16th Asia Coatings Markets,

04-05 Aug, 2016 - Bangkok, THAILAND

Sofitel Bangkok Sukhumvit

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“Improve Market Share & Seeking New Sector Growth in Current Tough Economy”


The key end-user industries for the Paints & Coatings market include Building & Construction, Automotive, and Medical & Healthcare. In Asia, a strong growth in construction is likely to surge demand for paints and coatings across residential and commercial segments; Singapore expects to spend $34 billion on construction contracts this year alone. Increasing vehicle production in countries such as China, Indonesia, and India are contributing to growth in the automotive coatings sector, as well as a growing demand for well-maintained used vehicles. In addition, rapid economic progression, increasing government spending, and advancements in road infrastructure will also drive growth for the coatings industry. 


Stricter environmental mindfulness and the move towards low or zero VOC regulations, have motivated scientists and technicians to adopt greener routes for developing coating formulations. The new rules are causing a transition from various solvent-based paints to a greater use of waterborne coatings. The global market for coatings with low or zero VOC content is forecast to reach $85.7 billion by 2018, spurred by the expansion by major manufacturers in China and India. The marine industry can also expect improvements in operational, cost and environmental efficiency, thanks to high-performing antifouling coatings.


Join us in August as we return to Bangkok for the 16th Asia Coatings Market. Our authoritative program offers an effective platform to network with global paints and coatings players, including Nippon Group, AkzoNobel, Beckers Group and Sherwin Williams Asia-Pacific.  Plus, discover the latest on emerging markets, demand trends, technological innovations and applications to meet tightening environmental regulations.

Network With Industry Peers At Informative Sessions That Examine:

  • Challenges incorporating ‘green’ facades and how they can influence the environment
  • Trend of green and sustainable cities on paint system demand
  • Evolution of Coil Coatings from Asia to Middle East
  • New trends in design and construction of Coil Coatings
  • What’s next for ASEAN’s Powder Coatings sector
  • Sustainability in supply chain and the impact of renewable energy
  • Key drivers of growth and market size in Asia’s automotive OEM industry
  • Enhanced applications to meet VOC compliance and improved performance
  • Latest global and regional outlook by an economist
  • Impact of Myanmar’s new condominium law on decorative paint demand
  • Establishing raw material supply chain and distributing network
  • Outlook on furniture industry demand in driving the Wood Coatings sector
  • Competitiveness of local producers in China

To be in step with latest industry trends and manage risk in this shifting sector – register NOW for CMT's 16th Asia Coatings Markets.

Online registration here, or email huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg

Confirmed Speaker Panel Includes:

• Orr & Boss Inc. • Arup Singapore • Nipsea Technologies Pte. Ltd. • AkzoNobel
• United Paint Group • Beckers Group • Sherwin Williams Asia-Pacific
• SKSHU Paint Co. Ltd. • Chugoku Paint • CIMB Thailand • BASF

Industry News Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor!

AkzoNobel Opens its Largest Technology Center in China


Akzonobel Starts Up Decorative Paints Plant At Chengdu


BASF Expands Automotive Coatings Production in Thailand


Sika Opens Second Factory in Thailand


Jotun's Hull Performance Solutions Delivers 'Conclusive Proof' of Fuel, Emission


PPG Asian Paints Launches First Waterborne Automotive Refinish Paint in Sri Lanka


AkzoNobel and Chinese Automaker Pioneer Powder Auto Body Coatings


Jotun (Philippines) Inc. marks another milestone with the groundbreaking for construction of their new factory


US-based Axalta expands coatings capacity in India to supply auto OEMs


AkzoNobel expands performance coatings business in Vietnam


BASF Produces Paint Binders Using Biomass

This event is an excellent platform to promote your organization to influential players and investors in the industry. Sponsorship opportunities available include Corporate, Exclusive luncheon & Cocktail sponsor.

Exhibition / catalogue display can be arranged upon request. Contact fiona@cmtsp.com.sg or (65) 6346 9138

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Akzonobel Starts Up Decorative Paints Plant In Chengdu

Posted on : 01 Jul, 2016


AkzoNobel has started production at its fourth and largest decorative paints plant in China. The new plant in Chengdu is part of AkzoNobel’s US $57.2 million investment plan to build manufacturing facilities for both powder coatings and decorative paints. Construction on the plant – which will manufacture AkzoNobel's full range of decorative paint offerings – began in 2014 and it is expected to be fully operational by next year.


Rapid urbanisation in China has meant an increased demand for paints and coatings, and AkzoNobel’s new plant is a response to this demand. With three other decorative paints production plants in Guangzhou, Shanghai and Langfang that cover the southern, eastern and northern regions of the country, the Chengdu site will extend their reach to southwestern and northwestern regions.


Find out more about China’s paints and coatings market at the CMT’s 16th Asia Coatings Market on 4-5 August in Bangkok.


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Stricter VOC regulations - high-performance waterborne based coatings - technological innovations to meet environmental standards.

Posted on : 06 Jun, 2016

In China, the government’s push towards environmentally friendly coatings with low VOC or zero VOC will outpace the whole coatings industry’s development. According to China’s National Coatings Industry Association, by 2020, 57 per cent of China’s total coating output will be eco-friendly. It is reported that the waterborne coatings market is expected to reach $75 billion by 2020; in Asia, demand for waterborne coatings has been increasing as automobile manufacturers Toyota, Honda, and Hyundai have started applying water-based systems in their new product lines. Powder coatings are also expected to make continued headway.
More about the impact of VOC tax and environmental regulations on coatings market in China & Asia, plus prospects of powder coatings, will be discussed in Bangkok at the 16th Asia Coatings Markets summit this 4-5 Aug 2016.  Some of the key sessions and speakers to be featured include:

  • Automotive OEM Coatings: A Closer Outlook on China & Asia Pacific by Sundararajan, Senior Scientist, Nipsea Technologies Pte Ltd (Nippon)
  • Key Drivers of Wood Coatings in Asia by Bent Kidmose, Director Applications, Asia Pacific, Sherwin Williams Asia Pacific
  • Asean Powder Coatings Market Outlook by Alan K. Alex, Regional Business Manager, South Asia , AkzoNobel

The summit will also highlight trends in marine, automotive, industrial and architectural coatings as well as presents insights from Arup, Orr & Boss, Nipsea Technologies Pte Ltd (Nippon Group), AkzoNobel, United Paint Group, Beckers Group, Sherwin Williams, SKSHU Paint Co. Ltd, Chugoku Paint, CIMB Thailand, BASF, TOA Paint, Sheenlac Paints Ltd.
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JAC Motors begins use of VOC-free Powder Auto Body Coatings

Posted on : 09 May, 2016


In alignment with China’s endeavour to use VOC-free coatings as a definite move towards sustainability, paints and coatings manufacturer AkzoNobel, along with Chinese automaker JAC Motors, have pioneered the first use of VOC-free powder technology for automotive body coatings. Using powder coatings is a sustainable way of streamlining auto manufacturing equipment and processes, and ensures higher efficiency and fewer emissions.


As sustainability continues to gain increasing importance in China, JAC has been using the VOC-free powder on SLX truck bodies at their site in Mengcheng. The high-performance powder, which offers benefits such as minimising resource wastage and environmental pollution, allows Chinese automakers to meet new coatings standards and represents a major technological breakthrough in the coatings sector.


Given the successful use of the VOC-free body coatings, JAC is already planning its second powder coating line.


Learn more about sustainable coatings at CMT’s 16th Asia Coatings Markets on 4-5 August, 2016 in Bangkok.


Contact Ms. Huiyan at huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg or visit the event website more details.