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Latin America Reports

Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
March 1, 2013
Brazil’s Metalgrafica Trivisan S.A. is investing an estimated $25 million, including $9 million worth of German technology, to double its annual metal can production capacity to 900 tons per year, according to market reports. The investment wil…  Read More »
Charles Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
February 7, 2013
Euclid, Ohio-based MesoCoat Inc. is considering a four-line pipe cladding facility in Brazil in cooperation with state petroleum company Petrobras that would serve Brazil’s rising demand for oil and gas pipelines in new discovery areas and in e…  Read More »
Charles Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
January 15, 2013
The demand for maritime coatings in Latin America is solidly expanding on new oil and gas activity, on domestic shipyard investments and on general seaborne trade growth volumes. Out of a total $8.9 billion regional paint and coatings market, maritim…  Read More »
Charles Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
December 20, 2012
The $2.34 billion acquisition of Mexico’s Comex is Sherwin- Williams’ largest deal to date.  Read More »
Charles Thurston , Latin America Correspondent
December 4, 2012
As Argentina’s economy is expanding, so too is its paint and coatings industry.  Read More »
Charles Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
September 17, 2012
Norwegian paint major focuses on marine and protective coatings growth.  Read More »
Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
August 15, 2012
Global expansion plans includes increasing presence in BRIC nations.  Read More »
Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
July 24, 2012
Growth has OEM’s ramping up investments in a major way.  Read More »
BASF Building New Acrylic Plant in Brazil
Charles Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
April 19, 2012
Production cost of its Suvinil paint line to drop.  Read More »
Hempel Opens Argentine Plant for Region
Charles Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
March 19, 2012
New facility will deliver more than 10 million liters of paint and coatings per year.  Read More »
Sherwin-Williams Markets With QR Codes in Brazil
Charles Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
February 15, 2012
The Brazilian consumer market has yet to catch on with quick response codes, but it’s getting there.  Read More »
Suvinil Invests Nearly $100 Million in Brazil Positioning
Charles Thurston, Latin America Correspondent, thurstoncw@rodpub.com
January 19, 2012
Abrafati says Brazil’s architectural segment will double expansion this year.  Read More »
Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
December 19, 2011
Grupo Mundial grows its coatings footprint.  Read More »
Brazilian Autos Face Tax, Credit Crunches
Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
November 10, 2011
The largest car producer in Latin America, Brazil is a key market for auto OEM paint suppliers.  Read More »
Mexico’s Automotive Segment Driving Paint Demand
Charles Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
October 7, 2011
Mexico is poised to become one of the Top Five automakers in the world.  Read More »

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