Our May issue features Part 2 of our two-part series on icephobic coatings. We also showcase a new overspray-free paint system that AUDI AG is using, as well as an article from Hockmeyer on vacuum milling, and a feature from X-Rite on how to select the right tolerancing method when controlling color.
This research aims to create a surface coating with a relatively low surface energy value that can repel the spike glycoprotein, and also through the use of active chemicals, inactivate the spike glycoprotein as well as viral nucleotides in the coronavirus.
During both the production process at the TiO2 producer and the manufacturing process of paints, coatings and composite materials, avoiding the coagulation and agglomeration of the TiO2 dispersion is important. Surface chemistry of the TiO2 dispersion can be controlled during the measurement of Electrokinetic Sonic Amplitude (ESA) by regulating the pH value, e.g. for avoiding flocculation of dispersion.
CAS DataLoggers supplied a temperature monitoring solution for an industrial paint curing oven used by a manufacturer of commercial snow removal equipment. This customer was experiencing periodic problems with the quality of their powder-coated parts.
Today there are various companies involved in the production of commercially available icephobic coatings. This article lists many of them, along with details on the coatings' technology and applications.
Generally speaking, a vacuum mill can deliver better quality product in about the same time as a pressure mill that uses twice the amount of media, as well as produce a better-quality product in one quarter the time of a comparably media-loaded pressure mill.
Because of the performance capabilities of the new water-based acrylic polymer primers and their applicability to nearly all substrates, paint manufacturers have an opportunity to consolidate their primer inventory and provide their customers with a solution for the most challenging corrosive environments.
X-Rite's Color iQC quality control software makes it easy to establish realistic tolerances and evaluate color quality. To make educated pass/fail decisions you need to know how to select the right tolerancing method and set an achievable tolerance.
Interfacial chemistry plays a significant role when working with coatings, specifically the surface tension (SFT) of liquids and the surface free energy (SFE) of solids. These parameters are often measured or calculated in order to optimize the adhesion properties and obtain long-lasting adhesion that will inhibit delamination and adhesion failures.
With the help of EFSEN and AkzoNobel, furniture maker SC Freda was able to transform the majority of its coating line to a UV-LED system, maintaining a stable, robust production method that ensures a high-quality end product that meets the target requirements.
The low-VOC coatings market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 6.0% by 2024. Water¬borne, powder and radiation cure technologies are the major low-VOC coating technologies, and are thus gaining in popularity.
WACKER's International Press Workshop focused on the role of the company's construction chemicals in residential buildings and tomorrow's megacities, including energy-efficient building, enhanced protection of cement and concrete, and solutions for sustainable construction techniques.
In April 2018, H.I.G. Capital combined two leading pigment suppliers, Dominion Colour Corp. & LANSCO Colors, to create a global leader in the supply of color pigments and dispersions for the coatings, plastics and ink industries. The company has now announced the new name.
The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) President and CEO Eric R. Byer issued a statement on the passage of H.R. 6160 in the U.S. House of Representatives that would extend for 18 months the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program ahead of its expiration on April 18, 2020.
PREMINOL has ultra-low monol content, high molecular weight ranging from 3,000-18,000 and a narrow molecular weight distribution, providing good mechanical properties, high flexibility and good durability.
The ROSS Model HSM-410 inline high-shear mixer is capable of handling different applications with viscosities up to 20,000 cP. A VFD or control panel may be mounted to the cart and wired to the mixer motor for complete portability.
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.