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    Dow Polyurethanes to Acquire Hyperplast and Autothane

    Dow Polyurethanes to Acquire Hyperplast and Autothane Dow Polyurethanes has announced plans to acquire Hyperplast UK, a manufacturer of polyurethanes elastomers and Autothane Ltd., a manufacturer of advanced automotive suspension components. &ldqu…
    04.18.07

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    Tronox to increase

    Tronox has announced plans to increase annual capacity at the Tiwest pigment plant by 40,000-50,000 tons, providing increased sales in the Asia-Pacific regions where demand grew by approximately 11-13% in 2006. The company estimates the total expansi…
    04.18.07

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    Dow to expand

    The Dow Chemical Company has announced plans to expand production of MDI at its Freeport, TX facility by 50% over the next 36 months. Previously Dow had announced plans to expand MDI production at its Estarreja, Portugal site. These two project…
    04.18.07

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    Cognis supports Global

    Cognis is supporting the Global Communications Project 2007, an international competition for students. The aim of the project is to increase awareness and understanding of the issues related to international communications among university students…
    04.18.07

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    DuPont opens new

    DuPont opens new technical center in Russia DuPont opened a technical center near Moscow to support Russian manufacturers who use the company’s titanium dioxide (TiO2) products in the country’s rapidly expanding coatings, plastics and…
    04.18.07

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    Lanxess opens new

    Lanxess Corp. recently opened its Pittsburgh-based Technology Center. The North American labs for the Technical Rubber Products, Material Protection Products and Functional Chemicals business units have been consolidated into the new Lanxess fa…
    04.18.07

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    LYONDELL CHEMICAL SELLS

    Lyondell Chemical Company has announced plans to sell it sworldwide inorganic chemicals business to National Titanium Dioxide Company Ltd. (Cristal) for approximately $1.2 billion, including the assumption of certain liabilities directly related to t…
    04.18.07

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    Eliokem increases capacity at its Ohio

    Eliokem has announced plans to expand the processing and packaging capability in its Akron, OH plant for Pliolite, Plioway and Pliotec resins. This is in response to increasing market share particularly in North America with the Pliotec l…
    03.19.07

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    Toyo Ink and research

    Toyo Ink International and The Research Valley Partnership have entered into an economic development agreement to build a $20 million manufacturing site in Bryan, TX. The facility will manufacture and sell specialty polymers and related product…
    03.19.07

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    In brief

    Royal DSM has plans to build a China Campus in Shanghai for R&D and China headquarters...Solvay Specialty Polymers has broken ground on its first PTFE powder plant in China...The Society of Chemical Industry (SCI), American Section, awarde…
    03.19.07

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    Akzo Nobel relocates corporate head

    Akzo Nobel has announced plans to move its corporate headquarters from Arnhem to Amsterdam. The relocation, which will involve approximately 100 people, is expected to take place in July. “We are moving to Amsterdam because it will be a…
    02.06.07

  • Automotive Coatings | Industry News | Pigments

    Keynote Speakers to

    Commercial applications, marketing and technical breakthroughs are some of the topics that will address the theme “The Value of Color,” at the 2007 CPMA International Conference on High Performance and Traditional Color Pigments to be hel…
    02.06.07

  • Additives | Industry News

    Micro powders celebrates

    Micro Powders, Inc. (MPI), a manufacturer of high-performance wax additives, is celebrating its 35th year in business this year. MPI began operations in Yonkers, NY in 1971. In 1989, the company moved its corporate headquarters to its current l…
    02.06.07

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    Wacker opens vinnapas

    Wacker Polymers has recently opened its Burghausen, Germany-based Training and Competence Center, the Vinnapas Academy. The training center provides both advanced training courses and an opportunity for networking between customers, distributors and…
    02.06.07

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    DAtalase and Ferro form

    DataLase has recently completed a distribution agreement for the U.S., Canada and Mexico with Ferro Corp. Under the agreement the two companies will work together to develop a special laser markable aerosol containing the DataLase pigment for applyin…
    02.06.07

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    Huntsman Completes Sale

    Huntsman Chemical Company Australia Pty Ltd. (HCCA), a part of Huntsman Corp.’s base chemicals and polymers division, has completed the previously announced sale of its polyester resins (composites) business assets to Nuplex Industries Ltd. for…
    02.06.07

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    Bayer MaterialScience opens facility in

    Bayer MaterialScience AG has established a new innovation center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). This facility is the first development center for high quality polymer materials in the region to have access to a wide range of options for techni…
    01.17.07

  • Additives | Industry News | Pigments

    Clariant inaugurates

    Clariant recently celebrated the inauguration of its new production plant for Licocene, a polyolefin-based high-performance polymer in Frankfurt-Höchst, Germany. After a two-year construction period, the plant, which has an annual capacity of 20…
    01.17.07

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    Dow Chemical acquires Bayer's

    The Dow Chemical Company and the Bayer Group have reached an agreement for Dow to acquire Bayer’s Wolff Walsrode business group, primarily involved in cellulose products. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2007, subject t…
    01.17.07

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    BASF announces full Engelhard inte

    Following the recent acquisition of Engelhard Corp., BASF has announced the full integration of Engelhard into its global operations. BASF expects the integration to result in annual synergies of $200 million by 2010. Almost half of this amount will…
    12.18.06