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Tony Mash
20 November 2013 09:26:00 | Posted by: Tony Mash, TMA Consulting Inc.
The key to Sustainability is innovation, but are Coatings companies spending enough on growth oriented R&D?

This blog says ‘No’!

First, the good news!

Plaudits to AkzoNobel for being ranked in first place in the Dow Jones Sustainability World ranking for the Superchemicals sector for 2013 as well as 2012. This is a significant achievement given the strength of interest and commitment expressed by many large multinational chemicals and coatings companies in Sustainable Development. 

Congratulations also to the Decorative Coatings sector of CEPE, the Europe-wide trade association representing the interest of the Coatings Industry, for being one of the 17 successful applicants out of 90 across all sectors of European industry to be selected to join the first phase of a 3 year Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) pilot programme.

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Miriam von Bardeleben
22 August 2012 06:53:00 | Posted by: Miriam von Bardeleben, European Coatings Journal
Where is the center of gravity within the coatings industry moving?

"The Center of Gravity in the global coatings industry is on the move”. That will be the main theme of this year’s CEPE Annual Conference at it is indeed an interesting statement to discuss. We have seen markets that we formerly called "emerging markets” which have nowadays turned into high growth markets, e.g. in the BRIC countries. Looking back at the past months, it was not even surprising to market insiders, to see not only capacities of European coatings companies, but whole Business Units being moved from the heart of the mature European markets to China.

With capacities and demand increasing so much in markets outside Europe, the center of gravity started moving on a global level. The Center of gravity in the global coatings industry is shifting, but where to? To Asia as such, or only to China that showed an outstanding performance?

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