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Russia’s Coatings Industry Regains Stride
By Sean Milmo
Published July 12, 2011
After sharp falls in coatings volume and value during the recession, Russia’s paint market is once again poised to become the largest in the region. Read More »
China’s Architectural Coatings - The Forgotten Market
By Dan Watson
Published July 12, 2011
Riding China’s unprecedented home construction growth is at best a short-term strategy. What happens when this growth levels out or worse, declines? Read More »
Published July 11, 2011
U.K.-based Leighs Paints joins company’s growing Global Finishes Group. Read More »
Marine Coatings
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published May 9, 2011
The marine coatings market experienced growth in 2010, driven primarily by strong newbuild activity in the shipping industry. However, raw material prices continue to challenge manufacturers in 2011. Read More »
The Real Cost of High Growth
By Dan Watson
Published May 9, 2011
In recent decades, development has been prioritized over the environment, meaning that China now has some of the most polluted skies and waterways in the world. It is a situation that will take decades of extensive work to rectify. Read More »
Published April 26, 2011
China is already the largest polyurethane market in the world and forecasted to maintain a strong growth rate in the coming decade. Read More »
Published April 6, 2011
Coatings revenues in Europe to reach nearly €28 billion. Read More »
Can We “Buy America” Again?
By Phil Phillips
Published April 5, 2011
What will it take for the U.S. to buy its own manufactured products? Read More »
Paint Firms Look to Emerging Economies for Growth Opportunities
By Sean Milmo
Published April 4, 2011
Slow, stable domestic markets are the backbone of operations, but growth lies in Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. Read More »
Valspar Strengthens Brazil Investment
By Charles W. Thurston
Published April 4, 2011
Valspar continues to expand its global business. Read More »
Resins Market Report
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published April 4, 2011
Although 2010 continued to present difficulties for suppliers to the coatings industry, there were some indications of recovery. Resins suppliers interviewed by Coatings World reported some positive news. Read More »
Published March 16, 2011
Frost & Sullivan predicts decorative paints and coatings market to increase $3,262.6 M by 2017. Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
Against the background of rising raw material costs, and with immediate effect, Henkel is implementing a price increase for certain product groups of its industrial adhesives. Increase amounts will vary based on market segment and technology. On aver… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
International Paint Ltd. is set to initiate product price rises in response to spiraling global raw material costs. “During 2010 the cost of raw materials critical to the manufacture of both our marine and protective coatings product ranges inc… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
AkzoNobel Powder Coatings Europe West will increase prices between 8.5 and 19 percent. This rise is in response to continued shortages in raw material supplies and the associated increase in raw material costs. Gordon MacLeman, managing director of P… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $5.5 million to three consortia to support research on nanotechnology. EPA, in collaboration with the United Kingdom’s Natural Environment Research Council, is leading this scientific r… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
Against the background of rising raw material costs, and with immediate effect, Henkel is implementing a price increase for certain product groups of its industrial adhesives. Increase amounts will vary based on market segment and technology. On aver… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
International Paint Ltd. is set to initiate product price rises in response to spiraling global raw material costs. “During 2010 the cost of raw materials critical to the manufacture of both our marine and protective coatings product ranges inc… Read More »
Published March 15, 2011
AkzoNobel Powder Coatings Europe West will increase prices between 8.5 and 19 percent. This rise is in response to continued shortages in raw material supplies and the associated increase in raw material costs. Gordon MacLeman, managing director of P… Read More »
Published March 14, 2011
The Chinese chemical consulting company CCM International Limited predicts China’s TiO2 prices will continue to increase throughout 2011. Though the domestic market slowed down at the start of winter, China’s TiO2 prices maintained stabi… Read More »
Published March 11, 2011
The United States and Europe represent major markets for wood preservative chemicals. The markets witnessed a decline in demand during 2008-2009, primarily because of the slump in the macro economy. However, the markets bottomed out of the recession… Read More »
Intellectual Property Protection
By Dan Watson
Published March 10, 2011
IP theft in China is a serious issue. Are American companies turning a blind eye to the IP theft issue due to the fact that they are making huge profits in China? Read More »
BASF Promotes Top Suvinil Marketer in Brazil
By Charles W. Thurston
Published March 10, 2011
One of Brazil’s top brands continues to grow under new leadership. Read More »
BASF Pioneers Coatings Technology Research
By Sean Milmo
Published March 10, 2011
In 2010, BASF’s research and development expenditure reached a new record level, rising to nearly €1.5 billion. Read More »
Focus on China: Guangdong Carpoly
By Tim Wright
Published March 10, 2011
Among the world’s top 40 paint producers, Guangdong Carpoly has ambitious growth plans for the future. Read More »
The Surfactants Market
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published March 10, 2011
Coatings World recently spoke with a number of surfactant suppliers to the coatings industry regarding the state of the market. Among the topics discussed were raw material costs, “green” chemistry and opportunities for growth. Read More »
Toward a Clean Energy Future
By Tim Wright
Published March 10, 2011
Coatings World caught up with former DuPont head Chad Holliday and discussed issues ranging from corporate environmental responsibility, sustainability, climate change and the American Energy Innovation Council. Read More »
On the spot with RED SPOT
By Tim Wright
Published March 10, 2011
A conversation about the latest market and technology trends in automotive coatings with the folks at Red Spot Paint and Varnish Co., Inc. Contributors include Janice Gould, Marketing Manager, Jeff Scheu, VP of Product Development/R&D and David White, VP of Sales and Marketing. Read More »
By Dan Watson
Published January 20, 2011
It would be difficult to discuss the Chinese paint and coatings market without mentioning the Chinese economy. That vibrant, herculean economy is the heart and soul of the emergence of China onto the global scene in recent years. Read More »
Published December 29, 2010
The APAC paint and coatings market for 2010 is estimated to be approximately $48 billion with a market size of 15 million MT (metric tons) with a growth rate of eight to 11 percent. This was aided mainly by the strong driving forces of China and Indi… Read More »
Published December 8, 2010
Market set to rebound after significant declines. Read More »
By Sean Milmo
Published December 1, 2010
A wider array of applications is helping the powder market return to pre-recession levels. Read More »
By Charles W. Thurston
Published December 1, 2010
Troubled Mexico border town undergoes a facelift; spruces up for border crossers. Read More »
Comex Battles Mexican Graffiti with Nanocoating Technology
Published November 1, 2010
Nanocoatings are helping to keep Mexico's infrastructure graffiti-free. Read More »
Biomaterial Use Gains Momentum
Published November 1, 2010
As crude oil prices climb, industry is looking at alternative biomaterial sources for the production of paint and coating materials. Read More »
Adhesives and Sealants Market Update
By Kerry Pianoforte
Published November 1, 2010
The adhesives and sealants market has rebounded somewhat this year, but all indications are that it will take several more years before it gains the levels seen before the recession. Read More »
Published October 21, 2010
Frost & Sullivan predicts the East African automotive coatings market revenue to reach $27 million by 2016. Read More »
By Charles Thurston
Published October 5, 2010
Chile’s paint sector continues to report positive growth despite the economic downturn. Read More »
The Global Adhesives Industry
Published October 4, 2010
The global consumption of formulated adhesives was 16.6 billion pounds in 2009 worth $20.6 billion. Read More »
Published October 4, 2010
The paint and coatings market has seen shipment values fall for the third consecutive year in 2009. Read More »
Published July 6, 2010
IRL has published the ninth edition of A Profile of the Asia-Pacific Paint Industry. Read More »
Published July 6, 2010
IAL Consultants has published the eighth edition of its report on the markets for Polyurethane Chemicals and Products in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Read More »
AkzoNobel Sets $3 billion China Target for 2015
Published July 6, 2010
AkzoNobel unveiled growth plans for Asia where it plans to double its current revenue in China within five years. Read More »
Rebounding (...or Reeling?) from the Recession
Published May 25, 2010
Cynthia Niekamp of PPG Industries offers the latest on the automotive coatings market. Read More »
By Tim Wright
Published May 5, 2010
World demand for architectural paint is forecast to rise 3.6 percent per year through 2013 to 22.8 million metric tons, valued at $51 billion. Read More »
Published May 1, 2010
World demand for architectural paint is forecast to rise 3.6 percent per year through 2013 to 22.8 million metric tons, valued at $51 billion, according to “World Architectural Paint,” a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., a Clevela… Read More »
Published May 1, 2010
Arch Chemicals, Inc. reported completion of the previously announced divestiture of its industrial coatings business to The Sherwin-Williams Company for approximately €40 million ($54 million). With operations located in Italy, UK, France, Spain… Read More »
Published May 1, 2010
Miba, a strategic development partner of the international engine and automotive industry based in Laakirchen, Upper Austria, is taking over the British coating specialist Teer Coatings Ltd., Droitwich, UK.      “With the takeove… Read More »
Published May 1, 2010
Worries in Europe about air pollution were intensified in April as a massive cloud of ash from a volcanic eruption in Iceland grounded all passenger aircraft in the region. However these concerns about air quality, stemming from a rising incidence o… Read More »



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