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  • Industry News

    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

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    BASF Opens nanotechnology research center in Singapore

    BASF has opened its first research center for nanotechnology in Asia. The Competence Center for Nano-structured Surfaces in Singapore involves a €13 million expenditure up to 2008 and will employ a staff of 20, comprised mainly of scientis…
    06.13.06

  • Industry News

    Dow to build glycol ethers plant in China

    The Dow Chemical Company will begin construction of a new propylene oxide-based glycol ethers facility at Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu province, China. The new facility is scheduled to come on line in late 2008, with an annual capacity of 120,000 metric ton…
    05.12.06

  • Industry News

    CIBA Specialty chemicals forms JV with Biosignal

    Ciba Specialty Chemicals has formed a joint development and licensing agreement with Biosignal, Sydney, Australia to develop novel anti-microbial compounds for consumer and industrial products based upon Biosignal’s anti-biofilm technology. Bio…
    05.12.06

  • Additives | Automotive Coatings | Industry News | Pigments

    Clariant to discuss stabilizers at Additives conference

    Clariant Pigments and Additives will discuss new stabilizer concepts for optimizing the protection of interior and exterior automotive coatings against light and temperature at the Additives 2006 symposium held in Rosemount, IL June 19-21. Gerd Faor…
    05.12.06

  • Industry News | Pigments

    Holliday Pigments Forms

    UK-based Holliday Pigments Ltd., a manufacturer of ultramarine pigments, has formed a joint venture in China with its parent company Yule Catto. The new venture, Holliday Pigments/Yule Catto Asia Ltd. (China), will be based in mainland China. Asia Pa…
    05.12.06

  • Industry News

    Industrial Copolymers receives

    Industrial Copolymers, a Preston, UK-based chemical company, recently was awarded an Environmental Waste Management Award in recognition of the company’s continued commitment to the development of environmentally sustainable products and manage…
    05.12.06

  • Industry News

    Huntsman Forms Green Chemistry Business Unit

    Huntsman Corp. has formed a new strategic business unit dedicated to the enhancement of the company’s green chemistry initiatives. Examples of Huntsman’s existing sustainable chemistry products include carbonates that reduce VOCs in pai…
    05.12.06

  • Construction Chemicals | Industry News

    BASF acquires construction chemicals

    BASF AG has reached an agreement with Degussa AG to acquire Degussa’s construction chemicals business. The purchase price for equity is just under €2.2 billion. As a result, the transaction value for BASF is €2.7 billion. The transact…
    04.05.06

  • Industry News

    BASF Invests in specialty amines plant in U.S.

    BASF is building an alky-lethanolamine (AEOA) plant at its U.S. Verbund site in Geismar, Louisiana. The new plant, scheduled to come on line in 2007, complements existing amine production facilities at Geismar. The site currently manufactures some 20…
    04.05.06

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    Degussa expands

    Degussa AG’s coatings and colorants business unit will expand its entire isophorone chemicals production line at the Herne, Germany site. The unit is scheduled to begin operating in 2007. Isophorone and its derivatives, isophorone diamine and…
    04.05.06

  • Automotive Coatings | Industry News

    Bayer Participates in

    Bayer MaterialScience is participating in the NanoCare research project, which aims to further enhance scientific analysis of nanomaterials. The project, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, is focusing on the pro…
    04.05.06

  • Industry News

    Dow Shuts down

    The Dow Chemical Company will permanently cease production at its Train I toluene diisocyanate (TDI) production line at Texas Operations in Freeport, TX. Effective immediately, the 130 million pounds per year train will be permanently shut down. The…
    04.05.06

  • Industry News

    Cognis Receives awards

    Cognis has received five awards from the League of American Communica-tions Professionals (LACP) in recognition of the quality of its its marketing communications. The company’s Synlubes Technology and Polymers, Coatings and Inks (PCI) bu…
    04.05.06

  • Industry News | Powder Coatings

    Reichhold, PRosim and

    Reichhold, Prosim and Ege Kimya have jointly announced the creation of a strategic alliance in Turkey in the fields of unsaturated polyester resins for composites applications and saturated polyester resins for powder coatings. Reichhold and Prosim…
    04.05.06

  • Industry News

    Industrial Copolymers receives

    Industrial Copolymers, a Preston, UK-based chemical company, recently was awarded an Environmental Waste Management Award in recognition of the company’s continued commitment to the development of environmentally sustainable products and…
    04.05.06

  • Industry News

    BASF to acquire Engelhard

    BASF has made an all-cash proposal to acquire Engelhard Corporation, an Iselin, NJ-based supplier of goods for catalysis and surface finishing, for $37 a share or $4.9 billion. This price represents a 23% premium above the Dec. 20, 2005 closing price…
    02.09.06

  • Automotive Coatings | Industry News | Pigments

    Keynote Speakers at Color Pigments Conference

    Color Pigments 2006–A Global Perspective, the 2006 International Color Pigments Conference will be held at the Hotel InterContinental, Chicago, IL on April 18-20. The conference will feature Dave Frescoln, CEO of Flint Ink/XSYS̴…
    02.09.06

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    Akzo Nobel to close U.S. surfactants site

    Akzo Nobel has announced plans to close its McCook plant operated by its surfactants business near Chicago. A project has started to transfer production to some of the company’s other U.S. chemicals facilities, with completion of the tran…
    01.16.06

  • Industrial Coatings  | Industry News

    ANGUS CHEMICAL INCREASES

    ANGUS CHEMICAL INCREASES AMP-95 CAPACITY Angus Chemical will increase production of AMP-95 (amino-2-methyl-1- propanol), a multi-purpose additive used in a variety of paint and coatings formulations. The increased volume will allow customers…
    01.16.06