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Sonja Specks
28 May 2015 10:08:00 | Posted by: Sonja Specks, European Coatings Journal
Help – I see paint flaws everywhere!

On the way boarding an airplane, people have to queue in the gangway for a short time. The moment before you are welcomed by the crewmembers, you have a look at the door of the plane - maybe too close in some instances. I start thinking: "Isn’t this rust at the welding line?... How old might this plane be…?”

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Kirsten Wrede
5 June 2014 12:14:00 | Posted by: Kirsten Wrede, European Coatings Journal
Dominating grey

I have just returned from my first visit to Scotland. There were so many nice things to see – the castles, the mountains, the "Lochs” (lakes), the historic monuments… But when it comes to colour, I can’t help but thinks of GREY – grey is the dominating façade colour, not only in the cities, but also in the small and very small villages.

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Michael Richter
8 May 2014 09:00:00 | Posted by: Michael Richter, European Coatings Journal
Old effects newly explained - closer look at titanium dioxide

The localisation of electrons is a major aspect for catalytic activity of any given compound. This is why scientists from Vienna had a closer look at a particular white pigment – titanium dioxide.

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Sonja Specks
24 April 2014 14:44:00 | Posted by: Sonja Specks, European Coatings Journal
Coatings preferences – national differences?

German punctuality, British humor, French cuisine – we all know these stereotypes. They work well, although German trains might come late, some British have already lost their humor while talking about football and also some French might have burnt their Coque au vin. But these prejudices are deeply in our heads. So my question is: Are there (individual) national coatings tastes?

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Michael Richter
27 March 2014 09:06:00 | Posted by: Michael Richter, European Coatings Journal
NIR-reflective pigments – Regulations for comparability needed

Recently I generated my first product overview regarding NIR-reflective pigments. Within my research I encountered one major difficulty. It was hardly possible for me to compile a table in which these promising functional pigments are comparable to each other.

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Tony Mash
16 October 2013 12:41:00 | Posted by: Tony Mash, TMA Consulting Inc.
Creating global standards: Way to go, Singapore!

The Singapore Green Building Council has developed and implemented coating standards within the country’s Green Mark building assessment scheme in coordination with the local Paint Manufacturers’ Association. It’s a model that has been shared with Green Building Councils around the world and offers a way forward to create consistent global standards for internal and external decorative coatings.

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