Business research is a strong resource for the right business decisions. If you wish to operate successfully in the market for paints, coatings, adhesives and sealants – or intend to enter these markets – you require relevant market insights. CHEM Research is a B2B market research agency and consultancy specializing in these industries since 1991. It offers professional analyses and concepts for successful marketing strategies and sustainable business development.
Production of Paints and Coatings in Germany has increased in Q1-2021
The production of paints and coatings in Germany has increased by 1.9 % in the first quarter 2021. This growth is mainly driven by the export achtivities while national demand is below last years figures.
Decline in German Paint and Coating Consumption in Q1 2021
The German market for coatings and paints recorded a – 4.5% fall in sales in Q1 2021. Decorative paints decreased by – 6 % in volume terms, while industrial coatings lost – 2.5 %.
Global Demand Volume for Paints and Coatings expands by + 14 % in Q1 2021
The global paints and coatings market recorded a strong first quarter 2021 compared to the market volume contraction of – 5% in Q1-2020. Decorative Paints grew volumewise by + 22% while Industrial coatings increased by + 5%. Further figures and analysis are available through our bi-annual Executive Review “TOP 11 Global Paint and Coating Producers” (see chapter “Studies”)
Varying growth patterns for the TOP 11 global manufacturers of paints and coatings in Q1 2021
Collectively the TOP 11 global manufacturers of paints and coatings increased their sales volume by about 14 % in the first quarter of 2021 compared to 2020. The varying growth patterns were influenced by the companies’ product mix sold (decorative paints versus industrial coatings), geographic sales focus and acquisition activities. Further figures and analysis are available through our bi-annual Executive Review “TOP 11 Global Paint and Coating Producers” (see chapter “Studies”)
Unlike many market research companies we target our efforts at selected sectors: the paint, coating and adhesive and sealant industries, including suppliers, distributors and users.
Comprehensive industry sector knowledge
The CHEM Research team possesses a unique blend of technical and commercial knowledge dedicated to the target markets. The team experts offer a deep understanding of the relationship between product performance and market requirements – no questions remain unanswered.
Industry specific market research approach and expertise
Decades of industry observation and profound market knowledge form a solid basis for understanding long-term market developments and elaborating realistic forecasts.
Our extensive and proprietary market documentation provides the foundation for customized market intelligence. We evaluate skillfully success factors and market drivers at various levels (nationally, regionally and worldwide) in a qualitative and quantitative manner.
This approach facilitates not only the definition of the value of the subject markets but also to apprehend the markets from a volume-based standpoint.
We are a small team of experts, which implies short communication ways – both within the team and with our customers.
With our market knowledge we can address the project objectives right from the start thanks to a rapid learning curve.
Be it a one-off market investigation or a long-term market study our work concentrates on the client’s market intelligence and consulting requirements. The project approach is designed individually and the results are reviewed carefully for drawing reliable conclusions and recommendations from the analysis. We guarantee discretion and confidential handling of all company data.
Industry expertise is a key prerequisite for creating dependable and actionable market intelligence. CHEM Research consists of a small team of seasoned industry specialists with many years of experience in the coating and adhesive and sealant industries and an excellent professional network.
Monique von Dungen
Company Founder and Managing Partner
Monique von Dungen has many years of experience in international chemical market research and consulting. Before founding CHEM Research in 1991, she worked for various business consultancies such as SRI International and the Chemark Consulting Group. She graduated in biochemistry from the University of Geneva.
Senior Industry Analyst
Wolfgang Giebelhausen served for many years in marketing and controlling functions at BASF Coatings. Before joining CHEM Research in 1999, he was Controller for the worldwide business of BASF Coatings Auto Refinish Coatings. He holds a degree in business administration from the University of Hamburg.
Senior Industry Analyst
Stefan Dreesmann spent over 25 years in the marketing and sales department of Akzo Nobel Deco, specifically in the architectural paint segment. This experience provides him excellent expertise in this submarket in Germany and Europe. He studied business administration with a focus on marketing at the University of Münster.
Business research is a significant tool for supporting entrepreneurial decisions. Market insights are necessary if you want to operate successfully in your market or intend to enter new markets. B2B market research offers many possibilities for meeting business intelligence needs.
CHEM Research offers tailor-made solutions whether an all-encompassing market analysis or the study of selected business aspects (products, sales channel, regional view, etc.) are required. In general, the analysis is based on a comprehensive search of secondary information (desk research), followed by a thorough collection of primary information through expert interviews. The results of secondary and primary research are carefully evaluated and validated to develop quantitative and qualitative information and to elaborate market projections (forecasts).
We offer both exclusive single-client market investigations and multi-client market studies.
The accurate profile of a supplier, competitor, customer, distributor, or acquisition candidate is a key instrument for making strategic decisions. CHEM Research prepares customized company profiles in the subject industries that are tailored to the client’s needs. Company portfolio, financial information, announcements or site information are appraised and supplemented by CHEM Research expertise to match the client’s business intelligence requirements. We create company profiles as a one-off analysis or in the form of ongoing monitoring.
Customer and consumer behaviour
Understanding the needs and the purchasing behaviour of target customers is a key to business success. The “Customer Journey” tool defines the customer’s journey from the emergence of the need over to the supplier evaluation and purchase decision to the final evaluation of the purchase. This enables the identification of relevant “touch points” and facilitates competitive differentiation based upon a company’s own strengths.
Key-Note Speeches / Editorial Support
You are looking for interesting speakers and topics for your company or association conference: CHEM Research can support you with its extensive knowledge base and recognized experts.
We also offer copyright services and prepare articles for trade journals and in-house journals in collaboration with the relevant communication departments or agencies.
Market Report Plus Paints and Coatings Germany
A quarterly report on the national production and demand for paints and coatings in Germany. The report, which can be ordered on an annual subscription basis, is only available in German.
Executive Review TOP 11 Global Paint and Coating Producers
CHEM Research offers an easy solution with its new condensed report entitled “The TOP 11 Global Paint and Coating Market Producers Executive Report”. The key results of the expert analysis are presented in an easy-to-read, compact review of less than 20 slides which is published semianually.
Our client base
Our customers originate primarily from the following sectors:
Paint & coating and adhesive & sealant formulators
Chemical companies, in particular manufacturers of raw materials for paints, coatings, adhesives, sealants and printing inks (polymers, elastomers, pigments and additives)
- Manufacturers of equipment for the processing of paints and varnishes and of adhesives and sealants
- Chemical trading companies
The commissioned study on the growth factors influencing the decorative paint market in Germany was well received by our association’s expert group. The study identified the factors and showed their impact in a well-documented way. Thus, it revealed the roots of the factors that influence the market, which also increased the dependability of the forecasts.
CHEM Research in the Media
Our Media Releases
CHEM research’s studies and their results are impressive. This explains why our studies and media releases are often mentioned in the trade literature. A current overview and the download possibility are provided here.
Media Release 24-6-2021
Sales development Global TOP 11 P&C Producer Q1 2021
Media Release 15-6-2021
Global Demand Volume for Paints and Coatings expands by + 14 % in Q1-2021
Our reports in the media
Farbe und Lack 12/2020 Germany
The German P&C Industry performed much better in the Corona-crisis than in the Lehman-crisis. Whats are the reasons behind this ?
Pitture e Vernici 4-2020 Italy
TOP 11 Global Paint Producers in Q1-2020
Farbe und Lack 7-8/2020 Germany
Forecast for the German coating market 2020
Mappe 3/2020 Germany
The German coating market 2019
Coating Quarterly 4/2019 Japan
The German coatings market 2019
“Wir sind Farbe” – Journal of the German Coating Producer Association
12 / 2021
The German Paint and Coating Market 2020-2021