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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.
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.
Smart coatings are an area of development and commercialization that promises to change the expectations of what can be accomplished with coatings.
Because of the ease of operation, effective dispersion efficiency, repeatable product quality and easy cleaning between products, the benefits of this unit are considerable.
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.
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.
Scale up of agitated bead mills is possible. The scale up method is based on the product and the mill type used.
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.
ElcoMaster™ Mobile is free data-management software that allows users to transfer inspection data from Elcometer gauges to their mobile device.
The Ross MegaShear ultra-high-shear mixer is designed for homogenizing dispersions and disintegrating large, solid particles or droplets suspended in liquid.
COLOUR BLACK FW 255 is the first launch of a new generation of specialty carbon blacks.
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.
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.
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.