Sean Milmo, Euroepan Correspondent || January 19, 2015 For coatings producers one of the big benefits of the sharp fall in oil prices in the second half of last year (2014) should be a drop in raw material costs.
Some commentators are also predicting a rise in demand due to the effect of lower oil…
Sean Milmo, European Correspondent || February 7, 2013 The relentless rise in raw materials costs, which has been hitting European coatings producers over the last 2-3 years, has at last been easing. But the relief from the constant pressure of rising input prices may be short lived.
The first signs of…
Kerry Pianoforte, Associate Editor || January 24, 2012 Although still not back to pre-recession levels, the pigments market has continued to
recover. Pigment companies are reporting a decrease in supply issues and an increase in demand for certain market segments, such as automotive coatings.
Tim Wright || March 7, 2008 While the automotive OEM market is level to slightly declining in the mature markets of North America and Western Europe, Eastern Europe and Asia-Pacific are experiencing healthy growth.