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There are many ways and raw materials that are used to formulate wood coatings. One, that has been important for a very long time are alkyd resins. They are still used for state of the art wood coatings in many different forms and applications. Our overview shows examples of alkyd resins that are used to formulate interior wood coatings.
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.
High-performance applications demand coatings with very good mechanical properties. For some sectors, surface finish and aesthetics is equally important though current formulation methods can compromise the protective properties. A novel type of polyurethane technology based on polyamide soft segments produces high-quality ﬁnishes on wood, metal, and plastic substrates, and conforms to specific aesthetic expectations.