The Universal Selection Source: Coatings Ingredients

Jun 10, 2016 | Article

Defend Trade Secrets Act: What You Need to Know?

By Laurence Pearson

The Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) was signed into law on May 11, 2016 after a remarkable display of unity in both the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives. The DTSA creates an option for...

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Missed Incorez at the American Coatings Show 2016? Well, here is the excellent technical presentation that was held by Tushar Trivedi, Applications Engineer at Incorez. Oxazolidines are versatile...

Apr 20, 2016 | Article

HSP-Based Dispersants Selection Method for Instant Match

By Sander van Loon

Predictive power increases with the number of HSPs tested. So in practice, more knowledge, fewer experiments & more savings. The selection of a suitable dispersant for a filler or a pigment...

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Surface active agents, or short Surfactants, are usually organic compounds that are amphiphilic, meaning they contain both hydrophobic and hydrophilic groups and are therefore soluble in both...


Polyglykol G 500 is a humectant for waterborne pigment preparations, partly based on renewable feedstock containing almost no volatile organic compounds...

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The addition of Incozol 4 promotes fast through-cure but without any CO2 gas evolution. It also allows the formulator to reduce the isocyanate level which could lead to a reduction in toxicity of...

Apr 22, 2016 | Article

Coatings Trends: Interview with Croda (Eurocoat 2016)

By SpecialChem

Eurocoat 2016 - We interviewed Hans Ridderikhoff, Croda Global Research & Technology Manager, Coatings & Polymers. Watch & discover what he said about trends in the industry, new developments...

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Apr 13, 2016 | Article

Are your Photoinitiators Optimized for LED Inks Curing?

By J. Pesenti

UV-inks are made of different chemical components. Among all those components, one has a crucial role: the photoinitiator. Indeed, the photoinitiator is the UV-ink component that will react with the...

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Formulations often contain a blend of slow and medium evaporation rate solvents to optimise the film properties and thus the final appearance. Evaporation rate can affect the drying time of the...


Aqueous pigment preparations used as colorants or in-plant tinters are stabilized by the aid of high performance dispersing agents. Dispersing agents control the rheology of pigment preparations...
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