Metallic and Pearlescent Pigments for Powder Coatings
Color has a way of creating impact and enhancing spaces and objects. There is evidence all around us to suggest that people are drawn to colorful, shiny things. While color ...
The State of the U.S. Coatings Industry 2022
Who would have guessed, in 2019, that it would be 2022 before the coatings industry began to even resemble what it had looked like during that fine, but in no ...
Watching Paints Weather: One Company’s Journey to Understand the Exterior Durability of Paints and Coatings
When asked by those outside the paint and coatings industry what they do for a living, coatings scientists are often tempted to offer some levity and respond with the line, ...
Exploration of the Deaeration of Solvent-free Coatings
Foam is a common problem in liquid coatings. It can lead to reduction in efficiency and performance through all aspects of the process. During preparation of a formulation, trapped air ...
Waterborne DTM Coatings: Enduring Solutions in Corrosion Protection
Corrosion is a process where a refined metal, such as aluminum or iron or alloys such as steel, undergoes degradation. In scientific terms, corrosion is an electrochemical process leading to ...
Growth Adds Dimension in Faux-Finish Market
A new report shows the global faux paints and coatings market is valued at $2.1 billion in 2022 and is expected to reach $4.2 billion by 2032.1
Novel Natural Additives for Surface Coatings
Many additives used in the coatings industry are based on synthetic petroleum-derived raw materials. As concerns grow regarding the sustainability, naturality, and biodegradability of coatings, formulators are beginning to consider ...
Development of an ASTM Accelerated Dirt Pickup Resistance Method
Full title: Cooperative Development of an ASTM Accelerated Dirt Pickup Resistance Method with Correlation to Natural Outdoor Weathering
JNS-SmithChem to Expand Territory with Lorama Group Inc.
JNS SmithChem LLC announced it has been awarded additional territory to distribute Lorama Group products, especially for the CASE market.
LANXESS Corporation Appoints Azelis Americas to Distribute PUDs
LANXESS Corporation announced that its Urethane Systems (URE) business unit has partnered with Azelis Americas to distribute its polyurethane dispersions (PUDs) in the United States, effective Nov. 1. The agreement ...
AkzoNobel on Schedule with Largest Warehousing Base in China
A large logistics hub, which is set to become AkzoNobel’s largest warehousing base in China, is on course to be completed in May 2023.
BASF Coatings Inaugurates New Electrocoat Research Center
BASF Coatings inaugurated a new research center for electrophoretic dip coating at its headquarters in Münster-Hiltrup, Germany. An electrophoretic or cathodic dip coat (e-coat) protects the surfaces, edges and cavities ...
BASF Announces Innovation Partnership with RiKarbon
BASF and RiKarbon Inc., a U.S.-based technology start-up, have signed a partnership contract to exclusively license and commercialize proprietary technology from RiKarbon.
Registration Open for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology Shows
Registration is open for the Advanced Materials Show and The Nanotechnology Show. Scheduled for October 11-12, the shows will be co-located with the Materials Science and Technology (MS&T) conference at ...
39 Students Complete Summer Internships at BASF
Thirty-nine undergraduate students from 13 universities and community colleges across the United States participated in paid internships at the BASF site in Geismar, LA.
Registration Now Open: Introduction to Powder Coating Formulation
ChemQuest Powder Coating Research is offering “Introduction to Powder Coating Formulation,” a hands-on course designed for material suppliers, coatings formulators, engineers, and students who want to expand their knowledge about ...
Pacific Northwest Society Presents 2022 Northwest CoatingsFest
The 2022 Northwest CoatingsFest will be Wednesday, October 19, through Friday, October 21, at the Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, OR.
Call for Papers: Waterborne 2023
The Waterborne Symposium is seeking submissions from academia, government, and industry presenting novel research results in all aspects of coatings. Abstracts are due October 1, 2022.