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.
On Demand This webinar will showcase the analytical methods currently used to indicate pigment stabilization and highlight where in the paint process they are most effective. In addition, it will call attention to the benefits and drawbacks of each method.
On Demand The demands and trends in architectural coatings create complexities in formulating pigment pastes. Enhancing color strength, extended storage life, foam reduction during grinding, and simplifying the formula to reduce additional additives that lead to leaching in a final sustainable waterborne dispersion.
On Demand The coatings industry has utilized silica-based particle technology for decades. Amorphous silica is a highly adaptable and flexible technology. Numerous engineered types of amorphous silica have been developed to provide functional solutions to many coating challenges.
On Demand Being first to market with innovations that satisfy consumer demand is essential for manufacturers looking to grow sales and increase share of wallet. Formulators must move quickly to seize new opportunities driven by architectural paint trends, as well as ensure overall product performance and brand experience are not compromised.
On Demand Differences between colors can be described using dL*, da*, and db* values, but for simplicity a single value describing the overall magnitude of the difference between two colors is preferred.
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.