BIO-RENEWABLE BINDERS ：GREENER DECORATIVE PAINTS
A growing need for more sustainable coatings leads to the exploration and use of new bio-ba<em></em>sed raw materials.
ADHESIVES：SUSTAINABLE POLYURETHANES ARE HERE TO STAY
The polyester polyols presented in this paper are ba-sed on C36-dimer acids from natural oils, giving these products high renewable content.
SILICONE RESINS：FILM-BOOSTING BENEFITS
Increasing regulatory and enviro-nmental requirements and the growing expectations of end users present a challenge when developing a high-performance water-borne coating system.
PROTECTIVE COATINGS：MONOLAYER COATING WITH MULTIPLE BENEFITS
Direct-to-me-tal coatings need exceptio-nal corrosion protection, often provided by multiple layered systems.
PROTECTIVE COATINGS：FILM FORMING IS KEY
Steel bridges, vehicles or even fences are generally outside in a moist, humid and sometimes even harsher enviro-nments and should therefore be treated to prevent rust as much as possibe.
EXPERT VOICES：PROTECTIVE COATINGS
After nearly 50 years of successful use of the epoxy and polyurethane technology in protective coatings, these technologies are nowadays the standard coating system for corrosion protection of steelworks in marine, offshore and o<em></em>nshor
Current figures for the protective coatings market and an expert opinion on the use of water-borne s
In co-ntrast to the architectural coatings segment, the protective coatings segment did not record a booming year in 2020.In total, the market volume remained stable as the largest region,Asia-Pacific, posted growth of 2.2 %.
TOP INDUS TRY MOVE：THE NEXT BIG DEAL
o-nce again, the German chemical group Lanxess is acquiring a US-ba-sed specialty chemical company.
MARKET MOVES：Strong potential demand for hygienic antimicrobial coatings
Our novel antimicrobial technology could be used in multi-surface no<em></em>nresidential interior coatings.
TACTILE COATINGS : SHIFTING SANDS FOR HAPTIC PACKAGING
Increasingly, coatings can deliver tactile sensations that create a powerful impression in packaging.
POLYASPARTIC PRIMERS : TIME-SAVING FLOORING INSTALLATION
Epoxy (EP) and moisture-curing polyurethane (PU) systems are mostly used today as reactive primers for preparing substrates before floor coating or installing parquet and other floor coverings.
EFFECT PIGMENTS : ALL THAT GLITTERS IS GOLD?
Ultra-thin aluminium substrates can be combined with a new pigment technology to produce highly opaque, chromatic effect coatings.
ARCHITECTURAL COATINGS : LOOK - NO BIOCIDES
A new product line ba-sed on dispersible polymer powders was recently launched that allows manufacturers to produce interior wall paints in powder form.
ARCHITECTURAL COATINGS : STAY CLEAN
Our building fabric whether made of wood or mineral, provides space and nourishment for many life forms due to its co<em></em>nstruction and structure.
ARCHITECTUAL COATINGS : EXPERT VOICES
The main driver of new architectural indoor and outdoor coatings development is increased awareness a<em></em>bout health and enviro<em></em>nmental impacts.
TOP INDUSTRY MOVE : EXPANDING IN DOWN UNDER
Danish coatings manufacturer Hempel has signed a purchase agreement for the acquisition of Wattyl, one of Australia and New Zealand’s leading and highly distinguished manufacturers of paint for the decorative and protective segments with a turnover of EUR
MARKET MOVES : AKZO NOBEL OPENS NEW R&D LAB
Akzo Nobel‘s new R&D facility – which features an application lab, process lab, and analytical and testing lab – is located at the company‘s site in Como, Italy, and dedicated to delivering low cure powder coatings for the use on heat-sensitive substrates
HARDENERS : MOVING IN ON MANNICH BASES
Many co-nventio-nal epoxy resin curing agents are being withdrawn because of their SVHC co-ntent or face regulatory restrictions that incur high registration costs under REACH. The
PHOTOCURABLE RESINS ：LIGHT BEATS HEAT
New photosensitive resins ba-sed on renewable unsaturated oils have the potential to at least match most benchmark acrylate resins.
ARCHITECTURAL COATING : A CLEAR CONTENDER FOR A HARD-WEARING SEALER
Co-ncrete floor coatings and sealers add much-needed protection from various types of damage and extend substrate longevity.