In-can stability, application, durability, and overall performance are all dependent on a coating’s rheology profile, and with continued focus on more environmentally friendly formulations, yesterday’s solutions don’t always provide formulators with the right tools for the job.
On Demand 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.
Our February issue takes a look at the protective nanocoatings market, improvements in anti-corrosion performance, and a waterborne polyurethane coating spray on polycarbonate. Also look for an outlook on the 2021chemical industry.