The COVID-19 pandemic put the spotlight on microbes and cleanliness, creating more interest than ever before in antimicrobial coatings. However, bringing new innovations to the industry is not without its challenges, requiring the continual development of novel tools and procedures that can be seamlessly and invisibly incorporated into coatings.
Following the phasing out of hexavalent chromium, there was a clear need for innovation in order to offer the same level of protection against corrosion. With new micro-reservoir technology, this company is able to incorporate chemicals that were previously incompatible with coatings and offer a smart inhibitor that delivers on price and performance.
In the world of automotive and heavy-equipment parts suppliers, both short-term and long-term rust prevention is critical to prevent serious loss from rust claims. Equally critical is finding a rust preventative that will be effective and easy enough to use.
Waste disposal and minimization are essential components of a successful customer retention strategy. One way to alleviate some of this pressure is by selecting a credible third-party sustainability company that would create a partnership to aid and alleviate the pressure of safely and effectively achieving waste minimization and disposal goals.
New pigment technology using ultra-thin aluminum substrates can be used to produce highly opaque, chromatic effect coatings. With the individual effect pigments it is possible to realize color shades that were previously only known from (semi-) precious metals.
Based on novel PUR-silane hybrid systems, this next generation of high-performance scratch- and stain-resistant coatings delivering the optimal balance between performance, price and convenience, is now increasingly more accessible to the DIY sector.
This article addresses some of the key challenges associated with formulating resins at high solids levels and outlines the potential for Michael addition chemistry to raise coatings solids levels to new heights.
Formulations are sometimes adjusted by fine-tuning various additives, including antioxidants and light stabilizers, which provide different thermal and light stabilization properties. It is very important to find the best combination of additives to achieve the necessary performance, especially if the final substrate or area to be powder coated requires specific durability or heat resistance.