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KLM

AkzoNobel Coating Improves KLM Aircraft’s Efficiency

An AkzoNobel coating, used on KLM’s new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner, offers potential weight reduction, which helps lower fuel costs, and uses less paint, which means the aircraft can fly more efficiently than comparable aircraft. KLM chose AkzoNobel to supply its aerospace coating to the aircraft. The basecoat/clearcoat system also produces … Read more »

New York city skyline

AkzoNobel Showcases Sustainable Coatings for Tall Buildings

The right coatings technology can provide tall buildings with extreme levels of durability and sustainability, according to AkzoNobel, which says its latest performance coatings technologies for the construction industry can do just that. “It’s crucial that the upscale glass and metal curtain wall systems on modern constructions are technologically sufficient … Read more »

Axaltacs

Axalta Introduces Low-VOC Vehicle Coatings

Axalta Coating Systems, a global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has launched two low-volatile organic compound (VOC) coatings in China. Imron Hydro and Imron Elite are designed to help commercial vehicle manufacturers and operators meet productivity goals as well as global and Chinese environmental regulations, the company says. Axalta’s … Read more »

Furniture Maker Switches to AkzoNobel’s Formaldehyde-Free Coating

US office furniture producer Paoli has switched to a formaldehyde-free wood coating system supplied by AkzoNobel that meets indoor air quality standards and exceeds the levels of product performance of the previous system. As well as complying with industry regulations, the move will enable Paoli to meet growing customer demand … Read more »

Dow Solderon

Dow Launches More Sustainable Surface Finishes

Dow Electronic Materials will next week launch its more sustainable surface finishing solutions for the electronic and industrial finishing markets, which provide alternatives to the use of cyanide, nickel and lead as well as improvements in process efficiencies and waste reduction, the company says. The company says its cyanide-free silver … Read more »

UAE Reflective Paint Promises 20% Roof Temperature Cut

Scientists at the United Arab Emirates’ Masdar Institute have developed a reflective paint that cools so much that you can walk on a roof painted with it on a hot summer day in bare feet, reports The National. The paint can trim roof temperatures by as much as 20 percent according … Read more »

Construction Sector Embracing Energy Saving Coatings

The increase in sustainability initiatives and focus on energy efficiency across the globe is driving the adoption of energy saving coatings, particularly in the building and construction sectors, which typically account for 40 percent of a nation’s energy consumption, according to research by Frost & Sullivan. To boost the use of … Read more »

Green Coatings Market Expected to Reach $85 bn by 2018

The demand for environmentally friendly coatings is expected to increase moderately over the next five years, to $85.7 billion over the next five years, according to a new report. In 2013, the global green coatings demand was estimated to be worth nearly $64.2 billion and is expected to reach $85.7 … Read more »