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Thursday, 09 July 2020
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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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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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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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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