I like the audience polls we regularly conduct at the European Coatings Conferences. Who else, if not the coatings experts themselves, could provide a better picture of the industry’s current concerns? I noticed this again at our latest conference on parquet and furniture coatings in Düsseldorf.
It seems to me that functional and multifunctional coatings are on everybody lips since several years. To be honest, I don`t know if this is just a pious hope of the researchers or if these kind of coatings really find their way into the market. While looking for a valid answer I found a lot of research going on and not so many products established in the market.