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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By Jonathan Doll, Michael Venturini, and Anthony Rohrer, Sun Chemical Corporation Introduction Powder coatings are solvent-free coating systems used for many applications due to their durability, ease of application, and environmental advantages vs liquid coating systems. Powder paints are applied to a substrate electrostatically and cured at relatively high temperatures to form a continuous, durable […]
Members of the American Coatings Association (ACA) are interested in maximizing the growth of this market segment.
While powder coatings continue to increase in acceptance, the current rate is slightly lower than what occurred 5–10 years ago, with the majority of liquid coating users having already switched to powder.
Antimicrobial powder coatings are new warriors in this battle. The value of the global antimicrobial coatings market is expected to reach $4.19 billion by 2021, rising at a compound annual growth rate of 12.1% from 2016 to 2021, according to market research firm MarketsandMarkets.
By Cynthia Challener, CoatingsTech Contributing Writer Powder coating technology is viewed as a sustainable option in many industrial coating applications. It is most widely used to coat metal substrates, but efforts have focused on developing curing solutions that enable the application of powder coatings to temperature-sensitive materials such as wood and plastics. Growth in manufacturing […]