Supplier News

  • 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…


  • Lucite Int’l to open methacrylic acid manufacturing facility

    May 9, 2011
    Lucite International Group Ltd., Southampton, UK, a group company of Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd., has decided to construct a new plant for the manufacture of methacrylic acid (MAA) at its facility in Beaumont, Texas/USA. Total planned investment is ap…


  • Celanese appoints Algol Chemicals distributor for Russia and Ukraine

    May 9, 2011
    Celanese Emulsions Polymers has appointed Algol Chemicals as its distributor in Russia and the Ukraine for all its water-based binders into all end use applications. Algol Chemicals plans to open a coatings laboratory in the Moscow area, to provide f…


  • Cabot plans to expand carbon black capacity

    May 9, 2011
    Cabot Corp. plans to invest more than $180 million between now and 2013 to expand manufacturing capacity at plants in China, Indonesia, Brazil and Argentina, as well as adding capacity at three facilities in Europe. The expansions will increase Cabot…


  • DSM Powder Coating Resins and DSM NeoResins+ merge

    May 9, 2011
    DSM has announced a reorganization that will see its business units DSM Powder Coating Resins and DSM NeoResins+ merged into a single new unit—DSM Coating Resins. In the restructuring towards one coating resins unit, a subdivision will be made…


  • AkzoNobel boosts growth momentum with China expansion

    May 9, 2011
    AkzoNobel plans to invest more than €60 million in boosting production capacity for its Bermocoll cellulose derivatives (paint and building material thickeners), providing additional momentum for the company’s accelerated growth strategy,…


  • 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…