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ENCOR® 317 High-Performance Vinyl Acrylic from Arkema

ENCOR® 317 high-performance vinyl acrylic is a new binder that meets Master Painters Institute® standards (based on internal studies and testing) in interior coating formulations. With this new product, Arkema is making it easier for formulators to win the bid and meet higher paint quality standards with more versatile and cost-efficient materials.

Finish Faster with UV-Cured Powder Coating from Keyland Polymer

UV-cured powder coating is an efficient, environmentally friendly and fast coating solution for wood, plastic, metal, carbon fiber and composite substrates. Our capabilities include R&D development, powder formulation, UV powder manufacturing and more. Let our team help you develop and validate a complete coating solution for your product.

Watch an overview video.

Reactive Silicones

Siltech’s Silmer® TMS products react on hard surfaces such as concrete, porcelain, countertops or rubber; flexible surfaces such as fabric, paper or leather; and with polymers to form silicone-modified films. Water repellency, stain protection, adhesion and feel are typically provided. The films formed from Silmer TMS reacted with other polymers are soft with impact resistance and good strength.

Key Coatings Ingredients

Organic pigments, gum rosins and resins, attapulgite and kaolin clay, fillers, soybean, linseed and castor oils, TiO2, zinc dust and oxide, and plasticizers. Key ingredients to a coatings formulation available from R.E. Carroll Inc.

When You Think Catalyst, Think King!

King Industries produces a range of blocked and unblocked, strong sulfonic acid catalysts offering cost-effective solutions for your coil coating primer and topcoat needs. NACURE® catalysts provide fast, low-temperature cure, good package stability and performance advantages including corrosion resistance, adhesion, gloss, UV durability and overbake resistance. Contact our knowledgeable technical team to help pick the best catalyst for your system. Contact: Matt Salvi

Introducing the Wilden® SafeGuard™ Remote Performance Monitoring and Alert System

Wilden® SafeGuard™ is the industry’s first AODD IoT-enabled remote performance monitoring and alert system. Wilden SafeGuard is an all-inclusive pump-monitoring system that remotely tracks, records and alerts customers to key AODD pump performance indicators – such as leak detection, stroke rate and total stroke count – at all times of operation via continuous Cloud connectivity as a way to address and prevent operational shortcomings that can result in costly pump failures. It is a true game-changer in optimizing AODD pump performance, reliability, maintenance, and operating costs.


Particle Size Reduction Technology

Specialized toll processing solutions and a line of customizable processing equipment, CMC has the right solution for you. For over 20 years, Custom Milling & Consulting, Inc. has been leading the way in particle size reduction technology.

Contact us to schedule a lab test, and see first-hand how CMC is the right solution for your processing needs.

Build a More Uniform Composite with Min-U-Gel® Thixotropic Thickeners and Suspension Agents

Active Minerals is a trusted producer of high-quality gellant attapulgite mineral products. Our Min-U-Gel® thixotropic thickeners and suspension agents have been a staple in coatings, sealants and many other liquid composites for decades. They provide excellent flow & leveling, syneresis control, sag resistance, in-can stability, improved freeze-thaw, and much more.

A High-Precision Spectrophotometer with an Integrated, ISO-Compliant Gloss Sensor

Introducing the industry’s first color and gloss bench-top spectrophotometer, the Spectrophotometer CM-36dG from Konica Minolta Sensing. The CM-36dG comes equipped with an integrated ISO 2813-compliant 60° gloss sensor inside, allowing the CM-36dG to measure color and true gloss simultaneously.

See Konica Minolta Sensing’s New CM-36dG


CHROMA-CHEM® FLV Bio-Based Binder Colorants

Chromaflo Technologies serves customers in architectural and industrial coatings as well as the thermoset composites market. CHROMA-CHEM® FLV colorants are based on a bio-based binder that is reactive in epoxy coatings and improves coatings properties such as early hardness and chemical, corrosion, impact and abrasion resistance. Because of their unique chemistry, these colorants do not have the typical problems of epoxy-based colorants such as yellowing and viscosity increase. The FLV Series colorants are also available in pre-blended color packs and are compatible with polyurethane and polyaspartic coatings.

ENCOR® Flex 192 Styrene Acrylic for Elastomeric Roof Coatings

An ambient crosslinking modified acrylic latex designed for elastomeric roof and wall coatings requiring adhesion to difficult substrates (such as aged TPO membranes) and excellent tensile strength. When properly formulated, it meets ASTM D-6083 Type I specifications. Access Arkema’s ENCOR® Flex line for elastomeric roof coatings at Brenntag.

ENCOR® Flex 1361 Acrylic for Elastomeric Roof Coatings

This new product is ideal for white elastomeric roof coatings, superior dirt pick-up resistance, and asphalt bleed resistance. When properly formulated, it meets ASTM D6083 Type II specifications. Access Arkema’s ENCOR® Flex line for elastomeric roof coatings at Brenntag.

ENCOR® Flex 187 Acrylic for Elastomeric Roof Coatings

A high solids binder, all-acrylic latex designed for elastomeric roof and wall coatings with excellent dirt pick-up resistance. When properly formulated, it meets ASTM D-6083 Type I specifications. Access Arkema’s ENCOR® Flex line for elastomeric roof coatings at Brenntag.

BYK-Gardner’s New spectro2guide Pro for Jetness

The New spectro2guide Pro developed to measure color and deep black with the highest accuracy. Color control as you see it with 45/0 circumferential geometry, 60° gloss measurement and fluorescence measurement in one instrument. Receive outstanding technical performance with digital standards due to excellent inter-instrument


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