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January 15, 2013
As we usher in a new year, the coatings industry continues to deal with a number of challenges. While raw material prices and economic instability continue to present challenges to the coatings industry, there is also a sense of optimism that 2013 wi…  Read More »
October 10, 2012
The October issue of Coatings World is the CHINACOAT2012 Show Issue where we offer a Preview of the upcoming exhibition, which will take place Nov. 28-30 in Guangzhou. Each year CHINACOAT continues to grow and become more sophisticated, mirroring the…  Read More »
Tim Wright, Editor
September 17, 2012
This issue is dedicated to Coatings World’s International Buyers’ Guide, an annual listing of companies offering pigments, resins, additives, solvents and oils as well as laboratory and production equipment to the paint and coatings indus…  Read More »
August 15, 2012
As this issue went to press reports surfaced from several news sources again regarding the rumored sale of DuPont’s coatings business. The reports came as DuPont released its second quarter results, which saw sales drop in its performance coati…  Read More »
Tim Wright, Editor
July 24, 2012
Coming off an improved 2010 when most coatings companies began to experience recovery, 2011 continued the trend toward regaining financial ground from the economic downturn across most markets and regions. While most of the paint companies profiled i…  Read More »
May 15, 2012
On the menu for this month’s feature stories are three vastly different segments of the coatings industry: Marine coatings, color design in the interior deco segment and the small but growing field of solar coatings. Marine paints cover a broa…  Read More »
April 13, 2012
As this issue goes to press the paint and coatings industry is anticipating the 2012 American Coatings Show (ACS), which will be held in its new location in Indianapolis, Ind., from May 8-10 after two previous successful shows in Charlotte, N.C. ACS…  Read More »
March 19, 2012
According to several industrial sources and mainstream media outlets, U.S.-based chemical maker DuPont has launched the preliminary sale process of its car paints business, which is anticipated to bring in more than $4 billion. Reuters reported the…  Read More »
Dropped Your Phone in the Toilet? No Worries!
Tim Wright, Editor
February 13, 2012
Doesn’t it seem like mobile phones have become a part of the body? They are ubiquitous across the landscape of our modern culture and the manner in which people communicate with one another continues to evolve (or devolve, depending on your opi…  Read More »
Tim Wright, Editor
December 19, 2011
The demand for paint and coatings in the United States is expected to rise nearly eight percent annually through 2015, according to a study by The Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based market research firm. The market is expected to expand strongly in b…  Read More »
November 10, 2011
The big three—AkzoNobel, PPG and Sherwin-Williams—reported mixed third quarter results giving no clear indication if the weakened economy will improve any time soon. However, if raw material price trends continue to grow at current rates,…  Read More »
October 4, 2011
The October issue of Coatings World is the CHINACOAT2011 Show Issue where we offer a Preview of the upcoming exhibition, which will take place Nov. 23-25 in Shanghai. Each year CHINACOAT continues to grow and become more sophisticated, mirroring the…  Read More »
September 13, 2011
This issue is dedicated to Coatings World’s International Buyers’ Guide, an annual listing of companies offering pigments, resins, additives, solvents and oils as well as laboratory and production equipment to the paint and coatings indus…  Read More »
August 15, 2011
A Chinese executive has been charged for clandestinely exporting hundreds of gallons of paint coatings to the Chashma 2 nuclear power plant in Pakistan. Xun Wang, a former managing director of PPG Paints Trading ( Shanghai), which is a wholly-owned C…  Read More »
July 12, 2011
Coming off a very difficult 2009 when most coatings companies experienced reduced activity and lower profitability, 2010 became the year when the coatings industry recovered from the economic downturn across most markets and regions. For example, glo…  Read More »

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