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Suppliers See Upside to Paints and Coatings This Year

8:55 AM MDT | April 12, 2010 | Rebecca Coons

Suppliers to the paints and coatings industry say they are optimistic about the sector’s prospects this year, despite last year’s volume declines of 20%-30% and broad exposure to continued lackluster performance in construction and automotive markets. In addition to a more stable outlook for this year, trends toward eco-friendly, low volatile-organic-compound (VOC), and higher-performing paints and coatings are buoying sales of premium products and creating opportunities to gain market share, executives say. Suppliers say their customers are expecting...

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