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Uncovering Savings Behind UV Masking

Some shops may be spending too much on masking, which is integral to surface finishing because it protects surfaces. Discover a new fast-curing option that eliminates hidden costs: Every surface finishing process requires masking. Masks such as tapes, waxes and solvent-based lacquers protect components and surfaces, acting as a self-sacrificing barrier. But this relatively simple process can have...

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Will Plastic Brush Aside Automotive Paint?

A new plastic film that coats parts and imbues them with color and high gloss may soon replace paint on cars. But it has a few hurdles to clear before it becomes the coating of choice: That gleaming silver or sparkling green color on your car may not come via paint in a few years if General Electric (GE) has its way. The company has developed a 0.5-millimeter polymer layer called Sollx(TM) that...

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Self-Healing Coatings to Protect & Camouflage Army Vehicles

To boost the army's effectiveness and save billions of dollars, researchers are developing smart coatings that will let military vehicles detect minor damages, self-repair and change colors during battle: A revolutionary coating under development for the military could soon combine three capabilities never before seen in coatings technology—the ability to detect scratches and corrosion, to...

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Top 7 Strategies for Coatings Makers

The coatings industry is grappling with pricing pressures and thinning margins. Here are 7 ways to gain a competitive advantage and boost profits in a tough market: There's no sugarcoating it—the industry is facing difficult challenges. A sluggish economy, pricing pressures and intensifying competition among chemistries are draining profits. And while most industry analysts expect an upsurge...

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Manufacturers Take a Shine to the Metallic Look

From cars to cell phones, the metallic look is in. And powder paint manufacturers are adding even more metallics to their already wide selection. Discover the secret behind the shine: What do cars, office furniture and consumer electronics, including computers, stereos, TVs and cell phones, have in common? Many are sporting the lustrous, metallic look that is currently hot and only getting...

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New Coatings Fight Germ Contamination

Coatings with a new antimicrobial additive can control the growth and spread of microorganisms, such as bacteria and mold. Learn how they work and how they're being used across industry: A new antimicrobial compound, which destroys microbes upon contact, is imbuing coatings for finishing surfaces with germ-fighting capabilities. By incorporating this powerful chemical, coatings are now deterring...

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A Quick Guide to Effective Public Speaking

Delivering speeches or presentations can get tricky. There are many common missteps to avoid, from over-gesturing to subconscious wobbling. Here are 6 rules to ensure that you click with listeners: Public speaking holds many pitfalls for even the most prepared speech-giver. And the blunt truth is that most executives are not very good at it. With their limited skills, even the Gettysburg Address...

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Do You Have an Internet Marketing Strategy?

More industrial suppliers are using the Internet to generate business, but many are not optimizing their online presence and losing potential customers. Attend a free TRD seminar and learn how to boost the return on your web site investment. Do You Have an Internet Marketing Strategy? In today's industrial market, what you do on the Internet can make a difference for your business. Join us for a...

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Frozen Fuel Gas Emerges from the Ocean Floor

Scientists edge closer to mining the oceans' natural gas, a promising energy resource, after research ships off Oregon extract the first undamaged samples from the ocean floor. Because of a recent breakthrough, scientists are gaining a better understanding of a potential new fuel source—gas hydrates—mysterious deposits of natural gas, which can be found below the ocean floor. Scientists...

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12 Ways to Keep Negotiations Rolling

It can happen to even the most skilled negotiators—talks can hit a seemingly insurmountable impasse. Does the deadlock mean the end of compromise? Not if you follow these easy steps. Negotiations can sometimes get deadlocked. Both parties can reach what seems to be the end of the road, where there appears to be no manageable route for greater compromise. Or the impasse could stimulate...

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