Editorial


  • 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

  • Aerospace Coatings

    Aerospace Coatings, Color Trends and Much More

    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…
    05.08.13

  • A Time for New Beginnings

    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…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 04.01.13

  • DuPont Performance Coatings Sold to The Carlyle Group

    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…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 03.01.13

  • Corrosion Control | Powder Coatings

    Busy Conference Season Begins

    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…
    02.07.13

  • Additives | Architectural Coatings

    New Year, New Outlook

    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…
    01.15.13

  • Adhesives and Sealants | Automotive Coatings

    Chock-full Of China News!

    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…
    10.10.12

  • Additives | Pigments | Production Equipment | Solvents

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

    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…
    Tim Wright, Editor 09.17.12

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

    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…
    08.15.12

  • Automotive Coatings | Marine Coatings

    Top Companies Continue Recovery

    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…
    Tim Wright, Editor 07.24.12

  • Architectural Coatings | Marine Coatings

    More Than Paint

    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…
    05.15.12