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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.

May 4, 2017 | Editorial

Johnson Matthey Opens Center for Coatings and Surface Solutions, Coim Acquires Ink Manufacturer Darwink, WACKER Constructs Reactor for IPA

Huntsman announced the completion of the acquisition of PU producer IFS Chemicals Limited and BASF and UC Berkeley extended research agreement. Flint Group opened its Global Innovation Centre in...

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Apr 20, 2017 | Editorial

Axalta to Purchase Valspar's Wood Coatings Business, Teknos to Expand Wood Coatings Business with Feyco Treffert Acquisition, Berger Paints and Chugoku Sign MOU for Marine & Industrial Paints

Axalta opened a Refinish Training Center in Dubai and Milliken acquired pigment manufacturer Keystone Aniline. MIT researchers created a coating that prevents pipeline clogging and more...

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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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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 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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Apr 27, 2017 | Editorial

AkzoNobel to Spin-off Specialty Chemicals Business, BASF Receives GM Supplier of the Year Award, Dow Provides Alternative to BPA-containing Can Coatings

AkzoNobel revealed its plan to split off its specialty chemicals operations and PPG responded with a statement of its own. Subsequent to this, PPG submitted another offer for the company. BASF...

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Apr 13, 2017 | Editorial

BASF Forms New Alliance to Develop Revolutionary Pigments, Jotun Opens R&D Center for Passive Fire Protection Coatings, PPG Expands Packaging Coatings Capacity

PPG has purchased the remaining 50 percent ownership interest in its Asian IVC joint venture and Toyo Ink signed a licensing agreement allowing Doneck to sell Toyo Ink's AQUA LIONA™ and AQUAECOL™...

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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 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 23, 2017 | Editorial

Synthomer to Expand its Dispersion Plant, PV Nano Cell Acquires DigiFlex, Dow’s PARALOID™ Edge Coating Technology Grabs Award and more

AkzoNobel announced that it will open a Euro 12.6 million research and innovation hub in Felling, UK and Azelis announced an extended distribution agreement with allnex. Axalta introduced a Global...

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