Editorial


  • 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

  • Aerospace Coatings | Laboratory Equipment

    Covering All Aspects of the Coatings Industry

    The May issue of Coatings World covers a lot of ground related to the paint and coatings industry.  From aerospace coatings, to color trends and the latest biocides technologies and lab and testing equipment, we have it covered. On the coatings…
    05.06.14

  • Environmental Issues Drive Innovation in Coatings

    The April issue is chock full of articles related to delivering more environmentally-friendly paints and coatings to market. “Low- and Zero-VOC Coatings Technologies”  (page 28) takes a look at the latest offerings from major paint…
    04.15.14

  • Automotive Coatings

    Atlanta-Bound for the ACS!

    As the April issue goes to press the Coatings World team is making our final preparations for the trip to the American Coatings Show (ACS), which will be held April 7-10 in Atlanta, Georgia. We are excited to attend this biennial event, as it has gro…
    03.24.14

  • Automotive Coatings | Pigments | Powder Coatings

    Coatings World Heads to the Big Easy

    Coatings World has always been a supporter of the academic side of the paint and coatings industry. As such we make it a point of attending as many education-related events as we can.  One event that we never miss is the Waterborne, High-Solids…
    03.02.14

  • Additives | Pigments

    2014 Off to a Great Start

    At the start of a new year there is always a sense of optimism for the future. The paint and coatings industry has had some rocky years, but things appear to be improving. Throughout 2013 both paint manufacturers and their suppliers were reporting i…
    01.14.14

  • Additives | Powder Coatings

    The Year in Review

    The end of the year is a time to reflect back on the past and look ahead to the future. One issue that seems to be at the forefront for paint and coatings manufacturers and their suppliers is sustainability. Time and time again, the issue of sustaina…
    12.11.13

  • Adhesives and Sealants | Architectural Coatings

    Improving Housing Market Bodes Well for Coatings, Adhesive and Sealants Market

    According to a recent report from the National Association of Realtors, new-home sales are at a five-year high.  Despite rising mortgage rates, single-family new-home sales rose 8.3 percent in June to the highest level since May 2008, the Commer…
    11.08.13

  • Powder Coatings

    In-Depth Look at China

    As we wrap up this month’s issue, the Coatings World staff is busy making the final preparations to attend CHINACOAT2013. For those that are not familiar with CHINACOAT, it is an annual event alternating between Guangzhou and Shanghai. This yea…
    10.23.13

  • Additives | Laboratory Equipment | Pigments | Solvents

    Let Your Fingers Do the Walking (or Clicking)

    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. When we first started com…
    09.11.13

  • Overview of the Asian Coatings Industry

    The Asia Pacific Coatings Show will be held in Bangkok September 12-13. This is the leading coatings event in Southeast Asia and the Pacific Rim. Raw materials suppliers and equipment manufacturers for the coatings industry will be promoting the late…
    08.13.13

  • Adhesives and Sealants | Architectural Coatings

    Report Profiles Most Influential in the Industry

    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…
    07.19.13

  • Adhesives and Sealants | Architectural Coatings

    Latin America is Major Player in Coatings Market

    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…
    06.06.13