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.
Seacoat's newest hull coating release, SEA-SPEED V 10 X ULTRA, helps curb marine organism fouling on the front end and makes any hull cleaning operations much easier and less expensive than conventional hull coatings, all with zero negative environmental impact due to its non-toxic chemistry on the back end of the equation.
Eddyfi Technologies' world headquarters building is a model of contemporary architecture, biophilic design and sustainable materials – from the generous application of locally sourced wood and use of large, triple-glazed windows, to the selection of solvent-free PPG Coraflon coatings to protect and embellish its muted aluminum cladding.
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).
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.
CAS DataLoggers supplied a temperature monitoring solution for an industrial paint curing oven used by a manufacturer of commercial snow removal equipment. This customer was experiencing periodic problems with the quality of their powder-coated parts.
Properly mixing two-component coatings and adhesives can be difficult. The materials, typically supplied in bulk, must be mixed in accordance with precise written instructions. Many users lack the necessary experience mixing different chemicals together, which can lead to inconsistencies and, in turn, poor curing and even product failure.
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.
July features our most popular article of the year – the Global Top 10 and PCI 25, a ranking of the leading coatings manufacturers. This issue also includes a guide to antimicrobial coatings, an article that evaluates the use of novel acrylated amine oligomers to address curing deficiencies in UV LED-cured systems, as well as an article on self-cleaning elastomeric cool roof coatings.