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    Akzo Nobel to invest

    Akzo Nobel is slated to spend €250 million on building two chemical plants in China–the first confirmed investments in a new multi-site facility being established by the company in Ningbo. The two new facilities, located within the Ningbo…
    06.18.07

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    Sartomer plans

    Sartomer Company has announced plans to open a new 356-square-meter technical center and office space in Yokohama, Japan in Dec. 2007. The facility will house Sartomer Japan, which opened in 2005 and is part of the Asian operations of the company. Th…
    06.18.07

  • Pigments | Supplier News

    Lanxess opens new

    Lanxess has opened a new plant in Shanghai as part of its Asia strategy launched in 2006. This is Lanxess’ second production facility for inorganic pigments in China. The plant, with an annual capacity of approximately 20,000 tons, will be oper…
    06.18.07

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    Angus Chemical to build

    Angus Chemical Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Company, is building an R&D manufacturing plant to assist in the scale-up and validation of next-generation nitroalkane-based products. Located on the Angus manufacturing campu…
    06.18.07

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    SSCT Seeks presentations

    The Southern Society for Coatings Technology (SSCT) will hold its 2008 Annual Technical Conference at the Sandestin Beach and Golf Resort in San Destin, FL on April 20-23. SSCT is currently seeking technical speakers for this event. Al…
    06.18.07

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    Dow Polyurethanes invests further in Europe

    Dow Polyurethanes has announced plans to expand capacity at two of its European facilities. The company plans to increase name-plate capacity at its polyols plant in Terneuzen, The Netherlands by 180 kilotons per year, and at its propylene glycol fac…
    05.17.07

  • Binders | Supplier News

    Wacker Opens technical

    Wacker has opened a new technical center in Beijing for construction applications. The center’s lab facilities will develop and test construction sector polymeric binders. The Beijing center will focus on developing formulations and meeting req…
    05.17.07

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    Dow epoxy chooses

    Dow Epoxy has selected Shanghai Chemical Industrial Park (SCIP) as the site for its worldscale 150,000-MTPA glycerine-to-epichlorohydrin (GTW) plant and 100,000-MTPA liquid epoxy resins (LER) plant. Both plants are slated to start up between 2009-201…
    05.17.07

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    FSCT Board appoints

    Mark Algaier, of Hillyard Industries, St. Josephs, MO and member of the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) board of directors, has been appointed as the secretary/treasurer of the FSCT. Algaier replaces Joseph Pontoski, FSCT chief…
    05.17.07

  • Powder Coatings | Supplier News

    In brief

    Degussa’s coatings and colorants business unit is discontinuing its Vestagon B 31/B 55 and B 68 crosslinkers for epoxy and hybrid powder coatings...Sartomer Company has enhanced features to its online technical library (www.sartomer.com),…
    05.17.07

  • Additives | Supplier News

    Sartomer announces corporate

    Sartomer Company has announced a corporate restructuring designed to enhance global customer support for companies with multi-national operations. Effective immediately, Sartomer will operate with three geographical sales regions, five central…
    04.18.07

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    Lubrizol to build

    The Lubrizol Corp. is investing approximately $40 million to build a facility in Songjiang, just outside of Shanghai. The new facility will include manufacturing, commercial and technical capabilities. It will be built on approximately 31,000 square…
    04.18.07

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    Dow Polyurethanes to Acquire Hyperplast and Autothane

    Dow Polyurethanes to Acquire Hyperplast and Autothane Dow Polyurethanes has announced plans to acquire Hyperplast UK, a manufacturer of polyurethanes elastomers and Autothane Ltd., a manufacturer of advanced automotive suspension components. &ldqu…
    04.18.07

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    Tronox to increase

    Tronox has announced plans to increase annual capacity at the Tiwest pigment plant by 40,000-50,000 tons, providing increased sales in the Asia-Pacific regions where demand grew by approximately 11-13% in 2006. The company estimates the total expansi…
    04.18.07

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    Dow to expand

    The Dow Chemical Company has announced plans to expand production of MDI at its Freeport, TX facility by 50% over the next 36 months. Previously Dow had announced plans to expand MDI production at its Estarreja, Portugal site. These two project…
    04.18.07

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    Cognis supports Global

    Cognis is supporting the Global Communications Project 2007, an international competition for students. The aim of the project is to increase awareness and understanding of the issues related to international communications among university students…
    04.18.07

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    DuPont opens new

    DuPont opens new technical center in Russia DuPont opened a technical center near Moscow to support Russian manufacturers who use the company’s titanium dioxide (TiO2) products in the country’s rapidly expanding coatings, plastics and…
    04.18.07

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    Lanxess opens new

    Lanxess Corp. recently opened its Pittsburgh-based Technology Center. The North American labs for the Technical Rubber Products, Material Protection Products and Functional Chemicals business units have been consolidated into the new Lanxess fa…
    04.18.07

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    LYONDELL CHEMICAL SELLS

    Lyondell Chemical Company has announced plans to sell it sworldwide inorganic chemicals business to National Titanium Dioxide Company Ltd. (Cristal) for approximately $1.2 billion, including the assumption of certain liabilities directly related to t…
    04.18.07

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    Eliokem increases capacity at its Ohio

    Eliokem has announced plans to expand the processing and packaging capability in its Akron, OH plant for Pliolite, Plioway and Pliotec resins. This is in response to increasing market share particularly in North America with the Pliotec l…
    03.19.07