Raw materials

Sudarshan Appoints Cornelius as its Distributor in UK and Ireland

Cornelius Group has been appointed by Sudarshan as distributor of the company’s high performance and effects pigment range in the UK and Ireland.

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AGM Joins Key Events for Graphene-Based Technologies

Applied Graphene Materials will present its latest technological developments in graphene dispersion capabilities at two key industry events in the coming months. 

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Can furniture coatings cut CO2 emissions?

The patented water-based Bayhydur® quix hardener dries as quickly as solvent-based hardeners while saving energy on drying times. The comparison shows that with Bayhydur® quix, CO2 emissions can be demonstrably reduced by up to 60% compared with solvent-based coatings – this was the result of a Lifecycle Assessment (LCA) in cooperation with the furniture coatings manufacturer Hesse Lignal.

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Stardust's Ongoing Commitment Despite the Difficulties in Sourcing Raw Materials

Despite the great uncertainty in terms of the availability of numerous raw materials, the manufacturer of powder coatings Stardust is committed to guaranteeing an attentive, reliable and timely service.

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Covestro Completes Acquisition of Resins & Functional Materials Business from DSM

Covestro succesfully completed the acquisition of the Resins & Functional Materials business (RFM) from the Dutch company Royal DSM.

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Coatings Industry Under Pressure Due to Uncertainties in the Raw Materials Market

The European paint, printing inks and artists' colours industry is under increased pressure due to rising raw materials prices, caused by a complex mix of demand, capacity issues and scarce transportation resources. Despite the enormous impact for the industry, the coatings industry is striving to reduce risks to customers. 

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AkzoNobel Develops A More Sustainable Way of Making Resins

AkzoNobel, in collaboration with the Dutch Advanced Research Center Chemical Building Blocks Consortium (ARC CBBC), has developed a more sustainable process of making resins, which employs bio-based monomers.

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Evonik Presents EXP 8018-1, a New Silica Finer Grade Matting Agent Capable of Improving Coatings Formulations

Part of Evonik's product line of silica-based ACEMATT® matting agents, EXP 8018-1 boasts a highly efficient matting effect and has been developed for applications where super-fine surface haptics combined with high transparency are targeted.

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Evonik Launches SPHERILEX DP-0115, A New Matting Agent for Powder Coatings

Evonik has launched SPHERILEX DP-0115, a new matting agent for powder coatings, which provides a matting effect, improving hardness and flexibility.

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Autonomous Driving Now Has Silver Metallic Pigments

Until now, conventional silver metallic paints have represented a challenge in the autonomous driving field where it is essential that paints have a high degree of transparency. However, ECKART has now launched on the market pigments for silver metallic color shades specifically for use in this sector.

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Asahi Kasei Launches New Engineered Resin Series SoForm

Asahi Kasei has introduced the new engineered resin series SoForm of the Thermylene Brand, a Class-A surface material with low emissions and scratch resistance.

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GrapheneCA's Innovative Antimicrobial Graphene-enhanced Coatings Pass Primary Independent Test

Nano Graphene Inc., has announced its antibacterial product lines have proven to be able to kill 99.9% of bacteria on various surfaces. They can be very helpful in tackling the current pandemic as well as possible future pandemics.

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DSM Withdraws Specific Chemical from Products of its European Coating Resins Portfolio

Royal DSM is eliminating alkylphenol-ethoxylates (APEOs) from its European coating resin product lines in order to offer a more sustainable portfolio of coating resins. This decision is part of the company's sustainable strategy which aims at eliminating also CoCH from all coating resins products by 2025.

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Evonik Launches MACBETH, an EU-Funded Project to Develop a New Process for Catalytic Synthesis

Evonik, as part of a consortium of 24 partners, has launched the EU-funded project MACBETH. The aim of the project is to develop a new process for catalytics synthesis that combines several previously separate production steps, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by up to 35% and increasing efficiency by up to 70%.

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DSM Introduces a New Primer Resin for Long-Term Adhesion without the Need for Sanding

Royal DSM announced the launch of a new, universal primer resin, NeoCryl(r) HP-1000, that enables long-term adhesion and functional performance for trim and lacquer paints and eliminates the requirement for sanding.

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