Paints were already used 7500 years ago. Even then, the Chinese used the bark of a special tree as a binding agent for a paint coat. Today, paints serve, among others, to protect steel and plastic surfaces, to design them in different colors and to provide them with defined physical properties. Often, painting is the last step in a complex production process. And this is precisely where the potential for big savings in energy and raw materials, i.e. paint, is often ignored – a not insignificant potential companies could easily tap by means of simple organizational and/or technical measures.