Russian Report


  • An Outward Glance

    An Outward Glance

    A look at the present state of the Russian paint and coatings market, opportunities for export and the impact of sanctions.
    Vladislav Vorotnikov, Russia Correspondent 11.05.18

  • Ukraine Coatings Market’s Recovery in Progress

    Ukraine Coatings Market’s Recovery in Progress

    Both production and sales of coatings proved to be strong in Ukraine in 2018, driving the domestic industry to pre-crisis operational performance.  In total, Ukraine manufactured 240,000 tons of various coatings in 2017, up seven percent as c…
    Vladislav Vorotnikov, Russia Correspondent 09.01.18

  • Russia Looks for New Impetuses for the  Domestic Coatings Industry

    Russia Looks for New Impetuses for the Domestic Coatings Industry

    From early 2018 the Russian government has been actively adopting new national regulations related to the domestic coatings industry in a bid to avoid stagnation in the years to come. The government seeks to achieve a twofold rise in domestic coat…
    Vladislav Vorotnikov, Russia Correspondent 07.03.18

  • 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

  • Coating Industry in Ukraine Pulled Out of a Nosedive

    Coating Industry in Ukraine Pulled Out of a Nosedive

    The demand for coatings in Ukraine in 2017 was on the rise for the second consecutivet year, marking the long-awaited recovery at the domestic market after the three-year slump, according to information recently shared by the State Statistical Servic…
    Vladislav Vorotnikov, Russia Correspondent 03.19.18

  • Russian Coatings Industry Gradually Shifts to Domestic Raw Materials

    Russian Coatings Industry Gradually Shifts to Domestic Raw Materials

    Russia has been importing most of the raw materials it needs for its coatings industry since the Soviet times, as long as the domestic chemical industry had no ability to provide manufacturers with the products they were looking for. However, thin…
    Vladislav Vorotnikov, Russia Correspondent 01.08.18

  • Insight into Russia’s Coatings Market

    Insight into Russia’s Coatings Market

    A recent issue of Coatings World featured an article “Coatings in Russia Might be Dangerous for Health.” In order to avoid possible double interpretations of the statements in the article, as well as to eliminate a number of mistakes made…
    Vladislav Vorotnikov , Russia Correspondent 11.06.17

  • Coatings in Russia Might be Dangerous to Health

    Coatings in Russia Might be Dangerous to Health

    The Russian Quality Paint Association was founded in 2014 to combat sub-standard products being brought to market.
    Vladislav Vorotnikov , Russia Correspondent 09.04.17

  • Russia’s Government Designing New Shape of Coatings Industry

    Russia’s Government Designing New Shape of Coatings Industry

    The coating industry was among the first segments of Russia’s economy that overcame recession starting back in 2014 and in large part this was possible thanks to the governmental efforts aimed to maintain a good investment environment for domes…
    Vladislav Vorotnikov, Russia Correspondent 07.05.17

  • Russia’s Industry for Water-Dispersible Paints is on the Recovery Track

    Russia’s Industry for Water-Dispersible Paints is on the Recovery Track

    The volume of production of water-dispersible paints in Russia will steadily grow in the coming years.
    Vladislav Vorotnikov, Russia Correspondent 05.01.17

  • Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes Looks Promising for Global Coating Industry

    Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes Looks Promising for Global Coating Industry

    The single wall carbon nanotubes industry has a lot of of potential for cooperation with coating manufacturers. One key ares is in the antistatic and conductive coatings segments, according to Luxemburg-based company OCSiAl, which accounts for 90 per…
    Vladislav Vorotnikov , Russia Correspondent 01.06.17

  • Kazakhstan Coating Market Passed Tipping Point

    Kazakhstan Coating Market Passed Tipping Point

    The Kazakhstan coatings market is divided among 15 manufacturers, who in total account for 50 percent of the overall market.
    Vladislav Vorotnikov , Russia Correspondent 10.10.16

  • Ukraine Coatings Market Dries Up as Economic Crisis Takes Toll

    Ukraine Coatings Market Dries Up as Economic Crisis Takes Toll

    The Ukraine coatings market faces serious consolidation issues. There are 200 companies operating in the country.
    Vladislav Vorotnikov, Russia Correspondent 08.10.16

  • Business Operation | Marine Coatings | Powder Coatings
    Foreign Producers Adapted to New Conditions in the Russian Market

    Foreign Producers Adapted to New Conditions in the Russian Market

    Foreign paint and coatings manufacturers operating in Russia move to localize production and raw material purchases.
    Vladislav Vorotnikov, Russia Correspondent 07.18.16