It is time again to look at what’s happening in the coatings industry in North America and around the world. In this issue of PCI, we feature our annual study of the global top-10 and the top-25 North American coatings manufacturers.
Located near the top of Italy’s “boot,” COROB’s San Felice facility is the main site producing the company’s tinting equipment and product models. Known for its progressive solutions for paint tinting, the plant faced a new kind of challenge in 2012 when two earthquakes hit the region in May.
Our February issue features a simplified method for producing high-performance solvent-free waterborne acrylic polyols with glycidyl neodecanoate technology, the effects of different curing methods on tack-free curing, the science of smart hydrophobic coatings, and more.