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Developing a Robust Consumables Package for Digital Printing

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 09/06/2022

The ability to design a synergistic consumables package (primers, inks, varnishes, etc) for inkjet printing can unlock new capabilities for diverse substrates.

Categories: Printing, Packaging, Formulated Solutions

Cutting-Edge PUD Technology for Concrete and Wood Coatings

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 08/23/2022

Protecting concrete and wood with coatings has advanced with polyamide polyol technology.

Categories: Paints & Coatings, Resins & Binders

Dispersants 101 - Why Use a Dispersant in Paints & Coatings

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 08/09/2022

A high-level overview of dispersants—why they’re used and how they’re used kicks off a new blog series on dispersant basics.

Categories: Paints & Coatings, Dispersants

Safer Water-Borne Resin Technology For Concrete Sealers

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 07/26/2022

Formulating a high-performance, water-based concrete sealer is about to become even safer and easier to handle and use.

Categories: Paints & Coatings, Resins & Binders

Letting The Air Out of Thermoset Composites

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 07/06/2022

De-aeration polymers for thermoset resins are designed to help remove air bubbles, enhancing aesthetics, durability, safety, and value.

Categories: Dispersants, Plastics & Composites

A Circular Approach - Design & Responsible Sourcing

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 06/22/2022

This second blog article in a series focused on a circular approach to a sustainable future focuses on the importance of design and responsible sourcing.

Categories: Paints & Coatings, Paper & Nonwovens, Packaging, Textiles, Printing, Plastics & Composites

The Move To Be PTFE-Free

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 06/08/2022

Coating and ink formulators must adapt by exploring compliant solutions for PTFE, and Lubrizol can help.

Categories: Wax Additives, Printing, Paints & Coatings, Packaging

Recycling Multi-Layer Packaging? Yes, It Can Be Done

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 05/24/2022

New coating solutions can support both layer separation (mechanical) and mono-component approaches, leading to more recyclable packaging options.

Categories: Packaging, Resins & Binders, Dispersants

The Importance of Stable Pigment Dispersions For Inkjet Printing

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 05/11/2022

Highly stable pigment dispersions enable high-speed inkjet printing for the packaging market.

Categories: Printing, Packaging, Formulated Solutions

Improving Adhesion in Water-Borne Coatings for Greater Durability

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 04/25/2022

Durability of coatings on metal surfaces is a key formulation consideration, and adhesion promoters play a vital role.

Categories: Paints & Coatings, Specialty Additives

An Introduction to Natural Waxes

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 04/12/2022

As the coating and ink industries continue to move towards more sustainable technology, natural waxes are becoming more helpful for formulators.

Categories: Paints & Coatings, Wax Additives

Achieving Desired Jetness in Vehicle Refinish Paints

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 03/23/2022

Matching jetness in black OEM finishes for aftermarket vehicle refinish paints is no easy task, but the right dispersant technology can play a significant role.

Categories: Paints & Coatings, Dispersants

WB Coatings for Wood Surfaces Provide an Alternative to SB Systems

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 03/09/2022

While solvent-based wood coatings systems still have their place, water-based coatings continue to advance and deliver similar performance.

Categories: Paints & Coatings, Resins & Binders, Wax Additives, Dispersants

Viable PTFE Alternatives in Packaging Inks

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 02/22/2022

As the world continues to move away from PTFE-containing materials, achieving its benefits in inks and coatings becomes a challenge - until now.

Categories: Wax Additives, Packaging

Enhancing Corrosion Resistance With a Novel Dispersant Technology

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 02/03/2022

New dispersant technology provides outstanding corrosion resistance without sacrificing dispersion capabilities.

Categories: Dispersants, Paints & Coatings

A Circular Approach to a Sustainable Future

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 01/20/2022

With a circularity approach driving innovation, Lubrizol helps coating, ink, and composite manufacturers achieve a range sustainability initiatives. This article kicks off a series of articles exploring new capabilities and product opportunities.

Categories: Resins & Binders, Dispersants, Wax Additives

Overcoming the Sustainability Challenge Posed by Multi-Layer Packaging

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 01/05/2022

Improving the recyclability of multi-layer packaging to reduce waste is no short order, but innovative chemistries are introducing some new opportunities.

Categories: Resins & Binders, Packaging

Complying with Regulations for Digitally Printed Packaging

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 11/16/2021

Formulating digital printing inks for food packaging materials and other markets requires a solid understanding of global and regional regulations. Working with the right ink component supplier can make all the difference navigating the complexities and achieving compliance.

Biocide-Free Dispersant Technology for Water-Based Paints & Coatings

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 10/19/2021

Eliminating water and biocides from dispersants means more flexibility for paint and coating formulators to deliver performance and comply with biocide regulations.

Categories: Paints & Coatings, Dispersants

Application Testing Drives Success

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 09/28/2021

Application testing is an extremely important part of bringing new coatings, inks, and composites to market because it ensures that these chemistries will provide the properties customers and end users expect.

Categories: Paints & Coatings, Paper & Nonwovens, Plastics & Composites, Packaging, Printing

Optimizing the Measurement and Control of Viscosity for Consistent Quality

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 09/08/2021

Depending on coating application method, the ability to consistently control viscosity plays a vital role on the processability of a coating and then ultimately on the surface properties of the dried coating film.

Categories: Paints & Coatings

Rising To Meet Challenges of WB Pigment Dispersions

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 08/25/2021

Formulating effective pigment dispersants to reduce milling time, improve tinctorials, and improve coating properties can be a challenge—especially with new regulations that reflect a changing world.

Categories: Dispersants

Reactive Polyamide Technology - Exploring Opportunities Beyond Coatings

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 08/10/2021

Explore the capabilities of Reactive Polyamide Technology with Lubrizol for a potential world of applications beyond coatings.

Categories: Resins & Binders, Paints & Coatings

Delivering Consistent Quality Through Precise Particle Size Distribution Measurement & Control

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 07/26/2021

Optimally determining particle sizes of products and delivering consistent quality is supported through the right equipment and testing methods for paints.

Categories: Paints & Coatings

Improving Architectural Paints With Dispersants

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 07/07/2021

Not all architectural paints are the formulated the same. Dispersants have a significant impact on the color vibrancy, durability, and surface protection capabilities of today's water-based coatings.

Categories: Dispersants, Paints & Coatings

EIS Yields Faster, More Accurate Results in Corrosion Testing and Beyond

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 06/24/2021

Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS) testing offers advantages in predicting real world corrosion resistance more accurately and faster than other testing methods.

Categories: Dispersants, Resins & Binders, Paints & Coatings

Lubrizol TMMs Help Enable Customer Success

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 06/09/2021

Technical Marketing Managers at Lubrizol play a vital role in collaborating with customers to formulate, test, and market differentiated coatings and inks, putting customers first and delivering competitive advantage in the market.

Categories: Resins & Binders, Specialty Additives, Dispersants, Wax Additives

Unboxed - The Impact of E-Commerce on Packaging

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 05/26/2021

As e-commerce continues to grow in popularity, the demands of packaging face new challenges and opportunities, and advances in digital printing inks and coatings have a role to play.

Categories: Printing, Packaging

The Advantages of Direct-to-Metal Coating Solutions

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 05/11/2021

As DTM coatings continue to evolve, they are becoming more popular to deliver outstanding metal protection as a one-coat, efficient system.

Categories: Paints & Coatings, Resins & Binders

Using Humectants to Improve Paint and Colorant Formulations

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 04/21/2021

As testing methods for VOC continue to evolve, so do the requirement for humectants. Transitioning from traditional glycol technology can bring new capabilities for paints and colorants.

Categories: Paints & Coatings, Dispersants, Specialty Additives

Taking Formulations to the Edge of Performance

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 04/07/2021

Formulating paints and coatings to deliver optimal performance requires an exhaustive look at the diverse variables of application and end use, and working collaboratively with the right raw material provider can make all the difference.

Categories: Paints & Coatings

Why Are Protective Coatings So Useful?

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 03/24/2021

Understanding why these coatings work so well requires a deeper look at what a typical protective coating system looks like.

Categories: Paints & Coatings, Resins & Binders

How Coating and Ink Technologies Are Enhancing Sustainability in Packaging

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 03/10/2021

Resins, additives, and waxes can help formulators deliver exciting improvements in the sustainability of packaging materials and applications.

Categories: Resins & Binders, Packaging, Wax Additives, Dispersants

Achieving Total Formula Cost Reduction With The Right Dispersants

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 02/23/2021

Choosing the right dispersant for an ink or coating formulation can not only improve product performance, but can also help reduce the total cost of the formulation.

Categories: Dispersants, Paints & Coatings

How to Select the Right Polymer When Formulating Coatings

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 02/11/2021

With many polymer chemistry types from which to choose, it's important to consider a range of factors to ensure the right level of performance for coatings.

Categories: Resins & Binders

The Benefits of Fast Cure, Water-Borne Coating Systems

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 01/20/2021

The ability to deliver coating systems that reduce dry time brings many benefits, and new Lubrizol technology currently in development promises to enable formulators with exciting new capabilities.

Categories: Paints & Coatings, Resins & Binders

What are Protective Coatings?

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 01/11/2021

In this first article in a series dedicated to understanding the challenges and opportunities for protective coatings, Lubrizol shares insights into an overview of protective coatings, where they're used, and common performance requirements.

Categories: Paints & Coatings, Resins & Binders

Pre-Treating Textiles For Digital Printing Success

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 11/10/2020

Customizing the right pre-treatment for digitally printing on fabric surfaces is key to attaining the best mix of desired quality and durability requirements.

Categories: Formulated Solutions, Printing

Improving Cost and Performance of UV Coatings with Dispersants

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 10/21/2020

Using 100% active, lower viscosity dispersant technology can help formulators reduce overall cost and improve performance in UV coating applications.

Categories: Dispersants, Paints & Coatings

Replacing Plastic with Paper in Packaging

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 10/05/2020

While paper can deliver more sustainable packaging options, coating challenges that deliver desired barrier properties can prevent recyclability and present their own set of issues. More sustainable barrier coatings can alleviate problems and improve repulpability.

Categories: Dispersants, Packaging

The Importance of Solubility for Dispersing Pigments

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 09/21/2020

100% active dispersants help solve diverse solubility challenges, helping coating formulators improve efficiency and reduce costs.

Categories: Dispersants, Paints & Coatings, Packaging

Biocide-Free Water-Based Coatings

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 09/02/2020

As MIT continues to be looked at as a hazard, Lubrizol is exploring new ways to reduce or eliminate the need for biocides in dispersants and coatings.

Categories: Dispersants, Paints & Coatings

What is Passivation? Why is it Important for Aluminum Pigments?

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 08/19/2020

As the use of aluminum pigments in the automotive industry continues to grow, so does the importance of aluminum passiviation, and coating technology is critical to delivering results.

Categories: Paints & Coatings, Specialty Additives

The Essentials of a Successful Flame Retardant System

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 08/04/2020

Understanding specific flame-retardant needs and FR testing methods for diverse applications enhances the success of formulating the right coating and composite solution to deliver fire protection.

Categories: Formulated Solutions, Paper & Nonwovens

New PFOA Regulations will Greatly Impact PTFE. Are You Ready?

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 07/23/2020

Within the new regulatory environment relative to PFOA, formulators need to be prepared to adapt their coatings technologies to be compliant.

Categories: Wax Additives, Paints & Coatings

New Pretreatment Spray Application Provides Savings for Digitally Printed Textiles

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 07/07/2020

Lubrizol and Technijet deliver a novel fabric pre-treatment system, advancing digital printing on fabrics with energy and cost savings.

Categories: Paper & Nonwovens, Formulated Solutions, Printing

The Importance of Longevity in Reflective Roof Coatings

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 06/24/2020

Achieving an appropriate level of reflectiveness in a newly applied white roof coating is easy, but maintaining the reflectiveness year after year while exposed to the elements and pollution is not.

Categories: Paints & Coatings, Resins & Binders

The Direct Thermal Coatings Market Is Heating Up

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 06/09/2020

As direct thermal printing continues to grow in global usage for its mobility and cost benefits, Lubrizol direct thermal coating solutions are ready to enhance the experience even more.

Categories: Formulated Solutions, Packaging

The Important Role of Primers in Digital Printing for Packaging

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 05/21/2020

Primers can provide several key benefits for end product quality and for manufacturing productivity for digitally printing on packaging.

Categories: Resins & Binders, Packaging

The Secret of a Uniform Coarse Structure in Powder Coatings

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 05/06/2020

Achieving a more consistent and reproducible formation of a coarse structure in powder coatings and overcoming the challenges of cellulose acetate butyrate (CAB).

Categories: Paints & Coatings, Wax Additives

Essential Dispersion Qualities for Digital Inks

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 04/22/2020

As the demands for industrial inkjet printing have continued to become more and more challenging, ink dispersions must also evolve, and working with the right supplier can make all the difference.

Categories: Packaging, Printing, Dispersants

The Role of Binders in Lithium Battery Electrodes

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 04/06/2020

Coatings for battery electrodes have several functions, and binders must deliver robust performance, especially to enable future advances in battery capabilities.

 

Categories: Resins & Binders

The Advantages of Water-Borne Polyurethanes

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 03/25/2020

Water-based polyurethane coating technology continues to grow in use across a range of applications as performance capabilities advance, enabling transitions from solvent-borne systems.

 

Categories: Resins & Binders, Paints & Coatings, Paper & Nonwovens

In Your Corner: Anthony Pajerski Examines the Present and Future of Water-Borne PUDs

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 03/09/2020

Lubrizol Technical Fellow, Anthony Pajerski, shares insights into his career, expertise, and the present and future of water-borne polyurethane dispersions for coatings.

Categories: Resins & Binders, Paints & Coatings

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