Coatings Xperience

Facilitating Coatings Product Development with Artificial Intelligence

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Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are ideal tools for accelerating product development, particularly in technical fields such as coatings. The application of design-of-experiment approaches and widespread use of advanced statistical analyses already enable coating formulators to better optimize product characteristics while meeting growing regulatory and sustainability requirements.

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What’s Ahead for Automotive Powder Coatings

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In addition to their excellent durability and corrosion protection, powder coatings are attractive because they are free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and it is possible to recover and reuse nearly all over-sprayed material. These properties make them ideally suited for use in many automotive coating applications.

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Proper Selection of Light Stabilizers Crucial to Long-Term Performance

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Exterior architectural coatings are expected to maintain their appearance for many years despite constant exposure to sunlight, wind, rain, and harsh weather conditions. That performance is increasingly expected from thinner and thinner layers of paint, making it even more challenging to protect applied coatings from light- and heat-induced degradation. Formulators are fortunate to have access to advanced additive chemistries that...

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How COVID-19 is Influencing Trends in Paint Colors

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Life was anything but normal in 2020, and with widespread distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine unlikely to take place until later this year, many personal and professional challenges will remain in 2021. Based on 2020 sales data, Irish-based paint manufacturer Curator has identified three color trends resulting from the pandemic: growing interest in pink and purple as people seek to...

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