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AkzoNobel is Developing Advanced Technologies for Electric Vehicles

AkzoNobel’s Powder Coatings has started to develop advanced technologies that will help to bring the automotive industry into the future. As e-mobility and the demand for electric vehicles is continuingly increasing all over the world, AkzoNobel is focusing its efforts on the growing needs of the customers within this industry.

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Vegetable Proteins Show Potential to Replace Petroleum-based Raw Materials

Research teams at the Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV are collaborating with 18 partners to tap into the potential of proteins as renewable raw materials in the chemical industry, including the manufacturing of paints and varnishes.

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The Innovative Sames Kremlin's PaintSave Halves the Paint Lost to Colour Changes

40 cubic centimetres: that's about the volume of paint lost on a car line with each colour change. PaintSave by Sames Kremlin reduces it to 18 cc and allows to save tens of thousands of euros per year.

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KANSAI HELIOS Group Announces New Group Management Board

KANSAI HELIOS Group announced a new Group Management Board, operative from April 1, formed by four executive directors who will drive the growth strategy of the company.

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Sudarshan Appoints Cornelius as its Distributor in UK and Ireland

Cornelius Group has been appointed by Sudarshan as distributor of the company’s high performance and effects pigment range in the UK and Ireland.

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Dürr Installs the First Automatic Painting Line in Uruguay at Nordex

Dürr has installed an automatic painting line for vehicles manufacturer Nordex, which is based in Montevideo, Uruguay. This is the first automated painting line in the country.

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Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2021 Awarded to Sherwin-Williams’ FIRETEX Intumescent Fire Protection Technology

Sherwin-Williams’ FIRETEX Intumescent Fire Protection Technology, which delivers time and cost saving fire protection for structural steel, has been honoured with the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2021.

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AGM Joins Key Events for Graphene-Based Technologies

Applied Graphene Materials will present its latest technological developments in graphene dispersion capabilities at two key industry events in the coming months. 

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Dr. Martin Welp Resigns as Managing Director at Dörken

After more than 11 years, Dr. Martin Welp, Managing Director of Dörken Coatings GmbH & Co. KG, has left the company for personal reasons.

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Chemistry and Automotive Conference Invites You to Warsaw

The Chemistry and Automotive conference, taking place 7-8 September 2021 in Warsaw, will provide the opportunity to better understand recent developments within the automotive, railway, tram, chemical and related industries.

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Cortec Launches EcoClean Scale and Rust Remover

Cortec Corporation has launched EcoClean Biodegradable Scale and Rust Remover, which, powered by Nano-VpCI, allows to effectively dissolve heavy scale, corrosion and oxides off metals.

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Fluke Process Instruments Launches MP Linescanner

The new line of Fluke Process Instruments’ scanner provides accurate real-time thermal imaging with a scan speed up to 300 Hz.

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BASF and Lufthansa Develop a Surface Film that Mimics Shark’s Skin

Lufthansa Technik and BASF have successfully developed AeroSHARK, a surface technology that imitates the properties of sharkskin, allowing for an optimization of aerodynamics on flow-related parts of the aircraft.

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Perstorp Commits to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

In line with Paris Climate Agreement, Perstorp Group has committed to setting science-based targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

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Covid-19 Might Increase Sales of Blue Cars, According to PPG 2020 Automotive Color Popularity Report

PPG 2020 Automotive Color Popularity Report shows that blue hues – which convey optimism, confidence, recovery and hope – have increased their popularity.

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