Supplier News

  • 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…


  • DSM and Novomer to develop CO2-based Resin for Coatings

    February 8, 2010
    Netherlands-based Royal DSM N.V., and Novomer Inc., Waltham, MA/USA, have signed an agreement to jointly develop a coating resin using carbon dioxide (CO2) as a raw material. This development agreement follows a cooperation agreement and an investmen…


  • SSCT issues call for papers for annual meeting

    February 8, 2010
    The Southern Society of Coatings Technology (SSCT)  has issued a call for papers for their upcoming 2010 Annual Meeting and Technical Conference, September 26-29, 2010 at the Hilton Resort, Daytona Beach, FL. The emphasis of the 2010…


  • WACKER Expands Technical Center in Korea

    February 8, 2010
    Wacker has finished the expansion of its Suwon Technical Center in South Korea. The new center will be able to develop and test not only dispersions but also Vinnapas dispersible polymer powders for modern construction applications. The investment is…


  • Eastman Acquires Polymers Facility in China

    February 8, 2010
    Eastman Chemical Company has completed the acquisition of Tongxiang Xinglong Fine Chemical Co., Ltd., a cellulose-based specialty polymers manufacturing facility located near Shanghai, China.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The acq…


  • Huntsman forms JV in China

    February 8, 2010
    The poly­urethanes division of Hunts­man Corp. has created a new China-based joint venture with Jurong Ningwu Chemical Co. Ltd. to manufacture polyether polyol products. The JV will be known as Jurong New Ningwu Chemical Co. Ltd. and will be…


  • Cognis expands in malaysia

    February 8, 2010
    Cognis has opened an affiliate in Selangor, Malaysia. The new company, Cognis Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Cognis Group.…


  • Lanxess streamlines global PRODUCTION network

    February 8, 2010
    Lanxess AG has taken further steps to streamline its global production network and reduce operating costs in the face of the economic crisis and competitive business environment. The specialty chemicals group announced its Functional Chemicals busine…


  • Cabot expands fumed silica facility in China

    February 8, 2010
    Cabot Corporation and China National Bluestar Co. Ltd. have announced that Cabot (China) Ltd., a subsidiary of Cabot and Bluestar New Chemical Materials, have signed an agreement to expand the fumed silica capacity at the companies’ joint ventu…


  • Trust Chem opens organic pigments warehouse

    February 8, 2010
    Hangzhou, China-based Trust Chem Group opened its European warehouse in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. From this 4,000 square meter hub, an extensive range of organic pigments will be supplied to the European market. The Rotterdam warehouse will be oper…


  • AkzoNobel starts-up Ningbo plant

    February 8, 2010
    AkzoNobel has started production at its €275 million chelates facility located in Ningbo, China. The start-up of the Ningbo facility means that AkzoNobel is now the only major producer of chelates with plants in Europe, North America and Asia. N…


  • Positive Results Recorded with Volumetrix paint dispenser at Daimler

    January 11, 2010
    Four-year results with a Volumetrix Fluid Dispense system at Freightliner truck plants in Cleveland, OH and Mt. Holly, NC indicate both significant reductions in repaints as well as a reduction in color-match issues at those plants. Mike Darminin, se…


  • Sun Chemical Issues First Report on Sustainability

    January 11, 2010
    Sun Chemical released its first sustainability report which provides data-driven performance measurement for seven key sustainability metrics to help customers and consumers understand the company’s environmental impact. The first of its kind r…


  • BASF to sell surfactants manufacturing site to Clear Lake Chemicals

    January 11, 2010
    BASF has entered into a definitive agreement to divest its surfactants manufacturing site in Clear Lake, TX, in an asset sale to Clear Lake Chemicals LLC (CLC) of Pasadena, TX. CLC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Gulf Bayport Chemicals LP. Completion…


  • Perstorp to increase Aliphatic Isocyanates Production capacity in China

    January 11, 2010
    Perstorp plans to increase its production of aliphatic polyisocyanates in response to growing market demand in Asia. The company will commence implementation of a new production structure in China in 2012. Upon completion, production capacity should…