Supplier News

  • 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…


  • BASF Repositions Global Pigments Business

    May 1, 2010
    BASF is repositioning its global pigments business. Following the Ciba acquisition, the chemical company now has the broadest product portfolio worldwide. After an in-depth analysis of the combined operations, the company will eliminate specific prod…


  • Atlas Material Testing and Underwriters Lab Form Alliance

    April 6, 2010
    Underwriters Laboratories (UL), an independent third-party safety testing and certification provider, has entered into a strategic alliance with Atlas Material Testing. This alliance benefits both companies with increased global testing capacity and…


  • Dow Coating Materials Presents Technical Paper at Furniture Coatings Conference

    April 6, 2010
    Dow Coating Materials presented a technical paper on the use of “Designed Diffusion” technology to reduce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in hybrid acrylic/urethane furniture coating binders without sacrificing performance at the Furnit…


  • Celanese Emulsion Polymers Exhibits Latest Offerings at Interlakokraska 2010

    April 6, 2010
    Celanese Emulsion Polymers exhibited its broad range of waterborne technologies at Interlakokraska 2010, the leading paints and adhesives exhibition for Russia. Under the business slogan, “Your Future is Our Focus…Worldwide,” the m…


  • Arch Chemicals and Syngenta Join Forces

    April 6, 2010
    Arch Chemicals has announced that it will incorporate Sporgard technology into new biocide solutions to actively combat mold and fungi in paint, coatings and other building materials. Sporgard technology is an advanced mold solution developed by Syng…


  • Arch Chemicals Receives EPA Registration for Densil DG 45 and Vanquish 100

    April 6, 2010
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted registrations of Densil DG 45 antimicrobial and Vanquish 100 antimicrobial, developed by Arch Chemicals, Inc. for use in building product applicators. Both Densil DG 45 and Vanquish 100 are…


  • Million Euro Investment in New Technology by Evonik

    April 6, 2010
    In developing custom-designed color solutions for customers in the global paint and coatings industry, color accuracy is the first priority—but speed is also of the essence. Evonik’s Colorants Product Line is now responding to customer de…


  • Perstorp Opens Application Lab in India

    April 6, 2010
    Perstorp has opened a new application laboratory in Ghatkopar, a suburb of Mumbai, India. The laboratory will assist application R&D experts with the exploration of new formulations and developments in paint, coatings and resins. Perstorp has als…


  • Lanxess Starts Up Sugar Cane Power Plant

    April 6, 2010
    Lanxess has started up a new on-site power plant at its location in Porto Feliz, Brazil. This will increase the efficiency and environmental compatibility of the on-site production of iron oxide pigments, which are marketed globally as Bayferrox and…


  • Dow Coating Materials Presents paper on Sustainability Trends

    March 16, 2010
    Dow Coating Materials gave a presentation on “Coatings Industry Sus­tainability – Trends, Challenges and Opportunities” at the 9th Annual Oil & Colour Chemists Association (OCCA) Seminar in Manchester, UK. The presentation b…


  • Brenntag Acquires French chemical distributor Metausel

    March 16, 2010
    Brenntag has announced the acquisition of the chemical distribution assets of Metausel, headquartered in Strasbourg, France. Metausel distributes mainly industrial chemicals into various industries such as painting and constructions, food, pharmaceut…


  • Arch Chemicals and Syngenta Develop New Dry-film Fungicides

    March 16, 2010
    Arch Chemicals, Inc. will incorporate Sporgard technology into new biocide solutions to actively combat mold and fungi in paints, coatings and other building products.  Sporgard technology, an advanced mold solution developed by Syngenta, has ga…