Editorial


  • Overview of Aerospace Coatings Market

    This month’s feature article focuses on the aerospace coatings market. Aerospace coatings manufacturers I interviewed for this article reported that the market saw growth in 2017, with optimism for more of the same. Market data from Global M…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 05.04.18

  • How Will a Potential Trade War with China Affect the Coatings Industry?

    As this issue goes to press President Donald Trump called for the initiation of tariffs on approximately $50 billion worth of Chinese imports as a result of an investigation into intellectual property theft, which has been a source of discord in U.S.…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 04.09.18

  • CEO Forum and ACS Issue

    This month’s issue is jam packed with insight on the paint and coatings industry. Our CEO Forum continues to be one of our most popular articles (p. 70). This annual feature offers insight from some of the top players in the coatings industr…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 03.19.18

  • Wood Coatings Market

    Wood Coatings Market

    This month’s feature article covers the wood coatings market. The wood coatings segment is comprised of both DIYers and professionals and covers a diverse range of products from wood decking stains and finishes to coatings for cabinetry and fur…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 02.05.18

  • Raw Material Supply Issues Take Center Stage

    As we enter into 2018 raw material supply issues seem to be at the forefront of the news regarding the paint and coatings industry. Over the last several weeks (and months), the proposed merger between titanium dioxide giants Tronox and Cristal, has…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 01.08.18

  • Consolidation in the Coatings Industry Continues

    The paint and coatings market experienced major consolidation in 2017, with more mergers expected in 2018. According to a July 2017 article in our magazine, “Rivalry at the Top?  Growing Concentration in the Coatings Industry:” Th…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 12.04.17

  • Coatings World Welcomes India Correspondent

    Coatings World prides itself on being a truly global paint and coatings magazine. We have correspondents covering Europe, Latin America, Russia, China and Africa. We are pleased to announce we have added a correspondent who will be covering the India…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 11.06.17

  • Harvey and Irma Pack a Punch

    Over the past few weeks the U.S. has been hit by two monster storms. Hurricane Harvey devastated parts of Texas and Hurricane Irma is currently battering the Caribbean and Florida. The human devastation is stunning and the extent of the damage is sti…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 10.02.17

  • Coatings World 2017 International Buyers’ Guide

    Our annual International Buyers’ Guide serves as a valuable reference tool to the paint and coatings industry. It is comprised of a comprehensive listing of companies offering pigments, resins, additives, solvents and oils, as well as productio…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 09.04.17

  • ABRAFATI Issue

    This month we are excited to offer our readers a special ABRAFATI Supplement. For those not familiar with this event, ABRAFATI is the largest coatings industry event in Latin America.  This special section is focused on the Brazil paint and coat…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 08.09.17

  • All Eyes on the Coatings Industry

    Although traditionally, the paint and coatings industry is rather conservative, this year has seen a flurry of activity. For the better half of the year industry experts were focused on the impending acquisition of Valspar by Sherwin-Williams. To cle…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 07.05.17

  • Industrial Coatings Shift to Water

    This month’s cover article is on the Industrial Coatings Market. This is a large and varied market that is comprised of various segments such as oil and gas, industrial architectural and industrial maintenance. The one thing all of these differ…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 06.05.17

  • Eastern Coatings Show Edition

    Some of our readers may not be familiar with the Eastern Coatings Show. Now in its third year, the Eastern Coatings Show is fast becoming the East Coast’s largest event dedicated to the coatings, paints, sealants and adhesives industries. This…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 05.01.17

  • Waterborne UV Coatings Market

    Coatings World recently attended the uvebWest 2017, held in Burlingame, California. Energy curing is finding new applications, from 3D printing and touch displays to inkjet and food packaging, and UV LED is emerging as a huge opportunity. Ink World e…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 03.31.17

  • Coatings Summit Held in China for the First Time

    As anyone involved in the paint and coatings industry knows, China is the most important market for our industry. According to our China correspondent, Arnold Wang, in the first half of 2016 China’s GDP growth was 6.7 percent over the same peri…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 02.13.17

  • 2017 at a Glance

    One of the things I always do at the beginning of the new year is organize my travel plans for all the major coatings trade shows and conferences. 2017 is looking to be quite busy in terms of quality technical conferences and trade shows. I will be t…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 01.06.17

  • Uncertain Future

    2016 has been an interesting year in terms of political changes. The UK’s recent 52/42 vote to leave the European Union will certainly have an impact on the coatings industry. A recent survey by  the British Coatings Federation (BCF) of it…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 12.09.16

  • Sustainability Drives Innovation

    Sustainability is one of the most discussed issues in the paint and coatings industry. In the past paint and coatings manufacturers focused research and development efforts to develop low- and zero- VOC technology for paints, stains, caulks and seala…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 11.09.16

  • China in Transition

    In a recent Forbes article, “4 Wall Street Predictions,” Liyan Chen noted “it is no exaggeration to claim that if China sneezes, the world catches a cold.” The global economy is intrinsically tied to that of China and for n…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 10.10.16

  • Coatings World International Buyers’ Guide

    Our annual International Buyers’ Guide serves as a valuable reference tool to the paint and coatings industry. It is comprised of a comprehensive listing of companies offering pigments, resins, additives, solvents and oils, as well as productio…
    Kerry Pianoforte, Editor 09.13.16