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Recent Articles from the Prospector Knowledge Center
29 Jun
Hydrophobic/Super-Hydrophobic Coatings
Knowledge Center

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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11 May
Tools for Consultants and At-Home Workers
Knowledge Center

Tools for Consultants and At-Home Workers

Person working from home in comfortable living room setting
Originally, I wrote this article specifically for consultants, but there weren’t the number of people working from home in 2015 as there are today. I write today for consultants and, additionally, those people working primarily from home. Some things have … Continued

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27 Apr
If You Can’t Stand the Heat,  Formulate Better Fire-Resistant Coatings
Knowledge Center

If You Can’t Stand the Heat, Formulate Better Fire-Resistant Coatings

Man applying flame-retardant coating - learn about formulating fire-retardant coatings in the Prospector Knowledge Center.
Fire and heat can severely damage materials and structures. Specially formulated coatings can moderate fire damage in two ways, fire resistance and fire retardancy. The difference between these two is sometimes difficult to distinguish, and a single coating may have … Continued

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