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  • Business Operation | Supplier News

    Eliokem acquires Indian polymer division

    Eliokem has completed the acquisition of the polymer division of Apra Industries Ltd., India for $28 million. After the acquisition Eliokem’s global revenues will reach €200 million for a combined capacity in excess of 100,000 tons of poly…
    04.15.08

  • Business Operation | Pigments | Supplier News

    Clariant expands pigments business

    Clariant International and Zhejiang Baihe Chemical Holding Group have announced plans to expand the Hangzhou Baihe Clariant Pigments Company Ltd. joint venture by investing in a world-scale plant for the production of quinacridone specialty organic p…
    04.15.08

  • Business Operation | Supplier News

    Goldschmidt changes name to Reaxis

    Goldschmidt Industrial Chemical Corp., formerly a subsidiary of Degussa AG, now Evonik, recently announced a company name change to Reaxis Inc. Several senior level managers acquired the industrial chemicals division of Evonik in a management buyou…
    04.15.08

  • Business Operation | Production Equipment | Supplier News

    Buhler and Aveka form JV

    Buhler Inc. and Aveka Inc. have formed a joint operation for a development and demonstration laboratory, which will offer North American customers in the fields of wet grinding and dispersion technology on-site support. Buhler will make the complet…
    04.15.08

  • Business Operation | Supplier News

    Reichhold invests for growth in Greenfield facility in India

    Reichhold, a leading supplier of unsaturated polyester resins, has announced its intention to invest in a Greenfield facility in India. The company has started construction at a site located at Ranjangoan, in Pune district of Maharashtra state. The n…
    03.14.08

  • Business Operation | Supplier News

    Shepherd Color forms entity for REACH pre-registration

    The Shepherd Color Co. and The Shepherd Chemical Co. have jointly formed a legal, entity, Shepherd Europe Ltd., to serve as an Only Representative for REACH pre-registration of its non-European manufactured products. Established in the UK, this new s…
    03.14.08

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    FSCT issues issues a call for papers for its 2009 Coatings for Concrete Conference

    The Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology’s (FSCT) Advancements in Coatings Series has issued a call for papers for its 2009 Coatings for Concrete Conference: “Coating” the World of Concrete. Presented in conjunction wit…
    03.14.08

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    Eliokem develops new CRP

    Eliokem’s R&D department has developed a new process of manufacturing emulsifier free-controlled nanolatex made by controlled radical polymerization (CRP). The CPR technique allows the control of polymer composition, enabling new structures…
    03.14.08

  • Binders | Supplier News

    Rohm and Haas opens manufacturing

    Rohm and Haas has opened operations at its new manufacturing plant in Sanshui, Guangdong Province, China. To date, the company has invested approximately $10 million in this site, which will manufacture products based on acrylic emulsion technology.…
    02.19.08

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    DSM Acquires Soluol

    Netherlands-based Royal DSM N.V. has acquired the U.S.-based company Soluol, a developer, producer and marketer of high performance urethane resins which are used in a wide range of applications, with annual sales of $20 million. Both parties have ag…
    02.19.08

  • Pigments | Supplier News

    AAKASh Chemicals and pritty

    Aakash Chemicals and Dye-Stuffs, Inc. and Pritty Pearlescent Pigments (China) have agreed to an exclusive distribution agreement for marketing Pritty’s range of Iridesium industrial and Nacreium water-resistant grade pearlescent effect pigments…
    02.19.08

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    Rohm and Haas to Acquire Polymer Dispersions Division of OY Forcit AB

    Rohm and Haas Company has signed an agreement to acquire the FINNDISP division of OY Forcit AB, a Finnish paint emulsions operation, for approximately €60 million (approximately $85 million). Based in Hanko, Finland, this division of Forcit make…
    02.19.08

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    DSM NeoResins completes new site

    DSM NeoResins has completed its new water-based alkyd manufacturing unit at its existing site located in Hoek van Holland, the Netherlands. The new line will manufacture specialty water-based alkyd resins for high-end decorative professional and DI…
    01.16.08

  • Pigments | Supplier News

    Lansco colors acquires

    Lansco Colors, Montvale, NJ has recently acquired Dover, NJ-based Select Color Products. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed. Lansco Colors is a privately held company that manufactures a broad range of organic and inorganic pigments sold…
    01.16.08

  • Industrial Coatings  | Supplier News

    Nuplex acquires Cognis

    Nuplex has completed the acquisition of the G-Cure business from Cognis. The product line was part of the functional products business unit of Cognis, which is mainly focused in the NAFTA region and generated net sales of approximately $13 mill…
    01.16.08

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    Silberline CEO Leads Aluminum

    Lisa Jane Scheller, CEO of Silberline, recently led a seven-member delegation of aluminum industry leaders to the 2007 China Aluminum Forum in Chengdu, China. Over a four-day period Scheller opened the 500 participant forum; chaired a mee…
    01.16.08

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    Evonik acquires Degussa Engineered

    Evonik Industries has acquired the remaining 50% share in its former carbon black joint venture Degussa Engineered Carbons (DEC) from ECI. DEC will now be a 100% owned subsidiary of Evonik. Financial details of the transaction will not be discl…
    12.20.07

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    Eliokem acquires polymer

    Eliokem has signed a purchase agreement with Mumbai, India-based Apar Industries, to acquire its polymer division for $27.5 million subject to regulatory approval. Apar’s polymer division is the sole Indian manufacturer of nitrile rubber and ha…
    12.20.07

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    Arch chemicals urges U.S. to

    Arch Chemicals is calling upon the U.S. to join 25 other nations that have ratified the International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships. Having secured the minimum passage by 25 nations, the treaty will ban the use of…
    12.20.07

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    OM Group

    OM Group, Inc. has acquired Borchers GmbH, a European-based specialty coatings additive supplier. The Borchers operation will be integrated with OMG’s existing advanced organics business. “Borchers is an excellent fit with o…
    12.20.07