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Thursday, 27 June 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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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21 May 19
One-pot hydrothermal synthesis of micaceous iron oxide pigment from jarosite waste

In an actual study, jarosite waste was adopted as feed material for micaceous iron oxide (MIO) pigment preparation by a one-pot hydrothermal reaction.

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16 May 19
Bio-based coatings: "Act before it is required"

Bio-based coatings are getting more and more attention, even though switching away from petro-chemistry is everything but easy. We spoke with experts from Covestro and PPG about the current raw material situation and obstacles for bio-based coatings.

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13 May 19
High-performance materials from plants

Covestro and Genomatica are working together on the development of new materials based on renewable raw resources. This could help to reduce CO2 emissions.

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9 May 19
Rice water for the consolidation of lime mortar

Already hundreds of years ago rice water was used in China to mix mortar - which contributes to an enormous durability. The reason for this is the polysaccharide amylopectin.

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