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.
Christine Esposito || August 10, 2005 Paint plays a vital role in restoring a classic to its former glory or repairing the family SUV after an accident. But the repair industry faces major challenges ranging from increased competition to pricing pressures to new technology. Paint suppliers n