The Universal Selection Source: Coatings Ingredients

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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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...


Polypropylene glycols and copolymers with up to 15% ethylene oxide are used most frequently in production of standard polyurethanes like flexible foams, thermoplastic and elastomeric polyurethanes...

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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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...


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...


Polyglykol 200 LVC is a humectant for waterborne pigment preparations containing almost no volatile organic compounds...


Ethoxylation and alkoxylation are Clariant's core technologies since the 1940s and being a major producer of polyethylene glycols (PEGs) and polyalkylene glycols (PAGs), Clariant offers a broad and...
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How to Formulate without Wetting Agents

In many cases, wetting agents can be avoided in your waterborne formulation!


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