In this work, mini-emulsion polymerization was used to prepare formulations containing various sizes of ZnO nanoparticles in order to increase photostabilization of exterior clear coatings for wood.
Despite the challenges of reformulating a coating from solvent‐based to waterborne and curing a low-molecularweight EPDM at ambient temperature, formulations have been successfully developed utilizing peroxide, oxidative and UV-curing systems….
New waterborne epoxy resins and amine curing agents offer traditional epoxy performance while meeting the market’s desire for higher performance, lower cost and lower solvent content.
WACKER has developed a dispersible polymer powder that allows manufacturers to formulate interior wall paints in powder form. The technology does not require the addition of biocides and offers key advantages when it comes to storing and trans…
Sustainability has been a hot topic for many years, but it seems to be experiencing a resurgence in recent months. PCI recently reached out to Helen Mets, President DSM Resins & Functional
Materials, to get her thoughts on the topic.
In this experiment, NaSS showed the best performance in terms of mechanical stability, foaming and water absorption. This was attributed to the good polymerizability and surface activity of NaSS. But there is still room for improvement, especi…
Because of their versatility, methylene malonate monomers have shown potential in a wide variety of applications, such as one- and two-component clear coatings for automotive and industrial use, adhesives for packaging and industrial use, wate…
In this article, we discuss the design of self-healing functionality into silicone-based protective materials to improve their ability to maintain adhesion after damage.
The work described is focused on studies demonstrating
the benefits in use of nano-particle dispersions, and extends to substrates such as wood, masonry, concrete, fiber cement, tile, floors and plaster.
Design of polyols with varying levels of recycled PET afforded insight into how this important recycled material ultimately affects end use performance of resulting polyols.