• Automotive Coatings Market

    Automotive Coatings Market

    Tim Wright || March 15, 2006
    Under increased price and margin pressure, automotive OEM coatings suppliers face the challenge of lowering costs while providing environmentally-friendly products that perform more efficiently. Spurred on by these challenges, paint companies are evolving, finding avenues for growth through investments in emerging markets and innovative technology.

  • 2005 M&A Update

    2005 M&A Update

    Stephen Einhorn & Jackie Christiansen || February 9, 2006
    Marked by increases in raw material costs, 2005 was a quiet year for mergers and acquisitions.

  • Balancing Act

    Balancing Act

    Christine Canning Esposito || February 9, 2006
    Battling corrosion is a never-ending quest in which paint formulators need to supply their customers with solutions that balance performance with health, safety and environmental issues.

  • The Wood Coatings Market

    The Wood Coatings Market

    Tim Wright || February 9, 2006
    Wood protective coatings and preservatives are poised for slow, steady growth in the years ahead.

  • Additives Market Report

    Additives Market Report

    Tim Wright || January 12, 2006
    The overall domestic market is estimated to be somewhat less than $1.0 billion annually, and is growing at an average rate of about 3.0% a year.

  • Interior Architectural and Decorative Coatings Market

    Interior Architectural and Decorative Coatings Market

    Tim Wright || January 12, 2006
    The global market for interior decorative coatings looks healthy, but rising costs and regulations pose significant challenges, and opportunities.

  • NPCAs 118th Annual Meeting

    NPCAs 118th Annual Meeting

    Christine Canning Esposito || December 7, 2005
    Industry executives gather in Cleveland, OH for 118th annual meeting. Tnemecs Thomas Osborne is honored with Heckel Award.

  • Chinacoat 2005

    Chinacoat 2005

    David Savastano || December 7, 2005
    Asias largest exhibition for coatings showcases Chinas strong growing coatings market.

  • POS Tinting, Coloring and Dispensing Technology

    POS Tinting, Coloring and Dispensing Technology

    Kerry Pianoforte || November 2, 2005
    The goal is to keep sophisticated machinery user-friendly and guarantee repeatability and accuracy in color delivery.

  • Fourth Annual R&D Salary Survey

    Fourth Annual R&D Salary Survey

    Christine Canning Esposito || November 2, 2005
    Our annual look at what's on the minds and in the wallets of R&D staffers in the global coatings industry.

  • White Pigment Technology

    Christine Canning Esposito || October 13, 2005
    Whether the goal is pure white, better hiding power or longer-lasting exterior coatings, white pigments are critical.

  • Exterior Architectural Coatings Market

    Exterior Architectural Coatings Market

    Kerry Pianoforte || October 13, 2005
    A boom in new home construction, as well as a robust repaint business, has resulted in record 2004 sales for the exterior architectural coatings market.

  • Automotive Refinish Market

    Automotive Refinish Market

    October 13, 2005
    On a global level, the automotive refinish market has slowed down, and even might be on a small decline. Emerging markets, value-added services and compliant technology offer paint suppliers avenues for growth in this difficult marketplace.

  • Latin America Report

    Charles W. Thurston || September 19, 2005
    Surf(ace) Protection

  • The Strategic Planning Process

    Phil Phillips || September 19, 2005
    Three levels of planning exist that must come together for a strategic plan to work correctly and in harmony.