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“Going from Strength to Strength”

    European Coatings Journal publishes technical paper authored by 1st Source Research CEO, Gerald Vandezande.  In “Going from Strength to Strength” Vandezande describes how a new additive improves performance in several key properties.  A new type of additive has been developed with the aim of enhancing several key properties of two-pack epoxies simultaneously.  Flexibility, adhesion and

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    Epoxy Coatings Properties and Market Needs

      Epoxy coatings are expected to have the following properties: resistance to a wide variety of chemicals, outstanding corrosion resistance, and adhesion to a wide variety of substrates including marginally prepared metal surfaces and concrete. When developing new additive for the epoxy coatings market, it is important to keep in mind that any added ingredient can

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      Coatings Industry Innovation

        The coatings industry is continually innovating to produce products with lower VOCs while maintaining properties and productivity. This is particularly true for the Maintenance and Marine markets where solvent borne or 100% solids epoxies are used to impart excellent protective properties to valuable steel and concrete substrates. Reducing VOCs in epoxy coatings are particularly challenging

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        Tradeshow Participation

        Western Coatings Symposium
        Las Vegas, NV – October 15-18, 2017

        Eastern Coatings Show
        Atlantic City, NJ – May 15 - 17, 2017

        American Coatings Show
        Indianapolis, IN – April 12-44, 2016

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