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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 »
May 12, 2006
With the cost of energy rising faster than the coming summer heat, as well as tightening environmental regulations, the entire coatings industry is under pressure. These two issues, more than anything else are pushing the industry forward, or back on…  Read More »
Tim Wright
April 5, 2006
This month e|5 2006 is being held in Chicago. As the world's largest UV/EB event showcasing the industry's leading suppliers, e|5 represents the front line of cutting edge developments in UV/EB technology. You can be sure that our staff will be on ha…  Read More »
March 15, 2006
If you're like me you hate it when work "stuff" pops into your head away from the office. Whether it's a looming deadline, remembering calls that need to be made, et cetera, I find it incredibly irritating. Well one night this wasn't so bad. Afte…  Read More »
February 9, 2006
With impending VOC regulations casting its net around the coatings industry, suppliers and manufacturers alike are being forced to evolve to meet these new demands. The main challenge is finding ways to deliver the high quality performance customers…  Read More »
January 12, 2006
As some of you may know by now, the January issue of Coatings World marks my first as editor. Taking over the reins from Christine Esposito, who will remain on staff as contributing editor, I will do my best to continue to deliver, to both you our re…  Read More »
December 7, 2005
Finding a suitable supplier is more important than ever before as the cost of business continues to rise and companies look to Asia for growth.  Read More »
November 2, 2005
Our fourth annual R&D salary survey goes beyond "what's in your wallet" to "what's on your mind."  Read More »
September 19, 2005
As one of the paint and coatings industry's younger technologies, the powder coatings market has had its share of growing pains. Hard to resist double-digit growth prospects caused a flood of entries into the marketplace, with each firm hoping to tak…  Read More »
August 16, 2005
We've all shopped for cars. You know the drill: roaming through a showroom or dealership lot, conducting research on the Internet, and, of course, haggling with the salesperson to get the best price and throw in the floor mats for free. As…  Read More »

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