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How to select raw materials smarter and faster for your Coatings & Inks formulations? Renowned experts in the field have designed these Selection Guides to assist you further in your selection according to your applications. In this section, we also provide you with Technology Profiles, states of the art of the main raw materials used in Paints, Coatings & Inks.

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Selecting Carbon Black for Paints, Coatings and Inks

By Dr. Ing. Patricia Geelen

Carbon black is a highly engineered form of carbon widely used in paints, coatings and inks to achieve a spectrum ranging from gray to deep black. Over the time, the properties of carbon black pigment have been modified to achieve required properties in the final product, such as increased tinting strength, improved the level of jetness or blue undertone and conductivity. Explore the different carbon black production processes and the properties to consider while selecting the right carbon black for your formulations by reviewing: How Carbon Black is Produced? Key Properties of Carbon Black Carbon Black for Coatings and Inks Finding...

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Emulsion Polymers Selection for Paints and Coatings

By Dr. Alexander Madl

Emulsion Polymers are tremendously versatile! They have vast chemistries and provide low cost, low emissions, zero VOC, good shelf-life, freeze-thaw stability, and potential sustainability in many coating formulations. Due to these benefits, the use of emulsion polymers is increasingly used in paints and coatings serve growing needs in diverse sectors and applications. Get a comprehensive review about the fundamentals of emulsion polymers and learn everything you need to know by reviewing: What are Emulsion Polymers? Characteristics of Emulsion Polymers Selection Based on Emulsion Chemistry Benefits and Features of Emulsion Polymers Applications and Markets of Emulsion Polymers (Continue reading or click to go...

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Corrosion Inhibitors for Coatings: Main Types & Selection Tips

By SpecialChem

Corrosion of metals and other substrates is and has been a major problem for the industry. Special coating systems are used to limit the damage caused by corrosion and substrate protection can be achieved for a long period of time. This is especially important in maintenance coatings for outdoor constructions as re-painting is labor-intensive and hence very expensive. But, choosing the right surface treatment method or the anti-corrosive additive among the variety of products available in the market today can be a daunting task… Understand in detail about what causes corrosion, various strategies to optimize formulation to resist corrosion and tips...

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Advancements in Wood Biomass Derived Bio-products

By Pascal Xanthopoulos

Using bioresources for producing products with high added value is becoming more and more important in the context of biotechonomy. It is because of this reason that formulators are researching to create innovative, novel biomaterials with a reduced carbon footprint to reinvent coatings and other materials with a greener approach. Explore here, the latest research activities in lignin, wood hemicellulose-derived sugars, wood extracts... driving the development in biomass derived chemicals. Also, find out the list of potential barriers related to technology, market, and resources towards the development of bio-products. Review: R&D Projects for the Valorization of Wood Cellulose Wood Chemistry Reinventing...

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Powder Coatings 101: Material Selection and Formulation Tips

By Rogier van Duin

Powder coatings impart significant durability and resistance to abrasion, corrosion and chemicals in comparison to liquid coatings. Environmental advantages have led the way for the conversion of liquid coatings to powder coatings. Become an expert by learning some basic information about powder coatings, their process, key features and benefits. Also get detailed information on various types of resins used to formulate powder coatings and popular application areas… So let’s get started! Powder Coatings and Its Benefits What is Powder Coating Process? How to Cure Powder Coated Products? Types of Resins Used in Powder Coatings How to Formulate Powder Coatings? Main...

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Acrylic Resins Selection for Coatings

By François Magnin

Understand what are Acrylic Resins and how can they improve film properties of your coating formulation in detail. Also learn about their major categories, different forms and the selection criteria to choose the best product for your formulation based on the end-application.

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Polyurethane Coatings: A Comprehensive Guide

By SpecialChem

The polyurethanes are among the most promising resins with significant prominence in the coatings industry. Today, a wide variety of polyurethane coatings is possible depending on the nature of reactant employed. Thanks to the versatility in raw materials, these coatings provide several performance benefits (good abrasion resistance, hydrolytic stability…) and are used in various applications ranging from architectural coatings, product finishes to automotive coatings and industrial maintenance coatings. Explore the chemistry and various polyurethane coatings systems in detail. Also, get tips to select the appropriate raw materials and additives for your polyurethane coating formulations. Review: Chemistry of Polyurethane Coatings Technology of...

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All You Need to Know About Testing of Powder Coatings

By Veronica Reichert

For the extended lifecycle of a powder coating, rigorous testing and analysis is required to ensure product quality is maintained. While the procedures for evaluating coating characteristics such as gloss, adhesion, weathering and corrosion resistance are the same as for cured liquid coatings, the testing of powder coatings differs in the characterization of the powder itself. Explore how powder coatings are manufactured and what are the different tests available to measure the reactivity, storage conditions, glass transition temperature, particle size and particle size distribution. Review: What are Powder Coatings? How to Make Powder Coatings Tests to Characterize Coating Powders (Continue reading or...

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Selection of Plasticizers for Coating Formulations

By SpecialChem

Plasticizers are additives that increase the elasticity of coatings based on film-forming materials. In order to meet specific demands for your application, proper film-formation is essential. But, selecting the right plasticizer with a unique property of your choice is sometimes challenging. Explore, in detail, the role of plasticizers along with their benefits and sub-categories. Also, learn how to select the perfect plasticizer for your coating application.

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Biocide Selection: In-can Preservation, Dry Film Protection, Anti-fouling...

By SpecialChem

Interior coatings used especially in kitchen and bathrooms are more vulnerable to microbial degradation due to damp conditions. And for exterior paints, environmental conditions like humidity can lead to fungal/ algal growth and negatively affect the aesthetics of the coating. Apart from architectural segment, microbial issues are also predominant in the marine industry leading to problems such as high maintenance costs, increased corrosion etc. Also, not only limited to after use spoilage, microorganisms can contaminate the paint in different ways during the manufacturing process too. Are you hunting for the right biocide for your coating formulation? Does the ever-changing global regulatory landscape...

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