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A comprehensive guide to the colour technology of coatings

Gain the latest knowledge about the colour technology of coatings in a single book – from the fundamentals of colour perception, to colour measurement, and colour-order systems, through to the characterization and practical application of pigments.

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October issue of ECJ is out

In the focus: Water-borne coatings

This issue features a full package on water-borne coatings: an overview of the market for water-borne coatings, a newly developed silicone emulsion with enhanced performance and exclusive expert voices.

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PRA's 10th International Woodcoatings Congress

The congress will be held in Amsterdam on 25 – 26 October, 2016 and is your ideal opportunity for disseminating new technology, collaboration and networking. The programme describes the variety of papers which will be presented, providing a rich source of knowledge, insights and new ideas.

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Hazard communication for safe use of mixtures

Safety Data Sheets: Many users are still confused about whether or not exposure scenarios need to be generated for mixtures, and if so, how to set about it. Kerstin Heitmann and Florian Gehlhaar of Umco give an overview of the issue, legal considerations and possible solutions in the current issue of the European Coatings Journal.

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Company strategy

Supersize me

Austria-based Ring International Holding acquired Slovenian paint manufacturer Helios in 2013. One headline entitled this “David takes over Goliath”. The takeover catapulted RIH into the top 10 paints and coatings manufacturers in Europe by turnover. The company now plans to keep climbing up the rankings by focusing more on additional niches.

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Markets & companies

Upcoming events

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
25 Oct-26 Oct 16

Woodcoatings Congress 2016
Amsterdam | The Netherlands
29 Nov-30 Nov 16

European Coatings Seminars 2016

NEW eJournal out now: October 2016




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Do not miss European Coatings LIVE!

Enjoy lead articles live on the internet. The next webcast is taking place on 25 October 2016 at 15.00 (CET). Focus topic: Waterborne Coatings

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