Industry Trends

DECember 2022

See what has been happening in Asia’s coating and resins industries over the last weeks. What are experts and industry magazines talking about?

What has been happening?

Pantone colour of the year 2023, Paint and coatings binder market challenges, Novel hydrophobic hybrid film coatings, EcoVadis and the paint and coatings industry, and more. Find out what coating & resins journals and industry experts have been discussing in the last four weeks.

Latest Industry Articles

PANTONE Colour of the Year 2023 - Viva Magenta

Pantone’s Color of the Year, Viva Magenta 18-1750, vibrates with vim and vigor. It is a shade rooted in nature descending from the red family and expressive of a new signal of strength. Viva Magenta is brave and fearless, and a pulsating color whose exuberance promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration, writing a new narrative.

Paint and coatings binder market remains challenging
European Coatings

The pressure on supply chains due to the pandemic and the war is affecting raw material availability and supply. Rising logistics and energy costs are exacerbating the situation. A significant improvement is not in sight in the short term. For binder manufacturers, the issue of sustainability is becoming increasingly important.
Novel hydrophobic hybrid film coatings
European Coatings

A new study describes the preparation of hydrophobic hybrid film coatings from siloxane-modified polyacrylate associated with nano-fumed silica and organo-modified clay.
EcoVadis and the Paint and Coatings Industry
Coatings World

EcoVadis, a trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, has expanded in the paint and coatings industry. Learn about CSR, scoring methodology, and more
Halogen free organic coatings for flame retarding applications
European Coatings

Researchers report the synthesis and characterisation of a new flame-retardant (FR), UV-curable resin, covalently stabilised with non-halogenated FR-additive, phytic acid (PA) for coating variety of substrates.
Anti-viral organic coatings for high touch surfaces
European Coatings

SARS-CoV-2 virus remains viable on solid surfaces for up to one week. In presence of soil load, pure copper fails to inactivate the virus. A paintable organic coating liberates Cu2+ by ion-exchange and has antiviral properties.
Castor oil-based omniphobic polyurethane coatings
European Coatings

A recently conducted study reportstransparent polyurethane coatings with high hardness, anti-smudge and anti-corrosive properties.
Siloxane-based high solid acrylic latex
European Coatings

Scientists have developed a siloxane-based acrylic latex by mini-emulsion polymerisation for coatings with improved water resistance.
Polymeric aziridines as crosslinkers for water-based coatings
European Coatings

Researchers have introduced polymeric aziridines as a new class of low toxicity two-component crosslinkers for carboxylic resins.
Modernizing the print experience the HP way
Manila Bulletin

Samir Shah, vice president and head of print category, Greater Asia at HP. With over 80 years of existence, HP remains an industry leader with a significant market share in the printer segment. HP’s printer business unit consists of inkjet, LaserJet, consumables, and industrial graphics printing. The company has been at the forefront as a key industry player and witness of major consumer behavior trends that changed the way how printers are used through the years.
Good paint critical for ideal building

As painting remains at the top of the mind when it comes to beautifying homes and edifices, a manufacturer of paint products urges families and developers to choose reliable, cost-efficient, and functional brands of paints. According to Derrick Tan, founder, and CEO of Magna Prime Chemical Technologies Inc., paints remain to be the choice in decorating homes and houses.
Epson Awarded Third Successive EcoVadis Platinum Rating
Ink World Magazine

The platinum rating ranks Epson in the top 1% of companies in its industry, particularly excelling in the fields of the environment, sustainable procurement.
Review: Embrittlement in organic coatings
European Coatings

A new review article gives a comprehensive overview on the sources of tensile, cracking-opening stress of organic coatings and focuses on the polymer embrittlement during degradation.
Orion Earns ISCC PLUS Certification for Various Grades From Multiple Plants

Coatings World

Orion Engineered Carbons has reached a major sustainability milestone, becoming the first to achieve International Sustainability and Carbon Certifications (ISCC Plus) for multiple carbon black grades made from different feedstocks at plants in two regions of the world.

Sinclair Paints to reconquer the Philippine paint and coating industry with its new generation paints

Sinclair Paints, one of the world’s most trusted and premium paint brands that originated in the USA back in 1928, has finally made its comeback in the Philippine market by launching breakthrough paint products at the recently held PhilConstruct Expo, the country’s largest and most anticipated annual event in the construction industry. Now dubbed as “The New Generation Paint,” Sinclair was officially launched by Magna Prime Chemical Technologies, Inc.

South East Asia (SEA) Powder and Liquid Coatings Market Size To Grow at a CAGR of 4.2%


South East Asia (SEA) powder coatings market report published by Allied Market Research is expected to reach $295.9 million by 2022 from $222.7 million in 2015, with a CAGR of 4.2% from 2016 to 2022.The Indonesian powder coatings market is anticipated to remain the highest revenue contributor among other countries.


Interpon Announces Plans For ZAK World Of Facades Vietnam

Coatings World

Innovations in the field of sustainability, durability and fabulous metallic colors of Interpon powder coatings for architects and specifiers will be the key themes of AkzoNobel Powder Coatings’ presence at the ZAK World of Facades Vietnam 2022 conference in Hanoi on Nov. 24, 2022.

Covestro targets more sustainable logistics in China

European Coatings

In the Asia-Pacific region, around 70 percent of Covestro’s goods are transported by truck, while in Europe and North America only around one-third is transported by road in each case, with inland waterways and railroads otherwise being used more frequently. As such, the new partnership will focus on designing more sustainable means of road transportation by truck, and evaluate the viability of certain solutions under specific scenarios.

Nippon Paint China, Covestro ink partnership on bio-based automotive coatings solutions

Biofuels Digest

In China, Gasgoo reported that Nippon Paint China, a coatings manufacturer, announced the strategic partnership with Covestroat the 5th China International Import Expo (CIIE). Under the terms of the deal, the two companies will partner to develop bio-based automotive coating solutions, which will be first applied in the exhibited sample parts of the vehicles under the Chinese luxury electric vehicle brand HiPhi.

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