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Kirsten Wrede
30 June 2011 16:26:00 | Posted by: Kirsten Wrede, European Coatings Journal
Trends in automotive coating?

The coating of automotive parts has come to play an important role within the industry, as coatings can improve the surface of both exterior and interior parts visually. In addition, they are also used to generate comfortable tactile properties like soft-touch, warm, matte and leather-like. Due to current regulations, more and more waterbased solutions are being developed.

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Miriam von Bardeleben
24 June 2011 22:36:00 | Posted by: Miriam von Bardeleben, European Coatings Journal
Where is the limit for resource efficiency?

The European Union has come up with new plans to increase the resource efficiency of manufacturing companies. Specifically referring to manufacturing SME, the German agency for material efficiency for example sees a potential to increase efficiency by up to ...

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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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Prof. Rigoberto Advincula
8 June 2011 11:52:00 | Posted by: Prof. Rigoberto Advincula, Reserve University
Biodegradable Coatings

Biodegradable Coatings seem to be a misnomer or a contradication of terms. After all, the term coatings is meant to protect the bulk material from harmful effect of the environment. On the other hand, the other side of the coin is that a coating functions as a packaging material. That is it protects the environment from the effects of the bulk material.

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Peter A.  Rieck
2 June 2011 12:34:00 | Posted by: Peter A. Rieck, Marcmoor Ltd.
Are we now seeing a battle between REACH and Carbon Footprints to dominate technology?

There is a very real danger that technology is becoming a slave to regulation.   The regulator may become the chemist of the future, distorting Research and Development away from our real needs and the values and virtues of nano-technology, water-based, high solids or other technologies might not be the focus of discussion and research much longer.

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