Supplier News

  • 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…


  • Michelman Offers MicheM Lube 190

    July 14, 2010
    Michelmam offers Michem Lube 190,  an anionic polyethylene wax emulsion additive that significantly improves the mar and scratch resistance, and water repellency, of architectural and decorative paints, stains, sealants and numerous other interi…


  • X-Rite Launches Range of Multi-angle Spectrophotometers

    July 14, 2010
    X-Rite, Incorporated has launched a new family of multi-angle spectrophotometers and advanced quality control and formulation software that give manufacturers powerful new tools to introduce processes, improve first-time quality and reduce the time a…


  • Eliokem Offers Pliotec SA40 APE-free latex

    July 14, 2010
    Eliokem has launched Pliotec SA40, an APE-free (alkyl phenol ethoxylate) carboxylated styrene acrylic latex. Pliotec SA40 is recommended for usage in low VOC waterproofing sealers, concrete sealers, swimming pool paints and general purpose primers. T…


  • Chemir’s Custom Synthesis Services Supports Research & Development

    July 6, 2010
    Chemir Analytical Services has introduced custom synthesis services to support contract research and development for a wide variety of industries.


  • Wacker Begins Supply of VAE Copolymer Dispersions from Nanjing Plant

    July 6, 2010
    Wacker's VAE plant in Nanjing, China is up and running.


  • Cognis Offers Disponil NG, Non-Ionic Surfactants

    June 1, 2010
    Cognis has launched Disponil NG series of APEO-free, VOC-free and FDA-approved surfactants. In accordance with Cognis’ Greenovating strategy, the Disponil NG series seeks to bring sustainability and performance together: based on renewable raw…


  • Oxea Launches Oxfilm 351 Coalesceing Agent

    June 1, 2010
    Oxea has launched Oxfilm 351, a next generation coalescing agent that is virtually odorless and non-VOC. With a boiling point of 351°C (664°F), it has negligible contribution to a coating’s VOC content. In addition, Oxfilm 351 is 10-20%…


  • ISP Launches Jaypol Performance Additives

    June 1, 2010
    International Specialty Products (ISP) has introduced Jaypol performance additives, functional products based on acrylates chemistry. A series of Jaypol dispersants, co-binders and rheology modifiers made available by ISP offer manufacturers new opti…


  • Perstorp Offers Charmor Polyols for Intumescent Coatings

    June 1, 2010
    Perstorp recently launched Char­mor polyols for use in intumescent coatings. Micronized and supermicronized Charmor polyols create an advanced char barrier for steel and wooden structures. When exposed to fire, intumescent coatings with Charmor s…


  • Dow Launches Low Odor Binder for HP Paint

    June 1, 2010
    Dow Coating Materials has introduced a new binder technology designed to help formulators develop low-odor paints with outstanding performance. Dow is integrating this technology with other initiatives to achieve extremely low odor profiles in high p…


  • Distributor Appointments

    May 1, 2010
    Celanese Emulsion Polymers has appointed Omya as its distributor for its Celvolit emulsions in the Middle East.   Nubiola has expanded its distribution agreement with Keyser and Mackay to distribute its products, including the Nubirox range to n…


  • Pricing Changes

    May 1, 2010
    Ashland Performance Materials: May 1–€70-€100/ton increase for its complete portfolio of resins and gelcoats produced and sold in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Arkema: Effective immediately–€150/ton increase for meth…


  • In brief

    May 1, 2010
    Dow Chemical has ended the force majeure for phenol in the Americas...Hexion Specialty Chem­icals and Shanxi Sanwei Group have a formed a JV, Sanwei Hexion Chemicals Ltd., to produce VeoVa monomer in Shanxi Province, China...Reichhold has re-laun…


  • Evonik Acquires Specialty Esters Business from Arkema

    May 1, 2010
    Evonik Industries has acquired the business of methacrylate specialty esters from Arkema. The acqusition  includes the products 2-ethylhexyl methacrylate (2-EMHA), dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate (MADAME) and n- and i-butyl methacrylate (n-BUM…