Editorial


  • Adhesives and Sealants

    Top Companies faced challenging 2009

    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…
    Tim Wright 07.14.10

  • Adhesives and Sealants | Wood Coatings

    Consolidation continues

    Sherwin-Williams, the second biggest paint maker in the U.S. and the third largest in the world, has bolstered its global business portfolio, announcing as we went to press the acquisition of Sweden’s Becker Acroma Industrial Wood Coatings for…
    Tim Wright 06.01.10

  • Additives

    What Recession?

    Walking the floor of the American Coatings Show (ACS) last month in Charlotte, NC, it was hard to believe that we're still climbing out of a recession. The show was vibrant. In conversation the recession was talked about in the past tense like a…
    Tim Wright 05.01.10

  • Springtime Means COLOR

    Every year color experts at paint companies develop color trend forecasts for consumers and industry. There are many variables that affect the direction of design and color. Trends develop over the course of time. Demographics, changing consumer desi…
    Tim Wright 03.30.10

  • Additives | Automotive Coatings

    Auto OEM trends, state of the industry, M&A analysis and more...

    As much of the world struggles to clamber out of serious recession, a gradual flow of economic power from West to East has turned into a flood. New high points, it seems, are reached daily. China surged past the U.S. to become the world's largest aut…
    Tim Wright 03.16.10

  • Additives | Corrosion Control

    2010: A Coatings Odyssey

    Paint and coatings play a vital role in sustaining the world around us whether most people realize it or not. Let's take the issue of corrosion for example. From the nuts and bolts used to hold our cars together to the bridges that span entire bodies…
    Tim Wright 02.01.10

  • What to expect in 2010 remains unclear

    The state of the global economy along with rising raw material and energy costs paints an uncertain future for the paint and coatings industry. While many industry insiders from raw material suppliers, paint manufacturers and consultants believe 2010…
    Tim Wright 12.23.09

  • Powder Coatings

    Consolidation continues as Dow agrees to sell coatings unit

    About a week before press news broke on Nov. 12 that Dow Chemical was set to unload the powder coatings business it absorbed during its troubled acquisition of Rohm & Haas. Dow needs to raise cash so that it can reduce the heavy debt load it incu…
    Tim Wright 12.03.09

  • Business Operation | Market Trends & Forecast

    What's on the minds and in the pockets of R&D staffers?

    This issue of Coatings World features our eight annual Salary Survey, where we take look at what's on the minds and in the wallets of R&D staffers in the global coatings industry. As one of our most highly anticipated editorial features, this…
    Tim Wright 11.02.09

  • Automotive Refinish  | Market Trends & Forecast

    Getting ready for CHINACOAT

    As this issue went to press, we at Coatings World are getting ready to head to China for CHINACOAT 2009. Since its inception in 1996, CHINACOAT has become the key event for the coatings industry in Asia-Pacific. In terms of exhibit size, number of ex…
    Tim Wright 10.01.09

  • Additives | Laboratory Equipment | Pigments | Production Equipment | Solvents

    Looking for suppliers?

    If your answer is yes than this is the magazine for you. In this issue you'll find our International Buyers' Guide, our annual listing of companies offering pigments, resins, additives, solvents and oils as well as laboratory and production…
    Tim Wright 09.01.09

  • Aerospace Coatings | Pigments

    Covering lots of ground

    In this issue of Coatings World we take a look at a diverse range of topics that have all been impacted by the current global recession. First, the airline industry is not really flying high these days. On top of difficulties faced with 9/11 and fuel…
    Tim Wright 08.04.09

  • Adhesives and Sealants

    Top companies facing hard times

    Inside this issue you'll find our annual Top Companies Report, our industry's annual ranking of the paint market's global leaders. As we have done since our first report back in 1996, we profile the leading manufacturers in the world, bas…
    Tim Wright 07.14.09

  • Making sense of the stimulus nonsense

    Paint and coatings makers have been hurt by slumping demand, which has overshadowed an easing of high raw material and energy costs that hurt profits last year. Continued weakness in the housing and manufacturing (particularly automotive) sectors are…
    Tim Wright 06.01.09

  • Marine Coatings

    A look at marine and green coatings

    In this issue of Coatings World we explore the marine coatings market and the latest developments in the market for low- and zero-VOC decorative coatings. Growth in the marine coatings market can be attributed to a surge in new building in the As…
    Tim Wright 05.07.09

  • The color of life

    Color is emotion and can speak to the human soul in thousands of different ways. It is an integral element of art, design and aesthetics in general. Explaining color is like trying to explain the mystery of that which holds the moon in place. Perhaps…
    Tim Wright 04.06.09

  • Great Depression II?

    Everyday the politicians, pundits and analysts discuss the "subprime mortgage collapse," "the recession," "the credit crunch," and "the global financial crisis." Are these really euphemisms for the dreaded D-word that is avoided like the Black Death…
    Tim Wright 03.06.09

  • Unprecedented demand destruction

    The troubling trend of revenue loss continues to plague the paint and coatings industry as the U.S. economy deteriorates rapidly. In 2008 2.6 million job losses were reported. With more layoffs coming this will certainly further deepen the recession…
    Tim Wright 02.02.09

  • Cutbacks, closures & consolidation

    Cars and homes aren't selling well, which means neither are paints and coatings. That's been the story since the second half of 2008 when the subprime mess caused a steep drop in the U.S. housing market, sending the U.S. economy with the rest of the…
    Tim Wright 01.08.09

  • Additives | Adhesives and Sealants | Pigments

    In today's market, finding the right supplier is key

    If the key to success in the paint and coatings industry is finding the right supplier for your formulation needs, than you hold in your hands the master key to unlock all doors. The December issue contains our annual International Buyers' Guide, whi…
    Tim Wright 12.03.08