Emergence of Durable Self-Cleaning Paint

 Researchers have just developed a new paint, made of coated titanium dioxide nanoparticles combined with adhesives, that is self-cleaning but also resilient to daily wear and tear with possible applications to a wide variety of materials including steel, glass, paper and even cloth.  Developers say that this new paint “keeps its ability to self-clean even after being exposed to oil, scratched with a knife, and scuffed with sandpaper”. The project brought together researchers from University College London, Imperial College London, and Dalian University of Technology (China) who detailed the results in the journal, Science.

The key to self-cleaning materials are their waterproof abilities so that water droplets bounce across the surface removing dirt and bacteria as it rolls along. Researchers hope that this new discovery will promote the adoption of self-cleaning surfaces in a wide variety of contexts such as antimicrobial coatings for use in hospitals.

Read more at: http://www.durabilityanddesign.com/news/?fuseaction=view&id=12830

 

Armacoat is attending NATDA in St. Louis

Katelyn Johnson and Brian Benjamin from Armacoat will be attending the North American Trailer Dealers Trade Show in St. Louis from September 4-6, 2014. 

The 7th annual NATDA show is the only industry event that caters specifically to trailer dealers.  All segments of the industry are represented including Living Quarter Horse Trailers, Cargo, Race Car, Horse, Marine, Dump, Flatbed and Toy Hauler markets.

Stop by the Axalta booth to meet with Armacoat or contact us to schedule a meeting if you’ll be attending as well.

-For more information, please visit: http://natda.org/tradeshow

 

Fluid Delivery – Measuring Output For Success

Fluid delivery is a crucial part of your project's success. Putting too much paint on the substrate will cause orange peel, paint runs, and sagging. Too little paint will result in poor hiding and could leave the substrate exposed to corrosion.

Often, painters will take a ‘set it and forget it’ mentality when it comes to their air pressure at the pressure pot. In reality, many factors can have an effect on the fluid delivery rate. The only way to correctly measure your fluid delivery rate is to measure how much fluid is actually coming out of your gun.

Product Spotlight - Imron Elite Productive

Put the power of Axalta products to use in your shop. The Imron Elite Productive line of Commercial Finishes is desgned to give you an ultra productive finish utilizing the high quality PowerTint™ pigments. Available in a maximum applied VOC level of 3.5 or 2.8 lbs/gal, this single stage or base coat / clear coat system offers premium appearance and excellent performance.

Armacoat to attend Waste Expo 2013

Representatives from Armacoat™ will be attending Waste Expo 2013. Contact us today to schedule a meeting!