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High Stability Color Dispersions Enable Transition from Analog to Digital Printing

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 04/25/2024

Digital inks play a critical role in enabling high-speed digital printing, and high stability dispersions are essential for success.

Categories: Printing

Importance of Dispersants for Bio-Based Ingredients Compatibility

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 04/09/2024

Replacing components in a coating system with bio-based ingredients can drive sustainability initiatives, but diverse compatibility concerns must also be addressed.

Categories: Dispersants

Enhanced Metal Protection Through Corrosion Additives

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 03/26/2024

Protecting metal from corrosion presents multiple challenges, but understanding the capabilities of various types of additives enables formulators to rethink performance.

Categories: Paints & Coatings, Specialty Additives

PTFE-Free Wax Additives Provide PTFE-Comparable Performance in Powder Coatings

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 03/12/2024

No need to sacrifice on surface protection when transitioning from PTFE-containing products to PTFE-free wax additives.

Categories: Wax Additives, Paints & Coatings

The Importance of Dispersants in Water-Based Automotive Coatings

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 02/27/2024

While demands and capabilities of dispersants for solvent-based and water-based coatings are similar, there are some unique challenges for water-based systems that require attention.

Categories: Dispersants, Paints & Coatings

Wax Additive Capabilities for UV Matting Overcome Silica Challenges

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 02/13/2024

New additive technology helps enable matting in UV cured coatings without sacrificing applicability and coating performance.

Categories: Wax Additives, Paints & Coatings

Mechanical Properties of PTFE-Free Waxes for Coatings

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 01/23/2024

PTFE-Free additives demonstrate comparable mechanical properties to PTFE-based products for can and coil coatings.

Categories: Wax Additives, Paints & Coatings

Improving Performance of Ceramic-Based Components for Electronics

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 01/08/2024

As multi-layered ceramic capacitors continue to miniaturize, the right dispersant enables important benefits.

Categories: Dispersants, Electronics

The Role of Dispersants and Additives in Thermoset Composites

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 10/26/2023

Color dispersion, stability, and crosslinking require a delicate balance when formulating thermoset composites, and Solplus™ Hyperdispersant technology can help.

Categories: Dispersants, Plastics & Composites

Vinyl Chloride Emulsions Impart Flame Retardancy (and More) in Highloft Applications

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 08/08/2023

Vinyl chloride emulsions are becoming a popular option for highloft applications because they deliver desirable properties, including flame retardancy.

Categories: Resins & Binders, Textiles, Paper & Nonwovens

Water-Based PUDs as Topcoats in Protective Coating Systems

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 07/25/2023

Advanced water-borne, self-crosslinking polyamide polyurethane dispersions can provide hydrolysis and chemical resistance for excellent protective properties and meet performance capabilities of many 2K solvent-borne finishes.

Categories: Paints & Coatings, Resins & Binders

Delivering Quality PTFE-Free Additives for Printing Inks

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 07/11/2023

With strict PFA regulations already in place, the ability to replace PTFE in ink formulations without sacrificing performance enables formulators to comply and compete.

Categories: Paints & Coatings, Printing, Wax Additives

The Value of 100% Active, Flowable Dispersants

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 06/20/2023

Overcoming some inherent challenges of 100% active dispersants unleashes great opportunities and potential.

Categories: Dispersants, Paints & Coatings

Impacting the Recyclability of Crisp-Packet Packaging

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 06/05/2023

New coating technology is enabling more sustainable packaging through improvements in layer separation.

Categories: Packaging

Adhesion Promoters Provide a Better Bond Between Metal Substrates and Coatings

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 05/23/2023

For metal coatings, adhesion promoters are an essential ingredient for formulators to deliver powerful protection and durability from environmental challenges. 

Categories: Paints & Coatings, Specialty Additives

Improving Efficiency in Engineered Paper Coatings with High-Solids Acrylic Emulsions

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 05/09/2023

The use of high-solids acrylic emulsions as a binder in engineered paper can provide unique efficiency and sustainability benefits.

Categories: Paper & Nonwovens, Resins & Binders

The Growth of PTFE-Free Wax Additives

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 04/26/2023

PTFE-free wax additives are available in micronized and dispersed forms that deliver similar properties to PTFE-containing additives when exploring compliant solutions without sacrificing performance.

Categories: Packaging, Paints & Coatings, Wax Additives

The Important Role of Dispersants in UV-Cured Inks and Coatings

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 04/11/2023

Hyperdispersants enable the formulation of high-performance, pigmented UV-curable inks and coatings.

Categories: Paints & Coatings, Printing, Dispersants

Comparing Bio-Based Waxes to Conventional Waxes for Coatings and Inks

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 03/22/2023

Bio-based wax additive innovations continue to change the landscape of ink and coating capabilities and opportunities.

Categories: Wax Additives

Acrylic-Polyurethane Hybrid Solutions for Performance Roof Coatings

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 03/07/2023

From application to protection to cost savings, there are many benefits to considering acrylic hybrid technologies for liquid roof coatings.

Categories: Paints & Coatings, Resins & Binders

Using Isocyanate-Free Crosslinked PUDs in High Performance Wood Coating Applications

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 02/21/2023

Overcoming reactivity issues with lower toxicity carbodiimides is delivering improved crosslinking performance with less hazardous components for advanced coatings.

Categories: Resins & Binders, Paints & Coatings

Replacing Plastic Linings With Packaging Barrier Coatings Using Acrylic Emulsions

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 02/08/2023

A new Carboset® modified acrylic copolymer technology is available to replace the use of PE- or PLA-based barriers in paper-based packaging, delivering a host of benefits.

Categories: Resins & Binders, Packaging

The Sustainability Impact of High-Solids PUDs in Coatings Applications

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 01/25/2023

With novel, high-solids polyamide polyurethane dispersion technology, new opportunities to achieve sustainability benefits in coatings are achievable.

Categories: Paints & Coatings, Resins & Binders

How Dispersants Help Reduce Energy Requirements

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 01/10/2023

Reducing energy usage is important for paint and coating formulators, and dispersants can help deliver some real benefits throughout the value chain.

Categories: Paints & Coatings, Dispersants

Choosing The Right Dispersant for Additive Manufacturing of Ceramics

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 10/05/2022

A conversation with Dr. Baschar Ozkan from The Additive Manufacturing Center of Excellence (AM-COE).

Categories: Dispersants

A Circular Approach - Make Better, Use Better

Posted by Performance Coatings Team | 09/22/2022

This third blog article in a series on a circular approach to a sustainable future showcases how Lubrizol manufacturing processes and new capabilities for customer formulation are driving footprint and handprint benefits.

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

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

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