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Interest in radiation-cured coatings continues to expand. Currently, where radiation-cured coatings are employed, UV-cured systems predominate, with development efforts largely focused on improving waterborne systems and reducing the impacts of monomers and photoinitiators. Looking to the future, LED curing is generating significant interest and excitement, particularly as curing equipment and coating formulations improve.
Tnemec Company, Inc. has introduced a line of products designed to provide durable protection for surface temperatures up to 1200°F (649°C). The Endura-Heat line of coatings offers performance against high heat, thermal shock, and corrosion under insulation (CUI). For more information, visit http://www.tnemec.com.
The COLOR TESTER has been launched by ALFA. It is the first vending machine engineered to produce infinite tints and deliver in less than one minute paint samples of 100cc starting from empty cans. The samples distributed act as liquid color cards, allowing consumers to assess paint in the environment where it will be used. Visit www.alfadispenser.com/color-tester for details.