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Report: Infrastructure Jobs Underplayed

Infrastructure jobs account for 11 percent of U.S. employment, but the typical shovel-ready focus overlooks the much larger workforce needed for long-term operational jobs, a new report says...


Report: Coatings Need Novel Solutions

Developing new technology for harsh environments will be key in the future of the protective and marine markets in North America and Europe, new research says.


Report: Construction Disputes Lengthen

Construction disputes around the world are taking longer and longer to resolve, with increasing project complexity and multinational projects complicating resolutions, a new study reports.


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...


Bucking Trends, Asbestos Surges in U.S.

Although banned in scores of countries, asbestos is actually booming in the United States, the U.S. Geological Survey reports in a new study.


Heavy Infrastructure Pulls its Weight

From wharves to hydroelectric dams to mass-transit systems, heavy infrastructure construction has held its own during the economic downturn and should see even stronger growth through 2017, ...


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 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.


China Sees Protective Coatings Boom

China’s protective coatings market is booming, with double-digit growth, more than 650 current producers, and an expanding variety of multifunctional products, a new study reports.


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 ...


Chemical Plant Contractors See Boon

Increased expansions, maintenance and additions have the chemical processing industry spending “significantly” more this year on services by third-party trades and contractors, especially al...


‘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...


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.


Asia Resins Report Details Growth, Trends

While performance and other considerations impact new coatings technology, environmental compliance is the chief factor driving current development, a new analysis finds.


Growth Seen for S. African Coatings Market

Rebounding construction activity, increasing infrastructure, and innovative product trends should drive growth in the South African paints and coatings market through 2016, a new analysis pr...


Continued Coatings Expansion Seen for Asia-Pacific

The Asia-Pacific paint and coatings market will record a strong annual growth rate of nearly 8% over the next three years, led by growth rates of more than 10% for the fast-growing economies...


Analyst: Asia-Pacific to Lead Coatings Rebound

Robust economic growth in the Asia-Pacific region will boost recovery of the paint and coatings market worldwide, but challenges remain in North American and elsewhere, an industry analyst p...


Green Building Programs Forecast to Skyrocket

Space covered by green building certification programs will increase from 6 billion square feet worldwide in 2010 to 53 billion square feet by 2020, a new market forecast says.


Pratt & Lambert Tops J.D. Power
‘Satisfaction’ Rankings

Pratt & Lambert, a Sherwin-Williams Company brand, scored the highest rank in consumer satisfaction with interior paint in a J.D. Power and Associates study, with a tally of 788 on a 1,000 p...


Cement Industry Foresees Steady Growth

Expected increases in public construction activities will mean improved cement consumption in 2010 and beyond, according to a new forecast by the Portland Cement Association (PCA).


ACA Issues 8th Edition of U.S. Market Report

The American Coatings Association (ACA) announced the publication of the eighth edition of the “U.S. Paints & Coatings Industry Market Analysis: 2008-2013.”


IRL Predicts Rise in Russian Paint Industry

Information Research (IRL), located in Ealing, London, has made available the third edition of A Profile of the Russian Paint Industry.


Commercial Property Declines Easing

Declines across the nation's commercial real estate sectors are easing slightly as 2010 approaches, a new study shows.


Construction Growth Predicted for 2010

Gains in public works and housing will offset declines in commercial and manufacturing building, according to the 2010 Construction Outlook, which McGraw-Hill Construction released at its Co...


IRL Publishes Updated Report on Western Europe

Information Research (IRL) has published the fourth edition of A Profile of the Western European Paint Industry, providing a measure of the coatings markets in 2009.


Valspar Sees Calm Colors for ‘10

A widespread consumer desire to relax and retreat underscores The Valspar Corp.’s new 2010 color trend palettes.


New Research Focuses on U.S. Painters

A new market analysis provides a detailed look at, and forecasts for, painting contractors in the United States.


Boomers Want Easy Living, Won’t Pay More for Green

Americans 55 and older want energy-efficient, single-story suburban homes, but they aren’t willing to pay a premium for green features, a new survey says.


Gypsum Demand Bouncing Back

North American demand for gypsum building products, which plummeted with the decline of the housing sector, will rebound through 2013, new market research predicts.


Growth Forecast for SPF Projects

Spray Polyurethane Foam is one of the fastest-growing products in building and construction, and demand is expected to increase in 2010, a new market survey reports.


Growth Forecast for Wallcoverings

U.S. wallcoverings are on the upswing, with more growth ahead, a new market forecast reports.


Brazilian Paint Market on the Rise

Information Research (IRL), based in Ealing, London, recently released Profile of the Brazilian Paint Industry, 2nd Edition.


Growth Predicted for Powder Coatings

U.S. demand for powder coatings is projected to expand by 3.5 percent annually through 2013, reaching a market value of $1.2 billion and significantly outpacing the gains of the last five ye...


‘Green’ Market Holding Amid Downturn

Four out of five people say they are still buying green products and services—some more expensive than their conventional counterparts—despite the U.S. recession.


Strong Rebound Expected for Wallcovering

After a decade of steady decline, the demand for wallcoverings in the U.S. market is expected to rebound sharply and grow by 4.2 percent annually, becoming a $2.4 billion market by 2013, acc...


 
 
   

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