What are the trends in the paints and coatings industry regarding what types of products are painted (for example, mobile phones)? What are some of the latest high-tech coatings? Which technology amongst the industrial coatings sector has the largest application? I need some information about the European market for decorative paint. I'm also interested in figures (sales, largest companies, equipment investments, etc.) for the industry globally for 1999. K.P.
"Painting Clinic" is devoted to providing technical information about paints and painting. We can tell you how to do it, what paints and pretreatments to use and what to do when things go wrong. Some of the information you asked about is available in abbreviated form in other magazines. However, they usually do not go into the detail you want.
For the detailed information you want, I suggest you contact one of the industry-related associations, which can be found at www.pfonline.com on the Links page. In some cases, you may have to join the association to get the information. Otherwise, you will have to find out the source of their market surveys and subscribe to that service. There are good people out there who make a living by providing the information you want.