The European Commission officially decided to classify titanium dioxide in its powder form as a substance that is “suspected of causing cancer in humans.”
TiO2, a white inorganic substance, is commonly used in paints, vitreous enamels, construction materials and other industrial and consumer goods.
Many in the coatings industry, including the American Coatings Association, oppose the measure.
Source : Paintsquare.com
Eisenmann SE filed a motion to open insolvency proceedings at the Stuttgart District Court on 29 July 2019. Continue reading “Eisenmann files for insolvency”
The German coating magazine “Besser Lackieren” did a survey among their readers about expected challenges in 2019.
Below a summary of their conclusions in descending order of importance :
1) Lack of skilled labor
2) Increase cost of raw material
3) Higher energy prices
4) Increased legislation
5) Increased competition
6) Reduce turn-over
Kindly refer to https://www.besserlackieren.de/Firmen-Maerkte/Unternehmensmeldungen/Trendbarometer-Welche-Herausforderungen-erwarten-Beschichter-2019 for the full report in German language on expected challenges for coating companies in 2019.
Nordson Corporation introduce their “nLighten” technology for the Encore manual powder coating gun range.
This kit improve the visibility during application and may so reduce rework & rejects and increase efficiency & safety.
Suitable for powder paint & powder enamel operations.