Industry News, Science and Technology, and Market Insight
This article addresses the development of an improved dispersant technology. The dispersants are functionalized such that they become part of the continuous phase of the coating, improving overall film integrity. Application examples, in both waterborne and solventborne formulations, demonstrate the effects of reactive technology on mechanical and barrier properties in comparison with conventional systems.
APV Engineered Coatings has added a technology to its line of customized VYNGUARD® performance coatings for OEMs. VYNGUARD Polycarbonate Anti-Microbial Topcoat is formulated to resist film deterioration caused by gram-negative and gram-positive bacteria on coated flexible vinyl and PVC surfaces. The formula can be used for extending service life by protecting the substrate from developing mildew, mold, and bacteria. For details, go to www.apvcoatings.com.
Flame Protection Garment
DuPont Protection Solutions has launched DuPont™ Tychem® 2000 SFR, a chemical and secondary flame protection garment designed for use in refineries, petrochemical plants, laboratories, and hazardous maintenance operations where dual protection against chemical and fire hazard threats is paramount. Tychem 2000 SFR garments will not ignite, and do not contribute to additional burn injury if the wearer uses appropriate flame-resistant personal protective equipment. For details, go to www.personalprotection.dupont.com.