Recent energy-curable resin developments respond to the increasing demand for suitable oligomers for coatings on plastics in different segments such as consumer electronics, cosmetic packaging and automo¬tive interiors for different specifications and aesthetic requirements.
Due to their tailored system compatibility, the new sili¬cone surfactants are suitable for use in both aqueous one-component systems as well as in aqueous two-com¬ponent polyurethane and radiation-curable systems.
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.
The European Coatings Show provided attendees the opportunity to learn about the latest technology in the industry. This article provides a glimpse at some of the advancements and new solutions presented at this year’s event.
PCI recently asked Holger Hüppeler, Head of the Inorganic Pigments (IPG) business unit at the specialty chemicals company LANXESS, some questions about his first 18 months in his new role, trends in the pigments market and the future direction of the business unit.
In recent years, the focus has been on the development of durable and sustainable coatings, looking for solutions that would support the transition from fossil to bio-based products with equivalent performance.