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Document And Entity Information

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3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2018
Apr. 27, 2018
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)   288,125,974
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Central Index Key 0001590714  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2018  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2018  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1