• A New Look for a New Year

    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…

  • Nanotech Industries, Shunfa Co. Enter Deal for Chinese Polyurethane Market

    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…

  • Industrial Paint Drives Demand; Raw Materials Remain a Challenge for Coatings Industry

    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…

  • New Jersey Man Arrested for Stealing Trade Secrets

    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,…

  • The right supplier can help unlock formulation challenges

    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…

  • Exploring key markets

    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…

  • Top Companies faced challenging 2009

    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…

  • Consolidation continues

    Tim Wright June 1, 2010
    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…

  • What Recession?

    Tim Wright May 1, 2010
    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…

  • Springtime Means COLOR

    Tim Wright March 30, 2010
    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…

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

    Tim Wright March 16, 2010
    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…

  • 2010: A Coatings Odyssey

    Tim Wright February 1, 2010
    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…

  • What to expect in 2010 remains unclear

    Tim Wright December 23, 2009
    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…

  • Consolidation continues as Dow agrees to sell coatings unit

    Tim Wright December 3, 2009
    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…

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

    Tim Wright November 2, 2009
    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…