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    Dow Coating Materials Launches eXposure Vision Viewer

    Dow Coating Materials (DCM) has launched eXposure Vision Viewer, an on-line system that puts exposure station test panels within easy view. The system builds on DCM’s patented eXposure Vision digital imaging and analysis system. Through a sec…
    06.16.11

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    BASF and INEOS sign joint venture contract for Styrolution

    BASF SE and INEOS Industries Holdings Limited have signed a joint venture contract, which regulates the formation of the joint venture company Styrolution. The establishment of the joint venture is subject to approval by the appropriate antitrust aut…
    06.16.11

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    DSM sharpens strategic focus towards the coatings market

    DSM has reorganized its business units DSM Powder Coating Resins and DSM NeoResins+ into a single new unit, DSM Coating Resins. In the restructuring towards one coating resins unit, a subdivision will be made based on different market dynamics, which…
    06.16.11

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    Lanxess acquires Syngenta’s Material Protection business

    Lanxess has agreed to acquire the Material Protection business of Switzerland’s Syngenta. As a result, the German specialty chemicals company will become one of the leading suppliers of biocides for construction materials. The transaction is…
    06.16.11

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    Dow Epoxy to expand LER capacity

    Dow Epoxy, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, has announced plans to expand liquid epoxy resin (LER) capacity at its plant in Stade, Germany. This expansion will provide additional capacity as early as fourth quarter 2012, and will increase…
    06.16.11

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    Evonik completes purchase of hanse chemie

    Evonik Industries concluded the transaction to purchase the hanse chemie Group. The hanse chemie Group, with its workforce of approximately 100 employees, is headquartered in Geesthacht near Hamburg, where it produces high-quality components and raw…
    06.16.11

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    Huber renames business unit

    Huber Engineered Materials (HEM) is renaming its Alumina Trihydrate (ATH) business unit Fire Retardant Additives. The new name more accurately reflects the array of non-halogen fire retardant and smoke suppressant technologies, brands and products no…
    06.16.11

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    Dow Microbial Control opens application center in Australia

    Dow Microbial Control recently opened a Customer Application Center (CAC) in Melbourne, Australia. Dow Microbial Control customers in Australia and New Zealand will now have access to state-of-the-art testing laboratories and innovative formulation…
    06.16.11

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    Waterborne Symposium issues a call for papers

    The School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at The University of Southern Mississippi has issued a call for papers for presentation at the 39th Annual International Waterborne Symposium, February 13-17, 2012 in New Orleans. Papers should re…
    06.16.11

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    AkzoNobel boosts growth momentum with China expansion

    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,…
    05.09.11

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    DSM Powder Coating Resins and DSM NeoResins+ merge

    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…
    05.09.11

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    Cabot plans to expand carbon black capacity

    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…
    05.09.11

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    Celanese appoints Algol Chemicals distributor for Russia and Ukraine

    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…
    05.09.11

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    Lucite Int’l to open methacrylic acid manufacturing facility

    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…
    05.09.11

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    Evonik agrees to sell carbon black business to Rhone Capital

    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…
    05.09.11

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    Arkema expands production in China

    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…
    05.09.11

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    Momentive sells NA resins business

    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…
    05.09.11

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    ADM begins production of biobased propylene glycol

    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…
    05.09.11

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    Clariant closes Süd-Chemie acquisition

    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…
    05.09.11

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    Buhler acquires stake in Micronisers Australasia

    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…
    05.09.11