Supplier News

  • BASF Expands portfolio of polymer dispersions

    June 12, 2008
    BASF Expands portfolio of polymer dispersions BASF has expanded its portfolio of polymer dispersions for construction chemicals with the acquisition of BCD Rohstoffe für Bauchemie Handels GmbH. These polymer dispersions are primarily used fo…


  • Dow Inaugurates new formulation Lab in Spain

    June 12, 2008
    Dow Inaugurates new formulation Lab in Spain Dow recently inaugurated a new formulation and prototyping development laboratory in Ribaforada, Spain. The lab, which is part of the existing Dow Polyurethane Systems House facility at the site, will f…


  • Cytec Increases Capacity for Resydrol

    June 12, 2008
    Cytec Industries announced plans to increase capacity for Resydrol water-based alkyds at the company’s Wallingford, CT production facility. The new capacity will increase Cytec’s ability to respond to customer needs in North America.…


  • BASF increases capacity for amines

    June 12, 2008
    BASF will double its manufacturing capacity for certain alkyl-etho­nalamines (AEOA) by mid-2009. This expansion is the company’s response to increases in its customers’ demand for these products. BASF manufactures its range of AEOA sp…


  • Sun Chemical and Nantong DIC form Metallic Pigments

    May 13, 2008
    Sun Chemical and its parent company, Dainippon Ink and Chemicals (DIC) have formed a joint venture with Nantong DIC Metallic Pigments Co., Ltd., an aluminum pigment manufacturer. The joint venture expands on a distribution agreement announced in Oc…


  • Dow Introduces Dow Coatings Solutions

    May 13, 2008
    The Dow Chemical Company has introduced a new global market-facing business unit, Dow Coating Solutions, to customers involved in all aspects of the industry. Dow Coating Solutions focuses exclusively on the needs of coatings formulators and levera…


  • Celanese opens technology center

    May 13, 2008
    Celanese has recently opened its Houston Technology Center for its emulsion polymers and polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) businesses. The 31,200 square-foot facility, which will house both the R&D and technical services groups, includes both analytical a…


  • DSM Neoresins opens R&D 

    May 13, 2008
    DSM NeoResins has opened its R&D facilities for powder coating resins in Shanghai, China. The facilities will feature chemical synthesis as well as application testing. The company has also completed NeoResins+ expansion in Meppen, German…


  • Rohm and Haas acquires Finndisp

    May 13, 2008
    Rohm and Haas Co. has completed the acquisition of Finndisp, the polymer dispersions division of OY Focit AB for €60 million. Finndisp, based in Hanko, Finland, makes water-based emulsions used in the manufacture of paint, coatings, lacquers a…


  • Buhler and Aveka form JV

    April 15, 2008
    Buhler Inc. and Aveka Inc. have formed a joint operation for a development and demonstration laboratory, which will offer North American customers in the fields of wet grinding and dispersion technology on-site support. Buhler will make the complet…


  • Goldschmidt changes name to Reaxis

    April 15, 2008
    Goldschmidt Industrial Chemical Corp., formerly a subsidiary of Degussa AG, now Evonik, recently announced a company name change to Reaxis Inc. Several senior level managers acquired the industrial chemicals division of Evonik in a management buyou…


  • Clariant expands pigments business

    April 15, 2008
    Clariant International and Zhejiang Baihe Chemical Holding Group have announced plans to expand the Hangzhou Baihe Clariant Pigments Company Ltd. joint venture by investing in a world-scale plant for the production of quinacridone specialty organic p…


  • Eliokem acquires Indian polymer division

    April 15, 2008
    Eliokem has completed the acquisition of the polymer division of Apra Industries Ltd., India for $28 million. After the acquisition Eliokem’s global revenues will reach €200 million for a combined capacity in excess of 100,000 tons of poly…


  • Sartomer opens new plant in China

    April 15, 2008
    Sartomer Company has opened a new manufacturing plant in Nansha, in the Guangzhou province of China. The facility will manufacture specialty acrylate monomers and oligomers used as raw materials in products including paint, coatings, inks and adhesiv…


  • Eliokem develops new CRP

    March 14, 2008
    Eliokem’s R&D department has developed a new process of manufacturing emulsifier free-controlled nanolatex made by controlled radical polymerization (CRP). The CPR technique allows the control of polymer composition, enabling new structures…