On Demand Since the introduction of waterborne epoxy systems, resin manufacturers have strived for ever-increasing performance while achieving lower VOCs and pricing that is competitive with the solvent-based counterparts. Today, Hexion Inc has achieved this with its latest generation of 2K waterborne epoxy system, NextGen Epoxy™ WB System. The NextGen Epoxy™ WB System provides:
On Demand The recent and rapid developments in UV/LED technology are pointing to interesting and significant opportunities for UV-cured powder coatings. Initial test results show great promise for the use of UV/LED for curing powder coatings. UV/LED systems are in fact capable of curing clear and black pigmented UV-curable powders. The presentation will illustrate testing sequences and data results of UV-cured powder coatings cured with UV/LED and evaluated using photo-DSC.
On Demand Chemical Agent-Resistant Coatings (CARC) used for military applications are predominantly liquid based. Environmental and worker safety concerns on using solvents and reactive resin intermediates are driving the military to seek for safer alternatives. Powder coating is a safer alternative to liquid coatings; however, most of the powder coating formulations do not have adequate chemical agent resistance.
On Demand It is a well-known fact that the world’s population is currently using more resources than the globe can sustain. Many think that the solution is to go back in time. However, history tells us that humanity has a great capacity to innovate to solve major challenges. To meet future needs the chemicals and coatings industries have to be a part of the solution and lead the way in creating more value with fewer resources...
On Demand This presentation will demonstrate the ease of use and accuracy of a UV-Vis-NIR spectrophotometer equipped with a variable angle measurement system for the analysis of various samples, including solar panels, window glass, and filters.
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.