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    AkzoNobel’s success in fighting off  a takeover bid by PPG  Industries could signal a change in attitudes to acquisitions among politicians and the public in Europe, which may slow down consolidation in the coatings and other sectors…
    Sean Milmo, European Correspondent 07.05.17

  • Pollution Concerns Drive Market for Air-Cleaning Coatings

    Pollution Concerns Drive Market for Air-Cleaning Coatings

    Mounting anxieties about poor air quality are beginning to overshadow the concerns related to the dangers of global warming.
    Sean Milmo, European Correspondent 06.05.17

  • Raw Material Suppliers Consolidate to Become Single Source Suppliers

    The trend towards further consolidation in the  European coatings sector is not just being confined to producers of finished coatings but  to the manufacturers of raw materials  as well, particularly additives. This was evident at l…
    Sean Milmo, European Correspondent 05.01.17


  • Rising Raw Material Prices Could Spark Increased Consolidation for European Coatings Companies

    Increasing costs could squeeze margins in the coatings sector strengthening the trend toward more consolidation.
    Sean Milmo , European Correspondent 03.31.17

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    The coatings sector in Europe has entered 2017 with the prospect of a period of controversy over safety regulations for some of its key raw materials. The Helsinki-based European Chemical Agency (ECHA) triggered in mid-January moves which could pl…
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  • How Will Brexit Effect the UK Coatings Industry

    Brexit would give the UK the chance of reaching its own free trade agreement, which could open up new coatings markets.
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  • Industrial Coatings  | Pigments

    SMEs Face Challenges Related to REACH

    Compliance with sustainability legislation, both at the European Union and national levels, has been tough for small and medium entetrprises (SMEs) in Europe’s coatings value chain. Compliance with sustainability legislation, both at th…
    Sean Milmo, European Correspondent 07.14.16

  • Architectural Coatings | Marine Coatings

    PPG Meets EU Coatings Market Challenges

    by Sean Milmo European Correspondent milmocw@rodmanmedia.com Pressure on the leading global coatings companies to keep up a stream of innovations has been increasing as the competition between them intensifies at a time of  growing consolidation…
    Sean Milmo, European Correspondent 06.08.16

  • Powder Coatings

    European Coil Coatings Market

    The European sector for coil coatings  and other prepainted metals is battling against a new surge in imports, triggered by overcapacity in China’s steel and aluminium industries. So far, however, the European  coil coatings segment…
    Sean Milmo, European Correspondent 05.09.16


  • Industrial Coatings
    Russia Experiences Rise of Competition Among Foreign and Domestic Coating Manufacturers

    Russia Experiences Rise of Competition Among Foreign and Domestic Coating Manufacturers

    The estimated overall size of the Russia market for industrial coatings in 2015 was 350,000 tons.
    Vladislav Vorotnikov , Russia Correspondent 04.08.16

  • EU Embraces Broader Definition of ‘Greenness’

    The basis for juding a product as being green is changing.
    Sean Milmo , European Correspondent 04.08.16

  • Automotive Refinish  | Industrial Coatings  | Powder Coatings | Wood Coatings

    AkzoNobel Reorganizes Activities with Acquisition of BASF’s Industrial Coatings Operation

    AkzoNobel’s acquisition of BASF’s global industrial coatings operations could be the first of a number of initiatives.
    Sean Milmo, European Correspondent 03.21.16

  • Industrial Coatings  | Pigments

    REACH Generating New Tensions

    Among many industrial sectors it is generating new tension.
    Sean Milmo, European Correspondent 02.12.16

  • Wood Coatings

    Growing Bespoke Market for Coatings in Europe

    A growing proportion of coatings sales in Europe are being customized often to levels where the coatings are effectively bespoke  products formulated to meet one-off or short lasting requirements. In most cases these needs are technological,…
    Sean Milmo , European Correspondent 01.15.16

  • Pigments

    European Coatings Sector Embraces Concept of Circular Economy

    The application of sustainability, originally mainly focused on individual products and their ingredients, has been extended to whole value chains. In the coatings sector these value chain cover the raw materials for the wide range of chemicals us…
    Sean Milmo, European Correspondent 12.18.15