Architectural coatings are the largest coating segment with 57% of the global volume in 2009 and 40% of the value. Architectural coating volume is off five percent compared to 2008 and a six percent per year rate of growth is projected through 2014. Original equipment manufacturers (OEM) coatings are 28% of the 2009 poundage; volume is down ten percent over 2008 and dollar value down 13%. A six percent per year rate of growth is forecast through 2014 when OEM volume is projected to be up 31% over 2009, but only 17% when compared to 2008. Transportation applications had the sharpest declines in 2009. Special purpose coatings are 15% of the pounds; volume is down a modest two percent compared to 2008. Marine coating growth continued in 2009, but there are significant obstacles to future growth for these coatings. Special purpose coatings are forecast to grow four percent per year through 2014.
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