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    Bayer completes Taiwan

    Bayer MaterialScience has completed its acquisition of the Taiwan Ure-Tech Group. The move has made the company the world’s largest supplier of resins and films. Bayer Material­Science intends to move the global headquarters of its Thermopl…
    08.10.07

  • Industrial Coatings  | Industry News

    Paint industry pioneer

    Henry (Hank) Godshalk, chairman of Finishes Unlimited recently passed away. Godshalk along with his wife Zoe, founded Finishes Unlimited in 1970. Headquartered is Sugar Grove, IL, the company manufactures water-based industrial coatings and recently…
    08.10.07

  • Industry News

    Hexion Acquires Huntsman

    Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Huntsman Corporation valued at approximately $10.6 billion. “This transaction provides Hexion and Huntsman with a great opportunity to create a world-class company…
    08.10.07

  • Industry News

    Freeman Technology wins

    Freeman Technology has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2007, considered to be the UK’s most prestigious commercial prize. Freeman Technology’s award is in the category of Innovation and recognizes the development, comm…
    08.10.07

  • Industry News

    PRA acquires IRFAB

    reached an agreement to acquire Irfab Chemical Consultants, based in Brussels, for an undisclosed sum. Irfab founder, Franco Busato, will continue to support the business as senior advisor and consultant for at least two years, to ensure continuity o…
    08.10.07

  • Industry News

    In brief

    Degussa has expanded its capacity for the production of isophorone at its North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany plant...Clariant has entered into a strategic cooperation with Nanogate to develop and market new surface refinement materials...Basell, a…
    08.10.07

  • Industry News

    BASF opens polyurethanes site in China

    BASF celebrated the inauguration of its new polyurethanes specialties site in Pudong, Shanghai. The site operates under the name BASF Polyurethanes Specialties (China) Co. Ltd. and comprises a polyurethane system house, a technical research and devel…
    07.19.07

  • Industry News

    Huntsman to open new

    Huntsman has completed its first Asia Pacific polyetheramines plant. Located at Jurong Island, Singapore, the plant is expected to be in commercial operation by the third quarter. It will be capable of producing 15,000 tons per year of Jeffamine poly…
    07.19.07

  • Industry News

    Lanxess earns epa

    Lanxess Corp.’s Material Protection Products business unit has received Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registration for several formulations based on the active ingredient Benzisothiazolinone (BIT). These formulations included 10% and 20…
    07.19.07

  • Additives | Industry News

    In brief

    Reichhold Corp. has been named the top alkyd resin supplier in Brazil for the ninth time at the 11th annual Paint & Pintura Awards.................Sartomer Company’s technical literature will now be available in Japanese for fre…
    07.19.07

  • Industry News

    AltairNano and Sherwin-Williams form JV

    Altair Nanotechnologies, a supplier of advanced ceramic nanomaterials and The Sherwin-Williams Co. have formed a joint venture, AlSher Titania. AlSher Titania will combine the Altairnano Hydrochloride Pigment (AHP) process and the Sherwin-Williams Hy…
    06.18.07

  • Industry News

    Akzo Nobel to invest

    Akzo Nobel is slated to spend €250 million on building two chemical plants in China–the first confirmed investments in a new multi-site facility being established by the company in Ningbo. The two new facilities, located within the Ningbo…
    06.18.07

  • Industry News

    Sartomer plans

    Sartomer Company has announced plans to open a new 356-square-meter technical center and office space in Yokohama, Japan in Dec. 2007. The facility will house Sartomer Japan, which opened in 2005 and is part of the Asian operations of the company. Th…
    06.18.07

  • Industry News | Pigments

    Lanxess opens new

    Lanxess has opened a new plant in Shanghai as part of its Asia strategy launched in 2006. This is Lanxess’ second production facility for inorganic pigments in China. The plant, with an annual capacity of approximately 20,000 tons, will be oper…
    06.18.07

  • Industry News

    Angus Chemical to build

    Angus Chemical Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Dow Chemical Company, is building an R&D manufacturing plant to assist in the scale-up and validation of next-generation nitroalkane-based products. Located on the Angus manufacturing campu…
    06.18.07

  • Industry News

    SSCT Seeks presentations

    The Southern Society for Coatings Technology (SSCT) will hold its 2008 Annual Technical Conference at the Sandestin Beach and Golf Resort in San Destin, FL on April 20-23. SSCT is currently seeking technical speakers for this event. Al…
    06.18.07

  • Industry News

    Dow Polyurethanes invests further in Europe

    Dow Polyurethanes has announced plans to expand capacity at two of its European facilities. The company plans to increase name-plate capacity at its polyols plant in Terneuzen, The Netherlands by 180 kilotons per year, and at its propylene glycol fac…
    05.17.07

  • Binders | Industry News

    Wacker Opens technical

    Wacker has opened a new technical center in Beijing for construction applications. The center’s lab facilities will develop and test construction sector polymeric binders. The Beijing center will focus on developing formulations and meeting req…
    05.17.07

  • Industry News

    Dow epoxy chooses

    Dow Epoxy has selected Shanghai Chemical Industrial Park (SCIP) as the site for its worldscale 150,000-MTPA glycerine-to-epichlorohydrin (GTW) plant and 100,000-MTPA liquid epoxy resins (LER) plant. Both plants are slated to start up between 2009-201…
    05.17.07

  • Industry News

    FSCT Board appoints

    Mark Algaier, of Hillyard Industries, St. Josephs, MO and member of the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) board of directors, has been appointed as the secretary/treasurer of the FSCT. Algaier replaces Joseph Pontoski, FSCT chief…
    05.17.07