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  • Unique Solutions to Regulatory Concerns Affecting Cobalt and MEKO

    Richard Najdusak and Dr. Franjo Gol ||June 8, 2016
    Being a formulator is becoming much more difficult in light of increased regulatory pressures on common raw materials.  Formulators who develop coatings based on oxidatively cured (alkyd) binders face major regulatory obstacles for two key in…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Waterborne Traffic Markings

    Mike Kaufman, Senior Applications Development Leader, Arkema Coating Resins||November 13, 2015
    Shortening the Development Cycle and Improving the Performance


  • Novel Bio-based Poly(vinyl ether)s for Coating Applications

    Novel Bio-based Poly(vinyl ether)s for Coating Applications

    September 21, 2015
    Abstract Linear, soluble polymers were produced from unsaturated bio-based compounds using a carbocationic polymerization process.  The unsaturated bio-based compounds that were first converted to vinyl ether monomers and subsequently polymer…


  • Automotive OEM Coatings Market

    Automotive OEM Coatings Market

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor||March 25, 2015
    Automotive and truck production is increasing, which is driving coatings use and growth rates.


  • The 42nd Annual Waterborne Symposium

    The 42nd Annual Waterborne Symposium

    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor||March 25, 2015
    This annual event featured presentations on a variety of topics related to surface coatings.


  • Polyester Coatings Market to Benefit From Africa’s Construction Boom and Economic Growth

    Polyester Coatings Market to Benefit From Africa’s Construction Boom and Economic Growth

    Shem Oirere, Africa Correspondent||September 23, 2014
    A new analysis of the global polyester coatings market predicts substantial growth in 2014 through to 2015 on the back of increased government and private investment in the building and construction industry. Market analyst Transparency Market Resea…


  • Resins Market Update

    Resins Market Update

    Bridget Klebaur, Associate Editor ||April 15, 2014
    The resins market for 2014 has continued to show signs of recovery from the economic downturn, and business is continuing to hold steady.


  • Additives Directory

    Additives Directory

    October 24, 2013
    Here is a look at the latest offerings from select additives suppliers. For more information on the products listed, please contact the company directly.


  • CHINACOAT2013 Preview

    CHINACOAT2013 Preview

    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor ||October 24, 2013
    From November 20-22 the Shanghai New International Expo Center will host CHINACOAT2013, the main attraction for raw material and equipment suppliers looking to benefit from China’s growing paint and coatings industry.


  • Eastern Coatings Show Review

    Eastern Coatings Show Review

    Bridget Klebaur, Associate Editor ||June 6, 2013
    Inaugural event exceeds expectations.


  • Additives Market Report

    Additives Market Report

    Bridget Klebaur, Associate Editor ||January 15, 2013
    Due to the slow economy and decreased demand, the additives market has suffered this past year.


  • Additives Suppliers Directory

    Additives Suppliers Directory

    October 15, 2012
    American Colors, Inc. Sandusky, Ohio, U.S 419-621-4000 Fax: 419-625-3979 bussw@earthlink.net www.americancolors.com • Solvent-based acrylic ACS Series American Colors has introduced a new series of high quality pigment dispersions for the coati…


  • ChinaCoat 2012 Preview

    ChinaCoat 2012 Preview

    Tim Wright, Editor||October 10, 2012
    From Nov. 28-30 the Guangzhou Int'l Convention & Exhibition Center will host CHINACOAT2012, the main attraction for raw material and equipment suppliers looking to capitalize on China’s growing paint and coatings industry.