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    Dow Coating Materials wins Euroclip award

    Dow Coating Materials has been awarded the Euroclip Award for best presentation at Eurocoat 2009 Trade Fair and Congress. Held this year in Barcelona, September 29 through October 1, the Euroclip competition is an annual Eurocoat forum in which parti…
    01.11.10

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    Evonik's Shanghai facility goes on stream

    Evonik Industries has brought its Shanghai-based €25 million-facility fully on stream. The new site has an annual capacity of approximately 100,000 metric tons of MMA, and also includes plants for production of methacrylic acid, butyl methacryla…
    01.11.10

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    Cognis opens new sulfation facility in Mexico

    Cognis has opened a new SO3 sulfation plant at its site in Ecatepec, Mexico, which produces ingredients for use in products used in emulsion polymers for coatings and adhesives.…
    01.11.10

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    U.S. Demand for Soy chemicals to increase

    Demand for soy chemicals is forecast to increase 7.8% per year to $2.7 billion in 2013 in the U.S., according to “Soy Chemicals,” a new study from The Freedonia Group Inc. The success of the soy chemicals industry is dependent on the cont…
    01.11.10

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    Univar expands business in the Middle East and Africa

    Univar have announced plans to  expand its business in the Middle East and Africa. With the company’s soon-to-be-opened facility in Dubai’s Jebel Ali Free Zone, Univar aims at better serving existing and potential customers and suppl…
    01.11.10

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    Perstorp to increase Aliphatic Isocyanates Production capacity in China

    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…
    01.11.10

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    BASF to sell surfactants manufacturing site to Clear Lake Chemicals

    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…
    01.11.10

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    Sun Chemical Issues First Report on Sustainability

    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…
    01.11.10

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    Positive Results Recorded with Volumetrix paint dispenser at Daimler

    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…
    01.11.10

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    BASF to cut 2,000 jobs by end of

    BASF has announced that it intends to cut at least 2,000 positions by 2009 as it sees no shift in the current trend and as demand weakened further at the start of the year. Quarterly sales fell 23.3% to €12.22 billion compared to Q1 in 2008. &l…
    06.16.09

  • Business Operation | Industry News | Wood Coatings

    ISP launches web site on

    ISP launches web site on wood protection technology International Specialty Products (ISP) has launched a new web site focused on the major sources of wood degradation and the technical solution that will allow coatings formulators to produce highe…
    06.16.09

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    BASF names archway sales

    BASF names archway sales distributor of the year Archway Sales, Inc. was selected as BASF Resins Distributor of the year based on performance measures, territory profitability and new product sales growth. The line includes Basonat aliphatic isocyan…
    06.16.09

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    Hexion Specialty Chemicals

    Hexion Specialty Chemicals epoxy products production Hexion has announced, as a result of reduced demand driven by difficult market conditions, the company intends to shift production of certain epoxy products within its global manufacturing operatio…
    06.16.09

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    Lubrizol launches

    Lubrizol launches improved website The Performance Coatings business of the Lubrizol Corp. has launched its enhanced web site, www.lubrizol­coatings.com, featuring advanced search capabilities and easier navigation. Designed with the customer in…
    06.16.09

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    Dow completes Rohm and Haas

    The Dow Chemical Company has completed its acquisition of Rohm and Haas. The deal will create a $14 billion diversified business portfolio, which will be called Dow’s Advanced Materials division. The division is intended to achieve $3 billion i…
    05.12.09

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    Merck to cut back on

    Merck to cut back on pigment production German-based Merck KGaA is set to cut back on pigment production in Germany, the U.S., Japan and China. The company said it would put approximately 500 German pigment workers on shorter hours but didn’t…
    05.12.09

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    SSCT Holds Annual Meeting

    SSCT Holds Annual Meeting and Technology conference The 73rd Annual Meeting and Technology Conference of the Southern Society for Coatings Technology (SSCT), was held at The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort in St. Simons Island, Georgia on Marc…
    05.12.09

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    Altana acquires additives

    Altana acquires additives business of DyStar group The specialty chemicals Group Altana has acquired the high-performance additives business of the Frankfurt-based DyStar group effective as of March 30, 2009. The acquired business with annual of sal…
    05.12.09

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    BASF Executives to Take

    BASF Executives to Take Over Ciba CEO and CFO Roles The board of directors of Ciba, now part of BASF, has appointed Michael Heinz from BASF as the new CEO of Ciba. In addition to his role as CEO, Heinz will continue with his responsibilities for the…
    05.12.09

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    Munzing sells leather business

    Münzing sells leather business Münzing has sold its leather business to Zschimmer & Schwarz in Heilbronn, Germany. The transaction was effective on March 31st, 2009 and includes the transfer of Münzing’s complete line of leat…
    05.12.09