Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Document and Entity Information

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Document and Entity Information - USD ($)
$ in Millions
12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2016
Feb. 24, 2017
Jun. 30, 2016
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]      
Entity Registrant Name Platform Specialty Products Corp    
Document Type 10-K    
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31    
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   284,247,248  
Entity Public Float     $ 1,320
Amendment Flag false    
Entity Central Index Key 0001590714    
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes    
Entity Voluntary Filers No    
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer    
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes    
Document Period End Date Dec. 31, 2016    
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2016    
Document Fiscal Period Focus FY