Among the many energy-focused features of the KCC North Extension building, one of the most important and visible is the installation of Kingspan Designwall™ 2000 insulated metal wall panels covered in Valspar’s Fluropon® 70 percent PVDF architectural coating.
Because Duranar coatings’ molecular structure is invulnerable to the effects of ultraviolet (UV) light, salt spray, acid rain, corrosive chemicals and other environmental stresses on color and gloss, they offered a perfect solution for this unique building.
Without the existence of specialized rods and cones inside the human eye, the world around us would be a much duller place. Without color, a key component of our visible experience would be lost and entire industries would be flushed away or dramatically altered, including interior and graphic design, clothing retail, advertising and especially the manufacturing of paints and coatings.
AgriEsters (methyl soyate, palm and coconut esters) are a new, low-cost alternative that can help emulsify old solvent-based resins (bead acrylics, oil-based alkyds and polyterpenes), giving formulators new alternatives.
This event took place September 11-12, 2012 at the DoubleTree Hotel Chicago in Oak Brook, IL. CTT is a 1 1/2-day, comprehensive program that covers the most current coatings technology in short, informative technical sessions, and provides a resource-rich exhibition area for formulators, chemists and raw materials suppliers to make meaningful connections and conduct business.
Our May issue focuses on sustainability, specialty chemicals, automotive coatings and manufacturing equipment. This issue will also be distributed at the Eastern Coatings Show in Atlantic City, May 15-17, 2017.