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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

  • Industry News

    LANXESS SELLS

    LANXESS SELLS ISL-CHEMIE TO BERLAC AG Lanxess has sold iSl-Chemie GmbH & Co. KG, Kürten, Germany to Berlac AG, Sissach, Switzerland. The purchase price for iSL-Chemie, a subsidiary of Lanxess business unit Rhein Chemica Rheinau Gmbh,…
    01.16.06

  • Industry News

    CYTEC INDUSTRIES COMBINES

    CYTEC INDUSTRIES COMBINES SPECIALTY CHEMICALS DIVISION Cytec Industries Inc. has combined its two specialty chemical divisions, Cytec Surface Specialties and Cytec Performance Specialties into a new unit named Cytec Specialty Chemicals. Shane…
    01.16.06

  • Industry News | Pigments

    LINEARSOURCE PROVIDES

    LINEARSOURCE PROVIDES LOW-COST PIGMENTS ONLINE LinearSource (www.linearsource.com), a new online venture launched in December, was developed to provide a low-cost alternative for pigment cus-…
    01.16.06

  • Industry News

    AKZO NOBEL RECEIVES OFFER

    AKZO NOBEL RECEIVES OFFER FROM HEXION FOR ITS INK AND ADHESIVE RESINS BUSINESS Akzo Nobel has received an offer from Hexion Specialty Chemicals for its ink and adhesive resins business for €88 million. The offer involves all assets and al…
    01.16.06

  • Industry News

    ASTM COMMITTEE TO HOLD

    ASTM COMMITTEE TO HOLD MINI-SYMPOSIUM THIS MONTH ASTM International Committee D01 on Paint and Related Coatings, Materials and Applications will hold its annual mini-symposium on Jan. 24 at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, FL. The…
    01.16.06

  • Industry News | Pigments

    IN BRIEF

    IN BRIEF Bunge has launched a new website (www.biphorpigments.com) dedicated to Biphor white pigment…Lanxess Corporation’s U.S. headquarters, located in Pittsburgh, PA, has achieved RC14001 certification. CW…
    01.16.06

  • Binders | Industry News

    BASF starts up Shanghai amino resins plant

    BASF has started commercial production of its amino resins located at BASF Auxiliary Chemicals Company in Pudong, Shanghai, China. BASF’s amino resins are marketed under the trademark Luwipal. Applications are in baking finishes, acid-curable p…
    12.07.05

  • Industry News

    Eastman opens

    Eastman opens lab in Shanghai Eastman Chemical Company recently inaugurated its China laboratory in Shanghai to support the development of new formulations and performance-enhancing applications for North Asia-based customers. Eastman’…
    12.07.05

  • Industry News

    Hexion Specialty chemicals to buy Coatings and Adhesives business from Rhodia Group

    Hexion Specialty chemicals to buy Coatings and Adhesives business from Rhodia Group Hexion Specialty Chemicals, a manufacturer of thermoset resins for industrial uses, has signed an agreement to purchase the coatings and adhesives business unit of…
    12.07.05

  • Industry News

    Bayer MaterialScience Expands Shanghai Polymer R&D Center

    Bayer MaterialScience Expands Shanghai Polymer R&D Center Bayer MaterialScience has commenced construction to expand its Polymer Research and Development Center (PRDC) in Pudong, Shanghai. When complete, the PRDC will be Bayer MaterialScience&rs…
    12.07.05

  • Industry News

    Akzo Nobel increases

    Akzo Nobel increases capacity for Bermocoil Akzo Nobel is investing €24 million to increase capacity at its Bermocoil production facility in Sweden. Capacity at the Ornskoldvik factory, which produces the company’s globally marketed Ber…
    12.07.05

  • Industry News | Powder Coatings

    Waterborne, high-solids and powder coatings symposium issues call for papers

    Waterborne, high-solids and powder coatings symposium issues call for papers The School of Polymers and High Performance Materials at The University of Southern Mississippi and Southern Society for Coatings Technology has issued a call for papers…
    12.07.05

  • Industry News

    Dynea To Build Resin and

    Dynea To Build Resin and Formaldehyde Plant in Canada Dynea plans to build a new resin and formaldehyde production facility in Sexsmith, Alberta, Canada. The plant will provide phenol formaldehyde resin, urea formaldehyde resin, formaldehyde and ot…
    12.07.05

  • Additives | Industry News | Pigments

    PRICING CHANGES

    PRICING CHANGES Air Products: Nov. 15—$0.04/wet lb. increase for vinyl acetate homopolymer and copolymer emulsions, all ethylene, vinyl chloride-based emulsions and acrylic-based copolymers in the U.S. and Canada; Dec. 15 —$0.12-$0.16/ l…
    12.07.05

  • Industry News

    Kerr-McGee to separate chemical

    The board of directors of Kerr-McGee Corp. has approved the separation of its chemical business through an initial public offering (IPO) of shares of the Class A common stock of its wholly-owned subsidiary, Tronox Incorporated. The IPO is planned for…
    11.03.05

  • Industry News

    kzo Nobel Expands Chemicals Activities In China

    kzo Nobel Expands Chemicals Activities In China Akzo Nobel is ramping up its chemicals activities in China by investing approximately €15 million in two new production facilities, including a new polysulfides plant in Taixing. The company will…
    11.03.05

  • Industry News | Pigments

    Synthesia To Start

    Synthesia To Start High-Performance DPP Pigments Production Synthesia, a division of Aliachem, is prepared to start the production of diketopyrrolopyrrole (DPP) reds at its pigments and dyes plant in Pardubice, the Czech Republic. The DPP product…
    11.03.05

  • Industry News | Pigments

    CPMA issues Call For Papers

    CPMA issues Call For Papers The Color Pigments Manufacturers Association, Inc. (CPMA) is now accepting abstracts for papers to be presented at its 2006 CPMA International conference, “Color Pigments 2006—a Global Perspective,” to b…
    11.03.05