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  • Writer's pictureJanet Kohlmorgen

December issue: Powder coatings in the focus

The December issue of the European Coatings Journal features a full package on powder coatings: a market report, a product overview and expert interviews. The magazine is also available in European Coatings 360°.

If you look for eco-friendly and sustainable systems, you will stumble inevitably over powder coatings. Nowadays, the benefits of powder coatings are well known, nevertheless, they still hold a relatively small share of the entire paints and coatings market.

As with many markets, the impact of the pandemic means short-term predictions are for a decline. Long-term predictions for powder coatings are more positive. The market report (page 10) describes the recovery of key markets and how recent regulations will positively affect the use of powder coatings by underpinning the green credentials of these systems.

The popularity of smooth matte epoxy and epoxy-hybrid powder coatings for interior application poses a challenge when set against the current volatile market for matting agents. In this issue’s focus article Atman Fozdar, Fozdar Dynamics, and Ronald Lewarchik, Chemical Dynamics, discuss different approaches to achieve the desired matting results while improving storage stability without affecting reactivity.

The complete issue is now also available at our data bank European Coatings 360°.European Coatings 360° also provides registered users with the opportunity to conduct your research activities online via our quick and effective full-text search and find exactly the information you need for your daily work in the field of coatings formulation.

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