Tag: July ’21.

Measure Chrome/nickel Coatings on Plastic Substrates

Coating Thickness and Elemental Composition Analysis of Multilayer-Coatings Bathroom fittings are commonly finished with decorative chromium plating. But what may appear to be a solid metal shower head, for example, is often just a multi-layered metal coating on top of a plastic substrate. To guarantee that the showerhead not only looks pretty when delivered but... Read more »

Shortlist announced for the British Coatings Federation’s 2021 Awards

The British Coatings Federation (BCF) are pleased to announce the shortlisted entries for the 2021 Awards. Despite a difficult year for many we received a huge number of high-quality Awards entries which made shortlisting decisions really difficult. The winners will be announced at the Awards dinner on October 14th in Manchester. Sustainable Innovation Award shortlist: PPG... Read more »

Coatings industry business confidence climbs to highest level for two years

The coatings industry, which includes decorative paints, industrial coatings, printing inks and wallcoverings, has seen business confidence continue to improve as the economy recovers, according to the British Coatings Federation’s latest survey results. The BCF business confidence index figure is now 70.4, compared to 63.5 when this survey was conducted in Autumn last year, and 61.6... Read more »

Do you know about our DeCAL 1000 range?

Did you know that our DeCAL 1000 range of Alkali Swellable #Thickeners are suitable for a wide range of applications including #building and #construction, #adhesives and #paints. Fine out more...

Special Offers from IKA

New special offers from IKA, featuring our new and improved T25 easy clean disperser and our increasingly popular Viscometers alongside tried and trusted favourites such as our RW 20 Digital overhead stirrer. There are multiple German design award winners to be found at attractive prices. Check out the full list here

AGM Showcases Graphene Technology

AGM showcases graphene technology at two major coatings conferences in the U.S.A Applied Graphene Materials (LSE:AGM), the producer of specialty graphene nanoplatelet dispersions, is pleased to announce that it will be taking part in two key events over the coming months focused on technical trends and advancements within the US coatings market. AGM plans to... Read more »

iSMART Research Group and Woollam IR-Vase II

Quantum Design UK and Ireland (QDUKI), in collaboration with the Medical Technologies Innovation Facility (MTIF) and Nottingham Trent University are proud to present this case study from the iSMART (innovation in Surfaces, Materials and Related Technologies) research group, led by Dr. Nikolaos Kalfagiannis and co-workers from Université de Poitiers, Sheffield Hallam University and the University... Read more »

Meet our members and explore how we are advancing chemistry, together.

Our members are part of an international community of chemists who are striving for excellence and driving innovation. The support available through their membership aids in addressing challenges and achieving their goals. Our members’ stories take you on a journey to every corner of the chemical sciences, and through careers that are as varied and unique... Read more »