Coating Industry Trends June 2019
What are the latest coating industry trends in Asia?
Last month saw a number of interesting new product developments, including the smallest pixel ever created, new glass coating trends, fire protection for wood, and a growing architectural coatings market. Take a look for yourself.
Trends and developments in glass coatings
Formulating a successful coating for glass can be quite challenging. In just a few weeks experts will give useful information to understand this topic better and get up to speed with latest developments.
Smallest pixels ever created could light up colour-changing buildings
The smallest pixels yet created – a million times smaller than those in smartphones – could be used for new types of large-scale flexible displays, big enough to cover entire buildings.
Coating from graphite: solar-powered hydrogen fuel a step closer
A more sustainable way of making hydrogen fuel from water using sunlight is a step closer according to new research from the University of Bath’s Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies.
New additive provides fire protection for wood
Empa specialists have developed a new flame retardant for wood and wood-based materials. The colourless additive can easily be mixed with coatings and cellulose materials.
Cool roofs and hollow microspheres
A recently published technical article describes how hollow microspheres used as filler material can enhance a number of coatings properties. Among others they can reduce the demand for air conditioning.
Architectual coatings market going upward
The outlook for the architectural coatings market is positive. A growing middle-class population and the rising standard of living in the region will increase the demand in emerging regions.