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Coatings Innovation: PPG Earns Award of Excellence

The business was recognized for coatings used in the restoration of a historic battleship.
May 1, 2013

PPG Industries’ Protective and Marine Coatings (PMC) business recently received the 2013 Military Coatings Project Award of Excellence from The Society for Protective Coatings (SSPC) during the SSPC 2013 event held January 14-17 in San Antonio, Texas.


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Product Profile: Plas-Pak Industry Introduces Dual Syringe Products

The dual syringe can be used with a variety of low-cost static mixers for meter-mix and dispensing.
May 1, 2013

This company’s new 6B23 (3 x 3 ml) dual syringe can be used with a variety of low-cost static mixers for meter-mix and dispensing of plural component epoxies, urethanes, or 1:1 ratio compositions.


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Coatings Innovation: New Environmental Road Markings Improve Safety

The road markings incorporate tiny glass beads that reflect the light from headlights in dark or wet conditions.
May 1, 2013

Road markings ensure traffic safety, but there are differences among them, both in terms of quality and eco-friendliness. Evonik Industries has conducted an independent lifecycle assessment (LCA) and found that DEGAROUTE-based road markings protect not only road users but also the climate.


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Carbon Nanotube-Based Coatings

New coatings containing CNTs offer enhanced strength and corrosion resistance.
May 1, 2013

Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are nanometer-scale tubular structures consisting entirely of carbon atoms. They represent a newly discovered elemental form of carbon and have remarkable properties in terms of mechanical strength, thermal conductance and electrical conductivity.


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Advancing Adhesives: Agricultural Waste and Adhesives

Glue produced from spent fowl is proving to be an alternative to soy-based adhesives.
May 1, 2013

Almost two-thirds of adhesives produced each year in the U.S. are from non-renewable petroleum resources. However, each year brings added pressure to search for alternatives to petroleum-based adhesives, as oil prices rise and concerns over pollution released during the manufacture of these products grow.


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Advancing Adhesives: Mussels Inspire Innovative New Adhesive for Surgery

A new synthetic family of adhesives can serve as bioadhesives.
May 1, 2013

Mussels can be a delicious meal, but the chemistry that lets mussels stick to underwater surfaces may also provide a highly adhesive wound closure and more effective healing from surgery.


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High-Efficiency Styrenic Block Copolymers

High-efficiency polymers can help formulators by reducing viscosity or increasing formulation flexibility.
May 1, 2013

Today’s hot-melt formulators face many challenges, including variations in the availability of raw material supply and the pressure to reduce formulation costs. High-efficiency polymers can help formulators by reducing formulation viscosity or increasing formulation flexibility, which allows for the exchange of resin or oil for polymers.


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Self-Assembling Acrylic Block Copolymers for Enhanced Adhesives Properties

A new type of acrylic copolymer has been developed that features block structures and controlled functional group placement due to a controlled radical polymerization process.
May 1, 2013

Acrylic polymers are widely used in pressure-sensitive adhesive (PSA) applications in the form of emulsion, solvent or radiation-cured systems. They combine good UV resistance, transparency, tailored tack, and stiffness due to a large choice of acrylic and methacrylic comonomers.


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Build Your Knowledge at PSTC’s Tape Summit 2013

Attendees of Tape Summit 2013 will benefit from a variety of focused learning opportunities.
May 1, 2013

The Pressure Sensitive Tape Council’s Tape Summit 2013 will be held May 13-17 at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel in New Orleans, La. Industry professionals will benefit from a variety of focused learning opportunities, including Tape University, TECH 36, and the Exhibitor and Technical Poster events.


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Q&A About Polyurethane

Can existing formulations help make the leap from a one-component polyurethane coating to a two-component system?
May 1, 2013

I would like to achieve the high performance of a two-component polyurethane coating, but my application process is only able to handle a one-component system. Can any existing formulations help me make this performance leap?


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