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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 »
Published March 15, 2012
The biomaterials sector is rapidly expanding and significant advances have been made in the technology of biomedical coatings and materials, which provide a means to improve the wear of joints, change the biological interaction between implant and ho… Read More »
Published March 14, 2012
The American Coatings Association (ACA) has published the "U.S. Paint & Coatings Industry Market Analysis: 2010-2015," which profiles the coatings industry’s 21 market sectors over the past two years, offering analysis, and provid… Read More »
Published March 13, 2012
IRL has published the fourth edition of its report, “A Profile of the Middle Eastern and African Paint Industries.” The political and social uprising initiated at the end of 2010 known as the Arab Spring had and is continuing to have a h… Read More »
By Panos Scarlatos, Director General, Helenic Association of Chemical Industries (HACI)
Published February 28, 2012
Our country for the past two years has been in the spotlight of the economic world. Negative publicity for the last couple of months has created a sense of insecurity to the stakeholders of the Greek economy as well as to all those who trade with Gre… Read More »
Published February 23, 2012
NanoMarkets released its latest report titled, “BIPV Glass Markets 2012.”  In the report NanoMarkets estimates that the total market for BIPV glass will reach $6.4 billion in revenues in 2016 compared to $1.5 billion in 2012. The re… Read More »
Published February 22, 2012
BASF is going to stop producing lead chromate pigments by the end of 2014 at the latest and concentrate worldwide on the production and marketing of alternative products the company said. These are offered by the company for the yellow as well as the… Read More »
Published February 22, 2012
Jotun's long-term growth trend continued in 2011 with improved sales in most segments and divisions, due to improved markets in Asia and parts of the Middle East said the company, however the paint maker's profit took a dip. The company repo… Read More »
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