• 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…

  • Paint Demand Is Forecast To Rise

    Tim Wright, Editor December 19, 2011
    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…

  • The Raw Material Storm

    November 10, 2011
    The big three—AkzoNobel, PPG and Sherwin-Williams—reported mixed third quarter results giving no clear indication if the weakened economy will improve any time soon. However, if raw material price trends continue to grow at current rates,…

  • Shanghai Here We Come

    October 4, 2011
    The October issue of Coatings World is the CHINACOAT2011 Show Issue where we offer a Preview of the upcoming exhibition, which will take place Nov. 23-25 in Shanghai. Each year CHINACOAT continues to grow and become more sophisticated, mirroring the…

  • Finding the Right Supplier is Key

    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…

  • The Politics of Paint

    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…

  • Top companies regained ground in 2010

    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…

  • Connecticut to Adopt Paint Recycling Program

    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…

  • Kansai gets greenlight to takeover Freeworld

    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…

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