Macro, consumer and industry trends are constantly converging, overlapping and impacting each other….and influencing and driving color forecasting. Hopefully the powder coatings industry can more fully embrace the trends and be ready for the color demands of the future.
PCI recently spoke with Terry Hill, CEO of Maroon Group, to learn about the companys recent growth, how the role of distributors has changed over the years, and challenges that the coatings industry faces.
Our CTT panel discussion on sustainability covered cost, performance, energy use, bio-based materials, transfer efficiency, waste, recycling, specifications, certifications, regulations, collaboration, and more … and we could have easily kept the discussion going for much longer.
Specialty chemicals are used throughout many industries, including coatings. PCI recently asked Jonathan Craig, Vice President Specialty Chemicals at Ascend Performance Materials, to discuss these performance products and the current state of the market.
Digital transformation is poised to make its mark on the paint and coatings industry. It's good to see early adopters in our industry embracing cloud technology to accelerate their innovation and service.
This unique, annual event combines a live laboratory tour and demonstration, a technical conference, and tabletop exhibits to deliver the latest technologies available to powder coatings professionals.
Sustainability has been a hot topic for many years, but it seems to be experiencing a resurgence in recent months. PCI recently reached out to Helen Mets, President DSM Resins & Functional
Materials, to get her thoughts on the topic.
PCI recently met with Bryan Snell, President of Chemours Titanium Technologies, to discuss the current state of the industry, challenges customers face when purchasing TiO2 and a new initiative that Chemours is offering to offset some of these challenges - the Ti-Pure™ Value Stabilization (TVS) customer model.
Because of their versatility, methylene malonate monomers have shown potential in a wide variety of applications, such as one- and two-component clear coatings for automotive and industrial use, adhesives for packaging and industrial use, waterborne coatings and adhesives, pressure-sensitive adhesives, encapsulated pigments, and composite binders.