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Published April 6, 2010
Master Painters Institute (MPI) has launched its “Starting Point” program for paint raw materials suppliers. Under the new program, MPI will invite paint raw materials suppliers to submit wet samples of their starting point (guide) formul… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
The Japan Paint Manufacturers Association has published data for the demand for paint in Japan for the fiscal year 2010. The predicted total volume is 1,434,000 tons, which is 1.1% more than in the fiscal year 2009. Market sectors predicted to grow i… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
PPG’s automotive refinish business has named Auto Color Supply of Mur­freesboro, TN, as its 2009 Platinum Distributor of the Year. The award was presented to Auto Color Supply owner Pat Anderton in February during the annual PPG Platinum Co… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
California Paints is part of the Spring Summer 2011 color trends generated by Global Color Research. Presented by Mix Trends, the color selection consists of twenty forecast colors that create unique color stories. All colors have been selected from… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Malaysia-based Wah Seong Corp. is in negotiations with The Orleans Group of West Africa, as it is interested in acquiring Orleans’ strategic partner, Socotherm, for its pipe-coating business in Nigeria. Wah Seong anticipates an increase of acti… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Specialty chemicals group Altana has signed an agreement to acquire the business of Aquaprint GmbH. The company, which is based in Oyten, Lower Saxony, Germany, primarily produces coatings for in-mold labels and other labels as well as waterborne ove… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Lowe’s Companies, Inc. and Canadian paint manufacturer Para Paints have formed a strategic alliance, bringing Para Paints to all Lowe’s retail stores in Canada by mid-April 2010. Lowe’s will carry two major Para sub-brands including… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Bayer MaterialScience recently completed its acquisition of PolyBioMed Ltd. based in Sheffield, UK, expanding its product portfolio for medical technology. PolyBioMed, formerly a subsidiary of Lombard Medical Technologies plc, provides polymer coatin… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Custom-Bilt Metals, Chino, CA, has joined its PPG’s Certified Metal Panel Program (PPG/CMPP). PPG/CMPP is a certification program administered by the PPG coil and extrusion coatings group. It gives architects a direct channel to metal panel man… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
The first Jotun Multicolor showroom was recently opened in Atyrau, Kazakhstan and is operated by Jotun Turkey, which has territorial rights over Kazakhstan for the multinational paint firm headquartered in Norway. Jotun has been active in Kazakhstan… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Amy Wax of Montclair has won the top prize for Residential Exteriors in the 2010 Benjamin Moore HUE Awards. Wax is the first professional color consultant to receive a HUE Award. A student of color theory with a B.F.A. from Syracuse University, she c… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Sherwin-Williams has signed an agreement with Spraylat Corporation of Pelham, NY, to become the exclusive North American distributor of Spraylat EMI/RFI shielding finishes, also known as conductive coatings, which are used to help protect enclosed el… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
BASF has established a technical center for developing eco-friendly coatings technologies for the automotive industry in Korea. BASF and the Gyeonggi Provincial Government of the Republic of Korea (GGPG) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to… Read More »
Published March 30, 2010
Chemark analyzed 120 closely held coatings and adhesives businesses ranging in size from $5 million to $150 million. For arguments sake, we initially defined those heading these privately held companies as "entreprenuers." We understood the… Read More »
Published March 30, 2010
Balance-sheet tactics adopted by companies within the coatings supply chain in Europe to deal with the economic downturn have triggered cutbacks in investment in production plants but not so much in R&D. Throughout the chain extending from raw m… Read More »
P2i Tests Plasma Nano-Coating for Solar Industry
By Charles Thurston, Contributing Editor
Published March 30, 2010
Nanotechnology innovators P2i and Energy Launch have teamed up to develop a nano-coating designed for application on solar panels. Read More »
Lab Equipment Directory
Published March 29, 2010
Here is a look at the latest offerings from select lab equipment manufacturers. For more information on the products listed, please contact the company directly. Read More »
"Green" Coatings Market is Growing
By Kerry Pianoforte, Associate Editor
Published March 29, 2010
Manufacturers of low and zero VOC coatings are taking a holistic view when it comes to developing greener coatings, focusing not only on what goes into the can, but also on sustainable packaging and fuel efficiency. Read More »
Resins Market Panel Discussion
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published March 29, 2010
For this year's annual resins market update, Coatings World asked a panel of experts to address key issues facing the market including the economy, new technology and strategies for moving forward in 2010. The panel is made up of individuals from some of the world's largest and most diverse resins suppliers including BASF, Eliokem, DSM NeoResins+ and Celanese. Read More »
Interior Color Trends
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published March 29, 2010
More than ever paint companies must serve a diverse palette of color options. Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
According to a new report from consulting firm Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney, worldwide consumption of five leading additives for coatings and inks was 1.4 million pounds worth $3.1 billion in 2008. Coatings took some 80% of the value and inks the r… Read More »
Published March 16, 2010
According to a new report from consulting firm Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney, worldwide consumption of five leading additives for coatings and inks was 1.4 million pounds worth $3.1 billion in 2008. Coatings took some 80% of the value and inks the r… Read More »
Improving the Odds of Success With Your Acquisition
By Dan Watson
Published March 16, 2010
In recent years, acquisitions have become a way of life for most companies. However, it was not always that way. The first of a three-part series exploring the acquisition process. Read More »
The State of the Global Coatings Industry
By Scott Detiveaux
Published March 16, 2010
The global recession of 2008 and 2009 has had a tremendous impact on the coatings industry with all segments affected. However, the good news is that the market now appears to be in recovery. Read More »
Formulating with Bioengineered Additives
By Steve McDaniel, Melinda Wales
Published March 15, 2010
Enhancing the Performance and Functionality of Paints and Coatings Read More »
Testing Equipment Directory
Published March 15, 2010
Here is a look at the latest offerings from select testing equipment manufacturers. For more information on the products listed, please contact the company directly. Read More »
Automotive Coatings Market
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published March 15, 2010
China's engine heats up, ends U.S.'s reign as largest auto market Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published March 9, 2010
According to a new report from consulting firm Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney, worldwide consumption of five leading additives for coatings and inks was 1.4 million pounds worth $3.1 billion in 2008. Read More »
Published January 29, 2010
Organizational culture is created by the strategic leadership provided by an organizations founder or top management. As I observed before, and then reverified during my doctorate peer-reviewed literature research, an organization's founder is pa… Read More »
Published January 29, 2010
This could be the year when REACH, the European Union's (EU) controversial legislation on the control of chemicals, starts to have a major impact on Europe's coatings sector. European coatings producers, as well as other big downstream users… Read More »
Mixing Equipment Directory
Published January 29, 2010
Here is a look at the latest offerings from select mixing equipment manufacturers. For more information on the products listed, please contact the company directly. Read More »
Bridges Show Their Age Raising the Need for Proper Upkeep
Published January 29, 2010
Tnemec Company identifies coating systems for bridge structures that help withstand the test of time and can be applied under full-containment in order to minimize downtime. Read More »
Functional Additives: A Platform for Revitalizing the Paint and Coatings Industry
By Steve McDaniel and Steve McDaniel
Published January 29, 2010
Coatings of the future must do more than beautify and protect surfaces. Read More »
Wood Coatings Market
By Kerry Pianoforte, Associate Editor
Published January 29, 2010
The wood coatings market continues to face some challenging economic conditions. Read More »
Additives Market Review & Forecast
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published December 23, 2009
The coatings additives market was down in 2009 compared to years past but the handful of key suppliers Coatings World interviewed are optimistic that 2010 will bring slow recovery driven by the Asia-Pacific region. Read More »
The U.S. Interior Decorative Coatings Market
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published December 23, 2009
Major U.S. paint manufacturers including Benjamin Moore, Kelly-Moore, Rodda Paint and Dunn-Edwards discuss key issues in the interior decorative coatings market. Read More »
Pigment Suppliers Directory
Published December 2, 2009
Here is a look at offerings from select suppliers of pigments. For more information on the products listed please contact the company directly. Read More »
Biocides, Fungicides and Algaecides Update
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published December 2, 2009
The economic downturn continues to impact the biocides market, but biocide manufacturers are cautiously optimistic. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published December 2, 2009
On the heels of AkzoNobel's recently announced plans to acquire Dow Chemical's powder coatings business, Coatings World spoke with Rob Molenaar, managing director of AkzoNobel Powder Coatings, about the transaction as well as the state of the global powder coatings market. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published November 2, 2009
This issue of Coatings World features our eight annual Salary Survey, where we take look at what's on the minds and in the wallets of R&D staffers in the global coatings industry. As one of our most highly anticipated editorial features, this… Read More »
By Phil Phillips
Published November 2, 2009
To be a good manager, it is important to understand and implement the qualities it takes to be a good leader. Read More »
8th Annual Salary Survey
Published November 2, 2009
Welcome to the Eighth Annual Coatings World Salary Survey! This year’s results are derived from more than 500 respondents from our readership about employment attitudes, responsibilities, education and salaries. Read More »
Adhesives and Sealants Market Update
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published November 2, 2009
As the economic downturn continues, demand for adhesives and sealants remains soft. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published October 1, 2009
As this issue went to press, we at Coatings World are getting ready to head to China for CHINACOAT 2009. Since its inception in 1996, CHINACOAT has become the key event for the coatings industry in Asia-Pacific. In terms of exhibit size, number of ex… Read More »
By Phil Phillips
Published October 1, 2009
A look at how understanding the demand environment is imperative to create business opportunities. Read More »
Published October 1, 2009
The following pages contain a directory of select additive suppliers and their products. For more details on the products listed in this guide, contact the companies directly. Read More »
Thermal Diffusion Coatings Protect Automotive Lock Parts
By Dan Riter
Published October 1, 2009
The new Greenkote GmbH coatings plant in Germany delivers improved corrosion protection for automotive parts. Read More »
By Bonnie Morrow
Published October 1, 2009
Because most coatings manufacturers have a broad, complex business model that embraces multiple customer targets, the selling and marketing of coatings requires a vigilant and precise understanding of customers and their needs. Read More »
Exterior Architectural Decorative Coatings
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published October 1, 2009
In these tough economic times, DIYers and contractors look for exterior coatings that will offer money saving benefits. Read More »
Automotive Refinish Market
By Tim Wright
Published October 1, 2009
Coatings World spoke with a panel of experts regarding the current state of the global auto refinish market. Read More »



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