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.

Nov 3, 2016 | Editorial

Axalta Launches Brand Identity for Imron® PU Coatings, Shin-Etsu Chemical to Expand Silicones Business, AkzoNobel Awards Carbon Credits to Grimaldi

BASF has declared Force Majeure on some acrylic monomer products due to the accident at Ludwigshafen and AkzoNobel has inaugurated new alkoxylation and peroxide facilities in Ningbo, China. UBE has...

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Oct 27, 2016 | Editorial

Beckers Group Extends Production Site, Ferro Acquires Cappelle Pigments & Business Assets of Delta, Siegwerk Opens Packaging Ink Solution Center

Arkema increases capacity for its Kynar® fluoropolymer products and Creative Materials develops a range of plateable silver conductive inks and coatings. PPG Kansai receives an award from Nissan NA...

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Oct 20, 2016 | Editorial

Axalta Opens Regional Office in Dubai, Scientist Receives Award for Contribution to Anti-fouling Coating, Researchers Develop Coatings of MOFs to Degrade Chemical Warfare Agents

Merck announces a cooperation agreement with durXtreme on polysilazane-based coating formulations and Praxair Surface Technologies forms a JV with GE Aviation on specialized aerospace coatings...

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Oct 13, 2016 | Editorial

WACKER to Build R&D Center for Silicones, Arkema to Construct Polyester Powder Resin Facility, H.I.G. Capital Acquires Dominion Colour

In the world of bio-based chemicals for coatings, Caldic to distribute Green Biologics’ products in Europe, Africa and the Middle East and Aceto to distribute Verdezyne’s DDDA in the USA. BASF and...

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Oct 6, 2016 | Editorial

BASF to Start-up Acetylene Plant, KBA-Sheetfed & ACTEGA Partner for Coating Systems, Researchers Observe Dewetting Process

A laser-based measurement technique will help to develop new, sustainable water-based paints and Ginkgo Bioworks & Genomatica have partnered to commercialize sustainable chemicals and more...

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Nov 1, 2016 | Editorial

Allnex Invests in Radcure Business Unit, Nissan Honors PPG Kansai, Arkema Expands PVDF Production

Sun Chemical and DIC have acquired Gwent Electronic Materials and Shin-Etsu Chemical has planned to proactively expand its silicones business. Grimaldi Group has received carbon credits issued by...

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Oct 25, 2016 | Editorial

Merck Enters into Agreement with durXtreme, Praxair and GE Aviation Form JV for Aerospace Coatings, Applied Graphene Materials & James Briggs Sign JDA

Siegwerk opens its new Packaging Ink Solution Center in Shanghai and Beckers Group announces a site expansion at its Tarnów, Poland facility. Ferro acquires two businesses and Covestro reduces its...

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Oct 18, 2016 | Editorial

BASF and Avantium Form JV for Bio-based FDCA Production, American Securities to Acquire Chromaflo, Aceto to Distribute Verdezyne’s Biobased Dodecanedioic Acid

Axalta to exhibit at the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) tradeshow and Sandia National Laboratories innovator receives 2016 HENAAC Award. Axalta formally opens its regional office in...

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Oct 11, 2016 | Editorial

Chemours Opens TiO2 Production Line, Ashland Unveils Corporate Identity After Separation from Valvoline, Axalta India Gets Honored at the QCFI Annual Convention

Flint Group announces the acquisition of Printec and H.I.G. Capital acquires Dominion Color. WACKER to build a new silicones R&D center and Arkema plans to construct a polyester powder resin...

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Oct 3, 2016 | Editorial

LANXESS to Acquire Chemtura, BASF Completes Acquisition of Guangdong Yinfan Chemistry’s Business Unit, Tru-Design & Polynt Composites to Develop Coatings

BASF will build a world-scale production plant for acetylene at its Ludwigshafen site and Global Bioenergies and Clariant announces the first isobutene production from wheat straw hydrolysate and...

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