Paints and Coatings


Posted by Lubrizol Performance Coatings Team | 07/10/2019

New “post-add” surface modifier technology enables powder coating manufacturers to blend additives directly into a finished powder to achieve desired surface effects.

Categories: Surface Modifiers, Paints and Coatings

Posted by Lubrizol Performance Coatings Team | 07/03/2019

When formulating coatings, particle size and distribution are important factors to consider as they influence end-use properties.

Categories: Paints and Coatings, Dispersants

Posted by Lubrizol Performance Coatings Team | 06/27/2019

Choosing the right crosslinking method for optimal coating performance depends on a variety of conditions, substrates, uses, regulatory issues and more.

Categories: Paints and Coatings, Resins and Binders

Posted by Lubrizol Performance Coatings Team | 06/19/2019

During paint formulation, several factors should be considered to optimize film formation to achieve desired surface protection.

Categories: Paints and Coatings

Posted by Lubrizol Performance Coatings Team | 06/04/2019

Lubrizol Senior Technical Fellow, Dean Thetford, shares insights into his career, expertise, and importance of improving polymeric dispersant technology for the coatings industry.

Categories: Dispersants, Paints and Coatings

Posted by Lubrizol Performance Coatings Team | 05/23/2019

Historically used for light duty industrial metal applications including factory machinery and farm equipment, direct-to-metal (DTM) coatings have advanced and are experiencing increasing use in applications with higher performance requirements, such as bridges, infrastructure and even marine.

Categories: Paints and Coatings, Resins and Binders

Posted by Lubrizol Performance Coatings Team | 04/11/2019

While ADH offers room temperature curing and a boost to beneficial coating properties, it has been deemed hazardous to the environment. Successfully formulating PUDs without ADH is possible.

Categories: Paints and Coatings, Resins and Binders

Posted by Lubrizol Performance Coatings Team | 04/03/2019

Air barriers and continuous coatings are critical elements of an effective building envelope, which is the primary determinant of the amount of energy required to heat, cool and ventilate a building.

Categories: Paints and Coatings, Resins and Binders

Posted by Lubrizol Performance Coatings Team | 03/25/2019

NMP-free polyurethane dispersions are possible, using alternative solvents that aid in film formation and deliver the same benefits, but without the regulatory challenges.

Categories: Paints and Coatings, Resins and Binders

Posted by Lubrizol Performance Coatings Team | 03/07/2019

While Triethylamine offers unique advantages in the production of polyurethane dispersions, TEA-free formulations can be just as effective—without hazards to human health.

Categories: Paints and Coatings, Resins and Binders