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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.

Sep 26, 2017 | Editorial

BASF to Build Waterborne Automotive Coatings Production Plant, Cabot Starts Asia Technology Center in China, Kronos Appoints Palmer Holland to Distribute its Ti02 Pigments

Venator announced that it will close its Easton, Pennsylvania and St Louis, Missouri pigment plants and Ashland’s plants have resumed operations after hurricane Harvey. Researchers have produced...

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Sep 19, 2017 | Editorial

DowDuPont Changes Spin-off Plan, Birla Carbon Inaugurates Greenfield Facility, PTT Global Chemical Forms JV to Establish GC Polyols Company

GreenMantra and Sun Chemical agreed to jointly develop polymers from recycled polystyrene waste for use in inks and BASF's functional coatings technology for passive temperature management won two...

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Sep 12, 2017 | Editorial

CHT Group Acquires ICM Silicones Group, AkzoNobel Concludes Purchase of Disa Technology, Perstorp to Upgrade its Capa™ Plant

AkzoNobel opened a coatings facility in Dongguan, China, dedicated to aerospace coatings and Evonik started up a new plant in Shanghai for the production of organically modified specialty silicones...

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Sep 5, 2017 | Editorial

Evonik Invests in Fumed Silica Capacities, ExxonMobil Purchases Jurong Aromatics’ Facility, Ingevity to Take-over Georgia-Pacific’s Pine Chemicals Business

WACKER Chemie AG announced that it is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its operations Brazil and Evonik announced it will complete the acquisition of J.M. Huber Corporation’s silica business on...

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Aug 29, 2017 | Editorial

Evonik Builds Specialty Copolyesters Production Plant, PPG Opens Refinish Training Center, E.ON Uses TSA Coating Process to Protect Offshore Wind Park and more

Axalta has opened its expanded Technology Center in Vadodara, India and Ashland provided an operational update on its Marl, Germany facility. Nagase America acquired Fitz Chem Corp and more...

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Sep 21, 2017 | Editorial

BASF’s Functional Coatings Receive Two Awards, GreenMantra & Sun Chemical Enter Partnership, DowDuPont to Focus More on Specialty Chemicals Business

BASF placed a cornerstone for a new waterborne production plant in Tultitlan, Mexico and Cabot Corp. announced the opening of its new Asia Technology Center in Shanghai, China...

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Sep 14, 2017 | Editorial

Evonik Invests in Specialty Silicones Plant, AkzoNobel Starts-up Aerospace Coatings Facility, INEOS Plans to Build Vinyl Acetate Monomer Plant

Birla Carbon has inaugurated its greenfield carbon black project in Jining, Shandong province, China and Elite Paint is the first paint company in Bangladesh to achieve Lead Safe Paint certification...

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Sep 7, 2017 | Editorial

WACKER Celebrates 40th Anniversary in Brazil, Evonik to Close J.M. Huber’s Silica Business Acquisition, Shin-Etsu Chemical Invests in Silicones Facility

CHT Group announced the acquisition of ICM Silicones Group and AkzoNobel has finalized the acquisition of Disa Technology. DowDuPont announced the successful completion of the merger between Dow...

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Aug 31, 2017 | Editorial

NAGASE Acquires Fitz Chem, Axalta Starts New Technology Center, Ashland Provides Marl Facility Operational Update

Evonik announced that it is expanding its fumed silica capacities in Antwerp and ExxonMobil has completed its acquisition of one of the world’s largest aromatics facilities on Jurong Island. Teijin...

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Aug 24, 2017 | Editorial

Axalta Purchases Thermoplastic Powder Coatings Supplier, Sadara Celebrates Commissioning of Isocyanates Facility, WACKER Opens New Polymer & Silicones Lab

PPG opened a new training center for automotive refinish professionals in Pillar, Argentina and E.ON announced that it is protecting its Arkona offshore wind park with a special anti-corrosion...

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