Kerry Pianoforte, Associate Editor October 10, 2012 The auto refinish market remains flat in North America, but improving standards of living in developing countries are leading to an increase in cars in Asia and South America.
Tim Wright, Editor October 10, 2012 As the paint, coatings, adhesives and sealants industries continue to grow in China so too does the amount of investments being made there by manufacturers. Pictured above, Henkel recently started construction for its 150,000 square-meter adhesives factory in Shanghai Chemical Industry Park. The new facility will be the main adhesives manufacturing base in China and the Asia-Pacific region.
October 10, 2012 Repair and OEM coatings markets are fundamentally very different, as one shadows automotive production and the other follows more closely with customer preferences. Luke Johnson, senior analyst at GCiS China Strategic Research, discusses some of the findings from their recent market study on automotive coatings.
Dan Watson, Contributing Writer, Blairgowrie Associates October 10, 2012 Despite a slowdown China’s GDP growth is still expected to do well compared to other countries, projected to deliver a relatively impressive seven to eight percent in 2012.
Tim Wright, Editor October 10, 2012 From Nov. 28-30 the Guangzhou Int'l Convention & Exhibition Center will host CHINACOAT2012, the main attraction for raw material and equipment suppliers looking to capitalize on China’s growing paint and coatings industry.
Kerry Pianoforte, Associate Editor August 15, 2012 The high performance and special effect pigments market continues to improve and all indications are this growth will continue into the near term. Pigment manufacturers are focusing on developing products that deliver outstanding performance.
Tim Wright July 25, 2012 Once again, Coatings World brings the industry The Top Companies Report—the only truly global rank- ing of the top manufacturers of paints, coatings, adhesives, and sealants. Our editorial staff has spent long hours researching the industry t…
July 24, 2012 Functionality is the most recent advancement in coatings technology that adds significantly to the traditional role of a coatings system. Natural biomaterials, such as proteins and peptides, provide an enormous resource of functional additives that a…