bio-polyamides: potential uses all the way from automotive to construction

6 JANUARY 2014 FOCUS ON POWDER COATINGS making flexible electronics, implants, drug-delivery devices and more products that take advantage of diamond’s exceptional properties. Original Source: Nanotechnology Now, 21 Oct 2013, (Website: http://www.nanotech- © 7thWave Inc 2013 AkzoNobel at SEMA 2013: to display Stickerfix, an ultra-thin film adhesive solution and more AkzoNobel’s Stickerfix, the industry’s first pre-coated ultra- thin film adhesive DIY paint solution, continues to generate buzz amongst the automotive industry as it gears up for a return to SEMA 2013. Following the highly successful debut of Stickerfix at SEMA 2012, and the online launch of Stickerfix in Europe’s prestigious Halfords retail chain, several major US companies are preparing to include Stickerfix in their DIY paint solution line-up for 2014. The growing momentum is a result of the positive retailer and consumer feedback about the adhesive film technology’s quick, clean application. There is also considerable interest in Stickerfix’s superior colour match, due to AkzoNobel’s premium Sikkens pre-coated finishes. Stickerfix offers a revolutionary method for helping car owners conceal unsightly paint scratches and chips any time they need it. With Stickerfix, minor paint damage disappears in three easy steps: Clean-Wipe dirt and grime from the area of application; Select and Stick-Select the appropriate size and shape of pre-painted and pre-cut film piece. Peel off and affix the adhesive film to the desired area; and Smooth – Gently smooth out the area to give it a shiny new look. Stickerfix is available in 79 premium refinish colours, including select pearls and metallics, which cover more than 70% of the current US vehicle market. Each Stickerfix package contains one sheet with 22 pre- selected decals of various shapes and sizes. Original Source: AkzoNobel, 2013. Found on website: SpecialChem Adhesives and Sealants Formulation, 31 Oct 2013, (Website: Zinc-free powder coating primers fight corrosion in building materials Axalta Coating Systems have developed a new generation of zinc-free corrosion-inhibiting powder coating primers which aim to stem damage from corrosion. The products in the Alesta ZeroZinc range are discussed. All powder coating primers form a thick protective layer on the surface of the substrate and are characterized by good adhesion properties, mechanical resistance and high chemical resistance. Due to the zinc- and heavy metal-free formulation the epoxy primers are compatible with the environment. Original Source: Farbe und Lack (Online Version), 21 Oct 2013, (Website: © Vincentz Network 2013 (in German) Bio-polyamides: potential uses all the way from automotive to construction DSM Engineering Plastics from the Netherlands has developed a polyamide 410 (PA410) called EcoPaXX produced from sebacic acid obtained from castor bean plant. EcoPaXX produces a neutral carbon footprint from production to its use. It is commercially available in five injection moulding grades ranging from unreinforced to glass-fibre reinforced. These are Q150-D, Q-HG6, Q-HG10, Q-HGM24, and Q-KGS6. These polyamides are highly resistant to elevated temperatures, hydrolytic aging and stress cracking with superior chemical resistance. They can be easily processed using conventional injection moulding and extrusion equipment. The properties of PA410 make it ideal for various demanding applications, including automotive and construction. Mercedes-Benz used the EcoPaXX Q-HGM24, a glass fibre reinforced and mineral- filled injection moulding material, for its new A-Class engine cover. Volkswagen Groups has also developed its EcoPaXX multifunctional crankshaft cover for its latest generation of diesel engines. The first aluminium window profiles powder coated with EcoPaXX was launched at the Baumesse building exhibition in Munich in early 2013. Germany-based MF-Folien GmbH has developed PA410 films with possible applications to flexible food packaging for the first time. Original Source: Kunststoffe International, Sep 2013, 103 (9), 135-139 (Website: © Carl Hanser Verlag 2013 MARKETS Coating additives market to grow from $6 bn in 2013 to $8.7 bn by 2018: MarketsandMarkets According to the report “Coating Additives Market by Function (Rheology Modifiers, Dispersing, Wetting Agent, Impact Modifier, Anti-Foaming), Application (Automotive, Architecture, Industrial), Formulation (Water, Solvent, Powder Based), & Types – Global Trends & Forecast to 2018”, the coating additives market would grow from an estimated $6 bn in 2013 to $8.7 bn by 2018, with a CAGR of 6.4% from 2013. According to estimates, Asia-Pacific did lead the market for coating additives with 40.8% share at global level in 2012, followed by North America (26.9%), Europe (20.2%), South America (8.1%) and Rest of the World (4.1%). Looking at additives type, acrylic-based coating additives leads demand with highest share, followed by urethane, metallic, and fluoropolymer-based additives. The growth of the coating additives market has been

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making flexible electronics,implants, drug-delivery devicesand more products that takeadvantage of diamond’sexceptional properties.

Original Source: Nanotechnology Now, 21Oct 2013, (Website: © 7thWave Inc 2013

AkzoNobel at SEMA 2013: todisplay Stickerfix, an ultra-thinfilm adhesive solution and more

AkzoNobel’s Stickerfix, theindustry’s first pre-coated ultra-thin film adhesive DIY paintsolution, continues to generatebuzz amongst the automotiveindustry as it gears up for areturn to SEMA 2013. Followingthe highly successful debut ofStickerfix at SEMA 2012, and theonline launch of Stickerfix inEurope’s prestigious Halfordsretail chain, several major UScompanies are preparing toinclude Stickerfix in their DIYpaint solution line-up for 2014.The growing momentum is aresult of the positive retailer andconsumer feedback about theadhesive film technology’s quick,clean application. There is alsoconsiderable interest inStickerfix’s superior colour match,due to AkzoNobel’s premiumSikkens pre-coated finishes.Stickerfix offers a revolutionarymethod for helping car ownersconceal unsightly paint scratchesand chips any time they need it.With Stickerfix, minor paintdamage disappears in three easysteps: Clean-Wipe dirt and grimefrom the area of application;Select and Stick-Select theappropriate size and shape ofpre-painted and pre-cut filmpiece. Peel off and affix theadhesive film to the desired area;and Smooth – Gently smooth outthe area to give it a shiny newlook. Stickerfix is available in 79premium refinish colours,including select pearls andmetallics, which cover more than70% of the current US vehiclemarket. Each Stickerfix packagecontains one sheet with 22 pre-

selected decals of various shapesand sizes.

Original Source: AkzoNobel, 2013. Found onwebsite: SpecialChem Adhesives andSealants Formulation, 31 Oct 2013,(Website:

Zinc-free powder coating primersfight corrosion in buildingmaterials

Axalta Coating Systems havedeveloped a new generation ofzinc-free corrosion-inhibitingpowder coating primers which aimto stem damage from corrosion.The products in the AlestaZeroZinc range are discussed. Allpowder coating primers form athick protective layer on thesurface of the substrate and arecharacterized by good adhesionproperties, mechanical resistanceand high chemical resistance.Due to the zinc- and heavymetal-free formulation the epoxyprimers are compatible with theenvironment.

Original Source: Farbe und Lack (OnlineVersion), 21 Oct 2013, (Website: © VincentzNetwork 2013 (in German)

Bio-polyamides: potential uses allthe way from automotive toconstruction

DSM Engineering Plastics fromthe Netherlands has developed apolyamide 410 (PA410) calledEcoPaXX produced from sebacicacid obtained from castor beanplant. EcoPaXX produces aneutral carbon footprint fromproduction to its use. It iscommercially available in fiveinjection moulding grades rangingfrom unreinforced to glass-fibrereinforced. These are Q150-D, Q-HG6, Q-HG10, Q-HGM24, andQ-KGS6. These polyamides arehighly resistant to elevatedtemperatures, hydrolytic agingand stress cracking with superiorchemical resistance. They can beeasily processed usingconventional injection mouldingand extrusion equipment. Theproperties of PA410 make it idealfor various demanding

applications, including automotiveand construction. Mercedes-Benzused the EcoPaXX Q-HGM24, aglass fibre reinforced and mineral-filled injection moulding material,for its new A-Class engine cover.Volkswagen Groups has alsodeveloped its EcoPaXXmultifunctional crankshaft coverfor its latest generation of dieselengines. The first aluminiumwindow profiles powder coatedwith EcoPaXX was launched atthe Baumesse building exhibitionin Munich in early 2013.Germany-based MF-Folien GmbHhas developed PA410 films withpossible applications to flexiblefood packaging for the first time.

Original Source: Kunststoffe International,Sep 2013, 103 (9), 135-139 (Website: ©Carl Hanser Verlag 2013

MARKETSCoating additives market to growfrom $6 bn in 2013 to $8.7 bn by2018: MarketsandMarkets

According to the report “CoatingAdditives Market by Function(Rheology Modifiers, Dispersing,Wetting Agent, Impact Modifier,Anti-Foaming), Application(Automotive, Architecture,Industrial), Formulation (Water,Solvent, Powder Based), & Types– Global Trends & Forecast to2018”, the coating additivesmarket would grow from anestimated $6 bn in 2013 to $8.7bn by 2018, with a CAGR of6.4% from 2013. According toestimates, Asia-Pacific did leadthe market for coating additiveswith 40.8% share at global levelin 2012, followed by NorthAmerica (26.9%), Europe (20.2%),South America (8.1%) and Restof the World (4.1%). Looking atadditives type, acrylic-basedcoating additives leads demandwith highest share, followed byurethane, metallic, andfluoropolymer-based additives.The growth of the coatingadditives market has been