Lindsay Doyle’s lube emulsion and her customer’s acrylic dispersion both crashed and separated like curdled milk. What had caused both systems to crash, and how were the causes related?
The allnex high-reactive polyester resins give the powder coating industry the ability to formulate products for both indoor and outdoor applications with reduced curing times and/or lower curing temperatures.
With this powder coating technology, manufacturers can lower operational costs, increase end-product value and provide a mechanism for meaningful differentiation.
Polly Mertz’s first scale-up of a new emulsion polymer had resulted in the contents boiling out of a 500-gallon reactor. What had gone wrong in the acrylic emulsion production batch?
Research and development related to lignin continues to take place, and business opportunities are identified in the renewable materials market.
Tolonate X FLO 100 can be advantageously used in the design of polyurethane dispersions.
This study has confirmed benefits from use of liquid polybutadiene polymers in solvent-based coatings with additional enhancements seen from a new liquid polybutadiene.
It is therefore important to evaluate different crosslinkers and understand their benefits and drawbacks in a given system to enable the formulation of a high-performance wood coating.
The real-time insight generated by ACOMP enables polymer manufacturers to immediately respond to process anomalies, adhere to tighter polymer quality control specifications, and optimize polymer production for continuous, batch and semibatch r…
UV-cure cationic coatings present viable and attractive options to OEMs, polymer coaters, extruders, contract coaters and/or thermoformers to improve functional and/or physical properties for formed polymer film/sheet as well as an effective d…