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Friday, 10 April 2020
Raw materials

All you need to know about current trends and developments in coatings technology: new coatings binder technologies, novel coatings additives, fillers and pigments.

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11 Feb 20
International industry gathering for titanium dioxide

A good 60 experts from the coatings industry recently met in Berlin for the second European Coatings Titanium Dioxide Forum to discuss new technical developments and of course the EU classification of titanium dioxide.

29 Jan 20
Study on optimising the benefits of titanium dioxide in paints

A recent work focuses in formulation factors that affect the light scattering efficiency and the durability performance of TiO2.

28 Jan 20
Further studies of the hydration of MgO-hydromagnesite blends

Scientists have investigated the hydration of magnesium oxide in the presence of hydromagnesite (Mg5(CO3)4(OH)2·4H2O).

20 Jan 20
Philippines successfully completes phase-out of all lead-containing paints

The phase-out of lead-containing inks for industrial applications was completed in the Philippines at the turn of the year.

8 Oct 19
EU Commission classifies titanium dioxide in powder form

On 4 October, the European Commission decided to classify titanium dioxide in powder form as a substance "suspected of causing cancer in humans".

9 Sep 19
How solvent manufacturers can comply with REACH

ESIG, the European Solvents Industry Group, a Sector Group within Cefic, provides guidance to solvent manufacturers and importers on ways to comply with REACH requirements.

2 Sep 19
EC Survey: Bio-based coatings

Lately, the coatings industry is increasingly talking about bio-based raw materials and how to use more of them to cut dependency on fossil feedstocks and become more sustainable. We want to ask your opinion on where are we standing in this process.

22 Aug 19
“Every employee exposed to diisocyanates will have to receive training”

In March 2018, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) submitted the dossier on the restriction of the placing on the market and use of diisocyanates to the EU Commission. We spoke with Jörg Palmersheim, secretary general at Isopa (European Diisocyanate and Polyol Producers Association), about possible effects on the coatings industry.

8 Aug 19
Interview: "A lack of significant new additives"

Suppliers are advertising new and allegedly more efficient additives all the time. But what are the people thinking who are using them in their coatings formulations? We spoke with João Machado, Technical Director at the Portuguese coatings’ manufacturer CIN.

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