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.
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 automotive 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.
Our May issue features Part 2 of our two-part series on icephobic coatings. We also showcase a new overspray-free paint system that AUDI AG is using, as well as an article from Hockmeyer on vacuum milling, and a feature from X-Rite on how to select the right tolerancing method when controlling color.