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Friday, 23 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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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.

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.

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.

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.

30 Apr 19
Polyurethanes: “We expect the restriction by 2020 at the earliest”

Polyurethane-based coatings are among the most robust and versatile systems that are being used nowadays. We spoke to Ulrich Meier-Westhues, Karsten Danielmeier and Peter Kruppa about the latest trends, the new 0.1 % diisocyanates regulation and their new book.

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18 Apr 19
Enabling sustainable epoxy resins

The latest technical focus article of the European Coatings Journal describes how the usage of bio-based epichlorohydrin can be used to reduce the carbon footprint of epoxy coatings.

5 Apr 19
Biocides: "No new active ingredients in the foreseeable future"

Biocides play a major role in keeping paints and coatings free of harmful microorganisms. However, regulation of biocides is affecting their usage more and more. We spoke with David Zilm, CMO at Vink Chemicals about strategies to cope with the current challenges.

21 Mar 19
Protecting the grain

Wood is a challenging substrate, vulnerable to many different deteriorating threads. A new article in the European Coatings Journal describes how dual-curing with water-borne UV polyurethanes can improve wood coatings.

14 Mar 19
“Wet opacity is the only reason titanium dioxide is needed above CPVC”

Modern day fillers can do much more than just add volume to a coating. We spoke with experts from Hempel and Omya about the latest innovations and the potential of fillers to reduce dependency on titanium dioxide.

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