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Benefits of highly concentrated colorants

Industrial coatings cover a wide variety of applications – from the automotive and marine to oil and gas equipment to the spray paint used to repaint your mailbox. They all share one common bond: the coating and color must hold up.

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Coloring Decorative Concrete

Decorative concrete, which provides aesthetic value to concrete surfaces, is becoming increasingly popular. It can be made to look like any type of stone product, from flagstone to slate to bricks. Decorative concrete is also considerably less expensive to install than the materials it replaces, and it requires less maintenance and upkeep. Because decorative concrete mimics natural products, it requires colorants to achieve that natural look. In the past, this was done using dry pigments, which were mixed into the concrete or sprinkled on top as a surface treatment. Today, however, the trend is moving toward using liquid colorants.

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Any color, any quantity, any time

With the recent upswing in new construction and renovations, the demand for architectural coatings is rising, as well. Whether for new commercial space or home remodels, coatings users, specifiers and applicators are squeezed for time and resources.

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The Relationship Between Base Paints and POS Liquid Colorants

Inspired by their recent family vacation to the beach, a couple paints their bathroom a rich blue color with deep undertones reminiscent of the ocean on a clear day. The paint contrasts perfectly with their white cabinetry and molding and looks great until the next day after a hot, steamy shower when they notice brown streaks dotted with unsightly splotches cascading down their walls.

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UV-durable composites

Have you ever seen a polyester or fiberglass-reinforced compound sit outdoors for months or years on end? It isn’t pretty.

You have seen the fading swimming pool your neighbor’s yard. Or the eyesore of a plastic shed that’s been battered by sunlight and rain for a decade. Or the orange ladder that has faded to nearly white.

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Tinting on the Spot: POS Tinting

What is driving the use of point-of-sale tinting systems for industrial coatings

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The Coolest Way to Color a Façade: IR Reflective Colorants

IR reflective technology expands color options and reduces costs for residential and commercial buildings

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China’s Move Toward Water-Based Paints

How the country is encouraging low-VOC options for industrial paints and coatings

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Polyaspartic Coatings

The new, rapid-curing concrete floor coating that could replace epoxy

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Is captive colorant production worth the investment?

Why producing your own colorants may not be your best option.

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Color Correcting

3 common sources of color complaints – and how to avoid them

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3 ways your suppliers can help you improve customer service

Here are three ways your supplier can help you improve customer service to create a better experience for your customers.

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