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Published February 10, 2015
Global industrial coatings market is expected to witness growth owing to increased importance of corrosion resistance, high temperature performance and enhanced service life in automotive, marine, construction and oil & gas industries. Technologi… Read More »
Published February 6, 2015
Dr. Robson F. Storey of the University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Polymers and High Performance Materials is the 2014-2015 Bennett Distinguished Professor and Keynote Speaker at the T.W. Bennett Symposium. The Symposium will be held Ap… Read More »
Published February 4, 2015
The Eastern Coatings Show announced that the 2015 Show has expanded at a rapid rate. To accommodate this growth, the show will now be held June 1st to the 4th. According to Robert Whiteley, the President of the Eastern Coatings Federation, Inc. an… Read More »
Published February 3, 2015
U.S. demand for construction chemicals used in on-site applications is projected to grow 8.2 percent per year through 2018 to $12.1 billion. Gains will be primarily driven by double-digit increases in building construction expenditures, supported by… Read More »
Published January 29, 2015
IRL has launched a new edition of its regional title A Profile of the Eastern European Paint Industry. This fully updated report provides market data for 2013 and forecasts for 2018, and gives an overview of the paint industry trends across… Read More »
Published January 29, 2015
Asian Paints Ltd. has announced its financial results for the quarter and nine months ended December 31, 2014. “We registered single-digit volume growth in the decorative paint segment in India due to sluggish demand conditions," sai… Read More »
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 »
Published January 22, 2015
NanoMarkets has announced the release of a new report titled, “Smart Coatings Markets 2015-2022,” a report that continues the firm’s coverage of the smart coatings market dating back to 2010.  The report shows that the smart co… 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 »
Published January 14, 2015
Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney has announced the commencement of its fifth U.S. Paint & Coatings Industry study. According to the firm, the industry is continuing its recovery from the global recession of 2008-2009. Consumption is projected to be… Read More »
Published January 7, 2015
Michelman has introduced what it calls "an improved organizational structure" consisting of three Strategic Business Groups. "The new structure will help Michelman better anticipate and serve its customers’ needs by driving coll… 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 »
Published November 18, 2014
Global demand for decorative laminates is expected to rise 5.6 percent per year to 10.7 billion square meters in 2018, valued at $40.8 billion.  Demand will benefit from expected increases in the manufacture of products such as cabinets, ready-… 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 September 30, 2014
 If you own a coatings company with a recognizable brand, a leading market position and an entrepeneurial management team with a growth culture, Quest Specialty Chemicals’ CEO Doug Mattscheck wants to talk to you. Quest has acquired 10 co… Read More »
By William G. Sutton, CAE, President and CEO, Equipment Leasing and Finance Association
Published September 11, 2014
As the economy continues to improve, more manufacturers are making capital investments to fuel their growth. When business owners and managers consider acquiring equipment, they often think of their payment option as a “lease versus buy”… Read More »
By Adam Witty, CEO of Advantage Media Group
Published August 19, 2014
What makes a successful business thrive? That’s what eight out of 10 new entrepreneurs would like to know, because their businesses fail within the first 18 months, according to Bloomberg. Adam Witty has managed to turn plenty of heads in the… 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 June 25, 2014
Ninety-five percent of the world's customers are outside the United States.  Recent statistics by the federal government indicate that the U.S. trade deficit has increased as exports declined and imports surged to a high. The New Jersey Sm… Read More »
Why An Identifiable Brand is a Small Business’s Biggest Asset
By Dan Antonelli
Published February 5, 2014
Branding. It’s a loaded term tossed around in the marketing world, but carries with it some huge potential. For small business owners, branding might seem like a waste of time, another box to check on the business building to-do list. However… Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published January 15, 2014
Elemica, a leading Supply Chain Operating Network provider for the process industries, recently discussed ten top initiatives for 2014 that companies are deploying in their supply chains to help increase business performance. These initiatives have b… Read More »
Published December 18, 2013
Designed to collect leadership data, the index reports a qualitative assessment of both the prevailing business conditions and expectations for the future as reported by key executives from the $827 billion equipment finance sector. Read More »
Published December 11, 2013
Employers across the globe expect a cautious yet positive approach to hiring for the start of 2014, despite ongoing economic uncertainty and disruption. Upticks in payrolls are anticipated by varying degrees, according to the first-quarter Manpower E… 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 October 22, 2013
New whitepaper reveals secrets of world's most successful CEOs CHICAGO, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's business world feels to many nothing shy of a pressure cooker and there's an under-used resource many CEOs don't realize ca… Read More »
IBISWorld, Inc. Reports Fastest Growing Franchises in Home Improvement
Published October 16, 2013
As the economy improves and residential market recovers, franchises in the home improvemnt sector are expected to flourish. Read More »
U.S. Clean Diesel Auto Sales Increase 41 Percent in August 2013, Hybrid Sales Jump 38 Percent
Published September 18, 2013
August was a robust month for passenger vehicle sales in the U.S. and clean diesel and hybrid cars were no exception, with diesels showing a 41.8 percent increase compared to August 2012 and hybrids experiencing a 38.1 percent increase, according to… Read More »
Published August 28, 2013
Hydrophobic, self-healing and air-cleaning coatings will have a big impact, according to new report 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 »
Frost & Sullivan Analyst Offers Insight on the Marine Coatings Market
Published August 5, 2013
Frost & Sullivan’s latest research: “Strategic Analysis of the Protective and Marine Coatings Market and the Resins Market”  finds that the protective and marine coatings market earned revenue of $2.03 billion in North Amer… 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 »



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