Editorial


  • Marine Coatings

    Marine Coatings / Asia Pacific Report

    This month’s issue of Coatings World takes a look at two related topics – Marine Coatings and the Asia Pacific Coatings Market. Marine Coatings Market The market for marine coatings is largely driven by the Asia Pacific region due i…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 08.10.16

  • Industrial Coatings

    Major Changes in the Coatings Industry

    This year the coatings industry is facing a number of major changes that will certainly impact next year’s Top Companies rankings.  All eyes are on two major acquisitions announced earlier this year. AkzoNobel (number 2 in this year&rsquo…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 07.14.16

  • Industrial Coatings

    Industrial Coatings Market

    The industrial coatings market is quite diverse owing to its varied applications. It encompasses protective coatings for architectural steel, transportation and oil and offshore structures, just to name a few segments. Industrial coatings must pro…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 06.08.16

  • Aerospace Coatings

    Aerospace Coatings Take Off

    This month’s issue takes an in-depth look at the aerospace coatings market. Associate Editor, Catherine Diamond interviewed the leading aerospace coatings manufacturers for our cover story on the Aerospace Coatings Market. Experts from PPG,…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 05.09.16

  • Industrial Coatings | Wood Coatings

    Rad-Cure Coatings Market

    Coatings World has devoted a considerable amount of space in the April issue to the topic of radiation-curable coatings and technologies. Although radiation curable products account for a small portion of the overall coatings market as a result of…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 04.08.16

  • American Coatings Show Returns to Indy

    This latest issue of Coatings World is our American Coatings Show (ACS) and Conference issue. This issue, which is one of our largest, covers a lot of ground. The top ten coatings companies saw sales of $64.6 billion in 2015, prepresting half of t…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 03.21.16

  • Wood Coatings

    Residential Property Market Drives Growth for Wood Coatings

    This month’s feature article is on the Wood Coatings Market. Coatings World has covered this topic in great detail, analyzing the markets in North America, Europe and Africa. Worldwide, wood coatings has seen steady gains in the past few years…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 02.12.16

  • 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