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Formulate for speed: Improve your productivity!
What is productivity for you? Higher-line speed? Faster curing? Faster return to service? Faster batch processing? Whatever it is, we have the raw materials and formulations to increase the drying speed of your coatings!
Productivity is commonly defined as the ratio between output and input.
Even though a target for many, this topic has been a concern for coating producers and applicators. As the backlog of maintenance jobs is increasing, the demand for paint contractors and labour shortages are constraining their ability to satisfy that demand.
Let’s look into the facts of productivity:
Between 2016 and 2040 the infrastructure spending outlook is estimated to be 94 trillion USD, averaging 3.7 trillion USD per year 1.
In 2020, 2,551 infrastructure projects were announced, totalling 739 billion USD. In order North America (22.67%), Western Europe (18.40%), Southeast Asia (11.92), South America (7.89%), and Australasia (7.35%)2.
In the United States, the US Government has introduced a ‘build back scheme’ of more than 1 trillion USD at the end of 20213. In Asia, a similar trend has been observed with the Malaysian government announcing its RM260 billion People-Centric Economic Stimulus Package (PRIHATIN) in March 20204.
The increased infrastructure spending will further drive the demand for coatings.
Typical ways of increasing productivity
Faster batch processing time by using:
● Pre-dispersed fumed silica
● Liquid Thixotropes
Reduce layers per application process by:
Faster drying speed of each layer by using:
Several raw materials serve to increase productivity
Discover what technologies to use and what tests we run at our laboratories to create fast formulations.
Stir-in pigment preparation
Switching from standard pigments to Stir-in Pigment Preparations to have easier incorporation and shorter and less intensive dispersion process with a high degree of flexibility and without undesired formulation raw materials.Learn more
Pre-dispersed fumed silica
Switching from powder Fumed Silica to pre-dispersed Fumed Silica for much easier handling and without the need to pre-disperse the silica beforehand and thus to save time and energy in production.Learn more
Silane modified polymers
Switch from alkyd resins or acrylic emulsions to solvent-free silane modified polymers to achieve faster curing and better mechanical, chemical and corrosion resistance in 1K air drying industrial coatings.Learn more
Special epoxy curing agents
Using special epoxy curing agents for fast curing and at the same time better chemical resistance for industrial and floor coatings.Learn more
Switching from 2K polyurethane topcoats to fast curing polyaspartics with very high solids content to reduce the number of coats needed while maintaining corrosion resistance, reducing VOC and increasing drying speed.Learn more
Moving from an amine-based curing agent to epoxy-siloxane helps reducing the number of coats needed while maintaining high corrosion resistance and outstanding weathering stability.Learn more
Formulations made simple
Changing your formulation might mean encountering some roadblocks on the way. Take the time to learn how to crack the code of your coatings formulation and get your questions with our recorded webinar!
How to speed-up the drying & curing time of coatings
Unlock these benefits
Increase the curing speed to achieve faster return to service, outdoor or stack storage without damage.
Curing temperature reduction
Use the right technology and increase the curing speed by reducing the energy required.
Faster batch processing
Incorporate easier and reduce post batch adjustment to achieve output increase and energy saving.
Reduce the number of layers necessary to achieve the right performance. Save time and money in your coating application.
1 Oxford Economics2 Refinitiv