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The market for ink manufacturers is in a steady flux. Felipe Mellado of Sun Chemical talks about new challenges in the packaging market and new markets like electronic inks or inkjet printing for textiles.
Corrosion causes huge financial losses across a wide range of industries. According to NACE International, the global cost of corrosion in 2017 is estimated to be EUR 2.01 trillion. Sectors such as energy, construction and infrastructure need to protect against the gradual weakening of their assets and seek anti-corrosion coatings that also prolong the useful life of a structure and boost its productivity.
There is a strong trend towards mineral paints, since these formulations enable a healthier room climate. In terms of processability and ageing stability dispersion paints used to surpass them. The availability of a new additives for formulating mineral paints now helps manufacturers overcome those drawbacks.
Pyrolysis, combined with methods such as gas chromatography and/or mass spectrometry, allows the individual monomers used in a copolymer to be identified. The experimental analysis of acrylic binders of known composition is described. A comparison technique allows polymers of unknown composition to be identified.