Paints and coatings selection in accordance with new technologies and industry-accepted standards
Picking the correct paint/coating for industrial projects can be quite hard since this selection process that includes a variety of information i.e. prevailing service environment, intended service life of structure, type of substrate, level of surface preparation achievable, desired service life of paint/coating, worker skills and equipme
Multi - Characterization Protocols for New Material Development and Formulation Optimization
Today there are multiple characterization tools like DSC, DMA, FTIR, TMA etc. to either characterize materials or to solve complex formulation or processing issues. Comparative studies need to be presented that show the information that can be obtained through the use of different characterization tools and help the formulators to mix and
How to Carry Out Migration Testing and Comply with EU Food Contact Regulations for Plastics?
Food contact materials in the European Union (EU) are regulated by the Framework Regulation (EC) No 1935/2004 and the GMP Regulation (EC) No 2023/2006. The Framework Regulation is implemented for plastics by the Plastics Regulation (EU) No 10/2011 and its amendments. The Plastics Regulation is the most comprehensive example of food conta
How to select catalysts smartly to improve and optimize formulations and maintain the overall cost?
Catalytic processes are the most prominent and efficient processes in polymers, manufacturing, chemicals and other sections including oil and gas. Through the continuous development of catalysts, reactions become faster and more profitable for any industry. Catalytic action is known to be affected by a number of factors
Complying with FDA Regulations for Food Contact Materials Made Easy
The FDA Regulations for food contact are contained in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Chapter 21 Parts 170 to 199. This is a compendium of all the successful Food Additive petitions the FDA received from 1958 to 1999. Each regulation deals with a separate topic or material type and the substances listed are cleare
Hybrid-Silanes: Practical approach to improve your existing and new formulations
Imagine the problem of making a bond between two substrates or sealing a gap or protecting materials or enhancing fillers by a coating. The coating or bond should be strong enough, but on the other hand, applying the material should happen easily. You could do by different ways; solvent borne, water borne, molten state etc. But you could t
Defoamers: Performance Optimization
In industrial processes, foams pose serious problems. They cause defects on surface coatings, causing issues in process or performance. Even without direct system impact, the presence of foam could result in a negative perception of system quality. In this training instructor will focus on the root causes of foam, best solutions and what m