Supplier News

  • Arkema opens 2-ethyl hexyl acrylate production unit

    November 14, 2008
    Arkema will open a new 2-ethyl hexyl acrylate production unit at its Carling site in France to keep up with the strong growth of the acrylic esters market. Due to come on stream in the fall of 2009, this 50,000 metric ton production unit will use a n…


  • Imerys Acquires Mica Business from Zemex Minerals Group

    November 14, 2008
    Imerys Acquires Mica Business from Zemex Minerals Group Imerys has acquired Kings Mountain Minerals Inc. and Suzorite Mining Inc. from Zemex Minerals Group Inc. These companies have two plant sites totaling 100 employees, one located in Kings Mountai…


  • Lanxess to use raw material for energy generation

    November 14, 2008
    Lanxess to use raw material for energy generation Lanxess AG is building a cogeneration plant at its Brazilian site in Porto Felize for the combined generation of steam and electricity. The new plant, which will have a capacity of 4.5 MW, will oper…


  • Dow exploring divestiture options

    October 10, 2008
    The Dow Chemical Company is exploring divestiture options for its Clear Lake Operations acrylic acid and esters, and UCAR Emulsion Systems specialty latex business in North America. Dow has engaged J.P. Morgan to act as financial adviser in support o…


  • Reichhold to build resin plant in Tianjin, China

    October 10, 2008
    Reichhold to build resin plant in Tianjin, China Reichhold has recently announced plans to expand into the Chinese market by building a composite resins plant in Tianjin, China. Phase I of the new plant is scheduled for completion by the end of 2009…


  • Cognis sells its stake in JV to PTT Chemical

    October 10, 2008
    Cognis sells its stake in JV to PTT Chemical Cognis has sold its fifty percent stake in Cognis Oleochemicals joint venture to PTT Chemical International, a Singapore-based wholly-owned subsidiary of PTT Chemical Public Company Ltd. PTT Chemical is…


  • Troy Receives Environmental Stewardship Award

    October 10, 2008
    Troy Receives Environmental stewardship Award Troy Corporation’s Newark, NJ manufacturing facility was awarded the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJ DEP) Stewardship Award. This award is given to members of the regulated co…


  • Altana acquires effect pigment business

    October 10, 2008
    Altana acquires effect pigment business of USBP The Altana Group signed a contract to acquire the effect pigment business of United States Bronze Powders Inc. (USBP). In 2007, USBP achieved sales of approximately $8 million in this business area. US…


  • Eastman Expands Coatings eCommerce Offerings

    October 10, 2008
    Eastman Expands Coatings eCommerce Offerings Eastman Chemical Company has extended its relationship with ChemPoint.com, an online distributor of fine and specialty chemicals. ChemPoint is now actively marketing and offering sales and customer servi…


  • Lanxess to move headquarters to Cologne

    September 12, 2008
    Lanxess AG plans to relocate its headquarters from Leverkusen to Cologne, Germany. The move is to be completed by 2011. Lanxess has begun discussions with the city of Cologne to identify possible sites. Currently approximately half of the 15,000 La…


  • EPA Awards Rohm and Haas Kankakee Facility

    September 12, 2008
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded Rohm and Haas Kankakee, IL facility with their National Environmental Performance Track Award for progress toward achieving environmental performance goals and the breadth and challenge of th…


  • Wacker discontinues production of Pioloform

    September 12, 2008
    Wacker Chemie will discontinue production of its Pioloform polymer binders effective Sept. 30, 2008. The Munich-based chemical group recently announced this decision citing limited expectations for polyvinyl butyral growth in industrial applications…


  • Q-LAB OPENS SECOND SITE IN EUROPE

    September 12, 2008
    Q-Lab Corp. has announced the opening of the new Q-Lab Deutschland GmbH Weathering Technology Centre. The facility, located near Düsseldorf, Germany, provides customers technical support, education, training and sales support. The new facility w…


  • ALTANA Acquires Effect Pigment Business of USBP

    September 12, 2008
    Altana has signed a contract to acquire the effect pigment business of United States Bronze Powders Inc. (USBP). In 2007, USBP achieved sales of approximately $8 million in this business area. USBP retains its powder business as well as its aluminum…


  • Brenntag Acquires Dipol Chemical International

    September 12, 2008
    Brenntag Acquires Dipol Chemical International Brenntag has acquired Dipol Chemical International, Inc., a company focused on the distribution of chemicals in Ukraine, Russia and the Baltic States and also provides its services in Belorussia and Mold…