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Published February 22, 2012
Jotun's long-term growth trend continued in 2011 with improved sales in most segments and divisions, due to improved markets in Asia and parts of the Middle East said the company, however the paint maker's profit took a dip. The company repo… 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 »
Published February 22, 2012
Jotun's long-term growth trend continued in 2011 with improved sales in most segments and divisions, due to improved markets in Asia and parts of the Middle East said the company, however the paint maker's profit took a dip. The company repo… Read More »
Published February 17, 2012
Surfactants lower the surface tension of a liquid, so that usually non-mixable liquids can be mixed. The market research institute Ceresana Research expects the global surfactant market to generate revenues of more than US$41 billion in 2018—tr… Read More »
Would You Even Know A Trade Secret If It Jumped Up and Bit You Somewhere?
By Steve McDaniel, PhD, JD, Contributing Editor
Published February 15, 2012
OK. We all know what trade secrets are, right? The formula for Coca Cola is supposedly in a heavily guarded vault in Atlanta (yeah, right). We can all probably agree that if someone swipes the Coke formula, they are guilty of trade secret theft (amon… Read More »
Marketing Mistakes
By Phil Phillips, PhD, Contributing Editor
Published February 15, 2012
Ever since I took several MBA courses, at Northwestern, I’ve been a fan of Dr. Philip Kotler (Professor of International Marketing at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management). So when he discusses anything about marketing, I listen. K… Read More »
The Complexities of Communicating Safety
By Sean Milmo, Europe Correspondent
Published February 15, 2012
Rules for downstream communication of safety information are a big concern among coatings companies in Europe. Read More »
Sherwin-Williams Markets With QR Codes in Brazil
By Charles Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
Published February 15, 2012
The Brazilian consumer market has yet to catch on with quick response codes, but it’s getting there. Read More »
Published February 15, 2012
According to a new BAC report recently published by MarketPublishers.com, demand for acrylic resins in the European Union (EU) is trending downward. In 2010, the demand amounted to 471,800 tons. Within the 2006-2010 period, alkyd resins consumption d… Read More »
Published February 15, 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 »
Published February 15, 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 February 15, 2012
Global demand for paint and coatings is forecast to rise 5.4 percent per year to 45.6 million metric tons in 2015, valued at $142 billion, according to Freedonia Group's report, "World Paint & Coatings." Advances will be driven by a… Read More »
Published February 15, 2012
The Asia Pacific (APAC) decorative coatings market has seen steady progress since 2010, outperforming the global decorative coatings market in volume and value. This surge in volume can be explained by the heavy investments in infrastructure developm… Read More »
CHINACOAT2011 Was A Massive Success
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published January 24, 2012
CHINACOAT2011 in Shanghai mirrored China's growing and dynamic coatings industry. Read More »
Growing Paint Additives Market
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published January 24, 2012
Environmental pressures and the growing shift toward water-based paint systems are fueling demand for paint and coating additives, providing tremendous growth potential for additives suppliers. Read More »
Pigments Market Update
By Kerry Pianoforte, Associate Editor
Published 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. Read More »
Architectural Coatings Market
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published January 24, 2012
In high growth regions demand for architectural coatings continues to grow, but in the mature markets of North America and Western Europe difficult conditions remain. Read More »
If We Told You That, We’d Have To... You Know...
By Steve McDaniel, PhD, JD, Technology Litigators, Contributing Editor
Published January 24, 2012
Protecting novel compositions and processes. Read More »
The Growing Need For Mentoring Senior Executives
By Ira Miller, Contributing Editor, irachemark@aol.com
Published January 19, 2012
The second of a two-part series exploring the topic of mentoring. Read More »
Suvinil Invests Nearly $100 Million in Brazil Positioning
By Charles Thurston, Latin America Correspondent, thurstoncw@rodpub.com
Published January 19, 2012
Abrafati says Brazil’s architectural segment will double expansion this year. Read More »
Europe’s Economies Brace For A Tough 2012
By Sean Milmo, Europe Correspondent, milmocw@rodpub.com
Published January 19, 2012
With a recession looming on the horizon, Europe’s paint and coatings industry is readying itself for a rough year. Read More »
Impact Of A Lower Growth Chinese Economy
By Dan Watson, China Correspondent, watsoncw@rodpub.com
Published January 19, 2012
After years of unprecedented growth, China’s economy is cooling off a bit. Read More »
Published January 4, 2012
According to a new report released by First Research, the U.S. paint and coatings manufacturing industry includes about 1,100 companies with combined annual sales of $20 billion. Large companies include Benjamin Moore, RPM International, Sherwin-Will… Read More »
Published January 4, 2012
In 2010, the global market scale of coatings hit about USD90 billion and was expected to grow around 10 percent to USD99 billion in 2011. Building decorative coatings accounts for approximately 45 percent of the total market, the most among all coati… Read More »
The Adhesives and Sealants Market
By Kerry Pianoforte, Associate Editor
Published November 10, 2011
The adhesives and sealants market continues to be affected by the recession and raw material issues. Read More »
Differentiation: The Anecdote to a Disruptive Threat
By Phil Phillips, PhD, Contributing Editor
Published November 10, 2011
The core of any successful strategy is differentiation. Read More »
By Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
Published November 10, 2011
The largest car producer in Latin America, Brazil is a key market for auto OEM paint suppliers. Read More »
Nanomaterials Defined?
By Sean Milmo, European Correspondent
Published November 10, 2011
Confusion still remains over what exactly nanomaterials are being defined as. Read More »
PCI and Chemark team up for “Project Expand”
Published October 26, 2011
The Powder Coating Institute (PCI) has completed a new study that explores new opportunities in the powder coatings market. Titled “Project Expand” the study was commissioned by PCI in 2010 and awarded to The Chemark Consulting Group, Inc… Read More »
Published October 17, 2011
The domestic waterborne coatings market in China is valued at approximately USD 2.3 billion in revenues as of year-end 2010, or roughly 1.2 million tons, according to a recent report by GCiS China Strategic Research. Acrylic-based waterborne coating… Read More »
The Auto Refinish Market
By Kerry Pianoforte, Associate Editor
Published October 12, 2011
The auto refinish market faces a slow down in demand in North America and Western Europe, but emerging markets offer growth opportunities. Read More »
Improving the Odds of Success With Your China Strategy
By Dan Wastson, Blairgowrie Associates, Contributing Editor
Published October 12, 2011
Looking beyond the glitter of China gold, here is a no-nonsense look at what it takes to enter the China market where all too often the risks outweigh the rewards. Read More »
Disruptive Events and Innovation
By Phil Phillips, PhD, Contributing Editor
Published October 7, 2011
A look at the changing landscape of the coatings industry past and present. Read More »
Mexico’s Automotive Segment Driving Paint Demand
By Charles Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
Published October 7, 2011
Mexico is poised to become one of the Top Five automakers in the world. Read More »
Color Trends Brace for Economic Uncertainty
By Sean Milmo, Europe Correspondent
Published October 7, 2011
How will the impending economic downturn influence color trends? Read More »
Published October 7, 2011
Reportlinker.com has published a new market research titled, "Paints and Coatings: Global Markets & Advanced Technologies. According to the report, the global paints and coatings market was valued at approximately $99.5 billion at the end of… Read More »
Published October 6, 2011
Research and Markets has published a new report titled, “Advanced Ceramics Market in the US.” An advanced ceramic is a value-added technical ceramic, which is a type of ceramic exhibiting a high degree of industrial efficiency. Currently,… Read More »
Published October 5, 2011
Company introduces 70 new shades at annual Automotive Color Trend Show. Read More »
Published October 5, 2011
Company introduces 70 new shades at annual Automotive Color Trend Show. Read More »
Published September 21, 2011
Modern fillers are increasingly used to improve the technical properties of filled materials. As a result, the filler market will grow by about 2.5 percent per year, according to Ceresana Research. Emerging countries, spearheaded by China and India,… Read More »
White Roof Coatings Boost Solar Power
By Charles W. Thurston, Contributing Editor
Published September 14, 2011
Most of the interest in white roofs comes from the heat reflection of the surface, which reduces energy consumption for cooling. Read More »
By Sean Milmo, European Correspondent
Published September 13, 2011
Paint makers’ profit burdened by rising raw material prices. Read More »
By Mike Haley, Whitford Corporation
Published September 13, 2011
Prior to the pricing mania that exists today, the last big party for fluoropolymers occurred in the late 1990s when demand was growing and pricing was firm in the years leading up to Y2K. However, in the first decade of new millennium, three major sh… Read More »
Published September 12, 2011
ABRAFATI expects the market to pick up again in 2012, with four percent growth forecast. Read More »
Published August 17, 2011
Research and Markets report says region will reach $53.55 billion in 2011. Read More »
In the Air With AkzoNobel Aerospace Coatings
By A.S. Richardson
Published August 15, 2011
Punching above its weight the aerospace coatings market is relatively small in terms of volume, but attracts a great deal of attention. Read More »
The Asia-Pacific Paint and Coatings Market
By Scott Detiveaux, Allen Tsaur
Published August 15, 2011
The Asia-Pacific region is an important and growing part of the global coatings marketplace. Unlike other regions of the world, the Asia-Pacific region has continued to grow, even in the face of the global recession. Read More »
Role Change in Marketing: Part II
Published August 15, 2011
Buying behavior pattern changes and increased third party roles. Read More »
Measuring Sustainability
Published August 15, 2011
Cepe is tasked with providing consistent data covering the economic, environmental and social aspects of sustainability. Read More »
International Paint Broadens Mexico Network
By Charles Thurston
Published August 15, 2011
China will become Latin America’s largest trade partner by 2015. Read More »



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