Industry News, Science and Technology, and Market Insight
The fifth edition of the Global Paint and Coatings Industry Market Analysis (2015–2020) has been released. This article examines one of the many market segments presented in the edition—the coatings industry in the Middle East and Africa (MEA). The article also details the results of a separate deep-dive study of paint and coatings in Saudi Arabia, summarizing the region’s major challenges and outlining a strategic plan for overcoming those challenges.
Acrylic Impact Modifier
Arkema has developed Durastrength® 440 impact modifier, an acrylic Impact modifier for PC and alloys. Durastrength 440 is based on acrylic chemistry designed to impart ambient and cold temperature impact to PC and PC blends. The modifier is designed to withstand -40°C and still remain ductile and retain color and mechanical properties upon exposure to harsh elements. For more details, visit www.arkema.com.
EcoInCure is a new body-drying process developed by Dürr. EcoInCure uses nozzles with long throw distances to heat bodies from the inside. The process allows for minimal flow velocities, designed to improve the appearance and distribution of the topcoat. The technology enables efficient drying of different body types because the temperature and volumetric flows can be adapted individually. For additional details, go to www.durr.com