• Metallic Pigments Update

    Metallic Pigments Update

    Kerry Pianoforte June 13, 2006
    As pricing pressures continue, metallic pigment suppliers look to R&D for growth.

  • Industrial Coatings

    Industrial Coatings

    Tim Wright June 13, 2006
    Intense competition combined with raw material price increases and overseas competition is forcing industrial coatings manufacturers to invest in energy-efficient technology to stay alive in this market.

  • Acquisition and divestiture

    Phil Phillips May 12, 2006
    Unraveling the dynamics of acquisition and divestiture against the backdrop of the business life cycle curve.

  • Low- and Zero-VOC Paint

    Low- and Zero-VOC Paint

    Tim Wright May 12, 2006
    An evolving regulatory environment, the green building movement and consumer demand are driving research and development of low- and zero-VOC paint and coatings.

  • Marine, Yacht and Offshore Coatings

    Marine, Yacht and Offshore Coatings

    Kerry Pianoforte May 12, 2006
    Ship owners must take a multi-faceted approach to ensure proper hull maintenance.

  • Resins Update 2006

    Resins Update 2006

    Kerry Pianoforte April 5, 2006
    As raw material prices continue to escalate resins suppliers face another tough year.

  • Bringing Color To Life

    Bringing Color To Life

    Christine Canning Esposito April 5, 2006
    Some customers are very comfortable with color, others not so much. Hard work behind the scenes brings color alive for everyone.

  • Rad-Cure Coatings Market

    Rad-Cure Coatings Market

    Tim Wright April 5, 2006
    The advantages of UV/EB coatings technology offer coatings manufacturers and raw material suppliers tremendous opportunities for growth.

  • Expo Report: PACE 2006

    Expo Report: PACE 2006

    Tim Wright March 15, 2006
    Leading contractors and manufacturers were on hand demonstrating and learning about the newest and most innovative technologies.

  • 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.