With approximately 50 million metric tons of product used globally each year, the paint and coatings sector is a dynamic and fast-growing market, driven by increasing urbanisation in many countries. However, for a few decades, manufacturers have been on a journey to improve the way their products are painted and to find alternatives to traditional solvent-borne or 'wet' paints. Initially, the demand was for paint and coating solutions that could increase the quality and long-term durability of the coating, while also reducing the time and cost involved in applying the coating itself. From the end of the 1970s, ...
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