PCI editors visited AkzoNobel’s powder coating manufacturing site, North American headquarters, and a R&D Center, and learned about the company’s coatings innovations, sustainability efforts, digitalization, and commitment to continued value for customers.
PPG Architectural Coatings and Corning Guardiant have collaborated to create anti-microbial coatings that offer protection from harmful bacteria and viruses. The coating is environmentally friendly and has zero-VOC characteristics.
Microban International has developed a new technology to extend the life of water-based coatings. Their anti-microbial additive promotes surface protection and offers benefits to help meet sustainability goals.
Ribbon polysilicates are inorganic rheological additives that can provide a strong shear-thinning flow profile and thixotropic properties. This article explores their use as an alternative to standard clay-based additives in waterborne coatings.
The Color Marketing Group’s 2024+ World Color Forecast™ offers insights on color trends, post-pandemic economic impacts, environmental efforts, and political influence in regards to many industries, including coatings.
The tester can be used in automotive materials, building and construction, paint and coatings, plastics and polymers, and composites applications. As a screening tool, the tester can generate five years of UV exposure in 10 days, which would both save money on R&D, and cut time to market for new products.
The five-gallon mixer is ideal for use in product development labs or production environments, across a wide range of applications, including viscous printing inks or dispersions, drywall mud, and lower viscosity materials like paint.
ROSS offers a line of dual shaft mixers that can be used to batch dispersions, suspensions, and emulsions with viscosities up to several hundred-thousand centipoise – like the custom-built ROSS FDA-3500. This multi-agitator system is equipped with independently controlled drives, and is efficient at producing good turnover and imparting shear to a viscous batch.
CIN presents a certified system for corrosive environments for categories C3 with very high durability, C4 with high durability, and C5 with medium durability. The tests were approved by an accredited external laboratory that certified that the performance of the C-THERM® S100 intumescent remains unchanged even after aging tests under conditions specified in ISO 12944-6:2017.
Formulated with a blend of resins and ceramic spheres, the elastomeric-acrylic coating was specifically developed as a primer coat for wood siding. SPC also offers protection on many other substrates including concrete, brick, masonry and stucco. In addition, SPC offers energy-saving insulation properties and soundproofing.
Henkel has developed a new adhesive – Loctite 3296 – a dual-cure adhesive for lens bonding in ADAS sensors. The new product provides a very high-cure depth after only a few seconds of exposure to UV-light, and is designed to bond particularly well to aluminum and FR4.