Editorial


  • Coatings World Celebrates 20th Anniversary

    2016 marks Coatings World’s 20th anniversary. Coatings World was launched in 1996, and from its inception has been unique from other trade journals in offering global circulation and staff written business reports and technical papers. Twenty y…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 01.15.16

  • Powder Coatings

    Consumer Goods is Largest Market for Powder Coatings

    This month’s cover article is on The Powder Coatings Market. According to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc., the global powder coatings market is expected to reach $12.48 billion by 2020, Consumer goods are the largest application mar…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 12.18.15

  • Architectural Coatings | Powder Coatings

    Exterior and Green Coatings

    This month two of our feature articles focus on the issues of sustainability and green coatings. Exterior Architectural Coatings “Exterior Architectural Coatings Market” (p. 28) examines the impact LEED and the green building moveme…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 11.13.15

  • Powder Coatings

    Coatings World Heads to Shanghai

    As we put the final touches on the October issue, the Coatings World team is also busy making the final preparations to attend CHINACOAT2015 November 18-20 at the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC). This issue has several  features d…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 10.19.15

  • Additives | Laboratory Equipment | Pigments | Solvents

    International Buyers’ Guide is a Key Resource

    Our annual International Buyers’ Guide is a comprehensive listing of companies offering pigments, resins, additives, solvents and oils, as well as production and laboratory equipment to the paint and coatings industry. The Coatings World staff…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 09.21.15

  • Exciting Changes at Coatings World

    You Asked for It, You Got It This month Coatings World is announcing a number of exciting changes. We pride ourselves on listening and responding to reader feedback, and we regularly commission independent readership studies by outside research fi…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 08.17.15

  • Adhesives and Sealants | Architectural Coatings

    Top Companies Report Provides Comprehensive Look at Coatings Industry

    Coatings World’s Top Companies Report (pg. 38) offers our readers in-depth analysis of the global coatings industry. The report is one of our most popular issues, offering our readers a comprehensive look at the top players in the paint, coatin…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 07.22.15

  • Industrial Coatings

    Outlook Mixed for Latin America Market & Industrial Coatings Market

    According to figures from Chemark Consulting Group, industrial coatings comprised approximately 35 percent of total coatings consumption globally. The market for industrial coatings is a highly segmented market that includes such diverse segments as…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 06.17.15

  • Aerospace Coatings

    Innovation & Inspiration for Aerospace Coatings and Color Trends

    The May issue of Coatings World features an article on the ever-evolving aerospace coatings market and an article on how color experts develop trends and identify the new “it” color for the coming season. Our “Aerospace Coatings…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 05.15.15

  • Sustainable Solutions Drive Innovation in Coatings Industry

    The April issue has two features focused on delivering more environmentally-friendly and sustainable solutions to the coatings industry. “Low- and Zero-VOC Coatings Technologies”  (page 32) takes a look at the latest offerings from…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 04.17.15

  • CEO Forum Expands to Include Five Executives

    Last March we introduced a new yearly feature article, the CEO Forum. The inaugural forum featured insights from Ton Büchner of AkzoNobel and Charles Shaver of Axalta Coating Systems. This year’s forum (page 64) has expanded to include fiv…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 03.25.15

  • Corrosion Control | Market Trends & Forecast | Wood Coatings

    Wood Coatings and Corrosion Control Technologies

    This month’s issue of Coatings World covers two key markets – wood coatings and corrosion control. Associate Editor, Catherine Diamond takes a look at the “Wood Coatings Market” (page 24) in this month’s cover article.&…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 02.20.15

  • Powder Coatings

    Gearing Up for A Busy 2015

    As I enter into another year as Editor of Coatings World, one thing is clear: although mature, the paint and coatings market is still a vibrant and innovative industry. I plan on attending a number of conferences and technical meetings in the next fe…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 01.19.15

  • Powder Coatings

    Global Powder Coatings Market

    This month’s feature article is an in depth look at the Powder Coatings Market (page 27). Powder coating is a diverse market and can be used on everything from OEM appliances and automobiles to coating metal patio furniture.  According to…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 12.15.14

  • Adhesives and Sealants | Architectural Coatings

    Exterior Coatings, Adhesives and Sealants

    This year’s feature on exterior architectural coatings, “Self Cross-Linking Resin Coatings Offer Siding Manufacturers an Edge” (page 31) was authored by Bob Cregg, industry director Building Products, Sherwin-Williams Product Finish…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 11.06.14

  • Annual CHINACOAT Issue

    As we wrap up this month’s issue, the Coatings World team is busy making the final preparations to attend CHINACOAT2014.  CHINACOAT is an annual event alternating between Guangzhou and Shanghai. This year CHINACOAT will be held December 3-…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 10.20.14

  • Additives | Laboratory Equipment | Pigments | Solvents

    International Buyers’ Guide Serves as Valuable Resource

    Our annual International Buyers’ Guide is a comprehensive listing of companies offering pigments, resins, additives, solvents and oils, as well as production and laboratory equipment to the paint and coatings industry. The Coatings World staff…
    09.23.14

  • Marine Coatings

    All Eyes on Asia Pacific

    Many of our readers will be attending the Asia Pacific Coatings Show September 3-5 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Professionals involved with the paint and coatings industry will tell you this region is one of the most important growth areas for our industry…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 08.07.14

  • Adhesives and Sealants | Architectural Coatings | Industrial Coatings

    Companies Report Offers Insight into the Coatings Market

    It is time once again time for Coatings World’s highly anticipated Top Companies Report. This is one of our most popular issues, offering our readers a comprehensive look at the top players in the paint, coatings, adhesives and sealants industr…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 07.03.14

  • Latin America Coatings Market Continues to Grow

    Latin America has emerged as one of the most important regions for paint and coatings manufacturers. Both suppliers and manufacturers are investing heavily in this fast-growing region. Latin America correspondent Charles Thurston takes an in-depth lo…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 06.09.14