European Union's REACH Regulation
(May 21, 2008)
The EU's REACH regulation has a clear message: meet the requirements or you will not be able to produce in, export to, or market within the EU. Is your company able to meet this challenge?
UV Inks and Coatings: Considerations for Plastic Substrate
(May 14, 2008)
Printing on plastic is a growing and challenging market for UV-curable inks and coatings. They have been successfully used for many years, but new opportunities arise daily that remind printers and...
Growth of UV/EB Inks Throughout Europe
(May 7, 2008)
Energy-curing inks are continuing to grow strongly in Europe, even though the graphics market as a whole is slowing down. The big challenge now facing the energy-curing sector is how to maintain the...
Radcure Coatings Market: A Growing Market
(Apr 30, 2008)
The major trends in the global coatings industry revolve around environmental concerns and the reduction of VOC emissions, reducing energy costs, improving productivity and improving performance....
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The Future of UV Coatings is Now!
(Apr 23, 2008)
Can you think of any organization that has had 35 consecutive years of sales growth? A few come to mind that may fit that category, but you can count them on one hand. Statistics from past RadTech...
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Diverse Applications for Crystalline Calcium Sulfonate Coating Systems in Challenging Environments
(Apr 16, 2008)
Petroleum sulfonates have evolved dramatically from their emergence as by-products of white mineral oil production to multifunctional products vital to modern industry and commerce.
At the turn of...
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Edge-Retentive and Solvent-Free Coating Based on a Renewable Raw Material
(Apr 9, 2008)
Phenalkamine curing agents, derived from the cashew nutshell liquid, provide outstanding anti-corrosion properties to epoxy coatings.
The only way for a western company to maintain or possibly gain...
Sustainable Coatings: The Long Term View
(Apr 2, 2008)
Over the past few years, this series of technology reviews has dealt with many different aspects of coatings technology. Increasingly, it has become difficult to find subject areas of general interest...
Current Green Coatings Do Little to Protect the Environment
(Mar 26, 2008)
Every day within the United States new green initiatives are being proposed by politicians, celebrities and businesses. California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is supporting hybrid cars. Musician...
Advanced Process Intensification Brings Shear Genius To Pigment Dispersion
(Mar 19, 2008)
Dispersing pigments for paints and dyes increases the surface area of the product's ingredients by dispersing the solids or reducing their particle size. Advanced reactor-based technology can be used...
Risk Factor: Complementary Pigment Combinations
(Mar 12, 2008)
Several pigment combinations are suitable for the formulation of green color shades. For economic reasons, "complementary pigment combinations" are often used. These are green shades that are...
Nano-Sanity: A Solution to the Coatings Dilemma
(Mar 5, 2008)
Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. In these times of spiraling energy costs and increasing environmental concerns, that...
LATEST NEWS OUT OF ASIA
(Feb 27, 2008)
It is not often that one can report on change of the scale that is taking place in Asia Pacific at the moment. Once in a lifetime events are shaping the global coatings industry as never before and it...
Colloidal Microcrystalline Cellulose: A Unique Suspending Agent and Stabilizer for Waterborne Coatings
(Feb 20, 2008)
Colloidal microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) has been used widely in the food and pharmaceutical industries to suspend dense particles, prevent phase separation and stabilize emulsions. This study...
Measurement and Instrumentation
(Feb 13, 2008)
The earliest measuring instruments used to evaluate wet and dry coatings were the human eye and hand. Today's instruments do more, do it faster and do it better, but terms such as thumb tack, touch...
Going Green With Akzo Nobel
(Feb 6, 2008)
Built at a cost of AUD 51 million and brimming with technical innovations, the new 10-story Melbourne City Council building - known as CH2 - has been awarded the first six star design rating from the...
(Jan 30, 2008)
For designers, the consumers' affinity for product differentiation is driving color customization in directions never before imagined. Until recently, the cost and logistics of mass color...
ASIA PACIFIC PAINT ASSOCIATIONS
(Jan 25, 2008)
As a new and valuable service to our community, we are developing a directory of contact details for the most important paint and coatings manufacturer associations in Asia Pacific from Nepal to New...
CEPE Gives Direction
(Jan 23, 2008)
The CEPE welcomed some 150 company representatives from the European paint and surface coatings industry to the Cote d'Azur in France, where it held its first annual conference and annual general...
Waterborne Coatings for Furniture
(Jan 16, 2008)
The Italian-based ICA Group, located in Civitanova Marche, Italy, is a specialist in the manufacture of wood coatings. In collaboration with Giardina Officine Aeromeccaniche, it developed coating...