One of the most frequently asked questions at the start of a new year has to be: "What resolutions have you made for the new year?” The answers often revolve around sport, diet or less stress.European Coatings Journal asked 20 European coatings manufacturers where they see the greatest opportunities or challenges in 2017. As the previous years, 2017 is once again labeled as a year of uncertainity. Raw material prices and changes to legislation are an issue for many in 2017, but other factors may also pose a challenge to coating and paint manufacturers.
7 August 2015 10:37:00 | Posted by: Vanessa Bauersachs, European Coatings Journal Rocky road to REACH
REACH seems to be an ever-present buzzword in the field of paints and coatings. Even though the regulation is in its transition phase until June 2018, the REACH Helpdesk suggests that companies start their preparations now, especially SMEs. That the road to REACH remains rocky is also shown by a recent study.
Environmental protection is a word which triggers reactions between shrugging my shoulders, as I already take it for granted, and irritated hearing nerves. But I see the gap between my microcosm of separating eggshell, plastic cups and bean tins and the inconsequent implementation of environmental measures in the chemical industry.