Features


  • PMDI Prepolymers for  Enhanced Curing for Production  of Wood Composite Panels

    PMDI Prepolymers for Enhanced Curing for Production of Wood Composite Panels

    Abstract The wood composite industry has been using PMDI since the 1970s, most notably in oriented strand board products. With current formaldehyde emission reduction initiatives, PMDI has been moving into the particle board and medium density fiber…
    T.S. McCracken, Covestro, Pittsburgh, PA 01.07.19

  • SolarWindow Moves Toward Roll-to-Roll  Fabrication

    SolarWindow Moves Toward Roll-to-Roll Fabrication

    The company’s OPV technology is based on orgainc compounds applied to the surface of glass that absorb light and release an electron flow.
    Charles W. Thurston 01.07.19

  • Pigments Update

    Pigments Update

    Coatings World: How did the pigments market perform in 2018?  BASF: Globally, there is at present a lot of uncertainty in the pigment market: the effect of potentially increased trade barriers between U.S. and China (and potentially others…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 01.07.19

  • 2019 Interior Architectural Coatings Trends

    2019 Interior Architectural Coatings Trends

    Paint manufacturers are helping new homebuyers – many of them millennials – pick the right colors for their new abode.
    Anthony Locicero, Associate Editor 01.07.19

  • Expanding the Coating Formulators Toolbox by Using Chemo-Rheological Models

    Expanding the Coating Formulators Toolbox by Using Chemo-Rheological Models

    Dow Polyurethanes strives to provide the information customers need to guide the selection of raw materials for their formulations and targeted applications. The information is tailored for formulators that use first principles as well as for those t…
    Fabio Aguirre, Adam Grzesiak, Asjad Shafi and Yohannes Ghirmazion, The Dow Chemical Co. 12.03.18

  • Biocides Update

    Biocides Update

    Urbanization and increased construction drive market growth – especially in Asia Pacific
    Anthony Locicero, Associate Editor 12.03.18

  • Powder Coatings Market

    Powder Coatings Market

    Powder coatings offer users flexibility, environmental compliance and improved efficiencies.
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 12.03.18

  • Adhesives and Sealants Market

    Adhesives and Sealants Market

    The current structure of the adhesives and sealants industry is highly-conducive to M&A activity. While five companies account for about a third of the $50 billion global adhesives market, the balance of the market is highly fragmented, consistin…
    Andy Hinz, Managing Director, Grace Matthews 11.05.18

  • Benjamin Moore Presents at Greenbuild

    Benjamin Moore Presents at Greenbuild

    Coatings World had the opportunity to interview Edja Kouassi, Benjamin Moore senior technical project manager.
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 11.05.18

  • MEDIA & MILLING Directory

    MEDIA & MILLING Directory

    Here is a look at the latest offerings from select media and milling manufacturers.
    11.05.18

  • Exterior Architectural Coatings

    Exterior Architectural Coatings

    A stronger economy, demand for eco-friendly paints driving growth.
    Anthony Locicero, Associate Editor 11.05.18

  • New Waterborne Systems Bring Fast Return-to-Service  and Excellent Aesthetics

    New Waterborne Systems Bring Fast Return-to-Service and Excellent Aesthetics

    Abstract The coating industry is constantly facing the challenges of more stringent low emission requirements and fulfilling the need to improve productivity and reduce cost while maintaining high coating performance.  Technology advancements…
    Shiying Zheng, Robert Rasing and Nergiz Bozok, Evonik Corporation and Evonik Resource Efficiency 11.05.18

  • 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

  • Surfactant Supplier Directory

    Surfactant Supplier Directory

    Here is a look at the latest offerings from select surfactant manufacturers.
    10.03.18

  • Pigment Suppliers Directory

    Pigment Suppliers Directory

    Here is a look at the latest offerings from select pigment manufacturers.
    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

  • 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