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  • More Europeans Move From DIY to Pros

    More Europeans Move From DIY to Pros

    Instead of opting for DIY, an increasing proportion of home improvers in many European countries are switching to do-it-for-me (DIFM).
    Sean Milmo, European Correspondent 08.09.19

  • Low-VOC  Coalescents

    Low-VOC Coalescents

    Effect on Film Formation, Dirt Pick-Up Resistance and Surfactant Leaching
    Juliane P. Santos, Natália F. Paula, Robson A. Pagani, Rafael A. Caldato, Raquel da Silva and Silmar B. Barrios, Oxiteno Indústria S.A., Sao Paulo, Brazil 08.09.19

  • Asia Pacific Coatings Market

    Asia Pacific Coatings Market

    Asia Pacific is the world’s largest coatings market and has been growing at above-market rates for many years now and thus it can be considered the most important coatings market in the world.  Asia Pacific comprises a vast region of the w…
    Douglas Bohn, Orr & Boss Consulting Incorporated 08.09.19


  • The Marine Coatings  Market

    The Marine Coatings Market

    Growth expected despite increasing regulations and raw material supply issues.
    Anthony Locicero, Associate Editor 08.09.19

  • Top Companies Report

    Top Companies Report

    Coatings World is proud to bring the industry our annual Top Companies Report
    07.10.19

  • Carbon Capture Coatings: Proof Of Concept Results And Call To Action

    Carbon Capture Coatings: Proof Of Concept Results And Call To Action

    Summary Coatings capable of adhering to surfaces routinely exposed to light can exploit a biomimetic system similar to surfaces covered with photosynthetic lichen in order to capture, fix, and sequester carbon dioxide. When applied over sufficient…
    Brittney M. McInnis, Jonathan D. Hurt, Steve McDaniel, Lisa K. Kemp, Tyler W. Hodges, and David R. Nobles Jr., Reactive Surfaces, The University Of Southern Mississippi, The University Of Alabama, and The University Of Texas 07.03.19


  • Higher Performance, Higher Solids – A New Platform for High-Solids Alkyds

    Higher Performance, Higher Solids – A New Platform for High-Solids Alkyds

    Abstract In many market segments alkyd technology offers a value proposition unmatched by other coating technologies.  As a result alkyds maintain significant share in these segments.  Increasing market trends toward sustainability are c…
    Jeffrey Arendt and Jun Kim, Arkema Coating Resins, USA 07.03.19

  • Coatings Industry Joins Forces to Secure Mica Supply Chain and Eradicate Child Labor

    Coatings Industry Joins Forces to Secure Mica Supply Chain and Eradicate Child Labor

    Coatings manufacturers and pigments suppliers have combined resources with other members of the mica supply chain and NGOs focused on child labor to create the Responsible Mica Initiative (RMI), a global initiative with a singular purpose: to establi…
    Fanny Fremont, Executive Director, Responsible Mica Initiative 07.03.19

  • A Fraught Path through the Summer for Epoxy Resins

    It was a tumultuous first half of the year for the global epoxy resins industry.  Global economic headwinds and the U.S./China trade war weighed down on consumer sentiment and this created a pervasive negative outlook for the epoxy resins and it…
    Jennifer Hawkins, Contributing Writer 07.03.19


  • Top Companies Report

    Top Companies Report

    Coatings World is proud to bring the industry our annual Top Companies Report – the only truly global ranking of the top manufacturers of paint and coatings. Our editorial staff has spent many hours researching the industry to provide our reade…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 07.03.19

  • Uzbekistan Set to Become Coatings Exporter

    Uzbekistan Set to Become Coatings Exporter

    Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has instructed the national government to boost the production of the domestic coatings by a factor of four times roughly to 600,000 tons per year in the next few years. With these production quantities, Uzbekistan…
    Vladislav Vorotnikov, Russia Correspondent 07.03.19

  • Expansions in India Paint & Coatings Industry

    Expansions in India Paint & Coatings Industry

    Indian paint and coatings producers added significant production capacities in 2018. Currently, there are a number of ongoing expansions in the paint and coatings sector by major producers in the country. Overview of the Indian paint industry E…
    Yogender Singh, India, Asia-Pacific Correspondent 07.03.19

  • AkzoNobel Fuels Innovation with  Paint the Future Competition

    AkzoNobel Fuels Innovation with Paint the Future Competition

    Pressure on coatings producers in Europe to generate a continuous flow of innovative technologies and products has never been more intense. In response to the needs of customers, coatings are becoming more complex with multipurpose functional prop…
    Sean Milmo, European Correspondent 07.03.19

  • Peru Market Strengthens on Private Investment

    Peru Market Strengthens on Private Investment

    The Peruvian market is strengthening, with its estimated four percent gross domestic product growth rate steady, and a rising count of international investments in major projects. While much of the new construction in the country will surround infras…
    Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent 07.03.19

  • The Economics of Carbon Capture Coatings

    The Economics of Carbon Capture Coatings

    I have been writing this column for 14 years. A guiding principle to which I have always attempted to apply to is giving the best business advice I could, based upon 40 years in the coatings, paints, adhesives and sealants industry. That advice from…
    Phil Phillips, Contributing Editor 07.03.19