The first commercial production of paint in Australia dates back to the 1850s. Over the past century, the Paint and Coatings Manufacturing industry recorded strong growth in line with Australia's industrial development, before entering a slower growth phase as the industry matured. Despite now being in a decline phase, it remains a relatively important component of Australia's broader chemical segment.
One of the defining characteristics of the industry is the dominant position held by a few major players with a strong stable of national and global brand names within different pricepoints and product segments.
Companies in the industry mix pigments, solvents and binders into paints and coatings. In addition, they manufacture allied paint products such as putties, caulking compounds, varnish removers and rubbing compounds. Companies that manufacture inks and toners are also included in the industry.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.