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Tony Mash
31 January 2013 10:00:00 | Posted by: Tony Mash, TMA Consulting Inc.
AkzoNobel sells its North American Decorative Coatings Business to PPG. How sustainable!

I was struck over the holiday season by the news that AkzoNobel had sold its Decorative Coatings Business in North America to PPG. The news reminded me that, while change management commentators devote considerable attention these days to the environmental pillar of Sustainability, consideration must also be given to the economic pillar when developing new business strategies.

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Sonja Schulte
25 January 2013 13:51:00 | Posted by: Sonja Schulte, European Coatings Journal
Optimizing costs and performance – which role plays production technology?

Only a few week to go until the European Coatings SHOW will its open doors again. Besides raw materials, services, lab equipment also one hall will be dedicated for showcasing new developments in production technology. The organizers report growth particularly in the production equipment segment. About 30 per cent of the exhibitors present solutions in this segment – trend still rising. In my opinion one of the most challenging tasks for the coatings industry is to optimize costs without compromising performance and quality. But which role plays production technology exactly in this context? Will we see a huge innovation step in the near future and how will it looks like?

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Natallia Abraztsova
18 January 2013 15:32:00 | Posted by: Natallia Abraztsova, European Coatings Journal
Innovation, invention or improvement?

Recently I had a discussion about innovation. But when is a product really new and when is it just an improvement? I think we shouldn’t use the word "innovation” for every change of the product. I would rather talk about development or modification.

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