Adhesives and sealants play crucial roles as technology enablers. From joining lightweight, disparate materials together, to sealing out moisture and air, to speeding production lines and protecting high-value, sensitive products—adhesives and sealants contribute to the advancement of a whole host of technologies employed across a wide range of industries. Innovation and continual development of new […]
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Amusement parks, theme parks, water parks, and resorts are challenged to maintain the attractive appearance of their facilities and equipment at a high level, often in extreme outdoor environments. Those in warmer climates—which can also be highly corrosive—generally operate year-round. Ensuring the safety of park visitors is paramount. Amusement park rides, which are in constant […]
Superconducting magnets also have the potential to make fusion power possible. Researchers at MIT and the private company Commonwealth Fusion Systems are using a new material to create the world’s most powerful superconducting magnets.
In January 2019, CoatingsTech (Vol. 16, No. 1) reported on protective coating technologies that the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) had developed and was making available to the public through its Technology Transfer Program. Among the technologies are: Anti-Corrosive Powder Particles and a liquid inorganic, galvanic coating intended to prevent corrosion of rebar […]
The construction industry around the world is facing a serious labor shortage. In the United States, a mid-2018 survey of more than 2,500 construction firms conducted by the Associated General Contractors of America and Autodesk found that 80% were having difficulty filling craft worker/hourly positions and salaried jobs, up from 78% in January of that […]
Specifically, ACA is interested in helping its member companies develop enhanced knowledge of the properties of the raw materials being used or considered in the product development process.
Members of the American Coatings Association (ACA) are interested in maximizing the growth of this market segment.
The aluminum casting market is growing at a healthy pace due to increased demand for lighter-weight aluminum components and structures in the automotive, transportation, and industrial sectors. According to market research firm Grand View Research, the global aluminum casting market is expanding at a compound annual growth rate of 7.8% and will be valued at […]
Traditionally, strippable films have been applied to surfaces by hand or machine as sheets of film during or after manufacturing.
Demand for solar energy is increasing around the world as recognition of the need for clean energy alternatives grows. Solar is also attractive for power generation in areas where water is scarce. Continued provision of government incentives and tax rebates for the install of solar panels is driving further interest. Solar panels are finding their […]