Supplier News

  • SSCT Holds Annual Meeting

    May 12, 2009
    SSCT Holds Annual Meeting and Technology conference The 73rd Annual Meeting and Technology Conference of the Southern Society for Coatings Technology (SSCT), was held at The King and Prince Beach and Golf Resort in St. Simons Island, Georgia on Marc…


  • Altana acquires additives

    May 12, 2009
    Altana acquires additives business of DyStar group The specialty chemicals Group Altana has acquired the high-performance additives business of the Frankfurt-based DyStar group effective as of March 30, 2009. The acquired business with annual of sal…


  • BASF Executives to Take

    May 12, 2009
    BASF Executives to Take Over Ciba CEO and CFO Roles The board of directors of Ciba, now part of BASF, has appointed Michael Heinz from BASF as the new CEO of Ciba. In addition to his role as CEO, Heinz will continue with his responsibilities for the…


  • Munzing sells leather business

    May 12, 2009
    Münzing sells leather business Münzing has sold its leather business to Zschimmer & Schwarz in Heilbronn, Germany. The transaction was effective on March 31st, 2009 and includes the transfer of Münzing’s complete line of leat…


  • LyondellBasell to Reduce

    May 12, 2009
    LyondellBasell to Reduce LDPE Production in France LyondellBasell Industries announced a project to cease the production of low density polyethylene (LDPE) at Fos-sur-Mer, France. The unit has been partially idled since March and the company has sta…


  • Atlas launches new device

    May 12, 2009
    Atlas launches new device Atlas Material Testing Technology has introduced its latest technology for ultra-accelerated exposure testing. This new outdoor testing device can provide approximately 63 years of South Florida UV radiation exposure in a si…


  • US Demand For Disinfectant and Antimicrobial Chemicals to Reach $1.2B in 2013

    May 12, 2009
    US Demand For Disinfectant and Antimicrobial Chemicals to Reach $1.2B in 2013 Demand for disinfectant and antimicrobial chemicals is projected to increase 3.6% annually to $1.2 billion in 2013. Although this represents a substantial deceleration in v…


  • Dow, Rohm and Haas settle merger

    April 14, 2009
    Dow Chemical and Rohm and Haas settled their disagreement over their already-agreed merger, with Dow saying it will honor the agreement at $78 a share, The Wall Street Journal reported. As we went to press, the deal was set to close on April 1. The c…


  • Clariant to open surfactants

    April 14, 2009
    Clariant to open surfactants plant in zhenjiang, China Clariant is building a surfactants plant in Zhenjiang, eastern China. The new facility is scheduled for production in the middle of 2009. The new plant will primarily serve personal care, paints…


  • Cognis Opens branch

    April 14, 2009
    Cognis Opens branch office in New zealand Cognis Corp. has opened a branch office in Auckland, New Zealand to manager the marketing and sales of its products in the company. The decision to open the office reflects the significant opportunity to p…


  • Huber on schedule

    April 14, 2009
    Huber on schedule with EU REACH guidelines Huber Engineered Materials, in compliance with the new EU REACH chemicals regulation, has announced as a member of the siica and silicates consortia it has developed the Technical Dossier and Chemical…


  • Asia Pacific Coatings

    April 14, 2009
    Asia Pacific Coatings Show 2009 cancelled The Asia Pacific Coatings Show 2009, due to take place June 3-5 in Bangkok, Thailand has been cancelled. Event organizers cited ongoing economic uncertainty combined with recent domestic issues in Tha…


  • arkema and Zyvex form

    April 14, 2009
    arkema and Zyvex form distribution agreement Arkema has formed a distribution agreement with Zyvex Performance Materials (ZPM), a producer of nanomaterials applications, for nano-enhanced liquid epoxy resins in the European market. The products will…


  • Clariant to establish

    April 14, 2009
    Clariant to establish CHinese joint venture Clariant is establishing a joint venture with two Chinese partners in Kunming in the Chinese province of Yunnan for the production of phosphorus pentoxide (P2O5). Yunnan Province is a key location for yello…


  • Rohm & Haas sues Dow for breach of

    March 12, 2009
    Rohm & Haas is suing Dow Chemical in a Delaware court for failing to complete the agreed $15.4 billion takeover within the agreed time frame. After receiving the green light from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on January 23, 2009, Dow wa…