• 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…

  • Cutbacks, closures & consolidation

    Tim Wright January 8, 2009
    Cars and homes aren't selling well, which means neither are paints and coatings. That's been the story since the second half of 2008 when the subprime mess caused a steep drop in the U.S. housing market, sending the U.S. economy with the rest of the…

  • In today's market, finding the right supplier is key

    Tim Wright December 3, 2008
    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…

  • Green building market continues to grow

    Tim Wright October 30, 2008
    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…

  • Is there any relief in sight?

    Tim Wright October 7, 2008
    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…

  • Exploring key markets

    Tim Wright August 28, 2008
    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…

  • Cloudy skies ahead

    Tim Wright August 11, 2008
    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,…

  • Now Playing: Top Companies

    Tim Wright July 14, 2008
    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…

  • Exploring key markets

    Tim Wright May 29, 2008
    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…

  • What does green mean anyway?

    Tim Wright May 12, 2008
    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…

  • UV technology is an industry bright spot

    Tim Wright April 4, 2008
    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…

  • Auto OEMs continue to expand across the globe

    Tim Wright March 7, 2008
    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…

  • Housing Crisis Impacts Paint Makers

    Tim Wright February 15, 2008
    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.…

  • Why is the world so flat?

    Tim Wright January 15, 2008
    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…

  • Looking for suppliers?

    Tim Wright December 19, 2007
    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…

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