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.

Aug 17, 2017 | Editorial

Hoover Color Collaborates for Eco-friendly Formulations, Dürr Develops New Way to Cure Automotive Coatings, Elcora Conducts Tests to Develop Non-toxic Anti-fouling Coatings

In industry news since last issue, Ashland suspended production of 1.4 BDO, THF and formaldehyde in Europe and SAPICI released a statement on the European Diisocyanates Restriction Proposal. Axalta...

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Aug 10, 2017 | Editorial

FTC Approves Sherwin-Williams’ Acquisition of Valspar, DKSH Starts Paints & Inks Innovation Center, Fraunhofer Researchers Find Way for Coating Silicon Spheres

Sun Chemical has named Veritiv as a distribution partner and IMCD will acquire 100% of L.V. Lomas. Ferro has acquired Dip-Tech and researchers have developed SelfPaint technology that enables the...

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Aug 3, 2017 | Editorial

Evonik Invests in Fumed Silica Capacities, Clariant and Huntsman Present Update on Merger, Azelis Acquires Chemcolour

Axalta opened a training and product development center in Western Australia and Dow announced that they will build a silicone and organic chemistry innovation center in Midland. INEOS Phenol...

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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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Aug 15, 2017 | Editorial

Ferro Acquires Dip-Tech, New Automated Technology Makes Painting Process Easier, IMCD Acquires L.V. Lomas

Hoover Color and Ecoat are collaborating eco-friendly product alternatives and DuPont and Dow have set a date to finalize their merger. Elcora announced the start of graphene-enhanced marine...

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Aug 8, 2017 | Editorial

Dow to Build Innovation Center for Silicones, INEOS to Build Cumene Plant in Germany, Axalta Starts New Training Center for Product Development

The FTC approved its final order clearing the way for the Sherwin-Williams/Valspar merger and Fraunhofer researchers have succeeded in homogeneously coating silicon spheres. DKSH opens a paint and...

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Aug 1, 2017 | Editorial

BYK to Construct Integrated Site in Shanghai, RPM Purchases Polymer Flooring & Coating Systems Manufacturer, Axalta Makes Offer to Purchase IVA

Clariant and Huntsman presented a first update on their planned merger and Evonik is expanding its fumed silica capacity in Antwerp, Belgium. Azelis agreed to acquire Chemcolour and Leeds...

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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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