Supplier News

  • Altana acquires polymer modifier producer Kometra

    March 15, 2011
    The specialty chemicals Group Altana has signed an agreement to acquire Kometra Kunststoff-Modifikatoren und -Additiv GmbH. Kometra produces polymer modifiers in Schkopau, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany. These modifiers are specific surface-active copolymers…


  • Rhodia acquires Suzhou Hipro Polymers’ guar unit in China

    March 15, 2011
    Rhodia has acquired the guar derivatives production unit belonging to Suzhou HiPro Polymers based in Zhangjiagang in Jiangsu Province, China. This Chinese unit will complement Rhodia’s existing global guar derivatives manufacturing footprint wi…


  • Brenntag opens chemical distribution facility in Indonesia

    March 15, 2011
    Brenntag, a global chemical distributor, has unveiled its new distribution facility in Jakarta built to meet growing market demand. The facility will provide a bigger storage capacity than the current warehouse in Jakarta, and allow Brenntag to impro…


  • Huntsman invests $70M to expand polyetheramines capacity in Singapore

    March 15, 2011
    The performance products division of Huntsman Corporation is going ahead with the engineering design for a 40,000-ton capacity expansion program at its world-scale polyetheramine facility in Singapore. Huntsman plans to invest more than $70 million a…


  • CPS Color invests €3.5 million in increased colorant production

    March 15, 2011
    CPS Color has increased its capacities for colorant production by nearly 40 percent, investing €3.5 million both in the supply chain and in research and development facilities at several sites. The move supports CPS Color’s position as a g…


  • Eastman completes sale of performance polymers PET business

    March 15, 2011
    Eastman Chemical Company has completed the sale of its performance polymers segment’s PET business, related assets and technology to DAK Americas, LLC. The total cash proceeds of the transaction were $600 million, subject to post-closing adjust…


  • Cytec sells building block chemical business

    March 15, 2011
    Cytec Industries Inc. has reached an agreement to sell its building block chemicals business, with 2010 sales of $600 million, to an affiliate of HIG Capital, LLC. Total consideration to be received of $180 million includes cash consideration of $165…


  • Clariant to acquire Süd-Chemie

    March 15, 2011
    Clariant AG is planning the acquisition of a controlling majority in Süd-Chemie AG. As part of the planned transaction, Clariant has come to agreements with the majority shareholder One Equity Partners (50.4 percent) and the family shareholders…


  • Bayer opens polyisocyanates unit for production of polyurethane coatings

    March 15, 2011
    Bayer MaterialScience has inaugurated a manufacturing facility for polyisocyanates at Ankleshwar, in the state of Gujarat, India. Polyisocyanates are used as raw materials for the production of polyurethane coatings and adhesives. With the investment…


  • Heucotech opens universal colorants plant

    March 15, 2011
    Heucotech Ltd., a member of the Heubach Group, has completed construction of a facility in Fairless Hills, PA/USA. The new plant will produce universal colorants for decorative coatings for the NAFTA market and employs state-of-the-art technology to…


  • Arkema increases Kynar PVDF fluorinated polymer capacity in China

    February 11, 2011
    In 2007 Arkema announced the construction of a Kynar PVDF fluorinated polymer production plant on its Changshu site in China, scheduled to come on stream in March 2011. Arkema has now decided to speed up the development of this plant, and announced a…


  • Buhler acquires Draiswerke

    February 11, 2011
    The Buhler Technology Group recently acquired the U.S.-based Draiswerke, Inc. The company generated sales of approximately $5 million last year and will be integrated in the Buhler grinding and dispersion business unit, which offers solutions for man…


  • Frost & Sullivan predicts Indian acrylic emulsions market to generate revenue of $491.2 M by 2016

    February 11, 2011
    New analysis from Frost & Sullivan, Indian Water-based Adhesive Market,” finds that the total water-based adhesive market earned revenues of $328.9 million in 2009 and estimates this to reach $666.7 million in 2016. Increasing income levels…


  • Kuraray expands PVA resin production facility

    February 11, 2011
    Tokyo-based Kuraray Co., Ltd. is expanding polyvinyl acetate (PVA) resin production at its European subsidiary Kuraray Europe GmbH—Kuraray’s wholly owned subsidiary in Frankfurt, Germany. In response to growing demand for PVA resin in Eur…


  • Cytec aims to complete expansion of polymer additives facility by 2012

    February 11, 2011
    Cytec Industries Inc. has announced that a project is underway to significantly increase the capacity of its light stabilizer production facility in Willow Island, WV. “Global demand for high performance UV protection for plastics and coatings…