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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

  • Industry News | Pigments

    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

  • Industry News | Pigments

    Clariant High performance

    Clariant and Hangzhou Baihe Chemical Co. Ltd. have begun production of high performance pigments through its new joint venture, Hangzhou Baihe Clariant Pigments Co. Ltd. The new facility in Hangzhou southwest of Shanghai, China will produce red and y…
    08.14.06

  • Industry News | Pigments

    Silberline expands

    Silberline Manufacturing, a supplier of special effect and performance pigments, has opened a new sales office and distribution center in Mexico. The office will operate as a separate entity under the management of Ivan Diaz, country manager and assi…
    08.14.06

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    Degussa starts production at

    Degussa AG has begun production at its new polyesters and colorants plants in Shanghai. The new multi-user site is located in Shanghai Chemical Industry Park. The investments are pooled in Degussa Specialty Chemicals (Shanghai), a subsidiary of Degus…
    07.12.06

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    Dura Chemicals acquires

    Dura Chemicals Inc., of Alameda, CA, has acquired the North American metal carboxylate and anti-skinning business of Elementis Pigments, Inc. Dura Chemicals will now offer the Nuodex, Nuxtra, Nuocure, Nuact, Drymax and Exkin product lines. This…
    07.12.06

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    BASF completes

    BASF has announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Engelhard Corporation. As a result of the transaction, Engelhard is now a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF. “Together with the Engelhard team we have started the integration pr…
    07.12.06

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    IN Brief

    Chemtura Corp.’s world headquarters in Middlebury, CT has been certified to the RC14001 international…
    07.12.06

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    BASF to acquire Johnson Polymer

    BASF will acquire resins manufacturer Johnson Polymer, a subsidiary of JohnsonDiversey Inc. of Sturtevant, WI. The agreement provides for a sale price of $470 million on a cash and debt-free basis. Both companies have agreed not to disclose additiona…
    06.13.06

  • Industry News | Pigments

    SIlberline and Taizhu form

    Silberline, a supplier of special effect and performance pigments, has formed a global strategic alliance with Taizhu, one of China’s top pearlescent pigment producers. Silberline and Taizhu will engage in joint marketing and technical coopera…
    06.13.06

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    Reichhold Named Top Alkyd Resin Supplier in Brazil

    Reichhold has been named the top alkyd resin supplier to the paint and coatings industry in Brazil. This designation came as part of the 10th Annual Paint and Pintura Awards, which recognizes excellence among suppliers to the paint and coatings…
    06.13.06

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    Sartomer implements Sales

    Sartomer Company has implemented sales control on its Wingtack resins product line. According to Sartomer, the control is being implemented as a result of a number of events worldwide affecting the availability of C5 resin-making streams. Sartomer&rs…
    06.13.06