Industry News, Science and Technology, and Market Insight
This article, a preview of the upcoming ACA U.S. Market Analysis for the Paint & Coatings Industry (2018–2023), examines appliance finishes with an emphasis on powder coatings. Focus is on the current design and materials engineering practices employed by major appliance manufacturers in the United States for developing a new suite of household appliances.
Polyester Powder Coating
Adding to its Low-E portfolio, AkzoNobel has introduced Interpon 610—a coarse texture range—to the European market. Specially engineered for curing at temperatures lower than the current standard of 180–190°C, the range is TGIC-free polyester and can help save energy and improve efficiency. For additional information, visit www.interpon.com.
Clariant has launched its latest propane dehydrogenation catalyst, CATOFIN 311. The catalyst is designed to offer higher selectivity and longer lifetime of service. CATOFIN 311 can provide typical customer plants with increased productivity of up to $20 million over the lifetime of the catalyst. More details can be obtained at www.clariant.com.