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July 22, 2015
"The shift to more environmentally responsible coatings, such as low VOC, waterborne or powder applications, will accelerate over the next several years, driven, especially by China’s recent legislation to require a tax on coatings above a…  Read More »
Suzanne Scheideker Cook, Owner of Strategic Ventures
July 7, 2015
Whether we are interviewing for an entry level or promotional position, we do everything in our power to stand out from the other candidates.  Sometimes though, we tend to get comfortable after we get the position.  (Part of this may stem f…  Read More »
May 11, 2015
Zurich North America – one of the nation’s leading construction insurance providers –joined the construction industry in supporting U.S. Industry Safety Week (May 3-9) as well as recognizing the Occupational Safety & Health Admi…  Read More »
Flexibility to Manage a Mix of Energy Sources is the Key
Anders u00d6sterlund, director of energy, AkzoNobel
May 7, 2015
The flexibility to manage a mix of energy sources is the key to navigating these exciting clean-energy times.  Read More »
Franco Gonzalez, Senior Research Analyst, IDTechEx
April 15, 2015
The days of car companies controlling the future of the automotive industry are numbered. Indeed, waves of creative destruction and globalisation are shaking the industry. All incumbent companies established and new, are either resisting or acting, s…  Read More »
Johan Widheden, Senior Sustainability Expert, AkzoNobel
April 14, 2015
Today’s cities will need to accommodate spiralling numbers of people, servicing their needs and stimulating trade and investment to create jobs, all within the constraints imposed by mega-challenges, such as climate change.   Read More »
Per Nimer, Design Manager, AkzoNobel
April 9, 2015
“Color possesses me. I don’t have to pursue it. It will possess me always, I know it.” Many will associate and sympathise with the position of the Swiss Expressionist artist Paul Klee. For many years, designers, artists, scientists…  Read More »
Nikki Burgess, DGSA, CDGP, Staff Regulatory Specialist, Labelmaster
April 6, 2015
  One way governments and regulatory agencies help facilitate international trade – and improve employee safety along the way – is through the adoption of international standards for hazard communication. One such initiative –…  Read More »
Mike Reed, General Manager, US Coatings
March 26, 2015
Passive fire protection tends to fall into one of the following three categories: dense concrete, lightweight cementitious and intumescent coating. They are not all created equal. Recently, cementitious coatings have become less relevant to firepro…  Read More »
Mike Reed, General Manager, US Coatings
February 17, 2015
Independent coatings sales representatives are becoming something of a dying breed in industrial coatings these days. As a few companies rise to global standing, they are becoming increasingly obsessed with preserving margins on the sales side in ord…  Read More »
Oil Price Hits Electric Vehicle Sales?
Dr. Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx
January 26, 2015
The oil price may stay low for many years due to oversupply. This will not affect the sales of electric road vehicles because their sales numbers decoupled from the oil price many years ago thanks to superior performance, subsidies and privileges suc…  Read More »
Michael Olosky, Global Head of Innovation Adhesive Technologies, Henkel
December 3, 2014
Adhesives are an unsung yet critical component of the manufacturing assembly process, especially in new materials adoption for next generation technology. As world leader in this industry, Henkel plays a key role in helping bring innovative ideas to…  Read More »
September 30, 2014
 If you own a coatings company with a recognizable brand, a leading market position and an entrepeneurial management team with a growth culture, Quest Specialty Chemicals’ CEO Doug Mattscheck wants to talk to you. Quest has acquired 10 co…  Read More »
William G. Sutton, CAE, President and CEO, Equipment Leasing and Finance Association
September 11, 2014
As the economy continues to improve, more manufacturers are making capital investments to fuel their growth. When business owners and managers consider acquiring equipment, they often think of their payment option as a “lease versus buy”…  Read More »
Adam Witty, CEO of Advantage Media Group
August 19, 2014
What makes a successful business thrive? That’s what eight out of 10 new entrepreneurs would like to know, because their businesses fail within the first 18 months, according to Bloomberg. Adam Witty has managed to turn plenty of heads in the…  Read More »




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