October is our distributor focus. Read about current industry challenges and how the NACD is addressing the supply chain crisis. The issue also includes articles on wood coating technologies and trends, pigment dispersion and innovations, and distributor exclusives.
Following an extensive R&D program that demonstrated full proof of concept for a novel platform process for production of a wide range of inorganic powders based on 27 metals, this article covers the new technology that is now covered by five international patents and patent applications.
Special measurement techniques, sample preparation, and attention to detail are prerequisites for the measurement of high-gloss, deep-black coatings. In this article, one company explores which measurement geometry is best suited for each range of color depths.
As part of our focus on distributors in this issue, PCImet with Univar Solutions’ Chris Fitzgerald, global vice president for Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants & Elastomers, and Rubber & Plastic Additives to talk about the role that distributors play, benefits they offer, challenges they face, and innovation in the coatings industry today.
The supply chain crisis, which began as a shortage of shipping containers and labor at certain west coast port facilities, quickly morphed into a long-term breakdown of the nation’s supply chain infrastructure. The NACD explores the ongoing U.S. supply chain crisis as it relates to the paint and coatings industry.
The consensus opinion of leading executives was there are many signs of slowing markets in Europe and parts of Asia, particularly China. Energy inflation throughout Europe, particularly Germany, took their toll on TiO2 demand. One consulting firm believes the current trends are further evidence of an increasingly differentiated market for TiO2.
Like many other industries, the wood coatings market was severely impacted by the onslaught of the pandemic in 2020. However, taking the lead from the strong consumer home improvement trend, the industry began to develop a resilience to an ongoing challenging climate and is expected to grow.
ROSS Ribbon Blenders are designed to minimize risk and maximize productivity, meet OSHA standards with safety shaft guards (no external moving parts), and limit switches that prevent operation of the agitator when any cover or manway is open.
Rhopoint TAMS™ is a new technology that models the human perception of surface appearance quality, providing new parameters that revolutionize the understanding and communication of visual appearance information.
Admix, Inc., global manufacturer of hygienic and industrial mixing equipment serving the food/beverage, chemical, cosmetic, and pharmaceutical industries, announced the launch of the Benchmix® 10 compact high shear lab mixer.
Evonik's Coating Additives business line has developed a new tool for the digital analysis of coated test samples: COATINO® Defect Detection (CDD), that precisely and objectively detects and evaluates coating defects.
In September, PCI’s editors attended our first meeting as members of the Detroit Colour Council (DCC), which was held at the Detroit Institute of Arts museum. Read more to find out what was discussed and PCI’s takeaways.