Supplier News

  • 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…


  • Heubach expands

    October 20, 2006
    Heubach has started up production for the manufacture of bismuth vanadate pigments. With a total capacity of 300 tpa, the production unit will manufacture bismuth vanadate pigments for use in industrial, automotive and waterborne decorative coatings.…


  • Hexion to purchase Oricaís

    October 20, 2006
    Hexion to purchase Orica’s adhesives resins Business Hexion Specialty Chemicals, Inc. has signed an agreement to purchase the adhesives and resins business of Orica Limited. The Orica adhesives and resins business manufactures formaldehyde an…


  • FSCT, Dow Corning Join

    October 20, 2006
    FSCT, Dow Corning Join Habitat for Humanity at ICE 2006 In conjunction with ICE 2006, volunteers from Dow Corning and the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) will join Habitat for Humanity for a building project in N…


  • Dow CLoses polyethylene

    October 20, 2006
    The Dow Chemical Company has closed its low density polyethylene (LDPE) production facility at Sarnia, Ontario, Canada. “The closing of our LDPE facility in Sarnia was a difficult decision, but due to the suspension of ethylene shipment…


  • BASF relocates Johnson Polymer

    October 20, 2006
    BASF Corporation has announced plans to relocate the emulsion and resin production activities of recently acquired Johnson Polymer to Wyandotte, MI, from its current location in Sturtevant, WI. The company will also move the business, pilot plant, an…


  • FSCT Holds Two-Day

    September 12, 2006
    FSCT Holds Two-Day SHort Course at ICE The Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) is offering a two day short course “Guidelines for Coating Formulations,” before this year’s International Coatings E…


  • BASF renames Engelhard world

    September 12, 2006
    BASF has registered a new corporate name, BASF Catalysts LLC, in the U.S. for the recently acquired Engelhard Corp. BASF will extend its brand to Engelhard companies in other regions of the world over the next few months based on local registra…


  • Silberline expands

    August 14, 2006
    Silberline Manufacturing, a supplier of special effect and performance pigments, has opened a new sales office and distribution center in Mexico. The office will operate as a separate entity under the management of Ivan Diaz, country manager and assi…


  • Clariant High performance

    August 14, 2006
    Clariant and Hangzhou Baihe Chemical Co. Ltd. have begun production of high performance pigments through its new joint venture, Hangzhou Baihe Clariant Pigments Co. Ltd. The new facility in Hangzhou southwest of Shanghai, China will produce red and y…


  • Cytec Expands production

    August 14, 2006
    Cytec Industries is expanding production of its Radcure epoxy and urethane acrylates at the company’s Fengxian site production facility near Shanghai, China. The additional capacity should shorten the supply chain process and increase Cytec&rsq…


  • BASF acquires Johnson Polymer

    August 14, 2006
    The acquisition of resins manufacturer Johnson Polymer by BASF was closed on July 1, 2006. The acquisition includes Johnson Polymer’s production sites in the U.S. and the Netherlands, as well as technical centers and offices in Asia Pacific. It…


  • IN Brief

    July 12, 2006
    Chemtura Corp.’s world headquarters in Middlebury, CT has been certified to the RC14001 international…


  • BASF completes

    July 12, 2006
    BASF has announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Engelhard Corporation. As a result of the transaction, Engelhard is now a wholly owned subsidiary of BASF. “Together with the Engelhard team we have started the integration pr…