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    BASF Invests in specialty amines plant in U.S.

    BASF is building an alky-lethanolamine (AEOA) plant at its U.S. Verbund site in Geismar, Louisiana. The new plant, scheduled to come on line in 2007, complements existing amine production facilities at Geismar. The site currently manufactures some 20…
    04.05.06

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    Degussa expands

    Degussa AG’s coatings and colorants business unit will expand its entire isophorone chemicals production line at the Herne, Germany site. The unit is scheduled to begin operating in 2007. Isophorone and its derivatives, isophorone diamine and…
    04.05.06

  • Automotive Coatings | Industry News

    Bayer Participates in

    Bayer MaterialScience is participating in the NanoCare research project, which aims to further enhance scientific analysis of nanomaterials. The project, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, is focusing on the pro…
    04.05.06

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    Dow Shuts down

    The Dow Chemical Company will permanently cease production at its Train I toluene diisocyanate (TDI) production line at Texas Operations in Freeport, TX. Effective immediately, the 130 million pounds per year train will be permanently shut down. The…
    04.05.06

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    Cognis Receives awards

    Cognis has received five awards from the League of American Communica-tions Professionals (LACP) in recognition of the quality of its its marketing communications. The company’s Synlubes Technology and Polymers, Coatings and Inks (PCI) bu…
    04.05.06

  • Industry News | Powder Coatings

    Reichhold, PRosim and

    Reichhold, Prosim and Ege Kimya have jointly announced the creation of a strategic alliance in Turkey in the fields of unsaturated polyester resins for composites applications and saturated polyester resins for powder coatings. Reichhold and Prosim…
    04.05.06

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    Industrial Copolymers receives

    Industrial Copolymers, a Preston, UK-based chemical company, recently was awarded an Environmental Waste Management Award in recognition of the company’s continued commitment to the development of environmentally sustainable products and…
    04.05.06

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    BASF to acquire Engelhard

    BASF has made an all-cash proposal to acquire Engelhard Corporation, an Iselin, NJ-based supplier of goods for catalysis and surface finishing, for $37 a share or $4.9 billion. This price represents a 23% premium above the Dec. 20, 2005 closing price…
    02.09.06

  • Automotive Coatings | Industry News | Pigments

    Keynote Speakers at Color Pigments Conference

    Color Pigments 2006–A Global Perspective, the 2006 International Color Pigments Conference will be held at the Hotel InterContinental, Chicago, IL on April 18-20. The conference will feature Dave Frescoln, CEO of Flint Ink/XSYS̴…
    02.09.06

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    Akzo Nobel to close U.S. surfactants site

    Akzo Nobel has announced plans to close its McCook plant operated by its surfactants business near Chicago. A project has started to transfer production to some of the company’s other U.S. chemicals facilities, with completion of the tran…
    01.16.06

  • Industrial Coatings  | Industry News

    ANGUS CHEMICAL INCREASES

    ANGUS CHEMICAL INCREASES AMP-95 CAPACITY Angus Chemical will increase production of AMP-95 (amino-2-methyl-1- propanol), a multi-purpose additive used in a variety of paint and coatings formulations. The increased volume will allow customers…
    01.16.06

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    LANXESS SELLS

    LANXESS SELLS ISL-CHEMIE TO BERLAC AG Lanxess has sold iSl-Chemie GmbH & Co. KG, Kürten, Germany to Berlac AG, Sissach, Switzerland. The purchase price for iSL-Chemie, a subsidiary of Lanxess business unit Rhein Chemica Rheinau Gmbh,…
    01.16.06

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    CYTEC INDUSTRIES COMBINES

    CYTEC INDUSTRIES COMBINES SPECIALTY CHEMICALS DIVISION Cytec Industries Inc. has combined its two specialty chemical divisions, Cytec Surface Specialties and Cytec Performance Specialties into a new unit named Cytec Specialty Chemicals. Shane…
    01.16.06

  • Industry News | Pigments

    LINEARSOURCE PROVIDES

    LINEARSOURCE PROVIDES LOW-COST PIGMENTS ONLINE LinearSource (www.linearsource.com), a new online venture launched in December, was developed to provide a low-cost alternative for pigment cus-…
    01.16.06

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    AKZO NOBEL RECEIVES OFFER

    AKZO NOBEL RECEIVES OFFER FROM HEXION FOR ITS INK AND ADHESIVE RESINS BUSINESS Akzo Nobel has received an offer from Hexion Specialty Chemicals for its ink and adhesive resins business for €88 million. The offer involves all assets and al…
    01.16.06

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    ASTM COMMITTEE TO HOLD

    ASTM COMMITTEE TO HOLD MINI-SYMPOSIUM THIS MONTH ASTM International Committee D01 on Paint and Related Coatings, Materials and Applications will hold its annual mini-symposium on Jan. 24 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The…
    01.16.06

  • Industry News | Pigments

    IN BRIEF

    IN BRIEF Bunge has launched a new website (www.biphorpigments.com) dedicated to Biphor white pigment…Lanxess Corporation’s U.S. headquarters, located in Pittsburgh, PA, has achieved RC14001 certification. CW…
    01.16.06

  • Binders | Industry News

    BASF starts up Shanghai amino resins plant

    BASF has started commercial production of its amino resins located at BASF Auxiliary Chemicals Company in Pudong, Shanghai, China. BASF’s amino resins are marketed under the trademark Luwipal. Applications are in baking finishes, acid-curable p…
    12.07.05

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    Eastman opens

    Eastman opens lab in Shanghai Eastman Chemical Company recently inaugurated its China laboratory in Shanghai to support the development of new formulations and performance-enhancing applications for North Asia-based customers. Eastman’…
    12.07.05

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    Hexion Specialty chemicals to buy Coatings and Adhesives business from Rhodia Group

    Hexion Specialty chemicals to buy Coatings and Adhesives business from Rhodia Group Hexion Specialty Chemicals, a manufacturer of thermoset resins for industrial uses, has signed an agreement to purchase the coatings and adhesives business unit of…
    12.07.05