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Long-Lasting Protective Coating to Prevent Rusting in Offshore Wind Turbines

Long-Lasting Protective Coating to Prevent Rusting in Offshore Wind Turbines

Renewable energy is produced from the winds out at sea by offshore wind farms. The saltiness in the air causes the wind turbines to rust. For these farms to be profitable, the turbines need to remain in action for 25 years at least, which would not possible without regular maintenance. A team of researchers from Fraunhofer have created a protective film, which will enhance the repair method. They are also looking to formulate an essential inspection criteria. [More]
Dow Corning’s Siloxane-Based Additive Offers Foam Control in Coatings and Inks

Dow Corning’s Siloxane-Based Additive Offers Foam Control in Coatings and Inks

Dow Corning Corporation, a leader in silicon-based solutions for inks, paints, and coatings, have launched a new siloxane-based additive. Called Dow Corning® 108F Additive, it can be used for controlling foam in low-to-medium-PVC water-based inks and coatings. [More]
Innovative Nanoparticle Inks to be Used as Coatings on Flexible Touchscreens

Innovative Nanoparticle Inks to be Used as Coatings on Flexible Touchscreens

INM – Leibniz Institute for New Materials will present new nanoparticle inks, created using transparent, conductive oxides (TCOs), at the 2016 International Nanotechnology Exhibition and Conference (Nano Tech) in Tokyo, Japan. The nanoparticle inks are capable of providing cost-efficient, patterned, conductive, and transparent coatings for flexible touchscreens. [More]
Hauzer Announces Acquisition of Cromatipic Ecological Chroming System

Hauzer Announces Acquisition of Cromatipic Ecological Chroming System

IHI Hauzer Techno Coating in The Netherlands is pleased to announce that it has acquired the intellectual property rights and trade marks for Cromatipic®, formerly owned by Sidasa Engineering in Spain. All responsibilities, ownership of process, technology and factory engineering have been included in this transaction and Hauzer will be supplier of consumables to all Cromatipic® users worldwide. [More]
New Class of Materials will make Smartphone Displays More Affordable

New Class of Materials will make Smartphone Displays More Affordable

Researchers at the Penn State Materials Research Institute have discovered a novel material that is electrically conductive yet highly transparent. This new breakthrough can make smart windows, solar cells, touch screens, and large screen displays more efficient and affordable. [More]

Experts from the Pipeline Industry to Gather at AMI's Pipeline Coating 2016 Conference

The​ 8th edition of AMI's Pipeline Coating Conference will take place at the Austria Trend Hotel Savoyen in Vienna, Austria from 16-18 February 2016.​ In some regions of the world, aging pipelines are ... [More]
Researchers Develop New Class of Super-Hydrophobic Materials

Researchers Develop New Class of Super-Hydrophobic Materials

A new type of super-hydrophobic coating has been developed. The hydrocarbon-based coating, which is cheap to produce and environmentally friendly, could replace fluorocarbons which are currently used as a water repellant.
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BASF Makes Two New Investments to Strengthen Global Production Network for Pigments

BASF Makes Two New Investments to Strengthen Global Production Network for Pigments

BASF is strengthening its global production network for pigments with two new investments. At the site in Nanjing, China, the company has increased its production capacities for high-performance diketopyrrolopyrrole pigments (DPP). In Ludwigshafen, BASF is going to expand its capacities for the production of versatile alpha blue pigments, which are particularly characterized by their excellent fastness properties, by the fall of 2016. [More]
Chromaflo Technologies to Showcase Latest Innovations at PAINTINDIA Coatings Show 2016

Chromaflo Technologies to Showcase Latest Innovations at PAINTINDIA Coatings Show 2016

Chromaflo Technologies demonstrates why they are the experts in colorants and pigment dispersions at next year’s PAINTINDIA Coatings Show in Mumbai, India 21-23 January 2016. Visitors to Chromaflo’s booth M-2 in Hall 5 will be able to get a detailed insight into Chromaflo colorants and the benefits they offer to coatings manufacturers. [More]
DSM Expands Production Capacity of Akulon XS Polyamide for Flexible Packaging Films

DSM Expands Production Capacity of Akulon XS Polyamide for Flexible Packaging Films

Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, today announces that the company is expanding production capacity for Akulon® XS at its facility in Emmen, the Netherlands. The capacity increase is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2016. It will meet the strong-growing demand for Akulon XS, a new polyamide developed specifically for blown films used in flexible food packaging. Financial details will not be disclosed. [More]