Powder Coatings

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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Market Update: Advances in Powder Coatings

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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 and construction markets combined with growing demand for more sustainable solutions...

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