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.
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.
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.
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.
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.