Supplier News

  • Reichhold invests for growth in Greenfield facility in India

    March 14, 2008
    Reichhold, a leading supplier of unsaturated polyester resins, has announced its intention to invest in a Greenfield facility in India. The company has started construction at a site located at Ranjangoan, in Pune district of Maharashtra state. The n…


  • Rohm and Haas to Acquire Polymer Dispersions Division of OY Forcit AB

    February 19, 2008
    Rohm and Haas Company has signed an agreement to acquire the FINNDISP division of OY Forcit AB, a Finnish paint emulsions operation, for approximately €60 million (approximately $85 million). Based in Hanko, Finland, this division of Forcit make…


  • AAKASh Chemicals and pritty

    February 19, 2008
    Aakash Chemicals and Dye-Stuffs, Inc. and Pritty Pearlescent Pigments (China) have agreed to an exclusive distribution agreement for marketing Pritty’s range of Iridesium industrial and Nacreium water-resistant grade pearlescent effect pigments…


  • DSM Acquires Soluol

    February 19, 2008
    Netherlands-based Royal DSM N.V. has acquired the U.S.-based company Soluol, a developer, producer and marketer of high performance urethane resins which are used in a wide range of applications, with annual sales of $20 million. Both parties have ag…


  • Rohm and Haas opens manufacturing

    February 19, 2008
    Rohm and Haas has opened operations at its new manufacturing plant in Sanshui, Guangdong Province, China. To date, the company has invested approximately $10 million in this site, which will manufacture products based on acrylic emulsion technology.…


  • Silberline CEO Leads Aluminum

    January 16, 2008
    Lisa Jane Scheller, CEO of Silberline, recently led a seven-member delegation of aluminum industry leaders to the 2007 China Aluminum Forum in Chengdu, China. Over a four-day period Scheller opened the 500 participant forum; chaired a mee…


  • Nuplex acquires Cognis

    January 16, 2008
    Nuplex has completed the acquisition of the G-Cure business from Cognis. The product line was part of the functional products business unit of Cognis, which is mainly focused in the NAFTA region and generated net sales of approximately $13 mill…


  • Lansco colors acquires

    January 16, 2008
    Lansco Colors, Montvale, NJ has recently acquired Dover, NJ-based Select Color Products. Financial terms of the sale were not disclosed. Lansco Colors is a privately held company that manufactures a broad range of organic and inorganic pigments sold…


  • DSM NeoResins completes new site

    January 16, 2008
    DSM NeoResins has completed its new water-based alkyd manufacturing unit at its existing site located in Hoek van Holland, the Netherlands. The new line will manufacture specialty water-based alkyd resins for high-end decorative professional and DI…


  • OM Group

    December 20, 2007
    OM Group, Inc. has acquired Borchers GmbH, a European-based specialty coatings additive supplier. The Borchers operation will be integrated with OMG’s existing advanced organics business. “Borchers is an excellent fit with o…


  • Arch chemicals urges U.S. to

    December 20, 2007
    Arch Chemicals is calling upon the U.S. to join 25 other nations that have ratified the International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships. Having secured the minimum passage by 25 nations, the treaty will ban the use of…


  • Eliokem acquires polymer

    December 20, 2007
    Eliokem has signed a purchase agreement with Mumbai, India-based Apar Industries, to acquire its polymer division for $27.5 million subject to regulatory approval. Apar’s polymer division is the sole Indian manufacturer of nitrile rubber and ha…


  • Evonik acquires Degussa Engineered

    December 20, 2007
    Evonik Industries has acquired the remaining 50% share in its former carbon black joint venture Degussa Engineered Carbons (DEC) from ECI. DEC will now be a 100% owned subsidiary of Evonik. Financial details of the transaction will not be discl…


  • American Coatings Show to

    November 19, 2007
    The National Paint and Coatings Association (NPCA) has partnered with Vincentz Network, creator of the European Coatings Show (ECS), to create the American Coatings Show (ACS) and Conference. The new event, themed “To the Next Level,” wil…


  • Celanese Dedicates New

    November 19, 2007
    Celanese has dedicated its 10th global polymer emulsion facility in Nanjing, China, as part of the inaugural celebration of its integrated chemical complex. The new plant will provide customers throughout Asia with high-performance, environmentally f…