28th June 2017

CHEMSPEC EXPANDS PRODUCT LINES

In response to the significant growth trajectory anticipated in the 
global polyisobutylene (PIB) market, ChemSpec Ltd.
 (Uniontown, OH), a member of the Safic-Alcan Group family of companies, continues to expand its portfolio, to a range of over 150 product series offerings.

MANUAL AIRLESS SPRAY GUN

The new SFlow manual airless spray gun from SAMES KREMLIN Inc. has been designed to make working conditions easier for painters in the field that are dealing with difficult and very long days of spray painting.

ENHANCED AMINE FUNCTIONAL SILANE

Gelest, Inc. has unveiled its new SIVATE E610 enhanced amine functional silane, which it says offers improved performance with non-siliceous surfaces.

ROBOTIC COLOR CHANGE BLOCK FOR PAINT

SAMES KREMLIN has released its new UPside CCV Color Change Block. This unit is a universal robotic color change block that contains a compact and modular design providing several solutions to integrate onto robotic arms. 

 

VISCOMETER OFFERS NEW FEATURES

AMETEK Brookfield has introduced the new KU-3 Krebs Unit Viscometer. The KU-3 is used in the paints and coatings industry to measure viscosity in accordance with ASTM D562.

SAMES KREMLIN PARTNERS WITH TRICOFLEX

SAMES KREMLIN and Tricoflex have partnered to bring their innovation and product knowledge to North America. Tricoflex is a hose manufacturer offering four types of hoses: braided, non-reinforced, knitted and spiral hoses.

VISCOMETER HANDLES CHANGING SHEAR STRESS

Paul N. Gardner Co. Inc. has introduced a new device for viscosity measurement of coatings. The ConePlate viscometer is specifically designed to provide stringent testing conditions to allow the measurement of coating materials as the viscosity changes according to the shear stress that is applied.

COATING THICKNESS GAGE

DeFelsko's new PosiTest DFT Coating Thickness Gage measures coating thickness on metal substrates.

CURE-TRACKING SYSTEM

The newest generation DATAPAQ EasyTrack3 system is for profiling the oven cure of painted and powder-coated products.

MAGENTA QUINACRIDONE PIGMENT

Sun Chemical Performance Pigments has launched its new Quindo Magenta 202 pigment. This new quinacridone pigment delivers highly pigmented bases in low-VOC, high-solid coatings.

 

COLOR MATCHING DEVICE

Datacolor has launched ColorReaderPRO, a professional color matching device. This is an ultra-portable, Bluetooth-connected color selection device that works standalone or connected to the ColorReaderPRO mobile app.

SOLUBLE SALT TESTER

The Positector SST Soluble Salt Tester measures the concentration of soluble salts (salt contamination) on metal surfaces in accordance with ISO 8502-6, 8502-9.

VENJAKOB HIGHLIGHTS VEN SPRAY SYSTEMS

Venjakob Maschinenbau is showing three spray painting machines at this year's Ligna trade show for wood finishers.

COMPATIBILIZER SUITS ALKYD RESINS

New TEGO Color Aid technology from Evonik expands, the company says, the potential uses of pigment concentrates in paints and coatings based on alkyd resins.

CROSSLINKER FOR PUR

Vencorex has launched Easaqua X D 870, a high-performance polyisocyanate crosslinker for two-component waterborne polyurethane formulations.

COMBINATION GRINDING MILL

Bühler is offering a new grinding option by combining its MacroMedia pre-dispersing unit and the MicroMedia bead mill.

METALLIC EFFECTS PIGMENTS

A combination of brilliance, metallic effects and opacity are the characteristics of the new Silvershine 400 series from Eckart.

DOCUMENT MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

BlueDocs is a module within Bluestreak software that facilitates management of all corporate documents. These can include quality and training manuals, operating procedures and equipment work instructions.

AUTOMATIC SPRAY APPLICATORS

DeVilbiss' new AG-360 series automatic spray applicators feature the company's QuickClean technology. They are available in various machine mounting formats, to provide a universal finishing solution for all industrial low pressure applications.

 

APPLICATION NOZZLES FOR AIRCRAFT COATINGS

Chemetall, the surface treatment supplier that is now a business unit of BASF’s Coatings division, has introduced Jurblami application nozzles for high-quality, fast and reproducible sealing operations.

LED CURING SYSTEM

Phoseon Technology has increased the peak intensity of its FireJet FJ100 LED curing system by 50 percent, up to 12W/cm2. 

 

HAND-HELD DUROMETER

The new PosiTector SHD Shore Hardnesss Durometer is a handheld electronic instrument that measures the indentation hardness of non-metallic materials.

ACTIVATED AMINE FUNCTIONAL SILANE

Gelest, Inc. has unveiled a new SIVATE A610 activated amine functional silane, which it says improves adhesion, speeds reactivity and increases bond strength in packaging, polymer, micro-electronics and curing applications.

FASTENERS FOR RACKS

RIGHTech Fabrications is offering both metric and standard titanium fasteners, available from stock, to address all bolt, nut and washer needs.

AXALTA ADDS METALLIC POWDER COATING

Axalta Coating Systems has released AR400 Champagne Metallic, a new bonded metallic color in its architectural color pallet.

SEMI-MATTE POWDER COATING

Alesta BK08 20 Gloss, a new, semi-matte powder coating from Axlta, yields an extremely smooth appearance and provides exceptional weatherability for a wide range of interior and exterior projects.

DESKTOP LABORATORY EXTRUDER

The new Baker Perkins MPX19 desktop twin-screw extruder is designed for applications such as powder coating, toner, EMC, plastics and pharmaceuticals.

POWDER FEED SYSTEM

Nordson Corp. has introduced the Spectrum Powder Feed Center, its next-generation feed center technology.

GAUGE MEASURES CONCRETE COATINGS

The new Elcometer 500 Coating Thickness Gauge offers improved, non-destructive measurement of dry-film coatings on concrete.

SOLAR REFLECTING PIGMENT

Huntsman Pigments & Additives has launched Altiris W400 pigment, a near infrared reflecting TiO2 pigment that can improve the thermal stability and durability of white, bright and light colored plastics used in exterior applications.

CHEMICALLY RESISTANT PUR LINING

HiChem 11‐70 from Rhino Linings Corp. is a two‐component, 100 percent solids, zero‐VOC polyurethane lining, and is the company’s most chemical resistant product to date.

OLIGOMERS OFFER HIGH CHEMICAL AND ABRASION RESISTANCE

Dymax Oligomers & Coatings has released two new oligomers that can be used by coating formulators to achieve high levels of chemical and abrasion resistance.

MARINE CORROSION PROTECTION

BullFrog products can replace conventional and hazardous petroleum-based rust preventatives. Their particular application is for ships, structures and equipment used in sea water service.

MONOCOAT COATING FOR HEAVY-DUTY USE

PPG has introduced Spectracron SPM Series DTM (direct-to-metal) monocoat, a one-component coating that helps prevent corrosion on heavy-duty, transportation, agricultural and construction equipment.

FUNCTIONAL SILANE HAS MULTIPLE USES

Gelest, Inc. has introduced its new SIVATE A200 activated acrylate functional silane for use as a primer for fiber optic cladding, a coupling agent for light-cure acrylic nanocomposites, or an adhesion promoterfor high-speed UV acrylated urethane cure systems.

DEVICE MEASURES POWDER COATINGS

TQC has introduced the PowderTAG. The instrument measures powder coating thickness up to 300 μm, before and after cure.

SILICONE-FREE CAN AND COIL COATINGS

Tego Flow 375 and Tego Flow 460 N from Evonik are two new silicone-free flow and leveling additives specifically developed for use in can and coil coatings.

UV LED CURING SYSTEM

Excelitas Technologies Corp. has expanded its OmniCure product line with a higher power UV LED curing system for fiber optic coatings.

SPRAY-ON CORROSION INHIBITOR

Cortec's EcoAir VpCI-337 Fogger is a biodegradable waterborne vapor corrosion inhibitor used to protect metal parts and internal void spaces.

ASTERION LAUNCHES SAMPLE ANALYSIS PROCESS

Asterion LLC has launched a sample analysis submission process for its proprietary plating and pretreatment chemistries.

CHROME-FREE AIRCRAFT SEALANT

PPG has developed a new anti-corrosion material for use in aircraft, called PR-2870.

BLACK OXIDE FINISH

Manufacturers contemplating taking black oxide finishing in-house are offered a low-cost entry option with the Birchwood Technologies BC40E TruTemp finishing system.

RESIDUE-FREE BRESLE TEST PATCHES

Elcometer 135C Bresle Test Patches measure the level of soluble salts on uncoated surfaces in accordance with ISO 8502-6.

PORTABLE SPECTROPHOTOMETER FOR PAINT

Datacolor has launched the Datacolor 20D, a portable spectrophotometer designed especially for paint retailers and hardware stores.

REACTIVE SILICONE FOR EPOXY HYBRIDS

SiVance, LLC, a subsidiary of Milliken & Co., has introduced SiVance C2010 resin, a reactive silicone technology designed to create highly durable epoxy-silicone hybrid coating formulations.

QC FOR DECORATIVE ANODIZED COATINGS

Using the non-destructive phase-sensitive eddy current method, the SMP 350 instrument quickly and accurately determines the electrical conductivity of nonferrous metals.

CORROSION INHIBITORS FOR REBAR

Cortec’s Migrating Corrosion Inhibitors (MCIs) combat expansion problems by stalling the onset of rebar corrosion and reducing corrosion rates once started. 

WATERBORNE ACRYLIC URETHANE FOR EXTERIORS

PPG has introduced Aquacron 200 Series coating, a waterborne acrylic urethane for exterior building products.

BLACK FINISH FOR ALUMINUM

The Lumiclad aluminum blackening process from Birchwood Technologies produces a rich black finish on aluminum components and is recommended for power transmission components such as couplings, electrical card cages, and military and weapon components.

STAIN-RESISTANT OLIGOMER

Dymax Corp. has recently released Bomar BR-970H, a stain resistant oligomer with high modulus, ideal for 2D and 3D inkjet printing applications, as well as graphic art applications.

ISOCYANATE-FREE TOPCOAT

Sherwin-Williams, through its Product Finishes Division, has introduces KEM NISO 8510, an isocyanate-free topcoat system that can be color matched in any package size to a wide range of colors and quickly blended at Sherwin-Williams facilities across North America.

BELT CONVEYOR OVEN

Model No. 853 is a 500-deg. F electrically-heated belt conveyor oven from Grieve Corp. It is currently used for curing coatings and heat shrinking plastics at a customer’s facility.

POLYURETHANE COATING NEEDS NO PRIMER

Sherwin-Williams, through its Product Finishes Division, has introduced Polane D 8700, a liquid direct-to-metal polyurethane coating that eliminates the need for primer, saving processing time and other job costs.

HUBER LAUNCHES PE BAG SYSTEM

Huber Engineered Materials, a division of J.M. Huber Corp., has launched a new packaging concept implemented at its Havre de Grace,
MD, precipitated amorphous silica production facility. The multi-million dollar packaging system replaces paper bags with a conversion to more robust polyethylene bags.

IMPROVED CHEMICALS MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

Datacor, Inc., a developer and provider of enterprise resource planning (ERP) and customer relationship management (CRM) for process manufacturers and chemical distributors, has announced new capabilities for its CRM solution, eChempax.

WATER-BASED PRIMER

A new water-based primer from AkzoNobel can be applied in the pre-treatment stage.

DRY SEPARATION SYSTEM

Venjakob Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG will be presenting several new developments at this year's Paint Expo. These include a new dry separation system for automatic spray painting plants, and an entirely new dry extraction system.

BIO-BASED COATING RESINS

Arkema has partnered with major industrial coatings companies to bring to market bio-based Synolac resins.

WASHABILITY TESTER

The Automatic Washability Tester can perform abrasion and washability tests on coated panels to define the resistance of paint, varnish or related products to scratching, wearing and color loss due to wet or dry abrasion.

COATING FOR WHITE DEVICES

PPG has introduced Velvecron SR (stain-resistant) coating, which is engineered to prevent staining of white and light-colored consumer and mobile electronic devices such as tablets, smartphones and e-readers.

SHORE HARDNESS DUROMETER

DeFelsko has introduced its new PosiTector SHD Shore Hardness Durometer for measuring the indentation hardness of non-metallic materials.

EXPLOSION-PROOF LED FIXTURE

Larson Electronics has released a new and improved paint spray booth-rated, explosion-proof LED light fixture that is outfitted with specially designed dimming lamps.

DRY AGITATOR BEAD MILL

The new SpheRho from Netzsch is an agitator bead mill designed for super-fine dry grinding.

VISCOSITY MEASUREMENT DEVICE

The DV2000 Viscothinner is for determination of the viscosity in P (Poise) or cP, as used in the paint, coatings and ink industries.

DYMAX EXTEDS OLIGOMER RANGE

Dymax is offering a new oligomer, BDT 1015, primarily for flexible surfaces.

LED UV CURING UNIT

The Semray UV 4003 from Heraeus Noblelight is a 'plug-and-play' UV LED curing unit.

DUPLEX COATING SYSTEM FROM PPG

PPG has introduced the DragonHide ZRE finish system, a duplex coating system engineered with a self-healing, zinc-rich primer between the base metal substrate and electrocoat finish.

DRYING TIME RECORDER

Gardco's Electronic Ultracycle RHT Circular Drying Time Recorder offers relative humidity and temperature measurement for coated surfaces.

CHEMETALL INTRODUCES NEW CLEANER

Gardoclean S 5411 from Chemetall is free of silicate and borate and, the company says, offers enhanced occupational safety and is easy to handle.

ECOBOND UPGRADES LEAD DEFENDER

Ecobond LBP's Paint-it-on Leave-it-on lead paint sealant and treatment formula has been improved to give superior lead treatment capability.

SILICONE RELEASE COATING

Dow Corning has introduced Syl-Off EM 7978 coating, the latest addition to its portfolio of high-performance release coatings for food packaging and processing applications.

CORROSION PROTECTION SYSTEM

Manufacturers needing immediate corrosion protection on small quantities of parts can get it with the quality of larger finishing systems using Birchwood Technologies’ Mini Presto Black line.

COLOR MEASUREMENT DEVICE

The Lovibond EComparator Series provides an easy transition from subjective visual measurement to a non-subjective, accurate electronic measurement.

NEW STEEL COATING OFFERS FIRE PROTECTION

Michelman has commercialized ProHere V 30290, a waterborne binder designed for use in the formulation of intumescent coatings that protect structural and architectural steel.

WATERBORNE ACRYLIC TOPCOAT

Sherwin-Williams, through its Product Finishes Division, has introduced KEM Aqua 3001, a waterborne acrylic topcoat for application on vinyl windows, trim, shutters and doors.

PORTABLE SPECTROPHOTOMETER

Datacolor has launched the Datacolor 200 spectrophotometer.

PROTECTIVE ARCHITECTURAL RESINS

Lumiflon fluoroethylene vinyl ether (FEVE) resins from AGC Chemicals Americas Inc. are for industrial and architectural applications.

FOAM HEIGHT MEASUREMENT

The Ross Miles Foam Analyzer from Krüss is claimed to be the world’s first instrument for measuring foam height electronically.

SOFTWARE COMBINES INSTRUMENT READINGS

PosiSoft Desktop Software, available for both PC and Mac, has been completely redesigned and re-engineered for 2016.

DUST-FREE DRUM DUMPER

A new Tip-Tite Mobile Drum Dumper from Flexicon allows dust-free transfer of bulk materials from drums into process equipment and storage vessels.

AGC LAUNCHES FLUOROPOLYMER ADHESIVE

AGC Chemicals Americas Inc. has added a resin to its LM-ETFE AH series of adhesive fluoropolymers.

GAS-FIRED CURING OVEN

No. 887 is a gas-fired 1000 deg. F cabinet oven from Grieve, currently used for curing metal coatings onto parts.

PPG LAUNCHES NEW SPU PRIMERS

PPG’s industrial coatings business has introduced Spectracron SPU conductive and non-conductive urethane primers.

DIGITAL OPTICAL MICROSCOPE

Gardco's USB Microscope's optical design combines the advantages of a USB-microscope digital camera with the precision optics of a microscope illuminated with LED lights.

WATERBORNE POLYIMIDE BINDER

Michelman's new ProHere I 13002 is a waterborne polyimide binder used by manufacturers of metal coatings.

BIO-BASED RUST PREVENTATIVE

BioCorr is a waterbased, ready-to-use formulation intended for preservation of metals in storage and during transportation.

NEW VERSION OF OPTIFLEX SYSTEM

Gema has introduced the newest version of the OptiFlex2 F Spray manual unit.

BENCHTOP SPECTROPHOTOMETERS

Datacolor has released its 850 and 550 spectrophotometers.

TESLA NANOCOATINGS DEVELOPS WET-ON-WET PROCESS

Tesla NanoCoatings has announced development of a breakthrough wet-on-wet application process for Teslan primer and topcoats, a step it says strengthens the company’s position in carbon nanotube corrosion-protection technology.

HIGH-HEAT RESISTANT SILICONE

Dow Corning Corp. has introduced a new silicone to meet the need for high-temperature-resistant, room-temperature-curing coatings with improved flexibility, impact resistance and film build.

HIGH TEMPERATURE RESISTANT SILICONE

Dow Corning Corp. has introduced a new silicone resin to meet the need for high-temperature-resistant, room-temperature-curing coatings.

PPG BECOMES LICENSEE FOR PVDF RESIN

PPG Industries’ coil and building products – exterior coatings group has become the only North American licensee for Kynar ADS II polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) resin.

VOC-COMPLIANT SOLVENT

TBF Environmental Technology Inc. is commercially launching BerdeSol, the company’s latest volatile organic content (VOC)-compliant alternative.

WIRELESS THICKNESS SENSOR

The SmarTest concept from Paul N. Gardner Co. consists of an app and a wireless sensor. It offers a solution for measuring coating thickness with the help of smart phones and tablets.

WALTER LAUNCHES NEW FINISHING DISC

Walter Surface Technologies has introduced the Enduro-Flex 2-in-1 TURBO, the latest addition to the company’s Enduro-Flex portfolio of finishing flap discs

BIRCHWOOD LAUNCHES UPGRADED WEBSITE

Birchwood Technologies has launched newly redesigned and expanded website.

HIGH TEMPERATURE TRUCK OVEN

Number 899 is a high temperature truck oven from Grieve, currently used for curing a coating on parts hanging from rods.

NEW HIGH-SOLIDS COATINGS FOR METALS

PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced Spectracron 380 poly-iothane HS (High-Solids) series coatings.

VACUUM BED TABLE FOR SAMPLES

The new heated perforated vacuum bed table from Paul N. Gardner Co. can be used to create smooth and consistent thin films of paint, lacquers and other materials on sample specimen such as opacity test charts, sample panels, foils or other flat substrates.

EPOXY PROTECTS CONCRETE AND STEEL

Dura-Plate 6100 is a 100 percent solids high build, high physical performance, amine-cured epoxy designed for corrosion protection of concrete and steel in municipal and industrial wastewater treatment facilities.

LOW VOC SOLVENT SUBSTITUTE

TBF Environmental Technology has introduced ZemaSol as a solvent alternative for xylene, parachlorobenzotrifluoride (PCBTF), tertiary butyl acetate (TBAc) or toluene.

GRACE ENTERS PAINTS MARKET

W. R. Grace & Co. is launching Syloid A matting agents for the architectural market to meet consumer demand for high-performance, low-gloss paints.

REPLACEMENT SCREENS PROGRAM

A new K-Series replacement screens program for all makes and models of centrifugal sifters has been released by Kason Corp.

ELECTRICALLY HEATED TRUCK OVEN

Grieve Corp.’s No. 911 is an electrically-heated, 500-deg. F truck oven, used for paint baking.

DYMAX DEVELOPS NEW CELLULOSE ESTERS

New UV-curable cellulose ester additives and binders from Dymax researchers provide are claimed to offer improved surface hardness and solvent resistance in hard coating and ink applications.

NEW NANOTECHNOLOGY CAN CHANGE COLORS

A research team in China has developed a coating that can deflect visible light in different wavelengths. The result is painted surfaces that act like chameleons and change color to match environmental shifts.

CITRIC ACID-BASED GEL CLEANER

CorroKleen 44 rust remover is a citric-acid-based gel cleaner that PPG claims is more effective at removing rust and mill scale than traditional grinding, sanding, media blasting or chemical-based solutions.

VINYL ACRYLIC BINDER

Dow Coating Materials has introduced ROVACE 10, a new vinyl acrylic binder.

MODIFIED EPOXY PRESERVES CONCRETE

Omnova Solutions has introduced an epoxy-modified acrylic copolymer for 1K (one part) garage floor and other concrete coatings.

BIO-CIRCLE EXPANDS STAR LINE OF CLEANERS

ALUSTAR 100 is specifically optimized for cleaning and degreasing aluminum in automated and ultrasonic parts washers.

PORTABLE COLOR DIGITIZER

Paul N. Gardner Co. Inc. has a new portable color digitizer. The Cube removes the guesswork from color matching, and makes it easy to save, store, and work with colors.

ANTI-CORROSION PROCESS PROVIDES BREAK-IN LUBRICITY

Gear component manufacturers need an in-house metal finishing process to provide break-in lubricity, robust corrosion protection and galling resistance on critical components. Birchwood Technologies’ TRU TEMP low-temperature black oxide process, the company says, meets all these requirements.

CORROSION REMOVAL COMPOUND

VpCI-426 Descaler/Rust Remover enhanced with Nano-VpCI is a water-based, heavy duty rust remover available in the form of liquid, powder and gel. It is offered as an economical rust remover for corrosion, scale and naturally occurring oxides.

KURARAY INTRODUCES PHOTOCURABLE ELASTOMER

Employing one of its proprietary technologies, Kuraray Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) has developed a photocurable elastomer. This technology, the company says, enables good control of the molecular weight as well as distribution of the elastomer and the photocurable portions within the molecular structure of a polymer.

FAST DRYING ALKYD TOPCOAT

Cortec Corp., which supplies corrosion protection solutions, is now offering VpCI-280. This is a fast drying, solvent-based alkyd topcoat.

PAINT COUPON OVEN

Grieve’s model 915 is a gas-fired, 650-deg. F cabinet oven, currently used for testing paint coupons. Workspace dimensions measure 26 x 26 x 38 in.

VALSPAR ADDS EFFECTS LINE

The latest addition to Valspar’s Fluropon coatings is the Fluropon Effects line. This consists of three product families: Nova, Rustica and Kameleon.

EXPLOSION-PROOF UV LIGHT

Larson Electronics’ new explosion proof ultraviolet fluorescent light fixture is US and Canada approved Class 1 Division 1, Class 2 Division 1 and uses a special ballast and bulb combination to produce ultraviolet light.

SUN CHEMICAL ADDS PIGMENTS

Sun Chemical Performance Pigments is introducing new pigment shades that it says significantly expand the color options for coatings formulators.

PUMPS FOR FLUIDS MANAGEMENT

Stallion Original Metal AODD Pump models incorporate design features that make the handling and transfer of fluids with high solid content more efficient and effective.

MANUAL SPRAY GUN

The Walther Pilot Terra manual spray gun is a budget-minded spray gun that has a stainless steel needle/nozzle combination as well as a high precision nozzle/air cap system.

MICROFIBRILLAR CELLULOSE FOR MUD-CRACKING

Exilva is Borregaard’s new microfibrillar/microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) that decreases mud-cracking in exterior acrylic paint when applied in cold weather.

CORROSION INHIBITOR FOR METAL COMPOSITES

Socomore has developed a temporary, yet innovative water-borne corrosion inhibitor compound, SOCOPAC WBP, with short drying time (30 minutes), and the company claims, outstanding anti-corrosion properties.

MAGNETIC DRILLS PREPARE METAL PARTS

Walter Surface Technologies has introduced its newly redesigned Icecut 100 and Icecut 200 magnetic drills.

CORROSION-INHIBITING REBAR COATING

Cortec's MCI (Migratory Corrosion Inhibitor) Coating for Rebar is a water-based, environmentally friendly product that provides corrosion protection in outside storage as well as offering powerful corrosion resistance for embedded rebars.

COATINGS FOR PROFESSIONAL CONTRACTORS

Valspar has a new line of coatings specifically designed for the painting contractor. The company says professional painters will find an expanded lineup of water-based coatings, including direct-to-metal primers and topcoats, pre-catalyzed epoxies, catalyzed epoxies, DryFall and a zero-VOC primer.

PLANT-BASED POLYESTER ACRYLATE

Ebecryl 5849 resin is the latest addition to Allnex’s portfolio of energy-curable polyester acrylates. This new resin is plant‐based, and is thus made mostly from bio‐preferred materials.

GAS-FIRED OVEN CURES PAINT COUPONS

Model 915 is a gas-fired, 650-deg. F cabinet oven from Grieve Corp., used for testing paint coupons. Workspace dimensions measure 26 x 26 x 38 in.

CORROSION INHIBITOR USES NANOTECHNOLOGY

Recessed spaces are easily missed by common corrosion inhibitors leaving areas exposed to the dangerous effects of corrosion. Cortec Corp. has introduced EcoFog VpCI-309 Nano to reach these hidden areas.

BLACK OXIDE FOR SMALL OPERATIONS

Presto Black room temperature black oxide from Birchwood Technology (Eden Prairie, MN) is offered for small to medium production operations requiring robust corrosion resistance and galling protection on critical surfaces for machine components.

INSPECTION SYSTEM USES ANDROID DEVICES

Following the introduction of its PosiTector SmartLink for iOS devices, DeFelsko is releasing the PosiTector app for Android. The PosiTector SmartLinkTM and free mobile app turns a cellphone or tablet into a multi-functional inspection instrument.

AIR-OPERATED DIAPHRAGM PUMPS

Binks (Glendale Heights, IL) has introduced its new DX70 series of air operated 1:1 ratio diaphragm pumps.

CORROSION INHIBITING PAPER

Cortec has introduced CorShield VpCI-146 Creped Paper that uses Nano VpCI, a premium corrosion inhibiting paper that is environmentally safe, non-toxic, biodegradable, and does not contain nitrites, phosphates, or silicates.

PLASMA SYSTEM FOR PAINT REMOVAL

Plasmatreat has worked in conjunction with Fraunhofer IFAM to develop a plasma-based solution to cleaning grates and jigs, and is now commercializing PermaCLEANPLAS coating.

DIPODAL SILANES PROMOTE ADHESION

Gelest, Inc. has new line of dipodal silanes that function as adhesion promoters. They have intrinsic hydrolytic stabilities the company claims are far greater than conventional silanes, extending coating service life.

OLIGOMER INHIBITS CORROSION

Sartomer has released CN9030, a new difunctional aliphatic urethane acrylate. When paired with a corrosion-resistant base coat, CN9030 can be used to provide a weatherable top coat in high-performance UV/EBcure coating applications.

DYE-FREE COPPER PROCESS

Enthone’s Cuprostar 1610 bright acid copper process is a dye-free and methanol-free process that produces brilliant and highly ductile copper layers with low internal stress.

WATER-BORNE COATINGS FOR VINYL

Sherwin-Williams has introduced KEM AQUAFluor 5001 and 5002, premium waterborne coatings formulated with Kynar Aquatec polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) resin.

WEATHERABLE TOPCOAT FOR DIFFICULT SUBSTRATES

Sartomer (Exton, PA) has released CN9030, a new difunctional aliphatic urethane acrylate. When paired with a corrosion-resistant base coat, CN9030 can be used to provide a weatherable top coat in high-performance UV/EB-cure coating applications.

BROAD SPECTRUM WOOD PRESERVATIVE

Troy Corp. has introduced advanced Mergal WP45, a broad-spectrum wet-state preservative for the control of contamination and spoilage-causing microorganisms in the wood manufacturing environment.

BELT CONVEYOR OVEN

Wisconsin Oven Corp. (East Troy, WI) has shipped an electrically heated belt conveyor oven that quickly dries a coating on titanium and stainless steel fasteners.

SOFTWARE FOR DATA COLLECTION AND VISUALIZATION

Mettler Toledo has introduced Collect+ data collection and visualization software. This gives quality, production, maintenance and procurement managers new insight into production processes.

OUTDOOR CORROSION INHIBITOR

Cortec patented Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitor (VpCI) technology, VpCI-391 provides a water-borne coating for medium to long-term outdoor protection.

MINI SYSTEMS FOR METAL FINISHING

Birchwood Technologies (Eden Prairie, MN) offers three mini systems for use in small batch metal finishing at low temperatures. Mini systems are for manufacturers looking to add in house capabilities without the necessary volume or space for a full sized process line.

ELECTROCONDUCTIVE POWDERS

Milliken Chemical’s Zelec electroconductive powders (ECPs) are for manufacturers wanting a high-performing static-dissipative additive for coatings and plastics.

POLYESTER COIL COATINGS

PPG Industries’ (Pittsburgh, PA) coil and building products group has introduced Duraform polyester coil coatings.

POLYESTER ACRYLATE FOR WOOD FINISHING

Allnex has introduced an energy-curable polyester acrylate that offers balanced properties to UV-cured sealers for wood applications.

BYK LAUNCHES NEW WAX ADDITIVE

BYK Additives and Instruments has launched a new wax additive that is characterized by its low melting point.

ELECTROSTATIC FINISHING APPLICATORS

Ransburg (Toledo, OH) has introduced its RansFlex manual applicator series as advanced electrostatic finishing applicators. They are engineered to incorporate DeVilbiss proprietary atomization technology.

NEAR-NEUTRAL METAL CONDITIONER

PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business has introduced ULTRAR metal conditioner 257, a near-neutral descaler solution that removes weld scale, light oxide and other impurities from steel surfaces.

PASSIVATION TESTER USES CLOUD-BASED APP

Walter Surface Technologies (Montreal), a supplier of surface treatment technologies for over 60 years, is encouraging machine shops and fabricators to utilize the new SURFOX Smart Passivation Tester. This is a component of its SURFOX electrochemical cleaning system, to analyze passivation levels in stainless steel.

WATER-REDUCIBLE ENAMEL FOR METALS

Sherwin-Williams has introduced its KEM AQUA 8710 Water Reducible Enamel for general metal applications. The new coating dries to touch within 30 minutes and dries to handle within 75 minutes, allowing manufacturers to increase throughput.

ELECTROSTATIC SPRAY GUN

EXEL North America, Inc. has launched the new SAMES Nanogun MV manual electrostatic low-pressure spray gun. This has been designed for spraying 1K and 2K solvent and water-based materials with low pressures in a variety of markets such as the aerospace, agricultural & construction, metallic furniture, wood and automotive Industries.

EXPLOSION-PROOF LED LAMP

Larson Electronics has a new explosion proof LED light fixture that is approved for paint spray booths, and combines one visible white light with a 365NM ultraviolet light. This 4-ft, two-lamp Class 1 Division 1 light fixture has a T6 temperature rating and paint spray booth certification.

Water-borne carbon blacks

Orion Engineered Carbons has new carbon black pigments for water-borne, solvent-borne, powder and conductive coatings. These are Colour Black FW 255; Special Black 40; Colour Black FW 171 and XPB 545.

Stain-resistant binder

Arkema Coating Resins, a business unit of Arkema Inc., has introduced ENCOR 662 acrylic latex, a high performance all acrylic binder the company says delivers outstanding scrub and stain resistance, and washability, in low-VOC interior architectural coatings.

FLEXIBLE HOSE

A new, clear and lightweight, static dissipative polyurethane hose that can replace heavier PVC and polyethylene conductive hoses in many fume and dust collection applications is being introduced by Flexaust of Warsaw, IN.

NEW BAYFERROX RED SHADES

Specialty chemicals company LANXESS (Pittsburgh, PA) has a new line of red shades. Marketed globally under the Bayferrox brand name, the new products will be manufactured using a new sustainably optimized Penniman process.

HUBER ACQUIRES SAFIRE TECHNOLOGY

Huber Engineered Materials (Atlanta, GA), a division of J.M. Huber Corporation, has acquired the Safire nitrogen and phosphorus halogen-free fire retardant technology from Floridienne Group and Catena Additives, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Floridienne. Huber’s goal is to take the patented Safire technology, integrate it within its existing halogen-free portfolio of flame retardants and smoke suppressants, and rapidly develop a line of commercial products.

EXPLOSION-PROOF LED LAMP

Industrial lighting specialist Larson Electronics has released a 52-watt, explosion proof, low profile LED light fixture that provides operators with a powerful and energy efficient alternative to traditional hazardous location luminaries.

BEND TEST SYSTEM

The TQC Cylindrical Bend Test from Paul N. Gardner Co. Inc. is a robust yet elegant testing instrument to indicate the elasticity, elongation and adhesion of a paint film at bending stress.

WATER-BASED METAL SEALANTS

Birchwood Technologies (Eden Prairie, MN) is offering two all-purpose Clearlok water-based sealants formulated to provide a protective topcoat on most metal surfaces.

Binks Cuts Into The New Maple Horizontally Opposed Piston Pump Series

Finishing Brands, manufacturer of Binks industrial spray finishing and fluid handling equipment, introduces the new Binks Maple horizontallly opposed piston pumps.

Binks Introduces New Gemini II Diaphragm Short Stroke Pump

Finishing Brands, manufacturer of Binks industrial spray finishing and fluid handling equipment, is introducing the new Binks Gemini II Short Stroke pump which features a new diaphragm design that reduces pulsation compared to the previous Gemini I model. 

Innovative Plural Component Technology Made With The New Binks EMS

Binks, a global leader in finishing technology for industrial applications, has introduced a new innovative plural component system manufactured in the USA.

Devilbiss Expands Dekups Disposable Cups Line and new Spray Gun

Finishing Brands, manufacturer of DeVilbiss industrial spray finishing equipment announces that the DeVilbiss DeKups line has added a new 3 oz cup, as well as expanded the filter and adapter offerings.

BGK Gas Catalytic Oven and Portable Modular Finishing System

Finishing Brands introduces the new BGK Gas Catalytic Oven, which has been developed as a low cost, high quality curing solution for powder or liquid finishing applications.

PPG highlights new corrosion-resistant, green coating technologies

Jan. 7, 2015 – PPG Industries’ industrial coatings business introduces new products designed to help global automakers fight metal corrosion and meet increasingly stringent environmental standards around the world.

Alesta Global Color Collection Joins Axalta’s Global Product Portfolio

Philadelphia, PA- December 1, 2014─ Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, announces the expansion of its global product portfolio to include the Alesta Global Color Collection, an architectural powder coatings line.

Dow Corning launches new family of foam control agents for waterborne inks, OPVs and paints

Formulators of waterborne inks, overprint varnishes (OPVs) and low/medium PVC paints can now achieve efficient foam control with fewer worries about the formation of surface defects.

New From WALTHER PILOT

The PILOT Premium 2K is WALTHER PILOT‘s brand new spray gun for two-component water-based adhesives.

RANSBURG MICROPAK 2E PROVIDES USER FRIENDLY OPERATION IN A COMPACT, SOPHISTICATED HIGH VOLTAGE CONTROL FOR ELECTROSTATIC EQUIPMENT

Ransburg, a global leader in finishing technology for industrial applications, has enhanced its line of process controls with the MicroPak 2e.

 

RANSBURG INTRODUCES “PLATINUM PERFORMANCE” IN RMA 500 SERIES ROTARY ATOMIZERS

Ransburg, a global leader in finishing technology for industrial applications, announces a new line of standard setting RMA 500 Series Rotary Atomizers.

New Dispersions for Wood Coatings

Allnex has introduced a pair of solvent-free, waterborne dispersions for use in two-part polyurethane coating systems.

New Brookfield Model QB Quick Action Lab Stand

Brookfield Engineering is making viscosity measurement easier than ever with the new Model QB Quick Action Lab Stand.

New Design FILL TUBE with Built-in Fume Eliminator

AMI has developed yet another innovative safety product to simplify the venting of noxious, dangerous or hazardous fumes while at the same time providing filling of drums, totes or tanks with solvents or chemicals.

Abcite Thermoplastic Powder Joins Axalta’s Global Product Portfolio

Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, announced the expansion of its global product portfolio to include Abcite, a thermoplastic powder coating formulated for toughness, durability and outstanding corrosion protection, without the need of a primer.

Sherwin-Williams Launches Fast-Curing Powder Coating System for MDF Applications

Sherwin-Williams announces the availability of Powdura Sprint, a low-cure polyester resin-based powder coating system for use on medium density fiberboard (MDF).

Sherwin-Williams Introduces Two-Coating, Mono-Cure System for Heavy Equipment and General Finishing Products

Sherwin-Williams has launched Powdura OneCure, a two coating, one cure dry-on-dry coating system designed to save finishers time and money by reducing the steps needed to achieve enhanced edge coverage and corrosion resistance.

NEW ELCOMETER 480

With all the features that you have come to expect from an Elcometer designed and manufactured product, such as ease of use, menu driven colour display, robust and ergonomic design, statistics and graphing, USB & Bluetooth to Android and iPhone mobile devices, the new Elcometer 480 single, dual and triple angle glossmeters offer more.

The New DV1 Viscometer

Brookfield Engineering introduces the new DV1 Viscometer - the lowest-cost, continuous sensing digital viscometer in the Brookfield family of instruments.

Sata Special Edition Surfer Gun

Beginning mid-October, Sata began offering the special edition SATAjet 4000 B Surfer.

Steelscape offers graffiti-resistant DURANAR, CORAFLON coatings by PPG

PPG Industries’ building products group announced Steelscape is now offering metallic-coated and pre-painted steel with DURANAR GR (graffiti-resistant) and CORAFLON GR coatings.

Perma SHIELD 1000 Zinc-Nickel System Approved by General Motors

Enthone is proud to announce yet another approval of a Perma SHIELD 1000 zinc-nickel system by General Motors to meet the newly revised GMW4700 Zinc Nickel Type B requirement.

GELEST OFFERS TECHNICAL GUIDE FOR BIOSAFE ORGANOSILANE ANTIMICROBIAL TECHNOLOGY

Gelest, Inc. announces the release of its “Technical Guide for Performance and Regulatory Compliance of BIOSAFE Organosilane Antimicrobials.”

HEAT RESISTANT WHITE PAINT STAYS WHITE AND WON’T YELLOW AT 1200°F

A new, ready to use heat-resistant white paint that is non-yellowing at elevated temperatures for a wide range of coating applications is being introduced by Dampney Company, Inc. of Everett, Massachusetts.

REVOLUTIONARY THERMAL PAINT ADDITIVE

Comfort Tech Industries, LLC announced the debut of its unique thermal paint additive, called Comfort Coat.

Novomer Announces Commercial Launch of Converge Polyols for Broad Use in Polyurethanes Industry

Novomer Inc., a sustainable materials company pioneering a family of high-performance polymers and other chemicals from renewable feedstocks such as carbon dioxide (CO2), has announced the commercial introduction of  Converge® polypropylene carbonate (PPC) polyols for use in polyurethane formulations targeted at adhesive, coatings, sealants, elastomers, and rigid and flexible foams.

Self Cleaning Car Paint

Washing a car can be a chore and a costly one at that. In response, earlier in 2014 Nissan in Europe began tests on innovative paint technology that repels mud, rain and everyday dirt.

HARDNESS TEST PEN

The TQC Hardness Test Pen is a pocket instrument for testing the hardness and wear/scratch resistance of materials such as coatings, lacquers, plastics or related products.

Low-emission impregnating resins

Axalta Coating Systems (previously DuPont Performance Coatings) has a growing range of solvent-free impregnating resins

HUBER LAUNCHES HYDRAL COAT 2

Huber Engineered Materials, a division of J.M. Huber Corporation, is introducing Hydral Coat 2 Ultrafine Alumina Trihydrate (ATH) for use in coil coatings and other high performance coating-related applications.

New From Sherwin-Williams

Wind-driven rain and harsh weather conditions can quickly deteriorate coatings, creating the need for frequent touch-ups and increasing the cost of maintenance.

Measuring PVD coating thickness using X-Ray Fluorescence

High-precision industrial saws, drills and dies used for the cutting, punching and forming of steel, hard metal or aluminum parts are subject to extreme wear and tear.

Nordson Introduces a New Line of Liquid Diaphragm Pumps and Accessories for Low-Pressure Liquid Painting Applications

Nordson Corporation introduces a complete line of liquid diaphragm pumps designed to maximize efficiency, compatibility and economy in many applications. Nordson diaphragm pumps are engineered for low-pressure applications and can handle even the most abrasive or shear-sensitive materials.

New Encore Porcelain Enamel Manual System Provides Excellent Transfer Efficiency in an Easy-to-Use, Plug-in-Play Configuration

Nordson Corporation, a recognized leader in powder coating technologies, introduces the new Encore Porcelain Enamel (PE) Manual System, which combines proven performance with advanced design for the high-efficiency application of porcelain-enamel powder coatings.

DuPont Vertrel Sion Specialty Cleaning Fluid Now Available in Canada

DuPont Fluorochemicals launched Vertrel Sion specialty cleaning fluid for use in Canada.

Double-Dipped

MOCAP’s line of Round, Flat or Finger-Nub Style Vinyl Grips are also available with a dual-wall (Double-Dipped), whereas the grip can be double-dipped in various materials, colors or hardness durometers (soft, semi-rigid or hard) to fit your thicker wall or unique handle cover application.

Introducing Wireless Access Point for the PosiTector Advanced

DeFelsko is pleased to announce the addition of a Wireless Access Point feature to the PosiTector Advanced body.

Troy Introduces New Fungicide + Algaecide for Wood Protection

Manufacturers of solvent-based wood protective paints and stains are witnessing increased demand for protection against both fungi and algae in their formulated products.

New Electric Supply Pump for High Pressure Applications Delivers Energy Efficiency and Consistency

Graco Inc., a leading manufacturer of fluid handling equipment, unveils its new E-Flo DC (Dual Control) electric supply pump ideally suited for high pressure applications.