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European Coatings 360

Active fire safety
After the tragic Grenfell Tower disaster, fire protection has been on everyone’s lips. Dr Wolfgang Friedl, from TÜV Nord, explains the correct approach to fire safety in the coatings industry.


Pollution with dichlorobenze: BASF recalls isocyanate
About 7,500 tons of toluene diisocyanate (TDI) with a major pollution of dichlorobenzene have been produced at BASF's manufacturing site in Ludwigshafen, Germany. The company is recalling the product and offers help with via a hotline.

European Coatings Future Dialogue
The innovation hub for the coatings industry
Innovators from the following companies have already signed up: BASF, Basic Chemicals, Beckers Group, BEVEPE, CIN, Honeywell, Kansai Altan, Mitska Maistrou, Remmers, Shandong Nuo Hu Paint, Sherwin Williams, Teknos, Tiger Coatings, Tikkurila, TNO,...

Sticking instead of stitching
In spite of medical advances, wound-related complications arising after operations can still be life-threatening. In order to avoid these complications in the future, a new nanoparticle-based tissue glue has been developed by researchers...

Event tips

European Coatings Fire Forum 2017
17/10 - 18/10/2017
EC LIVE | Agricultural and construction equipment coatings
24/10 - 24/10/2017
EC TiO2 Forum | Maximising white pigment efficiency
Berlin | Germany
9/1 - 10/1/2018
ECS Reloaded 2018
14/3 - 21/3/2018

Know your cement, get greener concrete
An international team of scientists has created a new database of molecular dynamics models that simulate the properties of cement in all its varieties. It’s intended to help fine-tune this component of concrete and curtail emissions in...

Success comes through learning
You can't afford to stop learning if you want to keep up with the rapid pace of technological development, new regulations and customers' rising demands. Our European Coatings Seminars in Amsterdam on 5 - 6 December 2017 will enable you to flourish in the paints and coatings industry.

Conference from BCF underscores importance of behavioural safety approaches
The British Coatings Federation (BCF) has hosted a Safety Conference at Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, focusing on behaviour-based safety and human factors.

Book tips

Understanding Additives
139 €
Sol-Gel-Technology in Praxis
159 €
Proceedings Decorative coatings
249 €
Powder Coatings
169 €

BASF opens production site of construction chemicals in Saint Petersburg
BASF has commissioned a new production site of construction chemicals in Saint Petersburg.

Five facts about titanium dioxide
Everybody is talking about titanium-dioxide. Worldwide prices are rising, and in Europe the industry is also facing a possible classification of titanium-dioxide as a cancerogenic substance. We have gathered five facts about the world’s...

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