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A profile of the South American paints industry
Published June 27, 2012
IRL has published a new edition of its “Profile of the South American Paints Industry.” This report covers the markets for paints and coatings in Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela… Read More »
Published May 28, 2012
The global market for coatings is forecast to reach 8.7 billion gallons in volume and $$107 billion in value by the year 2017 said research firm GIA. Major factors driving growth in the market include the recovery of global economies from the recent… Read More »
Shifting Opportunities for Suppliers of Conductive Coatings
By Robert Nolan, NanoMarkets LLC
Published April 19, 2012
A look at growth prospects in the conductive coatings segment. Read More »
The Resins Market
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published April 19, 2012
Resins suppliers reported modest recovery in 2011 and are optimistic that these improvements will continue into 2012. Read More »
BASF Building New Acrylic Plant in Brazil
By Charles Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
Published April 19, 2012
Production cost of its Suvinil paint line to drop. Read More »
Coatings Industry Continues Strong Push To Recovery
By Sean Milmo, Europe Correspondent
Published April 19, 2012
Q1 results better than expected. Read More »
China: The Evolving Innovator or Continuing Imitator?
By Dan Watson, China Correspondent
Published April 19, 2012
Week after week we read headlines pronouncing that China is about to overtake the U.S. and other advanced economies and become the number one global economic force. Recently there have been a number of high profile announcements that China will also… Read More »
A profile of the Chinese paint industry
Published March 21, 2012
IRL has published the sixth edition of its report, “A Profile of the Chinese Paint Industry.” The report updates IRL’s previous study released in 2009 and includes the latest industry trends and up-to-date statistics. Chinese paint… Read More »
Surfactants Update
By Kerry Pianoforte, Associate Editor
Published March 19, 2012
Surfactants manufacturers focus on environmental issues and developing “greener” technologies. Read More »
Auto OEM Coatings
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published March 19, 2012
Lower costs, reduced air pollution and better performance are key drivers in automotive coatings and suppliers like BASF continue to offer new technologies and new products for the automotive industry. Read More »
Trade Secrets and Employees: Are you covering your Ass(ets)?
By Beth McDaniel, JD & Steve McDaniel, PhD, JD, Contributing Writers
Published March 19, 2012
Secret formulas, manufacturing pro­cesses, financial information, future product plans, customer lists…what are your trade secrets and what are you doing to protect them from inadvertent or intentional misuse or misappropriation by your ow… Read More »
Published March 19, 2012
The general coating industry has declined but specialized coating surface engineering sectors are witnessing strong growth driven by the needs of high-end industries, such as oil and gas and electronics, according to a new report released by Future M… Read More »
Published March 19, 2012
According to a new study by the consulting firm Kusumgar, Nerlfi & Growney, in 2011 U.S. consumption of coatings is projected to be 1.4 billion gallons, containing 7.8 billion pounds of solids, worth $23 billion. The industry saw its peak consum… Read More »
No Stopping Luxury Brand Growth
By Sean Milmo, Europe Correspondent
Published March 19, 2012
Long-term prospects look more positive than the current pressure car markets are facing. Read More »
Hempel Opens Argentine Plant for Region
By Charles Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
Published March 19, 2012
New facility will deliver more than 10 million liters of paint and coatings per year. Read More »
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