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  • Is There A Correlation Between Contact Angle And Stain Repellency?

    Is There A Correlation Between Contact Angle And Stain Repellency?

    Daniel J. Mania||July 14, 2016
    Abstract Architectural coatings are becoming increasingly robust as we move into the 21st century.  Consumers demand that coatings be more stain repellent or easy-to-clean.  To meet this demand, paint companies advertise highly cleanable,…


  • Resins Update

    Resins Update

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor||April 8, 2016
    All segments of this market are expected to grow steadily, particularly in Asia-Pacific.


  • From Past to Present, PVDF Coatings Remain a Leader  in the Architectural Paint Industry

    From Past to Present, PVDF Coatings Remain a Leader in the Architectural Paint Industry

    Jeff Alexander, VP, Valspar Corp. ||March 21, 2016
    Today, coatings come in all colors, textures and patterns, and as companies continue to create innovative and technologically advanced solutions, it is no surprise the foundation of their success stems from PVDF resin-based coatings. No matter what p…


  • Wood Coatings Market

    Wood Coatings Market

    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor||February 12, 2016
    Wood coatings manufacturers continue to enjoy positive growth as a result of a robust housing market.


  • Additives Industry Update

    Additives Industry Update

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor||January 15, 2016
    Growth in the coatings industry is pushing the additives industry forward.


  • Innovative Binder Technology for High-Solids Industrial Coatings

    Evonik Industries AG||January 15, 2016
    Figure 1: Comparison of two silicone hybrid resins with a high-solids polyester resin.   Solventborne paints have demonstrated over decades that they are easy to handle and are distinguished by a very wide processing window. T…


  • Pigments Market Update

    Pigments Market Update

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor||January 15, 2016
    Paints and coatings are the fastest rising segment in terms of global pigment demand.


  • Understanding the Function of Additives

    Understanding the Function of Additives

    Robert Ruckle, Siltech Corporation, Toronto, ON||December 18, 2015
    Why do we call them additives?  They are added to a formulation and they add additional properties: what else could we call them?   “How do they work” and “How do we design them”?  These are more difficult…


  • Trade Association Directory

    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor||December 18, 2015
    Asia/Pacific Australian Paint Manufacturers Federation (APMF) Suite 604, Level 6 51 Rawson Street, North Sydney, NSW Australia 2121 02 9876 1411 Fax: 02 9876 1433 E-mail: office@apmf.asn.au Web site: www.apmf.asn.au China National Coating…


  • The Ongoing Quest to Coat the World in Green

    The Ongoing Quest to Coat the World in Green

    Jeff Alexander , VP of Sales, Coil and Extrusion Division, Valspar||October 19, 2015
    As the climate continues to change, human population continues to grow, and our natural resources continue to diminish, industries have seen a global shift, placing greater importance on green design and sustainable business practices. However, green…


  • Overcoming Adhesion Failures of UV Coatings with Atmospheric Plasma Treatment

    Overcoming Adhesion Failures of UV Coatings with Atmospheric Plasma Treatment

    Paul Mills and Andrew Stecher, Plasmatreat USA, Elgin, IL||October 19, 2015
    Abstract UV curable coatings are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to conventional coatings.  Compared with thermal coatings, UV coatings provide a number of benefits to plastic part manufacturers including enhanced appearance, imp…


  • Additives Supplier Directory

    Additives Supplier Directory

    October 19, 2015
    Here is a look at the latest offerings from select additives suppliers.


  • Resins Market Update

    Resins Market Update

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor||April 17, 2015
    Increasing home and automotive sales are helping the resins market make gains.


  • Radiation Curable Coatings

    Radiation Curable Coatings

    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor||April 15, 2015
    Coatings World interviewed, Dr. Mike J. Idacavage, an adjunct associate professor at SUNY-ESF in Syracuse, NY.


  • The Powder Coatings Market

    The Powder Coatings Market

    Kerry Pianforte, Editor ||December 15, 2014
    Powder coating manufacturers focus on enhancing durability and efficiency to drive growth in this diverse market.