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Challener C.,Coatings Technology
JCT CoatingsTech | Year: 2013

Sorting out the fire-protective coating market can be quite a challenge. Several different levels of fire protection are available, depending on the coating technology, the type of structure on which it will be applied, and the form of the fuel. Also, there are several different testing/certification and regulatory requirements, depending on the application and the local, state, national, and regional laws. Following a brief overview of this market, CoatingsTech surveys formulators and raw material suppliers for their insights into the trends and issues driving the development of intumescent coatings technology. Source


Challener C.,Coatings Technology
JCT CoatingsTech | Year: 2015

The use of concrete for interior and exterior applications in new construction and renovation projects has increased due to the recognition of this substrate as a more sustainable, recyclable material. Concrete can also be more cost-effective, both initially and over its lifetime. In addition, staining provides options for a vast array of aesthetically pleasing looks for new concrete and an attractive way to revitalize existing spaces. From patios and pool surroundings to outdoor areas in hotels, restaurants, casinos, and theme parks, homeowners and commercial businesses are using concrete stains to create unique atmospheres. Source


Challener C.,Coatings Technology
JCT CoatingsTech | Year: 2011

In Europe, a new biocidal products regulation (BPR) will supercede the current biocidal products directive (BPD) and will be applied to low-risk products, centralized procedures, exclusion criteria, data sharing, and treated articles. Concern over the potential negative effects of copper on aquatic environments has placed some pressure on the coatings industry, particularly in the US where the issue is being reviewed by both the EPA and the Navy and the federal Clean Water NPDES permit program has been extended to regulate copper and other biocide leach-ate from antifouling coatings. In this direction, major copper suppliers co-sponsored a large eco-toxicity study to further strengthen the environmental risk assessment of copper. Marical is developing paints that incorporate calcium sensing receptor (CaSR) proteins that interfere with the ability of marine invertebrates to settle, attach, or metamorphose on marine surfaces and is targeting aquaculture applications. Source


Challener C.,Coatings Technology
JCT CoatingsTech | Year: 2011

The International Paint and Printing Ink Council (IPPIC) is actively involved in the International Maritime organization (IMO) efforts towards the role of antifouling coatings in preventing invasive species and performance standards for anti-corrosion coatings for critical ship areas such as ballast tanks and crude oil cargo tanks. It is emphasized that reducing VOC and HAP emissions or biocide content should not compromise the anti-corrosion performance of protective coatings or antifouling coating performance, which could lead to increased hull drag, less fuel efficiency, and clean air problems. With regard to regulatory/standard development activities for antifoulant/foul-release coatings, IPPIC's Antifouling Work Group (AFWgis coordinating input from the coatings industry into ISO Technical Committee 8 (TC8), which is developing the International Standard Organization (ISO) standard for risk assessment of antifouling biocides and antifouling products. Source


Challener C.,Coatings Technology
JCT CoatingsTech | Year: 2011

Resins form the film that serves as the basis for paints and coatings and determine the performance and application characteristics of coating formulations, from adhesion to chemical resistance. Environmental regulation and green formulating initiatives continue to drive product development. UV resins continue to see growth in the flooring, cabinet, and metal finishing markets. According to Leigh An Flowers, market specialist at Reichhold, Inc., the sustainability movement can also be seen all over the coatings industry from raw material suppliers to paint manufacturers. Dow is also seeing an increased interest in products offering a reduced carbon footprint from raw materials along with the demand for multifunctional smart paints. Arkema has taken the approach of developing its EnVia™ certification program to assist customers with sustainability initiatives. Companies like Bayer MaterialsScience are employing every possible means to increase efficiency and productivity to mitigate raw material increase. Source

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