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March 2019

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March 15, 2019

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Editor’s Note

Raw Materials – the Key to Sustainable Innovations

— Prof. Long Lin

As many readers may agree, novel raw materials are the main path to innovations in coatings and inks. You may also share my view that the sustainability (short-term, medium-term and long term) of coatings and inks industries relies on novel raw materials, and he who possesses the ability to invent new, alternative raw materials holds the key to success in future coatings and inks industries in an increasingly environmentally conscious society.

 

Sustainability

Bio-Succinic Acid in Coatings and Resins

— Lawrence Theunissen, Director of Application Development, Reverdia, the Netherlands

With application benefits for polyesters and resins, bio-based succinic acid can drive sustainability and address customer demand for high-performance coatings. Modern coatings continue to meet the basic aesthetic requirements and increased resistance to external influences demanded by the customer. However, as reserves of fossil fuels decline, the coatings industry must look to the future − despite today’s competitive oil prices − and aim to avoid raw material shortages.

 

Industry Focus

More Exhibitors / Visitors Gathered for the Future of the Industry

CHINACOAT2018 (The 23rd China International Exhibition for Coatings, Printing Inks and Adhesives), closed its gate on Dec 6 at Area A of the China Import and Export Fair Complex in Guangzhou, P. R. China. The global coatings show reported good results again this year with the continued support from the industry.

 

Insider View

Ready to Unleash our Full Potential — AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals is now Nouryon

The former AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals was relaunched as Nouryon last October. Nouryon’s new company mission is - Your partner in essential chemistry for a sustainable future. CCJ was honoured to have an interview with Mr. Paul Eason, Global Business Director for Paints, Performance Additives, Nouryon during CHINACOAT2018 Guangzhou last December to understand the development direction of the new company.

 

Increasingly Stringent Environmental Regulations Create a Greater Demand for Low- and Zero-VOC Coatings Products

Founded in 2002, Nanjing Tianshi focuses on the development and application of micronised wax to provide customized solutions. CCJ took this opportunity to have an interview with Mr. Xu Le, Sales Director of Nanjing Tianshi New Materials Technology Co., Ltd. during CHINACOAT2018 Guangzhou in last December to learn the company’s debut of Tianshi Landun fungicide products.

 

Pigments

Experiments with Matt Effects

— Werner Rudolf Cramer, Germany

Interest in matt-painted cars ebbs and flows like the tide. In this context, matt paintwork is more often than not sold as a design innovation that attracts little purchase interest – with correspondingly minuscule sales figures. The slightest interest in matt-painted cars surely stems from psychological and practical aspects. People have always valued anything that shines. Shiny denotes fresh and clean. Matt, on the other hand, evokes a used and worn impression, with a hint of mysterious too.

 

Powder Coatings

Advances in Electrostatic Coating of Non-Conductive Substrates: Wet Painting & Powder Coatings (Part 2)

— W.S. Gutowski, S.Li, L.Russell, C.Filippou, Mark Spicer, CSIRO Manufacturing Flagship, Australia

In the last issue, we mentioned there is a need to develop a simpler technology, not requiring surface preactivation of polymeric substrate by flame treatment, whilst simultaneously providing high surface conductivity and good coating adhesion to the surface of coated and originally non-conductive products to facilitate adoption of this highly efficient electrostatic powder coating or, where relevant, electrostatically-assisted wet painting for the reduction or eradication of hazardous solid wastes, waste of water and VOC emissions.

 

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Industry News

  • Evonik opens new office in Bangladesh
  • Perstorp introduces a new innovative and sustainable offer at ECS
  • Clariant & Neste join force to develop sustainable industrial solutions
  • Arkema opens new powder coating resins unit in India
  • DSM’s sustainable resins for decorative coatings
  • Lubrizol showcases new coating technologies at ECS 2019

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