Canadian Finishing and Coatings Manufacturing

Clariant FlexClariant recently launched Dispersogen Flex 100 as its first universal polymeric dispersing agent for high quality pigment preparations that can incorporate organic and inorganic pigments and be used for all types of water-based paint systems.  




Gerdau Water-BasedGerdau Graphene recently announced that it has created a new water-based architectural paint that is significantly more durable and resistant to abrasion than traditional paints.  




AkzoNobel MosquitoPeople in Brazil have a new ally in the fight against an invasive carrier of dengue fever—a mosquito-repellent coating developed by AkzoNobel’s Coral brand. 




MicrobanMicroban International has announced its participation in this year’s Foam Expo North America, taking place June 28 & 30. 




Nouryon ExpancelLightweight materials are in high demand from automotive manufacturers to meet increasingly strict emission regulations and strong consumer interest in fuel-efficient vehicles that do not compromise on performance or passenger comfort. 




Dupont ST-400At SUR/FIN 2022, in Rosemont, Ill., DuPont Interconnect Solutions (ICS) introduced its Solderon ST-400, a new high-speed tin plating process. 




ArchromaArchroma, a global company in sustainable specialty chemical solutions, has introduced a Siligen MIH liq, a new biocide-free wood protection technology developed together with the University of Goettingen in Germany. 




BASF trinamiX Spectroscopy SolutionBASF subsidiary, trinamiX GmbH recently launched a solution for rapid onsite material analysis of photovoltaic (PV) module encapsulations and backsheets.




byko-visc RT Rotational ViscometerBYK-Gardner GmbH has unveiled its new byko-visc RT Rotational Viscometer.  




CFCM BYK Color2viewCMYK Designed for the automotive, paint and plastic industries for quality control of colour, appearance and physical properties, BYK’s new color2view is a benchtop spectrophotometer that combines several different measurement methods.


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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 Digital Solution Helps Customers Bring Colours to Life

AkzoNobel 3D colour visualization tool
AkzoNobel Powder Coatings has developed a new web application 3D colour visualization tool within its Interpon webshop to help customers better understand how a powder coating’s colour, texture and finish that look good in theory, will actually appear in reality. 

The tool provides instant access to thousands of colours in the Interpon range. Using a 360-degree dynamic camera and simulated lighting, the customer is given a true-to-life image of how the colour performs to a degree of accuracy and realism not possible before in a virtual environment.  

Rather than the image being ‘flat’, the customer can orientate the ‘virtual’ panel to see how the light reflects and the colour looks from different angles.  
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