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Selecting Industrial Colorants: 5 Traits to Consider

The success of an industrial coating relies upon finding the right colorant for the job. Here are 5 traits to consider when selecting one.

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Polyaspartic Coatings

In this infographic, we review the six characteristics of polyaspartic coatings and weigh the benefits.

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Universal vs Specialized Colorants: What’s the Difference?

Choosing a colorant for a job should be simple, right? You know the color palette you or your client desires, but do you know whether the color will last? Do you know if the job requires a specialized colorant, or will a universal colorant do? Find out what the differences are between the two, so you can make the best decision that balances both budget and longevity.

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Point-of-Sale Tinting: Keys to setting up a system at an industrial coatings plant

Does it make sense to set up a point-of-sale (POS) tinting system in an industrial coatings plant? If the manufacturer only sells 10 colors in one or two bases, then probably not. If a company’s palette features 20 or more colors, and three or more bases are tinted, the answer is maybe, depending on the costs involved in setting up the system versus the benefits of moving to POS tinting.

 

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Blended Color Packs

Concrete is used in many parts of a commercial building, from the interior walls and floors to the exterior sidewalks and patios. While all concrete coatings have stringent performance and durability requirements, commercial flooring, in particular, also uses colorants to create distinct, corporate-branded environments. Not only must floor coatings withstand heavy foot traffic, repel spills and stains, and, most important, be slip-resistant, they must also match the company’s exact color specifications. 

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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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Tinting on the Spot: POS Tinting

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

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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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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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3 colorant trends affecting paint and coatings companies in 2016

The colorants industry is constantly changing as technology and global economics push innovatation. Here are the biggest colorant trends shaping the industry.

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