• Argentina Unshackles Economic Rules

    Argentina Unshackles Economic Rules

    Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent February 12, 2016
    || Among sectors in which new investment could focus is the paint and coatings sector.

  • Colombia Outlook Strengthens on Peace

    Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent January 15, 2016
    || A variety of Colombia analysts have suggested that the recent efforts at peace with FARC rebels by President Juan Manuel Santos, including a notable summit in Havana, could provide the political stability the country has long needed for sustained gro…

  • New Wacker Brasil Director Targets Growth

    Charles W. Thurston , Latin America Correspondent December 18, 2015
    || Wacker Química do Brasil recently named Adriano Magalhães as executive director, taking the place of Danilo Timich, with responsibility for South America. Asked about his expectations for growth, Magalhães told CW that, “Re…

  • Brazil’s Embraer Raises  Aviation Coatings Demand

    Brazil’s Embraer Raises Aviation Coatings Demand

    Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent November 13, 2015
    || According to Embraer, within Brazil, the national small jet fleet grew by 3.6 percent.

  • Smaller Brazilian Coatings Deals Flourish

    Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent October 19, 2015
    || A host of smaller Brazilian paint and coatings companies have been churning out new products, forging new strategic relationships and expanding offerings, according to the national coatings manufacturers association, Abrafati, the Associacao das Fabr…

  • Spain’s Graphenano Steps Up Andean Presence

    Spain’s Graphenano Steps Up Andean Presence

    Charles W. Thurston , Latin America Correspondent September 21, 2015
    || Graphenano is donating its proprietary Graphenstone coating, which is an elastic combination of graphene and limestone.

  • AkzoNobel Boosts Microsphere Capacity in Brazil

    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…

  • Arkema Adds Premium Acrylic Capacity in Brazil

    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

  • PPG Consolidation of Comex: Rife with Opportunity

    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…

  • Brazil Economic Doldrums Inspire Exports

    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…

  • Brazilian Economy Dims Coatings Outlook

    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…

  • Sika Expands Latin America Footprint

    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…

  • New Latin American Paint Federation Formed

    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…

  • Powder Coatings Rise Steadily in Mexico

    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…

  • Mexico Automotive Investments to Boom, Again

    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…

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