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Prof. Rigoberto Advincula
14 March 2012 16:49:00 | Posted by: Prof. Rigoberto Advincula, Reserve University
Coatings on indium tin oxide (ITO)

Do you use an IPad, cell phone, notebook computer,...smart devices and gadgets you can do without. So how are these things related to ITO?

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Sonja Specks
23 February 2012 13:11:00 | Posted by: Sonja Specks, European Coatings Journal
Inconsistency threatens our future

Environmental protection  is a word which triggers reactions between shrugging my shoulders, as I already take it for granted, and irritated hearing nerves. But I see the gap between my microcosm of separating eggshell, plastic cups and bean tins and the inconsequent implementation of environmental measures in the chemical industry.

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Natallia Abraztsova
16 February 2012 15:18:00 | Posted by: Natallia Abraztsova, European Coatings Journal
Performance versus sustainability

On the one hand more and more waterbased anticorrosive coatings are being developed. On the other hand some applications and substrates still use coatings containing chromates, because they show the best performance. What are the ways to find the balance between performance and sustainability?

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Miriam von Bardeleben
10 February 2012 22:22:00 | Posted by: Miriam von Bardeleben, European Coatings Journal
How relevant is the brand "Made in ..." for products today?

There has been a vivid discussion going on during the last weeks about the former plans of the European Commission to stop the generous rules for the use of the label "Made in Germany". Although this plan was not put into action, the topic stayed in peoples' heads. Is the brand that explains, in which country a product was manufactured, of such economic importance? To an extent that it even turns into a surplus of value of its own?

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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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Damir Gagro
2 April 2012 11:33:00 | Posted by: Damir Gagro, European Coatings Journal
Back to the roots

Going East, even Far East – a trend the European coatings industry has followed even more in the last decade. Expansions, investments and new-builds were announced over and over. No doubt, the companies had to be present in the region where growth is expected and actually takes place in large numbers.

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Peter A.  Rieck
20 January 2012 03:20:00 | Posted by: Peter A. Rieck, Marcmoor Ltd.
A thought for the New Year - Technology delivers sustainability.

Technology once again opens new possibilities and commercial forces create a dividend of greater sustainably.  The industry’s sustainability profile takes a step forward thanks to technology that will preserve the UK and Scotland’s famous Forth Bridge for 25 years.

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Kirsten Wrede
5 January 2012 10:47:00 | Posted by: Kirsten Wrede, European Coatings Journal
Troubled times for printing inks

The printing inks industry has undergone dramatic changes in recent years. Among the challenges facing the industry are accelerating raw material costs and supply shortages, regulation and sustainability issues. Companies are desperately trying to reduce costs and increase efficiency.

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Damir Gagro
29 December 2011 10:00:00 | Posted by: Damir Gagro, European Coatings Journal
Solventborne coatings: there's life in the old dog yet

Recently I have the feeling everybody talks water - when it comes to paints and coatings. So what about solventbased paints in the future?

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Natallia Abraztsova
22 December 2011 14:49:00 | Posted by: Natallia Abraztsova, European Coatings Journal
Durability of the effect

Recently I’ve attended our Conference "Automotive Coatings” in Berlin. I was pleasantly surprised about lively discussions by participants. One of the topics responding to a great deal of interest was a theme of smart coatings. According to the experts, the industrial need for smart coatings is in the fields of self-healing, anti-finger-print, easy-to-clean, stability to UV-light and low energy (reflecting light). The advantage of such coatings is obvious: more performance properties make a coating attractive for a number of special applications. But what about the durability of the effect? I think the durability of the functional coatings is the most important issue to research and to work on.

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