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The quantity of data that can be leveraged to improve all business activities—from new product development to production to customer service—is increasing dramatically. The challenge is to determine how to apply technologies such as artificial intelligence, machine learning, and natural language processing to make the data on hand relevant to the question of interest. Insights into how the answers to these questions will impact the coatings industry are provided here by experts from across the coatings value chain.
Wood Coating Additives
Evonik has launched a new product that provides good haptic properties while still being recoatable. TEGO® Glide 496 is suitable for both solvent- and water-based formulations, has excellent compatibility, and demonstrates scratch-resistance improvement in various systems. In addition to wood lacquers, such additives can find use in plastics, industrial, and transportation coatings, as well as printing inks. For details, visit www.evonik.com.
DISPARLON® P-465, P-466, and P-467 are silicone-free defoamers from King Industries designed for use in roller and squeegee applied floor coatings. The P-Series is designed for modern, high solids, and solvent-free flooring formulations typically applied as thick films with high viscosity, making defoaming difficult. The defoamers provide fast, lasting defoaming in epoxy, polyurethane, and polyaspartic formulations. For information, visit www.kingindustries.com.