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Team AkzoNobel’s Volvo Ocean Race boat christened in The Hague

Team AkzoNobel’s Volvo Ocean Race boat christened in The Hague

Sailing fans flocked to a harbour in the Dutch city of The Hague yesterday to welcome team AkzoNobel's new Volvo Ocean Race yacht, which was officially christened by the city's Mayor. With the start of the race just four months away, skipper Simeon Tienpont and his crew arrived in The Netherlands from Lisbon to a rapturous welcome, when dignitaries and supporters caught their first glimpse of the newly built boat.

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PPG video describes benefits of premixed and frozen sealant for aerospace uses

A new video by PPG describes the cost-saving, quality and efficiency benefits of premixed and frozen PRC and PRO-SEAL aerospace sealants over mixing two-part sealants.

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Tikkurila plans to build new factory in Russia

Tikkurila has signed a Letter of Intent to buy a seven hectare industrial site near St Petersburg, Russia. The aim is to start the construction work of a greenfield factory in 2018.

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Changes in Tikkurila Management Board

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EU round up: June 1 EU labelling and packaging compliance deadline

European Union (EU) paint and coatings companies and their retailers have been warned products on sale from June 1 must be classified, labelled and packaged in line with the EU classification, labelling and packaging (CLP) regulation (1272/2008).

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BASF announces co-operation with HP Indigo

BASF has recently entered a strategic collaboration with HP Indigo, the world’s leading manufacturer of digital printing presses. Both companies will collaborate to develop water-based adhesive solutions for flexible packaging that are specially tailored for the requirements of the HP Indigo ElectroInk process, a highly flexible and fast digital printing process.

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Adesa first in Europe with Durst Tau 330 and inline LFS 330 laser finishing system

Durst, manufacturer of digital production technologies, has announced Adesa, one of France’s most respected label-making printers, as the first company in Europe to invest in the Durst in-line digital laser finishing system for the Tau 330 UV inkjet label press that incorporates state-of-the-art diecutting technology from Spartanics.

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Dow’s Dr Melinda Keefe to receive SCI Gordon E Moore Medal

The Society of Chemical Industry (SCI), America Group, has announced that Dr Melinda H Keefe of The Dow Chemical Company will be awarded the 14th annual SCI Gordon E. Moore Medal.

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Crew announced for team AkzoNobel Volvo Ocean Race campaign

Skipper Simeon Tienpont has unveiled the eight sailors who will join him to represent team AkzoNobel in the 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race.

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Recycling options for multi-layer packaging

Partners of the innovative ‘Virtuous Circle’ project have announced the results of ground breaking research into new recycling options for multilayer food packaging at trade fair Interpack. The findings shed new light on the potential of this type of packaging to be ‘upcycled’ for use in products of value in a circular economy. 

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ABRAFATI 2017

As part of ABRAFATI 2017, the International Coatings Congress is taking place on October 3-5 at São Paulo Expo.

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Dr Cynthia A Gosselin accepts ASTM Award

The ChemQuest Group, Inc, a leading business strategy firm in speciality chemicals, is delighted to announce that Dr Cynthia A Gosselin has been awarded the ASTM International’s Kenneth J Boedecker, Jr Distinguished Service Award for her leadership role as an officer within Committee A05’s Technical Subcommittee A05.11 on Coated Sheet Specifications.

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