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ASTM's Task Group D01.53.03.03 Coil Coating Task Group on Accelerated Weathering was formed to answer a simple question: which accelerated test method best correlates with real-time weathering for highly durable coil coatings? A ten-year study was initiated, and coil coated panels were collected from D01.53 coater members for all current coil coatings technologies destined for exterior exposure applications. The real-time panels were weathered in southern Florida and in Phoenix, Arizona. Accelerated weathering was run, including UV-Condensation tests (with both "A" and "B" bulbs), Xenon Arc Weatherometer, Dew Cycle Weatherometer, and Fresnel-type weathering. © 2012 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved. Source


Lotz A.,ChemQuest Group Inc.
JCT CoatingsTech | Year: 2015

In 2011, the American Coatings Association partnered with The ChemQuest Group, Inc., the global strategic management consulting firm, to prepare and update the ACA's longstanding Market Analysis, covering the years 2010 to 2015. Continuing with this successful relationship, ChemQuest is currently preparing the ACA Industry Market Analysis, 9th Edition (2014-2019), scheduled for release in July 2015. This article examines rail rolling stock applications-just one of the many market segments detailed in the publication. Source


Pilcher G.R.,ChemQuest Group Inc.
JCT CoatingsTech | Year: 2015

Everyone loves "executive summaries," so let's start this article, which deals with the current economic state of the U.S. paint and coatings industry, with one: In the U.S. paints and coatings market, circa mid- 2015, margins for coatings producers will continue to strengthen amid a more stable growth environment, supported by recovering end markets and favorable raw material pricing and availability. Titanium dioxide dipped yet again in Q1, and there are those who are predicting that it is likely to fall further prior to year-end. Softer pricing for oil-based derivatives are also contributing to the health of the paints and coatings industry, which ended 2014 at an estimated 1,260 million gallons, valued at $22.1 billion (Figures 1 and 2). In the United States, and to a somewhat lesser extent, globally, consolidation continues to be a key theme: With PPG's Comex acquisition, the top three global coatings firms account for 62% of the top 10 global coatings firms' sales, up from 48% 10 years ago (Figure 3). Overall, the tone remains upbeat for the major coatings producers, and-as long as the recovery continues its steady (albeit slower than most companies would wish) upward trajectory-things look pretty good for the regional producers, as well. Source


Pilcher G.R.,ChemQuest Group Inc.
JCT CoatingsTech | Year: 2012

First things first. I would like to remind my readers of the dictum of PPG's late, great director of research, Dr. Marco Wismer, who stated on numerous occasions during the last 30 years of the past century, that the Six Strategic Goals of the coatings industry could be easily and quickly enumerated. Source


Pilcher G.R.,ChemQuest Group Inc.
JCT CoatingsTech | Year: 2012

Coil and extrusion coatings comprise an extremely important component of the US. paint and coatings industry. Even though they do not constitute a market segment, as such, coil and extrusion coatings are second in value only to the automotive segment among all OEM finishes. In 2010 alone, the U.S. Census Bureau reported that the U.S. market for coil coatings was 36.5 million gallons, valued at $712 million. Although traditionally referred to in the industry as 'Coil and Extrusion Coatings," the U.S. Census Bureau, Current ndusthaN Report (CR) MA325F, collects data for this segGroup, ment under the category entitled "Metal Building Product Finishes including Coatings for Aluminum Extrusions and Siding." These coatings are factory-applied under controlled conditions by professional coil, sheet, strip, and extrusion coaters to metallic substrates. Coil coating involves roilcoating fiat metal that will be post-formed after the coating has been applied and cured, and extrusion coating involves spray coating either preformed parts or fiat sheets that will normally be used in that state. Following coil coating, the metals (generally steel and aluminum) are typically put through a forming process that bends and draws the coated metal into the appropriate shape for the intended end-use, with little or no cracking of the coating visible to the naked eye. The principal end-use for coil-coated ('pre-coated') metal is the construction industry, for sidewalls and roofing, but coil-coated metal also plays a vital role in the HVAC (heating, ventilating, and air conditioning), entry and garage door, and appliance market segments. Minor applications for coil-coated metal also include the transportation and general metal market segments. End-uses in the latter segment are almost unlimited, from lunch boxes to waste containers, and are generally not tracked by anyone in the industry. Spray-coated extruded metal and fiat sheet are used almost exclusively in the construction industry for window and door frames, facia, trim, curtain wall, etc. Although there are additional uses for coil- and sheet-coated metal in the manufacture of metal container end caps and food cans, they are classified differently by the U.S. Census-and by the industry at large-and are therefore not discussed in this article. In 2011, the American Coatings Association (ACA) partnered with The Chem Quest Group, Inc., the global strategic management consulting firm, to prepare an update to ACA's U.S. Paint & CoatNngs ndustry Market AnaysNs, covering the years 2010 to 2015. This article examines the coil and extrusion coatings area-just one market segment that is detailed in the publication. Source

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