The January issue features spectroscopic analysis of architectural coatings for improved weathering, a new generation of REACH-compliant ketamine epoxy curing agents, a look at what drives color forecasting, a study of icephobic coatings, and more.
Henkel's recent strategic investment in the German-based recycling specialist Saperatec underscores its pioneering role in supporting sustainable solutions that go beyond adhesives and coatings. The start up’s patented technology offers a solution right where the industry needs it most: in the separation of the incompatible materials in flexible laminates.
Laboratory tests prove that the new generation of ketamines are unique - not only are they REACH compliant, but technically they also outperform their conventional counterparts both during and after cure, as well as offering both long pot-life and reduced hazard, making them the ideal curing agents for the paint and coatings industry.
Montaha Hidefi, VP of Color Forecasting at the Color Marketing Group (CMG), Color Landing Studio, discusses CMG, the industries it serves, how it forecasts color trends, and what the color predictions are for the coming years.
These aluminum pellets lower dusting and offer significantly higher MIE while maintaining the versatility and appearance benefits of aluminum powder, making them an attractive option in powder paint manufacturing.
The differentiation among TiO2 products is not only growing but impacting supply and demand. Customers and suppliers alike are recognizing inventories and pricing more as “sulfate vs. chloride”, which in reality deals more with the quality of products accepted within differential segments – and having their own supply/demand dynamics.
Even though the coating properties of the new alkyd formulation matched perfectly the properties of the old formulation, what had been the unforeseen consequence of changing one oil for another in the formulation?
Evonik Corp.'s Crosslinker Business Line has appointed Cambrian Solutions, a Maroon Group company, as its Canadian distributor for its aliphatic isocyanates and polycarbamide crosslinkers sold under the VESTANAT®, VESTAGON® and AMICURE® IC brand names.
Carbon black supplier Birla Carbon and CHASM Advanced Materials Inc. are joining forces to accelerate the discovery and development of novel nanomaterials to benefit various market segments, including novel coatings.
At the 2019 Nanoaugmented Materials Industry Summit (NAUM’19) held in Kyoto, Japan, experts from 31 countries discussed the combination of conductivity, strength and the greater control over color that is now possible thanks to graphene nanotubes.
600-gallon ROSS VersaMix Model VM-600 is capable of high-speed subsurface powder induction with proprietary ROSS Solids/Liquid Injection Manifold, which incorporates powder or liquid phases directly into the rotor-stator mix head.
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.