PCI’s November issue discusses new resin developments, emerging technologies for low-cost corrosion control, how to increase paint and coating application efficiency, and the world of low-cure powder coatings, among other topics.
In industrial settings, noxious airborne contaminants from a variety of sources can jeopardize indoor air quality, compromising worker health, productivity, and even regulatory compliance unless the air is sufficiently purified when ventilation alone will not solve the problem. This article explores some solutions.
Thin films as polycrystalline coatings are used in many different application areas. As new applications for thin films emerge and existing applications become mainstream, the technology of deposition is always advancing, and the materials deposited are always being improved. This article provides some example data and analysis showing the performance of one technology for studying polycrystalline coatings.
Elastomeric roof coatings have been used for many years to extend the useful life of several types of roofing substrates. The roof coatings market has seen significant growth, driven by the “cool roof” movement. This article describes the use of very hydrophobic highly branched vinyl esters for high-performance binders for elastomeric coatings.
Read three project case studies to see how an “oven/oxidizer” combination system can be implemented in almost any manufacturing facility that requires both process heating equipment and an air pollution control system.
PCI recently traveled to the Powder Coating Summit in Lombard, Illinois, where low-temperature-cure powder coatings were a hot topic. PCI asked Dr. Robert Duan, ChemQuest president, and his colleague, Kevin Biller, to provide some background on the new trends, developments, and drivers pushing this topic to the forefront of the powder coatings industry.
Polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF)-based topcoats have long been the choice of architects and specifiers who are seeking superior weatherability.Arkema, Inc. has developed water-based PVDF-acrylic hybrid dispersions to meet the need of resins applied in the field or over temperature-sensitive substrates.
The surfactants we add to synthetic latexes have allowed us to create wonderful nanoparticles and at the same time provide colloidal stability to the dispersions. But they also can cause foaming problems when mixing and transporting the latexes, and remain in the final products, causing potential water absorption problems in films and coatings.
EMEROX® renewable polyester polyols are excellent raw materials for use in the manufacture of coatings, adhesives, sealants, and elastomers for applications including siding, carpet adhesive, floor cement coating, and shoe soles.
Ahead of new regulations for potable water assets that go into effect in January 2023, Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine has launched a high solids epoxy lining that’s completely free of the restricted solvents.
The VersaMix multi-shaft mixers from ROSS are ideal for processing medium to high-viscosity applications up to several hundred-thousand centipoise, such as thick slurries, pastes, gels, and suspensions.
Last month, PCI learned that Valspar donated its fourth mural, painted by local Louisiana artist, KaDavien Baylor, at the Dixie Center for the Arts in Ruston. The murals are part of Valspar’s Be Bright initiative, which aims to inject hope and brightness into selected communities. Read PCI editor Kristin Johansson’s insights.