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Saturday, 16 February 2019
Raw materials & technologies

Find out all about new developments and trends in raw materials for coatings, adhesives, sealants and construction chemicals.

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15 Feb 19
Catalysed NIPU coatings from bio-based poly(cyclic carbonates)

Formulations of bio-based poly(cyclic carbonates) and amines using cooperative catalysis were studied to produce non-isocyanate polyurethanes (NIPUs).

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14 Feb 19
Synthesis of castor oil/2,4-toluene diisocyanate adduct

Scientists recently synthesised castor oil/2,4-toluene diisocyanate adduct to impart water repellency and antibacterial properties for cotton/polyester fabric.

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13 Feb 19
Copper oxide-clay composites with sub-micrometer-sized particles

In a recently published study, scientists prepared Cu2O-clay composites with sub-micrometer-sized Cu2O particles for marine antifouling paints.

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12 Feb 19
“Coatings should be an enabler for not turning products into waste”

The huge contribution which the coatings industry can make to carbon-reduction targets should not be underestimated, says André Veneman, Corporate Director Sustainability at Akzo Nobel in our interview about sustainability in the coatings industry.

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12 Feb 19
Rain erosion protection of wind turbine blades

A recently published review deals with the rain erosion protection of wind turbine blades.

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8 Feb 19
How safe is graphene?

Are products containing graphene safe for humans and the environment? A comprehensive review, developed as part of the European graphene flagship project with the participation of Empa researchers, investigated this question.

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7 Feb 19
Polyurethanes: Alternative crosslinking mechanisms

Due to the proposed restriction, diisocyanates have been in the spotlight and the search for alternative crosslinking mechanisms in the focus of R&D. We spoke to Lars Ossenschmidt, Technical Service Manager Paint, Building and Industrial Coatings of Worlée-Chemie, about the issue and approaches.

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7 Feb 19
Characterisation of magnesium silicate hydrate (M-S-H)

In a recently published study, the structure of synthetic magnesium silicate hydrated phases (M-S-H) and the distribution of water as a function of the Mg/Si ratio were investigated.

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6 Feb 19
Transparent hard self-cleaning nano-hybrid coating on polymeric substrate

In a current research project, GPTMS-silica nano-hybrid coatings were immobilised on polycarbonate (PC) substrates by a sol-gel method.

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