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Cool Roofs Project in Philly

To kick off its third biennial International Roof Coatings Conference this week in Philadelphia, the Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) will participate in a large volunteer cool...


New Issue Released; Schedule Alert

Durability + Design is pleased to announce the release of its June issue of D+D In Depth, featuring four articles on best practices in selecting architectural coatings for a variety of appli...


Green Seals Seeks Input on Insulation

Third-party product certifier Green Seal is seeking stakeholder input on its proposed Environmental Leadership Standard for Architectural Insulation Materials (GS-54).


Smart Windows Could Self-Clean, Cut Heat

Nature-inspired nanostructures engraved into glass could cut window-cleaning costs in tall buildings while reducing heating bills and increasing worker productivity.


UK Paint Company Joins Polymer Project

A coatings manufacturer in the UK has joined a European Union project to develop stronger and more flexible materials using graphene-reinforced thermosetting polymers.


Paint Transforms T-shirts Into Sounds

Warning to parents: You might want to cover your ears. Textile designer Selina Reiterer and architect Constantinos Miltiadisin have developed T-shirts that turns kids into rock stars—and fos...


Reusable Marking Paint System Unveiled

Paints and coatings manufacturer Rust-Oleum has introduced a new product for the marking paint industry.


Zero-Isocyanate Coating Hits Market

Industrial Finishes & Systems Inc. has announced the availability of the first zero isocyanate hybrid polyurethane coating for commercial and residential buildings.


Slippery Paint? Not Quite, Skaters Say

Non-stick coatings have their places, but a skating park apparently is not one of them.


Coating Remade to Reduce Abrasions

A.W. Chesterton Company has introduced a reformulated ARC MX1 that the company said will help reduce high-impact and extreme sliding abrasions.


Coating to Insulate Hot, Cold Surfaces

Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings group has introduced an insulative acrylic coating for industrial systems that the company says helps eliminate corrosion under insulation (CUI)...


Paint Designed to Kill Bacteria

Sherwin-Williams is billing its latest product offering as “one of the most significant technological breakthroughs” in its nearly 150-year history.


Webinar Covers Application, Standards

From equipment to quality control, an upcoming free webinar focuses on everything you need to know when applying thermal spray coatings.


Air Force Sues Contractor Over Paint

The U.S. Air Force has sued an Oklahoma company for more than $1.7 million for a breach of contract, saying that the company supplied a cheaper paint than what the contract specifications re...


Free Intumescent eBook Gets Fired Up

Coating the interior of a structure with intumescent finishes and analyzing fire-test methods are among the topics covered in a free new resource by Durability + Design.


Silicone Roof Coating Made to Restore

National Coatings Corp. has introduced a low-VOC silicone roof coating designed to restore and repair existing roofs.


Fire Damages Industrial Coatings Plant

No one was hurt when a company that makes industrial coatings caught fire early Wednesday (Aug. 12) morning.


Concrete Floor Coatings Set to Soar

Forecasters are expecting a growth spurt for the global concrete floor coatings industry.


Navy Hopes Coating Will Extend Sub Life

The U.S. Navy is trying out a new painting method to keep marine foul off of attack submarines in an effort to extend the vessels’ service expectancy.


Interior Coating Designed to Stop Odors

Sto Corp. has released an interior coating product formulated to eliminate indoor odors.


Unwanted Paint Job Costs $90K

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA--The right coat of paint can make a masterpiece out of an already luxurious car.


SSPC Updates Coatings Jobsite App

PITTSBURGH--SSPC has revamped its mobile app to include tools to identify coating defects and select coatings, calculators and other new features.


Formula Reported to Halt Corrosion

SKOKIE, IL--Rust Buddy has introduced a liquid-applied polymer product reported to stop active corrosion with just one coat.


SSPC Unveils Member App 2.0

PITTSBURGH--Tools to identify coating defects and select coatings, calculators and other new features are now available in SSPC's newly upgraded mobile app.


Treatment Tackles Active Corrosion

SKOKIE, IL--A new liquid-applied polymer product is designed to stop active corrosion with just one coat.


Olympic Renames Paint and Primer

PITTSBURGH--Olympic Paint has renamed its Icon paint-and-primer in one for exterior and interior applications.


eBook Covers Coating Performance, Uses

PITTSBURGH--The next generation of powder coatings for architectural applications and coatings made for sustainability are among the topics discussed in a free new resource by Durability ...


Rooted in Recovery, Wood Coatings Grow

DALLAS--The global wood coatings market is on the rebound, its growth paved by increasing global economic stability and a rise in construction activity, a new forecast reports.


Solid Growth: Wood Coatings to Boom

DALLAS--The wood coatings market is projected to reach $1.9 billion by 2020, a recent market report concludes.


Behr Bows New Pro Line

SANTA ANA, CA—Behr Paints has launched a new professional-grade line of paints formulated for high-turnover and other price-driven environments.


Aging Roofs 3 Years in 3 Days

BERKELEY, CA—A “cool roof time machine” developed at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory could help dramatically speed the spread of cool-roof technology worldwide.


Smart Money is on Smart Coatings

Coatings that self-heal, self-clean, beat back moisture, purify the air and otherwise tune into their environment are set for red-hot growth in the years ahead, a new market forecast predict...


Smart Coatings Eye Brilliant Growth

Despite plunging oil prices that have temporarily back-burnered energy concerns, new technologies for smart coatings will drive this year's $610 million market to $5.8 billion in 2020, accor...


Renovator Faces $51K RRP Fine

Federal authorities have hit a San Francisco Bay-area renovator with a $51,000 fine for allegedly violating lead-based paint regulations while performing work on foreclosed homes.


Waterproofing Keeps Application Cool

A new cold-applied waterproof roof coating offers the same performance as hot-applied systems without harmful emissions, says manufacturer Garland Canada.


New Waterproof Roof Coating Launched

Garland Canada has introduced a cold-applied waterproof coating that aims to improve long-term performance of coal tar and asphalt roofing systems.


Roof Coatings Boast Energy Savings

Polyglass USA Inc. has introduced a white roof option with a line of advanced silicone coatings products.


Coating Kills Germs of Tomorrow

A new coating under development in Germany may help medical, culinary and other environments combat and prevent germ growth for several years.


Intumescent Offers 15-Minute Barrier

A new thin-film coating for foam insulation provides a 15-minute thermal barrier for occupied spaces, the manufacturer reports.


Intumescent SPF Coating Launched

Flame Control Coatings has developed a water-based, thin-film intumescent coating for spray polyurethane foam insulation.


Silicone Air-Barrier System Bows

Dow Corning Corp. says it set out to “build a better barrier” with its latest collection of silicone technologies formulated to protect the building envelope.


Self-Cleaners Lead Smart Coating Surge

Paints and coatings that resist water, bacteria and other elements will clean up the lion's share of a global smart coatings market that is set to grow eight-fold in the next five years, a n...


Smart Coatings to Hit $3B by 2018

The global smart coatings market is expected to reach $3 billion in 2018, experiencing exponential growth as industries opt for quality and performance over price, a new report predicts.


Gild Trip: Fancy Feast is a Spray Away

The goose that laid the golden egg didn't have to die, as it turns out.


Free Webinar Looks at Coating Resins

The ins and outs of using fluoropolymer resins for powder coatings will be the topic of a free product-focused webinar hosted by Durability + Design.


Food Fit for a Fine Finish

Spray paint has a variety of commercial, industrial, and consumer uses, to be sure, but one of them might make some a little hungry … or queasy.


Pipeline Agenda Includes Coating Plans

New pipeline coatings for integrity and corrosion prevention are a key part of the industry's $10.3 million research focus for 2013.


Hotel Takes Heat for ‘Death Ray’ Design

Architectural glass facades may reduce cooling costs and enhance aesthetic appeal, but their so-called “death ray” effect is proving less popular.


 
 
   

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