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Recent Articles from the Prospector Knowledge Center
27 Jul
Fundamentals of FDA Food Contact for Coatings and Adhesives
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Fundamentals of FDA Food Contact for Coatings and Adhesives

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With one of my past companies, food contact was an issue with several of the polymers and additives we manufactured since the application was adhesives. I have also had the occasion to work with coatings materials that also come in … Continued

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13 Jul
Intumescent Paints – The Key Ingredients
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Intumescent Paints – The Key Ingredients

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Introduction Intumescent paints are designed to temporarily protect objects from losing their strength in a fire.1,2  The objective is to increase the time for evacuation of humans and animals and for the fire brigade to arrive. Steel, for example, loses … Continued

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29 Jun
Hydrophobic/Super-Hydrophobic Coatings
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Hydrophobic/Super-Hydrophobic Coatings

Lotus leaf with water drop - learn how the lotus effect applies to formulating hydrophobic coatings in the UL Prospector Knowledge Center.
Formulating hydrophobic (HP) and superhydrophobic (SH) coatings has a myriad of challenges and considerations. There are multiple means to achieve a temporary SH surface that provides a high contact angle as well as a low roll off angle, however, the … Continued

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