• Adhesives and Sealants

    Now Playing: Top Companies

    In spite of the tedium involved with crunching numbers and flipping through one annual report after another to compile our Top Companies Report, it is probably the issue I look forward to most each year. It gives me a chance to really get to know the…
    Tim Wright 07.14.08

  • Industrial Coatings

    Exploring key markets

    In this issue of Coatings World we review several key areas of the coatings industry. Regarding the industrial coatings market, Kerry Pianoforte speaks with leading paint manufacturers who all agree that economic growth in emerging regions and innova…
    Tim Wright 05.29.08

  • What does green mean anyway?

    From pop culture to the laboratory bench, "green" is definitely the theme these days. Consumer demand for healthier options is being driven by the media's focus on issues of health and sustainability. The idea of "going green" has gained widespread s…
    Tim Wright 05.12.08

  • Radcure Coatings

    UV technology is an industry bright spot

    Environmental concerns surrounding the reduction of VOC emissions, reducing energy costs, improving productivity and improving performance are four key factors driving technology innovation in the coatings industry today. Whether it's at the auto…
    Tim Wright 04.04.08

  • Price Increases

    Auto OEMs continue to expand across the globe

    Globally, the automotive industry is a key economic sector. While automakers continue to trim costs throughout the production process, automotive OEM coatings manufacturers continue to evolve to meet the demands of the market. Overall conditions in t…
    Tim Wright 03.07.08

  • Housing Crisis Impacts Paint Makers

    It is no surprise that the U.S. housing market is going through a severe slowdown, with a sharp rise in mortgage defaults. The subprime mess and $100/barrel oil prices have been a one-two combination blow against the U.S. economy during much of 2007.…
    Tim Wright 02.15.08

  • Powder Coatings

    Why is the world so flat?

    It seems just about every article in every issue of Coatings World deals with to some degree the impact of emerging markets. Having returned from ChinaCoat, which was held in Shanghai Nov. 21-23, the issue is fresh in my mind. Witnessing first hand o…
    Tim Wright 01.15.08

  • Additives | 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 equipment…
    Tim Wright 12.19.07

  • Additives | Automotive Refinish

    Serving the global coatings industry

    This issue of Coatings World explores various markets from a global perspective as well as offers detailed insights from several regional markets. Inside you will find an in-depth exploration of the exterior architectural decorative coatings mark…
    Tim Wright 10.17.07

  • We get what we pay for

    Look! What is that in the sky? It's a bird...it's a plane...NO...it's Super Toxic Man-and he's ready to poison America's children!              The coatings industry's Achilles heel is making headlines again and this time parents and young kids ar…
    Tim Wright 09.19.07

  • Architectural Coatings | Marine Coatings

    PPG is on the acquisition hunt

    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…
    Tim Wright 07.26.07

  • Adhesives and Sealants

    Globalization continues to drive growth

    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…
    Tim Wright 07.18.07

  • European Coatings Show draws record numbers again

    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…
    Tim Wright 06.17.07

  • Marine Coatings

    The Environmental Issue

    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,…
    Tim Wright 05.14.07

  • Pigments

    Movie theaters, Navy Seals and coatings

    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…
    Tim Wright 04.03.07

  • Automotive Coatings

    New technologies mark the path ahead

    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…
    Tim Wright 03.19.07

  • Wood Coatings

    Haunted by Ghosts of the Unregulated Past

    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…
    Tim Wright 02.06.07

  • Additives | Pigments

    What to expect in 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…
    Tim Wright 01.17.07

  • Laboratory Equipment

    Dispatches From Around the Globe

    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…
    Tim Wright 12.15.06

  • On The Lab Lookout

    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…
    Tim Wright 11.14.06