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Wednesday, 20 February 2019
Raw materials & technologies

Find out all about new developments and trends in raw materials for coatings, adhesives, sealants and construction chemicals.

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12 Feb 19
Rain erosion protection of wind turbine blades

A recently published review deals with the rain erosion protection of wind turbine blades.

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11 Feb 19
Formation mechanisms of environmentally acceptable chemical conversion coatings for zinc

A current review examines the formation mechanisms of environmentally compatible chemical conversion coatings for zinc.

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8 Feb 19
How safe is graphene?

Are products containing graphene safe for humans and the environment? A comprehensive review, developed as part of the European graphene flagship project with the participation of Empa researchers, investigated this question.

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7 Feb 19
Polyurethanes: Alternative crosslinking mechanisms

Due to the proposed restriction, diisocyanates have been in the spotlight and the search for alternative crosslinking mechanisms in the focus of R&D. We spoke to Lars Ossenschmidt, Technical Service Manager Paint, Building and Industrial Coatings of Worlée-Chemie, about the issue and approaches.

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7 Feb 19
Characterisation of magnesium silicate hydrate (M-S-H)

In a recently published study, the structure of synthetic magnesium silicate hydrated phases (M-S-H) and the distribution of water as a function of the Mg/Si ratio were investigated.

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5 Feb 19
A multi-step cold plasma process for fine tuning of polymer nanostructuring

The innovative plasma process, developed in a current study for highly structured surfaces, consists to gradually decrease the input power during deposition in order to form polymer nuclei while preserving monomer structure.

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4 Feb 19
Multifunctional steel epoxy coatings

A new study presents hydrophobic silica nanoparticles capped with petroleum paraffin wax embedded in epoxy networks as multifunctional epoxy steel coatings.

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1 Feb 19
Diisocyanates: The 0.1 % limit

In May 2018, ECHA issued the position paper of its responsible committees on the planned restriction of diisocyanates. It is expected that the European Union will adopt the relevant regulations in the coming months. Dr Joachim Petzoldt and Dr Stefan Sommer from Covestro explain what the industry has to prepare for.

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1 Feb 19
Tensile strength of concrete exposed to sulfate attack

Researchers recently presented a promising new approach to test the sulfate resistance of concrete.

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