Supplier News

  • Horn opens new corporate facility

    Horn opens new corporate facility

    December 19, 2011
    Now known as Horn—formerly E.T. Horn—a distributor of specialty ingredients and materials, the company has brought its business units together to work collaboratively in a new corporate facility. Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year…


  • Wacker expands its technical center for polymer dispersions for coatings and paint applications in India

    December 19, 2011
    Wacker, the Munich-based chemical company, has expanded its technical center in India. This center of excellence located in Goregaon, a suburb of Mumbai, now also includes laboratories, applications technology and test equipment for polymer dispersio…


  • Taminco launches new websites

    December 19, 2011
    Taminco has launched redesigned websites for the company’s coatings additives Advantex and Vantex-T. Visitors to the websites (advantexamine.com and vantex-t.com) will be able to find product brochures, technical and performance data and resear…


  • DSM Coatings Resins plans organizational alignment

    December 19, 2011
    DSM Coating Resins has outlined plans to align the organization with its strategic focus on its core coating and graphic arts resins markets. As part of these plans, the business unit will merge two business units (formerly known as DSM Powder Coatin…


  • Lubrizol to buy thermoplastic polyurethane maker Merquinsa

    December 19, 2011
    The Lubrizol Corporation has expanded its engineered polymers business with the purchase of Merquinsa, a maker of specialty thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs). Located in Barcelona, Spain, Merquinsa products are used in a wide range of applicati…


  • Dow Performance Monomers increases capacity of crude acrylic acid

    December 19, 2011
    The Performance Monomers business of The Dow Chemical Company has increased crude acrylic acid (CAA) capacity at its Deer Park, Texas facility by 15%.  This capacity increase is a result of various improvement projects implemented in the CAA Oxi…


  • Dow and Saudi Aramco sign agreement for Sadara Chemical Company

    December 19, 2011
    Saudi Aramco president and CEO Khalid Al-Falih and Dow chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris signed a joint venture shareholders' agreement for Sadara Chemical Company. Sadara will be comprised of 26 manufacturing units, several of which constitute &q…


  • BASF to move its global headquarters for dispersions and pigments division to Hong Kong

    December 19, 2011
    BASF plans to establish the global headquarters of its dispersions and pigments division in Hong Kong. As of January 1, 2012, the division head and about 50 global positions, currently located in Ludwigshafen and Basel, Switzerland will transition to…


  • Michelman acquires European-based Licomer floor polish additive business from Clariant

    November 11, 2011
    Michelman has acquired Clariant’s European-based Licomer business. The purchase includes the Licomer line of floor polish additives, associated intellectual property, equipment and assets.  Michelman will integrate all related customer sup…


  • Celanese acquires product lines from Ashland Inc.

    November 11, 2011
    Celanese Corporation is set to acquire certain assets from Ashland Inc., including two product lines, Vinac and Flexbond, which will support the growth of the Celanese Emulsion Polymers business. The transaction is expected to close within 60 days. R…


  • Michelman acquires European-based Licomer floor polish additive business from Clariant

    November 11, 2011
    Michelman has acquired Clariant’s European-based Licomer business. The purchase includes the Licomer line of floor polish additives, associated intellectual property, equipment and assets.  Michelman will integrate all related customer sup…


  • Celanese acquires product lines from Ashland Inc.

    November 11, 2011
    Celanese Corporation is set to acquire certain assets from Ashland Inc., including two product lines, Vinac and Flexbond, which will support the growth of the Celanese Emulsion Polymers business. The transaction is expected to close within 60 days. R…


  • Lubrizol enhances global testing capabilities

    November 10, 2011
    Lubrizol Additives, a business segment of The Lubrizol Corporation, has made enhancements to its global research and testing capabilities. In the past three years, Lubrizol has invested more than $35 million to support R&D and testing activities,…


  • ILC Performance Products acquires Halox

    November 10, 2011
    ICL Performance Products, a global specialty phosphate producer, has acquired Halox, a division of Hammond Group, Inc. The Hammond, Ind.-based company is an industry leader in specialty phosphate-based, corrosion inhibitor products for the paint and…


  • Dow Chemical expands worldwide

    November 10, 2011
    The Dow Chemical Company has announced a number of worldwide expansion plans. The company recently announced that it will open an office in Chengdu, China in the first half of 2012. Serving as Dow’s business and sales hub in Western China, the…