Features


  • Automotive OEM Coatings

    Automotive OEM Coatings

    Strengthened economies worldwide are driving the automotive OEM coatings market.
    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor 03.17.17

  • Past, Present, and Future Options for Preservatives in Coatings

    Introduction  Increasing regulatory requirements have put pressure on biocide manufacturers and have slowed the pace of new preservative introduction.  The emerging challenge for formulators of water-based coatings is that fewer preserva…
    Scott A. Brown, Technical Manager, Global TS MPP, Lonza Inc., Alpharetta, GA 03.17.17

  • Surfactants Directory

    According to industry market firm, The Freedonia Group, demand for surfactants in the U.S. is expected to rise 3.2 percent per year to 10.9 billion pounds in 2018, valued at $14.4 billion.  Growth will be supported by rising construction expendi…
    03.17.17

  • The 44th Annual Waterborne Symposium

    The 44th Annual Waterborne Symposium

    This annual event featured 47 presentations on a variety of topics related to surface coatings.
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 03.17.17

  • Mixing Equipment Directory

    Mixing Equipment Directory

    Here's a look at the latest offerings from select mixing equipment suppliers.
    02.13.17

  • Impact of Mass Transfer Limitation of Polyurethane Reactions

    Impact of Mass Transfer Limitation of Polyurethane Reactions

    Abstract During urethane reactions, large changes in viscosity lead to large changes in mass transfer rates. After the gel point, the mass transfer of blowing agents from the gel to cells essentially ceases; however, mass transfer for reactions cont…
    Harith H. Al-Moameri and Galen J. Suppes, Chemical Engineering, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO 02.13.17

  • CHINACOAT2016 Achieves Remarkable Growth

    CHINACOAT2016 Achieves Remarkable Growth

    Despite a challenging economic environment, this year’s CHINACOAT continues to grow.
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 02.13.17

  • NACE to Hold CORROSION 2017 Conference & Expo

    NACE to Hold CORROSION 2017 Conference & Expo

    NACE is holding its annual CORROSION Conference and Expo March 26-30 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. CORROSION is the world’s largest corrosion conference and will attract more than 6,000 corrosion engineers…
    02.13.17

  • Regulatory Activity & Supplier Divestments  Impacting the Coatings & Refinishing Industry

    Regulatory Activity & Supplier Divestments Impacting the Coatings & Refinishing Industry

    Regulations have a significant impact on the coatings industry. Potential changes in regulations always create a level of uncertainty throughout the entire value chain, and throughout the world today, raw material producers, formulators, channel part…
    Albin George, Strategic Consultant, IndustryARC 02.13.17

  • Wood Coatings, Stains & Finishes

    Wood Coatings, Stains & Finishes

    The future of the market will center on functional furniture and environmentally-conscious formulations.
    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor 02.13.17

  • Transparent Ultrafine Mineral Filler Technologies

    Transparent Ultrafine Mineral Filler Technologies

    Advancements for UV/EB Performance, Economics and Cure Rate
    S.P. Van Remortel, R.E. Ratcliff, D.D. Kragten, Unimin Corporation 01.06.17

  • Pigments  Market

    Pigments Market

    Greater differentiation from customer’s end-products is placing increasing demands on pigment suppliers.
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 01.06.17

  • Interior Architectural Coatings Market

    Interior Architectural Coatings Market

    A healthy housing market is expected to propel demand in this segment for several years to come
    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor 01.06.17

  • Additives  Market Update

    Additives Market Update

    Growth in Asia-Pacific is fueling global demand.
    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor 12.28.16

  • Trade Association Directory

    Asia/Pacific Australian Paint Manufacturers Federation (APMF) Suite 604, Level 6 51 Rawson St., North Sydney, NSW Australia 2121 02 9876 1411 Fax: 02 9876 1433 E-mail: office@apmf.asn.au Web site: www.apmf.asn.au China National Coatings I…
    12.09.16

  • Biocides &  Fungicides Update

    Biocides & Fungicides Update

    Antimicrobial, antifungal and antibacterial paints and coatings are contributing to this market’s growth.
    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor 12.09.16

  • New, High Tg Internal Pipe Coating System

    New, High Tg Internal Pipe Coating System

    Development and evaluation using Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy (EIS)
    Dustin Traylor, MSE, Axalta Coating Systems, Hoston, TX 12.09.16

  • Powder Coatings Market

    Powder Coatings Market

    According to a new report published by Allied Market Research, titled, “World Powder Coatings Market – Opportunities and Forecasts, 2014–2022,” the powder coatings market is expected to generate $12,332 million by 2022. Powder…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 12.09.16

  • Heliatek to Build  New Solar Film Plant

    Heliatek to Build New Solar Film Plant

    Dresden-based Heliatek, which is refining organic photovoltaic cells for its HeliaFilm,  recently raised $88 million in mixed funding to increase its roll-to-roll manufacturing capacity to one million square meters of film per year. The company…
    Charles W. Thurston 11.09.16

  • Protecting Your Assets in Challenging Environments

    Protecting Your Assets in Challenging Environments

    A focus on enhancing operational efficiencies galvanizes change for protective coatings.
    Klaus Moeller, Group Vice President and Stefan Olsen, Fouling Release Systems Manager, R&D, Hempel A/S 11.09.16