Glassflakes are commonly used as a reinforcing agent to produce high performance composites through injection moulding. Wherein the high hardness and stiffness of glassflake is imparted upon a thermoplastic matrix. Furthermore they...
Glassflake are delighted to providing a technical presentation at 2021’s Annual Meeting of the Southern Society for Coatings Technology (SSCT). This will be titled ‘Glassflake: A novel additive for performance coatings’. This will be given at 10:15-10:45 on Wednesday 5th May. The presentation will outline to coating formulators the key features of Glassflake and provide examples of existing use. Particular highlights will be the expanding use in protective coatings and fire performance materials.
Full Presentation Abstract
Glass flake has an extensive history of use in liquid applied coatings, dating to a first introduction in the 1950s – with enhancements in the manufacturing technology of Glassflake materials, the same property enhancements are now available to the powder coating formulator. Performance improvements such as: moisture vapour barrier, fire retardancy & mar resistance can now be provided to coating systems, irrespective of application technology. This presentation aims to illustrate how Glassflake can be used as a performance enhancer in all coating systems and how these improvements can be best utilised in powder coatings.
Linked to advances in Glassflake manufacturing technology, the presentation will also address advances in effect pigment technology. The availability and benefits of borosilicate effect pigments based on sub-micron Glassflake substrate will be discussed.
The SSCT Annual Meeting has been rescheduled from its original 2020 dates to and will now be held from 2nd to 5th May 2021. The in person event will be hosted at Hyatt Regency Savannah, Savannah, GA, with other guests and presenters joining remotely. Full details of the event and registration forms can be found on the SSCT website: Click here. Glassflake’s local representatives and distributors, Terra Firma, will also be in attendance. Their team of technical Solutions Executives will be on hand throughout the event to answer any questions. If you have any questions before the event you can find your local Terra Firma office in the full list on our Americas distributor list.