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Vanessa Bauersachs
2 September 2016 14:45:00 | Posted by: Vanessa Bauersachs, European Coatings Journal
Back to the future

How will the chemical industry look like in 2030? The German chemical industry association (VCI) has recently updated their study on the German chemical industry in 2030. Many of the prognoses are also valid for the European paints and coatings industry.

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Kirsten Wrede
12 March 2015 08:44:00 | Posted by: Kirsten Wrede, European Coatings Journal
…and the winner is?

Tension is rising: who is going to win the European Coatings AWARD 2015?The best paper presented at the European Coatings CONGRESS in Nuremberg on 20 and 21 April will once again be honoured with an attractive trophy and prize money. And it will afterwards be published in the European Coatings JOURNAL.

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Sonja Specks
6 March 2015 14:24:00 | Posted by: Sonja Specks, European Coatings Journal
ECS 2015 - an event full of superlatives

The European Coatings SHOW broke the thousand mark: this week the 1,000th exhibitor has registered for the European Coatings SHOW. The highest number ever. So international and so diverse as never before. A wonderful feeling! To me, this means I have to run more at the ECS to meet industry experts and see what the coming two years have in store when it comes to coatings developments. As one thing is for sure, the ECS sets the pace.      

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Damir Gagro
16 January 2015 16:35:00 | Posted by: Damir Gagro, European Coatings Journal
Low oil price bears potentials for the coatings industry

Since a couple of months the oil price has been falling. This trend continues in 2015. But how will this affect the coatings industry?

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Michael Richter
9 October 2014 11:00:00 | Posted by: Michael Richter, European Coatings Journal
Dissolving cellulose? – mission accomplished!

German researchers are working on a problem, which I have not been aware of. What would you suggest, if you had to dissolve the ubiquitous biopolymer cellulose in order to use it for coatings? And your solution should not employ environmentally harmfull solvents or destroy the polysaccharide by using aggressive reagents. Any ideas?

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Sonja Specks
19 September 2014 13:50:00 | Posted by: Sonja Specks, European Coatings Journal
Stop the trend biobased!

Is it still necessary to call the development towards biobased materials any further just a trend? I don’t think so. After more than ten years a lot of new businesses and companies, which have been founded, work and deal with biobased materials. This is a proof that there already is a market – even if it is only small one.

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Tony Mash
21 August 2014 13:38:00 | Posted by: Tony Mash, TMA Consulting Inc.
A new angle on sustainablity: the impact of diversity

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been making a number of statements recently about its findings concerning climate change. This learned international organisation has concluded that the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO₂) in the atmosphere has grown to levels not seen for 3 million years and that about half of cumulative anthropogenic CO₂ emissions between 1750 and 2010 have occurred in the last 40 years.
The IPCC’s theme is not new but the language used has turned from one of finding a corrective solution to one of problem mitigation.

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Sonja Schulte
24 July 2014 15:27:00 | Posted by: Sonja Schulte, European Coatings Journal
New raw materials: not all seem to be interesting for paint manufacturers

About four weeks ago I blogged about a new kind of pigments which can be dispersed without using a bead mill. I received a lot of emails and comments on this blog. I never received so much feedback on any other blog before. Why is this topic so interesting for the paint manufacturers? Yes, you can save a lot of energy and time. Of course this makes your production more efficient and at the end you earn more. But, saving costs alone does not make a paint producer successful, does it? Is innovation also important for being successful? And if so, shouldn`t every new development in raw materials be as interesting as the new pigment I mentioned above?

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Michael Richter
17 July 2014 07:00:00 | Posted by: Michael Richter, European Coatings Journal
Lignins - A "nice-to-have"!

Lignin – Yes, this is a "nice-to-have” but chemically by far too inert and too difficult to get the monomers separated! Really?

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