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  • 2017 Global Rankings of the TOP manufacturers of paints and coatings.

    2017 Global Rankings of the TOP manufacturers of paints and coatings.

    The only truly global ranking of the top manufacturers of paints and coatings.
    07.07.17

  • AkzoNobel’s Success Over Takeover Bid Could Slow Down Consolidation Trends

    AkzoNobel’s Success Over Takeover Bid Could Slow Down Consolidation Trends

    AkzoNobel’s success in fighting off  a takeover bid by PPG  Industries could signal a change in attitudes to acquisitions among politicians and the public in Europe, which may slow down consolidation in the coatings and other sectors…
    Sean Milmo, European Correspondent 07.05.17

  • Brazil’s Auto Sector Warming Under New President

    Brazil’s Auto Sector Warming Under New President

    Brazil may be starting to shake off the economic chill that permeated the country under the storm of corruption that culminated in the ousting of the last president. The automotive sector is warming, moreso in exports than domestic sales, and leading…
    Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent 07.05.17


  • EPA Implementation of TSCA § 6 Poses Risks for Coatings Industry

    EPA last regulated a chemical under Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) § 6, which provides for regulation of existing as opposed to new chemicals, in 1989. This 28-year hiatus may be coming to an end, with the proposal of three such rules in th…
    W. Caffey Norman, Contributing Writer 07.05.17

  • Rivalry at the Top? Growing Concentration in the Coatings Industry

    Rivalry at the Top? Growing Concentration in the Coatings Industry

    An industry expert explains recent merger and acquisition activity in the paint and coatings industry.
    Trent Myers, Contributing Writer 07.05.17

  • Concrete Chemistry and Protective Coatings

    Abstract Concrete is a widely used and versatile construction material but, for some applications, using polymeric coatings or additives can significantly improve durability, adhesion or appearance.  Improper substrate preparation or mistakes…
    Gregory Monaghan, Specialty Polymers, Inc. 07.05.17


  • Resin Supplier Directory

    Here is a look at the latest offerings from select resins suppliers.
    07.05.17

  • Eastern Coatings Show Continues to Grow

    Eastern Coatings Show Continues to Grow

    Biennial show featured more than 150 exhibitors and 44 technical presentations.
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 07.05.17

  • China Coatings Summit and Expo 2017

    China Coatings Summit and Expo 2017

    Summit and Expo focused on wood, architectural, anti-corrosive, auto and smart functional coatings.
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 07.05.17


  • Industrial Coatings Shift to Water

    This month’s cover article is on the Industrial Coatings Market. This is a large and varied market that is comprised of various segments such as oil and gas, industrial architectural and industrial maintenance. The one thing all of these differ…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 06.05.17

  • Pollution Concerns Drive Market for Air-Cleaning Coatings

    Pollution Concerns Drive Market for Air-Cleaning Coatings

    Mounting anxieties about poor air quality are beginning to overshadow the concerns related to the dangers of global warming.
    Sean Milmo, European Correspondent 06.05.17

  • Coatings, Silicon-based Technologies and Corrosion

    Coatings, Silicon-based Technologies and Corrosion

    Introduction Corrosion impacts nearly every facet of our lives, from buildings, bridges and utilities, to planes, trains and automobiles. Every metal bolt, screw, plate, pipe or beam we put into service is susceptible to corrosion. The cost is our…
    Gerald L. Witucki, The Dow Chemical Company Midland, MI 06.05.17

  • Performance Enhancing Additives

    Performance Enhancing Additives

    This month Coatings World interviewed a number of key suppliers of performance enhancing additives. These include: Avinash Bhaskar, transportation coatings segment manager, Dispersions, Resins & Additives – North America, BASF;  Laura…
    06.05.17

  • Valspar Helps Writers Theater Achieve An Open And Unique Aesthetic

    Valspar Helps Writers Theater Achieve An Open And Unique Aesthetic

    Theater has always been an important part of culture and entertainment. One of the most liberating aspects of the art is interpretation. Be it how the audience receives a performance, how a director envisions a show or the way in which an actor bring…
    06.05.17

  • Latin America Market Shakes Off Contraction

    Small improvements in markets like Latin America can be good news. Paint and coatings demand slowed last year as the regional economy shrank by 1.1 percent, but this year, international analysts predict a recovery to 1.3 percent real growth, led by s…
    Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent 06.05.17