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Wednesday, 15 July 2020
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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21 Mar 19
Protecting the grain

Wood is a challenging substrate, vulnerable to many different deteriorating threads. A new article in the European Coatings Journal describes how dual-curing with water-borne UV polyurethanes can improve wood coatings.

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14 Mar 19
“Wet opacity is the only reason titanium dioxide is needed above CPVC”

Modern day fillers can do much more than just add volume to a coating. We spoke with experts from Hempel and Omya about the latest innovations and the potential of fillers to reduce dependency on titanium dioxide.

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8 Mar 19
Innovation in fumed silica process eliminates bead milling

Thanks to an innovation in the production process, fumed silicas can now undergo wetting and dispersion — processes that previously had to be carried out in two separate systems (dissolver, bead mill) — in a single dissolver step.

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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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29 Jan 19
Formulation alternative for Aluminium pigment stabilisation

Six months ago, the effect pigment industry was unexpectedly faced with a new challenge: a raw material commonly used in the industry was classified as a chemical toxic to reproduction.

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10 Jan 19
Controlling silicone networks using dithioacetal crosslinks

In a current study, researchers are working on the development of dithioacetal silicone networks that do not require metal catalysts.

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18 Dec 18
Curing epoxy resin with anhydride in the presence of halloysite nanotubes

In curing epoxy resin with anhydride in the presence of halloysite nanotubes, researchers recently discovered contradictory effects of filler concentration.

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21 Nov 18
Next generation styrene-acrylic dispersions

More and more biocides are under discussion. New limits for biocides are forcing manufacturers to look for alternatives. New styrene-acrylic dispersions could be used to formulate paints with very high pH values to reduce in can fouling.

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