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Wayne Daniell, Ph.D., Joins ChemQuest as Director EMEA

Wayne Daniell, Ph.D., Joins ChemQuest as Director EMEA

The ChemQuest Group has appointed Wayne Daniell, Ph.D., a director for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region. During a career spanning more than 27 years, Daniell has founded and managed companies that developed nanomaterials and various coatings additives for use in markets such as consumer electronics, renewable energy, and white biotechnology.

ChemQuest Appoints Edwin Hortelano, Ph.D., a Director

ChemQuest Appoints Edwin Hortelano, Ph.D., a Director

The ChemQuest Group has appointed Edwin Hortelano, Ph.D., a director. Over the course of his career, Hortelano has led teams on three continents in the development of materials and solutions for coatings, adhesives, release liners, holographic data storage, and additive manufacturing. He will draw on this expertise primarily in support of ChemQuest’s Technology Development pillar.

Market Reports

US Market Analysis for the Paint & Coatings Industry (2019 – 2024)

Global Market Analysis for the Paint & Coatings Industry (2019 – 2024)

North American Market Report for Adhesives and Sealants with Global Overview

Articles

PFAS: Eliminating the Harmful (and Establishing the Safe) Materials for Critical Applications

Regulatory bodies all over the world are busy discussing PFAS, and—because they are focusing on this topic—they are forcing all producers of PFAS-containing chemical products, as well as manufacturers of articles that incorporate these chemical products, to not only discuss PFAS but to give serious thought to either how to rid their products of PFAS or to why their PFAS-containing products must be protected at all costs.

Achieving Success through Data-Driven Decision Making

Several variables, including a company’s objectives and the available types and quality of data, affect how precisely data may be incorporated into the decision-making process. Every contemporary company should work to optimize their data-driven decision making to ensure profitable growth.

Replacing Materials of Concern in Your Specialty Chemicals Formulations

Replacing Materials of Concern in Your Specialty Chemicals Formulations

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Isocyanates. Crystalline silica. Regulations regarding materials of concern are becoming increasingly complex all around the world, and the list of “concerning” materials only continues to grow. For this reason and others (e.g., supply chain constraints), developing a protocol for materials replacement is a necessity for those operating in the specialty chemicals sector.

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Focus on Sustainability has Powder Coatings Poised for Growth in the U.S.

Focus on Sustainability has Powder Coatings Poised for Growth in the U.S.

The driver behind the impressive growth of powder coatings can be attributed to their environmentally friendly profile, combined with exceptional performance characteristics. Looking forward, powder coatings are projected for continued above-market growth, with most reports claiming a global CAGR of 5.2-6.2% through 2028 (and the U.S. market to be on the higher end of the growth range). What is driving this high CAGR in the U.S.?

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Next-Generation Adhesives for Wind Turbine Blades

Next-Generation Adhesives for Wind Turbine Blades

As the global wind energy industry continues to evolve, how will adhesive bonding adapt? Adhesives are a critical contributor to the structural load-bearing performance of the final wind blade assembly. They are therefore subject to long qualifications at blade manufacturers. The current turbine blade bonding technology may be completely reshaped by three opportunities: raw material availability, blade recyclability, and the evolution of blade designs.

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WEBINAR: Harnessing the Power of Business Cycle Analysis

WEBINAR: Harnessing the Power of Business Cycle Analysis

In this “Harnessing the Power of Business Cycle Analysis” webinar, we demonstrate the benefits of Business Cycle Analysis in helping companies assess the economy, identify trends, and capitalize on emerging opportunities. Attendees learn about key economic and coatings market indicators, as well as how to track them using the interactive Business Cycle Analysis tool within the Coatings TraQr® platform.

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Formulating with Flexibility

Formulating with Flexibility

More than any single piece of lab equipment, a successful R&D team’s most vital tool is a flexibility mindset. Market demands continue to push developers and formulators to stretch the boundaries of what is achievable. In addition, customers are creative and don’t always evaluate or use products in the way they were originally intended.

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WEBINAR: Safety First! Best Practices in Environmental, Health and Safety

WEBINAR: Safety First! Best Practices in Environmental, Health and Safety

“Safety First! Best Practices in Environmental, Health and Safety” is the final webinar in our four-part Operational and Manufacturing Excellence series, in partnership with the American Coatings Association. Topics covered include EPA and OSHA compliance and operation procedures, as well as hazardous waste, air and water emissions, process safety, personal protective equipment, emergency response, hazard communications, and more.

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Newsletters

The ChemQuest Group Newsletter – January/February 2024

The ChemQuest Group Newsletter – January/February 2024

New Year’s resolutions are notoriously difficult to achieve. As 2024 gets fully underway, be assured that we at ChemQuest are always resolved – 24/7/365 – to support you and your business. Our team is uniquely equipped to not only help you identify achievable goals...

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The ChemQuest Group Newsletter – November/December 2023

The ChemQuest Group Newsletter – November/December 2023

As the holiday season approaches and we begin to consider year-end results, the specialty chemicals sector can look back on 2023 as a stabilizing time. The major disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and various supply chain crises are finally in the past, and...

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The ChemQuest Group Newsletter – September/October 2023

The ChemQuest Group Newsletter – September/October 2023

We have heard from many companies in the specialty chemicals sector over the past several months that they are experiencing challenges with their technology development efforts. These issues often arise from an urgent material substitution need, difficulty...

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The ChemQuest Group Newsletter – Summer 2023

The ChemQuest Group Newsletter – Summer 2023

Our ever-pivoting industry and economy continues to surprise and challenge us. Globally, we have experienced a significant shift due to various factors such as energy price volatility, government policy changes, economic uncertainty, supply chain disruption, and...

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The ChemQuest Group Newsletter – Spring 2023

The ChemQuest Group Newsletter – Spring 2023

A common question we hear when meeting new industry partners is, “What exactly does ChemQuest do?” The answer is actually quite simple: We help our clients make decisions that enable profitable growth. The ChemQuest commitment to the global specialty chemical...

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The ChemQuest Group Newsletter – Q4 2022

The ChemQuest Group Newsletter – Q4 2022

Collectively, our world faced myriad uncertainties in 2022: historic inflation, continued ramifications from COVID-19, supply chain challenges, lack of access to raw materials, labor shortages, energy concerns, and the war in Ukraine. Consumer demands for sustainable...

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The ChemQuest Group Newsletter – Q3 2022

The ChemQuest Group Newsletter – Q3 2022

While the industry has seen significant hurdles in the first three quarters of 2022, there have also been significant developments this year for increasing innovation and resilience, acquisitions and divestments, and operational excellence. ChemQuest has seen...

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The ChemQuest Group Newsletter – Q2 2022

The ChemQuest Group Newsletter – Q2 2022

This year has presented the chemicals and materials industry with many challenges: supply chain volatility, surging fuel and feedstock costs, shifting regulations, and the unpredictability of global health, conflict, and economic impacts. At ChemQuest, we are focused...

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The ChemQuest Group Newsletter – Q1 2022

The ChemQuest Group Newsletter – Q1 2022

With reflection back to the beginning of 2022, we can comment that the year is off to a busy start. Attending conferences and trade shows, visiting with clients, international and domestic business travel ... in some ways it feels like we never skipped a beat. Read...

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