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PCI recently talked to Eric R. Byer, President and CEO of NACD, about the effect the global pandemic has had on chemical distributors, the outlook for the coatings market, and current legislation that the NACD is actively involved in to protect the chemicals industry.
As the economy recovers and product demand begins to rise, coatings manufacturers are faced with a dilemma: Either increase in-house capacity and resources to meet demand or outsource production to a contract manufacturer.
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.
From changes in the marketplace to government policies that have the potential to reduce economic output, distributors must be savvy in navigating this complex landscape. Fortunately, NACD members are well-positioned to take advantage of opportunities when they arise while demonstrating their commitment to safety and government regulators through their participation in Responsible Distribution.
National specialty chemical distributors will continue to serve as one of the vehicles to identify and understand future needs of the coatings industry. The distributor assists the raw material manufacturer in product development, market promotion and sales success through its strong industry knowledge about the requirements of its customer’s technical, compliance and supply chain departments.
Darlington, U.K.-based waste management firm, Total Recycling Services has helped a leading global paints and chemicals manufacturer to advance its sustainability and ensure its compliance to environmental standards.
PCI recently discussed the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act (LCSA) with Allison Tuszynski, Manager, Regulatory Affairs at NACD, who has been closely following this process that will have a huge impact on the chemical industry.
October highlights distributors, and includes an interview with the National Association of Chemical Distributors, as well as company profiles of many specialty chemical distributors serving the coatings industry. The issue also includes articles on new ambient-curing resins, the impact of silanes on the solution stability of latex, an overview of colorant technologies worldwide, and much more.