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Coatings Industry Under Pressure Due to Uncertainties in the Raw Materials Market

The European paint, printing inks and artists' colours industry is under increased pressure due to rising raw materials prices, caused by a complex mix of demand, capacity issues and scarce transportation resources. Despite the enormous impact for the industry, the coatings industry is striving to reduce risks to customers. 

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Assovernici Reports Difficulties in the Supply of Raw Materials

Assovernici, the association representing Italian manufacturers of paints for construction and industry, reports serious difficulties in the supply of many key raw materials for the production of coatings for the building and industrial sectors.

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Tikkurila Unveiled Its Colour of the Year 2021: Cumulus Blue

Cumulus Blue, Tikkurila's colour of the year 2021, is a light shade of blue belonging to a palette that takes inspiration from the colours of nature.

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ElectroLight is Axalta's 2021 Global Automotive Color of the Year

Axalta announced its 2021 Global Automotive Color of the Year, a green-yellow hue, highly visible to LiDAR and RADAR systems.

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BASF Releases its Colour Report 2020 for Automotive OEM Coatings

BASF has released the BASF Colour Report 2020 for Automotive OEM Coatings unveiling a wider range of chromatic colours used by the world's OEM automakers.

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