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Smart Money is on Smart Coatings

Coatings that self-heal, self-clean, beat back moisture, purify the air and otherwise tune into their environment are set for red-hot growth in the years ahead, a new market forecast predict...


Sherwin-Williams Rings Up a Record

Protective and marine coatings helped, but its 4,003 paint stores delivered the biggest goods to give Sherwin-Williams "another year of record performance" in 2014.


Coating Makers See Cuban Opening

U.S. coating and building materials makers may now ship goods to Cuba for some renovation projects, under newly approved federal regulations.


U.S. Coatings Set for Strong Year

It's early yet, but 2015 is looking like a growth year for the U.S. paint and coatings market, if preliminary results from a new market forecast hold.


Antimicrobial Coatings Set to Clean Up

Huge concerns over the tiny world of bacteria, germs and parasites will ignite and sustain strong growth in the paint and coatings market in the coming years, a new report forecasts.


White Cars on Popularity Hot Streak

Holding on to its title for four years in a row, white was named the most popular shade on vehicles around the world.


Cement Pinch Felt Throughout Midwest

Frozen lakes, increased oil demand and plant breakdowns are three of the reasons contractors throughout the Midwest say they are experiencing a cement shortage.


PPG Puts Q3 in the Plus Column

Aerospace, automotive and industrial coatings growth helped fill the gaps in PPG's third quarter, giving the world's largest paint and coatings company an increase in earnings, sales and net...


U.S. Sees Strong Coatings Exports

The U.S. has seen strong numbers in coatings exports so far in 2014, the American Coatings Association reported.


U.S. Firms Eyeing Middle East Boom

Aiming to tap a trillion-dollar pipeline of megaprojects, the American Institute of Architects is developing its first trade mission to the Middle East.


Report: Road Paint Revenues to Climb

The need for safer roads will drive the traffic paints and coatings market in North America and Europe, boosting revenue 17 percent by 2020, according to a new report.


PPG’s Earnings Streak Continues in Q2

PPG Industries says a strong European market, coupled with healthy results in all major markets, helped the coatings giant secure a second quarter sales gain and "all-time" record quarterly ...


Sales Soar at Sherwin-Williams

Nearly all of the Sherwin-Williams Company’s segments saw sales gains in both the second quarter and first half of 2014, propelling the company to record sales.


PPG Retools in New Push for the Pros

Most of the U.S. purchasing power for architectural paints and coatings is now in the hands of contractors, specifiers and other professionals—a new reality that has PPG Industries rebrandin...


Paint Buyers Give Top Nods to 3 Brands

They may not be the biggest, but Benjamin Moore, Sherwin-Williams and BEHR are the best in the minds of many of their customers, according to J.D. Power's new Paint Satisfaction Study.


PPG Launches 2014 on a High Note

Shedding some businesses and adding others, the world’s largest paint and coatings company started 2014 with a bang, ringing up double-digit sales growth in the first quarter and its highest...


Ups and Downs at Sherwin-Williams

Mother Nature’s wrath and currency issues bedeviled Sherwin-Williams in the first quarter of 2014, dampening profits despite record sales.


Industrial Warms Cold Winter for RPM

“Outstanding results” by the industrial segment of Carboline’s parent company helped keep the chill off RPM International's bottom line and heat up record results in the third quarter, the c...


PPG Growing South of the Border

PPG Industries is beefing up its reach in Central America, announcing both a multimillion-dollar expansion of its Mexico facility and plans to acquire a Panama-based protective and marine co...


Outside U.S., Industrial Coatings Grow

While the North American industrial coatings market plods along, the market worldwide has taken a leap forward, with sizable new investments by Axalta Coating Systems and AkzoNobel.


Smart Coatings Turn on Tomorrow

Functional coatings that respond to their environment could be a critical piece of tomorrow's energy puzzle—but only if the price is right, a new report says.


AkzoNobel Sees Losses in 2013

AkzoNobel CEO Ton Büchner warned that 2013 would be a tough year for the Dutch coatings giant, and he was right.


Sherwin-Williams Finishes Fine in 2013

Paint stores popped and protective and marine sales held to wrap Sherwin-Williams’ 2013 fiscal year with a record $10.19 billion in consolidated net sales.


Paint Sales Outpace UK Economy

Robust coatings sales in the UK outperformed that nation’s overall economy in the fourth quarter of 2013, the British Coatings Federation has announced.


Industrial Coatings Hold Back Valspar

Struggling sales of general industrial coatings fueled a 14 percent fourth-quarter decline in profits at the Valspar Corp., the company reported Tuesday (Nov. 19).


Rhino Buys Protective Coating Supplier

Rhino Linings Corp. has acquired Advanced Coating Solutions, a protective and marine coatings maker and longtime Rhino supplier.


U.S. Paints, Coatings to Top $30.6B

Industrial maintenance and marine coatings in the United States will see slow but steady growth in the wake of a five-year rebound blazed by the architectural ector, according to a new marke...


Joblessness Drops; Jitters Don’t

Replacing old worries with new ones, the construction labor market in the U.S. may be swinging from glut to shortage in just a few short years, experts are saying.


AkzoNobel Dims Decorative in Germany

AkzoNobel's Decorative Paints business continues its crash diet, with a newly announced plan to shed its German paint stores immediately after selling off its North American unit.


Graco Settles 2nd Anti-Trust Case

For the second time in less than a year, spray-equipment giant Graco Inc. has agreed to settle federal anti-trust claims related to a takeover of its competitor.


Sherwin-Williams Rings Up Record Q1

Protective and marine coatings held their own, but Sherwin-Williams' paint stores did the heavy lifting in the first quarter, delivering record sales and earnings for the Cleveland-based pai...


U.S. Probe Hands RPM a $42M Loss in Q3

Despite growing sales, Carboline parent RPM International reported a loss for the third quarter, due to adjustments related to a federal investigation and the closing of one of its businesse...


AkzoNobel Regroups after Rocky 2012

AkzoNobel is revamping its executive structure and pay, business operations and financial targets in the wake of a year-end 2012 report that recorded both modest hits and major misses.


DuPont Coatings Names Rebar Leader

DuPont Powder Coatings has announced the appointment of area manager Robert R. Phillippi as rebar segment leader, managing DuPont's efforts in this market segment.


JLG Expands Latin America Distribution

JLG Industries Inc., a global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, has opened a newly renovated distribution center in Indaiatuba, Brazil.


Europe Eyes Hazardous Lead Labeling

Lead paint could soon take on a new "hazardous" status throughout the 27 member states of the European Union, under measures now being considered.


PPG Rounds Out Record Year

Rounding out a year of record financials, PPG Industries Inc. reported Monday that each quarter of 2012 saw new earnings records, with higher full-year earnings in each major region.


Carboline Parent Notches Strong Q2

Protective coatings giant RPM International Inc. reported strong sales and earnings in its second quarter, but remained weighed down by continuing charges that dampened its first quarter.


UK Axes AkzoNobel's Can Coatings Deal

Britain's Office of Fair Trading has blocked AkzoNobel's proposed acquisition of Metlac Holding, ruling that the deal would substantially reduce competition in metal coatings for beer and be...


AkzoNobel Expands Mideast Operations

AkzoNobel will enlarge its footprint in the sands of the Middle East by expanding its joint venture agreement with one of the Gulf region's largest family-owned companies.


Marine Coating Market to Hit $10.2B

The need to reduce fuel consumption of ships coupled with a surge in developing eco-friendly coatings are expected to help double the global marine coating market over the next four years, a...


S-W Protective a Dim Spot in Bright Q3

Sherwin-Williams’ paint stores rode to the rescue of its Global Finishes Group in the third quarter, with a strong performance that more than offset weaker sales in the protective, marine, a...


PPG Belt-Tightening Yields Record Q3

PPG Industries has topped its record second-quarter earnings with another quarterly high, implementing cost savings that produced a modest profit despite generally flat sales, the company an...


Protective Blunts AkzoNobel $3.1B Loss

Double-digit revenue increases and growing demand in Protective and Marine Coatings provided some much-needed good news for AkzoNobel in a third quarter battered by a massive impairment in D...


UK Takes Dim View of AkzoNobel Deal

AkzoNobel’s plan to take over Metlac Holding has hit a snag, with the UK’s antitrust agency deeming the metals coating deal a bad one for customers.


AkzoNobel Buys Out Powder Coatings JV

AkzoNobel Powder Coatings has strengthened its position in Africa with the purchase of 100 percent of its longtime joint venture with Freeworld Coatings.


Coating Makers Join U.S. Export Push

U.S. coating manufacturers have forged a partnership with the federal government in an effort to increase the number of industry companies that export products.


UK Puts Brakes on AkzoNobel Deal

Britain’s Office of Fair Trading has thrown a flag on AkzoNobel’s plan to take over packaging coatings maker Metlac, saying the deal could well undermine competition and lead to price increa...


PPG Q1 Shines, Despite $266M Hit

Record sales in industrial and performance coatings helped deliver a strong first quarter for PPG Industries, despite $266 million in one-time after-tax charges that took a bite out of earni...


Q1 Blues Send Out Akzo CEO on Low Note

AkzoNobel CEO Hans Wijers will leave behind an underwhelming final quarterly report when he retires this month from the world’s largest paint and coatings company


Ask Sherwin-Williams … about Record Q1

As expected, Sherwin-Williams’ paint stores, protective and marine coatings and other segments all brought home a winning first quarter and sunny 2012 outlook for the world’s No. 3 paint and...


Strong Q1 Surprises Sherwin-Williams

The Sherwin-Williams Company is set to unveil a better-than-expected first quarter, with stronger sales and earnings than the company itself forecast earlier this year.


New Research Report Sees Growth in African Coatings Market

Sub-Saharan African countries Ghana, Kenya, and South Africa can anticipate strong growth in their coatings markets in coming years due mainly to government investment in infrastructure, acc...


Blue Skies Seen for 3 Industry Markets

Better times are ahead—at least through 2015—for the global markets in corrosion inhibitors, paints and coatings, and pipes and pipe/hose fittings, according to a new series of upbeat market...


‘GC Lite’ Approach May Benefit Subs

Enterprising subcontractors will be doing more end runs around GCs, the noose will tighten on unethical operations, and infrastructure spending will keep rising, a new industry analysis fors...


Growth, Green Demand Seen For Global Protective Coatings

From acrylic resins to protective coatings, the global paint and coatings market is rebounding, but manufacturers will have to scramble to satisfy the market’s ever-growing eco-friendly prod...


Global Coatings Market to Near $100B by 2015

Although the coatings industry has matured in much of the world, new technologies and industrial growth in developing countries will continue to raise the industry’s fortunes worldwide, a ne...


2011 Coatings Boon Seen for Asia Pacific

Rebounding from a difficult two years, the Asia-Pacific coatings market can look forward to double-digit growth in 2011, aided by greater acceptance of green coatings in the region.


PPG Hunkers Down, Hones Coating Focus

A “leaner, stronger, more global” focus has made PPG Industries Asia’s second-largest coatings company and the only one in the $90 billion coatings industry with sizable positions in every m...


Boom Seen for Nanocoatings, Emulsion Polymers

The global market in nanostructured coatings will triple in the next five years, while unceasing demand for water-based coatings products will drive strong growth in the emulsion polymers ma...


Recovering Global Steel Demand May Hit Record

Global demand for steel may set a record by the end of 2011, after declining by 6.6% just last year, according to a new economic forecast by steel producers.


AkzoNobel’s ‘New Era’ Has $27B Goal

AkzoNobel is embarking on a “new era of accelerated and sustainable growth” that includes a revenue goal of 20 billion euros ($27.4 billion US) and aggressive market gains in China, India an...


Strong Growth Seen for India Coatings Market

Fresh off a blockbuster second quarter that included a 48% sales increase, the specialty chemical giant LANXESS is predicting a double-digit boon for India’s paint and coatings industry.


Strong Growth Forecast for Steel Pipe Coatings

The slumping steel pipe coating market of recent years is making a strong global comeback, with a volume increase of nearly 30% expected by 2013, a new market report forecasts.


Nippon Paint Sets $54M Growth Plan for India

Nippon Paint, Asia’s largest paint and coatings maker, is ratcheting up its presence in India, with two new plants and doubled capacity at a third planned within three years, the company has...


Reports Probe Global Coatings Players, Markets

Three new market reports shed light on the world’s top 10 paint and coatings companies, the world coatings market, and the industry in Asia Pacific.


Report Finds Mixed Global News on TiO2 Pigment

Demand for titanium dioxide pigment is on the rise in China and maturing in the West, but the production process—tightly held by a handful of companies—has not significantly changed in 30+ y...


 
 
   

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