• 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 Nürnburg, Germany, once again reached record levels in terms of exhibitors and attendees. The exhibition, held at the Nürnburg 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 by…blip…bli…

  • 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…

  • Haunted by Ghosts of the Unregulated Past

    Tim Wright February 6, 2007
    || 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…

  • What to expect in 2007?

    Tim Wright January 17, 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…

  • Dispatches From Around the Globe

    Tim Wright December 15, 2006
    || 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…