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    Cognis Opens branch

    Cognis Opens branch office in New zealand Cognis Corp. has opened a branch office in Auckland, New Zealand to manager the marketing and sales of its products in the company. The decision to open the office reflects the significant opportunity to p…
    04.14.09

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    Huber on schedule

    Huber on schedule with EU REACH guidelines Huber Engineered Materials, in compliance with the new EU REACH chemicals regulation, has announced as a member of the siica and silicates consortia it has developed the Technical Dossier and Chemical…
    04.14.09

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    Asia Pacific Coatings

    Asia Pacific Coatings Show 2009 cancelled The Asia Pacific Coatings Show 2009, due to take place June 3-5 in Bangkok, Thailand has been cancelled. Event organizers cited ongoing economic uncertainty combined with recent domestic issues in Tha…
    04.14.09

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    arkema and Zyvex form

    arkema and Zyvex form distribution agreement Arkema has formed a distribution agreement with Zyvex Performance Materials (ZPM), a producer of nanomaterials applications, for nano-enhanced liquid epoxy resins in the European market. The products will…
    04.14.09

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    Clariant to establish

    Clariant to establish CHinese joint venture Clariant is establishing a joint venture with two Chinese partners in Kunming in the Chinese province of Yunnan for the production of phosphorus pentoxide (P2O5). Yunnan Province is a key location for yello…
    04.14.09

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    Rohm & Haas sues Dow for breach of

    Rohm & Haas is suing Dow Chemical in a Delaware court for failing to complete the agreed $15.4 billion takeover within the agreed time frame. After receiving the green light from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on January 23, 2009, Dow wa…
    03.12.09

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    Clariant, Xl Performance Chemicals form alliance

    Clariant, Xl Performance Chemicals form alliance Clariant’s Functional Chemicals Division and Dalton, GA-based XL Performance Chemicals have formed an alliance to serve the $2.3 billion worldwide foam-control market. In the initial phase of the…
    03.12.09

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    CAS-MI LABORATORIES

    CAS-MI LABORATORIES LAUNCHES INNOVATION CENTER CAS-MI Laboratories has opened its CAS-MI Innovation Center, an incubator for new industrial and consumer formulated products, including paints, coatings, plastics, adhesives and more. The scientists at…
    03.12.09

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    Univar's site U+ Certified

    Univar’s site U+ Certified Univar recently announced that its Brussels site has attained full compliance with its stringent U+ standards. Launched in 2006, U+ is a goal-based combined management system that requires each site to continually imp…
    03.12.09

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    Inksolutions to sell and

    Inksolutions to sell and distribute Synkoloid/Muralo Brands of products Effective Feb. 1, 2009, Inksolutions LLC has been awarded the license to sell and distribute the Synkoloid and Muralo brands of products West of the Rockies, in Western Canada a…
    03.12.09

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    Evonik Registers

    Evonik Registers Synthetic Amorphous Silica In compliance with the new EU REACH chemicals regulation, Evonik Industries has successfully registered synthetic amorphous silica with the European Chemicals Agency in Helsinki. This authorizes the compan…
    03.12.09

  • Business Operation | Industry News | Pigments

    Huntsman Cuts Workforce,

    Huntsman CUts Workforce, Closes titanium dioxide plant Huntsman Corp. has recently enacted a company-wide initiative to reduce costs across its division and functions, which will eliminate 117 jobs by year-end, or nine percent of its workforce. Full…
    03.12.09

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    Wacker Polymers extends its

    Wacker Polymers extends its vinnapas and vinnol portfolio Wacker Polymers changed the name of its Airflex, Flexbond, Flexcryl and Vinac products. All vinyl acetate homopolymer, vinyl acetate-ethylene and acrylic copolymer grades will be known as Vian…
    03.12.09

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    Bayer Reduces Work Time

    Bayer Reduces Work Time Bayer MaterialScience, in an effort to offset the effects of the financial crisis, has temporarily lowered the company’s work time by 6.7% with corresponding reductions in salaries for non-managerial employees.…
    03.12.09

  • Additives | Industry News

    Cytec Accelerates

    Cytec Accelerates product Development Cytec Industries’ polymer additives group is accelerating the expansion of its Cyasorb Cynergy Solutions stabilizers product range. Products for the automotive, construction, coatings and agricultural f…
    03.12.09

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    Dow to Close LDPE

    Dow to Close LDPE Plant in Freeport, TX Driven by current economic conditions and overcapacity for low density polyethylene (LDPE) in the North…
    03.12.09

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    Tronox's U.S. operations file

    Tronox Inc. has announced that it and certain of the company’s subsidiaries have filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The filing does not include Tronox’s operations outside of the U.S…
    02.11.09

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    NACE International

    NACE International and the NACE Foundation recently opened the NACE International Training Center. Located in Houston, TX, the $2.4 million, 15,000-square-foot facility is dedicated exclusively to advancing corrosion education. “This tr…
    02.11.09

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    AkzoNobel

    AkzoNobel acquires LII Europe AkzoNobel has completed the acquisition of the business and assets of the German-based company LII Europe. The acquired activities will be integrated into AkzoNobel Industrial Chemicals. Financial details of th…
    02.11.09

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    AkzoNobel completes REACH regis

    AkzoNobel has submitted its list of substances in compliance with the European Union’s REACH legislation. The company completed the process ahead of the Dec.1 cut-off date and has pre-registered approximately 6,000 substances following the intr…
    01.12.09