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Lab Boosts Resins Testing

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

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Coating systems firm AGC Chemicals Americas Inc. recently announced the expansion of its resins testing lab, with the company adding new equipment and services.

AGC, which is based in Exton, Pennsylvania, says the testing lab will aid formulators in developing powder coatings for the building, industrial, maintenance, aerospace and automotive industries.

AGC Chemicals Americas

Coating systems firm AGC Chemicals Americas Inc. says its expanded testing lab will aid formulators in developing powder coatings for the building, industrial, maintenance, aerospace and automotive industries.

“Powder coatings are an environmentally friendly technology that is rising in popularity for long-life coatings,” Tatsuya Masuda, managing director at AGC Chemicals Americas, said in a press release.

AGC notes that its resins laboratory has tested the weatherability of coating systems formulated with fluoropolymer resins, and the firm says upgrading the lab gives it the technology and services required to test fluoropolymer-based powder coating systems, which are growing in popularity because of durability and environmental properties.

AGC lists this new equipment in its revamped testing laboratory:

  • A fully integrated extruder process system;
  • A centrifigal mill used for the reduction of soft to medium-hard and fibrous materials;
  • A sieve shaker, used for dry sieving;
  • A powder-spray system; and
  • A weathering tester used to test weatherability of coatings.

AGC says its resins testing lab also has the equipment required to mix and grind pigments, and apply traditional coatings to substrates to test physical properties such as impact resistance, tensile, gloss, viscosity, pencil hardness and color. Accelerated corrosion tests and outdoor testing for real world weathering exposure also can be conducted.

More information: agcchem.com


Tagged categories: AGC Chemicals; Coatings; Coatings Technology; Resins

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