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.

Mar 14, 2017 | Editorial

Perstorp Divests Coatings Additives Business, Univar Enters Distribution Agreement with ANGUS, Sun Chemical Acquires RJA Dispersions

AkzoNobel announced a review of strategic options for the separation of its Specialty Chemicals business on the heels of an uninvited takeover bid from PPG Industries. Teijin has developed a new...

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Mar 7, 2017 | Editorial

Heubach’s New Anti-corrosive Pigments Facility, Wanhua Forms Performance Chemicals BU, Cascades Sonoco Invests in Water-based Coating

PPG marked the completion of its new waterborne and high-solids automotive coatings line at its Wuhu, China facility and Axalta and General Motors UK renewed their supplier agreement. Hempel opened...

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Feb 28, 2017 | Editorial

AkzoNobel to Open Research and Innovation Hub, Tronox to Acquire Cristal’s TiO2 Business, Curtiss-Wright Acquires Para Tech Coating

WACKER announced it will increase dispersion capacity at its Burghausen site and Elevance tapped Biesterfield Spezialchemie for distribution in Europe. Repsol is opening a new pilot plant for...

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Feb 21, 2017 | Editorial

AkzoNobel Unveils Chemicals Challenge for Start-ups, Evonik Transforms into Successful Coating Additives Supplier, Avantium Collaborates to Develop Reference Plant

PV Nano Cell agreed to acquire DigiFlex and Dow’s PARALOID™ Edge Technology received a 2017 Innovation Award. Green Biologics announced a collaboration with Jungbunzlauer Ladenburg and more...

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Feb 14, 2017 | Editorial

Evonik Opens New Coating Additives Laboratory, Fire Strikes Huntsman’s Ti02 Facility, Axalta Appoints New Distributor for Powder Coatings

Newag SA applied resource-efficient coatings based on renewable resources to two diesel locomotives and Nexeo Solutions will be channel-to-market for Solvay’s defoamers in the United States, Canada...

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Mar 9, 2017 | Editorial

PPG Adds New Automotive Coatings Production Line, BASF Inaugurates Innovation Campus Asia, Siegwerk to Take Acquire Hi-Tech Products

Perstorp announced the sale of its additives activities primarily serving the paints and coatings industry to Synthomer and KRAHN CHEMIE announced that it is the new distributor of precipitated...

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Mar 2, 2017 | Editorial

WACKER Builds New Dispersion Reactor, Repsol’s New Pilot Plant for Sustainable PC Polyol, Biesterfeld to Distribute Troy Chemie’s Preservatives

Wanhua Chemical formed a new Performance Chemicals business unit and Axalta Coating Systems hosted its inaugural Supplier of the Year Awards event in Datona Florida. and more...

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Feb 23, 2017 | Editorial

Synthomer to Expand its Dispersion Plant, PV Nano Cell Acquires DigiFlex, Dow’s PARALOID™ Edge Coating Technology Grabs Award and more

AkzoNobel announced that it will open a Euro 12.6 million research and innovation hub in Felling, UK and Azelis announced an extended distribution agreement with allnex. Axalta introduced a Global...

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Feb 16, 2017 | Editorial

Newag SA Tests First Bio-based Railcar Coatings, Nexeo Solutions to Distribute Solvay’s Defoamers, New Method for Water-based & Inkjet Inks Production

Avantium has announced a partnership for the development of a reference plant and Evonik has transformed into a successful coating additives supplier by virtue of three mergers. and more...

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Feb 9, 2017 | Editorial

Arkema Announces Sale of Project, Stockholders Approve Chemtura Merger, Axalta to Acquire Century Coatings

Evonik opened a new coating additives laboratory at its Tuzla (Istanbul,) Turkey site and Galactic appointed two distributors in Poland. Chemours announced it has agreed to sell The DuPont Building...

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