The new water-based additives and stabilization packages are designed to combine the efficiency of conventional products with the benefits of water miscibility and low to zero volatile organic compound (VOC) generation, as well as easy dosing and handling.
To obtain continual improvements in scratch- and abrasion-resistant coatings, a variety of additive technologies have been developed to address this issue. In this study, the article examines additive technologies ranging from surface-active siloxanes and nanocomposite technology to synthetic amorphous silica and co-binders.
Using the right defoamer will lead to many desired effects in the final coating performance. First and foremost, the foam will be eliminated and the appearance will be at its best. There are also additional benefits.
This article classifies the use of additives during the life of the coating, starting with how they aid in the production process, the role they play in maintaining the stability of the coating in its container, the benefits they provide during the application process, their role during the film forming process, and, finally, the functionality that they can provide during the lifetime of the coating.
This article provides a brief overview of patents, trade secrets, and an in-depth discussion of infrequently used procedural options available at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) that can be leveraged to gather critical information and thereby enable a decision maker to confidently elect to either apply for a patent or maintain a trade secret.
The combination of the regulatory focus on crystalline silica, in conjunction with the impact calcium carbonate can have on a formulation's crystalline silica levels, inspired Imerys to both re-evaluate and optimize the processing of calcium carbonate to support paint formulators to continue to drive down the crystalline silica levels in their products.
These color boost and compatibilizer post-addition additives are designed to improve color performance and reduce or elimi¬nate incompatibility, allowing paint formulators to overcome most of the challenges associated with VOC-free universal tinting systems.
Our August issue has a big focus on equipment, with several articles and a directory of equipment suppliers. This issue also includes articles on transportation coatings, new binder technology and sustainability.