Tim Wright, Editor May 1, 2010 With markets on the rebound, manufacturers of UV/EB coatings and raw material suppliers to the market are optimistic radcure technology will play an increasingly important role in the coatings industry, despite challenges along the way.
Kerry Pianoforte, Associate Editor May 1, 2010 The marine coatings market reported growth opportunities in the offshore and petro-chemical segments in 2009. Marine coatings manufacturers are hopeful this momentum will continue to build in 2010.
Kerry Pianoforte, Associate Editor March 29, 2010 Manufacturers of low and zero VOC coatings are taking a holistic view when it comes to developing greener coatings, focusing not only on what goes into the can, but also on sustainable packaging and fuel efficiency.
Tim Wright, Editor March 29, 2010 For this year's annual resins market update, Coatings World asked a panel of experts to address key issues facing the market including the economy, new technology and strategies for moving forward in 2010. The panel is made up of individuals from some of the world's largest and most diverse resins suppliers including BASF, Eliokem, DSM NeoResins+ and Celanese.
Dan Watson March 16, 2010 In recent years, acquisitions have become a way of life for most companies. However, it was not always that way. The first of a three-part series exploring the acquisition process.
Scott Detiveaux March 16, 2010 The global recession of 2008 and 2009 has had a tremendous impact on the coatings industry with all segments affected. However, the good news is that the market now appears to be in recovery.
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