Welcome to PPCJ online.

Welcome to PPCJ online

This website provides you with current news; reports on exhibitions and conferences; products; features and general information on your industry and is an additional service for our journal readers, which enhances the overall package we offer our subscribers.

We will regularly report on the latest issues in paints and polymers.  Please browse the website for recent news articles and exhibition updates from the latest editions of PPCJ.

There is a natural synergy between the coatings business and the adhesives business with many of the same companies operating in both industries and adhesive and coatings products using very similar raw materials.

Therefore, it made considerable sense for the once separate EAS journal to be incorporated into PPCJ from 2004 and give both magazines the benefit of an extended readership across both industries.

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Steamcrackers will be gradually restarted at BASF in Ludwigshafen

Following an intensive assessment of the safety status and in close co-ordination with the Southern Structure and Licensing Directorate (Struktur- und Genehmigungsdirektion Süd), both steamcrackers at BASF in Ludwigshafen will be gradually restarted over the next few days. During the restart process, excess gases will be burned off through flaring. In the early hours of October 20, 2016 and over the next few days, this will most likely result in flaring and increased noise in the northern part of the site.

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Latest on BASF chemical site explosion

Two employees of the BASF fire department died as a result of a fire in the North Harbor at the BASF site in Ludwigshafen, Germany, on Monday, October 17. Eight people were seriously injured, 17 others received light injuries.

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Axalta expands in Dubai

Axalta Coating Systems, a leading global supplier of liquid and powder coatings, has formally opened its regional office in Dubai’s Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority (JAFZA). 

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Arkema expands in powder coating resins in India

Arkema has announced plans to construct a new leading class polyester powder resin manufacturing facility, the first of its kind in India, on its existing resin platform in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra. 

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Merck enters into agreement with durXtreme for its polysilazane-based coatings

Merck has announced a co-operation agreement with durXtreme GmbH of Ulm, Germany. Effective immediately, the coatings specialist will take over Merck’s European business with polysilazane-based coating formulations marketed under the tutoProm brand.

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