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  • Clariant, Xl Performance Chemicals form alliance

    March 12, 2009
    Clariant, Xl Performance Chemicals form alliance Clariant’s Functional Chemicals Division and Dalton, GA-based XL Performance Chemicals have formed an alliance to serve the $2.3 billion worldwide foam-control market. In the initial phase of the…


  • Rohm & Haas sues Dow for breach of

    March 12, 2009
    Rohm & Haas is suing Dow Chemical in a Delaware court for failing to complete the agreed $15.4 billion takeover within the agreed time frame. After receiving the green light from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on January 23, 2009, Dow wa…


  • AkzoNobel

    February 11, 2009
    AkzoNobel acquires LII Europe AkzoNobel has completed the acquisition of the business and assets of the German-based company LII Europe. The acquired activities will be integrated into AkzoNobel Industrial Chemicals. Financial details of th…


  • NACE International

    February 11, 2009
    NACE International and the NACE Foundation recently opened the NACE International Training Center. Located in Houston, TX, the $2.4 million, 15,000-square-foot facility is dedicated exclusively to advancing corrosion education. “This tr…


  • Tronox's U.S. operations file

    February 11, 2009
    Tronox Inc. has announced that it and certain of the company’s subsidiaries have filed voluntary petitions for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The filing does not include Tronox’s operations outside of the U.S…


  • Sartomer Americas

    January 12, 2009
    Sartomer americas announces restructuring Sartomer Company is restructuring its Americas division. The restructure reflects the growth and independence of the European and Asian operations, which have functionally been supported by the Americas group…


  • AkzoNobel completes REACH regis

    January 12, 2009
    AkzoNobel has submitted its list of substances in compliance with the European Union’s REACH legislation. The company completed the process ahead of the Dec.1 cut-off date and has pre-registered approximately 6,000 substances following the intr…


  • Akzonobel opens ELOTEX

    December 4, 2008
    Akzonobel opens ELOTEX production facility in china AkzoNobel functional chemicals has opened a new production site in Shanghai, China for its Elotex building material additives business. The facility, which produces redispersible powder polymers,…


  • Eliokem receives

    December 4, 2008
    Eliokem receives energy saver award Eliokem has received the 2008 Energy Saver award presented by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) for its savings at its Akron, OH manufacturing site. The award is part of the Save Energy Now program that…


  • Sun Chemical forms jv with

    December 4, 2008
    Sun Chemical forms jv with lianyungang Haidi Chemicals Sun Chemical and its parent company, DIC Corp., has formed a joint venture with Lianyungang Haidi Chemicals, Co. Ltd., a leading high performance pigment manufacturer in China. “…


  • Eckart completes production site in

    December 4, 2008
    Eckart has completed its first production facility in Asia, located in Zhuhai, Guangdong, China. The 33,000 square-meter site includes manufacturing for aluminum pigments for use in coatings and metallic printing inks. The facilities will also…


  • Lanxess to use raw material for energy generation

    November 14, 2008
    Lanxess to use raw material for energy generation Lanxess AG is building a cogeneration plant at its Brazilian site in Porto Felize for the combined generation of steam and electricity. The new plant, which will have a capacity of 4.5 MW, will oper…


  • Imerys Acquires Mica Business from Zemex Minerals Group

    November 14, 2008
    Imerys Acquires Mica Business from Zemex Minerals Group Imerys has acquired Kings Mountain Minerals Inc. and Suzorite Mining Inc. from Zemex Minerals Group Inc. These companies have two plant sites totaling 100 employees, one located in Kings Mountai…


  • Arkema opens 2-ethyl hexyl acrylate production unit

    November 14, 2008
    Arkema will open a new 2-ethyl hexyl acrylate production unit at its Carling site in France to keep up with the strong growth of the acrylic esters market. Due to come on stream in the fall of 2009, this 50,000 metric ton production unit will use a n…


  • Rohm and Haas opens Asia technical lab

    November 14, 2008
    Rohm and Haas Company has opened a new Southeast Asia Technical Laboratory in Singapore. The lab supports Rohm and Haas’ latest efforts to bring new technology to the Southeast Asia market. “Rohm and Haas has been adapting its technology…