuco is
a leading company in the paints industry in
the Andean region, with a presence in
Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, Costa Rica,
Panama and the Caribbean. Grupo
Mundial operates 53 companies in 12 countries and exports products to 25 countries.
Group sales for 2011 were $1.073 billion.
Grupo Mundial was founded in 1921 and
has six company divisions: Paints, Chemicals, General Wholesaler, Water Pipes, Inks
and Packaging.
The transactions closing is subject to certain conditions, including the notication of
government and regulatory authorities and
should be completed within 60 days. The
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purchase price to be paid for the business is

$120 million. In 2011, the business to be
sold had revenue of $113.5 million and generated EBITDA of $13.3 million, before allocation of corporate expenses. The Central
American paints business will be accounted
for as a discontinued operation in H.B.
Fullers current 2012 scal year.

AkzoNobel to supply roof

coatings to Maracan Stadium
AkzoNobel has reached an agreement to

supply coatings for the roof of Brazils famous Maracan Stadium, which will host
a major soccer nal in 2014. In addition,
AkzoNobel has also secured a contract to
paint the mezzanine of the Grmio Arena
located in Porto Alegre. The Maracan
Stadium contract involves the supply of
Interseal 670HS protective coatings, while
both Interseal 670HS and Interne 979
will be used at the Grmio Arena. Both are
supplied by AkzoNobels marine and protective coatings business. CW

Index to Companies
This index gives the starting page for a department or feature with a significant reference to a manufacturer of paint, coatings, adhesives and sealants.
Subsidiaries are indexed under their own names.
3M. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 19
AkzoNobel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8, 16
BASF . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 19, 30
Biocoat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Chesapeake Bay Coatings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Complimentary Coatings Corp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Dunn-Edwards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Dur-A-Flex. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
H.B. Fuller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Hempel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Henkel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Hydromer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Industrial Nanotech . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
International Paint . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Pintuco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
PPG . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22, 50
Quest Specialty Chemicals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
RPM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Sansin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
SCIGRIP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Shawcor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Spies Hecker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Valspar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 19

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Sansin wins NRHAs Whole Package Award

for its innovative wood finishes and designs

The Sansin Corporation has received the

North American Retail Hardware Associations (NRHA) Best of Show top honor,
the Whole Package Award. The Whole
Package award, given at this years National Hardware Show in Las Vegas, honors Sansins innovation in merchandising
design for its Sansin Wood Care Center
and Sansin Stain Station.
Sansins merchandising entry was reviewed by a panel of judges who were
looking for attention-grabbing merchandising displays that used attractive design, demonstrated new ideas and
techniques, and presented information in
an efficient, economical and effective
way. Judges who reviewed Sansins entry
described the Wood Care Center as, A
good, clean, upscale presentation, and
also said, This complete display certainly will attract attention.
Sansins Wood Care Center and Stain
Station allow dealers and retailers to show
customers what wood nishes and colors
look like in real-life by showcasing wood
protection on a variety of large scale
wood species and horizontal and vertical
surfaces. Through signage, product literature, data sheets and on-site consultation,
located within the very same display, customers are able to make informed choices
for their wood design, building and remodeling projects.
The Wood Care Center draws customers
in quickly and effectively with a dedicated
space for The Stain Station, displaying multiple wood surfaces nished in various
Sansin Enviro Stain tones and colors. Once
the customer walks into The Wood Care
Center, they are immersed in wood care and
can envision how their project will look
once completed the company said.
We are honored to receive this award
from the NRHA. We recognized a need to
display wood care products in a way that
better captures the diversity in wood
species, sizes and surfaces, said Sjoerd
Bos, vice president of Sansin. We are
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plain and sell wood care with our Wood

Care Center and Stain Station.
Headquartered in Ontario, Canada,
Sansin has dealer locations across Canada
and in the United States.

SCIGRIP enters sign and display

market with range of
specialist, smart adhesives
SCIGRIP has launched a range of products
formulated specically for the sign and display market. The company said it is a
unique offering within the UK adhesives industry as no other supplier currently markets a complete range of sign and display
products through one manufacturer.
SCIGRIPs sign and display adhesives
can be used on a range of substrates including plastics, metals and composites. The
range is well suited to skilled users such as
sign and display fabricators, plastic fabricators, installers, shop tters and joinery
companies. The products can be purchased
via a national network of distributors who
are trained in the products use and application. Available in easy to use cartridge systems and bulk packaging, all feature a
choice of curing speed and viscosities to suit
a wide range of applications.
SCIGRIPS sign and display range is
grouped into four categoriesadhesives
for plastics, metals, glass and composites.
PPX5 Ultimate Plastic Bonder is designed for low energy surfaces such as
polypropylene (PP) and polyethylene (PE).
PPX5 is specially developed to provide a
tough resilient bond to surfaces with no
special pre-treatment. Also for the plastics
market, Product 42 is a high performing
adhesive for the U.S. market and is used
for bonding clear PMMA (acrylic).
In the metals category, SG300 and
SG5000 are designed for bonding metals
to metals and metals to plastics, replacing or reducing the need for metal fasteners or welding.
For glass applications, UV106 is a
thixotropic UV adhesive for bonding clear
plastics to glass and metals. This grade can

be used without the need for expensive UV

lamps (high intensity visible light cure).
As for adhesives for composites, GRP,
Carbon Fibre, Alucabond and other composites materials, are all offered within the
range from cure speeds of two-minutes up
to two-hours.
We are targeting the European market
during the launch phase and have the opportunity to expand into Asia, said Paul
Nelson, SCIGRIPs European business development director. It is an exciting time
for the organization as we continue to
evolve and demonstrate our exibility to
meet ever-changing assembly techniques.
The sign and display range is available through SCIGRIPs network of European distributors.

ShawCor inks $45 million

contract to provide pipeline
coatings for the Julimar
Development Project
ShawCor Ltd. said its pipecoating division,
Bredero Shaw, has received a contract
from Apache in Australia with a value in
excess of $45 million to provide pipeline
coatings and related products and services
for the Julimar Development Project.
The Apache-operated Julimar Development Project is a joint venture between
Apache (65 percent) and Kuwait Foreign
Petroleum Exploration Company - KUFPEC (35 percent). The project will supply
raw gas from the Julimar and Brunello gas
elds to the Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project in Western Australia. Apache
and KUFPEC hold 13 percent and seven
percent respectively in the Wheatstone
Project. The Wheatstone Project is one of
Australias largest resource projects and
will consist of LNG export and domestic
gas processing facilities.
The contract involves coating 47 km of
18-inch pipe that will be protected with various
polypropylene anticorrosion coating, Thermotite ve-layer polypropylene insulation
and HeviCote concrete weight coating. In
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addition Bredero Shaw has also received a contract for anode procurement and installation. Work
will commence during the second
quarter of 2013. The company will execute
the work at Bredero Shaws facility in Kuantan, Malaysia. The Kuantan facility is a
technology-based, full service coating plant
that was built specically to process large,
complex projects in the Asia Pacic region.

BASF and Deutsche

Nanoschicht to introduce
innovative process for
superconducting coatings
High-temperature superconductors can be
manufactured much more efciently and
with less environmental impact by means
of the innovative production process developed by technology company Deutsche
Nanoschicht GmbH. Superconductors
carry current virtually without loss, so
they allow potentially huge savings in generating and transporting electricity. BASF
Future Business GmbH supports Deutsche
Nanoschicht as a cooperation partner.
The wires for high-temperature superconductors are manufactured by a coating
process developed by Deutsche Nanoschicht
that uses chemical solution deposition. The
ceramic layers produced in this way have
superconducting properties because they
feature awless crystal orientation. Chemical deposition processes are technically
challenging but hold enormous economic
potential, said Dr. Michael Bcker, managing director of Deutsche Nanoschicht.
Industrial and energy sector customers,
in particular, can benet from the companys patented solutions. Wherever large
volumes of electricity are generated, transported or used, the technologies we have
developed facilitate innovative power engineering systems that operate efciently with
little impact on resources, said Bcker.
Manufacturers of generators and motors or of cable and mains supply networks for metropolitan areas will be
particularly interested in superconductor
technology. Among other applications it
enables energy to be harvested highly efciently from renewable resources by
means of wind and hydro power generators, especially in offshore wind farms.
High-temperature superconductors
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conduct current without resistance at temperatures just above the boiling point of
liquid nitrogen (77 Kelvin/-196 degrees
Celsius). This temperature can be reached
reliably at little cost and maintained during operations by means of commercial
cryo technology. As the current carrying
capacity is high compared to copper, extremely compact and lightweight systems
become an option in electrical engineering.
Deutsche Nanoschicht has developed a
unique process for manufacturing superconductors cost-effectively. Customized formulations are deposited on a substrate by means
of continuous processes.The crystallographic
structure of the substrate is effectively transferred to the ceramic layers being deposited
so that all crystals of the superconductor obtained are perfectly aligned to each other.The
coating consequently features the ideal electrical properties of a monocrystal but does
not show its mechanical properties such as
brittleness or impact sensitivity.
BASF Future Business and Deutsche
Nanoschicht intend to bring this innovative
coating technology to market together. The
superconductor manufacturing process allows a broad range of applications far beyond the energy sector.We believe that the
Nanoschicht is a promising technology
platform. Combined with our expertise in
formulation, it can form the basis for the
development of new system solutions for
sensor and energy technology as well as
electronics, said Dr. Ralf Nrenberg, member of the scouting team at BASF Future
Business. By cooperating with Deutsche
Nanoschicht GmbH we can bring together
our expertise in chemicals and the innovative coating process of our partner.

Drr presented its innovative

automotive paint technologies
at the Drr Open House
At the Drr Open House, the companys
business divisions presented innovative
technologies to industry professionals.
Under the motto Production Efciency
for Your Advantage, Drr demonstrated
new solutions in painting, gluing and automation technology.
Aspects such as the reduction of emissions and energy consumption, material
savings and efcient use of space,

ity, and efciency in planning, process and

maintenance from the Eco Efciency system are guidelines for Drrs operations.
At the application technology and the
paint and assembly part of the exhibition,
products, technologies and solutions from
this range of performance were presented.
EcoBell3 atomizers for exterior and direct
charging are convincing with their minimal
color change loss and short color change
times. The atomizer plays an essential role in
todays painting process. The EcoBell3 offers
many advantages and alternatives and not
least, it makes signicant contributions in
dealing with energy and resources efciently.
The new swing arm robot EcoRP L153
provides accessibility for small and large car
bodies on a production line, thus increasing
exibility. At the exhibition, the robot was
integrated into a fully-automatic station for
interior and exterior painting in a painting
zone (box concept). The reduction of the
zone length and a more exible production
are essential features of this concept.
The continuous development and improvement of the application technology
products guarantee the highest quality,
greatest exibility and protability during
painting. In the future, the painting robot
from Drr will be available with a uniform
robotic arm for all applications. The second
generation of the color changer EcoLCC
scores points with a new skid positioning
system with servo drive and weight reduction through new valve technology. The
robot control EcoRPC with a new generation of controllers saves up to 30 percent
more energy and has a uniform bus system
for motion and process with Sercos 3.
The seam sealant applicator EcoGun
Sealing IDS with integrated dosing system
reduces complexity and increases dynamics. The EcoGun Sealing IDS reduces material consumption with high dosing
accuracy, improves seam quality through
highly dynamic brush changing, and reduces maintenance effort through reduced
complexity and high durability.
For all gluing requirements in the
body-in-white and nal assembly, Drr offers advanced technologies and products.
For example, during gluing in body shell
construction, the required amount of glue
is reduced by up to 30 percent with the
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plicator. At the same time, the

availability of the system increases, and the cycle time is reduced by higher robot speeds.
Drr showed solutions for coating and
gluing rotor blades in the wind power industry for the rst time at this open house. The
company uses its automation know-how
from its traditional business areas in this eld.
The automated application of adhesives and
paint in rotor blade manufacturing increases
quality and process reliability together with
less material consumption.Additional advantages include saving time by overlapping
processes during activation, cleaning, painting and drying, as well as greater durability
through reliable manufacturing processes.
For systems and automation Drr presents the compact, modular paint booth
concept, EcoReBooth. This is based on the
proven EcoDryScrubber technology for dry
separation of paint overspray, which saves
60 percent of the energy required in the
paint booth. New with EcoReBooth is the
integrated, powerful ventilation system located within the cabin cross-section, making the system highly compact. Other
benets include rapid installation through
construction with pre-assembled modules,
and the fact that all maintenance-related
components are situated on one level. The
exible cabin width should also be highlighted, as it is individually adaptable to the
customers setting. This newly designed
paint booth reduces the space required, the
complexity, the number of lter modules,
as well as the consumption of media - and
thus ultimately the costs.
Drr offers a new perspective for sustainable painting with alternative concepts
for the production of industrial process
heating. Drr utilizes solar energy for the
Eco Paintshop, which reduces energy and
material consumption as well as emissions.
Low maintenance and compact Fresnel
collectors are used, which concentrate sunlight and thus function very efciently.
While conventional collectors produce
process heat of only 80 C, Drr achieves
temperatures of up to 400 C with these
high-performance collectors. This way
Drr can heat ovens whose operation requires temperatures up to 220 C. This pioneering step of energy independence is
topped off with the use of combined heat
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and power. With it electricity is produced

via a low-emission combustion process in a
micro gas turbine, whose waste heat is used
to heat the oven. Both technologies result
in signicantly lower CO2 emissions and
conserve non-renewable energy sources.
Drr also supports the introduction of
new drive and mobility concepts with innovative automation solutions. For their
customer, Better Place, Drr has manufactured automatic battery exchange stations
for electric cars for Better Place, as part of
the companys expanding global network
footprint. The rst systems are being installed and a framework agreement has
been concluded for supplying additional
equipment. Its a simple concept: You need
not tediously charge a battery that is running low, but instead completely automatically exchange it at a changing station.
This takes no more time to complete than
a visit to the gas station.
As a specialist in vehicle assembly with
know-how in gluing, testing and lling technology, as well as in automation, Drr is optimally positioned to supply assembly lines
for complete drive batteries in electric cars.
This expertise was demonstrated to customers at the eighth Drr Open House.

Hydromer signs agreement

with Chinese companies to use
its Hydromer medical coatings
Hydromer, Inc. announced that during its
last scal quarter, ending on March 31st
2012, it had entered into license agreements with three separate Chinese medical device manufacturers.
Under the terms of these agreements,
each Chinese company is licensed to use certain proprietary Hydromer medical coatings
on medical devices, such as intraocular lens
injection nozzles, tissue culture dishes and
rods, and various intravenous catheters.
These Chinese medical device companies will make their Hydromer coated devices available for their Chinese and
international clients.
We are delighted with our new Chinese
relationships and are proud to have our innovative Hydromer medical coating technologies contribute to the growing Chinese
medical device market sector, said Martin
von Dyck, executive vice president of Hydromer, Inc. Each of these Chinese

nies is using different Hydromer medical

coating technologies that are formulated for
their respective device material selections and
coated device performance requirements.
Hydromer, Inc. is a bio-technologybased company involved in the research
and development, manufacture, contract
coating and commercialization of specialized polymer and hydrogel products for
medical device, animal health, cosmetic,
personal care and industrial uses. These
technologies include Hydromer lubricious
/ anti-microbial / anti-thrombogenic / cell
anti-mitosis / cell growth enhancing coatings for the medical marketplace.

Industrial Nanotech to open

office in India
Industrial Nanotech, Inc., is opening a sales
ofce in India due to increased demand for
its Nansulate energy saving and protective
coatings from OEM manufacturers as well
as end manufacturing users to reduce energy
costs. The company plans to establish an ofce rst in Southern India, in or near Bangalore, with expansion to Northern India
and Western India in the near future.
India has become an increasingly important country as their manufacturing sectors and economy as a whole continue to
have a healthy growth rate, said Francesca
Crolley, vice president of business development for Industrial Nanotech, Inc. We
began a strategy this year focused on boosting our marketing and brand presence in
India as an energy saving solution and it has
returned signicant results. These include
multiple inquiries from manufacturers that
want to use Nansulate coatings for insulation
of their equipment for energy savings and
surface temperature reduction, as well as a
meeting with a leading OEM manufacturer
of process cooling systems with 14 locations
throughout India, and an international client
base, that is interested in incorporating our
technology into the process cooling systems
they manufacture and sell.
Indias economic growth is expected to
remain robust in 2012 and 2013, despite
likely headwind of double-dip recessions
in Europe and the U.S., according to a
United Nations annual economic report,
World Economic Situation and Prospects
2012. The Indian economy is expected to
grow between 7.7 percent and 7.9 percent
June 2012

The American Coatings Show

sets new records with highest
attendance in 2012
With 427 exhibitors and more than 7,500
overall participants from 69 countries (2010:
328/6,700), the third edition of the American Coatings Show and Conference broke
all of its previous records for visitors, exhibitors and footprint. The organizersthe
American Coatings Association and Vincentz Networksaid they were very pleased
that each of the biennial events has increased
in attendance.
Exhibitors from 19 countries (2010:
17) displayed a comprehensive range of
products on more than 91,000 net square
feet of exhibit space (2010: 68,100 square
feet) covering all aspects of paint and coating formulation during the show held from
May 8-10, 2012 at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis. Companies from
abroad accounted for 35 percent of the exhibitors, and in addition to the U.S., leading countries represented at the show
included China, Germany, Canada, India,
South Korea, United Kingdom and Turkey.
The keynote speakers at the conference
this year emphasized the ties between science and industry at the plenary session.
More than 1,000 attendees learned at the
conference from May 7-9 about the most
recent research results and industrial developments in 16 thematically structured
sessionsamong them hot topics like the
latest developments in the world of smart
and functional coatings.
The American Coatings Award, presented
by the American Coatings Association and
Vincentz Network, honors the most outstanding conference paper. This year, Dr.
Antony van Dyk of Dow Coating Materials
and Dr. Alan Nakatani from The Dow
Chemical Company received the award for
their paper,Shear Rate Dependent Structure
of Polymer Stabilized TiO2 Dispersions.
The Roon Award, sponsored by the
Coatings Industry Education Foundation,
recognizes exceptional technical papers in
the protective coatings eld. The rst place
award went to Marshall Ming, Georgia
June 2012

Southern University, for Smart Coatings

for Self-Healing Corrosion Protection,
while second place went to Thomas Nelson,
North Dakota State University, for Catalyzed Crosslinking of Highly-Functional
Bio-Based Resins.
Dr. Stuart Croll, chair of the department of coatings and polymeric materials
at North Dakota State University, was rec-

Fresh Paint

this year, as per the report. India is the second most preferred destination for foreign
investors, according to the report, Doing
Business in India by Ernst & Young.

ognized with the J. Mattiello Memorial Lecture Award for his outstanding contributions to science,
technology, and engineering related to the coatings industry.
The next regularly scheduled American
Coatings Show and Conference will take
place on April 7-10, 2014 at the Georgia
World Congress Center in Atlanta, Ga. CW

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Valspar patents durable polyester coating

U.S. 8,124,242 B2
Valspar Sourcing, Inc. has been granted a
patent for a coated substrate comprised of
a substrate coil, and a coating composition
applied to at least one major surface of the
substrate coil, wherein the coating composition is comprised of a binder comprised
of a polyester resin that is formed using at
least one aromatic dicarboxylic acid and
using polyols comprised of at least one
symmetric diol in an amount greater than
50% weight based on the total weight of
polyols and at least one asymmetric diol in
an amount greater than 20% weight based
on the total weight of polyols, wherein the
polyester resin is comprised of between
50% and 75% weight isophthalic acid
based on the total weight of resin and has
a glass transition temperature of at least
approximately 35 C; and wherein the
exibility of the coated substrate is at least
0T with no tape off.

Akzo Nobel Coatings patents

reactive diluent malonate
U.S. 8,124,688 B2
Akzo Nobel Coatings International B.V.
has received a patent for coating composition comprised of an oxidatively drying
binder and a reactive diluent, wherein at
least a part of the diluent is an ester of
malonic acid, the ester is comprised of a
building block derived from an aldehyde
coupled to the malonate backbone by a
Knoevenagel reaction, wherein the aldehyde-derived building block is selected
from the group consisting of citronellal,
furfural, isobutyraldehyde, benzylaldehyde, anisaldehyde and cinnamaldehyde.

Sachtleben Chemie patents UVcurable undercoat

U.S. 8,114,513 B2
Sachtleben Chemie GmbH has received a
patent for a UV-curing primer comprised
of barium sulfate having an average particle size of 10 to 120 nm, a binder, a UV
initiator, and a reactive thinner, wherein
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the binder is from 40% to 80% weight,

the reactive thinner is from 20% to 45%
weight, the UV initiator is from 2% to 10
% weight and the barium sulfate is from
1% to 25% weight.

Lumimoive patents corrosion

resistant coating
U.S. 8,114,206 B2
Lumimove, Inc. has obtained a patent for
a corrosion-responsive agent comprised of
a neutralized metal salt of a corrosion-inhibiting organic anion, wherein a 2.5% by
weight aqueous solution of the dried salt
has a pH that is above 6 and below 8.

DuPont patents low temp

curable melamine coating
U.S. 8,114,481 B2
E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
has been awarded a patent for a process
for producing a coating on a substrate.
The process is comprised of the steps of:
(A) mixing components of a coating composition to form a pot mix, wherein the coating
composition consists of: i) a crosslinkable
component consisting of 15% to 99%
weight of total solid weight of the crosslinkable component a polyester having hydroxyl
crosslinkable groups and a weight average
molecular weight in a range of 1,500 to
100,000, and 1% to 35% weight of total
solid weight of the crosslinkable component
a melamine having crosslinkable groups selected from an NH group, a hydroxyl
group, or a combination thereof; and ii) a
crosslinking component consisting of a polyisocyanate compound having two or more
isocyanate groups that react with the
crosslinkable groups at temperatures in a
range of from 40 F (4 C) to 200 F (93 C);
iii) one or more pigments or effect pigments;
and iv) one or more additives selected from
conductive additives, viscosity adjuster, catalyst, one or more solvents, or a combination
thereof; wherein the coating composition is
formulated as a primer, or a color matched
primer; (B) applying the pot mix over the
substrate to form a layer; and (C) curing the

layer on the substrate to form the coating.

Denka Singapore patents

method for producing carbon
U.S. 8,114,937 B2
Denka Singapore Private Limited has obtained a patent for carbon black comprised
of a chain body which is comprised of a region of spherical carbon particles and a region of rod-shaped carbon particles, the
region and the region are connected.

Sensient patents self-dispersed

U.S. 8,118,924 B2
Sensient Colors LLC has received a patent
for a method of modifying a pigment comprised of reacting cyanuric chloride with approximately three equivalents of a secondary
compound or a mixture of secondary compounds to displace all reactive chlorines to
form a substituted triazine; and reacting the
substituted triazine with a surface of a pigment to form a surface modied pigment.

Bayer MaterialScient patents

dual-cure coating
U.S. 8,119,245 B2
Bayer MaterialScience LLC has been
granted a patent for a radiation-curable
coating composition comprised of an
amino-functional polyaspartate; a (cyclo)
aliphatic polyisocyanate; a urethane acrylate; and a photoinitiator, wherein the urethane acrylate is essentially free from
hydroxyl and isocyanate groups, and the
amount of the urethane acrylate comprises
30% to 85% weight of the composition.

Aldehyde reducing coating

from AWI Licensing
U.S. 8,119,560 B2
AWI Licensing Company has been awarded
a patent for an aldehyde reducing surface
coating comprised of a binder, the binder
being ethylene vinyl chloride; and an aldehyde reactive material which will reduce the
aldehyde concentration in a room to which
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it is applied, wherein the aldehyde

reactive material is well dispersed
and has a ne crystal size of approximately 5 nm to 50 nm.

3M patents water-soluble
U.S. 8,119,732 B2
3M Innovative Properties Company has
been granted a patent for a method of applying an adhesive to a paper substrate, the
method is comprised of applying a liquid,
water-soluble adhesive composition to the
paper substrate, the liquid, water-soluble
adhesive composition is comprised of an
adhesive polymer dissolved in water and the
adhesive polymer is comprised of a polyethyloxazoline; wherein the total amount of
polyethyloxazoline polymer in the watersoluble adhesive composition is from 52%
to 70% weight based on the total weight of
water-soluble adhesive composition.

AkzoNobel Coatings patents

solventless coating
U.S. 8,114,920 B2
Akzo Nobel Coatings International B.V. has
been granted a patent for UV-curable aqueous emulsion comprised of a urethane reaction product of 1% to 10% by weight of a
polycarbonate polyol or polyester polyol,
1% to 10% by weight of an isocyanate compound, 0.1% to 5% by weight of a reactive
carboxylic acid, 1% to 10% by weight of a
UV-curable acrylic oligomer having 2 to 9
functional acrylate groups and 5% to 20%
by weight of a UV-curable acrylic monomer;
and 0.1% to 20% by weight of a urethanereactive acrylate, 0.01% to 1% by weight of
a radical polymerization inhibitor and 55%
to 75% by weight of water, based on the
total weight of the UV-curable aqueous
emulsion, wherein the UV-curable acrylic
oligomer is a mixture of an oligomer having
4 or more functional acrylate groups and an
oligomer having 3 or less functional acrylate
groups, and wherein the UV-curable acrylic
monomer is selected from the group consisting of trimethylolpropane triacrylate
(TMPTA), tripropyleneglycol diacrylate
(TPGDA), 1,6-hexamethylenediol diacrylate
(HDDA), 1,4-butanediol diacrylate (1,4BDDA), 1,3-isobutanediol diacrylate,
isobonyl acrylate (IBOA) and a mixture
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Henkel patents room

temperature curing adhesive
U.S. 8,119,754
Henkel Corporation has obtained a patent
for room temperature cure adhesive composition comprised of at least one polyurethane
oligomer having (meth)acrylate functionality
present in an amount of from approximately
25% to 30% by weight of the total composition; a reactive monomer comprised of cycloalkyl(meth)acrylate present in an amount
of 10% to 50% by weight of the total composition; at least one maleimide-functionalized compound present in an amount of
from 15% to 30% by weight of the total
composition; and a cure system comprised
of at least one free-radical initiator.

Mayan Pigments patents near

infrared reflecting hybrid
U.S. 8,123,850 B2
Mayan Pigments, Inc. has been granted a
patent for a hybrid pigment composition
comprised of a pigment or a dye reacted
with a brous clay, wherein the pigment
composition has higher reectance in a near
infrared region than a visible light region of
the electromagnetic spectrum, and wherein
the pigment or dye is selected from the
group consisting of Solvent Yellow 33, Vat
Red 1, Vat Red 41, and Vat Orange 5; and
at least one additional dye or pigment.

BASF patents method of

finishing organic pigments
U.S. 8,123,851 B2
BASF has been granted a patent for a
method of nishing an organic pigment
comprised of dry-comminuting an organic
pigment in the presence of a sulfonato-functional condensation product of an arylsulfonic acid and at least one aliphatic aldehyde
having 1 to 6 C atoms as crystallization
modier; dispersing the resulting mixture of
pigment and crystallization modier in mineral acid; and swelling the pigment in the
presence of the crystallization modier in
mineral acid to obtain a swollen pigment.

Hamilton Sundstrand Space

Systems patents hydrophilic
U.S. 8,124,113 B2
Hamilton Sundstrand Space Systems

national, Inc. has received a patent for an antimicrobial hydrophilic coating slurry comprised of between approximately 13.9 %
and 17.1% weight of a wetting agent; between 5.4 % and 6.6 % weight of an insolubilizer; between 1.0 % and 1.2% weight of
a biocide agent; between 6.8 % and 8.8%
weight of an inorganic material comprising
lithium oxide, the balance being water.

DuPont patents process for

producing TiO2 with reduced
U.S. 8,114,377 B2
E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company has
been granted a patent for a process for producing titanium dioxide pigment comprised
of reacting titanium tetrahalide vapor, a rutile-forming agent and at least a stoichiometric amount of oxygen in a reactor to
form a gaseous suspension comprised of titanium dioxide particles; introducing silicon tetrachloride into the reactor at least
one point downstream of the point of contact of the titanium tetrahalide, the rutile
forming agent and the oxygen, and where
at least 97% of the titanium tetrahalide has
been converted to titanium dioxide; passing the gaseous suspension to a cooling
conduit; introducing scouring, material
particles, selected from the group consisting of calcined titanium dioxide and compressed titanium dioxide, and mixtures
thereof, into the cooling conduit; wherein
the scouring material particles have a diameter in the range of 0.25 mm to 12.7
mm and forming a cooled product having a
solid and a vapor phase; separating the
vapor phase from the cooled product to
form a powder comprised of the titanium
dioxide particles, chlorine-containing material comprising 500 to 3000 ppm of one
or more oxychlorides, and the scouring material; and subjecting the powder to uid
energy milling in a uid energy mill and
substantially uniform heating at a temperature of approximately 200 C to 600 C,
in the presence of moisture, the substantially uniform heating in the presence of
moisture taking place in the uid energy
mill, to reduce the content of chlorine containing materials to an oxychlorides content of less than about 60 ppm; wherein the
moisture present is in at least a stoichiometric amount with the oxychloride. CW
June 2012

The Valspar Corporation reported its results

for the second quarter ended April 27,
2012. Second-quarter sales totaled $1.03
billion, a four percent increase from the second quarter of 2011. Net income for the
second quarter of 2012 was $76.5 million,
up from $56.3 million a year ago.We were
pleased with our performance in the quarter, said Gary Hendrickson, president and
CEO, Valspar. Our earnings growth was
driven by new business in our industrial
product lines, better price-to-cost balance,
productivity improvements and benets
from last years restructuring actions. Our
volume trend improved sequentially in both
our coatings and paint segments in the
quarter. Looking ahead to the rest of the
year, we are raising adjusted full year earnings per share guidance to $3.20 to $3.30,
reecting our expectation of further volume
growth and continued execution of our key
operational initiatives.

BASF reports six percent growth

in sales over last years Q1
BASF had a solid start to 2012. Sales were
higher than in the very good rst quarter of
the previous year and rose six percent to
20.6 billion. Income from operations

June 2012

(EBIT) before special items decreased as expected and, at 2.5 billion (down seven percent), was slightly below the same quarter
of the previous year. Increased raw material costs could not be fully passed on in all
business areas, which put pressure on our
margins. Our Oil & Gas and Agricultural
Solutions segments increased their earnings
signicantly, said Dr. Kurt Bock, chairman
of the board of executive directors of BASF,
at the annual shareholders meeting in the
Mannheim. After a weak fourth quarter in
2011, BASFs business recovered in the rst
quarter of 2012. However, higher raw material costs could only be partly passed on.
The company expects global economic
growth to continue over the course of 2012.
Uncertainty on the nancial markets dampens growth prospects. Positive stimulus for
the chemical industry will mainly come
from the emerging markets. Sales increased
in the Chemicals segment, mainly due to
positive currency effects and sales to Styrolution Group companies. Sales in the Performance Products segment were at the
level of the very good previous rst quarter.
Demand was slightly lower. Sales in the
Functional Solutions segment increased

Financial News

Valspar reports a 36 percent rise in Q2 profits

slightly as a result of higher demand from

the automotive and construction industries.

3M reports four percent

growth in net income with
record sales in Q1
3M reported record rst-quarter sales of
$7.5 billion, up 2.4 percent year-on-year.
On a segment basis, sales increased 8.6
percent in Industrial and Transportation,
5.5 percent in Safety, Security and Protection Services, 4.3 percent in Consumer
and Ofce and 2.0 percent in Health
Care. Sales declined 3.4 percent in Electro
and Communications and 11.8 percent in
Display and Graphics, both impacted by
the consumer electronics industry. On a
geographic basis, sales grew 8.4 percent in
Latin America/Canada, 6.3 percent in the
United States and 0.1 percent in Europe.
Sales declined 1.9 percent in Asia Pacic.
First-quarter net income rose four percent
year-on-year to over $1.1 billion. We are
off to a very good start in 2012 with
record rst-quarter sales and strong earnings, said Inge Thulin, 3M president and
CEO. 3M employees everywhere did an
outstanding job of managing in a challenging environment for growth. CW

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Market Reports

BRIC paints and varnishes

market valued at $29bn

The paints and varnishes market in the

BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China)
countries was valued over US$29 billion
in 2011, representing an increase of 56.3
percent from the value recorded in 2007,
according to a new report released by The market recorded positive annual growth rates every year
during the review period (2007-2011),
apart from in 2009 when it declined by
3.2 percent due to the adverse impact of
the global economic crisis. Water-based
paints and varnishes accounted for the
largest share of the BRIC paints and varnishes market in 2011 with a market
share of 46.4 percent. The second largest
category in the market was solvent-based
paints and varnishes, which recorded a
market share of 26.6 percent. China was
the largest paints and varnishes market
among the BRIC countries during the review period. The Chinese paints and varnishes market grew rapidly and recorded
a CAGR of 16.90 percent during the review period.
The BRIC countries have played a
major role in the growth of the paints and
coatings market during the review period,
as population growth, rapid urbanization,
increasing disposable income and focus
on nuclear or smaller families have all
combined to considerably raise demand
for residential construction.
Global sporting events such as the
2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016
Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro will require substantial construction activity in
infrastructure, commercial and residential
sectors over the forecast period which will
stimulate growth for paints and varnishes.
Brazil is undergoing an extensive period of reconstruction, with plans to complete 12,265 infrastructure projects
throughout the country by the end of
2016. An investment of US$800 billion
for infrastructure spending is expected in
Brazil over the forecast period, which will
create a large demand for paints and varnishes in the country.
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Russia is preparing to host major international events including the 2018

FIFA World Cup, the 2014 Winter
Olympic Games in Sochi and the 2012
APEC Summit in Vladivostok which will
require substantial construction activity
in infrastructure, commercial, and residential sectors over the forecast period
which will stimulate the growth for
paints and varnishes.
The Indian government announced
an investment of US$514 billion
(INR23.5 trillion) in its 11th five-year
plan, covering the 2007-2012 period. In
addition, the government has increased
infrastructure spending, from seven percent of GDP to 10 percent, which indicates the potential for increased
infrastructure construction activities that
could require paints and varnishes.
The level of construction activity in
China will increase due to increasing FDI,
rapid urbanization, ongoing industrialization, the expanding manufacturing sector
and government efforts to develop infrastructure. This will create demand for
paints and varnishes in China, enabling
the countrys paints and varnishes market
to achieve a CAGR of 12.91% percent
over the forecast period.

GIA says growth in end-use

markets drives the pigments
dyes industry
The market for pigments and dyes responds to the coloring needs of a wide
range of end-use industries, ranging from
paints and coatings to construction. With
robust demand in key markets of paints
and coatings, plastics, paper and printing
inks, the pigments market is forecast to
register steady growth in the coming
years, according to a new report titled,
Pigments and Dyes: A Global Strategic
Business Report, published by Global Industry Analysts Inc.
Aided by a choice for brighter aesthetics and higher pigment

tion, the pigments industry is expected

to propel ahead at a steady rate. The industry is witnessing a fundamental shift
in the form of greater preference for
high performance metal-based inorganic
pigments, and away from solvent-based
raw materials. The dyes market, meanwhile, largely depends upon the fortunes
of its principal end-user, Textiles, which
account for about 70 percent of the
total demand.
After a brief decline in volume and
values, in 2008 and 2009, which was a
result of the global economic downturn,
the future for global pigments and dyes
market appears to be bright. Global
market for pigments and dyes began to
show signs of recovery in 2009 and registered positive growth in 2010, albeit by
a small margin. The market, however, is
expected to post significant growth in
terms of volume as well as value in the
coming years. Surge in the coming years
would be fueled by growth in the paints,
inks, coatings, and construction industries. Growing demand for high quality
value-added pigments is one of the key
factors expected to result in a spurt in
growth. Further, the market, although
mature, would also receive a boost as
companies increasingly feel the need to
evolve and design their products in sync
with changing requirements for new and
emerging technologies. Higher rates of
capacity utilization are expected to further drive prices upwards. Mounting energy costs would also considerably
impact global pigments consumption.
Asia-Pacific represents the largest and
the fastest growing regional market for
pigments and dyes worldwide, as stated
by the new market research report. A
key trend witnessed in the recent past is
the migration of manufacturing capacity
from the West to low-cost countries in
the Asia-Pacific region, driven mainly by
stringent environmental compliance issues. China will continue to be the single
largest and fastest growing market. CW
June 2012

Celanese Corporation said it is raising the

price of all emulsions sold in Europe, the
Middle East and Africa by up to EUR
80/MT effective June 1, 2012, or as contracts allow. This price increase includes all
vinyl acetate and acrylic-based emulsions
and affects applications including, but not
limited to, adhesives, paint and coatings,
building and construction, nonwovens, glass
ber, carpet, paper and textiles. Celanese also
previously announced it will increase the
price of all emulsionsvinyl acetate/ethylene (VAE), vinyl acrylic, pure acrylic, PVAc
homopolymers and other copolymerssold
in the Americas by $0.03/wet pound effective May 14, 2012, or as contracts allow.

Wacker Polymers is raising its prices for

its Vinnapas vinyl acetate-ethylene and
ethylene-vinyl chloride-based copolymer
dispersions in the Americas. Effective June
1, 2012, or as customer contracts allow,
Wacker will implement a price increase of
$0.03 per wet pound.

Kraton Polymers announces

Asia Pacific SIS price increase

Troy Corp. announces price


Kraton Polymers LLC has announced a

Effective May 1, 2012, or as contracts

general price increase in the Asia Pacific Region of 200 USD/MT for all
Kraton SIS polymers and compounds.
Subject to the terms of any applicable
contracts, these price increases took effect June 1, 2012.

Wacker Polymers raises prices

on Vinnapas in Americas

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Celanese to raise emulsions prices

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allow, Troy Corp. increased global prices

for Polyphase and other dry film preservatives, Mergal wet-state preservatives
and additives up to 15 percent. This
price increase is due to increases in the
cost of key raw materials, global regulatory support, energy, transportation and
labor said the company.

Price increase for carbon black

and pigment preparations
Orion Engineered Carbons LLC increased prices for domestically produced
carbon black and pigment preparations
Corasol, Derussol and Tack by $0.15/lb
for deliveries to the Americas. Imported
pigment prices increased by up to nine
percent depending on grade. The price
increases became effective for all deliveries as of May 1, 2012. CW

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New Products

New Spies Hecker

Permasolid 2.1 Surfacer 5157

Permasolid 2.1 Sufacer 5157

Spies Hecker has introduced Permasolid

2.1 Surfacer 5157 is a 2K acrylic urethane
with low VOC levels and is designed for
use with both waterborne and solventborne base coats.
Permasolid 2.1 Surfacer 5157 is ideal
for renishers because of ease of application and increased productivity the company said. Spraying requires two to four
coats and ash-off time is ve to 10 minutes between coats. Its leveling properties
means less sanding is required.
Permasolid 2.1 Surfacer 5157 gives
shops a low VOC, productive surfacer
that will help increase productivity and
improve nal results, said Debbie Curry,
product manager, North America. This
new surfacer is not only fast and easy to
spray, it also provides good absorption of
overspray and exceptional feather edge capabilities, enabling technicians to achieve
optimal nal results.
Permasolid 2.1 Surfacer 5157 is available in white and dark gray.
Based in Cologne, Germany, Spies
Hecker is one of the worlds leading manufacturers of renishing paints.

Dunn-Edwards improves
Suprema interior flat and
velvet paint
Dunn-Edwards has improved its Suprema
product line. The Flat and Velvet nish
levels (10 and 20) now provide better
hide, burnish resistance and touch up that
will go a long way to ensure that painting
professionals can provide the best possible interior paint for their clients homes
the company said. The high quality resins
in its formulation provide better scrub resistance by creating a harder lm.
Suprema has excellent ow and leveling
because it uses a special thickening agent
that interacts better with the resin particles to allow the paint lm to ow better.
This ensures a smooth, even nish.
Suprema is eco-friendly, ethylene glycol
(EG)-free and produced in the nations
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only LEED Gold-Certied paint manufacturing plant. Suprema is ultra-low VOC at

50 grams per liter, and has very low odor
both during and after application. The improved Suprema Flat and Velvet are now
available in Dunn-Edwards stores.

PPG launches new CRE Series

PPG Commercial Coatings has introduced
an enhanced version of its CRE Series corrosion-resistant epoxy primers. The new
primers replace all versions of the CRE
products currently sold in North America.
The CRE-X21 Series primers provide a
range of performance features that include
improved chemical resistance, enhanced
corrosion protection, a broad 96-hour recoat window, and excellent adhesion to
galvanized, galvaneal and stainless steel as
well as to current compatible substrates.
Also, with a 2.1 lbs/gal blended VOC, the
new series meets current regulations in the
U.S. and Canada in PPG target markets.
This series of greatly improved
primers is the result of new raw material
technology we are utilizing at PPG, said
Steve Podlas, marketing manager for PPG
Commercial Coatings. We have completely redesigned both sides of the
primer/hardener package in making the
According to Podlas, the CRE-X21 Series primers offer higher lm build capabilities and excellent sag resistance. The ll
properties make the primers an ideal
choice for application over sandblasted
proles. The primers also provide a
smoother appearance allowing for a better
nish appearance after the topcoat is applied.
The CRE-X21 Series primers are offered in three standard colorsblack,
gray and whitein addition to a tintable
version. They are intended for use on trailers, cranes, service bodies, cryogenic
equipment, and a variety of other manufactured items. The primers can be applied
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Chesapeake Bay Coatings

introduces Devran 224HS
epoxy coating for industrial
Baltimore, Md.-based coatings manufacturer Chesapeake Bay Coating has recently introduced several new high
performance steel coating products to
their product catalogue. One of the latest
steel coating solutions that the company
has added to their in-house inventory is
the Devran 224HS high solids epoxy coating product. This solution has been designed as a coating for structural steel,
piping, tanks and equipment in chemical,
fertilizer and power plants among other
Devran 224HS is a high performance
multi-purpose, two-component chemically-cured epoxy semi-glass coating de-

June 2012

signed for use on properly prepared steel

and masonry surfaces. The company said
many of its clients have found the product to be the ideal solution for coatings
within correctional facilities, schools and
commercial areas and restaurant kitchens
where high performance is mandated by
federal legislation.
As one of the leading providers of
coatings to the federal government,
Chesapeake Bay Coatings has a long history in meeting the set stands of governmental agencies for the production of
coatings solutions for the military.

Biocoat adds three successors

to its HydroSleek hydrophilic
coatings for medical devices
Biocoat, Inc., maker of lubricious Hydak
hydrophilic coatings introduced three
new hydrophilic coatings for medical devices to its lineup. HydroSleek2 is the
new successor to the original HydroSleek lubricious coating, with im-

New Products

using conventional equipment, pressure

pots, airless, air-assisted airless, or electrostatic spray equipment.

proved processing and biocompatibility. The HydroSleek Kit is

another variation on the HydroSleek coating, which allows
the product to be stored and transported
under a wider array of conditions. The
Hydak T-040 Kit is a remake of Hydak
L-110, also allowing for wider availability to Asian and European markets. All
of these coatings are based on high molecular weight hyaluronic acid (HA).
This technology has applications among
a range of fields including ophthalmology, urology, cardiology, endoscopy, and
neurovascular. HydroSleek coatings have
overcome the trade off between lubricity
and durability seen in cross-linked coatings. Additionally, HydroSleek involves
a heat-cure process so both ID and OD
may be coated without the concerns surrounding UV curing. These new products will act as Biocoats front line
solution to medical device firms seeking
to reduce surface friction for their devices the company said. CW

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International Coatings Scene


Industrial Coatings Segment Tackles VOC Issues

Previously confined
to the decorative
coatings segment,
the VOC issue is
now at the forefront
of industrial
coatings as well.

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by Sean Milmo
Europe Correspondent
uropean regulations aimed specically at
limiting emissions of volatile organic
compounds (VOCs) from coatings have
been mainly conned to decorative paints and
the manufacture of the coatings themselves.
The last piece of major European Union legislation targeting VOCs was the decorative paints
regulation dubbed Decopaint, which in two
phases from 2007 and 2010 decreased the VOC
content of certain coatings by over 90 percent.
The European Commission, the EU executive
which is responsible for drawing up new EU legislation for approval by the European Parliament
and EU governments, appears to have abandoned
tentative plans to extend VOC limits to other
coatings sectors, especially industrial paints.
It has also put aside plans for regulations on
interior air quality (IAQ) which would probably trigger not only tighter restrictions on VOCs
in decorative paints but also in wood coatings
on ooring and furniture and in plastic coatings
in household appliances.
Nonetheless producers of industrial paints,
especially anticorrosion and protective coatings,
have been feeling under pressure to reduce the
VOC emissions from their products.

They are being pushed by other legislation

not specic to VOCs, new guidance from standards organizations, by customers or by their
own environmentally friendly strategies.
(Were) not waiting until the last minute for
legislation to show the way, said Dimitris Likouressis, group marketing manager at Hempel
of Denmark. We are trying in all our developments to explore ways of combining high performance competitive products with the least
impact on the environment. We need (also) to
understand that our customers with their own
sustainability policies have every intention to
work for a safer environment.
NORSOK, the Norwegian organization that
sets international bench marking standards for
the North Sea oil and gas, energy and marine
sectors, has just been tightening up its VOCs and
other rules. Certain water tanks now have to
have solvent-free coatings under NORSOC.
Among non VOC-specic EU regulations the
biggest inuence on solvents usage is being exerted
by REACH, the regions legislation on the registration, evaluation and authorization of chemicals.
It requires that all chemicals manufactured
or imported in quantities of 10 tons or more a
year will have to be registered with data about
their derived no effect levels (DNELs). These
show the extent of exposure to a substance
below which no adverse effects are expected to
occur. The REACH denition of DNEL substances include VOCs.
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Manufacturers of industrial coatings

are steadily moving over to low-solvent or
solvent-free products. Weve seen growing interest from our customers for lower
VOC alternatives, said Mary Rose Correa, industrial market manager for Dow
Coatings Materials.
International Paint, the marine and
protective coatings division of AkzoNobel, has reported that ABB, the global
leader in power and automation technologies, had recently awarded it a coatings supply contract for transformers in
which a priority was a reduction in
VOC emissions.
International Paint has a wide range of
VOC contents in its paintsextending
from virtually zero to over 400 grams per
liter. In discussions with ABB before the
award of the contract International
stressed that VOC emissions were not necessarily linked to VOC content.
While VOC per liter is important it is
also essential to understand the relative
volume solids content of the coatings, the
total dried lm thickness (DFT) of the applied lm coating system and the overall
VOC released per area painted, said
Jamie OBrien, worldwide power market
manager at International.
Hempel has just introduced a new solvent-free epoxy coating for the interior of
storage tanks and pipelines, specied for
temperatures up to 93C (200F), which
enables oil and gas companies to store and

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International Coatings Scene

handle high temperature crude oil and

water without risk of contamination.
The coating with the brand name
Hempadur 35900 does not release VOCs
during application so that it conforms
with strict environmental regulations such
as those of California in the US and the
new NORSOK standards.
It was quite a challenge conforming
to the NORSOK standards because it
took nine months of testing according to
NORSOK requirements, said Kunal
Nadkami, Hempels group oil and gas
segment manager. It was particularly
demanding for solvent-free coatings,
which had to show that they operate at
high temperatures.
Hempel believes that the trend to lowVOC emissions or VOC-free paint in sectors like oil and gas will extend to other
coatings segments.
There is a strong momentum behind
the move to low or solvent-free anti-corrosion and protective coatings in oil and
gas production, both off- and on- shore,
said Nadkami. The large players in the
market are taking the lead on the issue.
They are taking on the responsibility of
ensuring that the coatings they use have
both a high level of performance and are
The formulation of anticorrosion and
protective paints with low VOC contents
can be technologically challenging to coatings producers, particularly if their per-

formance has to be at least equivalent to

that of solventborne products.
The durability, hardness and chemical
and UV resistance of protective solventborne epoxy coatings can be difcult to
replicate in low-VOC paints. Dow Coating Materials has recently introduced waterborne systems with very low VOC
contents, which it claims rivals solventborne properties.
One option when switching to low
VOC formulations with epoxy coatings is
to use liquid instead of solid systems. But
while these give high levels of hardness
they can also have less exibility than the
solid epoxies.
Poor gloss and foaming can present
problems in low-VOC protective coatings,
requiring the use of new types of deaerators or defoamers.
At a time of slow economic growth
and low capital investment, the move
away from solventborne anticorrosion
and protective coatings may be a gradual
process in Europe because of the necessity for expenditure on new equipment
for applying more environmentally compatible paints.
This is now a trend, said Nadkami.
The technology, which is now showing itself to be suitable for the oil and gas sector will be suitable for other sectors. At
the moment the oil and gas sector and to
some extent the marine segment is driving
this extension into other segments. CW

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Business Corner

Strategies & Analysis

Keeping the Family Business In the Family

by Ira Miller
The Chemark Consulting Group
recently interviewed the founder and CEO of
a successful small business and his two sons.
The founder wants to grow the business and
ensure a place for his sons. The boys want the
business to succeed and become the foundation
for employment in their community and wealth
for the family for generations to come.
We have put together a three-step game plan
for this business that brings the sons into the decision-making process both as executives and
owners. The three steps include:
1. Finding Capital (pricing models; cash cycles; packaging models)
2. Strategic Direction (external view; internal view; implementation of change)
3. Organization Impact (structure/ management; policies/methods; involvement)
In the process of discovering this particular
familys goals, I came across a number of gaps
that we will need to bridge as we work together.
As you will see below, Priscilla Cale and David
Tate have identied some of the more frequently
encountered gaps in family-owned businesses.

Excerpted from Building Commitment in the

Family Business Begins with YOU, By Piscilla
M. Cale, MBA and David C. Tate, PhD
Generational differences between owners and
successors can account for some of the interpersonal challenges that surface in familyowned or closely held businesses. Members of
the veteran generation may see Baby Boomers
as self-absorbed and view those of Gen X or Y
as stubborn, unaware and disrespectful. Baby
Boomers may characterize members of Gen X
or Y as rude, impatient and having little regard
for established processes. And members of Gen
X or Y might characterize Baby Boomers as
workaholics, self-righteous and clueless. Either
way you slice it, those in Gen X and Y are oftentimes (and unfairly) labeled as irreverent
and uncommitted.
But when it comes to family businesses,
most family business owners want the business
to remain family-owned. And so, members of
the senior generation face a dilemma: while
they may want to transition the business to the
next generation, they are fearful that the next
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generation is not or will not be as committed

to the business as they are.
In a number of surveys, commitment is ranked
as the second-most important successor attribute
just behind integrity. Conversely, lack of committed
leadership has been cited as a barrier to succession.
So, for family business leaders, the question becomes: How can I build commitment in successors?
Here are a few tips on how leaders can foster
commitment in the succeeding generation.
Exhibit commitment
One gripe heard from successors is that it is unfair
to expect them to be committed to a business that
(a) doesnt have an established plan for succession;
(b) doesnt have leaders who have built an estate
plan that protects corporate assets; (c) doesnt have
formally identied career paths and job descriptions; and (d) doesnt have a strategic plan. And
their concerns are not baseless. In fact, only about
one-third of family businesses have a strategic
plan, one-third have built a succession plan, onethird have an estate plan (that goes beyond a simple will), half have developed job descriptions and
only one in ve have descriptive career paths by
job function. So for the next generation to be committed to the business, leaders must exhibit commitment by establishing plans and processes that
will ensure there will be a strong business that can
survive beyond the transition of leadership.
Appreciate different work styles and the efciencies technology brings
Globalization of the late 20th century (and the
dotcom era) has brought much efciency to the
boardroom, and it also allows leaders to delegate
tasks to others more effectively and outsource
those tasks that are not value-added. Technology
allows leaders to videoconference, work remotely,
monitor progress toward goals and be plugged in
virtually anywhere and at anytime. Yet, just because successors may not physically be at the ofce
for 12-hour stretches every day doesnt mean
theyre being unproductive. Understand that technology brings opportunities to have a work/life
balance, and brings about greater efciency that
places less cost demands on the business.
Be a participatory leader
When leaders involve successors in current business decisions, it fosters buy-in and feelings of inclusion. It also generally leads to better decisions
(being that the leader has considered multiple

ions) and helps successors to believe that the business will be strong enough to survive a transition.
In fact, studies of leadership in family rms found
that participative leadership was associated with a
number of positive results, including favorable
family and nancial outcomes, greater employee
satisfaction and greater levels of commitment.
Be transformational
Closely related to participatory leadership, transformational leaders motivate others and help to
build cohesion in ways that increase loyalty. There
are four ways in which leaders can become transformational: (1) by giving individual consideration to employees and acting as a mentor or
coach; (2) by articulating a compelling vision and
communicating optimism about future goals; (3)
by providing intellectual stimulation and challenging employees to think, learn, and share ideas;
and (4) by exhibiting charisma, pride, respect,
trust, high standards and ethical behavior.
With a new generation entering the business
comes a new set of norms and practices that
sometimes mystify those members of the senior
generation. But change is natural, and new ways
of working are an integral part of evolution. Just
remember, though: nobody wants to be part of a
sinking ship. If you want to attract, retain and
build committed next generation leaders, incumbent leaders must put forth the effort rst to let
successors know that they are doing the important work to make sure that the business is safe,
strong and an exciting place to work that offers
opportunities for personal and professional
growth. And so, heres our advice to family business leaders: Be committed to build commitment.

What you can do now

It seems to me there are four steps to take as
you contemplate leadership succession to the
next generation:
Accept that you will not work forever. Desire
for the next stage of life or Mother Nature
will ensure that this assessment is correct.
Make your own, private assessment of the
leadership potential within the next generation.
Ask them about their desires for their life.
Does or could it include running the family business?
Find someone who can guide you, your
business owners, family and leadership
through the planning and execution of the
transition. CW
June 2012


Protecting the P&C Industrys Intellectual Assets

DIY Audits of Coatings Companies Trade Secrets

By Steve McDaniel, JD PhD
Technology Litigators
he DIY approach looms large in
certain sectors of our industry,
with do-it-yourselfers painting
everything from model cars to kitchens to
yachts. As discussed in previous iPaint
columns, trade secrets as a means to gain
competitive edges also have a huge presence in our business.
I recently discussed these seemingly
disparate facts with a leading coatings
company serving a very large DIY market,
the products for which it chiey protects
using trade secret techniques. It made me
wonder if our CW readers could use a
guide book for conducting their own
trade secret audits.
Listen, I do recommend professional
assistance, especially to get you started
down the right road. But, I even more
strongly recommend routine reviews of internal trade secret protection programs of
any coatings company. So, heres an abbreviated discussion of how you may wish
to conduct a DIY trade secret audit.
There is one and only way to organize
your DIY trade secret audit and, that is by
preparing yourself for a trade secret lawsuit.
Sorry, thats just the way it is. Physical security is ne, gotta have it. But, unless you
have built the legal barricades around your
trade secrets, youre just whistling Dixie.
There are really only a few possible
legal theories (reasons you can use to sue
someone for swiping your trade secrets)
and chiey there are two upon which you
should focus your audit. Namely, either
the bums broke a contract with you under
which they promised NOT to steal them,
or they committed the civil equivalent of
criminal theft (the tort of trade secret
This means that your audit should

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have two principal assessments of equal

importancea review of all contractual
relationships giving rise to a duty to protect your trade secrets, and a review of all
possible avenues by which someone might
tortuously steal your trade secrets. Ancillary to these reviews, you must be mindful
of where it is you will likely bring the lawsuit (the venue), what laws will govern the
suit (the choice of laws) especially if you
are a multi-state or multi-national organization (and, who isnt these days), and
when it is you must bring the lawsuit (a
matter of tracking statutes of limitations).
You are going to have to establish
your case using facts and as the trade secret owner, you have the burden to do so
by presenting the court with a preponderance of the evidence in your favor.
Sometimes, you have to do so very
quickly if you are seeking any sort of preliminary relief to prevent use of your secrets (injunctions, seizures, freezing of
assets, bankruptcy proceedings, etc.). So,
prepare well in advance for this aspect of
your case. You can do so by having at
least compiled categorical listings of your
trade secrets and by making some
SWAGs as to the value of each. For example, in your formulations lab, it is
likely that there are ranges of tolerances
in your formulations for each of the components with which you build your coatings. These are very likely generally
referred to in your published MSDS pamphlets, but are actually much more
tightly defined by your chemists. Such a
categorical listing might be: The Supplier identity for Additive ABC and tolerable ranges for same in Formulation
XYZ, representing 70-90% of the market advantage value of the product over
the nearest competitors product. That is
what you would list on your pleadings,
say if you were forced to sue an ex-formulation chemist who walked the ACTUAL trade secret range tolerances to
your competitor.

The elements of a trade secret case for

which you must provide proofs are that
(a) the trade secret actually exists; (b) the
trade secret was disclosed in condence to
the defendant or otherwise illegally gotten; and (c) the defendants use or disclosure of the trade secret was in violation of
that condence, causing quantiable injury to you. There are numerous versions
of these elements depending upon the jurisdiction and the facts of the case, but
they kind of boil down to these three. For
this reason, regardless of the theory under
which you bring your suit against the
thieves, your DIY audit should address the
factual underpinnings of these three requisite proofs.
In many jurisdictions, the question of
whether or not there is use in ones own
business comes into play. In one of the
recognized denitions of trade secrets
(called the Restatement of Torts), for information to constitute a trade secret it
must be information used in ones own
business, and which gives him an opportunity to obtain an advantage over competitors who do not know or use it and
be in continuous use.
In another definition source (Uniform
Trade Secrets Act), it need not be used
since the owner may not have yet had an
opportunity to use it. So, your DIY trade
secret audit is going to have to address
which of these rules applies and set up
systems accordingly, or make sure you
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Protecting the P&C Industrys Intellectual Assets

cover both scenarios.

To this point in setting up your DIY
audit, we have focused on things you
more or less have control over in a trade
secret lawsuit. Now, it gets a bit dicier
namely, predicting how the bad guy is
going to actand catching him at it. For
one thing, you have to show that the
thief either used or disclosed (and/or illegally acquired, under the Restatement
Third of Competition) the ill-gotten
trade secrets he swiped from you in
order to trigger any relief from the
courts. And, in many cases you have only
a short period of time after you know or
should have known about the heist to
sue the curmudgeon.
See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil
may work for the three wise monkeys of
the Tsh-g shrine, but it does not work
for the trade secret owner. To the contrary,
your DIY trade secret audit should have a
very strong component making sure you
have an effective ears-to-the-wall gathering of competitive corporate intelligence,
watchful employee monitoring and reasonable security.
Your DIY audit needs to set in place
a system that kicks in when there is sufficient reason to suspect someone else
has illegally disclosed, acquired or is illegally using your trade secrets. Illegal
acquisition certainly would be established by burglary, but wiretapping and
fraud also qualify. Other improper
means can include unauthorized interception of communications, or inducement or knowing participation in a
breach of confidence by another.
Illegal use or disclosure can arise as a
result of a breach of a confidential relationship, improper means outside a confidential relationship, obtaining the trade
secrets from another that illegally acquired them, and even acquisition by accident or mistake. Similarly, use is not
limited to traditional concepts of manufacturing and sale. Even if a competitor
does not use its knowledge of your
newest formulation improvements from
a technical perspective, but accelerates
its own competitive product in view of
its ill-gotten knowledge of your own
new product launch date, theft may be
shown. Use in a foreign jurisdiction can
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trigger liability, and be prevented in a

US-based proceeding.
So, cast your DIY audit net widely.
And, do not be put off by claims of independent development or reverse engineer-

[Y]our DIY trade secret audit should

have a very strong
component making
sure you have an effective ears-to-thewall gathering of
competitive corporate
watchful employee
monitoring and reasonable security.
ing of your publicly available coatings
that is miraculously accomplished after
you le suitthe initial conduct was still
wrongful and actionable.
Your DIY protection system claxons
start ringing having detected a possible illegal disclosure, use or acquisition of your
trade secrets, and all hands are called onto
the deck. What do you deliver to your attorney to initiate the suit?
Generally, he will need you to gather
that facts that show (1) the protected matter is not generally known or readily ascertainable; (2) it provides your company
a demonstrable competitive edge; (3) you
spent plenty to develop it; and (4) you intended to and did in fact take steps to
keep it protected.
If youve set up your DIY system properly, this evidence should basically spill
out of your computers onto a ash drive
that you can hand to the paralegal at your
rst litigation meetingsaving your


pany valuable time and lots of money

all the while impressing the heck out of
your litigation attorney. Your system will
regurgitate all the steps you have taken as
a condition precedent to assure relative
secrecy and its not just what you DO but
what you DONT do that will loom large.
You DO have restricted access to ofces,
labs, computers, data, etc. You DONT
allow publication of important company
information unless it has been subjected
to a review process. You DO conduct exit
interviews of your own employees, but
you DONT allow new employees to
bring potentially condential information
of a competitor into your own facility
and remind them of same at entrance interviews. You DO discuss condential information with clients and vendors, but
you DONT do so absent a contractual
duty of condence.
A DIY approach to this task may
seem daunting at first. And certainly the
process can be eased considerably with
skilled trade secret experts, but the effort
will pay off in the end. Even if you decide
to begin a revamp of your trade secret
protection processes using a pro, you will
want to routinely make DIY sweeps of
your systems to make sure all parts are
up-to-date and fully operational.
In many cases, a well-designed process
can prevent trade secret theft in the first
place. In the instance that misappropriation takes place, this same well-honed
system can quickly and summarily prevent actual damaging use or more widely
disclosed knowledge of your competitive
information. And, in the fairly rare event
that the suit goes the distance, your system will place your case in the best possible position to prevail. And, just like
any DIY project that you undertake
be it hanging wallpaper, changing spark
plugs or painting your denpractice
makes perfect. CW
Technology Litigators (McDaniel &
Assoc. P.C.) was founded in 1999 by
Steve McDaniel, Ph.D., J.D. in Austin,
Texas. The firm is a full-service intellectual property law firm with a particular
focus on trade secret protection. For
more information visit them online at
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Industrial Coatings

Industrial Coatings

The industrial coatings market has yet to return to pre-recession levels of growth, but
certain areas such as the oil and gas segments offer good opportunities.

by Kerry Pianoforte, Associate Editor

he industrial coatings market performed relatively well
over the past year. Like most aspects of the coatings business, we experienced a dip in demand for industrial coatings, said Jeff Spillane, senior product manager, Complementary
Coatings Corp. A positive feature of the industrial business,
however, is that the coatings are typically used for protection and
durability and less for aesthetics. This has kept the demand for
industrial coatings higher versus architectural coatings.
Despite the difficult financial situation in many areas of

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the world, the market for industrial coatings performed reasonably well overall due to the fact that there are still segments
and markets that are experiencing high growth, said Dimitris
Likouressis, group marketing manager at Hempel. As the
Hempel Group has a global presence, it is in a position to minimize the risks from underperforming markets and to explore
emerging market opportunities.
Hempel reports that it is experiencing signicant growth, inline with its ambitious 2011-2015 strategy. With well selected
acquisitions and organic growth, Hempel will maintain its position as one of the key players in the protective coatings market,
focusing on innovative solutions generated by its ten R&D cen-

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The industrial coatings market is comprised of a number of
diverse segments, such as onshore oil and gas, commercial architecture, general industrial and industrial maintenance. Industrial coatings manufacturers are reporting that the oil and gas
and general maintenance segments are driving growth.
According to Likouressis, the oil and gas segment is maintaining very attractive growth. This is due to all the investment
in deepwater exploration and production that is taking place
these days, as well as projects related to natural gas, both conventional and unconventional, he said. Renewable energy still
represents a small part of the global energy portfolio, but it has
a positive outlook, despite the obstacles that it faces. Mining and
metal processing, water/waste water and other infrastructure segments will also continue to remain attractive in terms of value.
The industrial maintenance business has offered greater opportunity, said Spillane. It accounts for a large portion of the
overall business and at favorable margins. New projects or major
rehabs are larger in terms of gallonage, but they are harder to secure, have lower margins and show greater lag time in payment.
BASFs coatings division has invested 1 million in the construction of a new application center in Oldenburg, Germany, to
strengthen its global business in industrial coatings. The new center, which includes a spraybooth for large objects, several work
rooms and a training and presentation room, will be used for applications in the wind energy sector, as well as for marine and
aircraft coatings and an array of applications in diverse industrial
segments said the company.
We are increasingly gearing our business in coatings for
wind energy to a global market. At the new application center,
we are able to simulate the various painting conditions of our
customers worldwide and optimize our products accordingly,
said Dr. Achim Gast, head of post-coatings at BASF.

A wide range of climate conditions can be simulated at the

center. As a result of the application tests in Oldenburg, application technologies and processes are already being ideally adapted
during development in order to allow smooth and efcient use at
the customers premises. These tests carried out in advance save
money and time for both the coatings division and its customers.
We also shorten the coordination process when there are
product modications, said Lbbo Rttgers, coordinator of the
application center. This allows us to continuously improve our
product quality.
BASFs paint professionals will train their customers at the
new center. In the future, in Oldenburg, they will practice how to
apply BASF products.

Compliance and performance

In recent years, there has been a big shift in the types of products
being used for industrial applications. While the products must
be highly durable and offer the best substrate protection, they
must also comply with environmental legislation.
The protection of the environment is and should remain a
key element in the coatings industry, and not only when legislation is leading the way, said Likouressis. The challenge for
coating manufacturers is to develop innovative solutions that
dont harm the environment, yet also offer the right value to
Water-based coatings are denitely interesting. Hempel was
successful in introducing water-based coatings to the very competitive container market, for example, said Likouressis. However, we expect to see more and more solvent-free products
before the use of water-based products scales up.
VOC regulations have had an impact on the industrial coatings market. The Corotech portfolio is still a complete line and
we have worked very hard to ensure all our coatings are com-

BASF offers several products for formulating industrial coatings

BASF offers a number of products to help industrial coatings manufacturers offer safe and durable products.
Some companies see extra value in solvent-based coatings in terms of appearance and performance, and will continue to
use them while managing the health and safety requirements, said Gregory Turco, technical manager, BASF Resins. High solids
and 100 percent solids technologies have continued to improve, and make long-term solvent use more-and-more practical.
BASF is committed to the coatings industry, Turco added. We continue to invest in new polymers as well as new coatings
additives and better pigments. In the polymer area, we expect to introduce products for metal, wood and concrete during 2012.
BASF now produces the Sovermol line of polyols for urethane coatings. This is a high performance line of very high
solids products with good toughness, weatherability and versatility, said Turco. We expect our customers will like these
products when they become more familiar with them.
Other products include Joncryl RPD-950 and Joncryl RPD-980 super-fast curing polyols for urethane coatings. Joncryl RPD950 is for automotive refinish and it is dry-to-buffing in just 30 minutes. Joncryl RPD-980 takes the same technology into an industrial maintenance vehicle, and it provides superfast return to service for active plant environments.
Joncryl OH 8313 and Basonat LR9056 are waterborne polyol and isocyanate combinations that BASF recently introduced.
These provide excellent weatherability and chemical resistance.
Acronal PRO 80 is an advanced metal primer resin suitable for heavy duty environments like bridges or for industrial
metal products. It supports the use of chrome-free anti-corrosive pigments, and achieves top-tier anti-rust performance.

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Industrial Coatings

pliant without sacrificing performance, said

Spillane. There has
been some growth in
but we are also moving
to higher solids to control VOCs.
Complementary Coatings has added a number
of new products to its
Corotech line.
We have developed
the Corotech line over the
Complementary Coatings has devel- last two years by consolioped the Corotech line over the last dating the Coronado and
two years by consolidating the Coron- Insl-x industrial brands,
said Spillane. As a result,
ado and Insl-x industrial brands.
we have experienced excellent acceptance and growth of the line. We continue to improve
and expand the portfolio and will stay ahead of the ever-changing
VOC regulations.
Corotech V341 Pre-Catalyzed Waterborne Epoxy is an extremely durable, easy to use, single component epoxy offering
many of the high performance characteristics expected from the
traditional two-component epoxies without the odor, pre-mixing, pot life and application difculties inherent in these products, according to Complementary Coatings. This product is well
suited for use in moderately severe exposures and high trafc
areas subject to frequent cleaning. It is ideal for use in high trafc areas of commercial kitchens, cafeterias and bathrooms in facilities such as hospitals, schools and processing plants. It
provides superior adhesion and abrasion resistance on a wide
variety of substrates and can be used on most interior applications where maximum durability is required.
Corotech V156 Moisture Tolerant Quick Set Epoxy Clear
Sealer is a two-component, fast dry, waterborne polyamide hybrid formulated to provide superior chemical, abrasion and impact resistance when used on concrete oors. This product can be
used as a stand-alone clear nish (two coats) or as a basecoat for
high performance oor systems. The highly cross-linked lm provides years of service in industrial and commercial applications
and is particularly suited for use on concrete oors subjected to
severe service conditions. The waterborne formulation produces
lower odor than solvent-based epoxies, so this product may be
applied in occupied areas, and is more user friendly than solventbased polyamide epoxies.
Corotech V240 Hammertone Alkyd Urethane Enamel is
formulated as a heavy duty, industrial enamel finish for interior or exterior surfaces. Its rust-preventive properties make it
an ideal coating for all metal substrates. The surface wetting
characteristics inherent in this product allows for application
over marginally prepared surfaces. The Hammertone finish offers a pleasing affect and the protection of a direct-to-metal
product. The urethane modification far surpasses the perJune 2012


formance of straight alkyd formulations in exterior exposures.

This product can be applied to non-ferrous metals such as galvanized metal or aluminum. This product is suitable for use in
USDA inspected facilities.
As oil and gas companies are drilling deeper and deeper,
they need to be able to handle high temperature mixtures of
crude oil and water in their crude oil tanks. Hempels
Hempadur 35900 is a high-performance phenolic epoxy that
has superior performance at high temperatures. According to
Hempel, the product has passed the strict requirements of the
latest NORSOK rev. 6, as well as the pre-qualification tests of
the biggest oil and gas companies.
Not only is this product specied up to 93C/200F, its also
solvent-free, which is very much appreciated in the construction
and maintenance of storage tanks, especially as this area often
has strict environmental legislation, said Likouressis.
Hempel is strong in renewables, especially wind energy, and
recently launched a high-performing system for wind blades.
The coating system is extremely exible and is specially designed to withstand the movements of a blade during operation,
said Likouressis. It also provides excellent impact, erosion and
weather resistance. The systemHempels Blade Primer 47400
and Blade 57620is produced in all the key wind regions
around the world. In combination with Hempels highly qualied
teams of coating advisors, this system represents a safe solution
for wind turbine manufacturers and blade producers.
BASF has launched Elastocoat AC, a new protective pipe
coating product line for the water transmission pipe industry.
The two-component, 1:1 by volume polyurethane system can
be used as an internal lining or as a corrosion resistant external
coating for potable and non-potable water transmission
pipelines. Elastocoat AC offers a protection solution for transmission pipe used in infrastructure improvement and new installation projects.
The latest in a family of products from the BASF Polyurethane
Solutions business designed for pipeline protection, Elastocoat
AC contains zero volatile organic compunds (VOCs). As a 100
percent solid elastomeric coating, Elastocoat AC is designed for
the cathodic protection of steel and ductile iron pipe and associated ttings. With excellent impact and abrasion resistance and
cathodic disbondment properties, Elastocoat AC meets the
AWWA-C222 specication, a standard for polyurethane coatings
issued by the American Water Works Association.
BASF Coatings has also introduced two new coating technolobies for the coating of rotor blades. The new coating system, Relest Wind Leading Edge, improves the economic
efficiency of wind turbines. It provides protection of the front
and leading edge of the rotor blade from erosion and due to its
high erosion resistance against rain, sand and hail Relest Wind
Leading Edge is particularly useful for offshore turbines as it
extends their life span and increases the service intervals. Moreover, the material offers major advantages in the application
process: flexible film thicknesses are possible during the coating process, and the short drying time ensures high production
efficiency said the company.CW

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Media and Milling Equipment

Media and Milling Equipment

Here is a look at the latest offerings from select media and milling equipment manufacturers.
For more information on the products listed, please contact the company directly.

Buhler Inc. North America

Mahwah, NJ USA
Fax: 201-847-0606
Bulher Cenomic Bead Mill
The Cenomic bead mill concept assures reduced specic grinding
costs due to higher ow capability without compression of grinding beads, due to the counter ow conveying EcoMizer discs and
the deector cage, around the SuperScreen. Because of the consequent use of wear resistant proprietary materials, a reduced
clearance between the outer diameter of the discs and the mill
cylinder can be achieved. This leads to an increased grinding efciency and a long service life. The required feed pressure is reduced signicantly because of the particularly large-surfaced
SuperScreen. In comparison to other full-volume agitated bead
mills, considerably smaller grinding beads can be utilized with
the highest degree of reliability during operation.

Conn and Company, LLC

Warren, PA USA
Fax: 814-723-8502
Polyethylene Conn Blade
The Conn Blade is now available in UHMW Polyethylene. It provides excellent performance and longevity in highly abrasive
and/or highly corrosive mixes. It is the most efcient and aggressive poly blade available.

Exakt Technologies, Inc.

Oklahoma City, OK USA
Fax: 405-848-7701
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Exakt Technologies E Series Three Roll Mills

Exakt Technologies, Inc. offers a selection of electronically
controlled Three Roll Mills ideal for R&D, pilot plant projects and production
runs. The E Series mills
combine two modes of
operation, a self-calibrating feature, and
come with a digital display for the operators
panel showing the operating
during use. The programming feature insures
when processing even
the most viscous of
products. These mills
have new safety features including cleaning mode and other
ANSI requirements. E Series mills are available with chromeplated hardened steel, solid aluminum oxide, solid zirconium
oxide or solid silicon carbide rollers.

Norstone Inc.
Bridgeport, PA USA
Fax: 610-275-2414
SEFA-BAX is a new bauxite based grinding media that has
been used in the mining industry for the past several years. The
density is 3.8, the same as zirconia silica, but the wear prop-

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Media and Milling Equipment

erties are far greater. The wear is even better than ZTA, zirconia toughened alumina, but the cost is less. It is gentle on the
equipment and the best value in a medium density ceramic
grinding media.


offers users greater exibility in both viscosity ranges and batch

sizes. Trials are available at the Bell, CA facility.

Schold Machine Corp.

Chicago, IL USA
Fax: 708-458-3866

Charles Ross and Son Company

Hauppauge, NY USA
Ross X-Series Ultra High Shear
The Ross X-Series produces narrow particle size distributions in
a single pass, delivering greater size reduction and throughput
compared to colloid
mills. Certain products prepared on expensive
pressure homogenizers and difcult-toclean media mills are
produced in the XSeries with comparable
Applications include
specialty coatings,
paint and inks, polymer suspensions and nanodispersions.
Show is the newest X-5 model consisting of precisely-machined stator and matching rotor turning at over 11,000 ft/min.
Process uid enters the center of the generator and subjected to
intense mechanical and hydraulic shear as it accelerates outward
through channels in the intermeshing rotor/stator teeth.

Myers Engineering
Bell, CA
Fax: 323-771-7789
M850E Basket Mill
Common to basket mills, the M850 allows for a lone tank
process eliminating pumps, hoses and extra mix tanks for product transfer. The unique design of the Myers mill allows independent speed control of both the media and batch agitators.
The agitator assists in keeping the batch homogeneous while
waiting for its next pass through the milling chamber. Exiting
the chamber, the product passes down the side of a cooling
shroud to eliminate heat build-up. The Myers dual shaft design
June 2012

UV Ink Base, 100 Liter Series II MCDIA Mill

The Schold UV Ink Base Mill has been released in its Series II
conguration. Its internal conguration is a departure from the
heavy duty, high output mills presently being sold globally supplied by Schold. With Scholds decades of experience in high output milling, the UV low temperature milling process is done
economically and simply with the photoinitiator insitu. It is manufactured and serviced in the Schold facility in Chicago, IL.

Sunin Machine Co., Ltd.

New Taipei City, Taiwan
Fax: 886-2-22402596
Dispersion Mixer
The Dispersion mixer is a machine suitable for work in narrow
spaces in laboratories, with a handy and practical design. The
double-purpose mixing cup can be cooled and heated through
a pipe connector according to different formulas. The innovative working structure can realize both mixing and dispersion,
and reduce material
loss and environmental pollution
during the transfer
by the peripheral
pump. It carries out
infinitive frequency
control according
to the requirement
to realize the best
effect. This unit can
be used in bulk production. The elevation of mixer can
be divided into 3
types; oil pressure-driven type, manually operated type. It is
widely applied to the fluid materials, providing mixing, dissolving and dispersion. It features easy cleaning and maintenance. It can either be connected to the mill machine in series
directly or work independently. CW

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International Paint

New Benchmark
To Prove Coatings
Strong academic research and firm ship operating evidence of the correlation between
applying specific fouling control coatings and reducing fuel consumption and CO2
emissions finds further backing.
Courtesy of International Paint
nternational Paint and BMT Argoss have come together and
will utilize the new BMT Smart Services system to verify,
through independent monitoring and software analysis, the
contribution to vessel performance, fuel savings and reduced
emissions made by International Paints highest performance
fouling control coatings, Intersmooth SPC (self polishing copolymer) antifouling and Intersleek foul release coating.
Understanding hull roughness is an important factor in understanding ship performance, according to International Paint.
Any increase in hull roughness will increase the hull frictional
resistance which will either require additional power and fuel to
maintain vessel speed or, if maintaining constant power, will result in speed loss and longer voyage times.
International Paint claims fuel and emissions savings for its
Intersmooth SPC coating, citing evidence gathered from over
5,000 vessel drydock and inspections for fouling rating, combined with AHR (average hull roughness) measurements.
Behind this specic argument, the International Paint Dataplan system has coating details of over 1.7 billion DWT, representing almost 200,000 drydockings that allow antifouling

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performance to be predicted and assessed. Results are derived

from analyzing the in-docking condition of a vessel, its coating
performance and assessing the type, severity and extent of any
fouling, if present. In conjunction with the vessels trading pattern, operational prole and drydocking interval, an antifouling
performance rating can be calculated.
Dataplan also records the vessels coating condition, including the type, severity and extent of any corrosion, cracking, blistering, detachment and mechanical damage, all of which
contribute to and are included in, hull roughness measurement.

Full back-up
International Paint also cites the report, Energy and GHG Emissions Savings Analysis of Fluoropolymer Foul Release Hull Coating, by Professor James Corbetts Energy & Environmental
Research Associates. The report is dated the 10th December 2010.
The report analyzed the latest fuel consumption data of three
vessel types coated with Intersleek 900; Prem Divya, a single engine 21,126 horsepower (HP) tanker, Ikuna, a twin engine 3,400
HP bulker and ve identical post panamax container vessels,
three of which were coated with SPC antifoulings and two with
Intersleek 900.
The results are valuable for the correlation they show between

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the coating applied and the fuel consumed the company

said. The report showed that fuel consumption was reduced by 10 percent on the Prem Divya, 22 percent on
the Ikuna and by ve percent in ve container vessels
(based on all ve ships carrying a comparable load). The
report stated that if similar fuel efciency results were
realized by all tanker and bulk cargo vessels within the
commercial eet that, Annual fuel oil consumption
could be reduced by roughly 16 million metric tons
(MMT) per year, fuel expenditures could be reduced by
$4.4 to $8.8 billion per year, and nearly 49 million tons
of CO2 emissions could be avoided annually.
At a more detailed level, the report stated that the
latest generation uoropolymer foul release coating
could offer average fuel and emissions savings of up to
nine percent.

For some, though, such claims are always open to challenge. Critics argue that, no matter which coating is applied, a ship will naturally move through the water more
smoothly if it has been blast cleaned during drydocking.
Furthermore, they argue, the linkage between hull
smoothness and reduced emissions is tenuous: traditionally, extra smoothness was more likely to lead to
some ships being driven faster, not to fuel savings.
On the face of it, seemingly persuasive such arguments could be readily countered by observing the growing propensity for owners to operate slow steaming
policies specically in pursuit of fuel (and consequently
emissions) savings. Again, while no one would dispute
that depending upon the fouling control system employed, a newly grit blasted or hydroblasted, freshly
coated hull will perform better than a hull at the end of
its docking cycle, the point is surely to measure how
quickly hull performance deteriorates over time in the
context of the coating systems applied.

Methods of measurement
For this reason, International Paint has been explicit in
detailing the alternative methods that have been used as
the means of establishing linkage between the fouling
control system selected and potential fuel savings.
Some common methods are as follows:
1. Directly comparing the in-service vessel performance when using one fouling control system over
its full lifetime to that of another fouling control
system over its full lifetime.
2. Directly comparing a period of time in-service
prior to dry docking with one fouling control system to the same period after the dry docking and
application of a new fouling control system. Different before and after periods can be used and in
general are much less than full in-service periods,
i.e. 12 months before a dry docking compared to
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International Paint

12 months after application of the new paint system.

Other factors need to remain the same e.g. no engine overhaul at drydock.
3. Directly measuring the same fouling control system over a
given time period. This method uses an industry view that
a vessel on average will lose ve percent speed over a 60month period. This ve percent speed loss would translate
to roughly a maximum average of 15 percent increase in
fuel in order to maintain speed. This assumption is not specic on fouling control type. The baseline data is then compared to the performance predicted or measured in service.

Analysis using antifoulings as examples

Using Method 1, comparing a 60-month docking cycle of a typical rosin-based system with another 60-month docking cycle
with Intersmooth SPC, International Paint has calculated an annual average four percent fuel saving for Intersmooth SPC over
the rosin-based system.
If Method 2 were to be used, and compared 12 months before
dry dock for a rosin-based system with 12-months after dry dock
with Intersmooth SPC, International Paint has calculated fuel
savings would be higher, at nine percent. However, as the periods
in service are at different time periods in the docking cycle, the
company argues that there are limitations of this method, and
that the resultant high value of the improvement is misleading.
It suggests that this method should not be used.
As for Method 3, International Paint points out that in 1986
evidence was published on vessel performance using SPC technology. Townsin et al1 showed that the effect of hull roughness
on fuel consumption could be related in a fairly simple formula, %
Power Increase= A(AHR2-1/3 AHR1-1/3), that for every increase in hull roughness of 25 microns there would be approximately a one percent penalty in the fuel consumption of the vessel.
For typical rosin-based antifouling systems, hull roughness increases by around 40 microns per year. However, due to polishing,
smoothing and minimal build up of leached layer, an SPC antifouling increases in roughness by only 20 microns per year.
Therefore for SPC technology, the fuel consumption increase
over the full period (of 60-months) would be just under one percent per year, reaching four percent in year ve (for the vast majority of vessels that return from service in a clean condition).
Using data generated in the comprehensive Townsin paper
and a detailed analysis of antifouling performance from Dataplan, the fuel consumption increase over a 60-month period for
a rosin-based system can be calculated as 15 percent, the same
gure as what has been described as the industry view.
The calculation of 15 percent is as follows; Rosin containing
systems were measured to increase in average hull roughness by
40 microns/year. Over a 60-month period, this would be a 200micron increase. A 25-micron increase in average hull roughness
equates to a one percent fuel increase. This means an eight percent fuel increase on roughness alone. Between 36- and 60months a rosin-based system is highly likely to foul, typically due
to the build up of a large leached layer preventing biocide release. This results in increased roughness and drag. The effect of
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this on fuel consumption has been measured and then calculated

to increase by seven percent; this gives the total increase in fuel
consumption of 15 percent.
If only SPC products are measured, then the fuel consumption
increase over the 60-month period will be four percent. Not being
specic on fouling control type highlights a potential aw in using
an industry view average of fuel loss, International Paint says.
One important omission in Method 3 is that there is no allowance given for any fuel consumption rise effects that are nonfouling related such as a damaged propeller, mechanical damage
to the coating or general engine wear and tear.
Going forward, International Paint has stated that it recognizes the importance of providing owners with as much information on the performance of its products as it can.

Breaking new ground

The new relationship with BMT will provide the independent
monitoring that the partners believe will make both the evidence
and methodology cited above incontrovertible.
The BMT Smart Services system, developed by BMT Argoss,
will capture and compile real vessel data and independently monitor and report on vessel performance. It will record data automatically from ships sensors to monitor engine torque, the speed
log, navigational signals (heading and speed over ground), and provide performance information to the crew and to shore-based management for analysis. The system, which can be installed at the
newbuilding stage or as a retro-t, automatically records thousands
of readings per day, providing analysis of vessel performance.
The system will clearly and transparently measure the in-service performance of International Paints hull coatings, drawing on
BMTs 24/7 in house high quality and validated MetOcean data.
The MetOcean data gathered automatically from high resolution, accurate satellite monitoring is essential to monitor information on board, such as the relationship between hull
roughness condition and fuel consumption. This information
needs to be integrated with the environmental conditions being
experienced by the ship. This MetOcean data includes factors
such as wind speed and direction, currents, (speed and direction)

Vessel Efficiency Diagram

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International Paint

and wave height and direction.

The system has been modeled using
weighted performance coefcients to provide the basis for measurement of vessel
performance against the condition of the
propeller, hull, engine and fuel consumption. In depth analysis can be used to
monitor the propulsive performance of a
ship and to indicate how much additional
power, or fuel, would be required as a
consequence of the combined effects of
weather and fouling or of the isolated effects of fouling on the hull or propeller.
This analysis enables data trending, which
can be used to optimize any scheduling of
hull and propeller cleaning events and can
be subsequently used to quantify the effectiveness of any such events.
To ensure complete data integrity, all
information collected is sent to BMT. The
client and International Paint will be able
to view vessel data in graphical or tabular
form to develop trend analysis via a secure
access web interface but the data cannot
be changed or manipulated.

rather than just accepting the largest number. It is from many years of proven in-service performance with data from
owner/operators, from Dataplan and from
independent testimony that they say they
know exactly what benets each of their
technology types can deliver. They believe
that this new partnership will make that
knowledge completely transparent. CW

Text and graphics provided courtesy of

International Paint.
1. Townsin et al paper entitled, Fuel
economy due to improvements in ship
hull surface condition 1976-1986, (Maritime Technical Information Facility, last
modied July 27, 1994).


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Accurate monitoring has several benets
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Index) encompassed in the SEEMP
(Ship Energy Efciency Management Plan) guidelines.
3. The ability to act immediately on
anything adversely affecting the optimum running of the vessel e.g. hull
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In achieving these benets, it is essential
to be able to show that there is an agreed
way of recording standardized data, using
an agreed scientic approach that will be
generally accepted by the industry.
International Paint and BMT say they
want to provide shipowners and operators
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Industry News

Cytec initiates sale process

for coating resins business

Cytec Industries Inc. has initiated a formal

sale process for its coating resins business.
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC, the companys
nancial advisor, is assisting Cytec with
the process. Cytecs target is to complete
a transaction by the end of the year.
After extensive analysis, we determined that the sale of our coating resins
business is our preferred alternative for
separating the business. Todays announcement marks another signicant
step forward in executing our portfolio
transformation strategy which will bring
additional focus to expanding our market
and technology leadership positions in
high growth advanced composite materials and separation technologies applications, said Shane Fleming, chairman,
president and CEO. We are condent
that a sale of the coating resins business
coupled with other recent actions will
continue to create enhanced value for our
Cytec has been pursuing a strategy to
increase the focus on its engineered materials, in process separation and additive
technology segments. As part of this strategy, Cytec retained J.P. Morgan Securities
LLC to assist in an analysis of alternatives
available to effect a separation of its entire coating resins business.
As part of this analysis, Cytec recently
announced the sale of its pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) product line to Henkel
for a$105 million. Full year 2011 sales for
the PSA product line were $94 million.
Cytec also announced earlier this year
the acquisitions of Umeco plc, an international provider of advanced composite
materials and Star Orechem International
Private Limited, an India-based manufacturer of extraction technology that supports the growth of the in process
separation segment.
Cytec said it does not intend to disclose
developments regarding the coating resins
sale process until a transaction is announced, which is estimated to occur later
this year.
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The coating resins segment includes

radcure resins; liquid coating resins and
additives including waterborne resins,
solventborne resins, urethane resins and
additives; powder coating resins; and
amino crosslinkers.

Lanxess expands worldwide

availability of Bayferrox 912
LOM pigments
Lanxess is now offering Bayferrox 912
LOM, the yellow iron oxide pigment manufactured at its site in Porto Feliz, Brazil, for
sale worldwide. The pigment was launched
on the North and South American markets
years ago and due to its special product
properties has proven effective in paints and
coatings applications, primarily for the production of pigment pastes the company
said.In light of the good market prospects,
we have expanded our worldwide range to
include the Bayferrox 912 LOM from our
Brazilian production site. Porto Feliz is an
essential component of our global production network and will remain so longterm, said Roland Flindt, head of the
inorganic pigments business unit (IPG) in
North America.
Bayferrox 912 LOM is a micronized
yellow pigment with very good dispersibility. The pigments short, needlelike structure results in an outstandingly
low viscosity. With respect to color the
pigment resembles Bayferrox 3910 - a yellow pigment well-known throughout the
coatings industry - but is somewhat
darker and redder as a full shade.
Yellow pigments comprise nearly 30
percent of the worldwide market for synthetic iron oxide pigments. Lanxess offers
tailored yellow pigments for almost any application. Besides Bayferrox 912 LOM,
other high-performance specialties include
Bayferrox 943, for instance, which has a
distinctive orangey hue. Also noteworthy is
the yellow, low-silking pigment Bayferrox
915 with its unique particle morphology.
Lanxess has an annual capacity of
350,000 metric tons for the production of

iron oxide and chrome oxide pigments at

sites in Germany, Brazil and China. The
environmentally safe iron and chrome
oxide pigments in the established Bayferrox and Colortherm product ranges are
lightfast, weather-stable and highly resistant to chemicals. The current range of
synthetic iron oxide pigments comprises
more than 100 shades. The most important customers are the construction industry, followed by the paints and
coatings sector.

Nubirox 300 series presented

with Ringier Technology
Innovation Award 2012
Nubiola has been presented with one of the
most inuential industrial awards in China,
the Ringier Technology Innovation Award
for the coatings industry. The award is in
recognition of those individuals and companies who have introduced and developed
a new idea, a new methodology, a new product or a new technology for manufacturing
production efciency, cost effectiveness, user
convenience, which might result in energy
savings and more responsible clean manufacturing in the coatings industry.
A panel of independent judges for technical and product excellence has singled
out Nubiolas zinc-free anticorrosive pigments, Nubirox 300 Series, for their technological contribution to Chinas coatings
industry. Nubirox 300 Series, which includes Nubirox 301 and Nubirox 302, are
calcium strontium phosphosilicate-based
anticorrosive pigments, the latter having
an additional organic surface treatment.
Both products provide direct anodic
inhibition from the combination of the
calcium and strontium cations but also
good cathodic inhibition due to the basicity/alkalinity of the silica core the company said. The organic surface treatment
used in Nubirox 302 gives improved wetting and compatibility with different
binders and reduces the pigment/binder
interface. They can be used in a wide variety of water- and solvent-based binders.
June 2012

Russian fluoropolymer
producer sets up operations in
the U.S.
HaloPolymer Holding, a Russian manufacturer of uorated products, has founded its
representative ofce in the U.S. HaloPolymer Trading, Inc. is headquartered in Houston, Texas, while its warehouses are in
Houston and New York, N.Y. HaloPolymer
Trading, Inc. is the rst foreign representative ofce of HaloPolymer, .
The company said the main task of the
representative ofce is to provide a qualitative sales increase of its PTFE grades
(PN, PN20, PN40, PN90, A, DE, TM,
PNM1/2 and TG), as well as development
of prospective fuse uoropolymers sales
(FEP, ETFE, PVDF etc.) to customers in
North and South America.
The opening of the U.S. office allows
HaloPolymer, to provide better

June 2012

service to its customers such as fixed

prices as of the transaction settlement
without the necessity to perform customs formalities, which also allows for
significant lead time reduction.
Our representative ofce in Houston,
Texas will signicantly extend our possibilities for dealing with partners, said
Maxim Doroshkevich, HaloPolymer
CEO. It will decrease the time period between purchase and cargo delivery to our
partners; this fact will allow the company
to sell products with updated market
prices without considering possible price
changes during two-month delivery.

Arsenal Capital Partners

acquires Plasticolors, Inc. and
creates Chromaflo
Technologies LLC
Arsenal Capital Partners, a New Yorkbased private equity rm that invests in
middle-market specialty industrial, healthcare and nancial services companies, acquired Plasticolors, Inc. and Evonik

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Nubiola is a specialized worldwide

producer of inorganic pigments, with
headquarters in Barcelona, Spain.

Industries Colortrend global colorants business to create Chromao Technologies, the largest
independent global pigment dispersion platform the company said.
Headquartered in Ashtabula, Ohio,
Plasticolors, Inc. was founded in 1970 and
is a supplier of pigment and chemical dispersions to the thermoset composites and
industrial paint and coatings industries.
The companys colorants can be found in
a wide variety of products including industrial coatings, interior and exterior automotive components, epoxy ooring,
electrical and appliance housings and a
myriad of other paints, coatings and
molded composite applications.
Earlier in March, Arsenal Capital announced the pending acquisition of
Evonik Industries Colortrend global colorants business. Chromao Technologies
will be headquartered in Ashtabula, Ohio
and will have production facilities in the
U.S., Canada, The Netherlands and Australia. Chromao Technologies also has

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sales and technical capabilities

throughout North and South
America, Europe, Australia,
China, Malaysia and India.
We partnered with the Plasticolors
team led by CEO Scott Becker to bring together these two complementary players
in the colorants industry, said Timothy
Zappala, a partner at Arsenal and co-head
of the rms Specialty Industrials Group.
Colortrend provides color systems to the
architectural and industrial coatings markets while Plasticolors is the leading
provider of custom pigment solutions to
thermoset plastics and industrial coatings
markets. The combination creates a leading independent global pigment dispersion
platform positioning the new company to
address the increasingly complex customer technical requirements in a multitude of applications and end markets.
Scott Becker, who will lead Chromao
Technologies as CEO, brings a wealth of experience in the colorants marketplace.
Chromao Technologies diverse manufacturing capability, broad base of technologies and strong customer focus by an
experienced team will enable us to meet
customers varied requirements on both a
local and global basis, said Becker. We
will be transferring Plasticolors technologies for the thermoset plastics markets to
the operations in Europe and Asia Pacic to
serve customers in these regions. Additionally, the technologies developed for in-plant
tinting for industrial coating applications
will be made available in these regions.
Because of Arsenals deep expertise in
the specialty chemicals sector we were able
to complete this innovative transaction and
create Chromao Technologies, said John
Televantos, a partner at Arsenal and cohead of the rms Specialty Industrials
Group. With this merger we have created
a company with the scale and range of
product technologies that has the immediate critical mass to be a leading global
player in the pigments dispersion market.

vanced Polymer Coatings with the surfacemodifying additive technology of Reactive

Surfaces in order to offer an environmentally benign, bio-based, functional marine
coating to the maritime industry.
This line of marine coatings is designed
to meet or exceed efcacy of current marine
coatings. The companies are gearing up to
take advantage of the rapidly growing,
world-wide drive toward non-toxic, low
drag underwater vessel surfaces with a goal
of increasing slip through the water by at
least two percent over traditional coatings.
APC is a provider of coatings for marine
superstructure and tank coatings, including
its ChemLine and MarineLine coatings, and
with this venture will expand its lines into
marine coatings for submersed surfaces. Reactive Surfaces develops bio-based additives
designed to bring long-term, stable functionality to coated surfaces, including its
self-degreasing additive DeGreez, self-decontaminating additive OPDtox and antimicrobial additive ProteCoat.
Testing will be accomplished using a
number of different bio-based additives in
a variety of polymer systems in different
marine environments, simulating both stationary structures and underway surfaces,
and culminating within twelve months
with on-ship testing.
The companies will be taking advantage of one of the most recent advancements in coatings technology that adds
signicantly to the traditional role of a
coatings systembio-based functionality.
Natural biomaterials, such as proteins and
peptides, provide an enormous resource of
functional additives that are non-persistent in the environment, non-toxic and renewable. By focusing on the unique and
specic properties of these biomolecules,
bio-based additives are being created
which will provide a new and innovative
function to marine coatings systems, including recharge-ability (changing or renewing functionality, without recoating).

Advanced Polymer Coatings

and Reactive Surfaces form
joint venture

Researchers develop rust-proof

steel using graphene-based
composites for non-toxic

Advanced Polymer Coatings (APC) and

Reactive Surfaces have agreed to combine
the marine coatings technology of Ad-

University at Buffalo researchers are making signicant progress on rust-proong

steel using a graphene-based composite

42 | Coatings World

that could serve as a nontoxic alternative

to coatings that contain hexavalent
chromium, a probable carcinogen.
In the scientists rst experiments, pieces
of steel coated with the high-tech varnish
remained rust-free for only a few days
when immersed continuously in saltwater,
an environment that accelerates corrosion.
By adjusting the concentration and dispersion of graphene within the composite,
the researchers increased to about a
month the amount of time the treated
steel can survive in brine. Because brine is
an extremely harsh environment, the
coated steels survival time in the realworld would be many times longer.
The UB chemists leading the project
are Sarbajit Banerjee, PhD, an assistant
professor, and Robert Dennis, a PhD student. Their next step is to use a $50,000
grant from the New York State Pollution
Prevention Institute to enhance the
graphene composites lasting power, as
well as the quality of its nish.
Tata Steel, an international company
that has provided past funding for Banerjees projects, has been helping the scientists test larger sample sizes, Banerjee said.
Bringing the coating to the market
could not only benet public health, but
also save jobs, said Dennis and Banerjee.
Our product can be made to work
with the existing hardware of many factories that specialize in chrome electroplating, including job shops in Western
New York that grew around Bethlehem
Steel, Banerjee said. This could give factories a chance to reinvent themselves in
a healthy way in a regulatory environment
that is growing increasingly harsh when it
comes to chromium pollution.
Graphene, the thinnest and strongest
material known to man, consists of a single layer of carbon atoms linked in a honeycomb-like arrangement.
The materials hydrophobic and conductive properties may help prevent corrosion, repelling water and stunting
electro-chemical reactions that transform
iron into iron oxide, or rust, Banerjee said.
UBs Ofce of Science, Technology
Transfer and Economic Outreach (STOR)
has submitted a provisional patent application to protect the coating Banerjee and
Dennis are rening. As sponsors of the reJune 2012

Researchers develop a coating

for biomedical products that
kills bacteria without
The superbugs have met their match. ConJune 2012

ceived at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), it comes in the form of a coating, which has a magnetic-like feature that
attracts bacteria and kills them without
the need for antibiotics.
The killer coating, which has shown to
destroy 99 percent of the bacteria and
fungi that it comes in contact with, is now
being used by two companies: a contact
lens manufacturer and a company specializing in animal care products.
The next step is to extend its use in a
wide range of biomedical and consumer
products, ranging from implants and surgical instruments to kitchen utensils and
cutlery, as it is harmless to human cells.
This is an alternative solution, which
could replace antibiotics - currently the
main defense against bacteria.
The brainchild of Professor Mary
Chan, Acting Chair of NTUs School of
Chemical and Biomedical Engineering, the
coating made from Dimethyldecylammonium Chitosan methacrylate has earned a
place in the prestigious international journal, Nature Materials.
This sponge-like polymer holds a
positive charge, which acts as a magnettype of force to draw in bacteria, which
has a negative charge on their cell walls.
When the bacterium comes in contact
with the coating, the cell walls are sucked
into the nanopores, causing the cell to
rupture, thus killing the bacterium.
The coating can also be applied on
biomedical objects, such as catheters and
implants to prevent bacterial infections,
which is a serious cause of concern as
many bacteria are now developing resistance to antibiotics - currently our main
source of treatment for infections, Prof.
Chan said. By developing novel materials which uses physical interaction to kill
bacteria cells, we envisage this can be an
alternative form of treatment for bacterial infections in the near future.
Superbugs which had fallen prey to the
coating include Pseudomonas aeruginosa,
which can cause infections in the upper
respiratory tract, gastrointestinal tract and
the urinary tract; and Staphylococcus aureus, which can cause infections ranging
from skin boils or abscesses to deadly diseases such as pneumonia and meningitis.
This research for a broad-spectrum

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search and due to inventive contribution

by Tata employees, Tata Steel also has certain rights to the technology.
Tata Steel has always displayed leadership in motivating innovative research
and product development by leveraging
partnerships with universities. UB has
been one of our choices for cutting-edge
coatings technology development on steel
substrate, said Debashish Bhattacharjee,
Tata Steels group director for research,
development and technology.
The development of an environmentally friendly alternative to hexavalent
chromium would truly revolutionize this
sector, said Anahita Williamson, PhD, director of the New York State Pollution
Prevention Institute (NYSP2I), a research
and technology transfer center funded by
the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The metals
plating industry identied this as a highpriority research project and NYSP2I is
excited to support UB researchers in their
efforts to develop solutions.
The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute, headquartered at Rochester
Institute of Technology (RIT), is a partnership between RIT, Clarkson University,
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, UB and
the states network of Regional Technology Development Centers.
Banerjee, a materials chemist, has
worked closely with industry and STOR
to commercialize his research since joining UB in 2007.
In addition to his work on graphene,
Banerjee has spoken to companies in the
building materials industry about his research on vanadium oxide, a synthetic
compound that could be used in smart
windows that reect heat from the sun
only on hot days.
UB 2020, our universitys long-range
plan, asks faculty to take an active role in
translational research, and our rust-proofing project is an example of research that
benets communities on both a global and
local scale, Banerjee said.

timicrobial coating was rst

sparked off by Prof Chan wanting to nd an effective way to
combat bacteria and fungi on
contact lenses, which could cause corneal
infections (microbial keratitis) that could
lead to permanent visual damage.
According to a 2006 study, the estimated annual incidence of a common
fungi corneal infection, Fusarium keratitis, related to contact lens wear in Singapore is 2.35 per 10,000 wearers.
Building on the success of the antibacterial coating, Prof Chan and her
doctoral student, Li Peng, have now succeeded in making another broad-spectrum antimicrobial solution of a similar
kind which is highly selective, killing off
only bacteria and fungi without harming
human cells In vitro.
Their research was published recently in
a leading journal, Advanced Materials.
This liquid material based on cationic antimicrobial peptidopolysaccharide, is a
polymer which is attracted to microbial cell
walls. When the two come into contact, the
integrity of the cell wall is disrupted which
leads to its rupture and death.
As this novel material kills cells via the
destruction of cell walls, it makes it extremely difcult for bacteria to develop an
effective resistance.
Prof Chan hopes to further develop
this solution into topical applications such
as cream and lotions, which can be used
to disinfect and treat serious or chronic
wounds such as lesions suffered by diabetic patients, killing any bacteria present
that are resistant to antibiotics.
Our long term goal is to develop this
into an ingestible form, so it can effectively treat bacterial infections within the
body, such as pneumonia and meningitis,
replacing antibiotics as the standard treatment, she said.
The two antimicrobial prototypes
the coating and the liquid solutiontook
a total of ve years to research and costs
over $800,000 to develop.
Prof Chan now aims to improve the
liquid solution by developing it into a safe
and proven antibiotic replacement within
the next ve years as the demand for such
alternatives will be even higher with the
rapid emergence of superbugs. CW
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Suppliers Corner

Michelman launches low

VOC Michem Wood Coating 75

Michem Wood Coating 75 from Michelman is a new water-based additive that

penetrates wood surfaces and produces
excellent water beading and anti-swell
properties. When compared to uncoated
wood, Michem Wood Coat 75 improves
swell resistance by 80 percent, and extends the life and beauty of exterior wood
the company said. It dries completely clear
and is typically used for outdoor wood
deck and fence applications. Michem
Wood Coating 75 contains less than 100
grams per liter of VOCs and can be diluted down to 10 percent solids while
maintaining effectiveness. It offers outstanding recoatability for improved
wetout andintercoat adhesion, and can be
used as a stand-alone topical wood coating or as a surface modier. Because it
protects against water damage, Michem
Wood Coating 75 also contributes to the
ability to control cracking, splintering,
color fading, dirt pickup, mold and
mildew growth.

BYK-P 9085 processing additive

provides mold release and
surface enhancing
BYK-P 9085 was developed for Low Prole and Class A SMC systems. It stabilizes
the compound and improves ow behavior. Because of its mold-release properties,
BYK-P 9085 replaces the traditional
mold-release products the company said.
BYK-P 9085 improves the surface quality
of the molded part. It also improves the
paint adhesion and the bondability of the
molded parts. BYK-P 9085 affects thickening. An additional 10 percent MgO
may be needed to achieve thickening
properties comparable to the Zn/Ca
stearate system.

Lubrizol unveils Carbocure

7000 liquid surface modifiers
for wood coatings
The Lubrizol Corporation has intro44 | Coatings World

duced Carbocure 7000 to the wood coatings market. Carbocure 7000 is part of a
new generation of liquid surface modifiers developed specifically to improve
the performance and aesthetics of UVcoated wood products. Using proprietary
Lubrizol technology, Carbocure 7000
displays excellent matting and tactile
properties without increasing formula
viscosity or affecting clarity, making it an
ideal and versatile choice for high-end
furnishings and other demanding flatsurface coating applications. Carbocure
7000 creates a smooth, uniform matte
appearance with a soft touch and low
haze. Carbocure 7000 is in liquid form
and features quick, agglomerate-free dispersion. It is easy to use and incorporate
at any stage of the coating production
process. In addition, this new surface
modifier offers improved water beading
capability and exhibits no issues relating
to foaming or dust.

Hoffmann introduces Silfit Z

91, Aktifit AM and Aktifit VM
siliceous fillers
Hoffmann Group introduced its products
Silt Z 91, Aktit AM and Aktit VM for
applications in elastomers, paint and varnish, and thermoplastics. Silt Z 91 is a
naturally occurring conglomerate of
amorphous and crypto-crystalline silica
with lamellar kaolinite, which has been
subjected to a heat treatment. The components and the thermal process lead to a
calcined product that offers special performance benets as a functional ller.
Aktit is an activated Silt Z 91, produced
by modifying the surface with functional
silanes. The by-products split off during
the treatment reaction are largely removed
during the production process, which
rmly attaches the silane to the ller surface. This helps minimize undesirable side
effects, as they are potentially encountered
with insitu mixing (direct addition of
silane to the compound).

Dow offers hiding OpTiO2nizer

reformulation tool
A new reformulation tool from Dow
Coating Materials is helping paint formulators and the coatings industry find
new and improved opportunities to save
on TiO2 with Ropaque Opaque Polymer
OpTiO2nizer Reformulation Tool uses
key inputs to calculate reformulations
using less TiO2 and estimates the associated cost savings for formulations while
maintaining dry hiding performance and
equal tint strength. Dow Research Scientist, David Fasano, who developed the
tool, points to rising TiO2 cost as a
major incentive for reformulating with
Ropaque Opaque Polymer. In high-quality flats, the optimum level of TiO2 replacement with Ropaque Opaque
Polymer can be more than twice what it
was a few years ago, and the savings potential has gone from about 10 to more
than 40 cents per gallon. There is also
room for TiO2 savings and added value
in low-level TiO2 paint formulations,
such as mid-tones, primers and economy
interior flats the company said. The Hiding OpTiO2nizer Reformulation Tool
factors in the cost of TiO2, Ropaque
Opaque Polymer, extenders, binder, dispersant and coalescent. It offers close to
200 options for formulators to customize formulations using different levels of TiO2 reduction and fraction of
critical PVC in addition to different
ways to balance extenders. To help guide
formulators, the tool also has the ability
to recommend options based on desired
sheen. These recommendations are based
on data compiled by Dow collected over
more than 30 years of Ropaque opaque
polymer formulation experience. In addition to enabling adjustments to extender, coalescent and dispersant levels, the
Hiding OpTiO2nizer Reformulation
Tool estimates gloss changes and recommends flatting extender as needed. Cost
comparisons take raw material inputs
June 2012

Lanxess adds newer Levanyl

and Levanox grades to its
pigments for paints and
Lanxess has added seven new weatherresistant Levanyl and Levanox grades to
its pigment preparation portfolio. These
newly developed pigment preparations
based on high-performance organic and
inorganic pigments have excellent lightfastness and weather resistance properties, making them ideal for outdoor use
the company said. The new grades extend the color range of the Lanxess pigment preparations significantly and
make it possible to obtain brilliant hues
with excellent lightfastness. The three
new organic pigment dispersions Levanyl Scarlet 2G-LF (P. R. 168), Levanyl
Red 3G-LF (P. R. 254) and Levanyl Magenta B-LF (P. R. 122) expand the range
of red shades. The new additions to the
range of inorganic dispersions are the
brilliant Levanox Yellow 6G-LF (bismuth vanadate yellow P. Y. 184), the two
brilliant complex pigments Levanox
Blue 2R-LF (P. B. 28) and Levanox Blue
4G-LF (P. B. 36), and Levanox Orange
943 LF, a modified iron oxide yellow P.
Y. 42 with a warm orange shade. All the
new inorganic dispersions are using a
modified formulation, which prevents
heavy pigment particles from forming a
compact sediment if they settle. This
means they can be completely homoge-

June 2012

nized again simply by stirring, even after

prolonged storage.

Air Products unveils Dynol

surfactants and Zetasperse
3600 dispersing additive
Air Products has introduced two new superwetting surfactants and one new pigment dispersant for use in the coatings
industry. These new alkylphenol ethoxylate (APE) free surfactants are designed to
deliver improved value and superior performance versus competing products.
Both Dynol 800 and 810 surfactants
were engineered to eliminate defects on difcult-to-coat substrates. They can offer superior performance versus silicones and
uorosurfactants with the environmental
benet of zero APEs, VOCs, HAPs, or solvents. Dynol 800 surfactant offers especially improved performance in wood and
plastic coatings, while Dynol 810 surfactant
enables exceptional performance in printing inks and overprint varnishes. Both
products can provide premium surface tension reduction while helping to control
foam and are easy to handle and formulate.
Zetasperse 3600 dispersing additive
was developed for broad utility across typical organic and carbon black pigments
and has shown robust performance with
globally sourced pigment grades. Designed
as a multifunctional dispersant, it can not
only provide exceptional pigment dispersion and stabilization, but can also be used
as a grind aid for aqueous architectural
coatings, colorants, and inks. Zetsperse
3600 dispersing additive is an effective and
cost-efcient dispersant designed to sim-

plify formulations while reducing

manufacturers need for complex
formulation optimization.

Suppliers Corner

into account, including additional flatting extender, to better reflect total formulated cost savings.

Elementis introduces Rheolate

475 HASE rheology modifier
for decorative coatings
Elementis Specialties has introduced Rheolate 475 for the American decorative
coatings market. Rheolate 475 is a solvent-free, hydrophobically modified alkali-soluble emulsion (HASE) rheology
modifier for low and zero VOC interior
decorative coatings. This advanced technology provides the balance of properties
not typically found in acrylic chemistries
such as excellent flow and leveling, good
sag resistance and good color properties
the company said. It also demonstrates
very good efficiency across a broad range
of binder chemistries.
Key features include excellent paint appearance; excellent ow and leveling while
maintaining sag resistance; very good application properties; good efciency and
spatter resistance; low viscosity liquid; easy
to handle and incorporate into manufacturing processes; solvent- and APEO-free;
low odor, low VOC applications. Rheolate
475 has excellent KU efciency across a
wide range of chemistries the company
said. In many formulations the efciency of
Rheolate 475 offers opportunities to lower
costs without sacricing performance. In
tinted systems, Rheolate 475 maintains excellent balance of leveling and sag resistance
while offering good viscosity stability. This
performance is evident across the wide
range of binder chemistries. CW

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Doug Mattscheck named Quest Specialty

Chemicals' president and CEO

Quest Specialty Chemicals, a portfolio company of Audax Group and Moelis Capital
Partners, has appointed Doug Mattscheck
president and CEO, effective May 29th.
Headquartered in Menomonee Falls,
Wis., Quest formulates and manufactures
coatings for automotive aftermarket, architectural, industrial and roong applications. Fred Quinn, Quests co-founder and
current CEO, will continue as chairman of
the board of directors and maintain an active role in directing Quests strategy and
leading acquisitions. Gerry Loftus, Quests
co-founder and COO, will join Quests
board and maintain an active role in supporting the growth of the business.
Mattscheck has extensive experience
and a proven track record of growing
companies through acquisitions and improving operations in the specialty coatings and building materials industries. He
was most recently the president and chief
executive of AGY, one of the worlds leading manufacturers of specialty glass ber
and related coatings. Prior to AGY,
Mattscheck was president of the technical fabrics division of Saint-Gobain and
held executive positions with H.B. Fuller,
Schlegel Corporation and DuPont.
Quest operates under the Matrix Systems, RAABE, Hydro-Stop, United Coatings, Patriot Paint, StreetBond, Foxcolor
and Zolatone brand names.

Geenen joins Emerald Kalama

Chemical BV
Emerald Kalama Chemical, a division of
Emerald Performance Materials, has appointed Jacques Geenen as K-Flex technical
sales manager for Europe. Geenen lls a
new position at the division European headquarters in Geleen, The Netherlands, to support the growing demand for the K-Flex
product line in the region. K-Flex is a nonphthalate, non-SVHC, REACH pre-registered dibenzoate plasticizer that offers
multiple performance benets for adhesives,
sealants, coatings, vinyl and other end uses.
The company currently manufactures its K46 | Coatings World

Flex product line in Kalama, Wash., and will

commission a new K-Flex operation in Rotterdam in The Netherlands later this year.

Dur-A-Flex names Alessandro

Machado Jesus international
strategic marketing manager
Dur-A-Flex, Inc. has named Alessandro
Machado Jesus as international strategic
marketing manager.
Machado Jesus is the
former global marketing manager at
Henkel Corp., Rocky
Hill, Conn. Prior to
joining Dur-A-Flex,
he spent 13 years
working for the LocAlessandro
tite division of GerMachado Jesus
many-based Henkel
Corporation where he held a number of
marketing leadership roles rst in his native city of So Paulo, Brazil and, subsequently, relocating to the Rocky Hill,
Conn. headquarters to assume additional
marketing responsibilities in the United
States and abroad.

RPM appoints Thomas Gross to

its board of directors
RPM International Inc. has appointed
Thomas Gross to its board of directors to
replace Donald Miller, who is retiring after
40 years of service. Gross will complete
Millers term as a Class II member of the
RPM board and serve on the audit committee. His term will expire on October 4,
2012, at which time he will stand for reelection to the board by RPMs stockholders at the companys annual meeting.
Gross is vice chairman and chief operating ofcer for the Electrical Sector of Eaton
Corporation, a $16 billion global diversied
power management company headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. He joined Eaton in
2003 as vice president, Eaton Business System, and most recently served as president
of its power quality and controls business.
Prior to joining Eaton, Gross held various

executive leadership positions of increasing

responsibility with Danaher Corporation,
Xycom Automation and Rockwell Automation. He earned a bachelor of science degree
in electrical and computer engineering from
the University of Wisconsin and a master of
business administration degree from the University of Michigan. He currently serves on
the board of governors of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association.
Miller is chairman of Axiom International Investors LLC, an international equity
asset management rm, a role he has held
since 1999. Previously, he held board and executive management positions with Greylock Financial Inc., a venture capital rm;
Thomson Advisory Group L.P., a money
management rm; PIMCO Advisors L.P., a
global investment management rm; and
Layne Christensen Company, a successor
corporation to Christensen Boyles Corporation, a supplier of mining products and services. Miller received a bachelor of science
degree from Cornell University and a master of business administration degree from
Harvard University.

Christian Lindenhayn joins

Orion Engineered Carbons
Orion Engineered Carbons said that
Christian Lindenhayn will join the company as senior vice president of the rubber business line effective July 1, 2012. He
will lead the marketing, sales and applied
technology functions for the tire and mechanical rubber goods industries worldwide, and will be based at Orions
Americas headquarters in Kingwood,
Texas. Lindenhayn, who holds dual German/Brazilian citizenship, joined Bayer
Brazil in 1988, and continued with
Lanxess in 2004 when it was established
as a separate entity from Bayer. He held
various marketing positions of increasing
responsibility at Bayer/Lanxess in Brazil,
Portugal, Germany, Switzerland and Singapore. Since 2005 Lindenhayn was head
of global marketing for the butyl rubber
business of Lanxess. CW
June 2012


China International Coatings Expo

is in Shanghai June 20-22
June 12 - 13
Principles of Waterborne Coatings
Hampton, Middlesex, United Kingdom
Elisabeth Brown
+44 (0)20 8487 0815
June 15 - 17
The 10th China International Coatings, Printing Inks and Adhesives Exhibition & Seminar
Beijing, China
Beijing Osai International Exhibition
Co., Ltd.
Mr. Xu
+86-10-65426818 65702428
June 19 - 21
Bring on the Heat
Houston, Texas, United States
Renata Briscoe
June 20 - 22
2012 China (Shanghai) International
Coatings Expo (CICE)
Shanghai, China
CICE International Department
+86 10 67600791
July 10 - 11
Powder Coating 101
Seattle, Wash., United States
Powder Coating Institute
Jennifer Egan
July 11 - 13
Inacoat Expo 2012
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Jakarta, Indonesia
Monica Anggraeni
+62 21 7892938
July 18 - 20
Introduction to Coatings Composition
and Specications
Rolla, Mo., United States
Missouri S&T Coatings Inst.
Catherine Hancock
September 11 - 12
International Marine & Offshore Coatings Conference
Baltimore, Md., United States
American Coatings Association
Starsha Valentine
202-719-3698, x232
September 11 - 12
Powder Coating 101
Pennsylvania, United States (city TBD)
Powder Coating Institute
Jennifer Egan
September 12 - 13
Additives 2012 Conference
Baltimore, Md., United States
American Coatings Association
Starsha Valentine
202-719-3698, x232
September 18 21
World Adhesive & Sealant Conference
Paris, France
Marion Krmer

+49 211 695 560 04
September 19 20
Asia Pacic Coatings Show
Jakarta, Indonesia
The Coatings Group
Jeff Montgomery
+44 (0) 1737 855 078
September 24 26
Polyurethanes 2012
Atlanta, Ga., United States
The Center for the Polyurethanes Industry
Marie Francis
September 25 - 26
Polyurethanes for High Performance Coatings
Berlin, Germany
Vincentz Network
Amanda Beyer
+49 (511) 99 10 - 270
September 26 - 28
CEPE - Annual Conference & General Assembly 2012
Sevilla, Spain
Vincentz Network
Svenja Wieck
+49 511 99 10-271
October 2 4
Barcelona, Spain
Cyril Ladet, Infopro Comm.
+33 (0)1 77 92 96 84 CW

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PPG pledges $75,000 to fund

Harley-Davidson Museum Color Caper show

PPG Industries Foundation pledged $75,000 to Carnegie Science

Center in Pittsburgh for collaboration with Harley-Davidson
Museum on a version of The Great Color Caper science show
for students in the region surrounding PPG Industries Oak
Creek, Wis., coatings plant. The comic-book styled program uses
interactive multimedia to teach students about light, energy, reection and color while they help solve the mystery of the missing colors from a city called Spectropolis.
Carnegie Science Center developed The Great Color Caper in
2006 with funding from the PPG Industries Foundation and PPG
Industries, and PPG employees collaborated with the centers education specialists to develop the multimedia show and supporting materials. In the original show, audiences work with a
guide named Blinky to nd the culprit who stole colors from the
city, following clues that local PPG scientists provide related to
the science of light and color.
To tie this version of The Great Color Caper to the HarleyDavidson Museum, Blinky rides a motorcycle, of course, and
scientists from Harley-Davidson and PPGs Oak Creek plant
provide video briefings with clues and tips, said Tamela
Greene, manager, business development, Harley-Davidson Museum. We are very pleased that PPG and Carnegie Science
Center are helping us bring this engaging program to students
in Wisconsin and Northern Illinois.

The PPG Industries Foundation previously worked with

Carnegie Science Center to replicate The Great Color Caper program with Discovery Place in Charlotte, N.C. Additionally, PPG
employees at facilities in Mojave, Calif., McCarran, Nev., and
the Detroit area have requested grants through an employee program of the foundation to fund visits by Carnegie Science Center to schools in their areas.
PPG is strongly committed to helping enhance the quality of
life in communities where PPG has a presence, especially through
educational initiatives dealing with the science, technology, engineering and math disciplines, said Jack Marshall, PPG manager,
paint operations, at the Oak Creek plant. The Great Color Caper
program brings a lot of excitement about the STEM disciplines to
schools, offering teachers a platform to build on in the classroom.
Were excited that PPG is working with the Harley-Davidson Museum to offer a version of the program to students in our region.
Established in 1951, the PPG Industries Foundation demonstrates the values of PPG Industries by enhancing the quality of
life in communities where the company has a presence. Interests
of the foundation, in order of priority, are education, human
services, culture and arts, and civic and community affairs. PPG
also supports charitable causes by encouraging employees volunteerism and board service with nonprot organizations. For
more information, visit CW

This van recently took the Harley-Davidson Museums new multimedia, interactive science show, The Great Color Caper, to East Middle
School and Deerfield Elementary School in Oak Creek, Wis., for its first school presentations.
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