July features our most popular article of the year – the Global Top 10 and PCI 25 ranking of the top coatings manufacturers. Also featured are articles on new monomer technology, TiO2 and a new biocide for anti-fouling.
With multiple major coatings suppliers now turning to Selektope to enhance the hard fouling prevention offered by their anti-fouling products, ship owners are encouraged to check whether this unique active agent is present in the anti-fouling systems being considered during their coating selection process.
Preliminary tests indicate that Hardide nanostructured chemical vapor deposition (CVD) coating can extend the life of steam turbine blades through significantly enhanced resistance to water droplet erosion (WDE) and solid particle erosion.
According to a research firm Allied Market Research, the global construction paints and coatings market is driven by factors such as increase in activities in civil construction and high demand for efficient paints.
Recent studies demonstrate that there is a new way to keep the industry just as effective, if not more so, while streamlining the R&D process, while saving both money and materials and better using one's staff. The key is digitizing research and development.
In this experiment, NaSS showed the best performance in terms of mechanical stability, foaming and water absorption. This was attributed to the good polymerizability and surface activity of NaSS. But there is still room for improvement, especially water resistance.
PCI recently met with Bryan Snell, President of Chemours Titanium Technologies, to discuss the current state of the industry, challenges customers face when purchasing TiO2 and a new initiative that Chemours is offering to offset some of these challenges - the Ti-Pure™ Value Stabilization (TVS) customer model.
Newer polymeric dispersants, which represent improved alternatives to the more traditional anionic dispersants, enable formulators to achieve good stability and color properties for dispersed pigments in waterborne paint systems.
Because of their versatility, methylene malonate monomers have shown potential in a wide variety of applications, such as one- and two-component clear coatings for automotive and industrial use, adhesives for packaging and industrial use, waterborne coatings and adhesives, pressure-sensitive adhesives, encapsulated pigments, and composite binders.
Pricing is beginning to reflect destocking coming to a close. Based on recent reports and trade data, TiPMC foresees prices stabilized in all regions during the traditionally strong demand period of 2Q, with price increases gaining traction toward the end of the quarter in specific regions.
Anellotech has proven the viability of its Bio-TCat™ technology by achieving commercially targeted yields in its TCat-8® pilot unit in Silsbee, Texas, during six months of continuous process operations.
FRX Polymers Inc., Chelmsford, Massachusetts, announced a joint development agreement with China's Yoo-Point Group for the production of water-based emulsions that contain FRX Polymers' Nofia® phosphonate halogen-free flame retardants.
The Cary Co. has entered into an agreement with Shin-Etsu Silicones of America Inc. for the distribution of modified silicone fluids, silane coupling agents, functional resins and other industrial silicon-based products.
Organizers of UTECH North America, the independent polyurethanes conference and trade show, announced that the next edition of the event will take place May 19-21, 2020, at the Renaissance Schaumburg Convention Center Hotel in Chicago.
A new class of coatings that sheds ice effortlessly from even large surfaces has moved researchers closer to their decades-long goal of ice-proofing cargo ships, airplanes, power lines and other large structures.