Garret Haegelin, HICoat Division Superintendent at Sulzer, looks at the features and processes used when applying high-quality coatings and how attention to detail is essential for optimum performance.
Ochre, one of Earth's oldest naturally occurring materials, was often used as a vivid red paint in ancient rock art known as pictographs across the world. Despite its broad use throughout human history and a modern focus on how the artistic symbolism is interpreted, little research exists on the paint itself and how it was produced.
Hydrophobing agents, also known as hydrophobic agents, are prominently used to minimize water absorption and ensure a water-repellent effect on cleaned surfaces. These compounds find use across a wide range of applications, from surface protection of critical infrastructure and automobiles to designing stain-repellant textiles.
The object of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of different modifications on anti-corrosive performance. Straight PUDs were used to prepare DTM coatings with only small amounts of additives and without the assistance of corrosion inhibitors, passivation fillers or pig-ments.
These color boost and compatibilizer post-addition additives are designed to improve color performance and reduce or elimi¬nate incompatibility, allowing paint formulators to overcome most of the challenges associated with VOC-free universal tinting systems.
TiPMC believes this scenario sets up the TiO2 industry for a roller coaster impact throughout the next several months. The implications of a weaker Chinese economy will be involved in a balancing act with reduced Chinese production and increasing Chinese production costs.
NETZSCH Analyzing & Testing has extended its product portfolio with the Kinexus rotational rheometers and Rosand capillary rheometers formerly manufactured and distributed by Malvern Panalytical Limited.
Fresh off the completion of an upgrade of its Pasadena, Texas, plant, MFG Chemical announced another significant investment to upgrade safety and efficiency of production operations at all three of its Dalton, Georgia, manufacturing plants.
Towell Engineering Group, Muscat, Oman, and GFBiochemicals, Geleen, the Netherlands, announced the formation of a joint venture for the production and marketing of bio-chemicals using GFBiochemicals' proprietary technology.
Following Univar's acquisition of Nexeo, Olin and the new Univar Solutions have signed a long-term distribution agreement for Olin's full portfolio of epoxy standard and specialty resins in all 50 U.S. states.
The European Union published a delegated regulation classifying titanium dioxide (TiO2) as a category 2 suspected carcinogen by inhalation, and the British Coatings Federation (BCF) has weighed in on this classification.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has established a revised National Emphasis Program (NEP) to identify and reduce or eliminate worker exposures to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) in general industry, maritime and construction.
An Oregon State University (OSU) chemistry researcher who made history a decade ago with the accidental discovery of the first new blue inorganic pigment in more than two centuries is again pushing forward the science of color.
A durable coating suitable for permanent application, NANOMYTE SuperAi provides a lubricating surface that drastically reduces the adhesion strength of ice by as much as 80% compared to bare polished aluminum.
The Vortik Series incorporates progressive cavity pump technology in a fully integrated dispensing system solution, featuring process controls for mass flow control and an automated ratio control system for mixing two-component fluids.