Tag: January ’21.

Measure Thin Gold & Palladium Coatings

As the electronics industry makes use of ever thinner coatings, manufacturers increase their demands on measuring technologies to provide reliable parameters for product monitoring. One example is the Au/Pd/Ni/Cu/printed circuit board system with coating thicknesses for Au and Pd of just a few nm. For monitoring the quality of these coating systems, X-ray fluorescence instruments... Read more »

High-Efficiency Benchtop Spectrophotometer Series

Datacolor® Introduces High-Efficiency Benchtop Spectrophotometer Series, Spectro 1000/700 Zurich, Switzerland, January 19, 2021 – Datacolor®, a global leader in color management solutions, announced today the launch of the Spectro 1000/700 series, a family of close-tolerance benchtop spectrophotometers designed for high efficiency and confidence in color formulation and quality control in a wide range of industries.... Read more »

Blagden to Supply Novares Hydrocarbon Resins

Blagden Specialty Chemicals Ltd has been appointed the exclusive UK and Irish distributor for the Novares range of hydrocarbon resins from Rain Carbon Company (formerly known as Rütgers) from 1st January 2021. “The Novares range of hydrocarbon resins is a valuable addition to the high-performance products we already offer,” said Blagden CEO Graham Turton. “They... Read more »

What a Difference a Year (Hopefully) Makes

Most people on the planet were glad to see the back of 2020. The authors of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle might have glossed over the sheer awfulness with something like ‘2020 was a terrible year,’ and left it at that. Tempted as I might be to do the same, it is worth noting again just how... Read more »

Raw Material Price Increases Pile on Pressure

Sharp price increases for epoxy resins and supply bottlenecks are now adding to the difficulties of paint and coatings manufacturers in the UK and across Europe, and further compounding the already existing pressures caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and resulting disruption. On top of this some manufacturers are also reporting additional friction being caused by... Read more »

British Coatings Federation welcomes FTA

British Coatings Federation welcomes FTA but calls for more significant changes to UK REACH The British Coatings Federation has welcomed the news of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between the UK and EU. Despite the lateness of the decision, an FTA will mean, among other things, that BCF members will be able to benefit from... Read more »

BASF introduces the Joncryl® 953X

BASF introduces the Joncryl® 953X portfolio for protective woodgrain enhancement Natural materials like wood are enjoying growing popularity in the furniture & flooring sector. They are an obvious choice for enhancing the look and feel of our living and working spaces, with an particular emphasis on displaying the beauty of visible and contrasting wood grains.... Read more »

New Offers from IKA

New special offers from IKA, featuring our new and improved T25 easy clean control disperser and our increasingly popular Viscometers. Click the below image to see the latest special offers available from IKA.