New Coating Technology Expands Color Choices for Vinyl Building Products
(Jun 25, 2008)
Since the mid-1990s, composite materials have made substantial inroads across the building products industry in the manufacture of windows, doors, trim and siding. The unprecedented strength and...
Improved Dirt Pickup Resistance Critical to Future Coating Innovation
(Jun 18, 2008)
This article focuses on the chemistry of dirt pickup resistance (DPR) and outlines what steps - including research, product development and testing procedures - need to be taken to provide the proper...
UV-Inkjet OLEDs - A New Technology
(Jun 11, 2008)
Polymertronics was set up in 2006 to develop technology to produce inkjet-printable, ultra-violet (UV) curable organic light-emitting diode (OLED) fluids. OLEDs that can be printed on standard...
Sustainability – The New Nano
(Jun 4, 2008)
A few years ago the coatings world was ‘nano' crazy. The term nano was everywhere. I didn't know what it really meant since there wasn't an agreed-upon definition of nano. Mostly it meant adding a...
UV/EB Raw Materials Market
(May 28, 2008)
The UV ink market overall fared well in 2007, according to suppliers to the market. "We see the various segments of the energy cured ink market continuing to grow at a rate slightly greater than GDP...
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...