August covers transportation coatings, bio-based/sustainable coatings advancements and new binder technology. This issue also includes several equipment-related articles and a directory of equipment suppliers.
One of the world's most celebrated masterpieces, The Night Watch, will undergo the most innovative restoration in the history of art thanks to a partnership between Amsterdam's Rijksmuseum and AkzoNobel.
To enhance safety and environmental protection, the EPA's Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Final Rule, which became effective federally last year, requires identification including the words "Hazardous Waste," a description of the container's hazards, and the date the accumulation started on each container.
Called Advanced Thermal Optics (ATO), the sensing means behind the system enables for highly accurate film thickness to be measured with a non-contact means on cured or uncured organic powder and powder enamel in a way that is extremely adaptable to the production environment.
Why do we continue to have temperature-based process fluctuations when we have a very tightly controlled ambient environment? It turns out that there is not just one single answer. To understand it, we must start by understanding the hierarchy of the various temperatures involved in the painting process.
Sustainability has been a hot topic for many years, but it seems to be experiencing a resurgence in recent months. PCI recently reached out to Helen Mets, President DSM Resins & Functional
Materials, to get her thoughts on the topic.
For companies looking for high-performance, nontoxic, sustainably produced solvents, a new bio-based solution offers a safer and high-performing alternative to the toxic dipolar aprotic solvents traditionally used in the paint and coatings industry.
WACKER has developed a dispersible polymer powder that allows manufacturers to formulate interior wall paints in powder form. The technology does not require the addition of biocides and offers key advantages when it comes to storing and transporting paints.
Royal DSM and Chenyang Group, a manufacturer of environmentally friendly paints and coatings in China, announced plans to collaborate more extensively to drive sustainable coating solutions in the Chinese market.
The School of Polymer Science and Engineering at The University of Southern Mississippi is inviting industry professionals to submit abstracts for the 47th Annual International Waterborne, High-Solids and Powder Coatings Symposium.
National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) members John Logue of Royale Pigments and Chemicals Inc. and Bert Eshaghpour of Wego Chemical Group Inc. testified before the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, highlighting the negative impact that the 25% import duties proposed under List 4 of the Section 301 tariffs on goods imported from China will have on their businesses and the chemical distribution industry as a whole.
November is our Emerging Technologies issue. Check out articles on photosensitive haptic coatings for athletic footwear, autonomous spray robots, new developments in industrial and marine protective coatings, a new approach to sustainable pretreatments for industrial coatings, and more.