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Vanessa Bauersachs
30 September 2016 12:03:00 | Posted by: Vanessa Bauersachs, European Coatings Journal
Energy out of the printer

Solar cells out of the printer? Recently, I stumbled about a interesting blog by drupa, the printing ink equipment exhibition, describing research projects on printing solar cells. Janne Halme and his team from Aalto University and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne, for instance, have managed to develop a simple printing process which allows to print pictures that are able to generate power. Merely an image file is needed to print solar cells in any pattern on any material, including paper.

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Kirsten Wrede
26 September 2016 15:52:00 | Posted by: Kirsten Wrede, European Coatings Journal
Digital, automated, connected?

At the moment, the IAA Commercial Vehicles, the world’s most important trade show for transport, logistics and mobility, is taking place in my hometown Hanover. Years ago, I visited the show and was impressed by enormous cranes that wouldn’t fit in any exhibition hall.

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Sonja Schulte
19 September 2016 10:52:00 | Posted by: Sonja Schulte, European Coatings Journal
Graphene: The new panacea?

I recently read an article in the journal "Nachrichten aus der Chemie” entitled "What became of the graphene hype?” A provocative title, to be sure, but there’s probably an element of truth in it. In the early 2000s, the scientific world hailed this newly discovered two-dimensional carbon modification as the new panacea. The enthusiasm has waned somewhat in many quarters since then, but hasn’t quite disappeared altogether – it keeps resurfacing in the coatings industry. Question is: can it really deliver on its promise?

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Vanessa Bauersachs
2 September 2016 14:45:00 | Posted by: Vanessa Bauersachs, European Coatings Journal
Back to the future

How will the chemical industry look like in 2030? The German chemical industry association (VCI) has recently updated their study on the German chemical industry in 2030. Many of the prognoses are also valid for the European paints and coatings industry.

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