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  • Recent Trends in Architectural Coatings

    Recent Trends in Architectural Coatings

    John A. Gilbert, Behr Process Corporation||September 13, 2016
    The architectural coatings industry has undergone great change over the last ten years.  Today’s coatings have a much different raw material base, a different environmental profile and different properties.  These changes have been br…


  • Metallic Pigments

    Metallic Pigments

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor||June 8, 2016
    Diversified trends in automotive colors and increased consumer competition are driving this market forward.


  • The Industrial Coatings Market

    The Industrial Coatings Market

    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor||June 8, 2016
    The market for industrial and protective coatings has potential for growth in a number of key markets.


  • The Ongoing Quest to Coat the World in Green

    The Ongoing Quest to Coat the World in Green

    Jeff Alexander , VP of Sales, Coil and Extrusion Division, Valspar||October 19, 2015
    As the climate continues to change, human population continues to grow, and our natural resources continue to diminish, industries have seen a global shift, placing greater importance on green design and sustainable business practices. However, green…


  • Overcoming Adhesion Failures of UV Coatings with Atmospheric Plasma Treatment

    Overcoming Adhesion Failures of UV Coatings with Atmospheric Plasma Treatment

    Paul Mills and Andrew Stecher, Plasmatreat USA, Elgin, IL||October 19, 2015
    Abstract UV curable coatings are becoming an increasingly popular alternative to conventional coatings.  Compared with thermal coatings, UV coatings provide a number of benefits to plastic part manufacturers including enhanced appearance, imp…


  • China – A Maturing Economy

    China – A Maturing Economy

    Dan Watson , Contributing Writer||October 19, 2015
    Is China still an opportunity for investment?


  • Sealed in Stability

    Sealed in Stability

    Matthew Baum, Analyst at GCiS China Strategic Research||October 19, 2015
    There are still opportunities to be had by expanding to high-growth end-user industries, and producing high quality products.


  • Additives Supplier Directory

    Additives Supplier Directory

    October 19, 2015
    Here is a look at the latest offerings from select additives suppliers.


  • Pigment Supplier Directory

    Pigment Supplier Directory

    October 19, 2015
    Here is a look at the latest offerings from select pigment suppliers.


  • The Marine Coatings Market

    The Marine Coatings Market

    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor||August 17, 2015
    Asia-Pacific represents the key market for marine coatings due to new shipbuilding industry and dry-dockings.


  • Asia Pacific Report

    Asia Pacific Report

    August 17, 2015
    Asia is the largest of all continents on the earth. Asia has 30 percent of the world’s land mass with over 60 percent of the world’s population. Its population almost quadrupled during the 20th century. Depending upon how one defines it,…


  • High Performance and Special Effects Pigments Market

    High Performance and Special Effects Pigments Market

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor||August 17, 2015
    Continued growth is expected thanks to emerging markets.


  • The Industrial Coatings Market

    The Industrial Coatings Market

    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor||June 17, 2015
    The market grew by an estimated three percent in 2014.


  • Latin America Paint Outlook Mixed, But Growing

    Latin America Paint Outlook Mixed, But Growing

    Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent||June 17, 2015
    The estimated $10 billion demand in Latin America for paints and coatings is oddly mixed this year, as the economies in some of the largest countries – including Brazil and Colombia – slow down, while others like Mexico, Peru and the Cari…


  • Metallic  Pigments Market

    Metallic Pigments Market

    Catherine Diamond, Associate Editor||June 17, 2015
    Growth is on the horizon thanks to a revitalized automotive market and increased acceptance of aluminum.