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    Atlas Material Testing and Underwriters Lab Form Alliance

    Underwriters Laboratories (UL), an independent third-party safety testing and certification provider, has entered into a strategic alliance with Atlas Material Testing. This alliance benefits both companies with increased global testing capacity and…
    04.06.10

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    Arkema completes acquisition of UCAR

    Arkema formally completed its acquisition of Dow’s acrylic monomers and acrylic latex polymers (UCAR Emulsion Systems) business in North America. Following this acquisition, the Clear Lake, TX acrylic monomers production site is being int…
    03.16.10

  • Industry News | Marine Coatings

    Hexion Specialty chemicals to build plant in korea

    Hexion Specialty Chemicals has announced plans to begin construction of a monomer manufacturing plant in Onsan, Korea. The plant, which will produce Cardura monomer, a Versatic acid derivative, will be constructed within an existing manufacturing com…
    03.16.10

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    DSM inaugurates new resins plant in Germany

    Royal DSM N.V. has opened a new plant for the production of wet polyesters and other specialty resins in Meppen, Germany. The new €15 million plant was built at the existing site of DSM NeoResins+ in Meppen. The plant allows for further expansio…
    03.16.10

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    North Dakota State University and Triton Systems Partner on Coatings Research

    North Dakota State University, Fargo and Triton Systems, Inc., a Massachusetts-based materials products company, have announced a research partnership and Triton’s plan to establish a new facility in the NDSU Research and Technology Park. The c…
    03.16.10

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    DSM and Novomer to develop c02-based resin

    Royal DSM N.V. and Novomer Inc., based in Waltham, MA have signed an agreement to jointly develop a revolutionary coating resin using carbon dioxide (CO2) as a raw material.      This development agreement follows a cooperation agree…
    03.16.10

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    Arch Chemicals and Syngenta Develop New Dry-film Fungicides

    Arch Chemicals, Inc. will incorporate Sporgard technology into new biocide solutions to actively combat mold and fungi in paints, coatings and other building products.  Sporgard technology, an advanced mold solution developed by Syngenta, has ga…
    03.16.10

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    Brenntag Acquires French chemical distributor Metausel

    Brenntag has announced the acquisition of the chemical distribution assets of Metausel, headquartered in Strasbourg, France. Metausel distributes mainly industrial chemicals into various industries such as painting and constructions, food, pharmaceut…
    03.16.10

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    Dow Coating Materials Presents paper on Sustainability Trends

    Dow Coating Materials gave a presentation on “Coatings Industry Sus­tainability – Trends, Challenges and Opportunities” at the 9th Annual Oil & Colour Chemists Association (OCCA) Seminar in Manchester, UK. The presentation b…
    03.16.10

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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

  • Industry News | Pigments

    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