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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 »
Tim Wright
June 9, 2011
With undivided approval from the state Senate last month, the House of Representatives recently approved a bill that would start a paint recycling program in Connecticut for retail paint. Under the program, recycling drop-off locations will be esta…  Read More »
May 9, 2011
After a year of bitter opposition, a competition watchdog has approved Kansai Paint’s $260 million takeover bid of South Africa’s Freeworld Coatings. Currently ranked 34th in Coatings World’s Top Companies Report, this deal represen…  Read More »
Tim Wright
April 5, 2011
Each week I am bombarded with news about the latest round of price increases from raw material suppliers, which in turn force paint makers to raise the prices on their end products. It is a viscous cycle and one that is not going away anytime soon as…  Read More »
Tim Wrigth
March 11, 2011
When final 2010 figures were tallied, China at long last surpassed Japan to become the world’s second-largest economy. Japan’s economy was worth $5.474 trillion at the end of 2010. China’s economy was closer to $5.8 trillion. After…  Read More »
Tim Wright
February 8, 2011
These days we hear a lot of talk about the environment. Sustainability this, go green that, a hybrid here a Whole Foods there. From leading multi-national corporations to celebrity endorsers to everyday people, the sustainability message continues to…  Read More »
Tim Wright
January 17, 2011
The last two years have certainly been a period of uncertainty for most industries. 2009 started off grimly for the paint and coatings market but it slowly started to pick up pace towards the end of the year. Moving into 2010, many industry players w…  Read More »
Tim Wright
December 1, 2010
As its presence on the world stage grows, China’s paint and coatings industry continues to adopt “greener” coatings technology to attract investors from the Western hemisphere where regulatory standards are far stricter. Anticipatin…  Read More »
Tim Wright
November 1, 2010
Suppliers of paints, chemicals and other products have reported dramatically stronger results in recent quarters after suffering losses during the recession when manufacturers slashed production, the auto sector ground to a halt and the housing and c…  Read More »
Tim Wright
October 5, 2010
I’m sure it has gotten around the industry by now that a former Valspar employee recently admitted to stealing trade secrets from the paint maker with plans to take them to a new employer in China. David Yen Lee, 54, of Jersey City, New Jersey,…  Read More »
Tim Wright
September 15, 2010
This issue is dedicated to our 2011 International Buyers’ Guide, an annual listing of companies offering pigments, resins, additives, solvents and oils as well as laboratory and production equipment. If you are a formulator, the information her…  Read More »
Tim Wright
August 2, 2010
For the August issue of Coatings World, we explore two markets: Aerospace Coatings and High Performance Pigments. Exploring the current state of the aerospace coatings market we talked to the leading manufacturers in a highly consolidated market incl…  Read More »
Tim Wright
July 14, 2010
Once again, Coatings World brings the industry The Top Companies Report—the only truly global ranking of the top manufacturers of paints, coatings, adhesives and sealants.      Our editorial staff has spent long hours researching…  Read More »

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