• 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…

  • Serving the global coatings industry

    Tim Wright October 17, 2007
    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…

  • We get what we pay for

    Tim Wright September 19, 2007
    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…

  • PPG is on the acquisition hunt

    Tim Wright July 26, 2007
    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…

  • Globalization continues to drive growth

    Tim Wright July 18, 2007
    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…

  • European Coatings Show draws record numbers again

    Tim Wright June 17, 2007
    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…

  • The Environmental Issue

    Tim Wright May 14, 2007
    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,…

  • Movie theaters, Navy Seals and coatings

    Tim Wright April 3, 2007
    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…

  • New technologies mark the path ahead

    Tim Wright March 19, 2007
    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…