Industry News, Science and Technology, and Market Insight
The industrial wood coatings segment of the industry comprises a wide range of coatings applied at the factory to a broad array of wood and wood composite substrates. Here, CoatingsTech explores the technologies used to formulate these coatings, the main drivers and trends impacting the growth of this important market segment, and insights into anticipated future advances.
BASF is further developing its EFKA IO line of products for anti-static paints. By providing conductivity to latex paint, Efka IO’s may be able to eliminate the buildup of static charges, thereby reducing dust accumulation in hard-to-reach places such as baseboards and crown molding. This technology has potentially wide-reaching applicability into automotive brake dust repellency on tire rims, dust repellency on sensor equipment, or reduction of dust accumulation for improved visibility on agriculture/construction equipment windshields. For more information, visit https://insights.basf.com/ed.
SKYscapes® GA Clearcoat CMO855CC3 has been added to Sherwin-Williams’ Aerospace SKYscapes General Aviation product line. The clearcoat combines high gloss and durability with longer wet edge times, enabling the product to handle larger aircraft. The CM0855CC3 clearcoat is engineered to be sped up and/or slowed down to handle a wide variety of aircraft applications and sizes. For additional details, go to www.swaerospace.com.