Wednesday 21 November 2012 Your weekly update on the coatings

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Wednesday 21 November 2012
Your weekly update on the coatings industry
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Dear reader,
the global economy seems to cooling down, although some market experts don’t stop waving the flag which says "market recovery”.
Even China cannot look forward to double-digit growth rates any more. For Western Europe, the picture looks by far more worrying.
However, the coatings industry does not reduce its efforts to make the most of this situation, even in stagnating or shrinking
markets. Where the ice on which you have to walk gets thinner, it is very helpful to come up with good ideas to find your way to the
shore successfully, across all obstacles. One means is the innovativeness of our industry, which invests in an ever increasing R&D
force to improve its products. In this week’s European Coatings Newsletter you find examples of this striving for competitiveness:
encapsulated biocides, additives for extended durability, and sustainability efforts wherever you look.
Enjoy reading the latest European Coatings industry news!
Miriam von Bardeleben
Editor-in-Chief Market & Companies
[email protected]
Topics of the week
Encapsulation to prolong lifetime of biocides
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Additive extends durability and UV protection
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UV powders for different wood applications in the scope
Natural terpenes are one of the renewable sources for polymers
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Global coatings market to reach USD 107 billion by 2017
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US demand for solvents to reach 10.9 billion pounds in 2016
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Value chains in the coatings industry in the light of cooling down of global economy
Sherwin-Williams to expand its architectural paint business by acquiring Comex
Assessing the “true sustainability value”
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Encapsulation to prolong lifetime of biocides
New study shows that encapsulation prolongs the lifetime of
biocides in different matrices by protecting them from leaching
and by releasing them slowly
more
Additive extends durability and UV protection
UV absorber brings improvement in the area of UV light
protection for waterborne systems more
UV powders for different wood applications in the scope
It is all about flexibility of the final coating. Researches from
France highlighted the influence of temperature on reactivity of
UV powders. Furthermore they related the characteristics of
UV powder resins, particularly molecular weight and viscosity
in melted state, to reactivity parameters.
more
Natural terpenes are one of the renewable sources for polymers
The aim of developing synthetic polymeric materials from
renewable sources based on sustainability has one more
solution. A review reports about polymers from different
hydrocarbon-based plants.
more
Global coatings market to reach USD 107 billion by 2017
The global coatings market has been forecast to increase at a
compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.46 % through
2015, with the industry set to hit 8.7 billion gallons (approx.
32.93 billion litres) and USD 107 billion by the year 2017.
more
US demand for solvents to reach 10.9 billion pounds in 2016
Demand growth for green solvents will significantly outpace
that for conventional types, rising nearly four times faster than
conventional solvents. more
Value chains in the coatings industry in the light of cooling down of global economy
A variety of market analysts and consultants presented current
research results at ICIS' conference "Value Chains in the
Coatings Industry" on 15-16 November 2012 in Berlin.
Although they differed quite significantly in their specific
forecasted volumes, the trend was all too clear: The global
economy is expected to cool down, and for Western Europe it
is quite certain that a difficult phase lies ahead.
more
Sherwin-Williams to expand its architectural paint business by acquiring Comex
Sherwin-Williams will pay approximately USD 2.34 billion,
including assumed debt, in an all-cash transaction. more
Assessing the “true sustainability value”
Combining performance and environmental requirements – this seems
to be the ultimate task of the industry. When I asked speakers of our
upcoming conference on parquet and furniture coatings, that was the
prevailing opinion, as far as industry trends were concerned. You cannot
look at sustainability, performance and costs separately, but you have to
establish a holistic approach.
more
Images in this issue courtesy of: Arbi Babakhanians/Fotolia, Mahesh Patil - Fotolia.com, Easy PR/Faupel, Pixelio/Awzor, Dresdner Lackfabrik Novatic GmbH
& Co. KG , BASF SE, Erdquadrat - Fotolia.com
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