Jens Voepel and Anders Larsson, Ytkemiska Institutet, YKI - Institute for Surface Chemistry April 19, 2012 This paper reports strategies to decrease dirt pick-up and bio-fouling of coatings with the addition of silica particles.
Kerry Pianoforte, Associate Editor April 19, 2012 This annual event hosted by the School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at the University of Southern Mississippi featured 50 presentations on the latest in waterborne technology for the coatings industry.
Tim Wright, Editor March 19, 2012 Lower costs, reduced air pollution and better performance are key drivers in automotive coatings and suppliers like BASF continue to offer new technologies and new products for the automotive industry.
Tim Wright, Editor January 24, 2012 In high growth regions demand for architectural coatings continues to grow, but in the mature markets of North America and Western Europe difficult conditions remain.
Kerry Pianoforte, Associate Editor January 24, 2012 Although still not back to pre-recession levels, the pigments market has continued to
recover. Pigment companies are reporting a decrease in supply issues and an increase in demand for certain market segments, such as automotive coatings.
Tim Wright, Editor January 24, 2012 Environmental pressures and the growing shift toward water-based paint systems are fueling demand for paint and coating additives, providing tremendous growth potential for additives suppliers.
The introduction of Point-of-Sale Tinting systems in the 1950s changed forever the way that decorative paints are sold. Prior to World War II and during the immediate post-war period, paints were supplied in a limited range of colors and retailers ha…