Tag: polymers

Global Waves of Change

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.

Dispersible Polymer Powders for Biocide-Free Wall Paints

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: A Challenge and an Opportunity

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.

Styrene Sulfonate

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…

New Monomer Technology

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…

Novel Nano-Dispersion for Sealers and Primers

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.

Challenges in Formulating Water-Based Clear Sealers for Concrete

Despite the differences in film formation, novel technology in polymers for water-based sealers gives an improved balance of properties that is commercially acceptable for today’s concrete sealers. The new type of polymer is compared to conven…

Global Coatings Industry to Convene at ECS

The European Coatings Show will focus on trends and technologies covering all aspects of the production of paints, coatings, sealants, construction chemicals and adhesives. For the first time, the show will extend into eight halls. Below is a …