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.

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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Mar 28, 2017 | Editorial

Archroma Opens Global Center of Excellence, Oxea Constructs Propanol Unit, AkzoNobel’s Open Innovation Challenge Gets Great Response

PPG presented a new merger proposal to AkzoNobel, which was rejected and Hempel inaugurated its new factory in Kuwait. Sherwin-Williams and Valspar extended acquisition agreement and more...

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Mar 21, 2017 | Editorial

I-Tech’s Anti-fouling Coating Shortlisted for GREEN4SEA Award, PPG Protects Quebec City’s New Arena, Tikkurila to Help Paint Finnish Pavilion at the World Expo 2017 and more

Covestro announced that it would continue making MDI at its Tarragona, Spain site and VVT’s new stand-up pouch features bio-based coatings. SpecialChem’s CEO will be a panelist at Société de Chimie...

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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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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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Mar 30, 2017 | Editorial

AkzoNobel Rejects PPG’s Revised Proposal to Combine Businesses, Hempel Inaugurates Coatings Factory, Sherwin-Williams & Valspar Extend Acquisition Agreement

In industry news since last issue, Chromaflo announced the inauguration of Chromaflo India’s new manufacturing facility and Axalta launched its 2017 automotive color collection. Also, WACKER...

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Mar 23, 2017 | Editorial

Covestro Suspends Closure of MDI Production Facility, Société de Chimie Industrielle Invites SpecialChem CEO Christophe Cabarry as Expert Panelist, Axalta to Showcase Coatings for Pipeline Industry

Archroma officially opened its new Global Center of Excellence for Surface & Coating Technology and AkzoNobel’s Imagine Chemistry has resulted in more than 200 innovative ideas. Oxea began...

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Mar 16, 2017 | Editorial

AkzoNobel Analyses Options to Separate Specialty Chemicals, Non-toxic Hard-type Coating to Prevent Bio-fouling, dmg events Takes Over Coatings for Africa

I-Tech’s pioneering anti-fouling agent Selektope® has been shortlisted for the 2017 GREEN4SEA Awards and Axalta provided its powder coatings to Turkmenistan’s new airport. Also, PPG’s coatings...

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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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