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INDEX OF EDITORIALS

In this index, each entry is referenced by a six-digit number, relating to the issue cover-date. Thus, for example:

202102 corresponds to the February 2021 issue.

202112Smithers Pigments Conference comes home to Ohio
202111European Coatings Congress goes virtual: Vincentz assembles 120 presentations, of which at least 11 feature pigments
202110Fewer & fewer pigment producers at the top end of the league of world chemical companies
202109The complex task of compiling a world paintmakers league
202108Risers & fallers within the world papermakers league
202107Heubach group will triple in size, purchasing Clariant Pigments with support from SK Capital
202106European Court of Justice dismisses EC's appeal re exemptions from ban on chrome yellow & moly orange
202105Rising costs of pigments & other ingredients translate into price inflation for paints & inks
202104Brexit begins to bite for UK importers & exporters
202103Orr & Boss forecasts world paint demand rising beyond 42 billion litres this year
202102Review of the Vincentz TiO2 conference, a rare live event
202101TZMI assembles 38 pre-recorded presentations on the TiO2 value-chain for a professionally delivered Virtual Congress
202011Smithers assesses world consumption of high-performance & effect pigments at 217,100 tonnes, worth $6.22 billion
202010Anticipating bounce-back & far-reaching repercussions from the Pandemic
202009New era dawns for Venator with SK Capital, as Huntsman finally says goodbye to pigments
202008New products from Ampacet, Avient, Clariant, Croda, Eckart & Evonik
202007Despite the absence of trade fairs, Chemours, Merck, Schlenk & Shepherd showcase their new products
202006Pigment suppliers look forward to life after Lockdown
202005Last year was bad enough for pigment suppliers, but 2020 will be much worse
202004Plastic pigment & masterbatch suppliers offer alternatives to carbon black in order to facilitate recycling
202003Clariant sells masterbatch business to PolyOne & now plans to auction its pigments business
202002Warnings on cans of liquid paint, not mentioning the c*rc*n*g*n word & not showing the exploding man icon
202001Day Two at the Smithers TiO2 conference in Berlin
201912Titania in Berlin
201911Colours in Berlin
201910Smithers TiO2 & coloured pigment conferences reunited in Berlin
201909BASF, Jotun, Teknos, Mankiewicz & Woerwag were the fastest expanding European paintmakers over the past four years
201908DIC will buy BASF's global pigments business for $1.1 billion
201907A more gloomy economic outlook for pigments & the world at large
201906Former lead paint manufacturers must pay over $400 million for clean-up programmes in California
201905145 papers in 25 sessions at this year's Vincentz conference in Nuremberg
201904Innovations from Birla, Borchers, Cabot, Clariant, Givaudan, Lanxess & Sun/DIC
201903Innovations from Ampacet, BASF, DCC Lansco & Merck
201902The Boston TiO2 party, Part 2
201901The Boston TiO2 party, Part 1
201812Colours in the New England Fall: Smithers pigments conference comes to Boston
201811Informa's Perth conference reviews a brighter year for TiO2 feedstocks
201810From Berlin to Prague on the conference circuit: Does TiO2 really warrant a cancer warning label?
201809On the TiO2 conference circuit: First stop - Vincentz forum in Berlin
201808Surfex comes to Coventry
201807150 tutorials, posters & presentations at this year's Vincentz congress in Indianapolis
201806Innovations from Clariant, Eckart, Kao, Sensient & 3M Corp
201805Innovations from BASF, Cathay, Lanxess, Schlenk/Gabriel/Herz, Shepherd, Sukano/Omya & Venator
201804LyondellBasell buys Schulman to enter the Premier League for plastics masterbatch
201803Ten years of success on REACH could be tarnished by over-reach on labelling
201802Alicante: Nano-apps, MinSands, Big data, Sponge metal, New ways of making TiO2 & Cancer scares
201801Alicante: TiO2 upswing expected to continue into a third year
201712Alicante: No colours without light. Outlook for pigments sunny & bright?
201711Colours in Alicante: Horizon 2020, Psychophysics, Living Sparkle & the Modern history of reds
201710Huntsman floats off inorganic pigments & now plans to merge with Clariant, a major organic pigments player
201709Informa Perth conference: Assessing the need for new sources of TiO2 & ZrSiO4 raw materials
201708Consolidation & innovation in evidence
201707Informa Perth conference: Peering through the mist towards a brighter future for TiO2 & zircon
201706Papers on pigments from the biennial European Coatings Conference
201705Broad market growth & company activity continues
201704Pigment price volatility: It is not a mirage in the cases of TiO2 & carbon black
201703Huntsman sues Albemarle/Rockwood for fraudulent claims about iron oxide pigment technology
201702TiO2 in Cleveland (Part 2): Promising new applications & Rising feedstock feedstock costs
201701TiO2 in Cleveland (Part 1): Varying views & overviews
201612Colours in Cleveland
201611Pigments in Cleveland: Opening session of SmithersRapra conference
201610New products for the plastics industry
201609Roskill forecasts world TiO2 pigment demand growth at just over 4% p.a., with prices gently rising over next seven years
201608What does Brexit mean for the pigments industry
201607More than 260 conference delegates at this year's ETCC, co-located with Surfex in the Heart of England
201606Sherwin-Williams will buy Valspar & claim premier position in the world paintmakers' league
201605Pigment-related papers from the Vincentz/ACA conference in Indianapolis
201604Drivers of demand & other TiO2 topics under the spotlights at Informa's Melbourne conference
201603Derailable growth or just another average year for the global pigments industry?
201602SmithersRapra's Prague conference: Nanotechnology, Coloured & effect pigments
201601SmithersRapra's Prague conference: Piloting the way forward for TiO2
201512Smithers Rapra's Prague conference: Views from both ends of the pigments value-chain
201511IMF revises world economic growth estimate down to 3.1% for 2015, but expects bounce-back in 2016-2020
201510New products from BASF, Chromaflo, Imerys, Impact, Kronos, Merck & Sun
201509BASF will create a new legal entity for its Euros 1 billion pigments business next year - and then?
201508Galaxy of papers on pigments extended at Nuremberg Congress
201507A dozen dazzling pigment papers from Vincentz's Nuremberg Congress
201506Watching the ever-changing patterns in TiO2 & mineral sands at Informa's Melbourne conference
201505Ferro buys Nubiola for Euros 146 million on a price/earnings multiple of 7x
201504Any Questions Panel discusses issues facing the TiO2 pigment & mineral sands industries at Informa's Melbourne conference
201503Roskill's two reports devote in-depth coverage to zircon, zirconia & ZOC, forecasting healthy demand growth
201502ICIS conference in Amsterdam discusses chemicals in coatings
201501Final session of Montreal conference reviews pigment innovations & regulatory restrictions
201412DuPont & BASF open the batting in parallel sessions at the Smithers Rapra forum in Montreal
201411SmithersRapra's Montreal forum covers a wide spectrum of activity across various applications, regions & pigment types
201410Europe's REACH extends further still & the CRAP rolls towards risk evaluations for TiO2 & 200 other chemicals
201409Huntsman & Rockwood await the mid-September verdict
201408Conference on Hainan Island examines China's annual need for more than six million tonnes of TiO2 feedstock
201407US prices for most pigments have fallen since end-2012 but CPI inflation is gathering pace
201406EU legislators extend their REACH, but may pull back to allow certain uses of chrome & cadmium pigments
201405AJM's Melbourne conference monitors the winds of change blowing across theTiO2 & zircon industries
201404Reasonably optimistic outlook for global pigment demand in the light of IMF's latest GDP growth forecasts
201403Sombre Autumnal realism pervades Ruidow's TiO2 conference in the City of Eternal Spring
201402Californian Court orders three former lead paint makers to pay $1.1 billion for causing a public nuisance
201401Espionage, biomimetics, dispersion & new chromophores highlighted at the Rome Pigments Forum
201312Measured perceptions of colour & overviews on pigment markets featured in the forum in Rome
201311Conference delegates discuss long-term consequences of the TiO2 price spike
201310Huntsman buys Rockwood pigment assets in a sequel to the Barcelona conference
201309Homage to Catalonia & to the 13th Biennial TiO2 Conference, hosted by SmithersRapra
201308Sustainability theme permeates European Coatings Congress
201307AJM/Informa mineral sands conference: Melbourne in the Fall
201306Iron pigment majors tighten their grip on the industry with capacity expansions
201305Miami's Autumn collection of papers on colour cosmetics
201304Uncertainty over debt & austerity blights confidence & darkens the outlook for pigment demand: Is this going to change?
201303SmithersRapra hosts third set of twin conferences on the future of pigments & colour cosmetics in Miami
201302Carbon black world comes to California
201301TiO2 pigment prices peaked in May & are now heading down towards $4000 per tonne
201212SmithersRapra shines a light-intensive torch on high-performance pigments
201211Pigment suppliers learn how to beat CPI inflation with their price rises and TiO2 is top of the class
201210DuPont quits the paint industry & takes a last look at car colours
201209PPCJ's league table of the top 25 paint suppliers to Europe, Middle East & Africa
201208Market & technical trends in pigments for printing inks
201207Crowds race to Indianapolis for the Coatings Show & Congress
201206Top 10 players make 63% of Europe's plastics masterbatch, according to AMI's new league table
201205IM-21 in Budapest: Congress celebrates coming-of-age
201204A brief review of new pigment products
201203The world's paintmakers will need an extra 2.5 million tonnes/year of pigments by 2014
201202Informa conference in Adelaide sees mineral sands outlook going from bleak to bright
201201Pigments & dyes for cosmetics featured at IntertechPira's Berlin conference
201112Autumn colours in Berlin
201111Roskill's in-depth study on zircon: Prices will go increasing until new projects make an impact
201110Clariant aims to satisfy more of the world's masterbatch demand, while AMI clarifies structure of regional markets
201109Black, white, silver & grey are still the most popular colours for new cars
201108Seven papers on pigments from the European Coatings Congress
201107SRI becomes part of the IHS empire & steps up the momentum for publishing Chemical Economics Handbooks
201106Sources of TiO2 feedstocks & the need for TiO2 in paint & decor paper examined at IntertechPira's Arizona conference
201105Opening session at IntertechPira's TiO2 conference in Arizona
201104Premier white mineral pigments supplier will add talc to its portfolio: Imerys to buy Rio Tinto's Luzenac
201103Melbourne Mineral Sands Congress envisages an outstanding innings for global zircon prices
201102Eternal truths about carbon black highlighted in the Eternal City
201101IntertechPira blends two conferences on colours in New Jersey
201012HongKong TiO2 forum displays renewed optimism & improved outlook for higher prices all round
201011Threat of overcapacity in China's carbon black industry despite rapid consumption growth
201010Asia/Pacific paint consumption will exceed 20 million tonnes in 2014
201009Last year was the worst year for the US paint industry since 1991
201008SSCT study compares performance & price for organic pigments in paints
201007IRL reveals just over a million tonnes of pigments consumed by European paintmakers; add 60% for extenders volume
201006Vincentz hosts Charlotte conference in association with the new American Coatings Association
201005Adventures in Aventura, exploring the future for pigment minerals
201004USGS data on world mineral pigments shows output falling everywhere
201003More from Mildura: How the supercycle sped past the TiO2 industry, but zircon suppliers may yet climb on
201002Jim Fisher's detailed global overview of TiO2 from the middle of the Murray Basin
201001Nanomaterials to be scrutinised for public health & environmental risks
200912Over the rainbow in Hamburg - Part Two
200911Looking beyond the stormclouds & over the rainbow at IntertechPira's Hamburg pigments conference
200910Call for specific regulations on the removal & disposal of chromate paints
200909Global economic recession brings savage cuts in revenues & profits
200908Whiter than white - with optical brighteners & without UV-quenchers
200907White displaces silver as the most popular car colour in Japan & North America, while the Europeans prefer black
200906Nuremberg Coatings Congress speakers highlight innovations to meet current & future challenges
200905Stoicism in the face of economic crisis displayed at IntertechPira's TiO2 forum
200904IntertechPira's Vancouver event reveals an uncertain carbon black world, but certainly not one going down in flames
200903Roskill foresees world demand for precipitated calcium carbonate reaching 16 million tonnes by 2012
200902Five rounds of TiO2 price hikes, about 30% cumulative, then three months of silence
200901World ground calcium carbonate demand has been rising at nearly 9% per annum, according to Roskill's latest study
200812Suppliers of pigments & fillers will suffer collateral damage in the worldwide war on plastic carrier-bags
200811BASF's Euros_4 billion acquisition of Ciba will consolidate its position as the world's largest chemical company
200810The TiO2 conference circuit - Perth, Moscow, Singapore, Athens & back to Perth again"
200809Papers on pigments from Charlotte
200808Highlights from IntertechPira's colour cosmetics conference
200807Effect pigments fully explained
200806Crushed marble & other white pigments under scrutiny at the Athens Congress
200805Intertech's iron oxide pigments forum in New Orleans hits the highspots
200804Seoul forum for presenting Asia/Pacific (APIC) paint data marred by absenteeism
200803Toxic heavy metals turning up in household waste traced to imported packaging & inks
200802World's top paintmakers take a bigger slice of a market that is even bigger than they realise
200801Cristal growth precipitated by absorption of Millennium
200712High-performance pigment competitors in the line-up at Louisville, Kentucky
200711China supplies more and more of the world's inorganic pigment needs
200710Roskill studies zircon, wollastonite, kaolin & other ceramic minerals
200709China - workshop of the world - vows to improve product safety & environmental protection standards
200708Supermarkets pledge to eliminate E-numbered food colorants from their own-label products
200707An epidemic of takeovers in the pigments industry
200706Pigment papers from the Nuremberg Paint Congress
200705Science imitates Nature - Lotus leaves & butterfly wings & bright white beetle scales
200704TiO2 industry heroes & consultants at Intertech's Fort Lauderdale Conference
200703Booming world carbon black demand, but price rises fail to keep pace with rising gas & feedstock costs
200702A million tonnes in the global palette of coloured mineral pigments
200701Millennium forecasts another 2.8% rise in global TiO2 demand in 2007
200612World papermakers' league - The giants are all getting bigger
200611Creon's first TiO2 conference sheds light on the Russian market
200610Roskill digs out the details on China's talc, kaolin, GCC & PCC, the white mineral pigments
200609Brighter tone in the national economy fails to lift the clouds over Japan's colorants industry
200608Rosy outlook for chemicals output despite ongoing high energy costs
200607AkzoNobel survey forecasts world paint demand growth at 5.5% per annum
200606World carbon black demand forecast to go on notching up 4% annual growth
200605Pigment blues for makers of Smarties & printing inks
200604China's output of pigments, carbon black, paint & masterbatch still growing at double-digit percentage rates
200603Lead paint & pigment makers deemed guilty of public nuisance
200602Hostile bid worth $5 billion - BASF to take over Engelhard?
200601Legislation that will Reach out across & beyond the EU by 2007
200512Millennium says global TiO2 demand fell by 5% in 2005
200511Scope for more consolidation within the world paper industry
200510Heubach keeps adding to its family of organic & inorganic pigments
200509Pigments in the battle against forgery
200508IRL's portfolio of paint studies gives excellent coverage right across the globe
200507The colourful history of the US colorants industry
200506Speakers Cannes discuss China, India, calcined kaolin, calcium, filters & a new milled synrutile pigment
200505Speakers at Intertech Cannes call for higher profits as TiO2 supply/demand balance tightens
200504Intertech TiO2 Conference in Cannes - Overtures before the main opera from Artikol & TZMI
200503Silver is the most popular colour with car-buyers around the world for the fifth year running
200502A sanguine outlook from Drollas, but the world must learn to live with oil priced at more than $40 per barrel
200501Millennium sees healthy TiO2 demand growth ultimately leading to healthier profitability
200412Brainstorming on carbon black - Houston, do we have a problem?
200411High spending on organic pigments, both classic & high-performance
200410Investment in carbon black capacity shifts towards Asia, Middle East, Eastern Europe & Brazil
200409Innovations from Akzo Nobel, Oxonica & Dow Corning
200408Western Europe's consumption of GCC passes the 20 million tonnes mark
200407Enlargement of the European Union brings opportunities for raising pigment sales & investment
200406Industrial minerals in Barcelona - Conference highlights, part two
200405Industrial minerals in Barcelona - Conference highlights, part one
200404New pigments customiser concept to help DuPont's TiO2 Business achieve corporate growth targets
200403United Kingdom was top of the league for chemicals output growth in 2003 & will be top again this year
200402Johnson Matthey develops new chromophore pigment yellow 216 to plug the gap in yellow-orange colour space
200401Roskill sees barytes pigments/fillers demand growing at 2.5% per annum
200312Pigment prices still falling in real terms with the exception of carbon black
200311TiO2 demand in a year of two halves but great expectations for 2004, according to Millennium
200310EU debate on guaranteeing safety of chemicals reaches far and wide
20030911.5 million tonnes of pigments & fillers for European papermakers
200308World talc output still falling but Rio Tinto/Luzenac strengthens its position in the industry
200307Mastering the challenges of colouring plastics
200306Carbon black clouds
200305Plenty of TiO2 feedstock to talk about at Miami & Melbourne
200304Useful insights from competitors & consumers at the Miami TiO2 conference
200303Intertech Miami conference - Varying outlooks & messages for the TiO2 pigment industry
200302Groundbreaking report on ground calcium carbonate sees demand decelerating but still growing faster than GDP
200301War in Iraq could knock 1.5% off global chemical output growth
200212DuPont's message at the end of its second century - TiO2 is more affordable than ever
200211Millennium foresees further slowdown in TiO2 growth but this year & next year still look better than last year
200210European papermakers saw a 5% dip in their pigment consumption last year
200209Japanese paint production heading for another fall
200208Strong increases in sales volumes but it is still a struggle to raise prices & profit margins
200207TiO2 in Paris in 2002 & Chicago 1992 revisited
200206Papers on pigments for paper from Paris
200205Mining is vital for everyday life, but does the general public know? Paris Congress thinks not
200204Enlightenment on China's iron oxides industry
200203Most pigment prices fail to keep pace with inflation while carbon black prices rise twice as fast
200202TiO2 suppliers try to initiate a change in market sentiment after a year of sharply lower profits & prices
200201Global chemical industry outlook - From the bad & ugly to the good times
200112Russia in a rush to re-colour in the post-red era
200111Sweden's spending on imported pigments starts to subside
200110Litigation on white pigment - will it lead to blackmail?
200109They use an awesome lot of pigments in Brazil
200108Japanese ink & organic pigments output hit new peaks
200107Intertech Montreal - No shortage of TiO2 feedstocks?
200106Intertech Montreal - What consumers want from TiO2 plus where small suppliers may succeed
200105Opening papers at Intertech's TiO2 conference in Montreal
200104Elemica created as the neutral hub of world chemical industry's E-commerce
200103Boom resumes in South Korea
200102OECD's highest economics growth for more than a decade
200101Suppliers lament low prices during TiO2 pigment demand boom
200012Examining alternatives in Florida
200011Examining alternatives in Florida
200010High-performance organic pigments are still rather special
200009Japanese organic pigment output growth ebbing away?
200008Turkey - Opportunities at the crossroads of the world
200007Six million tonnes of paint sold in Western Europe
200006Five billion litres of paint made in the USA
200005War of the titans in Denver
200004Iron in Berlin
200003Roskill forecasts 2% per annum growth in world kaolin consumption
200002High-octane performance expected from Western Europe
200001High performance at Intertech's Miami conference
199912Millennium meets the media
199911The new premier league table of world paintmakers
199910Kemira gives the TiO2 kaleidoscope another shake
199909Participating & communicating at Eurocoat in Lyons
199908Ground & precipitated calcium carbonates usurp kaolin's dominance in papermaking
199907Australia's Murray Basin to help plug gap in TiO2 feedstock supplies?
199906France: Pigments trade prospers in a healthy economy
199905Not such a black outlook from Padua
199904Intertech TiO2 Conference in Padua - Can suppliers and customers see eye-to-eye?
199903London Forum discusses future for white minerals in paper & plastic
199902Western Europe should weather the storm, according to CIA/Cefic economists
199901Events undermine headlines as three asset transfers are killed off
199812The world's top fifty paintmakers
199811Colourful Swiss giant conceived - Ciba to merge with Clariant?
199810Have pigment, paint & ink prices kept pace with inflation?
199809Healthy economic growth in Germany fosters upsurge in pigment imports
199808Paint journals zoom in on pearlescents & powder coatings
199807Questions posed at Kuala Lumpur - Will there be enough TiO2 feedstock? Will suppliers be fairly rewarded?
199806Overview on organics
199805Taiwanese exporters forced to look beyond Asia/Pacific region
199804Canadian pigments trade dominated by large Southern neighbour
199803Australia - Sunny outlook for home market, but export prospects dimmer
199802Global TiO2 industry dynamo continues to whirr
199801European paintmakers hostile to price hikes in an era of slow growth & mergers
199712More paper pigment papers
199711Frankfurt conference for advancing understanding of pigments' role in papermaking
199710TiO2 - more dynamic & global than ever
199709China, India & Japan - major sources of organic pigments
199708Asia/Pacific about to overtake Europe as the world's largest paint producing region
199707ICI sells most of Tioxide to DuPont?
199706Day Two at Vancouver: TiO2 - Quo vadis?
199705Vancouver Conference on TiO2: An industry poised for change
199704UK pigment exporters stifle a groan as sterling strengthens
199703French exports approach $US 1 billion mark
19970245 billion pesetas per year spent on pigment imports into Spain
199701Stability promises growth in Italian pigment demand
199612TiO2 pigment manufacturers wish themselves a happier New Year
199611SCM's winning formula for TiO2 demand forecasting: D(t) = 0.56G(t) - 0.28G(t-1) - 1421
199610Chicago hosts first ever conference on paper minerals, pigments & chemicals
199609Towards a new consensus on TiO2 prices?
199608Red-57/1, Yellow-12 and Blue-15/3 (beta) stay on top in US organic pigments league
199607Precipitated calcium carbonate - Fastest growing pigment in the world
199606TiO2 feedstocks & paper pigments on the agenda in Chicago
199605Talc - Volume softens, but prospects are good in high-value niche markets
199604Taiwan carries on buying pigments like there's no tomorrow
199603Carbon black & snow in Nice
199602Chinese iron oxide pigment suppliers: If you can't beat 'em, join 'em
199601Innovative TiO2 pigments, but will there be enough to go round?
199512Carbon black: Less of a commodity filler, more of a speciality chemical
199511TiO2 pigment suppliers agree: Prices must go on rising!
199510Fresh air of confidence wafts across Czech pigments conference
199509US organic pigment output races ahead
199508TiO2 pigment manufacture: Sulfate process green after all?
199507Chinese pigment trade - Tonnages increasing, but how realistic are the officially reported prices?
199506Disaggregation called for to brighten Russia's paint industry prospects
199505Intertech's fourth TiO2 conference: Diesmal in meine europaeische Heimat
199504No blots on the landscape for Western Europe's printing inks industry
199503US TiO2 pigment exporters pump up the volume beyond 350,000 tonnes/year
199502Upbeat forecasts for South American paints & pigments demand
199501Europe's paintmakers in a wintry scene from Brueghel the Elder
199412Berlin Conference features functional fillers
199411Allaying fears of a TiO2 shortage or preserving the overcapacity?
199410India's ultramarine exporters looking for new markets
199409Zircon's true worth - more than just a TiO2 by-product
199408Legislation on colour pigments debated at Washington Conference
199407Wollastonite, talc, kaolin, CaCO3, mica, zircon & titania on stage in Berlin
199406China - world leader in lithopone & net exporter of most other pigments
199405Japan - renewed economic growth will revive pigment trade prospects
199404South Korean pigment imports - the boom continues
199403RSC Conference highlights environmental issues affecting inorganic pigments
199402Laws on VOC emissions should boost pigment demand from paintmakers
199401DuPont, SCM & Tioxide share their thoughts on TiO2 past, present & future
199312France - export surpluses in TiO2, chrome pigments, lead pigments & talc
199311United States - now a big exporter of kaolin & TiO2, but not much else
199310Pigments help reduce UK's balance-of-payments deficit
199309TiO2 suppliers strive to tighten up by cancelling & postponing projects
199308Pigment prices forced up to finance safety & environmental investment
199307Disappointing profits provoke departures & joint ventures
199304Catering for a world market of more than 60 million tonnes
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