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Tuesday, 14 August 2018

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Vanessa Bauersachs
25 August 2017 14:02:00 | Posted by: Vanessa Bauersachs, European Coatings Journal
How could the visibility of coatings be improved?

Speaking about my job as a journalist, reactions are usually positive. However, when I mention that I write for the European Coatings Journal, faces often go blank in an instant and confusion sets in. "Paints and coatings? Are you writing about a different colour every issue?” Reactions like this are somewhat of a pity, I feel, as they show how little many people know about the paints and coatings industry. Admittedly, this was true for myself as well prior to starting work on the topic and now often ask myself how the visibility of the industry outside the sector could be improved?

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Kirsten Wrede
14 August 2017 10:39:00 | Posted by: Kirsten Wrede, European Coatings Journal
Approaches against plastic waste

In contrast to materials such as glass, ceramics and wood, plastics don’t have a good reputation among consumers nowadays. More and more appeals to avoid plastics are initiated on consumer websites, by environmental organisations, in supermarkets and department stores (by way of example, plastic bags are often only available for a small fee). They all agree: plastic waste is climate-damaging and must be reduced.

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Sonja Schulte
7 August 2017 08:58:00 | Posted by: Sonja Schulte, European Coatings Journal
The future is green – for the coatings industry too!

Germany in summer 2017. The nation of carmakers is shocked. A court in the south of the country has ruled in favour of a diesel driving ban. From 2018 many diesel cars will be banned from the roads of Stuttgart. Other German cities are sure to follow and other European cities have already imposed bans in the city centres. I believe this will also provide a boost for electromobility and the reawakened environmental consciousness of politics will undoubtedly extend to other fields. Which will in turn increase consumer awareness and lead to more environmentally friendly and sustainable products. Sooner or later, this is going to hit the coatings industry. Is our sector prepared?

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