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Tuesday, 29 September 2020

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Sonja Schulte
28 August 2014 13:39:00 | Posted by: Sonja Schulte, European Coatings Journal
Biocides: Do we now have a final regulation?

Since I work as an editor for European Coatings JOURNAL I have been followed by the biocide directive. For years we tried to publish a book on current biocide technology for paints and coatings. But there was no chance since the direction was steadily under change. Now it seems to me, that we got to a kind of final regulation harmonizing the market at EU level, simplifying the approval of active substances and so on. It is in place since September 2013. However, it seems to be quite complicated and needs a lot of paper work.

Kirsten Wrede
21 August 2014 14:11:00 | Posted by: Kirsten Wrede, European Coatings Journal
UV curing without photoinitiators

I would like to draw your attention to a new technology I find very interesting. It concerns UV curing without photoinitiators and has recently won a regional innovation award in Germany.

Tony Mash
21 August 2014 13:38:00 | Posted by: Tony Mash, TMA Consulting Inc.
A new angle on sustainablity: the impact of diversity

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has been making a number of statements recently about its findings concerning climate change. This learned international organisation has concluded that the concentration of carbon dioxide (CO₂) in the atmosphere has grown to levels not seen for 3 million years and that about half of cumulative anthropogenic CO₂ emissions between 1750 and 2010 have occurred in the last 40 years.
The IPCC’s theme is not new but the language used has turned from one of finding a corrective solution to one of problem mitigation.

Sonja Specks
14 August 2014 14:22:00 | Posted by: Sonja Specks, European Coatings Journal
Taking the plunge: into the outdoor pool and with research projects

Running, piping down, jumping in: temperatures above 30 °C, the outdoor pool is quite crowded and people are queuing at the 5m diving platform. While watching the people jump, some stereotypes become obvious:

Damir Gagro
7 August 2014 16:53:00 | Posted by: Damir Gagro, European Coatings Journal
SME – preparing a smooth transfer

Small and medium sized enterprises (SME) are shaping the European paint and coatings industry. For SMEs across all industries are facing one day the same issue: finding a suitable successor. However, it is not always sure if the next generation is willing to take over the business. This is not the only reason to early prepare the business transfer.

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