Supplier News

  • 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…


  • BASF Opens polyurethanes

    September 20, 2007
    BASF has recently celebrated the inauguration of its new polyurethanes specialities site in Pudong, Shanghai. The site operates under the name BASF Polyurethanes Specialties (China) Co. Ltd. and comprises a polyurethane system house, a te…


  • Troy launches gold standard material protection campaign

    September 20, 2007
    Troy Corp. will launch its new 2008 “Gold Standard in Material Protection” campaign at the 2007 International Coatings Expo (ICE)  Oct. 3-5 in Toronto. The new corporate image is designed to reflect the company’s continued lea…


  • Rohm and Haas to build

    September 20, 2007
    Rohm and Haas have announced plans to build a new manufacturing facility in the Moscow region. The proposed plant will produce polymer emulsions for a number of markets including paint, coatings and adhesives. Construction at the site will begin in t…


  • Akzo Nobel Sets up $2 Billion Revenues Target in China

    September 20, 2007
    Akzo Nobel has announced new strategic targets for China which outline the company’s ambition to achieve revenues totaling $2 billion by 2012. Rapid expansion in recent years has seen the company significantly increase both its presence and its…


  • Dow and Solvay form JV for peroxide plant

    September 20, 2007
    Dow Chemical Company and Solvay S.A. have entered into an agreement to create a joint venture for the construction of a hydrogen peroxide (HP) plant in Thailand. Scheduled to be operational in 2010, the new HP plant will serve as a raw material…


  • In brief

    August 10, 2007
    Degussa has expanded its capacity for the production of isophorone at its North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany plant...Clariant has entered into a strategic cooperation with Nanogate to develop and market new surface refinement materials...Basell, a…


  • PRA acquires IRFAB

    August 10, 2007
    reached an agreement to acquire Irfab Chemical Consultants, based in Brussels, for an undisclosed sum. Irfab founder, Franco Busato, will continue to support the business as senior advisor and consultant for at least two years, to ensure continuity o…


  • Freeman Technology wins

    August 10, 2007
    Freeman Technology has been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise 2007, considered to be the UK’s most prestigious commercial prize. Freeman Technology’s award is in the category of Innovation and recognizes the development, comm…


  • Hexion Acquires Huntsman

    August 10, 2007
    Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc. has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Huntsman Corporation valued at approximately $10.6 billion. “This transaction provides Hexion and Huntsman with a great opportunity to create a world-class company…


  • Paint industry pioneer

    August 10, 2007
    Henry (Hank) Godshalk, chairman of Finishes Unlimited recently passed away. Godshalk along with his wife Zoe, founded Finishes Unlimited in 1970. Headquartered is Sugar Grove, IL, the company manufactures water-based industrial coatings and recently…


  • Bayer completes Taiwan

    August 10, 2007
    Bayer MaterialScience has completed its acquisition of the Taiwan Ure-Tech Group. The move has made the company the world’s largest supplier of resins and films. Bayer Material­Science intends to move the global headquarters of its Thermopl…


  • Rohm and Haas to

    August 10, 2007
    Rohm and Haas has announced plans to build a new manufacturing facility in the Moscow region. The proposed plant will produce polymer emulsions for a number of markets including paint and coatings materials, and adhesives. The plant is a greenfield…


  • Cytec Expands Global Production of CRYLCOAT Powder Coating Resins

    August 10, 2007
    Cytec Industries Inc. has made plans to increase globally its production capacity of Crylcoat powder coating resins. Through investments and debottlenecking in Romano, Italy, Fengxiang, China and Rayong, Thailand, Cytec is adding approximately 20,000…


  • Degussa doubles carbon

    August 10, 2007
    Degussa has doubled its production plant capacity for carbon black in Paulinia, Brazil, to 1000,000 tons. With the expansion capacity, Degussa is augmenting its position as the world’s second largest manufacturer of carbon black with approximat…