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ACS 2014: Optimism rising in the coatings industry

4:17 PM MDT | April 9, 2014 | Vincent Valk in Atlanta

Paints and coatings makers are feeling increasingly optimistic about business prospects for 2014, as the rebounding construction market drives demand for architectural coatings and raw material costs look stable, attendees and exhibitors said at this year's American Coatings Show (ACS), held this week in Atlanta. Meanwhile, the manufacturing comeback in the US is opening up new opportunities for industrial coatings makers, while the automotive industry is expected to remain robust. The mood at the show has been “very positive,” says Jose Maria...

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