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Tim Wright
July 26, 2007
The trend toward consolidation in the paint and coatings industry has been occurring steadily over the past several decades as the number of mergers and acquisitions has increased. Thirty years ago there were approximately 2,000 paint and coatings co…  Read More »
Tim Wright
July 18, 2007
It's time again for Coatings World's summer blockbuster event-The Top Companies Report. Inside this issue, you'll find our annual ranking of the leaders in the global paint market. Every year, we list the leading manufacturers in the world, based on…  Read More »
Tim Wright
June 17, 2007
As one of the paint and coatings industry's top international events, the European Coatings Show held in Nürnburg, Germany, once again reached record levels in terms of exhibitors and attendees. The exhibition, held at the Nürnburg Messe May 8-10, fe…  Read More »
Tim Wright
May 14, 2007
These days the environment is dominating our social, political and cultural landscape. Global warming and sustainability are the current topics of debate making headlines on a daily basis. While these are well-worn ideas in the scientific community,…  Read More »
Tim Wright
April 3, 2007
Don't you hate it when you've gone out to watch a movie, have settled into your seat and as the lights dim, you are anxiously waiting for the show to begin with your popcorn and soda and from somewhere out of the darkness you are startled by…blip…bli…  Read More »
Tim Wright
March 19, 2007
In this issue of Coatings World we review the automotive coatings market and report on the challenges automotive OEM coatings suppliers face as a result of rising energy costs. Innovations in the development of energy-reducing technologies is one way…  Read More »
Tim Wright
February 6, 2007
It is possible to contend that over the years, not one single issue has impacted the paint and coatings industry as heavily as environmental legislation. The growing restrictions being placed on paint and coatings makers due to VOC legislation has be…  Read More »
Tim Wright
January 17, 2007
As we begin the New Year, I've been thinking about the stories we covered in Coatings World in 2006. When all is said and done, regardless of who we talked to-manufacturers, suppliers or consultants-or what markets they serve, the year was dominated…  Read More »
Tim Wright
December 15, 2006
Since late October, the Coatings World staff has traveled from Nashville, TN to New Orleans, LA to Guangzhou, China and back home again. In this issue, we report the news that occurred at three major industry events including ChinaCoat 2006, the Fede…  Read More »
Tim Wright
November 14, 2006
As this issue of Coatings World hits your desk, we'll be winding down from a long stretch of travel including back-to-back-to-back shows, covering NPCA's annual meeting in Nashville, ICE 2006 in New Orleans and ChinaCoat 2006 in Guangzhou. (If you we…  Read More »
Tim Wright
October 16, 2006
As this issue went to press, we at Coatings World, like many of you, are preparing for a busy fall. Beginning with NPCA's annual meeting at the end of the month, we will be heading to Nashville, then on to New Orleans for ICE, and finally to China fo…  Read More »
Tim Wright
September 11, 2006
In the mature markets of North America and Western Europe, times are tough for powder coatings manufacturers. Runaway raw material costs. Excessive industry capacity. Low value appreciation. Eroding selling prices. These are some of the issues facing…  Read More »
Tim Wright
August 10, 2006
These days coatings manufacturers face growing pressure to deliver more creative formulation solutions with greater performance characteristics to their customers. Durability, regulatory compliance and color choice, though seperate entities, are thre…  Read More »
Tim Wright
July 11, 2006
After crunching countless numbers and sifting through one annual report after another, we're proud to present you with another edition of our Top Companies Report. As one of our most highly anticipated features, I hope you find this report to be a…  Read More »
Tim Wright
June 13, 2006
The industrial coatings market represents a wide and varied array of industries. From OEM to construction applications, industrial coatings provide vital functions such as corrosion control of steel while intumescent coatings provide fire resistance…  Read More »

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