Supplier News

  • Cognis Offers Disponil NG, Non-Ionic Surfactants

    June 1, 2010
    Cognis has launched Disponil NG series of APEO-free, VOC-free and FDA-approved surfactants. In accordance with Cognis’ Greenovating strategy, the Disponil NG series seeks to bring sustainability and performance together: based on renewable raw…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Distributor Appointments

    May 1, 2010
    Celanese Emulsion Polymers has appointed Omya as its distributor for its Celvolit emulsions in the Middle East.   Nubiola has expanded its distribution agreement with Keyser and Mackay to distribute its products, including the Nubirox range to n…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Arkema completes acquisition of UCAR

    March 16, 2010
    Arkema formally completed its acquisition of Dow’s acrylic monomers and acrylic latex polymers (UCAR Emulsion Systems) business in North America. Following this acquisition, the Clear Lake, TX acrylic monomers production site is being int…