Month: January 2022

Two Tank Cleaning System in a Compact Footprint

Two Tank Cleaning System in a Compact Footprint

Photo Credit: German Machine Tools of America German Machine Tools of America (Ann Arbor, Mich.) the North American distributor of BvL (Emsbüren, Germany), now offers BvL’s Niagara MO cleaning system. This two tank machine comes equipped with a flood spray cleaning system and revolving wheel technology. According to the company, the optional ultrasound cleaning ensures …

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Direct-to-Metal Corrosion Protection in One Coat

Direct-to-Metal Corrosion Protection in One Coat

Photo Credit: Cortec Corporation. Cortec Corporation’s (St. Paul, Minn.) VpCI-396 is a solvent-based moisture cure urethane one coat system that can be applied direct-to-metal (DTM) in harsh, outdoor or unsheltered applications. According to the company, the product’s proprietary blend of VpCI micro-corrosion inhibitors offers protection that competes with many traditional paints and zinc-rich primers. Cortec …

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Graphene Nanotubes Provide Targeted Conductivity in Thermoplastics for Automakers

Graphene Nanotubes Provide Targeted Conductivity in Thermoplastics for Automakers

Photo Credit: Getty Images Painting of exterior automotive parts, such as fenders, bumpers, tanks flaps, grilles, mirror housing, exterior trims, and rear quarter panels, is complicated by the necessity of separate operation lines for metallic and polymer components. The insulative nature of plastics is a challenge for in-line electrostatic spray painting. To overcome this, automotive part manufacturers …

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Hubbard Hall Expands E-commerce Offerings

Hubbard Hall has announced that the Dow product line is now available on the Hubbard-Hall eCommerce site. The company says increasing digital offerings allows for competitive pricing, 24/7 ordering and product information at the touch of a button. Dow brand heat transfer fluids are cost-effective, propylene glycol products that offer excellent stability and high-temperature process …

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Polychem Powder Launches 2022–23 Color Trend Palettes

Polychem Powder Launches 2022–23 Color Trend Palettes

Photo Credit: Polychem Powder Coating Polychem Coatings, an IFS Coatings brand, has launched its 2022-23 powder coating color trend palettes. Available in sustainable, protective powder coating, the Polychem Powder Coating Color Trends 2022-23 consist of twenty-three colors including soft neutrals for safety, stability, and calm; natural and life-embracing greens; blue-toned grays; landscape inspired warm, earthy …

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New Anti-Corrosive Paint Incorporates Graphene Additives

New Anti-Corrosive Paint Incorporates Graphene Additives

Photo Credit: Applied Graphene Materials Applied Graphene Materials (Wilton, England; AGM) has launched a range of industrial anti-corrosion paint incorporating its Genable graphene additives. AGM says the two epoxy-based primer systems are designed to provide those considering the adoption of graphene to quickly test and evaluate its potential benefits. The Genable Epoxy Primer is a …

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Arkema Announces High Voltage Coating Solutions for Electric Vehicles

Arkema Announces High Voltage Coating Solutions for Electric Vehicles

Photo Credit: Thinkstock Arkema has announce that it has been granted UL Yellow Card certification for two new polyamide 11 powder coating grades for use in electric vehicle battery systems and other applications. (Rilsan polyamide 11 is a versatile polymer that is 100 percent bio-based, derived from castor oil.) Rilsan T Orange 7706 is a primerless fluid bed dipping …

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Dürr Launches Modular, Sustainable Spray Booth for Automotive

Dürr Launches Modular, Sustainable Spray Booth for Automotive

The service cubicles provide a constant supply of fresh air, which contributes to uninterrupted operation of the system. Photo Credit: Dürr Dürr has introduced its EcoProBooth, a new spray booth technology designed for car manufacturers. EcoProBooth offers a modular box concept, independent lines and the combination of interior and exterior painting in a single box, …

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PPG Offers New Colors for Coating Architectural Aluminum

PPG Offers New Colors for Coating Architectural Aluminum

Photo Credit: PPG Once reserved for commercial and industrial buildings, the use of architectural aluminum now represents one of the fastest-growing trends in both residential and commercial construction. To meet this consumer demand, PPG (Pittsburgh, PA) has engineered PPG Coraflon Platinum powder that offers new color and design options for fabricators, builders and architects looking to create …

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