Temporary protective films are designed to protect everything from automobiles to appliances, construction products and housewares. Designed to be easily peeled off by the customer, these “strippable” films safeguard easily damaged surfaces during post processing metal fabrication operations, shipping, handling and installation.
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.
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.
The showpiece Jumeirah Lakes Towers development in Dubai chose a specialist car park deck coating system from Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings to meet the highest level of flexibility required for its latest expansion project.
The European Coatings Show provided attendees the opportunity to learn about the latest technology in the industry. This article provides a glimpse at some of the advancements and new solutions presented at this year’s event.
The Smart Paintshop is a complete, 360-degree linked production system, an auto body painting system that provides high-performance efficiency, safety, quality, cost savings and environmental friendliness from start to finish.
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.
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.
The work described is focused on studies demonstrating
the benefits in use of nano-particle dispersions, and extends to substrates such as wood, masonry, concrete, fiber cement, tile, floors and plaster.
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?
Sartomer, a business line of Arkema, has launched in-house electron beam (EB) labs with equipment to help customers develop and test EB-curing formulations on a small scale using Sartomer's advanced liquid resin solutions.
In an effort to ensure optimal and sustainable screening equipment processes and productivity, Midwestern Industries Inc., Massillon, Ohio, has expanded its advanced, full-scale screening test facility capabilities for customers.
Following the successful production of bio-succinic acid under the trademark Biosuccinium® since 2012, Reverdia's parent companies — Royal DSM and Roquette — have decided on a strategic shift in the continuing operations of their joint venture.
BASF is enhancing its regional innovation capabilities with new facilities at the Innovation Campus Shanghai, to further strengthen collaboration with the automotive industry and to offer new process catalysts to the chemical industry.
Mimicking how the biological world arranges itself could help advance the next generation of nanomaterials.
February 20, 2019
Collaboration between material scientists, biologists and chemists could advance the development of self-assembling nanomaterials, called nanoarchitectonics, argues a review in the journal Science and Technology of Advanced Materials.
The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) President Eric R. Byer issued a statement expressing the association's disappointment in the U.S. Trade Representative's announced decision to remove India and Turkey from the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP).
NACE International and the Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC), two non-profit professional associations in the field of corrosion and coating standards, training, and certification, have initiated exploratory discussions about synergistic opportunities that may exist between the two organizations.
Designed to collect and exhaust corrosive vapors, heat, steam and odors when mounted over areas with water baths, hot plates or portable equipment, these canopy hoods are available in wall, island and corner models.
ROSS PowerMix is a hybrid planetary mixer equipped with the patented High-Viscosity "HV" Stirrer Blade providing axial product movement and radial exposure to a High-Speed Disperse Blade, which in turn breaks down agglomerates and promotes rapid solids wet-out.
A cloud-based digital subscription platform for the paint and coatings industry, Allchemist allows users to search and compare raw materials, develop and optimize formulations, and produce safety data sheets and labels.