Supplier News

  • Clariant to establish

    April 14, 2009
    Clariant to establish CHinese joint venture Clariant is establishing a joint venture with two Chinese partners in Kunming in the Chinese province of Yunnan for the production of phosphorus pentoxide (P2O5). Yunnan Province is a key location for yello…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • CAS-MI LABORATORIES

    March 12, 2009
    CAS-MI LABORATORIES LAUNCHES INNOVATION CENTER CAS-MI Laboratories has opened its CAS-MI Innovation Center, an incubator for new industrial and consumer formulated products, including paints, coatings, plastics, adhesives and more. The scientists at…


  • Univar's site U+ Certified

    March 12, 2009
    Univar’s site U+ Certified Univar recently announced that its Brussels site has attained full compliance with its stringent U+ standards. Launched in 2006, U+ is a goal-based combined management system that requires each site to continually imp…


  • Inksolutions to sell and

    March 12, 2009
    Inksolutions to sell and distribute Synkoloid/Muralo Brands of products Effective Feb. 1, 2009, Inksolutions LLC has been awarded the license to sell and distribute the Synkoloid and Muralo brands of products West of the Rockies, in Western Canada a…


  • Evonik Registers

    March 12, 2009
    Evonik Registers Synthetic Amorphous Silica In compliance with the new EU REACH chemicals regulation, Evonik Industries has successfully registered synthetic amorphous silica with the European Chemicals Agency in Helsinki. This authorizes the compan…


  • Huntsman Cuts Workforce,

    March 12, 2009
    Huntsman CUts Workforce, Closes titanium dioxide plant Huntsman Corp. has recently enacted a company-wide initiative to reduce costs across its division and functions, which will eliminate 117 jobs by year-end, or nine percent of its workforce. Full…


  • Wacker Polymers extends its

    March 12, 2009
    Wacker Polymers extends its vinnapas and vinnol portfolio Wacker Polymers changed the name of its Airflex, Flexbond, Flexcryl and Vinac products. All vinyl acetate homopolymer, vinyl acetate-ethylene and acrylic copolymer grades will be known as Vian…


  • Bayer Reduces Work Time

    March 12, 2009
    Bayer Reduces Work Time Bayer MaterialScience, in an effort to offset the effects of the financial crisis, has temporarily lowered the company’s work time by 6.7% with corresponding reductions in salaries for non-managerial employees.…


  • Cytec Accelerates

    March 12, 2009
    Cytec Accelerates product Development Cytec Industries’ polymer additives group is accelerating the expansion of its Cyasorb Cynergy Solutions stabilizers product range. Products for the automotive, construction, coatings and agricultural f…


  • Dow to Close LDPE

    March 12, 2009
    Dow to Close LDPE Plant in Freeport, TX Driven by current economic conditions and overcapacity for low density polyethylene (LDPE) in the North…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…