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Thursday, 28 July 2016

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233 Blogs
Kirsten Wrede
21 July 2016 10:24:00 | Posted by: Kirsten Wrede, European Coatings Journal
Wouldn’t it be nice – relief for hay fever sufferers

Every spring the torment starts anew: while green plants and colourful flowers start to bloom, my nose itches and I have to sneeze quite often. Even breathing at night becomes difficult. What a relief, when summer advances and pollen concentration decreases. If you are, like me, allergic to pollen, you will probably like this new research project.

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Sonja Schulte
14 July 2016 13:51:00 | Posted by: Sonja Schulte, European Coatings Journal
Megatrend: Multifunctional coatings

In meetings with colleagues, we regularly talk about the topics we should cover in our journals and at our events   – the latest trend in the coatings industry, where developments are headed, and so on. Almost inevitably, somebody will mention multifunctional coatings. Whenever megatrends are discussed at conferences, you can be sure, too, that multifunctional coatings will be mentioned. Which begs the question: are the multifunctional systems which are already available fit for market?

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Vanessa Bauersachs
24 June 2016 15:42:00 | Posted by: Vanessa Bauersachs, European Coatings Journal
Bye-bye Britain

Britain has said no to the European Union. This is an outcome of the referendum I neither expected nor hoped for – an opinion I probably share with a fair share of Europeans. Possible consequences of the Brexit have been discussed for months – something that is also important in the international chemical industry.

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Kirsten Wrede
16 June 2016 13:53:00 | Posted by: Kirsten Wrede, European Coatings Journal
Hats off to young scientists

I would like to join my colleague Vanessa Bauersachs who showed her delight about some positive news that stick out of all those recent shocking reports (see her blog post of 26 May). I have also come across something delightful: three junior researchers from Germany have received a renowned award for the development of a biodegradable gelatine-based adhesive.

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Jan Gesthuizen
6 June 2016 11:12:00 | Posted by: Jan Gesthuizen, Vincentz Network
Colour e-ink: Is there a future now for printing?

I don’t have an e-book reader. Why? Because they are only available in black and white, and the screen is too small for my liking. So, I diligently buy printed books, even though my bookshelves are bursting at the seams. But my attitude towards e-readers might change very soon.

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Vanessa Bauersachs
26 May 2016 15:57:00 | Posted by: Vanessa Bauersachs, European Coatings Journal
Great chance, great challenge?

The closing of the camp in Idomeni, negotiations between Turkey and Europe – the refugee crisis is and remains present. Between the problems and open questions it is good to hear positive news atleast every once in a while - such as stories about people who have found a new job in Europe or are able do their practical training here.

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Sonja Schulte
17 May 2016 13:27:00 | Posted by: Sonja Schulte, European Coatings Journal
Coatings technology: are biomimetics the new trend?

Hard to believe it, but it's just around the corner: the European Coatings Show is putting out calls for industry to submit abstracts. I can’t wait to see which new trends emerge. At the last show in 2015, there were quite a few submissions on isocyanate-free paint systems – one of them even landed the prestigious ECS Award. Will biometics be the new trend in 2017?

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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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