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Tuesday, 18 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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25 Apr 19
Titanium dioxide: “Keeping the industry on its toes”

In our expert interview with Steve Ashdown of Venator we talk about the growth perspectives in pigmentary and protective applications of titanium dioxide, smart coatings and the recent discussions on classifying TiO2.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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8 Feb 19
How safe is graphene?

Are products containing graphene safe for humans and the environment? A comprehensive review, developed as part of the European graphene flagship project with the participation of Empa researchers, investigated this question.

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7 Feb 19
Polyurethanes: Alternative crosslinking mechanisms

Due to the proposed restriction, diisocyanates have been in the spotlight and the search for alternative crosslinking mechanisms in the focus of R&D. We spoke to Lars Ossenschmidt, Technical Service Manager Paint, Building and Industrial Coatings of Worlée-Chemie, about the issue and approaches.

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1 Feb 19
Diisocyanates: The 0.1 % limit

In May 2018, ECHA issued the position paper of its responsible committees on the planned restriction of diisocyanates. It is expected that the European Union will adopt the relevant regulations in the coming months. Dr Joachim Petzoldt and Dr Stefan Sommer from Covestro explain what the industry has to prepare for.

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29 Jan 19
Formulation alternative for Aluminium pigment stabilisation

Six months ago, the effect pigment industry was unexpectedly faced with a new challenge: a raw material commonly used in the industry was classified as a chemical toxic to reproduction.

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