Canadian Finishing and Coatings Manufacturing

AlessandroBorzinPPG has announced an expansion of its coatings manufacturing capacity in Europe for packaging applications. The investments at sites in The Netherlands and Poland will support growing customer demand for the latest generation of coatings for aluminum and steel cans used in packaging for beverage, food and personal care items.

ZinotecZincotec Co., Ltd., a company specializing in water-soluble, high corrosion-resistant, anti-rust coatings, entered the German market in 2021 and now has eyes on North America.

ClariantClariant has reached definitive agreements for the divestment of its Pigments business to a consortium of Heubach Group and SK Capital Partners at an Enterprise Value of CHF 805 million (Swiss Francs).

CPCAThe Ontario government has just published a new regulation for paint recycling as part of proposed new Hazardous and Special Products (HSP) regulation.

YachtAkzoNobel says creating a more sustainable yacht industry and helping to protect the world’s oceans are the main goals driving a new partnership between its Yacht Coatings business and the Water Revolution Foundation.

ProtechExcaliburQuebec-based The Protech Group, coatings, paints, and specialty materials manufacturer, has reached an agreement to acquire the liquid coatings business of Excalibur Paints & Coatings Ltd. (Excalibur Paints) based in Wichita Falls, TX.

HempelCoatedHempel has acquired a “groundbreaking” technology it says will change the market for insulation coatings while enhancing workers’ safety and lowering customers’ environmental footprint.

CoatinoCampusEvonik has launched COATINO Campus, a website where its Coating Additives business line offers comprehensive information about additives and formulations.

ClariantCarClariant has released its new Automotive Styling Shades 2025 Trendbookincluding an interactive digital version for the first time.

PaintTheFutureAkzoNobel has launched its 2021 Paint the Future global challenge, inviting startups to collaborate on innovations.

Feature Video: DeVilbiss TEKNA Gun Flexes on Muscle Car Show

CFCM TeknaGun 400

Carlisle Fluid Technologies’ DeVilbiss TEKNA spray gun was recently featured on an episode of Detroit Muscle on Power Nation TV to bring a 1973 AMC Javelin back to life. Featuring a high finish quality and operator ergonomics, The TEKNA gun’s high transfer efficiency provides materials savings for solvent or waterbase paints.

The spray gun technology, which has been used in automotive refinishing processes for many years, is designed to spray all types of materials and comes with high efficiency or HVLP air caps that produce large spray patterns with even material distribution.

 

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New Bacharach Sling Psychrometer


CFCM slingpsychrometer 400Paul N. Gardner USA, global distributors, producers, and designers of quality physical and inspection instruments for the paint, coatings, and related industries, has introduced a new offering: The compact, portable Sling Psychrometer.

As an easy way to measure relative humidity levels quickly, this uniquely compact Bacharach Sling Psychrometer accurately determines per cent relative humidity without the necessity of consulting complex tables. There is no need to wet the wick each time a reading is taken, and it contains a slide rule calculator which correlates wet and dry bulb thermometer indications for direct reading of relative humidity. When not in use, the thermometer case telescopes into the handle for protection.

The Sling Psychrometer consists of two thermometers that are turned by vigorously swinging the handle and exposing the thermometers to rapid air movement. These two thermometers are called dry bulb and wet bulb. The bulb of one thermometer is placed in direct contact with the room air to measure dry-bulb air temperature. The bulb of the other thermometer is covered with a silk or muslin sleeve that is kept moist to record the wet bulb temperature. Evaporation cools the wet bulb more than the dry bulb, and the humidity is obtained as a function of change in temperature. The atmospheric humidity is determined by calculations, steam tables, or using a psychrometric chart. Gardco.com  

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