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  • BioAmber wins Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award

    July 13, 2011
    BioAmber, Inc. has been awarded a 2011 Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award, presented by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the American Chemical Society (ACS). The Award promotes technology that provides substantial environmental…


  • Rhodia to increase hydroquinone capacity in China

    July 13, 2011
    Rhodia has announced plans to increase its worldwide production capacity of hydroquinone by 20 percent, especially at Rhodia Zhenjiang unit in China by 2012. The global demand for hydroquinone is driven by high, sustained growth of certain markets su…


  • BASF launches dispersions and pigments website

    July 13, 2011
    BASF’s dispersions and pigments business in North America has launched a new website: www.basf.us/dpsolutions. The new website provides customers with easy access to information about the company’s high-value ingredients and solutions for…


  • Ashland wins Ringier Technology Innovation Award

    July 13, 2011
    Ashland Aqualon Functional Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc., received Ringier Technology Innovation Awards for achievements in coatings additives and food and beverage technologies during recently held ceremonies in Shanghai. The awards…


  • PPG begins resin production in China

    July 13, 2011
    PPG Industries began operations at a new facility in the Zhangjiagang Yangtze International Chemical Industrial Park, Jiangsu Province, which is its first resin production plant in mainland China. With initial production capacity of 27,000 metric ton…


  • Celanese Emulsion Polymers doubles VAE capacity in China

    Celanese Emulsion Polymers doubles VAE capacity in China

    July 13, 2011
    The Emulsion Polymers business of Celanese Corporation dedicated its expanded vinyl acetate/ethylene (VAE) unit in Nanjing, China. The expansion, which doubles the original capacity of the VAE unit, came online in the second quarter. “This VAE…


  • AkzoNobel forms partnership in China to secure TiO2 supply

    July 13, 2011
    AkzoNobel has entered into a partnership in China with Quangxi CAVA Titanium Industry Co. Ltd. for the production and supply of titanium dioxide (TiO2). The collaboration, which includes the construction of a new TiO2 plant in Qinzhou, will help to s…


  • Waterborne Symposium issues a call for papers

    June 16, 2011
    The School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at The University of Southern Mississippi has issued a call for papers for presentation at the 39th Annual International Waterborne Symposium, February 13-17, 2012 in New Orleans. Papers should re…


  • Dow Microbial Control opens application center in Australia

    June 16, 2011
    Dow Microbial Control recently opened a Customer Application Center (CAC) in Melbourne, Australia. Dow Microbial Control customers in Australia and New Zealand will now have access to state-of-the-art testing laboratories and innovative formulation…


  • Huber renames business unit

    June 16, 2011
    Huber Engineered Materials (HEM) is renaming its Alumina Trihydrate (ATH) business unit Fire Retardant Additives. The new name more accurately reflects the array of non-halogen fire retardant and smoke suppressant technologies, brands and products no…


  • Evonik completes purchase of hanse chemie

    June 16, 2011
    Evonik Industries concluded the transaction to purchase the hanse chemie Group. The hanse chemie Group, with its workforce of approximately 100 employees, is headquartered in Geesthacht near Hamburg, where it produces high-quality components and raw…


  • Dow Epoxy to expand LER capacity

    June 16, 2011
    Dow Epoxy, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, has announced plans to expand liquid epoxy resin (LER) capacity at its plant in Stade, Germany. This expansion will provide additional capacity as early as fourth quarter 2012, and will increase…


  • 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…