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Tuesday, 25 July 2017

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258 Blogs
Trevor Fielding
14 July 2017 14:04:00 | Posted by: Trevor Fielding, British Coatings Federation
Zero VOC Paints – are they really better for the environment?

In an ever more competitive marketplace, paint companies are looking for new and different ways to stand out, including promoting the green credentials of their products. It is important for the consumer to be aware of the true impact of painting on the environment, what VOC content actually means, and especially the questionable use of terms such as ‘Zero VOC’ and ‘VOC-free’ by certain decorative paint suppliers in the UK.

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Sonja Schulte
29 June 2017 11:17:00 | Posted by: Sonja Schulte, European Coatings Journal
Trend monitor coatings technology: something new?

A woman who works for a journal in a different line of business called me up the other day wanting to know what the latest trends in the paint industry were. As I was talking to her, I realised that technology trends in the paint and coatings industry tend to be long-lived. We know from many surveys conducted at various major conferences that low-VOC, water-borne paint systems and multi-functional coatings are still trending, but what about digitisation, sustainability and graphene? Are these new trends?

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Vanessa Bauersachs
8 May 2017 08:26:00 | Posted by: Vanessa Bauersachs, European Coatings Journal
Ten years of REACH

A decade has passed: On June 1, 2007 the REACH legislation became effective, next year the third transition phase will end: A good time to take stock.

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Kirsten Wrede
27 April 2017 10:30:00 | Posted by: Kirsten Wrede, European Coatings Journal
Industry 4.0 on everyone’s lips

I don’t really like it when people carelessly use terms whose meaning isn’t clear straight away. One example is the super buzz word "Industry 4.0”. This is the main theme at the Hannover Fair 2017, which is taking place in the northern German city (that is also home of our publishing house, by the way). 

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Damir Gagro
14 March 2017 17:30:00 | Posted by: Damir Gagro, European Coatings Journal
UPDATE - PPG offer rejected: will Akzo Nobel stick with its “No”?

The US American paint producer PPG has offered to buy Dutch coatings Akzo Nobel maker for EUR 21 billion. The Dutch company rejected the offer. Will it stick to its "No”?

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Jan Gesthuizen
9 March 2017 09:04:00 | Posted by: Jan Gesthuizen, Vincentz Network
Small change + Epoxy resin = A social media hit

Take 27,000 one-penny coins, a lot of time, a 2-component epoxy clearcoat and plenty of time. Check out this video.

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Kirsten Wrede
21 February 2017 08:20:00 | Posted by: Kirsten Wrede, European Coatings Journal
Titan dioxide: difficult times for coating manufacturers!

For quite some time now, we have informed you about a fairly unpleasant fact: costs for coating manufacturers have risen significantly during the last months. Not least because of increasing raw material prices. And now the fire in Pori, Finland, which has struck at difficult times…

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Sonja Schulte
10 February 2017 14:58:00 | Posted by: Sonja Schulte, European Coatings Journal
A cobbler should stick to his last! But why?

Providing support for customers to enable them to get the best results from their work is a matter of course for any successful modern company. However, it has recently come to my attention that services are being offered in the coatings and allied industries that have nothing to do with an actual product and its application. For example, one German company has recently started offering its customers support for banking communications and commercial business organisation. That was never a part of the company's core business! But might it be successful?

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Jan Gesthuizen
8 February 2017 08:56:00 | Posted by: Jan Gesthuizen, Vincentz Network
Paints to light up the world

The nice thing about a blog is that you don’t have to report on the latest developments. Which is why, today, I want to write about luminous paints, inspired by reports that have been around for some time already.

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Kirsten Wrede
12 January 2017 13:14:00 | Posted by: Kirsten Wrede, European Coatings Journal
Uncertainty about biocides for in-can preservation

In discussions with experts of the German and European coatings industry, one thing has become clear: biocides for in-can preservation is a burning issue.

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