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Sean Milmo, European Correspondent
November 6, 2014
The dispersions segment is continuing to be one of the most active in the European coatings sector in the development of new technologies as well as investing in mergers and acquisitions  and expansions in production capacity. Demand for disper…  Read More »
Sean Milmo, European Correspondent
October 20, 2014
Sustainability has been a concept which regional and national trade associations in Europe  has been encouraging coatings producers and their suppliers to adopt to ensure that the coatings sector move in a more environmentally friendly direction…  Read More »
Sean Milmo , European Correspondent
September 23, 2014
The European coatings sector has been showing resilience in the face of yet another slowdown in the European economy. The sales and profits of many coatings companies, particularly those involved in decorative paints, appear to be  withstanding…  Read More »
Sean Milmo, European Correspondent
August 7, 2014
Satisfying the color preferences of car buyers across the world  is becoming more challenging for producers of  OEM coatings and their raw materials. The choice of colors has been broadening because of the development of new materials and a…  Read More »
Sean Milmo, European Correspondent
July 7, 2014
For the European coatings industry, REACH, the seven-year-old  European Union’s legislation on the registration, evaluation and authorization of industrial chemicals, has been posing major difficulties. However the Biocidal Products Regula…  Read More »
Sean Milmo, European Correspondent
June 9, 2014
he European coatings trade association (CEPE) has been drawing up criteria for formulators to check the greeness of raw materials.   Read More »
Sean Milmo, European Correspondent
May 6, 2014
Powder coatings is currently one of the strongest growth sectors in the European coating market.   But powder coatings producers  and other players in its supply chain will have to continue to be highly innovative to maintain the momen…  Read More »
Sean Milmo, European Correspondent
April 15, 2014
Optimism is being undermined by worries about the economic impact of the Ukranian crisis, particularly on coatings demand in Russia and other Eastern European countries.  Read More »
Sean Milmo, Europe Correspondent
March 24, 2014
The current trend is the development of larger offshore turbines with a higher energy output so that the coatings, particularly those on the blades, have to be even more resilient.  Read More »
Sean Milmo, Europe Correspondent
March 2, 2014
The legislation, first introduced in 2007 to be enacted over an 11-year period to 2018, is now at a stage where what is called exposure scenarios are being drawn up from dossiers by both chemical suppliers and formulators to be distributed along the supply chain.   Read More »
Sean Milmo, European Correspondent
January 14, 2014
The use of biomaterials and more benign chemicals in coatings in Europe is accelerating as whole supply chains give greater priority to sustainablity, particularly as a means of protecting the environment. At the same time, however, producers …  Read More »
Sean Milmo, European Correspondent
December 11, 2013
The construction upturn in the Gulf has triggered new expansion plans in the area among not only European, but also Asian coatings producers.  Read More »
Sean Milmo, European Correspndent
November 8, 2013
Since 2008, the gap in GDP growth rates has narrowed dramatically, with GDP rises in some Eastern European countries even falling below the EU average.  Read More »
Sean Milmo, European Correspondent
October 23, 2013
Over the next several years producers and importers of coatings in Europe face the prospect of being forced to reformulate their products because many biocides are no longer available.  Read More »
Sean Milmo, European Correspondent
September 11, 2013
The financial results of some leading players among coatings producers and raw material suppliers for the second quarter and first half of this year have revealed signs of a possible pick-up in demand.   Read More »

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