Canadian Finishing and Coatings Manufacturing

 

June 30, 2022 

 

Clariant FlexClariant, a global provider of specialty chemicals, 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. In addition, waterborne pigment preparations with Flex 100 can also be compatible with solvent-borne base paint systems.

This universal solution gives pigment paste producers, and paint producers who also produce pigment pastes, a multifunctional and easy to use additive. “Dispersogen Flex 100 is a fully universal product which is low VOC, label free and carries Clariant’s EcoTain label,” said Fabio Caravieri, Clariant’s head of marketing business unit industrial & consumer specialties at Clariant.

The launch of the advanced Dispersogen Flex 100 is part of Clariant’s drive to move its product portfolio towards increased sustainability, harnessing its innovation capabilities to develop safer, sustainable alternatives for the market. It is available in paints and coatings markets globally.

www.clariant.com

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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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