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October 2019

Acronal PRO 770L from BASF –
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Although Surfex 2020 will be held in summer, right now the autumn rains are threatening and in order to create value in metal protection coatings, resistance to corrosion is critical.

Coatings Industry prepared for “no deal” Brexit, but fear border delays and UK REACH

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The coatings industry has expressed significant concerns about border delays and separating from European chemical regulations ahead of a “no deal” Brexit, in a new survey by the industry body, the British Coatings Federation (BCF). The responses were gathered between 4th-10th September, at a critical point during Parliament’s debate on blocking a “no deal” Brexit.

On-trend new pigment brings fizz to premium range
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An elegant, shimmering champagne shade, available from Blagden, is the latest addition to ECKART’s pearlescent pigment range.

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DKSH – Technology is the Driving Force at Lamberti

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Lamberti develops environmentally friendly binders and additives. This Italian family business employs 1300 people worldwide, and focuses on innovation. In fact, 30% of its product offerings are younger than 5 years old. Lamberti introduced many new products at this year’s ECS.

Fischer – Nace: Corrosion costs $2.5 trillion annually

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Every year, corrosion causes an economic damage of more than $ 2.5 trillion worldwide. Therefore, the prevention of corrosion, is an issue that plays an important role in many areas.

IKA – NANOSTAR 7.5 Digital
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The overhead stirrer NANOSTAR 7.5 digital is 30 % smaller than the MICROSTAR 7.5 digital and therefore even more space-saving. However, its performance remains the same. NANOSTAR 7.5 digital convinces with perfect basic functionalities, its compact design and is with just 0,8 kg easy to handle.
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Tennants Distribution Expand upon Vink Range

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Vink Chemicals GmbH & Co KG acquired the business units of Technical Biocides and FOG (Fuel, Oil and Gas) from Schülke & Mayr GmbH on 2nd September 2019.

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Eight Exhibitors Join Surfex This Month

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Following the September edition nearly 100 metres has been allocated as we welcome eight exhibitors. This includes four returning 2018 exhibitors; their continued support is vital to the success of the exhibition and four companies who are new to Surfex helping the event to be even bigger and better in 2020.

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September 2019

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Blagden Specialty Chemicals has been appointed UK distribution partner for BYK-Gardner to supply objective measurement solutions guaranteeing reliable quality control for colour, appearance and testing of physical material properties.

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Brenntag UK & Ireland offers an extensive range of speciality chemicals for applications such as decorative and industrial paints, adhesives, composites and resin and powder coatings.

BYK Gardener – Let there be light!

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Uniform colour is directly associated with high quality and influences our purchasing decision. This is especially true for multi-component products consisting of different materials and or being produced by different suppliers.

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Valires HA040 is a self-stabilized urethanized micro alkyd emulsion at 40% solids.
It dries oxidatively, catalyzed by a compatible drier such as ECOS ND®15 Aqua.
The urethanized waterborne resin can be used for primers, top-coats, wood stains, anti-corrosion coatings, deco paints, varnishes…

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The overhead stirrer NANOSTAR 7.5 digital is 30% smaller than the MICROSTAR 7.5 digital and therefore even more space-saving. However, its performance remains the same. NANOSTAR 7.5 digital convinces with perfect basic functionalities, its compact design and is with just 0,8 kg easy to handle.

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KRÜSS is set to showcase the new Drop Shape Analyzer – DSA Inkjet – at two inkjet conferences in Hamburg (Germany) and Louisville, KY (USA)

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Rakem are excited to start preparations for SURFEX 2020

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As a family run business, Kevin, Eugene and Kieran Rafferty have established a successful reputation throughout the industry. Recently they are joined by the third generation and founder Frank Rafferty’s grandchildren, Caitlin and Dayna. Keeping the ethos of a family business whilst expanding into a group of companies, specialising in the coatings industry, Rakem has gone through significant change since SURFEX 2018.

SYNTHRON – part of the Protex International Group

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Thanks to its constant innovation and its broad spectrum of know-how (from chemical synthesis to polymerization and formulation), Protex International meets its customers’ expectations in their strategy of development of high-performance products from a technological as well as an ecological stand point.

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Tennants Distribution are delighted to be supporting the very successful new format Surfex Exhibition at the RICOH arena in June 2020. We were impressed by the quality of the visitors and the ease of access to the location of the venue with the 2018 show and are looking forward to returning to represent the following Principals:-

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On 12 September exhibitors, supporting organisations and partners joined the organisers of Surfex 2020 at the Ricoh Arena Coventry for the first Open Day.

This industry meeting was an opportunity to hear about the new content designed to attract the leading visitors that every exhibitor wants to meet. It gave exhibitors the chance to put any questions to the organisers Step Exhibitions and OCCA whilst the BCF outlined how they will be supporting Surfex in 2020.

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June 2019

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Blagden has a new range of polyester resins and functional additives for powder coatings following its partnership with Inopol.

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There is only one year to go until Surfex 2020 and BTC Europe are already busy discussing some of the newly launched BASF products that will feature on their stand.

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Are you producing plastics for the automotive and aerospace market sectors? Are you looking to reduce the weight of your plastic components, improve their dimensional stability or improve processing times benefiting both productivity and profits?

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Devine Chemicals, a Consett, UK-based speciality chemicals distributor and manufacturer, has launched DeLOUR, its first range of pigments. This will further strengthen the company’s diverse portfolio and help to cement its position as a leader in the speciality chemicals market.

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Display viscosity even during product development: the new IKA STARVISC 200-2.5 control torque-measuring stirrer makes it possible.

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Aquaflow™ NHS-300MF NSAT has been specifically formulated with a MIT-free biocide package designed for full compliance with the European biocide directive (EBD 2017) and meets or exceeds virtually all EU Ecolabel requirements for waterborne paints and coatings.
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KRÜSS is set to showcase the new Drop Shape Analyzer – DSA Inkjet – at two inkjet conferences in Hamburg (Germany) and Louisville, KY (USA)

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HALOX CW-314 is a patent pending 3-in-1 white refractive pigment for Cool Roof coatings.
HALOW CW-314 is designed for both low and high slope elastomeric roof coatings. It allows the user to eliminate the need for a secondary layer.

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Since January 2019, Lehmann&Voss &Co. has extended its existing portfolio by adding polymeric dispersion powders of the Italian producer F.A.R. Polymers. These products are available in the UK and in Germany.

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The NIA works on behalf of its members to support the development of nanotech innovations that improve the lives of consumers, preserve our environment and advance our world.

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COMPAL PC is a revolutionary approach to shipping, storing, handling and incorporating aluminum pigmentsinto powder coatings.

COMPAL WS is an exciting new range of highly concentrated,VOC-free aluminum preparations for inks and coatings.

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Tennants Distribution are delighted to be supporting the very successful new format Surfex Exhibition at the RICOH arena in June 2020. We were impressed by the quality of the visitors and the ease of access to the location of the venue with the 2018 show and are looking forward to returning to represent the following Principals;

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In June next year anyone looking to identify the latest trends, developments and innovations in the surface and coatings technology industry has the opportunity to come together at Surfex 2020. During the two day event attendees can meet, network and do business with the key decision makers and innovators from their respective fields.

One year before Surfex opens its doors at the Ricoh Arena, Coventry we are delighted to announce two new features of the programme.
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The June issue of OCCA’s SCI featured an article on Surfex 2020. To see the pages, click here.

April 2019

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Blagden’s Coatings team has welcomed two new faces in recent months. Helen McCormack and Nash Mistry have taken up positions as regional sales managers.

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A recent EU General Court ruling on 7th March 2019 has effectively stopped the sale of Lead Chromate pigments for the manufacture of road marking and Industrial paints. This is because Lead is a neurotoxin that can harm the nervous system and chromium VI is a carcinogen.

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COMPAL PC is a revolutionary approach to shipping, storing, handling and incorporating aluminum pigmentsinto powder coatings.

COMPAL WS is an exciting new range of highly concentrated,VOC-free aluminum preparations for inks and coatings.

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North East-based Devine Chemicals is a leading supplier to the UK coatings industry and the partnership with speciality additives manufacturer AFCONA Additives has helped to strengthen the company’s product portfolio and cements its position in the coatings market.

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The high-performance IKA T 25 easy clean homogenizer is the first of its kind in the world for use in research, product development or quality control. Now this unique laboratory device has been lauded with the German Design Award 2019 in the “Industry” category.

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Aquaflow™ NHS-300MF NSAT has been specifically formulated with a MIT-free biocide package designed for full compliance with the European biocide directive (EBD 2017) and meets or exceeds virtually all EU Ecolabel requirements for waterborne paints and coatings.

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Hamburg, March 25, 2019 – In April, KRÜSS will unveil its new Drop Shape Analyzer – DSA Inkjet, a measuring instrument for analyzing the properties and flight behavior of ink drops after exiting the print head. Presentations will take place at two parallel conferences, the IMI Inkjet Ink Development Conference held in Hamburg from April 8 to 11, and the InPrint show held in Louisville, KY (USA) from April 9 to 11.

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In general terms, opacity can be described as the ability of a substance or mixture to hide a substrate. A typical example would be a coating film covering a given surface such as a wall.

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Combined Company Positioned to Drive Growth and Shareholder Value with Expanded Capabilities and Unmatched Expertise to Help Customers and Suppliers Capitalize on Growth Opportunities

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Quindo Magenta 122, 228-3122, offers very clean bluish shades of red, commonly referred to as magenta or pink. It has excellent fastness to heat, light, and weathering.

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The organisations and associations we collaborate with on Surfex are a fundamental component of the event. These leading institutions address a range of relevant topics of significance during the Industry Insight sessions.

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The April issue of OCCA’s SCI featured an article on Surfex 2020. To see the pages, click here.

Janurary 2019

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Our Coatings business line manager, Michael Austin, takes stock of 2018 and looks at trends and opportunities ahead.

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BTC Europe serves the Coatings industry with a well-established portfolio of BASF Resins, Performance Additives, Formulation Additives and Effect Pigments, Inorganic and Organic Pigments  and Pigment Preparations. BASF continuously adds new products to their range including sparkling  new effects and novel formulation additives.  We look forward to showcasing new arrivals at Surfex  2020 ‐ latest releases are available now from BTC UK.

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After it’s been produced, stirred and shaken, the viscosity of a sample can now be measured with the new ROTAVISC series from IKA. This parameter indicates the fluidity of a substance and is important for quality control in all manufacturing processes and even early on in the application in the research laboratory. ROTAVISC is the most functional viscometer in its class.

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Solvent free polyols are well-known and have been widely used in various polyurethane coating systems for many years. In the past, floor coatings were mainly applied in industrial areas due to their high chemical, physical and mechanical resistance.

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The latest edition of Surfex held in May last year saw a new home for the exhibition and a new focus.

The move to the Ricoh Arena put Surfex in the heart of the UK and exhibitors at the centre of everything. The change of address allowed the exhibition to be central to all activities at Surfex with meeting rooms, seminar areas and workshop spaces all located within the same hall creating a close integration between content and exhibitor.

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The January issue of OCCA’s SCI featured an article on Surfex 2020. To see the pages, click here.

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