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Answer to Al’s Arrested Alkyd Development

Even though the coating properties of the new alkyd formulation matched perfectly the properties of the old formulation, what had been the unforeseen consequence of changing one oil for another in the formulation?

Al’s Arrested Alkyd Development

Even though the coating properties of the new alkyd formulation matched perfectly the properties of the old formulation, what had been the unforeseen consequence of changing one oil for another in the formulation?

A Versatile Polymer with Self-Healing Properties

It is up to the creative minds of the industry to make use of polysulfide polymer self-healing properties to create uncontested market environments for polysulfide-based sealants, adhesives and coatings, and priceless added value to their cust…

Polylactic Acid Polyols in Urethane Coatings

This article provides further insight in how PLA polyols expand the formulator’’s toolbox for the development of coatings with improved key properties such as hardness, adhesion, solvent resistance and fracture toughness.

Liquid EPDM for Waterborne Coatings

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….

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…