In this short video clip, ECJ editor Damir Gagro shares his impressions from the CEPE Conference 2014 in Riga, Latvia. Good talks and good presentations marked this year's premium event for the European coatings industry.
It is always essential to keep the right balance: Between work & life, investment and return-on-investment, as well as between smart heads and smart technologies. In our ever more digitized industrial business environment, the latter becomes increasingly important. While we are striving to put this goal into action, it conveys a question at the same time: What does "the right balance” mean for the European coatings industry?
Design and Function: Coatings that help remove dirt and contaminants from surfaces, and even prevent their formation in the first place, have been around for some considerable time. Now, with the advent of nanotechnology in recent years, the topic of functionality has spread into many other coating realms. Sol-gel technology, nano-encapsulation and functionality directly embedded in binders represent the state of the art. This conference will focus on the different practical applications of coatings possessing various functionalities and highlights new developments of materials employed in this field. Click here to check out all presentation abstracts or enjoy the personal invitation of your host Sonja Specks in the following video message!