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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.

Oct 12, 2017 | Editorial

Evonik Develops New Eco-friendly Anti-fouling Coatings, Carlisle to Take-over Accella Performance Materials, Venator Celebrates 125th Anniversary

Evonik is working on the development of a new process for producing methyl methacrylate and Axalta introduced a waterborne shatter-proof glass coating. IMCD set up a coatings lab at its King of...

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Oct 5, 2017 | Editorial

BASF to Sell Styrene Butadiene Dispersions Production Site, WACKER to Construct Reactor for VAE Dispersion, Evonik Gives New Make-over to Silica Brand Profile

Ferro Corp. announced a new deal to expand its ceramic coating business and Cabot and Dow opened a new fumed silica plant in Kentucky, USA. Dürr officially opened its new China campus and AkzoNobel...

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Sep 28, 2017 | Editorial

AkzoNobel to Construct EHEC Cellulosic Ether Plant, Venator to Close Color Pigments Manufacturing Sites, Melrob & NRC Group to Distribute Evonik’s MMA Monomers

BASF has announced that it will build a new specialty amines plant at its site in Nanjing, China and Eastman and Origin Materials entered into a license agreement for Eastman to license its...

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Sep 21, 2017 | Editorial

BASF’s Functional Coatings Receive Two Awards, GreenMantra & Sun Chemical Enter Partnership, DowDuPont to Focus More on Specialty Chemicals Business

BASF placed a cornerstone for a new waterborne production plant in Tultitlan, Mexico and Cabot Corp. announced the opening of its new Asia Technology Center in Shanghai, China...

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Sep 14, 2017 | Editorial

Evonik Invests in Specialty Silicones Plant, AkzoNobel Starts-up Aerospace Coatings Facility, INEOS Plans to Build Vinyl Acetate Monomer Plant

Birla Carbon has inaugurated its greenfield carbon black project in Jining, Shandong province, China and Elite Paint is the first paint company in Bangladesh to achieve Lead Safe Paint certification...

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Oct 10, 2017 | Editorial

Dürr Opens Newly Built Painting Campus, AkzoNobel Develops New Process for Ethylene Amines, Cabot & Dow Rejoice Opening of Fumed Silica Plant and more

In industry news since last issue, Evonik is developing an eco-friendly coating solution for ship biofouling and Venator is celebrating its 125th year of operations in Duisburg, Germany. Carlisle...

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Oct 3, 2017 | Editorial

BASF to Construct Specialty Amines Plant, Origin Materials Gets License for FDCA Production Technology from Eastman, Pilot Chemical Company Marks 65th Anniversary

WACKER announced that it will expand its production plants for polymer binders in South Korea and BASF will sell its Austrian styrene butadiene dispersion plant to Synthomer. Evonik has completely...

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Sep 26, 2017 | Editorial

BASF to Build Waterborne Automotive Coatings Production Plant, Cabot Starts Asia Technology Center in China, Kronos Appoints Palmer Holland to Distribute its Ti02 Pigments

Venator announced that it will close its Easton, Pennsylvania and St Louis, Missouri pigment plants and Ashland’s plants have resumed operations after hurricane Harvey. Researchers have produced...

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Sep 19, 2017 | Editorial

DowDuPont Changes Spin-off Plan, Birla Carbon Inaugurates Greenfield Facility, PTT Global Chemical Forms JV to Establish GC Polyols Company

GreenMantra and Sun Chemical agreed to jointly develop polymers from recycled polystyrene waste for use in inks and BASF's functional coatings technology for passive temperature management won two...

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Sep 12, 2017 | Editorial

CHT Group Acquires ICM Silicones Group, AkzoNobel Concludes Purchase of Disa Technology, Perstorp to Upgrade its Capa™ Plant

AkzoNobel opened a coatings facility in Dongguan, China, dedicated to aerospace coatings and Evonik started up a new plant in Shanghai for the production of organically modified specialty silicones...

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