In the focus of the March issue: Automotive coatings
When it comes to base coats, water-borne systems are dominating in Europe and the shift from solvents to water in emerging countries, is rapid. However, as Dr Andrew Shooter of Lubrizol explains in our “Expert Voices” (page 16), in Europe some manufacturers have resisted this change by investing heavily in solvent recovery systems on their coatings lines rather than converting to water-based. This is underlined by recently published study from market research firm Ceresana on automotive paints, which finds that demand for solvent-borne systems will increase by 2.4% per year until 2024.
Also increasing is the use of plastic components in vehicle interiors. Paul Gevaert, Robert Potzmann, Chi-Yan Lee and Arie Cornelis of Allnex, are presenting an alternative to conventional isocyanates, some isocyanate-bearing acrylates with low residual NCO were evaluated in dual cure formulations (page 20). For more in-depth information, tune in to European Coatings Live on 27 March 2018 at 15.00h. You can register for free to join our monthly webcast.Have a glimpse at this issues's contents.pdf 741 kB
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