The European Coatings CONGRESS 2013 invited the global coatings community to learn about the most recent results and industrial developments, covering the full range of processes and raw materials for the formulation of coatings, inks, adhesives, sealants and construction chemicals.
Van Wijhe Verf is a family-owned paint and coatings manufacturer located in Zwolle, The Netherlands. Founded in 1916, this company has a long-standing history. Looking into the future, CEO Marlies van Wijhe would like to focus on growth.
A multifunctional, smart coating for the autonomous control of corrosion has been developed in order to detect the chemical changes associated with the onset of corrosion and respond autonomously to indicate it and control it.
Gilles Pradier, Industry Managaer EMEA Biocides & Performance Chemicals for Paints Coatings and Building Products at International Specialty Products, talks about what properties state-of-the-art biocides need to offer nowadays and the expected market development.
The economy, the raw materials situation and the migration of OEM manufacturing to Asia are the three challenges for the European coatings industry, according to Charles Bangert, Partner of market research company Orr & Boss.