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BASF Produces Paint Binders Using Biomass

BASF is producing dispersions for interior paints using renewable raw materials. The German chemical company says the paint binders use the “mass balance process,” which uses biomass instead of fossil raw materials. To manufacture the binders of the Acronal brand, the company replaces 100 percent of the fossil resources used … Read more »

Honda’s New Paint Line Reduces Water, Cuts CO2 Emissions 18%

Honda’s New Paint Line Reduces Water, Cuts CO2 Emissions 18%

Honda has announced new initiatives as part of its “Green Path” approach to reducing the total life-cycle environmental impact of its products and operations in North America, including a $210 million investment in a new, more environmentally responsible auto-body painting facility at its Marysville, Ohio auto plant. The Marysville facility … Read more »

LiquiGlide

Sustainable Packaging Reduces Paint Waste

In an effort to help reduce paint waste through sustainable packaging, LiquiGlide, which has developed permanently wet, liquid-impregnated surface technology, has signed an exclusive licensing agreement with sustainable packaging manufacturer, Pact Group Holdings. Working with LiquiGlide’s patented slippery coating technology, Pact will explore new paint packaging solutions that allow consumers … Read more »

Risk Assessment for Paint Removal Chemical Released

The EPA has released the final risk assessment for N-Methylpyrrolidone (NMP), a chemical commonly used to remove paint and other coatings. The assessment identified risks to pregnant women and women of childbearing age, who have high exposure to NMP through paint or other coating removal. Acute and chronic risks identified … Read more »

Recycling Program Diverts 240,000 Gallons of Paint

The PaintCare Program in Connecticut has collected more than 240,000 gallons of leftover paint for recycling in its first year. The program, launched in July 2013, is managed by the nonprofit PaintCare and was required by a state law and supported by the paint industry. It aims to make it … Read more »

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Paint Industry Program Encourages Recycling

Recycling leftover paint is easier in Minnesota thanks to a program that allows painting contractors and households to drop off leftover cans of latex and oil paint at more than 100 retail drop-off sites throughout the state. The program will add an additional 60 locations by summer 2015. Gov. Mark … Read more »

Ford Paint Technology Cuts Water, Carbon Footprint

Ford Paint Technology Cuts Water, Carbon Footprint

The all-new Ford Transit uses an industry-first paint technology that reduces water and energy use and is more durable than other commercial van exterior coatings, the automaker says. The vans, built at Ford’s Kansas City Assembly Plant, use a two-wet monocoat paint process developed by Ford and its paint suppliers. … 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 »

Paint Firms Pay $1.1bn, Clean Up Lead Toxins

A Santa Clara County judge has ordered paint manufacturers Sherwin-Williams, NL Industries and ConAgra to put $1.1 billion into a state-held fund that will be used to clean up lead paint toxins in California cities and counties, the San Jose Mercury News reports. Ten cities and counties sued the paint … Read more »