Metal Coatings Trends and Innovations
(Sep 12, 2011)
There are many new trends and innovations within the metal coatings industry. Antimicrobial coatings are being used on a generous scale, in many ranges of application, varying from anti-fouling...
BASF Values and Future Developments in NAFTA
(Sep 5, 2011)
The Dispersions & Pigments business of BASF prides itself in offering a comprehensive range of solutions for formulators' needs, be their products for coatings, inks, adhesives or building materials....
A Different Slant on Latest Technologies Designed to Change the Future Shape of Paints & Coatings
(Aug 9, 2011)
It is interesting to note that the reporting of new technology seems to be making a good job of mirroring the ebb and flow of the global coatings industry itself. That is deep recession in 2009...
Driers for High Solids and Waterborne Paints
(Jul 27, 2011)
Paints and other coating systems form a solid layer during the film-forming process where different physical and chemical processes are important. Oxidative drying is a process in which the...
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VAE Application Techniques Review
(Jul 20, 2011)
The properties of the versatile vinyl acetate ethylene ("VAE") polymer are reviewed, with applications in coating paper and cardboard products. VAE is sometimes known as ethylene vinyl acetate...
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Pre-painted Metal with Built-In Corrosion Protection - Products Last Longer, Environment Stays Greener
(Jul 4, 2011)
While there are many benefits to using pre-painted metal in terms of cost savings and production line efficiencies, many manufacturers choose coil coated metal for its durability. Pre-painted metal...
Light and Weather Fastness of Pigments in High-Performance Applications
(Jun 22, 2011)
The pigment component in any paint formulation can either enhance or degrade the overall performance of a protective coating. In high-performance coatings primarily for the automotive, industrial and...
Despite the Economy, Growth Areas Seen for the Coil Coated Metal Market
(Jun 14, 2011)
Though construction related sales are generally down, demand for prepainted metal is taking hold in several key markets, including metal roofing, appliances and metal office furniture. Metal roofing...
Formulating Water-Based Inks for Preprinted Linerboards
(Jun 6, 2011)
Preprinted liner boards are used to enhance the appearance of corrugated packaging by providing a smooth white surface that can be printed with high end color graphics. You’ll agree that a printed...
Latest Technologies Designed to Change the Future Shape of Paints & Coatings
(May 25, 2011)
In the first of what we trust will be interesting enough to our audience to become a regular feature, we focus on a review of technology, technology that has the power to change the course of the...
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Curing Advances for Prepaint Further Reduce Carbon Footprint
(May 18, 2011)
The coil coating process is recognized as the most efficient and environmentally sound method of applying paint to metal. Because coil coating centralizes paint operations from many locations to...
Optimal Selection and Use of Rheology Modifiers
(May 9, 2011)
Paint formulations require rheology modifiers to adjust flow properties during manufacturing, storage as well as application. Although representing typically less than 1% of the formulation, the...
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White Biotechnology Strategies: Does Danisco's Takeover Open a Rush on Biotech Stocks by DuPont Competitors?
(Apr 27, 2011)
The recent announcement of DUPONT to acquire all outstanding stocks of the Danish company Danisco for a total transaction value of 6.3 billion $ ( including debts) might have surprised many observers...
Pre-treated Metal can be Welded Successfully when the Correct Primers are Used
(Apr 18, 2011)
Some manufacturers assume that they can not consider using coil coated metal for their products because they need to weld the metal as part of the manufacturing process. The fear is that primers,...
Pigment Dispersion and Stabilization
(Apr 8, 2011)
Product developers experience that the dispersion and stabilisation of pigments and fillers in modern coatings and inks, like waterbased, high-solids and powder coatings, is more challenging than in...
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Focus on China Paints & Coatings CNCIA Presentations Part-2
(Apr 6, 2011)
APIC is to Asia Pacific what CEPE is to Europe and NPCA to America. It meets once a year in different Asian countries and is the only event of its kind in the region. The Chinese association organised...
Ten Tips for Processing Pre-painted Metal
(Mar 22, 2011)
As more companies are discovering the benefits of converting to prepainted metal, the NCCA offers assistance to companies in determining what process changes are needed at the plant when using...
Focus on China Paints & Coatings CNCIA Presentations Part-1
(Mar 14, 2011)
The key meeting bringing this news takes place under the auspices of APIC, the Asian Paint Industry Council. APIC is to Asia Pacific what CEPE is to Europe and NPCA to America. It meets once a year in...
Conductive Coating Method to Inhibit Marine Biofouling
(Feb 28, 2011)
Marine biofouling refers to the undesirable growth of marine organisms on immersed artificial structures such as ship hulls, jetty pilings, navigational instruments, aquaculture net cages and seawater...
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APIC Report 2010 - Third Part: Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
(Feb 14, 2011)
For several years we have been reporting on the events in Asia Pacific, the most dynamic region that the coatings industry has ever seen. The key meeting for the region takes place under the auspices...