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Published May 1, 2010
Worries in Europe about air pollution were intensified in April as a massive cloud of ash from a volcanic eruption in Iceland grounded all passenger aircraft in the region. However these concerns about air quality, stemming from a rising incidence o… Read More »
Published May 1, 2010
World demand for architectural paint is forecast to rise 3.6 percent per year through 2013 to 22.8 million metric tons, valued at $51 billion, according to “World Architectural Paint,” a new study from The Freedonia Group, Inc., a Clevela… Read More »
Published May 1, 2010
Arch Chemicals, Inc. reported completion of the previously announced divestiture of its industrial coatings business to The Sherwin-Williams Company for approximately €40 million ($54 million). With operations located in Italy, UK, France, Spain… Read More »
Published May 1, 2010
Miba, a strategic development partner of the international engine and automotive industry based in Laakirchen, Upper Austria, is taking over the British coating specialist Teer Coatings Ltd., Droitwich, UK.      “With the takeove… Read More »
IFC Considers $10 Million for Guatemala's Lapco
By Charles W. Thurston
Published May 1, 2010
Guatemala's Lapco set to expand in Latin America. Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
According to Frost & Sullivan’s Chem­icals & Materials Practice, which hosted an analyst briefing via webinar on the Asia Pacific paint and coatings market last month, despite being hit hard by the economic downturn and having to fa… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
According to a new technical market research report, “Nanotechnology in Coatings and Adhesive Applications: Global Markets,” from BCC Research, the global market value for nanotechnology in coatings and adhesives is an estimated $3.7 bill… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Master Painters Institute (MPI) has launched its “Starting Point” program for paint raw materials suppliers. Under the new program, MPI will invite paint raw materials suppliers to submit wet samples of their starting point (guide) formul… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
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 i… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
According to Frost & Sullivan’s Chem­icals & Materials Practice, which hosted an analyst briefing via webinar on the Asia Pacific paint and coatings market last month, despite being hit hard by the economic downturn and having to fa… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
According to a new technical market research report, “Nanotechnology in Coatings and Adhesive Applications: Global Markets,” from BCC Research, the global market value for nanotechnology in coatings and adhesives is an estimated $3.7 bill… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
Master Painters Institute (MPI) has launched its “Starting Point” program for paint raw materials suppliers. Under the new program, MPI will invite paint raw materials suppliers to submit wet samples of their starting point (guide) formul… Read More »
Published April 6, 2010
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 i… Read More »
Published March 30, 2010
Balance-sheet tactics adopted by companies within the coatings supply chain in Europe to deal with the economic downturn have triggered cutbacks in investment in production plants but not so much in R&D. Throughout the chain extending from raw m… Read More »
The State of the Global Coatings Industry
By Scott Detiveaux
Published March 16, 2010
The global recession of 2008 and 2009 has had a tremendous impact on the coatings industry with all segments affected. However, the good news is that the market now appears to be in recovery. Read More »
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