Supplier News

  • Nubiola Expands Production Capacity of Ultramarine Violets and Pinks

    October 5, 2010
    Pigment supplier Nubiola is set to expand capacity of its ultramarine violets and pinks by 30 percent at its Llodio production plant in Basque Country, Spain. The expansion will be achieved by installing new equipment that operates with Nubiola&rsquo…


  • Hydrite Advanced Resins Begins Manufacturing Epoxy Resins at Wisconsin Plant

    October 5, 2010
    Hydrite Advanced Resins, LLC, (HAR), a new company formed from the combined resources of Hydrite Chemical Co. and the technologies of Polymers 2000 LTD, has begun epoxy resin production at its new facility in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin. In March, HAR c…


  • Cray Valley Expands Texas Polyols Plant

    October 5, 2010
    The Hydrocarbon Specialty Chemical division of Cray Valley has obtained approval for a 40% capacity increase for its plant at Channelview, TX. The additional capacity is expected to be online by September 2011. The plant produces Poly bd hydroxyl ter…


  • Eastman to Expand Resin Production

    October 5, 2010
    Eastman Chemical Company will expand production of hydrogenated hydrocarbon resins at its Middelburg, The Netherlands and Longview, TX facilities. The Middelburg expansion, which is the third expansion of its Regalite hydrogenated hydrocarbon resins…


  • HUBER TO EXPAND SILICA PRODUCTION CAPACITY IN INDIA

    September 15, 2010
    Huber Engineered Materials has announced plans to expand silica production capacity at its manufacturing facility in Jhagadia, India.  The expansion more than doubles the current capacity to a new rate of 33,000 metric tons per year. Huber&rsquo…


  • Huntsman to purchase Indian Chemicals business

    September 15, 2010
    Huntsman Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the chemicals business of Laffans Petrochemicals Ltd. Located in Ankleshwar, India the Laffans chemicals business manufactures amines and surfactants. The chemicals business has…


  • Rhodia makes investments in UK and U.S.

    September 15, 2010
    Rhodia recently made investments at Halifax, UK and University Park, IL U.S. industrial sites, part of the group’s profitable growth strategy in specialty surfactants. The investments at the two sites, formerly part of the McIntyre Group acquir…


  • Cognis Completes Sale of UV acrylates Business to IGM Resins

    September 8, 2010
    The sale of Cognis’ UV acrylates business to IGM Resins B.V., Waalwijk, The Netherlands, has been completed.


  • Atlas Introduces New Mechanical Cooling System for Corrosion Cabinets

    August 2, 2010
    Atlas Material Testing Technology has introduced a new mechanical cooling system for its CCX advanced cyclic corrosion cabinets. Special cooling requirements including material specifications are often listed in corrosion standards, especially those…


  • Merck Offers Tivida Scratch Resistance Additive

    August 2, 2010
    Merck KGaA has launched the Tivida brand, a new product group of additives developed for application in various coating systems that significantly increases the scratch resistance of automotive coatings. Small, every­day scratches from wiping ove…


  • BYK Introduces BYK-P 9928 Additive

    August 2, 2010
    BYK-Chemie has introduced two new additives. BYK-P 9928 is a processing additive for foam-free vinyl esters. According to the company, the design of vinyl esters has an impact on the cobalt complex that is added for accelerating the curing process an…


  • Union Process Offers Data Acquisition Package

    August 2, 2010
    Union Process now offers an optional data acquisition package to provide customers with real-time data that will be helpful in monitoring conditions in the mill as well as improving quality control and providing an easier method to do test comparison…


  • Buckman Launches Green Fire Retardant Line

    August 2, 2010
    Specialty chemical manufacturer Buckman is introducing a new green Flamebloc GS line of fire retardant products to the commercial and consumer markets. The GS (Green Series) portfolio of products are zero-VOC, made from all GRAS raw materials and r…


  • Emeral Kalama Chemical Offers K-FLEX PLASTICIZER

    July 14, 2010
    Emerald Kalama Chemical has launched a new plasticizer, Kalama K-FLEX 850S, to meet the performance challenges of today’s adhesives, PVC compounds, coatings and other latex polymer applications. Kalama K-FLEX dibenzoate ester plasticizers are h…


  • Perstorp Launches Voxtar Renewable pentaerythritol

    July 14, 2010
    Perstorp has launched Voxtar, renewable pentaerythritol platform, which cuts carbon footprint by 63% compared to fossil-based Penta and Di-Penta. Based on renewable raw materials and energy, Voxtar has a significantly smaller carbon footprint than co…