January issue: Wood coatings in the focus
Wood is a wonderful material, but depending on the application, it needs to be protected in a sensible way. Wood varnishes protect mainly outdoors, while other varnishes rather focus on appearance. Beautiful staining or brilliant colours are important. But sustainability also plays an increasingly important role. Covestro on the raw materials side and Hesse as a wood coatings manufacturer have joined forces to investigate the sustainability of industrial wood coatings in a life cycle assessment. You can read the surprising results starting on page 26 and it will be discussed further at European Coatings Live on 26 January 2021 at 15.00 CET. The web event is free of charge, you can register at www.european-coatings.com.
Current trends and factors hindering the greater success of water-borne coatings are explained by two wood coatings enthusiasts from Adler and Lubrizol in our Expert Voices starting on page 22.
Due to the Corona pandemic, 2020 has been an unusual year. How has it been for the paints and coatings industry? Read the answers by 22 coatings manufacturers in our annual survey.
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