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Dates Set for Fraunhofer IFAM European Adhesive Bonder (EABS) and European Adhesive Specialist (EAS) Courses in North America
The ChemQuest Group is pleased to announce that registration is open for two accredited adhesive bonding-focused courses in 2024. ChemQuest is Fraunhofer IFAM’s exclusive partner in North America for its European Adhesive Bonder (EAB) and European Adhesive Specialist (EAS) courses.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.?
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.
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.
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.
“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.