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The development of “greener” products is no longer driven simply by regulatory changes, but also by the need to meet customer expectations and the desire to realize the economic, social, and environmental advantages that many sustainable solutions can offer. Researchers in universities around the world are exploring many of the fundamental questions about the potential of greener raw materials and the ingredients derived from them to yield cost-effective, high-performing paints and coatings.
PPG has introduced PPG ENVIROCRON™ Extreme Protection Edge. The powder coatings feature a patent-pending, industry-first technology that delivers exceptional edge corrosion protection in one coat. This unique technology is specially formulated to cover sharp edges created during metal fabrication, offering superior corrosion protection over standard one-coat, and equal to two-coat powder systems. For details, visit www.ppgindustrialcoatings.com.
Polyurethane Resin System
Huntsman Corporation has introduced RIMLINE® HC+ PU resin system for automotive interior vehicle design and efficiency. The system is a two-part product that can be spray-applied to fiberglass reinforced honeycomb panels manufactured to form a tough, long-lasting, and robust lightweight composite material. For information, go to www.huntsman.com.