Powder Coatings

  • Revenue declined 2 percent compared with 2012, impacted by adverse currencies and partially offset by positive volume and price/mix
  • Europe, the Americas and most high growth markets showed positive results with growth in volumes
  • In the automotive and architectural markets, we improved our leading positions, resulting in improved volumes and revenues
  • We announced an investment to build a new powder coatings manufacturing facility in Chengdu to capture growing demand in Western China
  • The closure of sites in Ningbo and Suzhou, China, was announced, with production being consolidated at the existing Automotive and Aerospace Coatings site in Changzhou
  • We launched a new heat-reflective range of powder coatings for buildings, Interpon D2525 Eternity, as well as new Interpon Align dry-on-dry coatings technology, which is designed to improve productivity and lower energy consumption

Top raw materials

  • Polyester and epoxy resins
  • Titanium dioxide

Key cost drivers

  • Gasoline/naphtha prices

Revenue in € millions

Performance Coatings Powder – Revenue in € millions (bar chart)

Geo-mix revenue by destination in %

Performance Coatings Powder – Geo-mix revenue by destination in % (pie chart)

Key brands

Performance Coatings Powder – Key brands (logos)