Mobile apps and other training tools are critical to ensuring on-the-job training programs are successful, empowering your frontline workers who have the biggest impact on your company's output and bottom line.
With the proper color management tools and processes in place, it is possible to achieve an appropriate balance - while also taking into consideration time, cost and quality - in consistently achieving excellent color matches.
Sasha Novakovich, President and CEO of Alchemy, a provider of chemistry acceleration software, shares her thoughts on the spike in interest in running a digital lab, and how this pandemic has shown the importance of having a robust digital infrastructure.
It's no secret that the world of STEM has been a men's club for decades, with only 28% of women making up the workforce as opposed to 72% of men. To show that this gap is slowly (but surely) closing in, we've shone the spotlight on Danijela Milosevic-Popovich, a Research and Development Manager at SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC).
X-Rite's Color iQC quality control software makes it easy to establish realistic tolerances and evaluate color quality. To make educated pass/fail decisions you need to know how to select the right tolerancing method and set an achievable tolerance.
Generally speaking, a vacuum mill can deliver better quality product in about the same time as a pressure mill that uses twice the amount of media, as well as produce a better-quality product in one quarter the time of a comparably media-loaded pressure mill.
Interfacial chemistry plays a significant role when working with coatings, specifically the surface tension (SFT) of liquids and the surface free energy (SFE) of solids. These parameters are often measured or calculated in order to optimize the adhesion properties and obtain long-lasting adhesion that will inhibit delamination and adhesion failures.
With the help of EFSEN and AkzoNobel, furniture maker SC Freda was able to transform the majority of its coating line to a UV-LED system, maintaining a stable, robust production method that ensures a high-quality end product that meets the target requirements.
During both the production process at the TiO2 producer and the manufacturing process of paints, coatings and composite materials, avoiding the coagulation and agglomeration of the TiO2 dispersion is important. Surface chemistry of the TiO2 dispersion can be controlled during the measurement of Electrokinetic Sonic Amplitude (ESA) by regulating the pH value, e.g. for avoiding flocculation of dispersion.
Cold Spray Technology covers a wide spectrum of various aspects of the Cold Spray technology, including gas-dynamics, physics of interaction of high-speed solid particles with a substrate as well as equipment, technologies, and applications.
Our August issue has a big focus on equipment, with several articles and a directory of equipment suppliers. This issue also includes articles on transportation coatings, new binder technology and sustainability.