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M&A Activity Gains Momentum
Sean Milmo
February 8, 2011
Merger and acquisition activity in Europe‚Äôs coatings sector has started to revive as the region slowly recovers from the effects of the recession.  Read More »
Sean Milmo
January 17, 2011
Researchers are looking to nature to help them create a new generation of coatings.  Read More »
Sean Milmo
December 1, 2010
A wider array of applications is helping the powder market return to pre-recession levels.  Read More »
Biomaterial Use Gains Momentum
November 1, 2010
As crude oil prices climb, industry is looking at alternative biomaterial sources for the production of paint and coating materials.  Read More »
Wind Turbine Coatings in Demand
Sean Milmo
October 5, 2010
Protective coatings producers are looking to the offshore wind turbine market for growth opportunities.  Read More »
Sean Milmo
September 15, 2010
European paint makers have seen sales rise in the first half of the year, but raw material price increases continue to put pressure on profit margins.   Read More »
SMEs look for support from EU
Sean Milmo
August 2, 2010
In a post recession environment, SMEs struggle to find investment dollars.  Read More »
Sustaining future growth
July 14, 2010
Sustainability remains a major objective of Europe’s coatings sector despite the slow economic recovery in the region. In fact, the recession and its aftermath have bolstered the momentum behind sustainability initiatives in the sector rather t…  Read More »
Raw material supply shortage
June 1, 2010
European coatings manufacturers are bracing themselves for a prolonged period of shortages in key raw materials.      The industry is currently being hit by double–digit rises in prices for resins, pigments, additives, solvents…  Read More »
May 1, 2010
Worries in Europe about air pollution were intensified in April as a massive cloud of ash from a volcanic eruption in Iceland grounded all passenger aircraft in the region. However these concerns about air quality, stemming from a rising incidence o…  Read More »
March 30, 2010
Balance-sheet tactics adopted by companies within the coatings supply chain in Europe to deal with the economic downturn have triggered cutbacks in investment in production plants but not so much in R&D. Throughout the chain extending from raw m…  Read More »
January 29, 2010
This could be the year when REACH, the European Union's (EU) controversial legislation on the control of chemicals, starts to have a major impact on Europe's coatings sector. European coatings producers, as well as other big downstream users…  Read More »
Sean Milmo
December 3, 2009
The coatings industry has undergone massive restructuring plans to try and help maintain profitability until the economy thaws.  Read More »
Sean Milmo
November 2, 2009
Making the switch to waterborne formulations is a challenge to industry and raw material suppliers are trying to help paint companies meet those challenges.  Read More »
Sean Milmo
October 1, 2009
With the opening of its new Refinish Competence Center and the expansion of its training program, BASF will continue to be a leader in the refinish market.  Read More »

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