Ready to proof -- Niki 7/17/23

CB proofed 7/18 - left a note for Niki on two pictures below

KJ proofed on 7/20 and added a few notes. If possible, when we show equipment, we should try to show than zoom in on part of it. Thanks!



Urban design, Sky, Building, Window, Plant, Cloud, Condominium, Neighbourhood
Engineered Polymer Solutions
EPS® 2786 is a new all-acrylic polymer for high-performance gloss interior and exterior architectural DIY or professional paints. EPS 2786 is a versatile polymer recommended for use in semi-gloss to high-gloss enamels that require exceptional hardness and tack resistance in both white/pastel bases and fully tinted clear/neutral bases. It is ideal for institutional, commercial, or other high-traffic areas. Coatings formulated with EPS 2786 are capable of achieving same-day hot block resistance (50 °C) within hours of being applied, without the use of intentionally added fluorosurfactants.

Photo courtesy of EPS.
Learn more

Acrylic Resin for Near-Zero-VOC, Fluorosurfactant-Free Formulations

Featured Product

Output device, Peripheral
People in nature, Hand, Plant, Tableware, Happy, Gesture, Chair, Finger, Font, Grass

Rotational Viscometer

Bio-Based Defoamer

Woody plant, Leaf, Gesture, Larch, Grass, Tree, Wood, Evergreen

Adhesion Promoters

Benzene-Specific Monitor

ION Science
The new, upgraded Titan 2 offers enhanced stability and sensitivity. The Titan 2 delivers accuracy and sensitivity in benzene detection and is ideal for use in a variety of sectors, such as oil and gas, bulk storage facilities, chemical manufacturing and processing, and asphalt production. Designed to comply with international safety standards, including ATEX and IECEx, it is safe to use in any environment, as well as featuring an IP65 Ingress Protection rating. The Titan 2 service module is designed to be backwards compatible, so in conjunction with a simple firmware upgrade now provides existing Titan customers with a quick and convenient upgrade opportunity.

Image courtesy of ION Science.
Learn more
DAPRO® BIO 9910 is a new, 96% bio-based carbon content, C14-verified defoamer designed to add more sustainability and performance in coatings. It is mostly derived from renewable vegetable oil; and offers an eco-friendly alternative to conventional defoamers. The ultra-fine dispersion of wax in vegetable oil is combined with a minor addition of silicone. The defoamer can be used in water-based coatings and has excellent storage stability and no phase separation over a long period of time.

Image courtesy of simpson22, iStock/Getty Images Plus, via Getty Images.
Learn more
Eastman’s Advantis™ adhesion promoters are next-generation solutions that limit or remove materials of concern, allowing formulators and end users to deliver dependable results, while improving product sustainability and meeting regulatory requirements. Advantis products consist of modified, chlorinated and unchlorinated polypropylene, and polyethylene polymers that adhere better to untreated plastics and other difficult-to-bond-to surfaces. They are commercially available as solutions, water-based dispersions, and solid resins.

Image courtesy of Eastman.
Learn more
Paul N. Gardner
The byko-visc RT precise measurement instrument records detailed results that allow for analysis and review. An ISO 17025 calibration certificate is supplied with each instrument to confirm this performance. The viscometer offers an intuitive navigation, a multitude of control options, and a large capacitive color touch-screen display, which includes preset buttons to quickly recall often-used measuring parameters. Available in two models, byko-visc RT and byko-visc RT Lite, they are ideal to test the viscosity of your liquids and pastes in compliance with ASTM D2196, ISO 2555, and ISO1652 standards.

Image courtesy of Paul N. Gardner
Learn more

Benchtop Spectrophotometer

Multi-Agitator Mixing Systems

Purple, Gesture, Violet
Input device, Office equipment, Material property, Table, Computer, Gadget

Wetting and Dispersing Agents

Circular Carbon Blacks

Orion offers three new circular grade carbon blacks: one for high jetness and two for tinting applications in addition to the new PRINTEX® kappa 50 conductive carbon black. Designed for high-jetness applications, XPB 10045 is based on pyrolysis oil to support the transition to a circular economy. For tinting applications, XPB 10042 powder and XPB 10049 powder are also based on pyrolysis oil and offer the same advantages. PRINTEX kappa 50 meets performance requirements for conductivity, dispersibility, and cleanliness at lower concentrations than conventional conductive carbon blacks.

Image courtesy of Orion.
Learn more
ROSS VersaMix multi-shaft mixers are designed and manufactured in the United States to optimize the processing of medium to high-viscosity products. These mixers can be used across a wide range of applications with viscosities ranging up to several hundred thousand centipoise such as pastes, gels, slurries, and suspensions. The VM 450-gallon VersaMix features three independently driven agitators, including a two-wing center-mounted agitator with contoured bottom and Teflon scrapers to efficiently motivate viscous product throughout the mixing zone, a long, helical flight agitator to produce better top-to-bottom mixing, and a dual propeller agitator for low-shear, high-flow mixing.

Image courtesy of ROSS.
Learn more
The new set of wetting and dispersing agents enable coatings manufacturers to extend the open time of their acrylic lacquers and polyurethane (PU) lacquers, and lengthen current post-application correction windows for these water-based systems. The multi-functional additives have been tested for their performance regarding blocking resistance, gloss, leveling, and sagging, highlighting the potential for even more end-product improvements. Clariant’s open-time extenders include EcoTain-labeled solutions recognized for their outstanding sustainability advantages.

Image courtesy of Clariant.
Learn more
Konica Minolta
The benchtop Spectrophotometer CM-3700A is designed with the advanced capabilities to evaluate, measure, and reproduce the color and appearance of opaque, transparent, translucent, and fluorescent samples. Reading both reflective and transmittance measurements of dyes, pigments, paints, and coatings, the CM-3700A delivers high accuracy, repeatability, and reliability. Key features include ISO 17025 certification, a high-precision inter-instrument agreement (IIA) of ΔE*ab 0.08, CIE, ISO, ASTM, DIN, and JIS standard measurement conformance, and the ability to integrate with both QC and formulation software.

Image courtesy of Konica Minolta.
Learn more