May issue: Pigments in the focus
A trend towards sustainability is noticeable in many parts of the paints and coatings industry. This is also very true for pigments, say Thomas Sowade of Heubach and Christopher Jahn of Dörken Coatings. The experts also speak about other trends regarding pigments from page 18 on.
While the market for pigments has been among those sectors affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, it is already showing signs of recovery. The market overview (page 14) gives a detailed picture of the situation.
In the focus article, Dr Paul Brown and Dr Jana Heller of BASF Colors & Effects introduce a perylene black pigment that allows for deep black shades in NIR-management coatings (page 22).
Another highlight of this issue is the yearly list of the 25 largest paints and coatings manufacturers, with headquarters in Europe. Browse to page 10 to see if there have been changes in the ranking.The complete issue is now also available at our data bank European Coatings 360. European Coatings 360° also provides registered users with the opportunity to conduct your research activities online via our quick and effective full-text search and find exactly the information you need for your daily work in the field of coatings formulation.