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Wednesday, 04 May 2016

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Kirsten Wrede
28 April 2016 11:32:00 | Posted by: Kirsten Wrede, European Coatings Journal
Full of potential: medical coating

Mere coincidence, or is there more behind it? Three interesting research news related to medical technology have caught my eye only recently, and I’m asking myself: is there a significant increase in R&D for medical coatings?

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Damir Gagro
29 March 2016 17:30:00 | Posted by: Damir Gagro, European Coatings Journal
Blog: Spending spree in the coatings industry

It comes thick and fast. Announcement on acquisitions are part of our industry. But only last week the frequency and size of these kind of transactions was astonishing. What more do we have to expect in 2016?

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Kirsten Wrede
16 March 2016 15:38:00 | Posted by: Kirsten Wrede, European Coatings Journal
Environmentally friendly against germs and bacteria

I’m feeling surrounded by coughing, sniffng and sneezing colleagues, family members, friends and neighbours. Are you, too? It’s hard to avoid an infection, as germs and bacteria lurk everywhere - on door handles and light switches, on buses and subway trains.

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Damir Gagro
18 February 2016 10:08:00 | Posted by: Damir Gagro, European Coatings Journal
Akzo Nobel is getting closer to the top again

Another mega deal in the coatings industry is coming in: AkzoNobel agrees to buy BASF's industrial coatings business for EUR 475 million. This move brings the Dutch coatings producer closer to PPG, the largest coatings producing company worldwide.

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Kirsten Wrede
14 January 2016 13:50:00 | Posted by: Kirsten Wrede, European Coatings Journal
“Green Marketing“ – only a buzz word?

"Green Marketing” – this buzz word sounds good. It sounds like sustainability, environmental awareness, doing the right thing. While collecting topics for the American Coatings Show 2016 Daily, someone came up with the idea to discuss "Green Marketing” in one of the issues. I happily accepted the suggestion, but then I started asking myself: "What exactly is "Green Marketing” in the first place?

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Sonja Specks
11 January 2016 14:56:00 | Posted by: Sonja Specks, European Coatings Journal
What is it worth having a long (business) tradition?

There are many companies in the business, which have been producing coatings since generations. Either family-based enterprises or companies that are listed or run by institutions. The older they are, the longer tradition they have, of course.

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Damir Gagro
14 December 2015 14:52:00 | Posted by: Damir Gagro, European Coatings Journal
Dow and DuPont: Two titans stir up the chemicals sector

The chemical industry is about to witness a jumbo merger. Should the deal between the two titans Dow and DuPont go ahead, a new global market leader would be born. Experts value the deal at 120 billion USD, but also believe there will be significant ramifications for the workforce.

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Sonja Specks
4 December 2015 14:34:00 | Posted by: Sonja Specks, European Coatings Journal
Sustainability is the new alibi for killing environment

Reading other people's opinion makes me rethink my liberal view on some things. This time I touch the word sustainability again.

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Vanessa Bauersachs
19 November 2015 16:32:00 | Posted by: Vanessa Bauersachs, European Coatings Journal
Seeing and being seen

The lack of skilled labour is not only an omnipresent notion in the coatings industry but a relevant fear, especially for SMEs. With great interest, I read Gian Nauli’s report describing how the Swiss coatings federation (VSLF) tries to dissolve this problem.

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Sonja Schulte
5 November 2015 10:20:00 | Posted by: Sonja Schulte, European Coatings Journal
The laboratory of the future - how should it look like?

I recently read an article by an experienced coatings expert in which he described his vision for the lab of the future. This seems to be an issue that is attracting the close attentions of the international coatings industry. Science fiction? More likely fictional (coatings) science (labs).

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