Supplier News

  • AkzoNobel Plans Further Investment in China

    March 25, 2013
    AkzoNobel has announced its intention to invest a further €65 million in China. The investment will be used to boost capacity and significantly improve operational excellence at AkzoNobel's Surface Chemistry manufacturing sites in Boxing and…


  • Argex Joins the American Coatings Association

    March 22, 2013
    Argex Titanium Inc. has joined the American Coatings Association (ACA), a non-profit trade organization representing the paint and coatings industry, including manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and associated technical professionals. The ACA ser…


  • Alberdingk Boley Debuts New Website

    March 21, 2013
    Alberdingk Boley, Inc. has introduced a new website at www.alberdingkusa.com. The homepage has four portals that ensure quick and easy access to all the detailed information contained within providing a very user friendly experience.  The new we…


  • BASF Corporation honors Ribelin Sales

    March 20, 2013
    Charlotte, NC– The BASF Dispersions & Pigments Division recently awarded Ribelin Sales as Distributor of the Year for 2012. The award was presented by Michael McHenry, Vice President, Resins and Performance Additives, North America, along w…


  • Clariant Exolit flame retardants receive EU recognition

    March 19, 2013
    Muttenz, – A European Union commissioned study of flame retardants for smartphones, laptops and other electrical and electronics applications has acknowledged the environmental and health benefits of pioneering Exolit® non-halogenated flame…


  • BASF completes acquisition of parts of Ciech’s TDI business

    March 19, 2013
    Waterloo, Belgium – BASF has successfully completed its acquisition of parts of Ciech’s TDI (toluene diisocyanate) business. The TDI production facility of Ciech’s subsidiary Zachem, Poland, is not part of the transaction. “W…


  • Blackmer Launches Paint & Coatings Website

    March 15, 2013
    Grand Rapids, MI — Blackmer, a global leader in positive displacement and centrifugal pump, and reciprocating compressor technologies, is pleased to announce that it has launched a new website focusing specifically on the global Paint & Coa…


  • Oxiteno starts production of specialty surfactants in Pasadena, Texas and reinforces its position in the USA

    March 15, 2013
    Oxiteno - a leading surfactants and specialty chemicals company that completes 40 years in2013 - started to produce specialty chemicals for the Agrochemical and Home & Personal Care markets in Pasadena, TX. To produce these specialty chemicals,…


  • A. Schulman Offers to Acquire Ferro Corporation

    March 11, 2013
    A. Schulman, Inc. (Nasdaq-GS: SHLM) announced today that it has made a proposal to the Board of Directors of Ferro Corporation (NYSE: FOE) to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Ferro common stock for per-share consideration of $6.50, representi…


  • Clariant presents the EcoTain life cycle for sustainable innovation

    March 8, 2013
    Muttenz– Clariant, a world leader in specialty chemicals, announces its new EcoTain approach to sustainable innovation. The EcoTain life cycle and label developed by Clariant is driven by the commitment to protect human, environmental and ecolo…


  • BASF and Markor plan to establish two joint ventures for butanediol and polytetrahydrofuran in China

    March 7, 2013
     Ludwigshafen, Germany and Hong Kong , China – March 5, 2013 – BASF and Xinjiang Markor Chemical Industry Co., Ltd. (Markor) plan to establish two joint ventures for the production of butanediol (BDO) and polytetrahydrofuran (PolyTHF…


  • Construction of Oxea’s new specialty derivatives plant in China well on track

    March 4, 2013
    Oberhausen, February 28, 2013 – Oxea Advanced Derivatives first oxo derivatives plant in Nanjing Industrial Chemical Park, China, has successfully passed the planning stage and construction is under way. Oxea expects its new Nanjing plant to be…


  • BASF with positive results in goals for environment, health and safety

    March 1, 2013
     Ludwigshafen, Germany – February 27, 2013 – In 2012, BASF reduced its greenhouse gas emissions by 31.7% per metric ton of sales product and increased its energy efficiency by 19.3% compared with baseline 2002. The number of work-rel…


  • Huntsman Launches Transformation Program

    March 1, 2013
    Huntsman Corporation plans to launch a global transformational change program across its Advanced Materials division, as part of an on-going strategic plan designed to improve the company’s manufacturing efficiencies, enhance commercial excelle…


  • Distributor News:

    March 1, 2013
    • Univar Inc. has opened a new office in Vienna, Austria. Univar has been active in this market for 20 years, but this is the first time the company will have a local base, enabling it to work more closely with its Austrian customers and supplie…