The Pigments division of Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN) has won a prestigious award for innovation in coatings. Its ALTIRIS® infrared reflecting pigment was a winner in the pigments category of the 2013 Ringier Technology Innovation Award for the coatings industry.
After building a global leadership position developing UV LED curing solutions, Phoseon Technology is displaying its wide array of the most advanced UV LED curing systems at the Shanghai International Ad & Sign Expo. The Phoseon Technology exhibit (booth number W1-594) are highlighting both air-cooled and water-cooled UV LED systems designed for curing a wide array of UV printing applications.
LINE-X Protective Coatings recently announced the official launch of its newest spray-on bedliner, LINE-X PLATINUM. A major upgrade to the already impressively durable protective coatings product line up, LINE-X PLATINUM is 300 percent tougher than the industry standard bedliner available on the market today.
FESPA 2013 saw the continuing evolution of UV LED curing solutions from Phoseon for UV printing applications. The exhibit (stand B50N) highlighted Phoseon's UV LED products - FireJet™ FJ200 12W/cm2 air-cooled UV LED curing family along with a wide array of other UV curing solutions ideal for the printing industry.
Drytac® has introduced SilkScape™, the newest addition to its line of digital print media. Made of multi-layer white polypropylene, SilkScape™ is an 8 mil, 99% opaque banner material with a satin matte finish and single-sided print receptive coating. It is compatible with solvent, eco-solvent and UV printers.
A few years ago, BASF created completely new ways to give surfaces an extremely unusual look and feel through use of a polyurethane dispersion with the brand name Steron®. The coating system combines the different characteristics of leather, artificial leather, fabric and soft-touch materials. It permits creation of surfaces with a structure and design that at present cannot be achieved in any other way.
AkzoNobel Powder Coatings recently announced that its Interpon D3000 Fluoromax coatings for architecture have been awarded a Certificate of Material Excellence by Material ConneXion and accepted into Material ConneXion's library of innovative materials.
Janssen PMP, a division of Janssen Pharmaceutica NV, has announced that its active substance ECONEA® is recommended for inclusion into Annex I of the EU Biocidal Products Directive (BPD) 98/8/EC for Product Type 21: Antifouling Products.
PPG Industries' (NYSE:PPG) protective and marine coatings business has announced the launch of SIGMACOVER™ 580 coating, an innovative epoxy anticorrosive/tiecoat that can deliver considerable savings and improved productivity at dry dockings. SIGMACOVER 580 coating is engineered to provide ease of use and economical application.
Elastocoat from BASF has been on the market for several years. Its first classic application was for the sealing of the cargo beds of pick-up trucks in the USA. The surfaces were sprayed with the plastic and were then watertight and dirt-repellent. All the same, Elastocoat has a good deal more to offer and is therefore constantly conquering new fields of application.
WACKER, the Munich-based chemical group, will feature a new silicone coating for electrical insulators at the 19. International Trade Fair for Plastics and Rubber K 2013. The POWERSIL® 570 PLUS solvent-free one-component emulsion serves to coat glass or porcelain insulators. The product is sprayed on glass or porcelain parts and then cures to form a water-repellent silicone coating.
The Dow Chemical Company announced the launch of TRITON™ HW-1000 Surfactant High Performance Wetting Agent in North America. This non-APE based surfactant meets growing performance needs for water-based formulations to meet low- and no-VOC regulatory requirements in multiple industries, while also addressing industry requirements for faster processing.
The Perstorp Group, one of the world leaders in specialty chemicals, will be presenting its latest developments in carbon sources for intumescent systems at K 2013. This will include the next step in carbon source innovation for both coating and plastic based intumescent systems, known as Charmor™ PM40 Care.
Bordeaux Digital Printink, a leading innovator of a wide range of inks and coatings for a variety of demanding inkjet applications, printing technologies and techniques, launches its Latex based inks at the FESPA 2013 conference, June 25 - 29, in London, UK, at the Excel London Exhibition Center, stands D12S/E10S.
Master Bond EP30HV, a two component epoxy, features wide applicability in the electronic, electrical, computer, aerospace, automotive, optical, fiber optic, medical and chemical industries. Formulated for bonding, sealing, coating and casting applications where high strength and optical clarity are needed, it complies with FDA Chapter 1, Sections 175.105 for food applications.
Nano-materials company Semblant Ltd. recently announced that it has launched the PlasmaShield™ plasma conformal coat process to deliver the best in class environmental protection without the expense associated with material costs or manufacturing complexity. The PlasmaShield conformal coat process prevents solids and liquids from contacting electronics, protects against vapor damage (moisture, pollutant gasses, salts), and can mitigate tin whiskers.
PPG Industries' automotive refinish business has added DITZLER® Hot Rod Black topcoat to the popular VIBRANCE COLLECTION® product line. The new PPG topcoat provides a uniform, low gloss and deep-looking black finish designed to replicate the glory days of street rods and muscle cars.
EFI™ has extended its range of versatile options for the wide-format market with the introduction of its thermoforming digital UV-curable ink, enabling signmakers and printing companies to print direct onto thermoplastic sheet materials, which can then be formed into deep draw, high elongation parts with excellent retention of hue and opacity.
Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings announces the launch of Envirolastic 980 PA, an advanced high-build polyaspartic urethane coating delivering rapid return to service and one-coat exterior durability.
Allnex (formerly Cytec Coating Resins) has introduced CRYLCOAT™ E 04365, a new offering within its HAA-cured range of polyester resins. This resin is designed to fulfill a variety of outdoor general industry and furniture applications.