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Now available in its 3rd edition: “Coatings Formulation” is your efficient introduction to the composition of coatings, providing advice on specific formulations as well as analyses of formulation guidelines, and various examples of how to develop a real-life paint formulation.
In addition to the comprehensive information pack on the ECS, the April issue of the European Coatings Journal features even more technical papers than usual on hot topics in the industry as well as market reports, interviews and much more.
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Topics are: Epoxy coatings | Dispersion | Practical rheology | Anticorrosive coatings | Powder coatings
Everything about modern fillers in a single book: now available in its 3rd edition, “Fillers for Paints” provides deep insights into the properties, working mechanisms, and application areas of the most common fillers.
A new regulation is amending CLP regarding the reporting of hazardous mixtures to appointed bodies (known as ‘poison centres’). We have spoken to Janice Robinson, Director Product Regulations at CEPE on deadlines and the main changes of the regulation for coatings manufacturers.
The final numbers are remarkable: With more than 30,000 visitors from more than 100 countries and over 1,100 exhibitors the ECS broke all records.
After a successful fiscal year 2016, materials manufacturer Covestro continued to perform well in the first quarter of 2017 and adjusted its forecast upward for the full year.
Lanxess has successfully completed the acquisition of U.S. company Chemtura, one of the world’s leading suppliers of flame retardant and lubricant additives, earlier than originally expected effective April 21, 2017.
The struggle between Akzo Nobel and PPG enters another round. PPG submitted a third offer to buy Akzo Nobel worth almost EUR 27 billion. Simultaneously PPG complaines about indiscretions.
Heubach has expanded the colourant production capacity by a cutting-edge production technology which uses a standard set of specially designed base colourants to yield individual colourants which can be mixed according to the customer’s requirements.
Akzo Nobel has reported record profitability in the first quarter of 2017. Up across all business areas the company achieved higher revenues and volumes.
A transparent, industrial and cost effective coating with self-cleaning properties for indoor and outdoor applications based on a water-based polyacrylic emulsion was prepared using TiO2/polyaniline nanocomposite.
Powder coatings have been receiving attention because they do not contain solvents and the components have decorative and corrosion-protection functions. However, the presence of polymers in their composition increases the risk of combustion in adverse situations.
The European and global adhesives markets, are operating at a high level, says Dr Jürgen Wegner, CEO of ChemQuest Europe. In the interview, he also explains why the boundaries between coatings and adhesives and sealants are becoming ever more fluid.
A new surface coating causes water to bead up on the inner surface of a pipe rather than spreading out. This prevents the formation of ices that could lead to a clog in an oil pipeline or well.
The nanotech industry is booming. But the way that nanoparticles behave in the environment is extremely complex. There is currently a lack of systematic experimental data to help understand them comprehensively, as environmental scientists have shown in a study.
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