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Buyers' Guide
Our International Buyers Guide contains information on chemicals and equipment suppliers for the paint and coatings industry. It also includes listings for associations and consultants, with detailed contact information for all companies.

  Resins
The binder, or vehicle, that forms the film component of paint. Binders include synthetic or natural resins such as acrylics, polyurethanes, polyesters, melamine resins, epoxy or oils.

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  Oils / Fatty Acids
Used in coatings either by themselves as the binder or as a portion of the nonvolatile vehicle when combined with a resin.

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  Solvents
The main purposes of the solvent are to adjust the curing properties and viscosity of the paint.

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  Dyes
Used to color paint formulations; a distinction is usually made between a pigment, which is insoluble in the vehicle (resulting in a suspension), and a dye, which either is itself a liquid or is soluble in its vehicle (resulting in a solution).

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  White Pigments
The most important color used in paint because it is used a great deal as a stand-alone color, but also forms the basis for many shades and tints.

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  Black Pigments
Next to whites, blacks are probably the most important colors used in coatings and include carbon black, charcoal black, ebony, ivory black and onyx.

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  Corrosion Inhibiting Pigments
Used to protect surfaces against chemical attack by water or other contaminants.

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  Extender Pigments
Added to decorative paints to lower their raw material cost by replacing white pigments.

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  Mettalic Pigments
Pigments that produce silvery and other metal-like effects.

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  Red Pigments
Used for coloring paint reddish tones.

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  Specialty Pigments
Used not for their color or opacity, but for the special properties that they give a coating.

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  Iron Oxides
Chemical compounds composed of iron and oxygen. Many classic paint colors, such as raw and burnt siennas and umbers, are iron-oxide pigments.

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  Blue Pigments
Used for coloring paint bluish tones and other shades.

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  Green Pigments
Used for coloring paint greenish tones and other shades.

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  Yellow/Orange Pigments
Used for coloring paint yellow-orange tones.

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  Dispersions
Suspension and distribution of particles (usually pigments) in the paint.

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  Production Equipment
Includes a wide variety of paint manufacturing machines, paint dispersers and chemical machines.

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  Laboratory Equipment
Includes testing and measurement equipment used in the paint lab.

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Company  Spotlight
News from coatings companies sites
 
InkWorldMagazine.com
PRIVATE COMPANY
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1946
COATINGS REVENUES: $250 million
SEGMENT BREAKDOWN
Architectural coatings: 80%
Industrial coatings: 10%
Non-auto OEM: 10%
 
InkWorldMagazine.com
PUBLIC COMPANY
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1942
COATINGS REVENUES: $1.059 billion
TOTAL REVENUES: $1.059 billion
SEGMENT BREAKDOWN
Architectural/Decorative: 90%
Industrial & Automotive: 10%
 
InkWorldMagazine.com
PUBLIC COMPANY
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1947
Coatings REVENUEs: $3.368 billion
TotaL REVENUEs: $3.368 billion
Segment breakdown
Industrial Segment: 67%
Consumer Segment: 33%
 
InkWorldMagazine.com
PUBLIC COMPANY
YEAR ESTABLISHED: 1971
COATINGS REVENUES: $145 million
SEGMENT BREAKDOWN
Industrial wood coatings: 95%