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.

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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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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Apr 13, 2017 | Editorial

BASF Forms New Alliance to Develop Revolutionary Pigments, Jotun Opens R&D Center for Passive Fire Protection Coatings, PPG Expands Packaging Coatings Capacity

PPG has purchased the remaining 50 percent ownership interest in its Asian IVC joint venture and Toyo Ink signed a licensing agreement allowing Doneck to sell Toyo Ink's AQUA LIONA™ and AQUAECOL™...

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Apr 6, 2017 | Editorial

LANXESS to Invest in Chemical Intermediates Facility, Lubrizol Sets-up Polyisobutylene Unit, BASF Expands Distribution Agreement with Azelis Americas

AkzoNobel and partners launched an online tool to track bio-based raw material use and Union Colours selected Quimica Soraire for distribution in Argentina. Covestro’s new bio-based hardener was...

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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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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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Apr 20, 2017 | Editorial

Axalta to Purchase Valspar's Wood Coatings Business, Teknos to Expand Wood Coatings Business with Feyco Treffert Acquisition, Berger Paints and Chugoku Sign MOU for Marine & Industrial Paints

Axalta opened a Refinish Training Center in Dubai and Milliken acquired pigment manufacturer Keystone Aniline. MIT researchers created a coating that prevents pipeline clogging and more...

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Apr 11, 2017 | Editorial

AkzoNobel Launches Online Tool to Track Biobased Raw Materials, Covestro’s Biobased Hardener for Wood Coatings, Union Colours & Quimica Soraire Enter Distribution Agreement

PPG has opened a nearly USD 3 million expansion for packaging coatings manufacturing at its Oak Creek, Wisconsin, plant and BASF and Landa Labs announced its pigment partnership at ECS 2017 and...

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Apr 4, 2017 | Editorial

Axalta Launches 2017 Automotive Color Collection, Chromaflo Opens Manufacturing Facility in India, WACKER Starts Training Center for Silicones

Lubrizol broke ground on the new polyisobutylene unit at its Texas facility and BASF expanded its distribution relationship with Azelis Americas. LANXESS announced that its Advanced Industrial...

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