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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Is Your TiO2 Supply Strategy Sustainable?

    Is Your TiO2 Supply Strategy Sustainable?

    2018 outlook on the supply/demand cycle.
    Joe Maas, The ChemQuest Group, Inc. 07.03.18

  • Regulatory Update: Classification of Titanium Dioxide

    Regulatory Update: Classification of Titanium Dioxide

    In June, EU Member States will continue to discuss the possible classification of titanium dioxide (TiO2) as a carcinogen (category 2) by inhalation. The discussions started at the end of last year and unveiled several complexities and uncertainties.…
    07.03.18

  • Resins Supplier Directory

    Resins Supplier Directory

    Here is a look at the latest offerings from select resins suppliers.
    07.03.18

  • Something to Build on

    Something to Build on

    Wacker polymer binders have applications in a wide range of building materials, including paints and coatings.
    Tom Branna, Editor 06.04.18

  • Next-Generation Additives

    Next-Generation Additives

    Improve recoatability of cured coatings.
    Dr. Horst M. Sulzbach, Mark Heekeren, Dr. Marc Eberhardt, Dr. Guillaume W. Jaunky, BYK-Chemie GmbH, Wesel, Germany 06.04.18

  • Performance Enhancing Additives

    This month Coatings World interviewed a number of key suppliers of performance enhancing additives. These include: Mark Piggott, senior account manager, Arkema Coating Resins; Katie Fagan, marketing manager, Formulation Additives, BASF and Shiona Ste…
    06.04.18

  • Metallic Pigments Directory

    Metallic Pigments Directory

    Here is a look at the latest offerings from select metallic pigments suppliers.
    06.04.18

  • Industrial Coatings Market

    Industrial Coatings Market

    Industrial coatings manufacturers interviewed for this article reported that the market has experienced growth over the past year with that trend expected to continue for 2018 and beyond. “The industrial coatings market has seen solid growth…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 06.04.18

  • Latin American Economies Raise a Slow Boil

    Latin American Economies Raise a Slow Boil

    Growth prospects in Latin America have improved over the past year, adding another percentage point in gross domestic product expansion to the current rate of close to two percent, with much hotter five percent-plus growth eruptions in several isolat…
    Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent 06.04.18

  • Lab & Testing Equipment Directory

    Lab & Testing Equipment Directory

    Here is a look at the latest offerings from select lab and testing equipment suppliers.
    05.04.18

  • Biocides Directory

    Here is a look at the latest offerings from select biocide suppliers.
    05.04.18