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Coatings Companies Brace for Stricter REACH Regulations. Dec 1, 2020 1157
COVID-19 Influences Color Trends: Companies are much better positioned to select colors that reflect the COVID-influenced feelings of consumers. Nov 1, 2020 1058
Demand for Biomaterials to Increase in Europe: There is a growing preference among consumers for greater use of biomaterials and/or renewables in products. Oct 1, 2020 1172
Future Uncertain for Coatings Companies Post-COVID-19. Sep 1, 2020 1182
Strong Demand for Anti-Microbial Coatings in Europe: Some coatings and biocides producers are seeking to create anti-microbial coatings with a broad spectrum of active substances able to attack not only COVID-19, but other viruses dangerous enough to cause future pandemics. Aug 1, 2020 1108
EU Eyes COVID-19 Bounce Back Plan. Jul 1, 2020 1085
Recovery in the Aftermath of COVID-19. Jun 1, 2020 1087
Powder Coatings Could Show Growth Post-COVID Recovery. May 1, 2020 1058
Impact of COVID-19 on European Coatings Market. Apr 1, 2020 1110
Reorganization of Supply Chains Cause for Concern. Mar 1, 2020 1117
EU Accelerates Plans to Establish Circular Economy. Feb 1, 2020 1145
Europe's OEM Automotive Coatings Market Expands. Jan 1, 2020 1053
Customization, Digitalization in European Coatings Sector Growing. Dec 1, 2019 1042
Saga to Classify Titanium Dioxide Continues. Nov 1, 2019 1003
Simplification Drives Innovation for Protective and Marine Coatings. Oct 1, 2019 1036
EU Coatings Market Half Year Report. Sep 1, 2019 1080
More Europeans Move From DIY to Pros: Instead of opting for DIY, an increasing proportion of home improvers in many European countries are switching to do-it-for-me (DIFM). Aug 1, 2019 1058
AkzoNobel Fuels Innovation with Paint the Future Competition. Jul 1, 2019 1080
Biocides Regulations Present Challenges for EU Coatings Producers: Tighter European Union rules on the environmental and human safety of biocidal active ingredients have been causing withdrawals of numerous biocides from the market. Jun 1, 2019 1092
European Coatings Show Focuses on Raw Materials. May 1, 2019 1137
Pigment Business Divestments to Cause Shake-up for European Market: BASF revealed in February that it is aiming to sell off its pigments operations only four months after Clariant announced it is offloading its own pigments activity. Apr 1, 2019 1106
European Color Trends Remain Uniform Across Sectors. Mar 1, 2019 1132
R&D in EU Focuses on Climate Change Issues: Climate change is at the moment setting the R&D priorities for many European producers of coatings and their raw material suppliers. Feb 1, 2019 1116
Outlook for 2019 European Coatings Market. Jan 1, 2019 1086
Product Environmental Footprint Aims to Simplify Labeling of Environmental Performance of Products. Dec 1, 2018 1053
PPG Hosts Innovation Summit: Maintaining the pace of innovation has become a big challenge for multinational companies whose operations are spread across the world and across the main segments of international coatings markets. Oct 1, 2018 1079
First Half of 2018 Proves Challenging for European Coatings Companies. Sep 1, 2018 1160
EU Coatings Industry Prepares for Brexit: Brexit could dismantle a network of supply chains across Europe which have taken many years to establish and in which UK coatings producers and raw material suppliers play a key role. Aug 1, 2018 1065
Potential Impact on Failure of Raw Materials Suppliers to Register with REACH. Jul 1, 2018 1174
Europe Moves Toward Bio-Based, Renewable Resources: The European Union has set a target of 30 percent of existing petrochemical-derived materials being replaced by bio-based alternatives by 2030. Jun 1, 2018 1143
Coatings Supply Chain in Europe Continues Opposition to CLP Regulation of TiO2: The coatings supply chain in Europe has been staging a last minute offensive to block the official classification of titanium dioxide as a suspected carcinogen. May 1, 2018 1083
Surge in Offsite Construction Could Have Major Implications for Deco/Architectural Coatings Companies. Apr 1, 2018 1098
Anti-microbial Coatings Could Provide Opportunities for SMEs in Europe. Mar 1, 2018 1057
EU Coatings Manufacturers Experience Growth Bolstered by Record High GDP. Feb 1, 2018 1074
Sustainability Key Issue for SME European Coatings Manufacturers. Jan 1, 2018 1127
Niche Market for Plastic Auto Coatings Offers Opportunity. Dec 1, 2017 851
Study Concludes SMEs May be Unprepared for REACH Registration. Nov 1, 2017 1029
European Coatings Market Experiences Fastest Growth Since 2008 Financial Crisis. Oct 1, 2017 1141
PPG highlights new innovations for OEM coatings at European Technical Center. Sep 1, 2017 1073
EU fights back against EU and national regulators. Aug 1, 2017 1235
AkzoNobel's success over takeover bid could slow down consolidation trends: Akzo Nobel's success in fighting off a takeover bid by PPG Industries could signal a change in attitudes to acquisitions among politicians and the public in Europe, which may slow down consolidation in the coatings sector. Jul 1, 2017 1099
Pollution concerns drive market for air-cleaning coatings: mounting anxieties about poor air quality are beginning to overshadow the concerns related to the dangers of global warming. Jun 1, 2017 1082
Raw material suppliers consolidate to become single source suppliers: a major impetus behind the changes is the desire among raw materials producers in Europe to become a one-stop source of supplies in certain parts of the European market so that they can gain greater influence over the product development in finished coatings. May 1, 2017 1090
Rising raw material prices could spark increased consolidation for European coatings companies: increasing cost could squeeze margins in the coating sector strengthening the trend towards more consolidation in an effort to improve profitability. Apr 1, 2017 1164
EU coating sector experiencing restructuring from M&As: coatings producers and other companies in the coatings supply chain are resorting to M&As because of prospects of relatively slow growth over the next few years in Europe. Mar 1, 2017 1076
Color trends in Europe: Europe is confirming predictions of a growing preference for stronger colors coming through the application of new special effects. Dec 1, 2016 1027
European marine and anti-corrosion coating segments embrace big data: the collection of large quantities of data from single or multiple souces to processed and analyzed to make predictions--dubbed Big Data--is beginning to make inroads into some coatings segments. Nov 1, 2016 1177
Initiative to classify Ti[O.sub.2] as hazardous substance could have significant impact on the EU coatings industry: the Helsinki-based European Chemicals Agency is currently assessing a French proposal that Ti[O.sub.2] be categorized as dangerous on its labels due to it being possibly carcinogenic through inhalation. Oct 1, 2016 1110
Consolidations in the coatings industry to accelerate growth in Europe: the competition should intensify, particularly as a result of expansion initiatives by U.S. companies in Europe and its peripheral markets. Sep 1, 2016 1099
How will Brexit effect the UK coatings industry: Brexit would give the UK the chance of reaching its own free trade agreement, which could open up new coatings markets outside Europe. Aug 1, 2016 1124
SMEs face challenges related to REACH: compliance with sustainability legislation, both at the European Union and national levels, has been tough for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Europe's coatings value chain. Jul 1, 2016 1153
PPG meets EU coatings market challenges. Jun 1, 2016 1035
European coil coatings market. May 1, 2016 1035
EU embraces broader definition of 'greenness'. Apr 1, 2016 1062
AkzoNobel reorganizes activities with acquisition of BASF's industrial coatings operation: AkzoNobel's acquisition of BASF's global industrial coatings operations could be the first of a number of initiatives among Europe's coating business to reorganize their activities. Mar 1, 2016 1042
REACH generating new tensions. Feb 1, 2016 1129
Growing bespoke market for coatings in Europe. Jan 1, 2016 1054
European coatings sector embraces concept of circular economy. Dec 1, 2015 1132
Revival in construction leads to bright outlook for wood coatings. Nov 1, 2015 1183
DIY deco paints market undergoes changes. Oct 1, 2015 1193
Strengthening EU economies should benefit coatings sector: the renewed economic vigor in the EU should be resilient enough to withstand setbacks in export markets since it is driven primarily by higher consumer demand boosted by higher wages and falling unemployment. Sep 1, 2015 1201
Biomaterials market in Europe poised for growth. Aug 1, 2015 1185
UV/EB technologies thrive in EU: over the last few years growth in demand in Europe for UV and EB coatings has been double that of the coatings market as a whole, according to industry anaylysts. Jul 1, 2015 1076
Tinting systems among fastest growing segments in Europe: the current strong demand for anything to do with tinting was evident at the recent European coatings show. Jun 1, 2015 1042
Key topic at European Coatings Show is costs. May 1, 2015 1069
EU coatings companies' outlook generally bullish for the near-term: despite economic forecasts of relatively slow growth in the EU, there is still a lot of optimism in the coatings sector. Apr 1, 2015 1119
European color trends offer wide variety of options: new and improved coatings technologies are having a strong influence on the choice of colors. Mar 1, 2015 1075
EU's new CLP regulation on labeling cause concern. Feb 1, 2015 1133
How do low oil prices affect raw material suppliers? One of the benefits of the sharp fall in oil prices in the second half of 2014 should be a drop in raw material costs. Jan 1, 2015 1045
Europe shifts priority from VOC control to economic growth. Dec 1, 2014 1203
Demand for dispersions in Europe driven by new technologies and expanded capacity. Nov 1, 2014 1127
Concept of sustainability used as key marketing strategy. Oct 1, 2014 1122
European coatings sector shows improvement. Sep 1, 2014 1099
BASF forecasts color trends for global auto industry for 2014/2015. Aug 1, 2014 1135
Biocidal products regulation could prove challenging for EU. Jul 1, 2014 1134
Sustainability initiatives in European coatings sector reach new phase: the European coatings trade association (CEPE) has been drawing up criteria for formulators to check the greeness of raw materials. Jun 1, 2014 1102
Powder coatings shows strong growth in European coatings market: powder coatings producers and other players in the supply chain will have to continue to be highly innovative to maintain the momentum, while also keeping costs down. May 1, 2014 1033
Recovery in Europe could be stalled by Ukrainian crisis. Apr 1, 2014 1090
Europe eyes coatings for offshore wind turbines as growth opportunity. Mar 1, 2014 1176
REACH exposure scenarios present new challenges for coating suppliers: The legislation, first introduced in 2007 to be enacted over an 11-year period to 2018, is now at a stage where what is called exposure scenarios are being drawn up from dossiers by both chemical suppliers and formulators to be distributed along the supply chain. Feb 1, 2014 1123
European Coatings Market Embraces Sustainability: European standards bodies are currently drawing up standards for biomaterials, which should help establish the biological genuiness of chemicals like biosolvents, biosurfactants and biopolymers. Industry overview Jan 1, 2014 1110
Gulf region of Middle East sees recovery in coatings market. Industry overview Dec 1, 2013 1202
Eastern Europe economic difficulties dampen demand for coatings: since 2008, the gap in GDP growth rates has narrowed dramatically, with GDP rises in some Eastern European countries even falling below the EU average. Nov 1, 2013 1153
Biocide regulations force producers and importers of coatings to EU to reformulate: over the next several years producers and importers of coatings in Europe face the prospect of being forced to reformulate their products because many biocides are no longer available. Oct 1, 2013 1155
Improved outlook for coatings producers in Europe: the financial results of some leading players among coatings producers and raw material suppliers for the second quarter and first half of this year have revealed signs of a possible pick-up in demand. Sep 1, 2013 1156
Nanomaterials regulations present challenges. Aug 1, 2013 1074
Certifications for biobased materials gains steam in EU coatings sector: the certification schemes are enabling companies to show that they are at the forefront of moves to set high sustainability standards. Jul 1, 2013 1103
EU energy drive could boost struggling architectural coatings sector: the architectural coatings sector in Europe has hopes for a much brighter future in the longer term because of two recent pieces of European Union legislation. Jun 1, 2013 1202
Coatings companies shift strategy from products to market segments: European companies offering both coatings and specialty chemicals have been becoming more inclined to bundle products together to provide broad solutions for particular categories of customers. Industry overview May 1, 2013 1041
European Coatings Show attendees are optimistic about the future: an underlying theme of the latest exhibition was the economic and financial susatinability of individual companies. Editorial Apr 1, 2013 1221
Europe OEM coatings market sees falling sales but increased investment in paint shops: one of the attractions of the European automobile sector to coatings producers and their raw material suppliers is that a strong presence in the region's OEM segment offers opportunities for sales stimulated by demand outside Europe. Mar 1, 2013 1092
Economic slowdown in Europe results in raw material prices softening: a slowdown in the econcomy of Western Europe, which is causing falls in sales of coatings, has been the main reason for softening of chemical prices. Feb 1, 2013 1152
REACH requirements for downstream communication of safety information challenges coatings sector. Jan 1, 2013 1170
Coatings companies adjust financial strategies to deal with continued EU recession. Dec 1, 2012 1063
Protective coatings for oil and gas pipelines in Russia thriving. Nov 1, 2012 1043
SME's in wood coatings sector are growing: Central and Eastern Europe offer the greatest expansion opportunities. Oct 1, 2012 1150
Bracing for a double-dip recession. Sep 1, 2012 1231
Dispersions market ripe with growth opportunities. Aug 1, 2012 1088
Coatings producers feel the weight of TiO2 price hikes. Jul 1, 2012 1096
Industrial coatings segment tackles VOC issues: previously confined to the decorative coatings segment, the VOC issue is now at the forefront of industrial coatings as well. Jun 1, 2012 1006

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