Powder coating: A global value chain perspective

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21
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1
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29-33
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2010

Duke University’s Center on Globalization, Governance & Competitiveness (CGGC) reviewed the technology and product market developments in powder coatings from 1950-2000. The study, sponsored by the Corporate Partnerships Program of the Environmental Defense Fund, used Global Value Chain analysis1 to highlight important dynamics in the powder coating industry and how these affected the adoption of powder coating over time. Excerpts from the report on the powder coating value chain structure, the ability of key players to affect the industry, and some challenges of the Chinese powder coating market are provided in this article.