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.
To enhance safety and environmental protection, the EPA's Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Final Rule, which became effective federally last year, requires identification including the words "Hazardous Waste," a description of the container's hazards, and the date the accumulation started on each container.
Called Advanced Thermal Optics (ATO), the sensing means behind the system enables for highly accurate film thickness to be measured with a non-contact means on cured or uncured organic powder and powder enamel in a way that is extremely adaptable to the production environment.
Why do we continue to have temperature-based process fluctuations when we have a very tightly controlled ambient environment? It turns out that there is not just one single answer. To understand it, we must start by understanding the hierarchy of the various temperatures involved in the painting process.
Recent studies demonstrate that there is a new way to keep the industry just as effective, if not more so, while streamlining the R&D process, while saving both money and materials and better using one's staff. The key is digitizing research and development.
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 October issue has a big focus on powder coating technology. We also feature information on rheology, metallic effect pigments and the role and challenges of distributors. October includes distributor profiles as well.