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Tuesday, 29 September 2020

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Tony Mash
28 August 2013 11:38:00 | Posted by: Tony Mash, TMA Consulting Inc.
Has the time come to address questions of sustainability objectively & consistently?

Every now and then, the blog receives pieces of news which support the view that, around the world, Sustainability is being taken very seriously. Over the last couple of months, there have been two such announcements, one political and one practical, which are highly significant and worth reviewing.

A critical link: sustainable development & technical innovation

The first is taken from a recent speech made by President Obama of the United States. Given the position of past US administrations that there is inadequate data to confirm the existence of Greenhouse Warming, the President’s initiative to demand from his administration and the US economy a focus on energy efficiency improvement and carbon pollution reduction is a significant change in policy and has much in common with the broader targets of Sustainable Development. Not surprisingly,...

Dr. Yvonne Hönemann
22 August 2013 17:45:00 | Posted by: Yvonne Hönemann, European Coatings Journal
Adhesives: Emulating Nature

Recently, I read an interesting study about the ladybird. This tiny creature has no problem walking up and down walls. Just like other insects.

But how does it manage this?

Damir Gagro
15 August 2013 10:50:00 | Posted by: Damir Gagro, European Coatings Journal
Positive effects with greenwashing? No way!

The trend towards eco-friendly products continues. It is no wonder that companies hop on board and label their product or even their entire enterprise as green. So that the public has the impression the company is doing its business exceptionally eco-friendly and ethically correct. This is and has to be rated positive.

Sonja Specks
9 August 2013 11:06:00 | Posted by: Sonja Specks, European Coatings Journal
Elicitation of functionalities with doping for coatings

Tomorrow the athletics worldchampionships in Moscow start. I guess we will watch Usain Bolt boosting his world record in the 100 m sprints again. Is this based on the right medication or still human power thank to his genes and training? Anyway doping is a hot topic. But this let me think of a futuristic idea: how to dope a coating for an on-time performance.

Tony Mash
6 August 2013 10:00:00 | Posted by: Tony Mash, TMA Consulting Inc.
AkzoNobel and Solvay demonstrate their Sustainability credentials yet again!

It has been an exciting few months for those like myself who are committed to the promotion of Sustainable Development in the Coatings Industry. It seems as if the development of a sustainable Coatings Industry is being made at an ever-increasing pace.  

Sonja Schulte
2 August 2013 10:35:00 | Posted by: Sonja Schulte, European Coatings Journal
Functional coatings: the only hot topic in coatings technology?

Knowledge about the latest trends is crucial to be successful on the market. However, definition of the hottest topics for the European coatings industry is not trivial. Some trends are global, but each country faces its own challenges. For some years functional and multifunctional coatings are on everybody´s lips. Waterborne systems still are very interesting. And what is about renewable raw materials for coatings? The editorial team of the European Coatings JOURNAL defined recently the topics they want to present next year in their conference program.

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