Hybrid Coatings

“The Future is Almost Here”

hybrid coatings

Pilot piece for “From the Field” column.

The auto industry isn’t the only one experimenting with hybrid technology – it’s a transitional time right now in the paint world as well. Many of the changes taking place are driven by tighter regulations that government is placing on manufacturers to create products that are lower in VOC s and more environmentally friendly.

The major manufacturers are putting their R&D dollars into waterborne technologies to meet stricter EPA standards. This makes for a particularly interesting era in the world of interior clear wood coatings, which for decades has been dominated by oil based finishes…[click to read full article]