Tim Wright, Editor January 24, 2012 In high growth regions demand for architectural coatings continues to grow, but in the mature markets of North America and Western Europe difficult conditions remain.
Kerry Pianoforte, Associate Editor January 24, 2012 Although still not back to pre-recession levels, the pigments market has continued to
recover. Pigment companies are reporting a decrease in supply issues and an increase in demand for certain market segments, such as automotive coatings.
Tim Wright, Editor January 24, 2012 Environmental pressures and the growing shift toward water-based paint systems are fueling demand for paint and coating additives, providing tremendous growth potential for additives suppliers.