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High-Solids Epoxy Systems for Protective and Marine Coatings

by Daniel Totev, Air Products and Chemicals Europe B.V., and Marcelo Rufo, Air Products Brasil Ltda.

This article reviews the basics of high-solids epoxy coatings compared to conventiona...


Angels and Demons in the Realm of Protective Coatings: The Underworld of VOCs

by Mike O’Donoghue, Ph.D.; V.J. Datta, MS; and Russell Spotten, International Paint, LLC

The authors examine the "angels and demons" that coatings with exempt solvents pose f...


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News (9)


China Slaps VOC Tax on Coatings

Coating manufacturers worldwide will help subsidize the cleanup of China's notoriously foul air through a new tax on Volatile Organic Content in paints and coatings.


New Method Cuts Finish-Coat VOCs

A new gel coating used during manufacturing finishing could virtually eliminate the health and environmental risks of the organic compound styrene, researchers say.


Poor Paint Storage Draws $90K Fine

A New York paint company will pay $90,000 to settle alleged hazardous-waste violations after a fire investigation revealed over 100 improperly stored, corroded paint drums, federal officials...


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Overcoming the Obstacles in Formulating Solvent-Based Low VOC Acrylic Two-Component Urethanes

The coating industry continually faces new challenges and opportunities in providing products that are more environmentally friendly without sacrificing performance. One such chal...


 
 

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Coatings Inspection Instruments: A PaintSquare Video Education Series

Presented by KTA-Tator

How-to videos on the proper use of many types of coatings inspection instruments


 
 

Standards (7)


Standard Test Method for Nonvolatile Matter in Volatile Solvents for Use in Paint, Varnish, Lacquer, and Related Products

issued by ASTM

3.1 This test method describes the analytical measurement of residual matter in solvents that a...


Standard Test Method for Volatile Content of Coatings

issued by ASTM

This test method is the procedure of choice for determining volatiles in coatings for the purpo...


Standard Guide for Determining Volatile and Nonvolatile Content of Paint and Related Coatings

issued by ASTM

The nonvolatile content of paint and related coatings is useful to producers and users and to e...


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