It's no secret that the world of STEM has been a men's club for decades, with only 28% of women making up the workforce as opposed to 72% of men. To show that this gap is slowly (but surely) closing in, we've shone the spotlight on Danijela Milosevic-Popovich, a Research and Development Manager at SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC).
All along the product chain, companies are becoming more environmentally conscious in response to customer demands and regulatory requirements. Suppliers must work within existing material availability and costs to find innovative ways to reduce the use of non-sustainable materials and limit waste. Within the adhesives and sealant industry, Sulzer Mixpac has met this need by cutting down on plastic waste while retaining product integrity with its ecopaCC™ collapsible cartridge system.
Seacoat's newest hull coating release, SEA-SPEED V 10 X ULTRA, helps curb marine organism fouling on the front end and makes any hull cleaning operations much easier and less expensive than conventional hull coatings, all with zero negative environmental impact due to its non-toxic chemistry on the back end of the equation.
This article addresses the need for a sustainable culture within the paint and coatings industry that redirects waste and unused items back into the manufacturing and production cycles. We will focus on the importance of contemplating waste creation in different stages of paint manufacturing, and disposal and methods of putting discarded paint waste to use in the development of new products instead of in landfills and through burial.
Eddyfi Technologies' world headquarters building is a model of contemporary architecture, biophilic design and sustainable materials – from the generous application of locally sourced wood and use of large, triple-glazed windows, to the selection of solvent-free PPG Coraflon coatings to protect and embellish its muted aluminum cladding.
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.
To obtain continual improvements in scratch- and abrasion-resistant coatings, a variety of additive technologies have been developed to address this issue. In this study, the article examines additive technologies ranging from surface-active siloxanes and nanocomposite technology to synthetic amorphous silica and co-binders.
Using the right defoamer will lead to many desired effects in the final coating performance. First and foremost, the foam will be eliminated and the appearance will be at its best. There are also additional benefits.
This article classifies the use of additives during the life of the coating, starting with how they aid in the production process, the role they play in maintaining the stability of the coating in its container, the benefits they provide during the application process, their role during the film forming process, and, finally, the functionality that they can provide during the lifetime of the coating.
In order to manage and mitigate risk, and to make sound business decisions, industry leadership must also have access to data related to marketing, sales, supply chains and distribution channels. This is why CPCA developed the Canada CoatingsHUB for manufacturers and raw material suppliers shipping or producing products in Canada.
OCSiAl is now able to commercialize up to 100 tonnes annually of its TUBALL™ single wall carbon nanotubes in Europe as the company has upgraded its dossier under the EU’s REACH legislation and is now additionally compliant with the new Annexes on nanoforms.
ExxonMobil announced the publication of a series of studies aimed at helping formulators and manufacturers support new product development, sustainability product performance attributes and eco-labeling requirements.
A proposed ASTM International standard will allow manufacturers to make better use of portable goniometers to measure angles of drops of liquid when applied to a surface for testing the wettability of coatings, substrates and pigments.
The Canadian Paint and Coatings Association (CPCA) has weighed in on a decision by the Canadian Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) Jeff Yurek, to return a significant portion of the $53 million in surplus funds accumulated from environmental fees charged by Stewardship Ontario over the past 10 years for waste recycling.