• 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…

  • Getting ready for CHINACOAT

    Tim Wright October 1, 2009
    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…

  • Looking for suppliers?

    Tim Wright September 1, 2009
    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…

  • Covering lots of ground

    Tim Wright August 4, 2009
    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…

  • Top companies facing hard times

    Tim Wright July 14, 2009
    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…

  • Making sense of the stimulus nonsense

    Tim Wright June 1, 2009
    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…

  • A look at marine and green coatings

    Tim Wright May 7, 2009
    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…

  • The color of life

    Tim Wright April 6, 2009
    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…

  • Great Depression II?

    Tim Wright March 6, 2009
    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…

  • Unprecedented demand destruction

    Tim Wright February 2, 2009
    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…

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