Our October issue has a big focus on powder coating technology. We also feature information on rheology, metallic effect pigments and the role and challenges of distributors. October includes distributor profiles as well.
The technology being developed to protect the steelwork used in many of Britain's modern buildings allows architects to design freely, safe in the knowledge that their projects will be compliant as well as creative. Rick Perkins of Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings looks at a major breakthrough in intumescent fire protection coatings.
PCI recently spoke with Terry Hill, CEO of Maroon Group, to learn about the companys recent growth, how the role of distributors has changed over the years, and challenges that the coatings industry faces.
From changes in the marketplace to government policies that have the potential to reduce economic output, distributors must be savvy in navigating this complex landscape. Fortunately, NACD members are well-positioned to take advantage of opportunities when they arise while demonstrating their commitment to safety and government regulators through their participation in Responsible Distribution.
The first three articles in this series of four illuminated the new product development challenge and discussed the first four keys to sustained innovation success. This article describes the final two keys and then provides a reminder of how they all work together to drive predictable, sustained success in new product development.
HSP values have proven themselves in the world of formulations. Common tasks such as finding good solvents (or blends) or ensuring compatibility between components in a formulation become much more rational and efficient when the HSP values of all the key ingredients are known, either from your suppliers or internally, and HSP distance calculations are used routinely to find the best combinations.
This article will discuss the requirements of the 2019 edition of NFPA 652 and provides some practical measures for controlling dust flash fire and explosion hazards associated with the handling, processing and storing of combustible powders.
The use of barites is a proven method for accurate control of gloss in the high- to medium-gloss range. ATH is the product of choice for gloss control when the relatively high density of barite is undesired, or in applications where improved resistance to water spotting is an issue.
The results of this study demonstrate that heat-sensitive substrates like plastics and composites can be prepared with plasma treatment and successfully coated with UV-cured powder without degrading or deforming the integrity of the substrate.
Building on its long and successful cooperation with Nordmann, Venator recently named the company the sole distributor of its titanium dioxide and functional additives products in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
ChemSpec Ltd. recently achieved full membership status with the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) and has successfully passed its NACD Responsible Distribution® verification for the current three-year cycle.
Arkema announced that Bostik, a leading global adhesive specialist for the industrial, construction and consumer markets, and part of the Arkema Group, plans to acquire a company specializing in high-performance thermo-bonding adhesive films.
Röhm GmbH has successfully completed the carve-out from Evonik Industries, and Evonik Industries' methacrylate Verbund has been transferred to its new owner, Advent International, as an independent company.
Due to the growing demand of its global business and the drive to introduce innovative new products to the market, IGM Resins has begun the development of a new photoinitiator production facility in Anqing, Anhui Province, China.
With one year to go to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, construction of the Olympic venues is well underway, and Dow, a Worldwide Olympic Partner and the official chemistry company of the Olympic Games, is offering solutions to help insulate, seal, connect, coat and protect key Olympic venues.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and RadTech, the non-profit industry association for UV+EB photopolymer chemistry, are partnering to organize "Photopolymer Additive Manufacturing Workshop: Roadmapping a Future for Stereolithography, Inkjet and Beyond."
Global protective coatings leader Sherwin-Williams has delivered a diverse range of protective coatings to more than a million square meters of HMS Queen Elizabeth and sister ship HMS Prince of Wales — the largest warships ever built for the Royal Navy.
NACE International and SSPC, The Society for Protective Coatings, announced their joint decision to hire McKinley Advisors to manage the ongoing exploratory process for a potential cooperative relationship between the two organizations.
Persistence Market Research has released a report that predicts steady growth in the anti-graffiti coatings market over the forecast period of 2019 to 2029, owing to the rising awareness regarding special-purpose coatings in developed countries.
National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) member Matt Fridley testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change about the importance of a multi-year reauthorization of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program.
PPG announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES® project to revitalize the Saturn V rocket replica displayed at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.
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.