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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 »
Published February 17, 2012
Surfactants lower the surface tension of a liquid, so that usually non-mixable liquids can be mixed. The market research institute Ceresana Research expects the global surfactant market to generate revenues of more than US$41 billion in 2018—tr… Read More »
Would You Even Know A Trade Secret If It Jumped Up and Bit You Somewhere?
By Steve McDaniel, PhD, JD, Contributing Editor
Published February 15, 2012
OK. We all know what trade secrets are, right? The formula for Coca Cola is supposedly in a heavily guarded vault in Atlanta (yeah, right). We can all probably agree that if someone swipes the Coke formula, they are guilty of trade secret theft (amon… Read More »
Marketing Mistakes
By Phil Phillips, PhD, Contributing Editor
Published February 15, 2012
Ever since I took several MBA courses, at Northwestern, I’ve been a fan of Dr. Philip Kotler (Professor of International Marketing at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management). So when he discusses anything about marketing, I listen. K… Read More »
The Complexities of Communicating Safety
By Sean Milmo, Europe Correspondent
Published February 15, 2012
Rules for downstream communication of safety information are a big concern among coatings companies in Europe. Read More »
Sherwin-Williams Markets With QR Codes in Brazil
By Charles Thurston, Latin America Correspondent
Published February 15, 2012
The Brazilian consumer market has yet to catch on with quick response codes, but it’s getting there. Read More »
Published February 15, 2012
According to a new BAC report recently published by MarketPublishers.com, demand for acrylic resins in the European Union (EU) is trending downward. In 2010, the demand amounted to 471,800 tons. Within the 2006-2010 period, alkyd resins consumption d… Read More »
Published February 15, 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 »
Published February 15, 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 February 15, 2012
Global demand for paint and coatings is forecast to rise 5.4 percent per year to 45.6 million metric tons in 2015, valued at $142 billion, according to Freedonia Group's report, "World Paint & Coatings." Advances will be driven by a… Read More »
Published February 15, 2012
The Asia Pacific (APAC) decorative coatings market has seen steady progress since 2010, outperforming the global decorative coatings market in volume and value. This surge in volume can be explained by the heavy investments in infrastructure developm… Read More »
CHINACOAT2011 Was A Massive Success
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published January 24, 2012
CHINACOAT2011 in Shanghai mirrored China's growing and dynamic coatings industry. Read More »
Growing Paint Additives Market
By Tim Wright, Editor
Published January 24, 2012
Environmental pressures and the growing shift toward water-based paint systems are fueling demand for paint and coating additives, providing tremendous growth potential for additives suppliers. Read More »
Pigments Market Update
By Kerry Pianoforte, Associate Editor
Published January 24, 2012
Although still not back to pre-recession levels, the pigments market has continued to recover. Pigment companies are reporting a decrease in supply issues and an increase in demand for certain market segments, such as automotive coatings. Read More »
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