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ACS 2014: Optimism rising in the coatings industry

4:11 PM MDT | April 17, 2014 | —Vincent Valk in Atlanta

Gottschalk: Growth in architectural paints. Kahle: Energy efficiency a focus for R&D. Paints and coatings makers are feeling optimistic about business prospects for 2014, since improving construction markets are boosting demand for architectural coatings, attendees and exhibitors said at this year’s American Coatings Show (ACS), held 8–10 April at Atlanta. Meanwhile, the manufacturing comeback in the United States is opening up new opportunities for industrial coatings makers, and the automotive industry is expected to remain robust. Raw material...

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