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Coatings Trends for Plastic Parts

New coatings technologies are enabling optimized quality and efficiency for multiple plastics applications.

For plastic parts, coatings and paints are more than just a protective skin; they provide the product with optical and haptic characteristics that decisively influence customers’ perceptions—and buying decisions.


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Solutions in Silicone

Silicone's coil-like structure has enabled the creation of a wide range of previously unimaginable products.

The second most common element on earth, silicon represents 28% of the earth’s crust and is found in sand, silicates, and many minerals such as quartz.


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Topcoat Coating System Helps Flying Colours to Soar

A "painter-friendly" basecoat-clearcoat topcoat coating system was used to repaint a QantasLink 717 airplane.

Flying Colours Aviation repainted a QantasLink 717 airplane with a basecoat-clearcoat coatings system by PPG Industries’ aerospace business that delivered what it promised—a quickly achieved, smooth, high-gloss finish.


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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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Handbook of Sealant Technology

The Handbook of Sealant Technology provides an in-depth examination of sealants, reviewing their historical developments and fundamentals, adhesion theories and properties, and today’s wide range of applications.

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ASI 2014 Buyers GuideASI's Buyers' Guide

Annual purchasing resource for equipment used in the manufacture/formulation of adhesives, sealants, pressure sensitives, tapes and labels and for application of finished adhesives. 

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