Throughout the month of March I visited with four different coatings suppliers during two separate trips to Germany – a whirlwind experience that taught me a lot of new technology, and offered me the opportunity to meet some wonderful people and make many new friends.
LANXESS recently hosted its 3rd Pigments Symposium, focusing on identifying challenges, demonstrating possible approaches and making visible the valuable contributions of all the different stakeholders in the pigment industry.
Dow recently hosted a two-day media event at their Spring House Paint Farm and Collegeville, PA, sites where we toured the exposure farm and testing station, and had exclusive access to the R&D facilities where coatings research projects are underway.
Our May issue focuses on sustainability, specialty chemicals, automotive coatings and manufacturing equipment. This issue will also be distributed at the Eastern Coatings Show in Atlantic City, May 15-17, 2017.