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Published January 28, 2015
The latest figures from the British Coatings Federation show that for the second consecutive year, paint sales have outperformed GDP, with an increase of 5 percent in volume during 2014, against economic growth of 3 percent. “We’ve seen… Read More »
Published January 26, 2015
Axalta Coating Systems chairman and CEO, Charlie Shaver, presented insights into the strategic implications of private equity in the coatings industry value chain at a meeting of industry leaders attending the global Coatings Summit in Miami, Florida… Read More »
Oil Price Hits Electric Vehicle Sales?
By Dr. Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx
Published January 26, 2015
The oil price may stay low for many years due to oversupply. This will not affect the sales of electric road vehicles because their sales numbers decoupled from the oil price many years ago thanks to superior performance, subsidies and privileges suc… Read More »
By Phil Phillips, PhD, Contributing Editor
Published January 19, 2015
You may have moved product into the marketplace well above plan; you may have scored heavily by identifying unmet needs and bringing new innovative products to commercialization at record rates; and you may have even been awarded exceptional performa… Read More »
By Sean Milmo, Euroepan Correspondent
Published 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… Read More »
Published January 19, 2015
Each month, North Coast Research surveys a large sample of paint retailers throughout the U.S. to get a sense for current business trends.  Please note that of the three primary architectural coatings channels (paint stores, home centers and ret… Read More »
By Steve McDaniel and Jon Hurt, Contributing Writers
Published December 15, 2014
Ahh, the glory of a transparent government.  Everyone can find out what is being done in an open manner when the taxpayers’ dollars are being spent.  That’s a good thing, unless it involves your trade secrets. One way this can… Read More »
By Phil Phillips, PhD, Contributing Writer
Published December 15, 2014
There is always a point in organizations of all sizes to come to the realization that a radical change must take place. This decision usually is prompted by circumstances such as: attractive new opportunities in adjacent markets; threat of nibble com… Read More »
By Sean Milmo , European Correspondent
Published December 15, 2014
The likelihood of tighter European Union regulations on air emissions being imposed on the European coatings and other industries has been receding as the EU gives top priority to economic growth at a time when many of the region’s economies ha… Read More »
Published December 12, 2014
On a global scale, Southeast Asia represents the fourth largest market for synthetic latex polymers, accounting for 8% of the global consumption, according to the recently published Synthetic Latex Polymers: Southeast Asia Market Analysis and Opportu… Read More »
Published December 1, 2014
According to a new report by Markets & Markets, “Micronized PTFE Market by Application (Inks, Thermoplastics, Coatings, Grease & Lubricants, Elastomers), by Geography - Global Forecast to 2019,” the market has a projected value of… Read More »
Map Out Your Business Situation as a First Step in Strategy Development
By Phil Phillips, PhD, Contributing Editor
Published November 7, 2014
Many of us believe we really know our business situation without an MBA consulting group telling us where we are. This mind set is like saying the customer IS always right. They aren’t always right ... “customers are always right... somet… Read More »
By Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
Published 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… Read More »
PPG Appoints Marcos Achar Levy Vice President, Architectural Coatings, Mexico
Published November 7, 2014
PPG Industries has appointed Marcos Achar Levy, previously chief executive officer of Comex, vice president, architectural coatings, Mexico, and CEO, PPG – Comex. He will report to Michael McGarry, PPG chief operating officer. PPG previously a… Read More »
By Sean Milmo, European Correspondent
Published November 6, 2014
The dispersions segment is continuing to be one of the most active in the European coatings sector in the development of new technologies as well as investing in mergers and acquisitions  and expansions in production capacity. Demand for disper… Read More »
Published November 5, 2014
PPG Industries has announced that it has finalized the acquisition of Consorcio Comex, S.A. de C.V. (“Comex”), an architectural coatings company with headquarters in Mexico City, Mexico, in a transaction valued at $2.3 billion. “We… Read More »
Published October 28, 2014
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announced a new report detailing the extensive involvement of the retail industry with LEED and the impact of the globally recognized green building rating system on retail development and the consumer experien… Read More »
Published October 27, 2014
IPPIC acknowledges and supports many of the activities proposed by UNEP/WHO Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint (GAELP), and urges all IPPIC member associations to promote the GAELP's planned "International Week of Action on Prevention o… Read More »
Published October 24, 2014
Masco Corporation’s Board of Directors has approved the strategic initiatives recommended by management under the leadership of Keith Allman, its president and chief executive officer. The strategic initiatives, which are designed to drive… Read More »
Published October 22, 2014
China will be largest, fastest growing market Read More »
Published October 14, 2014
Southeast Asia has become a hotbed of activity in the oleochemicals production space. This is due to a combination of factors: the abundant availability of raw materials, escalating consumer preference for vegetable-based products, and low manufactur… Read More »
Published October 8, 2014
Will be lead by Jennifer Cogar, global application technology leader Read More »
Published July 8, 2014
CI Capital Partners, a New York-based private equity firm, and Maroon Incorporated, which has changed its name to Maroon Group LLC, recently  announce that an affiliate of CI Capital Partners has acquired a majority interest in Maroon, a North A… Read More »
Published November 11, 2013
According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Solvents Market (Alcohols, Hydrocarbons, Ketones, Esters, Chlorinated and Others) for Paints and Coatings, Printing Inks, Pharmaceuticals, Adhesives and Cosmetics and Ot… Read More »
Published August 15, 2013
Paints and coatings act as shields that protect products from wear and tear during their life span. They also give a new texture and look to the products along with an increased shelf life. They protect the products from rusting which makes them resi… Read More »
Published August 14, 2013
Paints and coatings act as shields that protect products from wear and tear during their life span. They also give a new texture and look to the products along with an increased shelf life. They protect the products from rusting which makes them resi… Read More »
Published September 11, 2012
The report "Global Epoxy Resin Market by Application & Geography - Market Estimates Up To 2017" defines and segments the global epoxy resins market with analysis and forecasting of the global volume and revenue for epoxy resins. It also… Read More »
Published August 30, 2012
Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group and DuPont today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement whereby Carlyle will purchase DuPont Performance Coatings (DPC) for $4.9 billion in cash. The transaction is expected to close… Read More »
Published August 30, 2012
Global alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group and DuPont today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement whereby Carlyle will purchase DuPont Performance Coatings (DPC) for $4.9 billion in cash. The transaction is expected to close… Read More »
Published August 23, 2012
According to an upcoming study by the consulting firm Kusumgar, Nerlfi, & Growney, global consumption of coatings in 2012 is projected to come in at 67 billion pounds worth $120 billion. Volume has bounced back from the recession year of 2009 wit… Read More »
Published August 16, 2012
BlueScope and Nippon Steel Corporation have agreed to form a new joint venture encompassing BlueScope's ASEAN and North American building products businesses. Nippon Steel Corporation (NSC) of Japan will be the world's second largest steelmak… Read More »
Published August 16, 2012
BlueScope and Nippon Steel Corporation have agreed to form a new joint venture encompassing BlueScope's ASEAN and North American building products businesses. Nippon Steel Corporation (NSC) of Japan will be the world's second largest steelmak… Read More »
Published August 16, 2012
Revenue within the US automotive coatings manufacturing market has been forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 2.7percent over the next five years, to reach a total market value of $1.5 billion in 2017, according to new research… Read More »
Published August 6, 2012
International Paint of Shanghai has established a long term strategic partnership with CSSC Chengxi Shipyard, designed to improve the efficiency and sustainability of their businesses. The two organizations formalized the agreement at a meeting at Ch… Read More »
Published August 6, 2012
AkzoNobel Powder Coatings strengthened its position in Africa by acquiring 100 percent of a powder coatings joint venture in South Africa. After more than 40 years working together, Akzo Nobel Powder Coatings South Africa (Pty) Ltd and Freeworld Coat… Read More »
Published August 6, 2012
International Paint of Shanghai has established a long term strategic partnership with CSSC Chengxi Shipyard, designed to improve the efficiency and sustainability of their businesses. The two organizations formalized the agreement at a meeting at Ch… Read More »
Published August 6, 2012
AkzoNobel Powder Coatings strengthened its position in Africa by acquiring 100 percent of a powder coatings joint venture in South Africa. After more than 40 years working together, Akzo Nobel Powder Coatings South Africa (Pty) Ltd and Freeworld Coat… Read More »
Published August 2, 2012
Sun Chemical and its parent company, DIC, have closed the acquisition of Benda-Lutz Werke GmbH, a leading manufacturer of metallic effect products based in Austria. The acquisition allows Sun Chemical and DIC to purchase 100 percent of the shares, as… Read More »
Published August 2, 2012
Sun Chemical and its parent company, DIC, have closed the acquisition of Benda-Lutz Werke GmbH, a leading manufacturer of metallic effect products based in Austria. The acquisition allows Sun Chemical and DIC to purchase 100 percent of the shares, as… Read More »
By Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
Published July 24, 2012
Growth has OEM’s ramping up investments in a major way. Read More »
By Sean Milmo, Europe Correspondent
Published July 24, 2012
Sachtleben’s takeover of crenox shakes up TiO2 market. Read More »
Published July 19, 2012
PPG Industries has received the necessary approvals from Indian authorities to expand its coatings joint venture and also to create a second joint venture with Asian Paints Ltd., India's largest coatings company. Financial terms were not disclose… Read More »
Published July 19, 2012
PPG Industries has received the necessary approvals from Indian authorities to expand its coatings joint venture and also to create a second joint venture with Asian Paints Ltd., India's largest coatings company. Financial terms were not disclose… Read More »
Published July 12, 2012
Heubach officially opened a new production plant for pigment preparations in Langelsheim, Germany. The building comprises a total area of 2,300 square meters. On an area of 1,500 square meters, universal and water-based colorants will be produced wit… Read More »
Hempel acquires Blome International
Published July 12, 2012
Danish-based Hempel has acquired protective linings and coatings manufacturer Blome International of O'Fallon, Mo., through its U.S.-based affiliate, Hempel (USA), Inc. The deal is in line with Hempel's plan to significantly grow its protecti… Read More »
Hempel acquires Blome International
Published July 12, 2012
Danish-based Hempel has acquired protective linings and coatings manufacturer Blome International of O'Fallon, Mo., through its U.S.-based affiliate, Hempel (USA), Inc. The deal is in line with Hempel's plan to significantly grow its protecti… Read More »
Published July 12, 2012
Heubach officially opened a new production plant for pigment preparations in Langelsheim, Germany. The building comprises a total area of 2,300 square meters. On an area of 1,500 square meters, universal and water-based colorants will be produced wit… Read More »
Published July 12, 2012
During their development, adhesives have gained a strong position in more and more production processes. There is hardly any product in our surroundings that does not contain at least one adhesive - be it the label on a beverage bottle, the protectiv… Read More »
Jotun opens a state-of-the-art powder coatings factory in China
Published July 11, 2012
Jotun, one of the world’s leading producers and distributors of paints, coatings, and powder coatings, has revealed the opening of its new state-of-the-art powder coatings factory and regional research and development (R&D) facility in Chin… Read More »
Jotun opens a state-of-the-art powder coatings factory in China
Published July 11, 2012
Jotun, one of the world’s leading producers and distributors of paints, coatings, and powder coatings, has revealed the opening of its new state-of-the-art powder coatings factory and regional research and development (R&D) facility in Chin… Read More »
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