Product Update

Excerpt: Here are the Product updates from the Paints and Coatings Industry across the World

Covestro boosts furniture coating efficiency

THE furniture market is growing worldwide. In light of the intense competition, manufacturers are facing increasing pressure to react more flexibly and shorten lead times. This is also true for industrial furniture coating, where there is a constant need to balance speed and quality. Beyond efficiency, the furniture market follows the global trends and puts increasing emphasis on sustainability.

At the European Coatings Show 2019 from March 19-21 in Nuremberg,Covestro has presenTed Bayhydrol eco UV 2877, a fast-drying dispersion offering great application flexibility when used in UV-curing, one- and two-component coating systems. It can be used in both pigmented and clearcoat formulations, and is equally suitable for topcoats and primers. Moreover, around 35 percent of the product is based on biomass.

Coating formulations based on Bayhydrol eco UV 2877 show a multi-curing mechanism: the coatings achieve tack-free films with good mechanical properties and stain resistance even before UV curing or at low UV energy dosage. Curing with UV radiation gives final coatings with even higher chemical resistance and hardness.

Significantly higher productivity

“Drying is up to 50 percent faster than with a high-performance standard product,” says Dr. Berta Vega Sánchez, marketing manager for furniture coatings and adhesives at Covestro. “The coating achieves good properties even in shaded areas without the need to add an additional hardener, which is equally beneficial to coating formulators and parts manufacturers.”

Furniture manufacturers gain design freedom, since three-dimensional parts with shaded areas can be coated to a high level of quality. One-component UV coatings are easy to handle, there is no pot life to consider and there is less waste than with standard systems.

Ecological advantages

The waterborne coatings require no reactive thinner and emit lower amounts of volatile organic compounds (VOC) than standard systems, allowing for more favorable labeling. The lower dependence on UV quality means that either processors can reduce the UV dosage or coatings formulators can reduce the amount of photoinitiator, which is a real cost advantage.

Bayhydrol eco UV 2877 is partially based on renewable resources, contributing to circular economy by helping to close the carbon loop. Additionally, a Life Cycle Assessment has shown a significant improvement in the carbon footprint compared to standard waterborne UV curable dispersions. The other environmental impact categories under investigation show the expected trends when comparing bio-based to fossil-based materials.

For all these reasons Bayhydrol eco UV 2877 is a perfect example for achieving more with less: a reduced consumption of energy and fossil resources leads to better surface properties.

With 2018 sales of EUR 14.6 billion, Covestro is among the world's largest polymer companies. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of daily life.

PosiTector 6000 coating thickness gauge

DEFELSKO, a USA manufacturer's PosiTector 6000 Coating Thickness Gauge. Rugged, fully electronic coating thickness gauges use magnetic and eddy current principles to measure coating thickness on both ferrous and non-ferrous metals, accurately and quickly

  • Ready to measure – no calibration adjustment required for most applications - Solvent, acid, oil, water, and dust resistant – weatherproof
  • Wear resistant ruby probe tip, for long-lasting calibration
  • PosiTector interchangeable platform – attach any PosiTector probe to a single gage body
  • USB, WiFi, and Bluetooth connectivity to PosiSoft PC, Mac, and Smartphone software - Certificate of Calibration showing traceability to NIST or PTB included (Long Form)

Conforms to ISO 2178/2360/2808, ISO 19840, ASTM B244/B499/D1186/D1400/D7091/E376/G12, BS3900-C5, SSPC-PA2 and others

Both Standard and Advanced models feature built-in memory, onscreen statistics, USB mass storage, and new Fast mode. Advanced models also include hi contrast reversible color LCD, Scan mode to store continuous readings, onscreen help, real time graphing, picture prompting and more.

Reading Storage Capacity in Standard Model : 250 in one Group & in Advanced Model 1,00,000 in upto 1000 groups. This is a Simple, Durable , Accurate, Versatile & Powerful instrument.

PosiTector Gage bodies are compatible with the full range of PosiTector 6000,200,DPM,IRT,SPG,RTR,SST,SHD,BHI and UTG probe.

As always, tough probes, robust housing and a strong warranty on both gage body and probe make the PosiTector 6000 the right choice for painters, platers, anodizers, powder coaters, inspectors and more

Available from ready stock with their Indian Agents

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Cole-Parmer announces launch of 'Industrial Solutions' Catalog

COLE-PARMER, a leading manufacturer and supplier of laboratory and industrial products, instrumentation, and supplies recently launched its 'Industrial Solutions' catalog. The catalog is dedicated to meet diverse industrial application needs of the customers from F&B/FMCG, chemicals & petrochemicals, paints, pigments & coatings, automotive & industrial manufacturing, power, steel & mining, and testing houses.

Cole-Parmer has been in the industry since 1955 and is considered as a preferred partner for its pharmaceutical customers delivering comprehensive solutions for their research to production. The company is now expanding its reach in the Industrial markets and therefore has introduced 'Industrial Solutions' catalog, addressing the challenges of the customers and keeping in mind their applications needs. From research and development to assessing product quality, and material testing, the catalog offers wide range of instruments and application solutions that significantly enhance your quantitative and qualitative performance, ensuring greater processes, quality control and safety across various processes.

The 324-page catalog is filled with thousands of equipment, supplies and consumables to keep your research on track and your lab organized. The portfolio features integrated solutions for enhanced efficiency, from sample preparation, analysis to environmental health safety (EHS). Customers can choose from the latest in fluid handling, chromatography, electrochemistry, test & measurement, safety solutions, lab essentials, instruments and supplies, from company's renowned brands like Masterflex, Cole-Parmer, Kinesis, Jenway, Stuart, Oakton, Traceable, Digi-Sense, VapLock, StableTemp, polystat and OmegaZen to name a few.

At the catalog launch, Rakesh Aggarwal, MD-APAC, Cole-Parmer, said – “Sourcing lab & analytical instruments and supplies is not a big task, but it's a tedious process managing multiple suppliers for different product requirements. We are living in the era of 'customization' and 'convenience' – which matter most to the customers today. We understand this very well and offer our customers superior value by giving one-stop solution bringing the most innovative quality products meeting their diverse application needs, along with quality service and technical support. Our application knowledge and expertise combined with in-depth understanding of customers' needs enables us to provide integrated solutions that address our customer's requirements. Therefore, this catalog was developed considering their needs and challenges, making it a perfect resource for them.”

Further information from: Cole-Parmer India, 403, A-Wing, Delphi, Hiranandani Business Park, Powai, Mumbai; www. or contact 022-61394444 /

PPG unveils low-VOC weathering stain for commercial cedar shingles

PPG has introduced PPG Machinecoat WB (waterborne) weathering stain for new commercial cedar shingles. The low volatile organic compound (low-VOC) stain is an alternative to traditional solvent-based PPG Machinecoat alkyd weathering stains.

Whitish-gray when machine-applied to new cedar shingles, PPG Machinecoat WB weathering stain lightens over a six-to-nine-month period, gradually assuming the appearance of aged cedar that blends naturally into its surroundings. The faux-weathered appearance lasts until the cedar begins to age and fade naturally.

PPG developed the weathering stain to satisfy demand from producers of commercial cedar shingles for an environmentally sustainable product that creates the finished look homeowners want.

“Cedar siding has been popular for decades because it offers a natural look that grows more appealing as the wood ages,” said David Jeffers, PPG national segment manager, North America. “This stain helps cedar shingle manufacturers and industrial coaters deliver the authentic wood look homeowners desire in a low-VOC formulation.”

PPG Machinecoat WB weathering stain provides a uniform, weathered appearance when applied to white cedar shingles and air dries in approximately 30 minutes in ambient conditions. It also can be force-dried under suitable conditions.

Brilliant metallic effects with sustainable and cost-saving benefits

ECKART, one of the leading manufacturers of effect pigments and metallic printing inks, will be presenting its design concept illoom. at the Packaging Première Milan, Fieramilanocity, pavilion 4, stand E 10, from May 28 – 30, 2019 illoom. is ECKART's popular product and service portfolio for designers. illoom. was developed as a means to discuss and explore brilliant metallic effects for packaging in the early stages of the design process. “Designers turn to metallic effects when considering designs for luxury and high-end packaging” continues Sontheimer, “Whilst there are many ways to bring metallic effects to packaging, ECKART offers a more sustainable and potentially cost effective alternative to other metallised substrates, giving benefits to designers which can then be passed on to their clients.”

ECKART pigments and inks combine brilliant effects with optimized solutions, ensuring the lowest possible environmental impact, following Swiss Ordinance & European Regulations.

“We had a very positive experience at the Packaging Première exhibition in 2018, so we were sure that we wanted to be here again this year.” said Christoph Sontheimer, Global Head of Business Development Graphic Arts at ECKART.

“The popularity of using metallic effects on packaging is as great as ever, if not more so, when it comes to luxury packaging. Packaging Première has therefore become an important date in our calendar.”

ECKART will be co-exhibiting with its strategic partner, All4Labels. The ECKART and All4Labels cooperation combines superior substrates, excellent print techniques and exciting metallic and pearlescent effects. Visitors to the stand will be able to see examples of these premium quality labels with dazzling metallic effects.

ECKART is also presenting the illoom. LookBook & Effect Fans in Milan. The illoom. LookBook demonstrates a multitude of beautiful metallic effects, suitable for printing on different paper and card substrates. The illoom. Effect Fans show the optical appearances of specially selected, striking metallic inks in pocketsize format, allowing the user to easily compare different metallic effects.

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