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    AkzoNobel starts-up Ningbo plant

    AkzoNobel has started production at its €275 million chelates facility located in Ningbo, China. The start-up of the Ningbo facility means that AkzoNobel is now the only major producer of chelates with plants in Europe, North America and Asia. N…
    02.08.10

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    Trust Chem opens organic pigments warehouse

    Hangzhou, China-based Trust Chem Group opened its European warehouse in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. From this 4,000 square meter hub, an extensive range of organic pigments will be supplied to the European market. The Rotterdam warehouse will be oper…
    02.08.10

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    Cabot expands fumed silica facility in China

    Cabot Corporation and China National Bluestar Co. Ltd. have announced that Cabot (China) Ltd., a subsidiary of Cabot and Bluestar New Chemical Materials, have signed an agreement to expand the fumed silica capacity at the companies’ joint ventu…
    02.08.10

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    Lanxess streamlines global PRODUCTION network

    Lanxess AG has taken further steps to streamline its global production network and reduce operating costs in the face of the economic crisis and competitive business environment. The specialty chemicals group announced its Functional Chemicals busine…
    02.08.10

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    Cognis expands in malaysia

    Cognis has opened an affiliate in Selangor, Malaysia. The new company, Cognis Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Cognis Group.…
    02.08.10

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    Huntsman forms JV in China

    The poly­urethanes division of Hunts­man Corp. has created a new China-based joint venture with Jurong Ningwu Chemical Co. Ltd. to manufacture polyether polyol products. The JV will be known as Jurong New Ningwu Chemical Co. Ltd. and will be…
    02.08.10

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    Eastman Acquires Polymers Facility in China

    Eastman Chemical Company has completed the acquisition of Tongxiang Xinglong Fine Chemical Co., Ltd., a cellulose-based specialty polymers manufacturing facility located near Shanghai, China.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acq…
    02.08.10

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    WACKER Expands Technical Center in Korea

    Wacker has finished the expansion of its Suwon Technical Center in South Korea. The new center will be able to develop and test not only dispersions but also Vinnapas dispersible polymer powders for modern construction applications. The investment is…
    02.08.10

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    SSCT issues call for papers for annual meeting

    The Southern Society of Coatings Technology (SSCT)  has issued a call for papers for their upcoming 2010 Annual Meeting and Technical Conference, September 26-29, 2010 at the Hilton Resort, Daytona Beach, FL. The emphasis of the 2010…
    02.08.10

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    DSM and Novomer to develop CO2-based Resin for Coatings

    Netherlands-based Royal DSM N.V., and Novomer Inc., Waltham, MA/USA, have signed an agreement to jointly develop a coating resin using carbon dioxide (CO2) as a raw material. This development agreement follows a cooperation agreement and an investmen…
    02.08.10

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    Dow completes polyols expansion project

    Dow Chemical has completed its multi-year polyols expansion project at the company’s Terneuzen, Netherlands plant. The additional capability will support customers in Europe as well as in other growing regions such as India, the Middle East and…
    01.11.10

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    LyondellBasell to shut down one pp production line

    LyondellBasell has shut down one polypropylene (PP) line in Wesseling, Germany. As a result, PP capacity at the site will be reduced by 110KT.…
    01.11.10

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    Clariant to acquire Euromaster assets

    Clariant has signed an agreement to acquire the assets of Euromaster based in Russia and specializing in the manufacture of masterbatches. With its headquarters in Nizhnekamsk in the Republic of Tatarstan, the company manufactures masterbatches and s…
    01.11.10

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    Dow Coating Materials wins Euroclip award

    Dow Coating Materials has been awarded the Euroclip Award for best presentation at Eurocoat 2009 Trade Fair and Congress. Held this year in Barcelona, September 29 through October 1, the Euroclip competition is an annual Eurocoat forum in which parti…
    01.11.10

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    Evonik's Shanghai facility goes on stream

    Evonik Industries has brought its Shanghai-based €25 million-facility fully on stream. The new site has an annual capacity of approximately 100,000 metric tons of MMA, and also includes plants for production of methacrylic acid, butyl methacryla…
    01.11.10

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    Cognis opens new sulfation facility in Mexico

    Cognis has opened a new SO3 sulfation plant at its site in Ecatepec, Mexico, which produces ingredients for use in products used in emulsion polymers for coatings and adhesives.…
    01.11.10

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    U.S. Demand for Soy chemicals to increase

    Demand for soy chemicals is forecast to increase 7.8% per year to $2.7 billion in 2013 in the U.S., according to “Soy Chemicals,” a new study from The Freedonia Group Inc. The success of the soy chemicals industry is dependent on the cont…
    01.11.10

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    Univar expands business in the Middle East and Africa

    Univar have announced plans to  expand its business in the Middle East and Africa. With the company’s soon-to-be-opened facility in Dubai’s Jebel Ali Free Zone, Univar aims at better serving existing and potential customers and suppl…
    01.11.10

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    Perstorp to increase Aliphatic Isocyanates Production capacity in China

    Perstorp plans to increase its production of aliphatic polyisocyanates in response to growing market demand in Asia. The company will commence implementation of a new production structure in China in 2012. Upon completion, production capacity should…
    01.11.10

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    BASF to sell surfactants manufacturing site to Clear Lake Chemicals

    BASF has entered into a definitive agreement to divest its surfactants manufacturing site in Clear Lake, TX, in an asset sale to Clear Lake Chemicals LLC (CLC) of Pasadena, TX. CLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gulf Bayport Chemicals LP. Completion…
    01.11.10