Supplier News

  • Evonik and Taiyo Nippon Sanso open plant for monosilane and Aerosil

    July 13, 2011
    Evonik Industries and its partner Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation (TNSC) officially started up the new integrated production facility for monosilane and Aerosil in Yokkaichi, 400 kilometers south of Tokyo, Japan. Evonik has realized a future-oriented…


  • GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc. to acquire BASF’s bisomer monomer business

    July 13, 2011
    GEO Specialty Chemicals, Inc. has entered into an agreement with BASF to acquire the Bisomer monomer business (hydroxy methacrylates, multifunctional methacrylates (MFM) and specialty adducts) and conventional contact lens business of Cognis UK. The…


  • Omnova expands manufacturing of Pliotec acrylic coating

    July 13, 2011
    Omnova Solutions has expanded manufacturing capability for its Pliotec water-based acrylic coating resins to include three locations in the U.S. The expansion is part of the integration of Eliokem—acquired in December 2010—into Omnova&rsq…


  • Ashland to buy ISP for $3.2 billion

    June 16, 2011
    Ashland Inc. has agreed to acquire International Specialty Products Inc. (ISP), a global specialty chemical manufacturer of functional ingredients and technologies. Under the terms of the stock purchase agreement, Ashland will pay approximately $3.…


  • DuPont expands TiO2 capabilities, opens production facilities at Mexico

    June 16, 2011
    DuPont announced a comprehensive titanium dioxide expansion plan which will add approximately 350,000 metric tons of global capacity and strengthen the company’s capability to meet the increasing demand from its customers. The expansion inclu…


  • BASF opens dispersions plant in South Africa

    June 16, 2011
    BASF has announced plans to invest in a dispersions plant in Durban, South Africa. The new plant will produce acrylic dispersions mainly for the coatings and construction industry. The facility will benefit from local availability of raw materials an…


  • New name for Lanxess Basic Chemicals business unit

    June 16, 2011
    The Lanxess specialty chemicals company has given its Basic Chemicals business unit a new name: Advanced Industrial Intermediates (AII). The new name establishes a direct link to the product portfolio, which includes advanced intermediates for nume…


  • Merck restarts operations at Onahama production site for automotive coatings

    June 16, 2011
    Merck KGaA has resumed normal operations at the Onahama production site in Japan. Among other products, the Onahama site manufactures Xirallic effect pigments, which are widely used in high-quality automotive coatings owing to their pearl-luster effe…


  • Dow Coating Materials Launches eXposure Vision Viewer

    June 16, 2011
    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…


  • BASF and INEOS sign joint venture contract for Styrolution

    June 16, 2011
    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…


  • DSM sharpens strategic focus towards the coatings market

    June 16, 2011
    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…


  • Lanxess acquires Syngenta’s Material Protection business

    June 16, 2011
    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…


  • Dow Epoxy to expand LER capacity

    June 16, 2011
    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…


  • Evonik completes purchase of hanse chemie

    June 16, 2011
    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…


  • Huber renames business unit

    June 16, 2011
    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…