FAQ — Frequency Asked Questions

What is the EC Price Ticker?

The EC Price Ticker keeps track of coatings raw material prices and provides transparency in a non-transparent market. You have a 24/7 online access to continuously updated raw material prices and every month you get an e-mail alert including the latest prices.

From when on you can see the values of the current month?

The values of the previous month are always available from the 1st of the following month. For example, the values from March are available from April 1.

Can I choose which raw material prices I want listed in the email?

Yes, just click on either or both icons next to the raw material names in the EC Price Ticker database – and create your own, individualized version of the EC Price Ticker!

Can I define a specific period of time for display of the curve chart?

Yes, just select the beginning and the end of the required time period above the curve chart and click on "Set Period".

Can I download the price information?

Yes, you can define a specific period of time for display of the curve chart with the price information of selected raw materials and download its data as an CSV file.

How can I delete my profile?

What? Why that? Nobody wants to delete his account. If you would like to delete your trial access, please use the contact form to send us your message.

Which payment options do exist?

You can pay for your subscription by credit card. Billing takes place one year in advance. In the following year you will automatically receive an invoice. If your credit card is not accepted or you prefer to pay by invoice, please send an e-mail to contact(at)price-ticker.com or use our contact form.

For which period does my subscription apply and which termination period applies?

A subscription is valid for one full year. It is automatically renewed for another year unless the written notice of termination has been given up to 3 months before the end of the contract or you have terminated the subscription via the "Cancellation" box by the same deadline.

How much does it cost?

A single access of the European Coatings Price Ticker costs 44,50 EUR excl. VAT per month, with annual billing.

Can I change my personal data somehow?

Yes, you can change your personal data at any time by using the contact form. Just let us know what to change and we will do it for you. You can reset your password by using the "Forgot password"-function and choose a new one. You find it in the login form.

I forgot my e-mail address. What can I do?

Please contact our support via the contact form if you have forgotten your e-mail address.

I forgot my password. What can I do?

You find the „Forgot password“-Link in the login form. After entering your e-mail address, we will send you an e-mail and you can set a new password.

Is it possible to use the EC Price Ticker on my smartphone?

The EC Price Ticker can be used on a smartphone via its mobile browser.

Which technical requirements are necessary?

An internet connection is necessary. To access the EC Price Ticker database, we recommend the use of Chrome or Firefox in the latest versions or Internet Explorer version 11 or higher. The website is fully responsive, so you can use it on your smartphone via your mobile browser (e.g. Chrome, Safari) as well.

We need more than one access for our company – do corporate subscriptions exist?

No, unfortunately we only offer single subscriptions.

How can I register for the EC Price Ticker?

Simply register online and choose between free trial access or full subscription. If you already have a trial access, you can simply upgrade it. Please fill out all mandatory fields in the registration form and click on the link in the confirmation mail you receive from us afterwards. After this confirmation, you can log in to the online portal.

Can I try it for free?

Yes, you can register for a free trial access. There is no time limit, however, the temporary access only offers information and  e-mail alerts for 4 random raw materials.

Where does the EC Price Ticker get its information from?

The information is regularly updated by verified industry insiders.

Which countries and regions do the prices refer to?

Prices refer to the European Economic Area.

Which Incoterms do the prices refer to?

That varies according to the informant.

All prices are in Euros. Are there other currencies available?

No, not right now.

How much historical data are provided?

Data are provides since January 2019.

Which raw materials are listed in the Price Ticker?
  • Fillers
    • Mica
    • Talc
    • Calcium carbonate
    • Barium sulphate
  • Binders (Solvent Based)
    • Air drying
      • Alkyd resins short oil
      • Alkyd resins middle oil
      • Alkyd resins long oil
    • Bake system
      • Melamine resins (HMMM)
      • Alkyd resins thixotrop
      • Polyesters
    • 2K systems
      • Acrylics OH 1%
      • Acrylics OH 3%
      • Acrylics OH 5%
      • Epoxies SB
      • IPDI
      • MDI
      • Polyamines
      • TDI
  • Binders (Waterborne)
    • 2K systems
      • Acrylics WB, PU
      • Epoxies WB
    • Cross link systems
      • Alkyds short oil
      • Melamine resins (HMMM)
    • Latex
      • Acrylics latex
      • Silicone resins
      • Styrol acrylate
      • Copolymers
  • Binders (UV and powder coatings)
    • Radiation curing
      • Acrylics UV-curable
      • Epoxies UV-curable
  • Pigments
    • Oxids
      • Chromium oxide green
      • TiO2 (rutil, 1st Grade)
      • TiO2 (rutil, 2nd Grade)
      • TiO2 (rutil, 3rd Grade)
      • TiO2 Chinese
      • Iron oxide yellow
      • Iron oxide red
    • Organic
      • Blue pigments
      • Yellow pigments
      • Green pigments
      • Red pigments
      • Carbon black pigments
    • Metallic
      • Pearlescent pigments
  • Solvents
    • Ketone/Alcoholics/Ester
      • Acetone
      • Methyl-Ethyl-Keton MEK
      • Methyl-Isobutyl-Keton (MIBK)
      • Cyclohexanon
      • Ethanol
      • Isopropanol
      • Ethyl acetate
      • n-Butylacetat
    • Hydrocarbons
      • Toluol
      • White spirits
      • Solventnaphta light
      • Solventnaphta heavy
      • Xylol
    • Glykolether
      • Butydiglykol
      • Butylglykolacetat
      • Metoxypropanol

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