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04 Dec 2004 15:18 PST
Here are some resources on the anti-graffiti coatings industry,
market, market share statistics, types, and additional supplier and
Sources of industry & market information:
National Paint & Coatings Association
News & Information: Paint & Coatings Industry Facts
The industry is comprised of more than 700 manufacturers, raw
materials suppliers and distributors whose annual sales were
approximately 1.340.9 billion gallons (approx 5.100 billion liters)
with a value of $16.942 billion in 2001.
Of that total, architectural coatings accounted for approximately 618
million gallons, or 52 percent.
Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) product coatings accounted 407
million gallons, or 34 percent.
Special purpose coatings accounted for 162 million gallons, or 14 percent."
News & Information: Special Purpose Coatings
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, MQ325F.
News & Information: Statistical Links
The Paint and Coatings Industry Addresses Spray Paint Issues
"Silicone: A resin used in the binders of coatings. Also used as an
additive to provide specific properties, e.g., defoamer. Paints
containing silicone are very slick and resist dirt, graffiti and
bacterial growth, and are stable in high heat."
PCI Paint & Coatings Industry Online
"It has been estimated that New York City spent about half a billion
dollars of public money between 1970 and 1990 on efforts to eradicate
graffiti from public structures, sanitation trucks, buses, and subway
California 1998 Architectural Coatings Survey
Total Sales by Volume by Category
2,573 Million Gallons
This site may be one of the most useful for the specific category of
anti-graffiti coatings statistics, including sales in volume and
dollar amounts, and in % of market share:
TABLE 6-1. SMALL BUSINESS PRESENCE IN THE ARCHITECTURAL COATINGS
MARKETa: SURVEY POPULATION (CONTINUED)
Market Segment Number: 12
Regulation Category: Anti-Graffiti Coatings
Total Survey Population (116 respondents)
Small Business (36 respondents)
By: Sales, Imputed Revenues, Number of Products, Average Volume per
Product, Share of Total sales Volume, Share of Total Products
"Small businesses produce over 95 percent of the
total volume of antigraffiti coatings, but the volume is quite
low, with six products totaling about 40,060 L."
California Air Resources Board
"...no person shall, within the District; supply, sell, offer for
sale, apply, or solicit the application of; or manufacture, blend,
repackage for use within the District, any architectural coating
which, at the time of sale or manufacture contains more than 250 grams
of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC) per liter of coating excluding
water, exempt organic compounds and any colorant added to tint bases."
REACTIVE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (ROC): Is any volatile compound containing
at least one atom of carbon except those compounds identified in this
Rule as Exempt Organic Compounds. This term and definition shall
replace the following terms and definitions wherever they appear in
the District's Rules and Regulations: organic compound, organic gases,
organic liquid, organic materials, organic vapor, volatile organic
compounds and hydrocarbons.
VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (VOC): Shall have the same meaning as
Reactive Organic Compounds (ROC) as defined in subsection 215.2 FF. of
U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey
Toxic Substances Hydrology Program
VOCs Definition Page
Directories of companies & suppliers:
This is probably the best directory of companies and suppliers for
Anti-Graffiti Coatings, listing 31:
Thomas Register Directory is the premier industrial source for
Anti-Graffiti Coatings. This industrial resource prides itself on
connecting qualified Anti-Graffiti Coatings buyers and suppliers. This
vertical portal is dedicated to helping in research and sourcing.
Welcome to CoatingsAdvisor.com. It's our goal to make this the most
comprehensive site for Coating products, resources, reviews and
Here are our top resources for Anti Graffiti Protective Coating
Graffiti Removal Products and Anti-graffiti Coatings
PRA Coatings Technology Centre
Proposals: Anti-Graffiti Coatings ? Testing of commercial products
according to the ASTM Standard
Conference Proceedings Details
Coatings for Masonry and Concrete
The conference was attended by over 90 delegates from 20 different
countries, an indication of the wide interest in this important topic.
Twenty one papers were presented, with speakers from the raw material
suppliers, paint companies, universities and other research
institutions. The topics can broadly be put into the categories of
Technology Overview, Alternative Chemistries, New Treatments and
The conference proceedings represent a summary of the state-of-the-art
as seen by experts in their fields, and as such provides an invaluable
briefing for those involved in masonry and concrete protection.
Highlights of the proceedings include:
"The recent development of an epoxy modified siloxane for use as an
These proceedings are also available on CD-ROM.
Report on the Nanotechnology for the Surface Coatings Industry Workshop
Potential applications for nanotechnology in surface coatings
"Topics mentioned included:
Technical and Indusrial Aspects of Corrosion Protection with Sol-gel Coatings
Nano and Hybrid Coatings: Conference
"Additionally the coatings can have anti-adhesive properties which
allow to prepare surfaces with easy-to-clean or anti-graffiti
Learning About Anti-Grafitti Coatings
Acrylic Hybrid Technology
"Acrylic surface coatings are vehicles in three coatings market
categories: architectural, OEM and special-purpose coatings...
...Improved anti-graffiti coatings are now available from
low-surface-energy acrylic hybrids. Possible acrylic hybrids may
include other inorganic hybrids, for example, phosphate, for enhanced
corrosion protection and smart pigment systems (piezoelectric, color
The acrylic hybrid base with vast formulating latitude enables
exploration of a diverse range of hybrid chemistries. Future acrylic
hybrids will combine pigment and filler into hybrid structures, join
with nanochemistry to provide enhanced film properties, and include
inorganic acrylic hybrid structures - all providing new and unique
For more information on acrylic hybrids, contact Dock Resins Corp.,
1512 West Elizabeth Ave., Linden, NJ 07036; phone 908/862.2351; fax
908/862.4015; visit http://www.dockresins.com; or e-mail
I hope this is useful. Please let me know if I can be of further assistance. jdb-ga