Quantitative Determination of Particle Dispersion in a Paint Film
(Nov 16, 2005)
Degree of particle dispersion in a liquid paint or dry paint film affects practically every important property of these systems, including viscosity, touch-up, rub-up, scrub resistance, porosity,...
Changing colours: the evolution of effect pigments
(Nov 9, 2005)
Metallic shades have now replaced solid colours as the most popular finish for private vehicles in many countries. There is a growing demand for extreme colour effects everywhere from cosmetics and...
Surface-Treated Aluminum Pigments for Environmental Compliance
(Nov 2, 2005)
The coatings industry, as with most industries today, is continually challenged by many influencing drivers to change, modify and satisfy the continually evolving environment in which we live. Whether...
Synergistic Effects Between Alumina Nanoparticles and Conventional Additives
(Oct 18, 2005)
Nanoparticles can improve the properties of a coating system drastically. One of the most investigated effects is the improved scratch and abrasion resistance, but UV-absorption, biocidal effects and...
How to protect UV cured clearcoats from light degradation
(Sep 28, 2005)
Until recently, uv cured exterior coatings have not made a huge impact on a commercial basis. The current market status is as follows:
* Total market still only around 5% for industrial...
Advanced Silica Gel Products for Gloss Reduction and Corrosion Protection
(Sep 21, 2005)
Modern silica gel technology enables the production of highly pure, porous products.Silica gels belong to a class of synthetic silica materials known as hydrated silicas, which have an average water...
Avanse 412: A Breakthrough in Acrylic Technology from Rohm and Haas
(Sep 21, 2005)
Avanse™ Technology - The New Pure Acrylic Platform from Rohm and Haas.
Marketed under the patented trade name Avanse™, Rohm and Haas has developed a new type of back-bone acrylic binder technology...
Technology review: Organic-inorganic hybrid coatings
(Sep 6, 2005)
The term "hybrid coatings" is rightly used in connection with many different systems in which two (or more) binder systems with distinct properties and curing mechanisms are present. While there are...
Ultramarine Blue: The Sincerest Imitation
(Sep 1, 2005)
As a colour chemist in industry today, where the major impetus is put into pigment development in high-usage areas such as polymers, the crossover into the use of pigments as artist colours is...
Effects of Latex Particle Morphology on the Film Formation and Properties of Fluoropolymer-Based Latex Paints
(Aug 15, 2005)
The outstanding outdoor weatherability of poly(vinylidene fluoride) (PVDF) solvent paints is well demonstrated by over 30 years of commercial use on premier architectural structures.
Salamander versus dragon - coatings to resist fire and high temperatures
(Aug 3, 2005)
The salamander is a type of lizard which, in mythology, was able to live in fire, cooling it with its breath. Coatings which achieve similar effects are more reliable, and are found in several related...
Soy-Based Wood Stain Takes Environmental Approach to Preserve Wood and Concrete
(Jul 13, 2005)
Finding a staining agent worthy of handling industrial projects can be a daunting task. If you avoid selecting a quality wood stain, you may be setting yourself up for a host of problems. New Century...
Metallic Color Challenges in Automotive Coatings
(Jul 6, 2005)
Consumers love metallic coatings on their vehicles, and the popularity of effect pigments offering these unique colors continues to grow. Meeting consumer demand for new effects is a continual...
Coil Coating Part V-The Future
(Jun 29, 2005)
New Product development has played a significant role in the growth of coil coating and it is likely to continue its impact on the future of coil coating. In almost every five year period since the...
New Curing Agents for Dimensionally Stable, Aqueous Epoxy Resin Coatings
(Jun 22, 2005)
Many polymeric or plastic materials are subject to considerable change in dimension during the production or curing process caused by shrinking and volume contraction. This applies in particular to...
Technology update: combating corrosion
(Jun 15, 2005)
Corrosion - that is to say, deterioration of metals rather than wood or plastics under exposure to adverse environmental conditions - costs billions of dollars in terms of repairs, reducing the life...
Coil Coating Part IV - Product Development Case Studies
(Jun 8, 2005)
Product development was a relatively simple matter during the early days of coil coating. Let's take the case of a customer who requests a new color or a different gloss range for a different family...
Checkmate for Microbes
(May 25, 2005)
Paints that repel microorganisms are increasingly in demand, and biocides based on silver ions are suitable for this purpose. The antimicrobial properties of paints, and the long-term effect of...
Technology update: architectural finishes
(May 18, 2005)
The term 'architectural paints' is not readily defined. In market statistics, architectural and decorative paints are grouped together - reasonably enough, since it's sometimes possible to use the...
Basics on PU Chemistry, Benefits and main Applications in Coating Industry
(May 11, 2005)
Polyurethane coatings were originally defined as products made from polyisocyanates and polyols, but today one defines it more broadly and includes all systems based on a polyisocyanate whether the...
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