A plane with custom pink coatings created and donated by PPG Industries’ aerospace business is flying across Australian skies to help QantasLink promote breast cancer awareness in the country’s regional and remote areas.
To help potential exporters to enter the European market or to strengthen an already present export position, the CBI has started a new Export Coaching Program for Coatings. This new program is meant for ambitious manufacturers and exporters in the coatings sector who are eager to start or expand their export activities in the EU.
The buildings at Ave Maria Univeristy reflect the influence of Frank Lloyd Wright and incorporate the charm of Italy’s hill towns. These two architectural styles come together beautifully in the 70,000 square feet of decorative concrete flooring used throughout the campus.
Sculpting a surface composed of tightly packed nanostructures that resemble tiny nails, University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers and their colleagues from Bell Laboratories have created a material that can repel almost any liquid.
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) codes and guidelines highlight safe working practices in hazardous areas, and specifically how to control static electricity, which in many cases is capable of providing the ignition source for a fire or explosion.
The advantages of using the highest specification grinding media in milling operations are well documented and understood. Higher density provides the potential to increase productivity, often significantly over other traditional ceramic and glass materials. Improved toughness and durability result in extended bead lifetimes and machine maintenance periods.
A good matte finish is often required in coatings formulations. In order to fully optimize this important parameter, Michelman has recently developed two wax dispersions: Michem® Guard 349 and Michem Guard 350. Both dispersions aid in imparting a matting effect to most aqueous coatings and varnishes, while enhancing other properties such as abrasion resistance and water repellency.
Our September issue features articles and news about wood coatings, intumescent technology for sustainable buildings, tips for outsourcing coatings manufacturing, and an article on a liquid EPDM for waterborne coatings, which was the winner of the PCI Award for Technical Excellence at the Waterborne Symposium earlier this year.