Supplier News

  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • PNWSCT issues call for papers

    December 19, 2011
    The Pacific Northwest Society for Coatings Technology (PNWSCT) has issued a call for papers for the PNWSCT Coatings Fest 2012, which will be held October 10-12 in Semiahmoo, Washington. Topics of interest for the conference include: new product appli…


  • Konica Minolta Sensing launches new corporate website

    December 19, 2011
    Konica Minolta Sensing Americas, Inc. (KMSA), a leader in the industrial measurement of color, light and shape, launched their new corporate website to better serve its customers in the Americas. KMSA departed from its past web structure and pushed t…


  • Introducing EAG Coatings Solutions

    December 19, 2011
    Effective November 15, 2011, CAS-MI announced that it is renamed EAG Coatings Solutions. This rebranding emphasizes the commitment to coatings product development and analytical problem solving, while also reflecting the company’s recent inclus…


  • Lonza forms manufacturing license agreement with Sumitomo Seika Chemicals

    December 19, 2011
    Arch Chemicals Inc., an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of Lonza Group Ltd. operating within the Lonza Microbial Control business sector, has reached an agreement pursuant to which Sumitomo Seika Chemicals Co., Ltd. of Japan has licensed Arch under…


  • Lanxess launches a fully revised website for its colorants products

    December 19, 2011
    Effective immediately, Lanxess’ business unit Functional Chemicals (BU FCC) is presenting its business line Colorants on the internet on a fully revised website. All information on products, industries and applications is now presented under ww…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Cristal Global forms TiO2 partnership with Outotec

    November 10, 2011
    Cristal Global, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has partnered with Outotec of Espoo, Finland to build a new fully scalable ilmenite-processing plant for Cristal Global in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, estimated to become operational in Q4 2013. The plant will be constr…