• Ultramarine Blue Pigments
    Ultramarine TR is specifically formulated for coatings applications. Maintaining its bright red-shade blue color, the pigment is easily dispersible in both water-based and solvent-based coatings. Equally compatible in all aqueous systems, Artizan Deko is a new range of liquid ultramarines. The simple ‘stir in’ dispersions provide interior and exterior decorative coatings manufacturers with an innovative alternative. Visit www.holliday-pigments.com.cn.

  • Ceramic Microspheres
    3M Ceramic Microspheres replace conventional paint fillers, such as calcium carbonate, in decorative household paints. The ceramic additive is spherical, as opposed to other fillers, which are irregularly shaped. The paint produces a harder surface that is less susceptible to chipping and abrasion. The shape of the filler also allows for tighter packing, creating a smoother surface. Paints containing the microspheres produce a flat, matte finish, while providing a level of soil and stain resistance typically associated with using a gloss or semi-gloss paint. The finishes are easier to clean than conventional flat paints, because they can be scrubbed without burnishing, an effect that causes an unsightly change of sheen. Visit www.3m.com/paintsandcoatings.

  • Nano-Additive
    ADVANTAGE™ Titania nano-additive is an inorganic nano-colloid that is ideal for next-generation coatings. It replaces traditional ultraviolet light absorbers and improves the durability of high-performance exterior and interior products. It is optically transparent, with particles under 10 nanometers in a tight size distribution for consistent quality, clarity and effectiveness. The product is designed and formulated without surfactants. Its stable, liquid form brings new ease to formulation, ready to be incorporated directly into standard manufacturing processes. Visit www.appliednanoworks.com.

  • Kaolin Clay
    Company offers a technical brochure discussing the use of its kaolin clay for use in industrial applications (non-paper). The brochure includes discussion on the importance of brightness, particle size, finishing forms and engineering (beneficiation) when selecting either a water-washed, delaminated, treated or calcined clay. In addition, application notes are included that profile the use of industrial kaolin for use in paint, coatings, ink, adhesives, plastics, rubber/tire, free-flow-type and crop protection applications. Visit www.hubermaterials.com.

  • Stir-In Pigments
    BASF: Xfast® stir-in pigments are neither pigment powders nor conventional pigment preparations. Added directly into aqueous binder systems, the pigments dissolve immediately, making pigment preparation and grinding unnecessary. The pigments immediately develop their full color strength. Visit www.basf.com/pigment.

  • Leveling Additive
    LANXESS CORP.: Borchi® Gol LA 2 leveling additive is an organic-modified polysiloxane that is 100-percent solids and VOC free. It controls surface leveling through significant reduction of interfacial tension and can be used in water-based, solvent-based and solvent-free coating and adhesive systems. The tendency for crater formation is reduced, and a consistent film build is obtained. It is designed to overcome compatibility issues that affect optical properties like gloss, haze and transparency. Call 412/809.1516.

  • Metal Pretreatment System
    GE ADVANCED MATERIALS: CoatOSil™ MP aqueous pretreatment system delivers enhanced paint adhesion and corrosion resistance to a range of reactive metal substrates, including aluminum, cold rolled steel and hot dip galvanized steel. It provides performance equal to or better than chromate-based and zinc phosphate-based systems. The two-component system is comprised of CoatOSil MP metal oxide sol and CoatOSil MP Y-15817 organofunctional alkoxysilane, a combination that creates a strong bond between metal and paint. Visit www.ge.com/silicones.

  • Aluminum Pigments
    SILBERLINE: The SilBerCote® AQ Series of passivated aluminum pigments is designed for use in waterborne automotive and industrial coatings. The aluminum pigment is passivated using a proprietary inorganic technology to protect against attack by water. It is applicable to traditional as well as lenticular aluminum pigment, offering the coatings formulator maximum flexibility in styling for the automotive and industrial coatings markets. Call 570/668.6050.

  • Energy-Curable Products
    CYTEC INDUSTRIES INC.: Company has launched four new energy-curable products for the North American packaging industry. Two of the products, VIAFLEX® 410 and VIASCREEN® 515, are UV-curable ink vehicles for shrink sleeve printing and screen printing, respectively. Also launched were EBECRYL® 325, an acrylated adhesion promoter for UV/EB coating applications on porous and non-porous substrates, and EBECRYL 341, a silicone-free, UV-curable additive for slip, blocking resistance and intercoat adhesion. Visit www.cytec.com.

  • Corrosion Inhibitor
    HALOX®: HALOX® 750 integrates inhibitive synergies and is designed to save money, bridge inorganic and organic corrosion inhibitors into a single product, as well as reduce dependence on high zinc-containing pigments when formulating water- and solventborne protective coatings. Hybrid corrosion inhibitors are composite pigments providing the best of both worlds in terms of anticorrosion synergy. They maximize corrosion efficiency at minimal cost by augmenting corrosion-fighting mechanisms in addition to stabilizing the inorganic pigment itself. Visit www.halox.com.

  • Resin
    CVC SPECIALTY CHEMICALS, INC.: EPALLOY® 7200X90, a high-solids solvent-diluted resin with fast cure properties, is a blend of a modified liquid Bisphenol A diglycidyl ether resin in xylene designed for fast-cure, low-viscosity, and low-temperature applications. It will react with all epoxy resin curing agents to produce cured products with excellent chemical and mechanical properties. Visit www.cvcchem.com.