Supplier News

  • Sartomer plans

    June 18, 2007
    Sartomer Company has announced plans to open a new 356-square-meter technical center and office space in Yokohama, Japan in Dec. 2007. The facility will house Sartomer Japan, which opened in 2005 and is part of the Asian operations of the company. Th…


  • Akzo Nobel to invest

    June 18, 2007
    Akzo Nobel is slated to spend €250 million on building two chemical plants in China–the first confirmed investments in a new multi-site facility being established by the company in Ningbo. The two new facilities, located within the Ningbo…


  • AltairNano and Sherwin-Williams form JV

    June 18, 2007
    Altair Nanotechnologies, a supplier of advanced ceramic nanomaterials and The Sherwin-Williams Co. have formed a joint venture, AlSher Titania. AlSher Titania will combine the Altairnano Hydrochloride Pigment (AHP) process and the Sherwin-Williams Hy…


  • In brief

    May 17, 2007
    Degussa’s coatings and colorants business unit is discontinuing its Vestagon B 31/B 55 and B 68 crosslinkers for epoxy and hybrid powder coatings...Sartomer Company has enhanced features to its online technical library (www.sartomer.com),…


  • FSCT Board appoints

    May 17, 2007
    Mark Algaier, of Hillyard Industries, St. Josephs, MO and member of the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology (FSCT) board of directors, has been appointed as the secretary/treasurer of the FSCT. Algaier replaces Joseph Pontoski, FSCT chief…


  • Dow epoxy chooses

    May 17, 2007
    Dow Epoxy has selected Shanghai Chemical Industrial Park (SCIP) as the site for its worldscale 150,000-MTPA glycerine-to-epichlorohydrin (GTW) plant and 100,000-MTPA liquid epoxy resins (LER) plant. Both plants are slated to start up between 2009-201…


  • Wacker Opens technical

    May 17, 2007
    Wacker has opened a new technical center in Beijing for construction applications. The center’s lab facilities will develop and test construction sector polymeric binders. The Beijing center will focus on developing formulations and meeting req…


  • Dow Polyurethanes invests further in Europe

    May 17, 2007
    Dow Polyurethanes has announced plans to expand capacity at two of its European facilities. The company plans to increase name-plate capacity at its polyols plant in Terneuzen, The Netherlands by 180 kilotons per year, and at its propylene glycol fac…


  • LYONDELL CHEMICAL SELLS

    April 18, 2007
    Lyondell Chemical Company has announced plans to sell it sworldwide inorganic chemicals business to National Titanium Dioxide Company Ltd. (Cristal) for approximately $1.2 billion, including the assumption of certain liabilities directly related to t…


  • Lanxess opens new

    April 18, 2007
    Lanxess Corp. recently opened its Pittsburgh-based Technology Center. The North American labs for the Technical Rubber Products, Material Protection Products and Functional Chemicals business units have been consolidated into the new Lanxess fa…


  • DuPont opens new

    April 18, 2007
    DuPont opens new technical center in Russia DuPont opened a technical center near Moscow to support Russian manufacturers who use the company’s titanium dioxide (TiO2) products in the country’s rapidly expanding coatings, plastics and…


  • Cognis supports Global

    April 18, 2007
    Cognis is supporting the Global Communications Project 2007, an international competition for students. The aim of the project is to increase awareness and understanding of the issues related to international communications among university students…


  • Dow to expand

    April 18, 2007
    The Dow Chemical Company has announced plans to expand production of MDI at its Freeport, TX facility by 50% over the next 36 months. Previously Dow had announced plans to expand MDI production at its Estarreja, Portugal site. These two project…


  • Tronox to increase

    April 18, 2007
    Tronox has announced plans to increase annual capacity at the Tiwest pigment plant by 40,000-50,000 tons, providing increased sales in the Asia-Pacific regions where demand grew by approximately 11-13% in 2006. The company estimates the total expansi…


  • Dow Polyurethanes to Acquire Hyperplast and Autothane

    April 18, 2007
    Dow Polyurethanes to Acquire Hyperplast and Autothane Dow Polyurethanes has announced plans to acquire Hyperplast UK, a manufacturer of polyurethanes elastomers and Autothane Ltd., a manufacturer of advanced automotive suspension components. &ldqu…