VCI transportation coatings have several advantages for protecting metal parts during shipment and storage. They are more powerful than ordinary coatings, tend to be environmentally friendly and low in VOCs, and are fairly easy to remove.
The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) deadlines that went into effect on June 1 and December 1, 2015, respectively, have had a significant impact on U.S. chemical manufacturers and distributors.
The renovation of an 86-year-old historical building in Pittsburgh took special care in preserving the building’s interior features. The restoration process included a cementitious overlay to repair the existing concrete, an epoxy primer and a two-component waterborne polyurethane topcoat based on high-performance resins to protect long-term against wear and stains.
Having a sound understanding of color measurement geometry is essential to get the most out of your color measurement system. The improper application of measurement geometry can lead to large discrepancies between color assessments of visual color differences compared to measured differences.
The ACOMP technique has not only proven to be able to fully monitor research and industrial polymerization processes but has also proven the capability to automatically control polymerization reactions in real time to deliver a polymer that is ‘born characterized’.
It is fortuitous for ship owners that compliance with the two pieces of IMO legislation can both be achieved by use of an effective copper-based antifouling coating on the underwater hull, along with careful in water cleaning when necessary, based on vessel type, usage and coating schedule.
This article will describe the individual properties and coating formulations for each of the three resins in this system before explaining how they can be combined into one innovative coating system that provides exceptional adhesion as well as chemical and scratch resistance.
The ISO 19030 is finally nearing publication, in a move that has the potential to save the shipping industry as much as $30 billion in annual fuel costs.
June 12, 2016
It’s taken 12,000 hours of development work, involving 53 expert stakeholders, across more than three years, but ISO 19030 is finally nearing publication, in a move that has the potential to save the shipping industry as much as $30 billion in annual fuel costs.
ANGUS Chemical Co. announced that AMP™, a multifunctional specialty chemical that is widely used in paint formulations, metalworking fluids and personal care products, is no longer classified as a volatile organic compound by Canada’s Department of the Environment (Environment Canada).
Developing wall paints and varnishes presents a big challenge for manufacturers. One reason is that samples merely enable them to estimate what the dispersion behavior in the reaction container will be.
Polycin® XP EP3 is a stable and robust castor oil-based emulsifiable polyol offering a wide level of formulating flexibility, enabling coating formulators to reduce development time while maintaining or improving emulsion stability and coating performance.
Specially synthesized for polished concrete floors, MOR-SHINE® CSG surface guard uses custom polymers designed to react with inorganic materials in the coating, which work in concert to deliver shine and protection.