Technical Papers


  • EPR Achievements: The case of paint  in the U.S.

    EPR Achievements: The case of paint in the U.S.

    The Leftover Paint Problem Each year in the U.S., more than 78 million gallons of paint, or approximately 10% of what consumers purchase, goes unused. At a cost of about $8 per liquid gallon, it would cost local governments and their taxpayers mor…
    Product Stewardship Institute: Scott Cassel and Kristin Aldred Cheek, CEO and Founder and Director of Policy & Programs 11.11.19

  • Enhancing Automotive Coating Performance with State-of- the-Art Light Stabilizers and Surface Modifi

    Enhancing Automotive Coating Performance with State-of- the-Art Light Stabilizers and Surface Modifi

    Coatings in the automotive industry are essential and everywhere. Coatings not only give the body the desired color, but also provide weathering protection to UV-light exposed parts as well as a smooth finish to interior surfaces. Newly developed add…
    Dr. Mouhcine Kanouni and Tobias Niederleitner, Market Manager Coatings, Performance Additives, USA and Global Technical Segment Manager, Advanced Surface Solutions, Germany 09.30.19

  • Extending the Life of Dry-Film Coatings by Selecting the Right Preservative Systems

    Extending the Life of Dry-Film Coatings by Selecting the Right Preservative Systems

    Abstract How do you effectively preserve an exterior paint film to last? What are the chemical properties needed for the fungicides to control and inhibit fungal growth? In today’s coatings market, consumers are looking for an exterior paint…
    Cecilia McGough, Thomas Sames and Heidi Carr, LANXESS Corporation, Pittsburgh, PA,USA 09.30.19

  • Improving Pigment Dispersion and Paint Stability with Versatile Amino Alcohols

    Improving Pigment Dispersion and Paint Stability with Versatile Amino Alcohols

    In advanced waterborne coatings, a key aspect to achieving superior performance in a formulation is the paint formulator’s ability to understand all the synergistic effects between individual raw materials. Certain ingredients, such as alkanola…
    R. Severac and Y. Fernandes, ANGUS Chemical Company, Argenteuil, France 09.03.19

  • Low-VOC  Coalescents

    Low-VOC Coalescents

    Effect on Film Formation, Dirt Pick-Up Resistance and Surfactant Leaching
    Juliane P. Santos, Natália F. Paula, Robson A. Pagani, Rafael A. Caldato, Raquel da Silva and Silmar B. Barrios, Oxiteno Indústria S.A., Sao Paulo, Brazil 08.09.19

  • Carbon Capture Coatings: Proof Of Concept Results And Call To Action

    Carbon Capture Coatings: Proof Of Concept Results And Call To Action

    Summary Coatings capable of adhering to surfaces routinely exposed to light can exploit a biomimetic system similar to surfaces covered with photosynthetic lichen in order to capture, fix, and sequester carbon dioxide. When applied over sufficient…
    Brittney M. McInnis, Jonathan D. Hurt, Steve McDaniel, Lisa K. Kemp, Tyler W. Hodges, and David R. Nobles Jr., Reactive Surfaces, The University Of Southern Mississippi, The University Of Alabama, and The University Of Texas 07.03.19

  • Higher Performance, Higher Solids – A New Platform for High-Solids Alkyds

    Higher Performance, Higher Solids – A New Platform for High-Solids Alkyds

    Abstract In many market segments alkyd technology offers a value proposition unmatched by other coating technologies.  As a result alkyds maintain significant share in these segments.  Increasing market trends toward sustainability are c…
    Jeffrey Arendt and Jun Kim, Arkema Coating Resins, USA 07.03.19

  • Microfibrillated Cellulose A Novel and Renewable Multifunctional Additive for Waterborne Coatings

    Microfibrillated Cellulose A Novel and Renewable Multifunctional Additive for Waterborne Coatings

    Abstract There is a growing interest to move toward waterborne systems in the coatings industry due to environmental and occupational health reasons. However, the change is not always straightforward and often new technologies are required to obta…
    Otto Soidinsalo, Synnøve Holtan, Ali Moosavifar, Borregaard, Sarpsborg, Norway 05.31.19

  • Powder Coating Advances for Edge Corrosion Protection

    Powder Coating Advances for Edge Corrosion Protection

    Introduction Sharp edge coverage is a huge challenge for the coatings industry.   The lack of coverage on sharp edges can compromise a coating’s performance.   One of the major failures is rust/corrosion resulting from th…
    Kathryn Shaffer, John Schneider, Holli Gonder, Cassandra Allen, Shawn Flegm, Lan Deng, Brian Woodworth, Susan Miller, PPG, Strongsville, OH 05.10.19

  • Nanosphere Latex Synthesis Using Novel Eco-Friendly Surfactants via Emulsion Polymerization

    Nanosphere Latex Synthesis Using Novel Eco-Friendly Surfactants via Emulsion Polymerization

    Abstract Surfactants are used in emulsion polymerization (EP) formulas at less than two percent of the total mass, but they play an important role in the EP processes. Surfactants contribute to the latex particle formation, their size and stabilit…
    Azhar M. Awan, The Lewis Chemical Company 04.12.19

  • Further Development of  Low-Viscosity Polyester  Polyols for High-Solids 2K  Polyurethane Coatings

    Further Development of Low-Viscosity Polyester Polyols for High-Solids 2K Polyurethane Coatings

    Abstract
 Formulators are required to comply with increasingly stringent VOC regulations and, at the same time, maintain the performance characteristics expected from the coating system. Traditionally, there have been three ways to reduce VOCs i…
    Jeffrey Janos and Michael E. O’Brien, Stepan Company, Northfield, IL 03.08.19

  • Fumed Metal Oxide Dispersions Expand Aqueous Inkjet Printing Substrates

    Fumed Metal Oxide Dispersions Expand Aqueous Inkjet Printing Substrates

    Aqueous Inkjet Printing Challenges Over the past twenty years, the printing industry landscape has been redefined by the digital information and communication revolution characterized by a reduction in personal and office printing and increased de…
    Tianqi Liu and Koen Burger, New Product Development, and Technical Service Manager, Cabot Corporation, Boston, MA, USA 03.08.19

  • Cardanol –  An Eco-friendly Isocyanate Blocking Agent

    Cardanol – An Eco-friendly Isocyanate Blocking Agent

    Deblocking Performances and Methods to Optimize Deblocking Temperature
    Yun Mi Kim and Anbu Natesh, Pietro Campaner, Cardolite Corporation USA, Cardolite Corporation Italy 02.11.19