The Universal Selection Source: Coatings Ingredients

In his renowned editorial, our expert Mark Drukenbrod is featuring and analyzing biweekly a comprehensive digest of international coatings industry news. You can receive these editorials through our Newsletter.

Jul 27, 2017 | Editorial

LyondellBasell to Invest in Propylene Oxide Plant, BASF Starts Production of DOTP Plasticizer, AkzoNobel Plans to Double Organic Peroxide Capacity

BYK has announced that is building a new integrated site in Shanghai and RPM acquired Key Resin Company. Axalta made a binding offer to acquire the European and Chinese operations of IVA and more...

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Jul 20, 2017 | Editorial

Pilot Chemical Acquires ATRP Solutions, Huntsman Completes Expansion of Amines Facility, Arkema to Expand Photocure Resins Production

INEOS announced that it will expand the production of oxo derivatives somewhere in Europe and four paint companies settled US Federal Trade Commission charges of deceptive emission claims and more...

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Jul 13, 2017 | Editorial

TCI Develops Red Powder Coatings for FCA, HMG Paints Partners to Develop Graphene-based Coatings, AkzoNobel Increases Expandable Microspheres Capacity

Perstorp announced an agreement for the acquisition of Polialcoli Srl from Polioli S.p.A. and Evonik allocated € 100 million for digitalization and entered into cooperation with IBM and the...

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Jul 6, 2017 | Editorial

Platte River Equity Purchases MFG Chemical, Merck’s Modified Effect Pigment Yields Special Automotive Coating, Novomer Relocates HQ to Boston

AkzoNobel announced the acquisition of Flexcrete Technologies and an agreement to acquire Disa Technology and Ferro announced it will increase its ultramarine blue capacity. BASF made...

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Jun 29, 2017 | Editorial

Stepan to Acquire BASF’s Surfactant Facility, Tikkurila Plans to Invest in Paints Factory, BASF Invests in Sustainable Automotive Coatings Production

The European Commission has approved Evonik's acquisition of Huber Silica and Chemspec Europe 2017 concluded after two successful exhibition days. Ashand’s PureKote dispersions got a US patent and...

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Jul 25, 2017 | Editorial

INEOS to Invest in Oxo Derivatives Production Units, FTC Bans Unqualified VOC-free Claims by Paint Companies, BCF Earns Trade Association of the Year Award

AkzoNobel is planning to double capacity for organic peroxides in China and Avantium announced that it is opening a new pilot biorefinery in Delfzijl, the Netherlands. MIT engineers have designed a...

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Jul 18, 2017 | Editorial

Perstorp Strengthens Polyols Business, Evonik Focuses on Digitalization in Chemical Industry, New Project for WB Inks Development

Arkema announced the expansion of its photocure resins capacity at its Sartomer facility in Nansha, China and Huntsman completed the capacity expansion project at its amines facility on Jurong...

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Jul 11, 2017 | Editorial

AkzoNobel Makes Major Acquisitions, Ferro to Increase Ultramarine Pigments Capacity, Evonik Forms New Crosslinkers Business Line

AkzoNobel’s Specialty Chemicals business is investing about Euro 20 million to increase production of expandable microspheres and HMG Paints has partnered with AGM to develop and commercialize...

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Jul 4, 2017 | Editorial

EC Approves Evonik’s Acquisition of Huber Silica, Axalta Opens Coatings Facility in Argentina, Cloverdale Paint Starts-up R&D Facility

Merck collaborated to develop a new clearcoat and Platte River Equity acquired a majority interest in MFG Chemical. Novomer announced the relocation of its HQ to Boston and Brenntag will acquire...

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Jun 27, 2017 | Editorial

DuPont & Dow Get Approval from U.S. DOJ for Proposed Merger, PPG Starts-up Paint & Coatings Facility, Sherwin-Williams’ Microbicidal Interior Paint Wins Award

Tikkurila is planning to invest in a new factory in Russia and BASF announced the expansion of its automotive coatings production in North America. Stepan will acquire BASF’s surfactant production...

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