WACKER's International Press Workshop focused on the role of the company's construction chemicals in residential buildings and tomorrow's megacities, including energy-efficient building, enhanced protection of cement and concrete, and solutions for sustainable construction techniques.
This article provides a brief overview of patents, trade secrets, and an in-depth discussion of infrequently used procedural options available at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) that can be leveraged to gather critical information and thereby enable a decision maker to confidently elect to either apply for a patent or maintain a trade secret.
Hydrophobing agents, also known as hydrophobic agents, are prominently used to minimize water absorption and ensure a water-repellent effect on cleaned surfaces. These compounds find use across a wide range of applications, from surface protection of critical infrastructure and automobiles to designing stain-repellant textiles.
Soybean oil is economical and abundantly available from soybeans sustainably grown in the United States. The hydrophobic nature of this bio-based raw material is a dominant performance attribute in a multitude of coatings applications.
PPG recently completed a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES® project in collaboration with Girl Power to help revitalize Richmond Heights Middle School. Located in Florida’s Miami-Dade County, the school provides education to more than 500 students annually in sixth through eighth grade. The project brought together more than 100 of PPG’s top global leaders, who spent a portion of their annual global leadership meeting making a difference in the lives of the school’s students and faculty.
Montaha Hidefi, VP of Color Forecasting at the Color Marketing Group (CMG), Color Landing Studio, discusses CMG, the industries it serves, how it forecasts color trends, and what the color predictions are for the coming years.
This event took place September 11-12, 2012 at the DoubleTree Hotel Chicago in Oak Brook, IL. CTT is a 1 1/2-day, comprehensive program that covers the most current coatings technology in short, informative technical sessions, and provides a resource-rich exhibition area for formulators, chemists and raw materials suppliers to make meaningful connections and conduct business.
Our May issue features Part 2 of our two-part series on icephobic coatings. We also showcase a new overspray-free paint system that AUDI AG is using, as well as an article from Hockmeyer on vacuum milling, and a feature from X-Rite on how to select the right tolerancing method when controlling color.