July features the Global Top 10 and PCI 25 rankings of the top global and North American coatings manufacturers. Other articles in this issue focus on monomers, in-can preservatives, foam-control agents and mixing equipment.
The PCI 25 is a ranking of the top 25 North American coatings manufacturers in 2020. The ranking is based on 2020 coatings sales. Sales of other non-coating products are not included. Because of acquisitions, three companies on the list last year are not included this year.
The belief that industrial employment will not provide a lucrative career path has created a generational gap within the sector, resulting in a need to replace manufacturing’s retiring workforce. To meet the demand for skilled labor, manufacturing facilities have initiated various types of apprenticeship-styled programs to attract, educate and train talent on the benefits of working in a manufacturing setting.
Digital transformation involves a lot more than buying technology. It involves setting a clear direction on business objectives, understanding processes and identifying which data will help better run the business.
This second article in our four-part series about additives discusses foam control agents, including defoamers, anti-foams and air release agents (deaerators), and some things to consider to help your formulation be both efficient and persistent.
OH-functional acrylic emulsions can be designed with a wide range of hydroxyl values and performance characteristics to address the needs of many different applications in plastic, wood, automotive, and construction coatings.
Government, industry and civil society groups in the Philippines applauded the shortlisting of the country’s landmark lead paint regulation for the Future Policy Award 2021 (FPA 2021) by the World Future Council.
The microscopic structures and properties of materials are intimately linked, and customizing them is a challenge, and Rice University engineers are determined to simplify the process through machine learning.
Ecobulk MX 560 has a lower height than standard models and a nominal volume of 560 liters or 150 gallons, making it ideal for applications where smaller containers are an advantage, but where maximum performance and the highest quality are also decisive.
The MV Multi-Trap® Vacuum Inlet Trap features a large knockdown stage to collect heavy solid and condensable contaminants and can include up to six separate stages of user-selectable, replaceable filter elements.
The FRITSCH variable-speed rotor mill PULVERISETTE 14 classic line is ideal for the comminution of difficult-to-grind samples like temperature-sensitive powder coatings and plastic samples due to the line's efficient air cooling and cyclone separators.