• Report Profiles Most Influential in the Industry

    July 19, 2013
    || As we do every year, Coatings World has compiled its 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 industry. 2012 was a busy y…

  • Latin America is Major Player in Coatings Market

    June 6, 2013
    || Many of our readers will be attending the Latin America Coatings Show in Mexico this month. To complement the show, Latin America correspondent, Charles Thurston took an in depth look at this important market. “Latin American Paint and Coating…

  • Aerospace Coatings, Color Trends and Much More

    May 8, 2013
    || The May issue of Coatings World covers a diverse range of coatings-related issues. For the “Aerospace Coatings Market” (page 26) article we interviewed industry leaders, PPG and AkzoNobel. The companies reported that airline mergers and c…

  • A Time for New Beginnings

    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor April 1, 2013
    || Spring is a time for fresh starts and new beginnings. In following with the season, our April issue contains a number of articles dealing with the latest innovations being brought into the coatings industry. We have articles on new technologies comin…

  • DuPont Performance Coatings Sold to The Carlyle Group

    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor March 1, 2013
    || In this issue, we take a look at the recent sale of DuPont Performance Coatings to global alternative asset manager, The Carlyle Group. The deal, worth some $4.9 billion, came about as DuPont announced plans to focus on the life sciences as its core…

  • Busy Conference Season Begins

    February 7, 2013
    || As we are wrapping up this issue, the Coatings World staff is also busy gearing up for the upcoming conference season. Our calendars have quickly filled with exciting coatings events. First up we are headed to the Big Easy February 4-8 for the Waterb…

  • New Year, New Outlook

    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…

  • Chock-full Of China News!

    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…

  • Finding the right supplier (and distributor) is key to success

    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…

  • Reports of rumored sale of DuPont’s coatings business resurface

    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…

  • Top Companies Continue Recovery

    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…

  • More Than Paint

    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…

  • Indy Here We Come!

    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…

  • Rumors of Potential Sale of DuPont’s Paint Business Intensify

    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…

  • Dropped Your Phone in the Toilet? No Worries!

    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…