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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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Jan 10, 2014 | Article

Synthesis of Si-modified Polyester as a Clearcoat for Automotive Pre-coated Metals

Four types of silicone-modified polyester resins were synthesized for cleanable characteristics with silicone intermediate, which has a long chain, to extend the polymer chains of the resins. These...

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Aug 27, 2013 | Article

Effect of Clearcoat and Basecoat Interdiffusion on Automotive Coating System's Appearance

In this study, the possible effect of clear coat and basecoat interdiffusion on final appearance of the coating system is examined. The clear coat was applied at different thicknesses wet on wet on...

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Mar 1, 2013 | Article

Dispersion Efficiency is Believed to be the Main Problem with Carbon Black Pigments

Carbon black pigments are an amorphous form of elemental carbon having a high surface-area-to-volume ratio. Carbon black pigments appear black because they reflect less than 1% of absorbed light in...

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Nov 1, 2012 | Article

Most Coatings Manufacturers Prefer Switching Away from Aromatic Solvents

The paint and coating industry has put an emphasis on developing water-based, powder, high solids, and radiation curable coatings that comply with governments' stricter health and safety regulations...

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Dec 13, 2016 | Article

Paints and Coatings Industry Trends in 2016

By Mark Drukenbrod

As mentioned by Frost & Sullivan in its latest report “2016 Top Technologies in Chemicals and Advanced Materials”, following areas remained dominant in field of research: Novel...

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Dec 13, 2013 | Article

Studying Properties of an Acrylic/Melamine Automotive Clearcoat with Different Additives

Acrylic/melamine based automotive clearcoats were prepared by inclusion of functional and conventional additives. The conventional additives used were based on polysiloxane chains without any...

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Apr 13, 2013 | Article

Method to Match Color and Appearance of Coatings Containing Effect Pigments

The present invention is directed to a method for matching color and appearance of a target coating of an article. The method comprising the steps utilizing sparkle values of the target coating...

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Dec 19, 2012 | Article

Highlights from CHINACOAT 2012

By Terence Kenneth

CHINACOAT 2012 opened under an unseasonably cool November day. But inside the halls of the Guangzhou Int’l Convention and Exhibition Center, Pazhou Complex, the damp, overcast morning was replaced...

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Oct 20, 2012 | Article

Pearlescent Pigments

The present invention relates to pearlescent pigments based on glass flakes which are distinguished by the fact that they have the following layer structure: A) optionally a layer of SiO2, B) a...

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