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    Dow to Close LDPE

    Dow to Close LDPE Plant in Freeport, TX Driven by current economic conditions and overcapacity for low density polyethylene (LDPE) in the North…
    03.12.09

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    Tronox's U.S. operations file

    Tronox Inc. has announced that it and certain of the company’s subsidiaries have filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The filing does not include Tronox’s operations outside of the U.S…
    02.11.09

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    NACE International

    NACE International and the NACE Foundation recently opened the NACE International Training Center. Located in Houston, TX, the $2.4 million, 15,000-square-foot facility is dedicated exclusively to advancing corrosion education. “This tr…
    02.11.09

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    AkzoNobel

    AkzoNobel acquires LII Europe AkzoNobel has completed the acquisition of the business and assets of the German-based company LII Europe. The acquired activities will be integrated into AkzoNobel Industrial Chemicals. Financial details of th…
    02.11.09

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    AkzoNobel completes REACH regis

    AkzoNobel has submitted its list of substances in compliance with the European Union’s REACH legislation. The company completed the process ahead of the Dec.1 cut-off date and has pre-registered approximately 6,000 substances following the intr…
    01.12.09

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    Sartomer Americas

    Sartomer americas announces restructuring Sartomer Company is restructuring its Americas division. The restructure reflects the growth and independence of the European and Asian operations, which have functionally been supported by the Americas group…
    01.12.09

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    Eckart completes production site in

    Eckart has completed its first production facility in Asia, located in Zhuhai, Guangdong, China. The 33,000 square-meter site includes manufacturing for aluminum pigments for use in coatings and metallic printing inks. The facilities will also…
    12.04.08

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    Sun Chemical forms jv with

    Sun Chemical forms jv with lianyungang Haidi Chemicals Sun Chemical and its parent company, DIC Corp., has formed a joint venture with Lianyungang Haidi Chemicals, Co. Ltd., a leading high performance pigment manufacturer in China. “…
    12.04.08

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    Eliokem receives

    Eliokem receives energy saver award Eliokem has received the 2008 Energy Saver award presented by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for its savings at its Akron, OH manufacturing site. The award is part of the Save Energy Now program that…
    12.04.08

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    Akzonobel opens ELOTEX

    Akzonobel opens ELOTEX production facility in china AkzoNobel functional chemicals has opened a new production site in Shanghai, China for its Elotex building material additives business. The facility, which produces redispersible powder polymers,…
    12.04.08

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    Rohm and Haas opens Asia technical lab

    Rohm and Haas Company has opened a new Southeast Asia Technical Laboratory in Singapore. The lab supports Rohm and Haas’ latest efforts to bring new technology to the Southeast Asia market. “Rohm and Haas has been adapting its technology…
    11.14.08

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    Arkema opens 2-ethyl hexyl acrylate production unit

    Arkema will open a new 2-ethyl hexyl acrylate production unit at its Carling site in France to keep up with the strong growth of the acrylic esters market. Due to come on stream in the fall of 2009, this 50,000 metric ton production unit will use a n…
    11.14.08

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    Imerys Acquires Mica Business from Zemex Minerals Group

    Imerys Acquires Mica Business from Zemex Minerals Group Imerys has acquired Kings Mountain Minerals Inc. and Suzorite Mining Inc. from Zemex Minerals Group Inc. These companies have two plant sites totaling 100 employees, one located in Kings Mountai…
    11.14.08

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    Lanxess to use raw material for energy generation

    Lanxess to use raw material for energy generation Lanxess AG is building a cogeneration plant at its Brazilian site in Porto Felize for the combined generation of steam and electricity. The new plant, which will have a capacity of 4.5 MW, will oper…
    11.14.08

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    Dow exploring divestiture options

    The Dow Chemical Company is exploring divestiture options for its Clear Lake Operations acrylic acid and esters, and UCAR Emulsion Systems specialty latex business in North America. Dow has engaged J.P. Morgan to act as financial adviser in support o…
    10.10.08

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    Reichhold to build resin plant in Tianjin, China

    Reichhold to build resin plant in Tianjin, China Reichhold has recently announced plans to expand into the Chinese market by building a composite resins plant in Tianjin, China. Phase I of the new plant is scheduled for completion by the end of 2009…
    10.10.08

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    Cognis sells its stake in JV to PTT Chemical

    Cognis sells its stake in JV to PTT Chemical Cognis has sold its fifty percent stake in Cognis Oleochemicals joint venture to PTT Chemical International, a Singapore-based wholly-owned subsidiary of PTT Chemical Public Company Ltd. PTT Chemical is…
    10.10.08

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    Troy Receives Environmental Stewardship Award

    Troy Receives Environmental stewardship Award Troy Corporation’s Newark, NJ manufacturing facility was awarded the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJ DEP) Stewardship Award. This award is given to members of the regulated co…
    10.10.08

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    Altana acquires effect pigment business

    Altana acquires effect pigment business of USBP The Altana Group signed a contract to acquire the effect pigment business of United States Bronze Powders Inc. (USBP). In 2007, USBP achieved sales of approximately $8 million in this business area. US…
    10.10.08

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    Eastman Expands Coatings eCommerce Offerings

    Eastman Expands Coatings eCommerce Offerings Eastman Chemical Company has extended its relationship with ChemPoint.com, an online distributor of fine and specialty chemicals. ChemPoint is now actively marketing and offering sales and customer servi…
    10.10.08