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Newer Technologies Leap Ahead

SpecialChem / Jan 23, 2013

Just when you thought that a pattern was emerging gradually since we started charting the announcements of new technologies that affect the paint and coatings industry, something happens that stops you in your tracks.

Well, that something occurred in 2012 when the cozy relationship with the previous years fell flat on its face. The number of new technology announcements more or less doubled and it is difficult to explain why.

It wasn’t the method used to collect the data. It wasn’t that there was a sudden spurt in the sources we use. It wasn’t that we were more assiduous in our efforts. It wasn’t that we were less critical in what to include and what to exclude. It was, indeed, not for any reason that comes readily to mind. It just was a bumper year. So there it is and we will have to see whether it just a spike and whether the trend reverts to...

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