Battelle is developing a biobased resin that delivers high performance in a product that cures at temperatures low enough to be used on wood, medium-density fiberboard (MDF) and many types of plastics.
This article was prepared in an effort to assist in this decision-making process and to help end users understand the newer technology and to know the common differences between the traditional three-layer coating system and the latest polyurethane coating technology.
Dura Industries, reputable color developer and applicator of liquid PVDF and powder coatings, teamed up with Valspar, frontrunner in the international coil and extrusion architectural coatings industry and part of Sherwin-Williams Extrusion Coatings, to create and coat the renowned façade of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. For this specific project, Dura Industries implemented a hand-painted five-coat system for the first time in the company’s history.
Investing in batch powder coating equipment is an exciting step in expanding a production shop's business. By the time all the pieces arrive and are installed - the pretreatment equipment, dry-off oven, spray booth, powder guns, and curing oven - it's tempting to dive in right away. However, before you start using it, make sure you've received training on how to operate and maintain all of your new equipment.
The incorporation of metallic and pearlescent pigments is a proven method to generate interest and improve viewer perception of powder coatings. Effect pigments convey a message of premium product finish with the visual association conveyed to the coated parts or products.
I am new to powder coating, but the plant where I work has been doing it for a few years. The guys do a good job on single color and are starting to experiment with multi colors. Is multicolor powder coating possible? If so, do you have any information that would help us?
A recent report published by Allied Market Research on the powder coatings market offers valuable insights, such as the market share, size and growth. Further, the current trends and growth opportunities in the industry are highlighted in detail.
This article reports on our evaluation of AMPARMOR™ 2000, an additive designed to impart self-healing functionality to fusion-bonded epoxy (FBE) and epoxy powder primer coatings, and AMPARMOR 3000, designed as an option for nonepoxy coatings.
July features our most popular article of the year – the Global Top 10 and PCI 25 ranking of the top coatings manufacturers. Also featured are articles on new monomer technology, TiO2 and a new biocide for anti-fouling.