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A Primer on Antimicrobials Marc Hirsch Antimicrobial products kill or slow the spread of microorganisms and are used across many applications and consist of very diverse chemistries. Coatings expert Marc Hirsch explains how antimicrobials are used in products, industries they affect, their che...view more Antimicrobial products kill or slow the spread of microorganisms and are used across many applications and consist of very diverse chemistries. Coatings expert Marc Hirsch explains how antimicrobials are used in products, industries they affect, their chemical properties as well as the safety regulations associated with them. view less
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Achieving Superior Coatings Adhesion Meritus Groep – Drs. Jochum Beetsma This article about superior coatings adhesion was written by expert author, Jochum Beetsma. He covers many important topics including; complete wetting, surface energy, surface tension, intercoat adhesion, hydrogen bonds, diffusive adhesion. surface rough...view more This article about superior coatings adhesion was written by expert author, Jochum Beetsma. He covers many important topics including; complete wetting, surface energy, surface tension, intercoat adhesion, hydrogen bonds, diffusive adhesion. surface roughness, porous substrate, mechanical anchoring and covalent bonds. view less
Acrylic Resin Fundamentals Ronald J. Lewarchik Coatings utilizing acrylic resins are the leading polymer technology in the coatings industry and are utilized in architectural coatings, product finishes for original equipment manufacture including automotive (OEM) and refinish, as well as special-purpo...view more Coatings utilizing acrylic resins are the leading polymer technology in the coatings industry and are utilized in architectural coatings, product finishes for original equipment manufacture including automotive (OEM) and refinish, as well as special-purpose coatings. In this article from coatings expert Ron Lewarchik discusses the fundamentals of acrylic resin. view less
Adhesion Promoters 101 Marc Hirsch Adhesion is one of the most important properties of both decorative and protective coatings. Many of the additives used in coating formulations can have a negative impact on the overall adhesion behavior, even for surfaces that would not be considered dif...view more Adhesion is one of the most important properties of both decorative and protective coatings. Many of the additives used in coating formulations can have a negative impact on the overall adhesion behavior, even for surfaces that would not be considered difficult for adhesion. Adhesion promoters (AP) are bi-functional materials that increase adhesive strength between the coating and the substrate and sometimes are referred to as coupling agents. Learn more about adhesion promoters in this article on the Prospector Knowledge Center... view less
Analytical Methodology To Evaluate Potential Migration in Coatings and Inks Sartomer Europe division of Arkema The use of UV and EB curing inks is growing in the European Graphic Arts market. Not only do they give excellent print quality but they are also solvent free, a huge benefit in this environmentally driven world. One particular application where UV and EB ...view more The use of UV and EB curing inks is growing in the European Graphic Arts market. Not only do they give excellent print quality but they are also solvent free, a huge benefit in this environmentally driven world. One particular application where UV and EB curing inks continue to develop is in the prestigious food packaging market. In order to sustain the growth the subject of low migratable species within UV and EB curing inks has had to be addressed. This paper outlines progress within the analytical aspects of low migratable UV and EB curing inks. view less
Basics of Alkyd Resin Technology Ronald J. Lewarchik Alkyds are prepared from the condensation reaction between polyols, dibasic acids and fatty acids. In this article from coatings expert Ron Lewarchik, he discusses how alkyds still play a significant role in the coatings industry, due to their versatility...view more Alkyds are prepared from the condensation reaction between polyols, dibasic acids and fatty acids. In this article from coatings expert Ron Lewarchik, he discusses how alkyds still play a significant role in the coatings industry, due to their versatility, and because they employ a significant amount of renewable material. view less
Beat the Heat with Solar Reflective Coatings Ronald J. Lewarchik In this article, paint and coatings industry expert, Ronald Lewarchik, discusses how to beat the heat using solar reflective coatings. He explains the factors that determine an objects temperature including solar reflectivity, emissivity, convection and ...view more In this article, paint and coatings industry expert, Ronald Lewarchik, discusses how to beat the heat using solar reflective coatings. He explains the factors that determine an objects temperature including solar reflectivity, emissivity, convection and conduction. He also discusses how solar reflective paint technology can save on cooling cost and benefit the environment by lowering levels of smog and ozone. view less
Bio-based Resins for Coatings Ronald J. Lewarchik In recent years, there has been a growing interest in the use of bio-based resin building blocks in the synthesis of polymers for use in coatings. Bio-based products are derived from plants and other renewable agricultural, marine, and forestry materials ...view more In recent years, there has been a growing interest in the use of bio-based resin building blocks in the synthesis of polymers for use in coatings. Bio-based products are derived from plants and other renewable agricultural, marine, and forestry materials and provide an alternative to conventional petroleum derived products. In this article, expert author Ronald Lewarchik discusses the various categories of bio-based resins for coatings. view less
Certified Green Claims Increase Value & Brand Recognition in Coatings Ronald J. Lewarchik A new study from UL Environment reveals that legitimate third-party, certified green claims contribute to the attractiveness of coatings products and command a higher price due to enhanced brand perception. Find out how to avoid misleading claims, and get...view more A new study from UL Environment reveals that legitimate third-party, certified green claims contribute to the attractiveness of coatings products and command a higher price due to enhanced brand perception. Find out how to avoid misleading claims, and get insight into consumer and business viewpoints in this article from expert formulator Ronald Lewarchik. view less
ChinaCoat 2013 Invitation Coloray (Zhejiang) Technology Development Co., Ltd. Zhejiang Coloray Technology Development Co., Ltd is one of the leading manufacturers of pearlescent and effect pigments in China. The company will be exhibiting at ChinaCoat 2013, which is held in Shanghai New International Expo Centre from November 20th ...view more Zhejiang Coloray Technology Development Co., Ltd is one of the leading manufacturers of pearlescent and effect pigments in China. The company will be exhibiting at ChinaCoat 2013, which is held in Shanghai New International Expo Centre from November 20th to 22nd, 2013. They will be located at Booth No. 5E49-54, Hall E5, Zone 8. view less
Coating Film Defects Meritus Groep – Drs. Jochum Beetsma During film formation a paint should transform from a liquid into a closed, solid film called coating. In order to give optimum protective and aesthetical properties most coatings should be smooth and without craters, pinholes, cracks, et cetera. Film def...view more During film formation a paint should transform from a liquid into a closed, solid film called coating. In order to give optimum protective and aesthetical properties most coatings should be smooth and without craters, pinholes, cracks, et cetera. Film defects can ruin coatings, and a huge amount of time and money is invested in preventing and resolving defects. Substantial savings can be made when knowledge, being both simple and available, is used. How to resolve a defect turns out to be logical as soon as the governing phenomena of the defect are known and understood. A wide variety of coating defects occur and in the following only a few of them are briefly discussed. view less
Coatings Additives – Defoamers, Adhesion Promoters & UV Protection Marc Hirsch Coatings expert, Marc Hirsch, explains the three additives categories that challenge coatings formulators: defoamers, adhesion promoters & UV protection. These were chosen since their chemistries, applications and mode of activity are very diverse, and ca...view more Coatings expert, Marc Hirsch, explains the three additives categories that challenge coatings formulators: defoamers, adhesion promoters & UV protection. These were chosen since their chemistries, applications and mode of activity are very diverse, and can be some of the more challenging additives to employ in coatings formulation. view less
Coil Coating Explained Ronald J. Lewarchik Paint and Coatings industry expert, Ronald Lewarchik, discusses the many different varieties and uses of coil coating. Some topics include typical coil coating line, coil coating options and benefits, and coil coated substrate.
Collection of Articles Huntsman Performance Products Collection of articles for various Huntsman product lines.
Confirmation Letter of REACH (Late) Pre-Registration Yueyang Dongrun Chemical Co., Ltd. This document confirms Yueyang Dongrun Chemical Co., Ltd. has pre-registered with REACH24H consulting group. REACH handles the registration, evaluation, authorization, and restriction of chemicals.
Considerations for Developing Wood Coatings Ronald J. Lewarchik In this intriguing article, expert author Ronald Lewarchik discusses the development of wood coatings. He touches on moisture content, expansion and contraction, age, geometry and type of wood, resin types and curing chemistry.
Cutting the Cost of Opacity: Natural Complex Carbonate Reduces TiO2 Requirements in Decorative Paints Sibelco This article is about the ways of cutting the costs of opacity.
Dispersing Individual Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes by Ultrasonication Hielscher Ultrasonics GmbH This article is about dispersing individual single-walled carbon nanotubes by ultrasonication.
Dispersing and Wetting Hydrophobic Pigments and Fillers in Water Based Paints to avoid Pigment Flooding and Floating Ronald J. Lewarchik A critical part of any coatings formulation is ensuring the coating will be free of inherent defects, including pigment flooding and floating. And waterborne formulations represent unique challenges due to multiple factors. In this article, coatings exper...view more A critical part of any coatings formulation is ensuring the coating will be free of inherent defects, including pigment flooding and floating. And waterborne formulations represent unique challenges due to multiple factors. In this article, coatings expert Ron Lewarchik defines some of the important considerations in formulating waterborne paints to avoid these common defects. view less
Dispersion and Stabilisation of Pigments and Fillers Meritus Groep – Drs. Jochum Beetsma Dispersion and stabilization of pigments and fillers is a challenging process taking place during the production of coatings and inks. The process can be accelerated and improved when the basic principles, governing the process, are used in an effective w...view more Dispersion and stabilization of pigments and fillers is a challenging process taking place during the production of coatings and inks. The process can be accelerated and improved when the basic principles, governing the process, are used in an effective way. Many problems can be prevented, and time and money can be saved, when fundamental knowledge as well as key information about the raw materials and equipment is understood and used. view less
Dynamic Polyurethanes (Infographic) Marc Hirsch Polyurethanes are versatile materials in coatings formulations. In this infographic, by paint and coating expert Marc Hirsch, he covers markets, applications, as well as the basics of polyurethane coatings, adhesives and sealants.
Effect of Pigment Volume Concentration on Coatings Properties – Part II Ronald J. Lewarchik This article by expert author Ron Lewarchik continues the discussion about the effect of pigment volume concentration on coatings properties. He explains critical pigment volume concentration (CPVC), oil absorption, and changes in properties including phy...view more This article by expert author Ron Lewarchik continues the discussion about the effect of pigment volume concentration on coatings properties. He explains critical pigment volume concentration (CPVC), oil absorption, and changes in properties including physical (adhesion, tensile strength/elongation and paint density), durability (resistance to moisture, rust, moisture penetration), and appearance (hiding, gloss, tint strength). view less
Efficient Use of TiO2 Pigment Meritus Groep – Drs. Jochum Beetsma Expert author Jochum Beetsma elaborates how to efficiently use titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment in the paints and coatings industry. In this article, he explains scattering by solid particles, refractive indexes, density and the describes the steps it take...view more Expert author Jochum Beetsma elaborates how to efficiently use titanium dioxide (TiO2) pigment in the paints and coatings industry. In this article, he explains scattering by solid particles, refractive indexes, density and the describes the steps it takes to optimize scattering efficiency. view less
Elementis Performance Series Elementis Elementis is an industry leader in innovation and sustainability. We are well-positioned as a leading solutions provider for customers not only in America, but also throughout every region in the world. We provide our customers with the advantages of glob...view more Elementis is an industry leader in innovation and sustainability. We are well-positioned as a leading solutions provider for customers not only in America, but also throughout every region in the world. We provide our customers with the advantages of global reach and extensive experience. We are known for our expertise in rheology and natural bio-functional ingredients as well as owning the world’s largest source of high-quality hectorite clay. To further our valued customer’s needs, we launched the Elementis Performance Series. Each series was developed to present our product technologies and how their use a system or individually improve your product performance. The Performance Series highlights additive packages that can be used together as a system or individually to create high quality paint, adhesives or construct mortars. Please see the provided documents for each series. view less
FRITSCH ANALYSETTE 28 Now Features the seal Best of 2013! FRITSCH GmbH - Milling and Sizing Press Release: For the eighth time the Huber publishing house for Neue Medien GmbH (New Media) selects outstanding companies from the industry for the industry award and the FRITSCH ANALYSETTE 28 for particle measurement with dynamic image analysis belong...view more Press Release: For the eighth time the Huber publishing house for Neue Medien GmbH (New Media) selects outstanding companies from the industry for the industry award and the FRITSCH ANALYSETTE 28 for particle measurement with dynamic image analysis belongs in the category “Optical Technologies” to the best solutions of the industry award 2013. view less
FRITSCH PARTICLE SIZING WITH THE NEW ANALYSETTE 28 FRITSCH GmbH - Milling and Sizing Press Release: FRITSCH Particle Sizing with the NEW ANALYSETTE 28 Innovations on ANALYTICA 2012 - FRITSCH is in the field of particle sizing always one step ahead. The two models of the NEW ANALYSETTE 28 measure particle size and shape of powders and bulk...view more Press Release: FRITSCH Particle Sizing with the NEW ANALYSETTE 28 Innovations on ANALYTICA 2012 - FRITSCH is in the field of particle sizing always one step ahead. The two models of the NEW ANALYSETTE 28 measure particle size and shape of powders and bulk solids as well as in suspensions and emulsions with Digital Image Analysis. view less
FRITSCH PLANETARY MILLS PREMIUM LINE – FOR GRINDING DOWN TO THE NANOMETER RANGE! FRITSCH GmbH - Milling and Sizing Press Release: FRITSCH Planetary Mills premium line - for grinding down to the nanometer range! Innovations on ANALYTICA 2012 - The new FRITSCH Planetary Mills premium line are a completely new dimension in high-tech milling. For the first time ever, neve...view more Press Release: FRITSCH Planetary Mills premium line - for grinding down to the nanometer range! Innovations on ANALYTICA 2012 - The new FRITSCH Planetary Mills premium line are a completely new dimension in high-tech milling. For the first time ever, never known before, rotational speeds and ultra-fine grinding results down into the nano range are achieved. view less
FRITSCH – Milling and Sizing! Innovations at POWTECH 2013 FRITSCH GmbH - Milling and Sizing Press Release: FRITSCH, an internationally respected manufacturer of application-oriented laboratory instruments for sample preparation and particle sizing, is again one step ahead. Convince yourself and discover the new models of the FRITSCH premium line...view more Press Release: FRITSCH, an internationally respected manufacturer of application-oriented laboratory instruments for sample preparation and particle sizing, is again one step ahead. Convince yourself and discover the new models of the FRITSCH premium line as well as further interesting innovations in the field of particle sizing live during POWTECH 2013! view less
FRITSCH – SAMPLE PREPARATION AND PARTICLE SIZING! FRITSCH GmbH - Milling and Sizing Press Release: FRITSCH is extending the FRITSCH premium line by 4 additional new high-tech laboratory mills for various applications as well as particle sizing range by the ImageSizer and ImageTec ANALYSETTE 28 for particle size and shape measurements of ...view more Press Release: FRITSCH is extending the FRITSCH premium line by 4 additional new high-tech laboratory mills for various applications as well as particle sizing range by the ImageSizer and ImageTec ANALYSETTE 28 for particle size and shape measurements of powders, bulk solids, suspensions and emulsions. view less
Flow, Leveling & Viscosity Control in Water Born Coatings Ronald J. Lewarchik In this expert article by Ron Lewarchik, he covers flow leveling and viscosity in water born coatings. Topics covered include resin effects, temperature and humidity; wetting; flow control as well as suppliers for surfactants and associative thickener flo...view more In this expert article by Ron Lewarchik, he covers flow leveling and viscosity in water born coatings. Topics covered include resin effects, temperature and humidity; wetting; flow control as well as suppliers for surfactants and associative thickener flow control agents. view less
Formularies from Vanderbilt Minerals, LCC Vanderbilt Minerals, LLC A collection of formularies from Vanderbilt Minerals, LLC including architectural interior and exterior, industrial maintenance, and special purpose coatings.
Fritsch September Workshops - Are You Interested in the Future of the Laboratory? FRITSCH GmbH - Milling and Sizing Take the opportunity and find out more about the theoretical foundations and instrumental possibilities on Sample Preparation and Particle sizing. The participation is free of charge. The workshops are September 3rd, 2013, in Berlin, Germany; and Septembe...view more Take the opportunity and find out more about the theoretical foundations and instrumental possibilities on Sample Preparation and Particle sizing. The participation is free of charge. The workshops are September 3rd, 2013, in Berlin, Germany; and September 5th, 2013, in Dortmund, Germany. view less
Functional Fillers for Clear Wood Coatings – Is Nano Necessary? Sibelco This article is about the functional fillers for clear wood coatings and whether or not nano is necessary.
Fundamentals of Corrosion Protection Ronald J. Lewarchik Corrosion is a an electrochemical process where the metal is oxidized by virtue of interaction with its environment, which results in the metal returning to its most stable oxidative state. In this article, Ronald Lewarchik discusses the factors that infl...view more Corrosion is a an electrochemical process where the metal is oxidized by virtue of interaction with its environment, which results in the metal returning to its most stable oxidative state. In this article, Ronald Lewarchik discusses the factors that influence corrosion, especially in regard to the use of coatings designed to protect the metal to which they’re applied. Some topics include organic coatings, pigment selection and the effect of pH on the rate of corrosion. view less
Fundamentals of Waterborne Resin Technology Ronald J. Lewarchik Waterborne coatings are the largest type of coating technology used on a global basis and are expected to continue to grow as a percent of the total coatings market. By 2022, the global market size of waterborne coatings is expected to be over $146 billio...view more Waterborne coatings are the largest type of coating technology used on a global basis and are expected to continue to grow as a percent of the total coatings market. By 2022, the global market size of waterborne coatings is expected to be over $146 billion USD. Read this article by expert author, Ronald Lewarchik, to gain insight into the driving forces, advantages and disadvantages of waterborne coatings. view less
Green Resin Technology - The Other Approach Ronald J. Lewarchik In April 2015, Prospector published an article on green resin technology using bio-based resin building blocks in the synthesis of polymers for coatings. Another highly desirable approach to green technology is the incorporation of resins utilizing buildi...view more In April 2015, Prospector published an article on green resin technology using bio-based resin building blocks in the synthesis of polymers for coatings. Another highly desirable approach to green technology is the incorporation of resins utilizing building blocks derived from recyclable materials. Read this article by Ronald Lewarchik to learn about polyurethane, Glycolysis and recyclable material. view less
Hielscher Ultrasonics: Ultrasonic Cleaning of Wire, Rod and Strip Hielscher Ultrasonics GmbH This article is about Hielscher Ultrasonics which is ultrasonic cleaning of wire, rod, and strip.
Hielscher Ultrasonics: Ultrasonic Dispersing of Nanomaterials for Paints and Coatings Hielscher Ultrasonics GmbH This article is about ultrasonic dispersing of nanomaterials for paints and coatings.
High Solids Resins: Approaches to Lower VOC Meritus Groep – Drs. Jochum Beetsma In this article by coatings expert Jocham Beetsma, he describes approaches used to adjust the resin system in order to lower viscosity so less solvent is needed to bring paint to application viscosity.
High-Power ultrasonication to obtain stable emulsions in micro- and nano-range Hielscher Ultrasonics GmbH This article is about high-power ultrasonication to obtain stable emulsions in micro-and nano-range.
How to Select Suitable Fillers for Coatings? Meritus Groep – Drs. Jochum Beetsma This article is about how to select suitable fillers for coatings such as particle size, density, fastness, pH, etc.
Hydrophobic Coatings Ronald J. Lewarchik Coatings that offer a hydrophobic or superhydrophobic surface can impart multiple advantages to the coating surface and substrate they are applied to. In this article, Ronald Lewarchik talks about contact angle for hydrophobic coating surface and a hydrop...view more Coatings that offer a hydrophobic or superhydrophobic surface can impart multiple advantages to the coating surface and substrate they are applied to. In this article, Ronald Lewarchik talks about contact angle for hydrophobic coating surface and a hydrophillic coating surface, contact angle and superhydrophobicity, surface tension of paint, lotus leaf effect and surface energy of materials. view less
INTERESSIERT SIE DIE ZUKUNFT IM LABOR? FRITSCH GmbH - Milling and Sizing Press Release: Workshops mit Praxistraining zum Thema Probenaufbereitung und Partikelmessung.
Improving Performance in Ambient Cured Latex Paints Ronald J. Lewarchik Expert paint and coatings formulator Ronald Lewarchik discusses the causes of poorer performance in ambient cured water-born coatings and provides formulation guidance in this article. Topics covered include the use of commercially available latex polymer...view more Expert paint and coatings formulator Ronald Lewarchik discusses the causes of poorer performance in ambient cured water-born coatings and provides formulation guidance in this article. Topics covered include the use of commercially available latex polymers and cross-linkers, performance properties of thermoplastic emulsions vs crosslinked emulsions, types of crosslinkable latex compositions and more. view less
Industrial Coatings Resins - Polyurethanes, Part 1 Marc Hirsch Polyurethanes are the most versatile of all the polymers and can be made liquid, rigid, pliable and stretchable, and can be spread, sprayed or molded. Because a variety of diisocyanates and a wide range of polyols can be used to produce polyurethane, a br...view more Polyurethanes are the most versatile of all the polymers and can be made liquid, rigid, pliable and stretchable, and can be spread, sprayed or molded. Because a variety of diisocyanates and a wide range of polyols can be used to produce polyurethane, a broad spectrum of materials can be produced to meet the needs for specific applications. Of the many uses for polyurethanes, ~15% are used in Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants and Elastomers (CASE). Learn more about polyurethanes and their CASE applications in this article by expert coatings formulator Marc Hirsch. view less
Industrial Coatings Resins - Polyurethanes, Part 2 Marc Hirsch Polyurethanes are versatile polymers with a broad range of applications across many industries. In part one of this series, expert formulator Marc Hirsch discussed the chemistry of isocyanates / polyisocyanates and polyols. Here, he'll further explore the...view more Polyurethanes are versatile polymers with a broad range of applications across many industries. In part one of this series, expert formulator Marc Hirsch discussed the chemistry of isocyanates / polyisocyanates and polyols. Here, he'll further explore the uses of polyurethanes in coatings and adhesives and sealants. He'll also touch on polyurethane elastomers and thermoplastic polyurethanes. view less
Inert Pigments - The Unseen Contributor to Improving Paint Performance Ronald J. Lewarchik Paint and coatings industry expert, Ronald Lewarchik, discusses the various benefits of inert pigments and how they improve paint performance. Includes details of critical characteristics of inert pigments such as mineralogy, physical characterization, ...view more Paint and coatings industry expert, Ronald Lewarchik, discusses the various benefits of inert pigments and how they improve paint performance. Includes details of critical characteristics of inert pigments such as mineralogy, physical characterization, and particle metrics. view less
Innovation and Experience Converge: Proviron Bringing Cryotech Aircraft Deicing Fluids to Europe Proviron Cryotech Deicing Technology (USA) and Proviron (Belgium) have joined forces to introduce Cryotech’s aircraft deicing solutions to the European market. This will provide the European aviation industry with high quality deicing fluids renowned for their sup...view more Cryotech Deicing Technology (USA) and Proviron (Belgium) have joined forces to introduce Cryotech’s aircraft deicing solutions to the European market. This will provide the European aviation industry with high quality deicing fluids renowned for their superior performance. view less
Innovative use of ultrasound in the manufacture of paints and coatings Hielscher Ultrasonics GmbH This article is about the innovative use of ultrasound in the manufacture of paints and coatings.
Intech Synthetic Materials Co., Ltd has acquired ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certificates Intech Synthetic Materials Press Release: Intech Synthetic Materials Co., Ltd has recently acquired ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certificates for its quality management and environment management system.
LASER PARTICLE SIZING AT THE PUSH OF A BUTTON FRITSCH GmbH - Milling and Sizing Press Release: Laser particle sizing at the push of a button with the Laser Particle Sizers ANALYSETTE 22 Innovations on ANALYTICA 2012 - With the FRITSCH Laser Particle Sizers ANALYSETTE 22 MicroTec plus (0.08 – 2000 µm) and NanoTec plus (0.01 – 2000 µm)...view more Press Release: Laser particle sizing at the push of a button with the Laser Particle Sizers ANALYSETTE 22 Innovations on ANALYTICA 2012 - With the FRITSCH Laser Particle Sizers ANALYSETTE 22 MicroTec plus (0.08 – 2000 µm) and NanoTec plus (0.01 – 2000 µm) particle measurement becomes a simple matter, for professionals as well as for any employee – in production and quality control or in research and development. view less
NEW SMALL VOLUME WET DISPERSION UNIT AND AUTOSAMPLER FOR THE LASER PARTICLE SIZERS ANALYSETTE 22 FRITSCH GmbH - Milling and Sizing Press Release: NEW Small Volume Wet Dispersion Unit and AutoSampler for the Laser Particle Sizers ANALYSETTE 22 - for all liquids and the AutoSampler for the automation of measurement series with the established FRITSCH Laser Particle Sizers ANALYSETTE 22...view more Press Release: NEW Small Volume Wet Dispersion Unit and AutoSampler for the Laser Particle Sizers ANALYSETTE 22 - for all liquids and the AutoSampler for the automation of measurement series with the established FRITSCH Laser Particle Sizers ANALYSETTE 22. view less
NEW: VIBRATING CUP MILL – NOW WITH HIGHER GRINDING PERFORMANCE AND TABLET PRESS! FRITSCH GmbH - Milling and Sizing Press Release: Vibrating Cup Mill - now with higher grinding performance and Tablet Press! Innovations on ANALYTICA 2012 - The FRITSCH Vibrating Cup Mill PULVERISETTE 9 has been modified. Now in a new design and with a lot of new features! FRITSCH also as...view more Press Release: Vibrating Cup Mill - now with higher grinding performance and Tablet Press! Innovations on ANALYTICA 2012 - The FRITSCH Vibrating Cup Mill PULVERISETTE 9 has been modified. Now in a new design and with a lot of new features! FRITSCH also as now a NEW Tablet Press for sample preparation for XRD - X-ray diffraction in the production-range. view less
Nano Particles – When Smaller is Better Ronald J. Lewarchik Nanoparticles are normally defined as those particles that have a dimension of between 1 and 100 nm. The use of Nanoparticles in coatings has provided a means to further improve performance such as scratch resistance, hardness and more. Learn about the be...view more Nanoparticles are normally defined as those particles that have a dimension of between 1 and 100 nm. The use of Nanoparticles in coatings has provided a means to further improve performance such as scratch resistance, hardness and more. Learn about the benefits of nanoparticles in this article by expert author Ronald Lewarchik. view less
Pigment Volume Concentration Part I Meritus Groep – Drs. Jochum Beetsma This expert article by Jochum Beetsma is the first of a two-part series about pigment volume concentration in coatings. He discusses loading, volume, low PVC vs. high PVC, equations, alkyd resins and solutions as well as how to properly measure the concen...view more This expert article by Jochum Beetsma is the first of a two-part series about pigment volume concentration in coatings. He discusses loading, volume, low PVC vs. high PVC, equations, alkyd resins and solutions as well as how to properly measure the concentration when formulating. view less
Printed Electronics Product Flash Rahn AG Printed electronics is the broad term for a relatively new technology that defines the printing of electronics on common substrates such as paper, plastic, and textile using standard printing processes. The technology is believed to be one of the fastest ...view more Printed electronics is the broad term for a relatively new technology that defines the printing of electronics on common substrates such as paper, plastic, and textile using standard printing processes. The technology is believed to be one of the fastest growing in the world with an estimated USD 300 billion dollar market potential. Common press equipment used in the graphics arts industry, such as screen printing, flexography, gravure, ink-jet and offset lithography are employed. view less
Reactive Silanes for Enhancement of Coating Performance Ronald J. Lewarchik Reactive silanes can be used for multiple applications to enhance the performance of coatings, including improving adhesion to inorganic substrates, providing cross linking, improving pigment dispersion, improving hydrophobicity and scavenging moisture. L...view more Reactive silanes can be used for multiple applications to enhance the performance of coatings, including improving adhesion to inorganic substrates, providing cross linking, improving pigment dispersion, improving hydrophobicity and scavenging moisture. Learn more about trialkoxy silanes in this article by industry expert Ron Lewarchik. view less
Recent Advances in Waterborne Coatings Technology Marc Hirsch In the first article of several to follow, Marc Hirsch will provide an overview of technological advances enabling superior performance in the architectural segment versus historical technologies. Some topics he will cover include: waterborne coatings, Vo...view more In the first article of several to follow, Marc Hirsch will provide an overview of technological advances enabling superior performance in the architectural segment versus historical technologies. Some topics he will cover include: waterborne coatings, Volatile Organic Compound, green chemistry, OEM coil coatings and more. view less
Resin Fundamentals and Their Effect on Coatings Performance – Part I Ronald J. Lewarchik In part one of his series on resin fundamentals, coatings expert Ron Lewarchik provides an important foundation for understanding resins. Some topics he covers are film formation (thermoset and thermoplastic), resin characterization (glass transition temp...view more In part one of his series on resin fundamentals, coatings expert Ron Lewarchik provides an important foundation for understanding resins. Some topics he covers are film formation (thermoset and thermoplastic), resin characterization (glass transition temperature, molecular weight and molecular weight distribution), DMA analysis, DSC analysis, and mechanical properties. view less
Sedimentation During Storage Meritus Groep – Drs. Jochum Beetsma This industry expert article from formulator Jochum Beetsma discusses sedimentation, a common instability problem that occurs with solid particles that have been separated from each other and are distributed in a liquid system. Article includes the basics...view more This industry expert article from formulator Jochum Beetsma discusses sedimentation, a common instability problem that occurs with solid particles that have been separated from each other and are distributed in a liquid system. Article includes the basics of sedimentation, information on preventing sedimentation by using rheology additives, product resources and more. view less
Setting Up a Lab – Scenarios for Success, Part 1 Marc Hirsch Coatings expert Marc Hirsch explains how to successfully set up a lab for success. Part one of this two-part article covers the scenario in which company has a modest laboratory but wants to expand its capabilities to develop business in other markets or ...view more Coatings expert Marc Hirsch explains how to successfully set up a lab for success. Part one of this two-part article covers the scenario in which company has a modest laboratory but wants to expand its capabilities to develop business in other markets or perhaps enhance applications and testing for the current market. view less
Setting Up a Lab – Scenarios for Success, Part 2 Marc Hirsch In part two of setting up a lab - scenarios for success coatings expert Marc Hirsch explains how to set up a laboratory from scratch and the components involved. He covers key factors including safety, cost and space.
Skip the Squeegee - Coating May Make Car Washing a Thing of the Past Ronald J. Lewarchik Expert author in the paint and coatings industry, Ron Lewarchik, discusses a new technology that allows cars to never to be sprayed, scrubbed or polished. The coating is called Ultra-Ever-Dry and is used on Nissan's Leaf electric vehicles in Europe. Some ...view more Expert author in the paint and coatings industry, Ron Lewarchik, discusses a new technology that allows cars to never to be sprayed, scrubbed or polished. The coating is called Ultra-Ever-Dry and is used on Nissan's Leaf electric vehicles in Europe. Some points he touches on include nano-technology, hydrophobic and oleophobic paints and oil resistance. view less
Smart Coatings: Self-Healing, Anti-Fouling & Sensing Material Developments Marc Hirsch What are the latest developments in the smart coatings arena? In this exclusive article, coatings expert Marc Hirsch discusses innovative self-healing, marine anti-fouling and sensing materials.
SonoStep – One device, three functions: Ultrasonication, Stirring & Pumping Hielscher Ultrasonics GmbH This article is about SonoStep which is the one device that has three functions: Ultrasonication, Stirring, and Pumping.
Sonocatalysis Hielscher Ultrasonics GmbH This article is about sonocatalysis which is the catalysis that is involved to increase reaction rates.
Sonochemical Effects on Sol-Gel Processes Hielscher Ultrasonics GmbH This article is about sonochemical effects on Sol-Gel processes.
Sonochemical synthesis of latex Hielscher Ultrasonics GmbH This article is about sonochemical synthesis of latex.
Strategies for Conferences and Trade Shows – What, Why, How Marc Hirsch A trade show presence is much more than giving people the opportunity to get away from the office. Industry expert Marc Hirsch discusses the what, why and how of planning successful strategies for conferences and trade shows. He explains from both indiv...view more A trade show presence is much more than giving people the opportunity to get away from the office. Industry expert Marc Hirsch discusses the what, why and how of planning successful strategies for conferences and trade shows. He explains from both individual and company perspectives and includes a detailed process, check-list as well as suggested activities to maximize ones experience. view less
Stress in Coatings Meritus Groep – Drs. Jochum Beetsma Jochum Beetsma writes about the different causes of stress in coatings and concludes with prevention tips. Learn about film formation, reaction shrinkage, loading, crosslinking, evaporation, cracking, delamination and more.
Structure and Behaviour of Wetting Agents Meritus Groep – Drs. Jochum Beetsma The wetting process is significant in coatings and inks. Learn about the structure and behaviour of wetting agents in this informative article by industry expert Jochum Beetsma.
Successful FRITSCH Workshops Milling and Sizing! FRITSCH GmbH - Milling and Sizing Press Release: A perfect mix of theory and practical applications as well as a productive exchange between participants and FRITSCH application consultants characterizes the FRITSCH workshops. And again were the seminar slots of both workshops completely ...view more Press Release: A perfect mix of theory and practical applications as well as a productive exchange between participants and FRITSCH application consultants characterizes the FRITSCH workshops. And again were the seminar slots of both workshops completely booked. view less
Surface Active Agents (Surfactants) Marc Hirsch The word “Surfactant” is a contraction of the three words “Surface Active Agents.” Surfactants are materials that lower the surface tension (or interfacial tension) between two liquids or between a liquid and a solid. In this article, coatings expert Marc...view more The word “Surfactant” is a contraction of the three words “Surface Active Agents.” Surfactants are materials that lower the surface tension (or interfacial tension) between two liquids or between a liquid and a solid. In this article, coatings expert Marc Hirsch describes the four different types of surfactants: nonionic surfactants, anionic surfactant, cationic surfactants and zwitterionic surfactants. view less
Surface Tension & Surface Energy Meritus Groep – Drs. Jochum Beetsma This article about surface tension & surface energy was written by expert author, Jochum Beetsma. In this article, he explains about surface tension being a property of liquids governed by intermolecular interactions. He also covers how surface energy i...view more This article about surface tension & surface energy was written by expert author, Jochum Beetsma. In this article, he explains about surface tension being a property of liquids governed by intermolecular interactions. He also covers how surface energy is a key property of solids, such as substrates that must be coated. view less
THE PREMIUM-OFFENSIVE! FRITSCH GmbH - Milling and Sizing Press Release: FRITSCH is going to extend the FRITSCH premium line by 4 additional new high-tech laboratory mills for various applications: functionally designed to the smallest detail, with interesting new features, latest technology, highest performance...view more Press Release: FRITSCH is going to extend the FRITSCH premium line by 4 additional new high-tech laboratory mills for various applications: functionally designed to the smallest detail, with interesting new features, latest technology, highest performance and maximum safety. view less
The Art of Milling Retsch GmbH This article is about the art of milling.
The Basics of Powder Coatings Meritus Groep – Drs. Jochum Beetsma Industries are searching for new coating systems that contain less organic solvents. A variety of approaches are used to achieve this. Industry expert, Jochum Beetsma, explains powder coating technology by discussing the powder aspect, production, applica...view more Industries are searching for new coating systems that contain less organic solvents. A variety of approaches are used to achieve this. Industry expert, Jochum Beetsma, explains powder coating technology by discussing the powder aspect, production, application, film formation and the future. view less
The Career Success Toolkit, Part 1: Jumpstarting Your Coatings Career Marc Hirsch Industry expert, Marc Hirsch, gives advice on how young professionals in the coatings industry can get a jump-start on their careers. Some helpful resources include LinkedIn, ChemSpider, FreshPatents.com, FreePatentsOnline.com, and more.
The Career Success Toolkit, Part 2: 4 Steps to Fast-Track Your Growth Marc Hirsch March Hirsch continues with Part 2 of his discussion about advancing your coatings career. In this article, his tips include find a mentor, think globally, utilize training and assessment tests and use the right tools at the right time.
The Differences Between Wetting Agents and Dispersants Meritus Groep – Drs. Jochum Beetsma Several types of additives can be used in the dispersion process in which solid particles, like pigments and fillers, are distributed and stabilised in a liquid. Learn about the differences between wetting agents and dispersants by reading this article by...view more Several types of additives can be used in the dispersion process in which solid particles, like pigments and fillers, are distributed and stabilised in a liquid. Learn about the differences between wetting agents and dispersants by reading this article by industry expert Jochum Beetsma. view less
The Importance of Post-Treatment of Pigments & Fillers Meritus Groep – Drs. Jochum Beetsma Drs. Jochum Beetsma explains the importance of post-treatment of pigments and fillers in this exclusive article. Topics covered include colloidal stability, fastness and strength of systems. Includes helpful diagrams and images illustrating post-treatment...view more Drs. Jochum Beetsma explains the importance of post-treatment of pigments and fillers in this exclusive article. Topics covered include colloidal stability, fastness and strength of systems. Includes helpful diagrams and images illustrating post-treatment of solid particles, absorption of dispersant molecules on the surface of a solid particle, fastness of Pigment Blue 15 against solvents, anchoring failure, and interfacial crosslinking. view less
The Use of Silicones to Improve Durability of Coatings Meritus Groep – Drs. Jochum Beetsma Polysiloxanes, often called silicones, can be used to improve a variety of system properties in coatings. Learn how to improve the outdoor durability of coatings by combining organic resins and polysiloxane in this article by expert formulator Jochum Beet...view more Polysiloxanes, often called silicones, can be used to improve a variety of system properties in coatings. Learn how to improve the outdoor durability of coatings by combining organic resins and polysiloxane in this article by expert formulator Jochum Beetsma. view less
Thinking Electrocoat for Automotive? Use This Ecoat Primer Ronald J. Lewarchik Electrocoat is used worldwide in the automotive industry, among others to coat a wide swath of products. With a properly chosen and applied electrocoat, a corrosion resistant, near 100% application efficient, uniform, defect-free film can be achieved. Lea...view more Electrocoat is used worldwide in the automotive industry, among others to coat a wide swath of products. With a properly chosen and applied electrocoat, a corrosion resistant, near 100% application efficient, uniform, defect-free film can be achieved. Learn more about this coatings process in this article from industry expert Ron Lewarchik. view less
Tools for Consultants - Starting Out, Sustainability and Profitability Marc Hirsch In this article written by industry expert Marc Hirsch, he discusses important tools needed for being a successful coatings consultant. Starting out, sustainability, profitably, resources as well as obstacles are key points he covers in this article.
Tools for Consultants II - Sustainability, Profitability and Growth Marc Hirsch March Hirsch continues with Part 2 of his discussion about important tools needed for being a successful coatings consultant. Sustainability, profitably, and growth are key points he covers in this article.
UV-LED Curable Coatings -Why Wait When You Can Cure at the Speed of Light Ronald J. Lewarchik In this article, coatings industry expert Ron Lewarchik discusses the advantages of UV-LED curable coatings. He explains the multiple advantages including high speed, lower energy requirements, little or no VOC, less production space, less dirt collection...view more In this article, coatings industry expert Ron Lewarchik discusses the advantages of UV-LED curable coatings. He explains the multiple advantages including high speed, lower energy requirements, little or no VOC, less production space, less dirt collection, high quality finish, rapid processing. view less
Ultrasonic Production of Biodegradable Nanospheres Hielscher Ultrasonics GmbH This article is about ultrasonic production of biodegradable nanospheres.
Ultrasonic production of nano-size dispersions and emulsions Hielscher Ultrasonics GmbH This article is about the ultrasonic production of nano-size dispersions and emulsions.
Ultrasonically assisted preparation of graphene Hielscher Ultrasonics GmbH This article is about ultrasonically assisted preparation of graphene.
Ultrasonically induced and enhanced Phase Transfer Catalysis Hielscher Ultrasonics GmbH This article is about ultrasonically induced and enhanced phase transfer catalysis.
Ultrasonically-Assisted Fermentation for Bioethanol Production Hielscher Ultrasonics GmbH This article is about ultrasonically-assisted fermentation for bioethanol production.
Ultrasonication accelerates the Suzuki Coupling Reaction Hielscher Ultrasonics GmbH This article is about how ultrasonication accelerates the Suzuki Coupling Reaction.
Ultrasound accelerates reaction Hielscher Ultrasonics GmbH
Ultrasound and Nanodiamonds Hielscher Ultrasonics GmbH This article is about ultrasound and the production of nanodiamonds.
Understanding Corrosion Inhibitive Pigments Ronald J. Lewarchik Ron Lewarchik discusses the different aspects of corrosion inhibitive pigments in the paints and coatings industry. Some of the main topics include; the corrosion of steel, electrochemistry to steel corrosion, oxides, cathodic inhibition, the EMF series, ...view more Ron Lewarchik discusses the different aspects of corrosion inhibitive pigments in the paints and coatings industry. Some of the main topics include; the corrosion of steel, electrochemistry to steel corrosion, oxides, cathodic inhibition, the EMF series, solubility, environmental factors that influence the rate of corrosion, metal types, pigments, pH and suppliers of corrosion inhibitive pigments. view less
Understanding Dispersants Marc Hirsch A dispersant, in terms of physical chemistry, is a material that, when incorporated in to an admixture, is capable of homogeneously maintaining the dispersed particles in suspension. Coatings expert Marc Hirsch explains in detail how dispersants work prov...view more A dispersant, in terms of physical chemistry, is a material that, when incorporated in to an admixture, is capable of homogeneously maintaining the dispersed particles in suspension. Coatings expert Marc Hirsch explains in detail how dispersants work providing a better understanding of how they affect pigments. view less
Using Effect Pigments for Limitless Coatings Design Possibilities Ronald J. Lewarchik Effect pigments provide an infinite array of colors and include the illusion of flickering lights, metallic reflection, interference sparkle and color variation and luster that changes with the viewing angle and light source. In this article from coatings...view more Effect pigments provide an infinite array of colors and include the illusion of flickering lights, metallic reflection, interference sparkle and color variation and luster that changes with the viewing angle and light source. In this article from coatings expert Ron Lewarchik, he discusses using effect pigments for limitless design possibilities. view less
Using Sustainable Materials Increases Profitability for Coatings Companies Ronald J. Lewarchik “The Sustainable Edge,” a new report from UL Environment, details findings that companies with active sustainability strategies are able to reduce operating costs and drive profitability and new market opportunities. In this commentary, coatings industry ...view more “The Sustainable Edge,” a new report from UL Environment, details findings that companies with active sustainability strategies are able to reduce operating costs and drive profitability and new market opportunities. In this commentary, coatings industry expert Ronald Lewarchik discusses the use of sustainable materials in paint formulations and what it means to have a dedication to developing and producing environmentally responsible products. view less