Supplier News

  • Micro powders celebrates

    February 6, 2007
    Micro Powders, Inc. (MPI), a manufacturer of high-performance wax additives, is celebrating its 35th year in business this year. MPI began operations in Yonkers, NY in 1971. In 1989, the company moved its corporate headquarters to its current l…


  • Keynote Speakers to

    February 6, 2007
    Commercial applications, marketing and technical breakthroughs are some of the topics that will address the theme “The Value of Color,” at the 2007 CPMA International Conference on High Performance and Traditional Color Pigments to be hel…


  • Akzo Nobel relocates corporate head

    February 6, 2007
    Akzo Nobel has announced plans to move its corporate headquarters from Arnhem to Amsterdam. The relocation, which will involve approximately 100 people, is expected to take place in July. “We are moving to Amsterdam because it will be a…


  • Dow Chemical acquires Bayer's

    January 17, 2007
    The Dow Chemical Company and the Bayer Group have reached an agreement for Dow to acquire Bayer’s Wolff Walsrode business group, primarily involved in cellulose products. The transaction is expected to close in the first half of 2007, subject t…


  • Clariant inaugurates

    January 17, 2007
    Clariant recently celebrated the inauguration of its new production plant for Licocene, a polyolefin-based high-performance polymer in Frankfurt-Höchst, Germany. After a two-year construction period, the plant, which has an annual capacity of 20…


  • Bayer MaterialScience opens facility in

    January 17, 2007
    Bayer MaterialScience AG has established a new innovation center in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). This facility is the first development center for high quality polymer materials in the region to have access to a wide range of options for techni…


  • Georgia-pacific resins

    December 18, 2006
    Georgia-Pacific Resins Inc. has formed a joint venture with the Gujarat-based Kemrock Industries and Exports Ltd. to offer thermosetting resins to a variety of industrial markets in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and the…


  • Ross expands

    December 18, 2006
    Charles Ross and Son Co. has completed its manufacturing plant in Wuxi, China. The expansion adds approximately 20,000 square feet to the existing building. The facility is located in Wuxi City, approximately 70 miles from Shanghai and manufactures s…


  • Clariant HP Pigment joint

    December 18, 2006
    Clariant International and Hangzhou Baihe Chemicals Co. Ltd. recently celebrated the startup of their joint venture production facility for high performance (HP) pigments in Hangzhou southwest of Shanghai, China. The joint venture is a response to th…


  • BASF announces full Engelhard inte

    December 18, 2006
    Following the recent acquisition of Engelhard Corp., BASF has announced the full integration of Engelhard into its global operations. BASF expects the integration to result in annual synergies of $200 million by 2010. Almost half of this amount will…


  • Longtime Coatings Chemist,

    November 17, 2006
    Longtime Coatings Chemist, Engelhardt passes away Carl Engelhardt passed away Aug. 26 in Clearwater, FL. A longtime paint and coatings chemist, Engelhardt retired as vice president technical from Brooklyn Paint and…


  • Cytec expands production of

    November 17, 2006
    Cytec expands production of acrylic resins in n. America Cytec Industries has announced the manufacturing start-up for select Macrynal high solids acrylic polyols and Viacryl water-based acrylics at the company’s Langley, SC production facili…


  • Tronox restarts

    November 17, 2006
    Tronox restarts production at tiwest plant Tronox has restarted production at the Tiwest synthetic rutile plant in Chandala, Western Australia. Tiwest, a 50/50 joint venture between Tronox and Ticor Pty Ltd., a subsidiary of Kumba Resources Ltd., i…


  • Eliokem to be acquired by AXA Private

    November 17, 2006
    AXA Private Equity, in association with Eliokem’s management team headed by its CEO, Jacques Collonges, signed a share purchase agreement with the American private equity firm, Littlejohn and Company, LLC to acquire Eliokem, the specialty chemi…


  • Chemtura forms

    October 20, 2006
    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…