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Tony Mash
26 February 2015 09:35:00 | Posted by: Tony Mash, TMA Consulting Inc.
Should the reduction in the price of oil impact technology development in the Coatings Industry?

Will the rout in the oil market prompt the Coatings industry to drag its feet when it comes to reducing carbon footprint? Greenpeace has a message here.

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Vanessa Bauersachs
20 February 2015 13:11:00 | Posted by: Vanessa Bauersachs, European Coatings Journal
How is the paints and coatings industry affected by political crises?

Ukraine, Syria, the Middle East, the list of crisis areas is getting longer and longer. Of course, political crises always have consequences for the economy and naturally the paints and coatings industry is no exception.

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Michael Richter
12 February 2015 11:00:00 | Posted by: Michael Richter, European Coatings Journal
Back to the future - without biocides?

At the beginning of the year, I like to tidy up my flat in order to get rid of unwanted and useless things. This time I discovered an article in a pile of newspapers and magazines. This article begins with: "Electrical-Coating – A charge alternating from positive to negative should protect ship hulls from fouling. Via this the acidity of the surrounding water is changing constantly and this repels mussels and algae”. This is what I call an exciting research project.

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Sonja Schulte
4 February 2015 16:25:00 | Posted by: Sonja Schulte, European Coatings Journal
The global coatings industry: The best is yet to come!

Recently I attended the Coating Summit 2015 – the global strategy and networking forum for senior coatings executives. These senior executives from the global coatings industry agreed that it was an attractive industry which offered huge promise - especially in high-growth markets - and plenty of opportunities. However back home meeting people within the European coatings industry I heard, that this view might be too optimistic.

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Kirsten Wrede
29 January 2015 09:07:00 | Posted by: Kirsten Wrede, European Coatings Journal
How did you come to choose a coatings career?

Whenever I do interviews with industry professionals, I like to ask them how they came to take up a career in the coatings world. It’s funny how different the answers are. Only recently, I met an ambitious young man at a coatings company supplying the graphic arts industry.

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Sonja Specks
23 January 2015 11:04:00 | Posted by: Sonja Specks, European Coatings Journal
Do we lose our private values at the entrance door of our company?

To think about how to spend the money we earned through our work is one of our first world problems. A lot of people in this world don’t even have enough money to buy things that satisfy the basics needs. I think, it is therefore an ethical necessity to act socially responsible. This could mean to look for the attribute "organic” or "bio” while you shop groceries. Sometimes we consider this ethical attitude and buy our food at a local market or directly at a nearby farmer. On other days we go to one of the huge chains or supermarket around the corner. That’s how we humans are, not always consistent but at sometimes we at least try to act politically and ethically correct.

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Damir Gagro
16 January 2015 16:35:00 | Posted by: Damir Gagro, European Coatings Journal
Low oil price bears potentials for the coatings industry

Since a couple of months the oil price has been falling. This trend continues in 2015. But how will this affect the coatings industry?

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Vanessa Bauersachs
9 January 2015 10:28:00 | Posted by: Vanessa Bauersachs, European Coatings Journal
Happy (eventful) new year

The Christmas decorations are disappearing everywhere, people have returned from their holidays, 2015 has officially started. But what an action-packed year for the coatings industry lies ahead!

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Tony Mash
18 December 2014 09:00:00 | Posted by: Tony Mash, TMA Consulting Inc.
Ideas to give direction to new work on sustainability

If you are looking for some new ideas to stimulate further efforts towards sustainable development in the Coatings Industry in 2015, you may want to consider the following…. 

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Sonja Schulte
11 December 2014 08:01:00 | Posted by: Sonja Schulte, European Coatings Journal
Innovations in everyday business: Mission impossible!

The editorial staff have just finished putting together the programme for the EC CONGRESS. This, Europe’s biggest congress on coatings technology, will offer 144 presentations on the latest technologies and developments that can be used by paint makers to research innovations and develop products. Too often, though, research and development work takes a back seat to everyday business (handling queries, troubleshooting, etc), with the result that many innovative ideas simply fall by the wayside. I have set to wondering if that might threaten the competitiveness of the coatings industry in western Europe in the long term.

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