With the increasing regulatory & environmental requirements and the growing expectations of end users, the development of a high-performance water-borne coating system has become a challenge. Silicones have long been used to improve weatherability, water resistance and mar resistance, but the incorporation of silicone materials into waterborne organic resin compositions is often difficult due to fundamental incompatibility and immiscibility.
On Demand Superior scratch and stain resistance are challenging properties to impart into a cost effective, environmentally responsible UV coating. The inherently high viscosity and rapid cure times negatively impact a coating’s ability to flow and level onto the substrate, resulting in suboptimal durability and finish quality.
On Demand Cabot’s highly dispersible carbon black (HDCB) is a new SoftbeadTM colorant designed to reduce or completely eliminate the need for milling and dispersant use in waterborne systems. Our SoftBead technology significantly reduces dusting during the formulation process and allows for easy dispersion.
On Demand Reliable and precise color measurement is crucial to ensuring that your product looks good and is appealing to consumers. This is especially important when dealing with multi-component products and large supply chains. Almost as important is how well your product ages – will it look good one, two, or five years in the future?
On Demand Dispersers provide the mechanical energy to breakdown agglomerated particles to smaller aggregates. Learn about how they work and how their uses. There are two classes of dispersers to grind material- high shear disperser blade rotating at a high speed and bead mills that use grinding media. We will discuss the differences. A mechanical force moves the media at a rapid speed creating a shear force by collisions and rolling movements.
On Demand Smart and advanced coatings connote materials properties that add value to function and performance - even for demanding applications. A number of these coatings have been developed for commercial use, and understanding their action could be key to the competitive development of alternate formulations.
October highlights distributors, and includes an interview with the National Association of Chemical Distributors, as well as company profiles of many specialty chemical distributors serving the coatings industry. The issue also includes articles on new ambient-curing resins, the impact of silanes on the solution stability of latex, an overview of colorant technologies worldwide, and much more.