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.

Feb 7, 2017 | Editorial

Axalta Opens New Refinish Academy, ANGUS Declares New Distribution Strategy, PPG Earns Good Housekeeping Seal

Axalta announced last week that it will acquire Century Industrial Coatings and Arkema announced it will sell its share of their oxo alcohol JV (Oxochimie) to INEOS. Chemtura announced stockholder...

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Jan 31, 2017 | Editorial

Nexeo Solutions & Silberline Extend Distribution Partnership, Audi Develops Matting Process, SolarWindow to Develop Flexible Glass

LiquiGlide secured additional funding to accelerate the commercialization of its slippery coating and NovaScott gained approval to supply gelcoat to Brazil’s Gamesa. Lanxess held its Pigments...

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Jan 24, 2017 | Editorial

New Name for Huntsman’s Pigments & Additives Spin-off, AkzoNobel Opens Powder Coatings Facility, ICP Acquires Rock-Tred

PPG Industries acquired Futian Xinshi Automotive Coatings in China and RPM purchased Prime Resins in the USA. Teknos will acquire the powder coatings business from Śnieżka in Poland and BYK opened...

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Jan 17, 2017 | Editorial

Axalta to Acquire Ellis Paint, Arkema Upgrades Acrylic Acid Facility, Chemtura Expands Distribution Agreement with Azelis Americas

Avantium acquired Liquid Light and Azelis extended its distribution agreement with Lonza. Kansas State researchers have patented a plant based resin that would be ideal for coatings and more...

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Jan 11, 2017 | Editorial

Innospec Acquires Huntsman’s European Surfactants Business, CATHAY Acquires Hoover Color, Ferro Extends Distribution Agreement with Simon & Werner

ALTANA has acquired the Formulated Resins business of Solvay and PPG announced that it has completed its acquisition of Romania’s DEUTEK. RPM acquired 80 percent of Arnette Polymers and Vencorex...

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Feb 2, 2017 | Editorial

LiquiGlide Secures Funding, NovaScott to Supply Gelcoat to Gamesa, Challenges at Lanxess Symposium

Axalta officially opened its Nordic Refinish Academy in Sweden and ANGUS announced a new distribution strategy for their nitroalkanes and derivatives in Europe. Air Motion Systems and Baldwin...

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Jan 26, 2017 | Editorial

PPG Acquires Futian, BYK Inaugurates Ultra-modern Lab, Teknos to Acquire Śnieżka ‘s Powder Coatings Business

Nexeo Solutions and Silberline Manufacturing expanded their distribution partnership and SolarWindow announced plans to develop electricity-generating flexible glass. Axalta will exhibit at the...

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Jan 19, 2017 | Editorial

Avantium Acquires Liquid Light, Azelis Extends Distribution Agreement with Lonza, Patented Plant-based Resin for Shiny Coatings

Innovative Chemical Products acquired Rock-Tred and Duke University researchers have developed nanowire inks for printable electronics. STOCKMEIER acquired interest in HDS-Chemie and more...

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Jan 12, 2017 | Editorial

Solvay Sells its Formulated Resins Business to ALTANA, PPG Completes Ownership of DEUTEK, RPM Acquires Arnette Polymers

Axalta announced its acquisition of the business of Ellis Paint and Arkema is investing USD 90 million to replace existing acrylic acid production units at its Clear Lake, Texas USA site and more...

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Jan 5, 2017 | Editorial

Hexion to Construct European Technology Center, Nippon Paint & Dunn-Edwards Enter Merger Agreement, RPM Buys SPS Group

Huntsman has completed the sale of its European surfactants business to Innospec and Cathay has announced the successful acquisition of Hoover Color. In distribution news, Ferro and Simon & Werner...

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