An eventful year is over. For the paint and coatings manufacturers, the past year offered both opportunities and challenges. It is therefore not surprising that the survey conducted by the editors of European Coatings Journal shows a mixed picture. The answers by the 20 companies surveyed range from good to sufficient when it comes to rating the past twelve months. Although some challenges are individually linked to the segment or region of activities, other challenges are the same for all of the entrepeneurs. Increasing raw material costs, which have already been a concern for the industry for years, and regulatory ...
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