November is our Emerging Technologies issue. Features include information on new 1K and 2K moisture-curing vinyl alkoxysilane technology, a versatile polymer with self-healing properties, overspray-free painting and a digital formulation assistant for the lab.
A flourishing automotive sector, rising automotive production across the globe, and continuous development for high-quality coatings that are able to resist high temperatures and harsh environmental conditions are some factors providing a growth prospective to the automotive coatings market.
At home, in the car, and while shopping, voice-controlled digital assistants have become a part of daily life. In the future, they will also make lab work easier. The first such assistant to specifically help scientists in the coatings industry is here.
The DYNO-MILL UBM truly grinds almost anything. This new generation of agitator bead mills guarantees high flexibility of use, high productivity and a cost-effective solution for all wet-milling tasks.
There are currently two dominant trends in the automotive industry: electric mobility and per-sonalized vehicles. Dürr's EcoPaintJet system for fully automatic car painting in two colors – without masking or overspray – is a perfect fit for this.
It is up to the creative minds of the industry to make use of polysulfide polymer self-healing properties to create uncontested market environments for polysulfide-based sealants, adhesives and coatings, and priceless added value to their customers.
This article provides further insight in how PLA polyols expand the formulator'’s toolbox for the development of coatings with improved key properties such as hardness, adhesion, solvent resistance and fracture toughness.
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have developed a new cathode coating by using an oxidative chemical vapor deposition technique that can help solve potential issues with lithium-ion batteries.
Effective immediately, TOR Minerals International Inc. – a producer of specialty mineral products – has expanded Palmer Holland's sales and marketing footprint down the Eastern Seaboard in its entirety.
Polynt-Reichhold Group has decided to expand the successful integrated business model it employs in Europe and Asia to its operations in the Americas by investing in local production of maleic and phthalic anhydride intermediates.
The Surface Treatment business unit of the Coatings division of BASF, operating under the Chemetall brand, has started construction of its surface treatment site in the Dushan Port Economic Development Zone of Pinghu, Zhejiang Province, China.
This cloud-based software solution allows chemical producers and distributors to build their own branded, secure portal. Agilis provides marketing, leads, workflows and integrations with other enterprise systems.
October highlights distributors, and includes an interview with the National Association of Chemical Distributors, as well as company profiles of many specialty chemical distributors serving the coatings industry. The issue also includes articles on new ambient-curing resins, the impact of silanes on the solution stability of latex, an overview of colorant technologies worldwide, and much more.