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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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Visual and instrumental color matching: How do they work together?

Here is how man and machine work together to deliver the best color match.

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The environmental impact of sustainability in paints and coatings

How to incorporate green thinking in your paint or coatings business

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The social and economic impacts of sustainability

Sustainable business practices can help coatings companies make a lasting, positive impact on people and the communities they live in…..

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Regulatory guidelines for sustainability

Understanding low-VOC and other sustainability requirements for the paint and coatings industry

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Formulating coatings for industrial applications

Consider these 3 factors to develop the ideal coating chemistry for your customers

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Sustainability and the coatings industry

Understanding the impact of sustainability

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