Supplier News

  • Lubrizol to build

    April 18, 2007
    The Lubrizol Corp. is investing approximately $40 million to build a facility in Songjiang, just outside of Shanghai. The new facility will include manufacturing, commercial and technical capabilities. It will be built on approximately 31,000 square…


  • 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…


  • 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 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • 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…


  • Eliokem increases capacity at its Ohio

    March 19, 2007
    Eliokem has announced plans to expand the processing and packaging capability in its Akron, OH plant for Pliolite, Plioway and Pliotec resins. This is in response to increasing market share particularly in North America with the Pliotec l…


  • Toyo Ink and research

    March 19, 2007
    Toyo Ink International and The Research Valley Partnership have entered into an economic development agreement to build a $20 million manufacturing site in Bryan, TX. The facility will manufacture and sell specialty polymers and related product…


  • In brief

    March 19, 2007
    Royal DSM has plans to build a China Campus in Shanghai for R&D and China headquarters...Solvay Specialty Polymers has broken ground on its first PTFE powder plant in China...The Society of Chemical Industry (SCI), American Section, awarde…


  • Akzo Nobel relocates corporate head

    February 6, 2007
    Akzo Nobel has announced plans to move its corporate headquarters from Arnhem to Amsterdam. The relocation, which will involve approximately 100 people, is expected to take place in July. “We are moving to Amsterdam because it will be a…


  • Keynote Speakers to

    February 6, 2007
    Commercial applications, marketing and technical breakthroughs are some of the topics that will address the theme “The Value of Color,” at the 2007 CPMA International Conference on High Performance and Traditional Color Pigments to be hel…


  • Micro powders celebrates

    February 6, 2007
    Micro Powders, Inc. (MPI), a manufacturer of high-performance wax additives, is celebrating its 35th year in business this year. MPI began operations in Yonkers, NY in 1971. In 1989, the company moved its corporate headquarters to its current l…


  • Wacker opens vinnapas

    February 6, 2007
    Wacker Polymers has recently opened its Burghausen, Germany-based Training and Competence Center, the Vinnapas Academy. The training center provides both advanced training courses and an opportunity for networking between customers, distributors and…