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Epoxy-based coatings can be two-component systems or used as a powder coating. They are well-known for their high level of adhesion, especially on metal, high chemical and thermal resistance, and excellent electrical insulation ability. Epoxy coatings are more expensive than other systems like Alkyd or Acrylic, but they also show higher performances. They are also good alternative to powder coating formulations in industrial and automotive applications thanks to their low volatility and compatibility with waterborne formulations. Other applications include electronics, appliances, pipes and fittings, etc.

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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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Jul 9, 2014 | Article

BPA Replacement in Coatings: Regulations Update

By Sreeparna Das

Bisphenol A (2,2-bis(4-hydroxyphenyl) propane, CAS No. 80-05-7) is a chemical used primarily as a monomer in the production of polycarbonate plastic (PC), and epoxy resins. It also finds use in...

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Apr 1, 2014 | Article

Preferred Alternative Technology to BPA-based Epoxy Can Coatings

BPA, commonly referred to as bisphenol A, is chemically identified as 2,2-bis(4-hydroxyphenyl)propane. More than 90% of BPA is used to make polycarbonate plastic and epoxy resins. BPA-based...

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Feb 3, 2014 | Article

Flame Retardancy & Thermal Property of UV-curable MHPA Modified EA Coatings

A novel melamine-based hyperbranched polyphosphonate acrylate (MHPA), successfully synthesized via the Michael addition polymerization of 2-(2-amino-ethylamino)-4,6-bisethylamino-1,3,5-triazine with...

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Nov 5, 2012 | Article

Bridging the Gap Between Epoxy and Polyurethane

By Ben van Leeuwen

The market penetration of Epoxy high-solid coatings has been facilitated by the fact that many industrial users tend to view this high-solid technology as a logical extension of the conventional...

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Jan 11, 2016 | Article

What are the Alternatives to BPA in Coatings?

By Sreeparna Das

Almost all the food and beverage cans feature epoxy resins in the form of protective linings for a variety of canned foods and beverages and as a coating on metal lids for glass jars and bottles...

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Apr 11, 2014 | Article

Polyurethane Coatings Prepared from CNSL-based Polyols: Synthesis, Characterization and Properties

Conventional polyurethane chemistry based on polyol and isocyanate chemistry is widely used for many applications ranging from plastics to coatings, constructions, pharmaceuticals, foods, etc. The...

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Mar 31, 2014 | Article

Anti-corrosive Epoxy Coatings Based on DMSO as Solvent and Conducting Polymers

This work reports novel anticorrosive epoxy coatings based on safer dimethyl sulfoxide solvent and free of zinc anticorrosive pigment. The latter was replaced by conducting polymers, as nontoxic...

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Oct 2, 2013 | Article

Preparation of a Novel Conducting Nanocomposite Blended with Epoxy Coating

In this study, novel epoxy-based paint was synthesized to be applied on carbon steel. The composition of the paint mainly contains epoxy mixed with an electronically conductive polymer, polyaniline...

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Sep 10, 2012 | Article

Extracting Unique Value from Microencapsulation Technology

By Edward Petrie

The concept of microencapsulation has interested coatings, adhesive, and sealant (CAS) formulators for some time. Most applications that will come immediately to the formulator’s mind involve the...

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