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Biocides General Topic Information A biocide is an agent that destroys, neutralizes, and prevents harmful organisms using biological and chemical means. Some types of biocides are disinfectants, insecticides, pesticides, fungicides, preservatives, and antiseptics. Biocides are important ac...view more A biocide is an agent that destroys, neutralizes, and prevents harmful organisms using biological and chemical means. Some types of biocides are disinfectants, insecticides, pesticides, fungicides, preservatives, and antiseptics. Biocides are important across almost every industry, working to deter the effects of potentially harmful things like insects, mold, rot, and pathogens. Biocides work to kill bacteria, control health risks, and prevent consumables from perishing. The biocide market is enormous in the U.S, with growth in the last decade. Biocides exist in the form of paints, coatings, and resins for use in industries in which the control of microbes and pests is necessary. Hospital walls and floors can use biocide paints to decrease the likelihood of mold, mildew, toxins, bugs, and other issues. Microbiocidal paints have the power to kill microorganisms that come in contact with the painted surface. High-performance paint biocides can keep mold, mildew, and algae growth away from important projects. 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
Cross-Linker General Topic Information Cross-linking refers to the chemical bonding of two polymer chains. When one polymer chain bonds to another, it forms a cross-link. Cross-links can be ionic or covalent bonds between natural or synthetic polymer chains. In the chemical field, scientists t...view more Cross-linking refers to the chemical bonding of two polymer chains. When one polymer chain bonds to another, it forms a cross-link. Cross-links can be ionic or covalent bonds between natural or synthetic polymer chains. In the chemical field, scientists typically use the term “cross-linking” to describe the process of bonding two polymers to define the differences between their physical properties. In the biological field, cross-linking is used to initiate protein-to-protein interactions. There are many kinds of cross-linkers and polymers available in chemical and biological settings. The cross-linking agent varies depending on the application. For example, calcium gluconate is a desirable cross-linker that controls biological microorganisms. This encapsulates biocontrol microorganisms in alginate beads with optimal survival and shelf life, according to researchers. Encapsulation via epoxidized linseed oil as a cross-linker works best for controlling the release of a liquid reactant in a matrix of reactive polymers. There are many different cross-linkers and encapsulation products depending on the application. view less
Encapsulation General Topic Information Encapsulation is the process of one material enclosing another. Several industries use encapsulation for a variety of different applications. One can encapsulate metal to optimize chemical reactions, and encapsulate metal surfaces to increase long-term co...view more Encapsulation is the process of one material enclosing another. Several industries use encapsulation for a variety of different applications. One can encapsulate metal to optimize chemical reactions, and encapsulate metal surfaces to increase long-term corrosion protection. Encapsulation is also important for sealing off lead paint and protecting oil-soluble ingredients from oxidization. Encapsulation provides solutions to a wide range of problems. Microencapsulation also refers to the process of protecting oil-soluble ingredients against oxidization. Manufacturers use molecular encapsulation to mask tastes and odors, stabilize actives like light and temperature, increase the solubility of actives, and reduce volatility. Lead paint is highly toxic and is currently banned in households and other buildings in America. In homes built with lead paint (prior to the year 1978), encapsulation can solve the issue without replacing the paint. In this application, one can only use encapsulants approved by the State’s Register of Approved Products over lead paint. Encapsulation of lead paint is only effective as a barrier on surfaces in good condition, not those that are deteriorated or in high-traffic areas. Encapsulation of electronic parts and devices can lend protection from corrosion and abrasion. In the electronics industry, encapsulation can protect items such as circuit boards from moisture, dust, and harsh chemicals. view less
Nano Sizing Via Wet Or Dry Grinding Custom Processing Services, Inc. Nano-sized particles are desirable in many industries, from active pharmaceuticals and pigments to technical ceramics and electronics and are used to improve reactivity, provide increased surface area and reduce material consumption. Traditionally, produc...view more Nano-sized particles are desirable in many industries, from active pharmaceuticals and pigments to technical ceramics and electronics and are used to improve reactivity, provide increased surface area and reduce material consumption. Traditionally, producing sub-micron sized particles has only been possible through wet media milling, but recent developments in particle reduction technology have enabled the production of nanoparticles through a dry-grinding method using steam. view less
Polyurethane General Topic Information Polyurethane is a thermoplastic polymer used in the manufacturing of resins for fillers, adhesives, and elastomers. It is a synthetic material created by combining a polyhydric alcohol and an isocyanate through polymerization. Polyurethane creates tough c...view more Polyurethane is a thermoplastic polymer used in the manufacturing of resins for fillers, adhesives, and elastomers. It is a synthetic material created by combining a polyhydric alcohol and an isocyanate through polymerization. Polyurethane creates tough coatings, strong adhesives, durable resins, and foams. Most polyurethane is heat resistant, although thermoplastic polymers are also available that can be molded by heat. Polyurethanes are unique from other polymers in that they have carbamate groups in their molecular structure. Polyurethane can come from a variety of materials, including stabilizers, monomers, and prepolymers. The addition of materials such as antioxidants can act as stabilizers to strengthen the polyurethane and give it customizable features like heat resistance. Stabilizers give manufacturers the ability to create polyurethanes that increase resistance to damage from light, temperature, oxidization, chemicals, and atmospheric contaminants. Manufacturers may also add colorants because the natural color of polyurethane is white. view less
Printed Electronics Product Flash Rahn USA Corp. 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
REACTSURF® 0092 Solvay Novecare This versatile technology enables the formulation of high-quality waterborne epoxy-based coatings that deliver excellent performance with lower levels of volatile organic compounds. Reactsurf® 0092 delivers easy handling, excellent freeze thaw stability, ...view more This versatile technology enables the formulation of high-quality waterborne epoxy-based coatings that deliver excellent performance with lower levels of volatile organic compounds. Reactsurf® 0092 delivers easy handling, excellent freeze thaw stability, cost-efficiency, streamlined processing and environmentally friendly benefits. Discover more about this unique water-based coating technology. view less
Repellent (Encapsulation Coating) General Topic Information Encapsulation coatings act as repellants in certain conditions and environments, and they provide important protection from exterior elements. Several industries, from food to chemical engineering, use encapsulation to repel undesirable factors such as mo...view more Encapsulation coatings act as repellants in certain conditions and environments, and they provide important protection from exterior elements. Several industries, from food to chemical engineering, use encapsulation to repel undesirable factors such as moisture and oxidization. Using encapsulation coatings as repellents can make products resistant to extreme temperatures, abrasion, humidity, mold, and water . Using an encapsulation coating such as an epoxy adhesive can provide excellent protection in a variety of environments and circumstances. There are hundreds of different types of encapsulations and just as many combinations of ingredients to create a repellent. For example, repellents used on woods, may consist of chromated arsenicals, creosote, and pentachlorophenol (PCP). Newer wood preservatives may have ingredients like propiconazole (a fungicide), acid copper chromate, and alkaline copper quaternary (an insecticide). Encapsulation options for metal and cement surfaces will typically come in the form of water-based acrylic coatings that prevent corrosion. Hydrophobic repellents will protect surfaces and products from water, moisture, debris, and abrasions. Hydrophobic coatings are important for protecting wood, electronic devices, and other products from water damage. view less
Resins General Topic Information Resins are convertible into polymers, and there are many different types of resins. Other materials that fall under the category of “resin” include acrylic, cellulose, and alkyds. Gel coat resins also exist, which are combinations of additives and base re...view more Resins are convertible into polymers, and there are many different types of resins. Other materials that fall under the category of “resin” include acrylic, cellulose, and alkyds. Gel coat resins also exist, which are combinations of additives and base resins. Every resin has a unique purpose and properties that make it valuable across numerous industries. Most resins are flexible, versatile, strong, and resilient – making them important in manufacturing, automotive, construction, aerospace, and a number of other industries. Common products that utilize natural resins include: plastics, medicine, flavors, aromas, varnishes and coatings, printing inks, adhesives, insecticides, insulation, and stimulants. Synthetic resins have similarities to natural ones but with different chemical makeups. Synthetic resins and plastics are often interchangeable. There are two types of synthetic resins: thermosetting and thermoplastic. Thermosetting resins retain their shape permanently after the heating process. Thermoplastic resins, on the other hand, remain fluid after heat treatment and can undergo reshaping as necessary. Examples of synthetic resins include polyester, epoxy, and polyurethane. view less
Silica General Topic Information Silica, or silicon dioxide, is a naturally occurring silicon oxide that has the chemical formula SiO2. It’s commonly found in substances such as quartz, as well as other living organisms. In certain parts of the world, silica is abundant in sand and is a ...view more Silica, or silicon dioxide, is a naturally occurring silicon oxide that has the chemical formula SiO2. It’s commonly found in substances such as quartz, as well as other living organisms. In certain parts of the world, silica is abundant in sand and is a raw material for ceramics, pottery, and earthenware. As one of the most complex groupings of materials, silica can exist as a compound of several natural minerals or as a synthetic invention. Silicate minerals are some of the most ubiquitous substances in the world, found in mica, quartz, feldspar, and pyroxene. Its applications are abundant, from structural engineering to food and pharmaceuticals. Because of its cost effectiveness, silica is used as an “extender” in many paint products. This means it acts as a filler substance and can also flatten the paint. In paints used for architectural purposes, silica provides durability and resistance against exterior factors likes dirt and weathering. In addition, silica can increase brightness and dimensionality of paints that are used for wide scale purposes. Silica is a flexible compound that serves a range of uses across several industries. One of the most widespread uses for silicon dioxide is in the construction industry. Silica-laden sand is often used in sandcasting. It’s an ideal match for structural purposes because of its comparatively high melting point. view less
Ultra Low Emission Coatings Evonik Operations GmbH, BL Crosslinkers High performance curing agents with ultra low emission offering robust performance during the service life. Learn more about these coatings: Ancamide® 2769 Ancamine® 2739 Ancamine® 2712M