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Damir Gagro
18 February 2016 10:08:00 | Posted by: Damir Gagro, European Coatings Journal
Akzo Nobel is getting closer to the top again

Another mega deal in the coatings industry is coming in: AkzoNobel agrees to buy BASF's industrial coatings business for EUR 475 million. This move brings the Dutch coatings producer closer to PPG, the largest coatings producing company worldwide.

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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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Sonja Schulte
19 March 2015 05:57:00 | Posted by: Sonja Schulte, European Coatings Journal
Isocyante-free 2K coatings systems:decoupling of pot-life and cure speed

We all know the advantages and disatvantages of  isocyante based coatings systems. Exposure to free isocyante can result in adverse health effects such as respiratory diseases and severe allergic sensitization. Further isocyantes undergo irreversible side reactions with water which can be problematic for the application of isocyated based coatings such as PUR coatings in humid environments. There is also a need in many application for faster drying and hardness development that can achieved with current isocyante chemistry. However, typical approaches to faster dry times using isocyante chemistry usually lead to shorter formulation pot-life. Now two different isocyante-free approaches will be presented at the European Coatings CONGRESS. Both offer decoupling of pot life and curing speed while offering performance comparable to established systems. In my opinion, this is a real breakthrough in coatings technology!

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Sonja Schulte
6 November 2014 08:19:00 | Posted by: Sonja Schulte, European Coatings Journal
Bio-based coatings: Hype or opportunity?

When critics read headlines like this, they must surely think: that’s just another marketing ploy! Maybe they’re right. But I believe that bio-based raw materials for the coatings industry may also be an opportunity to secure the future.

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Michael Richter
3 September 2014 11:00:00 | Posted by: Michael Richter, European Coatings Journal
Inspired by mussels, barnacles and yummy oysters

Why are mussels, barnacles and oysters able to stick themselves at objects like rocks, to a pier or to a vessel? And - most important - what we can learn about it and how can the coatings industry make use of this knowledge?

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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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Sonja Schulte
9 May 2013 08:00:00 | Posted by: Sonja Schulte, European Coatings Journal
Novel Coatings: same performance with fewer layers

Two articles in the May-Issue of the European Coatings JOURNAL aroused my interest, because both are dealing with groundbreaking innovations: highest levels of durability without priming on a plastic substrate and effective protection of metal structures against corrosion with only one layer of a waterborne dispersion

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