During both the production process at the TiO2 producer and the manufacturing process of paints, coatings and composite materials, avoiding the coagulation and agglomeration of the TiO2 dispersion is important. Surface chemistry of the TiO2 dispersion can be controlled during the measurement of Electrokinetic Sonic Amplitude (ESA) by regulating the pH value, e.g. for avoiding flocculation of dispersion.
This research aims to create a surface coating with a relatively low surface energy value that can repel the spike glycoprotein, and also through the use of active chemicals, inactivate the spike glycoprotein as well as viral nucleotides in the coronavirus.
CAS DataLoggers supplied a temperature monitoring solution for an industrial paint curing oven used by a manufacturer of commercial snow removal equipment. This customer was experiencing periodic problems with the quality of their powder-coated parts.
As the coronavirus outbreak spread rapidly across the world, the global automotive industry was largely caught unprepared, halting auto businesses not only in China, but also in the United States and across Europe. With mobility restrictions expected to continue through a large part of 2020, the automotive industry is anticipated to go through a difficult time, as manufacturers in the automobile market seek ways to resurrect avenues for cash flow after the pandemic is brought back under control.
Ochre, one of Earth's oldest naturally occurring materials, was often used as a vivid red paint in ancient rock art known as pictographs across the world. Despite its broad use throughout human history and a modern focus on how the artistic symbolism is interpreted, little research exists on the paint itself and how it was produced.
Garret Haegelin, HICoat Division Superintendent at Sulzer, looks at the features and processes used when applying high-quality coatings and how attention to detail is essential for optimum performance.
Hydrophobing agents, also known as hydrophobic agents, are prominently used to minimize water absorption and ensure a water-repellent effect on cleaned surfaces. These compounds find use across a wide range of applications, from surface protection of critical infrastructure and automobiles to designing stain-repellant textiles.
Properly mixing two-component coatings and adhesives can be difficult. The materials, typically supplied in bulk, must be mixed in accordance with precise written instructions. Many users lack the necessary experience mixing different chemicals together, which can lead to inconsistencies and, in turn, poor curing and even product failure.
Our May issue features Part 2 of our two-part series on icephobic coatings. We also showcase a new overspray-free paint system that AUDI AG is using, as well as an article from Hockmeyer on vacuum milling, and a feature from X-Rite on how to select the right tolerancing method when controlling color.