Green building is rapidly starting to scale up, bringing to light emerging issues such as the nexus between sustainable building design and fire safety - a challenge addressed by Perstorp's bio-based pentaerythritol for intumescent coatings.
Newer polymeric dispersants, which represent improved alternatives to the more traditional anionic dispersants, enable formulators to achieve good stability and color properties for dispersed pigments in waterborne paint systems.
With multiple major coatings suppliers now turning to Selektope to enhance the hard fouling prevention offered by their anti-fouling products, ship owners are encouraged to check whether this unique active agent is present in the anti-fouling systems being considered during their coating selection process.
By employing a bottom-up approach that includes the appropriate choice of wax chemistry (and therefore target physical properties), consideration of the migration ability of the wax (usually related to particle density), and proper testing to prove important surface properties such as scratch resistance, one can indeed successfully use waxes for cost efficiency and targeted performance in coatings.
The global coatings additives market is witnessing increasing demand from various industries. Coatings additives are a specialized group of chemically engineered materials that find application in a number of industries. They impart excellent chemical properties to the formulation, including improved wettability, dispersion, rheology, UV protection, chemical resistance and high-temperature stability.
Pink stain is a common problem on marine fabrics such as seating cushions, upholstery flooring and other vinyl surfaces. Once the stain happens, it cannot be cleaned. However, there are ways to prevent pink stain in the first place, through either preventing the growth of the bacteria that causes it or by sealing the substrate with a coating.
The European Coatings Show will focus on trends and technologies covering all aspects of the production of paints, coatings, sealants, construction chemicals and adhesives. For the first time, the show will extend into eight halls. Below is a snapshot of some of the technology that will be presented at this year's ECS.
Today, end users of smart coatings prefer those products that provide smart functionality, better weather resistance, high performance, improved productivity and increased service life of the component; reduce maintenance costs; along with ease of application and easy cleaning.
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.