New York’s State Senate Environmental Conservation Committee approved legislation sponsored by Senator Tom O’Mara to establish an industry-sponsored Paint Stewardship Program to reduce a burden on local governments that are currently responsible for collecting and disposing of most post-consumer, unused paint.
The U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, is organizing the first trade mission for U.S. paint and coatings materials suppliers in conjunction with the ANAFAPYT (Mexican National Association of Manufacturers of Paints and Inks) trade show, ANAFAPYT Latin America Coatings Show 2017.
Researchers at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have uncovered a century-old mystery on marine benthos organisms, which has resulted in the development of non-toxic anti-fouling coatings that could help the shipping industry save fuel consumption.
Kansas State University researchers have patented the first plant-based resin of its kind that would be ideal for re-adherable painters' tape, labels, packing tapes, stationery notes and other adhesive uses. It also can provide shiny coatings.
Green Seal, an independent environmental certification nonprofit organization, announced that two more of its standards, GS-11 (Standard for Paints, Coatings, Stains, and Sealers) and GS-43 (Standard for Recycled Latex Paint), were recently recommended by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in its newly revised Recommendations of Specifications, Standards and Ecolabels for Federal Purchasing.
“Recent changes in OSHA rules and regulations will affect chemical companies and countless employers of all sizes,” veteran labor and employment attorney Joseph P. Paranac Jr. warned at the Metropolitan New York Coatings Association (MNYCA) Fall Technical Forum.
Using experimental techniques, researchers at Northumbria University, Newcastle, England, and Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, England, have made the first-ever direct observation of the elusive dewetting process, which takes place when a liquid film retracts to form a bead-shaped drop.
Our March issue features a new eco-friendly carbon black, a fast-dry DTM alkyd emulsion with excellent corrosion resistance, and information on evaluating the flow behavior of coatings. March is also our European Coatings Show issue, which pre-show coverage and Exhibits-in-Print.