PCI’s January issue discusses stain- and soil-resistant self-matting coatings, sliding vane pumps for low-viscosity liquids, the role of smart marine coatings in meeting CII requirements, and the NACD’s 2023 takeaways, among other topics.
This edition of Distributor Dive, a new quarterly column written by the NACD, comments on the potential impacts of a divided Congress on the paint and coatings industry and its supply chain partners, including chemical distributors.
A unique compound based on a new self-matting PU dispersion (PUD) offers excellent physical and chemical performance. This PUD is optimized to meet the latest requirements for anti-soiling and coffee stain resistance for automotive interior finishes.
As we continue the push towards global decarbonization, the International Maritime Organization’s GHG strategy is aiming to reduce the carbon intensity of the global fleet by 40% by the year 2030 and is targeting a 70% reduction by 2050. The new era of high-performance marine coatings with superior mechanical properties, and the ability to maintain low roughness and low-skin-friction drag can maintain an optimal CII rating for vessel owners. Ship owners must employ the correct hull maintenance plan for the choice of coating based on vessel routes, trade, and activity.
Multiple industries rely on process pumps for handling a variety of substances, such as solvents. One of the primary obstacles is keeping them contained within the pump and the associated systems. While solvents are not simple substances to process, there is one pump technology capable of handling them seamlessly. This article looks at sliding vane pumps and why they are one of the best-suited process technologies for solvents.
The benefits of replacing paint lines with paint film systems have been recognized earlier, but difficult to implement due to the infrastructure for traditional paint already in place. Now, with new plants being built to manufacture electric vehicles and greater emphasis on sustainability, paint film systems are becoming more realistic alternatives to paint lines.
Konica Minolta’s CM-M6 is a portable, multi-angle spectrophotometer for measuring metallic, pearlescent, and other complex automotive paints that uses a patented double-path illumination system, with directed 45° illumination, and six-angle observation, from two sides, to accurately measure painted parts on the automotive production floor.
With five different versions of the EcoPump2 VP covering a pressure range from 22 to 306 bar, the pump is suitable for applying paints, high-viscosity materials, and adhesives to furniture, steel constructions, and others. It can also handle acidic hardeners commonly used in the 2K process in the North American market without difficulty.
This new pigment has a jet masstone color and high tint strength. Anticipated uses for Black 10G982 are high durability and heat coatings, such as coil and extrusion, automotive, industrial, architectural, powder, and other coatings.
The Vortex Paint Mixer is designed to offer an easy solution for paint, hardware, and decorating stores. The paint mixer is quiet, easy-to-use, requires low maintenance, and is compatible with can sizes up to 1 gallon.
Used as part of a digital workflow, the Ci7830 and Ci7630 can deliver the measurement precision required to communicate, share, and coordinate color-critical values and specifications across the supply chain. Both instruments bring a level of reliability, traceability, and accuracy to the digital color workflow.
Engineered for high-speed and high-volume mixing requirements, this device offers a straightforward method of wetting out powders and creating a fine immediate dispersion, reducing the occurrence of floating powders, lumps, and agglomerates.
Read highlights from The Coating Summit 2022.This auspicious gathering of industry icons to exchange views, share insights, and be inspired provides a unique opportunity for coatings industry executives to gather in one place for interactive sessions that address a wide range of topics, from business strategy and economic forecasts to sustainability and new technology.