Hundreds of coatings industry professionals will gather this month in Lombard, Illinois, for Coatings Trends & Technologies (CTT), a two-day educational conference and show designed to provide chemists, formulators and R&D personnel with the latest coatings research and emerging trends.
This year, CTT will feature a panel discussion with four professionals from various areas of the value chain to discuss technology transfer – the process of innovating, scouting new technologies and leveraging them into business.
Throughout the month of March I visited with four different coatings suppliers during two separate trips to Germany – a whirlwind experience that taught me a lot of new technology, and offered me the opportunity to meet some wonderful people and make many new friends.
LANXESS recently hosted its 3rd Pigments Symposium, focusing on identifying challenges, demonstrating possible approaches and making visible the valuable contributions of all the different stakeholders in the pigment industry.
Our September issue features technology on recycled content- based polyols that impart critical paint performance properties, low-VOC benzoate coalescents for increased hardness of waterborne architectural coatings, a new plasticizer for soft PVC coatings, and more.