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  • An Efficient Approach to Dispersing Pigments

    An Efficient Approach to Dispersing Pigments

    Abstract As problems related to pigment dispersions become more frequent and requirements regarding color reproducibility become increasingly rigorous, new demands for pigment wetting agents and dispersants are required to resolve these pigment st…
    Nikolina Milanovic and Brian O. Casey, Evonik Coating Additives & Specialty Resins, Evonik Corp. 03.31.17

  • Resins Market Update

    As the stability of the resins market is solidified, customer demands are evolving.
    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor 03.31.17

  • Low and Zero  VOC Coatings

    Low and Zero VOC Coatings

    Environmental legislation and increasing consumer awareness are driving the market for low and zero VOC coatings.
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 03.31.17

  • European Coatings Show Preview

    European Coatings Show Preview

    ECS 2017 to be held in Nuremberg, April 4-6.
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 03.21.17

  • Solar Coatings Meet Flexible Glass

    Solar Coatings Meet Flexible Glass

    The illusive market for solar coatings took another step forward in February, when organic coatings maker SolarWindows announced collaboration with Corning for applications utilizing the latter’s flexible Willow Glass. This combination is promi…
    Charles W. Thurston, Contributing Writer 03.20.17

  • CEO Forum

    Coatings World’s 2017 CEO Forum features executives from eight  coatings companies offering their insights on the industry. This year’s forum includes CEOs  from leading coatings companies from the U.S. and Europe. The participa…
    03.17.17

  • Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes

    Fundamental Improvement in ESD Flooring with 0.01% Additive.
    Kravchenko Vladimir, Project Manager, OCSiAl Group, Luxembourg 03.17.17

  • Automotive OEM Coatings

    Automotive OEM Coatings

    Strengthened economies worldwide are driving the automotive OEM coatings market.
    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor 03.17.17

  • Past, Present, and Future Options for Preservatives in Coatings

    Introduction  Increasing regulatory requirements have put pressure on biocide manufacturers and have slowed the pace of new preservative introduction.  The emerging challenge for formulators of water-based coatings is that fewer preserva…
    Scott A. Brown, Technical Manager, Global TS MPP, Lonza Inc., Alpharetta, GA 03.17.17

  • Surfactants Directory

    According to industry market firm, The Freedonia Group, demand for surfactants in the U.S. is expected to rise 3.2 percent per year to 10.9 billion pounds in 2018, valued at $14.4 billion.  Growth will be supported by rising construction expendi…
    03.17.17

  • The 44th Annual Waterborne Symposium

    The 44th Annual Waterborne Symposium

    This annual event featured 47 presentations on a variety of topics related to surface coatings.
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 03.17.17

  • Mixing Equipment Directory

    Mixing Equipment Directory

    Here's a look at the latest offerings from select mixing equipment suppliers.
    02.13.17

  • Impact of Mass Transfer Limitation of Polyurethane Reactions

    Impact of Mass Transfer Limitation of Polyurethane Reactions

    Abstract During urethane reactions, large changes in viscosity lead to large changes in mass transfer rates. After the gel point, the mass transfer of blowing agents from the gel to cells essentially ceases; however, mass transfer for reactions cont…
    Harith H. Al-Moameri and Galen J. Suppes, Chemical Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 02.13.17

  • CHINACOAT2016 Achieves Remarkable Growth

    CHINACOAT2016 Achieves Remarkable Growth

    Despite a challenging economic environment, this year’s CHINACOAT continues to grow.
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 02.13.17

  • NACE to Hold CORROSION 2017 Conference & Expo

    NACE to Hold CORROSION 2017 Conference & Expo

    NACE is holding its annual CORROSION Conference and Expo March 26-30 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. CORROSION is the world’s largest corrosion conference and will attract more than 6,000 corrosion engineers…
    02.13.17

  • Regulatory Activity & Supplier Divestments  Impacting the Coatings & Refinishing Industry

    Regulatory Activity & Supplier Divestments Impacting the Coatings & Refinishing Industry

    Regulations have a significant impact on the coatings industry. Potential changes in regulations always create a level of uncertainty throughout the entire value chain, and throughout the world today, raw material producers, formulators, channel part…
    Albin George, Strategic Consultant, IndustryARC 02.13.17

  • Wood Coatings, Stains & Finishes

    Wood Coatings, Stains & Finishes

    The future of the market will center on functional furniture and environmentally-conscious formulations.
    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor 02.13.17

  • Transparent Ultrafine Mineral Filler Technologies

    Transparent Ultrafine Mineral Filler Technologies

    Advancements for UV/EB Performance, Economics and Cure Rate
    S.P. Van Remortel, R.E. Ratcliff, D.D. Kragten, Unimin Corporation 01.06.17

  • Pigments  Market

    Pigments Market

    Greater differentiation from customer’s end-products is placing increasing demands on pigment suppliers.
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 01.06.17

  • Interior Architectural Coatings Market

    Interior Architectural Coatings Market

    A healthy housing market is expected to propel demand in this segment for several years to come
    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor 01.06.17