Supplier News

  • Emeral Kalama Chemical Offers K-FLEX PLASTICIZER

    July 14, 2010
    Emerald Kalama Chemical has launched a new plasticizer, Kalama K-FLEX 850S, to meet the performance challenges of today’s adhesives, PVC compounds, coatings and other latex polymer applications. Kalama K-FLEX dibenzoate ester plasticizers are h…


  • Wacker Begins Supply of VAE Copolymer Dispersions from Nanjing Plant

    July 6, 2010
    Wacker's VAE plant in Nanjing, China is up and running.


  • Chemir’s Custom Synthesis Services Supports Research & Development

    July 6, 2010
    Chemir Analytical Services has introduced custom synthesis services to support contract research and development for a wide variety of industries.


  • Dow Launches Low Odor Binder for HP Paint

    June 1, 2010
    Dow Coating Materials has introduced a new binder technology designed to help formulators develop low-odor paints with outstanding performance. Dow is integrating this technology with other initiatives to achieve extremely low odor profiles in high p…


  • Perstorp Offers Charmor Polyols for Intumescent Coatings

    June 1, 2010
    Perstorp recently launched Char­mor polyols for use in intumescent coatings. Micronized and supermicronized Charmor polyols create an advanced char barrier for steel and wooden structures. When exposed to fire, intumescent coatings with Charmor s…


  • ISP Launches Jaypol Performance Additives

    June 1, 2010
    International Specialty Products (ISP) has introduced Jaypol performance additives, functional products based on acrylates chemistry. A series of Jaypol dispersants, co-binders and rheology modifiers made available by ISP offer manufacturers new opti…


  • Oxea Launches Oxfilm 351 Coalesceing Agent

    June 1, 2010
    Oxea has launched Oxfilm 351, a next generation coalescing agent that is virtually odorless and non-VOC. With a boiling point of 351°C (664°F), it has negligible contribution to a coating’s VOC content. In addition, Oxfilm 351 is 10-20%…


  • 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…