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Europan Coatings Congress: Future of coatings industry
7 Apr 09
Europan Coatings Congress: Future of coatings industry

Neal Williams from AkzoNobel, UK provided in this keynote at the European Coatings CONGRESS a glimpse of what the future holds for the coatings industry - from a formulators perspective - in hispaper: "What´s smart, thin and green? Coatings of tomorrow".

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16 Feb 09
RPM buys interest in Chinese licensee

A subsidiary of RPM International, Carboline Company, acquired a 49% interest in its Chinese joint venture Carboline Dalian.

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16 Feb 09
BASF: Ciba acquisition to close in the first quarter

With the closing of the Ciba transaction toward the end of the first quarter of 2009, the new division "Paper Chemicals” will form part of BASF’s "Performance Products” segment.

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VOC in 2010: Challenges ahead
14 Jan 09
VOC in 2010: Challenges ahead

Due to the second phase of the VOC Directive and the Paint Directive, there are going to be significant changes for the paints and coatings industry. Speaking of products, especially the enamels will be affected. The coatings industry must be ready and capable to take these changes. According to Giorgio Rupnik, CEO, Boero, there will not only be technological changes. There will also be price and communication challenges ahead.

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12 Jan 09
Flint Group and Unirep establish joint venture in Turkey

Flint’s and Unirep’s joint venture will initially focus on water-based inks.

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Review and forecast: Helios Group
 
Commitment across all functions
18 Dec 08
Commitment across all functions

Erik Graversen, Manager New Technologies Department, Hempel, stresses the importance of partnerships e.g. with suppliers and universities on the way to semi-radical innovations. It is equally essential to set up the right structures and to have a supportive top management. According to Graversen, a company can hardly be innovative without employees who feel a strong commitment to innovation across all functions.

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“Innovation management is crucial”
16 Dec 08
“Innovation management is crucial”

Benchmarking is an important subject for European paint and coatings manufacturers. An essential aspect of this topic is a company’s innovation management. Dr. Rudolf Dömötör, Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, University of Vienna, explains what characterizes an innovative company.

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15 Dec 08
BASF expands coatings business in ASEAN

The coatings market in ASEAN, with a total size of EUR 2.8 billion, accounts for about 15% of the entire coatings market in Asia-Pacific. Thailand represents the largest coatings market within ASEANbut there is also significant growth in Vietnam, Indonesia and the Philippines.

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25 Nov 08
Remmers acquires 3 H-Lacke

Remmers will buy 3H-Lacke Lackfabrik Hammen GmbH & Co. KG, a coatings and stain manufacturer.

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