World's Top ten Paints Companies 2011 Annual Report

Published WPCIA January 4, 2012 Washington
Sluggish economic environment, the global coatings market in 2011 still reached $ 106.7 billion, a number of reasons may be attributed to this growth, including increased demand for industrial and building up and developing the automotive industry. U.S. and European markets are also expected to mature in the next few years, an increase due to increase technical and product development, the unique formula and a favorable regulatory environment.

Paint industry in most parts of the world can be called a mature industry, its growth depends on many factors, the level of economic activity, such as and construction (the main users of paints and coatings) state. Developing economies of the industrial growth is the main driver of growth in the coatings industry. Availability of cheap labor and abundant resources of the entire Asia Pacific region and Latin America and the production of these companies set up business premises. However, it is undeniable that continued demand from developed countries to help paint the overall market expansion.

U.S. and European markets are also expected to mature in the next few years, an increase due to increase technical and product development, the unique formula and a favorable regulatory environment, look at the year 2011 the global coatings market, global industry analysts said, North America accounted for 20% of the global coatings sales in the United States alone accounted for 17% of the world, but paint production in the Asia-Pacific is considered to be the source of growth, accounting for 44% of the world. With the coatings market in North America and Western Europe more or less similar rate year on year in, OEM and industrial coatings industry will continue to work in a difficult environment. However, these industries by focusing on value added, technology and environment-friendly features in these stagnant market growth to be optimistic.

Sales in 2011 the global coating




North America

Latin America



Output (Million tons)
Scale (%)






3540 Million tons

Output value (Billion)
Scale (%)






1067 Billion  








Paint the future is likely to focus on the development of new coating systems, allowing effective use of new materials. Research and development (R & D) is the next frontier, As the world's first revolutionary elastic touch interior wall paint consists of diamond coatings company successfully developed, will bring huge impact to the traditional wallpaper industry. Complete OEM and industrial coatings industry, mainly in design, color and styling for special attention. Manufacturers are more and more development will be different from competitors, creating niche products for customer confidence in paint products. Nanotechnology is not yet fully explored many of the paint manufacturer. This technology has a lot of commitment and a variety of reasons has increasingly become a focus of attention.
From the high-growth markets including China, India, Indonesia and other leaders of the progress of the Asia-Pacific region's largest regional market stands tall. Europe and the United States close behind as the world's other major paint market. Asian markets are also expected in other parts of the world's fastest rising ahead of the overall increase to the 4.2% annual growth. Product group, architectural coatings is clear market leader, accounting for about 51% of all paint sales volume and 44% of sales, on the other hand, the rapid growth of some products, especially the functional coating is expected to be recorded during the analysis of 2.8 percent compound annual growth rate.

——Sales growth is expected to accelerate the expected compound annual growth rate of 6.5 percent, five-year period 2011 2016 -, which is expected to drive the market value of $ 142.4 billion, to the end of 2016.
——Decorative paint coating composition of the world's largest segment, accounting for about 51% of all paint sales volume and 44% of sales.

Classification of production in 2011 global coatings








Paint(Million tons)
Scale (%)






3540(Million tons)






1. AKZONOBEL (NED)  $ 17.25 billion

2. PPG Industries (U.S.) $ 13.60 billion

3. Sherwin-Williams (U.S.) $ 7.57 billion

4. DUPONT (U.S.) $ 5.12 billion

5. BASF (GER.) $ 4.62 billion

6. RPM Inc (U.S.) $ 3.85 billion

7. Diamond Paints (U.S.) $ 3.54 billion

8. SACAL (U.K.) $ 3.35 billion

9. VALSPAR (U.S.) $ 3.31 billion

10. Nippon Paint (JPN) $ 2.84 billion



Company Profile:
Akzo Nobel NV (AKZA), the world’s biggest paint maker and and a major producer of specialty chemicals. We supply industries and consumers worldwide with innovative products and are passionate about developing sustainable answers for our customers. Our portfolio includes well known brands such as Dulux, Sikkens, International and Eka. Headquartered in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, we are a Global Fortune 500 company and are consistently ranked as one of the leaders in the area of sustainability. With operations in more than 80 countries, our 55,000 people around the world are committed to excellence and delivering Tomorrow’s Answers Today.
Netherlands, Amsterdam
PO Box 9300
Tel: +31 263664433
Fax: +31 263663250

The main information 2011:
Coatings sales: $ 17.25 billion
Number of employees: 56,600
Coatings Sales: 1.872 billion liters
Geographic Sales: Europe 32%,Americas 31%,Asia Pacific33%,4% in other regions

Board member:
Hans Wijers: Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Management
Keith Nichols: Chief Financial Officer
Leif Darner: Board member responsible for Performance Coatings
Tex Gunning: Board member responsible for Decorative Paints
Rob Frohn: Board member responsible for Specialty Chemicals

Focus on the development:
- Mainly in emerging markets and Asia-Pacific region reached 70% of U.S. sales.
-ROS steady at 8% return on investment rate to 22.5%.
-Decorative coatings, including powder and specialty industrial coatings, automotive refinish, marine conservation and aerospace coatings.
-€ 45 million investment to add new Ningbo plant, expected to be completed mid-2014.
-Striving to 2015 sales in China reached 200 billion yuan (about $ 3 billion).

Market Positioning:
Top 3 in Europe: decorative paint, repair paint, powder coating
The world's best-selling paint: powder coatings, wood coatings, coil coatings, marine protective coatings, aerospace coatings.
European markets selling paint: decorative coating
Asia-Pacific market and the North American market selling coatings: decorative paints, wood coatings

Nobel Management Committee (ExCo) on January 1, 2011 established Akzo the Commission entered into a detailed three-year plan to improve corporate performance and the achievement of the completion of an additional € 500 million EBITDA target. The plan includes 20 master plan, involving more than 100 detailed initiatives, covering areas,such as: supply chain and procurement, research and development, financial shared services, information management and human resources.

Dec 2nd,2011,Completing an acquisition that was first announced earlier this year, AkzoNobel has purchased the coatings business of the South Korean company SSCP. SSCP supplies coatings to the consumer electronics industry. According to AkzoNobel, the deal, which also included the acquisition of the German-based company Schramm — a manufacturer of coatings for plastics, metals, electrical insulation, and aluminum of which SSCP was a 70 percent shareholder enables it to strengthen its position in the specialty plastic coatings market.
2011-12-07 AkzoNobel Launches New Styling Polymer
Demand is growing for styling polymers that are high-performing as well as more environmentally sustainable. According to the company, Biostyle CGP polymer is more than 50% natural in its composition.
October 12, 2011 Akzo Nobel, with its excellent case for sustainable development "Sustainable water management system", with 11 other outstanding companies jointly won the well-known business newspaper - "Economic Observer" was awarded the "2011 Sustainable development in China - outstanding case Award. "It can be seen Akzo Nobel in China's future development is bright.
June 10, 2011 Akzo Nobel Supervisory Board announced that CEO, Mr. Wei Sihan in 2012 the company's annual shareholders' meeting on the occasion to leave the company. Meanwhile, the Supervisory Board also announced that the company in 2012 after shareholders approved, will Borui Tong (Ton Büchner) will take over the post. Mr. Bo Ruitong currently listed on the Swiss multinational, president and CEO of Sulzer. What will bring to the Akzo Nobel how kind of future?
AkzoNobel has awarded the plant Service First Applicator status - one of just forty such accreditations in the entire country of England in November. AkzoNobel Automotive and Aerospace Coatings (A&AC) has been selected as a preferred supplier by Toyota Motor Europe.
"There are huge opportunities for us to compete directly in local and regional markets. By delivering a consistent brand image around the world, we can increase our global scale and establish more leadership positions," said Tex Gunning, AkzoNobel executive committee member responsible for decorative paints.

Through these research data shows that in 2011, AkzoNobel made these remarkable achievements are inevitable, outlook 2012, AkzoNobel is confident people, they paint the world's top ten brands in the top position no one can shake the short term.




Company Profile:
PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Founded in 1883, the company serves customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, The company has more than 140 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries.
United States, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15272
Phone: +1 412 434 3131
Fax: +1 412 434 2125

The main information 2011:
Coatings sales: $ 13.60 billion
Number of employees: 40,800
Coatings Sales: 1.593 billion liters
Geographic Sales: Europe 23%,Americas 61%,Asia Pacific 11%,5% in other regions.

Board Members:
Charles E. Bunch: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
J. Rich Alexander: Executive Vice President Performance Coatings
Pierre-Marie De Leener: Executive Vice President, Architectural Coatings - EMEA, and President, PPG Europe
Glenn E. Bost II: Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Robert J. Dellinger: Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer.

Focus on the development:
- Major expansion of emerging markets in Asia Pacific high-performance coatings and architectural coatings
- Ensure high performance coatings, including automotive paints, industrial coatings, including marine protection and aerospace coatings market in Europe and North America, steady growth.
-America increased steadily.
-A customer's preferred supplier
-Annual growth rate of earnings per share of 10%
-Return on capital (ROC) to achieve an average 15%
-Achieve 30% of sales come from products listed no more than four years
-Each employee's average annual growth of at least 5% of output.

Market Positioning:
Europe: automotive coatings and other industrial coatings
North America: automotive coatings, aerospace coatings and architectural coatings.
Asia-Pacific market: architectural coatings, industrial coatings.

PPG Industries, Inc. (PPG) is a producer and supplier of protective and decorative coatings, optical and speciality materials, commodity chemicals, and glass. It operates in six business segments: performance coatings; industrial coatings; architectural coatings-Europe, Middle East and Africa; optical and specialty materials; commodity chemicals and glass.
PPG Industries, through its subsidiary PPG Colombia, has purchased the coatings businesses of Colpisa Colombiana de Pinturas, a privately-owned Colombian coatings company, and its affiliates, including Colpisa Ecuador. The transaction is expected to close no later than the end of the first quarter 2012.
PPG Industries Inc. CEO Charles E. Bunch told analysts in New York on Monday that the coatings industry has shown solid growth coming out of the recession and Pittsburgh-based PPG has benefited.
According to Outcalt, by acquiring Colpisa, PPG will become one of the leading providers of a full line of automotive refinish products in Colombia with the ability to grow and serve local customers through an established distribution network. According to Knavish, PPG would become the only major global coatings supplier with a direct automotive OEM manufacturing presence in Colombia.
"As an automotive refinish coatings leader, we are pleased to add Colpisa's automotive refinish business to our global portfolio," said John Outcalt, PPG vice president, global automotive refinish. "This acquisition is further evidence of PPG's commitment to grow our coatings presence in Latin America."
PPG currently has no manufacturing sites in Colombia or Ecuador, but does supply protective and marine coatings to the region, in addition to its technology and distribution relationship with Colpisa.
“PPG is strongly committed to supporting the communities where its employees work and live, especially through educational programs focusing on science, technology and math,” said John Gauthier, plant manager for the Mount Zion glass manufacturing facility. “We are proud to continue our decades-long relationship with Millikin University by helping to enrich this unique program for girls. Some of our female employees are hoping to serve as mentors or speakers for future camp sessions, which will offer an exciting opportunity to grow this relationship further.”
Currently PPG Industries’ aerospace business has named Mark Cancilla global platform director for coatings. As global platform director for coatings, Cancilla succeeds Brian Roberson, who has relocated to join PPG’s architectural coatings business in Australia. Brent Wright has been named global platform director for transparencies, succeeding Cancilla.
“Our outlook for global economic conditions in 2012 includes growth in global industrial activity, including increased global automotive OEM industry production, and we believe global growth rates in the coatings industry will outpace gross domestic product,” Bunch said. “We expect that lower natural gas costs will continue to be a benefit to PPG in 2012. We also anticipate a continued slow recovery in the developed regions in residential and non-residential construction markets, and that uncertainty in the European region will result in subpar growth there.”



Company Profile:
Founded in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company is a global leader in the manufacture, development, distribution, and sale of coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers. The company manufactures products under well-known brands such as Sherwin-Williams®, Dutch Boy®, Krylon®, Minwax®, Thompson’s® Water Seal®, and many more. With global headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, Sherwin-Williams® branded products are sold exclusively through a chain of more than 3,500 company-operated stores and facilities, while the company’s other brands are sold through leading mass merchandisers, home centers, independent paint dealers, hardware stores, automotive retailers, and industrial distributors. The Sherwin-Williams Global Finishes Group distributes a wide range of products in more than 70 countries around the world.
United States, Cleveland, Ohio
Tel: +1 800 5245979
Fax: +1 800 4343131

The main information 2011:
Coatings sales: $ 7.57 billion
Number of employees: 31200
Coatings Sales: 0.824 billion liters
Geographic Sales: Europe 26%, Americas 23%,Asia Pacific 47%, 4% in other regions

Board Members:
Christopher M. Connor:Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
John G. Morikis: President and Chief Operating Officer
Sean P. Hennessy: Senior Vice President - Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Arthur F. Anton: President and Chief Executive Officer Swagelok Company
Richard K. Smucker: Executive Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer The J. M. Smucker Company

Focus on the development:
- Key emerging markets in the Asia Pacific region continued to grow sales of architectural coatings
- Car paint, industrial coatings in Europe and North America increased steadily.

Market Positioning:
Europe: Automotive Coatings
North America: automotive coatings, architectural coatings
Asia-Pacific market: architectural coatings

The Sherwin-Williams Company announced it has been awarded the Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award on July 12, 2011. The award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, (EPA) on behalf of the White House, recognizes Sherwin-Williams innovative new paint formulation, utilizing soybean oil and recycled plastic bottles (PET) in the substantial reduction of volatile organic compounds (VOC).
2011, Sherwin-Williams awarded the grant to Orlando’s Intervention Services Inc., an organization committed to helping foster children become independent, productive citizens. The program helps prevent homelessness and unemployment for youth who have reached their 18th birthday and have thus aged out of the foster care system.
Through this charity, so that the pace of long-term development Sherwin firm.
Sherwin-Williams has launched the industry’s first static control water-based epoxy floor coating system on October 7, 2011. The innovative General Polymers 3425E Static Control Water-Based Epoxy Coating and 3424 Conductive Water-Based Epoxy Primer, developed by the company’s Protective and Marine Coatings business, offer better performance and environmental attributes compared to conductive solvent-based epoxy coating systems . It can be seen Sherwin is standing to next now.
In the same year , The Sherwin-Williams Co. has purchased U.K.-based Leighs Paints. Leighs Paints manufactures a comprehensive line of intumescent passive fire protection products for the hydrocarbon market.
With the acquisition, Sherwin-Williams gains a team of structural engineers who specialize in fire science and assist project owners and engineers with specification and compliance.
Leighs Paints’ sales and technical support centers are located in the U.K., Canada, India, Germany and United Arab Emirates. Products are currently distributed across 47 countries worldwide.
About Sherwin-house news : Sherwin-Williams announced the election of Brian Skerry, Ph.D., Global Technical Director, Protective and Marine Coatings, to a four-year term on the Board of Governors of The Society of Protective Coatings (SSPC). The SSPC is a leading nonprofit, member-based trade organization that issues industry standards and provides resources, certifications and training for protective coatings professionals.
“I’m honored to have been chosen to serve on the SSPC Board of Governors,” said Skerry. “I look forward to helping the organization carry out its central role in providing education and information to protective coatings professionals.” Skerry brings to his board position nearly three decades of experience in corrosion and coatings. He joined The Sherwin-Williams Co. in 1984, and since then, has held a series of research and technical management positions with increasing levels of responsibility. He currently oversees global new product development, commercialization and technology innovation programs.
Skerry has published 41 technical papers and received two Sherwin-Williams awards and six coatings industry technical publication awards as well as the National Association of Corrosion Engineers’ A.B. Campbell award. He has made more than 50 technical presentations in the United States, Europe, South America and Australasia. In addition, he has published 38 scientific papers in publications that include Journal of Coatings Technology, Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings, and Progress in Organic Coatings, among others.
These are Sherwin - Williams has laid a solid foundation and look forward to a bright future in 2012.



Company Profile:
Founded in 1802, DuPont puts science to work by creating sustainable solutions essential to a better, safer, healthier life for people everywhere. Operating in approximately 90 countries, DuPont offers a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture, nutrition, electronics, communications, safety and protection, home and construction, transportation and apparel.
Wilmington United States
PO Box 80021,
Tel: +1 302 774 1000
Fax: +1 302 892 5615

The main information 2011:
Coatings Sales: $ 5.12 billion
Number of employees: 60,500
Coatings Sales: 1.231 billion liters
Geographic Sales: Europe、Middle East、Africa 23%,North America 29%,Asia Pacific 35%,Latin America 13%.

Board Members:
Ellen J. Kullman:Chair of the Board & Chief Executive Officer
Samuel W. Bodman:Former United States Secretary of Energy
Robert A. Brown:President of Boston University
Curtis J. Crawford:President and Chief Executive Officer of XCEO, Inc.
Alexander M. Cutler:Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Eaton Corporation
Marillyn Hewson:Executive Vice President, Electronic Systems – Lockheed Martin Corporation.

Focus on the development:
- Mainly in Asia Pacific and Latin American emerging markets, continued growth in sales of automotive coatings
- Automotive coatings, high performance coatings market in Europe and North America, steady growth.

Market Positioning:
Europe: Automotive Coatings
North America: automotive coatings, architectural coatings
Asia-Pacific market: architectural coatings.

Founded in 1802, DuPont (NYSE: DD) with innovative products, materials and services for the global market with world-class scientific and engineering capabilities. DuPont believes, with customers, government agencies, non-governmental organizations and thought leaders to collaborate, we should all help provide solutions to global challenges, including the people around the world to provide adequate healthy food, reduce fossil fuel dependent, and the protection of life and the environment. DuPont has operations in more than 90 countries and regions, what a wide range of innovative products and services for markets including agriculture and food, building and construction, telecommunications and transportation fields. In 75 research institutions worldwide R & D facilities, with 8,500 scientists and engineers.
DuPont on July 26, 2011 announced that it has acquired Innovalight company, specializing in advanced silicon ink and process technology, can be used to increase the efficiency of crystalline silicon photovoltaic cells. This acquisition will further strengthen DuPont photovoltaic materials in the field of clear leadership, and to DuPont has broader, more integrated photovoltaic materials and technical solutions.
DuPont on January 21, 2011 announced that its wholly owned subsidiary - DuPont Denmark Holdings ApS companies have begun to implement recommendations previously announced a voluntary public offer to DKK 665 per share cash offer for all of Danisco's outstanding shares.
January 3, 2011 DuPont has completed from the United States Securities (American Securities LLC) branch of the MECS Corporation (MECS, Inc.) Acquisition. The transaction had been announced to expand the DuPont product line of clean technology, and DuPont provides access to more high-growth markets, particularly Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa and other developing areas of business development channels.
In 2011, DuPont announced global expansion plans of titanium dioxide: the implementation of "expansion, innovation, productivity improvement," the global strategy to help customers grow. And while in 2011 DuPont was the world's first Green Building Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification of the thin-film PV module manufacturer.
DuPont opened a new research in January and development facility dedicated to coatings science at the Experimental Station in Wilmington, Delaware in the U.S . The new Coatings Technology Center (CTC), established by DuPont Performance Coatings (DPC), will focus on DuPont Refinish Systems products that support the automotive collision industry and DuPont Industrial Coating Solutions, which markets a wide range of liquid and powder industrial finishes. "Innovation is essential to the continued growth of our coatings businesses," said John McCool, president, DPC. "This investment in research and development clearly demonstrates our commitment to growing our global coatings businesses."
The DuPont approach is to be a global collaborative partner offering innovative solutions to meet growing needs of the Industry.




Company Profile:
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and agricultural products to oil and gas. As a reliable partner BASF creates chemistry to help its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF posted sales of about 110,000 employees, six Verbund sites and close to 385 production sites worldwide we serve customers and partners in almost all countries of the world.
Ludwigshafen, Germany
PO Box:  61309
Phone:  +971 4 8838773
Fax:  +971 4 8836787

The main information 2011:
Coatings Sales: $ 4.62 billion
Number of employees: 110,000
Coatings Sales: 0.891 billion liters
Geographic Sales: Europe、Middle East、Africa 44%,Americas 29%,Asia Pacific 27%.

Board Members:
Kurt Bock:Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors
Dr. Hans Engel:Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Beate Ehle:Executive Vice President, BASF Corporation and President
Fried-Walter Münstermann:Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Frank A. Bozich:President, Global Catalysts Division
David Stryker:Senior Vice President and General Counsel.

Focus on the development:
- Increase in the Asia Pacific region and Latin America, investment in emerging markets and product distribution
- Maintain the stability of Europe and North America.

Market Positioning:
Europe: Performance Coatings
North America: high-performance coatings, architectural coatings
Asia-Pacific market: architectural coatings.


ERMAN chemical firm BASF has made a comeback into Kenya after a ten year hiatus with a target to grow in the building and agricultural industries.
BASF one of the biggest and oldest chemical firms globally announced that its new Nairobi office will start operations in January to serve the East Africa and Sub Sahara markets.
It deals in crop protection chemicals, construction chemicals like adhesives, coatings, paper chemicals and polyurethanes. "Political violence and corruption were the main reasons why the board decided to pull out of some countries in Africa," explained Jacques Delmoitiez the President of BASF Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Taking into account the risk of economic crisis, Bok Cibo Shi said: "Given the economic growth may slow further, despite the good results from the present situation, BASF still need to be cautious, especially China's credit limit policy, European bonds and U.S. bonds crisis will have adverse impact on economic growth, BASF will continue to further reduce costs and improve efficiency at the same time, we will focus on product innovation and business development in emerging markets. "


6.RPM Inc

Company Profile:
RPM International Inc. is a multinational holding company with subsidiaries that manufacture and market high-performance coatings, sealants and specialty chemicals, primarily for maintenance and improvement. Fiscal 2011 sales were $3.51 billion, with 67 percent to industry worldwide and the remaining 33 percent to consumers mainly in North America.Shares of the company's common stock are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol RPM and are owned by some 300 institutional investors and 82,000 individuals.
Medina, Ohio
PO Box: 44258 -0777
Tel: +1 330 2735090
Fax: +1 330 2258743

The main information 2011:
Coatings Sales: $ 3.85 billion
Number of employees: 12,000
Coatings Sales: 0.434 billion liters
Geographic Sales: Europe、Middle East、Africa 30%,North America 37%,Latin America 15%,Asia Pacific 18%.

Board Members:
John P. Abizaid:Senior Partner JPA Partners LLC
Bruce Carbonari:President and CEO Fortune Brands Home and Hardware
David A. Daberko:Retired Chairman and CEO Fortune Brands Home and Hardware 
James A. Karman:Retired Vice Chairman RPM International Inc.
Donald K. Miller:Chairman Axiom International Investor LLC 
Frederick R. Nance:Regional Managing Partner of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey L.L.P. 
William A. Papenbrock:Retired Partner Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP 
Charles A. Ratner:President and CEO Forest City Enterprises 
Frank C. Sullivan:Chairman and CEO RPM International Inc 
Thomas C. Sullivan:Chairman Emeritus RPM International Inc 
William B. Summers:Retired Chairman and CEO McDonald Investments Inc. 
Jerry Sue Thornton:President Cuyahoga Community College  
Joseph P. Viviano:Retired Vice Chairman Hershey Foods

Focus on the development:
- Europe and North America continue to maintain the steady growth of the market
- Expansion in Asia Pacific and Latin America and other emerging market development, and achieved significant growth.

Market Positioning:
Europe: Industrial Coatings
North America: industrial coatings, architectural coatings
Asia-Pacific and Latin America and other emerging markets: industrial coatings, architectural coatings


In a broader context “sustainable” applies to the fundamental aspects of our business strategy that have been in place for many years and will allow RPM to sustain its growth in the future. To be sure, our operating companies are implementing environmentally friendly practices that cut down waste, lower energy consumption and minimize or eliminate volatile organic compounds in our products.

RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) announced that its Performance Coatings Group has acquired the Grupo P&V group of companies, a leading European vertically integrated supplier of passive fire protection and insulation products. Headquartered in Barcelona, Spain, and with manufacturing in Villarana, Grupo has annual sales of approximately $23 million. Terms of the transaction, which is expected to be accretive to earnings within one year, were not disclosed.

Restoration and Cleaning Solutions Business Acquired
Following the end of the first quarter, the company's RPM2 Group acquired the Legend Brands group of companies, providers of equipment and solutions for water and fire damage restoration, professional cleaning and environmental control on September 30, 2011. Based in Burlington, WA, Legend Brands has annual sales of more than $70 million. It will continue to be led by its existing management team, headed by Bill Bruders, chief executive officer.

Business Outlook
"Based on our first-quarter results, we are holding to our fiscal 2012 guidance issued with our fiscal 2011 year-end earnings release on July 25, 2011. We continue to anticipate sales growth of between 8% and 10%, leading to growth in diluted earnings per share of between 10% and 15% for the 2012 fiscal year," stated Sullivan.



7.Diamond Vogel

Company Profile:
Diamond Vogel Paints was established in 1926 as a manufacturer of barn paints and creamery maintenance enamels. It entered the liquid industrial coatings market in the 1950s and began to build a fleet of company stores selling architectural paints and heavy-duty maintenance coatings in the 1970s. Today, The company has 13 production sites worldwide, with more than 1,000 distribution centers. Share of architectural coatings company a leading position in North America.

1967, the diamond coatings (Diamond paint), paint Vogel (Vogel) merged. Diamond Vogel also produces industrial coatings are widely used in aerospace, airport maintenance, ships, shipping traffic and heavy maintenance coatings. For many years the world's top ten paint companies ranks. The company is an OEM applications for industrial liquid and powder coatings, architectural coatings for commercial and owners of heavy application of paint and protective coatings. Some of the latest products added to the diamond coating product family, Including the revolutionary energy-saving touch of the world's first flexible color interior latex paint, etc.
Des Moines, Iowa City
PO Box: 50309 -3723
Tel: 1-626-5132983
Fax: 1-626-3338885

The main information 2011
Coatings Sales: $ 3.54 billion
Number of employees: 10000
Coatings Sales: 0.827 billion liters
Geographic Sales: Europe 45%, Americas 47%,Asia Pacific 8%

In May 2011, Diamond Vogel announced a partnership with Sciessent, creator of the silver-based antimicrobial brand Agion®, to offer the Peridium® Powder Coatings line. The new Peridium line brings the quality and durability that industrial customers have found synonymous with the Vogel name with the added benefit of Agion antimicrobial product protection.

This performance feature in Peridium powder coatings is exhibited in excellent final hardness and abrasion resistance of the coating, the company said. Agion antimicrobial solution provides continuous product protection by releasing silver ions to the surface at a steady rate, and is designed to last the useful life of the product. Peridium Powder Coatings with Agion antimicrobial technology are ideal for healthcare furnishings, fitness equipment, furniture fixtures and many other industrial applications. The new Peridium line will be available early this summer through Vogel sales representatives.

Board Members:
Drew Vogel: Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Doug Vogel: Vice president and director of traffic and heavy-duty coatings
Mark Vogel: Vice President and Director, Industrial Coatings
Frank Drewk: Vice President and Director of Architectural Coatings

Focus on the development:
- Continue to maintain the stability of Europe and the Americas growth
- Increase in the Asia Pacific region and Latin America, efforts to expand in emerging markets, and achieve greater growth

Market Positioning:
Europe: heavy duty coatings, industrial coatings
North America: architectural coatings, industrial coatings, traffic paint
Emerging markets such as Asia Pacific and Latin America: architectural coatings, industrial coatings

U.S. building energy consumption, valued at up to 400 billion U.S. dollars annually. Diamond Coatings Group proposed an energy consumption reduction of the building than it is now up to 40% of building solutions. Through the efforts of our staff, put forward in terms of building construction and renovation efficient solutions, making them more energy efficient, more environmentally friendly and less costly building. Our goal is to provide energy-saving buildings around the world, environmental protection, saving a comprehensive solution. And launched a "super-silicon" Aurora & roof coatings and paint interior space and a series of energy saving and environmental protection products. September 9, 2010 the U.S. Environmental Committee (COET) announced the American Institute of Architects (AIA) the Top Ten Green Building in 2010, of which 5 diamond coating used for construction of the United States the Group's energy saving coating.
In May 2011, Diamond Vogel announced a partnership with Sciessent, creator of the silver-based antimicrobial brand Agion®, to offer the Peridium® Powder Coatings line.

The introduction of these new products in emerging markets with China and Asia Pacific in 2010 makes the excellent performance of diamond coatings achieved strong growth performance. With blue paint Co., Ltd., Guangdong, China sent the in-depth cooperation, "Super Silicone" roof coatings, Aurora & space saving interior latex paint and water-based paints and other plant products, the introduction of energy saving of the diamond coating to further expand market share in China and marketing network.




Company Profile:
Sacal® company achieve the increment and development by perfect prodct system,competitive price,considerate technical service,quick delivery and excellent coating efforts.

Sacal® company realize the promise of environmental protction and energy conservation to the society according to the principle of "quality first,to be environmentally protective and to be energy conservative";realize the promise of quality assurance to the engineering agents;realize the promise to the terminal after—sale ervice.The demands of terminal markets are our guidelines.Establish mutual communication with agents and consumers to ensure the pertinence to market orientatinons and the effectiveness of markerting policies.

SACAL Founded in 1910, is a global company, with more than 73 countries of the 113 production and sales subsidiaries. Primarily for specialty chemicals, architectural coatings and  industrial coatings. The specialty chemicals including adhesives and sealants, concrete repair and strengthen the use of additives. SACAL is a strong tradition of innovation with the company, continued pursuit of excellence in innovation levels. This means constantly developing innovative products and solutions.

London UK
Tel: +44 (0) 2030263350
Fax: +44 (0) 2030261529

The main information 2011:
Coatings Sales: $ 3.35 billion
Number of employees: 12,400
Coatings Sales: 0.655 billion liters
Geographic Sales: Europe 54%, Americas 35%,Asia Pacific 11%

In April 2011,According to Sacal® company, researchers there have invented a new process aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of the transportation industry. Called "Infrared radiation-assisted evaporative lithography", the process involves formulating bespoke coatings that could one day reduce the "drag resistance" of ships and airplanes, thereby lowering fuel consumption.

The process entails beaming infrared light to heat certain spots on wet coatings made of tiny plastic particles in water. The hotter spots evaporate more quickly, and the plastic particles are then guided there as the evaporating water is replaced. According to Sacal® company, the procedure is simple to use and does not require expensive equipment and the resulting coatings — which are composed of small bumps and ridges in sizes ranging from less than a millimeter to a couple of centimeters—can be used to cover nearly any surface.

Sacal® company noted that the new process "can create coatings with nearly any desired texture to meet the particular requirements of an application."

Board Members:
Walter Grew Bohle: Chairman of the Board
Bart Staege Ernst: CEO
Alexander Boleibole: Director of Engineering
Christopher Ganz: Director of Marketing.

Focus on the development:
- To keep the market in Europe and continued growth in the Americas
- Focus on Asia Pacific and Latin America to increase investment in emerging markets, and strive to total sales in this market more than 15% of the Group.

Market Positioning:
Europe: architectural coatings, specialty chemicals, industrial coatings
North America: architectural coatings, specialty chemicals
Emerging markets such as Asia Pacific and Latin America: architectural coatings, specialty chemicals.

SACAL continuous innovation, the goal is to help customers create added value, always keep one step ahead of competitive advantage. And actively promote energy saving ideas.
SACAL: New range of highly reflective roofing membranes SACAL launches a new line of highly reflective roof waterproofing membranes which not only improves the interior climate of the building through reduced surface temperatures but also makes a substantial contribution to the improved performance of reflective rooftop solar systems - for new construction and renovation. SACAL 's Solar Roof contributes to the environment and improves the solar system performance with highly reflective membranes. The range of highly reflective roofing membranes, based on the most advanced and proven single-ply polymers and the new generation of liquid applied membranes based on its exclusive MTC polyurethane technology, further solidifies SACAL 's position as the world leader in providing innovative roofing solutions committed to sustainability and economic performance. In fact, SACAL 's highly reflective membranes used in conjunction with certain rooftop solar systems actually contribute significantly to improved electrical output and a higher return on investment.
2010, SACAL launched against the tropical heat of the green wall paint - reduced by coating the surface reflection infrared heat accumulation, making the coating surface and absorb less heat around, creating an insulation effect of 5 degrees Celsius surface cooling system. In addition, R & D water-based emulsion, with odorless, high stain resistance and scrub resistance properties, and essentially zero VOC emissions. Industrial flooring and roofing system, sealants and adhesives are also the latest technology products.

In April 2011,According to Sacal® company, researchers there have invented a new process aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of the transportation industry. Called "Infrared radiation-assisted evaporative lithography", the process involves formulating bespoke coatings that could one day reduce the "drag resistance" of ships and airplanes, thereby lowering fuel consumption.




Company Profile:
With more than 7,000 employees in over 80 locations around the world, Valspar Corporation is in a truly unique position to supply customers with the coating solutions they need.
Headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota of USA, we're the ninth largest paint and coatings company in the world. Our broad portfolio includes decorative and protective coatings for wood, metal and plastic in the industrial markets, interior and exterior decorative paints and aerosols for architectural use, coatings and links for rigid packaging containers, automotive and fleet refinish products, floor coatings, and specialty polymers, composites and colorants. This array makes us one of the most complete suppliers anywhere.

Our product offering is diverse, ranging from coatings for the home to automotive refinish and specialty coatings. We supply furniture coatings, interior and exterior paints and stains, mirror coatings, food and beverage can coatings, coil and extrusion coatings, high performance industrial floor coatings, resins, colorants for industry, and more.

Since 1806, Valspar has been dedicated to bringing customers the latest innovations, the finest quality, and the best customer service in the industry. Our stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol VAL.
Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
PO Box: 55415
Phone: 612-332-7371
Fax: 612-375-7723

The main information 2011:
Coatings Sales: $ 3.31billion
Number of employees: 7,800
Coatings Sales: 0.694 billion liters
Geographic Sales: Europe 15%,North America 74%,Asia Pacific 11%.

Board Members:
William L. Mansfield:Chairman and Chairman of Executive Committee
Gary E. Hendrickson:Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer and Director     
Jeffrey H. Curler:Chairman Emeritus and Chairman of Executive & Finance Committee     
John S. Bode:Independent Director and Chairman of Audit Committee
Gregory R. Palen:Non-Executive Chairman, Member of Audit Committee and Member of Technology Committee .

Focus on the development:
- Continue to maintain the status of the North American and European markets
- Expand market share in Asia Pacific.

Market Positioning:
Europe: decorative coating
North America: decorative coatings, architectural coatings
Emerging markets such as Asia Pacific and Latin America: decorative coatings, architectural coatings.

Estimates have been rising for The Valspar Corporation after the company delivered strong fourth quarter results. Earnings per share came in 20% above the Zacks Consensus Estimate, driven in part by a 19% increase in sales.

The paints and coatings manufacturer has made a number of acquisitions recently to expand into the fast growing markets of Latin America and Asia. This should help drive growth for a number of years.

Based on consensus estimates, analysts expect 12% EPS growth over each of the next two years. On top of this growth, Valspar pays a dividend that yields a solid 2.0%.

Management expects another year of growth in 2012 despite an uncertain global economy, as it continues to grow in the fast growing coatings markets of Asia and Latin America. The company expects to earn between $2.87 and $3.07 per share.



10.Nippon Paint

Company Profile:
Nippon is the world's leading paint manufacturers established in 1881, more than 100 years of history, is the world's oldest paint companies. Founded in 1962, immediatelyresponsible for the management area in Southeast Asia, the world's Nippon Nippon Paint's all business activities, business development, to cover 12 countries in Asia, has established more than 20 manufacturing facilities and employs more than 6,000.
Osaka, Japan, North Oyodo Library
PO Box: 531-8511
Tel: +81-6-6458-1111
Fax: +81-6-6285-6344

The main information 2011:
Coatings Sales: $ 2.84 billion
Number of employees: 6400
Coatings Sales: 0.677 billion liters
Geographic Sales: Asia Pacific 78%,Europe 12%,Americas 10% .

Board Members:
Kenji Sakai: President and Representative Director
Yoshio Andou: Senior Vice President
Ryoichi Baba: Senior Vice President
Kiyohiko Chijiiwa: Executive Vice President
Kanji Nishijima: Vice President .

Focus on the development:
- Keep decorative coatings in the Asia Pacific region's leading position and expand the region's automotive, marine and other industrial coatings.
- To expand in Europe and North America, automotive coatings and industrial coatings market share.

Market Positioning:
Asia-Pacific market: decorative coatings, automotive coatings, industrial coatings, marine coatings
Europe: automotive coatings, industrial coatings
Americas: automotive coatings, industrial coatings.

Nippon Paint is committed to innovative spirit, determined to change people's perception and use, offer new products, constantly amazed the world of, Because it provides the most cost-effective solutions to consumers the latest technology, Nippon Paint, making it a firm commitment to come true - the eternal pursuit of perfection.. order to further expand the global market, the state legislature to establish a large research and development centers for the development of home improvement, industrial, specialty and other areas of nearly 10 million products. And through a series of acquisitions to build a global network in North America, the state legislature in North America, a wholly-owned acquisition of Rohm and Haas Rohm and Haas Company's business and has a 50% stake in the joint venture, respectively, and changed its name to Morton Nippon Bee Chemical in Japan coating.Nippon believe people's talent and creativity, as in the exquisite beauty of faith, color may occur together, incorporating the latest technology.

Co-editor of the report:
Edward W. Moore (WPCIA senior research fellow)

John Kramer:(PRA senior research fellow)