Supplier News

  • OM Group

    December 20, 2007
    OM Group, Inc. has acquired Borchers GmbH, a European-based specialty coatings additive supplier. The Borchers operation will be integrated with OMG’s existing advanced organics business. “Borchers is an excellent fit with o…


  • Arch chemicals urges U.S. to

    December 20, 2007
    Arch Chemicals is calling upon the U.S. to join 25 other nations that have ratified the International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships. Having secured the minimum passage by 25 nations, the treaty will ban the use of…


  • Eliokem acquires polymer

    December 20, 2007
    Eliokem has signed a purchase agreement with Mumbai, India-based Apar Industries, to acquire its polymer division for $27.5 million subject to regulatory approval. Apar’s polymer division is the sole Indian manufacturer of nitrile rubber and ha…


  • Evonik acquires Degussa Engineered

    December 20, 2007
    Evonik Industries has acquired the remaining 50% share in its former carbon black joint venture Degussa Engineered Carbons (DEC) from ECI. DEC will now be a 100% owned subsidiary of Evonik. Financial details of the transaction will not be discl…


  • American Coatings Show to

    November 19, 2007
    The National Paint and Coatings Association (NPCA) has partnered with Vincentz Network, creator of the European Coatings Show (ECS), to create the American Coatings Show (ACS) and Conference. The new event, themed “To the Next Level,” wil…


  • Celanese Dedicates New

    November 19, 2007
    Celanese has dedicated its 10th global polymer emulsion facility in Nanjing, China, as part of the inaugural celebration of its integrated chemical complex. The new plant will provide customers throughout Asia with high-performance, environmentally f…


  • Cray Valley Opens

    November 19, 2007
    Cray Valley has opened a 900-square foot hydrocarbon resins lab at its existing Exton, PA facility. The new lab enables the company to increase product research, raw material evaluation and new product development. In addition to the lab space,…


  • Evonik breaks ground on MMA plant

    November 19, 2007
    Evonik Industries, whose chemicals business area was formerly known as Degussa, recently held the groundbreaking ceremony for the new integrated production plant for the manufacture of methyl methacrylates (MMA) and methacrylate specialties in the Sh…


  • OM group to

    October 18, 2007
    OM Group, Inc. has agreed to acquire Borchers GmbH, a leading European-based specialty coatings additives supplier. Borchers operations will be integrated with OMG’s existing advanced organics business. Terms of the deal were not di…


  • ALTANA completes acquisition

    October 18, 2007
    After having received the approval by the German and British antitrust authorities, Altana AG will now complete the acquisition of the worldwide effect pigments business of the British company Wolstenholme Group Ltd. With immediate effect Wolstenholm…


  • Rockwood acquires global

    October 18, 2007
    Rockwood Holdings, Inc. has completed the acquisition of the global color pigments business of Elementis plc. As previously disclosed, Rockwood paid approximately $140 million for Elementis’ color pigments and specialty paint driers busin…


  • Dow epoxy announces

    October 18, 2007
    Dow Epoxy has signed definitive agreements to acquire UPPC AG in Germany and Poly-Carb Inc. and GNS Technologies in the U.S. Each of these businesses is a leading epoxy systems formulator in its region. Financial terms of the transactions…


  • Dow Polyurethanes to increase specialty polyols capability

    October 18, 2007
    Dow Polyurethanes will add 130 million pounds (59 kilotons per annum) of specialty mix polyols capability at its manufacturing facility in Freeport, TX. Scheduled to come on stream in early 2009, the additional capability will support growing d…


  • Rohm and Haas opens second India

    October 18, 2007
    Rohm and Haas Company has recently celebrated the inauguration of its second acrylic emulsions facility in India. The Chennai facility, located in the Sriperumbudur industrial area of Tamil Nadu in South India, is opening with the capacity to make 30…


  • FSCT issues Call for

    September 20, 2007
    The Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) has issued a call for technical papers and student posters to be considered for presentation at FutureCoat!, which will be held as part of the Inter­national Coatings Expo (ICE) 200…