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Published March 23, 2015
The Western Coatings Symposium (WCS) is seeking technical presentations to be considered for the 32nd WCS. Sponsored by the Arizona, Golden Gate, Pacific Northwest and Los Angeles Societies for Coatings Technology, the WCS will be held at the Paris H… Read More »
Published March 16, 2015
Global demand for countertops is forecast to rise 4.2 percent per year to 503 million square meters in 2018, according to The Freedonia Group.  Demand for countertops will benefit from improved building construction activity throughout much o… Read More »
Published March 16, 2015
Consumers in the capital city of the world’s fourth most populous nation of Indonesia spent over 125 billion rupiahs on paint during the two months period of November to December last year, going by the retail sales data by GfK. GfK commence… Read More »
Coatings Summit Draws Top Leaders in the Industry
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published March 4, 2015
This biennial event attracts the top leaders in the coatings industry. Read More »
By Arnold Wang, China Correspondent
Published February 23, 2015
Since 2009 the automobile industry of China has surpassed that of America to become the largest in the world. In 2013, China produced 22.1 million automobiles, 12.1 million out of which are passenger cars. The continuous economy growth leads to fast… Read More »
By Sean Milmo, European Correspondent
Published February 23, 2015
The European coatings industry entered this year in the final stages of  a big exercise in the relabeling  of   its products to comply with a new European Union regulation on hazard warnings for mixtures of chemicals and other for… Read More »
By Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
Published February 23, 2015
A host of negative factors in Brazil’s economy are pointing to a barely positive growth rate during 2015, an outlook that has been scaled back several times over the past year. While many sectors are flat or in decline, there is some positive n… Read More »
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published February 20, 2015
This month’s issue of Coatings World covers two key markets – wood coatings and corrosion control. Associate Editor, Catherine Diamond takes a look at the “Wood Coatings Market” (page 24) in this month’s cover article.&… Read More »
The European Coatings Show Preview
By Kerry Pianoforte, Editor
Published February 18, 2015
ECS 2015 will feature more than 1,000 exhibitors. Read More »
Published February 16, 2015
The Eastern Coatings Show, sponsored by the Eastern Coatings Federation, Inc., will again be held at the Taj Mahal Hotel and Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey, from June 1st to June 4th, 2015. According to Bob Whiteley, the president of the Easter… Read More »
Published February 6, 2015
Dr. Robson F. Storey of the University of Southern Mississippi’s School of Polymers and High Performance Materials is the 2014-2015 Bennett Distinguished Professor and Keynote Speaker at the T.W. Bennett Symposium. The Symposium will be held Ap… Read More »
Published February 4, 2015
The Eastern Coatings Show announced that the 2015 Show has expanded at a rapid rate. To accommodate this growth, the show will now be held June 1st to the 4th. According to Robert Whiteley, the President of the Eastern Coatings Federation, Inc. an… Read More »
Published January 29, 2015
IRL has launched a new edition of its regional title A Profile of the Eastern European Paint Industry. This fully updated report provides market data for 2013 and forecasts for 2018, and gives an overview of the paint industry trends across… Read More »
Published January 28, 2015
The latest figures from the British Coatings Federation show that for the second consecutive year, paint sales have outperformed GDP, with an increase of 5 percent in volume during 2014, against economic growth of 3 percent. “We’ve seen… Read More »
Oil Price Hits Electric Vehicle Sales?
By Dr. Peter Harrop, Chairman, IDTechEx
Published January 26, 2015
The oil price may stay low for many years due to oversupply. This will not affect the sales of electric road vehicles because their sales numbers decoupled from the oil price many years ago thanks to superior performance, subsidies and privileges suc… Read More »



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