Supplier News

  • Sartomer opens new plant in China

    April 15, 2008
    Sartomer Company has opened a new manufacturing plant in Nansha, in the Guangzhou province of China. The facility will manufacture specialty acrylate monomers and oligomers used as raw materials in products including paint, coatings, inks and adhesiv…


  • Eliokem acquires Indian polymer division

    April 15, 2008
    Eliokem has completed the acquisition of the polymer division of Apra Industries Ltd., India for $28 million. After the acquisition Eliokem’s global revenues will reach €200 million for a combined capacity in excess of 100,000 tons of poly…


  • Clariant expands pigments business

    April 15, 2008
    Clariant International and Zhejiang Baihe Chemical Holding Group have announced plans to expand the Hangzhou Baihe Clariant Pigments Company Ltd. joint venture by investing in a world-scale plant for the production of quinacridone specialty organic p…


  • Goldschmidt changes name to Reaxis

    April 15, 2008
    Goldschmidt Industrial Chemical Corp., formerly a subsidiary of Degussa AG, now Evonik, recently announced a company name change to Reaxis Inc. Several senior level managers acquired the industrial chemicals division of Evonik in a management buyou…


  • Buhler and Aveka form JV

    April 15, 2008
    Buhler Inc. and Aveka Inc. have formed a joint operation for a development and demonstration laboratory, which will offer North American customers in the fields of wet grinding and dispersion technology on-site support. Buhler will make the complet…


  • 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…


  • Shepherd Color forms entity for REACH pre-registration

    March 14, 2008
    The Shepherd Color Co. and The Shepherd Chemical Co. have jointly formed a legal, entity, Shepherd Europe Ltd., to serve as an Only Representative for REACH pre-registration of its non-European manufactured products. Established in the UK, this new s…


  • FSCT issues issues a call for papers for its 2009 Coatings for Concrete Conference

    March 14, 2008
    The Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology’s (FSCT) Advancements in Coatings Series has issued a call for papers for its 2009 Coatings for Concrete Conference: “Coating” the World of Concrete. Presented in conjunction wit…


  • Eliokem develops new CRP

    March 14, 2008
    Eliokem’s R&D department has developed a new process of manufacturing emulsifier free-controlled nanolatex made by controlled radical polymerization (CRP). The CPR technique allows the control of polymer composition, enabling new structures…


  • 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.…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…