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Ecological concerns have increased the need and interest to develop alternative sources for chemical feedstock.

Many coatings companies have actively been developing solutions away from the typical petrochemical feedstock and bio-based technologies are becoming more and more available for the coating industry. Resins and additives can be based on renewable resources and formulated into paints complying with existing and future regulations.

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Apr 17, 2019 | Industry News

Researchers Create Self-healing Coatings from Squid Ring Teeth Proteins

Proteins found in squid can be used to create sustainable coatings. Melik Demirel, of Pennsylvania State University says his team has produced prototypes of fibers, coatings and 3D objects made from...

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Apr 15, 2019 | Industry News

ARES Project on Bionic Ship Coatings Wins BMBF Validation Award

The research project “Air-retaining Surfaces” (ARES) studies new types of ship coatings that permanently retain an air layer under water and, thus, help considerably reduce friction, corrosion, and...

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Apr 10, 2019 | Industry News

Siegwerk to Construct New Blending Center in Dhaka, Bangladesh

Siegwerk has announced plans for a new Blending Center in the Dhaka region, in Bangladesh. Going forward, the new center will blend solvent & water-based inks, as well as UV and conventional offset...

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Apr 9, 2019 | Product News

Worlée Introduces Water-based PU Dispersion for Matt Soft Touch Effect Coating

WorléeSoft 1035 is specially developed water based polyurethane dispersion to formulate a matt soft touch effect coating. WorléeSoft 1035 is a soft touch binder with exceptional physical properties...

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Apr 9, 2019 | Product News

Solvay’s New Waterborne Halar® ECTFE Liquid Coating with Anti-corrosion Properties

Solvay’s new waterborne Halar® ECTFE coating system broadens metal corrosion prevention applications for the chemical processing industry. They can be applied to an extensive range of substrates...

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Apr 8, 2019 | Industry News

New Eco-friendly Polymer Coatings to Minimize Biofouling in Fishing Nets

Research team at Kiel University presents a new approach for prevention of biofouling at the Hannover Messe. They aim to develop a coating material which is specially adapted to the specific...

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Apr 4, 2019 | Industry News

ECS 2019: Sustainability Still a Number One Trend for the Coatings Industry

From low odor, water-borne or bio-based coatings, sustainability was the number one trend at ECS 2019. The focus on sustainable solutions appeared to be even stronger this time around. Sustainable...

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Apr 3, 2019 | Industry News

AkzoNobel Upgrades its Wood Coatings Facility in High Point, North Carolina

A multi-million-dollar investment by AkzoNobel is set to transform its wood coatings facility in High Point, North Carolina, into a best-in-class manufacturing site. The site produces a wide range...

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Apr 2, 2019 | Product News

DSM Launches Bio-based Self-matting Resin for Floor Coatings

Royal DSM has announced the launch of a new, bio-based self-matting resin, Decovery® SP-2022 XP. Used to create low-gloss finishes on wooden and seamless flooring, Decovery® SP-2022 XP resin offers...

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Apr 2, 2019 | Product News

Stahl Introduces Hydrophobic Hybrid Dispersion for Superior Stain Resistance

Stahl has launched Relca® HY-288, a hydrophobic hybrid dispersion. Relca® HY-288 is a water-based, solvent-free hydrophobic hybrid, free of Alkylphenol Ethoxylates (APEO) and self-crosslinking that...

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