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Tuesday, 11 August 2020

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Kirsten Wrede
12 January 2017 13:14:00 | Posted by: Kirsten Wrede, European Coatings Journal
Uncertainty about biocides for in-can preservation

In discussions with experts of the German and European coatings industry, one thing has become clear: biocides for in-can preservation is a burning issue.

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Vanessa Bauersachs
7 August 2015 10:37:00 | Posted by: Vanessa Bauersachs, European Coatings Journal
Rocky road to REACH

REACH seems to be an ever-present buzzword in the field of paints and coatings. Even though the regulation is in its transition phase until June 2018, the REACH Helpdesk suggests that companies start their preparations now, especially SMEs. That the road to REACH remains rocky is also shown by a recent study.

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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
6 August 2013 10:00:00 | Posted by: Tony Mash, TMA Consulting Inc.
AkzoNobel and Solvay demonstrate their Sustainability credentials yet again!

It has been an exciting few months for those like myself who are committed to the promotion of Sustainable Development in the Coatings Industry. It seems as if the development of a sustainable Coatings Industry is being made at an ever-increasing pace.  

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Kirsten Wrede
11 April 2013 13:32:00 | Posted by: Kirsten Wrede, European Coatings Journal
New packaging solutions

Sustainability and functionality were the dominating topics at this year’s European Coatings Show and Congress. They also apply to the packaging coating segment, with an additional emphasis on product/food safety.

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Damir Gagro
13 December 2012 13:00:00 | Posted by: Damir Gagro, European Coatings Journal
REACH: an interim balance after 5 years

Top or flop? The European Commission is about to publish its results at the beginning of 2013, however, results of some studies have already been published.

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Peter A.  Rieck
4 November 2011 12:22:00 | Posted by: Peter A. Rieck, Marcmoor Ltd.
Bureaucracy is spelt BUREAUCRAZY. REACH hits home, the era of the 200 plus page MSDS has arrived!

When can we all get back to the business of doing business?   It is thought that when you add it all up, regulation takes up 20% or more of a company’s time and resources. Should we follow the example of others and take to the streets, demonstrate, riot, use our redundant stock to paint slogans on placards and graffiti on government buildings?   I think not, but we have to find ways to deal with reducing the extraordinary burden that REACH and other legislation in the pipeline is imposing on the industry.   It seems that REACH has become the father of future generations of regulation.    Are you up to speed, do you have a business plan for life under REACH?

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Sonja Schulte
16 June 2011 13:26:00 | Posted by: Sonja Schulte, European Coatings Journal
REACH 2013- the next stage!

Two weeks ago Peter Rieck was asking here if the coatings industry is seeing a battle between REACH and Carbon Footbrin to dominate technology. REACH 2010 just ended in November 2010. Now the second stage of REACH is already visible on the horizon. The next REACH registration deadline is May 2013 - only two years away.This will apply to substances produced or imported into the EU at ≥100 tonnes per year per manufacturer or importer. These registrations will bring a new set of challenges. How will this second stage of REACH influence the European Coatings Industry?

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Kirsten Wrede
21 March 2011 15:06:00 | Posted by: Kirsten Wrede, European Coatings Journal
How REACH has helped the coatings industry

It’s very true that Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation & restriction of CHemicals (REACH) is probably one of the most used terms for the chemical industry - and also true that it could be nominated for the award of the most negative buzzword of recent years.
However, I firmly believe that REACH polices have benefited our industry. They have meant a reduction in animal testing and a more structured system, which can only benefit us moving forward.

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