Sasha Novakovich, President and CEO of Alchemy, a provider of chemistry acceleration software, shares her thoughts on the spike in interest in running a digital lab, and how this pandemic has shown the importance of having a robust digital infrastructure.
Interfacial chemistry plays a significant role when working with coatings, specifically the surface tension (SFT) of liquids and the surface free energy (SFE) of solids. These parameters are often measured or calculated in order to optimize the adhesion properties and obtain long-lasting adhesion that will inhibit delamination and adhesion failures.
CAS DataLoggers supplied a temperature monitoring solution for an industrial paint curing oven used by a manufacturer of commercial snow removal equipment. This customer was experiencing periodic problems with the quality of their powder-coated parts.
At home, in the car, and while shopping, voice-controlled digital assistants have become a part of daily life. In the future, they will also make lab work easier. The first such assistant to specifically help scientists in the coatings industry is here.
This cloud-based software solution allows chemical producers and distributors to build their own branded, secure portal. Agilis provides marketing, leads, workflows and integrations with other enterprise systems.
Digital transformation is poised to make its mark on the paint and coatings industry. It's good to see early adopters in our industry embracing cloud technology to accelerate their innovation and service.
To enhance safety and environmental protection, the EPA's Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Final Rule, which became effective federally last year, requires identification including the words "Hazardous Waste," a description of the container's hazards, and the date the accumulation started on each container.
Recent studies demonstrate that there is a new way to keep the industry just as effective, if not more so, while streamlining the R&D process, while saving both money and materials and better using one's staff. The key is digitizing research and development.
Our April issue features three articles on pigments and color technology, as well as an article on water-based epoxy technologies for metal coating applications, new research on an innovative coating additive made from amphiphilic Janus particles that can alter the surface properties of a waterborne coating system, and much more.