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.
BASF has introduced Joncryl® FLX 5100 emulsion and Joncryl® FLX CL 1 crosslinker, a new high alkali-resistant, two-pack water-based ink system for packaging applications. Printing ink formulas based on Joncryl® FLX 5100 emulsion and Joncryl® FLX CL 1 crosslinker enable ink manufacturers the opportunity to provide converters a two-pack ink system suitable for beverage labels, outdoor bags and other high alkali-resistant applications.
Penford Products, a division of Penford Corporation (NASDAQ: PENX), has announced Pen-cote PR, a new biopolymer product line made to replace protein in paper coatings. Pen-cote PR, available in both dry and liquid form, was developed using Penford’s proprietary PenFlex™ technology, which produces high performance, cost effective biomaterials.
Using the new universal ADDITOL®XW 6565 grinding medium from Allnex, manufacturers of water-based and solvent-borne architectural paints can develop high-performance tinted formulations while increasing process flexibility and reducing costs.
Coatings providing low odor, durability and pleasing aesthetics are sought after for commercial, healthcare and architectural applications. A new high-durability (HD) waterborne polyurethane coatings technology from Bayer MaterialScience LLC now enables architects to specify paints that meet all of these requirements, are low in volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and add surprising beauty.
DuPont Refinish has launched EL600 Imron® Fleet Clear, a two-component low-emission clear for commercial vehicle repair based on an acrylic copolymer. EL600 Imron® Fleet Clear has many benefits: it has a versatile application window - refinishers can apply in one coat, one-and-a-half coats or two coats, it is easy to apply, has excellent sagging resistance, offers refinishers robust application for large surfaces, and has excellent anti-graffiti properties.
PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL) has introduced its second generation of Wilflex™ Oasis water-based inks. Reformulated to improve performance, Wilflex Oasis inks have long screen life and are production-friendly to improve operational efficiencies, increase design quality, and meet regulatory and performance requirements.
The Shepherd Color Company has introduced two new special effect pigments in their StarLight® series; StarLight FX 15 and StarLight FX 25. The new pigments, made with Shepherd's Micro-Mirror® technology, are beautifully reflective silver-coated glass flakes. Attributes of the new pigments include brilliant sparkle and glitter effects - especially in strong sunlight, resistant to tarnish, and easy to disperse.
This year's Inamarine took place at the Jakarta International Expo (JIExpo) Indonesia, from 2nd - 4th May 2013. The third Indonesian international shipbuilding, offshore, marine, machinery and equipment exhibition, Inamarine is Indonesia's most influential and comprehensive event and is hailed as the country's largest marketplace for the maritime industry.
Digital Printing leader Roland DGA Corp. has announced that three of its products - Eco-Sol MAX ink, Eco-Sol MAX 2 ink and WallFlair Removable Fabric - have received GREENGUARD Gold UL 2818 certification from UL Environment, a business unit of UL (Underwriters Laboratories). This certification provides assurance that these products meet some of the world's most rigorous and comprehensive standards for low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor air.
With Dow Corning® US-CF 2403 Resin, manufacturers can create paints and coatings offering high heat resistance, high hardness and stain resistance. As a methyl methoxy silicone, Dow Corning US-CF 2403 Resin offers an isocyanate-free, room temperature cure without the addition of tin.
Belgium based Europlasma, a world leader in low pressure plasma technology, announces the launch a new family of nanocoatings under the "Nanofics 110" brand name. Europlasma is demonstrating the technology at TECHTEXTIL, Frankfurt June 11 till 13th, Hall 4.1 K09.
Mapei have launched their new Ultracoat Range to the UK market. Already established in Europe the comprehensive range offers a complete system of products to achieve the ultimate finish for wooden flooring. The range has varying characteristics, to bring out different features dependent on the wood species, the number of coats and the end result preferred.
Dow Corning Corporation presents two liquid intermediates that allow for low-VOC formulating and can provide improved weatherability and heat resistance in coatings for cookware exteriors, architectural paints and coil coatings, above-deck-line marine applications, and industrial protective coatings. These two mutually miscible products can be blended at any ratio to meet compatibility and flexibility needs.
TEGO® Dispers 672 is the new wetting and dispersing additive for high quality pigment concentrates, car repair coatings, plastic coatings and industrial coatings. It provides superior color strength and transparency in pigment concentrates and coatings with both organic and carbon black pigments.
Sherwin-Williams Cashmere® Interior Latex Paint takes on added luster with the introduction of a pearl finish designed to add a luxurious pearlescent sheen to walls. Available exclusively as a finish for Cashmere Paint, the new pearl finish will be available this fall in Sherwin-Williams stores along with an expanded color selection in the Cashmere line, including deep colors and accents.