Editorial


  • 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

  • Green building market continues to grow

    This month Coatings World for the first time explores the world of green building-one of the hottest trends happening now-and how paint companies and raw material suppliers are responding to the green wave of the future. A recent survey showed th…
    Tim Wright 10.30.08

  • Automotive Refinish

    Is there any relief in sight?

    In this issue of Coatings World we explore several key markets in the coatings industry and how they are being impacted by the current economic crisis. This month's article on the automotive refinish market examines various factors influencing the ma…
    Tim Wright 10.07.08

  • Construction Chemicals | Powder Coatings

    Exploring key markets

    For the September issue of Coatings World, we explore three key markets: powder coatings, biocides and construction chemicals. Exploring the current state of the powder coatings market we talked to leading manufacturers of powder coatings about topic…
    Tim Wright 08.28.08

  • Aerospace Coatings

    Cloudy skies ahead

    Airlines are perhaps feeling the effects of the current economic slowdown more than any other industry. The Air Transport Association (ATA) in the U.S. has reported that the U.S. airline industry's fuel bill this year will touch at least $61 billion,…
    Tim Wright 08.11.08

  • 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 Nrnburg, Germany, once again reached record levels in terms of exhibitors and attendees. The exhibition, held at the Nrnburg 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 byblipbli…
    Tim Wright 04.03.07