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Kirsten Wrede
23 December 2010 10:57:00 | Posted by: Kirsten Wrede, European Coatings Journal
Waiting for the BPD revision

Currently everybody is waiting for the revision of the Biocidal Product Directive (BPD), which aims to harmonise the European market for biocidal products and their active substances. The European Commission's proposal for the improvement of the directive is currently under discussion in the European Parliament and in the Council and is said to be adopted soon.

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Sonja Specks
16 December 2010 14:11:00 | Posted by: Sonja Specks, European Coatings Journal
REACH - a mixture of feelings included

REACH is one of the most used terms for the chemical industry - and could be nominated for the award of the negative buzzword of several years – it’s just a question of who you ask in the companies. I have quite controversial feelings about the REACH policy. On the one hand the question is not whether I want to be in touch with toxic or dangerous materials and I don't simply know the impact of special substances even in the smallest concentration in coatings and materials. On the other hand I don’t have a clue about some substances if they really harm me. So there is a feeling left that the reaction to set up such a huge regulation, including lots of manpower over years, seems to be exaggerated.

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Miriam von Bardeleben
13 December 2010 12:10:00 | Posted by: Miriam von Bardeleben, European Coatings Journal
Color trend reports for industrial coatings?

Everyone is aware that colour trends are important in everyday life: Whether it refers to clothes & cars, or hair & houses - people are eager to give a personal touch to their belongings. But how important can defined color trends be for industrial coatings?

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Prof. Rigoberto Advincula
3 December 2010 09:48:00 | Posted by: Prof. Rigoberto Advincula, Reserve University
Opportunities Now for Nanoinnovation

Opportunities knock at the door once….and may be gone. Companies with long-term strategies in nanotechnology should invest now on research and development activities to prepare them to release new proprietary products for specific applications when economic recovery arrives. Companies which come out with products first to the market will gain the competitive advantage in delivery and marketing. Nanotechnology research impacts the coatings market primarily through two directions: improvement of properties for current coatings and innovative new products that customers are willing to pay for the difference in performance.

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