November 15, 2007 Welcome to the Sixth Annual Coatings World Salary Survey! This year’s results are derived from more than 500 respondents from our readership about employment attitudes, responsibilities, education and salaries.
Tim Wright October 17, 2007 The coatings additives team at Eastman Chemical Co. took Coatings World on a tour of its new paint spray facility for a behind-the-scenes up-close look at the type of high-tech innovation that is leading the company forward as a first-class supplier to the coatings industry.
Tim Wright October 17, 2007 While the automotive refinish market is level to slightly declining in the mature markets of North America and Western Europe, Eastern Europe and Asia-Pacific are experiencing healthy growth.
Tim Wright October 17, 2007 Rising raw material costs, an overall slowdown in economic activity in mature markets, tightening VOC regulations and consolidation are all key trends facing exterior architectural coatings manufacturers.
September 19, 2007 BASF Corp.
Blacks (organic and inorganic, IR reflective and IR transparent); Blues (organic and inorganic); Greens (organic…
Coatings World Staff September 19, 2007 Joseph Pontoski, executive director of the FSCT, and Andrew Doyle, president of NPCA, spoke with Coatings World about several issues including the failed merger discussions between the two organizations, the status of the ICE Show, the launch of the American Coatings Show and how these developments will affect the coatings industry.
Tim Wright September 19, 2007 Combining the dual advantage of durability and low environmental impact, powder coatings are poised for positive growth in the years ahead. While powder coatings continue to grow even in the mature markets of Western Europe and North America, major powder coatings producers like DuPont and Akzo Nobel are looking to the emerging markets of China and Eastern Europe for the greatest growth opportunities.
Being a formulator is becoming much more difficult in light of increased regulatory pressures on common raw materials.
Formulators who develop coatings based on oxidatively cured (alkyd) binders face major regulatory obstacles for two key in…