At home, in the car, and while shopping, voice-controlled digital assistants have become a part of daily life. In the future, they will also make lab work easier. The first such assistant to specifically help scientists in the coatings industry is here.
The DYNO-MILL UBM truly grinds almost anything. This new generation of agitator bead mills guarantees high flexibility of use, high productivity and a cost-effective solution for all wet-milling tasks.
There are currently two dominant trends in the automotive industry: electric mobility and per-sonalized vehicles. Dürr's EcoPaintJet system for fully automatic car painting in two colors – without masking or overspray – is a perfect fit for this.
HSP values have proven themselves in the world of formulations. Common tasks such as finding good solvents (or blends) or ensuring compatibility between components in a formulation become much more rational and efficient when the HSP values of all the key ingredients are known, either from your suppliers or internally, and HSP distance calculations are used routinely to find the best combinations.
This article will discuss the requirements of the 2019 edition of NFPA 652 and provides some practical measures for controlling dust flash fire and explosion hazards associated with the handling, processing and storing of combustible powders.
The results of this study demonstrate that heat-sensitive substrates like plastics and composites can be prepared with plasma treatment and successfully coated with UV-cured powder without degrading or deforming the integrity of the substrate.
Robotic painting lines are a standout example of productivity improvement. Adding intelligence to atomizers and monitoring data about key operational parameters are the next giant step in painting automation.
Digital transformation is poised to make its mark on the paint and coatings industry. It's good to see early adopters in our industry embracing cloud technology to accelerate their innovation and service.
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.
November is our Emerging Technologies issue. Features include information on new 1K and 2K moisture-curing vinyl alkoxysilane technology, a versatile polymer with self-healing properties, overspray-free painting and a digital formulation assistant for the lab.