Powder Coatings

New Advances in Powder Coating Technology

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The powder coatings market in 2020 is estimated to be about $12 billion and represents about 12.5% of the industrial coatings market. After a trying 2020 for both business and operations the global powder market is forecast to grow 4.5% in 2021 with the Asia Pacific region leading the way at about 6% and North America at a more modest...

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Web Exclusive: Powder Coatings Protect the New York City Skyline

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Powder coatings on the market today are far more versatile than the first products developed decades ago. In addition to a traditional smooth appearance, today’s powder coating technology enables the formulation of coatings that provide sparkle, color travel, special effects, and textured surfaces while providing increased protection against corrosion and weathering. Access to the ever-widening array of powder coating technologies...

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Analytical Series: Particle Size Distribution, Measurement, and Assessment: Principles, Features, Limitations, and Benefits

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The field of particle size distribution (PSD) characterization and measurement has experienced a renaissance over the past 40 years. These changes have been driven by advances in electronics, computer technology, and sensor technology in conjunction with the market pull for PSD methods embodied in cost-effective, user-friendly instrumentation. These changes can be characterized by at least four activities: (1) End user...

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Functional Powder Coatings via Isocyanate-Cured Phenolics and Benzoxazines

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In this work centering around phenolic chemistry, we investigated isocyanate and benzoxazine-modified phenolic powder coatings for use in anti-graffiti applications and for addressing downhole drill pipe interior coating challenges. Allied polyurethane formulations were developed using phenolic hydroxyl-isocyanate reactions and shown to outperform conventional aliphatic polyol-isocyanate coatings for graffiti-resistant applications. Effects of variables like phenol hydroxyl equivalent weights and molecular weights...

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Powder Coatings Leaders See Beyond Today’s Challenges

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Powder coatings continue to find widespread use on industrial metal components and products, including applications in the automotive; appliance; furniture; architectural; agricultural, construction, and earthmoving equipment (ACE); medical device; and general industrial sectors. The value of the global powder coatings market was estimated by Grand View Research to be $11.6 billion in 2019 and to be $10.6 billion by the...

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Powder Coatings Can Be Sustainable and Expressive

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Powder coatings are generally recognized as a sustainable coating option for many industrial metal applications. These coatings are VOC-free and relatively easy to apply, providing high-quality even coverage and excellent corrosion protection. Advances in pigment technologies developed specifically for powder coatings have broadened the range of aesthetics that can be achieved. Not surprisingly, as the desire to construct more sustainable...

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Chinese Government Regulations Driving Adoption of Low-VOC Coatings

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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 that produce and those that...

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Powder Coatings by Design: A Major Appliances OEM Design (and Materials Engineering) Perspective

Powder Coatings by Design: A Major Appliances OEM Design (and Materials Engineering) Perspective
As outlined in the scope of the U.S. Market Analysis’ Chapter 10, Appliance Finishes, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) appliance finishes include powder coatings, coil coatings, and liquid coatings. Appliance finishes are used to protect and decorate interior and exterior plastic and most metal substrates (e.g., ranges, freezers, washers), heating equipment (furnaces), industrial furnaces and ovens, and air conditioning equipment. Stainless...

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