• 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Construction Chemicals

    Indy Here We Come!

    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

    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!

    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…
    Tim Wright, Editor 02.13.12

  • Paint Demand Is Forecast To Rise

    The demand for paint and coatings in the United States is expected to rise nearly eight percent annually through 2015, according to a study by The Freedonia Group, a Cleveland-based market research firm. The market is expected to expand strongly in b…
    Tim Wright, Editor 12.19.11