Supplier News

  • Ashland to hike prices for intermediates and specialty solvents in North America

    October 12, 2011
    Ashland Specialty Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc., is increasing the price of its portfolio of intermediates and specialty solvents sold in North America effective Oct. 1, or as contracts allow. Prices for 1,4 Butanediol (BDO) will inc…


  • Arkema unveils new trademark

    October 12, 2011
    Arkema Coating Resins has launched a new trademark that will be applied to the company’s waterborne emulsion polymer products sold worldwide. The new name, ENCOR Polymers, will be used for both current and new products sold for use in architect…


  • Exova expands services

    October 12, 2011
    Exova, the global testing group, has expanded the services available from its Singapore laboratory to include a number of key coatings tests. Previously, the Far East lab had specialized in metallurgical, mechanical, chemical, and corrosion testing f…


  • PPG to increase production capacity for precipitated silica

    October 12, 2011
    PPG Industries is increasing its global precipitated silica production capacity by more than 18,000 tons per year in response to growing global demand. The capacity expansion includes projects at PPG’s Lake Charles, LA, and Delfzijl, the Nether…


  • ACC proposes new system to prioritize chemicals for review

    October 12, 2011
    The American Chemistry Council (ACC) has proposed a comprehensive, scientifically based prioritization system that could be used by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to determine which chemicals warrant additional review and assessment. &ldq…


  • Addmaster attends reception at Buckingham Palace

    October 12, 2011
    Addmaster (UK) Ltd’s managing director Paul Morris attended a recent function at Buckingham Palace as a winner of a 2011 Queens Award for Enterprise. At the reception, The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh greeted guests in the State Rooms, whic…


  • Clariant named best supplier at Brazilian paint industry’s Paint & Pintura Awards, 2011

    October 12, 2011
    Technology innovation, differentiated services and strong customer relationships have secured Clariant three “best supplier” awards in the Brazilian paint and varnish industry’s prestigious Paint & Pintura Awards for 2011. In ad…


  • Synaqua 4804 alkyd emulsion awarded Ringier Technology Innovation prize in “paint resin” category

    October 12, 2011
    Cray Valley Resins, an activity that is now part of Arkema Coating Resins, was awarded the Ringier Technology Innovation prize for its Synaqua 4804 alkyd emulsion in China in June. This waterborne paint binder is an innovative alkyd emulsion that hel…


  • Huntsman to raise multifunctional epoxy resins capacity

    October 12, 2011
    Huntsman Corporation has expanded multifunctional resins capacity at its McIntosh, Ala. site to serve its customers in the aerospace and composite industries. Huntsman Advanced Materials, one of the global market leaders in multifunctional epoxy resi…


  • Perstorp doubles caprolactone capacity

    October 12, 2011
    Perstorp has doubled production capacity of their Capa caprolactone plant in Warrington, England. Due to the rapidly growing demand for caprolactones worldwide, these specialty chemicals have been in short supply for several years. In response, Perst…


  • Dow Performance Monomers expands capacity

    October 12, 2011
    The performance monomers business of The Dow Chemical Company announced a 10 percent increase in capacity for the production of glycidyl methacrylate (GMA) at its Freeport, Texas facility. This results from a successful debottlenecking initiative tha…


  • Daikin to establish production facility for ZEFFLE fluoropolymer coatings

    October 12, 2011
    Daikin Industries, Ltd. has established a new production facility for the manufacture of ZEFFLE fluoropolymer coatings at the Changshu Factory of its subsidiary Daikin Fluorochemicals (China) Co. Ltd., a company that manufactures and sells fluorochem…


  • Berkshire Hathaway completes acquisition of Lubrizol

    October 12, 2011
    Berkshire Hathaway Inc. and The Lubrizol Corporation have completed the acquisition of Lubrizol for $135 per share in an all-cash transaction. The transaction, having been approved by Lubrizol shareholders and having met all U.S. and non-U.S. regulat…


  • Evonik lays foundation for two new innovation centers in Essen

    October 12, 2011
    Evonik Industries has announced plans to build new research facilities for the paints and coatings industry and the cosmetics industry. The company is investing approximately €31 million in the Ruhr, Germany area. Klaus Engel, chairman of the e…


  • PolyOne to buy additives and colorants maker ColorMatrix Group

    October 7, 2011
    PolyOne Corporation has purchased for $486 million ColorMatrix Group, Inc., a manufacturer of specialty additives, liquid colorants and dosing technologies that serve diverse niche markets, such as rigid beverage and food packaging, performance moldi…