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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.


N. America to Lead Silica Sand Boom

Uncle Sam may be worried about silica, but North American industry apparently is not, as the region prepares to lead the global growth of silica sand through 2018, according to a new market ...


Industry Executives Feel a Pay Pinch

U.S. construction and engineering may be bouncing back, but one surprising player is not feeling the love: the boss.


Construction Surge Seen for 2015

U.S. public-works projects will rebound and manufacturing plant construction will remain strong amid a generally robust year for construction starts, according to a major new industry foreca...


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.


Marine Coatings Set Sail for Growth

Propelled by the winds of oil and gas expansion and new products, the global marine coatings market will be worth a shipshape $10.4 billion by 2019, according to a new forecast.


Nanocoatings Set for Mega Growth

Good things come in small packages, as the global market for nanotech-based coatings is poised to show, according to a new forecast.


Job, Pay Trends Signal a New Normal

All boats are rising with the post-recession tide, but they are not rising equally—and the construction and engineering rock stars of tomorrow will be different from those of yesteryear, a n...


Powder Coatings Set for Global Surge

Buoyed by their regulatory-friendly green profile, powder coatings are in for several years of robust growth worldwide, a new market forecast reports.


Global Protective Coatings Surge Seen

Riding a wave of "remarkable growth,” the global protective coatings market is in for some boom years, boosted by spiking end-user demand and a push for environmentally friendly products, a ...


European Coatings to See Little Growth

The long-struggling Western European paint and coatings market should hold its ground in the short term, but annual growth will average no more than 2.2 percent for the next five years, acco...


Coatings Boom Seen in China, Brazil

The still-dizzying pace of urbanization in China and mega-venues in Brazil will drive strong coating sales in those regions over the next few years, new reports forecast.


Antimicrobial Coatings Set to Clean Up

Driven by escalating U.S. health and environmental concerns, the global antimicrobial coatings market is expected to surge by nearly 10 percent annually and top $4.5 billion by 2020, a new s...


Coatings Report Paints Bright Future

Rebounding construction, industrial output and motor vehicle production will all fuel global demand for paint and coatings by more than 5 percent annually in the years ahead, a new forecast ...


Asia to Anchor Global Coatings Surge

Riding a 50 percent increase in coatings consumption in the last five years, the Asia-Pacific region will remain the main engine for that growing global market in the next five, a new report...


U.S. Construction Bullish on 2014

Nonresidential construction in the United States is in for a very strong year, even bringing boom-related backlog and hiring challenges, contractors report in an upbeat new survey.


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.


Bridge, Tunnel Work Top 2014 Outlook

The new year should ring in increased spending on transportation infrastructure, including “record levels” of bridge and tunnel construction spending, a new analysis says.


Construction Boom Faces Labor Bust

U.S. construction and engineering may be facing the best and worst of times, as a near-trillion-dollar industry forecast collides with widespread employer reports of a skilled labor shortage...


Smart Coatings to Hit $3B by 2018

The global smart coatings market is expected to reach $3 billion in 2018, experiencing exponential growth as industries opt for quality and performance over price, a new report predicts.


Building Jobs, Spending Keep Growing

U.S. construction unemployment hit a six-year low in September, on the heels of a four-year high in project spending the month before, the federal government reported.


Global Auto Paint Market Accelerates

Firmly on its mark with economic and environmental trends, the automotive coatings industry is set to grow, crossing an $11.7 billion finish line within five years, a new market forecast rep...


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...


Public Works Construction Growing

Despite a slow economy, the new-construction market is expected to see a slight recovery in 2013, aided by modest growth from large bridge and public works projects, a midyear analysis shows...


Global Construction Hot to Top $15T

China, the United States and India are set to lead “meteoric” global construction growth that will reach $15 trillion in value by the year 2025, a new study reports.


Rust Inhibitors Carry Golden Prospects

Busting rust is a booming enterprise, with the U.S. demand for all types of corrosion inhibitors set to grow by a steady 4.1 percent annually through 2017, a new market forecast projects.


U.S. Construction Labor Shortage Looms

A two-million-worker gap between construction labor demand and supply in parts of the U.S. could be the industry's next crisis as the workforce continues to shrink amid a strengthening econo...


Global Coatings Market Set to Surge

Market researchers are painting a rosy future for the global coatings market, with robust growth on tap through 2015.


$50B Forecast is Stuck on Adhesives

From construction and industrial finishing to aircraft production, “just glue it” could be the direction of the future. With manufacturers worldwide holding fast to adhesives, the global mar...


Report Paints a Fickle Pigment Picture

The rollercoaster fortunes of titanium dioxide have thrust the world’s most popular white pigment from affordable glut to pricey scarcity in a very short time, a new market report shows.


Automotive Coatings Set for Tune-up

Sputtering and choking for five long years, the U.S. automotive coating industry is set to restart its engines and regain some ground in the next five, according to a new market report.


Coatings Demand Floods China

The global recession has hit hard, but Chinese demand for paints and coatings—especially protective coatings— is proving even stronger.


Uprisings Spur Paint Market Growth

Q: What do revolution and soccer have in common? A: Both are good at stepping up paint and coatings demand.


Reports Paint Robust Future for US, Global Protective Markets

Better days are ahead for protective coatings worldwide and for U.S.-made coatings of all types, according to two new upbeat assessments from leading industry groups.


Global Coatings to Top $107B by 2017

Rapid industrialization in Asia-Pacific and other developing regions will expand the global coatings market in the next few years, despite flattening demand in the developed world, a new mar...


Pipeline Construction Boom Forecast

Long cooled by the recession, U.S. oil and gas pipeline construction is heating up and poised for a major comeback, with sustained demand for repairs, replacement and new construction, accor...


Global Surge Seen in Coating Demand

Rebounding global construction and manufacturing will spur steadily growing demand for paint and coatings through 2015, a new market forecast reports.


Coating Declines Drag Down Dow’s Q4

A widespread slump in coatings demand and Europe’s economic uncertainty dealt a sharp blow to Dow Chemical’s fourth quarter, with profit plunging by 47% to 25 cents a share.


Forecast: Coatings’ Fortunes Mixed

Inching its way back from the nosedive it took after 2006, the U.S. coatings market is still struggling in the architectural sector but faring better elsewhere, according to a first look at ...


Report: Engineers Top Project Players

Public projects will decline, prefab trends will grow, and E&C firms will increasingly drive the nation’s construction agenda, consultant FMI says in a crystal-ball look at 2012.


Comeback Seen for US Paint & Coatings

Reports of the death of the U.S. paint and coatings industry will have been greatly exaggerated (as Mark Twain might say), if a new market forecast pans out.


Powder, New Tech Drive Coatings Growth

Led by powder coating and emerging technologies, the global paint and coatings market should grow at a modest clip over the next several years, totaling $116.4 billion by the end of 2015, a ...


Boon Seen for Asia-Pacific Coatings

The Asia-Pacific paint and coatings industry—which already accounts for a whopping one-third of the global paint market—is riding a tide of “impressive growth” and should top $53.55 billion ...


Railcar Assemblies on the Upswing

Federal authorities are investigating the electrocution of a worker at a railcar repair and painting facility in Arkansas.


Innovative Pigments Drive Global Boom

They reflect. They insulate. They self-clean and fight bacteria. And because they perform all these innovative functions and more, pigments will be in above-average demand worldwide in the n...


Report Sees Competition for Coatings

Aviation nanocoatings are on the rise, but the industry may want to keep an eye over its shoulder: Emerging surface technologies are gaining.


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...


 
 
   

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