• Environmentally Friendly Coatings Will Outpace the Development of the Whole Coatings Industry

    Arnold Wang, China Correspondent May 9, 2016
    Based on a report released by China National Coatings Industry Association, China’s total coatings output was 17.2 million tons in 2015, increased by 4.2 percent over 2014. The association estimated that China’s total coatings output i…

  • PU Coatings Companies Exploring New Market Opportunities in China

    Arnold Wang , China Correspondent March 21, 2016
    According to statistics from the China Polyurethane (PU) Industry Association, output of PU coatings was 750 thousand tons.

  • Anticorrosion Coatings Market Evolves Under Pressures

    Arnold Wang, China Correspondent February 12, 2016
    China’s anticorrosion coatings market reached 4.7 million tons in 2014, increased by 9.3 percebt over 2013, and is the second largest coatings market segment, only behind architecture coatings. Anticorrosion coatings are mainly used by shipbuil…

  • China Coil Coatings Industry Under Pricing Pressure from Upstream Market

    Arnold Wang, China Correspondent December 18, 2015
    It is estimated that the coil coatings output in 2014 is around 540 thousand tons in China, growing by around 8-11 percent over 2013. But the fierce competition from upstream coated metal market, mainly coated steel, is putting more pressure to the c…

  • Foreign Powder Coatings Producers Slowing New Investments in China

    Arnold Wang, China Correspondent October 19, 2015
    Based on a report released by the Chemical Industry and Engineering Society of China, the total powder coatings output of the top 30 producers in China is 441.5 thousand tons in 2014, which is less than one third of total powder coatings output in Ch…

  • China Architectural Coatings Market Enters A New Era

    Arnold Wang , China Correspondent April 17, 2015
    Based on the information released by the National Bureau of Statistics of China, we can see that China’s coatings market in 2014 grew by around eight percent last year over 2013. And the fact that China’s architectural coatings market is…

  • Automotive Coatings Stays On Fast Growing Track

    Arnold Wang, China Correspondent February 23, 2015
    Since 2009 the automobile industry of China has surpassed that of America to become the largest in the world. In 2013, China produced 22.1 million automobiles, 12.1 million out of which are passenger cars. The continuous economy growth leads to fast…

  • CHINACOAT 2012 Enjoys Huge Growth in Attendees, Exhibitors

    CHINACOAT 2012 Enjoys Huge Growth in Attendees, Exhibitors

    Dave Savastano, Contributing Editor January 15, 2013
    The Chinese paint, coatings and ink markets continue to enjoy strong growth, and global suppliers are working hard to reach this ever-expanding market. It comes as no surprise that CHINACOAT (The China International Exhibition for Coatings, Printing…

  • Investments In China Continue To Expand

    Tim Wright, Editor October 10, 2012
    As the paint, coatings, adhesives and sealants industries continue to grow in China so too does the amount of investments being made there by manufacturers. Pictured above, Henkel recently started construction for its 150,000 square-meter adhesives factory in Shanghai Chemical Industry Park. The new facility will be the main adhesives manufacturing base in China and the Asia-Pacific region.

  • The Road Ahead A Look at China’s Automotive Coatings Market

    October 10, 2012
    Repair and OEM coatings markets are fundamentally very different, as one shadows automotive production and the other follows more closely with customer preferences. Luke Johnson, senior analyst at GCiS China Strategic Research, discusses some of the findings from their recent market study on automotive coatings.

  • Does China’s Remarkable Growth Have Feet Of Clay?

    Does China’s Remarkable Growth Have Feet Of Clay?

    Dan Watson, Contributing Writer, Blairgowrie Associates October 10, 2012
    Despite a slowdown China’s GDP growth is still expected to do well compared to other countries, projected to deliver a relatively impressive seven to eight percent in 2012.

  • China: The Evolving Innovator or Continuing Imitator?

    China: The Evolving Innovator or Continuing Imitator?

    Dan Watson, China Correspondent April 19, 2012
    Week after week we read headlines pronouncing that China is about to overtake the U.S. and other advanced economies and become the number one global economic force. Recently there have been a number of high profile announcements that China will also…

  • Impact Of A Lower Growth Chinese Economy

    Impact Of A Lower Growth Chinese Economy

    Dan Watson, China Correspondent, watsoncw@rodpub.com January 19, 2012
    After years of unprecedented growth, China’s economy is cooling off a bit.

  • Improving the Odds of Success With Your China Strategy

    Improving the Odds of Success With Your China Strategy

    Dan Wastson, Blairgowrie Associates, Contributing Editor October 12, 2011
    Looking beyond the glitter of China gold, here is a no-nonsense look at what it takes to enter the China market where all too often the risks outweigh the rewards.

  • China’s Architectural Coatings - The Forgotten Market

    China’s Architectural Coatings - The Forgotten Market

    Dan Watson July 12, 2011
    Riding China’s unprecedented home construction growth is at best a short-term strategy. What happens when this growth levels out or worse, declines?