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Natallia Abraztsova
18 January 2013 15:32:00 | Posted by: Natallia Abraztsova, European Coatings Journal
Innovation, invention or improvement?

Recently I had a discussion about innovation. But when is a product really new and when is it just an improvement? I think we shouldn’t use the word "innovation” for every change of the product. I would rather talk about development or modification.

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Tony Mash
27 December 2012 10:00:00 | Posted by: Tony Mash, TMA Consulting Inc.
A more Sustainable New Year for the Coatings Industry?

As the Coatings Industry goes into the New Year, there is much to cheer about the progress that has been made over the past 12 months as paint manufacturing companies have contributed to sustainable innovation in an ever-broadening range of activities.  2013 will be another year of development and change.

There’s never a dull moment in the Coatings Industry!

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Damir Gagro
13 December 2012 13:00:00 | Posted by: Damir Gagro, European Coatings Journal
REACH: an interim balance after 5 years

Top or flop? The European Commission is about to publish its results at the beginning of 2013, however, results of some studies have already been published.

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Kirsten Wrede
15 November 2012 16:01:00 | Posted by: Kirsten Wrede, European Coatings Journal
Assessing the “true sustainability value”

Combining performance and environmental requirements – this seems to be the ultimate task of the industry. When I asked speakers of our upcoming conference on parquet and furniture coatings, that was the prevailing opinion, as far as industry trends were concerned. You cannot look at sustainability, performance and costs separately, but you have to establish a holistic approach.  

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Sonja Specks
9 November 2012 11:19:00 | Posted by: Sonja Specks, European Coatings Journal
Robust, flexible, cheap – but: what is satisfactory?

Our whole economic system is based on development. And the target is always: improving everything. That’s our mantra.

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Tony Mash
1 November 2012 09:00:00 | Posted by: Tony Mash, TMA Consulting Inc.
A standardised global approach to Sustainability for the Coatings Industry

The Coatings Industry needs to develop a common language and a consistent set of metrics in order to build a coherent global approach to Sustainability and a level playing field. Developing a global consensus on precise definitions, standards, performance metrics and targets may be a tall order, but the benefits to both the industry and Society in general could be substantial.

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Damir Gagro
25 October 2012 09:39:00 | Posted by: Damir Gagro, European Coatings Journal
What is the value of employees?

When companies announce successful results, they quickly point at the performance of their employees. Their commitment, expertise and competence are highly praised by Managing Directors, CEOs and Presidents.

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Prof. Rigoberto Advincula
18 October 2012 08:15:00 | Posted by: Prof. Rigoberto Advincula, Reserve University
Paint materials and sustainability thoughts

There is a move towards using sustainable materials based on renewable resources or biofeedstocks. I echo Tony Mash's post.

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Tony Mash
11 October 2012 11:35:00 | Posted by: Tony Mash, TMA Consulting Inc.
Cradle to Gate or Cradle to Grave: that is the question!

As Coatings progress along the road to Sustainable Development, should the industry be focusing R&D effort on innovation from Cradle to Gate or Cradle to Grave?

At the CEPE conference last week in Seville, the federation’s Sustainability Charter was approved and is now available on the public area of the CEPE web site. It is well worth reading as it not only provides a clear description of the European Coatings Industry commitment to Sustainability but it also promotes the concept of Life Cycle Thinking.

It is natural for Coatings Manufacturers to look hard at...

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