With the help of EFSEN and AkzoNobel, furniture maker SC Freda was able to transform the majority of its coating line to a UV-LED system, maintaining a stable, robust production method that ensures a high-quality end product that meets the target requirements.
Currently there are two types of advanced appearance measurement instruments avail¬able on the market capable of determining radiometric and texture information of effect color shades at various directional and quasi-diffuse measurement geometries.
A new pre-dispersion process has been developed that creates a homogenous slurry suitable for micro-bead milling, reliably bringing the promised cost savings and efficiency to an industrialized color suspension process for the first time.
Laboratory tests prove that the new generation of ketamines are unique - not only are they REACH compliant, but technically they also outperform their conventional counterparts both during and after cure, as well as offering both long pot-life and reduced hazard, making them the ideal curing agents for the paint and coatings industry.
There are currently two dominant trends in the automotive industry: electric mobility and per-sonalized vehicles. Dürr's EcoPaintJet system for fully automatic car painting in two colors – without masking or overspray – is a perfect fit for this.
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.
For companies looking for high-performance, nontoxic, sustainably produced solvents, a new bio-based solution offers a safer and high-performing alternative to the toxic dipolar aprotic solvents traditionally used in the paint and coatings industry.
WACKER has developed a dispersible polymer powder that allows manufacturers to formulate interior wall paints in powder form. The technology does not require the addition of biocides and offers key advantages when it comes to storing and transporting paints.
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.