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  • Guns or Bells —  How Do I Decide?

    Guns or Bells — How Do I Decide?

    Abstract If you believe that the selection of guns or bells for your coating application technology is based solely on atomization and transfer efficiency, you are only considering half of the picture. In this paper, we examine some little-known f…
    Michael R. Bonner, Vice President of Engineering & Technology, Saint Clair Systems, Washington, MI 10.03.18

  • CHINACOAT2018  Offers Opportunities to Learn About  Future of the Industry

    CHINACOAT2018 Offers Opportunities to Learn About Future of the Industry

    This annual three-day event will be held Dec. 4-6 in Guangzhou.
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 10.03.18

  • Automotive Refinish Market

    Automotive Refinish Market

    Drivers for the automotive refinish market include a rising middle class and increased demand for recreation vehicles.
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 10.03.18


  • Analytics: The Opportunity for Using  “Big Data” in Strategy Development - Part 1

    Analytics: The Opportunity for Using “Big Data” in Strategy Development - Part 1

    Charting strategic direction for any coatings business is a necessary component of a successful revenue growth plan. The complexity of this challenge, for any specialty chemical (coatings, adhesives, sealants, elastomers) company large or small, cont…
    Gary Shawhan, VP of Marketing CHEMARK Consulting Group 10.03.18

  • Abrasion Characteristics Of Ground Calcium Carbonate Products

    Abrasion Characteristics Of Ground Calcium Carbonate Products

    GCC and Abrasivity Abrasion characteristics of any material are a function of hardness, concentration and particle size. Hardness is typically measured on the Mohs scale, where a diamond is 10 and talc is 1 (Figure 1). A higher Mohs hardness wi…
    Lane Shaw and David Yu, Director of Technology & Business Development and Technology Manager of Plastics and Polymers for Huber Carbonates 09.01.18

  • FEVE Technology: LUMIFLON® Resins for Coatings

    FEVE Technology: LUMIFLON® Resins for Coatings

    Register today for this FREE webinar taking place on October 10th at 2:00 PM EST.
    08.24.18


  • The Asia-Pacific Report

    The Asia-Pacific Report

    Over the last several years, the Asian paint and coatings market has undergone several changes.  The growth has slightly decreased, there has been stricter enforcement of environmental regulations and countries like India and Indonesia have begu…
    Doug Bohn, Consultant Orr and Boss 08.10.18

  • 100% Renewable Ethoxylated Surfactants

    100% Renewable Ethoxylated Surfactants

    Introduction As consumer awareness of the products and chemicals they use rises, many chemical companies are also striving to become more environmentally responsible.  The trend in the coatings industry is toward low/zero VOC products, and ma…
    Steven Y. Chan, PhD., Nathan Noyes, Croda, New Castle, DE 08.10.18

  • MCEC and Biocides Regulation

    MCEC and Biocides Regulation

    Promoting a Responsible Approach
    08.10.18


  • High Performance Pigments Market

    The value of the high-performance pigments (HPP) market was estimated at $4.75 billion in 2016, rising to $5.49 billion in 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.9 percent, according to the latest report from Smithers Rapra. In volume term…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 08.10.18

  • Breaking News
    Marine Coatings Market

    Marine Coatings Market

    Market growth expected despite regulations, other challenges ahead.
    Anthony Locicero, Associate Editor 08.10.18

  • The Future of AODD-Pump Diaphragms

    The Future of AODD-Pump Diaphragms

    Improve product containment, flow rates and overall efficiency in their air-operated double-diaphragm pumps

  • Top Companies Report

    Top Companies Report

    Once again, Coatings World brings the industry our Top Companies Report
    07.06.18

  • Adhesion Promotion for UV Coatings and Inks onto Difficult Plastic Substrates

    Adhesion Promotion for UV Coatings and Inks onto Difficult Plastic Substrates

    Abstract Ensuring proper adhesion between energy-curable coatings and non-absorptive substrates has long been a significant challenge. Whether it’s high shrinkage seen with the coating itself or low surface energy of the substrate’s su…
    Rebecca Banton, Brian Casey, Dr. Christian Maus, Matthew Carroll,, Evonik Corp. 07.05.18

  • Importance of Analytical Testing in Biocide Selection for Polymer Dispersions

    Importance of Analytical Testing in Biocide Selection for Polymer Dispersions

    Abstract As the industrial market shifts toward new and increasingly water-based polymer dispersions, the need for biocides to protect the integrity of the finished product increases.   When fouled, polymer dispersions may exhibit a numb…
    Matthew Besterci, Cecilia M. McGough and Wilson Nova-Ruiz, Lanxess Corporation 07.05.18