Hard chrome has been used in the plating industry for decades, but due to the environmental and health risks associated with chromium compounds, there's a call for change. Josh Thomas, electrochemist at SIFCO ASC, discusses brush plated metal matrix composites (MMC), a new generation of electroplating solutions.
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.
October highlights distributors, and includes an interview with the National Association of Chemical Distributors, as well as company profiles of many specialty chemical distributors serving the coatings industry. The issue also includes articles on new ambient-curing resins, the impact of silanes on the solution stability of latex, an overview of colorant technologies worldwide, and much more.