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Damir Gagro
29 December 2011 10:00:00 | Posted by: Damir Gagro, European Coatings Journal
Solventborne coatings: there's life in the old dog yet

Recently I have the feeling everybody talks water - when it comes to paints and coatings. So what about solventbased paints in the future?

Natallia Abraztsova
22 December 2011 14:49:00 | Posted by: Natallia Abraztsova, European Coatings Journal
Durability of the effect

Recently I’ve attended our Conference "Automotive Coatings” in Berlin. I was pleasantly surprised about lively discussions by participants. One of the topics responding to a great deal of interest was a theme of smart coatings. According to the experts, the industrial need for smart coatings is in the fields of self-healing, anti-finger-print, easy-to-clean, stability to UV-light and low energy (reflecting light). The advantage of such coatings is obvious: more performance properties make a coating attractive for a number of special applications. But what about the durability of the effect? I think the durability of the functional coatings is the most important issue to research and to work on.

Sonja Specks
16 December 2011 11:30:00 | Posted by: Sonja Specks, European Coatings Journal
Environmental safety is a must

More efforts are necessary to save our environment - our future. I ask for more cooperations - not only between universities or institutions and industry, but much more between the industrial companies. I claim for much more networking to gain more sustainable alternatives. Without losing know-how, but gaining cost saving, avoiding drawbacks and efficient realization of new developments. Here are my arguments - what do you think?

Prof. Rigoberto Advincula
1 December 2011 05:20:00 | Posted by: Prof. Rigoberto Advincula, Reserve University
Graphene materials in nanocoatings

The next popular nanofiller material that should find its way in nanocomposite applications for coatings should be graphene. This may yet replace the popular nanoclay and carbon nanotube nanofillers. Due to its well-known fast electron transport, excellent mechanical and thermal properties, and very high surface area, graphene has been the subject of intense scientific interest as evidenced by the rapid increase in the number of publications since 2004 - the 2010 Nobel prize winners in Physics.

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