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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.

May 25, 2017 | Editorial

Cargill Purchases BioBased Technologies’ Polyol Product Line, Axalta Opens Customer Experience Center, AkzoNobel Starts Coatings Production Facility

Huntsman and Clariant have agreed to merge and Dow will construct a facility to produce a range of polymers for coatings in Saudi Arabia. Axalta has agreed to acquire UK based Spencer Coatings Group...

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May 18, 2017 | Editorial

SurfTec Receives Fund for Nanoparticle-based Coating, Kraton Starts-up HSBC Plant, Global Bioenergies Signs Agreement for Renewable Isobutene Production

The Saudi Minister of Commerce and Investment will launch a Paint and Coatings Industrial Committee and AkzoNobel will partner with Atul to build a MCA plant in India. Rain Carbon is planning a new...

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May 11, 2017 | Editorial

Merck KGaA Partners for 3D Effect Printing Technology, Wanhua Chemical Opens Technical Center for MDI Business, Axalta Opens India HQ Office

AkzoNobel has declined a third merger proposal submitted by PPG and Axalta held the grand opening event of its Americas Technology Center. Sun Chemical has entered an agreement with HP Indigo to...

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May 4, 2017 | Editorial

Johnson Matthey Opens Center for Coatings and Surface Solutions, Coim Acquires Ink Manufacturer Darwink, WACKER Constructs Reactor for IPA

Huntsman announced the completion of the acquisition of PU producer IFS Chemicals Limited and BASF and UC Berkeley extended research agreement. Flint Group opened its Global Innovation Centre in...

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Apr 27, 2017 | Editorial

AkzoNobel to Spin-off Specialty Chemicals Business, BASF Receives GM Supplier of the Year Award, Dow Provides Alternative to BPA-containing Can Coatings

AkzoNobel revealed its plan to split off its specialty chemicals operations and PPG responded with a statement of its own. Subsequent to this, PPG submitted another offer for the company. BASF...

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May 23, 2017 | Editorial

Saudi Minister to Unveil Paints and Coatings Industrial Committee, AkzoNobel & Atul Enter JV Partnership, Rain Carbon Designs New HHCR Plant

Axalta Coating Systems held the grand opening of its Customer Experience Center and Clariant will build two additives facilities for coatings & inks in China. Cargill purchased BioBased...

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May 16, 2017 | Editorial

AkzoNobel Declines Third Merger Deal from PPG, Researchers Create Non-fluorine-based Oleophobic Coating for Fabric, Axalta Opens Americas Technology Center

SurfTec reviewed US DOE funding to develop a bearing coating and the EU granted funding for renewable isobutene production. Kraton started-up a new HSBC plant in Taiwan and Green Biologics received...

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May 9, 2017 | Editorial

Huntsman Expands PU Business with Purchase of IFS Chemicals, BASF & UC Berkeley Extend Research Collaboration, Flint Group Starts-up Global Innovation Centre

Axalta opened its headquarters office for India and PPG will discuss automotive coatings technologies at the FOCUS Conference. Wanhua Chemical has opened its N.A. MDI Technical Center and more...

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May 2, 2017 | Editorial

Tnemec Expands R&D Facility for Protective Coatings, Dow Grabs Edison Award for its BPA-free Can Coating, PPG Raises Bid to Merge Business with AkzoNobel

WACKER is building a new reactor for the manufacture of IPA and Coim announced the acquisition of all Darwink srl’s, shares. Johnson Matthey opened a new Center for Coatings and Surface Solutions...

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Apr 25, 2017 | Editorial

New Ceramic Coatings to Reduce Glass Reflection, Axalta Starts Automotive Coatings Training Centre, Milliken Acquires Keystone Aniline

AkzoNobel revealed its plan to split off specialty chemicals operations and PPG responded with a statement of its own. BASF received a 2016 GM Supplier of the Year Award, Dow won an Edison Award...

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