Supplier News

  • Lanxess acquires Syngenta’s Material Protection business

    June 16, 2011
    Lanxess has agreed to acquire the Material Protection business of Switzerland’s Syngenta. As a result, the German specialty chemicals company will become one of the leading suppliers of biocides for construction materials. The transaction is…


  • DSM sharpens strategic focus towards the coatings market

    June 16, 2011
    DSM has reorganized its business units DSM Powder Coating Resins and DSM NeoResins+ into a single new unit, DSM Coating Resins. In the restructuring towards one coating resins unit, a subdivision will be made based on different market dynamics, which…


  • BASF and INEOS sign joint venture contract for Styrolution

    June 16, 2011
    BASF SE and INEOS Industries Holdings Limited have signed a joint venture contract, which regulates the formation of the joint venture company Styrolution. The establishment of the joint venture is subject to approval by the appropriate antitrust aut…


  • Dow Coating Materials Launches eXposure Vision Viewer

    June 16, 2011
    Dow Coating Materials (DCM) has launched eXposure Vision Viewer, an on-line system that puts exposure station test panels within easy view. The system builds on DCM’s patented eXposure Vision digital imaging and analysis system. Through a sec…


  • Merck restarts operations at Onahama production site for automotive coatings

    June 16, 2011
    Merck KGaA has resumed normal operations at the Onahama production site in Japan. Among other products, the Onahama site manufactures Xirallic effect pigments, which are widely used in high-quality automotive coatings owing to their pearl-luster effe…


  • New name for Lanxess Basic Chemicals business unit

    June 16, 2011
    The Lanxess specialty chemicals company has given its Basic Chemicals business unit a new name: Advanced Industrial Intermediates (AII). The new name establishes a direct link to the product portfolio, which includes advanced intermediates for nume…


  • BASF opens dispersions plant in South Africa

    June 16, 2011
    BASF has announced plans to invest in a dispersions plant in Durban, South Africa. The new plant will produce acrylic dispersions mainly for the coatings and construction industry. The facility will benefit from local availability of raw materials an…


  • DuPont expands TiO2 capabilities, opens production facilities at Mexico

    June 16, 2011
    DuPont announced a comprehensive titanium dioxide expansion plan which will add approximately 350,000 metric tons of global capacity and strengthen the company’s capability to meet the increasing demand from its customers. The expansion inclu…


  • Ashland to buy ISP for $3.2 billion

    June 16, 2011
    Ashland Inc. has agreed to acquire International Specialty Products Inc. (ISP), a global specialty chemical manufacturer of functional ingredients and technologies. Under the terms of the stock purchase agreement, Ashland will pay approximately $3.…


  • Buhler acquires stake in Micronisers Australasia

    May 9, 2011
    Buhler Group acquired a strategic stake in the Australia-based company Micronisers Australasia Pty. Ltd. effective April 20, 2011. Buhler therefore strengthens the existing strategic collaboration with Micronisers Australasia Pty. Ltd. in view of pro…


  • Clariant closes Süd-Chemie acquisition

    May 9, 2011
    Clariant has completed the purchase of Süd-Chemie from One Equity Partners and the family shareholders. Clariant will make a public offer to acquire the outstanding shares from Süd-Chemie minority shareholders. The overall transaction value…


  • ADM begins production of biobased propylene glycol

    May 9, 2011
    Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) has announced the successful start-up of its biobased propylene glycol facility in Decatur, IL. The facility began start-up operations in late March and is now producing industrial-grade, biobased propylene glycol…


  • Momentive sells NA resins business

    May 9, 2011
    Momentive Specialty Chemicals Inc. and PCCR USA, Inc. have signed a definitive agreement for Momentive to sell its North American composites and coating resins business to PCCR USA, a subsidiary of Investindustrial, a European investment group with o…


  • Arkema expands production in China

    May 9, 2011
    Arkema has brought on stream its new Kynar PVDF production fluorinated polymer plant at its Changshu site in China. With this additional capacity, Arkema now has significant VF2 and PVDF production resources on three continents - Europe, North Americ…


  • Evonik agrees to sell carbon black business to Rhone Capital

    May 9, 2011
    Evonik Industries signed an agreement with affiliates of Rhône Capital LLC to sell its carbon black business, which achieved sales revenues of some €1.2 billion in 2010. The transaction is valued in excess of €900 million including th…