Our June issue reviews the challenges of developing the optimal rheology in waterborne systems, takes a look at the coatings industry and business lessons learned from the past year, discusses the importance of leveling and substrate wetting agents, challenges coatings and chemicals companies to consider sharing data, and much more.
In a digital world, with new consumer demands and a focus on sustainability, change is afoot. It’s time to work smarter and tap into digital tools where possible. In today’s uncertain environment, collaboration is vital.
Whether decorative paints or industrial coatings, waterborne finishes need a perfect surface appearance and optimal mechanical properties. Leveling and substrate wetting agents can be a valuable aid for this purpose.
The events of 2020 have taught even the most seasoned industry practitioners, don't merely expect the unexpected, plan for it. If your focus remains sharpened, you can remain above the fray, and ensure your operation is ready for what's next.
Metal roofs have added an entirely new and noticeable color opportunity for exterior color schemes. It's these color palettes, as well as materials such as stone, wood and brick, that are unlocking new aesthetic possibilities to upgrade metal roofs for homes of all types.
In today's demanding manufacturing environment, parts must leave the production floor perfectly clean. Vapor degreasing not only cleans parts effectively, it is one of the most planet-friendly cleaning options available when used with new, sustainable cleaning fluids.
Ferro Corp., a leading global supplier of technology-based functional coatings and color solutions, has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Prince International Corp., a portfolio company of American Securities LLC, in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $2.1 billion.
The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) delivered a letter to the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) urging the agency to move beyond fact-finding to advancing solutions that protect U.S. based importers and exporters from systemic shipping delays, price surges and unfair fees.
The American Coatings Association (ACA) has named Dr. Wenjun Wu, Research Fellow at Arkema Coating Resins and global waterborne technology and innovation leader, as the recipient of the 2021 Mattiello Memorial Lecture Award.
Designed by Marlon Blackwell Architects, the three of the newest school buildings at the Thaden School in Bentonville, Arkansas, — "Reels," "Wheels" and the performing arts center — feature architectural coil coatings by Sherwin-Williams.
New technologies developed by Oxiteno enable the formulation of low- and zero-VOC exterior paints with higher dirt pick-up resistance, improved film formation, and reduced surfactant leaching from paints.
BYK-329 is a silicone-containing surface additive for both solvent-free and solventborne systems that greatly reduces surface tension, especially in floor coatings and general industrial coatings, and promotes leveling and defoaming properties.