Results from a recent survey by the European Paint Federation, CEPE, confirm that REACH 2018 will have a significant impact on the British Coatings Federation’s (BCF) members’ ability to innovate and on their competitiveness.
In order to manufacture chemical products, a high-energy input is required, which consumes fossil resources. At Germany’s Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB), two scientists are researching a resource-efficient and sustainable approach.
The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is working with major specialty chemical manufacturer Croda Europe, NiTech Solutions and The University of Cambridge’s Institute for Manufacturing on a collaborative research and development project to develop a novel method for the continuous production of a range of market-leading surfactants.
The British Coatings Federation has started targeting the Asian market with its unique distance-learning proposition for technicians and research and development staff in the global coatings community.
The British Coatings Federation (BCF) has launched an in-depth report on the UK coatings industry’s progress in addressing the sustainability challenges faced by the sector, unveiling the report at its annual awards dinner in Cheshire on November 25.
Carbon monoxide-rich exhaust gases from steel plants are only being reclaimed to a minor extent as power or heat. Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute have developed a new recycling process for this materially unused carbon resource.
Our March issue features a new eco-friendly carbon black, a fast-dry DTM alkyd emulsion with excellent corrosion resistance, and information on evaluating the flow behavior of coatings. March is also our European Coatings Show issue, which pre-show coverage and Exhibits-in-Print.