Although enormous efforts have been made to find sustainable solutions for making commercially successful products, the quest for environment-friendly coatings is still in its infancy. The new health and safety regulations imposed on chemicals and coating manufacturing will certainly motivate industry in the direction of sustainable development. Although the slow recovery of the worldwide economy has severely affected the ongoing efforts to sustainable research and development, the pace of innovation and invention has not been affected.
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.