Features


  • Exhibitor List

    2017 Exhibitors (As of 07/13/17)
    08.09.17

  • Brazil’s Auto Sector Warming Under New President

    Brazil’s Auto Sector Warming Under New President

    Brazil may be starting to shake off the economic chill that permeated the country under the storm of corruption that culminated in the ousting of the last president. The automotive sector is warming, moreso in exports than domestic sales, and leading…
    Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent 08.09.17

  • The Brazilian Packaging Ink Industry is on the Rise

    The Brazilian Packaging Ink Industry is on the Rise

    The packaging market continues to expand, and converters and ink companies see more opportunities ahead.
    David Savastano, Ink World Editor 08.09.17

  • State of the Brazil Paint and Coatings Industry

    State of the Brazil Paint and Coatings Industry

    Brazil’s largest segments are decorative, industrial maintenance, automotive refinish, transportation and general industrial.
    Charles W. Thurston and Kerry Pianoforte, Coatings World 08.09.17

  • Abrafati 2017: Coatings Industry Leading Event in Latin America To Be Held in São Paulo

    Abrafati 2017: Coatings Industry Leading Event in Latin America To Be Held in São Paulo

    Recognized as one of the most important events for the paint and coatings industry worldwide, ABRAFATI 2017 is going to bring together leading companies and thousands of professionals interested in gaining knowledge and making deals, having positive…
    08.09.17

  • Abrafati 2017:  Adding Value to Coatings

    Abrafati 2017: Adding Value to Coatings

    Everybody who has been at any previous editions of our event recognizes the important role it plays in technological development and scientific advancement across the coatings supply chain, both in Brazil and in the whole of Latin America, as well as…
    08.09.17

  • 2017 Global Rankings of the TOP manufacturers of paints and coatings.

    2017 Global Rankings of the TOP manufacturers of paints and coatings.

    The only truly global ranking of the top manufacturers of paints and coatings.
    07.07.17

  • EPA Implementation of TSCA § 6 Poses Risks for Coatings Industry

    EPA last regulated a chemical under Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) § 6, which provides for regulation of existing as opposed to new chemicals, in 1989. This 28-year hiatus may be coming to an end, with the proposal of three such rules in th…
    W. Caffey Norman, Contributing Writer 07.05.17

  • Rivalry at the Top? Growing Concentration in the Coatings Industry

    Rivalry at the Top? Growing Concentration in the Coatings Industry

    An industry expert explains recent merger and acquisition activity in the paint and coatings industry.
    Trent Myers, Contributing Writer 07.05.17

  • Concrete Chemistry and Protective Coatings

    Abstract Concrete is a widely used and versatile construction material but, for some applications, using polymeric coatings or additives can significantly improve durability, adhesion or appearance.  Improper substrate preparation or mistakes…
    Gregory Monaghan, Specialty Polymers, Inc. 07.05.17

  • Resin Supplier Directory

    Here is a look at the latest offerings from select resins suppliers.
    07.05.17

  • Eastern Coatings Show Continues to Grow

    Eastern Coatings Show Continues to Grow

    Biennial show featured more than 150 exhibitors and 44 technical presentations.
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 07.05.17

  • China Coatings Summit and Expo 2017

    China Coatings Summit and Expo 2017

    Summit and Expo focused on wood, architectural, anti-corrosive, auto and smart functional coatings.
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 07.05.17

  • Coatings, Silicon-based Technologies and Corrosion

    Coatings, Silicon-based Technologies and Corrosion

    Introduction Corrosion impacts nearly every facet of our lives, from buildings, bridges and utilities, to planes, trains and automobiles. Every metal bolt, screw, plate, pipe or beam we put into service is susceptible to corrosion. The cost is our…
    Gerald L. Witucki, The Dow Chemical Company Midland, MI 06.05.17

  • Performance Enhancing Additives

    Performance Enhancing Additives

    This month Coatings World interviewed a number of key suppliers of performance enhancing additives. These include: Avinash Bhaskar, transportation coatings segment manager, Dispersions, Resins & Additives – North America, BASF;  Laura…
    06.05.17

  • Valspar Helps Writers Theater Achieve An Open And Unique Aesthetic

    Valspar Helps Writers Theater Achieve An Open And Unique Aesthetic

    Theater has always been an important part of culture and entertainment. One of the most liberating aspects of the art is interpretation. Be it how the audience receives a performance, how a director envisions a show or the way in which an actor bring…
    06.05.17

  • Metallic Pigments Directory

    Metallic Pigments Directory

    Here is a look at the latest offerings from select metallic pigments suppliers.
    06.05.17

  • Latin America Market Shakes Off Contraction

    Small improvements in markets like Latin America can be good news. Paint and coatings demand slowed last year as the regional economy shrank by 1.1 percent, but this year, international analysts predict a recovery to 1.3 percent real growth, led by s…
    Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent 06.05.17

  • Industrial Coatings Market

    Industrial Coatings Market

    Solvent-based coatings are projected to be surpassed by water-based coatings by 2020.
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 06.05.17

  • Color Trends and Forecasting

    Color Trends and Forecasting

    Coatings World recently had the opportunity to interview Dee Schlotter, senior color marketing manager, PPG.
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 05.01.17