Supplier News

  • Momentive and Hexion Complete Merger

    October 13, 2010
    Momentive Performance Materials Holdings Inc., the parent company of Momentive Performance Materials Inc., and Hexion LLC, the parent company of Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc., completed the previously announced combination of Hexion and Momentive.…

  • Arkema Expands its Presence in Emulsions in China

    October 7, 2010
    Arkema has announced the construction of a latex plant in China to produce a range of emulsion polymers for use primarily in the coatings and adhesives markets.

  • Eastman to Expand Resin Production

    October 5, 2010
    Eastman Chemical Company will expand production of hydrogenated hydrocarbon resins at its Middelburg, The Netherlands and Longview, TX facilities. The Middelburg expansion, which is the third expansion of its Regalite hydrogenated hydrocarbon resins…

  • Cray Valley Expands Texas Polyols Plant

    October 5, 2010
    The Hydrocarbon Specialty Chemical division of Cray Valley has obtained approval for a 40% capacity increase for its plant at Channelview, TX. The additional capacity is expected to be online by September 2011. The plant produces Poly bd hydroxyl ter…

  • Hydrite Advanced Resins Begins Manufacturing Epoxy Resins at Wisconsin Plant

    October 5, 2010
    Hydrite Advanced Resins, LLC, (HAR), a new company formed from the combined resources of Hydrite Chemical Co. and the technologies of Polymers 2000 LTD, has begun epoxy resin production at its new facility in Cottage Grove, Wisconsin. In March, HAR c…

  • Nubiola Expands Production Capacity of Ultramarine Violets and Pinks

    October 5, 2010
    Pigment supplier Nubiola is set to expand capacity of its ultramarine violets and pinks by 30 percent at its Llodio production plant in Basque Country, Spain. The expansion will be achieved by installing new equipment that operates with Nubiola&rsquo…

  • Sale of Cognis’ UV Acrylates Business to IGM Resins Complete

    October 5, 2010
    Global specialty chemicals supplier Cognis and IGM Resins B.V., based in Waalwijk, The Netherlands, announced that the sale of Cognis’ UV acrylates business has now been formally completed. Following the signing of the Sale and Purchase Agreeme…

  • Coatex Reaffirms its Ambition to Develop its Business in Asia

    October 5, 2010
    Coatex, a subsidiary of Arkema Group, has affirmed its ambition to develop its business in Asia with a new plant to start up mid 2011 and a technical service application laboratory launch early 2011. To attain its objective, Coatex is making solid in…

  • Rhodia makes investments in UK and U.S.

    September 15, 2010
    Rhodia recently made investments at Halifax, UK and University Park, IL U.S. industrial sites, part of the group’s profitable growth strategy in specialty surfactants. The investments at the two sites, formerly part of the McIntyre Group acquir…

  • Huntsman to purchase Indian Chemicals business

    September 15, 2010
    Huntsman Corporation has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the chemicals business of Laffans Petrochemicals Ltd. Located in Ankleshwar, India the Laffans chemicals business manufactures amines and surfactants. The chemicals business has…


    September 15, 2010
    Huber Engineered Materials has announced plans to expand silica production capacity at its manufacturing facility in Jhagadia, India.  The expansion more than doubles the current capacity to a new rate of 33,000 metric tons per year. Huber&rsquo…

  • Cognis Completes Sale of UV acrylates Business to IGM Resins

    September 8, 2010
    The sale of Cognis’ UV acrylates business to IGM Resins B.V., Waalwijk, The Netherlands, has been completed.

  • Buckman Launches Green Fire Retardant Line

    August 2, 2010
    Specialty chemical manufacturer Buckman is introducing a new green Flamebloc GS line of fire retardant products to the commercial and consumer markets. The GS (Green Series) portfolio of products are zero-VOC, made from all GRAS raw materials and r…

  • Union Process Offers Data Acquisition Package

    August 2, 2010
    Union Process now offers an optional data acquisition package to provide customers with real-time data that will be helpful in monitoring conditions in the mill as well as improving quality control and providing an easier method to do test comparison…

  • BYK Introduces BYK-P 9928 Additive

    August 2, 2010
    BYK-Chemie has introduced two new additives. BYK-P 9928 is a processing additive for foam-free vinyl esters. According to the company, the design of vinyl esters has an impact on the cobalt complex that is added for accelerating the curing process an…