• 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

  • 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

  • Additives | Architectural Coatings | Automotive Refinish

    Triple Show Issue

    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…
    Tim Wright 10.16.06

  • Powder Coatings

    Turn Up The Value

    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…
    Tim Wright 09.11.06

  • Automotive Coatings | Pigments

    Balancing Appearance and Performance

    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…
    Tim Wright 08.10.06

  • Adhesives and Sealants

    Keeping a hand on the pulse of the coatings beat

    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…
    Tim Wright 07.11.06

  • Corrosion Control | Industrial Coatings | Pigments

    Aesthetics and efficiency

    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…
    Tim Wright 06.13.06

  • Crude awakening

    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…