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Jochum Beetsma

Jochum Beetsma
Drs. Jochum Beetsma graduated in physical chemistry from the University of Groningen. He worked at PPG on the development of Industrial Coatings and at DSM Coating Resins on Emulsion Systems, Powder Coatings, High Solids, Additives and complete formulations. Since 2004 Jochum is independent consultant for companies in coating and ink industry. He is member of the SpecialChem Expert Team. Jochum writes technical articles on coatings for UL Prospector.
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Innovation & sustainability

Innovation talk: Is your business a dinosaur or a bird?

11. February 2020

Faced with disruptive changes to the economic environment, only those businesses that are flexible and responsive can survive and prosper. Those not responding quickly enough will die off like the dinosaurs, but it’s getting harder to react enough in time – now you need to pre-empt change.

This article continues to illustrate the risks of not being ahead of the game so looks at investing wisely in exploiting advances in materials and technology to survive and prosper, like the birds.

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11. April 2019

Sedimentation Stability: The Importance of Yield Stress and Storage Modulus

Sedimentation of solid particles in liquid materials, like paints and inks, is caused by gravitational force pulling particles of high density down. In the worst case, sedimentation can result in settling, the formation of a hard layer of solid material on the bottom of the can. How to avoid this?

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