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Sonja Schulte
28 October 2010 15:42:00 | Posted by: Sonja Schulte, European Coatings Journal
Analysing sustainability

No doubt - sustainability is on everybody's lips these days. But how to measure it reliable? Of course there are methods available such as life cycle assesment (LCA), carbon footprint (CFP) and eco-indication 99 method. However, up to now no agreement is made within the coatings industry which of these methods is the best in terms of feasability and comparability. Jan Besamusca, DSM suggests to measure the CFP and recalulated it to the solid product.

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Damir Gagro
22 October 2010 12:06:00 | Posted by: Damir Gagro, European Coatings Journal
Nanomaterials and the end-of-life question

Nanotechnology and novel materials are innovation drivers when it comes to the development of clean and efficient technologies. An industry dialogue recently held by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research gathered material and nanotechnology R&D experts and environmental professionals who focused on opportunities and challenges of nanomaterials for environmental technologies.

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Damir Gagro
14 October 2010 11:04:00 | Posted by: Damir Gagro, European Coatings Journal
Less raw materials, higher prices and no end in sight

Delivery difficulties for and disproportional price increases of many raw materials are challenging the coatings industry. According to national and international associations prices for certain raw materials have increased drastically – in the worst case by up to 50 %.

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Sonja Schulte
7 October 2010 15:34:00 | Posted by: Sonja Schulte, European Coatings Journal
DOE- useful or not?

Design of experiments (DOE) is quite often a topic of hot debate in discussions with coatings experts. In my opinion DOE is good tool to reduce the time required to develop novel coating systems. On the other hand I am doubting that this tool is really used by paint manufacturers, especially by SMEs. Most of the formulators believe that personal experience in coatings development is more important than anything else. Those people do not believe in statistics and software. What is your preference?

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