• 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.