February issue out now

13 February 2014

M&A Update

15 Mergers & acquisitions update
A last minute rush of deals occurred over the past few months, which Louis McCulloch has detailed


16 Carbon reduction
More emphasis is put on less VOCs in coatings and Corbion Purac has developed a renewable lactide for
sustainable coatings resins

20 Weather beater
Fluoroethylene vinyl ether resins compare favourably for weather resistance as PVDF resins, as AGC Chemicals Americas discusses

28 Waterborne dispersions

Exterior wood surface protection, using a hybrid alkyd
dispersion, has been designed and developed by Allnex

Powder Coatings

34 Balancing act
AkzoNobel Powder Coatings talks about its two coat-one-bake technology

36 News
Sun Chemical acquires shares of Colombian ink supplier and Flint Group expands its range of low migration inks

38 UV curing
Shorter lead times with UV curing capabilities are reducing costs but still provide high quality and flexibility as Flint Group discusses

Country Reports

40 Trade harmony
Growth in both the USA and Canada are showing advances with EU export agreements

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43 American Coatings Show
In April the ACS 2014 will take place in Atlanta, Georgia

Country Focus

45 Brazil
Paints and coatings are looking to increase during the next few years in Brazil with the World Cup and Olympics on
the horizon

Global Colour

47 Automotive colour
Axalta’s 2013 automotive industry colour report has now been published

Coatings Congress

50 Technical coatings

Regular features

3 From the editor

4 News

8 Diary

10 Letter from America

12 Powder Matters

14 Business Matters

51 Applications

52 Products
The 2nd ETCC event will be held in Cologne later this year

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