Supplier News

  • LyondellBasell to shut down one pp production line

    January 11, 2010
    LyondellBasell has shut down one polypropylene (PP) line in Wesseling, Germany. As a result, PP capacity at the site will be reduced by 110KT.…


  • Dow completes polyols expansion project

    January 11, 2010
    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…


  • Lubrizol launches

    June 16, 2009
    Lubrizol launches improved website The Performance Coatings business of the Lubrizol Corp. has launched its enhanced web site, www.lubrizol­coatings.com, featuring advanced search capabilities and easier navigation. Designed with the customer in…


  • Hexion Specialty Chemicals

    June 16, 2009
    Hexion Specialty Chemicals epoxy products production Hexion has announced, as a result of reduced demand driven by difficult market conditions, the company intends to shift production of certain epoxy products within its global manufacturing operatio…


  • BASF names archway sales

    June 16, 2009
    BASF names archway sales distributor of the year Archway Sales, Inc. was selected as BASF Resins Distributor of the year based on performance measures, territory profitability and new product sales growth. The line includes Basonat aliphatic isocyan…


  • ISP launches web site on

    June 16, 2009
    ISP launches web site on wood protection technology International Specialty Products (ISP) has launched a new web site focused on the major sources of wood degradation and the technical solution that will allow coatings formulators to produce highe…


  • BASF to cut 2,000 jobs by end of

    June 16, 2009
    BASF has announced that it intends to cut at least 2,000 positions by 2009 as it sees no shift in the current trend and as demand weakened further at the start of the year. Quarterly sales fell 23.3% to €12.22 billion compared to Q1 in 2008. &l…


  • US Demand For Disinfectant and Antimicrobial Chemicals to Reach $1.2B in 2013

    May 12, 2009
    US Demand For Disinfectant and Antimicrobial Chemicals to Reach $1.2B in 2013 Demand for disinfectant and antimicrobial chemicals is projected to increase 3.6% annually to $1.2 billion in 2013. Although this represents a substantial deceleration in v…


  • Atlas launches new device

    May 12, 2009
    Atlas launches new device Atlas Material Testing Technology has introduced its latest technology for ultra-accelerated exposure testing. This new outdoor testing device can provide approximately 63 years of South Florida UV radiation exposure in a si…


  • LyondellBasell to Reduce

    May 12, 2009
    LyondellBasell to Reduce LDPE Production in France LyondellBasell Industries announced a project to cease the production of low density polyethylene (LDPE) at Fos-sur-Mer, France. The unit has been partially idled since March and the company has sta…


  • Munzing sells leather business

    May 12, 2009
    Münzing sells leather business Münzing has sold its leather business to Zschimmer & Schwarz in Heilbronn, Germany. The transaction was effective on March 31st, 2009 and includes the transfer of Münzing’s complete line of leat…


  • BASF Executives to Take

    May 12, 2009
    BASF Executives to Take Over Ciba CEO and CFO Roles The board of directors of Ciba, now part of BASF, has appointed Michael Heinz from BASF as the new CEO of Ciba. In addition to his role as CEO, Heinz will continue with his responsibilities for the…


  • Altana acquires additives

    May 12, 2009
    Altana acquires additives business of DyStar group The specialty chemicals Group Altana has acquired the high-performance additives business of the Frankfurt-based DyStar group effective as of March 30, 2009. The acquired business with annual of sal…


  • SSCT Holds Annual Meeting

    May 12, 2009
    SSCT Holds Annual Meeting and Technology conference The 73rd Annual Meeting and Technology Conference of the Southern Society for Coatings Technology (SSCT), was held at The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort in St. Simons Island, Georgia on Marc…


  • Merck to cut back on

    May 12, 2009
    Merck to cut back on pigment production German-based Merck KGaA is set to cut back on pigment production in Germany, the U.S., Japan and China. The company said it would put approximately 500 German pigment workers on shorter hours but didn’t…