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Chinese Government Regulations Driving Adoption of Low-VOC Coatings

Concerns over pollution in China have been increasing over the past decade. Significant attention to the problem was raised during the 2008 summer Olympics, which were held in the country. In response, the Chinese government in recent years has passed legislation mandating the reduction of volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from manufacturing plants, including those […]

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Improved Durability through Reactive Dispersant Technology

By Steffen Onclin, Huiguang Kou, Frank Pirrung,Rainer Diehl, Elena Martinez, and Clemens Auschra, BASF SE, Germany and Andrew Recker and Anthony Moy, BASF Corporation, USA Even though formulation additives comprise only a minor part of a coating formulation, they can have pronounced effects on the physical properties of the final coating. This is especially true […]

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Balancing Performance of Slip/Mar Additives Using a High Throughput Approach

By Mark Langille, Aslin , Izmitli, Tian Lan, Akanksha Agrawal, Chun Liu, Kevin Henderson, and Yujie Lu, The Dow Chemical Company Additives formulating can be resource intensive and time consuming to paint manufacturers due to the plethora of ingredient combinations and interactions that affect performance properties.  These challenges may inhibit the efficacy of selected additives, […]

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The Demand for Coatings Raw Materials to 2022

By George R. Pilcher, The ChemQuest Group, Inc. Raw materials, in the form of individual chemical constituents that are incorporated into paints and coatings, represent an exceptionally diverse and vitally important sub-set of the overall specialty chemicals industry. They may either be added to a paint or coatings formulation during the product manufacturing process—or, in […]

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Proteins and Peptides as Replacements for Traditional Organic Preservatives: Part I

By Tyler W. Hodges,† Lisa K. Kemp, Brittney M. McInnis, Kyle L. Wilhelm,† Jonathan D. Hurt, and Steve McDaniel, Reactive Surfaces; and James W. Rawlins, The University of Southern Mississippi The utility of a high-throughput, spectrophotometric assay in screening over 23 enzyme and peptide-based additives against bacterial coating spoilage agents was evaluated. Candidate additives were […]

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