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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 »
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 »
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 »
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 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 October 29, 2013
Decorative coatings or architectural coatings are the finishes and paints that are applied on commercial and residential buildings. They are mainly used to add colors to the room and make them attractive and fresh and to serve as protection from mois… Read More »
Published October 29, 2013
Decorative coatings or architectural coatings are the finishes and paints that are applied on commercial and residential buildings. They are mainly used to add colors to the room and make them attractive and fresh and to serve as protection from mois… Read More »
Published August 28, 2013
Hydrophobic, self-healing and air-cleaning coatings will have a big impact, according to new report 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 August 2, 2013
Transparency Market Research (TMR) has published a report on the vinyl chloride monomer (VCM)  market. VCM is a vital part of petrochemical industry and  is mainly used for producing poly vinyl chloride (PVC), which is used in the construct… Read More »
Published August 2, 2013
Transparency Market Research (TMR) has published a report on the vinyl chloride monomer (VCM)  market. VCM is a vital part of petrochemical industry and  is mainly used for producing poly vinyl chloride (PVC), which is used in the construct… 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 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
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 »
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 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 »
Coatings industry market trends and technical papers to be presented at the Eastern Coatings Show, April 29 – May 2, 2013
Published July 5, 2012
The first ever Eastern Coatings Show (ECS) will be conducted by The Metropolitan New York Coatings Association (MNYCA), The Philadelphia Society of Coatings Technology (PSCT) and New England Society of Coatings Technology (NESCT) at the Taj Mahal Hot… Read More »
Published July 5, 2012
The study examines the medical device coating and surface modification treatment industry, a global enterprise that BCC Research anticipates will reach nearly $8 billion by 2017. It describes the eight coating and surface treatment technologies that… Read More »
Published June 28, 2012
The report, “Global Biocide Market - By Types, Applications, Trends & Forecast (2011 - 2016),” published by MarketsandMarkets, defines and segments the global biocide market with analysis and forecasting of the global volume and reven… Read More »
A profile of the South American paints industry
Published June 27, 2012
IRL has published a new edition of its “Profile of the South American Paints Industry.” This report covers the markets for paints and coatings in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela… Read More »
Published May 28, 2012
The global market for coatings is forecast to reach 8.7 billion gallons in volume and $$107 billion in value by the year 2017 said research firm GIA. Major factors driving growth in the market include the recovery of global economies from the recent… Read More »
Shifting Opportunities for Suppliers of Conductive Coatings
By Robert Nolan, NanoMarkets LLC
Published April 19, 2012
A look at growth prospects in the conductive coatings segment. Read More »
The Resins Market
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published April 19, 2012
Resins suppliers reported modest recovery in 2011 and are optimistic that these improvements will continue into 2012. Read More »
BASF Building New Acrylic Plant in Brazil
By Charles Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
Published April 19, 2012
Production cost of its Suvinil paint line to drop. Read More »
Coatings Industry Continues Strong Push To Recovery
By Sean Milmo, Europe Correspondent
Published April 19, 2012
Q1 results better than expected. Read More »
China: The Evolving Innovator or Continuing Imitator?
By Dan Watson, China Correspondent
Published April 19, 2012
Week after week we read headlines pronouncing that China is about to overtake the U.S. and other advanced economies and become the number one global economic force. Recently there have been a number of high profile announcements that China will also… Read More »
A profile of the Chinese paint industry
Published March 21, 2012
IRL has published the sixth edition of its report, “A Profile of the Chinese Paint Industry.” The report updates IRL’s previous study released in 2009 and includes the latest industry trends and up-to-date statistics. Chinese paint… Read More »
Surfactants Update
By Kerry Pianoforte, Associate Editor
Published March 19, 2012
Surfactants manufacturers focus on environmental issues and developing “greener” technologies. Read More »
Auto OEM Coatings
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published March 19, 2012
Lower costs, reduced air pollution and better performance are key drivers in automotive coatings and suppliers like BASF continue to offer new technologies and new products for the automotive industry. Read More »
Trade Secrets and Employees: Are you covering your Ass(ets)?
By Beth McDaniel, JD & Steve McDaniel, PhD, JD, Contributing Writers
Published March 19, 2012
Secret formulas, manufacturing pro­cesses, financial information, future product plans, customer lists…what are your trade secrets and what are you doing to protect them from inadvertent or intentional misuse or misappropriation by your ow… Read More »
Published March 19, 2012
The general coating industry has declined but specialized coating surface engineering sectors are witnessing strong growth driven by the needs of high-end industries, such as oil and gas and electronics, according to a new report released by Future M… Read More »
Published March 19, 2012
According to a new study by the consulting firm Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney, in 2011 U.S. consumption of coatings is projected to be 1.4 billion gallons, containing 7.8 billion pounds of solids, worth $23 billion. The industry saw its peak consum… Read More »
No Stopping Luxury Brand Growth
By Sean Milmo, Europe Correspondent
Published March 19, 2012
Long-term prospects look more positive than the current pressure car markets are facing. Read More »
Hempel Opens Argentine Plant for Region
By Charles Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
Published March 19, 2012
New facility will deliver more than 10 million liters of paint and coatings per year. Read More »
Published March 15, 2012
The biomaterials sector is rapidly expanding and significant advances have been made in the technology of biomedical coatings and materials, which provide a means to improve the wear of joints, change the biological interaction between implant and ho… Read More »
Published March 14, 2012
The American Coatings Association (ACA) has published the "U.S. Paint & Coatings Industry Market Analysis: 2010-2015," which profiles the coatings industry’s 21 market sectors over the past two years, offering analysis, and provid… Read More »
Published March 13, 2012
IRL has published the fourth edition of its report, “A Profile of the Middle Eastern and African Paint Industries.” The political and social uprising initiated at the end of 2010 known as the Arab Spring had and is continuing to have a h… Read More »
By Panos Scarlatos, Director General, Helenic Association of Chemical Industries (HACI)
Published February 28, 2012
Our country for the past two years has been in the spotlight of the economic world. Negative publicity for the last couple of months has created a sense of insecurity to the stakeholders of the Greek economy as well as to all those who trade with Gre… Read More »
Published February 23, 2012
NanoMarkets released its latest report titled, “BIPV Glass Markets 2012.”  In the report NanoMarkets estimates that the total market for BIPV glass will reach $6.4 billion in revenues in 2016 compared to $1.5 billion in 2012. The re… Read More »
Published February 22, 2012
BASF is going to stop producing lead chromate pigments by the end of 2014 at the latest and concentrate worldwide on the production and marketing of alternative products the company said. These are offered by the company for the yellow as well as the… Read More »



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