PPG developing coating technologies to help increase fuel efficiency

PPG developing coating technologies to help increase fuel efficiency

FOCUS generation passive fire protection (PFP) coating system that is designed to reduce installation time and cuts material costs. The new mesh-free ...

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FOCUS generation passive fire protection (PFP) coating system that is designed to reduce installation time and cuts material costs. The new mesh-free PFP helps owners, fabricators and applicators save time, lower costs and reduce risks compared to systems that require mesh reinforcement. Original Source: Jotun A/S, Sandefjord, Norway, tel: +47 33 45 70 00, website: http://www.jotun.com (9 May 2013) © Jotun 2013

ENVIRONMENT AkzoNobel and Solvay partner to expand sustainable raw materials in coatings AkzoNobel and Solvay have signed a three-year agreement whereby AkzoNobel will increase the use of renewable raw materials in its paints and coatings, building on an existing partnership between the two companies. Under the terms of the deal, AkzoNobel will progressively increase the use of Solvay’s bio-based epichlorohydrin Epicerol, which is already contained in many of the company’s resins for its coatings products. The agreement underlines the commitment of both parties to play a key role in sustainable development and expand the use of renewable raw materials. Developed and patented by international chemical group Solvay, Epicerol is the innovative process used to produce bio-based epichlorohydrin from renewable glycerol. Epicerol has a substantially lower carbon footprint compared with most fossil-produced epichlorohydrin. By 2016, AkzoNobel aims to source 20% of its total epichlorohydrin demand as biobased material. “We are very happy to extend our partnership with Solvay and take yet another step with our bio-based strategy,” said Dick Bartelse, AkzoNobel Business Unit Director of Purchasing. “We are serious 6



about encouraging our suppliers to invest in bio-based solutions and enabling our customers to have cutting-edge, sustainable products.” Jean-Luc Préat, Head of the Epicerol business in the Solvay Emerging Biochemicals Global Business Unit, said: “This agreement illustrates the necessity of a lifecycle approach to sustainability, where all levels of the supply chain team up. This is the best way to minimize our global footprint and meet the environmental challenges our industry has to cope with. We are proud to be among the pioneers in this field together with AkzoNobel.” New to this type of agreement is the partnership model between two chemical groups on the one hand, and their suppliers and customers on the other. It builds on a supply agreement for renewable solvents which both companies announced in 2013, with the project outlined to take more than three years of collaborative work in the value chain, starting immediately. Epichlorohydrin is a chemical intermediate to make epoxy resins, which are base ingredients for certain coatings. AkzoNobel and Solvay will work closely with their respective suppliers and customers to facilitate the use of Epicerol to produce AkzoNobel’s resins, and ensure this is done in a verifiable manner and according to the highest current sustainability standards. Original Source: AkzoNobel, website: http://www.akzonobel.com (5 Jun 2013) © AkzoNobel NV 2013

PPG developing coating technologies to help increase fuel efficiency Researchers at PPG Industries’ Coatings Innovation Centre (CIC) in Allison Park, PA, are working to meet the 2025 required fuel efficiency standards of an average of 54.5 miles/gal for US cars and lightweight trucks. This is almost twice the current requirements. Funded by the US

C O AT I N G S Department of Energy, a threeyear project will be undertaken at CIC with support from PPG’s pretreatment facility in Euclid, OH. The project is intended to develop PPG pretreatment and electrocoat technologies for the next generation of magnesium alloys. Original Source: Adhesives and Sealants Industry, May 2013, 20 (5), 6 (Website: http://www.adhesivesmag.com/) © BNP Media 2013

MARKETS Bayer MaterialScience sells polyester resins business German company Bayer Material Science LLC plans to sell its global polyester powder resins business as well as the US business with liquid polyester resins located in Columbus, GA with 45 employees to Stepan Co in Northfield, IL. The sale of the polyester resins business is scheduled for completion by 1 Jun 2013. Bayer MaterialScience will retain the trade name Desmophen in order to sell its versatile range to global customers in the coatings, adhesives, sealants and elastomer industries, including liquid polyester resins, in markets outside of the US. Polyester powder resins find applications in a number of coatings markets such as household appliances, cars and furniture. Liquid polyester resins are used as building blocks in a range of coatings and plastics. Original Source: Farbe und Lack (Online Version), 2 May 2013, (Website: http://www.farbeundlack.de/) (in German) © Vincentz Network 2013

PPG to debut Newlar powder coatings at AIA National Conference and Expo PPG Industries coil and extrusion coatings group will debut Newlar powder coatings and highlight its existing line of Duranar liquid and powder coatings at the 2013 American Institute of Architects JULY 2013