The Japan Paint Manufacturers Association has published data for the demand for paint in Japan for the fiscal year 2010. The predicted total volume is 1,434,000 tons, which is 1.1% more than in the fiscal year 2009. Market sectors predicted to grow in 2010 include new vehicles (226,000 tons, +9.7%); electrical appliances (67,000 tons, +6.3%); metallic products (97,000 tons, +5.4%); and industrial machinery (58,000 tons, +18.4%). Market sectors facing a decline include buildings (364,000 tons, -0.8%); steel structures (76,000 tons, -1.3%); marine usage (111,000 tons, -7.5%); wooden products (26,000 tons, -7.1%); and DIY usage (25,000 tons, -7.4%).
Klaus Moeller, Group Vice President and Stefan Olsen, Fouling Release Systems Manager, R&D, Hempel A/S||November 9, 2016 A focus on enhancing operational efficiencies galvanizes change for protective coatings.