This article addresses the need for a sustainable culture within the paint and coatings industry that redirects waste and unused items back into the manufacturing and production cycles. We will focus on the importance of contemplating waste creation in different stages of paint manufacturing, and disposal and methods of putting discarded paint waste to use in the development of new products instead of in landfills and through burial.
Eddyfi Technologies' world headquarters building is a model of contemporary architecture, biophilic design and sustainable materials – from the generous application of locally sourced wood and use of large, triple-glazed windows, to the selection of solvent-free PPG Coraflon coatings to protect and embellish its muted aluminum cladding.
All along the product chain, companies are becoming more environmentally conscious in response to customer demands and regulatory requirements. Suppliers must work within existing material availability and costs to find innovative ways to reduce the use of non-sustainable materials and limit waste. Within the adhesives and sealant industry, Sulzer Mixpac has met this need by cutting down on plastic waste while retaining product integrity with its ecopaCC™ collapsible cartridge system.
It's no secret that the world of STEM has been a men's club for decades, with only 28% of women making up the workforce as opposed to 72% of men. To show that this gap is slowly (but surely) closing in, we've shone the spotlight on Danijela Milosevic-Popovich, a Research and Development Manager at SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC).
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.