Platform Specialty Products Corp was incorporated under the laws of the British Virgin Islands on April 23, 2013. The Company's businesses include the manufacture of a broad range of specialty chemicals, which it create by blending raw materials, and the incorporation of these chemicals into multi-step technological processes. These specialty chemicals and processes together encompass the products and sells in the electronics, metal and plastic plating, graphic arts, and offshore oil production and drilling industries. The Company has two operating segments: Performance Solutions and Agricultural Solutions. The Performance Solutions segment formulates and markets dynamic chemistry solutions that are used in automotive production, commercial packaging and printing, electronics, and oil and gas production and drilling. Its products include surface and coating materials, functional conversion coatings, electronics assembly materials, water-based hydraulic control fluids and photopolymers. Within this segment, the Company provides specialty chemicals to the following industries, Electronics, Commercial Packing and Printing, Industrial, and Offshore. The Agricultural Solutions segment is based on a solutions-oriented business model that focuses on product innovation to address an ever-increasing need for higher crop yield and quality. It offers to growers diverse crop protection solutions from weeds (herbicides), insects (insecticides) and diseases (fungicides), in foliar and seed treatment applications. It also offers proven biosolutions, including biostimulants, nutrition and biocontrol products. It emphasize on farmer economics and food safety by combining, when possible, biosolutions with crop protection and seed treatment agrochemicals. The Company competes in markets for specialty chemicals for agrochemicals, electronic applications, general metal and plastic finishing, oil and gas exploration and production, and printing. The Company is subject to federal, state and local laws and regulations.
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