Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Document And Entity Information

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Document And Entity Information - shares
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2016
Nov. 01, 2016
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]    
Entity Registrant Name Platform Specialty Products Corp  
Document Type 10-Q  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding (in shares)   278,470,487
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Central Index Key 0001590714  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2016  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2016  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3