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  • Top Companies Report

    Top Companies Report

    Once again, Coatings World brings the industry our Top Companies Report
    07.06.18

  • Adhesion Promotion for UV Coatings and Inks onto Difficult Plastic Substrates

    Adhesion Promotion for UV Coatings and Inks onto Difficult Plastic Substrates

    Abstract Ensuring proper adhesion between energy-curable coatings and non-absorptive substrates has long been a significant challenge. Whether it’s high shrinkage seen with the coating itself or low surface energy of the substrate’s su…
    Rebecca Banton, Brian Casey, Dr. Christian Maus, Matthew Carroll,, Evonik Corp. 07.05.18

  • Importance of Analytical Testing in Biocide Selection for Polymer Dispersions

    Importance of Analytical Testing in Biocide Selection for Polymer Dispersions

    Abstract As the industrial market shifts toward new and increasingly water-based polymer dispersions, the need for biocides to protect the integrity of the finished product increases.   When fouled, polymer dispersions may exhibit a numb…
    Matthew Besterci, Cecilia M. McGough and Wilson Nova-Ruiz, Lanxess Corporation 07.05.18


  • Is Your TiO2 Supply Strategy Sustainable?

    Is Your TiO2 Supply Strategy Sustainable?

    2018 outlook on the supply/demand cycle.
    Joe Maas, The ChemQuest Group, Inc. 07.03.18

  • PPG Comex to Paint Mexico in Rosa Chilango

    PPG Comex to Paint Mexico in Rosa Chilango

    PPG Comex has taken up a broad campaign to help Mexico City paint murals and other walls throughout the capital in celebration of the city’s being named the 2018 World Capital of Design by the World Design Organization. The WDO is an interna…
    Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent 07.03.18

  • Prospects . . . .  Talk, Listen, Measure & Act

    Prospects . . . . Talk, Listen, Measure & Act

    I’ve always been a fan of Harry Beckwith, author of the bestselling books “Selling the Invisible” and “The Invisible Touch.” Many of Mr. Beckwith’s sage advice based on astute observations have been adopted by succ…
    07.03.18


  • Resins Supplier Directory

    Resins Supplier Directory

    Here is a look at the latest offerings from select resins suppliers.
    07.03.18

  • Paint India 2018 – Show Report

    Paint India 2018 – Show Report

    Paint India offered a wealth of information on paint and coatings for this growing market.
    Yogender Singh, India/Asia-Pacific Correspondent 06.04.18

  • Industrial Coatings Market

    Industrial Coatings Market

    Industrial coatings manufacturers interviewed for this article reported that the market has experienced growth over the past year with that trend expected to continue for 2018 and beyond. “The industrial coatings market has seen solid growth…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 06.04.18


  • Latin American Economies Raise a Slow Boil

    Latin American Economies Raise a Slow Boil

    Growth prospects in Latin America have improved over the past year, adding another percentage point in gross domestic product expansion to the current rate of close to two percent, with much hotter five percent-plus growth eruptions in several isolat…
    Charles W. Thurston, Latin America Correspondent 06.04.18

  • Lab & Testing Equipment Directory

    Lab & Testing Equipment Directory

    Here is a look at the latest offerings from select lab and testing equipment suppliers.
    05.04.18

  • Biocides Directory

    Here is a look at the latest offerings from select biocide suppliers.
    05.04.18

  • The Art of Color Trends Forecasting

    The Art of Color Trends Forecasting

    Each year, PPG’s more than 20 global color stylists from industries including automotive, aerospace, consumer electronics and architectural gather to attend the PPG Global Color Forecast workshop. During the three-day meeting, PPG’s color…
    Dee Schlotter, Senior Color Marketing Manager, PPG’s architectural coatings business 05.04.18

  • Russian Coatings Producers Feel Brunt of  Weak Demand at the Domestic Market

    Russian Coatings Producers Feel Brunt of Weak Demand at the Domestic Market

    In the first quarter of 2017 Russia produced 183,000 tons of coatings, down 8.4 percent compared to the same period of the previous year on the background of the surprisingly weak demand at the domestic market, according to data recently released by…
    Vladislav Vorotnikov, Russia Correspondent 05.04.18

  • Methylcyclohexyl Diamine (Baxxodur® EC 210)

    Methylcyclohexyl Diamine (Baxxodur® EC 210)

    A Hardener for Epoxy Systems with Superior Carbamate Stability
    Irene Gorman, Michael Henningsen, Frank Hettche, Matthaeus Kopczynski, Alexander Panchenko, Marc Hofmann, Chin Li, Raj Sundar, BASF SE, BASF Coatings GmbH, BASF Corp. 05.04.18