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Sean Milmo, European Correspondent
May 8, 2013
A growing trend among industrial companies is to develop strategies for giving priority to specific customer sectors rather than types of products. European companies offering both coatings  and speciality chemicals have been becoming more incl…  Read More »
Sean Milmo, European Correspondent
April 1, 2013
An underlying theme of the latest exhibition was the economic and financial sustainability of individual companies.  Read More »
Sean Milmo, European Correspondent
March 1, 2013
One of the attractions of the European automobile sector to coatings producers and their raw material suppliers is that a strong presence in the region’s OEM segment offers opportunities for sales stimulated by demand outside Europe.   Read More »
Sean Milmo, European Correspondent
February 7, 2013
The relentless rise in raw materials costs, which has been hitting European coatings producers over the last 2-3 years, has at last been easing. But the relief from the constant pressure of rising input prices may be short lived. The first signs of…  Read More »
Sean Milmo, European Correspondent
January 15, 2013
The European Union’s controversial REACH legislation on the safety of chemicals has been challenging chemical producers and their raw material suppliers since it came into effect five years ago. Initially the major concern was that REACH&mdash…  Read More »
Sean Milmo, European Correspondent
December 20, 2012
European coatings companies are becoming more cautious about their short- to-medium term financial outlook in the light of gloomy predictions of, at best, low- growth in much of Europe.  Read More »
Sean Milmo , European Correspondent
December 4, 2012
There is a protective coatings segment – coatings for oil and gas pipeline in Russia and the rest of the Soviet Union that is buoyant.   Read More »
Sean Milmo, European Correspondent
October 10, 2012
Central and Eastern Europe offer the greatest expansion opportunities.  Read More »
Sean Milmo, Europe Correspondent
September 17, 2012
After the recession of 2008 coatings producers are in a better position to weather the impending economic storm.  Read More »
Sean Milmo, European Correspondent
August 15, 2012
Suppliers to this market are seeing increases in sales and profits.  Read More »
Sean Milmo, Europe Correspondent
July 24, 2012
Sachtleben’s takeover of crenox shakes up TiO2 market.  Read More »
Sean Milmo, Europe Correspondent
June 5, 2012
Previously confined to the decorative coatings segment, the VOC issue is now at the forefront of industrial coatings as well.  Read More »
Centralizing Deco Paint Operations To Maximize Efficiencies
Sean Milmo, Europe Correspondent
May 15, 2012
Recently announced plant projects for Jotun and AkzoNobel highlight trend among paint makers to centralize production.  Read More »
Coatings Industry Continues Strong Push To Recovery
Sean Milmo, Europe Correspondent
April 19, 2012
Q1 results better than expected.  Read More »
No Stopping Luxury Brand Growth
Sean Milmo, Europe Correspondent
March 19, 2012
Long-term prospects look more positive than the current pressure car markets are facing.  Read More »

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