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Friday, 18 August 2017
Raw materials

All you need to know about current trends and developments in coatings technology: new coatings binder technologies, novel coatings additives, fillers and pigments.

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18 Aug 17
Modifying the structural properties of epoxy resins

To what extent do modifiers affect the properties of epoxy resin? Austrian researchers have investigated the thermomechanical, mechanical and fracture mechanical properties of modified epoxy resins with two different modifiers.

17 Aug 17
Improving the thermal properties of pigmented acrylic resins

In a study, the effect of silica aerogel as thermal barrier additive for two different types of acrylic resins was investigated.

7 Aug 17
The future is green - for the coatings industry, too!

Germany in summer 2017. The nation of carmakers is shocked. A court in the south of the country has ruled in favour of a diesel driving ban. From 2018 many diesel cars will be banned from the roads of Stuttgart. This will also provide a boost for electromobility and the reawakened environmental consciousness of politics will undoubtedly extend to other fields. Which will in turn increase consumer awareness and lead to more environmentally friendly and sustainable products. Sooner or later, this is going to hit the coatings industry. Is the coatings industry prepared? Will electromobility and autonomous driving be new challenges for the coatings industry?

3 Aug 17
Copolymers with hyperbranched architecture

To investigate the potential as binder for adhesive and coatings applications, researchers have characterised acrylic copolymers from methyl methacrylate and butyl acrylate with hyperbranched architecture.

17 Jul 17
New book "Microbicides in Coatings" is out

The new book "Microbicides in Coatings" from Frank Sauer provides a comprehensive overview of the working mechanisms and possible applications of microbicides for coatings.

14 Jul 17
Replacing titanium dioxide in printing inks

Titanium-dioxide is an expensive raw material, especially at the moment. A recent technical paper shows how TiO2 can be partially replaced in flexo inks and which extenders can be used instead to reduce costs and the carbon footprint.

12 Jul 17
Novel flame retardant epoxy curing agents from renewable resources

Researchers have prepared two novel bio-based phosphorus-containing epoxy curing agents derived from myrcene and castor oil and investigated the comprehensive properties of their combined cured products.

5 Jul 17
Bromo-cardanol-novolac resins as adhesives for particleboards

In a study, researchers have demonstrated the efficacy of bromo-cardanol-novolac resins as adhesives for particleboards. In addition, they discovered another important advantage of the binders.

4 Jul 17
"Not every renewable raw material is sustainable"

BASF is offering dispersions for the coatings industry that are produced entirely from renewable raw materials. We spoke to Nikolaus Raupp, Global Sustainability Manager at BASF, about the new verified biomass balance process, sustainability and economic feasibility of renewable materials.

3 Jul 17
The true cost of not going cobalt-free

As regulatory and economic factors converge, the pressure on the coatings industry to commit to going cobalt-free is mounting. Paul Smith, CEO of Catexel, on the potential implications of recent market events for paint makers.

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