Supplier News

  • Evonik Opens Two Plant Units for TAC AND TAICROS Crosslinking Activators

    December 10, 2014
    Evonik has started up two new plant units for the production of crosslinking activators at its multi-user site in Wesseling. With triallyl cyanurate (TAC) and triallyl isocyanurate (TAICROS), the company now offers two high-quality crosslinking activ…


  • BioAmber Signs Supply Agreement with Oleon for Bio-succinic Acid in Lubricants

    December 10, 2014
    BioAmber Inc., an industrial biotechnology company producing sustainable chemicals, announced it has signed an exclusive supply agreement for bio-based succinic acid with Oleon.  Under the terms of the five-year contract, which runs from 2014 to…


  • BASF Breaks Ground on New Innovation Campus in Mumbai, India

    December 9, 2014
    BASF  broke ground on a new Innovation Campus in Navi Mumbai, India. The company will invest approximately €50 million via BASF Chemicals India Private Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF SE. The facility will accommodate around 300…


  • Eastman Completes Acquisition of Taminco

    December 9, 2014
    Eastman Chemical Company announced the completion of its acquisition of Taminco Corporation, a global specialty chemical company, for a total of $2.8 billion in cash and assumed debt. The acquired Taminco businesses are expected to be accretive to 20…


  • BASF Celebrates 150th Anniversary with an Interactive Program

    December 9, 2014
    BASF turns 150 in 2015. The company announced its anniversary program in an international press conference held in Ludwigshafen. In addition to celebrations and a historical retrospective, BASF has prepared a global co-creation program with partners…


  • BASF to Acquire TaiwanSheen Soon

    December 8, 2014
    BASF has entered into a definitive agreement to fully acquire the business and assets in Taiwan and Mainland China of Taiwan Sheen Soon (“TWSS”), a manufacturer for thermoplastic polyurethanes (“TPU”) adhesives base material.…


  • PolyOne Acquires Specialty Assets From Accella Performance Materials

    December 2, 2014
    PolyOne Corporation, a global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, has announced the acquisition of specialty assets from Accella Performance Materials, a leading North American manufacturer of liquid polymer formulation…


  • Vencorex Plans Expansion of its Isophorone Diisocyanate Production Facility in France

    December 2, 2014
    Vencorex is significantly expanding its capacity of isophorone diisocyanate (IPDI). The expansion of this monomer capacity will take place at Pont de Claix site, France. The new capacity will be 20 kT to be available by the end of 2016. “This…


  • BASF Expands Superior Materials Territory

    December 1, 2014
    Superior Materials Inc., based in Garden City, NY, has announced that effective January 1, 2015, BASF Corporation will be expanding its distribution responsibility for Attapulgite specialty additives into the Mid-West region. This will include Ohio,…


  • Transaction Completed Between Wintershall and Statoil

    December 1, 2014
    BASF Group company Wintershall is continuing its growth course in Norway. By acquiring shares in the production fields Gjøa (5%) and Vega (24.5%), Wintershall is increasing its production in Norway from about 40,000 barrels of oil equivalent (…


  • U.S. Zinc Celebrates 65 Years

    December 1, 2014
    U.S. Zinc is commemorating the company’s opening in 1949, celebrating 65 successful years in the zinc products marketplace. The company’s roots were as a wholesaler of nonferrous metals. Now, U.S. Zinc is a premier global supplier of zinc…


  • AkzoNobel and Partners Looking to Turn Sugar Beet into Raw Materials

    November 25, 2014
    AkzoNobel has joined forces with SuikerUnie, Rabobank, Deloitte, Investment and Development Agency for the Northern Netherlands (NOM), Groningen Seaports, and the Province of Groningen, to investigate the possibility of producing chemicals from beet-…


  • BASF and Glunz Develop Four New Colors for Medium-Density Fiberboards

    November 24, 2014
    BASF and Glunz, a manufacturer of wood-based panels, have jointly developed four new colors for medium-density fiberboards (MDF). The color shades – Royal, Curry, Berry and Terra – are based on BASF pigment preparations from the Dispers r…


  • Huntsman Opens its New Corporate Office in Mumbai

    November 19, 2014
    Huntsman Corporation has inaugurated its new India corporate office, in Andheri, Mumbai. The 220,000 square feet, seven story building will initially house 300 Huntsman associates, including more than 100 technical staff spread across three floors of…


  • Wacker Opens Airbag Competence Center in Japan

    November 18, 2014
    Wacker Asahikasei Silicone, a Japanese joint venture of Wacker Chemie AG, has opened a new development laboratory for airbag applications. The competence center will spearhead the development of silicone coatings for airbags and t…