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Plastic coatings Channel
Plastic coatings are a large and growing market which include automotive interior and exterior, resilient flooring and stamping foils, plastic signs and sheeting, office equipment & much more. Plastics are coated to provide specific appearance and protection to the substrate. The main challenge to coat plastic substrate is to choose the right resin in order to obtain the perfect adhesion to the substrate. Plastic substrates are thermosets which require adhesion promoters or even pretreatment before being coated.

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Feb 27, 2014 | Industry News

Researchers Develop Anti-reflective Self-Cleaning Coating Incorporating TiO2 Nanocrystals

A newly-developed coating could enable buildings to have antireflective self-cleaning windows and could increase the efficiency of solar cells. When generating energy from solar cells, you have to...

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Feb 25, 2014 | Industry News

Allnex at PAINTINDIA 2014: to Unveil WB Resins & UV/EB Technology for Wood & Plastic Coatings

Allnex will be present at PAINTINDIA 2014 to showcase its broad portfolio of technologies consisting of Liquid Resins & Additives, Radcure UV/EB Curable Coating Resins & Additives, Powder Coating...

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Jan 10, 2014 | Industry News

ACTEGA Grabs ALTANA Innovation Award for Developing Plastic Labeling Coatings

The specialty chemicals Group ALTANA focuses on and commits to research and innovation. Around 160 top researchers and developers of the ALTANA Group from all over the world came together at the 6th...

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Oct 23, 2013 | Article

Optimal Selection and Use of Flow and Leveling Agents

By Johan Bieleman

Coating systems need good leveling and flow in order to have an appealing appearance. A flat smooth surface, will also give better glossy appearance and is very eye catching. Controlling the flow...

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Oct 15, 2013 | Product News

Allnex Unveils UCECOAT™ 7210 Waterborne UV Resin to Produce Super Hardcoats

Allnex introduces new UCECOAT™ 7210 waterborne UV resin. This product offers a wide blending range with Allnex's UCECOAT™ 7200 waterborne UV resin to produce super hardcoats with tailor-made...

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Feb 26, 2014 | Product News

Nanovere Launches Vecdor Nano-Clear®, a Wipe-on Clear Nanocoating for Automotive OEMs

Nanotechnology can be described as the science of molecular engineering. Nanovere Technologies has pioneered proprietary 3D nanostructured coatings at the molecular level since 2003. Nano-Clear®...

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Feb 19, 2014 | Industry News

Mitsubishi Electric Develops Water-Repellant Smart Air Coating Tech. for Metal & Plastic Products

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced it has developed a new technology, Smart Air Coating, which helps to keep metal and plastic products free of dirt mixed with water, snow or ice, and dry...

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Oct 28, 2013 | Industry News

INM Exhibited Anti-microbial Coatings with Silver & Copper Colloids at Eurofinish’13 & Materialica'13

The INM - Leibniz Institute for New Materials presented their products at the Eurofinish and Materialica international trade fairs. Researchers at the INM have produced antimicrobial coatings with...

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Oct 17, 2013 | Product News

Allnex Unveils UV Curable Urethane Acrylates, EBECRYL™ 8602 & EBECRYL™ 8415 for Hardcoats

Allnex launches two new UV (ultra violet) resins, EBECRYL™ 8602 and EBECRYL™ 8415 high functionality urethane acrylates for hardcoat applications. EBECRYL™ 8602 undiluted aliphatic 9-functional...

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Oct 10, 2013 | Product News

Bayer at K 2013: To Launch Low VOC Easy-to-Clean Coatings Based on Bayhydrol® UV Range

Plastics with smooth, decorative surfaces have a high quality look and meet demands for greater individuality. Be it a comfortable auto interior, futuristic building facade or sleek tablet PC or...

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