New Anti-Fingerprint Coatings
(Nov 12, 2008)
Achieving oil and water repellency on surfaces is easily obtained with the use of fluoroalkyl-modified silanes. While perfluoroalkyl-modified silanes exhibit high static and advancing water and oil...
How to Formulate "Eco-Friendly" Anticorrosive Coatings
(Nov 5, 2008)
Currently, the challenges faced by the coatings industry are not just to reduce costs and improve performance but also to fulfill strict legal requirements. The so-called "Eco-Friendly" anticorrosive...
Building Façades with an Eye for Color and the Environment
(Oct 29, 2008)
What do colors mean to us? Colors fulfill several important functions. Colors are identifiers. They help us communicate, organize ourselves at work or at home, or move around in traffic. Colors also...
Green Nanotech New Buzz Word In Coatings
(Oct 22, 2008)
In 2007, environmentally conscious consumers turned to "green" products in every facet of their lives. Tips on "being green" and products to buy were everywhere - online, being reported on in...
Forming Stable Polyallophanate Powder Coatings With Excellent Weathering Stability
(Oct 15, 2008)
Polyurethane powder coatings are known for excellent properties such as weathering resistance, superior flow characteristics, high flexibility and chemical resistance. The curing of polyurethane...
Novel Sag Control Agents for a More Robust Paint Application Process and Reduced Telegraphing
(Oct 8, 2008)
In order to obtain glossy coatings with a high-quality appearance it is necessary that surface irregularities created during paint application or during drying/curing of the paint level out...
Cure Characteristics of Cardanol-Formaldehyde Novolac Resins in the Presence of Metallic Driers
(Oct 1, 2008)
Most phenolic resins1-4 are prepared by reacting formaldehyde with phenols, which are considered to be toxic and harmful for the environment. Now, with increasing concern for environmental protection...
Uncle Sam Wants U.V.
(Sep 24, 2008)
For a long time, I've kept a well-measured distance from all programs involving space and the military. Probably because I am horrible at remembering acronyms. For me AOL is where I logon to get my...
Avoiding Viscosity Loss on Tinting
(Sep 17, 2008)
wo trends are evident in architectural paints today. Waterborne, or latex, paints continue to grow in use, and today's homes are increasingly being painted with deep, vibrant colors, both inside and...
Conquering Color Harmony
(Sep 10, 2008)
Meeting the demands of your customer is always challenging. Meeting the requirements of a premium car company such as BMW can be overwhelming. But apparently no challenge is too big for automotive...
Alkyd Emulsion: A Powerful Technology for Low VOC Decorative Coating
(Sep 3, 2008)
For more than 50 years, alkyd resins supplied in white spirit have been widely used in the production of high quality decorative coatings. Recently there has been a move towards lower aromatic...
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New Technology to Accurately Measure and Characterize Effect Coatings
(Aug 27, 2008)
Uniform and consistent color is essential to achieve the impression of a high quality finish and to avoid customer complaints. Special effect coatings play a dominant role in automotive and other...
Innovative Amine Curing Agents for Epoxy Resins
(Aug 20, 2008)
Recent advances in new amine functional curing agents have improved performance of waterborne two-package epoxy coating systems. These new amine adducts offer performance advancements along with the...
Advancements in Novel Encapsulated Light Stabilizers for Waterborne Coatings
(Aug 13, 2008)
The exterior durability of most organic coatings is highly dependent upon the use of light stabilizers. The two main stabilizer categories are ultraviolet light absorbers (UVAs) and hindered amine...
A Success Story: High-Performance 2K Waterborne Coatings
(Aug 6, 2008)
Graffito (graffiti, plural) is a word that is simple in meaning - any design, or scribbled motto, etc., drawn on a wall or other exposed surface.1 Yet its simple meaning belies the incredible expense...
Patent Claim Reading for Technical Personnel
(Jul 30, 2008)
Most scientists become familiar with reading and writing technical documents such as research papers and reports at an early stage in their careers. Not so with patents, where skill in reading tends...
America's New Coatings Show
(Jul 23, 2008)
The first American Coatings Show and Conference was held from June 2-5 at the Charlotte Convention Center in North Carolina. According to event sponsors NPCA and Vincentz Network, this premier event...
Antibacterial Dry Film Protection for Interior Coatings
(Jul 16, 2008)
The need for antimicrobial products to protect water-based coatings against bacteria, yeast, fungus and algae is well established in the coatings industry. For exterior coatings, the market has...
Silicon-Based Technology for the Coatings Industry - An Overview
(Jul 9, 2008)
Dow Corning Corporation is a leader in developing new Silicon-Based Technologies (SBTs) that advance the coatings industry and empower formulators to offer new functionality in various applications....
New Matting Agents for Waterborne Coatings and Varnishes
(Jul 2, 2008)
A good matte finish is often required in coatings formulations. In order to fully optimize this important parameter, Michelman has recently developed two wax dispersions: Michem® Guard 349 and...