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Pigments and fillers in the focus of the January issue

Monday, 14 January 2019

The January issue of European Coatings Journal is out and features a full package pigments and fillers: a market report, a product overview and expert interviews. The magazine is also available in European Coatings 360°.

Pigments and fillers are in the focus of the January issue. Image source: Allyson Rickett - Fotolia.com

Pigments and fillers are in the focus of the January issue. Image source: Allyson Rickett - Fotolia.com

Effect pigments and the resulting effects are still hard to measure. In the focus paper, Werner Rudolf Cramer discusses influence factors like hardeners or gloss levels of clear coat on effect pigments. The author will also provide more information and answer questions at the European Coatings Live. The free webcast will take place on January 22 at 15.00 CET.

A survey of European coating manufacturers reveals that not everyone is optimistic about 2019. Issues of concern include the situation in the raw material market as well as the general political state of affairs, and the shortage of skilled labour is also a real challenge for many (page 10).

Increasingly stringent regulations are, of course, a constant theme for the international coatings industry. The restriction of diisocyanates is discussed starting on page 33 and Peter Maassen van der Brink, Vehicle Refinish Sector Group of CEPE, answers questions on this. Similarly, in the legislation section on page 34, Joachim Petzold and Stefan Sommer, Covestro, explain what the industry needs to do to prepare for the REACH restriction dossier for diisocyanates.

The complete issue is now also available at our data bank European Coatings 360°. European Coatings 360° also provides registered users with the opportunity to conduct your research activities online via our quick and effective full-text search and find exactly the information you need for your daily work in the field of coatings formulation.

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