Supplier News

  • Arch chemicals urges U.S. to

    December 20, 2007
    Arch Chemicals is calling upon the U.S. to join 25 other nations that have ratified the International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-Fouling Systems on Ships. Having secured the minimum passage by 25 nations, the treaty will ban the use of…


  • OM Group

    December 20, 2007
    OM Group, Inc. has acquired Borchers GmbH, a European-based specialty coatings additive supplier. The Borchers operation will be integrated with OMG’s existing advanced organics business. “Borchers is an excellent fit with o…


  • Evonik breaks ground on MMA plant

    November 19, 2007
    Evonik Industries, whose chemicals business area was formerly known as Degussa, recently held the groundbreaking ceremony for the new integrated production plant for the manufacture of methyl methacrylates (MMA) and methacrylate specialties in the Sh…


  • Cray Valley Opens

    November 19, 2007
    Cray Valley has opened a 900-square foot hydrocarbon resins lab at its existing Exton, PA facility. The new lab enables the company to increase product research, raw material evaluation and new product development. In addition to the lab space,…


  • Celanese Dedicates New

    November 19, 2007
    Celanese has dedicated its 10th global polymer emulsion facility in Nanjing, China, as part of the inaugural celebration of its integrated chemical complex. The new plant will provide customers throughout Asia with high-performance, environmentally f…


  • American Coatings Show to

    November 19, 2007
    The National Paint and Coatings Association (NPCA) has partnered with Vincentz Network, creator of the European Coatings Show (ECS), to create the American Coatings Show (ACS) and Conference. The new event, themed “To the Next Level,” wil…


  • Rohm and Haas opens second India

    October 18, 2007
    Rohm and Haas Company has recently celebrated the inauguration of its second acrylic emulsions facility in India. The Chennai facility, located in the Sriperumbudur industrial area of Tamil Nadu in South India, is opening with the capacity to make 30…


  • Dow Polyurethanes to increase specialty polyols capability

    October 18, 2007
    Dow Polyurethanes will add 130 million pounds (59 kilotons per annum) of specialty mix polyols capability at its manufacturing facility in Freeport, TX. Scheduled to come on stream in early 2009, the additional capability will support growing d…


  • Dow epoxy announces

    October 18, 2007
    Dow Epoxy has signed definitive agreements to acquire UPPC AG in Germany and Poly-Carb Inc. and GNS Technologies in the U.S. Each of these businesses is a leading epoxy systems formulator in its region. Financial terms of the transactions…


  • Rockwood acquires global

    October 18, 2007
    Rockwood Holdings, Inc. has completed the acquisition of the global color pigments business of Elementis plc. As previously disclosed, Rockwood paid approximately $140 million for Elementis’ color pigments and specialty paint driers busin…


  • ALTANA completes acquisition

    October 18, 2007
    After having received the approval by the German and British antitrust authorities, Altana AG will now complete the acquisition of the worldwide effect pigments business of the British company Wolstenholme Group Ltd. With immediate effect Wolstenholm…


  • OM group to

    October 18, 2007
    OM Group, Inc. has agreed to acquire Borchers GmbH, a leading European-based specialty coatings additives supplier. Borchers operations will be integrated with OMG’s existing advanced organics business. Terms of the deal were not di…


  • Dow and Solvay form JV for peroxide plant

    September 20, 2007
    Dow Chemical Company and Solvay S.A. have entered into an agreement to create a joint venture for the construction of a hydrogen peroxide (HP) plant in Thailand. Scheduled to be operational in 2010, the new HP plant will serve as a raw material…


  • Akzo Nobel Sets up $2 Billion Revenues Target in China

    September 20, 2007
    Akzo Nobel has announced new strategic targets for China which outline the company’s ambition to achieve revenues totaling $2 billion by 2012. Rapid expansion in recent years has seen the company significantly increase both its presence and its…


  • Rohm and Haas to build

    September 20, 2007
    Rohm and Haas have announced plans to build a new manufacturing facility in the Moscow region. The proposed plant will produce polymer emulsions for a number of markets including paint, coatings and adhesives. Construction at the site will begin in t…