The Universal Selection Source: Coatings Ingredients

Jun 29, 2017 | Article

High-performance Pigments for Coatings - Recent Developments

By SpecialChem

High-performance pigments (HPPs) have become increasingly important in recent years. The segment exhibits a high growth rate as compared to more classical types of pigments. The high-performance...

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Jun 22, 2017 | Article

NatureWorks Targets C.A.S.E with New Lactide Technology

By SpecialChem

Read our interview with Brian Glasbrenner, Commercial Manager, and Dr. Bill Coggio, Application & Technology Development Manager, from NatureWorks about their new Performance Chemicals division &...

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Jun 14, 2017 | Article

How to Test the Effectiveness of Nanoadditives?

By Steven Abbott

Certainly the nano approach can let the products achieve performance unmatched by non-nano means. Where in the previous article, I described all the challenges that you likely face while...

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Jun 6, 2017 | Article

How to Find the Right Nanoadditive?

By Steven Abbott

You really need to think carefully before taking a nano-formulation route. My utmost goal in this series is to provide you assistance while dealing with nanoparticles in coating formulations In...

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May 11, 2017 | Article

Discovering a New World of Smart Inks & Coatings

By Terence Kenneth

Smart inks and coatings are another layer of sophistication in the evolving field of ink and coatings development. A useful methodology for creating such inks is to think how an existing product...

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Jun 23, 2017 | Article

How to Deal with Nanosafety?

By Steven Abbott

In my previous articles, I explained you the positive effect nanoparticles have, when used with controlled aspect ratio plus the possible challenges you likely face while formulating with them. In...

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Jun 16, 2017 | Article

How to optimize the use of TiO2?

By Jochum Beetsma

Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is the most suited white pigment, to give a coating - whiteness and hiding power. This is because, it does not absorb visible light and it has a high refractive index...

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Jun 12, 2017 | Article

Emulsion Polymerization: DO’s and DON’Ts

By Dr. Alexander Madl

Emulsion polymerization has the first industrial application in early 20th century and now it has developed to be one of the most versatile polymerization techniques in polymers industry. And...

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May 25, 2017 | Article

BPA in Can Coatings: A Controversial Chemical

By Sreeparna Das

Despite various clearances and proofs of its safety, BPA continues to be in the headlines for the wrong reasons! The industry is divided and both sides have valid points to support their arguments...

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Apr 28, 2017 | Article

ECS 2017 Review: Key Trends & Innovations

By Sreeparna Das

The month of April got off to a busy start with thousands of visitors and exhibitors making their way to Nuremberg for the European Coatings Show! Such events serve as the perfect platform for...

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