On Tuesday morning after the ECS keynote address, Rick Mazzariello presented the Rick Mazzariello Lifetime Achievement Award to Samuel E. Firestone. At 92 years old, Firestone has spent his entire career in the coatings industry. Among other contributions, Firestone started Norstone, Inc. in 1982. Although he officially retired in 2006, he still helps out the industry from time to time. Read More
Two presentations received the Pflaumer Brothers Awards for Innovation for the best technical presentations at the Eastern Coatings Show. The Outstanding Paper was awarded to Jacob Shevrin of Evonik, who presented on Enhanced Corrosion Resistance of Waterborne, VOC-Free Coatings with Novel Bipodal Silane Additives. The Most Outstanding Paper was presented to Mengfei Huang of UMass, who presented on Methylene Malonate for High-Performance Coatings. Read More
For more than 60 years, Pan Technology has manufactured the world’s finest pigment dispersions for both liquid and 100%-solids chip/powder form. Come by Booth 424 to learn about the company’s Easy Dispersible Pigment Powder Preparations (EDPPP). The EDPPP product lines represent the latest advances in mix-only dispersion science for the coatings, ink and construction markets.
With a comprehensive product range of additives and binders, the German company Worlée supplies additives and binders that are particularly eco-friendly and produced in an ultramodern facility. The portfolio was lately expanded by new developments, as well as product groups that were recently expanded, such as WorléeDisperse or WorléeThix. Learn more about the company at Van Horn Metz’s Booth 111. Read More
The focus at Azelis Americas CASE, Booth 501, is growing its customers' and principals’ business. The company’s new structure allows Azelis Americas CASE to provide superior technical sales and unparalleled customer support, all backed by a national network of CASE application labs. Read More
Bühler specializes in production equipment and engineered solutions for wet milling, and is exhibiting at Booth 507. Products inlcude Cenomic™ optimized and affordable horizontal media mills; the MicroMedia+™ high-performance mill for high-efficiency processing; MacroMedia™ pre-grinding technology to enable optimum milling conditions; Visconomic+™ for grinding highly viscous formulations; a broad portfolio of modern Three Roll Mills; engineering, including pre-engineered compact production modules; and customer service. Read More
At Booth 505, Lubrizol is showcasing its latest innovations in resins and binders, dispersants and surface modifiers. Amazing new waterborne resin technology that out-performs solventborne predecessors; new, premium performance waterborne, solventborne and UV dispersant technology with outstanding multifunctional capability; and advanced wax technologies that deliver exciting opportunities to formulate truly differentiated coatings.
Univar Solutions is a leading global distributor of chemicals and ingredients that is exhibiting at Booth 228. Combining extensive capabilities, deep market and regulatory knowledge, world-class formulation development and industry-leading digital tools, Univar collaborates to drive solutions that help customers and suppliers innovate their offerings and grow their businesses. Read More
At Booth 719 Fischer Technology is featuring nanoindentation and progressive load scratch testers to measure mechanical properties of coatings. Determine coating to substrate adhesion, hardness, elasticity and self-healing with a click of a button.
The size of the global powder coatings market in 2017 was USD 9.33 billion and is projected to reach USD 14.70 billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 5.8% over the forecast period. Major factors that are driving the market are increasing demand from end-use industries including automotive, consumer goods, architectural, general industries and furniture.
With asset utilization critical, and community and regulatory pressure always looming, it is essential that tank farm owners proactively prevent any loss of containment with reliable, cost-effective corrosion protection. This is crucial since atmospheric corrosion is one of the main culprits of tank leaks, containment loss and early replacement.
Before coating, more and more plastic parts are being cleaned with CO2 snow jet technology. Besides the significant cost, space and resource savings, as well as the ease with which the cleaning system can be integrated into painting lines, coating properties also benefit from the dry cleaning solution. Read More
In addition to the advantages of controlling repair costs, avoiding warranty costs for failure recovery, reducing unplanned downtime and eliminating the causes of failure, predictive maintenance employs non-intrusive testing techniques to evaluate and compute asset performance trends. Read More
Saul Vance's boss was telling him that the formulation that Saul had developed and tested was being pulled from the market, and Saul can't understand why. Why was the formulation pulled from the market? Why did a change in solvent make the formulation no longer sellable, even though the properties were so similar? Read More
July features our most popular article of the year – the Global Top 10 and PCI 25 ranking of the top coatings manufacturers. Also featured are articles on new monomer technology, TiO2 and a new biocide for anti-fouling.