Paint & Coatings Manufacturer News


August 9, 2005

● The Far East paint market—China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and
Taiwan–is projected to post volume growth from 5,704,500 tons in 2000
to 8,288,500 tons by 2005, according to IRL’s study on the Asia-Pacific
paint industry.
The Indian subcontinent–including Bangladesh, India, Pakistan
and Sri-Lanka, will rise from 793,500 tons to 1,231,000 tons during the same period. Overall, the Asia-Pacific paint market is expected to reach some 11,100,000 tons
by 2005.
This study, which breaks down the market into four regional areas (Far East, South East Asia, Indian
subcontinent and Oceania), provides an overview of the market and reviews each country’s paint
imports, exports and production. It also provides an overview of coatings technologies such as powder
and radiation curing, a directory of manufacturers and an overview of the availability of selected raw
materials. For more information, contact Terry Knowles, 44 (0) 20 -8832-7830; Fax: 44 (0) 20 8566 4931;
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