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Published March 24, 2014
As the April issue goes to press the Coatings World team is making our final preparations for the trip to the American Coatings Show (ACS), which will be held April 7-10 in Atlanta, Georgia. We are excited to attend this biennial event, as it has gro… Read More »
Published March 24, 2014
BASF recently broke ground on a new resin and electrocoat (e-coat) plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Shanghai. With its operation scheduled to commence in the second half of 2015, the plant will help to address the increasing demand for… Read More »
Published March 6, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems recently announced a commitment to invest $60 million in Wuppertal, Germany to build a next-generation facility that will expand capacity to produce waterborne industrial coatings. Production at the new operations center is exp… Read More »
Published March 6, 2014
BASF broke ground today on a new resin and electrocoat (e-coat) plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park in Shanghai. With its operation scheduled to commence in the second half of 2015, the plant will help to address the increasing demand for hi… Read More »
Published March 2, 2014
Coatings World has always been a supporter of the academic side of the paint and coatings industry. As such we make it a point of attending as many education-related events as we can.  One event that we never miss is the Waterborne, High-Solids… Read More »
Published February 20, 2014
Uni-Select Inc., a distributor of replacement parts and paint products for motor vehicles in North America, announced that its subsidiary FinishMaster, Inc. completed the acquisition of the assets of Metro Paint Supplies Group, which includes the ass… Read More »
Published February 7, 2014
Heubach has launched a new and innovative production line for complex inorganic colored pigments (CICPs) in Germany that combines outstanding productivity and flexibility.   This new production line enables the production of chrome rutile y… Read More »
Published February 5, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems will begin the next phase of construction to significantly expand its waterborne production capacity at the company’s operations in Guarulhos, Brazil. The 2014 construction represents the third year of a $32 million inves… Read More »
Published February 5, 2014
BASF was honored with the Technological Progress Award from Shanghai General Motors Company Ltd (SGM) for the first time. The award recognized BASF's outstanding contributions to the technological progress and local innovation of SGM in 2013. BAS… Read More »
Published January 23, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems recently broke ground to expand its manufacturing capacity for coatings with the construction of a new $50 million eco-friendly waterborne facility in the Jiading district of Shanghai.  At a ceremony attended by dignitarie… Read More »
Published January 20, 2014
Asian Piants Ltd. has released their financial results for the quarter and nine months ended December 31, 2013. "The decorative paints business in India did well considering the challenging and uncertain macro environment," said K.B.S. Ana… Read More »
Published January 15, 2014
PPG Industries showcased environmentally sustainable coatings and specialty materials today during a news conference at the 2014 North American International Auto Show. The company’s products are used by automakers and automotive suppliers to e… Read More »
Published January 15, 2014
Axalta Coating Systems recently broke ground to expand its manufacturing capacity for coatings with the construction of a new $50 million eco-friendly waterborne facility in the Jiading district of Shanghai. Expected to begin production in 2015, Axa… Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published January 15, 2014
Coatings World recently interviewed a number of key pigment suppliers to the paints and coatings industry. Here is quick look at some of their latest offering. Sun Chemical Performance Pigments recently launched its SunMica Exterior XC product line,… Read More »
Pigments Report
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published January 14, 2014
Pigments manufacturers report growth in 2013, primarily fueled by increased auto sales and our optimistic for continued growth in 2014. Read More »
Additives Market Report
By Bridget Klebuar, Associate Editor
Published January 14, 2014
Additives suppliers are cautiously optimistic for 2014. Read More »
Published January 8, 2014
A collaborative 14-year effort involving BASF, automotive and aerospace original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), material suppliers and test equipment manufacturers has resulted in a new American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) test standard… Read More »
Published November 27, 2013
The rising demand for polyurethane automotive coatings has prompted Bayer MaterialScience to expand the production of two important coating raw materials: hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) and isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI). After a construction phase… Read More »
Published November 27, 2013
The rising demand for polyurethane automotive coatings has prompted Bayer MaterialScience to expand the production of two important coating raw materials: hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) and isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI). After a construction phase… Read More »
Published November 27, 2013
The rising demand for polyurethane automotive coatings has prompted Bayer MaterialScience to expand the production of two important coating raw materials: hexamethylene diisocyanate (HDI) and isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI). After a construction phase… Read More »
PPG Industries Data Shows White Most Popular Car Color Globally
Published November 20, 2013
According to PPG’s data, white ranked first and silver and black tied for second. Read More »
Published November 11, 2013
 A new experimental carbon black pigment from Orion Engineered Carbons, XPB 255, features colorimetric properties ideal for high-jet automotive coatings as well as both solventborne and waterborne polyurethane (PU) coating systems. It is also us… Read More »
Published November 11, 2013
 A new experimental carbon black pigment from Orion Engineered Carbons, XPB 255, features colorimetric properties ideal for high-jet automotive coatings as well as both solventborne and waterborne polyurethane (PU) coating systems. It is also us… Read More »
Published November 11, 2013
 A new experimental carbon black pigment from Orion Engineered Carbons, XPB 255, features colorimetric properties ideal for high-jet automotive coatings as well as both solventborne and waterborne polyurethane (PU) coating systems. It is also us… Read More »
Published November 8, 2013
Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes  will become 'The Official Automotive Paint of NASCAR.'  The announcement complements recent news that in May, 2013, The Sherwin-Williams Company signed a multi-year partnership designating the n… Read More »
Published November 8, 2013
Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes  will become 'The Official Automotive Paint of NASCAR.'  The announcement complements recent news that in May, 2013, The Sherwin-Williams Company signed a multi-year partnership designating the n… Read More »
Published November 8, 2013
Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes  will become 'The Official Automotive Paint of NASCAR.'  The announcement complements recent news that in May, 2013, The Sherwin-Williams Company signed a multi-year partnership designating the n… Read More »
Published October 31, 2013
PPG Industries has relocated its regional office for automotive refinish operations in Southwest China to the Chengdu Economic and Technological Development Zone. The relocation ceremony also marked the inauguration of a new Chengdu training center f… Read More »
Published October 31, 2013
PPG Industries has relocated its regional office for automotive refinish operations in Southwest China to the Chengdu Economic and Technological Development Zone. The relocation ceremony also marked the inauguration of a new Chengdu training center f… Read More »
Published October 31, 2013
PPG Industries has relocated its regional office for automotive refinish operations in Southwest China to the Chengdu Economic and Technological Development Zone. The relocation ceremony also marked the inauguration of a new Chengdu training center f… Read More »
Published October 30, 2013
According to a new report from Frost and Sullivan, the Indian automotive coatings market has witnessed growth over the past two to three years due to growth of the automotive industry, both in the new and used car segments. Increased purchasing power… Read More »
Published October 29, 2013
BASF was honored by Tesla Motors with its Supplier Award for excellence in delivery performance. The awards ceremony was held at Tesla’s Fremont, Calif. manufacturing and engineering complex on Oct. 15. “It is an honor to receive this aw… Read More »
China: Will It Survive The Global Downturn?
By Dan Watson, Contributing Write
Published October 24, 2013
China is currently the world’s second-largest economy, largest merchandise exporter, second-largest merchandise importer, second-largest destination of foreign direct investment (FDI), largest manufacturer, and largest holder of foreign exchange reserves. Read More »
Investments in China
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published October 24, 2013
Paint and coatings companies and their suppliers continue to invest in China. Read More »
Black and White Pigments Update
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published October 24, 2013
Carbon black and titanium dioxide pigments manufacturers share the latest products and company news. Read More »
The Auto Refinish Market
By Bridget Klebaur, Associate Editor
Published October 23, 2013
The auto refinish market continues to struggle, although there are some bright spots. Read More »
Published September 30, 2013
Merck recently launched Meoxal Taklamakan Gold, which follows Meoxal Wahiba Orange as the second effect pigment in the new Meoxal range to be launched in India. Developed for automotive coatings, Meoxal Taklamakan Gold combines unique effects with su… Read More »
Published September 30, 2013
Merck recently launched Meoxal Taklamakan Gold, which follows Meoxal Wahiba Orange as the second effect pigment in the new Meoxal range to be launched in India. Developed for automotive coatings, Meoxal Taklamakan Gold combines unique effects with su… Read More »
Published September 30, 2013
Merck recently launched MeoxalTaklamakan Gold, which follows Meoxal Wahiba Orange as the second effect pigment in the new Meoxal range to be launched in India. Developed for automotive coatings, Meoxal Taklamakan Gold combines unique effects with sup… Read More »
Published September 20, 2013
A report "Automotive Paints Market by Coat Type (Electrocoat, Primer, Basecoat, & Clearcoat) by Technology (Solventborne, Waterborne, & Powder Coating), Texture Type (Metallic & Solid), Vehicle Type & Geography - Global Trends &a… Read More »
Published September 20, 2013
A report "Automotive Paints Market by Coat Type (Electrocoat, Primer, Basecoat, & Clearcoat) by Technology (Solventborne, Waterborne, & Powder Coating), Texture Type (Metallic & Solid), Vehicle Type & Geography - Global Trends &a… Read More »
Published September 9, 2013
 Nippon Paint Auto has announced that its products have been adopted by U.S. auto parts suppliers. As a result, Nippon Paint China has become a supplier of coating for U.S. auto parts. In addition, BKNP Automotive Coatings (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.… Read More »
Published September 9, 2013
 Nippon Paint Auto has announced that its products have been adopted by U.S. auto parts suppliers. As a result, Nippon Paint China has become a supplier of coating for U.S. auto parts. In addition, BKNP Automotive Coatings (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.… Read More »
Published September 9, 2013
 Nippon Paint Auto has announced that its products have been adopted by U.S. auto parts suppliers. As a result, Nippon Paint China has become a supplier of coating for U.S. auto parts. In addition, BKNP Automotive Coatings (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.… Read More »
Published August 30, 2013
U.S. demand for paint and coatings is forecast to rise 4.2 percent annually to 1.5 billion gallons in 2017, valued at $30.6 billion.  This will be a notable improvement over the volume declines recorded during the 2007-2012 period, supported by… Read More »
Published August 30, 2013
U.S. demand for paint and coatings is forecast to rise 4.2 percent annually to 1.5 billion gallons in 2017, valued at $30.6 billion.  This will be a notable improvement over the volume declines recorded during the 2007-2012 period, supported by… Read More »
Published August 27, 2013
Japanese paint manufacturer, Nippon Paints is setting up a new plant in Bawal, India to produce automotive refinishing paints. According to Ramakanth Akula, president, decorative, Nippon Paints India, the decorative paint segment, which was growing… Read More »
Published August 27, 2013
Japanese paint manufacturer, Nippon Paints is setting up a new plant in Bawal, India to produce automotive refinishing paints. According to Ramakanth Akula, president, decorative, Nippon Paints India, the decorative paint segment, which was growing… Read More »
Published August 27, 2013
Japanese paint manufacturer, Nippon Paints is setting up a new plant in Bawal, India to produce automotive refinishing paints. According to Ramakanth Akula, president, decorative, Nippon Paints India, the decorative paint segment, which was growing… Read More »
Published August 23, 2013
BASF plans to invest about €90-million to build a world-scale plant for the production of high performance resins and electrocoat (e-coat) in Shanghai, China, to support growing demand for automotive coatings in Asia Pacific. “The continu… Read More »



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