Supplier News

  • Sale of Cognis’ UV Acrylates Business to IGM Resins Complete

    October 5, 2010
    Global specialty chemicals supplier Cognis and IGM Resins B.V., based in Waalwijk, The Netherlands, announced that the sale of Cognis’ UV acrylates business has now been formally completed. Following the signing of the Sale and Purchase Agreeme…


  • Coatex Reaffirms its Ambition to Develop its Business in Asia

    October 5, 2010
    Coatex, a subsidiary of Arkema Group, has affirmed its ambition to develop its business in Asia with a new plant to start up mid 2011 and a technical service application laboratory launch early 2011. To attain its objective, Coatex is making solid in…


  • Rhodia makes investments in UK and U.S.

    September 15, 2010
    Rhodia recently made investments at Halifax, UK and University Park, IL U.S. industrial sites, part of the group’s profitable growth strategy in specialty surfactants. The investments at the two sites, formerly part of the McIntyre Group acquir…


  • Huntsman to purchase Indian Chemicals business

    September 15, 2010
    Huntsman Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the chemicals business of Laffans Petrochemicals Ltd. Located in Ankleshwar, India the Laffans chemicals business manufactures amines and surfactants. The chemicals business has…


  • HUBER TO EXPAND SILICA PRODUCTION CAPACITY IN INDIA

    September 15, 2010
    Huber Engineered Materials has announced plans to expand silica production capacity at its manufacturing facility in Jhagadia, India.  The expansion more than doubles the current capacity to a new rate of 33,000 metric tons per year. Huber&rsquo…


  • Cognis Completes Sale of UV acrylates Business to IGM Resins

    September 8, 2010
    The sale of Cognis’ UV acrylates business to IGM Resins B.V., Waalwijk, The Netherlands, has been completed.


  • Buckman Launches Green Fire Retardant Line

    August 2, 2010
    Specialty chemical manufacturer Buckman is introducing a new green Flamebloc GS line of fire retardant products to the commercial and consumer markets. The GS (Green Series) portfolio of products are zero-VOC, made from all GRAS raw materials and r…


  • Union Process Offers Data Acquisition Package

    August 2, 2010
    Union Process now offers an optional data acquisition package to provide customers with real-time data that will be helpful in monitoring conditions in the mill as well as improving quality control and providing an easier method to do test comparison…


  • BYK Introduces BYK-P 9928 Additive

    August 2, 2010
    BYK-Chemie has introduced two new additives. BYK-P 9928 is a processing additive for foam-free vinyl esters. According to the company, the design of vinyl esters has an impact on the cobalt complex that is added for accelerating the curing process an…


  • Merck Offers Tivida Scratch Resistance Additive

    August 2, 2010
    Merck KGaA has launched the Tivida brand, a new product group of additives developed for application in various coating systems that significantly increases the scratch resistance of automotive coatings. Small, every­day scratches from wiping ove…


  • Atlas Introduces New Mechanical Cooling System for Corrosion Cabinets

    August 2, 2010
    Atlas Material Testing Technology has introduced a new mechanical cooling system for its CCX advanced cyclic corrosion cabinets. Special cooling requirements including material specifications are often listed in corrosion standards, especially those…


  • Eliokem Offers Pliotec SA40 APE-free latex

    July 14, 2010
    Eliokem has launched Pliotec SA40, an APE-free (alkyl phenol ethoxylate) carboxylated styrene acrylic latex. Pliotec SA40 is recommended for usage in low VOC waterproofing sealers, concrete sealers, swimming pool paints and general purpose primers. T…


  • X-Rite Launches Range of Multi-angle Spectrophotometers

    July 14, 2010
    X-Rite, Incorporated has launched a new family of multi-angle spectrophotometers and advanced quality control and formulation software that give manufacturers powerful new tools to introduce processes, improve first-time quality and reduce the time a…


  • Michelman Offers MicheM Lube 190

    July 14, 2010
    Michelmam offers Michem Lube 190,  an anionic polyethylene wax emulsion additive that significantly improves the mar and scratch resistance, and water repellency, of architectural and decorative paints, stains, sealants and numerous other interi…


  • Perstorp Launches Voxtar Renewable pentaerythritol

    July 14, 2010
    Perstorp has launched Voxtar, renewable pentaerythritol platform, which cuts carbon footprint by 63% compared to fossil-based Penta and Di-Penta. Based on renewable raw materials and energy, Voxtar has a significantly smaller carbon footprint than co…