Colombia. PPG, supplier of automotive coatings, has announced the arrival of PPG Moonwalk in Colombia, which becomes the second Latin American market, the first in the Andean region, to have this technology.
United States. Researchers at the American Chemical Society (ACS) develop a cost-effective, energy-efficient coating by mimicking a desert-dwelling chameleon. The material could keep buildings cool in summer or warm in winter, without additional energy.
United States. The research team from NETL and the University of Pittsburgh demonstrates the use of plasmonic nanomaterials (pNP) and porous polymer composite coatings in fiber-optic sensing technologies that can detect energy-relevant gases.
Since April of this year, Santiago Ángel has been the commercial manager of Quimicoplásticos, a company with a long history in the distribution of raw materials for the paint industry. By Federico Duarte Garcés
In the midst of the pandemic, Ruth Rodríguez took over as executive director of the Mexican Association of Surface Finishing Industrialists (AMAS). Since then, he has weathered endless challenges from his inner strength and discovery of new horizons for the industry. By Federico Duarte Garcés
On World Environment Day I consider it pertinent that the work carried out in the different techniques of Corrosion Control, where its main objective is to protect structures and their components, contribute to the environment through increased durability. By JUAN MANUEL ÁLVAREZ*
Corrosion control, which can be assessed, measured or established in a structure, is determined by the protection time. This is achieved by the mechanisms that are taken as protection design or by the assertive selection, preparation and application of products. By JUAN MANUEL ÁLVAREZ*
The evaluation of two geographical areas was carried out for the selection and estimation of the atmospheric corrosivity category based on ISO 9223 through a methodology that includes the measurement of the percentage of relative humidity (% RH), the measurement of temperature (T) and the deposition of chlorides (Sd) with the considerations for...
Wacker Group At the European Coatings Show 2023, Munich-based Wacker Group presented a new silicone additive for formulating silicate paints and brush-applied plasters for interiors. This product, which is available as an aqueous emulsion under the name Silres BS 338, facilitates the processing...
PPG PPG's Green Logic paint remover is a chitosan/aluminum salt-based liquid paint denaturant that provides an environmentally responsible alternative to traditional melamine-formaldehyde and acrylic acid-based chemicals.
CovestroPolyurethane raw materials for thermoactivated adhesives are water- and solvent-based. Adhesives are applied in liquid state. After drying, the polymer film is normally not sticky at room temperature.
EvonikSpherical silica EXP 0002-1 is characterized by a particularly small particle size and is suitable not only for architectural paintings, but also for water-based wood coatings, intense matte and silky luster.