Supplier News

  • Merck Gets Approval to Acquire Sigma-Aldrich

    August 17, 2015
     Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany recently announced that approvals have been secured from all relevant jurisdictions for its planned acquisition of U.S.-based life science company Sigma-Aldrich. Unconditional approval from Brazil’s Counc…


  • Union Colours Nominated for European Business of the Year Award

    August 17, 2015
    Baker Tilly, the UK’s 7th largest corporate accounting firm has nominated Union Colours, a pigment maker operating from the UK, for European Business of the Year. Baker Tilly has been advisor to Union Colours on their global expansion, and f…


  • Lubrizol Enhances Singapore Innovation Center

    August 13, 2015
    The Lubrizol Corporation's Performance Coatings business has announced new lab capabilities at its Innovation Center in Singapore. The Innovation Center - a $5.5 million investment between Lubrizol's Performance Coatings and Personal and H…


  • BASF Opens Resin and Electrocoat Plant for Coatings in China

    August 12, 2015
    BASF inaugurated its new resin and electrocoat plant at the Shanghai Chemical Industry Park (SCIP) in Shanghai. In line with BASF’s approach to stay close to customers worldwide, this new plant will further strengthen BASF’s local manufac…


  • BASF Increases Production Capacity for Chelating Agents in Ludwigshafen

    August 11, 2015
    BASF is investing in the expansion and flexibilization of its production facilities to manufacture chelating agents at its site in Ludwigshafen. By increasing the production capacity, the company is responding to the rapidly growing global demand for…


  • Lonza Acquires New Zealand-Based Zelam

    August 5, 2015
    Lonza has acquired Zelam, a research-focused chemical company based in New Zealand, which develops and manufactures products for crop protection, specializing in fungicides, insecticides, herbicides, foliar nutrients and additives. Zelam also develop…


  • Rhein Chemie Corporation Merges into LANXESS Corporation

    August 3, 2015
    Rhein Chemie Corporation has merged into its parent LANXESS Corporation as business unit Rhein Chemie Additives.  The merger is part of the previously announced LANXESS Group-wide restructuring program, “Let’s LANXESS Again”, i…


  • Hexion Restarts Production of Veova Vinyl Ester Products

    July 31, 2015
     Hexion Inc. has successfully restarted production of VeoVa vinyl ester products at its manufacturing facility at Moerdijk, Netherlands, which produces a variety of Versatic acid derivatives. As a result, Hexion has lifted its Force Majeure noti…


  • BASF to Exit Dimer and Polyamide Resin Business Due to North American Market Decline

    July 30, 2015
    BASF has announced plans to exit the dimer and polyamide resin business due to the North American market decline over the past 15 years driven by excess market capacity and a decline in key markets including printing. The decision will result in the…


  • Micro Powders Announces Laboratory Expansion

    July 30, 2015
    To accommodate continued growth, Micro Powders has completed an expansion of its Tarrytown, NY product development laboratory that triples the size of the previous space. The new laboratory is flexibly designed to support product development activiti…


  • Sun Chemical Develops Spanish Version of its Website

    July 29, 2015
    Sun Chemical has improved its recently launched customer-focused global website at http://es.sunchemical.com by adding Spanish language pages. Now customers that speak Spanish have native language pages to better meet their needs. Based on analyti…


  • Solvay to Acquire Cytec

    July 29, 2015
    Solvay has entered into a definitive merger agreement with U.S.-based Cytec to acquire 100 percent of its share capital for $75.25 per share in cash. The total cash consideration will amount to $5.5 billion, corresponding to an enterprise value of $…


  • Yara, BASF Break Ground on New Ammonia Plant in Freeport, Texas

    July 28, 2015
    Yara International ASA and BASF have broken ground on a world scale ammonia plant at the BASF site in Freeport, Texas. Total capital investment for the plant – which is expected to come online in 2017 – is estimated at $600 million. As pa…


  • Ross India Moves Into Brand New Facility

    July 27, 2015
    Ross Vice President of Corporate Operations Joseph Martorana has announced the successful move of the company’s India operations into a brand new facility. On July 14, 2015, Ross Process Equipment (RPE) held the inauguration of its state-of-…


  • Johnson Matthey & Rennovia Announce Start-up of Mini-Plant for Glucaric Acid Production

    July 23, 2015
    Johnson Matthey Process Technologies, a provider of advanced process technologies, and Rennovia Inc., a privately held company that develops novel catalysts and processes for the cost advantaged production of chemical products from renewable feedstoc…