ECS Sets Attendance Records; Air Products Awarded Best Scientific Paper
The European Coatings Award, honoring the best scientific paper of the congress, was given to Dr. Frederick Walker and his research team (Dr. T.J. Lim, Dr. E.C. Galgoci and Dr. K.A. Yoxheimer) from Air Products and Chemicals, Lehigh Valley, Pa. They reported on a N-methylpyrrolidone (NMP)-free, waterborne urethane acrylate hybrid dispersion that, when combined with added surfactants, leads to a VOC content of less than 100 g/l in the paint formulation. Paint systems of this kind should have properties superior to those with a higher VOC content.