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 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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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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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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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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