June is our Additives Directory, and includes listings for additives suppliers and distributors. Our additives-focused editorial features articles on using waxes for cost efficiency and performance, mineral oil-based anti-foaming agents, and microcapsules containing healing and crosslinking agents.
The global coatings additives market is witnessing increasing demand from various industries. Coatings additives are a specialized group of chemically engineered materials that find application in a number of industries. They impart excellent chemical properties to the formulation, including improved wettability, dispersion, rheology, UV protection, chemical resistance and high-temperature stability.
This article, the third in a four-part series, discusses managing product development efforts differently before and after what we call the Moment of Commitment, and the role of an engaged executive in the process.
By employing a bottom-up approach that includes the appropriate choice of wax chemistry (and therefore target physical properties), consideration of the migration ability of the wax (usually related to particle density), and proper testing to prove important surface properties such as scratch resistance, one can indeed successfully use waxes for cost efficiency and targeted performance in coatings.
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. Find out was the formulation pulled from the market, and why a change in solvent make the formulation no longer sellable, even though the properties were so similar.
Micro Powders Inc., Tarrytown, New York, has appointed Dar-tech Inc. as its sales agent for Ohio, Michigan, western New York, western Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, southern Indiana, Missouri, southern Illinois, Kansas and Iowa.
Polynt-Reichhold, Carpentersville, Illinois, and IMCD, a leading distributor of specialty chemicals, announced that effective June 23, 2019, IMCD will become Polynt-Reichhold's exclusive North American coatings resin distributor.
Sirrus Inc., a developer of electron-deficient monomers and oligomers, has completed construction of a $2 million bench plant expansion to increase production of methylene malonate monomers and oligomers.
The Master Painters Institute (MPI), a division of the NACE International Institute, announced its completion of product standards for interior carbon-steel fuel pipes, interior welded fuel tanks, exterior steel systems, and waterfront steel structures.
The British Coatings Federation (BCF) and the China National Coatings Industry Association (CNCIA) signed a long-term training agreement on March 27 in Puyang, China, at the 2019 China Coatings Summit.
The American Coatings Association (ACA) presented a series of awards recognizing both professionals and students for their innovative work in coatings technology at the association's 2019 CoatingsTech Conference.