Challener, Cynthia
November 2011
CoatingsTech;Nov/Dec2011, Vol. 8 Issue 11, p28
Academic Journal
The article reports on the research and development (R & D) efforts in the paint and coatings industry in the U.S. in 2011, driven by materials sourcing and regulatory issues. It states that the availability and high costs of raw materials for coatings and their additives has been a predominant issue facing paint and coatings companies. It also notes that the anticipation of the passage of regulations has led to increased development efforts to comply with the requirements under such rules. INSET: CENSUS DATA TO DISAPPEAR.


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