Canadian Finishing and Coatings Manufacturing

 

May 31, 2022

 

Eckart MetalureMETALURE C, the new series of VMP (PVD) pigments by ECKART, constitutes a new level of chrome optics. The pigments create a real mirror effect with a superior clarity of image. In addition, they provide brilliant gloss plus an ultimately smooth and uniform finish. The light to dark mirror effects of the resulting surfaces are comparable with metallized substrates, and because of this, METALURE C can be used to replace electroplating processes.

The eight dispersions are designed for solvent-based systems and characterized by their sophisticated particle sizing technology. METALURE C is suited to coatings for consumer electronics and to automotive trim (interior and exterior). The pigments can also be used in flexographic and gravure printing inks. In these applications they provide perfect mirror optics with no haze and an outstanding clarity of image.

Feature Video: ChemQuest's Interactive Coatings Forecasting Tool

CFCM ChemQuest 400ChemQuest unveiled its Coatings TraQr, an interactive dashboard and forecasting tool that combines input data on key market consumption, macroeconomic indicators and raw materials.

While the application is currently focused on the paint and coatings industry, ChemQuest plans to expand it to industries throughout the specialty chemical value chain.

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New Digital Solution Helps Customers Bring Colours to Life

AkzoNobel 3D colour visualization tool
AkzoNobel Powder Coatings has developed a new web application 3D colour visualization tool within its Interpon webshop to help customers better understand how a powder coating’s colour, texture and finish that look good in theory, will actually appear in reality. 

The tool provides instant access to thousands of colours in the Interpon range. Using a 360-degree dynamic camera and simulated lighting, the customer is given a true-to-life image of how the colour performs to a degree of accuracy and realism not possible before in a virtual environment.  

Rather than the image being ‘flat’, the customer can orientate the ‘virtual’ panel to see how the light reflects and the colour looks from different angles.  
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