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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 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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Nov 10, 2016 | Editorial

Azelis Americas CASE Merges GMZ and EW Kaufmann, Novomer Completes Sale of Converge Polyols Businesses, DyStar Completes Acquisition of Emerald’s Specialties Business Group

WACKER has increased its production capacities for HDK® pyrogenic silica and DuPont Tate & Lyle has celebrated 10 years of offering ingredients from a sustainable and renewable source and more...

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Nov 3, 2016 | Editorial

Axalta Launches Brand Identity for Imron® PU Coatings, Shin-Etsu Chemical to Expand Silicones Business, AkzoNobel Awards Carbon Credits to Grimaldi

BASF has declared Force Majeure on some acrylic monomer products due to the accident at Ludwigshafen and AkzoNobel has inaugurated new alkoxylation and peroxide facilities in Ningbo, China. UBE has...

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Sep 13, 2016 | Editorial

Hempel Backs ISO 19030, Sherwin Williams Names Color of the Year 2017, EC Grants Clearance to Allnex and Nuplex Business Merger

Emerald Kalama Chemical upgrades logistics at its Kalama, Washington Plant and Axalta celebrates 36 years at its Front Royal facility. Evonik discusses its new anti-corrosion coating system and more...

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Jun 7, 2016 | Editorial

Proviron Commissions ATBC Storage Tank, BASF Opens Coatings Design Platform, Dow Closes Acquisition of Dow Corning Silicones

Hello and welcome to your early week international coatings industry update, brought to you by SpecialChem. In industry news since last issue, Stepan Corporation expands its polyester polyol...

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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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Nov 8, 2016 | Editorial

BASF Declares Force Majeure on Acrylic Specialty Chemicals, AkzoNobel Inaugurates Alkoxylation & Peroxides Facilities, UBE Opens R&D Center

Azelis Americas has merged GMZ and E.W. Kaufmann into one entity and Novomer has completed the sale of Converge polyols businesses to Saudi Aramco. Emerald Performance Materials has completed the...

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Sep 15, 2016 | Editorial

Axalta Marks 35 Years at Front Royal, Emerald Kalama Upgrades Facility, U of M Develop Method for Accurate Lead Paint Test

Cabot forms a JV to build a new fumed silica plant in China and Allnex completes a technical upgrade of its coatings resin line. In research, ALES scientists turn canola oil into organic polyol and...

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Jun 9, 2016 | Editorial

Ferro Acquires Pinturas, Hexion Sells interest in HAI to Hüttenes-Albertus, Stepan Expands Polyester Polyol Plant in Poland

Sun Chemical starts-up its ink production facility in Turkey, LANXESS expands its phosphoric acid ester plant, Florida Paints acquires Scott Paint and more...

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May 12, 2016 | Editorial

Evonik to Acquire Air Products' Specialty and Coatings Additive Business, Tikkurila Changes Business Model, PPG Expands UK Aerospace and Military Coatings Facility

Hello and welcome to your late week international coatings industry update, brought to you by SpecialChem. In industry news since last issue, DyStar announces that it will acquire Emerald’s...

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