In this study, we evaluate the use of broadband mercury, 385 nm LED and electron beam (EB) curing across a range of different acrylic formulations. The different methods of curing are compared by examining their effect on oxygen inhibition, cure speed and material properties.
Retailer paint can labels are used not only for inventory management with SKU, barcode, product name, order number and a variety of variable data, but also to convey the paint’s exact color formulation.
While paint and coatings manufacturers continue to compete to formulate products with the lowest volatile organic compound content possible, metal packaging manufacturers are vying for the highest UN-rated steel pails within the metal packaging industry.
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’.
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 next generation of software and technology companies is solving real operational issues and enabling real work by building modern, usable business software. Adopting these solutions is key to giving smaller coatings businesses an edge in the competitive chemical industry.
Cold Spray Technology covers a wide spectrum of various aspects of the Cold Spray technology, including gas-dynamics, physics of interaction of high-speed solid particles with a substrate as well as equipment, technologies, and applications.
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.