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Monday, 14 October 2019
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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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".

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11 Sep 19
Interview: “An on-going decrease of biocidal active substance applications can be expected”

Biocide regulation remains a hot topic for the paints and coatings industry. We have spoken with Dr Annette Bitsch of Fraunhofer ITEM about the consequences for active substances and research and development in the field.  

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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.

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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.

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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.

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18 Jul 19
EU Court confirms classification of bisphenol A

The court of the European Union has confirmed in a recent ruling that bisphenol A must be classified as a substance of very high concern. The Luxembourg judges dismissed a complaint by the PlasticsEurope plastics association.

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28 Jun 19
Perstorp drives forward project to produce recycled methanol

Perstorp will investigate the potential production of recycled methanol, using carbon dioxide and residual streams, at its Swedish facility in Stenungsund.

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26 Jun 19
What happens with titanium dioxide?

Will titanium dioxide be classified? This question has been on the minds of the European coatings industry for a long time. The fact that there was no decision before the European elections is causing further delays. We spoke to Aline Rommert from the German coatings industry association (VdL) about the state of affairs.

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17 Jun 19
Researchers create uniform-shape polymer nanocrystals

Researchers from the University of Konstanz have successfully generated uniform-shape nanocrystals using direct polymerisation.

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