Supplier News

  • Lanxess launches a fully revised website for its colorants products

    December 19, 2011
    Effective immediately, Lanxess’ business unit Functional Chemicals (BU FCC) is presenting its business line Colorants on the internet on a fully revised website. All information on products, industries and applications is now presented under ww…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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,…


  • 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…


  • Bayer MaterialScience sells Viverso to Nuplex Industries

    October 31, 2011
    Bayer MaterialScience AG has signed a contract for the sale of its Viverso GmbH subsidiary to Nuplex Industries Ltd., for €75 million. The company is a manufacturer of polymer resins based in New Zealand and Australia. Bayer MaterialScience will…


  • Lonza acquires Arch Chemicals for $1.2 billion

    October 26, 2011
    The world’s biggest manufacturer of drug ingredients, Lonza Group AG, Basel, Switzerland has come into an agreement to buy Arch Chemicals Inc. for approximately $1.2 billion creating a global leader in the bacteria and fungi killing business.&n…


  • Arkema inaugurates latest plants for fluorinated polymers and rheology additives in China

    October 20, 2011
    Arkema recently inaugurated two new plants for fluorinated polymers and rheology additives on the Changshu industrial platform in China. At the same time, Arkema also laid the foundation stone of its future research and development center in China, m…