July 24, 2012 Functionality is the most recent advancement in coatings technology that adds significantly to the traditional role of a coatings system. Natural biomaterials, such as proteins and peptides, provide an enormous resource of functional additives that a…
Kerry Pianoforte, Associate Editor June 5, 2012 The industrial coatings market has yet to return to pre-recession levels of growth, but certain areas such as the oil and gas segments offer good opportunities.
International Paint June 5, 2012 Strong academic research and firm ship operating evidence of the correlation between applying specific fouling control coatings and reducing fuel consumption and CO2 emissions finds further backing.
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.
Soft-touch or soft-feel coatings are employed to create a variety of haptic effects on plastic, paper and metal substrates. Haptic effects can improve a consumer’s perceived value of the product, and influence them to buy the product over other…