Articles Tagged with ''protective coatings''

UV LED Curing Technology

UV LED curing is fast becoming an accepted, user-friendly technology for a variety of manufacturing processes.

UV LED curing refers to a technique that uses “energy” output from the light emitting diodes (LEDs) in the ultraviolet (UV) spectrum to treat coatings, adhesives, inks and other UV-curable materials.


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Ask Dr. Dave: How can we ensure that UV-curable adhesives are always fully cured?

Dave Dunn's March 2014 column.

 One never gets a full 100% cure of these thermoset systems at relatively low temperatures because molecular mobility goes down dramatically as the adhesive increases in viscosity during curing. 


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3M Financial Results are Top News

This weekly roundup highlights the news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.
Last week, readers were most interested in 3M’s record-breaking financial results.
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PPG to Acquire High-Heat-Resistant Coatings Supplier

PPG Industries recently announced it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire substantially all of the assets of Hi-Temp Coatings Technology Co. Inc.
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Readers Most Interested in Ashland Specialty Ingredients’ New Facility

This weekly roundup highlights the news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week.

 An announcement from Ashland Specialty Ingredients regarding a new facility drew the most reader interest last week. 


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DSM Opens In-House Coating Service Facility

DSM recently announced it has launched a new facility to offer coating services for its ComfortCoat® coating technologies.


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RPM Acquires Floor Coatings Company

RPM International Inc. recently announced that its Rust-Oleum Group has acquired Citadel Restoration and Repair Inc.
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Market Trends: Growth Continues for Asia-Pacific Coatings Market

The five largest coatings suppliers in the Asia-Pacific Region are projected to capture 28% of worldwide sales in 2013.

Coating consumption in the Asia-Pacific region is projected to be 16.45 million tons worth $48.3 billion in 2013, according to the consulting firm Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney.


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Market Trends: Global Consumption of Radiation-Cured Products

Product assembly adhesives for electronic, medical, and other applications accounted for 13% of the adhesive pounds.

The global consumption of radiation-cured coatings, inks and adhesives was 868 million lbs in 2012, worth $4,495 million, according to a recent study from Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney. The


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Silicone Technology for Aerospace and Aircraft

Silicone’s versatility makes it a valuable asset for demanding industries.

Over the last 50 years, the aerospace and aircraft industries have used silicone in an ever-growing number of applications. Silicone inherently has high dielectric strength (typically ≥ 500 V/mil) and a large coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE), allowing it to absorb stresses during thermal cycling.


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ExxonMobil Tackifier Expansion

Dwight Tozer, vice president of ExxonMobil’s Adhesion Industry business, discusses the company’s latest tackifier expansion project with Editor-in-Chief Susan Sutton.

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