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2014 April

The April issue is hot off the press for the American Coatings show. A few of our topics this month include smart coatings, TiO2 and a new biocidal active.

Carbon Black Pigments for a Changing Coatings Market

April 1, 2014

 The increasing demands of OEM and industrial coatings fuel the need for high-performance pigments that are also compatible with a broad range of coatings formulations. 


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Smart Coatings

Definitions and Opportunities
April 1, 2014

 Smart coatings are an area of development and commercialization that promises to change the expectations of what can be accomplished with coatings. 


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Effective Dispersion Efficiency

Without Grinding Media
April 1, 2014

 Because of the ease of operation, effective dispersion efficiency, repeatable product quality and easy cleaning between products, the benefits of this unit are considerable. 


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Intrinsic Versus Applied Hiding

A New Equation for Optimum Performance
April 1, 2014

Part one of this article discusses the theory of optimizing applied hiding and new techniques used to characterize applied paint films to determine the influence of rheology on application.


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New Additives for Radiation-Curable Systems

April 1, 2014

 A family of new radiation-curable additives with an improved compatibility in various formulations (solvent-free, solvent and waterborne) and covering a broad slip range has been developed. 


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Scalability of Agitated Bead Mills

From Lab to Production Scale
April 1, 2014

 Scale up of agitated bead mills is possible. The scale up method is based on the product and the mill type used. 


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New Biocidal Active

Effectively Preserves Paint, Latex, Colorants and Mineral Slurries
April 1, 2014

The Dow Chemical Company anticipates US EPA registration of a new active ingredient N-methyl-1,2-benzisothiazol-3(2H)-one (MBIT in 2014.)


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Digital Spring Micrometer

DeFelsko Corp.
April 1, 2014

 The PosiTector® RTR replica tape reader is a digital spring micrometer that measures peak-to-valley surface profile height using Testex™ Press-O-Film™ replica tape.  


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Mobile Software

Elcometer
April 1, 2014

 ElcoMaster™ Mobile is free data-management software that allows users to transfer inspection data from Elcometer gauges to their mobile device. 


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High-Shear Mixer

Charles Ross & Son Co.
April 1, 2014

 The Ross MegaShear ultra-high-shear mixer is designed for homogenizing dispersions and disintegrating large, solid particles or droplets suspended in liquid. 


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Carbon Black

Orion Engineered Carbons
April 1, 2014

 COLOUR BLACK FW 255 is the first launch of a new generation of specialty carbon blacks.  


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Inorganic Pigment

Heubach
April 1, 2014

 VANADUR® 2108 is a new green shade bismuth vanadate that provides high tinting strength and good hiding power combined with high durability, chroma and dispersibility.  


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Acrylic Latex Binder

Arkema Coating Resins
April 1, 2014

 ENCOR® Flex 192 is a modified acrylic latex binder designed for coatings used in the restoration of low-slope, commercial thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roofing membranes. 


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Hose Fittings

Hosco Fittings LLC
April 1, 2014

  Certified “silicone free,” this new line of plastic hose fittings will help reduce hose failures that can cause safety issues, paint loss or production issues. 


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Walk-In Oven

GRIEVE CORP
April 1, 2014

 No. 946 is a 1000 °F, electrically heated vertical airflow walk-in oven currently used for curing coatings on titanium screens. 


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PCI cover April 2014

2014 April

The April issue is hot off the press for the American Coatings show. A few of our topics this month include smart coatings, TiO2 and a new biocidal active.

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