17th Asia Coatings Markets,

24-25 Aug, 2017 - Bangkok, THAILAND

Radisson Blu Plaza Bangkok

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“Innovations for Sustainable Growth!”

“BASF to build new Automotive Application Center in China” - June 2017


“Akzo Nobel opens new Performance Coatings facility in Thailand” - May 2017


“Axalta opens new headquarters in India” - May 2017


Asia, as evident from the above headlines, promises strong market growth and demand for coatings solutions.  The construction and automotive industries in Asia, particularly China and India, are expected to continue its expansion.  Thus investments for localized coating production as well as R&D have been inked, to enable efficient and faster reaction to customer requirements, and maintain long-term competitiveness in this important sector. 


The “Sustainability” wave or requirement is steering the global coatings industry to be consciously responsible on their solution offerings as well as their production operations.  Recent new production facility in Thailand is slated to use state-of-the art technology that seeks to maximize operational efficiency and minimize waste generation.  Meanwhile, in the auto coatings, progress have been made with the first successful application of a clearcoat containing a (70%-biomass composition) bio-based hardener.  


Stricter environmental move towards low or zero VOC regulations, have motivated the green routes in coating formulations. The new rules are enforcing the transition from various solvent-based paints to water borne 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.


Register NOW to attend CMT’s 17th Asia Coatings Markets conference with your team.  Contact huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg for attractive group discounts.

Multiple Benefits to Attain Your Business Leads

  • Maximum networking benefits over 1.5 days, offering vital face-to-face interaction amongst raw material suppliers, end-users, intermediaries (buyers and traders) from South East, South & North Asia
  • Updates on global coatings industry and benchmarking on cost and operational efficiency
  • Get abreast with the current coating’s M&A activities and strategies to stay competitive
  • Keep track on the growth outlook on Asia’s building & construction & coatings requirement
  • Outlook on furniture industry demand in driving the wood coatings sector
  • Innovative drivers in Asia’s automotive & packaging coatings
  • Enhanced applications to meet VOC compliance and improved performance
  • Latest global and regional macro-economic outlook by an expert economist


Confirmed Speakers from

  • CIMB Thailand Public Company Ltd.
  • Orr & Boss, Inc.
  • Chugoku Paints (India) Pvt. Ltd.
  • Chemical Co. Ltd.
  • Connell Bros Holding (Singapore) Pte.Ltd
  • PPG Coatings (Thailand) Co. Ltd.
  • BlueScope Buildings
  • OKEO Furniture
  • Lomon Billions Group
  • Haydale Limited
  • Aditya Birla Chemicals(Thailand) Ltd.


Testimonials from 16th Asia Coatings Markets 2016

"Excellent & very informative” – Alliance Chemicals

“It is very satisfactory and hope to (attend) again next year” – United Paint Group


“Widespread overview about trends & drivers in the Asian coating industry” 

– Advanced Biochemical Thailand


“The conference provides a great platform to network, shape success stories & shares general trends the industry” – Huntsman Singapore

“Extremely well managed, well spaced, diverse topics packed in the two days” – Eastman Chemical


“Excellent representation of the Asian coatings markets with deep dive n most relevant and actual trends” – Beckers Group

“Good platform for networking with players in the industry” – Jotun


“New technology & market information sharing” 

– Tosoh Asia

Be a Sponsor or Exhibitor!

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

News Feed

Clariant Expands in Asia with New Additives Facility in China

Posted on : 13 Jul, 2017


Clariant – a leading specialty chemicals company is increasing its footprint in Asia with a new additives business expansion in China. The new facilities are going to be built at Clariant’s site in Zhenjiang, China, slated to commence operations in 2018.


The multi-million CHF investment will add the first two fully-owned production facilities to the company’s regional network of commercial and technical support.


The facilities will offer performance additive solutions for packaging, automotive and micronised waxes for various coatings & inks applications. The solutions are expected to improve end product properties, extend energy conservation and have higher recyclability – all in tune to China’s demand for sustainable products. In fact China’s 13th Five Year Plan and the industrial policy ‘Made in China 2025’ emphasizes a lot on environmentally-compatible and safe products.


The new facilities will also cater to the growing demand for innovative and sustainable solutions in the Asia region – especially water-based coatings market in Asia Pacific region that is estimated to grow from US$15bn in 2015 to US$19bn by 2020. Plus, Clariant is also looking to shorten supply lead times and deliver customised high-tech solutions in this region via the new additions. Further local production in China will enable Clariant to be in a better position in terms of growth perspectives of the Asia region, especially that of China.


More about coatings market expansion in Asia at CMT’s 17th Asia Coatings Markets on 24-25 August in Bangkok.


Contact Ms. Huiyan at huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9113 for more details.



Axalta’s Powder Coatings Provide Sound Barriers for Shanghai’s New Metro Line

Posted on : 26 May, 2017


China’s rapidly growing high-speed rail transportation has also accelerated demand for future high-speed systems to operate quietly and sustainably.


As such Shanghai’s new Metro Line 17 will use Axalta-Huajia Coatings’ – powder coatings that ensure sound barrier, superior corrosion resistance and durability. Axalta-Huajia Coatings is expected to collaborate with SHAZC Group for the metro project – that will use premium powder coating – Alesta® AR that promises to protect the sound management structures along the Qingpu section of the line.


Axalta-Huajia Coatings is a joint venture between Axalta Coating Systems (AXTA) and Huangshan Yongjia Group Co.


The coating used in the metro line features architectural grade fluoropolymer powder coating technology compliant with the most stringent exterior performance standards of the architectural industry. In addition, Axalta’s AR500-UD series of products also feature environmentally responsible formulations and ultra-low VOC to offer excellent protection and high color accuracy as well as gloss-stability along with easy-care, easy-clean and anti-graffiti properties.


Axalta has worked with China’s rail transportation industry previously. Axalta’s coating solutions are used in the high-speed trains of Harbin Dalian railway, as well as on trains in the extension section of Tianjin Urban Rail Line 1 and the Beijing Metro Line 15.


However, Axalta’s Alesta AR powder coatings is being used for the first time in China’s railways.


More on use of powder coatings will be discussed at 17th Asia Coatings Markets on 24-25 August, 2017 in Bangkok, Thailand.


Contact Ms. Huiyan at huiyan@cmtsp.com.sg or call +65 6346 9113 for more details.