The ChemQuest Group Newsletter - Q4 2022
Although it feels like I have said this before, 2022 has been a year like no other. Collectively, our world has faced myriad uncertainties: historic inflation, continued ramifications from COVID-19, supply chain challenges, lack of access to raw materials, labor shortages, energy concerns, and the war in Ukraine. Consumer demands for sustainable products and increased visibility into corporate cultures (i.e., ESG reporting) have reached the highest levels.
These issues span the specialty chemicals sector. The coatings industry is clamoring for change, with asset owners and applicators demanding reduced layers of paint, high-efficiency transfer, improved product performance, and ever-higher solids content. The adhesives industry continues to demand lightweighting, environmental friendliness, and a move from mechanical to chemical solutions. In household and consumer products, sustainability is evolving as a driving force influenced by materials of concern such as PFAS, recycling, and the broadening impact of the European Green Deal. These shifts represent both headwinds and tailwinds—and everyone is trying to adapt as quickly as they can
ChemQuest is here to help you, bringing our global insights in familiar ways as a resource in business strategy, market research, and external technology assistance. We also continue to develop evolutionary services such as TraQr™ our global data and forecasting dashboard, expanded M&A services for sell-side clients, and Manufacturing Excellence’s facility expansion and process improvement methodology. Despite the challenges that lay ahead, ChemQuest is committed to helping you adapt and thrive.

Daniel Murad, CEO, The ChemQuest Group, Inc.
Forecasting and Data Tools
TraQr™ Market Insights
Coatings TraQr™ continues to evolve with even more valuable information for strategic planning. Market segmentation now includes a breakdown of architectural detail for both interior and exterior applications.

Coming in Q1 2023, economic indicators will expand from the current U.S. base to include EU sector information aligned to specific market segments. Additionally, market value info will be available in 10 global currencies.

Publications from Industry Experts
Adhesives for Lightweighting of Structures
by George Ritter

Lightweighting is becoming a part of engineering design, and adhesives will play an increasing role in future designs and applications.

3D Construction Printing and the Coatings Market
by Victoria Scarborough, Ph.D.

Coatings industry raw material suppliers and manufacturers of paints, sealants, and fillers will see a change in the products needed for cementitious 3D construction printing. 

Colors of the Year: The 2023 Forecast
by Cynthia Gosselin, Ph.D.

Colors of the Year are reminiscent of runway couture—striking and poised to go mainstream. Which will break through to become sought after and perhaps even timeless?

ChemQuest in Action
The last several months of 2022 brought a flurry of industry conferences and meetings. The ChemQuest team joined industry partners and shared insights at events around the world, such as the CEPE Annual Conference, the Gulf Coatings Show, the SOCMA Summit, HCPA's XPAND Annual Meeting, the Coatings Summit, and more.
At the European Council of the Paint, Printing Ink, and Artist’s Colours Industry (CEPE) Annual Conference in Madrid, Ezio Braggio, VP Europe, discussed “Coatings In Europe: Trends and Perspectives.”

Edye Fox Abrams, VP Business Development and Marketing, participated in “ESG & Sustainability: The State-of-Play for Specialty & Contract Chemical Producers” at the SOCMA Summit.

We hope to see you at our upcoming events for Q1, including:

Contact us at for an onsite meeting with a member of our participating team.
Upcoming Education Opportunities
Looking to expand your technical expertise or train your team?
Attend one of our upcoming classes.
PC Kitchen: Intro to Powder Coating Formulation
This hands-on course is taught in a working powder coating lab and instructs attendees in the fundamentals of creating a powder coating from the ground up. Only a few limited spaces remain in this popular course.

ChemQuest Powder Coating Research, Columbus, OH
March 1-2, 2023

PC Kitchen: Advanced Powder Coating Formulation Techniques
This course is designed for experienced powder coating professionals who have a prior formulating background. Attendees will learn about complex formulation techniques through both lectures and hands-on laboratory demos.

ChemQuest Powder Coating Research, Columbus, OH
May 9-10, 2023

Fraunhofer Adhesive Bonding Instructional Classes
ChemQuest is the exclusive co-operation partner of Fraunhofer IFAM for EAB-European Adhesive Bonder and EAS-European Adhesive Specialist Courses in North America. Participants gain an understanding of the technical aspects and special features of bonding technology through hands-on and classroom training.

ChemQuest Technology Institute, South Boston, VA
2023 Dates to Be Announced

ChemQuest also organizes custom courses for in-house training needs. Please contact us at to learn more about our educational offerings.
Welcome to ChemQuest's Newest Team Members
Abe Rezai
Senior Vice President
Milis Rodrigues
Joel Shertok
Susan Sutton
Director of Communications
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