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17 July 2013


13 Artistic licence
Synthetic ultramarine blue and manganese violet are of benefit to artists as Holliday Pigments explains

16 Rich colours
Croda compares two high performance dispersants that showed great versatility for formulators

20 Stain resistance
Dow Chemical has come up with improved film barrier properties using engineered adsorbing polymers

23 Network expansion
Lanxess has expanded its global inorganic pigments
production and is building a plant in China to meet demand

Marine Coatings
25 Renewable agents
Phenalkamides are proving to be a robust curing agent for multi-purpose epoxy coatings according to Cardolite

28 Not all at sea
An antifouling solution from PPG Protective and Marine is providing fuel savings and lowering emissions for tankers

Laboratory Equipment

30 Temperature testing
Automatic film application for coatings is discussed by TQC

32 Clean washing
Motorised film applicator assesses washability and
cleanability from Elcometer

34 Equipment news
Malvern, Hosokawa Micron and Fritsch discuss their latest offerings in laboratory equipment

Bead Mills

36 Higher flow
Bühler’s latest bead mill allows better flow capacity with improved bead separation
37 Grinding power
Reducing productions times are achieved using VMA-Getzmann basket mills for small and medium batches

Conference Report

39 African audience
A greener future was the topic for this year’s Coatings for Africa symposium

European Coatings Review

41 Top 25 paint companies
An update of the European, Middle East and African top paint manufacturers

Regular features

3 From the editor

4 News

8 Diary

10 Letter from America

11 Powder Matters

12 Business Matters

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