Supplier News

  • Lubrizol to buy thermoplastic polyurethane maker Merquinsa

    December 19, 2011
    The Lubrizol Corporation has expanded its engineered polymers business with the purchase of Merquinsa, a maker of specialty thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs). Located in Barcelona, Spain, Merquinsa products are used in a wide range of applicati…


  • Dow Performance Monomers increases capacity of crude acrylic acid

    December 19, 2011
    The Performance Monomers business of The Dow Chemical Company has increased crude acrylic acid (CAA) capacity at its Deer Park, Texas facility by 15%.  This capacity increase is a result of various improvement projects implemented in the CAA Oxi…


  • Dow and Saudi Aramco sign agreement for Sadara Chemical Company

    December 19, 2011
    Saudi Aramco president and CEO Khalid Al-Falih and Dow chairman and CEO Andrew Liveris signed a joint venture shareholders' agreement for Sadara Chemical Company. Sadara will be comprised of 26 manufacturing units, several of which constitute &q…


  • BASF to move its global headquarters for dispersions and pigments division to Hong Kong

    December 19, 2011
    BASF plans to establish the global headquarters of its dispersions and pigments division in Hong Kong. As of January 1, 2012, the division head and about 50 global positions, currently located in Ludwigshafen and Basel, Switzerland will transition to…


  • Michelman acquires European-based Licomer floor polish additive business from Clariant

    November 11, 2011
    Michelman has acquired Clariant’s European-based Licomer business. The purchase includes the Licomer line of floor polish additives, associated intellectual property, equipment and assets.  Michelman will integrate all related customer sup…


  • Celanese acquires product lines from Ashland Inc.

    November 11, 2011
    Celanese Corporation is set to acquire certain assets from Ashland Inc., including two product lines, Vinac and Flexbond, which will support the growth of the Celanese Emulsion Polymers business. The transaction is expected to close within 60 days. R…


  • Lubrizol enhances global testing capabilities

    November 10, 2011
    Lubrizol Additives, a business segment of The Lubrizol Corporation, has made enhancements to its global research and testing capabilities. In the past three years, Lubrizol has invested more than $35 million to support R&D and testing activities,…


  • ILC Performance Products acquires Halox

    November 10, 2011
    ICL Performance Products, a global specialty phosphate producer, has acquired Halox, a division of Hammond Group, Inc. The Hammond, Ind.-based company is an industry leader in specialty phosphate-based, corrosion inhibitor products for the paint and…


  • Dow Chemical expands worldwide

    November 10, 2011
    The Dow Chemical Company has announced a number of worldwide expansion plans. The company recently announced that it will open an office in Chengdu, China in the first half of 2012. Serving as Dow’s business and sales hub in Western China, the…


  • Lanxess acquires U.S. biocide specialist Verichem

    November 10, 2011
    Lanxess is strengthening its portfolio of biocides with the acquisition of U.S.-based Verichem Inc. headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa. As a result, the German specialty chemicals company will  bolster its position in the U.S. material protection m…


  • Cristal Global forms TiO2 partnership with Outotec

    November 10, 2011
    Cristal Global, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, has partnered with Outotec of Espoo, Finland to build a new fully scalable ilmenite-processing plant for Cristal Global in Yanbu, Saudi Arabia, estimated to become operational in Q4 2013. The plant will be constr…


  • Evonik to open first innovation center for coating additives in Asia with two locations in Singapore and Shanghai

    November 8, 2011
    Evonik has opened its first research and development center for additives for paints and coatings in Asia. A single-digit million US dollar amount has been invested to set up the “Tego Innovation Center” in two locations, Singapore and Sh…


  • Momentive opens development center in Korea

    November 7, 2011
    Momentive Performance Materials Inc., has expanded its marketing and technology operations in the Seoul Gasan Digital Complex with a new application development center to meet growing demand for specialty silicone products in Korea. The new center wi…


  • Lubrizol to buy thermoplastic polyurethane maker Merquinsa

    November 4, 2011
    The Lubrizol Corporation has expanded its engineered polymers business with the purchase of Merquinsa, a maker of specialty thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs). Located in Barcelona, Spain, Merquinsa products are used in a wide range of applicati…


  • Clariant strengthens Asian presence

    November 1, 2011
    The Swiss-based Clariant opened its new regional headquarters for South East Asia & Pacific and its new global textile chemicals headquarters, both located in Singapore. Clariant also inaugurated its newly built ethoxylation plant and application…