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ACS 2014: Energy issues, new substrates, key drivers for coatings R&D

3:36 PM MDT | April 8, 2014 | Vincent Valk in Atlanta

Research and development (R&D) in the paints and coatings industry is being driven by a variety of issues, chief among energy efficiency and the development of new substrates in some coatings end markets, say attendees and exhibitors at the American Coatings Show (ACS) 2014, held this week in Atlanta. The continued push for low volatile-organic compound (VOC) paint is another driver for innovation, industry experts say. Energy's role in driving innovation was the subject of a keynote talk by Chuck Kahle, chief technology officer at PPG, yesterday at ACS...

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