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Monday, 06 April 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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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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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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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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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 Mar 19
Innovation in fumed silica process eliminates bead milling

Thanks to an innovation in the production process, fumed silicas can now undergo wetting and dispersion — processes that previously had to be carried out in two separate systems (dissolver, bead mill) — in a single dissolver step.

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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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