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International experts gathered in November for two novel conferences on the subject of polyurethane coatings and coatings for ACE. The new, innovative concept of the EC Technology Forums Polyurethane Coatings and Coatings for ACE ensured that exchanges were of an unusually high quality and also spawned plenty of riveting discussions.
All in all, 2016 was a good year, according to the majority of Europe’s leading heads in the coatings industry who took part in ECJ’s Annual Survey. The challenges for this year are not new but dominate the cautious forecasts of the managers.
2016 was a record year for materials manufacturer Covestro. Driven by demand for innovative materials, the group’s core volumes increased by 7.5%.
Akzo Nobel has published the Q4 and the full-year 2016 results. The company's revenue fell by 3% year on year to EUR3.46 billion in the fourth quarter while earnings before interest and taxes (EBIT) were 12% lower at EUR235 million.
Synthomer, a leading supplier of waterborne dispersions and speciality polymers, will invest EUR20 million in its dispersion plant located in Worms, Germany.
To strengthen our Europe-wide network the Overlack Group acquired the Belgian Ceepal in the beginning of this year.
Borregaard has been awarded funding of EUR1.56 million from the Research Council of Norway for two different innovation projects on the utilisation of lignin from wood.
In a research work, two scientists discuss tests for anti-corrosive paints and provide numerous references to back up their choices.
A new synthesis process, named "in situ water reaction process”, was developed to obtain polyurethane dispersions.
Self-healing hydrogels are attractive for a variety of applications including coatings. A paper describes the facile preparation of an autonomous self-healing hydrogel comprising surfactant-free hydrophobic associations.
Thanks to novel water-repelling micro- and nanostructured coatings, wind turbines remains ice-free. These functional surfaces are also interesting for aircraft wings, winter sport clothing and solar panels.
Polysiloxane-ether-urethane-acrylic hybrid emulsions were prepared by introducing different polydimethylsiloxane content into the acrylic-terminated backbone and then in situ copolymerising with methylmethacrylate and butylacrylate via emulsion process.
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