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June 2015 Issue

Coatings Xperience: Restoring the Porcelain Pagoda

Built in the 15th century by the Ming Dynasty, the Porcelain Pagoda of Nanjing was a Buddhist temple also known as the Bao’ensi, or “temple of gratitude,” and was recognized as one of the Seven Wonders of the Medieval World. The reconstruction of this pagoda is currently under way with exterior paints from AkzoNobel, selected to reflect the heritage of the pagoda and enable the new building to regain its original glory. Read more.



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The Changing Sustainability Landscape: Tracing the Emergence of PCRs, LCA, and EPDs

Information about life cycle impacts is crucial when selecting which products to offer, specify, or use. Retailers, standard-setting bodies, and consumers are giving favorable status to products and brands able to describe their life cycle impacts and benefits. The demand for data from the coatings industry has never been greater. Also, companies are striving to discover ways to reduce their environmental impacts. ACA and the U.S. coatings industry, working through an open stakeholder process, have developed a Product Category Rule (PCR) for architectural paint. The PCR will enable paint manufacturers to respond to the markets with credible information about their products and position the industry to compete with other building materials that already have PCRs. Read more.


More in the June issue:

  • European Coatings Show Review
  • An Introduction to Coatings Sustainability
  • Green Advances to Sustainability in the Paint and Coatings Industry
  • Creating Multifunctional Coatings Using Recycled Raw Material Streams

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Articles from the May 2015 Issue:

Coatings Xperience: Coatings Help Control the Release of Active Drug Substances

North Dakota State University: A Long-Standing Program Focuses on the Future.


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