Supplier News

  • DSM Neoresins opens R&D 

    May 13, 2008
    DSM NeoResins has opened its R&D facilities for powder coating resins in Shanghai, China. The facilities will feature chemical synthesis as well as application testing. The company has also completed NeoResins+ expansion in Meppen, German…


  • Celanese opens technology center

    May 13, 2008
    Celanese has recently opened its Houston Technology Center for its emulsion polymers and polyvinyl alcohol (PVOH) businesses. The 31,200 square-foot facility, which will house both the R&D and technical services groups, includes both analytical a…


  • Dow Introduces Dow Coatings Solutions

    May 13, 2008
    The Dow Chemical Company has introduced a new global market-facing business unit, Dow Coating Solutions, to customers involved in all aspects of the industry. Dow Coating Solutions focuses exclusively on the needs of coatings formulators and levera…


  • Sun Chemical and Nantong DIC form Metallic Pigments

    May 13, 2008
    Sun Chemical and its parent company, Dainippon Ink and Chemicals (DIC) have formed a joint venture with Nantong DIC Metallic Pigments Co., Ltd., an aluminum pigment manufacturer. The joint venture expands on a distribution agreement announced in Oc…


  • 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…