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Kirsten Wrede
21 June 2012 14:03:00 | Posted by: Kirsten Wrede, European Coatings Journal
Do-it-all solutions for wood coatings

What do modern wood coatings have to offer today? Apparently they are supposed to be all-rounders, being VOC-free, based on renewable materials, provide first-class properties, display high-end appearance and feel. It is amazing how almost any new product on the market seems to fulfill these promises.

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Tony Mash
10 June 2012 18:45:00 | 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?

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Sonja Specks
7 June 2012 15:23:00 | Posted by: Sonja Specks, European Coatings Journal
Coating 2.0 – the improved waterborne biobased version

Why is it so difficult to accept the fact that waterbornes and biobased coatings are not just substitutes? They are new products!

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Peter A.  Rieck
28 May 2012 10:21:00 | Posted by: Peter A. Rieck, Marcmoor Ltd.
Recession phase 3 - innovation and creativity need to kick in to stimulate growth.

Innovation is an incredible driver for business. Innovation generates competitive edge, opens up business opportunities, wins orders and motivates the company and it's staff. To virtually all successful companies, innovation is second nature.

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Kirsten Wrede
24 May 2012 16:07:00 | Posted by: Kirsten Wrede, European Coatings Journal
Can TiO2 particles save the planet?

Dispersing fine light-scattering particles into the upper atmosphere could help to combat climate change, a new geo-engineering concept promises. The technology advocates dispersing benign titanium dioxide particles as used in paint, inks and sunscreens into the stratosphere to deflect the sun’s rays.

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Prof. Rigoberto Advincula
16 May 2012 21:28:00 | Posted by: Prof. Rigoberto Advincula, Reserve University
Plastic photovoltaic paint

Is it possible to paint a solar cell on your roof or wall?

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Natallia Abraztsova
26 April 2012 13:52:00 | Posted by: Natallia Abraztsova, European Coatings Journal
Constant quality for every batch size

Measuring equipment surely supports R&D specialists in determining the "ideal” physical and chemical coatings parameters, but that is not enough. According to coatings manufacturers, quality assurance is decisive.

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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.

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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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