Two of the more common 2K coatings systems are polyurethane and epoxy. This and next month’s Formulating with Mike column will concentrate on urethanes, with this issue focusing on polyurethane polymers.
Tailor-made waterborne core-shell polymers are increasingly used as binders in industrial coatings. Almost unlimited possibilities to control polymer properties make them the first-choice raw material in industrial metal protection, wood protection, and anti-fouling coatings.
According to the announcement, this €130 million investment in a new purification process will lead to more energy-efficient and lower carbon-intensive operations, optimized resources, and waste management.
Assembled into photonic crystals, brush block co-polymers have demonstrated utility in creating coatings with ultraviolet, visible and near-infrared reflectivity, radar transparency, and the potential to reduce the carbon footprint of performance coatings by up to 50%. One company has set a course to launch a structural color co-polymer based on this unique technology.
Semibatch emulsion polymerizations are predominately run in “starve-fed” mode, but what does that really mean? In this edition of PCI’s Did You Know column, EPCEd discusses the reasons to run in starve-fed mode, and more.
Sustainability dominated every conversation at the 2023 European Coatings Show. Learn about some of the innovative technologies that were introduced to help the industry formulate, manufacture, and apply the coatings of tomorrow.