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.

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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Dec 22, 2016 | Editorial

BASF Completes Acquisition of Chemetall, WACKER to Start-up Pyrogenic Silica Plant in the US, AkzoNobel Acquires BASF’s Industrial Coatings Business

NSF International and RCMA have created the first product category rule in North America for roof coating materials and LiquiGlide received three new patents for its slippery coating technology and...

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Dec 15, 2016 | Editorial

BASF Inaugurates Automotive Refinish Facility, INX Acquires Creative Industria, Axalta to Expand its Powder Coatings Production Capacity

Kansai Paint announced plans to purchase Helios Group and turn it into Kansai’s European center for R&D and business development and Evonik has acquired the silica business of J.M. Huber for USD 630...

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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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Jan 3, 2017 | Editorial

Dow Receives Sustainability Award, NSF & RCMA Create Product Category Rule for Roof Coating Materials, Ferro Closes Purchase of Cappelle Pigments

RPM announced that it signed an agreement to acquire SPS Group and Hexion has planned to build a new European technology center. Dunn-Edwards announced that it entered into a merger agreement with...

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Dec 20, 2016 | Editorial

Kansai Paint to Purchase Helios Coatings Group, Evonik Acquires J.M. Huber’s Silica Business, PPG Announces Restructuring Actions

BASF completed the acquisition of Chemetall and AkzoNobel wrapped-up its acquisition of BASF’s industrial coatings business. WACKER Chemie announced that they will build a pyrogenic silica its...

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Dec 13, 2016 | Editorial

Sadara Chemical Celebrates its Success, AIMPLAS Develops Powder Gelcoat Coating, LOT Polish Airlines Selects PPG’s Topcoat and Primer System

BASF inaugurated its new automotive refinish facility in China and INX acquired inkmaker Creative Industria. Axalta is increasing capacity at its Landshut, Germany powder plant and more...

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