New Coating Technology Expands Color Choices for Vinyl Building Products, Paint & Coatings Industry Magazine, May 2008
There may be no better example of the impact of technology on daily living than the advances in agricultural equipment over the last two centuries. Developments in this have resulted in dramatic shifts in the way people live, eat, produce food, and are employed. Read More.
Since the mid-1990's, composites have made huge inroads in the window, door, and architectural moulding industries. Their low maintenance, unprecendented strength, and resilience have made these materials too good to ignore. Read More.
Understanding the differences between conventional paints, high-solids coatings, and waterborne coatings. From easy application to high performance, liquid coatings have much to offer. Read More.
The popularity of glazed finshes - particularly for kitchen cabinetry and residential furniture - show no signs of abating. While consumers continue to be drawn to depth and richness of glazed finishes, finishers are honing in their techniques and making careful choices about glazing effects, methods, and materials. Read More.
Kitchen cabinets just like fine furniture, should be dusted or vacuumed periodically depending on the amount of particulate matter that may have accumulated. Read More.
Chemical warefare survivability has been a concern for the U.S. Military for many years. The U.S. Army has regulations requiring all tactical equipment - including ground support equipment, tactical wheeled vehicles, and aircraft - to be "hardened" against the effects of both chemical warfare agents and the degredation caused by cleaning and decontamination procedures necessary in the aftermath of a chemical attack. Read More.
Waterborne UV technology enables formulators to achieve properties equal to solventborne and 100%-solids UV systems with zero VOCs and with chemical resistance superior to conventional waterborne systems. Read More.
Manufacturers are always looking for ways to reduce costs and improve their bottom line, and some applicators of powder coatings look to a reduction in coating cost to achieve savings. A savings of 5 to 10% of the price per pound of coating can temporarily satisfy these consumers, but coating manufacturers do not always have the ability to lowder their process costs or selling prices to accomodate customer demands. Read More.
Sometimes the smallest change can make the biggest difference, like taking some steps out of an employees movements throughout the plant. At other times, the changes are bigger and more complex. Read More.