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Monday, 26 August 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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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.

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.

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.

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.

3 Jun 19
DSM wants to eliminate NMP from its product portfolio

Royal DSM announced that it will phase out NMP from its resins product portfolio. In this way, DSM aims to strengthen its leadership in sustainable and innovative resins.

29 May 19
"RoadToBio": Roadmap for the chemical industry towards bioeconomy published

The RoadToBio consortium presents a roadmap to the (chemical) industry as well as many other stakeholders to inspire them to take relevant actions on the way towards a more bio-based future.

23 May 19
Cool roofs and hollow microspheres

A recently published technical article describes how hollow microspheres used as filler material can enhance a number of coatings properties. Among others they can reduce the demand for air conditioning.

23 May 19
New research project for waterborne raw materials

A new research project at the Faculty of Applied Natural Sciences in the Technical University of Cologne is investigating how the properties of aqueous polymer dispersions can be further improved.

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