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Over the last 12 months, powder producers have been getting hammered with raw material price increases. The latest slew started last spring when the titanium dioxide producers raised prices about $300 per ton (about 14 cents per pound). Titanium dioxide is the pigment that makes everything white, including the majority of powder coatings used in the appliance and architectural markets.

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The current state of our economy indicates continued positivity, and according to the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), “regional manufacturing surveys have continued to reflect optimism about activity and the outlook for the next six months.” A recent Gardner Business Index noted that “finishing activity and business conditions reported through the first quarter of the year suggest that 2018 will be a very strong year for the finishing industry.”

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There are two primary reasons to coat an object – to protect and to beautify. The inclusion of color into a formula satisfies the latter objective. Before delving into the particulars of pigmentation, a few definitions are in order. Colorant pigments are sometimes referred to as prime or opacifying pigments.

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We often think of technology in terms of software, computers, robotics or other tangible machinery that automates some part of our daily lives.

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When you think of playground equipment, you might envision bright primary colors – a twisty blue slide beside brilliant red monkey bars.

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When comparing two samples with the same pigmentation, but different degrees of gloss, the one with the higher degree of gloss is visually perceived as darker and more saturated than the matte sample. For this reason, it is very important to measure both surface effects separately.

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Video provides an overview of the family owned business and features a fun look inside the facility in Franklin, Wisconsin.

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This new line of Air Make-Up Units are fully customizable.

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Charlie Shaver to Continue with Axalta as Non-Executive Chairman

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Adds high-temperature furnaces to their product offerings, and proudly carries on the HTF brand.

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