Coat’N’Cool to Serve as Vendor for New York City’s Cool Roofs Initiative

NEW YORK CITY − Coat’N’Cool, an Orange County, CA-based cool roof company, will serve as a vendor for New York City’s cool roof initiative, “NYC Cool Roofs,” and has been contracted to provide its cool roof product to cover the 14,000-square-foot roof of a New York City condominium building.

Coat’N’Cool is a long-lasting architectural coating specially designed to reflect sunlight in the UV, IR and visible spectrum. Coat’N’Cool was engineered through the use of waterborne epoxy technology and complex inorganic compounded pigments (CICPs). These CICPs have been finely crushed and placed in a liquid dispersion to easily mix with the waterborne epoxy. The CICPs give Coat ‘N’ Cool its very high reflectivity and high fade resistance, and provide excellent adhesion and durability.

Operating under the Department of Building’s Buildings Sustainability Board, the NYC Cool Roofs initiative encourages building owners to cool their rooftops by applying a reflective white coating that reduces energy use, cooling costs and carbon emissions. The program supports New York City's goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 30 percent by 2030, as outlined in PlaNYC, the city's comprehensive sustainability plan.

Under a law signed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in April 2011, property owners of existing buildings must add reflective materials to their rooftop if 50 percent of the roof area, or more than 500 square feet of the roof area, is replaced or renovated. To date, more than 2.8 million square feet of New York City roofs have been cool coated.

“New York City has more than 1.6 billion square feet of rooftops,” explains David Bragdon, Director of the Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning and Sustainability. “By coating rooftops white, we can help reduce temperatures and save building owners money. The NYC Cool Roofs program is a perfect example of how property owners, tenants and volunteers can take tangible actions to help us meet the goals of PlaNYC and create a greener, greater New York.”

Michael Magallanes, Coat’N’Cool Vice President of Sales and Marketing, said, “We are certainly pleased to be a vendor for the NYC Cool Roofs program. Based on our experience at Coat’N’Cool, a reflective cool roof coating can lower interior temperature of a building by 8-12 degrees during the hottest four hours of a summer day, which is normally 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. in the afternoon. Not only does the lower interior temperature help reduce energy costs, but in a commercial building, it also improves worker productivity and comfort, especially in a non-air-conditioned space.”  Magallanes pointed out that Coat’N’Cool’s products have earned an ENERGY STAR rating.

Researchers at Concordia University have foundthat even a slight improvement in the reflectivity of roof and hardscape surfaces could lead to a global reduction of billions of tons of carbon dioxide, a key ingredient in global warming. An increase as small as one percent in the amount of white roofs or roads installed across the urban world would reduce the volume of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere by upwards of 130 billion tons over the next 50 to 100 years, the study reports.

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Success of NASF SUR/FIN 2012 Program Drives Early Exhibit Demand for 2013 Chicago Conference

WASHINGTON, D.C. − With record registration, a busy exhibition hall and an engaged audience in over 65 informative sessions, NASF SUR/FIN 2012 delivered a program that enabled attendees to learn with noted experts throughout the industry. Citing the accomplishments of this year's program, SUR/FIN 2013 officials have announced a marked increase in exhibit registration for its 2013 show. Over 60% of exhibit space has already been reserved just six weeks following the 2012 show.

"We're quite pleased with the accomplishments of the association this year," said NASF President, Tony Revier. "The energy and activity we experience at SUR/FIN is proof positive that our members remain focused on advancing a sustainable future for this industry."

SUR/FIN 2012 was considered the best in recent memory, covering the latest advances in surface finishing technology and offering informative sessions on regulatory and compliance issues. Timely topics on automotive, light metals, electronics, aerospace and defense were also featured at the event. Returning for the third year in a row, the U.S. Department of Defense jointly sponsored the NASF-DoD coatings workshop sessions, another popular session now held annually at SUR/FIN.

Presentations, including keynote presentations, are available for those who attended NASF SUR/FIN at

New Report Available on Paints and Varnishes in BRIC Countries

NEW YORK − announces the availability of a new market report titled Paints and Varnishes in BRIC – Market Opportunity and Environment, Analyses and Forecasts to 2016. The report provides detailed market analysis, information and insights into the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) paints and varnishes market, including the BRIC paints and varnishes market's growth prospects by category; analysis of the Brazilian, Russian, Indian and Chinese markets; critical insight into the impact of the market through comparative analysis of country level data; and detailed profiles of key companies operating in the BRIC region.

The paints and varnishes market in the BRIC countries valued over U.S. $29 billion in 2011, representing an increase of 56.3% from the value recorded in 2007. The market recorded positive annual growth rates every year during the review period (2007–2011), apart from in 2009 when it declined by 3.2% due to the adverse impact of the global economic crisis. Water-based paints and varnishes accounted for the largest share of the BRIC paints and varnishes market in 2011, with a market share of 46.4%. The second-largest category in the market was solvent-based paints and varnishes, which recorded a market share of 26.6%. China was the largest paints and varnishes market among the BRIC countries during the review period. The Chinese paints and varnishes market grew rapidly and recorded a CAGR of 16.90% during the review period.

 The BRIC countries have played a major role in the growth of the coatings market during the review period, as population growth, rapid urbanization, increasing disposable income and focus on nuclear or smaller families have all combined to considerably raise demand for residential construction. Global sporting events, such as the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, will require substantial construction activity in infrastructure, commercial and residential sectors over the forecast period which will stimulate growth for paints and varnishes. Brazil is undergoing an extensive period of reconstruction, with plans to complete 12,265 infrastructure projects throughout the country by the end of 2016.

An investment of U.S. $800 billion for infrastructure spending is expected in Brazil over the forecast period, which will create a large demand for paints and varnishes in the country. Russia is preparing to host major international events including the 2018 FIFA World Cup, the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi and the 2012 APEC Summit in Vladivostok, which will require substantial construction activity in infrastructure, commercial and residential sectors over the forecast period and will stimulate the growth for paints and varnishes. The Indian government announced an investment of U.S. $514 billion (INR 23.5 trillion) in its 11th five-year plan, covering the 2007–2012 period. In addition, the government has increased infrastructure spending, from 7% of GDP to 10%, which indicates the potential for increased infrastructure construction activities that could require paints and varnishes. The level of construction activity in China will increase due to increasing FDI, rapid urbanization, ongoing industrialization, the expanding manufacturing sector and government efforts to develop infrastructure. This will create demand for paints and varnishes in China, enabling the country's paints and varnishes market to achieve a CAGR of 12.91% over the forecast period.

Cambridge NanoTech Enters Licensing Agreement with Ghent University

CAMBRIDGE, MA − Cambridge NanoTech, the world leader in Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) science and equipment,  has entered a licensing agreement with Ghent University to commercialize an ALD particle coating technology. Cambridge NanoTech will expand on their current product portfolio of research and manufacturing ALD systems and develop the Cyprus™ system, a product dedicated to ALD coatings of particles, powders, and small 3-D objects with and without plasma

Ghent University has been developing its particle and powder coating technologies focusing on surface functionalization uses. "There have been an increasing number of possible applications for nanocoatings on particles and powders emerging over the past decade that require atomic level control of layer thickness and uniformity," said Christophe Detavernier, Professor at Ghent University. "ALD has proven to be a very reliable method for depositing ultrathin, conformal coatings on powders."

"The Cyprus Particle Coating system expands the ability to deposit thin films on powders by utilizing thermal and plasma ALD in a single platform. This in turn and can allow users to take advantage of the full spectrum of additional benefits such as improved nucleation rates, decreased processing temperature, and improved film quality offered by plasma assisted ALD processes," explains Ganesh Sundaram, Vice President of Technology at Cambridge NanoTech.            "Additionally, the rotary reactor architecture of the system was specifically developed to ensure optimal conformal coatings, without the complexity of traditional fluidized approaches."

This partnership was officially announced at the 12th International Conference on Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD 2012) which took place last week in Dresden, Germany. The University of Ghent presented its research, titled "A rotary reactor for thermal and plasma-enhanced atomic layer deposition on powders and small objects." In addition, Cambridge NanoTech scientists presented their work on spatial ALD, In-situ QCM and spectroscopic ellipsometry, and Self Assembled Monolayers.

CCAI Announces 2012 Award Winners, Installs 2012-2013 Officers and Board

TAYLOR MILL, KY− The Chemical Coaters Association International honored members for service and dedication and installed its 2012-2013 Officers and National Board members during its 2012 Annual Meeting held in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, in late-June.

During its Annual Awards luncheon, CCAI presented Bruce Bryan of Mighty Hook with its highest honor, The James F. Wright Lifetime Achievement Award. Bryan was recognized for his years of dedicated service to CCAI serving as the Northern Illinois Chapter President and Treasurer, as a National Board Director and National President, and for contributions to many CCAI technical conferences and publications over the years. He is a 24-year member of CCAI, joining in 1988.

“CCAI has been influential throughout my career. It has helped me to become more knowledgeable about our industry and has also put me in touch with truly inspiring people. Over the years, the CCAI family (local and national) has had a positive impact on me and my family. We have all enjoyed the development of meaningful professional and personal relationships. Although you normally get out of something what you put into it, CCAI has had a far more significant impact on me than I have had on this great association. I am honored and humbled by the recognition as a James F. Wright Lifetime Achievement Award recipient,” Bryan said.

In addition to the Lifetime Achievement Award, CCAI also honored its Chapter User and Supplier of the Year members. Chapters recognize a User and Supplier member for their year-long service and dedication to their respective Chapter.

After receiving the Wisconsin Chapter Supplier of the Year award, Bob Shipley commented, “It’s a great honor and the CCAI is an excellent organization that is dedicated to our educational efforts to helping people in the finishing industry. Every member is like family and they are always willing to help out.”

Shivie Dhillion, President of Sundial Powder Coating was also present to receive the Southern California Chapter User of the Year award. He commented, "As someone who powder coats for a living, it is critically important that I am up to speed on all technologies, regulations and trends. Being recognized as a 'User of the Year' further builds my confidence that I can offer my customers the best there is to offer."

The 2012-2013 Chapter Award winners are: Central States Chapter - Weston Conner, IHD Powerdcoat Services, Inc., and Ron Cudzilo, George Koch Sons, LLC; Northern Illinois Chapter - Joe Laubenthal, Acme Finishing Co., Inc., and David George, Henkel Corp.; Twin Cities Chapter - Tim Milner, J.I.T. Powder Coating Co. and Paul Pagel, Univ. of Minnesota – MnTAP; West Michigan Chapter -  Techno-Coat (company award), and Dave Scharphorn, ChemQuest; Wisconsin Chapter - Bob Shipley, Briggs and Stratton Corp. and John Murray, Prime Coatings Co.; and Southern California Chapter - Shivie Dhillon, Sundial Powder Coating and Rosie Orellena, DuPont Industrial CoatingSolutions.

CCAI also installed the following individuals to serve on the National Board of Directors for the 2012-2013 term during the 2012 Annual Meeting:

President:  Sam Woehler, George Koch Sons LLC - Unaffiliated

Vice President:Kevin Coursin, KMI Systems – Northern Illinois Chapter

Secretary/TreasurerRon Lum, Coral Chemical – Southern California Chapter

Recent Past President: Sherrill Stoenner, Stoenner Finishing Consultants – Central States Chapter

“It’s hard to believe but each year it seems like our Annual Meeting gets better and better,” commented CCAI Executive Director Anne Goyer. “We had 97 people registered for the event with more first time attendees than ever before. Our evaluations ranked our presentations very high, and we are already at work on the programming for our 2013 Annual Meeting. We love to find ways to make the next meeting better than the last. Our fantastic group of attendees this year definitely made this one of our all-time best Annual Meetings.” CCAI members can access the presentations from this year’s Annual Meeting on the MEMBERS ONLY area of the CCAI website at

 CCAI’s 2013 Annual Meeting is scheduled for June 19 - 21 at The Resort at the Mountain in Mt. Hood, OR. CCAI is a non-profit technical and professional association that provides information and education on surface coating technologies worldwide. Visit CCAI on the web at

Linetec Expands Service Throughout the Southwest

Wausau, WI − Responding to customers across the Southwest, Linetec has expanded its service and distribution to include Colorado, Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico.

Rob Seils, Sales Manager for Linetec’s South-Central territory, provides customers across the region with liquid painting, powder coating and anodize finishing services for architectural aluminum. Examples of customers’ products include window and door systems’, storefront framing, sun shades, light shelves, canopies, column covers, panels and flat sheet.

As the nation’s largest independent architectural finisher, Linetec operates its own fleet of trucks providing customers with weekly pickup and delivery services. “This makes outsourced finishing an easy, turnkey operation. Customers get the benefit of a dedicated carrier, which provides convenient, safe and efficient transport of our customers’ material. They don’t need to spend time finding and scheduling a contracted hauler to make the delivery,” says Seils. “We know that material will be picked up and delivered on time and on schedule. Using experienced drivers, we also ensure material is loaded properly to protect against damage.”
 Linetec offers several managed trucking options, including partial loads, which help manage freight costs by effectively sharing a truck with other customers in the delivery area,” adds Seils.

Further supporting its customers, Linetec recently published the first guide specification for shop-applied metal paint and anodize finishes. “Section 05 0513 Shop Applied Coatings for Metal 3-part Guide Specification” is available for download from its website. The document can be found in the “Architect Resources” section along with continuing education series presentations and other information. Visitors to the website also can subscribe to Linetec’s e-newsletter by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page and emailing

Dunn-Edwards’ Director of Environmental Affairs Honored by the ACA

LOS ANGELES – Robert Wendoll, Director of Environmental Affairs for Dunn-Edwards Paint, recently received an Industry Achievement Award by the American Coatings Association (ACA), in conjunction with the organization’s 125th anniversary celebration. The award honors individuals for their distinguished achievement in service to the industry.

With close to 40 years experience in the coatings industry, Robert Wendoll is considered one of the leading authorities on the atmospheric impact of architectural paint and coatings. His leadership in various industry organizations has led to more self-regulation by many paint manufacturers and an increase in policy-relevant scientific research. He frequently interacts with regulatory agencies involved in the development of new or amended regulations affecting the paint industry.

 During his 31-year tenure at Dunn-Edwards, he has focused on the company’s environmental responsibility – not only ensuring its full compliance with all environmental, health and safety laws and regulations, but going a step beyond to lead the industry in minimizing and/or eliminating the use of potentially hazardous ingredients from Dunn-Edwards’ paints.Wendoll has been an extraordinarily active member of ACA’s committees, including its Environmental Management Committee and its Architectural and Industrial Maintenance (AIM) VOC (volatile organic compound) Committee for many years. Wendoll has been a leader in identifying vital AIM VOC issues for the association to work on, also providing critical data and support to staff so that ACA could successfully work through these matters.

Chief among these is the Paints and Architectural Coatings Environmental Study (PACES) project, for which he provided key information and direction that helped the successful completion of this multi-year research project. With his guidance, the project oversaw among many things, a Life Cycle Analysis to assess impacts of stringent, low-VOC regulations and the relationship between coating performance and environmental impacts and work in  “Atmospheric  Availability” that should advance the scientific understanding of  whether or how much  of the VOCs in coatings  actually become available in the atmosphere for ground-level ozone formation.