At the 2017 General Assembly held on February 15, 2017, the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) welcomed 16 new Full members and 22 new Associate members, signaling strong European cooperation on the bio-economy.
Cerium dioxide nanoparticles block communication between bacteria and prevent the formation of biofilms.
February 12, 2017
Chemists at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), Mainz, Germany, have developed a method that reliably hinders hazardous seawater fouling and is effective, affordable and easy on the environment.
The government of the UK recently announced its plan for implementing the long-awaited modern Industrial Strategy, which has been welcomed across the coatings industry, particularly given the cloud of uncertainty still surrounding Brexit.
The British Coatings Federation (BCF) has unveiled the results of its 2016 PaintCare local authorities survey, which reveal the barriers to recycling leftover paint as faced by Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) across the UK.
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.
Our February issue features a simplified method for producing high-performance solvent-free waterborne acrylic polyols with glycidyl neodecanoate technology, the effects of different curing methods on tack-free curing, the science of smart hydrophobic coatings, and more.