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    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

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    Clariant HP Pigment joint

    Clariant International and Hangzhou Baihe Chemicals Co. Ltd. recently celebrated the startup of their joint venture production facility for high performance (HP) pigments in Hangzhou southwest of Shanghai, China. The joint venture is a response to th…
    12.18.06

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    Ross expands

    Charles Ross and Son Co. has completed its manufacturing plant in Wuxi, China. The expansion adds approximately 20,000 square feet to the existing building. The facility is located in Wuxi City, approximately 70 miles from Shanghai and manufactures s…
    12.18.06

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    Georgia-pacific resins

    Georgia-Pacific Resins Inc. has formed a joint venture with the Gujarat-based Kemrock Industries and Exports Ltd. to offer thermosetting resins to a variety of industrial markets in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the…
    12.18.06

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    Eliokem to be acquired by AXA Private

    AXA Private Equity, in association with Eliokem’s management team headed by its CEO, Jacques Collonges, signed a share purchase agreement with the American private equity firm, Littlejohn and Company, LLC to acquire Eliokem, the specialty chemi…
    11.17.06

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    Tronox restarts

    Tronox restarts production at tiwest plant Tronox has restarted production at the Tiwest synthetic rutile plant in Chandala, Western Australia. Tiwest, a 50/50 joint venture between Tronox and Ticor Pty Ltd., a subsidiary of Kumba Resources Ltd., i…
    11.17.06

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    Cytec expands production of

    Cytec expands production of acrylic resins in n. America Cytec Industries has announced the manufacturing start-up for select Macrynal high solids acrylic polyols and Viacryl water-based acrylics at the company’s Langley, SC production facili…
    11.17.06

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    Longtime Coatings Chemist,

    Longtime Coatings Chemist, Engelhardt passes away Carl Engelhardt passed away Aug. 26 in Clearwater, FL. A longtime paint and coatings chemist, Engelhardt retired as vice president technical from Brooklyn Paint and…
    11.17.06

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    BASF relocates Johnson Polymer

    BASF Corporation has announced plans to relocate the emulsion and resin production activities of recently acquired Johnson Polymer to Wyandotte, MI, from its current location in Sturtevant, WI. The company will also move the business, pilot plant, an…
    10.20.06

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    Dow CLoses polyethylene

    The Dow Chemical Company has closed its low density polyethylene (LDPE) production facility at Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. “The closing of our LDPE facility in Sarnia was a difficult decision, but due to the suspension of ethylene shipment…
    10.20.06

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    FSCT, Dow Corning Join

    FSCT, Dow Corning Join Habitat for Humanity at ICE 2006 In conjunction with ICE 2006, volunteers from Dow Corning and the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) will join Habitat for Humanity for a building project in N…
    10.20.06

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    Hexion to purchase Oricas

    Hexion to purchase Orica’s adhesives resins Business Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc. has signed an agreement to purchase the adhesives and resins business of Orica Limited. The Orica adhesives and resins business manufactures formaldehyde an…
    10.20.06

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    Heubach expands

    Heubach has started up production for the manufacture of bismuth vanadate pigments. With a total capacity of 300 tpa, the production unit will manufacture bismuth vanadate pigments for use in industrial, automotive and waterborne decorative coatings.…
    10.20.06

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    Chemtura forms

    Chemtura Corp. has formed a joint venture with Japan-based Hakuto Co., Ltd. to work in the areas of polymerization inhibitors for styrene monomer refining processes. These inhibitors, Hakutol PC series, developed by Hakuto, have demonstrated superior…
    10.20.06

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    BASF renames Engelhard world

    BASF has registered a new corporate name, BASF Catalysts LLC, in the U.S. for the recently acquired Engelhard Corp. BASF will extend its brand to Engelhard companies in other regions of the world over the next few months based on local registra…
    09.12.06

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    FSCT Holds Two-Day

    FSCT Holds Two-Day SHort Course at ICE The Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) is offering a two day short course “Guidelines for Coating Formulations,” before this year’s International Coatings E…
    09.12.06

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    BASF acquires Johnson Polymer

    The acquisition of resins manufacturer Johnson Polymer by BASF was closed on July 1, 2006. The acquisition includes Johnson Polymer’s production sites in the U.S. and the Netherlands, as well as technical centers and offices in Asia Pacific. It…
    08.14.06

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    Cytec Expands production

    Cytec Industries is expanding production of its Radcure epoxy and urethane acrylates at the company’s Fengxian site production facility near Shanghai, China. The additional capacity should shorten the supply chain process and increase Cytec&rsq…
    08.14.06