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AkzoNobel Boosts Microsphere Capacity in Brazil
Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
July 22, 2015
AkzoNobel is opening a new Expancel microsphere production line within its paint and coatings complex in Jundiaí, Sao Paulo State, with the aim of serving both the Brazilian and regional market demand. Until now, the material was being importe…  Read More »
Arkema Adds Premium Acrylic Capacity in Brazil
Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
May 15, 2015
Arkema is boosting production of premium acrylic resin products by 60 percent for paints and coatings manufacturers in Brazil  Read More »
PPG Consolidation of Comex: Rife with Opportunity
Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
April 17, 2015
Since PPG purchased Comex last fall, the Mexican company has taken on a large role in the Latin American operations of the parent. Michael McGarry, the president and chief operating officer of PPG responds to Coatings World questions about how integr…  Read More »
Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
March 25, 2015
Brazil’s flat economy has inspired manufacturers of paint and coatings to turn to export markets to make up for lost domestic sales, reckons Antônio Valdinei da Rocha, the manager of exports and imports for Universo Tintas, based in Diade…  Read More »
Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
February 23, 2015
A host of negative factors in Brazil’s economy are pointing to a barely positive growth rate during 2015, an outlook that has been scaled back several times over the past year. While many sectors are flat or in decline, there is some positive n…  Read More »
Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
January 19, 2015
Sika AG, of Baar, Switzerland, has added another Latin American aquisition to its regional expansion campaign, in Aparecida de Goiânia, Goiás State, Brazil. The latest addition will improve logistics for increasing demand in the constru…  Read More »
Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
November 7, 2014
A new, region-wide paint and coatings association in Latin America, the Federación Latinoamericana de Fabricantes de Pinturas, or Latin American Federation of Paint Manufacturers, has formally launched with a headquarters in Mexico, and office…  Read More »
Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
October 20, 2014
Mexico’s demand for powder coatings is on a constant upward incline thanks to strong domestic demand fueled by a growing population with rising per capita income. Mexico’s demand is also growing because the country’s hard goods manu…  Read More »
Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
September 23, 2014
Mexico’s burgeoning automotive industry will, once again, be receiving billions of dollars in new OEM investment as the country climbs the world ranks of national auto production to seventh largest. As new OEMs establish themselves and existing…  Read More »
Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correpsondent
August 7, 2014
PPG is expected to introduce some products new to Mexico and the surrounding Latin American region once it has consummated the announced plans in late June for the $2.3 billion acquisition of Comex, expected to gain approval from the Mexican anti-tru…  Read More »
Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
July 7, 2014
Colombia’s Pintuco is building out its network of Pintacasa branded paint stores rapidly, having added 80 during 2013, and targeting a total of 236 stores in Colombia in 31 cities, as well as locations in the Andean Region, Central America and…  Read More »
Charles W. Thurston, Latin American Correspondent
June 9, 2014
Demand for paints and coatings in Latin America is being driven by economic growth.  Read More »
Charles W. Thurston, Latin American Correspondent
May 6, 2014
Renner Coatings, one of six divisions of Renner Herrmann S. A., has entered Brazil’s architectural coatings market with four new products in leading areas of the country under the brand name Polidura. From its factory in Curitiba, Parana state,…  Read More »
Charles Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
April 15, 2014
Sherwin-Willliams Mexico added 39 stores to its network last year, contributing to the company’s 587 dealers across the Latin America region...in comparison the Comex Group touts a dealer distribution network of 2,300 stores.   Read More »
Charles Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
March 24, 2014
A record for 2013 production by Brazil’s automotive industry is encouraging billions of dollars of new OEM investment in the country.  Read More »




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