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Michael Richter
8 May 2014 09:00:00 | Posted by: Michael Richter, European Coatings Journal
Old effects newly explained - closer look at titanium dioxide

The localisation of electrons is a major aspect for catalytic activity of any given compound. This is why scientists from Vienna had a closer look at a particular white pigment – titanium dioxide.

Kirsten Wrede
12 September 2013 10:00:00 | Posted by: Kirsten Wrede, European Coatings Journal
Corrosion protection without zinc

Facing ever stricter regulations and increasing demand for more sustainable products, zinc-based anticorrosive pigments have been under debate for a long time.

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.

Kirsten Wrede
30 May 2013 09:00:00 | Posted by: Kirsten Wrede, European Coatings Journal
No more euphoria for nanotechnology?

Over the past years, not a day went by without incoming press releases and paper proposals on exciting new nanotechnology projects. Everybody wanted to be involved, to be part of a totally new technology. At conferences, speakers presented promising developments for applications not thought to be possible before. We virtually had to stop ourselves from reporting too much on nanobased topics.

Tony Mash
23 May 2013 11:00:00 | Posted by: Tony Mash, TMA Consulting Inc.
New Chemistry copies nature: dreams become reality

Can New Chemistry copy Nature to capture carbon dioxide and successfully manufacture materials that the Coatings Industry can use? Could carbon dioxide generated from paint at the end of its life be transformed into raw materials for new coatings formulations? Once just a dream, there are signs of this becoming a reality. 

Sonja Schulte
28 November 2012 09:58:00 | Posted by: Sonja Schulte, European Coatings Journal
Coatings production: How to enhance capacity and save energy at the same time

You think it is impossible to have both at the same time? Last week I attended a workshop on modular technology for the production of coatings and adhesives. This is not only a kind of new production technology it is rather a new philosophy of paint making. The results are impressive: up to 70% energy saving, up to 100% enhancement of capacity and up to 80% reduction of payroll cost.

Kirsten Wrede
12 April 2012 11:15:00 | Posted by: Kirsten Wrede, European Coatings Journal
Biobased polymers on the rise

Somehow it’s all about biobased polymers these days. I don’t know if it’s a coincidence, but I have lately come across several novel developments that are also highly interesting for the coatings industry. Two of them I would like to share with you.

Kirsten Wrede
6 February 2012 09:13:00 | Posted by: Kirsten Wrede, European Coatings Journal
Double-edged: CNTs

Tiny as they are, carbon nanotubes (CNT) have the potential to generate completely new materials and products with characteristics not feasible with previous technologies. These tubular structures can contribute to improving a lot of properties of materials. CNT experts are very positive about the benefits of these materials for coatings as well.

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