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July 2019

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July 15, 2019

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Editor’s Note

Digital Surface Coating

— Prof. Long Lin

Few readers of CCJ may be familiar with the ITMA show. ITMA Show stands for International Textile Machine Association Show, which occurs every four years and is the textile industry’s equivalent to CHINACOAT for coatings industry.

 

Market Insight

Strong Marketing-Technology Alignment: Improving the Chances for Future Success

— George R. Pilcher, The ChemQuest Group, Inc., USA

The focus of this article is a discussion of how paint and coatings producers would benefit from the formation of a very close relationship between marketing and technology. The term that I prefer to use, when referring to this strong alignment, is a "Marketing-Technology Complex" within individual companies and, in a somewhat looser sense, within the coatings industry as a whole.

 

Transportation Coatings

Market Study of China Passenger Vehicle Plastic Parts Coating

— Waterborne Coatings Platform (WBCP) secretariat

China passenger vehicle output grew up from 17.6 mil to 24.3 mil with +8.3% CAGR since 2013 to 2017. SUV output growth was the most rapid among these three segments. 2017 China SUV output was around 10.3 mil, accounting for about 42% of overall passenger vehicle output. It is expected that SUV output will continue to grow between 2018 and 2022. In 2019, output of SUV will surpass that of Sedan for the first time, taking a percentage of 47%..

 

Protective Coatings

Durable Superhydrophobic Coating by Radiation Curing

— H. Dodiuk, S. Kenig, R. Cafagna & A. Piras, Nanto Cleantech Inc., USA

Superhydrophobic (SH) coatings have been applied for easy-cleaning, reduced friction, anti-adhesion and anti-ice etc. Superhydrophobicity is commonly obtained by low surface energy chemistry tailored with nano/micro roughness.

 

Bio-based Technology

Oxidisable Phenolic Urethanes

— Sam Morell, samMorell.com, USA

A novel line of sustainable, bio-based, air drying resins has recently been introduced that will aid the formulator of solventborne coatings to meet increasingly restrictive VOC regulations. Known as oxidisable phenolic urethanes, or OPUs, these products can be used to modify and improve upon the properties obtained from conventional solventborne systems including reduced dry time, enhanced toughness, mar resistance, high gloss, and improved chemical resistance.

 

Wood Coatings

Development of a Novel, Clear, Waterborne, Fire Retardant Coating System for Wood Substrates

— John Hughes, Principal Scientist; Dr. Michelle Wang, Senior Manager; Linzhu Zhang, Scientist; Armstrong World Industries, USA

Traditionally, opaque intumescent coatings were used to reduce, or prevent, the spread of fire on wood substrates, typically achieving a Class A rating in the ASTM E84 test. However, clear intumescent coatings have struggled to achieve the same rating when evaluated on wood substrates, while producing a plastic-type visual.

 

Colour Trends

Discover 2020 New Colour Trends

Some leading paint brands have unveiled their colour picks for 2020. From Chinese Porcelain’s cobalt and moody ink blue to purple or green, let’s check out the industry colour trend predictions.

 

Regular Columns

Product Literature

  • DSM’s Decovery® SP-2022 XP, a bio-based self-matting resin
  • Clariant continues the advance of propane dehydrogenation technology with new CATOFIN® 311 catalyst
  • Hempel launches highly efficient and versatile antifouling coating
  • BYK’s RHEOBYK-440: liquid, polyamide-based rheology additive for modern aqueous systems
  • Powdura 4000 Anodite powder coatings from Sherwin-Williams
  • GRAS breaks through the core technology of protective colloid for multicolour coatings
  • Dow’s OPULUX™ HGT optical finishes
  • allnex launches SETAQUA® 6799: a new acrylic dispersion for joinery and deco applications
  • Wacker’s dispersible polymer powders for biocide-free wall paints

Industry News

  • Covestro: new research project for waterborne raw materials
  • Eastman Care Chemicals team takes home 2019 ICIS Surfactants Award for Technology Innovation
  • Axalta announces growth strategy for its powder coating business in China
  • BYK opens new site in Shanghai
  • Dow holds groundbreaking ceremony for new high-value silicone resin plant in China
  • PPG launches Paints with Purpose, featuring several unique paints
  • WACKER expands silicone elastomer production in China
  • Clariant contributes to future talent development in China’s chemical industry through support of the Second Young Talents’ Chemical Innovation Challenge ("Hackathon" 2019)

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